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Great American sound: The Audeze EL-8 headphones

Audeze makes some of the very best headphones on the planet. That's great, but now with the introduction of the sleek new EL-8, Audeze has brought the price down to a somewhat more affordable range. The handsome new look, with subtly curved aluminum ear cups and sumptuous padding lends a decidedly …

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Apple opens iMessage spam reporting tool ahead of iOS 7

A new knowledge base article on Apple’s website introduces an iMessage spam reporting system.<p>To report unwanted iMessage messages to Apple, please send an email with the following details to: imessage.spam@icloud.com• Include a screenshot of the message you have received.<br>• Include the full email …

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Apple Signs Sony Up for iRadio, Now Has All Three Major Music Labels on Board

Sony Music has signed on to Apple’s forthcoming iRadio service, according to a person familiar with negotiations between the two companies.<p>The deal …

Verizon Cloud service now available on iOS devices

After announcing that it would be rolling out a new Verizon Cloud service to iOS and Android users back in April, the carrier provided an update today informing us that the service is now available to iOS devices and additional Android users. The app, available for free on the App Store here, will …

What the Future Looks Like Inside SRI: the Lab that Brought us Siri

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Robert Scoble, Startup Liaison Officer at Rackspace, is working on a book with Shel Israel about the how sensors, wearable computers, and other technologies will change our future, titled “Age of Context.” That got them invited to visit SRI International, Silicon Valley’s most</i> …

iOS 7 Beta Usage At Apple Increases As WWDC Draws Near

Over the last few months developers and websites haven’t seen much iOS 7 beta traffic coming out of Apple’s set of IP addresses in Cupertino. However, over the last few days traffic from devices running iOS 7 has increased for a number of websites and apps.<p>Onswipe has reported that it has seen a …

Apple Releases iOS 6.1.4 for iPhone 5, With Updated Speakerphone Audio Profile

- May 2, 2013<p>Apple has just released a surprise minor update to iOS for the iPhone 5. The iOS 6.1.4 update is available now for both GSM and CDMA …

Talkz, Because Messaging With Your Thumbs Is So 2000 And Late

If email is first in line for disruption, messaging has to be second. A new company launching out of TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2013 has a fresh take on our most favoritest form of communication.<p>Talkz asks you to stop typing and start talking. Or type. Or doodle. Or share music. Really, anything you …

Jony Ive paints a fresh, yet familiar, look for iOS 7

According to multiple people who have either seen or have been briefed on the upcoming iOS 7, the operating system sports a redesigned user-interface that will be attractive to new iOS users, but potentially unsettling for those who are long-accustomed to the platform…<p>The new interface is said to …

Is The iPhone 5S Fingerprint Reader Worth The Wait?

The news last week that the next iPhone will indeed be delayed until Fall combined substantial gains by Samsung have a lot of Apple watchers in a panic. But it is too soon to declare Cupertino out for the count. Perhaps there will be some substantial advancements on the software front at Apple’s …

PlayStation 4 lead architect reveals secrets behind Sony's next console

Mark Cerny explains the technical philosophy that informs the PS4's design<p>When Sony unveiled the PlayStation 4 two months ago, many were impressed to see Mark Cerny fronting the presentation as lead system architect; the industry veteran first made his name by designing the classic <i>Marble Madness</i> at …

Western Digital releases 5mm UltraSlim 2.5-inch hard drive

Western Digital has just begun shipping a new 2.5-inch internal hard drive that’s only a mere 5mm thick. The company is calling it the UltraSlim, and …

Top Wi-Fi routers easy to hack, says study

The Wi-Fi router you use to broadcast a private wireless Internet signal in your home or office is not only easy to hack, says a report released today, but the best way to protect yourself is out of your hands.<p>The report, written by research firm Independent Security Evaluators of Baltimore, found …

Information Security

Rumor claims iPad 5 will be thinner and lighter than current model

Apple rumors never die, they just continue to circulate until the new product finally launches and then rumors about the next generation begin. A new …

Apple to reportedly secure licensing agreements for iRadio next week

We’ve known for a little while that Apple is trying to launch a music streaming service of its own, reportedly called iRadio, that will rival the …

As Apple Reportedly Nears Streaming Licensing Agreements For iRadio, Competitors Should Circle The Wagons

Apple is said to be getting very close to nailing down streaming licensing agreements with Universal Music Group and Warner Music, according to sources speaking to The Verge. The report follows news from the NY Post that claimed Apple was well under where labels were expecting in terms of its …

Who needs MS Office for iOS and Android? CloudOn's here now

Those of you waiting for Microsoft to unveil a version of Office for iOS or Android should stop waiting and take CloudOn's Office app for a spin.<p>Reports of Microsoft bringing Office to the iPhone, iPad, and Android devices have been in the wind for the past year.<p>Initial rumors pointed to a launch …

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Greens score win in first battle over California’s vast reserves of shale oil

California holds the US’s largest reserves of shale oil, but don’t expect a drilling boom any time soon.<p>A federal judge in California delivered a setback to the oil industry this week when he ruled that the US Bureau of Land Management (BLM) violated federal law by failing to consider the …

Who Won Opening Day For MLB? The 'At Bat' App!

While the definition of ‘accessed six million times on Opening Day‘ leaves some room for interpretation, there’s no doubt that Major League Baseball’s ‘At Bat’ application is a hit. Assuming like for like comparisons, the access count for the mobile app has doubled since Opening Day in 2012.<p>And …

Intel shows off speedier Thunderbolt tech

Intel today announced the next generation of its Thunderbolt technology, which doubles the speed and works with previous inputs.<p>The technology, which Intel announced at the National Association of Broadcasters conference today, supports up to 20Gbps bidirectionally (up from 10). That extra speed …

Thunderbolt

iPhone 5S to Launch in 2-3 Different Screen Sizes?

Topeka Capital Markets analyst Brian White is out with another research note today sharing some highlights from day seven of his trip to China and Taiwan to talk with technology companies and other sources. Based on discussions with officials at an unnamed "tech-supply chain company", White now …

Apple Reportedly Set to Refresh Entire MacBook Lineup Ahead of WWDC 2013

- Apr 9, 2013<p>Apple’s WWDC 2013 conference is coming up this Summer, and with Apple’s slow pace for hardware releases, so far this year, that likely …

California judge rules anti-texting laws also ban using a phone's map while driving

The debate over distracted driving laws has mostly focused on texting, but a California court ruling has confirmed that any cellphone use that takes a driver's hands off the wheel is fair game. Law professor Orin Kerr has uncovered a court case from late March in which the judge determined using a …

iOS 7 Concept Features Widgets, New Lock Screen, Mission Control and More

Earlier this week, a number of Apple-focused bloggers claimed iOS 7 was running behind schedule and that it would bring a significant user interface refresh.<p>Designer F. Bianco has posted a set of images to Flickr with some interesting thoughts on what useful changes Apple could make to iOS 7 to …

Apple aims to outdo Google's Street View

Apple may be eyeing its own "Street View" type navigation system and one that offers a key benefit over Google's version.<p>Published today by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Apple's "3D Position Tracking for Panoramic Imagery Navigation" patent filing describes a navigation technology that …

Augmented Reality

For labels, Apple's iRadio deal could be sweeter than Pandora

Apple is close to striking a streaming deal with two of the major music labels that could end up far sweeter for the music industry than what the labels currently get from Pandora, according to two people familiar with the negotiations.<p>Much has been made in recent weeks of Apple trying to squeeze …

Mobile Devices

60-inch Apple TV to come out later this year

60-inch Apple TV will sell for $1,500 to $2,000, analyst says. The 60-inch Apple TV will also have wireless 'mini-iTVs' that can receive video around …

Apple's iMessage encryption trips up feds' surveillance

Encryption used in Apple's iMessage chat service has stymied attempts by federal drug enforcement agents to eavesdrop on suspects' conversations, an internal government document reveals.<p>An internal Drug Enforcement Administration document seen by CNET discusses a February 2013 criminal …

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