Any iPhone users out there when have been around long enough to have bought an early iPhone 4 unit will remember the unexpected cellular signal loss they may have experienced. The antenna was on the outside of the phone, and Apple’s engineers didn’t foresee this problem: holding the phone by its antennas might mess with cellular reception. But then late Apple cofounder and CEO Steve Jobs famously explained that if you experienced signal issues while using the iPhone 4, you were probably holding it wrong.
Now, a different Apple executive is telling us we’ve been doing something else wrong when it comes to the iPhone. More →
The National Security Agency (NSA), which is behind some of the world’s most sophisticated mass surveillance operations, can’t say how many Americans it’s spying on in these endeavors. That’s not because it’s a secret, though that might be a reason too. It’s because the agency’s operations are so vast that it can’t even figure out the number. More →
Hundreds of thousands of Tesla fans have been throwing money at the company to buy its cheapest electric car yet, securing their place in line to purchase the Model 3. Many of them preordered the car even before Tesla revealed its design and specs. In the meantime, almost everything is known about the Model 3 at this point, but a new report reveals hidden design details that might make Tesla’s new Model 3 one of the best electric cars money can buy in any price range. At least, for the time being. More →
Critics loved Star Wars: The Force Awakens — let’s not forget, though, that movie critics are often completely useless — and it’s definitely a movie to see this year. That doesn’t make this Star Wars episode perfect, however. We’re still looking at a clone of A New Hope, and there are several plot holes that we’re not terribly happy about. But the overall Star Wars universe J.J. Abrams envisioned is a very enjoyable one.
Star Wars fans have probably noticed some of the issues with Episode VII, but if you haven’t then the following 19-minute video will show you some of the strange decisions Abrams & Co. made in movie. More →
When he’s not busy designing thermite cannons or wearable weapons that involve throwing flames, Colin Furze comes up with all sorts of clever ideas – or takes inspiration from his YouTube fans. For his latest stunt, he created an amazing HoverBike that can actually lift a person off the ground and fly around.
No, you don’t need Tidal for this one. Unlike Beyoncé’s Tidal launch of her newest album, Drake went directly to Apple for his latest release. Views, the new 20-track album that also includes hit single “Hotline Bling,” can be purchased on iTunes straight away, or streamed on Apple Music if you’re a subscriber. The album will be an Apple exclusive for one week, Drake confirmed. More →
More details have emerged in the San Bernardino shooting investigation. The FBI has arrested three suspects on Thursday, though it’s not clear whether that move is connected in any way with any of the scant evidence it may have discovered on the iPhone 5c belonging to one of the shooters. However, a new report also sheds more details about the hack the feds bought to crack open the device.
Apparently, there’s a physical gadget used to unlock any iPhone 5c running iOS 9, but the FBI has no idea how it works. That’s even if it paid up to $1 million for the tool. More →
Google’s self-driving cars might be ready for mass consumption, a pair of reports this week have suggested. After Alphabet execs hinted that their autonomous driving technology is approaching its graduation from Google’s X “moonshots” division, a new rumor says that Google might already be in late-stage talks with Fiat Chrysler. More →
Not too long ago, we found out why Marvel decided to cut a post-credit scene from Captain America: Civil War. But don’t plan on hurrying out of the theater once the credits start rolling. Relax, chat with friends, as there’s one more thing coming. Sure, it won’t be Hulk or Bruce Banner in it, but we’ll see at least one of the superheroes appear in the post-credits scenes in this Captain America flick. Spoilers follow below. More →
Following the deadly assaults on Europe in late 2015 and early 2016, reports emerged suggesting that ISIS has an army of organized hackers who can provide consistent, round the clock support to foot soldiers. However, new information on the matter seems to suggest that ISIS’s remaining hacking arm is nothing more than a propaganda machine capable of dealing minor hits, if any, to enemies. But ISIS is showing more interest in expanding its hacking capabilities.
The news comes at a time when the U.S. government has declared cyber war on the Islamic paramilitary organization.
Multiple reports have said that Google is already working hard on a couple of new Nexus handsets, undoubtedly the successors of the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P. But rather than have LG and Huawei make them, Google supposedly hired HTC, the same company that made the iconic Nexus One.
A pair of new reports bring further evidence that Google may indeed partner with HTC for the 2016 Nexus handsets – yes, two devices are supposedly in the works.
Add comedian Aziz Ansari to the long list of people who don’t like Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump. The former Parcs & Rec and current Master of None star appeared surprised last night to hear that Trump was attending the Time 100 Gala in New York City – or at least he acted surprised. Ansari’s short response to the news was hilarious, showing that he’s not too fond of a guy who might have it out for Ansari’s parents.