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A Rainbow USB Cable With Every Charging Adapter You Need—Also Nokia

January 1st, 2014 | by Gizmodo

S It may seem a little opulent, but a lot of us won't leave home with at least our smartphone—maybe even two—and a tablet. And eventually one of them is going to need a battery boost, so instead of carrying charging cables and adapters for every single device, toss this single colorful USB adapter in your bag and you're all set


WSJ: Google and Audi Are Working on In-Car Android

December 30th, 2013 | by Gizmodo

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Google has been working with Audi to develop in-car entertainment and information systems based on Android—and the pair plan to make an announcement at next week's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The newspaper explains that the announcement will also detail collaborative efforts with other manufacturers—it specifically names Nvidia, for instance—in order to "establish Android as an important technology for future vehicles." According to the Journal's sources , the new Android initiative will "allow drivers and passengers to access music, navigation, apps and services that are similar to those widely available now on Android-powered smartphones." Last June at its 2013 developers conference, Apple announced its plans to integrate iOS into the car dash , and has garnered support from BMW, Mercedez-Benz, GM and Honda in the process.


Adding More Layers is Apple’s Patent-Suggested Plan For Fixing Maps

December 20th, 2013 | by Gizmodo

It's slowly getting better, but try as it might, Apple just can't top Google's Maps service when it comes to digital cartography That's not to say it isn't still keeping up the chase though — a newly uncovered patent points towards a raft of new features Apple has planned for the troubled service. The "Interactive Map" patent points towards a fresh layering system for the company's iOS Maps app, going far deeper than what's currently offered.


Seriously, Enough With This Apple Holiday Ad

December 17th, 2013 | by Gizmodo

Apple's new holiday ad has been called, in turn, endearing , note-perfect , and, in a spasm of enthrallment, perhaps Apple's best iPhone commercial ever . I think maybe I saw a different ad.


The Best Windows Tablet Display Doesn’t Come From Microsoft

December 10th, 2013 | by Gizmodo

A new generation of Windows tablets has arrived with the launch of the Microsoft Surface 2, their second generation tablet, and the Nokia Lumia 2520, Nokia's first ever tablet. With virtually identical functionality and OS software, it is the quality and performance of their displays that really differentiates the tablets. Microsoft's original Surface RT launched in October 2012 had a display similar to the older Apple iPad 2, with a resolution of 1366x768 pixels and a small Color Gamut with just 57% of the Standard Gamut needed for accurate color reproduction


SONOS, Your New Monitor, Apple TV, Plus TV Deals Abound [Deals]

November 25th, 2013 | by Gizmodo

S Grabbing your choice of SONOS Speaker from Amazon today will not only net you a free SONOS Bridge , but also a nice chunk of Amazon credit that varies depending on which speaker you buy. It's a great excuse to outfit your home with the best, simplest wireless audio solution available


Jony Ive’s RED Mac Pro Sold For Almost $1 Million This Weekend

November 25th, 2013 | by Gizmodo

S Chris Martin and Bono played a duet on a $1.6 million piano, Jenna and Barbara Bush worked the room, and a computer was sold for $977,000. Though Vanity Fair contends that Jony Ive and Marc Newson’s Sotheby’s auction on Saturday was “unlike the typical Sotheby’s auction,” it still sounds like pretty typical rich people stuff to us.


Moga Ace iOS Game Controller First Look: Cheap Fun, Huge Potential

November 19th, 2013 | by Gizmodo

S Ever since Apple introduced reference designs and an API for iOS gaming controllers at WWDC , we've known some kind of officially sanctioned iOS hardware was on the way. The Moga Ace is the first we've gotten in our hot little hands on, and after playing with it for a few days, we can safely say that it's a blast. For some early testing, Moga supplied us with a loaner iPod Touch loaded with a few controller-ready games, including Dead Trigger 2 and Bastion


The Best Small Tablet Display (Hint: It’s Not the iPad Mini)

November 18th, 2013 | by Gizmodo

S A new generation of mini 7 to 8-inch tablets from three of the major manufacturers has just completed with the belated launch of the Apple iPad mini with retina display . While the Kindle Fire HDX, Nexus 7, and new iPad mini all have improved displays over their previous year counterparts, only one truly stands out—as lagging significantly behind.


Apple TV For $85

November 16th, 2013 | by Gizmodo

S Amazon and Best Buy have the latest generation Apple TV for $85, which is pretty much as low as we've ever seen it go. Now featuring HBO


Retina iPad Mini Review: A Sight for Sore Eyes

November 15th, 2013 | by Gizmodo

Last year's iPad mini was very nearly perfect in every way, except the one you needed it to be. Its display was porridge next to the bright retina cornucopia of its bigger iPad brother and its tiny tablet competitors. This year


The iPad Mini with Retina Display Is On Sale Now

November 12th, 2013 | by Gizmodo

Apple quietly put the new iPad Mini with Retina display on sale early this morning, with orders set to arrive for US customers from November 20-22. Prices start at $399 for a 16GB Wi-Fi model, and scale up from there


Take a Tour Through the Glassy Halls of Apple’s Future HQ

November 11th, 2013 | by Gizmodo

We've spent months marveling over the facade of Apple's new headquarters. But now, thanks to these renderings from the City of Cupertino uncovered by Wired , we're getting an idea about the spaces inside the building—and it's hard to decide if it looks more like a futuristic office or a futuristic Apple store. The campus, as we've known for a while , revolves around a massive circular building of nearly three million square feet.


Report: Apple Supplier Flextronics Used Indentured Employees

November 7th, 2013 | by Gizmodo

S Bloomberg Businessweek has an in-depth report today alleging that electronics supplier Flextronics used recruiters who charged workers exorbitant fees to place them in Malaysian plants, confiscating their passports and deserting them in employee housing without food when production idled. The full story is a must-read , but this is the basic timeline: Apple contracted Flextronics International to make the camera for the iPhone


There’s No Such Thing As an "Apple Trap"

October 29th, 2013 | by Gizmodo

S This morning's New York Times Magazine blows the lid off of an Apple conspiracy more outrageous than a dozen Foxconns. Cracking the Apple Trap , it's called in the print edition.


Here’s Why the iPhone 5S Accelerometer Is So Screwed Up

October 16th, 2013 | by Gizmodo

A few weeks ago we confirmed reports that the iPhone 5S motion sensors were embarrassingly off. Some enterprising devs have investigated the problem, and figured out that at its root, it's indeed a hardware design issue that Apple either overlooked or ignored.


iPad 5 to Mimic the Mini’s Looks, Suggests Latest Parts Leak

September 30th, 2013 | by Gizmodo

The iPad 5 looks as though it’ll be taking its design cues from the little tablet that could, the iPad Mini, if the latest supply chain leak is to be believed. SW-Box has gotten its hands on what it claims is the latest Apple tablet shell, and it’s looking decidedly Mini-like.



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