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iPad Pro: Apple's tablet is a big fat enterprise failure

No executive is going to lug around this morbidly obese tablet in place of a smaller iPad or a real laptop.<p>I'm a huge fan of the iPad. In …

If McDonald’s Advertised Like Apple

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First spacecraft ever sent to the dwarf planet continues to transmit data after sending the first color images of Pluto’s atmospheric hazes last week<p>Pluto has blue skies and exposed, bright red water ice, Nasa announced on Thursday, as the first spacecraft ever sent to the dwarf planet continues to …

Solar System

Chipgate stokes anxiety, relief and some laughs over iPhone 6s

Heading to social media to vent about Chipgate, some iPhone 6s owners are upset to discover that not all A9 chips are created equal.<p>Worse, some feel duped by Apple, which used two vendors to supply different versions of the chips in “identical” phones. Others worry about reports of inferior battery …

Batteries

The aurora borealis, a relatively common occurrence within the Arctic circle, was seen in northern England, north Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland<p>Parts of Britain revelled in a celestial light show on Wednesday night as the northern lights were clearly visible in northern England, north Wales, …

Astronomy

Portable Power for Electric Cars

The EP Tender may someday assuage your range anxiety<p>One of the factors that keeps electric vehicles from wide adoption is range anxiety. Though battery technologies have come a long way in the last decade, with 100 miles on a charge being common and Teslas easily topping 200 miles, people still …

TSMC and Samsung make chips for iPhone 6S and 6S Plus, but power consumption varies markedly, according to user reports<p>Two seemingly identical, brand new, iPhones 6S may have a battery life that differs by up to two hours depending on which of two companies manufactured their processor, according …

Batteries

The HP Spectre x2 is like the Surface Pro, but cheaper and lower-specced

What timing: Just a day after Microsoft announced the Surface Pro 4, HP is unveiling a similar-looking 2-in-1 of its own. Though HP has made laptop/tablet hybrids before, the new 12-inch Spectre x2 is one of the few from the company to rock a built-in kickstand, à la Microsoft's tablet. Far from …

Gear & Gadgets

Watch ‘Scream Queens’ wickedly make fun of Taylor Swift’s Christmas present video

Ryan Murphy, you sly genius. Don’t you know Taylor Swift holds a grudge?<p>We’re not sure how the pop superstar is going to feel about Tuesday night’s opening of Murphy’s “Scream Queens,” which kicked off with a devastating — and frankly, pretty hilarious — parody of Swift’s gift-giving habit. …

Everything You Need To Know From Microsoft’s Massive Hardware Event

Microsoft this morning announced a grip of new hardware, including Surface products, high-end smartphones, a wearable, Windows 10 for the Xbox One and its first laptop.<p>The laptop, called the Surface Book, stunned in an event marked largely by products Microsoft watchers were expecting.<p>TechCrunch …

Android Marshmallow will let you translate text right within apps

Along with improved battery life and Google Now on Tap, Android Marshmallow will bring users another useful feature: the ability to translate text they come across in a range of apps.<p>Devices running Marshmallow who have Google’s Translate app installed will be able to translate text in 90 languages …

Microsoft Reveals New Band 2, Lumia Phones, Surface Pro 4, and Surface Book

At a media event today, Microsoft announced a handful of new products and several updates to existing products coming from the company in 2015 and beyond. Topics for today's event included the Microsoft Band 2, Lumia 950 and 950 XL smartphones, Microsoft Surface Pro 4, and the all-new Surface …

Sony to spin off successful image sensor unit

Sony has announced a restructuring of its devices division that underlines the success and importance of the company's image sensor operations. The devices segment is mainly comprised of Sony's storage, battery, and semiconductor businesses, but the latter of those — which is primarily focused on …

Trump's bluster is heard around the world

BALMEDIE, Scotland (AP) — Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump is well known in this serene coastal section of Scotland, where …

Homeless woman 'dead for seven hours' in Hong Kong McDonald's before anyone noticed

Woman found dead Saturday morning 24 hours after she first entered Hong Kong McDonalds held up as an example of growing number of city's "McRefugees"<p>A homeless woman lay dead at a Hong Kong McDonald's restaurant for hours surrounded by diners who failed to notice her, sparking concern over the …

Should We Search For Life On Mars Before Sending Astronauts?

Unfortunately, NASA doesn’t have a good game plan<p>Mars has water. Not just ice and snow, but liquid, flowing water. It’s salty and scant, but water is one of the essential ingredients for life on Earth—and although the Red Planet certainly wouldn’t be a cushy place to live, scientists think there’s …

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Apple made the iPhone 6s nearly waterproof and didn't tell anyone

Leave it up to Apple to downplay a surprisingly useful engineering feat: A water-resistant iPhone. It turns out the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus sport a combination of new technology that makes them far more resistant to liquid damage than past iPhones, iFixit reports. Apple packed in a new gasket around …

Mobile Technology

The biggest mistake in 'The Martian' is absolutely critical to the movie's plot

In the opening scene of 'The Martian,' a sci-fi thriller movie lauded for its realism, a colossal dust storm threatens to tip over the only rocket a group of astronauts can ride home. So they decide to abandon their mission and evacuate.<p>As soon as they step out into the storm to make a break for …