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Apple to fix 'touch disease' flaw for iPhone 6 Plus

Apple has acknowledged a significant flaw that causes touchscreens to fail in some iPhone 6 Plus smartphones, claiming the problem can be triggered when devices are dropped multiple times.<p>Announcing the “Multi-Touch Repair Program for iPhone 6 Plus” on Thursday, Apple said some devices may “exhibit …

Mobile Technology

A ring that lets you feel your partner's heartbeat is trolling at level 10

Created by The Touch, ‘HB’ rings use an app, Bluetooth and your phone’s mobile internet to help you feel more connected to your partner. Once connected, you’re able to feel your loved one’s heartbeat in real time through your ring. Your partner can feel yours as well.<p>There’s utility here.<p>For …

Thieves have figured out a crafty way to break into locked iPhones after stealing them

Enterprising thieves have now figured out a way to break into stolen iPhones after they've been locked if the owner isn't careful.<p>It requires duping the target, so it's possible to detect and block — but you need to know what you're doing.<p>We heard about the trick from Joonas Kiminki, who wrote a …

Information Systems

Apple buys Seattle-based Turi to bolster machine learning and AI efforts

Apple has successfully acquired Turi, a machine learning company based out of Seattle. According to sources in discussion with GeekWire, Turi’s team will be able to remain in the Seattle region as Apple builds out the technologies further. Turi’s original product, GraphLab, was developed as an open …

Machine Learning

Tor and VPN users will be target of government hacks under new spying rule

An update to the innocuous-sounding Rule 41 of the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure could soon grant powers to judges across the US to issue search warrants for law enforcement to remotely access devices that are using privacy tools.<p>The Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure sets the rules for …

Privacy

Platforms are the real powerhouses in Silicon Valley’s business landscape

Vivek Wadhwa Contributor<p>Vivek Wadhwa is an academic, entrepreneur, and author who holds appointments at Stanford, Duke, and Singularity University.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>Entrepreneurs everywhere can now solve the problems of humanity<br>• Ending patent wars will be a huge boon to the tech industry<p>…

Drone maker DJI to launch nationwide farm services - Business

The nation's largest commercial drone manufacturer is setting up a vast service network to expand the use of agriculture-specific unmanned aerial …

How To Make A Business Building Drones Without Selling Them

Sales of drones—or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), as people in the industry like to call them—are soaring.<p>Forecasts by market annalists vary, but all are bullish. A 2015 estimate by the Teal Group in Fairfax, Virginia, has the value of global UAV production rising from $4 billion annually to $14 …

Drones

Is the US undermining India's solar power programme?

<b>Whatever happened to all the talk of international co-operation to tackle climate change that we heard during the climate conference in Paris just a few months ago?</b><p>That is what many environmentalists are asking after the United States delivered a damaging blow to India's ambitious solar power …

Solar Power