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Apple begins training support staff on iOS 7 & iTunes Radio, preparing for customer surprise

Apple has started training its AppleCare technical support staff on the changes and feature-set of iOS 7, according to multiple AppleCare employees. These people say that training began today, and AppleCare employees are required to complete the iOS 7 training by the second week of September.<p>The …

New Videos Depict 'Champagne' and 'Graphite' iPhone 5S Casings

Two new videos published today give a detailed look at the casings of the "champagne" colored iPhone 5S and the "graphite" 5S, which first showed up in photos earlier this week.<p>While there has been a non-stop stream of images and videos depicting the gold iPhone 5S, a video from <i>TLD</i> offers a good …

Apple confirms Apple Store iPhone trade-in program has launched today

In line with our reports from earlier this week, Apple has announced that its Apple Store iPhone trade-in-program has launched today. The confirmation comes by way of comment to CNBC.<p>The trade-in-program is officially called the “iPhone Reuse and Recycling Program” and it is available in Apple …

Samsung Galaxy Gear: the smartwatch paving the way for a wearable future?

Will Samsung's latest smartwatch be a revolutionary new category, asks Matt Warman<p>On Wednesday in Berlin, Samsung will seek to kickstart a whole new category of electronics. After the smartphone and the tablet, both pioneered by Apple, the South Korean electronics giant will unveil its smart …

Wearable Tech

Press Start: Halo 5 on Xbox One, the science of free-to-play and more

Plus, the new retro platformer from Keiji Inafune, the trouble with the Whore of the Orient and inside the Xbox One interface<p>A selection of links, hand-picked by the Guardian games writers.<p>Halo for Xbox One is called 'Halo 5' | CVG UK<p>This is the most popular story on CVG right now:<p>Halo for Xbox One …

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 will ship with Snapdragon 800 in South Korea

With two days to go before the official unveiling, or rather, unpacking, of the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 at the company’s pre-IFA event, the leaks and rumors surrounding the device are coming in thick and fast. Previous leaks have given us some idea of what we can expect from the upcoming smartphone …

Galaxy Note

Nintendo 2DS hands-on: surprisingly not the worst thing ever

Nintendo's budget-friendly new handheld, the Nintendo 2DS, made its publicly playable debut on the first day of PAX Prime. We took Nintendo's portable curiosity for a spin and found that, despite its bulk, it's actually quite comfortable to use. However, some of the cost-cutting measures have their …

Packaged iPhone 5C Surfaces Again in Multiple Colors, Video Shows Powered-On Unit

Following recent photos of Apple's alleged iPhone 5C shown in its packaging, as well as the quick-start guide, SIM eject tool and other paperwork to be included in the packaging, several more photos and a video have surfaced showing similar devices and packages.<p>First, Chinese site <i>iApps.im</i> has …

Apple Patents iOS Unlocking Methods That Determine Level Of User Access To Device Features And Software

A big request from parents regarding iOS has been that Apple implement user accounts on its mobile devices, in order to make it so that a parent can sign in with greater access to device features and apps than a child, for instance. It’s a system that already has an analogue on the desktop, and …

Apple’s new iPhone: deliveries due in UK stores by 20 and 27 September

Sources close courier companies reveal delivery dates for an Apple product believed to be the iPhone 5S.<p>Retailers and mobile phone network shops are expecting two deliveries of new Apple products in time for them to go on sale on September 20 and 27, the Telegraph can reveal.<p>Sources close to people …

iPhone

Xbox One will support up to eight controllers (update: PS4 supports four)

We've already gotten an intimate look at the Xbox One controller on multiple occasions, but Microsoft's just snuck in some new tidbits about how the gamepad will work with its new console. Ballmer and Co. quietly disclosed on the gaming machine's official site that the gamepads have a 30-foot …

Report: Apple testing 64-bit iPhone processor with a “motion tracking” chip

Advertisement<p>8 Comments<p>According to a pair of tweets from Fox anchor Clayton Morris, your next iPhone(s aapl) could be 31 percent faster and have a …

Move over, Oculus: Sony reportedly building virtual reality headset for PlayStation 4

According to separate reports from <i>Eurogamer</i> and <i>CVG,</i> Sony is currently working on a virtual reality headset that could launch as an accessory for the PlayStation 4. <i>Eurogamer</i> says "multiple sources" confirm that the device takes after the Oculus Rift in functionality and would ramp up the sense of …

Self-driving cars will bristle with sensors

Car computers will use many sources of data -- lasers, radar, stereo cameras, even windshield wiper rain detectors -- to figure out what's around them. And none of the sensors will ever get drowsy.<p><b>Editors' note:</b> <i>Be sure to catch the other stories in this package: on how Google's robo-cars mean the</i> …

Autonomous Cars