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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 …

MacBook Pro

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 …

MacBook Pro

Instagram is testing Live videos

In Russia, at least.<p>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 …

Social Media

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 …

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>Think AirPods are too …

AirPods

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 …

Black Hat

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

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 highly anticipated full-frame DSLR arrives in September for $3,499.<p>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 …

Cameras

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 …

Mobile

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. …

Samsung

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

Dual-core. Quad-core. Octa-core.<p>Chipset manufacturers have been boosting processing power by leaps and bounds in recent years. Now, Intel is going one better with the next-generation Broadwell-E chip family, its first ever 10-core desktop processor.<p>You heard that right: Intel is going for "10-core" …

ASUS's ZenFone 3 looks and feels twice its price

There's also the top-spec ZenFone 3 Deluxe and the massive ZenFone 3 Ultra.<p>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 …

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

How much thinner can ultraportables get?<p>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 …

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 …

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 …

Aviation

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 …

MacBook Air

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

Server owner says a script containing the dreaded "rm -rf" code went awry.<p>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 …

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. …

MIT

Why I'm not buying the Samsung Galaxy S7

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 water resistant. The S7 Edge even earned CNET's coveted 5-star "spectacular" rating.<p>But I, …

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

Let's all try to imagine what the blackest possible black might look like. Like Batman's suit? Like the unlit depths of a coal mine? Like swimming at the bottom of a cup of espresso? According to Surrey Nanosystems, it looks like Vantablack, a special coating the company describes as "the world's …

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'

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 first-ever ransomware attack targeted at Apple users that actually made it out "into the wild," meaning it's a genuine threat. And in bad news for downloading fiends, …

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

'Sword Art Online: The Beginning' goes into alpha testing next month.<p>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 …

Virtual Reality

Einstein nailed it! Gravitational waves do exist

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 existence of gravitational waves, the modern era of theoretical physics was born …

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 …