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This bizarre drone decomposes upon impact

While we wait for Amazon to figure out how to drone-deliver our next order of energy drinks or iPhone cases, NASA has been busy coming up with a way to make sure when a quadcopter crash-lands somewhere there will no… Read more ›

Dan Lyons, the tech blogger who skewered Apple for years on the popular blog ‘Fake Steve Jobs‘, is making a return to tech blogging as editor-in-chief of Gawker’s anti-Silicon Valley site, Valleywag. Current Valleywag EIC Nitasha Tiku is leaving the… Read more ›

My Cult of Mac colleague Killian is obsessed with the actor Tom Hanks to an almost worrying degree. I’ve never been to his home before (Killian’s, not Hanks’ — although I’ve not been there either), but I like to imagine… Read more ›

The Notes app in modern versions of iOS includes support for text formatting and media insertion. This is a welcome change for many reasons, as it not only improves the functionality of Notes app to serve as a scratchpad, but it also makes the Notes app and it’s iCloud syncing abilities between iOS devices and … Read More

According to a new report from Bloomberg, Foxconn is set to spend $ 2.6 billion building a new factory in Taiwan exclusively to create displays for Apple. Equipment installation for the factory is likely to begin next month, with the aim of starting… Read more ›

Apple schools Xiaomi in art of trash talk

  Apple and Xiaomi executives got into a little trash talk fight at the World Internet Conference this week in China. Xiaomi’s CEO Lei Jun described his company as a “small miracle” that’s ready to dominate the smartphone world. But Apple’s general… Read more ›

The camera that is built into your smartphone is a powerful tool. Though powerful, it is really only capable of taking photographs in the same old boring way time and again. Now you can turn your plain old smartphone camera… Read more ›

Your next Mac could double as a smart smoke alarm

Apple may build smoke detectors into future Macs and iOS devices, according to a patent application published Thursday. As users move toward the smart home, courtesy of services like Apple’s HomeKit, the idea is that Macs, iPhones and iPads could intelligently… Read more ›

I’m really picky when it comes to buying new wallets. I don’t carry many cards and, much like the Queen of England, I rarely carry cash, so I hate anything that unnecessarily puts a big bulge in my back pocket.… Read more ›