Amazon Prime Air

Now we know how Amazon’s crazy drone delivery service will work

By on May 8, 2015 at 6:00 PM.

Now we know how Amazon’s crazy drone delivery service will work

A newly published patent has shed some more light on Amazon’s ambitious “Prime Air” initiative. Originally unveiled in late 2013, Amazon Prime Air is a project involving futuristic drones capable of delivering purchased goods to customers in less than 30 minutes.

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Tesla Powerwall Solar Power Problems

Tesla’s game-changing 7kWh home battery has a significant flaw

By on May 6, 2015 at 2:52 PM.

Tesla’s game-changing 7kWh home battery has a significant flaw

Tesla recently unveiled its Powerwall battery system that aims to change the way we use and store energy in our homes. However, Bloomberg is reporting that the 7kWh Powerwall doesn’t yet work well with rooftop solar power sources, which could be a major issue for early adopters hoping to use it as a way to store energy generated by rooftop solar panels. In fact, Bloomberg says that even SolarCity — the solar power supplier that’s chaired by Tesla CEO Elon Musk — won’t be supporting the 7kWh version of the Powerwall when it launches. More →

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Apple TV Remote

Apple TV is getting a huge update, but the biggest change might not even be on the device

By on May 5, 2015 at 8:30 AM.

Apple TV is getting a huge update, but the biggest change might not even be on the device

With no shortage of rumors suggesting that Apple is working on a massive Apple TV refresh, the New York Times reports that Apple is also planning to introduce a completely re-designed remote for its beloved set-top box.

The new Apple TV remote will offer expanded input options in the form of a touch pad.

“The touch pad can be used for scrolling around and there will also be two physical buttons,” the Times writes.

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iPad Pro Specs

Rumored iPad Pro will feature a Bluetooth stylus and other interesting features

By on May 4, 2015 at 9:55 AM.

Rumored iPad Pro will feature a Bluetooth stylus and other interesting features

For a few months now, we’ve seen a myriad of reports pointing to Apple releasing a 12.2-inch iPad Pro. As for a potential launch window, one of the more recent rumblings from the rumor mill suggests that production on the rumored iPad Pro won’t begin until sometime during the second quarter of 2015.

With mass production purportedly slated to get underway soon, it’s not all that surprising that we’re starting to see a steady uptick in the number of iPad Pro related leaks.

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Tesla Powerwall Release Date and Price

Everything you need to know about Tesla’s new home batteries

By on May 1, 2015 at 8:30 AM.

Everything you need to know about Tesla’s new home batteries

Late on Thursday, Tesla finally unveiled a brand new product, one that’s not a car but was detailed long before Tesla CEO and co-founder Elon Musk took the stage at Tesla’s Design Studio to announce it. The Tesla home battery, which lacked an official product name in all the rumors and reports that preceded the keynote, will be known as the Powerwall. And the device can already be reserved online for a summer delivery. More →

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Tesla Home Battery Prices and Financing

Tesla home battery: What it’ll cost you to keep your iPhone online during blackouts

By on April 27, 2015 at 8:55 AM.

Tesla home battery: What it’ll cost you to keep your iPhone online during blackouts

Tesla this week will unveil a brand new product that’s not a car, yet it’ll feature some of the same amazing energy technology found in its electric vehicles. According to hints coming directly from Tesla as well as many other reports from the media, the new product line includes home batteries that could power a house during blackouts, but also batteries that could be used in stores and other large facilities. More →

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Tesla Home and Utility Battery Release Date

Tesla’s not-so-secret home batteries confirmed for late April launch

By on April 22, 2015 at 8:55 AM.

Tesla’s not-so-secret home batteries confirmed for late April launch

Tesla is indeed going to launch some new batteries during its April 30th event, BuzzFeed has learned, as the company on Tuesday briefly informed investors of what’s to come. Bloomberg has also confirmed the news, adding that Tesla batteries have already been in testing in homes and stores. More →

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Foxconn Apple iPhone

A rare inside look at where Apple’s products come from

By on April 6, 2015 at 3:26 PM.

A rare inside look at where Apple’s products come from

Few people outside of China have a real appreciation for not only how big Foxconn is, but just how many products it helps manufacture. While Foxconn is typically mentioned in the same breath as Apple, the company’s list of customers reads like a who’s who of technology heavyweights: Amazon, BlackBerry, Dell, Google, HP, Cisco, Microsoft, Nintendo, and Sony, just to name a few.

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iPad Vending Machine

Drexel University finds a brilliant (and crazy?) new way to use iPads

By on April 3, 2015 at 6:05 PM.

Drexel University finds a brilliant (and crazy?) new way to use iPads

These days, it’s not surprising to see all sorts of strange and unusual items in vending machines. Even on the consumer electronics front, it’s easy to spot vending machines sporting high-end earphones and even iPods. But what we haven’t yet seen is a vending machine that dispenses iPads.

Until now.

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Microsoft Surface 3

Microsoft’s Surface branding is a mess

By on April 2, 2015 at 3:30 PM.

Microsoft’s Surface branding is a mess

Microsoft’s branding conventions have a long history of being muddled and downright confusing. Remember when Microsoft when crazy with all of its Live branding? There was Windows Live Essentials, Windows Live SkyDrive, Windows Live Sync, and who can forget about Live Mesh.

Thankfully, Microsoft, over the past few years, has improved quite a bit in this regard. Still, old habits tend to die hard, as recently evidenced by the newly unveiled Microsoft Surface 3, which one shouldn’t confuse with the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 which was released over 9 months ago.

What’s the difference between the two? What makes the Surface Pro a Pro machine, exactly? Are the two devices the same size? Who’s to say. It’s all so murky.

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Tesla Home Battery Release Date

Tesla’s secret breakthrough home battery detailed: Everything you need to know

By on April 1, 2015 at 4:15 PM.

Tesla’s secret breakthrough home battery detailed: Everything you need to know

Tesla will announce a new product at the end of April that’s not a car, CEO Elon Musk recently announced without revealing any further details. Even so, most people are expecting the secret product to use some of the technology developed by the company for its electric vehicles. Specifically, Tesla is said to launch a battery that’s big enough to power an entire home, and one analyst has apparently found out everything there is to know about it. More →

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Tesla New Product Announcement April 30th

A ‘major’ new Tesla product will be unveiled next month… and it won’t be a car

By on March 30, 2015 at 1:06 PM.

A ‘major’ new Tesla product will be unveiled next month… and it won’t be a car

Tesla CEO Elon Musk revealed on Monday that his company is planning to announce a “major” new product on April 30th and that it won’t be a new car. Musk offered no hints about what this new product will be but there’s good reason to believe that it will have to do with entering the market for home energy storage. More →

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