Andrew Dean Bailey

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Apple says it only makes one phone because the iPhone is already perfect

In its current state, the iPhone is Apple’s diligent attempt to create the Platonic ideal of smartphones, says mobile analyst Horace Dediu. This was Dediu’s observation regarding a question asked of Tim Cook: why does Apple only make one model of smartphone, as opposed to competitors like Samsung, …

Tim Cook

Apple Releases a New iPod Touch (Without a Rear Camera) for $229

In a somewhat surprising unannounced launch, Apple has released a new model of the iPod touch with a 4-inch screen, and no rear camera – while …

Hacker Andrew Auernheimer Placed In Solitary Confinement For Tweeting From Prison

Andrew “Weev” Auernheimer has been placed in “administrative segregation,” prison shorthand for solitary confinement for “investigative purposes.” Supporters believe he was locked down and given no Internet access because of his ability to send Tweets to a third party who relayed them on his …

The Future of Wireless Power

We live in a wireless world. Cell phones, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 2G, 3G, 4G — the always on, always connected world of digital devices is driven by the magic of wireless. But all our devices, from smart phones to laptops, still rely on cords and plugs for charging. Everyone’s had their cell phone become …

Walk for Your Lives! Deadly Giant Snails Are Invading Texas

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>A Houston woman discovered a giant African land snail in her garden—a slimy horror of a creature …

Zoology

First Retina iPad Mini is on track, DisplaySearch reports

A refresh of the iPad Mini is coming in the third quarter, NPD DisplaySearch said late Sunday in an update.<p><b>Update at 11:15 p.m. PT:</b> The iPad Mini will get a refresh in the third calendar quarter with a Retina display, NPD DisplaySearch predicted late Sunday.<p>This is an update to information that …

Electronic Arts obtains exclusive rights to Star Wars games

In a piece of news that informs on the future of Star Wars video games after Disney shut down LucasArts last month, Disney and Electronic Arts have …

Electronic Arts

Sims 4, due in 2014, to ditch need for Net connection

Skirting EA's online system should avoid the server woes that tainted the debut of the recent SimCity game, which forces players to maintain a connection to the publisher's Origin platform.<p>A newly unveiled Sims sequel will arriving in 2014, giving gamers yet another chance to take control of tiny …

10,000 iPhone 5 Domino

iOS

Texas explosion: residents of West shocked by devastation

Rescue workers were on Thursday night picking through the devastation caused by an explosion at a Texas fertiliser plant that destroyed scores of …

'Our hearts are broken': Texas town grieves in wake of devastating blast - U.S. News

Authorities in the small community of West, Texas, which was stunned by a massive explosion in a fertilizer plant on Wednesday, are searching for survivors and clues about what caused the blast, believed to be an accident.<p>By M. Alex Johnson, John Newland and Tracy Connor, NBC News<p>Searches resumed …

The Sequel to Gangnam Style Has Arrived

Oppa sequel style!<p>South Korean musical dynamo Psy just released his musical followup to “Gangnam Style,” the very definition of a viral video that …

Gangnam Style

Now That We Have All These Devices, It’s Time For Them To Truly Work Together

Cross-platform is the buzzword of all the big tech companies now. During every Google earnings call, like clockwork, CEO Larry Page dedicates considerable time discussing the company’s focus on making sure users have a seamless experience and equal access to services as they switch between devices. …

Boot up: Apple iWatch hints, mobile in China, PC slowdown explained and more

A burst of 8 links for you to chew over, as picked by the Technology team<p>Apple's 'Coach' Campbell sees Google Glass starting era of intimate objects …

Businessman from Hong Kong spends $15 million on diamond encrusted iPhone 5

There are several companies out there who can build incredibly expensive mobile phones for incredibly rich people. One of the names that spring to …

Hong Kong

Apple to sell 75 million low-cost iPhones next year, says analyst

The much-rumored low-cost iPhone would cannibalize sales from the more expensive model but help Apple grab a healthy chunk of the low-end smartphone market.<p>A low-cost iPhone could see unit sales of 75 million in 2014, projects Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster.<p>In an investors note released today, …