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iPhone 5C glimpsed in blue and other colors, doesn't look awful

Our previous look at a tangled pile of iPhone 5C's wasn't especially flattering, and it only showed the plain white version of the rumored handset. The newer image above is impossible to authenticate, but it's a tad more sympathetic and it comes from a batch of photos of yellow, pink and blue …

Approvals process will delay iPhone 5C launch in China until end of November – rumor

An earlier prediction by KGI’s Mingchi Kuo that the iPhone 5C would go on sale in China by the first week in October has been contradicted by a report in <i>First Financial Daily</i> claiming that the approvals process needed would push the launch date back by almost two months, to 28th November …

LG's 55-inch curved OLED TV hits Germany for 8,999 euros this week

Following its availability at several Best Buy locations across the US, LG's 55-inch curved OLED TV is finally making its way to Europe. The company today announced that it'll arrive in Germany this week for 8,999 euros (roughly $12,000), with wider availability and pricing set to be announced in …

iOS 7 beta 7 (final beta) to be released today? (update: doesn’t look like it)

According to <i>BGR</i>, Apple will release the seventh and final beta version of iOS 7 to developers today. The release, like most of the past seeds, is said to arrive around 1 PM EST/10 AM PST.<p>This new build is said to include a “much higher” build number than previous releases, and this typically means …

The Low Cost iPhone: Apple Plays Offense And Defense

For the past several years, Apple has been extraordinarily successful selling very high-margin iPhones in substantial quantities. In return, it has rung up billions in profits. And yet as the company approaches another new spate of product launches, profit growth has turned negative, worldwide …

Voices in Your Head: How Google Glass Lets a Half-Deaf Person Hear

The device’s bone-conduction audio brings new sounds to a hearing impaired person.<p>The technologists, early adopters, and so-called “explorers” who got their hands on the first pairs of Google Glass have been describing the moment they slide on the odd-looking headset for the first time with a kind …

The Samsung Galaxy S II TV brings broadcast TV to your smartphone

Don’t let the branding fool you. The Galaxy S II TV is a new smartphone from Samsung with ties to the original in name only. This phone uses a …

Report: Apple releasing iOS 7 GM on Sept. 5 to employees/carriers, developers on Sept. 10

BGR is reporting that Apple is preparing to release the final beta release of iOS 7, beta 6, sometime next week followed by a final Gold Master release ahead of Apple’s expected September 10th iPhone event. It’s not exactly that surprising, as next week would mark two weeks from the release of beta …

iOS 7 Beta 6 Arriving Next Week as Final Seed Before Golden Master?

<i>BGR</i> reports that its sources have laid out a rough timeline for the final developer seeds of iOS 7, unsurprisingly noting that Beta 6 should arrive sometime next week, roughly two weeks after the release of Beta 5.<p>The report indicates that Beta 6 is planned to be the final developer release before …

Apple’s September 10 Event Date For Next iPhone Gets A Strong, If Unofficial Confirmation

If you’re in the habit of scheduling time off for key Apple product unveilings, it’s pretty safe to book September 10. The date was floated this weekend by AllThingsD for a press event and official unveiling, and now The Loop’s Jim Dalrymple has confirmed that date. Dalrymple, apart from being the …

New, high-quality shots of 'iPhone 5C' casing appear

More photos of what appears to be Apple's next iPhone, or at least a lower-cost version of it, have cropped up.<p>Sonny Dickson, who is a frequent leaker of all things Apple hardware, has posted a rather large gallery of the rear case of a white, plastic iPhone.<p>It's just a piece of the device, so …

Big Shot self-assembly digital camera kit finally shipping to curious kids

​<p>While we were growing up, you had to take things apart to find out how they broke worked. Big Shot camera sets about things the other way around, coming in kit form to help kids learn exactly what goes into making a camera tick. It's been in the prototype stage long enough for its initial audience …

OpenGlass uses Google Glass to identify objects for the visually impaired (video)

Dapper Vision's OpenGlass project sees Google Glass' camera as useful for more than just hands-free pictures -- it's a tool for interpreting the world around us. To show that potential, the two-person group has tested two of its Glass apps with visually impaired wearers. The first, Question-Answer, …

Makin’ copies: UPS testing in-store 3D printing in San Diego

While 3D printer costs remain high, some companies are experimenting with offering in-store 3D printing access to consumers. Staples was the first to …

Apple’s Plastic iPhone May Be Called The 5C: “C” For “Colors”?

Some photos of what appear to be plastic packages for a new iPhone have appeared. Its name is “5C.”<p>A posting on the forums of website WeiPhone has included a controversial photo of a product bin holding a pile of plastic cases about the same size as the iPhone’s current paper packaging. They’re …

Low-cost iPhone seemingly confirmed as plastic-bodied and not yet in mass production from Pegatron working conditions report

The report on working conditions at Chinese iPhone manufacturer Pegatron appears to confirm that the low-cost iPhone does indeed exist, is plastic and is not yet in mass production.<p>The introduction to the report (PDF), which provides a background to Pegatron, contains this statement:<p>Its assembled …

The 10 Coolest Things You Can 3-D Print Right Now

Cameras, guitars, RC aircraft and more!<p>One survey of the 3-D printing landscape will quickly show you that it's brimming with novelty items and useless junk. But don't let that overwhelm you! We sorted through the clutter to create this list of 10 projects that are both awesome and practical.<p>Don't …

Mysterious Instagram Fruit Hack Returns

An Instagram hack that posts pictures of fruit to users’ timelines has returned. We last saw the issue back in June.<p>Once again, the images – often of fruit but sometimes (as The Verge notes) of smoothies – are accompanied by text suggesting that the user is trying a new diet and encouraging others …

Trying on a Glass-alike: Vuzix M100 Smart Glasses emerge in near-final form

Google Glass may be the only big wearable eyepiece in town, but most people can't even get their hands on one. For the rest, maybe the Vuzix M100 can be an interesting alternative. Or, maybe, Vuzix can even offer aspects Glass doesn't.<p>I've seen the Vuzix M100 Smart Glasses before, at CES 2013 in …

Wearable Tech

Google Glass re-imagined as fashionable pair of frames

Google Glassis a nifty piece of tech, but to some designers its dorky cyborg look is not the most attractive.<p>Among them is Sourcebits, a San Francisco design and development firm that recently picked up a couple of Google Glass devices and was not impressed by the design.<p>"We thought it was too …

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Google Pays $600K To Give Free Wi-Fi To 31 San Francisco Parks

31 San Francisco playgrounds, plazas, recreation centers, and parks are getting two years of free Wi-Fi thanks to a $600,000 gift from Google with no strings attached, Mayor Ed Lee announced today. Pending approvals, installations could start in November and be done by April 2014. The gift is …

Apple’s Guidance Implies New iPhone in September

Martin Hajek<p>Tim Cook said Apple has some great stuff coming “in the fall, and across all of 2014.” But when, exactly, can we expect it? The company’s …

German police to begin making 3D-printed guns to test effectiveness

The 3D-printed gun may find its most robust testing program in the German police force.<p>When asked by Germany's Left Party in parliament whether 3D-printed weapons were a legitimate concern, the Federal Criminal Police, known as the Bundeskriminalamt, or the BKA, said it had purchased a 3D printer …

Apple Patents On-Hold Media Sharing, Dual-Sensor Imaging For iPhone, iPad And Mac

Apple has won a couple of patents today from the USPTO (via AppleInsider), and both are very practical advancements of tech that it’s easy to imagine being integrated in upcoming versions of existing devices. One is a camera sensor imaging enhancement that could make its way into both mobile and …

3D printing will explode in 2014, thanks to the expiration of key patents

Here’s what’s holding back 3D printing, the technology that’s supposed to revolutionize manufacturing and countless other industries: patents. In February 2014, key patents that currently prevent competition in the market for the most advanced and functional 3D printers will expire, says Duann …

Design your own iOS7 with amusing online tool …

As the site puts it, “every bloody designer on the planet has had a go, so you might as well try too.” This tongue-in-cheek interactive design tool lets you create your own take on iOS by selecting from a range of backgrounds, fonts, colors, corner shapes and shadows.<p>Here’s our own Seth Weintraub’s …

SIM Cards Have Finally Been Hacked, And The Flaw Could Affect Millions Of Phones

Smartphones are susceptible to malware and carriers have enabled NSA snooping, but the prevailing wisdom has it there’s still one part of your mobile phone that remains safe and un-hackable: your SIM card.<p>Yet after three years of research, German cryptographer Karsten Nohl claims to have finally …

Chinese Woman Reportedly Electrocuted to Death by Apple's iPhone 5

A 23-year-old Chinese woman has allegedly died from an electric shock when using Apple’s iPhone 5 while it was being charged, her family members claim, according to media reports.<p>The older sister of alleged victim Ma Ailun took to Sina Weibo, China’s popular Twitter-like social network, over the …

Instagram for iOS gets landscape mode, Cinema stabilization support for front-facing cameras

Today, the Instagram app for iOS gets a new landscape mode for both pics and video. This will be good news to anyone who's had the frustrating experience of taking photo or video while holding the phone sideways, only for Instagram to not flip your masterpiece accordingly. That new orientation …