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George Lucas Says He “Misspoke” And Apologizes For “White Slavers” Disney Remark

<b>UPDATE:</b> George Lucas has released a statement regarding his comments about Disney and <i>Star Wars</i> that ruffled some feathers in a December 25 interview …

George Lucas

Apple stands by worker rights record after supplier accused of violations

Watchdog says labor abuses at Pegatron violate Chinese law<p>Apple is once again facing criticism for the labor practices of its overseas suppliers, forcing the iPhone maker to defend its policy on worker rights. In a report published Monday, New York-based China Labor Watch (CLW) accuses Pegatron …

Plastic iPhone shell compared to older plastic iPhones and iPod touch in new high-quality video

Michael Kukielka, otherwise known as the DetroitBorg, posted the excellent video above showcasing one of the plastic iPhone shells that has been leaking all over the web like crazy. Besides the focus on the thinner ‘iPhone’ font on the back, we’re not seeing too much in the way of new stuff here, …

Apple’s Q4 guidance implies likely iPhone launch(es) by late September

An analysis of Apple’s Q4 guidance by BTIG’s Walter Piecyk suggests that the company will launch new products in Q4, which ends on 28 September.<p>We don’t think that Apple can hit its newly issued revenue guidance for the September quarter unless it launches new products. After delivering $35 billion …

Why health care needs Apple

Apple has a huge opportunity to innovate in digital health.<p>The Silicon Valley technology giant has yet to confirm any new health and fitness gadgets — including its hotly anticipated “iWatch.” If you were hoping yesterday’s Apple earnings report would mention ‘wearables’, you were bound to be …

Apple profits drop again but iPhone sales rise

Apple's profits fell for the second successive quarter on Tuesday – down by 22% – but the company managed to beat analysts' estimates, recording a …

Is Demand for Apple Products High or Low? It Depends Who You Ask

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Following yesterday's Apple earnings report, the tech press can't decide what to make of consumer …

Initiative protests passwords and demands better ways to log in

A trio of former Pomona College students are declaring war on the password, and they're enlisting consumers to put pressure on technology companies to adopt a more secure log-in process.<p>Brennen Byrne, Mark Hudnall and Jesse Pollak through their start-up Clef launched Petition Against Passwords on …

Made in America 2.0: behind Google and Apple's sudden patriotism

Tech giants are making innovative electronics in the US again, but why?<p>The Moto X is on its way. The long-anticipated Android phone — expected to be the first truly Google-influenced product from Motorola since Google acquired the company back in 2012 — is due to be unveiled in New York City on …

Tim Cook is right. Smartphones haven’t peaked

There’s been plenty of concern lately that the market Apple arguably created—high-end smartphones—is approaching the saturation point. Quartz has written a ton on the dynamic, whether it be the ongoing importance of lower-priced feature phones for social media or the recently leaked photos of …

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Android Gets a Modest Update, Adding Improved Bluetooth and Other Niceties

As part of its event on Wednesday, Google announced that the Android operating system is getting an update.<p>Version 4.3 of the software, still part of …

Facebook Director Kate Aronowitz Shifts to Head Brand Design

Kate Aronowitz, Facebook’s director of design of the past four and a half years, will shift roles and become Facebook’s director of brand design, she …

Nintendo Rejects All Wii U Game Pitches From Indie Devs in Japan

Nintendo is rejecting all pitches from Japanese indie developers looking to create and publish games on its Wii U console at the moment.<p>The video game juggernaut confirmed to CVG that it wasn’t accepting applications from developers based in its domestic market “at this time”.<p>The decision is in …

Android 4.3 announced, rolling out to Nexus devices today

Google's famously breakneck Android update pace may have slowed in recent times, but that's what makes point upgrades like today's newly revealed Android 4.3 all the more interesting. Shipping with the new Nexus 7 and retaining the Jelly Bean codename, 4.3 brings a number of fresh new …

Neither the HTC One Mini Or The Galaxy S4 Mini Are Worthy Of Being Called 'Mini'

In what world has a 4.3 inch screened smartphone earned the label ‘mini’? If manufacturers are going to go for ‘mini’ handsets then let’s go for truly pocketable smartphones without the cut down specifications.<p>This week’s announcement of the HTC One mini has again got me wondering if my desire for …

Apple Ramping Up For Stylish iWatch, Curved Casing Could Be Liquidmetal

Reports this week indicate that Apple is building a substantial team of veterans from multiple industries to build a stylish, multi-functional iWatch. The timing of the hires points to a late 2014 release, according to an analyst report and a story in the <i>Financial Times</i>. Far from being a bad sign …

WSJ: Apple testing larger iPhone, iPad screens with suppliers

Rumors that Apple is looking to super-size its upcoming iPhone and iPad lineups are gathering steam, thanks to a recent report from the <i>Wall Street Journal</i>. It cited Apple's suppliers in Asia, who said that Cupertino is testing a 12.9-inch iPad design and prototype iPhone screens larger than the …

Design your own iOS7 with amusing online tool …

As the site puts it, “every bloody designer on the planet has had a go, so you might as well try too.” This tongue-in-cheek interactive design tool lets you create your own take on iOS by selecting from a range of backgrounds, fonts, colors, corner shapes and shadows.<p>Here’s our own Seth Weintraub’s …

Leap Motion Controller is a great toy, but not yet the future of interaction

Reach out and touch nothing<p>I got my first look at the Leap Motion Controller in an outdoor tent adjacent to the South by Southwest convention center months before it arrived on my desk. I found an empty computer and played a quick round of a Jenga-like game called <i>Block54</i>, hovering my thumb and …

Can These Augmented-Reality Apps Move Beyond the Gimmicks?

Last week, a man jumped out of a bottle of Pepsi and performed a magic trick for me.<p>No, I wasn’t hallucinating in the New York City heat wave. I was …

SanDisk's new flash drive wirelessly beams files to your tablet or phone

When you run out of room on your Apple iPad, your HTC One, or other mobile device without an SD card slot, where do you turn? Do you painstakingly delete one batch of vacation photos to make room to show off the next? SanDisk believes it has an alternative. Today, it's introducing the SanDisk …

The Apple Phablet Rumor Just Got Real

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Going against Apple's previous touchscreen strategy, the rumormongers insist that Apple is looking …

SSDs for everyone? Not so fast

Samsung wants flash storage ubiquity, but addiction to hard drives spins on<p>Somewhere far removed from the cacophony of big news stories emerging last week, Samsung quietly uttered three magical and potentially momentous words: "SSDs for everyone." Solid state drives have long been regarded as the …

An actual prism lets the NSA peek into live internet traffic

One of the ways that the US National Security Agency taps into internet traffic is by going straight to the major data hubs that international traffic passes through. But secretly gathering that data isn't so simple: for every tap into the transmissions, some data is lost — and someone monitoring …

Gwyneth Paltrow Talks Botox, Aging and Her Favorite “Guilty Snack”

<b>Gwyneth Paltrow</b> shares her thoughts about using Botox and getting and older — and admits to occasionally cheating on her diet — during a candid chat …

Google shouldn’t allow HTC to abandon software updates for last year’s One S

Struggling HTC isn’t doing itself any favors by abandoning software updates on a phone that’s just over 14 months old. It doesn’t help Android at …

How Facebook Single-Handedly Made Silicon Valley Richer Than Manhattan

The Real Reasons Microsoft, Sony Chose AMD For The Xbox One And PS4

It has been two weeks since E3, the world’s largest gaming show, and the final pieces of the game console puzzle are starting to come into place. The public knows what the Xbox One and the PlayStation 4 look like, what they will run, what they won’t, digital rights management and their price. …

Xiaomi Launches Its Own Text Message Service

Users on Xiaomi devices will now be able to send international text messages faster and more reliably, it said. The Chinese smartphone maker just announced its enterprise international SMS platform at the Mobile Asia Expo event in Shanghai.<p>The new service looks like it’ll rival Apple’s iMessage …

HTC One launches in Glamour Red, for all attention seekers

Looking for a head-turning phone but the low-key grey and black versions of the HTC One just won’t cut it? Then the Glamour Red HTC One, to launch exclusively at the UK retailer Phones 4U, might be the device for you.<p>Today, HTC officially unveiled the new red One in a press release, hot on the …