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Will Apple's control-freakery turn personal computers into big iPhones?

When Apple introduced its latest tablet computer earlier this month in San Francisco, CEO Tim Cook called the iPad Pro—a large-screen tablet with a …

Some of the best new cases for the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus

It’s almost that time. After being officially introduced earlier this month, both the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus will hit the market starting this …

Fingerprints from 5.6 million people were stolen in huge U.S. data breach

More than a quarter of the victims in a cyberattack on the federal government — which lost data belonging to 21 million people — also had their …

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12 types of guys girls hook up with while traveling

I HAD TO DO IT. I interviewed friends I’ve met while traveling from all over the world, and friends from home to suss out the types of guys girls …

Pope Francis set to address fractious U.S. Congress | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Fresh off his meeting with President Barack Obama, Pope Francis delivers a speech on Thursday to a U.S. Congress led by Republicans who have opposed Obama on issues of importance to the pontiff including climate change and immigration.<p>Francis, who arrived Tuesday in …

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How Can Chromecast Connect To Your Friend’s Phones Without Using WiFi? Ultrasonic Sounds

During yesterday’s I/O keynote, Google announced a rather fantastic new feature coming to the Chromecast: soon, your friends won’t need to be connected to your WiFi to be able to send things to your TV. As long as they’re in the same room, it should just work.<p>But how?<p>While Google’s Rishi Chandra …

Research breakthrough could make hydrogen gas an even better green fuel

Toyota might be bringing a commercial hydrogen fuel cell car to roads in 2015, but the fuel still has a few drawbacks -- the major ones being storing and transporting the gas itself. Research from the UK's Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) reckons they can solve it using ammonia, …

Hands On With The Moto 360, The First Round-Faced Android Wear Smartwatch

Motorola’s Moto 360 was ironically probably the most-coveted smartwatch at Google I/O this year, because despite high interest it’s also the only one that wasn’t available. It’ll still be shipped out to all conference attendees when it becomes publicly available later this summer, but for now we …

REPORT: Apple Is Already Developing Its First Smart Home Devices

Although Apple unveiled its HomeKit platform for developers at this year's WWDC, the company is now working on actual hardware products for everyday users.<p>Gurman's sources haven't specified exactly what types of devices Apple is working on, but they did reportedly say that the connected home space …

Android Wear smartwatches get the jump on Apple’s iWatch

With Google showing off Android-powered wearables from Samsung, LG and Motorola at its Google I/O developers conference this week, the smartwatch competition has officially heated up.<p>The LG G Watch and Samsung Gear Live will ship in early July, so Android Wear smartwatches will definitely beat …

Astronomers discover Earth-sized 'diamond' 900 light years away

The world's largest diamond, the Cullinan, is a tad over 3,100 carats uncut. Its estimated value is some $2 billion, and it only weighs about 1.37 pounds. That stone, while enormous relative to others like it, is but an invisible speck when up against the Earth-sized diamond discovered 900 light …

Google Cardboard Virtual Reality Kit: Weirdest Thing at I/O 2014 - TIME

When Sundar Pichai announced that everyone at the Google I/O developers conference would get “Cardboard,” his tone was so understated that no one …

The Fight For Your Smartphone's Home Screen Is Ready To Explode Onto Your Wrist

At the dawn of the world wide web, there was a simple business idea – the web portal page. The dominant companies would have a page that could guide customers around this new phenomenon. Links from the portal pages of AOL, Yahoo!, Demon, Lycos, Excite, and others, would drive huge volumes of …

New iOS App ‘Shutter’ Gives You Unlimited Cloud Photo Storage Completely Free

Last year we featured StreamNation: a cloud storage solution built with photographers in mind. Well, a few days ago, StreamNation released a new …

Apple absolutely needs to put this awesome ‘Good Samaritan’ feature into iOS

With iOS 7, Apple already has the best anti-theft software protection of any smartphone in the business. If you lose your iPhone, or it’s stolen, you can easily use Find My iPhone to see where it’s last reported coordinates are, and send a beep and a message to the device. And thanks to Activation …

Walmart Permanently Slashes The Price Of The iPhone 5S And iPhone 5C

The entry-level (16 GB) iPhone 5S will cost $99 with a two-year contract contract. The entry-level (16 GB) iPhone 5C will cost $29 with a two-year contract.<p>Walmart has run deals in the past, but this discount is permanent.<p>The iPhone 6 is expected to be out in September. This usually leads to a slow …

14 of the Best iOS Apps From June

From ambient audio-sharing apps to free, unlimited storage for all your mobile photos, we covered a lot of ground with new iOS apps in June. So by way of a quick recap and, of course, to help you filter through the debris, here’s our pick of the newbies from the past month.<p>OverHeard<p>OverHeard is a …

16 of the Best Android Apps From June

From ephemeral Facebook messaging apps, to ones that simply let you say ‘Yo!’ to your buddies, we covered a lot of ground with new Android apps in June. So by way of a quick recap and to help you filter through the debris, here’s our pick of the newbies from the past month.<p>MailWise<p>There’s already …

Aerofex hoverbike could be yours by 2017

Aerofex's hoverbike made a pretty big splash when the Californian company showed off its working prototype all the way back in 2012, but then it went eerily silent. Now, Aerofex has finally revealed a launch date and price: it'll cost $85,000 and ship in 2017, according to its website.<p>"Where you're …

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We could travel to new worlds in NASA's starship Enterprise

NASA announced in 2012 that it was working to build a "warp drive" that could enable "faster-than-light" travel. Two years later and the space agency hasn't built a spaceship capable of such speeds yet — but thanks to artist Mark Rademaker, we now know what one could look like. The result is the …

NASA's deep-space craft readying for launch

The U.S. space shuttle program retired in 2011, leaving American astronauts to hitchhike into orbit. But after three long years, NASA's successor is almost ready to make an entrance.<p>Orion, the agency's newest manned spaceship, is being prepared for its first mission in December. In future missions, …

Tiny Wireless Earbuds Could Be Damn Near Invisible When In Use

Two tiny, cylindrical earbuds that could be great–if you don’t lose them.<p>Earin, currently attracting tons of money on Kickstarter, is a tiny wireless earbud product that’s a bit different from anything currently on the market–and by doing things so differently, it might be the first pair of …

Google upgrades Glass with double the memory, battery boost

On the eve of I/O, Google unveils new Glass innards with 2GB of RAM and 15 percent longer battery life.<p>Google is still keeping up in the air the eventual release date of a consumer model for Glass, its controversial head-mounted display that first debuted on the face of co-founder Sergey Brin at …

Skynet Watch: Android Anchors Now Read the News

Robotic Ron Burgundy is coming to a broadcast near you.<p><i>(Photo by Yoshikazu Tsuno/AFP/Getty Images)</i><p><b>Coming straight out of my nightmares, these creepy and realistic "Kodomoroids"</b> made in Japan can read and report the news. With the written text entered into the system, the androids never stumble and …

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Do-it-yourself, mobile-app maker big hit with business

For many businesses, the logical next step after a website is a mobile app. But, until very recently, developing the latter was time-consuming and …

Google Glass Snoopers Can Steal Your Passcode With a Glance

Author: Andy Greenberg. Andy Greenberg Security<p>Date of Publication: 06.24.14.<p>Time of Publication: 6:30 am. 6:30 am<p>The odds are you can’t make out the …

'iPhone 6 production starting next month'

Apple's new larger-screened iPhone 6 is rumoured to be heading into production as early as next month<p><b>Apple</b>'s next <b>iPhone</b>, which is said to feature a larger screen than previous incarnations, is reported to be heading into production next month.<p>The next model, dubbed the iPhone 6, will come in two …

Samsung Galaxy Tab S takes tablet display crown, says researcher

Samsung's Galaxy Tab S 10.5 and Tab S 8.4 catapult OLED screen technology to the top of DisplayMate's tablet rankings.<p>The Samsung Galaxy Tab S is the new market leader when it comes to screen technology, according to research company DisplayMate Technologies. The Korean company's latest slate …