An insane new iPhone 8 design that no one saw coming may have just been revealed
If this report is accurate, Apple will have no competition at all in 2017...
Tesla may have become a household name thanks to the tremendous success of the Model S, but the company’s ambition for automotive domination certainly don’t end there. In fact, the company’s product roadmap doesn’t even end with the upcoming Model 3. If all goes according to plan, and assuming that Tesla can manufacture enough Model 3 vehicles to meet staggering demand in a timely manner, the company hasn’t been shy about revealing what other types of vehicles it may manufacture in the future.
New data from IDC estimates that Apple shipped 1.1 million Apple Watches between June and September this year. That’s a lot of wrist ‘puters to sell, but it’s actually a 70 percent decrease in sales from the summer before.
You might think that falling sales figures is not a good thing for Apple, but there’s a few things in the IDC report to make the company feel better. Most notably, despite the drop in sales, Apple remains the biggest seller of smartwatches by a country mile.
10 years ago, Sega released Sonic the Hedgehog on PS3 and Xbox 360. It was an utter disaster, and in one fell swoop nearly killed the Sonic franchise for good. Since then a majority of Sega’s Sonic games have been poorly received, but some of the character’s most dedicated fans are taking matters into their own hands.
One of the more commonly held assumptions about Tesla is that the Model S absolutely owns the U.S. market for large luxury sedans. As we highlighted just last week, recently tabulated data revealed that the Model S moved an estimated 9,156 units last quarter, easily trouncing the Mercedes-Benz S-Class and BMW’s 7-Series which each moved 4,921 and 3,634 units, respectively.
Swapping out your old HDD for a new SSD drive is one of the quickest and easiest ways to speed up the performance of an older PC, but now there’s an even newer option for computers and video game consoles. An SSHD, or solid state hybrid drive, takes the killer performance of a solid state drive and makes it fully compatible with HDD to create a high-capacity drive that’s still affordable. How affordable, you ask? Amazon just began carrying two new SSHDs from Seagate and you can grab one for as little as $70. More →
Flagship smartphones are insanely expensive these days. Consider this: today, our deals team included a brand new 2016 Samsung HDTV model with a curved 49-inch display in their roundup of Amazon’s best daily deals. Curved screens are the latest and greatest tech Samsung is touting in its TV lineup, and a 49-inch display is a great size. This model also smart features so it can run all of your favorite apps like Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime Video. Right now, this great TV from the world’s top TV brand is on sale for $510 — which is just over half of what Apple charges for a high-end iPhone 7 Plus.
But if you think the iPhone 7 Plus is expensive, you haven’t seen anything yet. More →
Were it not for the Galaxy Note 7 battery debacle, the battle between the iPhone 7 Plus and Google Pixel XL might be the biggest smartphone story of the fall. Both phones feature top-of-the-line processors, smart software upgrades and arguably the best cameras every seen on the mobile market.
So while this battle might not get top billing, it’s still been entertaining to keep up with, and a video comparison from Btekt adds an interesting new wrinkle.
Famed billionaire and wannabe space cadet Elon Musk took to Reddit to do a surprise AMA yesterday. It was supposed to be a follow-up to SpaceX’s recent announcement about how it plans to return Elon Musk to his place of birth, and also create a permanent Mars colony along the way.
Exploding smartphones are the talk of the town right now thanks to the ordeal that Samsung is currently trying to cope with. A defect in the company’s most recent flagship smartphone caused some handsets to explode, and the problem still wasn’t fixed in a second round of “safe” Galaxy Note 7 phones that were issued as replacements. As a result, the company had to discontinue the phone completely and issue a recall for all models, old and new.
Thanks to Samsung’s debacle, every exploding phone is now news, like this story of an iPhone 7 that allegedly burst into flames and destroyed a man’s car. The buzz has become so widespread that now accessory makers are looking to capitalize on it, and one company has developed a case that it claims can protect you if your smartphone combusts. More →
Apple is having an event later this week, and you won’t be surprised to hear that it’s finally going to update the poor, neglected MacBook Pro. But rumors have suggested we’re getting three new computers rather than one, and new trademark filings from Russia appear to confirm that.
French site Consomac found documents from the Euraisan Economic Commission (EEC), the FCC equivalent for Russia and surrounding nations. The documents appear to show that Apple has received permission to sell three new portable computers, models A1706, A1707, and A1708.
AT&T’s long-rumored DirecTV service is going to launch next month, the company has revealed. AT&T chief Randall Stephenson announced the news as part of a discussion surrounding AT&T’s $80 billion takeover of Time Warner. With the promise to provide a traditional cable viewing experience, but without needing a cable box and for a “radically lower” price, this could be a big move.
Seriously… what will they think of next? “Smart” light bulbs that can be controlled by your smartphone or IoT hub are nothing new, but you need to check out the e-Joy LED Smart Bulb with Bluetooth Speaker. This dimmable, multi-color LED light bulb can be fully controlled by your iPhone or Android phone, but it also pack an integrated wireless speaker so you can stream music from any connected device. You can even stream to multiple speakers at once to fill any room with sound. More →
Last Friday, hackers successfully managed to unleash an absolutely massive DDoS attack that swiftly knocked a number of popular websites offline, including Twitter, Spotify and even Amazon. DDoS attacks are of course nothing new, but last Friday’s attack was unique insofar as it was incredibly massive and was carried out with a botnet not comprised of computers, but of Internet connected devices.
We’re now a few days removed from the attack and more information about how the attack was carried out is starting to emerge. Of particular interest is that last Friday’s botnet was carried out by compromised DVRs and webcam devices infected by a piece of malware called Mirai. The malware itself isn’t particularly sophisticated but it’s tremendously effective as Internet connected devices often have poor security and easy to guess default passwords.