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Revealed: the first hydrogen-powered battery that will charge your Apple iPhone for a week

British firm Intelligent Energy has claimed a breakthrough in building smartphones that run for a week on a single cartridge<p>A British technology company has claimed a major smartphone breakthrough by developing an iPhone that can go a week without recharging, running instead off a built-in hydrogen …

Editing video is hard. Let the Graava action camera do it for you

Shooting video is easy. It's the editing process that's hard and time-consuming.<p>A new action camera called the Graava will automatically edit your …

Videography

Woman shows what 100 years of beauty look like in North and South Korea

Styles may change, but true beauty never dies.<p>In the latest installment of the "100 Years of Beauty" project from <i>The Cut</i> (here are the first and …

South Korea

Even More Photos Of The iPhone 6 Display Leaked

We recently saw some photos of the new display on Apple’s iPhone 6, we now have some more and these give us a better look at the display design on …

Mobile Technology

Report Claims September 25 Launch for iPhone 6, 16GB 5.5-Inch 'iPhone Air'

Apple will look to announce the iPhone 6 on Monday, September 15th ahead of a launch on Thursday, September 25, according to various Chinese media reports citing "inside sources" (Google Translate, via <i>GForGames</i>). The sources also claim that the larger 5.5-inch iPhone will be called the "iPhone …

Apple wins patent on opaque-to-transparent bezel tech

The bezel around touch-screen displays might become a bit more useful in the future, if Apple has its way.<p>The company on Tuesday was awarded a patent on a bezel technology that could extend the viewable area of the screen. The patent, which was filed in September 2012, specifically describes a …

Touchscreens

Apple granted new patent that could add touch controls to the bezel

Apple has just been granted a patent for a new technology that could bring touch controls to the bezel of a device with a small display (via AppleInsider). The technology would be able to dynamically change between a place to simply hold onto the device with and an area for controls. Apple …

iOS 7, OS X 10.9, MacBooks And iRadio: What To Expect At WWDC 2013

Apple is set to deliver its WWDC keynote address on Monday June 10, and there are bound to be a lot of new things revealed on that day. The exact details remain shrouded in mystery, but as with every major Apple event, there have been lots of leaks and rumors leading up to this one, so we can at …

Apple puts up '7' banner in advance of WWDC, likely confirms new version of iOS (update: OS X too)

Well, we were pretty sure that Apple was going to out a new version of iOS next week, and a banner just went up at the Moscone Center in San Francisco (the venue for WWDC) seems to confirm the rumors. As you can see, it shows only the number '7', which all but confirms that we'll be seeing Jony …

More Than Half Of Us Have Smartphones, Giving Apple And Google Much To Smile About

Two separate surveys confirmed that smartphone penetration has not only passed half of all mobile subscribers, but has gone well beyond 50% of <i>all adult Americans</i> for the first time. The Pew Research Center places the figure at 56%, up from just 35% two years ago while noting the number of adults …

Apple, Google, Motorola, Samsung and Microsoft attending anti device theft conference

<i>Image Credit: Photo West Midlands Police (CC BY-SA 2.0) via Cult of Mac</i><p>Stealing smartphones may be a way of life for some people, and with the advance of technology, cashing in on a stolen device sold at half its listed price could be quite a deal. As recent reports show, cellphone theft in New …

Apple files ‘iMoney’ patent for virtual currency, digital wallet, and … free stuff

Who needs money when you can have iMoney?<p>Apple has applied for a patent on a combined virtual currency and digital wallet technology that would allow you to store money in the cloud, make payments with your iPhone, and — just maybe — communicate with point-of-sale terminals via NFC.<p>Not to mention …

Samsung Beats Apple In U.S. Smartphone Market, For Now

The winner in the U.S. smartphone market is no longer Apple. Instead, Samsung is the apple of American smartphone buyers’ eyes. At least in between Apple’s new product announcements.<p>That’s the word from Canaccord Genuity, an investment research firm, that surveyed the retail stores of carriers …

Latest experimental Dropbox build adds auto screenshot uploads, iPhoto import

Dropbox's next move may be to take over your favorite screenshot sharing service, as the latest experimental build of its app adds the ability to upload screenshots automatically to your Dropbox folder. And that's not all! The latest build also adds iPhoto import functionality, which offers …

Apple accused of securing preferential terms for iPhone with mobile operators

Apple used its influence to secure preferential treatment from mobile operators wanting to offer the iPhone, squeezing out competition from rival …

Apple Reportedly Planning Trade-In Program For iPhones, Similar To Existing Third-Party Buy-Back Plans

Apple is said to be looking into an iPhone trade-in program on used devices in order to “add sales,” according to a tweet from Bloomberg today. Bloomberg says that this would be the “first time” Apple has attempted something like this on its homepage, but that’s not entirely true – the company …

Apple files for 'iWatch' trademark in Russia -- report

Apple has filed for a trademark on the "iWatch" brand in Russia, a new report out of that country claims.<p>Russian newspaper Izvestia reported on Wednesday that Apple filed for the trademark with the country's patent and trademark office, Rospatent. Not surprisingly, the news has sparked more …

Wearable Tech

Here’s why Apple’s huge profits are actually a curse

Apple is still making tons of money on its phones, but not for long, says mobile analyst Sameer Singh. Why? Samsung and other makers of Android smartphones are getting better at creating “good enough” devices, which is making consumers more price sensitive.<p>Price sensitivity partly explains why …

Apple and Samsung are fighting tooth and nail, but it’s Chinese smartphone makers they should be worried about

Apple and Samsung share 52% of worldwide smartphone sales, but as well as fighting each other they are facing at least three serious rivals from mainland China. In an effort to take on the rest of the world, those rivals are leveraging huge domestic demand—sales in China are expected to reach 240 …

Apple exec in ebooks antitrust case testifies fairness is why he 'loves' the company

DOJ aims to discredit Apple's claims that it didn't try to prevent Amazon from discounting ebooks<p>Apple was "indifferent" about whether book publishers ripped away Amazon or any other retailer's ability to price their own books, because Apple is focused only on its own business. That was the claim …

Apple still smartphone champ, Android the No. 1 OS, ComScore says

Research firm ComScore has released its latest U.S. smartphone industry report, estimating that Apple remains top of the pile in the smartphone industry with a market share of 39.2 percent.<p>Based on data gathered through the company's MobiLens service -- which harvests user information based on …

Symbian

Apple’s Problem Isn’t Skeuomorphism, It’s Services

So iOS 7, it seems, is going to do away with much of the skeuomorphic design that has crept into the operating system and its utilities. Jony Ive, rumor has it, has done away with all the textures and real-world analogs in iOS 7 and has switched to a flat design instead. Good for him, but if that’s …

CEO Tim Cook Says Apple Has More Game-Changing Products Ahead

Apple CEO Tim Cook said that the company will continue to innovate and has more game-changing products ahead. Today in a keynote conversation at the D11 Conference, Cook said the same people who brought you the iPhone, iPad, iPod, and maybe even the Mac will have new products coming soon.<p>Two weeks …

Apple’s New Product Strategy

Apple appears to be on a kick of delivering product refreshes to punctuate its major release cycle, with changes to devices and tweaked versions that go beyond what it has done in terms of spec refreshes in the past. It looks like we could see a new era of light changes in direction to cater to …

Samsung and Jay-Z 'close to inking' $20 million sponsorship deal

Throughout his long and illustrious career in the music industry, hip-hop legend Jay-Z has been known to be a BlackBerry user. He even referred to himself as a BlackBerry Bold in one of the songs from his album <i>The Blueprint III</i>, which came out back in 2009. But times have changed, and if you were …

iPhone 4 sales 'could be banned in America'

Apple says verdict that Samsung infringed a crucial 3G patent will not affect product availability<p>The US International Trade Commission banned imports of Apple's iPhone 4 and a variant of the iPad 2, but the ruling will not come in to force for 60 days. Although neither model is now a flagship …

The Galaxy S4 Active Is An Outdoor-Friendly Addition To Samsung’s Flagship Phone Family

After unboxing last week’s Galaxy S4 Mini, Samsung is keeping the pedal pressed to the metal by announcing another new launch variant of its current flagship smartphone — this time aimed at users who want their device to be made of slightly tougher stuff. Iterating its portfolio in this way is how …

Gajah unveils E Ink case for iPhone 5 and Galaxy Note II, out next month for $129

Popslate's much hyped E Ink case still isn't available half a year after it was announced, and now it could be beaten to the punch by an upstart called Gajah. The latter company's InkCase screen cover popped up at Computex 2013 and bears a Kirf-like resemblance to Popslate's nifty creation, which …

Samsung Galaxy S4 Active review

Pros<p>Water and dust proof, powerful processor, hi-res screen, it takes pics underwater!<p>Cons<p>Not as rugged as its name suggests, bigger and heavier than …

The New Samsung Victory Over Apple - What It Means To Cupertino

You may already have read that the ITC has awarded Samsung a victory in one part of the long running battle between Apple and Samsung over smartphone and tablet markets. It’s easy to become immune to new developments in this case, it’s been going on so long. But you’ll remember Apple’s victory in a …