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Improve your iPhone storage with iKlips DUO iOS

While Apple takes their sweet time expanding the iPhone’s storage capacity, many of us are fighting the “Not Enough Storage Space” notification as we use our iOS devices for an assortment of media and data activity each day.<p>The Cloud helps, but it’s certainly no substitute for the security and …

NFL player hands out Apple Watches to his teammates

Quarterbacks and running backs will often reward their offensive linemen with gifts, but veteran NFL Baltimore Ravens punter Sam Koch recently gave out a particularly welcome high-tech pressie to his teammates — when he handed out Apple Watches.<p>“I’m thankful of him thinking of us and showing that …

9 of the best smartphones from 2015

With 2016 knocking on the door, there’s just about enough time to look at some of the best smartphones of the year. While we saw lots of new devices across the premium and mid-range categories, only the most notable make it into our year end roundup.<p>So, in no particular order, these are some of the …

The $200 Uber Ride And The Realtime Data-Driven Sharing Economy

In what has become a holiday tradition, the morning after major events like New Year’s Eve is dominated by headlines of horror stories about Uber surge pricing, with yesterday morning being no exception. ABC News reported today on a couple who paid nearly $70 for a normally $10 ride after four …

Regulation

The Top Five Trends For The Connected Car In 2016

Many years ago, car predictions focused on what near-future vehicles would look like. Would they be bigger or smaller and how fast would they get from 0 to 60 mph?<p>But today, as modern automobiles have evolved to moving machines bristling with sensors, software, processors and networks, future …

Autonomous Cars

Super-maneuverable drone airplanes are coming

Helicopter-like drones are extremely nimble, but their fixed-wing counterparts aren't so lucky. Chinese researchers have a way to bring some of that agility to conventional airplane designs, though. They've developed a vectored thrust propeller system that lets the drone make tighter turns, take …

Impressive Windows 10 In Lumia 950 Highlights Microsoft's Risky Strategy

After what seems an age (and three years between flagship smartphones is more than an age), Microsoft returns to the world of smartphones with a pair of handsets designed around Windows 10. I’m looking at the smaller of the two handsets, the Lumia 950, and while it’s one of the best Windows …

Phones

Cars Will Be the Talk of CES This Year

If it wasn’t obvious this year, 2016 should erase any doubts that CES has turned into a major auto show. Nearly a decade ago, Ford became the first …

Electric Vehicles

Turn Your Smartphone Into A Solar Panel

And let the device recharge itself<p>Instead of searching for an outlet to keep your phone alive, what if all you needed was some sunshine? An MIT startup has created a transparent coating that transforms surfaces into solar panels.<p>The Trick<p>Typically solar panels soak up photons from the sun’s rays …

LG puts the Super in new Ultra High Definition LCD TVs

In advance of the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, LG announced its best non-OLED TVs for 2016, namely three series dubbed "Super UHD."<p>With a name like Super Ultra High Definition, you might think LG's latest TVs are actually the best the company will offer in 2016.<p>You'd be wrong. The …

Televisions

Alcatel's new line includes its first Windows 10 tablet, children's GPS watch

Alcatel Onetouch is showcasing a slate of new products at International CES this week.<p>The company, which brought us the well-received Idol 3 and Idol …

Tesla Delivers 50,000-Plus Vehicles In 2015, Model X 'Tracking' At 238 Per Week

Tesla handily beat previous records for a single quarter, while reports of a Model S fire circulate in Norway.<p>Tesla Motors delivered 17,400 vehicles in the fourth quarter of 2015, for a total of 50,580 deliveries in 2015. Model S deliveries beat the previous quarterly record by “approximately 48%” …

Tesla

Samsung's latest smart fridge has cameras and a huge display

One of the highlights of CES is always the wacky new appliance tech (and associated bickering) from Samsung and LG. This year looks to be no exception thanks to a new "Family Hub" refrigerator from Samsung. The imposing-looking model is equipped with a 21.5-inch, 1080p monitor and cameras inside so …

Smart Homes

Ford Is Adding Support For Apple CarPlay And Android Auto To Its Vehicles

At last, at last, at last. Ford is finally adopting Apple’s CarPlay and Android Auto for its in-car infotainment system, so the carmaker announced ahead of CES 2016 in Las Vegas this week.<p>We reviewed Ford Sync 3, the third iteration of the company’s connected car technology, last year, and that …

Android Auto

Tesla Model S deliveries soared at the end of 2015

If cautious trade magazines and long-term reliability reports spooked any would-be Tesla Model S buyers, you wouldn't know it from the delivery numbers. The automaker says that it delivered 17,192 units of the electric sedan in the fourth quarter of 2015, easily setting a delivery record -- that's …

Tesla

Livestream’s $399 Movi camera lets you edit 4K footage while you shoot

If you frequently shoot videos of live events, you’ll want to check out Livestream’s Movi. The streaming video company’s new device, slated to be announced at CES this year, lets you capture footage and use editing features on-the-fly.<p>The $399 Movi packs a 4K sensor, stereo microphones and a 150° …

CES 2016: MyCaptR app 3D-scans homes using an iPad

A start-up is developing an app that can 3D-scan a room in about three minutes.<p>MyCaptR can then be used to decide how best to remodel a home or office before calling in the builders and buying new furniture.<p>It will be demonstrated this week by Levels3D at the CES tech show in Las Vegas.<p>The company …

CES

iPhone goes dumb in this neat Apple concept

Apple fans obsess over which new features will get added to the iPhone every year, but if the latest concept from designer Martin Hajek ever becomes a reality, the new iPhone will be more notable for the hardware it’s missing.<p>The iDot concept packs no camera, no internet connection, zero apps and …

Facebook class action lawsuits to go ahead

<b>Two US class action lawsuits against Facebook by shareholders alleging it hid growth concerns ahead of its 2012 public listing can now go ahead.</b><p>A federal judge certified the legal proceedings, Reuters reports, saying investors who claim they lost money could pursue their claims as groups.<p>Facebook …

Sheryl Sandberg

Yeah, there's another rumor about Apple and an OLED iPhone

It's the rumor that simply won't die: Apple will use OLED screens in a future round of iPhones. The latest report comes via <i>Reuters</i> citing unnamed sources from South Korea's <i>Electronic Times</i> (Korean). Also cited was last month's report from <i>Nikkei</i> that stated Apple's intent for the gorgeous screen …

LG and Samsung will reportedly supply OLED screens for Apple’s iPhone

<i>SEOUL (Reuters, Se Young Lee)</i> — South Korea’s LG Display Co Ltd and the panel-making unit of Samsung Electronics Co Ltd will supply organic light emitting diode (OLED) screens for Apple Inc’s iPhones, the Electronic Times reported on Wednesday citing unnamed sources.<p>The report comes after years of …

LG's smart home hub looks like an Amazon Echo with a screen

Amazon's Echo was one of the stars of the retail giant's record-breaking holiday period, and it was only a matter of time before competitors started making their own smart speakers. LG's new SmartThinQ hub appears to be one such copycat. The hub, announced today ahead of a demonstration at CES next …

Smart Homes

Man claims iPhone 6 Plus caught fire while he was charging it

An Atlanta man claims his iPhone 6 Plus caught fire when he was charging it in his home, setting his bed on fire in the process.<p>“There were sparks and flames,” said David Grimsley. “The whole apartment could have burned down.”<p>In the end, Grimsley says he managed to move the iPhone off the burning …

Smartisan T2 flaunts a sleek design and metal frame

Reasonably priced Chinese smartphones with decent specifications are a dime a dozen these days, but you still have to look to the top tier OEMs for the best build quality. Smartisan’s new T2 flagship aims to buck this trend with a metallic frame and a rather sleek, minimalistic look.<p>The T2 arrives …

Phones

Apple could make the iPhone 7 waterproof

The iPhone 6s and 6s Plus both have higher levels of water resistance than previous models, but Apple didn't describe them as waterproof.<p>It's unclear from the report what kind of steps Apple is going to take to make the iPhone 7 waterproof, but it does describe "new compound materials" that will …

Mobile Technology

Facebook's Free Internet App Shut Down in Egypt

Free Basics, Facebook’s controversial service that provides users with free access to select websites on mobile, is in trouble in a yet another …

Internet

iPhone 7 Plus Said to Have 256GB Option and Larger 3,100 mAh Battery

Apple's next-generation iPhone 7 Plus may feature a 256GB storage option and larger 3,100 mAh battery as two differentiating features over the smaller iPhone 7, according to Chinese website <i>MyDrivers</i> [Google Translate].<p>The report does not specify if the iPhone 7 Plus will still have 16GB base …

Latest Samsung Galaxy S7 leak suggests flagship will come in sizes up to 5.7 inches

It's widely expected that Samsung will unveil its Galaxy S7 this February during Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, and that means that the rumors are starting to stream in. A photo posted online purportedly shows the full specifications for one of the handful of variants that Samsung appears to …

Electronics Industry