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Apple’s iOS 9 to have ‘huge’ stability and optimization focus after years of feature additions

Following the success of OS X Snow Leopard for Macs in 2009, one of iOS 9’s standout ‘features’ will be a directed focus on stabilizing and optimizing the operating system. While stability is normally an expected component in Apple software rather than a marquee feature, the rapid pace of iOS …

This black box promises to wirelessly charge a dozen gadgets at once

Energous says its WattUp tech can charge from up to 15 feet away<p>Most phones that can be wirelessly charged today still have to sit right on top of a charging pad — in fact, even being slightly misaligned with the pad can cause a phone <i>not</i> to charge. Now, the company Energous says that it has a …

Gear & Gadgets

10 Easy Ways To Free Up A Lot Of Space On Your iPhone

Your iPhone is full of junk you don't need. And a recent class action lawsuit against Apple has brought to light that even if you buy a 16 GB iPhone, you can't actually use all 16 GB of storage.<p>So let's try to make the most of what you have. We have identified 10 simple ways you can manage and …

Apps

Goldilocks planet: Deep in space, we may have found our 'twin’

The discovery of an Earth-like planet raises the question: are aliens also looking at us?<p>The starry sky is now far more fascinating to us than it ever was to our forebears. Stars may seem just points of light, but we’ve learnt recently that most are orbited by retinues of planets, just as our Sun …

Here’s how Apple could eliminate almost every port on its next MacBook Air

This year’s MacBook Air is reportedly ditching every port you’ve ever known, except for the headphone jack and a new USB port.<p>That includes the MagSafe port you’ve been using to charge your laptop for years.<p>Apple is doing this to make the Air even thinner than it already is.<p>The reality is that you …

Philips announces noise-cancelling Lightning headphones, no batteries required

Last year Philips beat Apple in the race to release the first set of Lightning headphones, and here at CES it's taking a victory lap with another pair that feature active noise cancellation. The Fidelio NC1L headphones plug directly into iOS devices via the Lightning connector and, like their …

Consumer Tech

Apple’s new holiday video ad ‘The Song’ strikes a touching chord

If you’re not in the holiday spirit yet, Apple’s new video ad might get you there.<p>Like last year’s holiday ad, “The Song” puts Apple products in dramatic and emotional situations, where they play supporting roles.<p>In the ad a young woman finds an old vinyl record that her grandmother made for her …

This spectacular home is at peace with the California desert

The Desert House is simply a stunning example of architecture as art. Located in picturesque Joshua Tree — right in Southern California's High Desert — the home is at a comfortable equilibrium with its barren desert environment. The structure is dominated by soaring concrete ribs, but the overall …

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This $6,000 'Lamborghini' smartphone will make you feel special

If you want a smartphone to match your <i>lux</i> lifestyle, you can't settle for the same old iPhone as everyone else. You need something unique to show off just how special you are. That's where the 88 Tauri from Tonino Lamborghini comes in. Only 1,947 of these Android smartphones will be made, so you …