Tired of having to defend his company against claims that its products (including hardware, software and even online presentation) are shameless copies of their respective Apple versions, Xiaomi vice president Hugo Barra on Tuesday said at The Wall Street Journal’s WSJD conference that some of Apple’s most recent products also take cues from rivals, Gigaom reports. More →
Many things have been said about the Large Hadron Collider that are untrue. The chances of it opening a black hole and swallowing the solar system are close to zero, no matter how many times it occurs in a movie or television show. That said, the Collider still isn’t something you can just go walk around in while on vacation, and since you will likely never actually get to see the Large Hadron Collider up close, wouldn’t you like to experience what it’s like to be a particle flying inside it? Combining the new Collider app with Leap Motion and the Oculus Rift, you now can.
On Tuesday, Marvel announced its upcoming slate of films and it looks like the comics powerhouse is aiming to dominate the box office through summer 2019. The recent trailer leak of Avengers: Age of Ultron had us all watering at the mouth for more, and with Marvel’s big event today, it will only increase our hype for new footage and information.
This week, Verizon Wireless unveiled the Droid Turbo, a carrier exclusive from Motorola with an impressive spec sheet to rival the best Android smartphones on the market. We had a chance to get our hands on this surprising addition to Motorola’s holiday slate on Tuesday, but if that wasn’t enough for you, Verizon has uploaded a series of videos highlighting some of the features of the Droid Turbo as well. More →
Google last week unveiled a new email product that’s similar to Mailbox and packed it with task-oriented features and even Google Now-like smarts. However, Google’s Inbox by Gmail is invite-only at this time, much like Gmail was when it first came out. In case you’re tired of waiting for an invite and desperately need to start using Inbox, there’s a way to force Inbox access on your mobile device, as discovered by WonderHowTo. More →
Were you one of the unlucky early adopters who got your iPhone bricked when you installed iOS 8.0.1? If so then you should know Apple vice president of iPhone marketing Greg Joswiak is very sorry about it. More →
In addition to talking about the Apple Watch, Apple CEO Tim Cook also addressed a different new Apple product during his interview with The Wall Street Journal on Monday at the WSJD conference in Laguna Beach, California — Apple Pay. The exec said that the contactless payments service, currently available only in the U.S. and only on the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, is already more popular than everything else available from competitors, even though Apple Pay has only been active for a week. More →
Apple probably isn’t making an iPhone with a sapphire display anytime soon, especially given the surprising bankruptcy of its former sapphire manufacturing partner, GT Advanced Technologies. But even if Apple had the capability to mass produce a sapphire display iPhone, would it be wise to do so? DisplayMate president Ray Soneira argues that it would not be simply because sapphire displays give off too much glare to really deliver the kind of experience Apple is looking for. More →
Women who get catcalls as they walk down the street aren’t just a tired cliché we see in movies and TV shows. The Daily Show recently proved this by using a GoPro to record one woman’s daily stroll through New York City. The GoPro — which was being held by a friend in front of her — records her journey as she’s accosted by several would-be suitors.
Ridesharing services like Uber and Lyft have been gradually replacing taxis all over the country, but at what cost? We’ve seen the feuds between the two leaders in the emerging industry, we’ve seen taxi services attempt to stamp the services out before they could get a foothold in a new city, but how do the actual drivers feel about the latest transportation revolution? More →
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