There's a Wall Street Journal article you should know about, if you don't already. It's about Apple doubling one of its most popular product lines, introducing a smaller, more affordable version to keep up with tough Android competition. The story broke on Valentine's Day, a tidy love note to Apple fanboys and fangirls everywhere.
Comcast has confirmed that it's going to buy Time Warner Cable to form a huge, tangled monster of awfulness. Hooray! You want out? Lucky for you there are some alternatives to doing business with your monopolistic cable-internet master if you try hard enough. Here are your options, and good luck making your escape. Read more...
For more than 40 years, American ground forces have relied on the AC-130 gunship for protection and close air support. However, the venerable AC-130H Specter variant, which has been deployed in every major combat operation since Vietnam, is beginning to show its age.Read more...
Organovo's 3D-printed mini-liver just shattered its own record, carrying out the same cellular functions as a natural human liver for 40 days in the lab. That may not seem like a lot — human liver cells are replaced about every 300 to 500 days — but the company's previous millimeter-sized liver slivers only managed five days.
Barely a week since successfully completing sea trials after a three year hiatus, the venerable research sub Alvin is already earning back the $42 million in hardware upgrades and engineering retrofits it's received—showing off its spaciou
The HAV304 took the crown of “world's longest aircraft” with its inaugural flight today. The gargantuan spans a football field and towers just over two stories in height, owing its construction to pure metal. It sacrifices little in being the world's longest, as it still reaches 100 mph, which is triple that of the dwarfish Goodyear blimp.
Apple is holding a special event today at the Yerba Buena Center in San Francisco, California to unveil the fifth-generation iPad and second-generation iPad mini, alongside updated iLife and iWork software—and quite possibly some surprises. In addition to individual stories discussing the developments as they happen, we’re providing this running, updated feed of what’s taking place at the event.
I bought my first iPhone in 2008 and my first iPad in 2010, and I've upgraded both devices several times since then. Over the last five years, iOS has easily been my second-most used operating system by hours of usage after Windows (which I have to use for my day job as a Java developer). I've never seriously looked at any alternative mobile OS, as I have a substantial commitment to Apple's ecosystem in terms of app purchases, content storage, and sheer muscle memory.
Director Robert Rodriguez is expanding on the story and characters first seen in his cult classicFrom Dusk Till Dawnwith a new TV series, but that's not all there is to it. Here it's the debut original series on Rodriguez's newEl Rey Networkon cable, but outside the USMiramax has cut a deal with Netflixgiving the streamer exclusive rights to all ten episodes.
Apple's new baby iPad comes with a pixel-pushing Retina display, but the stat sleuths at AnandTech have now declared that while the screen is indeed a fantastic addition to the smaller iPad, it's a bit color-blind. According to the test results, the iPad mini w/ Retina is only marginally better than its non-Retina predecessor in terms of things like saturation and contrast, and in some categories (like white-level brightness) it's actually a small step down from the original mini.
Welcome toIRL, an ongoing feature where we talk about the gadgets, apps and toys we're using in real life and take a second look at products that already got the formal review treatment.By now, we've written nearly everything there is to say about theiPad Air, but that doesn't mean we can't revisit it here in "IRL.
Apple’s new iPads — the iPad Air and iPad mini with Retina display — have quietly undergone significant battery changes from their prior incarnations, iLounge has learned. The iPad Air actually has a much smaller battery than the fourth-generation iPad — 32.4-Watt-hours compared to the previous model’s 42.
As hard as it might be to remember today, the iPod and iTunes helped Apple recover from a bruising personal computer battle that saw the company nearly go bankrupt—Apple’s pocket-sized media players helped re-introduce consumers to a well-respected but marginalized brand, providing affordable entry points into Apple’s ecosystem of products.
Anyone who has used an iPad or other tablet while standing, walking around, or speaking to a group, without the ability to rest it on something solid, has known the pain that juggling these tools can bring.
Dave Rees recently told us about his experiences when he and Ryan Chapman bought Apple ‘s new iPad Air on release day. I also bought a new iPad Air on release day, and I had been happily using it as a replacement for my first-gen iPad mini. Eventually both Dave and I replaced our new Airs with the new iPad mini with Retina display . Why? We’re happy to tell your our reasoning.
While the two new cases aren’t as identical to one another as the iPads they’re based upon, they’re not too different — we see them as slightly tweaked evolutions of the first-gen mini Defender , which was streamlined from the full-sized iPad version .