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Apple Recorded More Than Half of Total Smartphone Industry Revenue in iPhone X Launch Quarter

Apple captured a record 51 percent share of revenue in the worldwide smartphone industry last quarter, which encompassed the launch of the iPhone X, according to research firm Strategy Analytics.<p>iPhone revenue totaled $61.5 billion in the fourth quarter of 2017, as Apple disclosed in its earnings …

IPhone X

New DNA nanorobots successfully targeted and killed off cancerous tumors

Science fiction no more — In an article out today in Nature Biotechnology, scientists were able to show tiny autonomous bots have the potential to function as intelligent delivery vehicles to cure cancer in mice.<p>These DNA nanorobots do so by seeking out and injecting cancerous tumors with drugs …

Cancer

A North Korean Refugee on His Escape from the 'Best Country in the World'

Escaping North Korea cost him five years of his life. Now, Jun Heo wants to tell the whole world his story.<p><i>This story first appeared on VICE Canada.</i><p>He remembers the cars. The shock he felt seeing a lot of cars rolling down streets surrounded by huge buildings.<p>“I was seeing that for the first time …

North Korea

SpaceX’s historic Falcon Heavy successfully launches

SpaceX has had a very good first test of its Falcon Heavy rocket, the heavy-lift orbital vehicle that can carry twice the weight of its closest competition in active operation. The massive, three-booster rocket took off from Cape Canaveral in Florida as planned on Tuesday at 1:30 PM EST, lifting …

Space Exploration

How to Disable Apple's Performance Management Features in Older iPhones in the iOS 11.3 Beta

Starting with the second beta of iOS 11.3, Apple has introduced a new "Battery Health" feature that's designed to provide you with more information about the state of your battery and whether or not it's impacting device performance.<p>If your iPhone has a degraded battery that is leading to …

iOS

How to Share Your Wi-Fi Password With a Friend in iOS 11

In iOS 11, there's a handy new feature that's designed to let you quickly share your Wi-Fi password with a friend, and, if you're at a friend's house, to get the Wi-Fi password with just a tap.<p><i>Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos.</i><p>The only prerequisite for this feature, aside …

iOS

An Old The Dark Knight Rumor Confirmed By Heath Ledger's Family

When <i>The Dark Knight</i> first hit theaters in 2008, fans were immediately taken with Heath Ledger's The Joker. The now-iconic portrayal of Batman's biggest villain overshadowed just about anything else in the movie.<p>Unfortunately, the one thing it didn't overshadow was Ledger's untimely death months …

Comic Books

Red Dead Redemption 2 Release Date Updated for PS4 And Xbox One

Rockstar Games has confirmed that Red Dead Redemption 2 will launch on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 on October 26, 2018. The announcement was made on the official Rockstar Games blog where the company apologised for a delay. The game was originally due out during Spring 2018, following an earlier …

Red Dead Redemption

Nintendo Working on 'Mario Kart Tour' Game for Mobile Devices

Nintendo this evening announced that it is developing a new Mario Kart game for iOS devices called "Mario Kart Tour."<p>Little is known about the game at this time, but Nintendo says it will be released sometime before March 2019.<p>Mario Kart is one of Nintendo's most popular franchises, and a Mario …

Retrogaming

iOS 11.3 Will Allow iPhone Users to View Battery Health and Disable Apple's Power Management This Spring

Apple today announced that iOS 11.3, available this spring, will enable users with an iPhone 6 or newer to view their smartphone's battery health under Settings > Battery. The software update will also allow users to disable Apple's power management feature.<p>More details to follow…

iOS

Is There A Ticking Time Bomb Under The Arctic?

A short drive north of Fairbanks, Alaska, there's a red shed stuck right up against a hillside. The shed looks unremarkable, except for the door. It looks like a door to a walk-in freezer, with thick insulation and a heavy latch. Whatever is behind that door needs to stay very cold.<p>"Are you ready …

Global Warming

It Snowed in the Sahara and the Photos Are Breathtaking

Look, I know we cover a lot of the bad types of weather here. Wildfires, droughts, extreme cold, hurricanes. But allow me to make it up to you with …

Go Install the Apple Updates for the Spectre Vulnerability Right Now

Security professionals had an “oh shit” moment last week when two gaping vulnerabilities were discovered in the bulk of modern microprocessors. The …

Patched Desktop PC: Meltdown Spectre Benchmarked

Following up to our initial testing of the Meltdown patch for Windows 10, today we're looking deeper into the matter by testing a patched desktop …

Windows Meltdown-Spectre fix: How to check if your AV is blocking Microsoft patch

Antivirus firms play patch catch-up, as Microsoft releases Meltdown firmware updates for Surface devices.<p>Antivirus firms are gradually adding support …

Western Digital My Cloud drives have a built-in backdoor

Western Digital's network attached storage solutions have a newfound vulnerability allowing for unrestricted root access.<p>James Bercegay disclosed the …

Microsoft releases PowerShell script to check if your PC is vulnerable to Meltdown and Spectre

In the wake of the Meltdown and Spectre chip bug revelations, people around the world are wondering whether or not they are affected. Bearing in mind …

Information Security

Turn Your Old Asus Routers Into a Mesh Network With This Software Update

Eero should probably look over its shoulder because a new piece of software from Asus could make it and other boutique mesh routers seem super …

How to Protect Your Home Router from Attacks

A comprehensive guide for choosing and setting up secure Wi-Fi.<p>Your router, that box sitting in a corner of your house giving you internet access, is in many ways more important than your laptop or mobile phone. It might not store any of your personal information directly, but sensitive data passes …

Information Security

Red Dead Redemption 2 Release Date Leaked (June 8, 2018)

Red Dead Redemption 2 is probably the most anticipated game coming in 2018 and it looks like the release date has already been leaked.<p>A European …

The Nintendo Switch's GPU is key to installing unofficial games

Game console manufacturers don't particularly like hackers, but Nintendo's relationship with them has always been particularly tenuous. At a recent hacking conference in Germany a team presented their efforts at getting homebrew games on Nintendo's latest console, the Switch. As spotted by <i>Wololo</i>, …

Snowden's New App Turns Your Spare Android Phone into a Pocket-Sized Security System

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden has helped create a new way to protect you from potential snoops.<p>Snowden joined with the Freedom of the Press …

Early adopters of iPhone X rate it 4.64/5 in online reviews, citing three plus points

Strategy Analytics has issued a report analysing consumer reviews of the iPhone X on online retailer sites. The company found that the average rating was 4.64 out of 5 stars, with consumers citing three plus points …<p>The firm says that Face ID and Animoji were key elements of the appeal of the …

Mobile Technology

Nasa to hold major announcement after artificial intelligence makes planet-hunting breakthrough

Nasa is holding a major press conference after its planet-hunting telescope made a new breakthrough.<p>The Kepler space telescope is operated by Nasa to …

Artificial Intelligence

PiTunnel connects your Raspberry Pi to the world

Raspberry Pis are usually very lonely. These tiny, single-board computers sit quietly under desks or inside 3D printed cases, staring wistfully into the far distance while waiting for a little attention. Now, thanks to a side project by a programmer named Dimitri Raftopoulos, an app called PiTunnel …

iPhone X Charging Speeds Compared: The Fastest and Easiest Ways to Charge Your iPhone

With the addition of both fast charging and wireless charging to Apple's 2017 iPhone lineup, there are more ways than ever to charge your iPhone. Every method is different -- some are faster and more expensive, while others are slower but more convenient.<p>We tested several charging accessories from …

Gmail App for iOS Updated With Support for iPhone X

Google today released a new version of its Gmail app for iOS devices, and while not listed as a new feature, the update introduces support for the iPhone X, Apple's newest flagship device.<p>The new version of the Gmail app allows it to take full advantage of the larger bezel-free display of the …

After 37 years, Voyager has fired up its trajectory thrusters | Ars Technica

This week the scientists and engineers on the Voyager team did something very special.<p>At present, the Voyager spacecraft is 21 billion kilometers …

Major macOS High Sierra Bug Allows Full Admin Access Without Password - How to Fix

There appears to be a serious bug in macOS High Sierra that enables the root superuser on a Mac with with a blank password and no security check.<p>The bug, discovered by developer Lemi Ergin, lets anyone log into an admin account using the username "root" with no password. This works when attempting …