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Microsoft Translator adds offline, image translations for iOS and Android

Microsoft has pushed out an update for the Microsoft Translator app on Android and iOS. Once updated, the translation app, which is similar to Google …

Yikes! This New iPhone Feature Could Make Your Bill Super High

<b>Update</b>: Looks like the feature has caused Apple even more drama. The company is now facing a class-action lawsuit in California, which asks Apple to reimburse customers who ended up with large bills due to "WiFi Assist" being turned on automatically. According to Apple Insider, the lawsuit accuses …

Hands-on with the brand-new Apple TV

Tomorrow, Apple opens preorders for its long-overdue Apple TV relaunch. Today, we got a closer look at the developer edition of the device.<p>Ahead of next week’s release, the Apple TV is still extremely limited. There is no gaming, no Netflix, no Siri — yet. Really, all you can do are things Apple …

Smart TV

Google book-scanning project legal, says U.S. appeals court

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court ruled on Friday that Google’s massive effort to scan millions of books for an online library does not violate copyright law, rejecting claims from a group of authors that the project illegally deprives them of revenue.<p>A woman walks past a logo of Google at …

Judiciary

Apple holds the key to changing Intel's $150 billion business

The report says that Intel now has 1,000 people dedicated to working on this project that would potentially make Intel one of the main modem suppliers for Apple's next iPhone.<p>Intel's also trying to become the fabrication partner that manufactures the iPhone's system-on-a-chip — or SOC — a microchip …

Andy Bryant

Appeals court rules Google didn't violate copyrights with digital book copies

Decade-long case involved Google creating digital copies of millions of books from major libraries to be made available for search<p>Google is not violating copyright laws by digitizing books for a vast online library, a federal appeals court ruled on Friday in a decade-long dispute.<p>The 2nd US circuit …

Judiciary

Apple will appeal $234 million judgment

The University of Wisconsin-Madison defeated Apple in its patent lawsuit today, after a U.S. jury ordered the iPhone maker to pay the university $234 million in damages for infringing on patented microchip technology in the iPhone and iPad.<p>Apple’s bill for the infringement is significantly less …

Patents

Intel reportedly has 'army' of people working on Apple's next iPhone chip

Intel is pouring resources into a project to supply Apple's next iPhone with its next-generation LTE modem, according to a report today from <i>VentureBeat</i>. The team responsible for integrating the Intel 7360 LTE modem chip into what will inevitably become the iPhone 7 may be as large as 1,000 people. …

Amazon patents a pair of Augmented Reality glasses

It looks like Amazon may be jumping into the Google Glass game. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office released an approved patent this week describing a pair of augmented reality glasses designed by the publishing/merchandise/practically-everything-else giant Amazon.<p>It’s possible that Amazon is …

Augmented Reality

iPhone 6s, 6s Plus Sells Out Within 30 Minutes In Samsung's Home Turf Of South Korea

Apple seems to be beating Samsung and LG on their home turf. The iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus went up for their first round of pre-orders in South …

No rush in India to buy the iPhone 6s

The iPhone 6s hit shelves in India over the weekend – and on the shelves are where most of them stayed.<p>According to reports in that country, Apple saw lukewarm sales of the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus during launch there. With the cost on the entry level 16 GB iPhone 6 at $925, many analysts say Indian …

Mobile Technology

Apple Maps gains Amtrak routes + Boston transit, partners with Yellow Pages in Canada for business data

Apple delivered a major upgrade to Maps in iOS 9, OS X El Capitan, and watchOS 2 with the addition of transit directions in select cities, and now its rolling out additional cities and transportation methods to bolster that feature. In addition to expanding transit, Apple has found a new partner in …

Trains

Cydia not opening or crashing after using Pangu iOS 9 – iOS 9.0.2 Jailbreak? Try this fix

Pangu team released their tool to jailbreak iOS 9 – iOS 9.0.2 last week. The jailbreak process has been quite smooth, but like any other jailbreak, …

Google giving out instant Project Fi invites for the next 24 hours

Still waiting for your Project Fi invitation? There’s no need to wait any longer, because Google is now giving out instant invites for anyone who wants them for the next 24 hours. This is to celebrate the fact that the Nexus 5X is now available for purchase from select retailers around the globe.<p>At …

Mobile

Tesla Motors Inc CEO Elon Musk’s Space X To Launch Falcon 9 Again

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Stanford researchers using Google Glass to help diagnose and treat autism

Google, as we’ve reported several times, has been redirecting its Glass efforts to have more of a focus on the enterprise market and a large part of that comes in the health field. TechCrunch today reports that researchers at Stanford University are using Google Glass to aid children with autism. …

Autism

Waze iOS app gets major design revamp for easier navigation, reporting and sharing [Video]

The iOS Waze app has been given a major redesign intended to make it easier to use for navigating, reporting problems and sharing your ETA with others.<p>Steps to navigate have been minimized. The Waze map, menus and road reporting system are redesigned for higher visibility and clarity, including …

iOS Apps

Nexus 6P Review: This Is The Android Device That You’ve Been Waiting For

/* */<p>Sundar Pichai made his first public presentation as Google’s CEO last month and showed off a slew of new hardware devices. One of the two phones announced was the Nexus 6P by Huawei. For the flagship Nexus phones, is bigger necessarily better? Let’s find out.<p><p>Facebook<p>Nexus 6P | Review | …

Android News

Apple raids electric bike startup for possible transport talent

Apple Bike, anyone? According to a new report, Apple’s continued recruitment of auto experts has resulted in the closure of an electric motorcycle startup.<p>Called Mission Motors, the company had drawn comparisons with Tesla — only to shut down back in May after Apple raided some of its top engineers.<p>…

Electric Bikes

Apple Launches Quality Program for MacBook Pro Anti-Reflective Coating Issues

Apple has issued an internal notice about a new Quality Program that addresses anti-reflective coating issues on MacBook and MacBook Pro models with Retina displays, as confirmed by multiple sources. These issues include the anti-reflective coating on displays wearing off or delaminating under …

MacBook Pro

Apple Explains Why Wi-Fi Assist Should Not Be Causing Data Overage Charges

Apple has recently published a new support page about how the Wi-Fi Assist feature works, according to Six Colors. What is Wi-Fi Assist? Wi-Fi Assist is a feature built into Apple iOS 9 that switches your connection to cellular data if the Wi-Fi connection is weak. The intended benefit of Wi-Fi …

Wi-Fi

3 search sites that don't track you like Google does

When you need to get information or find something online, chances are you go to Google. But while Google is great at Web searches, it’s hardly stellar when it comes to privacy. It saves your search history, scans your Gmail, tracks your location, keeps everything you say to “OK Google,” and a lot …

Privacy

Elon Musk says that the LIDAR Google uses in its self-driving car ‘doesn’t make sense in a car context’

Tesla CEO Elon Musk held a press conference a couple of days ago to explain the Autopilot features included in the company’s 7.0 software update, but LIDAR, one of the remote sensing technologies that Google uses in its self-driving car, also came up briefly. Elon Musk had some bold comments about …

Tesla

Do University Technology Patents Pay Off? Ask Apple, Which Was Ordered to Pay $234 Million.

Some researchers, including the Brookings Institute, have argued that universities should abandon the old approach of licensing their technology to the highest bidder.<p>The prevailing wisdom states that when universities try to cash in on their research — be it chip design or gene splicing — they …

Droid Turbo 2 leak hints at 'shatterproof' screen and Moto Maker

Those rumors of Verizon launching the Droid Turbo 2 and Droid Maxx 2 at its October 27th event? They just got much more concrete. <i>Droid-Life</i> has obtained leaked promos spilling the beans on both of the carrier-specific Motorola smartphones. As suspected, the Droid Turbo 2 should be advertised as …

Where Does Apple Pay Stand On Its First Birthday?

Odysseas Papadimitriou Contributor<p>Odysseas Papadimitriou is CEO of the personal finance websites CardHub and WalletHub.<p>While the “year of Apple Pay,” as Apple CEO Tim Cook dubbed 2015, still has a ways to go, the product’s first anniversary is rapidly approaching. And, considering Android Pay’s …

Apple’s web-based iWork for iCloud finally out of beta, adds new features

Yesterday, Apple updated its iWork apps for iOS and OS X with added features including Split View for iPad, 3D Touch for iPhone 6s, and bonuses for El Capitan. Missed at the time was the fact that Apple also deemed the web-based version of iWork worthy of full consumption by the public, too. Apple …

Apps

Samsung's Gear S2 has potential, needs more work

Samsung (SSNLF) is once again trying its hand at creating a must-have smartwatch with the Gear S2. The circular smartwatch is compatible with other …

Intel Has 1,000 Employees Working on LTE Modem Chip for the Next-Generation iPhone

Intel has a thousand of its employees working on preparing the Intel 7360 LTE modem for Apple's iPhone 7 devices, reports <i>VentureBeat</i>. Apple is rumored to be switching to the Intel modem chip for some models of the iPhone 7, using it instead of the standard Qualcomm chips Apple has used for …

Intellectual Property

Apple adds Bluetooth 4.2 to iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and iPad Air 2

Changes to Apple’s published tech specs for various products are rare, but when they happen, they’re typically interesting — and under-the-radar. At some point following the September 9th announcement of the 2015 iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPad Pro and iPad mini 4, Apple quietly modified the tech …