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It’s all talk at Santander as voice recognition banking begins

Customers with iPhones can ditch passwords and instead log in to their accounts and send money by speaking<p>Santander customers can make payments to friends by simply asking their iPhone to do it for them after the Spanish bank became the first provider to launch voice activated payments in the UK. …

Customers

Apple TV app changes pave the way for better gaming

Apple has drastically increased the size of apps that developers can submit to its Apple TV App Store, paving the way for more media-heavy apps, especially games. Up until now the limit was 200 MB, but apps can now be as large 4GB, the same as for iOS devices. The change should provide a "complete, …

Apps

2016 was a hard year to be an Apple fan

Tim Cook and the rest of Apple's leadership will probably not look back fondly on 2016. iPhone sales declined for the first time, and Apple's profits followed suit. There are still bright spots, like the company's growing services business, and the company is still making insane amounts of money. …

MacBook Pro

Dual-lens zoom kit pushes iPhone 7 Plus camera further

The geeky excitement shared by mobile photographers over the dual-camera of the iPhone 7 Plus has not waned.<p>And as they’ve played with the small optical zoom and blurring backgrounds in portrait mode, two small accessories companies have been quietly but furiously developing a two-lens attachment …

Mobile Photography

Barclays' new ATMs let you withdraw money with your phone

Contactless technology is, we're told, destined to replace physical currency. In the meantime, you'll soon be able to use your phone to withdraw cash from an ATM -- if you're with Barclays that is. The banking giant announced today that it's in the process of rolling out new in-branch cash machines …

FinTech

Tesco cyber-raid raises serious questions over UK banks’ security

The texts began arriving on customers’ phones over the weekend: Tesco Bank had spotted unusual activity on a significant number of current accounts, and was getting in touch with customers to alert them. But that wasn’t enough to prevent £2.5m being siphoned out of about 9,000 accounts, and …

Cybersecurity

IDW announces Star Trek: The Next Generation / Aliens crossover

IDW Publishing has announced that it is teaming up with Dark Horse Comics for a new crossover series which will bring Captain Picard, Data, Worf, and …

First Test of Apple Watch Nike+, a Sporty Wearable on Steroids

Apple has released the newest update to its watch, the Apple Watch Nike+. The new timepiece, in 38mm- ($369) or 42mm-wide ($399) models, is the …

Smartwatches

Sony’s new smartwatch features an e-ink display on the watch *and* the band

Sony announced an update to the curious-looking FES Watch with a new design. The FES Watch U features an e-ink display and pairs with your phone. But the surprising part is that the band is <i>also</i> a flexible e-ink display, opening a brand new world of design possibilities — what an exciting time to be …

First look at the iPhone 8 — next year’s 10th anniversary model will be a game changer

Apple just revealed plans to give the iPhone a major overhaul in 2017 — and maybe release an “all-glass” model<p>Apple is expected to release its new iPhone 7 next month, but it just gave consumers some very good reasons to wait until 2017 for the 10th anniversary iPhone.<p>Next year’s iPhone 8 will have …

Ryan Reynolds shares fan-made poster for Deadpool 2

To tide us over while we await some official news on <b>Deadpool 2</b>, Ryan Reynolds has taken to social media to share a fan-made poster for the upcoming …

iPhone 7 Series Said to Have 32GB, 128GB, and 256GB Storage Options

Following a recent report claiming the iPhone 7 will ship with at least 32GB base storage, with Apple dropping the infamous 16GB model, research firm TrendForce adds that the mid-tier 64GB storage option may be replaced with 128GB alongside a new 256GB version at the high end of the lineup.<p>Apple is …

WATCH: Disabling IPhone Animations Can Actually Speed Up Your Device

Just one little tweak makes your iPhone feel brand-new again!<p>Compared to desktop computers, iPhones run very lean and very mean, but that's not to …

Apple might kill the two most annoying things about the iPhone's design

Steve Kovach/Business Insider<p>If the rumors are true, this year's iPhone 7 should look dramatically different from the existing iPhone 6 and 6s.<p>There …

Deadpool, Colossus and Negasonic Teenage Warhead battle Angel Dust in new Deadpool clip

Following director T.J. Miller’s announcement yesterday that Deadpool will receive a director’s cut, 20th Century Fox has released a new clip from …

Comics

ANALYST: Apple will create an ultra-premium iPhone 7 with an amazing camera

The new camera module will offer better pictures, according to the report, by capturing more image data. KGI also suggests that the new camera will allow for an optical zoom, a first for the iPhone.<p>The report goes on to say Apple could keep the new lens for the iPhone 7 Plus, the larger model, and …

Trailer for surprise Cloverfield sequel 10 Cloverfield Lane

Well, this has certainly caught everyone by surprise…<p>Paramount Pictures and Bad Robot Productions have released a trailer for <b>10 Cloverfield Lane</b>, a …

Apple has 800 engineers obsessing over this one part of your iPhone

It may seem like a lot for one piece of a phone, but the camera is actually made of 200 pieces, says Graham Townsend, the director who oversees it all, in an interview with "60 Minutes."<p>"To capture one image, there's actually 24 billion operations going on," Townsend told Charlie Rose.<p>One way the …

Apple starts raising iTunes Match limit to 100,000 tracks

Back in June, Apple’s Eddy Cue promised that iTunes Match – Apple’s song matching service that syncs local music files to the iCloud for streaming anytime – would soon phase out its 25,000 track limit in favor of 100,000 tracks.<p>Sadly, we haven’t heard anything more about that since. But Apple might …

Apple Ready To Gamble On New iPhone Technology

Not content with the 3D touch interface that was added to the iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus screens, Apple looks set to move to a new screen technology in 2017′s iPhone.<p>There has been a consistent build up of leaks, rumors, and suggestions from the supply chain that a switch away from the LCD …

Apple's Tim Cook says a converged MacBook and iPad won't happen

Apple CEO Tim Cook isn't sold on the Surface, and the company doesn't plan on bringing together its MacBook or iPad into a single product like Microsoft's computing device, either. In an interview with the <i>Irish Independent</i>, Cook said: "We feel strongly that customers are not really looking for a …

Tim Cook

Ralph Fiennes to voice Alfred in The LEGO Batman Movie

Ralph Fiennes has become the latest addition to the cast of <b>The LEGO Batman Movie</b>, with The Hollywood Reporter revealing that the British actor has …

Battle of Jakku teaser trailer for Star Wars Battlefront

Electronic Arts has released a new teaser trailer for <b>Star Wars Battlefront</b> which explores the Battle of Jakku, which takes place 29 years prior to …

New clip from LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes - Justice League Attack of the Legion of Doom!

Warner Bros. has released a new clip from the upcoming animated feature <b>LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes – Justice League Attack of the Legion of Doom!</b>, …

The Good Dinosaur: could this be the saddest Pixar movie yet?

Audiences at Disney's D23 Expo event in Anaheim, California were yesterday treated to an exclusive clip from Pixar's forthcoming prehistoric adventure The Good Dinosaur – and in true Pixar style, the clip in question was absolutely heartbreaking.<p>The film, released this November, follows a young …

Animation

UK bank Lloyds trials NFC for simpler account authorization on your mobile

Lloyds Bank in the UK is running a small trial to see if it can speed up the regristration process for mobile banking through use of ‘tap to transfer’ near field communications technology.<p>Instead of receiving a phone call when setting up the mobile banking app, people in the trial can authenticate …

Apple TV remote is getting a trackpad this summer

Apple has been gearing up to launch a redesigned Apple TV to go with its rumored streaming service, and a new report claims the new black box will also include a redesigned TV remote with a trackpad.<p>According to the New York Times, Apple is planning to launch its new TV box with the remote this …

Seagate Debuts iOS-Compatible Storage Option, Personal Cloud and Ultra-Thin Portable Hard Drive

At the annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, tech companies often take the opportunity to unveil new products. Well-known data storage company Seagate is no exception, and is introducing three impressive new products at the show.<p>The new 500GB Seagate Wireless portable hard drive is the …

Gear & Gadgets

Apple Pay headed to UK for 2015 — but banks fear a financial 'invasion'

Payment service set to launch in 'first half' of the year<p>A major UK bank's concern over data collected by Apple Pay is reportedly stalling negotiations to launch the mobile payments service in the country by "the first half of 2015." <i>The Telegraph</i> reports that "at least one" of the UK’s biggest …

Working prototype explores new Apple TV interface with touchscreen gestures via remote

Product designer Radu Dutzan posted the video above showing off a working prototype that explores touchscreen style gestures via a conceptual remote for Apple TV alongside an updated interface.<p><i>Wouldn’t it be great if instead of trying to imitate clicks, Remote allowed you to scroll lists on the</i> …