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An iPhone Is the Latest Thing to Catch Fire on a Plane

Lithium-ion batteries and aircraft have some bad blood: Boeing’s 787 Dreamliners were grounded three years ago because of battery fires, the FAA …

Apple accused of stealing its Apple Watch heart rate tech

Heart rate-sensing technology was one of the big features of the Apple Watch (having even been credited with saving one customer’s life!), but according to a lawsuit filed by biometrics company Valencell, Apple allegedly failed to properly license the technology and is therefore using it …

Apple Watch

Apple plays down iPhone 6S battery concerns

Not all iPhones are created equal<p>Apple has confirmed battery life discrepancies in the newest iPhone models, saying today that not every device performs exactly the same due to manufacturing differences. Yet the difference is minimal, Apple says, and some devices may get up to 3 percent better …

Why I ditched Apple Music for Spotify

Apple Music debuted in June, with an assertion of that it is the music service to end all music services. It has a few good things going for it; it includes hand-curated playlists, has an exclusive live radio station and it's already installed on iOS gadgets. In the months since its launch, …

Valve employee uses virtual reality to propose real-life marriage

Bride-to-be wore HTC Vive headset; world's first "room-scale" VR proposal.<p>The HTC Vive virtual reality headset hasn't yet reached store shelves, …

Virtual reality is stretching beyond video games

Thanks to head gear from Facebook-owned Oculus VR (Rift) and Sony's "Project Morpheus" -- now renamed PlayStation VR -- virtual reality is expected to hit the mainstream next year.<p>Some developers, however, are intent on putting virtual reality headsets to more productive uses than gaming.<p>Andrew …

Virtual Reality

iOS9 making your iPhone slow? You're not alone

New version of Apple’s software appears to slow down the iPhone 4S, 5 and 5S in side-by-side tests, although disabling features may speed things up<p>Users complaining that their iPhones have slowed down after updating to the latest iOS 9 software may not be imagining it.<p>The new iOS 9 operating system …

iOS

Oculus Connect 2 brings loads of new info...but no official Rift price (Tomorrow Daily 247)

The most important iOS 9 feature for 16GB iPhones is delayed

One of iOS 9's coolest new features isn't yet ready for primetime. Apple today announced that app thinning (or app slicing) has been delayed because of an iCloud bug.<p>While not formally announced on the WWDC stage this year, app thinning promised to be one of the most effective new features for iOS …

Netflix has built a VR living room for your next series binge

The next stage in the evolution of virtual reality has so far been pitched mainly at gamers -- with a sprinkle of social media, journalism and …

Samsung unveils redesigned Gear VR headset at a more affordable price

Samsung showed off a new Gear VR model at the Oculus Connect event today with a friendly price tag, wider compatibility, and an upcoming ship target. The virtual reality headset continues to be powered by Oculus but it’s considerably more affordable at $99 compared to the prior $199 version. Just …

Virtual Reality

Google voice search is now faster, more accurate on mobile

Google says it’s improved its voice search tool on Android and iOS, bringing faster and more accurate results even when used in noisy surroundings.<p>The company explains that it’s now built “better neural network acoustic models using Connectionist Temporal Classification and sequence discriminative …

Google Voice

New Skreens Hardware Streams Multiple Sources Simultaneously With No Lag (video)

Streaming multiple sources to one TV screen can sometimes cause issues and of course lag. But one company hopes will solve this with a new device …

​New Apple TV shuns thousands of Web-powered apps

Apple wants customers of its new Apple TV to be able to run a wealth of apps on the device, but it has apparently closed the door to one large class of software.<p>Apple TV, which Chief Executive Tim Cook announced Wednesday, is a $149 or $199 device that streams Internet video to TVs and lets people …

There's one big problem with the iPad Pro: the homescreen

Apple trotted out its gargantuan new iPad at its September event: it’s a 12.9″ monster that resembles Microsoft’s Surface Pro, but runs iOS.<p>I actually like the look of the iPad Pro — I could legitimately work off that full time with the new split-screen apps and Apple’s keyboard attachment — but …

Press Start: Printable Pip-Boys, P.T.'s progeny, and Ouya's rescue

News took a siesta as summer entered the dog days' early afternoon. Sure, Razer swung in to save Ouya from itself, but much of the week in video gaming saw the usual parade of delays, announcements and straight-up marketing. Here is our recap of the past seven days in news, perspective and original …

Things Customers Hate About iPhone 6

Apple’s iPhone 6 has been quite popular and the phone has managed to bring in a lot of attention for its large screen, sleek design and glossy …

Apple Watch Sales Have Fallen Off a Cliff

Apple hasn't released any sales figures on its Apple Watch, and now Business Insider wonders if it's because the much-hyped product is tanking. Analytics firm Slice Intelligence crunched the data, analyzing US sales numbers from its panel of 2.5 million online shoppers starting from mid-April to …

Google puts Twitch on notice with launch of YouTube Gaming

For awhile, the rumor was that Google would buy Twitch. That didn't happen (Amazon did that instead), but that doesn't mean it's given up on gaming. Today at an event held in YouTube Space LA, the company is taking the wrapper off its very own video game-centric effort called, appropriately enough, …

Google adds home security camera to Nest range

Google’s Nest will add a new wireless home security camera to its range of Internet of Things products, leaked pictures show.<p>According to photos and details acquired by technology site Droid Life, the new camera is an update to the Dropcam wireless camera and will integrate with Nest’s smart …

Internet of Things

Here's Proof of Apple's Downward Fall From Innovator to Imitator

Imitation in the tech world is normal, even expected, but during Apple’s developers conference Monday, Tim Cook and company were in rare form. They …

Diving into M: Android M lets you move apps to microSD thanks to “adoptable” storage

Google is famously uninterested in giving proper support for microSD, but it looks like the Android team is having a slight change of heart.<p>One of the many new features that Google didn’t really advertise about Android M yesterday is Adoptable Storage Devices. Adoptable basically means that Android …

Robert Downey Jr. says Apple Watch is meh

<i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>If you're not going to ask Robert Downey Jr. about his time in jail and his relationship with his father ( and I suggest you don't), ask him about the important social issue of the day.<p>Yes, of course I'm …

Did Apple Flub The Timing Of The Apple Watch?

The Apple Watch reviews are already in, and the verdict is pretty consistent: Apple’s long-awaited smartwatch looks great, but it’s slow, the interface is a little confusing, and too many of the apps are half-baked.<p>The decidedly mixed reviews are unusual for Apple, even for an entirely new product. …

PSA: iOS 8.2 Comes With An Apple Watch App You Can’t Delete

iOS 8.2 is here! Hurray!<p>It’s got bug fixes! It’s got stability enhancements! It’s got… an app that you can’t delete that currently does nothing but play promotional Apple Watch videos!<p>Joining the dozen or so perma-apps that Apple includes on the iPhone is “Apple Watch”, an app that doesn’t actually …

Apple Watch

Apple targets for Apple Watch battery life revealed, A5-caliber CPU inside

Although Apple has said that the Apple Watch will need to be charged nightly, the company has not disclosed any details on how long the wearable’s battery will last. For the first time, people with knowledge of the Apple Watch’s development have provided us with the specific performance targets …

Smartwatches

Only 5% of US iPhone users say they’re very likely to buy an Apple Watch

The Apple Watch is on its way. Who’s going to buy it?<p>Over the past week, Quartz polled 811 US smartphone owners using SurveyMonkey Audience. (Methodology details are below.) And it seems many are waiting to see the watch in person before they decide to buy one.<p>Low interest<p>The first Apple Watch will …

Smartwatches

How A Hacker Gang Literally Saved Christmas For Video Game Players Everywhere

Despite most hackers being "in it for the lulz" — a hacker term meaning "doing it for fun" — some did not take kindly to threats of disruption to their favourite video game services.<p>In the weeks following Lizard Squad's threat, another gang of hackers formed. It had two aims: 1. Keep the video game …

Call of Duty (Video Game)

Apple releases web tool to deregister phone numbers from iMessage

Apple has quietly released a new tool to make switching between iOS and other smartphones a bit easier. The new web tool lets you instantly deregister your phone number from Apple's iMessage system. The site, first spotted by a poster on Reddit, should solve the problem of disappearing text …