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What life after the smartphone will look like

News about the iPhone 8 featuring a wider bezel and OLED technology landed with a thud recently. More tweaks to the existing design, baby steps forward in the overall design. We’ve been living with smartphones for about ten years now — a bit more if you count the earliest Windows models and those made by BlackBerry and Nokia. (Note: I ... Read More »

SNAP MAKES KEY HIRE TO ENSURE NO ONE COPIES SNAPCHAT AGAIN

Snapchat developer Snap Inc. isn’t happy about Facebook stealing from it. For proof, look no further than its recent IPO filing, in which it states that Facebook subsidiary Instagram mimicked its Stories feature. Despite listing the big blue social network as a rival, it didn’t mention the fact that Facebook itself has copied the social-sharing function too, both on Messenger and ... Read More »

Fifth-gen Apple TV features, tech specs & UK price rumours: Apple hires an Amazon Fire TV exec to head up Apple TV

When will Apple release the next Apple TV – the 5th-generation Apple TV, or Apple TV 5 – in the UK? And what new features, tech specs, UK price and design changes should we expect from the new 5G Apple TV for 2017? The fourth-gen Apple TV – the first Apple TV device to allow users to install apps – was unveiled by Apple at ... Read More »

SMARTWATCH USER DROPOUT RATE IS STILL 29%, GARTNER SAYS

Almost a third of smartwatch owners — 29%, to be exact — have stopped using them, saying they didn’t find the devices useful, got bored with them or they broke. Those findings, released Wednesday by research firm Gartner, don’t indicate that smartwatches are on their way out. But what’s troubling is that the 29% rate of “abandonment” hasn’t really changed ... Read More »

Tim Cook and other top tech leaders reportedly headed for Dec. 14 summit at Trump Tower

Last week, USA Today shared an article reporting that President-elect Donald Trump has invited top technology leaders to a summit in Manhattan at Trump Tower on December 14. The invitations were reportedly sent by his campaign manager, Reince Priebus, son-in-law Jared Kushner, and transition advisor, Peter Thiel. At the time, the only individuals USA Today shared as attending were Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins and Oracle ... Read More »

Samsung Is About To Brick Every Galaxy Note7 In America

If you’re still carrying around a Galaxy Note7, you should return it ASAP. As an extra incentive to US customers, on Friday Samsung announced that it will be issuing a software update to US Note7s that will prevent the phone from charging or working as mobile devices. Image: AP The move comes a little a month after Samsung capped charging ... Read More »

Girl has her body frozen so she can come back to life after dying from cancer

You probably thought it could only be done in The Simpsons, but a 14-year-old girl who wanted her body to be frozen so she could one day be brought back to life won a historic legal fight to do so shortly before her death. The girl – who cannot be named – died from a rare cancer in October and ... Read More »

Researchers Can Now ‘Fingerprint’ the Human Brain

Researchers have developed a way to “fingerprint” the brain. The new research confirms something scientists have long-suspected: that the structural connections in the brain are unique to each person, like a fingerprint. The team, led by researchers at Carnegie Mellon University, used a new, non-invasive imaging method called diffusion MRI to map the structural connections of 699 brains. This approach ... Read More »

McDonald’s Pilots Mobile Ordering and Self Service Kiosks

McDonald’s is finally entering the 21st Century with the US launch of self-service kiosk ordering, mobile payments, and digital menu boards. Features already found in nearly 2,600 international restaurants are rolling out now to customers at more than 500 locations in Florida, New York, and Southern California. Restaurants in San Francisco, Boston, Chicago, Seattle, and Washington, D.C., will follow suit ... Read More »

Apple Maps transit directions go live for iOS 10.1 beta users in Japan ahead of official rollout

Transit directions in Apple Maps for users in Japan are expected to go live to the public when iOS 10.1 is released, and Apple today has flipped the switch for iOS users running the latest iOS 10.1 beta build. According to local blog Ata Distance, Apple Maps in Japan supports transit data information with the latest iOS 10.1 beta, offering ... Read More »

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