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5 Secret Codes That Unlock Hidden iPhone Features

It's time to get to know your phone better.<p>You might think you know everything about your<p>better halfiPhone, but you're wrong. There's a whole world of hidden features that can only be unlocked with secret codes. *GASP*<p>Excited? You should be. Here's what the features actually do.<p>1. Find out exactly …

Honda's Power Exporter 9000 turns your electric car into the ultimate portable generator

TOKYO -- If you live in a place where power outages are a common thing, you're probably familiar with Honda generators. The company has been making them since 1964 and, along the way, has become one of the leading global sources for little motors in boxes that give you electricity when and where …

Tokyo auto show to highlight 'smart' green cars

___<p>FUEL CELL RIVALRY<p>Honda Motor Co. is gearing up to challenge Toyota Motor Corp.'s Mirai fuel cell vehicle, which is already on sale, with its own fuel cell car, whose name is set to be announced at the show. It is promised for the Japanese market by the end of March 2016, and set for the U.S. …

Alternative Fuel

China Reveals Flying Robot Car

Jetsons meets Google Car<p>AVIC, the leading Chinese aviation conglomerate, unveiled a flying robot car during the September 2015 Third China Helicopter Exposition in Tianjin. The Swift Gazelle (Sai Ling in Mandarin Chinese) currently weighs 100 kg, and uses its six side-mounted, digitally controlled …

Embedded Systems

Toyota S-FR Concept: Small, Front-Engine, Rear-Drive? Sign Us Up

Heading up the Toyota lineup of debuts at the 2015 Tokyo auto show is the S-FR concept, which stands for Small, Front-Engine, Rear-Drive. Aimed at bolstering the company’s performance image, the two-plus-two sports car boasts a compact configuration; Toyota characterizes it as an entry-level sports …

Rumor Roundup: iPhone 7 to feature new casing material, water and dustproof design

While the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus only just became available this past week, rumors surrounding next year’s flagship from Apple are already starting to surface. A pair of postings on Chinese social networking site Weibo first spotted by Macotakara claim that the iPhone 7, or whatever it may be …

Mobile Technology

Drop test shows iPhone 6s is tough, but not unbreakable

“Stronger glass on a molecular level,” blah, blah, blah. Drop your Apple iPhone 6s and the screen can still crack.<p>David Rahimi, host of the PhoneBuff channel on YouTube, flew to Australia to get his hands on an iPhone 6s and 6s Plus before the rest of the world to put both phones through a drop …

Mobile Technology

Android 6.0 Marshmallow set to roll out October 5, according to Telus

According to Canadian mobile service provider Telus, Google is planning to roll out Android 6.0 Marshmallow to both the Nexus 5 and Nexus 6 beginning Monday, October 5th. We already know that Google is holding an event on Tuesday, September 29th, where the company will most likely announce its two …

Android News

Samsung's SSD sets sick speed standard

The 950 Pro offers read speeds of up to 2,500 MBps and write speeds as fast as 1,500 MBps<p>Samsung's latest hard drive — the 950 Pro SSD — is the fastest consumer SSD it's ever made. By incorporating V-NAND and NVMe technology (that's Non-Volatile Memory Host Controller Interface for the non-acronym …

Samsung

The Unannounced BlackBerry Venice Shows Up In 4-Minute Hands-On Video

BlackBerry has been coy about its mobile plans as of late, but there's little doubt the company is getting ready to give Android a shot with the …

Huawei Nexus 6P reportedly will be the first Nexus device to have 128GB of storage

A new report by way of <i>Android Police</i> says that a few of its trusted sources indicates that the new Huawei Nexus 6P will come in 32GB, 64GB, and 128GB …

Meizu Pro 5 press render surfaces with Flyme 5.0 on board

A press render of the upcoming Meizu Pro 5 just surfaced and despite recent reports, it will include Flyme 5.0 on top of Android 5.1.<p>Up until this …

Mobile Technology

Just around the Band: Is this Microsoft’s wearable sequel?

When Microsoft introduced its Band wearable fitness device last year, some were impressed that the company had the foresight to make it compatible with Android. Much like the Zune portable music player, Redmond offered its own interesting take on an established format. Rumors have been Surfacing as …

New Image Shows Previously Leaked Moto X Force (Codenamed Bounce) Coming To The US As The Verizon-Exclusive DROID Turbo 2

Dedicated leaker @upleaks has been doing the usual, dropping press shots of devices that haven't yet launched but will allegedly soon grace our …

Prepare for The Force Awakens with ‘Star Wars: Uprising’ on Android and iOS

<i>Star Wars: Uprising</i> has made its way to the Play Store in anticipation of the upcoming Disney-made Star Wars film, The Force Awakens. The game can be …

Meizu announces new PRO series, PRO 5 to be formally unveiled Sep 25th

Today Meizu formally announced its plans for a new sub-brand, dubbed “PRO”. The new branding joins Maizu and MX, and will be applied to the company’s higher end phones, starting with the Meizu PRO 5. Not a lot is known about the PRO 5 just yet, though Meizu says they will hold a press conference on …

Mobile

New rumor supports dual camera setup for Samsung Galaxy S7

The rumors continue to flow regarding the Samsung Galaxy S7, the tech giant’s next flagship device to be released if they stick to their normal …

NVIDIA reminds us that it has the best set-top box

Earlier this week, Apple introduced new Apple TV hardware that includes support for gaming. Other platforms such as Android TV have been offering …

Apple Unveils Cool, New Stuff

Northern California

The Mazda Miata Finally Looks As Good As It Drives

Another opinion on the car we're obsessed with: a sexy redesign, and the respect it deserves.<p>The Mazda MX-5 Miata is a misunderstood car. To purists and gearheads, it's the ultimate affordable sports car, a lightweight tub of fun, the rare track car that won't maul your wallet every time you need …

2015 Mercedes-Benz S550e Plug-In Hybrid

The thirteenth time still charms.<p>Between instrumented tests and first drives, we’ve published 12 reviews of the latest-generation Mercedes-Benz S-class in the past two years, spanning the bread-and-butter S550 to the opulent S600 Maybach and over to the sinister S65 AMG coupe. Let’s take that to …

2016 Lexus IS 200t EPA-Rated at 22/33 MPG

For 2016, Lexus is swapping out its 2.5-liter V-6 for a 2.0-liter turbo-four as the base engine in the IS sedan. According to EPA numbers, this change nets a 26-mpg combined rating, which makes the IS a bit more competitive in its segment.<p>The 2016 Lexus IS 200t achieves 22/33/26 mpg …

2017 Hyundai Elantra Debuts in Korea: Ignore the Avante Badging, Please

The home market provides an early look at Hyundai's new compact.<p>The Hyundai PR team in America would like to make a big splash with the debut of the brand’s redesigned Elantra at the upcoming L.A. auto show in November, but their Korean masters have stolen a bit of their thunder. Obviously bursting …

Specs showdown: New iPhones vs. Note 5, Nexus 6 and LG G4

Apple's unveiled its latest iPhones — the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus — and our pals at iMore.com are crawling all over this one. And while specs …

Xiaomi will announce the Mi 4c on Tuesday, September 22

According to a report, Xiaomi is preparing to announce it latest smartphone, the Mi 4c, on Tuesday, September 22. The handset is expected to launch …

Phones may soon come with 6 GB of RAM thanks to new Samsung memory technology

Samsung has announced that it will be producing the world’s first 12 Gb LPDDR4 DRAM for mobile phones based on its 20 nm process. That’s a lot of …

NVIDIA isn’t impressed by the new Apple TV

Yesterday, Apple unveiled its revamped TV box, alongside its other products, which comes with a new OS, access to TV based apps and also acts as a living room gaming device. Apple certainly wasn’t the first to market though and NVIDIA doesn’t seem too impressed. Late, under powered and already …

Smart TV

AMD splits out its graphics chips into the Radeon Technology Group

AMD has effectively split its graphics chip unit into a separate business internally called Radeon Technology Group on Wednesday, nine years after it …