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iPhone 5S “Retina 2” and iPad maxi the latest Apple rumor-grist

Apple is thinking bigger for its next-gen iPhone and iPad models, according to rumors filtering out of Asia, with chatter of an “iPad maxi” alongside …

The Future of Wireless Power

We live in a wireless world. Cell phones, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 2G, 3G, 4G — the always on, always connected world of digital devices is driven by the magic of wireless. But all our devices, from smart phones to laptops, still rely on cords and plugs for charging. Everyone’s had their cell phone become …

Deter Cyber Theft Act aims to stop companies from profiting on cyber-espionage against the US

Yesterday a Pentagon report laid the blame for some of the recent hacking attacks in the United States at the feet of the Chinese government and military, and now a group of four US senators have proposed legislation aimed at hurting those the benefit from such actions. The Deter Cyber Theft Act …

Two Products for People Who Miss the Old Windows

The face of Windows 8 — the tablet-like, tile-based Start Screen that comes up every time you start a new PC — is nicely designed and works well on …

In iOS 7, Apple wants to own your car’s console with Maps and Siri integration

Apple plans to move aggressively into the in-car integration space later this year, according to multiple people familiar with the initiative. Apple is working with car makers to deeply embed iOS’s Maps and Siri services into cars, according to these people. While companies sell accessories to …

UPDATED - Developers Race To Buy First Firefox OS Phones

<b>UPDATE:</b> Geeksphone sold approximately 1,000 developer-targeted smartphones running Firefox OS, and said it had shipped all of them as of 3pm Pacific time on Tuesday. It will make more available on its online shop on Wednesday morning Madrid time. More numbers and details now up in a separate post …

Code Alert: Tynker Wants to Teach Your Child to Tinker With Tech

Krishna Vedati doesn’t want your children to just watch Saturday morning cartoons. He wants them to make their own.<p>Vedati is the CEO of Tynker, a …

Kara Swisher

The Tech That Helped Take Down Marathon Bombing Suspect Dzhokar Tsarnaev

The second suspect in the brutal Boston Marathon bombings has been apprehended, after five days of uncertainty and fear. And while all credit for …

Facebook Launches Open Graph Mobile, Updated iOS SDK With Improved Login And Sharing

Facebook today unveiled three new products at its Mobile Developer Conference in NYC that will put the company on an even faster track to becoming a mobile-first platform.<p>The company announced Open Graph mobile, which takes Facebook’s social graphing product to the mobile platform for the first …

Thanko glasses give you HD POV video on the cheap

For just $91, you can take full HD video with these specs. The frames may look a little clunky, but the camera is barely noticeable.<p>If you long for high-tech eyewear but can't afford, or wait, for Google Glass, these Japanese glasses let you record in HD for less than $100.<p>Mitamanma Megane from …

Google Glass

HBO Updates iOS App with AirPlay Multitasking and Game of Thrones Interactive Features

<i>HBO Go</i> for iOS has been updated to version 2.1, most notably adding AirPlay multitasking support to allow video content from the HBO Go app to stream to the television while leaving the iPad or the iPhone free to operate other apps.<p>The update also offers new interactive features for the channel's …

2014 BMW 335i Gran Turismo First Drive

For the Wagon-Averse<p>Not everyone needing five-door versatility wants it in the form of an SUV. But the obvious European alternative, a wagon, doesn’t play well in the U.S. and China. Instead of forcing wagons down people’s throats, BMW took a laundry list of buyers’ rational requirements and rolled …

Chevrolet

2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA45 AMG First Look

Baby CLS Gets Some Turbocharged AWD Muscle<p>The sleek Mercedes-Benz CLA certainly is easy on the eyes, but with a modest 208 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque on tap in the base CLA250, it’s not a tire-scorcher. AMG stepped in to fix that, delivering the 2014 CLA45 AMG at the 2013 New York auto show.<p>The …

Hands-on with the Pebble watch: A handy device with a lot of potential | Ars Technica

Watch faces are cool, and more apps are on the way.<p>After several months of patient waiting, I finally received my Pebble in the mail a few weeks ago. …

Here Are Some Changes Apple Should Make To The iPhone's Software

Apple is preparing the next version of iOS, the software use on iPhones and iPads.<p>A lot of people believe Apple needs to change the look and feel of iOS as well as the way iOS works. Someone posted a video to YouTube with a concept video for iOS, addressing the latter problem.<p>One of the biggest …

iOS

How to short bitcoins (if you really must)

The rise of bitcoin, an electronic currency traded on an online exchange, has generated a media frenzy. Once scoffed at, its value has risen by 631% (denominated in dollars) since the start of 2013.<p>Lots of people think that means we’re in a bitcoin bubble and it will eventually pop. But if you’re …

Cryptocurrency

Google uninvites some winners of Google Glass contest

Web giant explains that it erred in notifying some applicants that their ideas had earned them early access to the high-tech specs.<p>Google giveth Google Glass invitations and Google taketh away.<p>The Web giant has begun notifying winners of its Glass Explorer #ifihadglass contest, which invited people …

Google Glass

Google lets you make your own maps with Maps Engine Lite Beta

Maps are handy items, especially when made to provide specific information that would be otherwise hard to visual or utilize, such as the specific …