Luis Ortiz

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June 2015

Diversity

This is how absurd you look taking a call on your Apple Watch

Technically Incorrect: An encounter with a friend is interrupted by his Apple Watch going off. Oh, the silliness.<p><i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>On Thursday evening, I was having dinner in a San Francisco restaurant when I espied someone …

Apple admits the Watch doesn’t work well with tattoos

Apple has issued a statement on its website confirming that rumors about a so-called “tattoogate” are accurate.<p>Reports that the Apple Watch ran into problems when being worn by a person with dark tattoos cropped up earlier this week, when Redditor guinne55fan wrote how his Watch kept locking and …

Apple Watch

Space Station Flies Over Super Typhoon Maysak

Typhoon Maysak strengthened into a super typhoon on March 31, reaching Category 5 hurricane status on the Saffir-Simpson Wind Scale. ESA Astronaut …

Mathematical Pattern Found in Enigmatic Radio Bursts, But It’s Not E.T.

A strange mathematical pattern spotted in blasts of radio waves coming from deep space could be evidence of alien civilizations. Or it might be nothing.<p>Unfortunately for those of us hoping for aliens, we’ve seen so few of these radio bursts that it’s hard to say whether the “pattern” will hold</b> …

Astronomy

Germanwings Co-Pilot Andreas Lubitz Appears to Have Deliberately Crashed Plane

French prosecutor says pilot was intentionally locked outside cockpit minutes before the A320 crashed in French Alps with 150 people aboard<p>PARIS—Andreas Lubitz was alone in the cockpit, breathing in silence, as his captain pounded on a locked door and passengers screamed. Those chilling …

Airplanes

Young Jupiter wiped out solar system's early inner planets, study says

Before Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars occupied the inner solar system, there may have been a previous generation of planets that were bigger and more numerous – but were ultimately doomed by Jupiter, according to a new study.<p>If indeed the early solar system was crowded with so-called super-Earths, …

Plane crash kills 150 people in French Alps; black box found

SEYNE-LES-ALPES, France (AP) — A black box recovered from the scene and pulverized pieces of debris strewn across Alpine mountainsides held clues to …

Airplanes

Apple’s special gold isn’t so special after all

All week, it’s been reported that Apple is using a “new gold” in the gold Apple Watch Edition. According to Bloomberg, Slate, Gizmodo and many others, Apple has patented a new process to create a “metal matrix composite” by mixing gold with ceramic particles.<p>The composite supposedly allows Apple to …

Apple Watch

Why painful memories linger with us

If we didn’t forget pain, women would never go through childbirth twice – or so says the myth. But the truth is that agonising memories don’t always diminish.<p>If you visit someone with a newborn baby, their description of the pain of childbirth often includes the phrase “never again”. One friend …

The Brain

Average penis size revealed in study results

International study of 15,000 penises is being used to reassure men concerned they are not within the ‘normal range’<p>The enduring question now has a scientific answer: 13.12 centimetres (5.16 inches) in length when erect, and 11.66cm (4.6 inches) around, according to an analysis of more than 15,000 …

Anti-Social Behaviour

Why the 18-karat Apple Watch will never be a top-tier luxury timepiece

As the release of the Apple Watch draws near, speculation about its pricing has grown louder. We already know the watches will start at $349. But Apple will offer a myriad of bands, sizes, and features, and the price tag of the most expensive version — the “Edition” series, which comes encased in …

Smartwatches

How long can we stay awake?

We can fight off the sandman for a while, but after a certain point, sleeplessness leads to temporary madness and – just maybe – death, discovers Adam Hadhazy.<p>People start to hallucinate and go a bit crazy<p>It’s surprising how we spend our lives. Reach your 78th birthday and according to some …

University of Chicago

Marijuana is much safer than alcohol or tobacco, according to a new study

Marijuana is roughly 114 times less deadly than alcohol, according to recent findings published in the journal <i>Scientific Reports</i>. Of the seven drugs included in the study, alcohol was the deadliest at an individual level, followed by heroin, cocaine, tobacco, ecstasy, methamphetamines, and …

Why Apple Selling Fewer iPads Is Actually A Huge Achievement

Why do we critique Apple for building a product with longevity?<p>iPad sales are down, technically. Apple still sold 20 million of them last quarter, but Wall Street says a company like Apple is never supposed to sell less of anything. And so when Apple sells 4% fewer iPads in 2014 (and 18% fewer in …

If Apple were a country…

2015-01-28T20:24:54.000Z<p>Apple just reported the biggest quarter of net income earned by any public company ever, at least in nominal terms. It …

Fidel Castro: Cuba can reconcile with US

Statement from retired leader declares: ‘I don’t trust the US’ but endorses ‘any peaceful or negotiated solution’ between Washington and Havana<p>Fidel Castro appears to be lending his support to Cuba’s talks with the United States after releasing a statement addressing his longtime adversary for the …

Cuba

Apple's supersized iPhones seen supersizing its profits

The company is scheduled to report its fiscal first-quarter results on Tuesday, and it's expected to post blow-out iPhone numbers.<p>Just how jolly was Apple's holiday quarter? If the latest Wall Street estimates are accurate, the answer is "very."<p>When it comes to the consumer electronics giant's …

Apple Watch

iPad haters’ initial complaints seem ridiculous 5 years on

Five years ago today, Steve Jobs introduced the iPad. A giant screen with one button, the iPad represented possibly the purest distillation of Jobs’ tech dreams. Yet at the time it was met with derision. “I got about 800 messages in the last 24 hours,” Jobs told his biographer, Walter Isaacson. …

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