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Wealthier Homes Have More Kinds of Bugs

The new research supports a "luxury effect," in which higher-income neighborhoods host more biodiversity.<p>You’re never really home alone.<p>Even when you think you're enjoying a few moments of blissful solitude, entomologist Misha Leong likes to remind people, you have more tiny roommates than you …

Housing

Enhanced Digital Store With Over 2,000 Games Launching Alongside My Nintendo This Week

Can be accessed via personal computers and smart devices

Six robots inspired by real-life animals

<i>By Cat DiStasio</i><p>Many scientific and engineering developments were lifted right out of nature, but none more so than robots built to act like real-life animals. Biomimicry is the term for innovations like these, which draw inspiration from the power of nature to solve the toughest human problems. …

Robotics

Google patents smart lenses you inject into your eyes

Google Glass may have been too clunky to succeed in its original version, but the search giant will find its way into your eyeballs one way or another. According to a new patent filing, the company has devised a method to inject a device directly into your eyeballs.<p>Per the patent filing, the device …

Google Glass

Securephone Coming From Apple?

One can only speculate if Apple will enter the securephone market when it ships the iPhone 8. There’s no news out of Cupertino about a separate ‘secure’ iPhone 7 model geared to compete against new securephones from its competitors.<p>Apple’s forthcoming iPhone 7 is expected to have beefed up …

Mobile Devices

Apple reveals you’re saying its product names wrong

Apple’s VP of Marketing Phil Schiller has revealed that pretty much everyone pronounces Apple’s product names completely wrong — and they don’t even know it.<p>Saying the plural form of “iPhone” seems like a fairly straightforward deal. It’s “iPhones,” right?<p>Not so, says Schiller, who unleashed a …

It’s possible to upgrade your iPhone’s storage to 128GB for $60

When deciding what iPhone to buy so you end up with the right amount of storage capacity, you can get the bare-bones $16GB model, or you can end up …

Apple has secret team working on virtual reality headset, report says

Apple has assembled a large team of virtual and augmented reality experts for a top secret project, reports the Financial Times. The team is said to …

Augmented Reality

Apple Reportedly Has A Secret Team Working On Virtual Reality Product

Following on from Tim Cook being quizzed about his thoughts on Virtual Reality as a technology, a new report is doing rounds on the Internet …

iOS 9.2.1 / 9.2 / 9.1 Jailbreak Status Update

Can I jailbreak iOS 9.2.1, iOS 9.2 or iOS 9.1 on iPhone or iPad? Here we look at the state of the jailbreak with Apple having now released iOS 9.1 / …

DARPA thinks it has the solution to satellite longevity

The government's mad science wing has an eye on lowering the cost and extending the lifespan of the geosynchronous Earth orbit satellites that follow our planet during its rotation. DARPA has proposed a system dubbed Robotic Servicing of Geosynchronous Satellites (RSGS if you're a fan of brevity) …

DARPA

Microsoft teases new Live Tiles for Windows 10

Interactive Live Tiles might be ready to go<p>Microsoft has been working on making its signature Live Tiles much more interactive and capable for a couple of years now. While the software maker has tweaked the Live Tiles UI several times since Windows 8's original introduction, the fundamental way you …

Six Flags Magic Mountain turns aging coaster into virtual reality video game

Six FlagsMagic Mountain has transformed one of its oldest roller coasters into a state-of-the-art virtual reality experience that thrusts riders into a futuristic battle to save the planet from an alien invasion.<p>As part of an extensive renovation of the 1976 Revolution coaster, Magic Mountain has …

Halfway Point: Field Testing the iPad Pro For Photo Editing

I wrote last week about taking my iPad Pro for a field test as my only travel computer. I’ve shot nearly 1000 shots in Tokyo so far, and the vast majority have been edited on the iPad Pro as I get back to my room at the end of the day. I don’t make as many stops during the daytime as I thought I …

Microsoft Says It's Deeply Sorry For Its Offensive Chat Bot

Microsoft has issued a mea culpa for an artificial intelligence research project that went awry earlier this week.<p>The company’s head of research …

No, critics disliking 'Batman v Superman' is not a conspiracy

To state the blindingly obvious: The precise number of reviewers who have been paid to negatively review "Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice" is zero. Studios can buy influence through junkets and other perks, but it's always aimed at getting critics to like their product, not dislike someone …

The 12 best hidden features in the new iPhone update

Although Apple is advertising some of the new abilities your phone just received, like a new mode that makes reading easier at night, many of the best tweaks go unadvertised. Often iPhone users have no idea they even exist.<p>After a week of using iOS 9.3, I went through the change log and forums to …

Can FBI’s method open iPhone? Apple wants to wait and see

The FBI aren’t the only people interested in postponing court proceedings this week — Apple just requested a hold in its ongoing case in Brooklyn over a criminal’s locked phone.<p>Magistrate Judge James Orenstein has already ruled in Apple’s favor, saying that the government could not compel the …

'Batman v Superman' breaks a box-office record for best pre-summer debut

In the cinematic battle between two of the world’s greatest superheroes, the true winner is<p>Warner Bros., whose “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” now holds the record for largest pre-summer debut. Grossing a whopping estimated $170.1 million in the U.S. and Canada, the film bests the former …

'Batman v Superman' shatters records with $170.1 million debut

(Variety.com) - “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” steamrolled past records, debuting to a gargantuan $170.1 million over Easter weekend despite being pilloried by critics. That ranks as the top opening weekend for a DC Comics film, the best March launch ever, and the sixth biggest domestic …

Apple will reportedly revamp its iPhone lineup in 2017

Apple is planning big changes to its iPhone lineup next year, according to a report today that cites a new note from respected Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.<p>Kuo expects Apple to release an iPhone with glass on the top and bottom, an AMOLED display, and support for wireless charging, according to …

Review: Lightning to USB 3 Camera Adapter – a podcaster’s best friend

In addition to Apple’s newly released USB-C to Lightning Cable, which allows for faster iPad Pro charging, Apple also released a new Lightning to USB 3 Camera Adapter. This new $39.00 adapter is geared towards allowing users to easily transfer photos and videos from digital cameras to the iPad …

IPad Pro

Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice wins the battle at the US box office

Their faces might have been bloodied given the appalling reviews, but Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman and director Zack Snyder have come out on top …

Ring brings ancient Viking, Islamic civilizations closer together

More than a century after its discovery in a ninth century woman’s grave, an engraved ring has revealed evidence of close contacts between Viking Age …

'Batman v Superman' is Warner Bros.' biggest box-office opening ever

The much anticipated "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice," had a record-setting weekend at the box office as it took in an estimated $170.1 million domestically, according to pro.boxoffice.com.<p>That's the biggest opening weekend figure of all time for a pre-summer release.<p>The movie also broke the …

What does the Endangered Species Listing Mean for Lions?

Changing Planet<p><b>In late December last year, the African lion received a special gift from the U.S. government. Over the past few years, non-profit groups, the national and international public, and the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service itself, have been rallying the government to protect lions under the</b> …

Endangered Species

FBI Drops iPhone Case Against Apple After Outside Hack Succeeds

"The government has now successfully accessed the data."<p>A mysterious method suggested by a third party appears to have allowed the FBI to hack into the iPhone belonging to Syed Rizwan Farook, one of the attackers in last year’s shooting in San Bernardino, Calif., prompting the agency to withdraw …

The Oculus Rift has launched - how good is the first consumer VR headset?

It seems like an eternity ago that Kickstarter was set ablaze with a funding campaign for the Oculus Rift – a fresh crack at bringing virtual reality …

Samsung Browser 4.0 now supports a bevy of older Galaxy devices

Samsung is showing dedication to its own browser by adding support to a plethora of legacy and lower-end handsets today. Samsung Browser has recently been updated to version 4.0, and today the Google Play Store page adds a long list of supported handsets that goes well beyond the flagships and …