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iPhone 6s Teardown: 1715 mAh Battery, Taptic Engine X-Ray, 3D Touch Display

iFixit is in the process of taking apart the brand new iPhone 6s. While the internals aren't arranged too differently from the iPhone 6, there are some major visual differences worth noting. These include the new Taptic Engine, a smaller battery and the 3D Touch display.<p>The most instantly …

Google voice search is now faster, more accurate on mobile

Google says it’s improved its voice search tool on Android and iOS, bringing faster and more accurate results even when used in noisy surroundings.<p>The company explains that it’s now built “better neural network acoustic models using Connectionist Temporal Classification and sequence discriminative …

DJI's experimental drone will help prevent collisions

DJI has just made its UAV platform a lot more developer-friendly with a new test drone and collision avoidance system, along with an SDK for its current DJI Inspire 1 and Phantom 3 models. The Matrice 100 (M100) is a new quadcopter made specifically for developers to help them test new sensors, …

Drones

Everything you can expect Apple to announce on Monday

Now, there's a new addition to that lineup: the Apple Watch.<p>Apple doesn't usually talk about its plans or future products until it's ready to unveil them to the world. But the company wants us to know that big improvements for the Apple Watch are coming.<p>"Third-party apps will get much better," Jeff …

Jawbone Up2 Review

“Fitbit, Apple Watch, or Jawbone. What should I get?”<p>This question, a real one my mom asked me a couple weeks ago, nearly made me launch into an hour-long conversation about wearables. I haven’t felt that way about a tech question since the iPhone first came out. In two short sentences, she …

Samsung Galaxy Conquers Android, What Happened To The Competition?

The Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge handsets are almost ready to be bought by the public, the South Korean company’s strategy for launch is on course, and the stage is set for it to recover from a financially hobbling 2014. Reversing the trend of last year’s performance would be amazing, but …

Mobile

Students Build Tortoise a New 3D Printed Shell to Protect Her from Harm

Cleopatra the leopard tortoise was a victim of poor nutrition. When she was rescued by Colorado group Canyon Critters, handlers saw that her shell had developed dramatic peaks, which weaken her structure and leave her susceptible to injury from other tortoises. That's when a team of design students …

Blue Freedom uses power of flowing water to charge

Good friends may decide to tell you something that is not true but nonetheless sustaining: Nothing is impossible. That was the case of Blue Freedom …

5 things Apple didn't say about the new MacBook

Apple's new 12-inch MacBook sure is a beautiful notebook.<p>It's only 13.1mm thick and weighs two pounds. It's got a beautiful high-res Retina display …

Why The Apple Watch Doesn’t Need More Than A Few Hours Of Active Use Time

Apple’s upcoming wearable still prompts a lot of questions, not least of which is how long it will last on a full charge of its battery. A new report form 9to5Mac suggests that Apple is looking at a smartwatch that will offer 2.5 hours of continuous use for processor-intensive applications like …

October Event 2014

Solarade portable solar charger is powerful and lightweight (Review)

<b>This small solar charger is as fast as charging from a wall outlet, and is portable and lightweight enough to go just about anywhere. I got to spend</b> …