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The 14 Most Innovative Gadgets Of All Time

Wireless high-speed Internet everywhere? We're getting close thanks to LTE.<p>Cars that drive themselves? Google is working on it. Appliances that sync with your smartphone? Thanks, Nest.<p>We put together what we think are the best examples of gadgets that brought us into the future or are now showing …

Gear & Gadgets

Three new reports show the state of the nation for the iPhone

The latest numbers from IDC, ABI and Strategy Analytics (the latter not yet online) paint an interesting picture of where the smartphone business currently stands, and where the iPhone sits within it.<p>The overall picture for smartphones is, of course, strong. IDC reports:<p>In the worldwide smartphone …

U.S. Government Gets Approval to Keep Tracking Phone Records

Well, at least this time they are telling everyone their phone records are being collected.<p>The U.S. government said Friday that the secret foreign …

Surveillance

Are Knockoff IPhone Chargers Electrocuting People?

Last week a 23-year-old Chinese woman was killed allegedly via an electric shock that came from her iPhone, which was plugged in and charging. Apple said it would help Chinese authorities investigate the incident. Ma Ailun was using an iPhone 4, and fresh information on the case suggests that her …

iPhone

Apple Developer Center Was Hacked; Site Remains Down While Company Overhauls Security

Apple’s developer site was accessed by “an intruder” last Thursday, the company has disclosed, and Apple has not ruled out the possibility that …

Embryonic stem cells could help restore sight to blind

Scientists have shown that light-sensitive retinal cells, grown in the lab from stem cells, can successfully integrate into the eye when implanted …

The Apple, Samsung Conflict Will Get Even More Absurd Before It Gets Better

This week the Wall St Journal reported that Apple and Samsung had been in negotiations to settle their long running patent conflicts, coming close to a settlement in February. No surprise, though – a deal still seems a long way off.<p>The conflict is set to get more bizarre before it gets better. The …

'Invisibility wetsuit' to protect against sharks launched in Western Australia

An “invisibility cloak” to protect surfers from sharks has been launched in Western Australia, the scene of five fatal shark attacks in recent …