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Hands On With Microsoft’s New Fitness Wearable, The Band

Dropping out of left field like a foul fly ball from the Kansas City Royals this week, the Microsoft Band was a surprise. Part fitness band, part computer, part mobile Twitter and stock-checking smartgadget, the Band is a mix of things. And it pretty much works. Show More Summary

Apple VP Greg Joswiak On iPhone 6 Plus Sales, iOS 8 Bugs, And Apple’s Watch

In a panel led by Ina Fried and Walt Mossberg at Recode’s Code/Mobile conference, Greg Joswiak opened with a brief explanation of his role as VP of iPhone, iPod, and iOS Product Marketing. Read More

Google Details Android 5.0 Lollipop’s Major Security Improvements

Android’s newest update is coming soon, with devices running 5.0 Lollipop beginning to ship November 3. While the visual update might be the one that most users pay the most attention to, Android 5.0 also has a number of under-the-hood changes, including some major updates to the overall security of the platform. Show More Summary

Fitbit’s Latest Activity Trackers Feature Heartheart Monitoring, Smartwatch Functions

Meet Fitbit’s latest: The Charge, Charge HR, and the Surge. These activity trackers will sit atop the brand’s masthead going into 2015 and beyond. But don’t look for most of these products this holiday season. Only the $130 Charge will be available this year. Show More Summary

Solid Concepts Announces Another 3D-Printed Metal Gun

Solid Concepts, a company that specializes in 3D printing in metal and now owned by Stratasys, as announced their second 3D-printed metal gun, the Reason. Their first gun, the 1911, as well as this one were made by sintering – melting – metal powder with a laser. Show More Summary

New iPhones Selling Faster Than Galaxy Note 4 In Korea

In an interesting turn of events, the WSJ is reporting that the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus are outselling the Galaxy Note 4 in Korea, a bit of news that should give Samsung pause. Pre-orders for the new phones hit 100,000 on the first day of pre-orders compared to 30,000 units for the Galaxy Note 4. Show More Summary

About That Microsoft Quarterly Report

Microsoft’s first quarter of its fiscal 2015 was big. The fiscal quarter, corresponding to the calendar third of 2014, brought stronger than expected revenue and profit. The company’s cloud business continued to grow, Windows Phone put points on the board, Surface took off and Office 365 picked up a grip of new paying users. Read More

Japanese Hobbyists Build A Working Transformer

Eee-urrk-urrk-urrk-urk! A pair of Japanese hobbyists have have built a transforming robot that can walk or, when in sports car form, drive around autonomously. It’s called the J-deite Quarter and is four feet tall. The goal, apparently, is to make a full-sized transformer… just because they can. Show More Summary

Nintendo’s Extended Amiibo Video Is Weird And Long But Good

Nintendo has a new online ad for its Amiibo ‘toys-to-life’ mobile figures, and the spot depicts the lengthy journey of one young player looking to upgrade his collectible character in order to win over the favours of one of his older brother’s friends. Show More Summary

iPad Mini 3 Review: Apple’s Small Tablet Stays Mostly The Same

Apple’s iPad mini 3 is one of two new tablets launched last week at a special event in Cupertino, and it is definitely the one that got the least attention from Apple’s product development team over the past year. The iPad Air 2 has an all-new processor, new screen manufacturing tech, a new camera, and more. Show More Summary

Carvey Is A Powerful CNC Machine For The Rest Of Us

Robotic CNC machines – cutting systems that use spinning tools to swipe through metal, wood, and plastic – are cool but ugly. Most of them are as big as a fridge and designed to carve out objects in a few minutes but none will sit quietly on your desk and do its business with aplomb and elegance. Show More Summary

Microsoft Drops Nokia Name, Sticks With ‘Lumia’ For Windows Phones

After a long and complicated relationship that first involved just a close partnership with Nokia handling hardware duties, and then Microsoft acquiring Nokia’s phone-making business during what appeared to be a fairly acrimonious separation,...Show More Summary

Apple Patent Hints Remote Unlocking And Trunk Operation Possible For Future CarPlay

Apple has secured a new patent that suggests it may add more features and capabilities to its automotive software in the future. The patent, published by the USPTO today (via AppleInsider), describes a system in which an iPhone acts as an automatic car remote control when used with head units with CarPlay-like connectivity. Show More Summary

Magic Leap Secures $542M Led By Google For “Lightweight Wearable” Tech That Merges Physical And Digital Worlds

It’s rare that a company can stay relatively secretive while raising a huge amount of funding, but Florida’s Magic Leap has managed that. The startup, led by CEO Rony Abovitz, announced today the close of its $542 million Series B, featuring...Show More Summary

Apple CEO Tim Cook Addresses The iPad’s Continued Lack Of Sales Growth

During today’s earnings call for Apple’s fiscal Q4 2014, CEO Tim Cook took time to address the iPad’s performance at length. Cook referred to a lot of the general kinds of negative feeling around iPad performance circulating around media and analysts, and brought up his own perspective on the product category. “I take a step back on iPad,” he said. “I know… Read More

Apple Sold 39.3M iPhones During The iPhone 6 Launch Quarter, 12.3M iPads And 5.5M Macs

Apple’s earnings for the final quarter of its fiscal 2014 year are out, and boy did they sell a lot of iPhones. The hardware quarter saw 39.3 million iPhones sold, along with 12.3 million iPads and a very respectable 5.5 million Macs, with the fading iPod category bringing up the rear with 2.6 million sales. Show More Summary

iMac With Retina 5K Display Review: Meet The Best Desktop Computer Available

Apple’s newest iMac has the best display ever on a computing device. Let’s just get that out the way right at the start: You won’t find a better screen anywhere else, period. The 27-inch, 5120×2880 screen has a PPI of 218, or roughly equivalent to that of the MacBook Pro with Retina display, but the specs on paper, while impressive in their own right, can’t convey… Read More

What You Need To Know To Get Started With Apple Pay

Apple Pay is now available for anyone to use, provided they’ve got all the prerequisites, both for physical stores and for online transactions. But you can’t just walk up to your local brick-and-mortar store and wave your iPhone and walk out with whatever you want – that would be theft. Instead, you’ll need the following to be in place to have a happy Apple Pay… Read More

Researchers Want To Send Us To The Moon Using Robots And Oculus Rift

A researcher at Carnegie Mellon University, Daniel Shafrir, and his team want to do something incredible: they want to send a rover to the moon and then let us, the Earthlings, control it and look out of its stereoscopic cameras as it tumbles around that barren alien rock. Show More Summary

iOS 8.1 With Apple Pay Now Available, Here’s What Else It Brings To Your iPhone And iPad

Apple’s iOS 8.1 arrives today, and it brings with it some impressive new abilities. First and foremost, at least in terms of its long-term impact, is probably the introduction of Apple Pay, the new mobile payment solution built into iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, and the new iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3. Show More Summary

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