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Apple Urges Arizona Governor To Veto Anti-LGBT Bill Before Opening Sapphire Glass Plant

Apple has a long history of supporting the LGBT community, and today the company takes yet another step towards marriage equality for everyone. Think different, right?<p>This time, the fight is going down in Arizona, where governor Jan Brewer has the option to veto bill SB1062. The bill threatens to …

Apple Issues Patch For OS X SSL Security Vulnerability

Apple faced a considerable security threat with its SSL flaw, present in both iOS and OS X devices over the past few days. The iOS bug was plugged late Friday via the iOS 7.0.6 update made available to iPhones, iPads and iPod touches, but Macs with 10.9 went unpatched until now. The fix is out, …

The Fingerprint Scanner On The Samsung Galaxy S5 Will Be Accessible By Developers

Samsung’s Galaxy S5 includes a fingerprint scanner embedded in the home button, and that hardware will be made available to third-party devs, the company announced today at a developer-focused event during MWC this year. That move is in stark contrast to Apple’s strategy with its own fingerprint …

Microsoft’s Cortana On Windows 8.1 Said To Resemble Siri, Replace Bing System Search

Microsoft has a new virtual assistant, and it’s a hybrid of Siri and Google Now, with some artificial affect thrown in for good measure. The Verge’s Tom Warren dishes on the upcoming feature of Windows 8.1, describing Cortana, the digital aide in question named after an AI character from the Halo …

We Heart Nokia, But “We’re Less Excited About” A Nokia Android Handset, Says Microsoft

Microsoft is in the advanced stages of closing its acquisition of Nokia’s handset business, but in the meantime Nokia is reportedly working on Android devices. How does Microsoft feel about that? “They’ll do some things we’re excited about, and some things we’re less excited about,” said senior …

Hands On With Meta Pro, The Augmented Reality Glasses With 16X More Screen Than Google Glass

Meta, the augmented reality technology company, has captured the attention of the gadget world with the launch of the Meta Pro, the $3,000 headset that aims to bridge the gap between fully immersive virtual reality tools such as the Oculus Rift and (relatively) more subtle wearable devices such as …

Google Now Launcher Comes To Play Store, With Always-On ‘Ok Google’ And Swipe For Now

Google reconfigured the Android home screen launcher somewhat with the Nexus 5, but that redesign didn’t make its way out to other Nexus or Google Play Edition hardware when they received the Android 4.4 KitKat update. Today, Google has released the new “Google Now Launcher” as a standalone app in …

Need A Quick Answer? Pop Lets You Take Two Photos, Poll Your Friends

Do you have trouble making decisions? Do you have to get your friends’ input on a bunch of things? Are you 15 years old? Then you might like Pop, a new iPhone application today making its official debut, which lets you quickly ask your friends for feedback by sending them two photos.<p>Basically, Pop …

Galaxy S5 Announced: All The News, Pictures, Video

The hotly anticipated Samsung Galaxy S5, has been unveiled, the company's latest flagship smartphone.<p>The new device has an upgraded 16-megapixel …

Watch Bacteria Turn Water Instantly Into Ice (VIDEO)

Nothing in science - or the world, really - is a simple as you learned at school. Take water. If you thought all you had to do to turn water into ice …

Apple iOS Security Flaw Prompts Major Fixes For Mac And Mobile

Apple is scrambling to fix a security flaw described by one expert as being "as bad as you can imagine".<p>A failure in checks on the validity of a …

YotaPhone With E-Book Reader On Back To Go On Sale In US

An innovative smartphone with a regular screen and an E-Ink display o the back is to go on sale in the US for the first time.<p>The Russian-made …

Blackphone Secure Phone Is More Secure Than Your Average Phone But Not NSA-Proof

Are you slightly paranoid? Perhaps conducting a secret affair or planning industrial sabotage, terrorism or just heeding the words of Edward …

Terrifying Video Shows Bird Smashing Through Plane Windscreen In Florida

There you are minding your own business and enjoying peaceful flight and BOOM!<p>Some inconsiderate human in a light aircraft flies right into you.<p>This …

11 Weirdly Cool Tech Ideas From MWC 2014 You Haven't Already Seen

There are obviously loads of cool tech ideas and gadgets on show at MWC 2014 in Barcelona - including some great new phones and tablets.<p>But while the …

Huawei MediaPad X1 Hands On (VIDEO)

Huawei is a huge brand in China and the Far East, but it's still working to establish itself in the public eye in the UK. The MediaPad X1 gives it a …

Huawei Talkband Hands-On (VIDEO)

Huawei - like Sony, Samsung and virtually every tech company in the world except Apple - has now shown its first hand in the poker game that is …

Apple Mac OS X Flaw Fixed As Computer Giant Finally Issues Update

Apple have issued a fix for a flaw in its OS X operating system that had been described by one expert as being "as bad as you can imagine".<p>Failure in …

Opternative Online Eye Test Could Revolutionise Sight Exams

A new online venture is seeking to revolutionise the humble eye-test by enabling you to take one on your computer at home.<p>The results will even be …

Galaxy S5: In Pictures

The much-awaited Galaxy S5, has been unveiled, Samsung's brand new flagship smartphone.<p>All the details are in our main news post, and we also have a …