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Microsoft just buried the hatchet with another huge and bitter rival, Red Hat

Linux is a free and open source competitor to Windows offered by a number of players, with Red Hat being the biggest.<p>Microsoft has had Linux computer servers on Azure for a couple of years now but Azure never supported Microsoft's arch rival Red Hat. Microsoft was instead offering versions that …

Red Hat

Microsoft Spinning The Surface Book Story To Fight Apple

As Microsoft’s Surface Book goes on sale in the US and in Canada, Wired’s David Piece has posted an excellent article on ‘The Inside Story of Surface Book.’ Not only does it illustrate how Microsoft went about designing its first laptop, it also shows the mindset that Microsoft is taking in …

Marketing

Developers Ignored Windows For Android And iOS, Microsoft Forced To Follow

Along with the new Surface Book and the Surface Pro 4, Microsoft’s launch event this month also revealed the latest Lumia smartphones. The Lumia 950 and Lumia 950XL will be the first smartphones designed from the ground up to run Windows 10 in its ‘mobile’ mode. The two handsets will be packed with …

Windows Mobile

Malcolm Turnbull defends use of secret messaging apps and private email server

Opposition suggests prime minister’s use of non-government emails and mobile apps such as Wickr and Confide could be tactic to avoid legitimate scrutiny<p>Malcolm Turnbull has defended his use of non-government emails and secret messaging applications such as Wickr after the opposition suggested it …

First NBN satellite launched to serve 200,000 in remote areas by mid-2016

The $500m Ariane 5 rocket is the first of two national broadband network satellites designed to bring fast internet to rural and regional Australians<p>The first of two national broadband network satellites designed to bring fast internet to about 200,000 Australians in remote areas has been …

iPhone 6S teardowns show Apple is paying more for longevity

Apple isn't skimping on components, with a piece-by-piece analysis of the iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus showing that the smartphones offer improved durability and lifespan.<p>Worried about how long your new iPhone will last? Worry no more, because Apple is paying more to put its new iPhones together, …

Tesla adds two Supercharger stations in Australia for city-to-city travel

If you've got a Tesla and plan to drive from Sydney to Melbourne any time soon, consider yourself in luck.<p>On Thursday, Tesla Motors launched two new …

Apple Sells 13 Million iPhones In Opening Weekend, Or 3,000 iPhones Per Minute

Apple just announced that it has sold 13 million iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus devices over its first weekend. It’s a new record for the company as it sold 10 million units last year, and 9 million units in 2013.<p>Compared to last year, Apple released the iPhone 6s in 6s Plus in China on day one. It …

Tesla 'totally cool' with other carmakers using Supercharger network

Even if you can't afford to buy a Tesla, you soon might be able to charge like one.<p>Automakers are generally pretty protective of their technology, …

Passenger-carrying robot turns VR into an exhilarating ride

A robotic platform that operates using a precision system of cables is the next big thing in motion simulation.<p>A parallel cable robot doesn't sound very exciting, and for the most part, they're not really what springs to mind when people think about robotics. They are robotic systems that consist …

Report: Tesla's Gigafactories could make $35K Model 3 feasible by 2020

Though upstart EV automaker Tesla is slated to unveil its $132,000 crossover SUV the Model X tomorrow, it's the brand's future mass-market EV, dubbed …

Google's new laptop could finally signal the triumph of Android over Chrome OS

A new Pixel device, which Google is reportedly set to introduce this week, could be the beginning of the end for Chrome OS.<p>The new Pixel C, according to a report in Android Police, will run the latest version of Google's Android software.<p>That would mark the first time that Android has been offered …

Google

Samsung said to plan smartphone-leasing program

The South Korean electronics giant is planning to follow Apple with monthly payment plan for smartphones, Forbes reports.<p>Samsung is reportedly planning to borrow another page from Apple's smartphone playbook.<p>The South Korean electronics giant is planning to introduce a program that will lease its …

Mobile

Amazon introduces new Fire TV Stick, Fire TV and Fire TV Gaming Edition

Amazon has jumped in to the world of media with the Amazon Fire TV and its low-cost companion, the Fire TV Stick. The company today has released a pre-order for its new generation of Fire TV products, to provide more powerful voice, processing and storage abilities.<p>First is the new Fire TV stick …

Smart TV

Walmart Simple Text Could Be Walmart’s Version Of Magic

One of the very cool things about hackathons is that you learn what type of technology that people are really using. We’re all wondering what the hot “trends” are going to be at one of these things. At the Disrupt Hackathon, we’re learning quite a bit. An early trend is SMS. Surprise!<p>There’s Magic, …

8 things Apple didn't tell you about the iPad Pro

The iPad Pro is gargantuan. Its 12.9-inch Retina HD display dwarfs the iPad Air 2. Its Hulk-powerful, but still thin and light. It's basically …

Apple didn’t “blow it” with the stylus, it did what was right

Apple announced a giant new iPad Pro yesterday that comes in at a gargantuan 12.9 inches along with a new accessory called the Apple Pencil which just happens to be a stylus made for graphic designers or document editing.<p>Naturally, the world went crazy citing the two times Steve Jobs famously said …

Steve Jobs

Nuke all your computer passwords, Intel exec says

With all the different websites and devices you log in to, it has become almost impossible to keep track of all your passwords.<p>But what if you could forget about passwords and log in instantly using something else, like your face or fingerprints?<p>Intel thinks that's a real possibility — and …

Computer Science

LG’s double-sided TV offers a twin peek into the future of OLED displays

Every year, manufacturers roll out a brand new kind of smart television at IFA that turns heads, but this year LG unveiled something that <i>really</i> …

OLEDs

iPhone stops bullet during mugging

Technically Incorrect: Police say a student at Fresno State was being robbed when his assailant fired at him and his iPhone came to the rescue.<p><i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>"He said [the iPhone] saved my life."<p>That's the word from the …

Lily Robotics, Maker Of Self-Flying Drones, Seeking To Raise $15.5 Million At $100 Million Valuation

In May, Lily Robotics received a flurry of attention when it announced the pre-sale campaign for its flagship drone, which came with a slick launch video that showed a device that could be thrown in the air and autonomously follow its user. A little more than three months later, it’s no surprise …

Drones

iPhone 6s to have ‘3D Touch’ three-level, next-gen Force Touch interface

One of the cornerstone features of the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, to be announced next Wednesday, is a screen based on the Force Touch technology from the latest MacBook trackpads and the Apple Watch. However, as we noted in previous articles such as our event expectations roundup from …

Nextgen

9 Topics for…Apple iOS 9

Apple will announce its latest operating system on Wednesday at an event in San Francisco. The latest unveiling from the tech giant is expected to include new iPhones, new iPads, revamped Apple TV, new bands for the Apple Watch and the Apple News app, among other changes and enhancements. The Apple …

New photos reportedly show Apple iPhone 6S Force Touch screen and larger front camera

Mark Gurman at 9to5Mac has acquired some newly leaked photos that show the new camera and screen of the next iPhones — likely called the iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus.<p>The new phones will be introduced at Apple’s fall event on September 9.<p>The photo below shows a larger front-facing camera on the new …

Mobile Technology

Here's our best look yet at BlackBerry's upcoming Android slider

Here's a phone that could make you want to switch back to BlackBerry. Over the past few months we've been hearing that BlackBerry is at work on an Android slider featuring one of its famous keyboards, and a few early renders have even leaked out. But now, it looks like actual builds of the phone …

Instagram photos no longer have to be square

Instagram is making a huge change to the way photos and videos are posted on the platform: they no longer have to be square.<p>That means you can now share photos and videos in their full unadulterated glory, whether in landscape or portrait format.<p>For most photos anyway; vertical images are still …

Mobile Photography

Facebook's latest milestone: 1bn users in a single day

Social network hit 1bn user milestone on Monday, but Mark Zuckerberg maintains it is still ‘just the beginning of connecting the whole world’<p>As the fictional Sean Parker might put it: ‘A million people logging in to Facebook on a single day isn’t cool. You know what’s cool? A billion people’.<p>The …

Chromebooks Gaining on iPads in School Sector

As school districts across the country increasingly invest in technology for their students, the volume of personal computers in the classroom is surging.<p>And it is Chromebook – notebook computers that run on Google’s Chrome operating system – an upstart in a sector dominated by Apple and Microsoft, …

Mobile

Apple comes out swinging in defense of Apple Music

I wouldn’t call it a Taylor Swift moment. Senior VPs weren’t calling Apple’s CEO on a Sunday to rewrite contracts in response to a pop diva’s …