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On its birthday, Siri’s U.S. voice actress revealed, ‘I had no idea I would be on the iPhone’

An Atlanta woman has come forward to CNN as the U.S. voice of Siri, the built-in “personal assistant” first introduced in the iPhone 4S. Susan Bennett says she first discovered that her voice was being used on Apple’s smartphones when a friend emailed her and asked if it was her voice on the iPhone …

Here’s a good look at the first MFi iPhone game controller from Logitech

After teasing its first iOS controller that would work with Apple’s new MFi standard for game controllers, today we get what appears to be an official press shot of Logitech’s upcoming gamepad for iPhone that first leaked at WWDC earlier this year (via @evleaks). We noticed that Logitech left space …

Review: Perfect Shot for iOS 7 helps with group camera shots

Perfect Shot by TapMedia is a new iOS 7 app that is designed to make it very easy to take the perfect pictures of their friends and family. While holding either an iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad, to take a picture, Perfect Shot detects how many people are in the image. The app monitors and detects …

iOS 7 How-to: Make text more readable/larger on your iPad and iPhone

For some people, the font sizes on the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch are too small. Sometimes, these small fonts prevent people from using or purchasing the iOS devices. Thankfully, there are multiple solutions to this potential issue. Below, we’ve rounded up the old fixes and new fixes in iOS 7:<p><b>1.</b> …

iOS 7 How-to: Have your iOS device read text for you

Previously, I discussed how to have your iOS device read text for you in iOS 6, and in iOS 7 it works pretty much the same way – but with some little differences.<p>As in iOS 6, there are two different ways to make text speakable on an iOS device. But before we do that and discuss how to do it, let’s …

Three tips to get more love/money for your now old iPhone: Unlock, fix and boxing

It is ‘upgrade to iPhone 5s/5c day’ today so a lot of you will be passing your now old iPhones down to loved ones or selling them through various services. Here are 3 tips to make that gift a little nicer or get a little bit more in a sale.<p>1. Unlock your iPhone. Your iPhone is worth a lot more if …

Apple looking to hire engineers with solar experience to work on mobile devices

<b>Update:</b> Apple has removed the job listing from its website, but we grabbed a screenshot below.<p>Apple appears to be investigating the use of thin film solar technology for future mobile products with a new job listing on the company’s website looking to hire an engineer with experience in the solar …

Apple details Fingerprint Sensor/Touch ID security, 48 hour wipe standard

Via the Wall Street Journal, an Apple spokesperson fleshes out some of the finer details surrounding the fingerprint sensor and Touch ID. To use Touch ID, it is mandatory to also set up a passcode. This acts as a fallback in case the fingerprint sensor fails temporarily or experiences a permanent …

Samsung responds to new iPhones: will focus on China, says 64-bit chips coming for Galaxy phones

In an interview with the Korea Times, Samsung executives respond to Apple’s recent announcements in typical Samsung fashion. In order to better compete with Apple in China, Samsung confirmed that it would focus more on the huge Mainland market.<p>For example, the company says it has received clearance …

Walmart iPhone pre-orders start tomorrow, 5c at $79, 5s at $189

Walmart has announced that it will be offering both of the new iPhone models in their 16Gb versions, the 5c at $79 (a $20 saving) and the 5s at $189 (a $10 savings). Walmart offers the phones on Verizon, AT&T and Sprint.<p>What’s interesting here is that Apple Stores usually do price matching so it …

The best iPhone 5c (and iPhone 5s) cases already available online

A small surprise yesterday during Apple’s introduction of the new iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s was the launch of new cases for the devices. The iPhone 5s gets a new leather case in six colors, and the 5c gets colourful silicone cases with small circular cutouts meant to show off the iPhone’s color …

iPhone’s M7 motion processor to integrate with Maps as Apple develops indoor mapping, public transit

Besides the main 64-bit A7 processor in the new iPhone 5s, Apple has included a dedicated motion co-processor called the M7. The chip powers many of the sensor technologies in the iPhone, such as the accelerometer, compass, and gyroscope in order to move the weight off of those technologies from …

9to5Toys Last Call: D-Link wireless camera with iPhone/iPad support $29, 13″ / 17″ refurb. MacBook Pros from $650, free apps, more

<i>From 9to5Toys.com:</i><p>A large majority of the deals we cover each day come from a variety of ‘Daily Deal’ websites or are so popular that they don’t even last 24 hours. We know you can’t be at your computer every second, so we’re going to round up the best deals each day to make sure you have a fair …

You can now watch Apple’s September 10 iPhone event in its entirety online

You can now watch the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c announcements for yourself, as Apple has just made the full video from today’s press conference available on its website. During the event, Tim Cook, Phil Schiller, and Craig Federighi discussed new features and software on stage, while Jony Ive and Dan …

Apple brings iPhone 5s & 5c to Japan’s NTT DOCOMO, consolidates models with more LTE bands

As rumored leading up to today’s event, Apple announced today that it has struck a deal with NTT DOCOMO to bring its new iPhone lineup to Japan’s largest carrier when the device launches in multiple countries later this month. On September 20th the iPhone will launch on the carrier for the first …

6 of the most important drug milestones of all time

From arsenic to Prozac to the passage of the Pure Food and Drug Act.<p>In <i>The Drug Book</i>, author Michael C. Gerald details 250 milestones in the history of drugs, from the introduction of arsenic and Xanax to the passage of the 1906 Pure Food and Drug Act, the first major legislation aimed at protecting …

Sony Unveils A PlayStation-Powered Streaming TV Gadget

The PS Vita TV is a tiny media player for playing games and using apps through your TV<p>Earlier today, Sony announced a new gadget: the PS Vita TV, a cheap set-top box that'll let users play some (only some!) games and stream video through their televisions.<p>The Vita TV can use video streaming apps …

9to5Toys Last Call: Up to 55% off Toshiba storage, Samsung EVO 250GB SSD $165, games galore, Logitech mini Boombox $80, more

<i>From 9to5Toys.com:</i><p>A large majority of the deals we cover each day come from a variety of ‘Daily Deal’ websites or are so popular that they don’t even last 24 hours. We know you can’t be at your computer every second, so we’re going to round up the best deals each day to make sure you have a fair …

Sony’s Smartshot QX ‘smart lens’ will have a white and champagne color option, just in case

We’ve previously covered the recent rumors of the 20 Megapixel Sony Wifi ‘smart lens’ which will attach to Android and iOS smartphones and connect to the phone via Wifi. Theoretically, you’ll be able to take much better pictures with the bigger CMOS sensor and Zeiss glass.<p>But is that black lens …

NASA Heads Back to the Moon, This Time With Robots and Laser-Powered Space Internet

Elon Musk wants us to go to Mars, which sounds cool and scary. Meantime, NASA is headed back to the moon.<p>Last night, the U.S. space agency sent up …

Demonstration

Let’s Call the Samsung Galaxy Mega “Phablet” What It Should Be: A Tablet

The new Samsung Galaxy Mega smartphone isn’t just a phone. It also doubles as a Frisbee, a George Foreman grill, a car battery and a flying saucer.<p>I …

Gear & Gadgets

The 10 Most Killer Cover Songs of the Past Decade

Karen O channeling Robert Plant? Rad! We picked one essential cover from each of the last ten years<p>This century has been a golden age for cover …

Nighttime Urban Parkour Enthusiast? Stay Safe With The Fos

It’s only a matter of time before fashion and tech fully collide. It’s not enough that we now like to buy our clothes on the internet — companies like Google and Nike and Fitbit are determined to make us strap technology onto our faces and arms.<p>But it stretches beyond even that.<p>A new phenomenon …

Neat Ice Kit

One visit to a good cocktail bar is all you need to realize the difference the right kind of ice can make in a drink. With the Neat Ice Kit, you can …

TU Delft has developed the world’s smallest autopilot

The team's goal is to eventually create MAVs (Micro Aerial Vehicles) small enough to fit into your pocket, but that does little good when you have to …

Drones

The Hoop Tracker Aims To Improve Your Basketball Game (video)

Want to improve your BBall game? Well the Hoop Tracker smartwatch from Wireless Sports is just what you need on the court. It’s the world’s first …

theQ Camera

If you don’t want to fill up your phone’s storage with a billion pictures, theQ Camera could be your new photo-snapping wingman. It’s got built-in 3G …

Intel's 3D camera technology detects emotions and eyes, gives Kinect some competition

We know that Intel sees 3D cameras as the future of computing, and the company's Anil Nanduri just provided a few hints of what that future may involve. He tells <i>Network World</i> that the depth-sensing technology can recognize emotions, such as happy smiles. It can also track your gaze; a camera can …

Tokyoflash's Kisai Blade looks to the air for inspiration, tells time with tube LEDs (video)

TokyoFlash's watches aren't known for their subtlety, but, despite taking cues from the aviation world, its latest design looks a bit more <i>grounded</i> than previous offerings. The Kisai Blade sports a custom-made turbine-style lens, and uses tube LEDs that rotate, like an airplane propeller, to tell …

Mophie Juice Pack for Galaxy S 4 now shipping, brings an extra 2,300mAh battery for $99

Galaxy S 4 users already benefit from solid battery life, but if your Life Companion has become more of a <i>compulsion</i>, you're probably in need of a power solution that can go the distance. Naturally, one option is to swap out batteries, but a new charging case from Mophie could be a simpler route. …