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What is a blockchain?

Blockchain technology is commonly associated with Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, but that’s only the tip of the iceberg. Some people think …

Blockchain

All 25 James Bond movies, ranked from worst to best

Of course I later caught up with the ones I skipped as a kid, but it's been a nice long while since I've watched any of the Bond films so when Collider asked me to rank every entry in the franchise, I figured it was high time to revisit them all, starting with <i>Dr. No</i> and going all the way to <i>Spectre</i>. …

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Mazda Kai Concept Previews Next-Generation Mazda3 in Tokyo

Rides on next-gen platform and is powered by Skyactiv-X<p>Mazda unveiled the Kai Concept at the 2017 Tokyo auto show, and the show car previews the design of the next-generation Mazda3 hatchback. Along with the Vision Coupe Concept, the Kai Concept hints at the next evolution of Mazda’s Kodo design …

iPhone X: Forget the experts, here’s what real people think

<i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>The tech world often behaves as if everything revolves around the tech world.<p>So when Apple unveiled its new "smartphone of the future," the iPhone X, every aspect was scrutinized and every expert opinion …

I Got Up at 3:45 A.M. Like Apple's Tim Cook for a Year. Here's What Happened

Spoiler: It wasn't pretty.<p>Oprah Winfrey. Former President George Bush (both of them). Robert Iger. They're just a handful of the successful people who challenge the sun to the starting line and get up at a ridiculously early hour (often before 5:00 a.m.). Some executives even push "morning" back …

The incredible architectural secrets of Steve Jobs Theater

Steve Jobs Theater is empty.<p>Hours earlier, the massive lobby, demo area (or foyer) space below, and theater were humming with Apple employees, media, …

Carbon Fiber

Apple’s iPhone X notch is an odd design choice

Hot or notch?<p>Apple’s new iPhone X has a spectacular edge-to-edge display that dominates the entire front of the device. Well, nearly the entire front. Unlike Xiaomi’s Mi Mix 2, Samsung’s Galaxy S8, and LG’s V30, Apple hasn’t kept the iPhone X top bezel intact; and compared to the Essential Phone, …

In Just 7 Words, Apple CEO Tim Cook Shows Why the Future of Apple Might Be Doomed

Apple just announced a lot of exciting new products and features. But here's why Tim Cook's long-term vision might fall short.<p>At Apple's Special Event on Tuesday, the company unveiled its latest smartphone--known as the iPhone X--which will include facial-recognition software and a $999 price …

Mastercard is ignoring flaw that allows hackers to spoof payments

Vendors relying on Mastercard’s Internet Gateway Service (MIGS) for processing online payments ought to double-check every transaction before they send out items to customers: There is a critical flaw in the system’s validation protocol and it appears the company is completely ignoring …

Apple’s New Campus: An Exclusive Look Inside the Mothership | WIRED

One More Thing<p>Inside Apple’s Insanely<p>Great (or Just Insane)<p>New Mothership<p>Inside Apple’s Insanely Great (or Just Insane) New Mothership<p>by Steven Levy …

Architecture

How to Hire Real Innovators (Not Fakers)

To stock your company with innovators, you have to know what roles they play.<p>Companies that truly value innovation spend a lot of time searching for new hires that truly have the skills to develop and nurture new ideas consistently. For a while, companies like Google tried to weed out the …

Samsung’s Staedtler stylus is roughly 5,000 times more awesome than the Apple Pencil

Almost a real pencil!<p>Samsung introduced some tablets at Mobile World Congress last night. I was there, I listened to the whole thing, and I can’t really tell you much about them other than they exist and they’re technologically advanced. What swept me up in real emotion, however, was the Korean …

Hyundai Prices Ioniq Hybrid and Electric to Undercut Rivals

The 2017 Hyundai Ioniq is serious about upstaging the reigning king of green cars, the Toyota Prius. That hybrid icon has been without peer—until this year, when the Hyundai Ioniq sets its sights directly at the heart of the Prius market with its Ioniq hybrid, and beyond, with an all-electric Ioniq …

The making of Apple’s HAL

I used to devote hours to feverishly writing up my annual Super Bowl ad review. And then, one day, the thrill was gone.Between the lack of surprise …

A lot of new cars have an innovative, high-tech transmission — but consumers don't like it

Electric cars have lightning acceleration, but because they effectively have only one gear, they can feel a bit space-age and technical after that initial burst of speed.<p>Plenty of drivers grew up on that visceral sense of having the car shift through the gears with an automatic transmission.<p>Plenty …

Honda

Why Mercedes-Benz Is Going All In on Straight-Sixes

After years of making V6s, Mercedes is about to return to its roots, building smooth, torquey inline-sixes.<p>Cheaper to develop and easier to package, it once seemed the V6 would make inline-sixes obsolete. Mercedes seemingly abandoned straight-sixes in 1998 when it launched the first V6 in its …

Toyota GT86 Initial D concept

If you're not fully up on your Japanese drifting or manga culture the full press release from Toyota explaining the roots of this car can be found …

Everything you need to know about the new Apple File System

<i>(Editor’s Note: This article was originally published in June 30, 2016, but has been updated with new info since the release of iOS 10.3)</i><p>It’s hard to believe that Apple’s speedy Macs are still using a file system that was developed more than 30 years ago, when floppy disks and spinning hard drives …

How electric cars can charge wirelessly

If you have an electric vehicle, it's a given that you'll have to find an outlet so you can regain those precious electrons. Your car runs on …

Samsung Pay customers can now withdraw cash from ATMs in South Korea

Samsung Pay can now be used to withdraw cash from ATMs in South Korea, the company has announced, adding another useful feature to the growing mobile payment system and bringing it one step close to removing the need for physical bank card.<p>The ATM feature is currently limited only to customers of …

Samsung Pay

Why Electric Cars Ruled The Roads 100 Years Ago

Sure, the long wait for the Tesla Model 3 may extend into 2019. And sure, electric vehicles may be the future. But despite growing interest today, …

We asked a sleep scientist if the iPhone's new Night Shift feature will actually help you sleep, and his answer surprised us

You've probably heard that the crisp blue light emitted by everything from TVs to tablets to smartphones is wreaking havoc on our health.<p>As far as the range of visible light goes, blue light — which is also given off by the sun — is near the brightest. (If our phones and tablets weren't also graced …

Mayo Clinic

Dear Apple, there's nothing 'really sad' about using a 5-year-old PC

Apple events often bring about their fair share of controversy – sometimes the lack of diversity, sometimes with unwanted free music – but today the company hit a new low: making fun of poor people.<p>While presenting the new 9.7-inch iPad Pro today, Phil Schiller, Apple’s vice president of worldwide …

IPad Pro

Inside Apple CEO Tim Cook’s Fight With the FBI

The day after the massacre in San Bernardino, Calif., where Syed Rizwan Farook and Tashfeen Malik shot to death 14 people and wounded 22 others at a …

Apple to tell judge in San Bernardino case: Congress must decide

Apple will tell a federal judge this week in legal papers that its fight with the FBI over accessing a locked and encrypted iPhone should be kicked …

Airmail might be the perfect email app for your iPhone

Airmail is a well-known, well-received email client on Macs. But when you have a huge screen, keyboard and mouse, a good email app on the desktop doesn't have to try so hard. However, making a good email app on a smartphone is a whole different can of worms. So here's Airmail for iPhone, which …

Visa's new developer program has hundreds of APIs for mobile payment solutions

Visa is introducing a new developer program aimed at accelerating mobile payments, and will be opening the technology behind its platform up.<p>Dubbed Visa Developer, the program will provide access to account holder identification technology, as well as p2p payment solutions. It will also lean on …

FinTech