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The iPhone only exists because Steve Jobs 'hated this guy at Microsoft'

Former head of iOS, Scott Forstall, opens up about how Apple’s iconic device came from late CEO’s dislike for the husband of one of his wife’s friends<p>If it wasn’t for one particular executive at Microsoft, whom Steve Jobs seemingly hated with a passion, Apple may never have created the iPhone or …

iOS

Watch live as SpaceX launches its second rocket in 48 hours

Here’s how to watch the launch.<p><b>Update</b>: You can watch the launch in the embedded livestream below, or at Spacex.com/webcast.<p>SpaceX is hitting a number of milestones this weekend. On Friday, Elon Musk’s space transportation company launched and landed a used rocket for the second time in its history …

Space Travel

The iPhone 8 could have more than one game-changing feature

With the iPhone 8 reveal (fingers crossed) just three months away, it’s no secret that most people are excited about the device’s rumored …

Mobile Technology

Google might be working on a security system that knows when you’re not home

What does Google have planned for securing home? Two patents it recently filed may provide some insight. These are continuations of previously filed …

13 Smart Thermostats for Your Home

Keeping your home at the perfect temperature was difficult before. Thanks to smart technology, the latest thermostats solves the problem in a whole …

Evernote is getting faster thanks to Google's Cloud Platform

You might see Evernote's pages load faster than usual going forward, now that the service is almost fully done moving 3 petabytes of data to Google Cloud Platform. The team only has to transfer some user attachments before the migration is complete. Once that's done, then the service will have a …

IoT-based Android Things Developer Preview 2 released

In December, Google first announced Android Things, its new attempt to create a better Internet of Things (IoT) operating system. Today, the company has released the second developer preview of Android Things, with a number of new additions and bug fixes.<p>Developer Preview 2 now includes support for …

Machine Learning

New battery technology doesn’t combust when punctured, could prevent smartphone explosions and waste hazards [Video]

In a new <i>NOVA</i> documentary episode that recently aired on PBS, David Pogue hosts and checks out a next generation battery invented by Mike Zimmerman that won’t explode like the Samsung Note 7 (or create a thermal event) even when cut or punctured. The <i>Search for the Super Battery</i> episode is an …

iPhone 8 Said to Feature Iris Scanner to Authenticate With Your Eyes

Apple is widely rumored to launch a high-end iPhone with an edge-to-edge OLED display this year, which has been variously called the "iPhone 8" or "iPhone X" to commemorate the smartphone's tenth anniversary, and rumors suggest the device will an include iris scanner to authenticate with your …