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Apple Maps has a hidden VR/AR trick in iOS 11

I've been using iOS 11 public beta for a week and I never knew that it had a secret little bit of 3D magic hidden inside.<p>Apple's augmented reality in ARKit isn't available to try out in the public beta of iOS 11, but there is something that's close: Apple Maps. Walkthrough 3D flyovers in major …

iPhone 8 design reportedly ‘bezel-less’ with 5-inch and 5.8-inch curved screens, AirPods production starting December

Following on from previous rumors of a major redesign for the next iPhone, Barclays supply chain analysts are weighing in on their predictions for iPhone 8. They claim that the 2017 iPhone will feature a bezel-less design with the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus including 5-inch and 5.8-inch screens, …

Mobile Technology

Samsung Unveils New Gear S3 Smart Watch With GPS and LTE [Update: Will Support iPhone]

Just a week ahead of Apple's planned September 7 event, Samsung today unveiled its latest smart watch, the Gear S3. Samsung's newest wearable device comes in two varieties - a "Classic" model with Bluetooth and Wi-Fi and "Frontier" model that features LTE support. GPS, a new feature, is built into …

Smartwatches

12 Mind Tricks That Win People Over and Help You Get Ahead

When you're working hard and doing all you can to achieve your goals, anything that can give you an edge is powerful and will streamline your path to success.<p>Mind tricks won't make you a Jedi, but using the brain's natural quirks to your advantage can have a positive impact on everyone you …

Self-help

New Apple TV reportedly debuting at WWDC, with App Store and Siri integration

John Paczkowski at Buzzfeed, formerly Recode, has today posted that Apple intends to debut a new Apple TV at WWDC, in the summer. Matching reports from 9to5Mac from the last year, he claims the new device (a revamp of the current hockey-puck Apple TV) will feature Siri and an App Store.<p>This is one …

Smart TV

Siri learns Russian, Danish, Dutch, Portuguese, Swedish, Thai and Turkish for iOS 8.3 beta 2

In addition to Wireless CarPlay, more diverse Emojis, and improved logging in for Google services, iOS 8.3 adds a major new feature: several new languages for Siri. Over three years following the initial Siri beta in 2011, iOS 8.3 adds support for the following languages in Siri: Russian, Danish, …

Beta Testing

A redesign of the iOS notification center

ControlAir Controls Your Mac's Media Using Your Camera And Gestures

Mac: Sometimes, you just don't want to touch a keyboard or mouse. ControlAir is an app that allows you to just raise a finger in view of your Mac's …

Corephotonic dual-camera puts optical zoom on phones

iOS is twice as memory-efficient as Android. Here’s why.

When the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus were announced, many Android fans laughed at the “pitiful” 1GB of RAM of Apple’s flagship smartphone, when Android flagships tended to ship with 2GB and sometimes more.<p>But specs don’t always — or even most of the time — tell the whole story. As it turns out, an …

Here's How Apple Can Make Its Next iPhone Design A Lot Better

To give us an idea of what the next iPhone might look like, concept designer Martin Hajek collaborated with Business Insider to explore the next evolution of iPhone.<p>When looking at what could carry over from the iPhone 6 to the iPhone 7, it's important to note that some features like display and …

Mobile Technology

Microsoft to Open Source .NET Stack, Expand Platform to OS X, Linux

Microsoft today announced that it is furthering its commitment to cross-platform development with an expanded open source program for its .NET platform and additional support for operating systems outside of Microsoft Windows.<p>"With billions of devices in the market today, developers need tools that …

New Volkswagen TDI Turbodiesel Engine: 268 HP, Electric Turbocharger

As it works to meet stricter global emissions standards, Volkswagen is set to launch a range of new fuel-saving technologies on future models.<p>Among …

'Swype' Keyboard for iOS Named Apple's App of the Week, Available for Free

Normally priced at $0.99, <i>Swype</i> is one of the new third-party keyboard apps that was released alongside iOS 8, Apple's newest operating system that enabled systemwide third-party keyboards for the first time.<p><i>Swype</i>, from Nuance Communications, is a gesture-based keyboard that allows users to drag …

Overwatch Gameplay Trailer

Lit Motors C-1: Video Shows Self-Balancing Motorcycle On The Road

Building an automotive startup is never easy, especially when the product offered by that company defies easy description.<p>Lit Motors has been …

2015 Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG: Best Car To Buy Nominee

If you’re in the market for a car that can, quite literally, rule the world, you should definitely be looking at the 2015 Mercedes-Benz S63 …

The Presence iOS app makes home security smart (pictures)

Microsoft makes Office for iPad free to use, starts testing Android tablet version

Considering how popular Office has been on the desktop, you'd assume it'd be the go-to productivity suite on mobile too. In fact, though, the company has made a few missteps: The iPhone app is watered down, and as nice as the iPad version is, you need an Office subscription to do any sort of …

Dropping Objects in World's Largest Vacuum Chamber

Dropping things can be fun. Dropping things in a vacuum is even cooler. You might think that dropping things in a giant vacuum chamber would be the …

LG G Watch R review

Electric Turbochargers Forecast To Boom For Gas-Mileage Gains

Carmakers are increasingly turning to downsized turbocharged engines as a way to increase fuel efficiency without compromising power output.<p>Now, a …

iPhone 6 laps Android competitors in multi-tasking speed test

The iPhone 6 comes armed with a fast new A8 processor, but some fanboys were disappointed to discover the new chip only sports 1GB, when most premium …

Audi gives early look at 2015 TT cockpit

LAS VEGAS -- Two years ago, Audi showed off the cabin tech of a new A3 model at CES, long before the actual car was revealed. The company repeats this strategy at CES 2014, showing what it calls the Virtual Cockpit of the 2015 TT, before that car gets its global debut.<p>The Virtual Cockpit represents …

Swiss researchers created a cube that can sit, jump and walk (video)

Swiss researchers have created a metallic cube that can "walk" across a surface. Staff at the Federal Institute of Technology Zurich crammed a series of inertia sensors and constantly-spinning rotors (called reaction wheels) into a 15-centimeter cube, dubbed Cubli, that enable the contraption to …

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Bloomberg: Apple to introduce larger, curved screen iPhones in Q3 2014, enhanced pressure sensors for later models

Bloomberg is reporting that “sources familiar with the plans” say Apple is planning to release two new iPhone models next year with curved displays. The two phones would have 4.7 inch and 5.5 inch displays respectively, both substantially bigger than the 4 inch Retina Display currently offered in …

Want to see how the iPad Air benchmarks translate to real-life use? Here’s the video

If you want to see how those impressive benchmark scores translate into real-life usage, this brief <i>Mashable</i> video compares start-up, shut-down, web-browsing and video on all five generations of iPad.