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Shock horror! iPhone 7 concept takes a page out of Samsung’s playbook

If the multiple worlds theory of quantum mechanics is correct, there is a universe out there somewhere in which Apple slavishly copies every move Samsung makes in the handset department.<p>A new iPhone 7 concept by designer Hasan Kaymak shows us what that parallel world would look like by …

IPhone 7

Apple Researching Combined 2D/3D Glassesless Displays

Apple is looking into a way to provide both 3D and 2D images from the same display, without requiring any special ocular equipment like 3D glasses, according to a new patent application (via AppleInsider). The display would use gaze-tracking to serve specific images to viewers, and would be able to …

Google is reportedly building a new version of Android to power the Internet of Things

Google’s interest in software for low-spec devices might take it through the emerging market and straight to the Internet of Things.<p>According to The Information, Google is preparing to release an Android build capable of running on devices with as little as 32 megabytes of RAM, codenamed “Brillo”. …

SFW 'Playboy Now' app is only here for the articles

19 million people visit Playboy.com every month, 80 percent of which reportedly coming via mobile devices. In response to that demand, Playboy magazine has released a new mobile-centric app that gives its rabid fanbase exactly what they want: Buzzfeed-style listicles and light reading. Wait, …

Game of Thrones

Facebook Messenger Eyes Non-Friend Conversations With Chat ID

Is that a message from some rando, a spammer, or the nice guy you met yesterday? Facebook Messenger wants to give you some clues before you consider responding. The app will now surface publicly shared biographical info like current city and job title at the top of message threads from people you …

Brain implants control robot arm well enough to grab a beer

A paralyzed man named Erik Sorto has finally been able to drink beer on his own after 13 years, and it's all thanks to a robotic arm controlled solely by his mind. If you've been following our robotics coverage, you'll know it isn't the first mind-controlled robo limb -- a DARPA-funded project once …

Robotics

Chrome for Android is now ‘almost entirely open-source,’ letting anyone build a Chromium-based mobile browser

Google has uploaded the majority of the remaining Chrome for Android code into the open-source Chromium repository. In other words, Chrome for Android now matches Chrome for desktop in terms of available open-source code, letting anyone examine, modify, and compile the project.<p>Chromium is the …