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Apple Store Down Ahead of iPhone 5c Pre-Orders (Update: Pre-Orders Now Available!)

The Apple Online Store has been taken offline to prepare for iPhone 5 pre-orders, which are set to begin in about 3 hours, at 12:01 AM PT. Are you …

Samsung: Of Course, Our Next Smartphones Will Be 64-Bit (Spoiler: Android Doesn’t Support 64-Bit, Yet)

When it ships on Sept. 20, Apple’s iPhone 5s will be the first and only smartphone on the market powered by a 64-bit processor — but not for long, if …

Mobile

3-Sweep makes 3D objects from 2D photos

<b>Watch this demo of a tool that can create 3D objects from a regular 2D image.</b><p>Modelling products in three dimensions can be a time-consuming process. …

3D Printing

Apple’s iPhone 5s, the A7 Chip, and That 64-Bit Question

When Apple unveiled the iPhone 5s on Tuesday, the company touted as one of its tentpole features the 64-bit desktop-class processing power of its new …

iPhone

Mark Zuckerberg: Facebook Wants To Be Friends With Your Social Apps

On Wednesday, Mark Zuckerberg addressed a packed room at the TechCrunch Disrupt conference, saying that his company wants to start using social tools to connect in different ways.<p>While the social network has 1.15 billion active users, Zuckerberg increasingly hopes that developers will build more …

Apple is Way Ahead but I'm Staying with Android

Apple is still way ahead of the rest of the industry. <i>Particularly</i> in how it introduces new products.<p>I’m pretty disappointed that Tim Cook doesn’t talk about the role of mobile in bringing us the future. He has the tools sitting right in front of him to do that, with the new motion sensor in the …

Xbox 360, 3DS again top the games industry in August

Total sales were up a bit in August, but hardware sales in the U.S. plummeted in anticipation of the Xbox One and PlayStation 4.<p>Microsoft's Xbox 360 and Nintendo's 3DS were tops in the US gaming business in August.<p>During the month, total US-based spending on physical game content -- discs, …

No fingerprint sensor required: SilentSense knows it’s you from your taps and swipes

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>Move over, Touch ID. Apple’s(s appl) new fingerprint sensing technology in the iPhone 5s may soon be joined by an alternative …

Even If Someone Chops Off Your Finger They Won't Be Able To Unlock Your iPhone 5S With The Fingerprint Scanner

If someone chops off your finger and then tries to use the fingerprint to unlock the phone, it won't work. The iPhone 5S's fingerprint reader relies on "the living layer of skin under the surface of your finger, using an RF signal," Mary Branscombe at CITEWorld reports.<p>Via: Daring Fireball

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Meet Hacking Team, the company that helps the police hack you

Hacking Team may not have any clients in the US yet, but it's not for lack of trying<p>In 2001, a pair of Italian programmers wrote a program called Ettercap, a "comprehensive suite for man-in-the-middle attacks" — in other words, a set of tools for eavesdropping, sniffing passwords, and remotely …

Dell 'not getting in the mobile phone business' says CEO

Michael Dell has said that the privatization of his company will "open an exciting new chapter" for Dell and its customers. But to be clear, that new chapter isn't going to include smartphones. Fresh off a successful shareholder vote, Michael Dell spoke to CNBC this morning and quickly rejected the …

Apple's new iPhone 5C cases face 1- to 2-week delay online

Apple's new case for the iPhone 5C is already back-ordered on the company's online store. New buyers face a one- to two-week wait to get one.<p>Online buyers of Apple's colorful new iPhones may have to go unprotected for the first week or so they have their device.<p>Apple's now showing a one- to …

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Enrollment In Harvard’s Intro To Computer Science Jumped 590% In 10 Years

If Mark can do it, why can’t others? Perhaps inspired by <i>The Social Network</i>, enrollment at Harvard’s Introduction to Computer Science course has skyrocketed 590% in the last decade.<p>Preliminary data from the college shows 771 students enrolled in CS50 in the current semester, up from 112 in 2004, …

Betaworks gets Instapaper ready for iOS 7 with new interface and improved article sorting

Even before Betaworks acquired Marco Arment's successful read-it-later app Instapaper, the iOS hit was already fairly minimalistic in design. It presented users with their saved articles in an easy-to-read format and then got out of the way. But ahead of iOS 7's release on September 18th, Betaworks …

Apple looking to hire engineers with solar experience to work on mobile devices

<b>Update:</b> Apple has removed the job listing from its website, but we grabbed a screenshot below.<p>Apple appears to be investigating the use of thin film solar technology for future mobile products with a new job listing on the company’s website looking to hire an engineer with experience in the solar …

Apple’s M7 chip is the Trojan Horse for its wearable computing plans

Advertisement<p>16 Comments<p>Could the iPhone 5S’s new M7 chip be something of a trojan horse, leading the way for Apple’s wearable-tech debut?<p>As …

Why Outsourcing Innovation Will Be Big in Tech and Beyond

<i>Paul Jozefak, co-founder and managing director of innovation laboratory Liquid Labs, argues that outsourcing innovation will become a mainstream business practice and a key driver of growth, specifically in the tech sector. While he clearly has a business interest in companies outsourcing their</i> …

8 Major World Figures And Their Smartphones

It’s the weekend, and we’re rounding out this week chock full of new smartphone announcements with a roundup of world leaders and their smartphones of course. Inspired by a Chinese media report, here are a couple of dignitaries across the world and their favorite gadgets.<p>US President Barack Obama<p>US …

Grand Theft Auto Online Details Revealed

Over 500 missions will be available.<p>Exit Theatre Mode<p>Rockstar has revealed the hope behind Grand Theft Auto Online is "to create an entire Grand …

Software turns 2D objects 3D; lets you 'reach into' photos; bends your mind

With 3-Sweep, you can "grab" an object in a photo and turn it around to see what it looks like from different angles. Check out the demo video.<p>Modeling products in three dimensions can be a time-consuming process. It's easy enough for humans to identify the presence of 3D objects in 2D scenes, but …

Printing

iPhone 5S: Apple's new hope?

A fingerprint sensor and a model specially aimed at China could be among Apple's new plans for the iPhone announced this evening.<p><b>iPhone 5S and 5C release - live</b><p><b>Apple</b> will launch its new <b>iPhone</b> today amid a wave of rumours that the device will feature a fingerprint sensor, and could be accompanied by …

PlayStation 4 coming to Japan February 22nd, three months after US launch

In addition to a major PS Vita announcement, Sony's ongoing event in Japan has brought some less positive news for the home crowd. Japanese gamers have to wait until February 22nd to get hold of a PlayStation 4 -- three months later than the mid-November PS4 launch in the US. The console will be …

Press Start: PS4 Japan launch to be announced, Halo dev criticises Kojima, and more

Plus, Xbox One TV ad has no games (but the machine will get Unity support), Atari founder Nolan Bushnell worries about Nintendo<p>A selection of links, hand-picked by the Guardian games writers.<p>Japanese PS4 release date to be announced next week | MCV<p>This would have been inconceivable a few years …

Apple Won’t Introduce New Apple TV Box Next Week, Will Upgrade Software

There are very, very good odds you’re going to hear about new iPhones at Apple’s event next Tuesday.<p>But if you’re looking for a new Apple TV, you’re …

Early Samsung Smartwatch Reviewers Are Not Impressed

The early reviews are in, and few seem thrilled with the Galaxy Gear, the so-called smartwatch that the South Korean electronics giant Samsung announced this week.<p>The Galaxy Gear syncs with your Samsung Galaxy smartphone -- only one model for now, which we'll get to later -- and allows you to make …

iPhone 5S To Ring In The New With Expected Fingerprint Sensing Home Button

Tuesday will tell, but multiple rumors are pointing to a subtle design distinction for the forthcoming iPhone 5S. Along with new Gold and Graphite colors, the home button is expected have a new look signifying the inclusion of a fingerprint scanner within.<p>FOX News anchor (and now app developer) …

NSA can reportedly tap smartphone users' data

Intelligence-gathering agency has created working groups to access contacts lists, SMS, and user location on the three most popular mobile platforms, according to classified documents viewed by Spiegel.<p>The National Security Agency has the ability to access user data on three of the most popular …

Surveillance

Aspyr to Drop Game Support for Snow Leopard as OS X Mavericks Launch Nears

Mac gaming publisher Aspyr has announced on its blog that as of the launch of OS X Mavericks later this year it will begin phasing out support for running titles on Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, which includes future patches for existing games as well as any upcoming titles that the company plans to …

iOS 7 launch & release date: what to expect and what you need to know

The Techradar team says iOS 7 will bring the biggest changes to the operating system since its launch.<p><b>iPhone 5S and 5C release - live</b><p>Chief executive Tim Cook has described iOS 7 as “the biggest change to iOS since the iPhone”.<p>What Apple has done is show that it can cater to its own loyal fan base …

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