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Designers Propose 1,000 Ft "Sidescraper" Around An Excavated Central Park

New York’s Cental Park is a major world icon, but designers Yitan Sun and Jianshi Wu want to dig it all up. Their vision sees the park excavated down …

Skyscrapers

A closer look at Android N's new emoji

Google announced this week that it's making a bunch of changes to the emoji in Android: namely, it's finally introducing emoji that look like people, and it's largely doing away with its freaky blobs.<p>But there's a bit more to it than replacing blobs with human faces. The blobs are still around, but …

Skin Care

Oculus Rift Vs. HTC Vive, Part 2: Comfort, User Interface, And 'VR Legs'

Our exhaustive comparison between the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive VR systems continues with a look at the overall comfort, user interfaces, and all-important “wow factor” that melts your brain after stepping into desktop-class virtual reality.<p>As I alluded to in Part 1 — which focuses on packaging and …

Virtual Reality

Milan Design Week in Pictures

Watches

Apple's new iPhone will be smaller

by Alex Webb<p>Since Apple introduced the first iPhone in 2007, mobile handsets have only gotten bigger.<p>Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook will buck that …

Apple Music

PlayStation VR supports room-scale experiences, clearing the way for Vive ports

You'll have room to move, which is great news!<p>Sony has released many details about the $399 Playstation VR during the 2016 Game Developer's Conference, but one of the most interesting aspects of the hardware is just how large the tracking area becomes with the required $60 PlayStation 4 camera.<p>This …

Apple Working on Scalable 3D Touch Technology for Future iPads and iPhones

Apple is working on next-generation pressure-sensing display technology that will work on screen sizes as large as the iPad Pro, reports <i>AppleInsider</i> citing a source with knowledge of Apple's plans. The new display technology is said to be in development, but it won't be finished in time for …

Apple Maps now 3x more popular than Google Maps among iOS users

The original launch of Apple Maps was far from a rousing success. Though Apple may have initially been hoping to give Google a run for its money, the …

Google Maps

Apple's TV Plans Fell Apart Over Content Owners' Resistance to Skinny Bundles

Following comments made by CBS CEO Les Moonves on the state of Apple's rumored television service, news leaked confirming Apple has put plans for such a service on hold for the time being due to difficulties securing content deals.<p>While <i>Bloomberg</i> spoke to a source that chalked the failed …

The Australian hoverboard police have issued a Christmas warning

Listen up, young children and Jason Derulo, and heed these warnings about riding hoverboards before you give yourself a concussion.<p>The Australian …

Robots

Samsung agrees to pay Apple $548 million in settlement

Samsung has been fighting Apple in court for years, but it sounds like it's getting near to letting it all go. The South Korean electronics maker has agreed to pay Cupertino $548 million -- or a little over half the original $1 billion amount the court wanted it to pay -- as soon as December 14th …

Report: Apple plans to nix 3.5mm port on iPhone 7, require Lightning for wired headphones

Citing a reliable source, a report from Japanese blog Macotakara claims that Apple plans to remove the 3.5mm headphone port from the upcoming iPhone 7, helping to achieve a “more than 1mm” reduction in thickness compared to the iPhone 6s. While the screen shape and radius will remain similar, the …

Apple's next iPhone reportedly ditches the headphone jack

Apple's quest for ever-thinner, ever-smarter devices may produce another casualty: your iPhone's headphone jack. A rumor at <i>MacOtakara</i> claims that the next iPhone might drop the 3.5mm port and use the Lightning port for audio instead. The move would let Apple slim its phone even further (reportedly, …

iPhone 7 vs. Galaxy S7: Processor wars are about to get more intense

The iPhone 7 and Galaxy S7 will be next year’s most important new smartphones. And while it’s still too early to get excited about these unannounced …

Mobile Technology

Apple May Have Filed for an 'AirPods' Trademark

Apple may have filed for a trademark on 'AirPods' which could suggest it has plans to launch wireless earphones.<p>MacRumors reports on the recent …

Peeple’s app isn’t out yet and it's already hated (for good reason)

Launching in November, the Peeple app will let you rate everyone you know. Yeah, <i>everyone</i>.<p>Following an article by the Washington Post, revealing the real-life burn book, it has rapidly become one of the most hated apps on the internet (this week).<p>Founded by Julia Cordray and Nicole McCullough, the …

Apps

PlayStation turns 20 in the US! A look back at its evolution

September is a momentous month for Sony — September 9 marks the 20th anniversary of the North American launch of the PlayStation, while September 29 marks the European launch. Over the last couple decades, Sony has cemented its spot as a premier gaming company, particularly fueled by its global …

Apple reportedly integrating Beats streaming into iOS and iTunes

Image copyright Apple.After Beats was purchased in 2014, and even before then, one main question facing Apple is when the company plans to come out …

Streaming

Why it won’t matter if the next iPhone still has an 8MP camera

Image copyright Kevin C. Tofel.The iPhone 6s rumors are already beginning, and according to one analyst, the phone will continue to use an …

Mobile Technology

Apple and Pinterest team up to help users discover iOS apps

Image copyright Pinterest.How do you remember the apps that you want to download, or discover new apps to try in the first place? If you’re like me, …

Apps

Report: Google preparing iOS app for Android Wear smartwatches

Image copyright Google.Right now, you need an Android phone to use an Android Wear smartwatch. But according to a report from French technology …

Wear OS

Yahoo Unveils Its Audio-Free Video Messaging App, Livetext

Yahoo has officially announced Livetext, an app where users chat with friends by sharing video and text — but no sound.<p>A couple of weeks ago, we spotted the Livetext app in the Apple App Store in Hong Kong. At the time, Yahoo declined to comment, except to say that it’s “always experimenting with …

Apps

Xbox One will eventually stream your PC games

Xbox One streaming on Windows 10 is nice and all, but how about getting the power of your PC on the console? Xbox head Phil Spencer has confirmed to <i>the Verge</i> that Microsoft is working on Windows 10 streaming to the Xbox One. He already hinted that such a feature would happen after tweeting that …

Canon's new $30,000 video camera can see where you can't

Canon is already competing with the Arri Alexa and Red cameras of the world, but it's about to take this one step further. Meet the ME20F-SH, a high-end video shooter that features a sleek, subtle and somewhat compact design. Most importantly, Canon's new camera can deliver an ISO equivalent of …

New reports suggest Apple is finally going to give you an iPhone with 2GB of RAM this year

In preparation for this year’s major launches — including the Apple Watch, iPhone 6s and iPad Pro — Apple might be bulking up on one crucial …

Apple’s electric car is ‘all about autonomous driving’, Apple is in talks with automotive suppliers

<i>Image via the Oatmeal</i><p>One of the weird details in the WSJ report on the Apple electric car project yesterday was this bit:<p>Other Silicon Valley giants are looking at autos. Google Inc. has been working on a self-driving car for years. The head of Google’s autonomous vehicle project said last year …

The best Apple Watch apps: 60 tried and tested

Apple Watch apps are the the best way to really bring your smartwatch to life, and there are thousands available to download from the App Store.<p>With …

Apps

The lightMac is a Futuristic Apple iMac

The futuristic iMac comes with an easy-to-adjust projected screen that allows you to enjoy various apps for iMac, MacBook and iPad. If you like the …

Apple Granted a Patent for a Powerful Camera Flash Accessory

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 30 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In this particular report we …

Videography