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Apple Offering $50 Credit to Customers Who Paid for iPhone 6 and Later Battery Replacements From January to December 2017

Apple is providing a $50 credit to all customers who paid for an out-of warranty battery replacement for an iPhone 6 or later between the dates of January 1, 2017 and December 28, 2017, the company announced today.<p>The $50 credit is an extension of Apple's $29 battery replacement program, which went …

Apple now lets you download a copy of all the data it has on you

Apple is now giving users the opportunity to download a copy of all the data the company has collected from them. This includes App Store and iTunes activity, Apple ID account and device information, online and retail store activity, AppleCare support history, and more.<p>The tool is part of Apple’s …

Apple, Spurned by Others, Signs Deal With Volkswagen for Driverless Cars

SAN FRANCISCO — Apple once had grand aspirations to build its own electric self-driving car and lead the next generation of transportation. Over time, the tech giant’s ambitions ran into reality.<p>So Apple curtailed its original vision, first by focusing on software for self-driving cars and then by …

Employment

Meet Laughly: The Pandora for jokes

Laughly is an audio streaming service focused on comedy. It works like Spotify or Pandora, but it treats artists like partners. Comedians get paid for every ‘click’, and all revenue is split 50/50.<p>There are 250,000 registered users listening to over 700 comedians on Laughly; all the popular artists …

This app uses augmented reality to turn your smartphone into a ruler

One resourceful company is reinventing the ruler. Creative collective Laan Labs has developed a nifty mobile app that relies on augmented reality technology to turn your smartphone into a legitimate measuring device.<p>To accomplish this, AR Measure factors in the distance between various points in 3D …

Augmented Reality

Google’s latest AI experiment lets software autocomplete your doodles

Google Brain, the search giant’s internal artificial intelligence division, has been making substantial progress on computer vision techniques that let software parse the contents of hand-drawn images and then re-create those drawings on the fly. The latest release from the division’s AI …

Google Fined $2.7 Billion in E.U. Antitrust Ruling

Google suffered a major blow on Tuesday after European antitrust officials fined the search giant a record $2.7 billion for unfairly favoring some of its own services over those of rivals.<p>The penalty, of 2.4 billion euros, highlights the aggressive stance that European officials have taken in …

European Union

Greenpeace highlights poor repairability ratings of iPads & MacBooks, but praises iPhone 7

A Greenpeace campaign to highlight the environmental impact of planned obsolescence has slated iPads and MacBooks for their poor repairability scores, but praises the iPhone 7.<p>It follows a separate report earlier this year in which Greenpeace labelled Apple the most environmentally friendly tech …

IPhone 7

Why Can’t Girls Code? – They Have Boobs (Videos)

- May 21, 2016<p>Why can’t girls code? They get bloated, they menstruate, (and then ovulate). There is obviously no way a “girl” could be a coder, …

iOS 9.3 will turn down the blue light on your iPad to help you sleep

F.lux... in time<p>Apple has just unveiled all the features it's adding to iOS 9.3, and though the headliner might be the beginnings of multiple user support (at least for students), there's another feature that's going to please everybody else. It's called "Night Shift," and it subtly shifts the …

Apple finally put together a full list of cars with CarPlay

Apple's CarPlay made a splash at CES last week, with auto makers like Ford, Chrysler, and Volkswagen incorporating the sleek iOS-like infotainment interface into some of the show's biggest press conferences. With CarPlay expanding throughout the automotive industry, Apple has finally launched a …

You can now summon your Tesla from the curb

If you own a Tesla Model S or Model X, your all-electric car has a surprise waiting for you. Both vehicles can now park themselves while you stand by and watch from the curb. Yes, you read that correctly: the Model S and X can now truly drive themselves, thanks to software update 7.1, which is …

Do You Make Racist Comments Online? In Brazil, You Could End Up On A Billboard

The campaign takes real racist comments from Facebook and Twitter, and publishes them on billboards near the offender’s home, using the location …

Online Life

3D printing: Company will turn your head into chocolate lollipops

A start-up company based in London is offering to print out chocolate lollipops modelled on customer's heads.<p>BBC News video journalist Dougal Shaw tried out the service with Sam Part, who set up Candy Mechanics and chocolatier, William Leigh.<p>Follow video journalist Dougal Shaw on Twitter

Startups

Steam now lets you remove games from your account for good

If, like me, you’ve made a bunch of regrettable PC game purchases on Steam and can’t stand seeing the horrible reminders of your misguided spending in your game list, I have some good news: you can now remove titles from your account and never see them again.<p>To do this, you’ll need to head to the …

Kyocera launches washable smartphone

Worried about keeping your smartphone clean? Japanese company Kyocera may have the answer.<p>A spokeswoman for Kyocera told FoxNews.com that the phone, called the Digno Rafre, is the world's first smartphone with resistance against foaming hand soap. However, U.S. consumers keen to get their hands on …

There is a new PS Vita with a Dragon Quest slime instead of an up button

Big news out of the Japanese RPG-themed limited-edition PlayStation Vita scene today, as Sony has announced a <i>Dragon Quest</i> model to tie in with the release of <i>Minecraft</i> clone <i>Dragon Quest Builders</i> in January. And unlike last year's wonderful <i>Dragon Quest</i> PS4, it's not just a simple color change — the …

Watch Tesla's Autopilot Mode Avoid Head-On Collision on Seattle Street

Tesla's "Autopilot" enhanced cruise control system only went live two weeks ago, and it may have already saved a few lives. Jon Hall, a Seattle Tesla owner who drives for Uber, was driving south on State Route 99 when a car going the other direction unexpectedly drove straight into his lane. Hall …

Europe to kill roaming charges in 2017

Travellers in Europe can get ready to say goodbye to roaming fees once and for all.<p>European politicians voted on Tuesday to kill international roaming charges across the EU by June 15, 2017. Phone users across Europe will also see fees for using data abroad cut by next summer.<p>Agreeing on a date for …

Apple Pay Badges Appear in Some Maps Listings in Australia, Canada, Singapore and Europe

Apple Pay badges have been added to Apple Maps listings for select Coles and Woolworths supermarket locations in Australia, as spotted by multiple users on discussion forum <i>AppleTalk Australia</i>. The badges are normally reserved for locations that accept Apple Pay, which is noteworthy given the mobile …

Apple Pay

Battery Tests Find No 'Chipgate' Problems in the iPhone 6s

A number of websites recently created a stir with reports of a potential shortcoming of the iPhone 6s smartphones. According to those "<p>chipgate" …

Microsoft trade-in program pays you $300 to ditch Mac

Looking to get a new computer this Fall? Microsoft thinks it has an unbeatable offer with its new Windows Tradeup program offers customers $200 to trade in an old PC and buy a new one at a Microsoft Store.<p>The deal is even sweeter if you got a Mac though, because Microsoft says it’s willing to toss …

Windows 10

Apple Found Guilty of Patent Infringement, Could Owe $862 Million in Damages

On Tuesday, a jury in Madison, Wisconsin found Apple guilty of patent infringement. The Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) sued the company last year claiming Apple used patented processor technology in the making of the A7, A8, and A8X chip, included in the 2013 and 2014 iPhone and iPad …

Elon Musk: If You Don't Make It at Tesla, You Go Work at Apple

In a new interview with German newspaper <i>Handelsblatt</i> (via <i>Business Insider</i>), Tesla CEO Elon Musk spoke about his thoughts on the much-rumored Apple Car. Additionally, Musk was asked what he thought about Apple hiring away some of Tesla's "most important engineers."<p>Important engineers? They have …

Tesla

Sony's Xperia Z5 has a frosted glass back, and I've already broken it

Sony has been having such a torrid time with its smartphones lately that you might say it can't catch a break — only in this case, that's exactly what it did. I have had the company's new flagship handset, the Xperia Z5, in for review since the beginning of this week, but I've already managed to …

Porsche Chooses CarPlay Over Android Auto Due to Google's Data Collection Policy

Porsche has announced that its forthcoming 2017 Porsche 911 Carrera and Carrera S will support Apple's CarPlay platform. According to <i>Moto Trend</i> (via <i>AppleInsider</i>), Porsche selected CarPlay over Android Auto because under the agreement of partnering with Google, certain amounts of data would have …

Nexus 6P can also be purchased via Huawei’s online store

While the Google Nexus 6 was offered directly through all major US carriers, the Nexus 6P has opted out of the carrier race in the US. Instead, the main source for buying the Nexus 6P is directly from the Google Store. Those who want to buy elsewhere, however, will have the option of getting it …

Android News

Microsoft teaches 'absolute beginners' to code for Windows 10

Ever wanted to code an app, but have no coding experience whatsoever? Don’t worry, Microsoft has you covered.<p>The company is offering an ‘absolute beginner’ series of video lessons for anyone looking to learn how to code a Windows 10 app.<p>More specifically, it’s a series on creating Universal Windows …

Portobello mushrooms could power your future phone

Apple and Google just announced new tablets and smartphones touting the latest technological advances, but one thing those devices can't brag is a battery made with portobello mushrooms. According to new research from engineers at the University of California at Riverside, however, future gadgets …

Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff has quit Facebook

Benioff is a big deal on Twitter.<p>He uses Twitter to talk about major stuff, everything from his decision to boycott Indiana over its pending anti-Gay legislation, to declaring that Salesforce opposed a controversial cybersecurity anti-privacy bill.<p>But Facebook was making him feel overwhelmed, he …