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Rose Gold coming to iPhone 5se like iPhone 6s, not ‘bright pink’, plus next iPads & MacBooks

In January, we reported that the upcoming 4-inch iPhone 5se would be released in the same colors as the iPhone 6s: Silver, Space Gray, Gold, and Rose Gold. That is still the case, according to sources. This weekend, reports have emerged with claims that the new device will be offered in a new …

Samsung Galaxy S7 release date reportedly going to be Friday, March 11th

According to a tweet from renowned smartphone leaker Evan Blass, Samsung is targeting Friday, March 11th as the release date for the Samsung Galaxy S7. The phone’s announcement will almost surely be happening during a press conference before the annual Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, …

Apple patent application reveals exciting possibilities for twin-camera system rumored for iPhone 7

We heard a report in November that Apple was testing an iPhone 7 model with dual rear cameras, and a patent application published today not only confirms that Apple is indeed exploring the idea, but reveals some extremely exciting possibilities with such a setup.<p>The most basic of these, noted by</i> …

Immersit puts hydraulics on your couch, turning any movie into a Disney World ride

There’s plenty of reason to believe that virtual reality will finally make its mark on mainstream audiences in 2016 — but a functional headset is …

Virtual Reality

GoPro Names Its Drone Karma

Payback for a deal gone sour?<p>For years, GoPro was the silent partner in the camera drone revolution. Slung beneath DJI quadcopters or hobbyist-built models, the hardy camera took all the footage, but the flying machines themselves got the credit. Tired of playing second fiddle in a growing …

Star Wars Battlefront beta kicks off Oct. 8

Star Wars fans will get a taste of <i>Star Wars Battlefront</i> in October, when the game's multiplayer beta goes live on PlayStation 4, Windows PC and Xbox One, developer DICE announced today. The five-day long beta will let players experience three of <i>Star Wars Battlefront</i>'s multiplayer modes across three …

Star Wars

The new Gear VR will work with any new Samsung phone and cost $99

Samsung and Oculus have announced a new Gear VR mobile virtual reality headset, and it's coming before Black Friday. At today's Oculus Connect show, Samsung executive Peter Koo said that the latest Gear VR will work with Samsung's whole 2015 line of smartphones — previous editions worked with …

The MacBook Air is on a path to extinction

Apple is squeezing the air out of the Air<p>When Apple redesigned the MacBook Air in 2010, it created one of the best machines to ever carry its Mac label. That new laptop was a revelation: extremely thin and light, like the original Air, yet also powerful enough for most tasks and equipped with a …

Now You Can Buy And Fly A Tiny Millennium Falcon Drone

A “Mini”llennium Falcon<p>There is likely no more iconic spaceship this side of the USS Enterprise than the Millennium Falcon. Han Solo’s smuggling vessel, capably co-piloted by Chewbacca and later flown by Lando Calrissian, is as beautiful as a deliberately ugly machine gets. In preparation for its …

New PlayStation 4 firmware adds YouTube streaming, 10 GB of online storage

The next system software update for PlayStation 4 will bring with it a host of new features, including the option to livestream gameplay to YouTube, a tenfold increase in online storage and a new Events hub.<p>In a post on the PlayStation Blog today, Sony confirmed previous reports that PS4 system …

Apps

In ‘Concussion,' Will Smith Plays Pioneering Doctor Who Challenged The NFL

Film follows true story of Bennet Omalu, forensic pathologist who discovered CTE<p>In 2005, a forensic pathologist named Bennet Omalu published a paper about a disease he had just discovered called Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE). You might have heard of it—CTE causes the brain to break down as …

There goes the neighborhood: 'Black Ops 3' brings back Nuk3town

Activision announced on Monday that Nuk3town, the single most popular map in the Call of Duty franchise's entire history, will be available on CoD: Black Ops 3. Anybody that pre-orders <i>BO3</i> for the PS4, XBone or PC will receive a download code that unlocks the legendary map when the game hits store …

Call of Duty

This Voice-Activated Organizing Robot Makes Sure You'll Never Lose A Screw

Danh Trinh built StorageBot to keep track of easily lost workshop parts. Even better, it responds to the sound of his voice.<p>Over 25 years, Danh Trinh had amassed thousands of screws, hinges, and other parts in his workshop. He filed them away in labeled drawers, but locating them still wasn't easy. …

Black Ops 3 PS4 beta gets higher level cap, new map and more

<i>Call of Duty: Black Ops 3</i> developer Treyarch is currently running a multiplayer beta of the shooter on PlayStation 4, and the studio expanded the beta today with some new ways to play it, the company said on its blog.<p>The beta began on the night of Aug. 18 with a level cap of 28; Treyarch raised it …

Bear and Cubs Found in New Jersey Family's Swimming Pool

Tim Basso of Rockaway, New Jersey, found a mama bear and her five clubs taking a dip in his family’s swimming pool Tuesday.<p>He told News 12 New Jersey …

You can sign up to beta-test the next PS4 firmware update

Sony is giving PlayStation 4 owners the opportunity to test a beta version of the console's next system software update, the company announced yesterday.<p>The service will offer testers a look at the new items coming in the update, as well as the opportunity to provide feedback. And if something goes …

10 apps that should be core smartphone features

So I trawled the hundreds of apps I’ve installed, and compiled a “top 10” of the ones I feel wouldn’t look out-of-place integrated into a phone’s inner workings.<p>It’s worth noting here that these aren’t necessarily the best built or designed apps out there — it’s more about the core functionality. …

Seriously unexpected marine mammals are being spotted in the River Thames

LONDON – When someone mentions London's River Thames and wildlife in the same sentence, you could be forgiven for thinking they're about to say …

Marine Mammals

'Final Fantasy VII' lands on iOS with built-in cheat codes

If you can't find your old PSOne discs, don't want the PC version and don't have a PS4, there's now one more way to play <i>Final Fantasy VII</i>: on your iPhone. Today Square Enix launched the classic jRPG for devices running iOS 8.0 and up. At its core, this release is a simple port of the PC version of …

Final Fantasy

Samsung's latest monitors wirelessly charge your phone

It's not coated in gold, but Samsung's newest screen -- a monitor this time -- packs wireless charging for mobile phones and other Qi-compatible gadgets. (Yes, functionality you'd actually <i>want</i> in your office monitor... if you have a wirelessly charging phone.) The full-HD 24-inch S24E370DL and …

Gear & Gadgets