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More Websites Were Viewed on Mobile Devices and Tablets Than Desktops for First Time Ever This Month

November 2, 2016 Our internet reading habits are becoming increasingly mobile. October was the first month ever when more web pages were viewed on mobile and tablet devices than on desktop and laptop computers, according to the web analytics firm StatCounter. While this doesn’t necessarily mean more people are using mobile devices than...

Apple Is Finally Overhauling Its Computers

October 19, 2016 On Oct. 27, Apple will refresh its Mac laptops and desktops, according to a report from Recode yesterday. Rumors have been swirling for some time that Apple would be holding a press event to show off its latest MacBooks, but this is the first indication that Apple also plans to...

UK Is Crowdsourcing Its Swarming Drone Attacks

October 4, 2016 What’s that buzzing sound? The UK’s ministry of defense is hosting a competition to find ways of using smaller drones, rather than the massive things used for bombing and surveillance, on the battlefield. It’s asking British companies to propose a system that would allow a single solider to control up...

UK Military Wants Your Ideas for How to Build Swarms of Attack Drones

October 4, 2016 What’s that buzzing sound? The U.K.’s ministry of defense is hosting a competition to find ways of using smaller drones, rather than the massive things used for bombing and surveillance, on the battlefield. It’s asking British companies to propose a system that would allow a single solider to control up...

Toyota Is Releasing a Chatty Robot that Sits in Your Car’s Cupholder

October 3, 2016 You might not be able to have robot drive your car just yet, but at least you can get one to keep you company as you drive. Toyota announced Oct. 3 it will be launching a tiny robot in 2017 called Kirobo Mini, that can fit in a car’s cupholder...

Mark Zuckerberg Released Photos of Facebook’s Highly Advanced and Rather Dystopian-Looking Data Center

September 29, 2016 Fresh off of announcing that he wants to cure every disease in the world for a relatively small amount of money, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg wants to show the world some of the other technical challenges he’s helping surmount. In a post on his own social network Sept. 28, Zuckerberg...

Whatever You Do, Don’t Drill a Hole Into Your New iPhone 7

September 28, 2016 I can’t believe I have to say this: Please don’t drill a hole into your new iPhone 7. This is a very very bad idea: We’re all mourning the loss of the headphone jack on Apple’s latest iPhone, which is a very nice phone. But however hard you try—and it...

It Costs Apple About a Third as Much to Make an iPhone 7 as it Charges You

September 27, 2016 The cheapest iPhone 7 retails for $649, but new research suggests it costs Apple roughly $225 to build one. Market research firm IHS Markit recently took apart the iPhone 7 to price out all of the individual parts that go into building the phone. According to its analysts’ research, those...

Uber Wants to Fly Customers Around in Massive Autonomous Drones

September 26, 2016 Self-driving cars just aren’t enough. Uber, the ride-hailing taxi service, is apparently seriously exploring whether it can develop aircraft that could take off and land without a runway, and fly passengers autonomously to wherever they want to go.Recode reported Sunday (Sept. 25) that Uber’s head of product, Jeff Holden, said...

The First Satellite in Facebook’s Plan for Global Internet Success Just Exploded

September 1, 2016 The first step in Facebook’s grand vision to connect the entire world to the internet—or Facebook—has gone up in flames. Earlier today, a SpaceX rocket carrying a satellite that Facebook planned to use in its internet.org initiative exploded during a pre-launch test at Cape Canaveral, Florida. The rocket was due...