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The flying car is still a few years from being a practical reality, let alone a sound business venture. So why do companies keep pouring millions into developing them when their designs clearly work better as a stylish iPhone dock?
Developing for iOS has its share of tradeoffs: you get to put up a stall in the busiest app bazaar in the world, but only if you jump through Apple's many, many hoops. Or, as these clever underminers did, just find ways around them.
This is not a real thing. Don't go crazy. The apparent version of Siri on the Android Market is, of course, no such thing, with the app simply re-branding existing Android voice functions and adding a Siri logo to Google phones.
In the 1890s, King Camp Gillette had what was then novel business idea: sell durable razor handles cheaply to lock in lifelong customers of disposable blades. By trading short-term loss for long-term, reliable profits, his company became wildly successful, and—more importantly—created a foothold that its competitors spent decades trying to overcome.
Intel and Apple's Thunderbolt data transfer format could soon be a bullet-point on your new PC's tech spec sheet, with Intel reportedly preparing to launch a PC version of the adaptable daisy-chain interface next spring.
The latest patent application to come out of Cupertino could allow for new MacBooks that are slimmer, lighter, greener and could provide power for days without a charge. What's the magic ingredient? Fuel cells!
Screenshots of Mac OS X 10.7.3 developer builds have revealed what we already suspected: ultra-high definition Macs are coming. This Get Info window capture reveals a HIDPI (Hi-Dots-Per-Inch) mode checkbox that may come in the next update of Apple's desktop OS.
I've been at war with fingerprints on my iPhone since day one. And if fingerprints are enough to annoy me, sticking it in this eMirror dock and seeing it subjected to sprayed toothpaste would probably drive me insane.
Siri has been something if a disappointment so far—more flash than substance—but this particular trick is a mighty impressive novelty. A neat new hack lets Siri play music on a Yamaha Disklavier player piano from music files in your library.