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Tim Cook hails Apple Watch health benefits: 'Sitting is the new cancer'

Chief executive talks up his smartwatch’s activity reminders as well as Apple Pay technology’s privacy policy in conference appearance<p>Apple chief executive Tim Cook has pitched health as one of the key selling points for his company’s upcoming Apple Watch smartwatch, including its hourly reminders …

The White House wants professional video gamers to get health insurance

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Apple goes solar in 'boldest project ever' | DW | 11.02.2015

Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook told a Goldman Sachs investor conference on Tuesday that the US tech giant was planning to build a 1,300-acre solar …

Tim Cook

U.S. sued over planes that suck up cell phone data

A civil liberties group has filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Marshals Service, demanding more information about a controversial surveillance tactic …

Surveillance

Europe's IXV mini 'spaceplane' set to fly

<b>Europe is all set to launch its mini "spaceplane" demonstrator.</b><p>The unmanned Intermediate eXperimental Vehicle (IXV) will launch atop a Vega rocket from South America, fly east around the globe, before splashing down in the Pacific Ocean.<p>The wedge-shaped craft is designed to gather information on …

Parallels Desktop 10 updated with support for Windows 10 and Microsoft Office previews

Parallels announced this evening that its virtual machine software Parallels Desktop 10 for Mac has been updated with “experimental” support for the technical preview of Windows 10 from Microsoft. Users who want to take the latest version of Windows for a test run without overwriting their existing …

Despite FDA moves, push continues for Congress to act on mobile health

Apple, Intel and other digital health companies are winning their war against old-school medical device regulation.<p>The industry that stands to make millions from mobile health tech has Food and Drug Administration regulations locked down, and it has the support of Congress, too. With the …

Parallels Desktop 10 Update Brings Windows 10 Technical Preview to Macs

Parallels today announced an update to Parallels Desktop 10 for Mac, the company's software for running non-Apple operating systems safely on a Mac. The new update brings "experimental support" for Windows 10 and Office Preview for Windows 10 - including the expected Word, Excel, and PowerPoint …

Is 'sitting the new cancer'? What Apple CEO Tim Cook really meant

Apple Watch comments may be seen as distasteful in some quarters, but the dangers of sedentary lifestyles are more than a marketing line<p>Sitting is the new cancer? As marketing soundbites for a new gadget go, it’s one of the strangest in recent memory.<p>Yet that’s the phrase used by Apple chief …

Tim Cook

FAA Drone Test Site In North Dakota Will Soon Cover Two-Thirds Of The State

Two-thirds of North Dakota will soon be open for drone testing. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today announced that it has greatly expanded the existing drone test site in the state and, thanks to a second expansion that’s already in the works, the test site will eventually cover …

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Apple May Show Off More Than Watch at Next Event

Apple has a lot of explaining to do.<p>While the tech giant showed off the Apple Watch at its iPhone launch in October, the company has since held its cards close, revealing only minimal information about the wearable device.<p>And even though its now known that the device will begin shipping in April, …

Apple’s Activation Lock Leads To Big Drops In Smartphone Theft Worldwide

The temptation of a smartphone for a thief is dropping, thanks to Apple’s decision to implement a remote kill switch via Find My Phone that can erase and disable a phone once it’s been stolen or gone missing. A new report from Reuters found that iPhone theft dropped by 50 percent in London, 40 …

Britain Launches First Driverless Car—And It’s Precious

Google's self-driving cars face some cute competition<p>Britain’s first driverless car doesn’t look like a car at all. The electric-powered LUTZ Pathfinder launched Wednesday, wandering the sidewalks of London’s Greenwich neighborhood, and it’s closer in appearance to a runaway cockpit of a small …

Keeping Birds Away From Runways, Oil Rigs, And Agriculture With Laser Beams

Birds are beautiful–but also a problem for many industries. They can get caught in aircraft engines, pick apart farm crops, and pollute animal feeding troughs. They frustrate oil-rig and warehouse managers, greenskeepers, and fishermen.<p>This is why a Dutch entrepreneur, Steinar Henskes, has …

DIY McFly: Make a working hoverboard from common yard gear

Yes, Virginia, there is a hoverboard. You can make it yourself and you don't need a special surface to ride on. Austin, Texas, tinkerer Ryan Craven has created a functioning hoverboard prototype. It's big and it's loud, but most importantly, it works.<p>Craven first got the idea to create a DIY …

2015 will be the year of SpaceX’s reusable rocket

A mission to supply the International Space Station next week could change space-flight as we know it—by successfully returning a used rocket booster to Earth.<p>SpaceX’s Jan. 6 launch will send a remotely piloted space capsule to the ISS with food, experiments, and two tiny, Earth-observing …

Space Travel

16 Things You Didn't Know Your New iPhone Could Do

Take advantage of all the (literally) bigger and better features right at your fingertips.

Here's What the 1,000-Mph Car Looks Like in Pieces

The British land-rocket designed to top 1,000 mph is coming together.<p>This is the Bloodhound SSC. Or, at least, this <i>will be</i> the Bloodhound SSC, which will attempt to achieve the land speed world record and drive more than 1,000 mph, across the Kalahari Desert in South Africa.<p>The array of parts you …

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The Tech Gender Gap Visualized

The gender divide is gaping for technology and science careers–women make up almost 60% of the American workforce, but occupy a small percentage of STEM jobs.<p>Click to expand<p>Even tech-savvy young girls are less likely than their male classmates to grow into successful developers and programmers, …

High School

Watch This Drone Helicopter Take Off At Sea

Unmanned and unafraid<p>The Fire Scout C’s smooth, gray body is a mockery of helicopter form. Where there should be windows, there are bulbous gray surfaces; where there should be pilots, there are only computer racks; and where there should be the nervous sweat that comes with taking off at sea, …

Senate wants more answers from feds about fake cell towers, other devices that collect smartphone data

The Senate Judiciary Committee wants more answers about law enforcement agencies across the country deploying surveillance technology, including trick cellphone towers, that gather cellphone data, according to a letter obtained Thursday by FoxNews.com<p>The bipartisan letter was sent to the …

The hackers who hit Sony Pictures also threatened CNN

The Guardians of Peace didn't just threaten Sony Pictures and theaters that planned to show <i>The Interview</i>; it also shook its fist at the press, too. <i>The Intercept</i> has obtained an FBI alert noting that the group implied threats against a "news media organization" on December 20th. While the bulletin …

Ukrainians turn to Facebook to fund their army's war with Vladimir Putin

Ukrainians are hoping 2015 offers some relief from a grinding conflict that pits pro-Russian separatists against troops and volunteers fighting for Ukraine's government. Skirmishes in the country's east have claimed more than 4,700 lives since March.<p>One factor hampering the Ukrainian army is a …

Are Your Wrists At Risk For Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

Daily mouse usage may lead to neuropathy, but also beautiful graphs<p>The IOGraph app turns computer-mouse movement into art that reflects motion and idling. The prevailing belief is that intense mousing can compress the median nerve and cause carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS), which affects three percent …

From Phones To Tablets: 26 Apple Designs That Never Came To Be

In Design Forward, frog design’s founder, Hartmut Esslinger, recounts the inspirations and process behind the computers that revolutionized consumer electronics.<p><i>Editors’ note: The following is an excerpt from</i> Design Forward: Creative Strategies for Sustainable Change <i>(</i><i>Arnoldsche Art Publishers</i><i>), by</i> …

Product Design

4 Myths About Apple Design, From An Ex-Apple Designer

What’s life really like designing for Apple? An alum shares what he learned during his seven years in Cupertino.<p>Apple is synonymous with upper echelon design, but very little is known about the company’s design process. Most of Apple’s <i>own</i> employees aren’t allowed inside Apple’s fabled design …

UX Design

Redecorating? Meet Your New Favorite App

Morpholio Board is democratizing the design process by giving enthusiasts access to the same mobile resources and tools that professionals use.<p><i>Morpholio Apps</i><p>Mood boards have long been an essential part of the creative process for interior designers, and in recent years online tools like Pinterest …

Alcatel looks to undercut everyone with cheap new smartwatch

Alcatel has announced its first ever smartwatch, a device that it claims will create "a new market segment: the affordable smart watch." The budget phone maker says that its imaginatively named Watch will be available "at a fraction of the cost of competitors" — although the company has yet to …

Apple sued over 'shrinking' gadget storage

<b>Apple is facing a lawsuit for not telling users about the amount of storage required by its flagship operating system.</b><p>The legal complaint revolves around iOS 8 and the amount of storage it reserves for itself on iPods, iPhones and iPads.<p>The complaint alleges that it takes up so much space that far …