Everything we expect to see at Apple’s big iPhone 8 reveal

September 13, 2017

Image: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Apple’s next iPhones are almost here. We’re just days away from what will be Apple’s most anticipated reveal in recent memory. On Tuesday morning, CEO Tim Cook will take the stage at the company’s Steve Jobs Theatre in Cupertino and show off three new iPhones.  We’ll also get our first look at the next Apple Watch, Apple TV, and hear the latest updates on iOS and…

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The 8 best gadgets from Berlin’s IFA 2017 technology show

September 4, 2017

Image: raymond wong/mashable Europe’s largest technology show, IFA, kicked off early this week in Berlin. Running until Sept. 6, the huge show gives everyone a glimpse into the future of consumer tech. While the biggest tech announcements are reserved for CES in January, big brands like Samsung and LG still debut some pretty sweet products at IFA.  SEE ALSO: What it’s like to have a lightsaber battle with Kylo Ren…

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Is smart luggage worth the hype?

August 13, 2017

Tech companionships have managed to make a lot of produces “smart” over the years, but not all of them make a whole lot of feel. Does a toaster required to smart? Or atoothbrush? At this target, where does it terminate? Yourluggage, however, is an area worthy of some circuitry. While the odds are technically low-pitched, airlines still forget or misplace luggage on a regular basis. Smart luggagethough itmay not prevent…

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Researchers have created a mobile phone you don’t need to charge

July 10, 2017

Image: screenshot from youtube Your future phone may never need to be charged. That’s the exciting implication of new research out of the University of Washington, where researchers have created a mobile phone prototype that doesn’t require a battery to operate. SEE ALSO: Elon Musk sticks to Twitter bet to build world’s biggest lithium-ion battery The astonishingly efficient prototype requires just 3.5 microwatts of juice, and it employs an innovative…

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Apple teases HomePod challenger to Amazon Echo and Google Home

June 6, 2017

The HomePod drives hands-free with Siri voice requires and will cost $349 and come out this December in the U.S ., UK and Australia . Image: karissa buzzer/ mashable We just got our first look at Apple’s long-awaited Amazon Echo rival. Following months of rumors and gues about the Siri-powered home speaker, Apple eventually confirmed the device, announced HomePod, during WWDC in San Jose. SEE ALSO: Apple’s next move: Siri…

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These jellyfish-like balloons are delivering internet to people affected by Peru floods

May 19, 2017

One of Project Loon's balloons.Image: alphabet/project loon During natural disasters, the ability to communicate with loved ones and get basic information is vital. But communication infrastructure is often one of the first things to be knocked out by high winds, massive rain, and flooding especially in remote and rural regions. Massive jellyfish-like balloons traveling at the edge of space, however, are making that problem a thing of the past. SEE…

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Bjrk would really like Bill Gates to clean the oceans. Can you do that, Bill?

May 11, 2017

Image: Carlos Tischler/REX/Shutterstock If Bjrk sings in the forest and no one’s there to Instagram it, well, everything’s going great. The legendary musician outlined a pretty simple tweak she’d like see in human behavior to Pitchfork and suggested occasionally taking a breather to check out some trees and “do shit” instead of scrolling through Facebook. “Maybe there are a lot of kids now who dont know how to walk in…

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OnePlus 5 confirmed for launch this summer

May 6, 2017

The OnePlus 3T replaces the the OnePlus 3, which was released less than six months ago.Image: lili sams/mashable The smartphone you should be talking about is coming. The OnePlus 5, the successor to the OnePlus 3T, the best phone most people have never heard of, but hopefully have because you read Mashable obsessively, will launch this summer. SEE ALSO: OnePlus 3T in Midnight Black is the phone Batman’s been waiting…

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Primitive Technology: Water Powered Hammer (Monjolo)

April 30, 2017

YouTube channel Primitive Technology built this water powered hammer called a “Monjolo”. It’s used for pulverizing materials into powder and the one in the video was built as a proof of concept. It’s the first machine he’s built using primitive technology that produces work without human effort. Read more: http://twistedsifter.com/videos/primitive-technology-water-powered-hammer-monjolo/

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‘Digital wellness lady’ wants students to unplug or at least look up

April 23, 2017

Put down the phone.Image: bob al-greene/mashalbe Step into the Center for Digital Wellness and you’ll likely hear people chatting and that’s about it. Because that’s what the Wi-Fi disabled room at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia, is for re-connecting and interacting with your fellow humans no screens, gizmos, or gadgets in the way. You might find the center’s founder, Sylvia Frejd, a minister and counselor by training, in the conversation…

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