John Flores

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Apple changes the way it collects garbage on the Mac App Store

Attention all Mac developers! You know how when your city changes its trash-collection policies it leads to months of confusion? That’s about to happen on the Mac App Store: If you want to continue selling apps there, you’ll have to switch how you collect your garbage.<p>On Friday, Apple posted a …

Apps

SoftBank's Robot Pepper Will Be Sold at a Loss

SoftBank unveiled its “emotionally aware” robot Pepper last summer. Now the device is finally going on sale for over $9,000 – less than it costs to build.<p>The first production run of 300 robots will be available from Friday, with the company hoping developers will build apps for the automaton. The …

Samsung makes a big play for electric cars by nabbing a battery pack firm

Samsung wants to ensure it's as integral to the electric car world as it is to the mobile arena. The Korean electronics giant is acquiring Magna International's battery pack arm, Magna Steyr, which will fit nicely inside of Samsung SDI, its component division. SDI has already scored a major deal …

These Are Apple's New, Diverse Emoji

Apple has today delivered a new beta of OS X to developers that comes with a major new feature: diverse emoji.<p>A tipster sent in these screenshots of the new emoji palette found in OS X 10.10.3. You can now click and hold on any emoji to change the skin tone. The same emoji are appearing in iOS 8.3 …

Samsung battery experts allegedly fleeing to build iCar

Apple is continuing to provide credible reasons that it may be working on an electric vehicle, as a new report suggests that Cupertino is in the midst of hiring away battery experts from major companies involved with the car industry.<p>The latest company to be allegedly targeted? None other than …

Automotive Industry

2015 Kia Soul EV

Kia bares its electric Soul.<p>Kia calls the Soul a UPV—Urban Passenger Vehicle—a classification that’s particularly apt for the new EV version, the brand’s first zero-emissions offering. With a fully charged battery pack, the car earns an EPA operating range of 93 miles, but that still means …

Nissan Engineers Create Awesome Nissan Leaf Pickup

Here’s some evidence that the engineers at Nissan’s technical center in Stanfield, Arizona, know how to have fun. As shown by the Nissan-supplied video below, that group needed a hauler to help them shuttle stuff around the grounds, and while they could have just used an old Titan or Frontier, they …

Camera Crisis Center Prepares for Fall Camera Introductions

The Fall camera show season will be upon us sooner than we think and camera makers are making the final preparations for the introduction of their …

LEAKED: Nikon D750 EVOO Special Edition

Nikon, not content to watch wedding photographers migrate en masse to the iPhone, are striking back with a unique mix of products designed for this …

BREAKING: Photokina 2014 Abruptly Cancelled!

In a stunning and shocking turn of events, event organizers, along with industry leaders have cancelled Photokina 2014, the huge bi-annual industry …

SCOOPED: Canon G7x

Thanks to a back alley deal involving roasted chickens and a foot rub, NCN has exclusive spy shots of the new Canon G7x, a point-and-shoot camera …

Canon Parties Like Its 2009 with the 7D Mark II

Canon’s big product launch at Photokina is the 7D Mark II, the long awaited successor to the 7D. Canon is hoping that thousands of DSLR users will …

The state of electric cars: 10 things you should know

Electric vehicles are quickly gaining ground, but where does the industry stand, and what's the infrastructure surrounding the industry like? Here …

Electric Vehicles

Oregon to Subsidize Electric Car Charging Stations For State Workers

Oregon is the only state in the country with plans to publicly subsidize electric-car charging stations for its employees.<p>The state has agreed to …

Electric Vehicles

Ultimate McLaren P1 GTR Unveiled at Pebble Beach

Twenty years ago, the then soon-to-be-launched McLaren F1 GTR began testing ahead of an assault on the 1995 GT season. The track derivative, as the …

BMW Delivers First BMW i8 Sports Cars In The US At Pebble Beach

BMW delivered the first plug-in hybrid BMW i8 sport cars at Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, the world’s premier celebration of the automobile, in …

Tesla Increases Model S Warranty to 8 Years, 'Infinite' Mileage

Tesla Motors has increased the Model S drive unit warranty to match that of the battery pack.<p>That means the 85 kWh Model S, Tesla’s most popular …

Cadillac Vs Tesla, Electric Boats, Rolling Coal: The Week In Reverse (VIDEO)

<i>Do you know what it's called when a diesel trucker deliberately covers an electric car in soot? And how did we get to spend a lovely July day on the</i> …

An AMA Champ On Why Electric Bikes Are Awesome

When four-time AMA champ Eric Bostrom isn't running his fire-breathing Kawasaki in AMA Superbike, he's racing a Brammo Empulse R. With one foot in …

EPA Proposes Rules To Clean Up Power Plants By 30%

Electric vehicle detractors like to claim that EVs are just as dirty as conventional cars, because most electric power in America comes from coal …

The first driverless cars will be electric, thanks to Google & Tesla, and that’s important

Mentioned very briefly, and with far less emphasis than the many descriptions of the tiny size of Google’s(s goog) new driverless car, is that …

Scientists Discover New Condition, “Bokeh Dysfunction”

The American Medical Journal has published a study that cites a newly discovered relationship between bokeh and virility.<p>In a meta analysis that …

SCOOP! Nikon Working on Organic Sensors!

NCN moles inside the Nikon skunkworks are telling us that Nikon engineers are hard at work on developing an organic sensor. But the story doesn’t end …

Canon Announces #DitchtheEOSM Day

Taking a page out of Samsung’s $14 billion dollar advertising playbook*, Canon is offering their own version of #DitchTheDSLR day. Called …

Trolling for Dummies

Welcome to Trolling for Dummies. I’m glad that you can join us as we explore the thrilling world of trolling. Trolling is safe, easy, and provide …

REPORT: Stock Photo People 2000% Happier

In a study that is drawing a lot of attention, a team of Heuristic Parapsychologists from the University of Komodia has published a report claiming …

PSA: She Said, He Said

[This is a public service announcement.]<p>It’s crazy. I can’t even believe that we’re having this conversation. I’m shopping for a new camera because …

Amazon Patents Photons, Sues Sun

In a move that many are calling a blatant example of corporate overreach but others are calling a “vigorous defense of intellectual property in a …

SCOOP! Ad Campaign for the Leica T

NCN has received advanced copies of the ad campaign that Leica has planned for the Leica T.<p>In one ad, Mr T’s head has been Photochopped onto the body …

Olympus Firmware Update V1.667bfd for OM-D E-M1 Announced

Olympus has announced firmware update V1.667for its top of the line OM-D E-M1 real imitation SLR camera. Documented improvements include:<p>Improved …