Apple Design Studio Revealed

Video: Apple’s secret design studio revealed in ’60 Minutes’ segment

By on December 21, 2015 at 12:40 PM.

Video: Apple’s secret design studio revealed in ’60 Minutes’ segment

On 60 Minutes yesterday, viewers were granted unprecedented access to Apple’s hyper-secret design studio. Managed by Jony Ive, Apple’s design studio is where a team of 22 handpicked designers collaborate and bring popular Apple products to life.

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Home Wi-Fi Network Speed Tips Tricks

How to improve your home Wi-Fi signal in just a few easy steps

By on December 18, 2015 at 2:20 PM.

How to improve your home Wi-Fi signal in just a few easy steps

So you’re just about ready to have people over for Christmas and you’re looking to make sure everything’s just right. To make sure your guests have proper access to Wi-Fi in your house, you’ll want to make sure your Wi-Fi signal is as strong as possible. Below we’ve posted some tips and tricks for ensuring your Wi-Fi network is in good shape to handle Christmas dinner guests. More →

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Apple Design Studio

Apple’s secret design studio and new ‘Apple store of the future’ to be featured on ’60 Minutes’

By on December 18, 2015 at 9:00 AM.

Apple’s secret design studio and new ‘Apple store of the future’ to be featured on ’60 Minutes’

Of all the secretive enclaves within Apple, none is more hallowed than Apple’s notoriously quarantined design studio. Run by Jony Ive, Apple’s design studio is where the company’s small team of industrial designers collaborate, experiment, and bring products to life. Every Apple product you’ve ever used over the last 15+ years — from the flower iMac to the iPhone 6s — can be traced back to this studio.

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NSA Spy Devices

The 7 scariest gadgets the NSA uses to spy on cellphones

By on December 18, 2015 at 8:25 AM.

The 7 scariest gadgets the NSA uses to spy on cellphones

Yesterday, The Intercept published an extensive catalog detailing the innumerable gadgets and technologies used by the military, law enforcement authorities, and U.S. governmental agencies like the NSA to track down and spy on targeted users via their cellphones.

The entire product listing is eye-opening, but given how extensive it is (53 items in total), we’ve compiled a list of some of the scariest and more worrisome devices on the list. Note: when compiling this list, we didn’t include tracking devices and technologies typically affixed to UAVs. Instead, we opted to focus on devices that enable local law enforcement authorities to conduct surveillance, listen in on phone calls, track user location, jam cellphones, obtain deleted text messages, and even zap up data from seized laptops or smartphones.

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Government Surveillance

Bombshell report details dozens of secret devices U.S. Government uses to track cellphones

By on December 17, 2015 at 3:58 PM.

Bombshell report details dozens of secret devices U.S. Government uses to track cellphones

Though Edward Snowden’s first revelations regarding NSA surveillance surfaced more than two years ago, government surveillance remains a hot-button and controversial topic because we’re still learning about the full extent of spy agencies’ tracking and eavesdropping capabilities.

The latest news surrounding NSA, and in a broader sense – governmental surveillance, comes from a fascinating new report from The Intercept which details and catalogs an extensive list of devices the military and U.S. government agencies use to listen in on cell phone conversations, jam a phone, and even track individual user locations. Some devices, a few of which are small enough to be carried in a backpack or even on someone’s person, can track a target’s location even when they’re not making a call.

The catalog itself, which was provided to The Intercept by a source within the intelligence community, lists out dozens of devices used to keep tabs on targets. While some devices are purportedly for military-only use, others are reportedly already being used by local police forces across various parts of the country.

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Consumer Robots 2015

The robot invasion has begun, but big barriers block progress

By on December 15, 2015 at 1:05 PM.

The robot invasion has begun, but big barriers block progress

Some day, lifelike robots similar to Ex Machina’s Ava may walk among us, though the film paints a frightening picture of a future where robots have become too realistic. While technology that might enable a robot like Ava is still decades away, the robot invasion has already begun. A new report from British market research firm Juniper Research states that nearly 1 in 25 households in the United States are currently home to at least one robot. That figure will catapult to 1 in 10 over the next five years, the firm asserts, but it notes that there are some big barriers standing in the way of progress. More →

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F-35 fighter pilots are gearing up for the new planes virtually

By on December 14, 2015 at 10:20 PM.

F-35 fighter pilots are gearing up for the new planes virtually

US Air Force pilots are flying the newest fighter jets in a virtual world.

The military’s fifth generation fighter jet, the F-35 Lightning II, will be flown by the Marine Corps, Navy and Air Force. They are not expected to be deployed until 2016 but that’s not stopping Air Force pilots from getting ready to fly missions. More →

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Drone With Camera Amazon

5 drones you can buy for under $100

By on December 14, 2015 at 10:19 AM.

5 drones you can buy for under $100

Drones are everywhere you look these days, though the term “drone” is now used much in the same way “hoverboard” is used when it comes to those little self-balancing scooters that have now begun to invade city streets. It makes sense that quadcopter drones have become so popular, though. They’re a ton of fun to play with, they often pack cameras that let you shoot footage that would otherwise be impossible to capture, and they’re remarkably affordable these days.

Just how affordable are they, you ask? While professional-grade drones like the DJI Phantom series can still cost well over $1,000, drone devices aimed at consumers typically cost a small fraction of that. In fact, we’ve rounded up five different quadcopter drone models you can buy right now for under $100 each — one is less that $35! — and every one of them will be delivered to your door in time for Christmas. More →

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Drone Vs Drone

Drone wars: Meet the new drones designed to snatch other drones right out of the sky

Drone wars: Meet the new drones designed to snatch other drones right out of the sky

By on December 11, 2015 at 8:20 AM.

While the definition of the term “drone” has grown a bit murky in recent years with the rise of consumer quadcopters, but one thing is certain: quadcopter drones have become hugely popular, and they aren’t going anywhere anytime soon. In most cases, people use these remote-controlled flying gadgets for fun or for work, relying on pricier devices like the DJI Phantom 3 for high-quality aerial videos. Sometimes, however, people use these camera-equipped drones for less benign things like taking covert videos of people, spying on the competition, or even worse.

We have covered a number of emerging solutions that look to dispatch unfriendly drones, such as a new kind of rifle that can shoot drones out of the sky without firing a single bullet. Now a new type of anti-drone solution is about to be unleashed, and it’s far simpler than fancy rifles and giant anti-drone lasers. More →

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ISS Astronauts Microsoft HoloLens

ISS astronauts get to work with Microsoft’s HoloLens before anyone else

By on December 11, 2015 at 6:50 AM.

ISS astronauts get to work with Microsoft’s HoloLens before anyone else

Microsoft demoed its augmented reality headset many times, impressing the audience with the potential of HoloLens. The first headsets will be available to developers in the first quarter of 2016, but astronauts on the International Space Station will be the first to work with this hot Microsoft’s product. More →

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Apple Worst Designs 2015 Video

The worst Apple designs of 2015

By on December 9, 2015 at 4:00 PM.

The worst Apple designs of 2015

Apple is a company that’s rightly renowned for its designs but it also serves up its share of stinkers, as we noted earlier today. Popular YouTuber Jonathan Morrison has also noticed that there have been some flat-out bad designs from Apple this year and he goes over them in loving detail in his year-end video about the worst Apple designs of 2015. More →

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