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The iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus leaks keep pouring in, with more and more unofficial details being offered surrounding Apple’s upcoming smartphones with less than two weeks to go to the 2015 fall iPhone event – Apple has already issued press invites for the iPhone launch, which will be its biggest yet in terms of attendance. After detailing the camera specs for the iPhone 6s and the new Motion wallpapers, 9to5Mac’s Mark Gurman followed up with a new report that explains Apple’s glass display choices for the new handsets, the color options and Force Touch. DON’T MISS: New free iPhone app will change the way you use email – watch the video if you don’t believe us Apple reportedly considered using sapphire
Finnish telecom equipment maker Nokia said it had agreed to create a Chinese joint venture with Huaxin in a move that could pave the way for China's approval for Nokia's proposed takeover of Alcatel-Lucent . The joint venture, to be named Nokia Shanghai Bell, will be built upon a similar, long-time joint venture between France's Alcatel-Lucent and China Huaxin, which is a state-owned Chinese investment company.
Late on Thursday, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg published a post announcing that the world’s largest social network had reached an impressive new milestone: on Monday, August 24, for the first time in site history, one billion users used Facebook in a single day. DON’T MISS: Huge leak details another new iPhone 6s feature you’re going to love To put this figure into perspective, consider these two data points. First, Zuckerberg points out that 1 out of every 7 people on earth logged into Facebook during a 24 hour period. Second, back in 2012, 1 billion users visited Facebook actively each month. In a relatively short period of time, Facebook successfully jumped from a popular social networking site into a global brand with tremendous
Boeing has been researching ways to disable drones with lasers for a while now, and this week, the defense contractor released new footage (below) of its Compact Laser Weapons System: a portable, tripod-mounted device that can burn a hole in a UAV or a quadcopter in seconds. The system is essentially a less-powerful version of Boeing's High Energy Laser Mobile Demonstrator (HEL MD), a truck-mounted laser that can destroy mortars in mid-flight. Although HEL MD might one day be deployed on the battlefield, its compact cousin is intended to keep drones away from sensitive areas, according to a report from Wired.
By David Alexander NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (Reuters) - The Pentagon is teaming up with Apple, Boeing, Harvard and others to develop high-tech sensory gear flexible enough to be worn by people or molded onto the outside of a jet. The rapid development of new technologies is forcing the Pentagon to seek partnerships with the private sector rather than developing its technology itself, defense officials say. "I've been pushing the Pentagon to think outside our five-sided box and invest in innovation here in Silicon Valley and in tech communities across the country," Defense Secretary Ash Carter said in prepared remarks on Friday.
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Defense Secretary Ash Carter will announce Friday that the Pentagon is funding a new venture to develop cutting-edge electronics and sensors that can flex and stretch and could be built into clothing or the skins of ships and aircraft.
Iphone assembler Hon Hai Precision Industry Co Ltd will buy a 21 percent stake in Siliconware Precision Industries Co Ltd (SPIL), both firms said on Friday, days after another Taiwan-based Apple Inc supplier also said it wanted to buy into the chip packaging firm. The rivalry over SPIL, the industry's third-largest packager, comes as companies in the chip industry seek to overcome the technological challenges raised by the Internet of Things, where everyday products are monitored and controlled online. In a joint stock market filing with SPIL, Hon Hai, the world's largest contract electronics maker, said it would buy the 21 percent stake in SPIL via a share swap.