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Kitesurfer uses Apple Watch Series 3 to call Coast Guard after wiping out in shark territory

Apple Watch Series 3 lets you make calls even when your iPhone isn’t nearby, and the new cellular feature is already coming to the rescue out in the wild. A recent <i>Daily Mail</i> report tells the story of kitesurfer John Zilles who crashed into water a mile offshore where sharks have been known to swim. …

Apple has finally won $120 million from Samsung in slide-to-unlock patent battle

One case down, one to go<p>After years of sparring in the courts, Apple has once and for all claimed victory over Samsung to the count of $120 million. The Supreme Court said today that it wouldn’t hear an appeal of the patent infringement case, first decided in 2014, which has been bouncing through …

Google malware attack hacks a million accounts, and growing

More than a million Google accounts have been hit by malicious software, a security firm said on Wednesday.<p>Check Point said in a blog post that the attack campaign, known as Gooligan, is expanding to an additional 13,000 devices a day. It's malware that infects devices and steals their …

Apps

Displaymate gives iPhone X “highest ever” rating with an A+

Displaymate released its study of the iPhone X display earlier today and the results are impressive to say the least. If you recall, last year’s iPhone 7 had a record high in display performance. However, the iPhone X is here to take the crown.<p>Over the years Displaymate has run exhaustive tests on …

iPhone X setup shows Apple’s core brilliance

I used to think setting up a new iPhone was easy, but the iPhone X takes it to the next level.<p>On Friday, I got the new iPhone X and have been using it all weekend. The setup process was the easiest ever, and speaks to Apple’s constant drive to make things better.<p>Normally I set up a new I Phone “as …

A Lord Of The Rings TV Series Is Potentially Coming To Amazon

A TV series based on the epic fantasy franchise The Lord of the Rings is in the works, though it sounds like very early days and it may never happen. According to Variety, Warner Bros. TV and J.R.R. Tolkien's estate are talking to Amazon about developing a series based on the novels. Amazon CEO …

Apple admits faults of iPhone X Super Retina display: OLED

Got an iPhone X? Congratulations! Enjoying that Super Retina “notched” display on the iPhone X? Good. Enjoy it for a while.<p>Like viewers of other OLED …

Alibaba could put AR navigation in your car by next year

What is Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba doing when it's not fighting counterfeiters? It's working on developing better tech, of course.<p>With global spending in AR and VR expected to double this year, Alibaba appears to believe that augmented reality is the way to go. AR navigation startup WayRay on …

Augmented Reality

Tesla’s crash rate dropped 40 percent after Autopilot was installed, Feds say

Tesla’s crash rate dropped 40 percent after the electric carmaker installed its semi-autonomous Autopilot software, government regulators reported today.<p>The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration just released its report on the May 2016 fatal accident involving a Tesla Model S. Within the …

Massive Apple Leaks Reveal Radical New iPhone

Is Apple set to <i>Wow the world</i> with a radical new iPhone? A rash of leaks from a variety of credible sources strongly suggest so, and they promise a level of reinvention we haven’t seen from Apple in several years.<p>Here’s the breakdown.<p>The biggest news comes from KGI Securities’ Ming-Chi Kuo (widely …

Mobile Technology

Analysts corroborate reports claiming the iPhone 7 will feature a Force Touch Home button

Yesterday we reported on an anonymous tip we received claiming the iPhone 7 will feature a Home button that uses haptic feedback to simulate a click. The source claimed that it would use the same approach as Force Touch. Now, analysts from Cowen and Company are corborrating that report (via …

IMAX will build your home theater for a mere $400,000

For anyone tired of paying up for 3D IMAX movie tickets, the company is now offering in-home, high-definition, floor-to-ceiling, wall-to-wall, officially calibrated IMAX theater systems. All you need to bring is about half a million dollars and a spare wing of your palace to install it in.<p>As</i> …

A 19-year-old created a free robot lawyer that has beaten 160,000 parking tickets

The very first robot lawyer that was designed to challenge parking tickets has been wildly successful since it was launched last Fall.<p>British programmer Joshua Browder, 19, launched the beta version of the bot in London in September. In that month alone, 3,000 people used the service to appeal …

Why the dot in your Gmail address doesn't matter

Google<p>My <i>Slate</i> email address is will.oremus@slate.com. If you email willoremus@slate.com, your message will bounce. There is no willoremus@slate.com.<p>If there were, though, it’s a good bet that he’d get a lot of messages that were intended for me (poor guy).<p>For just that reason, Google decided to do …

iPhone SE's preorder numbers good, not great, in China

The iPhone SE is Apple's cheapest smartphone ever, making it ostensibly the best way for the company to win over new customers in emerging markets.<p>In China, the world's largest smartphone market, the strategy is paying off -- but not tremendously well. The device has racked up 3.4 million preorders …

Mobile Technology

7 Reasons Why Skyrim and Witcher Fans Should Be Excited for Kingdom Come: Deliverance

Plague not included.<p>Warhorse Studios' upcoming open-world RPG Kingdom Come: Deliverance is, in a word, impressive. Taking place during real …

CES 2016: Logitech Updates the G502 Proteus Spectrum Gaming Mouse with RGB Lighting

Logitech's most popular gaming mouse gets even better with customizable RGB lighting.<p>Logitech’s popular G502 Proteus mouse is getting a minor refresh …

The 6 Best iPhone Tricks To Use This New Year

They're practically magic.<p>Whether your phone is about to die or your charger is frayed, last year's best iPhone hacks can solve all of your smartphone-related in the year to come. Try these handy shortcuts as shared by Facebook users, tech experts and more.

Apple May Soon Offer the Ability to Send Payments via iMessage

The Cupertino tech giant is making a deeper push into the payments space.<p>In-house battery cases, proprietary audio formats and new Beats Radio stations aren’t the only things on Apple’s mind. After launching Apple Pay a little more than a year ago, the Cupertino tech giant is looking to make an …

Mike Tyson gets knocked out by a hoverboard, Internet counterpunches

Hoverboards have been getting a lot of bad press since reports started surfacing that they catch fire without warning.<p>If hoverboard companies can make one that definitely doesn't explode (though that seems like something that should be on all product manufacturers' to-do list long before they start …

Hoverboards

Live Photos iPhone 6s

The iPhone 6s, Apple’s latest flagship phone, comes with a new feature called Live Photos that automatically creates a movie embedded in each picture you take of the seconds before and after the shot.<p>It appears on the surface to be a simple, cutesy addition, but it’s one of the best Apple has added …

WhatsApp suffers brief outage, causes massive freakout among users

WhatsApp went down briefly on Thursday, preventing some users from sending and receiving messages on New Year's Eve.<p>According to DownDetector, a …

Seven-Year-Old Racks up £4,000 Bill Playing ‘Jurassic World’ Video Game on Dad’s iPad

- Dec 31, 2015<p>We haven’t had one of these stories for awhile, so let’s squeeze one more in before the year ends. A father was unpleasantly surprised …

Mobile internet is now just the internet

Smartphones are increasingly becoming the devices on which we access the web at home as well as on the move, meaning more power for Google and Apple<p>The Christmas holidays are the time of year when different generations of the family gather around the dinner table. So it’s a perfect opportunity for …

Mobile

Virgin Galactic is planning to show off its next spaceship in February 2016

Virgin Galactic is already working on the new version of its SpaceShipTwo space plane, Richard Branson tells <i>Mashable</i>, and will be ready to show the world its progress early next year. The Virgin boss expects that the new craft — the first shown off by the company since a tragic accident claimed the …

'Star Trek' owners sue to stop a crowdfunded fan film

If there's one thing that CBS Studios and Paramount Pictures are good at, it's showing how much contempt they have for <i>Star Trek</i> fans. The co-owners of the sci-fi property have shoved a proud middle finger at the creators of a fan-made film, demanding that the project be shut down. <i>Axanar</i>, unlike …

Elder Scrolls Online 1 Million Giveaway

• As part of their #MillionReasonsToPlay campaign, The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited is giving one lucky person $1,000,000* and with a Free …

Artificial intelligence: Elon Musk backs open project 'to benefit humanity'

Non-profit research company OpenAI to seek ‘a good outcome for all over its own self-interest’, say Tesla boss and others donating a combined $1bn<p>Some of the most prominent executives in the technology industry including the Tesla and SpaceX boss Elon Musk are backing a non-profit artificial …

Artificial Intelligence