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Apple Faces Possible Lawsuit For ‘Error 53’ Problem That’s Killing iPhone 6 Devices

Technology giant Apple may face legal action over the alleged practice of disabling updated iPhone 6 devices that have been repaired by third …

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When wedding photographs go wrong - in pictures

Photobombs, animals and unexpected backdrops provide some of the funniest images released by the International Society of Professional Wedding Photographers. Joe Milton, the society’s executive director, estimates that last year alone 20,000 entries were submitted for its quarterly competitions to …

Photography

Are we more than molecules?

Novelists, poets and artists can help us to piece together the mystery of human consciousness, says Mark Haddon<p>My son’s nine-year-old friend Yahya said it most succinctly. Why is life in the first person?<p>We think. We feel. We are aware of ourselves and the world around us. We have consciousness. We …

PlayStation sent PewDiePie a custom controller in a birthday cake

It’s good to be PewDiePie. Not only did Felix Kjellberg top Forbes’ list of the highest-paid YouTube stars, bringing in an estimated $12 million over …

Satechi’s new compact USB-C hub adds 3 USB ports + SD card slots to single-port MacBooks

<b>Update:</b> Reviewed here.<p>We’ve already seen several crowdfunding campaigns for USB-C hubs to expand the capability of Apple’s 12-inch Retina MacBook, which features a single USB-C port for connecting accessories, and Satechi is joining the scene with its own USB-C hub available now.<p>Available in three …

USB Type-C

Samsung Aims to Improve Phone Sales While Maintaining Profits in Holiday Quarter

The company also plans to buy back up to $10 billion in stock over the next year.<p>As part of its earnings release on Thursday, Korean electronics giant Samsung said it hopes to see its fourth-quarter cellphone sales rise while also preserving profit margins.<p>Separately, the company said it plans to …

Snapchat is adding video filters so you can speed up, slow down or rewind your shoots

Snapchat is edging further away from its linear, ephemeral nature. Today, the app is adding video filters that let you slow down, speed up or rewind.<p>This doesn’t apply to viewing, only editing. Once a video is shot, just swipe right to see the three filters. Slow motion is represented by a snail, …

The force awakens: tractor beam becomes a reality

Science fiction becomes fact as scientists develop an acoustic hologram which can hold and move objects, but its uses will be more surgical than Star Wars<p>A sonic tractor beam that can grab tiny objects and move them around has been created by scientists in Spain.<p>They used the same technology to …

Star Wars

Xbox One's big Windows 10 update arrives on November 12th

Microsoft has a big update planned for the Xbox One next month. The software giant is planning to roll out Windows 10 to consoles on November 12th as part of a dashboard update that includes a number of new features. The new dashboard includes features that focus on speed and performance, and a …

Windows 10

Samsung's supersized Galaxy View tablet looks like this

It's hard to visualize how big an 18.4-inch tablet is without reference. Nevertheless, if you want to see Samsung's upcoming enormous device called the Galaxy View up close, check out the images above, courtesy of evleaks. The South Korean manufacturer first gave us a glimpse of the tablet back in …

The military is 2 years away from unleashing its real-life Iron Man suit

The Department of Defense is two years away from unveiling an Iron Man-like suit. Known as the Tactical Light Operator Suit (Talos), it can repel bullets, help lift heavy objects, and provide lifesaving oxygen. The suit also comes with 3D audio; heating and cooling systems; and embedded …

Iron Man

Google's new Meter app for Android turns your wallpaper into a live widget

Google is tinkering again, this time bringing a live wallpaper that may actually be useful. Meter, a project from Google’s Creative Lab, will tell you when you might want to charge your device or use cellular instead of Wi-Fi.<p>Conceptually, the wallpaper also acts as a widget, which displays …

Android News

Vizio's stunning Reference Series 4K TV is now available starting at $6,000

This ranks as perhaps the best-looking TV I've ever seen, and sets Vizio up to inherit the crown from beloved home theater centerpieces like the Pioneer Kuro and Panasonic's best plasmas. It's not OLED, but the incredibly wide color gamut and full-array LED backlight (with 384 individual LED zones) …

Samsung boasts massive third-quarter profit growth

Samsung has given us a glimpse of the earnings report it's releasing in late October, and it shows an operating profit worth 7.3 trillion won or $6.25 billion for July to September 2015. That's a 79.8 increase from the same period last year, according to <i>Reuters,</i> and the company's biggest since the …

Light's L16 camera challenges DSLRs with 16 lenses in one package

Photography startup Light has launched L16, which the company's calling a "a multi-aperture computational camera," at the Code/Mobile conference. It's named L16, because it's equipped with 16 individual lenses, though unlike bulky and heavy DSLRs, <i>Recode</i> says it's just about the size of a Nexus 6 …

Light's $1,300 camera shoots 52-megapixel photos, 4K video

Want better photos but don’t care to lug around a DSLR? Light believes you need more cameras to make that happen — 16, to be precise.<p>The smartphone-sized L16 crams 16 cameras into its pocketable body, which use computational photography techniques to create 52-megapixel photos, while offering an …

This tiny 16-lens camera produces 52 megapixel photos

It's only the size of a smartphone, but Light's L16 "multi-aperture computational camera" houses an array of 16 individual camera units, each with …

Light's bizarre -- and a little bit brilliant -- take on camera tech

There have been a lot of interesting takes on redesigning the camera for the 21st century, from the dual-lens Kodak V570 in 2006 to Lytro's original Light Field camera in 2012 (which got a slightly more traditional overhaul this year) to phone attachments such as the DxO One . But two-year-old …

Teen Invents Headphones That Prevent Hearing Loss

Aegis Acoustics headphones were designed by 16-year-old Kingsley Cheng as a stylish-but-safe way listen to music. “The American Academy of Audiology reports that approximately 12 percent of all children ages 6–19 have noise-induced hearing loss. We’re here to change all that and make listening …

Casio’s Latest Calculator Is The Best-Looking Number Cruncher Since Dieter Rams

Too bad it costs as much as the iPhone that made it obsolete.<p>Along with every other gadget it has killed off (cameras, radios, GPS units, etc.), the smartphone hasn’t been very friendly to our good friend, the calculator. But Casio’s hoping that design will make you want to buy a calculator again: …

Casio

Can't afford a brand-new Veyron? Now you can get one 'Bugatti certified'

'Certified pre-owned' (CPO) and 'Bugatti Veyron' are two titles no one ever imagined would be pushed together. And, yet, here we are.<p>That's right; …

Aetho's 'Aeon' GoPro stabilizer looks slick, and so will your video

"Shoot video that's worth watching" reads one of the straplines for Aetho's "Aeon" handheld GoPro stabilizer. It sounds kinda obvious, right? But, if you've ever walked/ran/danced/dived/whatever with a GoPro in your hand/mouth/knees/whatever you'll know it's not that simple. You thought you had an …

Ex-Google employee owned google.com for one minute

Using Google’s new domain buying service, Sanmay Ved purchased world’s most popular website for $12 before transaction was cancelled<p>A man was able to successfully buy google.com, the domain name for the world’s most popular website, for $12 (£7.90), minutes before the company contacted him to say …

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Samsung refreshes multiroom line with 360-degree speakers

Samsung has replaced its Shape mulitroom speakers with a new range of 360-degree models.<p>Samsung has announced its new range of wireless multiroom speakers, with a new 360-degree design.<p>The range, which replaces the existing Shape series, starts with the $199 R1 and is followed by the $299 R3 and …

Is Google Maps draining your battery? Here’s how to fix it

Battery life – it’s one of those things every single one of us wants more of. And while it’s understandable apps will make that juice trickle out of your phone little by little, it seems some are just punching a whole through the battery and letting all the goods stream out.<p>Even more annoying is …

Maps

10-micron-wide flowers can bloom just like the real thing

A team of researchers from the RMIT-Indian Institute of Chemical Technology Research Centre has developed a technique to create 10-micron-wide flower-like structures that bloom like the real thing. The group mixed two ingredients in water to make that happen: NDI-bearing phosphonic acid and …

Samsung denies fudging TV energy efficiency tests

A couple weeks after Volkswagen was laid low by the discovery some of its diesel-powered cars cheated on emissions tests, Samsung is facing an accusation that its televisions appear more energy-efficient under test conditions than in everyday use.<p>Tests conducted by ComplianTV, a testing group …

Apple CEO Tim Cook Receives Human Rights Campaign's Visibility Award

Apple CEO Tim Cook attended the Human Rights Campaign's national dinner on Saturday, where he received the LGBT advocacy organization's Visibility Award. The award is given to high-profile LGBT individuals whom the group believes make for positive role models.<p>"Through his example and Apple's …

Minecraft's story mode means more action, less dirt farming

Back in December, Telltale Games hinted that there was a narrative-driven installment of the <i>Minecraft</i> franchise on the way. Now in the newly released trailer, we get to see the story behind the first episode dubbed "The Order of the Stone." Players will assume control of Jesse (who can be either a …