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This new 2018 iPhone may cost half the price of an iPhone X

The 6.1-inch iPhone could have a starting price of $550, according to KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.<p>A more affordable iPhone may be heading our way: Apple is rumored to be releasing a 6.1-inch iPhone in the fall priced as low as $550.<p>That tidbit comes from KGI analyst and frequent Apple commentator …

Mobile Technology

Google’s updated DIY Vision and Voice kits include a Raspberry Pi Zero

Google’s AIY Projects (a clever play on “DIY” and “AI” that makes no sense when you actually think about it) pair a Raspberry Pi with the accessories, software, and requisite cardboard to make your own Google Assistant smart speaker or object-recognizing smart camera. They only launched last year, …

Raspberry Pi

Sorry Sony, I'm stealing those sweet noise-cancelling headphones you lent me

Dear Sony,<p>I’m writing to you from a beautiful bubble of silence that exists only for me.<p>A few weeks ago, you sent me the new WH-1000MX2 noise cancelling headphones, fully expecting me to try them out for a couple of weeks, write my review, and send them back. You thought wrong, Sony.<p>Look, I wasn’t …

Consumer Tech

10 Apple products you shouldn't buy (April 2018 edition) | ZDNet

Mac Pro<p>Now that Apple has confirmed that there won't be a new Mac Pro until next year (presumably so as not to cannibalize iMac Pro sales), I think …

iPad Mini

Apple iPad (2018) review: the best tablet under $500

Apple’s bare minimum still beats everybody else<p>Apple’s new base-level iPad is very good, but you knew that. Apple hasn’t produced a “bad” iPad in I don’t know how long — though it has allowed them to get a little long in the tooth from time to time. (The iPad Mini needs to either be refreshed or …

IPad Pro

The best wireless headphones

Music is a necessity while I'm working. If it's not tunes from Spotify, there's at least a podcast chattering on in my ear. Of course, if you don't want to bother those around you with what you're listening to, you need a good set of headphones. The best options will also do a good job of blocking …

Consumer Tech

Moment lenses — the DSLR killer?

I travel with a Canon DSLR and two primes, a 35mm f1.4 and an 85mm f1.2 (endearingly nicknamed, “the fat kid”). Switching lenses is cumbersome and not ideal in certain environments, like a Saigon street market, densely crowded with vendors, tourists and thieves.<p>After lugging this camera kit through …

Mobile Photography

Apple's new 'Battery Health' feature actually sucks

My iPhone isn't even two years old, and it's already dying.<p>That's the upshot of Apple's new "Battery Health" feature, introduced in iOS 11.3 …

Mobile Technology

Microsoft is ready for a world beyond Windows

Cloud and AI are Microsoft’s future bets<p>”We want to move from people needing Windows to choosing Windows, to loving Windows. That is our bold goal,” said Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella three years ago. At the time, Microsoft was unveiling more details about Windows 10, and surprising people with …

Windows Phone

Apple releases iOS 11.3 with iPhone battery management, new Animoji, and more

After beta testing the update since January, Apple today is rolling out iOS 11.3 for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. The new version has a slew of additions, including new Animoji characters for the iPhone X, improved ARKit for more advanced augmented reality, and the ability to turn off …

Personal Information

Apple Is Using a Secret Facility to Do Something It's Never Done Before

Apple Inc. is designing and producing its own device displays for the first time, using a secret manufacturing facility near its California …

Santa Clara

Ride-hail apps like Uber and Lyft generated 65 percent more rides than taxis did in New York in 2017

Ride-hail drivers now pick up more passengers in a month than taxi drivers ever have in a month.<p>Ride-hail apps officially became more popular than New York City’s iconic yellow cabs as of the beginning of 2017.<p>Ride hail apps first overtook taxis in February 2017 at more than 10 million rides a …

Transportation

Elon Musk: SpaceX and Tesla alive 'by skin of their teeth'

<b>Elon Musk says his companies SpaceX and Tesla are both still alive only "by the skin of their teeth".</b><p>The entrepreneur told an audience at the South by South West (SXSW) conference that both companies almost went bankrupt in 2008.<p>"I gave both SpaceX and Tesla a probability of less than 10% likely to …

Tesla

Bottled water from major brands like Aquafina, Nestle, and Dasani has been found to contain tiny plastic particles that you're drinking

When you drink from a plastic bottle of fresh H20, you're sipping more than just water.<p>A new report from Orb Media reveals how major bottled water brands, including Aquafina, Dasani, Nestle and Evian all have tens, hundreds, and in some cases, thousands of microplastic particles floating in their …

Pollution

Witnessing the Church of Elon Musk

SXSW plays host to big-name speakers all the time. <i>Mother!</i> and <i>Black Swan</i> director Darren Aronofsky was on stage yesterday, Apple's Eddy Cue is on a panel tomorrow and <i>Moonlight</i> director Barry Jenkins had a keynote this morning. But something felt different at the Moody Theater in downtown Austin. The …

21 tiny design features that show Apple's incredible attention to detail

A 'breathing' sleep light:<p>Apple has a patent dating back to 2002 for a 'Breathing Status LED Indicator.' The patent describes a 'blinking effect of …

Smartwatches

The winner of the 'Nobel Prize of Architecture' was just named — here are his stunning buildings

On Wednesday, Indian architect and urban planner Balkrishna Doshi was named the winner of the 2018 Pritzker Prize— the biggest award in architecture.<p>The first Indian recipient of the award, Doshi is known for his low-cost housing projects, public complexes, and educational and cultural facilities …

Architecture

Apple's 'white ring' problem reflects a surprising lapse in quality control, but industrial design experts say it shouldn't be too hard to fix

The "white ring" problem affecting Apple's new HomePod speaker is an embarassing snafu for a company that prides itself on its design and quality bona fides, say several industrial design experts that Business Insider spoke to.<p>But the problem is likely not very costly or time consuming to fix, …

Product Design

Azio’s Retro Classic typewriter-inspired Bluetooth keyboard is a luxurious treat

Maybe you’re sitting at a MacBook or other modern PC right now, typing away in near silence on a keyboard that provides no real satisfying response to your human fingers. Maybe, once in the distant past, you remember when keyboards offered something in return: A “click clack” that stood as an …

Typing

Apple HomePod review: locked in

It sounds amazing. Is that enough?<p>I don’t think I’ve ever described a tech product as “lonely” before, but it’s the word I thought about the most as I was reviewing Apple’s new HomePod.<p>The HomePod, whether Apple likes it or not, is the company’s answer to the wildly popular Amazon Echo and Google …

Tech Trends

How your gut can make you seem smarter than you really are

We've all been hungry — or even "hangry" — at one point in our lives, but is there a scientific explanation for this phenomenon? And might there be …

Research

Nissan has developed slippers that ‘park’ themselves, because why not?

Sure, Tesla might be leading the charge in self-driving vehicle technology, despite its pitfalls, but can Elon Musk build a slipper that can park …

Scientists Just Found Naked Mole Rats Have Another Freaking Weird Superpower

Move over, tardigrades.<p>Naked mole rats may look like wrinkly skin sacks, but they have some pretty bizarre superpowers, including a total immunity to …

Apple Shares First Series of HomePod Ads

Apple today shared its first series of HomePod ads on its official YouTube channels, titled Bass, Beat, Distortion, and Equalizer.<p>The four 15-second clips each show the word HomePod animated in various ways, and highlight that the speaker is now available to order ahead of its February 9th launch …

Facebook invented a new time unit called the ‘flick’ and it’s truly amazing

I was all set to dislike the “flick,” a time unit just recently invented by Facebook (technically the Oculus team), because I thought it was going to be something worthless like “the average time someone looks at a post.” In fact it’s a very clever way of dividing time that theoretically could make …

Mathematics

OnePlus says up to 40,000 customers affected in credit card breach

After learning that fraudulent charges were appearing on its customers' credit cards, smartphone maker OnePlus disabled support for credit card payments and launched an on-going investigation. The preliminary results are in, however, and they're definitely concerning. In a statement released today, …

Snap announces more layoffs amid content struggles

Snap has just laid off 22 employees, a sign that the company is continuing to struggle with slow user growth. The staff cuts affected teams across the company, one of which was the content team [Ed. See update below for details]. According to <i>The Information,</i> Snap's content team has now consolidated …

Tim Cook: People didn't pay attention to iPhone battery update

Commentary: In an interview with ABC News, Apple's CEO concedes the company could have been clearer in communicating what it was doing to their phones.<p><i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>Apple squirmed a little after it was revealed that it …

Communication Skills

An early stage startup investor made its term sheet public to increase transparency in tech investment

Early stage startup investor Forward Partners has published its pre-seed term sheet, giving entrepreneurs a detailed look at what they can expect from a funding deal.<p>You can see the term sheet below.<p>A term sheet is a non-binding agreement between a startup founder and their investor, and covers …

Venture Capital

ISRO’s journey from Aryabhata to its 100th Indian satellite

Early on Jan. 12, over four decades after the Aryabhata was put in space, ISRO marked the successful launch of its 100th Indian-made satellite from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh. The Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle, the space agency’s workhorse, carried 28 other …

Space Exploration