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Possible Third-Party 'iPad Pro' Case Shown in New Photo

Ahead of any major product release, we often see part leaks and case molds, which give us hints on the sizing, features, and design of the forthcoming product, and the "iPad Pro" is no exception. We've previously seen what's said to be an iPad Pro dummy model for Apple's upcoming large-screened …

Millionaires in China love gifting Apple products

Millionaires in China overwhelmingly look to Apple when they want to give someone a nice gift, according to a new survey from Hurun Report. In a poll of 376 millionaires in Mainland China — people with a wealth above US$1.6 million — around one in five said that Apple was the best brand for a gift …

Smartwatches

Apple generated more revenue in one quarter than Google did in all of 2014

Now that Google has reported earnings, we can add another incredible stat to Apple’s mind bending fourth quarter performance.<p>For the December quarter, Apple generated $74.6 billion in sales.<p>For <i>all of 2014</i>, Google generated $66 billion in sales.<p>That’s really impressive. So is this…<p>The combined …

You can buy a giant mech suit on Amazon Japan for $1 million

We've been tracking the Kuratas mech suit -- a 13-foot-tall tribute to anime fandom that you can actually ride -- for a few years, but now it looks it's finally ready up for order on Amazon Japan. That is, if you've got $1 million ... and live in the Kyoto region of Japan. Oh, and you better be …

Xiaomi Has Stopped Copying Apple, And Now It's Firing Back

Xiaomi's new phablet, the Mi Note, was designed as an answer to devices like the iPhone 6 Plus. But it has a bigger screen, bigger battery, better camera, and more memory.<p>It's also significantly cheaper: just $370 versus $749 for the iPhone 6 Plus.<p>The company's CEO Lei Jun even directly compared …

Mobile Technology

We Were Amazed At This Tiny Wireless Connector That Can Transfer A Movie In Seconds

Keyssa's "kiss connectivity" lets you send information back and forth by tapping one device against another, sort of like Near Field Communication. Keyssa's technology, however, is much faster. Essentially, the technology uses high-frequency radios to send information between devices.<p>The startup is …

Gear & Gadgets

The smartest 'smart bed' auto-adjusts throughout the night

Responsive Surface Technology (ReST) is taking sleep tracking to its logical conclusion with its smart bed. The ReST bed, which debuted today at CES, features a proprietary smart fabric and sensors to track your sleep habits, and it uses that data to make sure the bed stays comfortable as you toss …

This portable printer works like a Roomba for documents

Imagine you could carry around a little teardrop-shaped robot that could print out a document on a moment’s notice by zipping across an odd piece of paper like a Roomba cleaning your floors. An invention like that might be worth some recognition.<p>The folks at the Consumer Electronics Association …

Apple Has Patented A Flexible iPhone That Can Be Bent In Half

Apple has been granted a patent for a flexible phone that can be deformed, twisted, and even bent in half, Cult of Mac reports .<p>Don't hold your …

Apple’s next major Mac revealed: the radically new 12-inch MacBook Air

Apple is preparing an all-new MacBook Air for 2015 with a radically new design that jettisons standards such as full-sized USB ports, MagSafe connectors, and SD card slots in favor of a markedly thinner and lighter body with a higher-resolution display. Sources within Apple, who have used internal …

Apple's 12-Inch Retina MacBook Air Shown in Artist's Renditions

In a set of artist renditions, <i>9to5Mac</i> offers a look at Apple's long-rumored 12-inch Retina MacBook Air. The renditions and details shared in the report are consistent with previous reports on the machine, although plans do sometimes change during the development process.<p>As previously described in …

Apple testing new super-thin MacBook Air

The new MacBook Air might be getting its biggest makeover yet.<p>9to5Mac reports that Apple is testing a new 12-inch MacBook Air that is significantly thinner and even narrower than the current 11-inch model. To get a laptop that thin, Apple (AAPL) swapped out all of the MacBook's ports for a single …

MacBook Air

Incipio unveils new three new pieces of HomeKit-ready automation gear

Incipio today unveiled a new lineup of iOS- and HomeKit-compatible automation tools during the Consumer Electronics Show. The three new pieces of tech will be available in stores in Q2 2015.<p>The first two items on the list are very similar: the Direct Wireless Smart Outlet and the Direct Wireless …

Apple Campus 2 progress shown off in 4K drone flyover video

If you’ve been keeping up with the progress on Apple’s upcoming campus since our last check-in, you’ll definitely want to see the latest drone flyover video from Myithz, which boasts an impressive 4K look at the construction.<p>If you’ve picked up a 4K monitor (or 5K iMac!), you can check out the …

Smart belt loosens buckle when you've eaten too much

LAS VEGAS — It's common to loosen your belt buckle a little after a big meal. But a new product called the Belty takes that task out of your …

An exclusive look at Bragi's ambitious smart headphones

Eleven months ago an audacious Kickstarter campaign promised a sports headphone like nothing we'd ever seen before. Bragi's spec sheet for "The Dash" read like a ridiculous wish list. There was touch control, two separate ear buds (that connect to each <i>other</i> wirelessly, as well as to your phone), …

Alcatel OneTouch wants to be the Zara of smartwatches

Alcatel OneTouch wouldn't be the first company to bring us a round smartwatch (well, near-circular, in this case), but with its eyes set on the sub-€100 and sub-$150 price points in Europe and North America, respectively, the company clearly has ambitious plans. Previously known as the "Wave," this …

Alleged ‘Lizard Squad’ Member Reveals His Face In A TV Interview

The interview with the alleged Lizard Squad member, a Finland-based man using the alias "Ryan," was conducted via Skype. It can be viewed at the bottom of the page.<p>Here's what "Ryan" said, regarding Lizard Squad's takedown of the game networks over the holidays:<p><b>How it happened:</b> "This attack was …

Christmas Eve

Apple Rumored to Boost RAM In Next Year’s iPhone and iPad

Apple doesn’t usually get into spec wars which is quite common in Android manufacturers, yet they manage to pull off an excellent user experience …

IPad Air

Here's Everything Apple Will Unveil Next Year

This was a pretty big year for Apple product announcements, with a new big iPhone and the announcement of the Apple Watch.<p>But the company never slows down.

MacBook Air

YouTube for Android gets Material Design Makeover

The Material Design makeovers of Google’s apps have been slowly rolling in and today’s big update is YouTube.<p>It sports an all new modern look, a bunch of lovely animations and finally brings search filtering to Android. It’s been a long time since the YouTube app got such a big visual overhaul.<p>The …

Microsoft's canceled Lumia flagship appears in iPhone 6 photoshoot

No Lumia 1030 just yet<p>Microsoft was originally planning to release a new Lumia flagship Windows Phone with a huge camera bump in time for the holidays. The device, known as codenamed McLaren, would have been the first to use Microsoft’s new Kinect-like 3D Touch gestures that the company is …

Move Over, Balloon Animals!: How To Make The World's Cheapest Smartphone Case Out Of A Balloon

This is a short video showing you how to make a smartphone case out of a balloon. Will it protect your phone's screen from a fall? No clue, but it …

Hackers tell Sony to halt the release of The Interview

A new message has been posted on GitHub, purporting to be from the Sony hackers and offering a fresh batch of sensitive corporate data. The message threatens further consequences if the studio continues with its release of "the movie of terrorism," believed to refer to <i>The Interview</i>, an upcoming …

Moto 360 smartwatch mocks 'classy' watch ads

The whispering voice, the beautiful visuals, they're always in fancy watch ads. Motorola decides to add a twist.<p>Christmas always heralds a few things that destroy my digestion.<p>Ads for fragrances and watches, for example. Such beautiful visuals. Such words of arrant nonsense. Such veneration for …

Wearable Tech

Gmail for Mac app promises to unchain Gmail from browser tabs

While Gmail users have a range of great mobile clients to choose from, on the desktop, Gmail still lives primarily in browser windows.<p>But a new …

Watch Apple's New iPad Air 2 Ad (Video)

Just in time for the holiday shopping rush.<p>Apple unveiled its latest ad for the iPad Air 2 on Sunday, one that demonstrates all the unique ways people can use the device.<p>Unlike the ads in the company’s last iPad Air campaign, which each told the story of a single iPad user, this one explores a …

New iPad TV Ad Is Titled ‘Change’

The latest new TV ad for the iPad hit the TV airwaves yesterday during yesterday’s NFL games. It’s called change and it’s a minute-long, fast-paced mashup of a range of different apps being put to use on the new iPad Air 2.<p>Here’s the text that accompanies the ad on the Apple site’s page for it:<p>iPad …

Apps

Helios wireless headphones get their charge from the sun

The Helios headphones on Kickstarter are geared toward removing the dual annoyances of cords and having to keep your headphone battery charged.<p>Few things are as aggravating as untangling the fine wires of your headphone cords. Bluetooth headphones make this pesky problem disappear, but then you …

Consumer Tech