Apple Patents Emergency Alert That Calls the Police When You Can't

An Apple patent published today details a theoretical feature that would enable your mobile device to detect an emergency and alert your designated contacts or the police. And y'know what? It actually makes a lot of sense. Read More >>

With HMV Re-Opened, Can You Teach An Old Music-Loving Dog New Tricks?

The first record I ever bought was from HMV. It was Weezer’s Green Album, and while I can’t pretend it was the moment that my obsession with music kicked off (I’ll put that down to the literal wall of CDs that acted as structural support for my older brothers’ bedroom), it is a moment that I remember incredibly vividly. And, for the record, its was a great album too. Read More >>

Sprng EarPod Clip Review: One of Apple's Biggest Design Flaws, Fixed

The constant curse of Apple's earbuds—along with the lacklustre sound they produce—is that you can rarely go more than 10 seconds before one side or the other pops out. Sprng—clips for Apple's updated-in-2012 EarPods—wants to remedy that. And you know what? They do. Read More >>

A Lego Camera Is Your Brick-Tastic-Snapper Deal of the Day

We all love Lego, right? Youngsters, oldsters, whatever we are; we can't enough of those lovely brightly coloured plastic building blocks. And what's the only thing we love even more -- yes, PHOTOGRAPHY! Read More >>

Apple's New Budget 16GB iPod Touch: 4-inch Retina Screen, £200

Apple has just quietly launched a budget-friendly new iPod touch: a 16GB model, with a 4-inch Retina display and a price tag of £200. Read More >>

Is Anyone Actually Going to Buy an iBeetle?

The much-rumoured iCar may have never made it into existence, but VolksWagen's Apple-themed car has finally been made official: the iBeetle offers up some pretty deeply ingrained Apple tech. But who's actually going to buy one? Read More >>

Five Times the Queen's Been Carted Out to Pimp Technology

The Queen, God bless her, is not hip. Dignified, yes; Regal, obviously, but hip? No. Still, that hasn't stopped Buckingham Palace and the government rolling Queenie out of her cryogenic freezer on occasion to demonstrate the latest and greatest in modern technology. Today is the anniversary of her royal digits tapping out their first email -- way back in 1976 -- so we thought we'd take a look at some of her other technological ventures. Read More >>

When Apple's Engraving Service Goes Wrong

When Redditor jayhawk503 bought his new iPod, he got more than he bargained for. He claims he didn't want any damn engraving. We're not sure how true that is, but it's funny nonetheless. [Reddit via Geekosystem] Read More >>

Some Cheap iPods, iPads, and WD Live TVs From HMV Are Your "It's Not Quite a Fire Sale, But It's Better Than Nothing" Deal of the Day

HMV's future is still in some jeopardy, although Sir Elton John is riding in to the rescue, with big talk about instore performances that are more likely to cause riots than retail recoveries. Read More >>

This Is What an iPod Looked Like in the Roaring Twenties

In the 1920s, the world was still about 60 years away from the first Walkman, and about 80 from the iPod, but portable music was still apparently a thing. All you had to do was rig a little radio to your garter and a speaker around your head, as the 20s lady in the above video demonstrates. Read More >>

Apple's Father of the iPod Says Scott Forstall "Got What He Deserved"

Scott Forstall, the iOS boss who was forced out of the company after the switch to Apple Maps caused the world to point and laugh at Apple, got what he deserved. That's according to Tony Fadell, the man given most credit for creating Apple's legendary iPod. Read More >>

Marantz Consolette is the Speaker Dock for the Wealthy Audiophile

If you need a new thing to put your iPhone in and have a budget of £900 to do so, the £899 Marantz Consolette just squeezes in on budget. It's so posh that even the back of the thing is made from walnut. Read More >>

iPod Touch 5th Gen Teardown: Tiny, Powerful, and a Gigantic Pain in the Butt to Fix

The new iPod touch is out, so naturally it's already been cracked open for a look at its guts. The verdict? Tightly packed goodness, according to iFixit. Read More >>

Classic iPod in Your Browser: The Best Way to Waste Your Friday Evening

The iPod Classic might have one foot in the grave, but it still lives. On your computer. A clever designer made this fully playable iPod for your browser. And it really works, just like your old mp3 player. How awesome is that? Read More >>

Apple's Shake-To-Charge Patent Trades Calories for Battery Life

Its larger form factor and bigger battery mean the iPhone 5 should last longer on a single charge. But to overcome the fact that battery technology still basically sucks, Apple has applied for a 'shake to charge' patent that uses electromagnetic induction to convert everyday motions into extra battery life. Read More >>


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