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iPhone 6 leaks show a device begging for extreme torture-testing

A video making the rounds this week purports to show a sapphire crystal screen panel from the upcoming iPhone 6 withstanding some pretty serious scratches and stabs from a hunting knife and some keys.<p>It's an impressive demonstration that, along with other rumors that the next iPhone's screen could …

iPhone 6 Sapphire display emerges unscathed from brutal scratch test

We got our first taste of the flexibility of the iPhone 6’s new sapphire glass display this morning, but in a new video posted by YouTuber Marques Brownlee, Apple’s super-tough new display is subjected to a brutal scratch test and comes away completely unscathed.<p>To test Sapphire glass’ durability, …

This Is What The iPhone 6 Could Look Like

We have seen numerous leaked parts for the iPhone 6, plus a range of photos of mockups of the handset based on leaked schematics.<p>Now two designers, …

Leaks Indicate iPhone 6 Phablet To be Called iPhone Air?

Rumors are picking up once more that the next big iPhone release – specifically the 5.5 inch iPhone 6 – could be called the iPhone 6 and might arrive …

Report Claims September 25 Launch for iPhone 6, 16GB 5.5-Inch 'iPhone Air'

Apple will look to announce the iPhone 6 on Monday, September 15th ahead of a launch on Thursday, September 25, according to various Chinese media reports citing "inside sources" (Google Translate, via <i>GForGames</i>). The sources also claim that the larger 5.5-inch iPhone will be called the "iPhone …

New leaks show off the iPhone 6's curved edged display

While it's unlikely Apple could have gone with a curved display for its upcoming smartphone, there were plenty of curved-related rumors circulating as early as as last year.<p>Noted leaker Sonny Dickson made a similar claim in May, showing off a dummy unit with a curved screen. However, the unit …

Google Gives Nonprofits the Gift of Glass (and Grants)

Gadgets<p>Google on Wednesday announced the winners of its Giving through Glass contest, awarding grants and a pair of the company's Glass headset to five nonprofits. Like Google's earlier efforts to spark interest in Glass, this contest asked for submissions on how applicants would put the wearable …

Google to Offer Business Owners 2 TB of Free Storage for a Year

<i>Updated on July 10 at 10:45 with comments from Google spokesperson.</i><p>A storm is brewing among leading cloud storage providers, and business owners stand to benefit enormously from rapidly plummeting prices.<p>Today, Google Cloud Platform -- the arm of the company that provides computing, storage and …

The Surprisingly Strong Case for Colonizing Venus

Science fiction writers have come up with a plausible scenario for a floating city above the fiery planet.<p>Why worry about building a colony on Mars when instead you could float one high above the surface of Venus? Science fiction writer Charles Stross recently revived the idea of building a …

LG has a very flexible 18-inch display, promises 60-inch rollable TVs

It's been a while since we've seen any new curved or flexible displays following LG's G Flex and Samsung's Galaxy Round smartphones. LG Display is thinking bigger now. It's announced that it's been able to create an 18-inch OLED panel that has enough give and flexibility to roll into a tube that's …

New App Aims to Be the Nerve Center of All Future Smart Homes

"Here's the thing," Ben Kaufman tells me. "I don't know if you want to live in a connected home."<p>That's a strange thing to say, considering that …

Predicting A Future Free Of Dollar Bills

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Simon Black is CEO at London-based</i> <i>Sage Pay.</i><p>Picture the scene. It’s 2020. You’re at the checkout in a convenience store with a carton of milk. But you’ve got no cash and you’ve left your cards at home. No problem. You scan your right index finger; the green light flashes. Purchase …

Sending Robots To Print Infrastructure On Mars, So It's Ready When We Get There

For almost two years, the University of Southern California’s Dr. Behrok Khoshnevis has been building machines that can extrude lunar and Martian …

Hack Your Brain With A Machine That Reads Minds

Star Wars first planted the idea over 35 years ago that we could move objects with our minds. That idea is now a reality that has come a long way in the last few years. Emotiv is on the cutting edge of that technology with headgear that allows you to do things, such as make a toy car whiz by or …

'Super-Earth' is closest planet yet that could support life

Thanks to a wobble in its host star, researchers from UNSW have spotted a planet only 16 light-years away that could harbor life (shown in an artist's conception, above). However, being there would bear little resemblance to living on Earth. It's at least five times as massive, for starters, and is …

This Tree-Shaped Farm-On-A-Skyscraper Could Bring Acres Of Crops Into The City

The architects aren’t the first to embrace the trend of sticking greenery on towers, but they may be one of the first to look at how to use the …

This Project Traps Plastic Junk Before It Reaches The Ocean And Turns It Into Floating Parks

In the Netherlands, a new project plans to use a “plastic fisher” set up at the edge of a harbor to trap wrappers, bottles, and other junk as it …

Dubai is building the world's first temperature-controlled city

Visit Mall of the World and never step outside<p>Dubai is set to become home to the first temperature-controlled city on the planet. The ambitious project is expected to feature a mall, an indoor family theme park, and a "network of temperature-controlled openable promenades" — all billed as "the …

Can't Stand Meetings? Try Taking Away The Chairs

The secret to more productive meetings? You might simply need to stand up.<p>This we know, to some degree. Just take as examples the growing popularity of standing desks, which took off after a flurry of reports found that sitting for long periods of time can significantly, negatively, impact …

Nasa equips space robots with smartphones

<b>Nasa plans to send Google's 3D smartphones into space to function as the "eyes and brains" of free-flying robots inside the Space Station.</b><p>The robots, known as Spheres (Synchronised Position Hold, Engage, Reorient, Experimental satellites), currently have limited capabilities.<p>It is hoped the …

Apple could sell 80 million iPhone 6 units by the end of 2014

The iPhone 6 is undoubtedly one of the year’s most eagerly anticipated gadgets, but how does this translate into actual sales?<p>Crunching the numbers, Taiwan’s Topology Research Institute predicts that the iPhone 6 will sell around 80 million units by the end of 2014. With most sources suggesting …

Mobile Technology

First Leaked Display Part from the 5.5-Inch iPhone 6

The first alleged parts from the larger 5.5" iPhone 6 have been shared by <i>9to5Mac</i>. The image shows the front and back of an LCD backlight panel that measures ~14 centimeters or ~5.5 inches diagonally.<p>The site claims this represents a part for the 5.5" iPhone 6 which has been rumored to be launching …

'iPhone 6 production starting next month'

Apple's new larger-screened iPhone 6 is rumoured to be heading into production as early as next month<p><b>Apple</b>'s next <b>iPhone</b>, which is said to feature a larger screen than previous incarnations, is reported to be heading into production next month.<p>The next model, dubbed the iPhone 6, will come in two …

Only the 5.5-Inch iPhone 6 May Offer 128GB Models

Earlier today it was reported that the iPhone 6 would launch in 32 GB and 64 GB variants, indicating that Apple may not launch a 16 GB variant of the next iPhone and leaving many wondering whether Apple would introduce a third 128 GB variant. Now Chinese site <i>Wei Feng</i> [Google Translate] is reporting …

Report: The expected 5.5-inch iPhone will have better camera hardware than the 4.7-inch model

It’s Apple rumor season! The latest report from Bloomberg said Apple was starting to produce two new models of iPhone, a 4.7-inch and a 5.5-inch …

iPhone 6 5.5-inch model to feature OIS and 128GB option

Given the sheer amount of leaks, it's near-confirmed that Apple will be releasing its next iPhone 6 with two screen variants, a 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch …

Elon Musk "Hopeful" First People Can Be Taken To Mars in 10-12 Years

The CEO of SpaceX says humans could visit Mars as soon as 2024.<p>Musk is a hot topic in the media these days. He recently unveiled a manned version of …

Genetically Altered Bacteria Prevent Mice From Getting Fat

The microbes appear to live in the gut and prevent obesity for up to four weeks.<p>By feeding mice a genetically modified version of <i>E. coli</i>, a bacterium that naturally lives in human and mice guts, scientists were able to prevent the animals from gaining as much weight as mice not given the treatment. …

¿Que pasa? Google Now adds true multi-language support

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. -- OK, Google. Why can't I have chocolate?<p>That's one question that Google Now's voice search can't answer easily, and it's an often-asked one from kids with access to their parents' phones, said Google Search team Vice President Tamar Yehoshua.<p>Google Now, Google's …

With Android One, Google is poised to own the entire world

New hardware rules for low-end phones should have Microsoft on high alert<p>In the developed world, smartphones are ubiquitous. They’re so common, many device makers have given up on selling non-smartphones entirely. But that’s not the case in the developing world, where consumers are still in …