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Mysterious Apple device turns out to be a... badge reader

The frenzy to uncover pre-production Apple devices is not what it used to be, but folks still go to great lengths to find secret Cupertino info. That's why a recent FCC discovery about a mysterious NFC and Bluetooth-equipped Apple devic.....»»

Category: topSource:  engadgetMar 20th, 2017

Qualcomm Says Apple To Stop Paying Royalties

Apple has decided to withhold royalty payments to its contract manufacturers that are owed to Qualcomm, until a legal dispute between the companies is resolved, the chipmaker said on Friday. From a report: Qualcomm, the largest maker of chips used in.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News21 min. ago

Genius Vacuum-Hating Dog Figured Out How to Turn Off Its Owner"s Roomba

Dogs are some of the most loving and affectionate pets you can own, but they do have one sworn enemy: vacuum cleaners. They’ll incessantly bark, or run and hide while you’re cleaning your floors. But one dog adapted to its owner’s Roomba wande.....»»

Category: topSource:  gizmodoRelated News29 min. ago

No-bake technique turns Martian soil simulant into red building bricks

Future Martians may live in brick buildings made of Martian soil. The new technique would allow astronauts to cut back on the amount of cargo they carry by leaving raw materials and construction machinery behind. The post No-bake technique turns Mart.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News29 min. ago

Dropbox (for Android)

If you're a Dropbox user with an Android device, Dropbox is a must-have app. It gives you access to your files from anywhere, and it can automatically back up your photos and videos, too......»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated News29 min. ago

Slashdot Asks: Should an Employee Be Fired For Working On Personal Side Projects During Office Hours?

An anonymous reader writes: I found this article that talks about whether an engineer should be fired if s/he is working on a side project. Several people who have commented in the thread say that the employer should first talk to the person and unde.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News57 min. ago

Trilobites: 6 Bots That Deliver Science and Serendipity on Twitter

Not all bots on Twitter are out to spam, hack or misinform you. These science-themed bots dole out humor, factual information and galactic perspective......»»

Category: topSource:  nytRelated News57 min. ago

Apple stops paying royalties to Qualcomm

 It’s no secret, Apple and Qualcomm have been fighting relentlessly for a few months over royalty payments. Apple told Qualcomm that it would stop paying the disputed licensing fees. Qualcomm confirmed the agressive move and said that its.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News1 hr. 28 min. ago

Rollout.io’s Rox lets app developers deploy new features safely – just like the big guys do

 Rollout.io, a company that had developed technology that allowed mobile app developers to update their apps without having to go through the App Store approval process, is now entering a new business after Apple cracked down on apps using its s.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News1 hr. 28 min. ago

Sorry Pixel owners, Google probably won"t update your phones past Android P

When the Pixel came out last year, it was a clear departure from the Nexus program. With a Google logo stamped on the back, the phones weren’t just crafted around the purest vision for Android, they gave us hope that we would finally have a phon.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcwRelated News1 hr. 36 min. ago

The Circle Director Had to Create the Biggest, Best Tech Company Ever, and Make a Movie Too

Creating a fictional company that’s basically Facebook, Google, and Apple rolled into one is no easy task. We know those brands. We live those brands. But in The Circle, co-writer and director James Ponsoldt had to do just that and so much more.Rea.....»»

Category: topSource:  gizmodoRelated News1 hr. 36 min. ago

Apple Music to get redesign to support growing streaming video library

Apple is hard at work establishing a compelling slate of video content for its Apple Music service, and will apparently overhaul its accompanying app when iOS 11 is released later this year. The post Apple Music to get redesign to support growing str.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News1 hr. 37 min. ago

Amazon Confirms Advertising Will Become a "Meaningful" Part of Its Business

An anonymous reader shares a report: Amazon's advertising business has loomed quietly in the digital media space for some time but the online behemoth has given the clearest indication yet that it will now come to the fore. Advertisers and agencies h.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News2 hr. 20 min. ago

Razer Ornata review: An expensive rubber-dome keyboard that comes with a mechanical click

Rubber-dome keyboards were dead. Or at least, they seemed to be.Sure, you’d still encounter them out in the wild, used by people who either didn’t care or didn’t know about mechanical keyboards. For enthusiasts, though, it's been all mechani.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcwRelated News3 hr. 12 min. ago

Sorry Pixel owners, Google won"t be updating your phones past Android P

When the Pixel came out last year, it was a clear departure from the Nexus program. With a Google logo stamped on the back, the phones weren’t just crafted around the purest vision for Android, they gave us hope that we would finally have a phon.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcwRelated News3 hr. 12 min. ago

America Is Dropping So Many Bombs That We"re Literally Running Out

President Trump has said that America needs to rebuild its military, which is laughable in many ways. But he’s right in one respect. We need more bombs. Why? Because the US has dropped so many bombs in the fight against ISIS over the past two years.....»»

Category: topSource:  gizmodoRelated News3 hr. 12 min. ago

America Is Dropping So Many Bombs on ISIS That We"re Literally Running Out

President Trump has said that America needs to rebuild its military, which is laughable in many ways. But he’s right in one respect. We need more bombs. Why? Because the US has dropped so many bombs in the fight against ISIS over the past two years.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated News3 hr. 20 min. ago

Lawsuit: Fox News Group Hacked, Surveilled, and Stalked Ex-Host Andrea Tantaros

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: Comparing their actions to the plot this season on the Showtime series Homeland, an attorney for former Fox News host Andrea Tantaros has filed a complaint in federal court against Fox News, curr.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News3 hr. 28 min. ago

20+ iPhone tips you’ll use frequently

I write about Apple every day. I write opinions, news analysis, tips, features – all sorts of stuff. Today I thought you might enjoy this collection of 20 lesser-known iPhone tips, which I do hope are of use to you. Here we go:Fickle fingers Doe.....»»

Category: telecomSource:  cwRelated News3 hr. 28 min. ago

Apple’s self-driving test Lexus SUV photographed on Silicon Valley roads

 Apple’s using a Lexus RX450h SUV for its autonomous vehicle testing program, as revealed by documents filed with the California DMV in accordance with licensing requirements for self-driving tests in the state. Now, Bloomberg has images o.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News3 hr. 36 min. ago

Amazon "style assistant" divides opinion

Amazon's new Echo Look device takes full length photos and offers advice on outfit choices......»»

Category: hdrSource:  bbcRelated News3 hr. 36 min. ago