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Physical iPhone 6 Mockup Compared to Galaxy S5 in New Images

Earlier this week Italian site <i>Macitynet</i> shared images of a high-quality physical mockup of the iPhone 6, based on earlier design drawings and renderings. The site has now shared [Google Translation] a new series photos comparing that mockup to a Samsung Galaxy S5 display model, showing how Apple's …

Apple buys LuxVue for its low-power, micro-LED display tech

Apple may soon tap micro-LEDs for its next generation of devices.<p>Apple tacitly confirmed its purchase of LuxVue, a low-power, micro-LED display maker, in a statement today, following a TechCrunch report about the acquisition.<p>“Apple buys smaller technology companies from time to time, and we …

Decoding the Apple-Samsung patent dispute

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Apple and Samsung are suing each other in courts and trade offices around the world, each making claims that the other copied …

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Inhabitat's Week in Green: spasers, battery-powered airplanes and phones printed on clothes

<i>Each week our friends at Inhabitat recap the week's most interesting green developments and clean tech news for us -- it's the Week in Green.</i><p>Technology is getting small -- this week, Inhabitat took a look at LIX, the world's smallest 3D-printing pen, which is powered by a USB port. Meanwhile, a …

'Slate Plus' Offers Readers Inside Access, For A Fee

Concerned about digital advertising revenue, <i>Slate Magazine</i> has started raising money through a paid-membership program. Media correspondent David Folkenflik explains the move to NPR's Scott Simon.<p>Transcript<p>SCOTT SIMON, HOST:<p>Since the dawn of digital news, publications have been trying to figure out …

52 percent want quitting their job to be viral event, survey says

In research to examine social media platforms, an odd statistic is buried. Many Americans seem to have been moved by the dancing YouTube quitter.<p>Privacy? It's for losers.<p>Respect for your boss? Oh, shove it.<p>Fame? Now that's what I'm talking about.<p>This seems to sum up the cultural ethos that Web has …

Nanowires three atoms wide could lead to paper-thin gadgets

What's that odd shape, you ask? That's the world's thinnest nanowire -- and it could be the key to a future wave of flexible devices. In blasting single-layered, semiconducting materials with an electron beam, Vanderbilt University student Junhao Lin has created wires that measure just three atoms …

Smartphones: The Silent Killer Of The Web As You Know It

The PC is dying, long live the PC! These headlines have been thrown around for years, as sales of laptops and desktops have continually dwindled downward.<p>The tablet has long been pinned as the murderer of the traditional computers and it certainly looked like it was going to be the one to do away …

A Eulogy for Twitter

The beloved social publishing platform enters its twilight.<p>We've been trying to figure out the moment Twitter turned, retracing tweets to see whether there was something specific that soured the platform.<p><i>Something is wrong on Twitter.</i> And people are noticing.<p>Or, at least, the kind of people we hang …

Facebook Will Retire Sponsored Stories In April

Facebook’s updated platform roadmap for developers shows the company will retire sponsored stories April 9.<p>Facebook first announced the retiring of sponsored stories last June in an effort to streamline its ad products. Social context–which sponsored stories provided by highlighting friends’ …

PC industry sees yet another record drop: Lenovo only vendor growing as Apple loses 6%

The global PC industry is an awful place to be, with record drops in the past seven quarters and an overall slump of 5.6 percent in 2013, according to the latest numbers from IDC today.<p>Unless you’re Lenovo.<p>The former hardware division of IBM grew a comparatively huge nine percent in unit shipments …

Google update paves the way for more multiplayer games in the Play Store

Google's latest update to Play Services should keep its mobile OS developers busy for a bit, particularly if they're making games. Android's SDK now has asynchronous multiplayer baked in, the kind of turn-based system that makes playing <i>Words With Friends</i> with distant pals possible. The update also …

Intel completes work on 64-bit version of Android for Atom processors

Android OEMs and chip makers are forging ahead with the move to 64-bits and it looks like it could be Intel who gets their first. The microprocessor giant is reported to have finished work on a 64-bit version of Android’s Linux kernel that has been designed especially for its Silvermont low power …

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Apple's iBeacon Technology Brings New Possibilities for Location-Based Gaming

Apple's iBeacons have a lot of potential for inclusion in location-based games, according to The Tap Lab CEO Dave Bisceglia, who spoke to <i>Re/code</i> in an interview. Currently, iOS game developers who want to incorporate location into gameplay are limited to determining location via Apple's internal …