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How to turn off Google's location tracking

When you turn off “location history” Google still tracks your location when you use several of its key services including Maps, search and the weather. Here’s how to really turn all of it off.<p>A report from the Associated Press has highlighted that the feature called location history is just one of …

Maps

Supplier Report Hints At Three Face ID iPhones

Last week, Apple accidentally leaked the iPhone X Plus in its own software on three separate occasions (1,2,3). But now a key Apple partner has gone even further, inadvertently giving away the biggest design change in all three of Apple’s upcoming new iPhones…<p>In reporting its latest quarterly …

Mobile Technology

Pixel 3XL Tests List Huge 6.7-inch Display

Thought you knew everything about Google’s upcoming Pixel 3 smartphones: the controversial design, polarising specs, long-awaited upgrades and intriguing new camera system. Guess again, because a major new leak has delivered a truly massive surprise…<p>Earlier this week, a Ukrainian blogger managed to …

Mobile Technology

Cell phone batteries are destined to die, and we have physics to blame

The second law of thermodynamics is the enemy here.<p>Why do batteries die? And, why can they only be recharged so many times before they won’t hold a useful amount of charge? My young son asked me about that years ago when his battery-powered toy car stopped moving, wondering about what he called an …

Clean Energy

Sony unveils world's first 48-megapixel smartphone sensor

Is it best to have a high-resolution smartphone camera or a lower-resolution one with better light sensitivity? Sony says you can have both with its latest stacked CMOS image sensor. The IMX586 has the "industry's highest pixel count" with 48 megapixels, bettering high-end cameras like its own A7R …

Cameras

New Gorilla Glass should turn 2018 iPhone display into a tank

Corning Gorilla Glass 6 focuses on durability. This cover glass for smartphones has been formulated to not just survive higher drops, but more frequent ones.<p>Earlier versions of Gorilla Glass have been used on all previous iPhone models since Steve Jobs chose the company to provide screen covers in …

What Is (And Isn't) Scientific About The Multiverse

The Universe is all there ever was, all there is, and all there will ever be. At least, that’s what we’re told, and that’s what’s implied by the word “Universe” itself. But whatever the true nature of the Universe actually is, our ability to gather information about it is fundamentally limited.<p>It’s …

Dark Matter

Samsung's new DRAM chip will make phones run faster and longer

Samsung has been busy improving its microSD range, introducing SSDs with faster write speeds, and opening the world's biggest mobile factory, but the electronics maker doesn't appear to be slowing down any time soon -- it's just completed tests on a 8Gb LPDDR5 DRAM prototype, a faster, low power …

Batteries

If you love staying up late and sleeping in, doing otherwise might actually hurt your health

Here’s one more way our modern sleep schedules might be killing us.<p>Night owls might get a rap for staying up too late watching Netflix or getting lost in meme spirals on the web, but it’s not all fun and games. Study after study shows the later you sleep and rise, the more likely you are to develop …

Sleep

Apple Loop: New iPhone Specs Revealed, Larger Cheaper iPhone Leaked, MacBook Pro Problems Confirmed

Taking a look back at another week of news from Cupertino, this week’s Apple Loop includes more details on Apple’s latest ‘cheap’ iPhone, features and specs of the new iPhones, Apple’s confirmation of MacBook Pro faults, macOS 12’s public beta, production notes for the A12 chip, and Apple’s …

Volkswagen's all-electric race car shatters records on the uphill Pikes Peak

For the last 100 years, cars have been setting records on top of Colorado's Pikes Peak.<p>Another record has been broken this year, but this time it …

FDA approves first cannabis-based drug

<b>(CNN) —</b> The US Food and Drug Administration approved a cannabis-based drug for the first time, the agency said Monday.<p>Epidiolex was recommended for approval by an advisory committee in April, and the agency had until this week to make a decision.<p>The twice-daily oral solution is approved for use in …

Cannabis

World's tiniest 'computer' makes a grain of rice seem massive

You didn't think scientists would let IBM's "world's smallest computer" boast go unchallenged, did you? Sure enough, University of Michigan has produced a temperature sensing 'computer' measuring 0.04 cubic millimeters, or about a tenth the size of IBM's former record-setter. It's so small that one …

University of Michigan

Apple Loop: New iPhone Design Confirmed, Goodbye Lightning Port, Apple Faces Awkward iPhone Problems

Taking a look back at another week of news from Cupertino, this week’s Apple Loop includes the latest camera and fast charging technology for the new iPhone X machines, switching from lightning to USB-C, repair issues facing the MacBook Pro and the iPhone 7 family, why the iPhone X is the world’s …

Strange signals from space may be the result of spinning diamond dust

Lucy in the sky with nanodiamonds.<p>Astronomer Jane Greaves wasn’t looking for diamonds, or strange microwave emissions. What she really wanted to look at was dust, but the numbers coming in from the instruments on the Green Bank Telescope didn’t match up with anything that she expected to …

Apple's New Designs 'Confirmed'

In May my exclusive story confirmed Apple’s new iPhone line-up and one cancellation. Now, I can reveal the designs of the most exciting models and the radical move Apple will make…<p>Working in collaboration with popular accessories maker Ghostek, a partnership which previously saw me leak Samsung’s …

Mobile Technology

Ask Ethan: If Mass Curves Spacetime, How Does It Un-Curve Again?

Matter tells space how to curve, and curved space tells matter how to move. That’s the basic principle behind Einstein’s General Relativity, which linked, for the first time, the phenomenon of gravity with that of spacetime and relativity. Place a mass down anywhere in the Universe, and the space …

Essential's second smartphone module adds a headphone jack

Despite rumors it's up for sale, Essential is still operating as if everything is just fine. After releasing a new beta for Android P, the company has just launched its second modular accessory. The Audio Adapter HD packs a pre-amp and an ESS Sabre DAC that can handle high-resolution MQA (master …

Apple Leak Shows Off The Biggest Ever iPhone

Last month I exclusively confirmed Apple’s all-new iPhone line-up. And now a legendary leaker has revealed Apple’s two biggest model changes…<p>Putting the icing on a truly prolific week where he exposed both Google’s Pixel 3 design and Samsung’s final Galaxy Note 9 changes, OnLeaks – aka Steve …

Mobile Technology

New iPhone Leak Reveals Apple's Exciting Design

Last week, I exclusively revealed Apple’s new iPhone line-up. But now we have got our first detailed look at the most radical model and it comes from a great source…<p>Working in collaboration with MySmartPrice, Steve Hemmerstoffer (aka the legendary OnLeaks) has revealed a detailed 360-degree render …

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This Aerial Robot Changes Shape Mid Flight

A flying robot can fold its wings midflight, just as birds do.<p>Researchers from the Étienne Jules Marey Institute of Movement Sciences have created an aerial robot that can change shape mid-flight, just like birds do. The Quad-Morphing robot can navigate tight spaces by reorienting its arms, which …

This could be the beginning of the end for the smartphone ‘notch’

The race to build a smartphone that has an uninterrupted, edge-to-edge screen may soon be ending.<p>Lenovo has confirmed a June 5 launch event for its …

iOS 11.4 is available right now: Here are the features worth upgrading for

As we expected, iOS 11.4 is available to download right now. Anyone running iOS 11 on their iPhone or iPad should see the update available in …

You Are Probably Using the Wrong HDMI Cord

It’s not your fault, but it is very likely that you’re using the wrong HDMI cord to plug that 4K Apple TV or PS4 Pro into your new TV. While you …

The best SSDs

<i>By Andrew Cunningham</i><p><i>This post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, it may earn affiliate commissions that support its work. Read the full article here.</i><p>Whether you're replacing an existing solid-state drive or …

Xiaomi’s iPhone X clone might have the iPhone X feature everyone wanted

As positive of a reception as the iPhone X has received since launch, there are elements of the flagship phone that couldn’t please everyone. For …

Lenovo teases what might be the first true ‘all screen’ phone

Here comes the Z5<p>Lenovo vice president Chang Cheng is teasing a new phone on China’s Weibo social network that’s nothing but screen framed by an ultra-thin bezel (via <i>CNET</i>). While Apple might claim that the iPhone X is “all screen,” its infamous notch — and the rash of Android imitators that …

iOS 13 will boast great updates for iPad users

iOS 12 is right around the corner, but iPad users should be thinking longer term. It’s iOS 13 “Yukon” in 2019 that’s expected to bring more new features to Apple’s tablet.<p>At the top of the list of the ability to work with multiple windows from the same application side-by-side. This would allow the …

Elon Musk says Tesla Model Y will be a ‘manufacturing revolution’

Forthcoming electric crossover will begin production in 2020<p>Elon Musk said that Tesla’s forthcoming electric crossover vehicle, the Model Y, will be a “manufacturing revolution,” even though the automaker is still struggling to get its mass-market Model 3 out of the door and into customers’ …

Render shows 2018 iPhone SE in all its budget glory

A couple of new renders and a video from a reliable source show what might be the next-generation iPhone SE. The device shown looks a lot like the earlier version, but updated with some of Apple’s newest tech.<p>Most notably, the Home button is gone, being replaced by a screen cutout with Face ID …

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