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Foxconn may be planning new iPhone-building factories in India

The India government has previously blocked Apple from opening any brick-and-mortar retail outlets in the country because Apple don’t manufacture any products in India.<p>That could be about to change, however, thanks to a recent rumor claiming that Foxconn has been given permission to open new …

KGI report claims both iPhone 6 models to offer 128GB storage; iPad Air 2 launch on same day

KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, in a report this morning, states that both 4.7- and 5.5-inch models of the iPhone 6 will be launched next week and will both offer 128GB storage option. If Apple retains its usual three-tier structure this would suggest 32GB, 64GB and 128GB models – though it could be that …

The chips of Samsung's Galaxy S5 -- Exynos and Snapdragon

BARCELONA, Spain -- Qualcomm and Samsung are back in the newest Galaxy device, theGalaxy S5.<p>The Korean electronics giant on Monday unveiled its<p>newest flagship phonewith a slightly tweaked design and updated specs. The Galaxy S5 has a 5.1-inch display HD screen and a 16-megapixel rear-facing camera …

Supercomputer Beagle can analyze 240 whole genomes in two days

The time and cost of sequencing entire human genomes has dropped dramatically in the 21st century. Unfortunately, it can take months to analyze the results, given that there are 3.2 billion base pairs to decode. (As such, it's become popular instead to focus on the fewer than 2 percent of the …

Galaxy S5, Galaxy Note 4 concepts bring new Samsung design patents to life

After a couple of new design patents have been awarded to Samsung on the last day of the previous year, a couple of new smartphone concepts have emerged imagining what the future Galaxy S5 and the Galaxy Note 4 would look like in case Samsung would actually use the design shown in those …

Will The iPhone 6 And iWatch Be Made Out Of The New Curved Gorilla Glass?

Corning has announced “Manufacturing Readiness for 3D-Shaped Gorilla Glass” in advance of CES next week in Las Vegas. Immediately, speculation has turned to how Apple might make use of this new material in its upcoming products. Daisuke Wakabiashi writes in <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> Digits blog that, …

The PS4 Will Be Sony's Cheapest Playstation Yet

It was the sort of thing that doesn’t typically happen in the world of consumer electronics pricing: Sony got on stage at E3 this year and announced it would be selling the Playstation 4 at $399, a full $100 below Microsoft's Xbox One, its chief competitor. An entire stadium full of gaming industry …

Qualcomm builds learning computer chip inspired by human brain

Computer technology still lags far behind the abilities of the human brain, which has billions of neurons that help us simultaneously process a plethora of stimuli from our many senses. But Qualcomm hopes to shrink that bridge with a new type of computer architecture modeled after the brain, which …

Analyst Believes iWatch Will Feature Home Automation, Be More Than an iPhone Companion

The much-rumored iWatch may be used as a home automation gateway, allowing users to control various functions within their houses, according to a new research note by Cantor Fitzgerald analyst Brian White.<p>As an Apple supplier, our contact offered insight into the "iWatch" and described this …

iOS Developer Discomfort

Over the past year or so, I’ve noticed some trends in the code that’s developed by some of the people I respect. People I look up to – people that I …

Report: Nexus 5 to start at $299, battery size will increase with storage

One of the best features of Google’s(s goog) Nexus line of smartphones has been the price, and it looks like the upcoming Nexus 5 could be a better …

Google Street View to add 100 Indian monuments

The Taj Mahal will soon be accessible at the click of a mouse after Google announced plans to add more than 100 Indian monuments to its Street View mapping service.<p>The ambitious project will see 360-degree images of the country's most famous sites created from footage captured by a backpack-mounted …

Google Street View

Apple looking to rapidly expand in India, a report says

Apple (s AAPL) is planning to enter small towns in India and open many “stores” in the country, according to a report in the Economic Times, an …

Apple May Be Working With Quanta Computer on Larger iPad

Apple is continuing development of its rumored larger-sized iPad and working with supplier Quanta Computer, reports Chinese site <i>United Daily News</i> (via <i>Mac Otakara</i>) [Google Translation]. The report from <i>United Daily News</i> refers to the larger tablet as a 12-inch device, but rumors from <i>The Wall Street</i> …

Stephen Hawking: brain could exist outside body

Stephen Hawking has said he believes brains could exist independently of the body, but that the idea of a conventional afterlife is a fairy tale.<p>Speaking at the premiere of a documentary film about his life, the theoretical physicist said: "I think the brain is like a program in the mind, which is …

Rumor: iPhone 5S Will be Capable of 150Mbps LTE Advanced Speeds

- Jul 1, 2013<p><i>The Korea Times</i> says Apple is rumored to be in talks with SK Telecom about launching an LTE-Advanced phone later this year. LTE-A is …

Ex-Apple Employees Reveal How The Company Is So Good At Keeping Secrets

Apple, of course, is famously press shy. It's incredibly difficult to get insider news out of the company, compared to its peers.<p>The former employees range from people who joined the company in its earliest days in the 1970s to those who've dealt with it recently.<p>Perhaps unsurprisingly, many say …

Nexus 5 not an LG job, Google Edition phone not in the works either

An LG exec revealed in an interview with a publication that the company will not make the LG Nexus 5 and that a Google Edition version of one of its flagship devices isn’t planned either.<p>LG Mobile Europe vice president Won Kim told <i>All About Phones</i> that while the Nexus 4 was a great marketing …

Even Stephen Hawking makes mistakes – he's wrong about the Israel boycott

I followed the news of Professor Stephen Hawking's decision to decline an invitation as an honored speaker at the conference hosted by Israeli …

Cydia Substrate Comes To Android (Cydia Store Next?)

Cydia, a platform commonly thought of as the alternative app store for jailbroken iPhones and iPads, has just today arrived on Android of all places, in the form of Cydia Substrate*, a tool for developers to build code modifications to other applications. Though Android is by its nature more open …

Apps Raise the iPad's Aptitude for Real Work

There’s a popular myth that Apple’s iPad and other tablets are simply media-consumption devices, unsuitable for productivity applications. That’s …

Software

Realmac To Enter The Mobile Photo Fray With Analog For iPhone, Explains Why We Need Yet Another App

Realmac Software is showing off its latest app today, ahead of a launch to come later in the month. The app is called Analog, and is an iPhone version of its desktop quick and easy photo manipulation software. I’ve been beta testing the software, and the experience it provides is in keeping with …

Sketchy Rumor Claims Sapphire-Covered Capacitive Home Button for iPhone 5S

<i>Cult of Mac</i> points to a report [Google translation] from Taiwanese site <i>TechNews</i> claiming that Apple will be including a sapphire-covered capacitive home button on the iPhone 5S in order to accommodate the fingerprint sensor rumored to be coming as a differentiating feature for the device.<p>Apple is …

Make your old iPhone run like new

My friend is convinced that the slowing of his iPhone 4S is part of a vast Apple conspiracy. I'm not completely persuaded.<p>I mean, sure Apple has sent out updates to iOS that are arguably a step in the wrong direction, like that whole Apple Maps fiasco. But I believe the main culprit for decreasing …

Future iPhone could sport invisible buttons

The iPhone could one day come with buttons and controls that blend right into the background, effectively making them invisible.<p>Granted to Apple on Tuesday by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, a patent dubbed "Disappearing button or slider" describes how various controls on the iPhone and other …

Sapphire phone screens not as strong as you think, says Corning

On the surface, smartphones screens made of sapphire sound superb -- they're naturally strong, extremely scratch resistant, can withstand flexing, and transmit light very well. That's the widely accepted story, at least.<p>Disputing this view is Corning, maker of the Gorilla Glass material that covers …