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Apple: Yup. Tattoos can stop Apple Watches from working

Apple confirmed Friday that tattoos can in fact prevent the Apple Watch from working properly.<p>Specifically, the company said in an update on its support site that certain tattoos can interfere with the heart rate sensor on its smartwatches.<p>"Permanent or temporary changes to your skin, such as some …

Smartwatches

The man who wants to control the weather with lasers

<b>(CNN) —</b> Is there anything laser can't do?<p>From cutting diamonds to preserving endangered sites, all the way to building terrifying weapons and turning your eyes from brown to blue, there is apparently no end to the list of applications for laser.<p>Swiss physicist Jean-Pierre Wolf is working on yet …

Weather

Bihar cheating scandal: What parents in India will do for good grades

<b>New Delhi (CNN) —</b> The quest to be educated in India has literally scaled new heights.<p>Images of parents and family members clambering up school buildings and clinging on window ledges to pass cheat sheets to their children have left authorities in despair.<p>The incident took place on Wednesday in the …

India

Contact lens with built-in telescope could help people with blinding disease

<b>(CNN) —</b> Lights, mirrors, action! Scientists are developing smart contact lenses embedded with miniscule mirrors that can magnify your vision by almost three times.<p>The 1.55mm-thick lenses incorporate a thin reflective telescope made of mirrors and filters; when light enters the eye it bounces off …

Macular Degeneration

Apple’s special gold isn’t so special after all

All week, it’s been reported that Apple is using a “new gold” in the gold Apple Watch Edition. According to Bloomberg, Slate, Gizmodo and many others, Apple has patented a new process to create a “metal matrix composite” by mixing gold with ceramic particles.<p>The composite supposedly allows Apple to …

Apple Watch

New Barbie Sends Kids' Private Thoughts To The Cloud

You can brush her hair, surveillance everywhere<p>Unveiled last month, Hello Barbie is a clever toy with a little bit of an oversharing problem. With a microphone, Hello Barbie can listen to what children tell it. With a computer and a Wi-Fi connection, Hello Barbie can take those words, encrypt them, …

Apple Fixes Keyboard in iOS 8.3 Beta So Searches.Don't.Look.Like.This

Apple has improved the design of its keyboard in iOS 8.3 to fix a long-standing issue that caused several iPhone users to accidentally tap the period key while attempting to use the space bar in Safari. The change to a longer space bar was first spotted in iOS 8.3 beta 2 within the <i>MacRumors</i> …

Apple Pay

BlackBerry thinks 100M BBM downloads are impressive

Downloads and active users are not the same thing<p>BlackBerry announced that BBM has been downloaded more than 100 million times on Android, a year and a half after the messaging app first launched on Google's OS. The company also notes that "100 million is great, but a billion is even better," …

Apple still relying on Samsung for iPhone 6s memory chips

People hoping that Apple will drop the Samsung albatross from around its neck for the forthcoming iPhone 6s may be disappointed.<p>According to a new report coming from the Asian supply chain, Samsung has come to an agreement with Apple to supply new 20nm LPDDR4 DRAM memory chips for the next …

Apple Pay

Samsung Releases Galaxy S6 Teasers That Appear To Confirm Metal Design And Curved Displays

Samsung has recently posted two teasers for its upcoming flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S6. One teaser is a 45-second video on YouTube and the other is a profile photo on Instagram. Both of the teasers appear to confirm some of the rumored Galaxy S6 specifications.<p>The profile photo of the Samsung …

Phones

Why Google’s Plan To Sell Wireless Probably Doesn’t Scare Network Providers

Google is gearing up to sell wireless service directly to customers as a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO), by acquiring excess network capacity from Sprint and T-Mobile and reselling it to customers under its own brand. This is the same approach used by Cricket Wireless, MetroPCS, Pure Talk, …

Telecoms

Armenian Baby Becomes Seventh Casualty Of Killing Spree Blamed On Russian Soldier

Armenia's law enforcement officials say the soldier is their main suspect after military uniform boots with his name on them were found at the site where six members of the Avetisyan family were killed last week.<p>The baby, Sergei, died in hospital of his wounds.<p>The soldier's motive remains unclear. …

The Top Ten Best-Selling Video Games Of 2014

Two <i>Call of Duty</i> games showed up in the NPD Group’s top ten list of best-selling video games for 2014.<p>Both <i>Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare</i> and <i>Call of Duty: Ghosts</i> made the cut, in the number one and number ten spots respectively. Activision also nabbed the number three spot with Bungie’s <i>Destiny.</i><p>In the …

Top 10

Hacker's List allows you to hire a hacker anonymously and quickly

Hacker's List, a website that offers to connect customers and "professional" hackers for hire, would have you believe that just about everyone, at …

H1Z1's Early Access launch was kind of a disaster

Zombie-themed survival game <i>H1Z1</i> launched Thursday evening on Steam's Early Access platform, only to encounter multiple user authentication issues that kept the majority of players out of the game until this morning.<p>The Sony Online Entertainment social media team worked tirelessly, as did the …

Fires, Looting, And Mass Robbery In Brazil After Team's World Cup Loss

Hundreds of fans forced to leave Copacabana beach after a mass robbery.

Brazil

Samsung Is Undisputed King Of Smartphones; Apple Still Distant Second

The fact that Samsung stands atop the global smartphone heap isn’t new information, but the sheer volume of smartphones the Korean company has shipped so far this year is staggering. With the Galaxy S5 just beginning to ship, Samsung’s total shipment volume for the first quarter of the year came to …

The New Godzilla Movie Would Have Taken 450 Years To Design On A Single Computer

This is the first Godzilla re-boot in a decade, and based on what we know so far about this installment in the Kaiju franchise, this version genuinely looks awesome. We're talking <i>really</i> epic. It doesn't hurt that it stars Bryan Cranston in his first leading gig since <i>Breaking Bad'</i>s finale.<p>But let's …

'Game Of Thrones' Revealed A Major Spoiler This Sunday

<i>The following is a spoiler for both the books and the HBO show. The spoiler here is for something in the story that hasn’t been encountered in any of Martin’s five published novels.</i><p>At the end of Episode 4 of this season’s <i>Game of Thrones</i>, viewers were treated to one of the most intriguing scenes …

Coming Soon To The iPhone 7s, 0% To 100% Battery Charging In Under A Minute?

Sick of waiting for your iPhone to finish charging? By 2017, your iPhone could completely charge from 0% to 100% in just 5 minutes, in a portable, consumer-friendly package that will make long charging times a thing of the past.<p>An Israeli startup called StoreDot has demonstrated new technology at …

Battery Charging

Early iPhone 5 buyers were already asking for bigger screens, reveals confidential document

Patent trials generally aren’t the most exciting of events, but documents revealed through the second Apple vs Samsung case are certainly providing a lot of fascinating glimpses behind the scenes.<p>The latest is the above summary of research Apple carried out among early buyers of the iPhone 5 to …

17 Fixes To Common Internet Problems We All Know And Hate

If you're reading this, it means some part of you enjoys surfing the Internet. Maybe you even enjoy spending an enormous percentage of your day doing it.<p>But are you doing it correctly? Is your web browsing as efficient, productive and fun as it could be? If you're unsure, and you should be, follow …

The Majority of iPhone Users Admit to 'Blind Loyalty' - Why This Is A Problem For Apple

iSheep. That’s the retort most readily used to attack owners of Apple kit. It is a wonderfully concise allegation: the thoughtless herd mentality Apple cynics attribute to those happy to spend small fortunes on Macs, MacBooks, iPhones and iPads. Well brace yourself for new forum flame wars because …

PlayStation 4 beats out Xbox One as the best-selling console

New data shows that Sony's console sales were nearly double those of Microsoft in January. Meanwhile, video games sales fell compared with the same time last year.<p>In the battle for the best-selling console, Sony's<p>PlayStation 4has come out on top -- beating Microsoft'sXbox One-- for the month of …

PlayStation

The iPhone 6: Five Features It Must Have To Stay In The Game

Having owned the last three major revisions of Apple’s iPhone and had extensive use of other handsets besides, I believe the iPhone 6 will be one of the most significant launches yet of an Apple iPhone.<p>However, I don’t mean significant as in a feature-laden device that will wipe the floor with the …

Drake Crashes Kanye West's Show in Toronto

Pair raps together on 'Forever'<p>Two of rap's biggest names shared the stage last night when Kanye West brought out Drake for a surprise cameo during …

Orange Octopus, More Creatures Found Deep in Antarctic Sea

Wildlife<p><b>A sea snail feeding off a dead octopus’ beak is among the 30 new species found during an expedition to Antarctica‘s Amundsen Sea (map), according to the first study to shed light on the sea’s</b> <b>bottom dwellers.</b><p>The newfound sea snail, or limpet, is from a group that specializes in feeding on …

Microsoft's Xbox One May Be Losing The Console War Due To Kinect Alone

Working in this industry, I tend to make predictions quite a bit. Usually they pan out, like the bad feeling I had that the Wii U was going to bomb for Nintendo without new appeal to non-gamers, or that Micosoft would be forced to changes its DRM/used game policies because of public outcry.<p>But …

This ‘air modem’ could hack your PC or phone via sound waves — without any electronic connection

The one thing you’ve always been certain of is that a computer that’s not connected to a network, doesn’t munch data from any USB sticks, and doesn’t accept any kind of electronic connection requests is reasonably safe against hackers and crackers breaking into its electronic vaults.<p>Not so much, …

'Waiting In Line 3D' Is Deliberately The Worst Video Game Ever Made

You might have thought that there could be no more boring video game than 'Desert Bus' - the game where you have to drive a bus, across the desert, …