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Jony Ive: The man behind Apple's magic curtain

The reclusive and prolific Jony Ive, the man behind the Apple iPod, meets with USA TODAY for a rare interview about Apple's once and future mission.<p>CUPERTINO, Calif. — The man who designed the iPod ponders the question with furrowed brow.<p>"That's a good one," says Jony Ive, when asked what he would …

Craig Federighi

Voyager 1 has entered interstellar space at last, NASA says

A spacecraft from Earth has left its cosmic backyard and taken its first steps in interstellar space, NASA says.<p>After streaking through space for nearly 35 years, NASA's robotic Voyager 1 probe entered interstellar space in August 2012, a study published Thursday in the journal Science …

Space

Watch Photoshop Genius Bring Retro Snapshot Back To Life (VIDEO)

Now <i>this</i> is how you use photoshop.<p>Thanks to a redditor named TheHaterSalad we just spent the last seven odd minutes with our eyes glued to the computer screen. To be fair, our eyes are often glued to the computer screen, but the video above -- which shows how one might transform a vintage, …

Watch: Autonomous Robots Self-Assemble and Take Flight as One

Author: Joseph Flaherty. Joseph Flaherty Design<p>Date of Publication: 07.18.13.<p>Time of Publication: 6:30 am. 6:30 am<p>Quadcopters seem like a relic from …

New Clue Emerges in Mysterious Manatee Die-Off in Florida

Late last week, a chemist found what might be an important clue in the ongoing mystery surrounding mass animal deaths in Florida's Indian River …

Biology

After Fire, U.K. Investigators Recommend Disabling of 787's Transmitter

Aviation investigators in the United Kingdom released a special bulletin today urging the emergency locator beacons in the Boeing 787 be disabled …

Aviation

Fetish: The HTC One Mini

The general rule among Android phones the last few years has been, "bigger is better."<p>But the winds are changing. Today, HTC announced the HTC One …

Tablets

Non-developers receiving iWork for iCloud invites

While the iWork for iCloud beta has been available for developers and those who logged in with the current beta software for about a month now, it looks like Apple has begun inviting non-developers to the online document editing program. Tipsters have sent us in emails from the company asking them …

Spill a lot? NeverWet's ready to coat your gear

Waterproof and water-resistant products have nothing on NeverWet. The superhydrophobic coating, now available in stores, repels liquids like you've never seen before.<p>Imagine spilling red wine or chocolate syrup on your shirt, only to watch it glide off as if nothing ever happened in the first …

Home Depot

Is Apple Facing A Designer And Developer Revolt Over iOS 7?

iOS 7 is one of the biggest changes for the iPhone and iPad since…. the iPhone, a stunning new interface according to Apple CEO, Tim Cook. It’s the first OS to be influenced by design guru Jony Ive. It has plenty going for it. But there is a strong and impassioned chorus of disapproval from …

Google’s other plan to connect the unconnected: satellites

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>Credit: 03b<p>There’s a lot of attention focused on Project Loon, Google’s ambitious and bureaucracy-defying plan to blanket the …

Telecoms

Google challenges DOJ's surveillance gag order

The search giant asks to clear its name by arguing it has the First Amendment right to reveal how many Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act orders it receives from the U.S. government.<p>Google has asked the secretive Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court to lift a gag order, saying it has the …

Facebook iOS app updated with emotions for status updates, better control over sharing

Facebook updated its iPhone and iPad app today with a couple new features. Users can now attach a number of different emoticons to status updates organized into several categories based on emotion, content, and location. For example, the “Feeling” category will allow users to attach an emoticon …

Apple expands OS X Mavericks testing to Retail, iOS 7 to Cupertino locals for feedback

Following the announcement of major updates to both OS X and iOS, Apple has begun seeding versions of the new operating systems beyond its own engineers and third-party developers. Beginning this week, several sources say, Apple has begun seeding the initial preview of OS X Mavericks to Genius Bar …

Forecasting The Weather With Big Data And The Fourth Dimension

Weather forecasting is something that we often take for granted – flip on our phones, hit the sun icon, and see what the weather’s going to be. But behind that seeming simplicity is an incredibly complex set of technologies and infrastructure as a result of both public and private partnerships.<p>It’s …

Apple announces iOS 7, 'biggest change' since the introduction of the iPhone, coming this fall

Apple has officially taken the wraps off of iOS 7 at its Worldwide Developer Conference today. iOS 7 is the latest version of Apple's mobile operating system that debuted back in 2007 on the original iPhone. According to Apple CEO Tim Cook, iOS 7 is the biggest change to the platform since the …

Apple Unveils iTunes Radio, A Streaming Music Service With The Full Power Of The iTunes Library

Apple had no shortage of new things to announce at WWDC 2013 today, and iTunes Radio is one of the highlights. The company’s new music service has been long-rumored, but now the curtains are drawn and we can see what the Pandora-like streaming radio offering actually looks like.<p>iTunes Radio is …

Sony’s PlayStation 4 Will Launch “This Holiday Season” For $399, $100 Less Than Xbox One

Following up on their oddly detail-light press conference a few months back, Sony used their E3 press conference this evening to finally disclose a bunch of important details: the price, a launch window, and, at long last, what the PlayStation 4 will look like.<p>The PlayStation 4 will launch in the …

Google's Next Cloud Product: Google Blimps To Bring Wireless Internet to Africa

Not content with offering super-fast broadband in Austin and Kansas City, Google has plans to use blimps to deliver wide-area wireless internet connectivity in Africa and other emerging markets, according to reports in the the Wall Street Journal and a post on Google’s Africa blog.<p>(Not to be …

Airmail takes flight, arrives in Mac App Store

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>If you miss using Sparrow, you may well be interested in a new app that just arrived in the Mac App Store. Airmail is a new …

Microsoft Is Backing Down From One Of Windows 8's Boldest Changes

The Start button is back.<p>According to reports by Microsoft experts Mary Jo Foley and Paul Thurrott, a forthcoming update to Windows 8 codenamed “Blue” will restore the familiar interface for navigating Windows.<p>A feature of Microsoft operating systems since Windows 95, the Start button allowed quick …

Jon Stewart rubs Tim Cook’s Senate testimony the wrong way [Video]

You can’t help but laugh at Stewart’s ribbing of the senators’ questioning, but it is pretty clear Apple is pushing for simplicity and is only jumping through the loopholes because they are there. Tim Cook appears very genuine in his hopes for a more simple, fair tax code.<p>In other news, Apple is …

Jony Ive paints a fresh, yet familiar, look for iOS 7

According to multiple people who have either seen or have been briefed on the upcoming iOS 7, the operating system sports a redesigned user-interface that will be attractive to new iOS users, but potentially unsettling for those who are long-accustomed to the platform…<p>The new interface is said to …

Review: Infuse by FireCore is a versatile way to watch videos on your iOS device

As more and more consumers switch to using iOS devices to enjoy media, the need is becoming apparent for a more full featured and well-rounded video player. While Apple’s Videos app provides basic and simple functionality for viewing movies, when it comes to storing, organizing, and viewing your …

Apple posts $9.5b profit on $43.6b in revenue, but iPhone growth slows at 37.4m units sold

Apple beats the Street, but iPhone sales aren't growing<p>Apple just posted its hotly-anticipated Q2 2013 earnings, and the company posted a profit of $9.5b on revenues of $43.6b, compared to $11.6b in profit on $39.2b in revenue this quarter last year and $13.1b in profit on $54.5b in revenue last …

Tim Cook

The Internet Is Not Freaking Out About the SOPA Sequel

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Over 200 sites are participating in today's Internet shutdown to protest the cyber-security bill …

IBM Acquires UrbanCode, Speeding Up Software Updates

Computing giant IBM said today that it would acquire privately held UrbanCode, a Cleveland-based company that specializes in automating the delivery …

IBM

Google Brings Public Alerts To Google Now, Search And Maps In Canada

Google is bringing its Public Alerts system online in Canada today, after previously launching it in the U.S. and expanding it to Japan last month. The launch couldn’t be more timely, as Canada is currently experiencing high waters and flood problems in areas just experiencing the spring thaw, …

One of the World’s Greenest Commercial Buildings Opens Today

Happy Earth Day! Wait, you didn't know it was Earth Day? You probably aren't alone. The 43-year-old fauxliday has declined in popularity over the …