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MacBook Review Roundup: Major Design Appeal, but Too Many Key Compromises

Apple's upcoming ultra thin 12-inch MacBook with a Retina display has been overshadowed by all of the Apple Watch news that's been surfacing over the course of the last week, but the super slim device is set to launch online and in-stores on Friday, April 10, alongside the Apple Watch.<p>Ahead of the …

Apple Watch purchases are online-only at launch

Don't plan on camping outside of an Apple Store to grab a Watch later this month. Apple has announced that Watch purchases will only be taken online during its "initial launch period." It doesn't say how long that'll be, but it's likely to stay that way until they're in greater supply. "We expect …

Apple Watch

Bikerumor Pic Of The Day: Hood River, OR

Photo submitted by David Blan, “Awesome view of Hood River, Oregon.”<p>We always love to see your photos and would like to show them to the world here …

Photos

Bikerumor Pic Of The Day: Mount St. Helena Full Moon Ride

Photo submitted by Gary, “Preston Theler, one of our shop mechanics and master wheel builder, took this picture on a full moon ride up Mt. St. …

Commercial Supercomputing Heats Up As Cray Sells One Of The World's Fastest Systems

Last week, Cray announced that it had entered into a contract for one of its XC40 supercomputer systems to Petroleum Geo-Services, a company that provides data analysis and exploration services for energy companies to find the locations of oil and gas reserves.<p>PGS will be using the new system as …

Oil & Gas Industry

LG publicly claims Apple will release ‘iMac 8K’ with 8K screen this year

Last week, Apple’s biggest display partner LG Display published an explainer on 8K (7,680 by 4,320 resolution) screens, claiming that the specification is the future of display technology. LG has already demonstrated 8K monitors at CES in Las Vegas, and notes that the panel boasts 16 times the …

This New Fuel Cell Fits In Your Pocket, For Carbon-Neutral Charging Off The Grid

Next time your smartphone drains too quickly, recharge it with this fuel cell that only weighs as much as a cup of sugar.<p>In theory, our electronic gadgets keep getting more portable. In reality, most of us are still tethered to the nearest wall outlet–and to whatever conventional energy sources, …

A controversial low-cost eBike has now raised over $3.8 million on Indiegogo

Sondors Electric bike has raised $3.8 million so far.<p>This is despite the controversy surrounding the bike where critics have claimed that it can't be sold for the original low advertised price.<p>The campaign originally made it sound like the bike would sell for under $600. But Sondors clarified that …

Electric Vehicles

Apple Watch battery life and low-power mode details leak out

With only a few days to go until Apple's next big press event, where it's expected to reveal final pricing and availability details for the Apple Watch, we're hearing even more about how its first smartwatch will function. Sources tell 9to5Mac (which is typically accurate about early info like …

Charge Your Phone with Pedal Power

The Siva Atom charges your gadgets while you bike<p>Everyone knows that the hardest part of getting outside and onto your bike is having to leave the wall outlet where you charge your precious gadgets.<p>Okay, maybe not. But Siva Cycle, a Boston and Oakland-based bicycle accessories startup, has …

Gear & Gadgets

The Ubuntu phones are an audacious attempt to take on Android

Actual devices from Canonical finally take the stage at MWC 2015<p>The mobile journey of Linux-based OS Ubuntu has felt like an eternity. Canonical, the company that leads development on the platform, first announced the smartphone OS back in 2013; after an unsuccessful dalliance with crowdfunding, …

Linux

Mercedes-AMG GT3 racer to spawn road-car variant

Sadly, the 6.2-liter V8 from the race car won't make the transition.<p>What's the best bit of Mercedes' GT GT3 race car — apart from the seven on the richter scale rumble when ex-DTM ace Bernd Scheider drove it onto the stage at Geneva? It's easily that chrome grille inspired by the one fitted to the …

Sports Cars

TomTom Runner Cardio GPS watch review

TomTom's latest GPS running watch does away with sweaty, constrictive heart rate straps with a clever sensor that measures how your pulse subtly changes the colour of your skin. So far so good, but does it work, asks Matthew Sparkes<p><b>Product:</b> TomTom Runner Cardio <b><br>Price:</b> £249.99 <b><br>Released:</b> May 31, …

Wearable Tech

Leaked LG G3 images provide best look yet

Newly surfaced photos appear to spoil the big reveal of LG's upcoming flagship smartphone.<p>Phone-watchers eagerly awaiting the forthcoming announcement of LG's G3 smartphone can get a glimpse of some allegedly leaked photos of the flagship smartphone in all its brushed-finish glory.<p>Mobile tech blog …

Phones

Samsung Demos The Galaxy S5 And Gear Watches With These Boring Official Videos

Get a cup of coffee. You’re going to need it. These official Samsung videos show off nearly every feature and function of the Galaxy S5 and Gear watches, but they’re rather mundane. Dull would be another word.<p>The videos do, however, make up in info what they lack in excitement. They run through …

Apple May Be Working With Quanta Computer on Larger iPad

Apple is continuing development of its rumored larger-sized iPad and working with supplier Quanta Computer, reports Chinese site <i>United Daily News</i> (via <i>Mac Otakara</i>) [Google Translation]. The report from <i>United Daily News</i> refers to the larger tablet as a 12-inch device, but rumors from <i>The Wall Street</i> …

Nokia combining Pro Cam and Smart Cam into single 'Nokia Camera' app

Nokia is currently rebuilding its camera applications for its Windows Phone handsets. Sources familiar with Nokia's Windows Phone apps have revealed to <i>The Verge</i> that the new app will simply be named "Nokia Camera." We're told that the company will combine its Smart Cam and Pro Cam features into the …

Instagram refreshed for iOS 7 with larger images and videos, available for download today

Instagram may have missed the initial iOS 7 update run last week, but the retooled iPhone app is good to go now. Version 4.2, available for download today, brings design tweaks that mesh better with the latest iOS, with a slightly simpler interface and rounded profile pictures in the feed. …

YouTube debuts royalty-free music library, get your free tunes right here

Do all your awesome dance-troupe videos keep getting pulled from YouTube for copyright violation? If so, there's finally an answer. The video-sharing site has just announced the launch of a new audio library, with 150 royalty-free music tracks for use on your videos. You can browse the library …

Gear & Gadgets

Amazon Announces The Kindle HDX 7- And 8.9-Inch Tablets With High-Res Screens, 2GHz Processors

Amazon has upped the Fire tablet ante with two new HDX models in 7- and 8.9-inch sizes with brand-new, high-resolution screens and running an updated Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor at 2GHz. Both models have adaptive screens that change brightness according to the ambient light and a special …

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Next iPhone tipped for September 10 unveiling

Advertisement<p>9 Comments<p>The summer might be winding down, but iPhone (s aapl) news continues to heat up. According to a report from AllThingsD, Apple …

GlassUp Takes On Google Glass at Fraction of the Cost

Could there be a less expensive Google Glass competitor coming soon? GlassUp aims to give customers an alternative to Google's connected glasses with …

Evernote and Skitch for Android updated with new annotation features

There's a double dose of good news for Evernote users on Android this morning: both the Evernote and Skitch apps have been updated with several new features. On the Evernote side, users will now be able to edit attached Office documents (previously they could only be viewed) using the OfficeSuite …

Revamped Google Maps for iOS launches: supports iPad, indoor maps, enhanced navigation

In line with last week’s expectations of an updated Google Maps app, Google has begun rolling out version 2.0 of Google Maps for iOS today. Most notably, the new application includes support for the large touch screens found on the iPad and iPad mini.<p>Additionally, like with the recent update to the …

Marissa Mayer Says Yahoo Has 340M Monthly Users On Mobile, Promises To Improve Display Ads, Video

One of the big themes that CEO Marissa Mayer kept returning to during the webcast discussing Yahoo’s second-quarter earnings was mobile.<p>“Yahoo’s future is mobile,” she said, noting that the company now sees 340 million monthly mobile users. She didn’t offer any earlier mobile traffic numbers to …