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These Earbuds Will Give You Bionic Super-Hearing

<b>Correction appended Wednesday, March 2</b><p>The world is a prison. As I close my front gate, it slams like a heavy cell door securing itself shut. My …

Consumer Tech

PS4 3.50 update revealed, includes appear offline feature

Sony has revealed key details of an upcoming 3.50 firmware update set to deploy soon to PS4.<p>Among other features, the major patch will introduce the long-requested feature of appearing offline whilst connected to the PlayStation Network.<p>Also added to the feature list is Remote Play on PC or Macs, …

Archives

TarDisk Pear 2.0 can double the storage of your MacBook in 5 minutes - The Gadgeteer

My main computer is a 13″ Apple MacBook Pro. I enjoy using it because it’s portable, has a retina display and great battery life. One thing I don’t …

Tesla's Model S now drives up to meet you

When Tesla first unveiled its semi-autonomous driving upgrades for the Model S, it made much ado over the ability to summon your car -- you wouldn't have to go into the garage (or walk across a large parking space) just to get moving. Well, that option is finally here. The newly available 7.1 …

Tesla

More Cool Stuff From CES 2016: Pictures

PlayStation

Mossberg: The iPhone 6S keeps Apple on top in the smartphone race

The new model’s most important new feature: the multitouch screen now gains a new system-wide capability — it reacts to the force of your finger, a feature called 3D Touch. For instance, if you press just a bit harder than usual on an email in a list, 3D Touch will give you a peek into its …

Mobile Technology

iPad Pro specs

Category<p>iPad Pro<p>OS<p>iOS 9<p>Screen Size<p>12.9 inch<p>Screen Resolution<p>2732x2048 @ 264ppi<p>Screen Type<p>LED-backlit widescreen Multi-Touch display<p>Processor<p>A9X chip …

Apple Partners with Hermes to Create Fashion Bands for Apple Watch

Today during the Apple Event, we were able to peek at the newest updates to the Apple Watch. With the announcement of a Hermes partnership (hand-stitched leather bands, anyone?), Gold and Rose Gold anodized aluminum watch bodies, a fall collection of band colors, and the addition of (Product) Red …

A9X-Powered 12.9-inch iPad Pro On Sale in November – Starts at $799

- Sep 9, 2015<p>The much-rumored iPad Pro was unveiled at today’s big Apple event, and the huge new tablet is impressive to say the least. The 12.9-inch …

The pink iPhone is here

The new iPhone has today been unveiled and it looks very much like the old iPhone, except for one variation: the iPhone 6S now also comes in pink. Or rose gold, in Apple parlance. It's still the perfectly chiseled metallic leader of the smartphone world, but now it's wearing a gentler shade of …

The 10 most important things from Apple's iPhone 6S event

A novelty-sized iPad<p>The new iPad Pro has the biggest screen on an iOS device (and a bigger screen than some OS X devices.) At 12.9 inches, it can support a full-sized virtual keyboard, and will be the first iPad to feature an optional physical keyboard and stylus. The Pro will have an A9X memory …

Smart TV

Apple publishes iPhone 6s TV spot, 3D Touch video, and more on YouTube

Apple has published some of the videos from today’s keynote event on YouTube for replay, including the first TV spot for the iPhone 6s and the introduction video presenting 3D Touch on the new phone. The keynote itself isn’t yet available, but should be soon.<p>You can watch the new videos …

Hands-on with the new Apple TV

Using the remote itself feels pretty frenetic, actually — the touchpad is pretty fast, and there's no pointer on the screen so you're just swiping between different active app icons. Once you're locked on an icon, it wobbles 1:1 with your thumb on the touchpad, which is how you know you're about to …

Smart TV

Here’s How Apple’s New Surface Compares To Microsoft’s Surface And Some Laptop

Apple announced a new iPad today at its media event.<p>Yes, the iPad Pro is real, matching the various leaked statistics that have rattled around the media-scape for weeks. Pro users can pick up an external keyboard, and a stylus that Apple calls Pencil (capital P, of course). If that sounds familiar, …

Apple TV 4: Gaming and Siri will be major focuses, expect Bluetooth game controllers + enhanced wireless

<i>New Apple TV will look similar, but thicker (image via Michael Steeber)</i><p>Although iOS devices and the App Store have transformed the handheld gaming market, the first three Apple TV generations did not attempt to challenge Microsoft’s Xbox, Nintendo’s Wii, or Sony’s PlayStation game consoles for …

Unclutter 2 for Mac

We first told you about Unclutter app for Mac back in February 2013, albeit briefly, in our second issue of The Platter. Unclutter was designed to …

Apps

We Hope You Never Lose the World's Smallest USB Drive

It has a nifty trick<p>Measuring in at about the size of a dime (or, as it happens, the world’s tiniest frog), a new USB drive from SanDisk can hold a …

Gear & Gadgets

Lenovo's projector phone beams a touchscreen onto any surface

Smartphones with built-in projectors -- well, just the two from Samsung, really -- haven't exactly been a huge hit so far, but Lenovo thinks it's finally got the right use case for this combination: beaming a touchscreen or virtual keyboard onto your desk. Announced at the Lenovo Tech World …

A bunch of new details about Apple's next big iPhone update just leaked

Although the company hasn't revealed any information about its future plans just yet, 9to5Mac's Mark Gurman just published a huge report that paints a pretty clear picture of what to expect from iOS 9.<p>Gurman's sources seem to be pretty well connected, since many of his reports turn out to be …

How to install Popcorn Time app on iOS to watch movies and TV shows

When it comes to enjoying online content such as movies and TV shows iOS has a long way to go. Due to Apple’s limitations you cannot directly …

New Apple TV remote control will have touchpad in addition to new features/buttons

As we reported earlier this year, the upcoming Apple TV will feature a redesigned remote with improved functionality, according to The New York Times. We reported that the new remote would have more tactile buttons and a new design, and today’s report adds that the controller will have a touchpad …

Remote for Next-Generation Apple TV to Include 'Touch Pad' for Scrolling

Apple's next-generation Apple TV will include a new touch-based remote with a revamped design, reports <i>The New York Times</i>, citing sources with knowledge of Apple's plans. Described as being "slightly thicker" than the current version, the new Apple TV remote will gain a "touch pad" that will be used …

The best coffeemaker

<i>This post was done in partnership with the Sweethome, a list of the best gear for your home. Read the full article at</i> <i>TheSweethome.com</i><p>After two months surveying readers; interviewing coffee experts; researching makes, models, and reviews; and testing five finalist machines with a 10-person tasting …

Magnetically Levitating Elevators Could Reshape Skylines

They go up, down, and all around<p>With the debut of passenger elevators some 150 years ago, cities were forever changed. Freed from the tyranny of stairwells, architects built as high as they liked. That is, until they ran into another barrier: the weight of steel cables. A new elevator design from …

Apple's iOS 8.4 beta includes a brand-new music player

Think that iOS' music player is overdue for a remake? You're going to get your wish. Apple has released the first iOS 8.4 beta to developers, and its centerpiece is a shiny, new Music app. The refresh includes at least a few long-sought changes, including some borrowed from iTunes: There's a mini …

10 things in tech you need to know today

<b>1. Apple sold more Apple Watches on the first day of pre-orders than Google managed with Android Wear in an entire year.</b> It's bad news for Google's smartwatch app ecosystem.<p><b>2. We might be about to see a major boom in technology mergers.</b> That's according to Scott Kupor, Managing Partner at VC firm …

Skype For Business Begins Rolling Out Publicly Today

Microsoft’s “Skype for Business,” which is designed to replace the company’s older enterprise communication tool Lync, is rolling out publicly today as part of the Office 2013 April update, the company announced this morning. It’s also now rolling out Skype for Business Online to its Office 365 …

Apple Buys LinX, A Camera Module Maker Promising DSLR-Like Mobile Performance

Apple has acquired LinX, an Israeli camera tech company whose most recent offerings include multi-aperture camera models which can enable effects like background focus blur, parallax images and 3D picture capture. TechCrunch received the following from Apple, which is a statement the company …

Hands-on: Apple’s all-new Music app in iOS 8.4

With the release of the first developer beta of iOS 8.4 this evening, Apple gave us the first look at the oft-rumored redesign of the Music app. With the expected announcement of Apple’s streaming music service happening in June, the Music app redesign has been expected for several months now. The …

Apple Watch Band Adapters Begin Hitting Crowdfunding Sites Ahead of Next Month's Launch

The Apple Watch is still several weeks away from making its official debut, but that hasn't stopped dozens of inventors from coming up with accessories for the device, and many of those ideas are showing up on crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo.<p>Along with charging stands, band …