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Really... an iKeyfob? Apple continues war on fanbois' pockets

Relax: it's just a patent... for now Apple has been granted a patent for an iKeyfob capable of unlocking doors, starting the engine and turning your car into a less good version of KITT from Knight Rider.…

Freescale lassos Ethernet cables around car, calls it 'Internet of Things'

Dev kit for the auto sector Freescale is showing off in-car Ethernet infotainment technology inexplicably pitched as an “Internet of Things” solution.…

PARC Alto source code released by computer history museum

A slice of history: the GUI before the Apple The Computer History Museum in Mountain View has released another foundational piece of software to the world at large: some of the code that gave the world the Xerox Alto computer, which among other things helped inspire a couple of young garage developers, Steves Jobs and Wozniak.…

Back to the ... drawing board: 'Hoverboard' will disappoint Marty McFly wannabes

Buzzing board (and some future apps) leave a lot to be desired The internet is aflutter over the Kickstarter campaign for the "Hendo Hoverboard", a magnetically levitating toy that the firm alleges will be available on October 21, 2015 – the same day that Michael J Fox programmed into the De Lorean for the second Back to the Future film.…

Apple, GT in SECRET SAPPHIRE peaceable parting PACT

GT to sell off factory, repay Cupertino loans if deal is approved Apple and GT Advanced Technologies, the materials company that was once slated to provide scratchproof sapphire glass for iPhones and other Apple products, have agreed to an "amicable parting of the ways," according to sources with knowledge of GT's bankruptcy litigation.…

NSA approves Samsung Knox for use by TOP SECRET g-men

Nine gadgets from chaebol green-lighted US spooks will be allowed to access sensitive government information on their KNOX-locked Samsung gadgets from now on.…

You get what you pay for: Kingston's SSDNow V310 960GB whopper

Enterprise-worthy TBW stats... with price tag to match Review  Kingston’s SSD division have been a bit quiet lately but now they're back in the limelight with the V310 960GB. This is the latest model in the company’s SSDNow V300 series of drives aimed at the budget/entry level end of the market. At 960GB it’s the largest capacity Kingston SSD to date.…

OnePlus One cut-price Android phone on sale to all... for 1 HOUR

Still teasing... Word-of-mouth sensation the OnePlus One smartphone finally goes on general sale to the public next week – six months after the phone was launched, and after a number of not-always successful promotional gimmicks. But only in 16 territories. And you only have an hour on Monday to check out.…

ICO warns UK broadcasters over filming using drones

Must comply with data protection rules, m'kay? UK broadcasters have been warned that their use of unmanned drones for filming purposes must adhere to data protection laws.…

Don't shoot – I'm un-ARM-ed! Samsung whips out Intel Chromebook 2

Celeron added to line-up.... but it's not the top of the line Score another point for Chipzilla in its quest for relevance in the mobile market: Samsung has announced a new, low-cost Chromebook that's powered by an Intel processor.…

Microsoft Q1 FY 2015 Financial Results: Record Revenue On Strong Consumer Sales

This afternoon, Microsoft announced record first quarter revenue for its fiscal year 2015 which ended September 30. Revenue was up 25% year-over-year, and came in at $23.2 billion. Gross margin was up 12% year-over-year at $14.9 billion. Show More Summary

VMware gives up on dual-persona smartphone concept

AirWatch has other ideas about the best way to deliver apps to your pocket VMware has walked away from the idea of dual-persona smartphones, according to John Marshall, senior veep and general manager of the company's Airwatch division.…

iPhone 6 shunned by fanbois in Apple's GREAT FAIL of CHINA

Just 100 Beijing fanbois queue to pick up new mobe The belated Chinese launch of the iPhone 6 appears to have been a total flop after just 100 people queued outside a flagship store to buy the new mobe.…

Investigating NVIDIA's BatteryBoost with MSI GT72

BatteryBoost initially launched with the GTX 800M series earlier this year, and our first look at the technology came with the MSI GT70 with GTX 880M. That may not have been the best starting point, and unfortunately most of the gaming notebooks we've looked at since then haven't been much better. Show More Summary

Post-PC era? PAH! Apple says Macs OUTSOLD iPads in Q4

5.5 million OS X machines hauled in more fruity cash than fondleslabs Peak tablet  In case you'd forgotten that Apple is making money hand over fist, the company announced on Monday yet another record financial quarter – thanks to its iPhones and Macs, but no thanks to its iPads.…

Watersports-friendly e-reader: Kobo's Aura H2O is literary when wet

The world's first waterproof e-reader Review  Now that even the cheapest tablets are notching up increased battery life these days, it seems that the ever-ready e-reader could run the risk of becoming extinct.…

Hands On: Apple's iMac with Retina Display

We just got done with our hands-on time with Apple’s new products, and we’ll start with what’s likely the sneakiest of them, the iMac with Retina Display. Why “sneaky”? The answer is all in the HiDPI display, which Apple calls the “Retina 5K Display”. Show More Summary

Benchmarked - Civilization: Beyond Earth

One of the longest running gaming franchises around, the Civilization series goes all the way back to my high school years. There have been many changes along the way, but the core turn-based strategy gameplay remains. With this latest release, Civilization once again heads beyond the confines of our planet. Show More Summary

Apple flings iOS 8.1 at world+dog: Our AMAZEBALLS 9-step installation guide

Let's hope it's not an 8.brick update Apple has rolled out iOS 8.1, enabling features on the iPhone 6 and other new Apple devices.…

It's not always about you: Why the Apple Watch is all about China

Confused by that weird 'digital touch' thing? Don't worry, you're not Chinese Analysis  If you’re wondering why you don’t want the new Apple Watch as much as you think you should, don’t fret, it’s because you’re not Chinese.…

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