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Someone Broke Apple's 'Unbreakable' Sapphire Glass By Running It Over With A Car

The sapphire screen cover has been getting a lot of press this week. The glass is expected to be on the upcoming iPhone 6.<p>Some have called it "almost indestructible." Well, almost.<p>A YouTube video published yesterday claiming to be the "ultimate stress test" finally broke the glass cover — but only …

Chinese clone-makers already have functional ‘iPhone 6’ knockoffs for sale

NowhereElse.fr has posted some pretty amusing pictures today of working iPhone 6 clones from China. These devices use the rumored specification and schematics of the actual iPhone 6 that we have seen so much over the last few months, but obviously use off-the-shelf internals and don’t run …

What you need to know about the court decision that just struck down net neutrality

Advertisement<p>37 Comments<p>The principle behind the phrase “net neutrality” is that internet service providers of all kinds should treat data flowing …

AMD says its next PC chip trumps Intel with 12 'compute cores' and smoother gaming

A decade ago, AMD brought us the first dual-core x86 processor. Then, starting in 2008, the company came out with tri-core and quad-core designs in quick succession, leading up to octa-core chips in 2011's FX range as well as in the latest AMD-powered game consoles. Today, we're looking at a fresh …

Apple Begins Hiring for Arizona Sapphire Plant with Focus on iPhone and iPod

Apple yesterday posted a trio of job listings (via <i>9to5Mac</i>) for positions located in Mesa, Arizona where the company is building a sapphire manufacturing plant. The facility is to be owned by Apple and run by sapphire producer GT Advanced Technologies, although the new job listings confirm that …

Chrome 32 Launches With Tab Indicators For Sound And Video, Improved Malware Blocking & New Win8 Metro Design

Google today released the latest stable version of its Chrome browser. Version 32 includes many of the features that recently arrived in the beta channel, including improved malware blocking and tab indicators for when a site is playing sound, accessing the webcam and sending video to your …

Meta wants to augment your world with the 'Iron Man' interface

When someone tells you they have a pair of augmented reality glasses with an interface designed by the same Hollywood staple who created the Iron Man suit's UI, you listen. Then, you ask if you can put them on.<p>The glasses come from Meta, a small company with huge dreams that's already comparing …

4 Smart Designs For New Cities That Can Withstand Any Storm

Without serious preparation, most cities will be overwhelmed by rising waters. Here are some ideas for how to deal with climate change, from protective wetlands to shipping container reefs.<p>Since most cities are built next to water, the risk of floods threatens more people than any other natural …

Sony fuels speculation that it will release a Windows Phone

Sony is rumored to be considering launching a Windows Phone this year, and now the company has confirmed it’s still in discussions with Microsoft. Speaking to <i>TechRadar</i> this week, Sony’s European mobile chief, Pierre Perron, says the company doesn’t want to be a “single OS manufacturer," noting it’s …

Xbox One live gameplay broadcast feature could still be months away

Microsoft couldn't deliver one of the Xbox One's key features at launch: the ability to stream your gameplay, live, for anyone on the web to watch. Here's more bad news: the company behind that feature, Twitch.tv, has no idea when it will launch either. According to a tweet from the company, …

JUMP is a Portable Battery that Charges Itself after your Smartphone

Keeping the batteries in your smartphone and tablet topped up throughout the day can be tough. Instead of strapping on a bulky case or carrying an external power brick the size of a small tank, Native Union is offering a smart, pocket-sized charging cable and portable battery called JUMP on …

Xbox One Won't Be Microsoft's Last Console, Says Phil Spencer

Xbox One is unlikely to be Microsoft’s last video game console, according to Phil Spencer. In a response to a fan question on Twitter, the head of Microsoft Game Studios said local computation will remain an important part of gaming for the foreseeable future.<p>Many have speculated whether the Xbox …

Sony Goes All-In On Cloud Content With “PlayStation Now” And A Cloud-Based VOD TV Service

The cloud has covered Sony in a big way: at CES today the company announced a pair of new services that will bring a new wave of cloud-based content to use across its range of devices. PlayStation Now will be a new network for cloud-based games, and a new video service will deliver both live and …

Intel Edison is a full computer on an SD card, launching in 2014

Intel CEO Brian Krzanich used the stage at his first CES keynote address to announce the company's new smart product lines, and in addition revealed …

Untethered jailbreak for second gen Apple TVs updated, puts XBMC next to HBO Go

The folks at Firecore are working on more than just the latest version of their Infuse media player, and just delivered an updated software package for jailbreaking second generation Apple TVs (the current third gen model has, so far, remained closed). Showing once again that jailbreaks aren't just …

Just How Thin And Light Could The iPhone Air Be?

The Apple Fantasy Prototyping League (AFPL!) is out in full force for the iPhone 6—make that the iPhone Air. Along with a Samsung-style 5-inch screen, many design concepts have been focusing on extreme thinness as an important selling point of the next iPhone.<p>For a reality check, above is an image …

Samsung Galaxy S5 concept video borrows iPhone 5s features

A new concept video for the Samsung Galaxy S5 shows what Samsung’s next phone could be like if it takes a couple features from the iPhone 5s and iterates on them.<p>The major focus of the new concept video is what the video creators Rozetked call Reach ID. The idea of Reach ID is very similar to …

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Here's How To See A Yeti In Yahoo's Weather App for iOS

Every Christmas, there are quite a few people who wish they had one filled with snow. Well, worry no more as Yahoo’s Weather app for iOS has a bit of an easter egg that will not only cause it to snow at your location, but display yetis. Yes, those mythical creatures also known as Abominable Snowmen.<p>…

Report: China bans Battlefield 4 on grounds of national security endangerment

The Ministry of Culture of the People's Republic of China has reportedly banned Electronic Arts' <i>Battlefield 4</i> on the grounds that it contains content that endangers national security, according to news outlets like China.com, QQ and an article on PCgames.com.cn that has since been taken down.<p>The …

Tomorrow is the deadline to sign up for health insurance under Obamacare

The deadline for Americans to sign up for health insurance is coming up fast. In order to have coverage at the start of 2014, applications must be submitted by 11:59PM Eastern time tonight. <b>Update, 12:57PM</b>: The White House has extended the deadline by one day, reports <i>The New York Times</i>.<p>It's the …

Here's What It Looks Like When You Send A GoPro Camera To The Stratosphere

Earlier this month, Maxime Dehaye launched a weather balloon into the sky from France. It reached an altitude of just under 15 miles and hit temperatures as low as -25° F.<p>In addition to a number of sensors to take atmospheric readings, the balloon was also towing a GoPro camera. Here's a look at …

15 Million Students Learned to Program This Week, Thanks to Hour of Code

Hour of Code, a five-day-old initiative to get kids to take programming tutorials during Computer Science Education Week, will soon reach 15 million …

Microsoft updates Photosynth with ultra high-resolution and 360-degree objects

Microsoft's Photosynth software has its fair share of fans. The high-tech panorama capture has always excelled at stitching together stunning images. The latest beta update brings a host of enhancements to the table that ensure Redmond wont be eclipsed by its competitors in short order. For one, …

Apple launches 2013 “12 Days of Gifts” app on iTunes, available in U.S. for the first time

Apple has just launched its annual 12 Days of Gifts campaign for 2013. In previous years, this campaign was available only in a few select countries, but not in the United States. For the first time Apple will now allow U.S. customers to participate in the giveaway.<p>The 12 Days of Gifts app is …

So you want to fly drones? Here’s what the law says

Advertisement<p>8 Comments<p>Amazon(s amzn) may have big plans to fill the urban air with drones, but many amateurs have already beaten the company to the …

Facebook Might Be Adding A 'Sympathize' Button

Sometimes, it just feels weird to click "like" (someone's pet dog just died; you're giving that a thumbs up?), so Facebook is toying with the idea of adding a "sympathize" button.<p>A developer recently introduced the idea for the button at a Facebook hackathon, reports The Huffington Post. The idea …

Removal of Sharp display from Apple Store probably doesn’t mean Apple’s 4K display is imminent

When Apple started offering a Sharp 4K display in its European online Apple Store, then withdrew it shortly afterwards, some speculated that this might mean an Apple 4K display is about to be launched.<p>It’s possible, of course, but I strongly suspect not. As I argued in October, the launch of the …