Manfred Kurzius

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iOS 9 review: It’s all about speed

iOS 9 won’t shock you with a bunch of whiz-bang new features or a drastic new look, but in many ways, Apple’s latest mobile operating system is more important than its two immediate predecessors. While iOS 7 and iOS 8 laid a foundation that embraced the future of mobile design, iOS 9 is making all …

Apps

New hybrid solar cells generate 5 times more energy by harnessing sunlight and heat at the same time

Scientists have developed a new hybrid solar cell that harnesses the sun’s light and heat to create more energy than ever before, thanks to the …

I used Apple's new '3D Touch' feature on the iPhone 6s, and now I'm convinced it's going to be a big deal

It's become a joke in the tech world. The iPhone gets better every year, but even the Weather icon can't show you the current temperature unless you open the app.<p>Former Bloomberg editor Josh Topolsky summed it up pretty well in a tweet on Wednesday:<p>But Apple has an answer with a new feature coming …

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Morgan Stanley analyst thinks gas-powered cars could be doomed — and that's great for Tesla

Jonas' views stem from his out-there notion that in the future, we won't drive around in a way that even remotely resembles how we do now.<p>For example, he doesn't think that people will want to actually own cars.<p>"As vehicular mobility potentially moves from a private ownership to professional fleet …

New Engines Prove Range Rovers Should Only Have Diesel Power

Our first drive of the newest Range Rover powertrain.<p>For 2016, and available mid-fall, 2015, you'll be able to get a Range Rover or Range Rover Sport with a diesel V-6 that makes 440 lb. ft. of torque at just 1750rpm. The new engine is called the Td6 and gives a big kick in the 4709-pound caboose …

This startup's fast charging battery software could land on cell phones next year

A handful of high end smart phones like Samsung’s Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 are starting to offer the ability to quickly charge a cell phone with …

The Microsoft Band is a Great Smart Watch and Fitness Tracker You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

In late 2014 Microsoft released the Band. It came out of left field. Rumors had been rolling around about Microsoft possibly doing a wearable, but …

Here come the so-called 'Tesla rivals'

Another day brings another new electric automaker. Call them “Tesla rivals.” Maybe, if you’re feeling especially bold, “Tesla killers.” All of these …

5 details you shouldn't give Facebook

The whole point of Facebook is to share your life with other people. You probably have more than a few friends who fall into the over-sharing category. But don’t snicker. You may be one, too, and not even know it.<p>Here are five personal tidbits Facebook asks you to share that you’re much better off …

Why Apple is joining forces with the Pentagon

Looking to harness the collective brainpower of Silicon Valley, the Pentagon is joining forces with Apple, Boeing, Harvard, and a slew of other …

Silicon Valley

This hybrid human-electric trike can travel up to 100 miles on a single charge

A new hybrid trike called the GinzVelo aims to radically change the way people travel within cities. The cycle’s inventor Peter Ginzburg calls it a …

Pebble Time Steel: metal body and 150-hour battery life is how all smartwatches should be

Photograph: Samuel Gibbs for the Guardian<p>A metal case and leather strap sets the Steel apart from the Time, shown here on a female wrist.<p>84<p>http://media.guim.co.uk/6375b4b6434fc2b3944f61b66698e78e30993f92/0_0_2100_1260/140.jpg<p>140<p>Photograph: Samuel Gibbs for the Guardian<p>The magnetic charger attaches …

Microsoft Launched This Product 20 Years Ago and Changed the World

There were round-the-block lines and Jennifer Aniston made an hour-long instructional video for it. Twenty years ago, Microsoft launched Windows 95, …

How to fix battery life issues in iOS 8.4.1

iOS 8.4.1 might have fine-tuned Apple Music, but some users are complaining about about battery issues after updating to Apple’s latest mobile operating system.<p>If you’re afflicted, the good news is that iOS 9 is right around the corner. The bad news? That doesn’t help you now, and iOS 9 will likely …

Batteries

Richard Branson's latest investment: Santa Monica company making video doorbells

A doorbell befit for the online video age is gaining major supporters.<p>Ring, a Santa Monica tech start-up that sells a doorbell with a video camera, announced a $28-million investment Wednesday coming mostly from business mogul Richard Branson and the venture capital arms of top home builder J.F. …

Here's why the green energy movement is red, white and blue

The Pope just took a stand on climate change. One of the fastest cars in the world is electric. China is the world’s leading market for solar. So why …

This startup is developing an electric car battery that can charge in minutes

Tesla’s fast chargers can add about 170 miles worth of electricity to its cars’ batteries in about 30 minutes. If an Israeli startup achieves its …

How to get the most out of your rechargeable batteries

Seven tips for getting the best possible life out of the Li-Ion rechargeable batteries inside your smartphone, tablet or notebook.<p>There's a lot of …

Apple TV Apps List - Find Out Which Apps Are Free and Which Cost Money

Over the past few years, Apple has been slowly but steadily adding new apps to the Apple TV's home screen. While a good handful of the apps are free, …

The UK is trying to develop a way to charge electric cars wirelessly while they drive

The trials will initially take place on private roads before switching to the public highways if 18 months of testing are deemed successful. The tests follow the completion of a feasibility study commissioned by Highways England into the technology, which is known as "dynamic wireless power …

Wireless Charging

Microsoft Windows 10: Five free apps you should download

Disappointed at some of the gaps in Windows 10's software? Here are five apps you'll want to pick up to plug those holes.<p>With the release of Windows …

The Best Car in the World

Irecently spent several days driving the Tesla Model S — the torqued-up, all-wheel-drive P85D ($105,000) version — around Silicon Valley. I wafted up …

The innovators: cheaper batteries could help electric cars hit the mainstream

Sheffield-based Faradion has developed a sodium-ion battery that looks and performs in the same way as a regular lithium-ion battery but is 30% cheaper<p>There was a surge in the sale of electric cars last year but the number leaving the forecourts is still dwarfed by traditional gas-guzzlers at a …

Force iPhone to show numerical value for signal strength

If you are a numbers person, you may like this iPhone hack that replaces the five dots in the upper-left corner of your iPhone that indicate the strength of your cellular signal with a numerical value. It does not require you to jailbreak your phone -- all you need to do is jump in and out of the …

Trek To Start Selling Bicycles Online

Speaking at the annual Trek World dealer meeting on Monday evening, ​Trek president John Burke told several thousand Trek dealers about a plan that …

The Only Number By Which the 2016 Chevrolet Volt Will Be Measured Is Out

There it is, right on the EPA sticker, arguably the most important metric by which the second-generation Chevrolet Volt will be judged: The EPA-estimated distance that the car can travel on electricity alone per charge. Yes, we know the EPA sticker is a mess of numbers, disclaimers, and scale …

10 more new jailbreak tweaks that are making me jealous my iPhone isn’t jailbroken

When I first started getting into cell phones a few centuries ago, hacking and customizing your phone was an intricate and time-consuming process …

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