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Apple marks completion of new campus with first corporate address change since 1993

On the heels of this past Tuesday’s annual shareholders meeting, Apple has made the transition to their new campus official by changing the company’s corporate address to One Apple Park Way. The change comes just weeks after Apple was given occupancy permits for several sections of the main campus …

Apple Park

Apple Glasses: AR Revolution in the Making

<i>Don’t call it a paradigm shift unless it’s truly revolutionary to our day-to-day lives.</i><p>While we own more display screens than ever before, the …

Augmented Reality

Bitcoin won't be the dark web's top cryptocurrency for long

Cybercriminals are moving on from bitcoin. The next cryptocurrency to emerge from the dark web will likely be litecoin, researchers say.<p>Bitcoin has essentially become the poster child for cryptocurrencies, and that's a problem for cybercriminals dealing on the dark web.<p>Researchers from Recorded …

Cryptocurrency

As Galaxy S9 looms, Samsung ad shows how little details matter

Commentary: In a new ad, Samsung offers a heartening look at how hard its robots are working to help make its phones.<p><i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>Can humans and robots happily co-exist?<p>Ultimately, I suspect not. The robots will be too …

Phones

Galaxy S9 could cost much more than the Galaxy S8

If true, it's more proof of price hikes across the board.<p>Your wallet may feel a lot lighter after you buy the Samsung Galaxy S9. Samsung's new phone is said to cost £100 more than the Galaxy S8, TechRadar reported. That converts to a price hike of $140 and AU$175.<p>New flagship phones often bump up …

Phones

This iFixit teardown shows the HomePod is built like a tank

An almost impenetrable fortress<p>The HomePod is Apple’s very cute, very chic smart speaker, but how easy is it to fix? Not very, according to the latest iFixit teardown, which involves 19 involved steps to dismantle the hefty speaker. The iFixit team gives the speaker a repairability score of 1 out …

Tech Trends

Samsung Experience 9.0 makes emoji on Galaxy devices less awful

Depending on what phone you have, chances are the emoji on your handset look slightly different when compared to the ones on your friends and family …

Mobile

Android P will reportedly have a new look and embrace the notch

Plus, more integration of Google Assistant<p>Google still has some serious work to do to get its most recent Android version to users — only 1.1 percent of Android users are using Oreo — but the company is already hard at work on Android P, which we’re starting to hear the first rumors about in a new …

Mobile Technology

Apple overtakes Asus to become fourth largest notebook maker

Global notebook shipments increased more than expected last year, and part of it came down to Apple’s strong MacBook growth.<p>According to a new report from market research firm TrendForce, Apple recorded a 9.6 percent market share in global notebook shipments, up from 8.3 percent the previous year. …

Markets

iOS 12 Said to Feature Animoji in FaceTime, Deeper Siri Integration, and Do Not Disturb Improvements

Apple's alleged plans to double down on the quality of its iPhone, iPad, and Mac software platforms, rather than rush to introduce new features, have been revealed in more detail by Mark Gurman at <i>Bloomberg News</i>.<p>The report claims that Apple's software engineers will have more discretion to delay …

iOS

HomePod Teardown Reveals Hidden 14-Pin Connector, 16GB Storage, and Very Low Repairability

iFixit has completed an exhaustive teardown of the HomePod and found that, while the speaker appears to have a simple design on the outside, it will likely be extremely difficult for customers to complete do-it-yourself repairs.<p>The teardown experts, who admit there might be a better way to open the …

HomePod

Audiophile Review: HomePod 'Sounds Better' Than $999 KEF X300A Digital Hi-Fi Speakers

HomePod reviews from the tech press came thick and fast last week, and while the smart speaker's sound quality was consistently praised, most reviews were based on subjective assessments and didn't take into account professional-grade output measurements. Early on Monday, however, Reddit user …

Audiophile

Microsoft reveals Office 2019 will only run on Windows 10 PCs

Windows 10 might have surpassed Windows 7 in terms of global market share, but Microsoft is giving holdouts another reason to upgrade. The company …

Software

Microsoft ditches Windows 10 S in favor of new ‘S Mode’

Microsoft is switching its approach to Windows 10 S, its new version of Windows that’s designed to compete with Chrome OS. The software giant originally announced Windows 10 S as a dedicated version of Windows for education customers that’s restricted to running Microsoft Store apps. <i>Neowin</i> first …

Windows 10

Apple sold the most smartphones over the holidays

Smartphone sales were so slow during the holiday season of 2017, that Apple overtook Samsung to capture the first place in the market, according to IDC and Strategy Analytics. This, despite the fact that iPhone sales dropped during the holidays -- down 1.3 percent from the same period the year …

Mobile

How to stream music to anybody’s HomePod

The HomePod is like the creature the emerges from an egg in old-fashioned cartoons. The baby creature — dinosaur, bird, birdosaur — imprints on the first person it sees, then follows it around calling it <i>mama</i> or <i>papa</i>. Hilarity (of the 1970s kind) ensues, as the creature grows into a fully operational …

Tech Trends

David Pogue’s sneak preview of the Apple HomePod

After missing its holiday shipping deadline, Apple (AAPL) is almost ready to release the HomePod, its new smart speaker — something like the Amazon …

David Pogue

Samsung wants you to know it doesn’t throttle old phones like Apple

A report last week said that an Italian antitrust body is investigating both Apple and Samsung for planned obsolescence. That’s the type of …

Android Oreo now shows WiFi network speeds before you connect

Ever hop on a WiFi hotspot to save mobile data or boost speed, only to find out that it's so slow that you might as well have stayed on cellular access? If you're using Android 8.1 Oreo, that shouldn't be a problem going forward. After several weeks of teasing, Google is rolling out a feature that …

New bill seeks to ban Huawei from any US government contracts

Mere days since Huawei lost a deal with AT&T to sell its flagship phones in the US due to security concerns, the Chinese tech company faces a new challenge to its US expansion plans. Congress has just proposed a bill that prohibits any government agency from working with Huawei (and another Chinese …

Amazon’s flop of a phone made newer, better hardware possible

Amazon devices have taken root in our homes with almost alarming speed, but the tech giant hasn't gotten everything right. Back in 2014, Amazon released the Fire Phone, an ambitious smartphone that remains the company's biggest hardware flop to date. The comapany has never confirmed how many Fire …

Windows 10 adds 'Do Not Disturb' feature

If you're part of the Windows Insiders Fast Ring (or have opted to skip ahead), you'll find the Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17074 available to download. Of note is the addition of Quiet Hours, which functions similarly to the Mac Do Not Disturb feature. You can set your own schedule, during …

Singapore Android TV sellers face copyright infringement charges

Two companies have been brought to Singapore's state courts over a piracy lawsuit filed by a group that includes local pay TV operators Singtel and …

Nintendo On 4K/60fps – ‘If We Do The Same as Others, We Are Doomed To Die’

In 2014 We saw the “Next Generation” of gaming consoles. A whole new war started and now in 2017, we have the results of that war. What is the result …

The first Lightning-based wireless Qi charger is here

But there’s no fast charging<p>LXORY isn’t exactly a major company in the wireless charging business, but they’ve managed to become the first to release a wireless charger with an input for Apple’s Lightning cables, via <i>9to5Mac</i>.<p>Almost every other charger out there uses either MicroUSB, USB-C, or a …

Alleged Galaxy S9 box reveals 'Super Speed' camera with variable apertures, 'Super Slow-mo,' and AKG-tuned stereo speakers

With Samsung slated to unveil the Galaxy S9-series of phones next month, it's actually a bit surprising how few leaks there have been. That might be …

Google bought a UK startup that turns phone displays into small speakers

There’s a whole lot of (understandable) excitement in Vivo demonstrating a phone with a fingerprint scanner embedded under the display at CES 2018, …

LG's G6 successor reportedly appears in new render

At the beginning of the year, LG announced that it would be rebranding its flagship G series of smartphones. While the company has yet to announce …

Android smartwatch OS announced with Moto 360

Gallery: Android smartwatch OS announced with Moto 360<p>Gallery: Android smartwatch OS announced with Moto 360<p>+ 2<p>+ 1<p>Motorola has announced it will be …

Alleged Samsung Galaxy S9 retail box leaks

The latest leak about Samsung’s future flagship isn’t one about the device itself, but the box it will come in. The alleged retail box for the …