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The iPhone 10 years in: Everything that's changed from 2007 to 2017

Few times of the year are as thrilling for gadget buffs as an Apple launch event, and tomorrow the company is expected to pull back the curtain on a trio of new iPhones. While some incredibly specific leaks this weekend might have spoiled the surprise, there's no denying just how important the …

Understanding The Force & Islamic Spirituality

What's the correlation between one of the most iconic films of all time and the fastest-growing religion in the world?<p>The <i>Star Wars</i> film series revolves around the Jedi that learn the The Force from their teachers, Jedi Knights who have mastered the ways of The Force. They learn to detach themselves …

Samsung Galaxy S6 Active ultimate drop test: gets used as a hockey puck

Towards the tail-end of 2015 we’ve seen both Motorola and LG introduce highly ruggedized devices that have seen a great deal of positive praise. Yes, we’re talking about Moto’s Droid Turbo 2 and LG’s V10. Both handsets are more than capable of taking a great beating, and both companies are heavily …

The Jaw Dropping Evolution of Graphics From PS1 To PS4

Through the years video games have evolved steadily through hardware and system updates. When once we played as sprites roaming around a pixelated …

An Old Samsung Phone Becomes an Awesome New Tiny TV Set

It can even be remote controlled, with a little work.<p>Over at Hack-a-Day, there's a neat (literally) little project for people with an older Android phone sitting around. A trinket model TV made of scrap wood and cardboard becomes a perfect tiny TV when paired with a Samsung I9000.<p>Of course, no tiny …

Gear & Gadgets

Samsung keeps its crown as king of smartphones

Smartphone sales may be slowing from their meteoric growth as developed countries become saturated. But demand remains high.<p>Manufacturers shipped …

How to move files in Mac without creating duplicates using keyboard shortcut

OS X is a fairly simple to use operating system that lets you conveniently perform your day to day task without much effort. However there are a few …

Apple Compares The 2015 iMac To The First Ever, 1998 Model

Apple today announced new iMacs bringing 5K screens to its entire 27-inch lineup and adding a new 4K option to the lower-end 21.5-inch iMac. The new …

Samsung Pay makes mobile payments slightly less of a mess

I’m a big fan of using my mobile phone to pay for things in stores. I’ve been intrigued by the concept of since it was first promised with the introduction of NFC technology, and I’ve gotten hooked on it in practice, too. This is due partly to convenience. I’m usually carrying around a bottomless …

Making Sense Of The New Star Wars Canon

After Disney acquired Lucasfilm, the creative powers that be declared that the only existing works of the <i>Star Wars</i> universe that the new films moving …

This brute-force device can crack any iPhone’s PIN code

Touch ID might be a more convenient and secure security implementation than PIN codes, but for now at least PINs are sticking around — which makes your iPhone vulnerable to anyone who gets their hands on it.<p>Of course, your iPhone only gives you a certain number of failed guesses, which means that …

11 tricks to make your Android run faster

It’s frustrating to drop several hundred dollars on a high-end smartphone only to find that the smooth and speedy performance you expected remains elusive. Mid-rangers and the budget end of the market are even more prone to stuttering and lag. There are various ways to speed up that Android …

Five ways Apple could push headphone technology forward

Advertisement<p>25 Comments<p>Credit: Andrew Burton/Getty Images<p>In early May, the tech world was buzzing about a rumor posted on Secret that Apple might …

10 All-American Summer Road Trips

Drive, We Said<p>There's nothing more American than hitting the open road with the windows down, the music up, and a cooler full of beer in the backseat (you know, for later). Sure, the game has changed a little—smartphones have all but rendered guidebooks and crumpled maps obsolete—but one essential …

Apple releases betas for OS X 10.9.4, OS X Server 3.2, and Safari 6.1.5

Although Apple-watchers have been buzzing about OS X 10.10 Yosemite since last week’s WWDC, Apple hasn’t forgotten about its current generation Mavericks Mac OS.<p>To prove it, the company has released three new betas for developers to test out — including OS X Mavericks 10.9.4, OS X Server 3.2, and …

Outlook Web App finally debuts on Android, but only for 'small' devices

Been looking forward to a native Outlook Web App for your Android device? You just might have to wait a <i>little</i> longer: the freshly launched OWA Android app is only available on 'select devices.' Microsoft says this pre-release version can do everything its iOS counterpart can <i>and</i> automatically update …

Powerbeats2 are Beats by Dre's first wireless earbuds

There may have been some big changes at Beats recently, but it's still all about the headphones. The newest addition to the (ever growing) family is the Powerbeats². As the name suggests, they are a revision of the original sport-friendly buds from Beats, but this time they're wireless -- Beats' …

Samsung sticks more colorful screens in its new Galaxy Tab S

Thanks to the internet, we've already seen leaked images of Samsung's flagship Galaxy Tab S. So when the company announced a press event for June 12th, we had a pretty good idea of what was in store. Sure enough, the company just unveiled the Tab S family, which includes models with 8.4- and …

Up close and personal with Samsung's vibrant Galaxy Tab S

When Samsung first made what it considered to be the definitive Android smartphone, it called it the Galaxy S and has stuck with that naming convention for every flagship phone it's made since. That tiny little badge of distinction has never wound up on one of the company's many, many tablets... …

Netflix's website is suddenly sporting a fresh logo and brighter background

Netflix started tagging some of its trailers with a new logo around the start of May, and now it's part of changes on the streaming movie service's main website. The redesigned logo has replaced its predecessor at the top left, and the background is brighter than the last big redesign we can …

13 New Features for Apple's iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite

Apple stayed true to the theme of the event and focused its presentation strictly to software, adding a collection of new features—some exciting and some a long time coming.<p><b>Today at the Moscone Center in San</b> Francisco, Apple debuted a whole host of features for OS X 10.10 Yosemite and iOS 8. It was …

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10 Sci-Fi Sleepers

When is a Hit Not a Hit?<p>With a $178 million budget, <i>Edge of Tomorrow</i> is a science fiction film that has blockbuster written all over it. Does it join the ranks of these sci-fi sleepers—films that get overlooked but eventually find a devoted audience?

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The Real Military Tech Behind Edge of Tomorrow's Guns and Gadgets

The new Tom Cruise movie, a gritty piece of sci-fi thats set on a repeat loop a la Groundhog Day, opens today. Many of the weapons and vehicles are based on real concepts from the U.S. military.<p>The new Tom Cruise movie, a gritty piece of sci-fi that's set on a repeat loop a la <i>Groundhog Day</i>, opens …

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PM/AM: The Future of the Steam Machine

Stories, videos, and our thoughts on big news you might have missed.<p><i>Welcome to PM/AM, Popular Mechanics' morning briefing on the top science and tech stories for today.</i><p>Yesterday, Alienware, one of 13 hardware manufacturers who signed up to participate with Valve's Steam Machine program earlier this …