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Dyson built a lamp that burns for 37 years thanks to satellite tech

Dyson has put its know-how to use improving vacuums, fans and more. Looking to tackle lighting woes, the British company built the CSYS line of lamps that'll burn bright for 37 years. Using Heat Pipe technology, the lamp uses a system similar to what's found on satellites to keep eight LEDs cool …

Xcode 7 lets everyone install pirated apps and emulators on iPhone

For years, Apple’s software engineers have played a cat-and-mouse game, closing loopholes that let non-developers install unsigned apps on their devices. But it looks like they’re finally giving up and will let any user install anything on any Apple device — as long as they’re using Xcode 7 to do …

iPhone users can block ads in Safari on iOS 9

Apple unveiled iOS 9 earlier this week with big improvements to Siri, multitasking on iPad, and an updated News app. While there’s many other additions, including a lowercase keyboard, one change that Apple didn’t highlight is the ability to block web ads in Safari. Apple engineer Ricky Mondello …

Digital Advertising

Samsung’s foldable tablet could look a lot like this

The Korean Intellectual Property Office just published a design patent that may give us a better idea of what to expect from Samsung’s future foldable devices.<p>Samsung applied for patent No. 30-0757696 in November 2013, and today the Korea Intellectual Property Office published it (via Dutch website</i> …

Electronics Industry

Hubble Revisits an Icon, the Pillars of Creation

Twenty years ago, the Hubble Space Telescope snapped one of its most iconic images ever. The three towering columns of gas bathed in the light of hot, young stars came to be called the Pillars of Creation — and they showed up on everything from t-shirts to coffee mugs to rugs. Now, to celebrate its …

A New Antibiotic That Resists Resistance

The British chemist Lesley Orgel had a rule: Evolution is cleverer than you. Antibiotic-resistant bacteria have repeatedly proven him right.<p>Since humans started making antibiotics for ourselves in the 1940s, bacteria have evolved to counteract our efforts. They are now winning. There are strains of …

Apple's latest store display features iPad Smart Covers that open on their own

Apple appears to be employing magnets or otherwise real magic to lure shoppers into its Regent Street store in London. A new window display spotted there earlier today has a row of upright iPads with Smart Covers that open and close without human interaction, just in case you were unclear what the …

Gear & Gadgets

Apple Loop: Five Steps To Fix iOS 8, Crazy iPhone Designs, Fast iPhone Charging

Taking a look back at another week of news from Cupertino, this week’s Apple Loop covers potential issues in the new MacBook Air, the non-appearance of the iPhone Mini screens, flexible iPhones, some 2015 predictions for Apple, the App Store revenue numbers, five changes iOS 8 needs as soon as …

MacBook Air

The boy who put a star in a jar

Jamie Edwards made history when he built a working nuclear fusion reactor at school<p>The moment came on 5 March last year, when Jamie Edwards, then 13, flicked the switch and waited with bated breath. “Seeing that purple glow that [was] the best part,” said Edwards. As the neutron detector confirmed …

Physics

Windows 10’s new browser will have the most advanced features ever

This is Spartan<p>Microsoft is planning to radically overhaul its web browser in Windows 10. Sources familiar with the company’s Windows plans tell <i>The Verge</i> that the new browser, codenamed Spartan, will include a host of new features not found in rival browsers. Chief among the plans for Spartan is …

CES

Hamilton wins the F1 world championship

A tearful Lewis Hamilton joined the elite ranks of double Formula One world champions after a nerve-racking drive to victory in the floodlit season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.<p>In a race overshadowed by the ever-present spectre of mechanical failure after the Briton's Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg …

Top iPhone apps on sale

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Samsung’s VR Software Leak Shows Initial Apps, Ability To Switch Between Virtual And Real Reality

Samsung‘s VR efforts are one leaky ship lately, with a report today echoing earlier rumors that the company would be partnering with Oculus VR for its own headset. Now, a leaked pre-release version of the Samsung VR software has made its way into the hands of SamMobile, apparently revealing some of …

Apple’s Busy Year-End Could Include A Fitness Wearable, 12″ Retina MacBook And 4K Products

Apple CEO Tim Cook and CFO Luca Maestri both have claimed excitement about the fall, but we have yet to get a glimpse at the total product pipeline. New reports from 9to5Mac claim a whole host of new info around specific launch timelines, however, including a mid-September event and launch for the …

Apple ‘tentatively’ plans mid-September iPhone event as iOS 8 nears completion

Apple is gearing up for its first major hardware and software launches of 2014. The Cupertino-based company is “tentatively” planning a keynote address in mid-September to announce the iPhone 6 and provide final details on iOS 8, according to sources briefed on the plans.<p>These people say that the …

Apple's e-wallet could come as soon as this fall, possibly with 'iPhone 6'

A report on Wednesday claims Apple is accelerating work on a mobile payments system, or digital wallet, that could be ready by this fall, allowing …

Apple reportedly working on 12-inch Retina MacBook and 4K display for release this year

Apple's OS X Yosemite is coming this fall, so it should be no surprise that the company is readying new hardware to go along with it. <i>9to5Mac</i> reports Apple's current projects include a 12-inch MacBook featuring a pixel-dense Retina display and "a much thinner and slightly lighter aluminum body." The …

Apple Launching 5.5-Inch iPhone 6 After 4.7-Inch Version to Avoid Competition Between Two Models?

Apple will launch the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 several months after the 4.7-inch version to avoid competition between the two models, according to a new report from <i>DigiTimes</i> citing supply chain sources.<p>The different timetables have been set as Apple does not want to repeat the mistake it made in 2013 when …

Bēhance concept shows gorgeous (if impractical) Apple 4K display renders

When Apple made a big fuss over the ability of the Mac Pro to support three 4K displays, it signalled that it could only be a matter of time before the company created its own. As I predicted back in October of last year, the company made no attempt to rush this, but we’re now hearing that Apple is …

‘The iPhone 6 Effect’ helping boost Asian economies by as much as 8.6 percent, say analysts

Component orders by Apple for the iPhone 6 are a significant factor in the current thriving state of a number of Asian economies, say analysts and government officials cited by the <i>WSJ</i>.<p>Analysts expect companies from Taiwan, Japan and South Korea that supplied earlier versions of the iPhone to …

Chromecast turns one: why this small streaming stick became such a big deal

Advertisement<p>9 Comments<p>Credit: Dan Kosmayer/Shutterstock<p>One year ago today, Google(S GOOG) surprised the world by announcing Chromecast, a small …

Facebook Is Now Worth $190 Billion

Facebook is worth more than Amazon. Following yesterday’s earnings report, Facebook shares hit an all-time high in after-hours trading at $75. Price has been very stable this morning as well, confirming yesterday’s pop. Shares opened at $75.96 a share, then set a new record at $76.74. Now, shares …

Obama will reportedly order privacy guidelines for domestic drone use

Privacy guidelines may soon be put in place for drones flying within the US. According to <i>Politico</i>, President Obama plans to issue an executive order to have a set of voluntary privacy guidelines drafted for commercial drones. The guidelines would help protect citizens as these small aircraft — …