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Sprint's new program ensures you always have the latest iPhone

Sprint announced the start of its new iPhone Forever program on Monday, allowing customers to upgrade to the latest iPhone whenever they want.<p>The …

Mobile

Motorola might have accidentally revealed their new Android watch

Motorola might have accidentally unveiled their newest Moto 360 Android Wear smartwatch in a promotional tweet, according to an observation by …

Mobile Technology

The Apple Watch is far outselling its competitors, according to millions of online shoppers

The watch went on sale April 24, and Apple CEO Tim Cook, as you might expect, has been upbeat about its progress. He said in July when the company released its third-quarter earnings that in the Watch's first nine weeks, it sold better than the iPad did in its first nine weeks. So there's that.<p>But …

Smartwatches

Samsung and Apple battle over the smartphone ‘floating voter’

Samsung UK boss says only 20% of smartphone buyers willing to switch between iOS and Android<p>Samsung and Apple are fighting over the technology world’s equivalent of the “floating voter”, according to Samsung’s president of UK and Ireland.<p>Andy Griffiths said customer loyalty to the two companies …

Gear & Gadgets

The most dangerous voting machines in America are retired

After more than a decade of use and dozens of reported security problems, the Virginia Board of Elections voted to decommission the last of the 3,000 WINVote touchscreen voting machines being used in the state. The machines have experienced issues including crashes and shutdowns, votes being …

Google's making it easy for you to get solar panels onto your roof

Adding solar panels to your roof can be frustrating, since it's often difficult to know if your home receives enough light to justify the investment. Google Maps, however, has satellite, navigation and sunlight data for every property in the world, so it's ideally placed to tell you how many rays …

IRS Says More Taxpayers May Have Been Hacked

Jae C. Hong—AP<p>Michael Nelson—EPA<p>Robyn Beck—AFP/Getty Images<p>Rick Wilking—Reuters<p>Yang Lei—Xinhua Press/Corbis<p>Britta Pedersen—dpa/Corbis<p>Britta …

Samsung

Air Traffic Control Is Getting A Much-Needed Upgrade

It’s a clear sky over San Francisco, with no clouds in sight, and there’s an audible groan as your captain announces that your aircraft’s approach is on hold due to weather conditions. It’s not the pilot, the aircraft, or the airline – there’s a lot more that is going on under the hood of your …

Aviation

Brilliant GPS navigation system changes to children's voice near schools

Technically Incorrect: A new safety feature installed in some GPS navigation setups tries to use an inventive way to get drivers to be extra careful where there are kids.<p><i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>We often drive unconsciously.<p>Our …

Traffic Safety

Bad sense of direction? This app helps you reach your destination in unfamiliar cities

<i>(By Yukari Mitsuhashi, The Bridge)</i> – Working on the weekends or whenever they have free time, Team Houchimin is, from the content of their services to their name itself, quite a unique group. Their service, “Waaaaay!,” a mobile navigation app (available for Android / iOS) designed for people with …

UK councillor wants armed drones to kill seagulls

Drones are being used for almost everything now — from monitoring property to delivering packages — but according to the BBC one UK councillor wants to use them for a new purpose: killing off seagulls.<p>After a boy in Whitehaven, UK, had his ice-cream stolen by seagulls, town councillor Graham …

5 killer Galaxy Note 5 features you won’t find in any iPhone

Moments ago, Samsung took the wraps off of its next-generation phablets for 2015. The Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 edge+ are Samsung’s first phablets …

Galaxy Note

Apple’s electric car is real, and it’s almost ready for testing

Apple is definitely working on a self-driving car project, and according to some new documents, Project Titan appears to be further along than anyone thought.<p>Rumors of Apple’s car project first starting surfacing at the beginning of this year, with an announcement not expected until 2020 at the …

San Francisco

Solitaire and Minesweeper were created to trick you into learning things about computers

It turns out that both games were reportedly designed to teach people the skills they would need to use these newfangled personal computers.<p>Take Solitaire for instance, which was rolled out in 1990. Sure, it was convenient that it was a game that could be played with one person, but the real …

Solitaire

Volkswagen Built A Prototype Self-Driving Stroller...Maybe

Trust the baby with the robot, sure<p><b>Update:</b> Just as we suspected, the self-driving robot stroller is too good to be true. Volkswagen Netherlands revealed the stroller to be nothing more than a clever marketing gimmick, meant to show off safety features of cars in another application. Any parents …

Volkswagen Golf

iOS Continues to Lead Enterprise Despite Decline in Tablet Market

iOS remained the top platform for smartphone activations in the second quarter, despite its overall market share falling from 70% to 64%, according to Good Technology's twelfth quarterly Q2 Mobility Index Report. Android trailed behind with 32% market share during the quarter, up from 26% last …

Hackers control connected cars using text messages

It's not only Chrysler drivers that have to worry about hackers taking control of their cars from afar. UC San Diego researchers have found that you can control features on cars of many makes by exploiting vulnerabilities in cellular-capable dongles that are sometimes plugged into the vehicles' …

Sony takes selfies to another level with Xperia M5 and C5 Ultra

Sony's mobile division is not doing well — it lost $188 million in the company's first fiscal quarter of 2015 — but there's no denying its …

Phones

Nearly all of Volkswagen’s 2016 vehicles will support CarPlay

Volkswagen is planning to put CarPlay in nearly all of its 2016 vehicles in the United States, thanks to its all-new MIB II infotainment system that will be available later this year.<p>While some auto-makers like Ford have been resistant to letting Apple take the wheel with its infotainment systems, …

10 things in tech you need to know today

<b>1. The new Apple TV is reportedly coming in September.</b> As well as a hardware redesign, it will apparently have a new app store.<p><b>2. Microsoft says more than 14 million people are already using Windows 10.</b> The new OS launched on Wednesday.<p><b>3. Google has secretly launched a new version of Google Glass.</b> …

Top Gear

Researcher says he can hack GM’s OnStar app, open vehicle, start engine

<i>BOSTON/DETROIT (Reuters)</i> – A researcher is advising drivers not to use a mobile app for the General Motors OnStar vehicle communications system, saying hackers can exploit a security flaw in the product to unlock cars and start engines remotely.<p>“White-hat” hacker Samy Kamkar posted a video on …

Las Vegas

Customers in New Zealand, Russia and Turkey celebrate arrival of Apple Watch

The Apple Watch went on sale in New Zealand, Russia and Turkey today, with the wearable devices available at the countries’ respective Apple Online Stores and brick-and-mortar retailers.<p>In Russia, Watches can be purchased in person at iPort, Re:Store, and C-store Internet stores. In Turkey, …

Mobile

Apple invents texture-sensing stylus for future iPads

Steve Jobs was famously opposed to including a stylus with the iPad, but even he might have changed his mind had he caught a glimpse of the futuristic texture-sensing input device Apple just patented.<p>According to a pair of patent applications published today, Apple is working on stylus with …