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Thunderbolt 3/USB-C Adapters, Cables, and Hubs for New MacBook Pro

In line with the 12-inch MacBook, Apple has removed all ports on the new MacBook Pro beyond two or four Thunderbolt 3 ports and a 3.5mm headphone jack.<p>Thunderbolt 3 carries power, USB, DisplayPort, HDMI, and VGA over a single USB-C port, creating one standard for connecting most accessories and …

Professional Mac Users' Complaints List Grows After 'Disappointing' Apple Event

Less than a week ago Apple unveiled its new MacBook Pro line-up, with the focus of its "Hello again" event centering on the OLED Touch Bar that replaces the function keys on the company's 13-inch and 15-inch flagship models.<p>Initial media reaction to Apple's event was positive, and most journalists …

Instagram is testing Live videos

A Russian publication has spotted an experimental Instagram feature it obviously got its from parent corporation's repertoire: live videos. One of <i>T Journal's</i> readers sent in screenshots and a video of a curious icon lined up with Instagram Stories on top that's clearly marked "Live." It led to a …

Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 is a literal bomb in this GTA 5 mod

Now that almost any citizen of the internet can conjure a funny photoshop or GIF with ease, the video game mod has become a high-bar of lowbrow goofs. Mods, short for modifications, are tweaks that change how a video game looks or operates. Sometimes the goal is to improve the game, elevating the …

Galaxy Note

Quit yer whining — AirPods are cheap AF!

Everybody is hating on the new wireless AirPods Apple introduced yesterday because of their $159 price tag, but let me clue you in on a little secret: AirPods are cheap as f**k!<p>Seriously. Have you ever looked at how much truly wireless earbuds with a charging case cost?<p>The new PowerBeats3 Wireless …

Comment: The Catch-22 position Apple is in regarding the iOS 9.3.5 security fix

One of the major benefits of Apple’s ecosystem is that it’s a pretty secure environment. Take OS X (soon to be macOS). The first ever example of OS X ransomware seen in the wild was earlier this year, when it was major news. Other Mac malware exists, but it’s rare enough that individual examples …

Intel and Apple Already in Talks Over ARM-Based Chips for Future iOS Devices

Intel's new licensing deal allowing it to manufacture ARM-based chips for smartphones could win over Apple as a customer in as little as two years, placing pressure on current A-series chip manufacturer TSMC, according to <i>Nikkei Asian Review</i>.<p>The report cited analysts that believe Intel could supply …

iPhone 7 Facing Supply Shortages as Production Ramps Up Ahead of Launch

Following tradition, a new report out of Apple's supply chain is hinting that the company "may need to contend with a supply shortage" for the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, citing vague issues with "faulty components" as the central problem (via <i>Nikkei</i>). Similar stories have emerged before the launch …

Canon's EOS 5D Mark IV has a 30.4-megapixel sensor and 4K video

The moment Canon fans have anxiously waited for is here. Today, the company finally took the wraps off of its EOS 5D Mark IV, a DSLR geared toward photographers and videographers alike. For starters, the highly anticipated flagship camera features a brand new 30.4-megapixel, full-frame CMOS sensor …

Following Poor Performance on Galaxy Phones, 'Samsung Pay Mini' Reportedly Heading to iOS

Samsung is planning to launch its mobile payments service Samsung Pay as a downloadable iOS app, according to a new report from South Korea's <i>ETNews</i>. Called Samsung Pay Mini, the app will allow iPhone users to enter their credit card information to make payments within online stores.<p>Not many details …

Samsung Announces 512GB NVMe SSD That's Smaller Than a Stamp

Samsung today announced that mass production has begun on a new NVMe PCIe solid state drive in a ball grid array package, the first of its kind to be available in large quantities. The SSD, called the PM971-NVMe, is tiny, merging all SSD components into a package that's smaller than a standard U.S. …

Leaked Photos May Show Upcoming MacBook Pro's Top Case With Space for OLED Touch Panel, Four USB-C Ports

Photos have leaked depicting alleged components destined for the rumored redesigned MacBook Pro, giving us a look at the thin body of the device, the space where a rumored OLED touch panel will be positioned, and its possible ports.<p>Shared by <i>Cult of Mac</i>, the photos came from an anonymous source who …

Intel goes 'extreme' with first 10-core processor, puts tick-tock tactics on hold

Multitasking is for the weak: Now Intel is targeting "mega-taskers" at Taipei's Computex show, launching a lineup of desktop processors with "crazy good" performance.<p>Dual-core. Quad-core. Octa-core.<p>Chipset manufacturers have been boosting processing power by leaps and bounds in recent years. Now, …

Computer Hardware

ASUS's ZenFone 3 looks and feels twice its price

Intel may have already quit the smartphone market, but its buddy ASUS continues to fight the good fight with a slightly different approach this year. At Computex, the Taiwanese giant announced not just one, but three new Android M smartphones: ZenFone 3, ZenFone 3 Deluxe and ZenFone 3 Ultra. The …

ASUS' ZenBook 3 is thinner, lighter and faster than the MacBook

How much more can ASUS shave off of the ZenBook, its flagship ultraportable? Apparently, quite a bit. The company's new ZenBook 3, announced today at Computex, clocks in at just two pounds and 11.9mm (0.46 inches) thick. In comparison, the previous ZenBook UX305 weighed 2.64 pounds and measured …

Samsung imagines smartwatch that projects a screen onto your hand

Samsung has applied for a patent for smartwatch technology that would project virtual user interfaces onto a wearer's hand or forearm. The patent also shows the same tech being used with head-mounted displays (like a VR or AR headset), which could project images onto surrounding surfaces, like a …

Augmented Reality

A Prototype of DARPA's Badass Vertical Take-Off Aircraft Can Already Fly

Earlier this year, DARPA unveiled its latest concept design for a new vertical take-off and landing craft. Now, a working scale prototype has already …

9.7-inch iPad Pro’s display is practically perfect

The TrueTone display on the new iPad Pro may actually be worth all the hype.<p>Experts at the display evaluating site DisplayMate have finally put the 9.7-inch iPad Pro display through a gauntlet of extensive testing and discovered that Apple’s new display is “by far the best performing mobile LCD …

Report: New ultra-thin MacBooks coming later in 2016, featuring new metal-injection molded hinges

Although it seems inevitable that the MacBook lineup will see some significant changes this year, as a major upgrade has been due for a while, the rumor mill is yet to close in one particular design or release date. Earlier in the year, Digitimes was reporting new MacBooks (intended to supplant the …

Man erases thousands of websites with a bad command (update: it's a joke)

As one business owner showed, things can go spectacularly wrong when you don't backup properly. User "bleemboy," who runs a site-hosting business with 1,535 customers (!), wrote to a server forum saying he was using a bash script command to erase some specific files. The command he used, "rm -rf" …

GoPro hires longtime Apple industrial design team member for VP role

[UPDATE: Official press release added below.]<p>While Apple prides itself in maintaining a tight group of 19 industrial design team members under Jony Ive, one longtime member Daniel Coster has made a rare exception to the general rule and departed the company for a new venture elsewhere. As a member …

This Website Can Teach You to Count Cards Like an MIT Math Genius

It turns out you don’t need to be an idiot savant like Dustin Hoffman’s character in <i>Rain Man</i>, or an MIT mathematics prodigy in order to count cards. …

Dustin Hoffman

Why I'm not buying the Samsung Galaxy S7

Before you run out and nab a Galaxy S7, think hard about whether it's the right phone for you.<p>Samsung's newest pair of flagship devices, the Galaxy S7 and the Galaxy S7 Edge, is a big hit with critics. I suppose the hype is understandable: It has a gorgeous design, a lightning-quick camera and it's …

Phones

Vantablack, 'world's blackest material,' now comes in a spray

It doesn't get much darker than Vantablack, a special coating material that'll make you think you're staring into the heart of a black hole. Now it's available to coat all sorts of things.<p>Let's all try to imagine what the blackest possible black might look like. Like Batman's suit? Like the unlit …

Hubble Space Telescope

4 Snapchat tips that will make you a pro

Snapchat is one of those essential social networking apps that makes a ton of sense to early adopters (read: young folks) and not much sense at all to those who arrive later to the party.<p>As obfuscated as most of Snapchat’s features are, it takes a bit of guidance if you want to go beyond simply …

​Apple users, beware: First live ransomware targeting Macs found 'in the wild'

Researchers discover what they say is the first real-world ransomware meant to hit Macs. If you've downloaded torrenting software recently, you may be at risk.<p>Sorry, Mac fans. Now you're no better off than regular old PC users.<p>Security researchers have discovered what they believe to be the …

Ransomware

Bullets That Slowly Self-Destruct Make a Surprising Amount of Sense

A self-destructing bullet isn’t the most intuitive thing: normally, you use projectiles to destroy targets, not the other way around. But people make …

IBM's supercomputer will power an online, anime VR game

It's a bit odd that no one's thought to fuse the virtual-reality, role-playing game centric anime <i>Sword Art Online</i> into a proper VR experience before now, but that's the future we live in. No worries though, because IBM is using (Japanese) its Watson Cognitive Computing tech and SoftLayer cloud …

Einstein nailed it! Gravitational waves do exist

Scientists prove Einstein's theory after observing the collision of black holes.<p>Scientists just discovered Einstein's ripples in the fabric of spacetime.<p>A century ago, Albert Einstein's General Theory of Relativity changed human understanding of space and time. From a fixed speed of light to the …

Physics

The Only Cool Way to Ride a Hoverboard is to Turn It into the Flying Cloud from Dragon Ball

Hoverboards ruined Christmas, burst into flames, look foolish, are widely banned, and don’t hover. Lame all around. <i>Except</i> when you turn one of them …