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You Won’t Believe It, But Apple Actually Patented a Pizza Box

Apple has, since its inception, patented a lot of innovative and interesting technology — from advanced digital assistant functionalities to augmented reality mapping systems to… a pizza box. No, seriously: Apple owns a patent for a circle-shaped pizza container. To be clear, Apple has no plans for a pizza delivery service...

Glucose Monitoring ‘Smart Bands’ Rumored for Future Apple Watch

A future-generation of the Apple Watch could boast the ability to monitor its owner’s blood-glucose levels directly through their skin via a unique “modular band”, which was previously divulged in an Apple patent published earlier this year, according to unnamed sources who revealed details about the tech-giant’s imminent plans...

New Apple Patents Show Embedded Touch ID, Edge-to-Edge Display

    On Tuesday morning, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) officially published a total of 56 new Apple patents, the most noteworthy of which explain the concepts of curved, edge-to-edge glass being implemented in order to maximize the display area of an electronic device, as well as another explaining...

This New iPhone 8 Leak Has Left Us Perplexed

The best proof that Apple is working on a special tenth anniversary iPhone is the fact that iPhone leaks and rumors aren’t always on the same page. We’re now receiving all sorts of conflicting reports, which is pretty unusual at this time of year. Some people say the iPhone 8’s complexity...

Apple To Discontinue iPad Mini As Device Gets Squeezed From Both Ends

First introduced in 2012, Apple’s iPad mini was a welcome alternative to the much larger, thicker, and heavier 9.7-inch iPad. There was no 5.5-inch iPhone Plus, so the iPad mini made a great choice for light reading and effortless web browsing, email, and gaming. The market doesn’t stand still, however, and we’re...

New Report Confirms Highly Anticipated Galaxy Note 8 Feature

As popular as the Galaxy S8 has been in its first few weeks on the market, it appears that Samsung fans patient enough to hold out for the Galaxy Note 8 are going to be rewarded. In a new report on Tuesday, The Korea Herald backed up recent rumors that...

Hurry! You Actually Have A Chance To Buy A Nintendo Switch

  Gamers, we hope you’re ready because you have yet another opportunity to get your hands on Nintendo’s hot new Switch video game console. Actually, you have two different opportunities. First, the Nintendo Switch is actually in stock with free Prime shipping right now on Amazon. It’s being offered by a third-party...

Unbelievable!!! 256 GB iPhone 8 Will Cost $1,099, Analyst Claims

Echoing previous reports which suggested that Apple’s upcoming iPhone 8 flagship will be its most expensive iPhone yet — the first to cost over $1,000 — yet another well-connected analyst has recently chimed in with her own predictions that the handset will cost $1,000 or more depending on the...

New iPhone 8 Concept Video Shows Off A Remarkable Edgeless OLED Display

Although we’ve seen a number of reports with conflicting information about the iPhone 8’s upcoming release date, reputed leaker Steve Hemmerstoffer — who you might know better as @OnLeaks — took to Twitter recently and said that iPhone 8 mass production will not be delayed as previously rumored. On the...

Wannacry: Everything You Need To Know About The Global Ransomware Attack

Wannacry: Everything You Need To Know About The Global Ransomware Attack If you’ve done your best to stay away offline for the past two days so you could actually enjoy your weekend, you undoubtedly now find yourself trying to catch up on all the news surrounding WannaCry ransomware. This unprecedented malware attack began...

Tim Cook’s Refusal To Help FBI Hack iPhone Is Validated By ‘Wannacry’ Ransomware Attack

The proliferation of the WannaCry ransomware last week unequivocally justifies Apple’s steadfast refusal to help the FBI break into an iPhone 5c used by one of the San Bernardino terrorists. As a quick refresher, the FBI last year wanted Apple engineers to create a brand new version of iOS that would...

Upcoming Apple Watch Will Feature First Class Health Features

There’s no doubt about it — the Apple Watch is a hit. While Apple has not disclosed sales numbers, smart money has the device, now in its second generation, at over 25 million units sold. That not only means the watch is a scorcher that is now beating the initial trajectory of the...

Apple Watch Detects Heart Problems with Incredible 97% Accuracy

The Apple Watch is 97% accurate in detecting the most common abnormal heart rhythm, according to the findings of a new study conducted by researchers at the University of California, San Francisco, whose goal was to determine if the wearable could one day aid in stroke prevention. The UCSF Health...

You Should Quit Using Public Wi-Fi Immediately, Here’s Why

Free public Wi-Fi networks may seem like an easy and convenient way to access the internet while on the go, but the risks involved with using them can seriously outweigh any convenience or ease. Don’t believe us? Read on. Risks Associated with Public Wi-Fi Hotspots The fact is that using public Wi-Fi...

Scientists Finally Have A Decent Guess As To Why Earth Exists

Earth is a pretty nifty place. I mean, I’ve spent my entire life here and I’m guessing you have, too, and there’s plenty to see and do, but why is it here at all? For a long time, researchers have tried to answer that question with varying degrees of success,...

Apple May Introduce New Siri Speaker And Edgeless 10.5-Inch Ipad Pro At WWDC

With rumors regarding some new Apple hardware swirling overhead, KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo put out a new research note reaffirming his belief that Apple will introduce a new piece of Siri-based hardware next month at WWDC. As for the design, Kuo maintains that the device will offer a premium...

Scientists Just Heard Something Really Weird In Space, And Can’t Figure Out Where It Came From

Researchers from around the world are scratching their heads over a newly discovered radio burst detected on Earth, but with a completely unknown origin. A new report describing the event and the subsequent investigation is now available online. But the key takeaway is that despite our best efforts and wealth of...

Apple’s iPhone 8 Will Be The Most Expensive Iphone The World Has Ever Seen

Everyone’s excited by the new form factor and advanced features the iPhone 8 will bring to the table, but a new research note from Simona Jankowski of Goldman Sachs (obtained by Business Insider) relays that upgrading to Apple’s next-gen iPhone won’t come cheap. Amid conflicting reports regarding the iPhone 8 price...

New Google Pixel 2 Leak Shows Raw Power That Comes With Stock Android O

Once upon a time, buying a Google phone with a “pure Android” experience meant sacrificing power and performance. The company’s Nexus branded phones weren’t slouches, per se, but they could never truly compete with the cream of the crop like Samsung and Apple flagship phones. In 2016, however, that all changed....

Samsung Officially Releases Fast Charge 5,100 mAh Battery Pack in US

Samsung has finally unveiled the long-rumored 5,100 mAh battery pack, which will “provide up to 2 full charges” on most smartphones. We saw leaked images of Samsung’s newly-announced fast charge battery pack as early as two months ago. Most of the accessories that we saw in that leak were officially announced...

Humanity Needs To Abandon Earth As Soon As Possible, According To Stephen Hawking

While much of humanity concerns itself with saving the planet from the ravages mankind has inflicted upon it, one of the world’s brightest minds is already warning that we should actually be spending our time planning our ultimate escape. Stephen Hawking — the cosmologist, author, and physicist who holds more...

Report Claims iPhone 8 Will Not Feature A Truly Edge-To-Edge Display

I’m not sure what’s going on with JPMorgan these days, but the financial services firm over the past few weeks has published a number of bizarre research reports concerning Apple’s upcoming iPhone 8. Not too long after analyst Rod Hall issued an analyst note claiming that Apple will unveil the...

Refurbished Galaxy Note 7 Gets FCC Certification, Release Expected Next Month

The refurbished Galaxy Note 7 has just passed through the FCC, one of the last stops on its way to official release. The Note 7, or Note 7R as it is believed to be called, was seen in three variants: SM-N935S, SM-N935K, and SM-N935L, which point to the three major...

The Best New Android Feature Yet, Might Finally Launch Soon

When Google demoed Android Nougat for the first time almost a year ago at Google I/O 2016, Instant Apps was one of the features that stood out, as a trick the iPhone didn’t have at the time and still doesn’t have now. But as hot as it may be, the...

Elon Musk Laughs Off The Idea Of Apple Buying Tesla

During the first three months of 2017, Apple managed to add a cool $10 billion to its bank account. When the company released its earnings report earlier this week, it revealed that its cash on hand now totals more than a quarter of a trillion dollars, or $256.8 billion to...

FBI Director Complains Again About Encryption Making His Job Difficult

Appearing before the Senate oversight committee yesterday, FBI director James Comey said that the agency during the first half of 2016 was granted legal permission to access more than 6,000 individual mobile devices. However, thanks to increasingly stringent security protocols from device manufacturers, the FBI was unable to access more...

New iPhone 8 Design Leak May Bring Some Very Good News

Now that the LG G6 and Samsung Galaxy S8 are here, Apple fans have gotten a small taste of what’s next from Apple in 2017. Like these new flagship phones from Apple’s rivals, the iPhone 8 is expected to feature a brand new design that includes a dramatically improved screen-to-body ratio. In...

This Artificially Intelligent Speech Generator Can Fake Anyone’s Voice

The human voice, with all its subtlety and nuance, is proving to be an exceptionally difficult thing for computers to emulate. Using a powerful new algorithm, a Montreal-based AI startup has developed a voice generator that can mimic virtually any person’s voice, and even add an emotional punch when necessary. The...

Snapchat Makes It Way Easier For Brands To Buy Ads

Prepare to see more brands advertising on Snapchat. Snap, the company behind the platform, announced a new self-serve advertising tool on Wednesday that will make it much easier for marketers to buy full-screen placements. The company has been easing into this model for months. The launch of its long-awaited API (application programming...

Hundreds Of Apps In Google Play Found To Be Susceptible To Open Port Attacks

In today’s episode of “Android security bad,” researchers at the University of Michigan have uncovered over 400 apps currently hosted in Google Play – some with tens of millions of installs – that are susceptible to open port malware attacks and data theft. As always, million of users are at...

Calorie Counting Will Change Forever with Apple’s New Patented Tech

Apple on Tuesday was granted the patent on a technology that would allow food vendors to embed the nutritional attributes of their products onto small, device-readable RFID tags, potentially paving the way for a uniquely automated solution for calorie counting, and more, according to the filing published by U.S....

iOS 11 Rumored to Feature New ‘Automator’ App

Apple may be working on a brand-new, Siri-enhanced automation app, which will be deeply-integrated into the upcoming releases of iOS 11 and macOS 10.13, according to a new rumor that surfaced, but was abruptly deleted from Reddit this morning. The rumor comes courtesy of user cyanhat, who just days ago...

Apple’s iPhone 8 Will Sport This Wireless Technology, And its Not Wireless Charging

There’s so much iPhone 8 chatter that it’s hurting iPhone 7 sales, Tim Cook said during Apple’s recent earnings conference call, explaining that the iPhone 8 excitement is what’s convincing potential iPhone 7 buyers to wait. The rumors aren’t going to die no matter what Apple does to prevent leaks, and...

This Sophisticated Phishing Scam Has The Entire Internet Terrified

A dangerous email phishing scam is doing the rounds today. Employees at multiple organizations that use Google for email, as well as thousands of personal Gmail customers, are all reporting the same scam. It starts with an email from a known contact, which says that the person has shared a Google...

Apple’s First New iOS Product Of 2017 Might Be Completely Unnecessary

Years ago, it was rumored that Apple was working on an own-brand wireless speaker that would compete with the likes of Sonos. This emerging breed of high-quality wireless speaker was growing in popularity in households across the United States and the rest of the world, and industry watchers saw it...

Apple Has $250 Billion In Cash Just Lying Around Unused

The iPhone, in addition to turning the entire smartphone industry on its head, helped transform Apple into one of the most valuable companies on the planet. With a market cap bordering on $770 billion at the time of writing, not to mention a stock price trading at an all-time high, Apple...

The Galaxy Note 8 Might Fix Everything That’S ‘Wrong’ With The Galaxy S8

You’ve waited this long to get the Galaxy S8, and nobody will blame you for buying it. But the phone you really want Samsung to make might not launch until later this year. Samsung already confirmed that it’s making a better, safer, and more innovative Galaxy Note phone, and just last...

Even More Galaxy S8 Problems Are Beginning To Pop Up

The Galaxy S8 is off to a flying start, but there are some issues with the phone that might impact your overall experience. Some can already be fixed with the help of software updates, including the red display tint and the Wi-Fi connectivity issues reported in Korea. Others might be more...

Samsung Won’t Stop Saying Weird Things About The Galaxy S8’s Design

Samsung Won’t Stop Saying Weird Things About The Galaxy S8’s Design A little over three weeks ago, Samsung felt it needed to explain the design of its gorgeous Galaxy S8 to everyone with yet another annoying design story. If you ask me, the Galaxy S8’s design doesn’t need any explanations, at...

Leaked Molds Shed Light On Bold New iPhone 8 Design

If the onslaught of iPhone 8 leaks we’ve seen in the past few days is any indication, it appears that our worst fears about the iPhone 8’s new form factor are completely unfounded. Specifically, leaked schematics and case moldings suggest that Apple will not place a Touch ID sensor on...

Apple Patent Hints iPhones Will Be Charged over Wi-Fi One Day

We reported early last year that Apple was collaborating with its Far East supply chain partners in an effort to develop some form of long-distance wireless charging technology, which would allow compatible devices to receive battery power without being connected to a power source via Lightning/USB. Though the concept, at...

iOS 11 Will Bring Tons of New Video to Apple Music

With iTunes content sales on a rapid decline, Apple is hedging its bets on the company’s exclusive, two-year-old music streaming platform, Apple Music, in hopes of upping the ante on competitors like Spotify and Pandora when iOS 11 touches down later on this fall, according to a report published...

NSA Pledges to Stop Illegally Collecting American Emails, Text Messages

The National Security Agency is putting a stop to one of its most controversial practices: the collection of American emails and text messages. The NSA, the country’s primary intelligence agency, has historically had the authority to monitor communication sent from American citizens that mention foreign individuals targeted for surveillance by...

Apple Wants to Change California DMV Self-Driving Car Protocols

Apple reportedly sent a letter to the California Department of Motor Vehicles asking the agency to alter its requirements and protocols. Specifically, Apple is asking the DMV to “amend or clarify” certain aspects of its disengagement reporting requirements, definitions, and driver-less testing of autonomous vehicles. “Apple believes that public acceptance is...

Leaked iPhone 8 Case Might Prove Display-Embedded Touch ID Rumor

An image uploaded to Twitter this morning by user KK Sneak Leaks allegedly shows one of the first third-party external cases designed for Apple’s upcoming iPhone 8. As you can see below, the candid shot is of what appears to be a crystal-clear hardshell housing designed for the 10th anniversary...

Get Ready For All The Wireless Carriers To Get Worse

The last couple months have seen a welcome change in the wireless industry. Instead of massively confusing bills and data caps, we’ve had prices slashed across the board and unlimited data plans for all. But thanks to the unending drive for consolidation and profits, the good times aren’t going to...

Samsung Just Confirmed The Galaxy Note 8 Is Coming This Year

In case you were wondering whether Samsung will launch a new Galaxy Note model this year, you can rest assured that it’s happening. At least, Samsung just confirmed that a high-end smartphone is planned for the second half of the year, and that can only be Galaxy Note 8. Samsung previewed...

Please Let This iPhone Wireless Charging Feature Actually Exist

It may not happen with this year’s iPhone 8, but Apple dreams of charging its future products with the help of conventional Wi-Fi routers or even other Apple products. The technology would not only offer a way for various devices to potentially be used as wireless chargers but would also...

Science Finally Figured Out Why Your Phone Battery Gets Worse With Age

Anyone with a laptop computer or smartphone knows all about how batteries lose their capacity over time. The day you bought it, your phone could cruise through the day without issue, but two years of daily charges takes its toll and before long you’re running for power outlets by lunch...

People Are Getting Bored Of The Same Old iPhone, New Report Suggests

As massive of a hit as the iPhone 7 was at launch, new data from CIRP shows that sales of Apple’s latest flagship phone hasn’t been able to match the performance of the iPhone 6s in same quarter last year. In other words, where the 6s was picking up steam...

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