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Google could build its own iPhone rival

After working with third-party smartphone vendors on the Nexus lineup for years, Google is finally toying with the idea of building its own handset, according to some employees. It’s thought the search giant is keen to have a stab at taking on the iPhone all by itself. Google’s Nexus smartphones — which have been manufactured by Samsung, LG, […]

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Incredible hack could give Apple Watch ability to detect objects you touch

Apple Watch is great at interacting with other smart devices, but a cheap hack allows it to recognize everyday (dumb) objects based on their invisible electromagnetic signals. All it takes is a $ 10 chip that can be installed on any smartwatch. Check out the demo below: Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University’s Human-Computer Interaction Institute and […]

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This is what a full-screen iPhone 7 could look like

There have been plenty of rumors about Apple creating a bezel-less iPhone, but a new concept by designers DeepMind, in collaboration with SvetApple, may be my favorite yet. It’s a nifty feature which would keep the iPhone looking like the current model — only with the neat addition of letting users enlarge photos and video right to the edge of their […]

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T-Mobile’s next Uncarrier move could be unlimited streaming video

T-Mobile is hosting its 10th Uncarrier event on November 10 and @evleaks was on the case to find out what the carrier has in store for us. The very reliable Evan Blass tweeted that the Uncarrier 10 move will offer unlimited video streaming from services like Netflix, Hulu and HBO that doesn’t count against your data plan. […]

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This piece of plastic could be your go-to GoPro accessory

You’ve got an idea for a shot with your GoPro camera. But you don’t have the right mount, or the tripod you carry won’t go low enough or fit in a space with that great angle. Photographer Ruogo Zhou has designed a hunk of plastic that cradles the GoPro and provides it 20 different angles […]

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You could own 4,096 bits of space history when computer chip goes up for auction

A memory chip that originated from the first digital computer on a manned space flight will be up for auction next month in Dallas. For those calling in a bid, the smartphone in their hand has more than 250 million times the capacity of this chip. The onboard computer for Gemini 3 aided astronauts Gus […]

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Tiny shock absorbers could save you a fortune in iPhone repairs

iPhones are pretty tough things, but despite all the Gorilla Glass and engineering magic Apple can throw at them, they’re still susceptible to broken screens when dropped. That could change in future iPhone models, with a newly-published patent application describing an automated mechanism for protecting the iPhone display with a method straight out of James […]

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DIY masks could make you a haunting Halloween hit

So a good Halloween costume idea is not coming to you. Steve and Marianne Wintercroft can get you started with an alluring mask. The British design couple has made a company out of designing masks that the buyers build themselves. For a few bucks, you can download a template of a polygon constructed animal head […]

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Future iMac could project its own virtual keyboard

Future Apple devices could boast a smart projector accessory, according to a patent published today. As one of 46 newly-published patents, the technology described would allow Apple to incorporate features such as a virtual projected keyboard into future iMacs. Just like the iPhone’s UI, this could make it possible for Apple to feature a slightly […]

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How Apple could use 3D Touch to bring Maps to life

3D Touch was the most widely-praised feature of the new iPhone 6s, and something that has the potential to be a real game-changer going forward. In a newly-published patent, Apple explains how 3D Touch-style technology could revolutionize maps, by letting users animate the screen with different levels of touch. For instance, users would be able […]

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