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iPhone X Gets (RED) Leather Folio, But No Rumored Red or Gold Finish, While AirPower Wait Continues

In addition to the (PRODUCT)RED edition iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, Apple today introduced a (RED) leather folio for the iPhone X.<p>The folio, which looks more like burgundy in the render, will be available for $99 beginning tomorrow, Tuesday, April 10, from Apple.com, Apple Stores, and the Apple …

IPhone 8

Palm will return from the dead this year with Android instead of WebOS

Palm is coming back. Again. Anybody feeling déjà vu? Last August, a TCL executive said the company was planning to launch a Palm phone this year. TCL, if you recall, makes Alcatel phones, and is also the main companies trying to revive the BlackBerry name through as licensing deal. Now the company …

webOS

Apple now selling the space gray accessories that were previously exclusive to the iMac Pro

It took a few months after the launch of its very expensive, professional all-in-one iMac Pro, but Apple is now individually selling the space gray Magic Keyboard, Magic Trackpad, and Magic Mouse that debuted alongside it. The accessories quietly popped up after today’s event, as Federico Viticci …

Selling

Apple announces students to get 200GB of iCloud storage for free

Apple has shared during its education event in Chicago today that student accounts through schools will now get 200GB of iCloud storage for free.<p>A considerable bump from the current 5GB of free iCloud storage, Apple will be giving the 200GB allotment to every student with a managed Apple ID.<p>Keep in …

iCloud

The 5 biggest announcements from the Apple education event

Apple took its annual spring event out of California and hosted it at a high school in Chicago this year, promising to focus its newest products toward the education market that’s been dominated by Google and Microsoft. The keynote was condensed into just one hour, most of which revolved around all …

Apple Pencil

Apple’s new iPad with Pencil support is just $299 for schools

Apple introduced a new iPad today at its education event in Chicago. Rumors of a new, cheaper iPad emerged recently, and Apple is making it official with a refreshed 9.7-inch iPad with Apple Pencil support. The updated iPad will be available in Apple stores today, in silver, space gray, and a new …

Apple Pencil

Logitech built a $49 digital crayon for the new iPad

Apple's new starter iPad is designed to make drawing more accessible, but the $89-plus it takes to buy the official Pencil for that iPad is a lot to swallow for cash-strapped educators. That's where Logitech might help: it's introducing a $49 Crayon accessory for the new iPad that should put art …

Logitech

Researchers finally solve mystery of 'alien' skeleton

<b>(CNN) —</b> A mummified skeleton discovered in Chile's Atacama Desert 15 years ago doesn't look like anyone you've ever met. In fact, some would say it looks, well, alien.<p>It's a skeletal conundrum made up of perplexing features. It's only 6 inches tall -- but initial estimates of the age of the bones …

Genetics

Stephen Hawking, science's brightest star, dies aged 76

The physicist and author of A Brief History of Time has died at his home in Cambridge. His children said: ‘We will miss him for ever’<p>Stephen Hawking obituary by Roger Penrose<p>Tributes poured in on Wednesday to Stephen Hawking, the brightest star in the firmament of science, whose insights shaped …

Physics

After three reports of employees walking into glass walls, Apple Park now has stickers to help prevent further injuries

After Cupertino building official Albert Salvador visited Apple Park last year, he was concerned about employees running into the glass walls that were placed all around the campus as the cafeteria’s doors were indistinguishable from the glass walls, as we reported last month.<p>After bringing up the …

iPhone X Beats Samsung Galaxy S9 in Benchmarking Tests

Early evaluations of Samsung's new Galaxy S9 and S9+ have ranked the S9 display and the S9+ camera above the iPhone X, but when it comes to performance, the iPhone X is still the clear winner.<p>In benchmark testing of the Samsung Galaxy S9 equipped with an Exynos 9810 chip, the iPhone X, and the …

5 hidden MacOS High Sierra features you need to know

Don't overlook these useful features of your Mac.<p>A revolutionary update, MacOS High Sierra was not. Instead of a massive design overhaul, it focused on a number of under-the-hood changes, namely Apple File System (APFS) for better performance and security, HVEC for improved video compression and …

Apps

Google has just made it harder for you to steal photos from Google Images

Google's just made a rather subtle change to its image search — but one that will have big repercussions for copyright.<p>Announced on Thursday on …

The Problem With Annihilation’s Messy Release

Paramount, the studio behind the upcoming sci-fi thriller, has taken the unusual step of selling its international rights to Netflix.<p>When Paramount released the Amy Adams–starring <i>Arrival</i> in November 2016, it was one of the biggest hits of the year for the studio. It grossed $203 million worldwide, …

Box Office

7 Apps You Should Ditch iTunes For

As iTunes creaks and wheezes its way into its 17th year of existence, for a lot of music lovers it’s fallen from favor as the go-to application for …

16 Windows 10 tricks you'll wish you knew sooner

In homes and offices across America, you can’t throw a stone without hitting a Windows PC. You’ll find Microsoft running on monitors in almost every school and library, in businesses big and small, and in living rooms, bedrooms, and dorms from coast to coast.<p>Windows is so commonplace, many of us …

Microsoft Office

The BlackBerry Motion is the future of Android phones

The BlackBerry Motion is a solid Android phone with a price that's a bit too high to stomach.<p>For better or worse, the BlackBerry Motion is the future …

The Enverge is a deadly looking electric car from a company you’ve never heard of

GAC says it’s primed to enter the US market by 2019<p>You probably haven’t heard of GAC, the Chinese automaker with big designs on the US market. At the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, GAC is seeking to up its profile in advance of its 2019 US launch with — what else? — an …

Detroit Auto Show

Booker to DHS chief: Your amnesia is complicit

Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) admonishes Secretary of Homeland Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen for forgetting President Trump's comments in which he is reported to have referred to Haiti and African nations as "shithole countries," saying her "silence and amnesia is complicit."

Amnesia

The cool paraphernalia found in an Apple veteran’s desk drawer

Clearing out your desk can be a great way of discovering paraphernalia you’d long since forgotten you owned. Things are no different if you’re a long-time Apple employee, packing up your office at 1 Infinite Loop to move to the amazing new Apple Park campus.<p>Here are a few of the pieces of Apple …

San Francisco

The Nissan Xmotion SUV is more screen than car

Seven (!) digital touchscreens, and a virtual personal assistant that’s a fish<p>The Nissan Xmotion may look like an SUV on the surface, but to take a step inside is to enter a dense forest of technology. The concept car, revealed today at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, has a …

Nissan

Drone flyover video shows Apple Park open for business

More than six years after Steve Jobs pitched it to the Cupertino City Council, and more than four after it was given the official go-ahead, Apple Park is officially open.<p>In a spectacular new drone video shot by drone videographer Duncan Sinfield, the enormous Apple Park campus is shown looking …

Apple Park

ButterflyVPN is a router that unlocks the internet on-the-go

A limited internet doesn’t make sense, right? It seems like a contradictory idea, but in many places it is. Some countries restrict access to certain websites, and often services we know and love are not available in these markets. It’s a bummer, but there are ways to go around these digital …

Snapchat redesign fails to win over fans with overwhelmingly negative App Store reviews

Snapchat’s recently introduced redesign hasn’t won over fans.<p>Rolled out at the end of 2017, the refreshed look was brought to the UK, Australia and …

App Store

New app creates legally-binding contract for consensual sex during one-night stands

A Dutch company has developed a smartphone app for recording consensual sex during a one-night stand.<p>LegalFling requires both individuals to agree to …

Apps

Mercedes-Benz’s new MBUX in-car assistant and smart UI rocks

It’s rare that I pay much attention to automaker infotainment and multimedia system updates at CES – usually there’s too much going on with autonomy, electrification and mobility services to give it much thought. This year, however, Mercedes-Benz had one of the most interesting announcements at the …

Automotive Industry

Robert Mugabe attends graduation in first public appearance since military takeover of Zimbabwe

• <b>Robert Mugabe makes first public appearance since coup</b>• <b><br>Zimbabwean President appears in academic cap and gown</b>• <b><br>Comes as military says it has made 'significant progress' in talks</b>• <b><br>Party drafting motion to fire leader on Sunday if he doesn't quit</b><p>It may prove the last public engagement in his years as head …

Jony Ive Says Holding Onto Features When There's a 'Better Way' is 'Path That Leads to Failure'

After naming the iPhone X as one of the 25 Best Inventions of the Year, <i>TIME</i> sat down for an interview about the smartphone with Apple's design chief Jony Ive and hardware engineering chief Dan Riccio.<p>Riccio believes the iPhone X paves the way for the next 10 years of smartphones, given its radical …