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Sky opens its movie rental store to everyone in the UK

After dedicating a lot of focus to its streaming subscription services, Sky is finally showing some love for those who like to rent movies. Originally only available to its TV customers, the broadcasting giant has opened the Sky Store to all in the UK, allowing anyone with a browser, Now TV, Roku …

Google gets into the robot game, with former Android chief Rubin leading the effort

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>What’s the hidden link between SCHAFT, a Japanese maker of muscular robots, Holomni, a Mountain View, Calif.-based smart wheel …

China Issues 4G Licenses

Chinese authorities have finally issued 4G licenses for the three major telecommunication operators in the country, as Xinhua reports. This means they can kick off their 4G commercial plans for consumers in the world’s largest smartphone market to receive faster data speeds.<p>The Ministry of Industry …

Evok Concept Showerhead Reduces The Amount of Water In The Flow While You Soap Up

<b>Evok concept showerhead</b> was a design submission for a contest hosted by Unilever. The brief was simple, each contestant had to come up with …

The Art of Renting an Exotic Sports Car

Okay, maybe you're not among the lucky few who can afford to buy a Lamborghini Aventador. You can still be a high roller for day.<p><b>Back in 1988, you could rent a 1953 MG TD</b>, unrestored, from National Car Rental's Emerald Club fleet at the San Francisco airport, as well as a handful of Ferrari 328s …

Apple Reportedly Increasing Gold iPhone 5s Production In The Wake Of Huge Launch Demand

The gold iPhone 5s (which still seems more “champagne” to me) was a phone that seemed improbable when it was first rumored, but Apple did indeed make it – and consumers seem glad. A report from the Wall Street Journal says that Apple is asking suppliers to increase production of the gold finish …

Six bodies found in Oklahoma lake reopening 40-year-old cold cases

Six bodies have been discovered at the bottom of a lake by police in Oklahoma as they were testing new sonar tools, reopening missing persons cases more than 40 years old.<p>The remains of six people have been discovered in two cars that had sat rusting for more than 40 years at the bottom of an …

A New Touch for iPhone

Apple brings out a new top-of-the-line iPhone model every year, but a redesign only every other year. In the intervening cycles, the company tends to …

iPhone

More Than Meets the Eye

Inside Flipboard / September 17, 2013<p>With today’s release, Flipboard is ready for iOS 7, the re-envisioned version of Apple’s mobile operating …

Here’s What They’re Saying About the New iPhones

“It is the gold standard in phones,” Apple Senior Vice President Phil Schiller said of the iPhone 5s when he unveiled it during a special event at …

Nuclear options: Microsoft was testing Surface Phone while Nokia experimented with Android

Things might have turned out very differently<p><i>An example of what a Surface Phone might have looked like. Image credit: Jonas Daehnert (deviantART)</i><p>Microsoft and Nokia need each other more than you'd expect. While Nokia was testing Android in a variety of different ways, Microsoft was busy …

Life Is Very Different for T-Mobile U.S. Now That It Finally Has an iPhone to Sell

For the past several years, the launch of a new iPhone marked the start of a painful time for T-Mobile U.S., which lacked Apple’s phones in its …

Telecoms

Apple Store Down Ahead of iPhone 5c Pre-Orders (Update: Pre-Orders Now Available!)

The Apple Online Store has been taken offline to prepare for iPhone 5 pre-orders, which are set to begin in about 3 hours, at 12:01 AM PT. Are you …

iPhone 5c now available for pre-order

Apple’s new rainbow-hued iPhone 5c is available to pre-order across the US from Apple, Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile. The iPhone 5's polycarbonate successor is going for $99.00 on contract with 16GB of storage or $199 ($99) for the 32GB alternative. (You can also knock $20 off that price if …

Tablets are doing to computers what iTunes did to the full-length album

More tablets than personal computers (PCs) will be shipped in the last quarter of this year, according to forecasts from research firm IDC. By 2015, tablets will overtake full-year PCs shipments by a smidge, and by 2017, they will outsell their clunkier counterparts by five to four.<p>This was …

Markets

40 Hidden Artworks Painted on the Edges of Books

A fore-edge painting is a technique of painting on the edges of the pages of a book. The artwork can only be seen when the pages are fanned, as seen …

What I like and what I don’t like about the new Apple iPhones

Advertisement<p>34 Comments<p>Credit: Apple<p>From manufacturing processes to marrying elements of user experience with hardware components, Apple(s aapl) …

Apple's shares fall on emerging market concerns

<b>Apple's shares fell more than 5% as investors worried that the firm's latest iPhone models may not help it increase its share in emerging markets.</b><p>It launched two models on Tuesday, the iPhone 5S and a cheaper iPhone 5C.<p>But the basic 5C model, with 16 gigabytes of storage, has been priced at £469 …

Stock Markets

Apple closes in on China Mobile's 700 million subscribers with iPhone approval

All signs point to an imminent deal<p>Yesterday, many expected Apple CEO Tim Cook to announce that the company had finally partnered with China Mobile, the world’s largest mobile provider, to sell its devices into its previously untapped market of 700 million subscribers. But even though plans for the …

New Photography Technique Reflects Themes of Anxiety

<i>Gellage</i> is a series by Czech photographer Michal Macku named after an intricate technique he developed. The term “gellage”–essentially a portmanteau of “collage” and “gelatin”–refers to a process that involves “the transfer of exposed and fixed photographic emulsion onto paper.” Macku's …

Photography

You can now replace your PC with a smartphone. But will you?

Sales of PCs continue to decline, and that’s forcing PC makers to get creative. The latest example is an attempt by Acer, currently the number four maker of PCs in the world by market share, to replace the PC forever—with the smartphone.<p>Meet the Acer Extend prototype, which was unveiled this week …

Android Phones

Early Samsung Smartwatch Reviewers Are Not Impressed

The early reviews are in, and few seem thrilled with the Galaxy Gear, the so-called smartwatch that the South Korean electronics giant Samsung announced this week.<p>The Galaxy Gear syncs with your Samsung Galaxy smartphone -- only one model for now, which we'll get to later -- and allows you to make …

Can Sony's Mad Scientists Fix Digital Photography?

Digital photography has been getting weird for a while, but this might take the cake. Sony has just unveiled its newest and arguably weirdest photography hardware experiment yet: a pair of devices that turn a smartphone into a <i>much</i> more powerful full-fledged digital camera.<p>By latching onto its …

The iPhone will reportedly be sold by Japan's largest carrier, NTT Docomo, this fall

The iPhone may soon come to Japan's largest mobile carrier, NTT Docomo. The <i>Nikkei</i> newspaper reported today that Apple has reached an agreement that will bring one, and possibly two, new iPhones to Docomo this fall. So far, the iPhone has been sold in Japan by both AU and SoftBank — the …

Killer Apps That Could Make Me Love The Samsung Galaxy Gear Smartwatch

My first look at the Samsung Galaxy Gear that was introduced at the IFA tech show in Berlin reflects my mixed feelings about the new smartwatch. I gave Samsung lots of love for being willing to take a chance on being an early player in the field of wearable computing, but I questioned whether it …

Behold the 2014 Honda Fit

Funky, but awesome.<p>The third-generation Honda Fit was an outright champion. The little five-door ran about on our roads for nearly six years with little change and still managed to remain competitive in the face of fresh hardware like the Chevrolet Sonic and Ford Fiesta. Now Honda has unveiled the …