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Apple's Sept. 9 Event: Here's What to Expect

6 hours 16 min ago

Apple's invitation gives a hint as to what might be on the agenda for Sept. 9. The invite features an Apple logo intertwined with the redesigned Siri interface already available on the Apple Watch and slated for fall's iOS 9 release, along with the words, "Hey Siri, give us a hint." That would seemingly point to products tied into Apple's voice-powered digital assistant. Apple typically releases new phones in the fall — in fact, the Sept. 9 event will take place a year to the day that Apple took the wraps off the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.


Tesla Model S P85D is so amazing it broke Consumer Reports’ rating system

6 hours 22 min ago
Tesla’s all-wheel-drive Model S P85D might just be the best car on the planet, at least according to Consumer Reports. In fact, Tesla’s top of the line Model S performed so well during testing that it quite literally broke Consumer Reports’ testing scale, initially scoring 103 on a 100 point scale. Subsequently, the publication was forced to implement a few changes to its scoring scale just to account for the Model S. DON’T MISS: New free iPhone app will change the way you use email – watch the video if you don’t believe us Now we all know that the all-wheel-drive Model S is blazing fast and remarkably powerful. With Insane Mode enabled, it can go from 0-60 in just 3.2

Google rejects EU anti-trust allegations as flawed

6 hours 29 min ago
BRUSSELS (AP) — Google rejected on Thursday a complaint by Europe's competition watchdog that the Internet giant is abusing its dominance in Web searches to promote its own products.

Apple schedules new product event for Sept. 9

6 hours 32 min ago

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple has announced plans for a new product event on Sept. 9 in San Francisco, where the giant tech company is expected to show off new iPhones and other gadgets.


New estimate: Apple shipped 3.6 million watches last quarter

6 hours 34 min ago

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A new report estimates Apple shipped 3.6 million watches in the last quarter — more than some analysts have estimated and enough to change the competitive landscape for fitness bands and other wearable gadgets.


Instagram photos seem too square? It's allowing multiple sizes now

6 hours 35 min ago

The photo-sharing site is changing the size and shape of photos it allows, removing one of the key differences it had from rivals and likely drawing many more users in the process.


Airbnb hires Clinton administration vet as policy chief

6 hours 35 min ago

Lehane brings double duty experience to the table with past high-profile advising roles from Silicon Valley to the Beltway.


Chief Digital Officer: 5 tips to better social media in business

6 hours 45 min ago

Learn how to use social media from Sree Sreenivasan, Chief Digital Officer at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. These tips come from a former journalism professor and will help you gain influence and build your personal brand.


Hands-on: Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S2 packs a ton of power into a surprisingly thin frame

6 hours 48 min ago
There is no flagship model of the Galaxy Tab S2. That’s what a Samsung representative told us yesterday after unveiling one of the lightest tablets I’ve ever held in my hands. Both the 8-inch and 9.7-inch models of the Tab S2 are equally important to Samsung, and at first glance, you can see why: they’re sleek, they’re thin and they’re vibrant. DON’T MISS: Galaxy Note 5 ‘Penghazi’ – what really happens when you insert the S Pen the wrong way? The 9.7-inch model that I left with is not only a fantastic looking device with its 2048 x 1536 Super AMOLED display, it’s also the most powerful tablet that Samsung has ever built. By including the Exynos 5433 processor, which you might recognize from the

Here's your first look at Michael Fassbender in 'Assassin's Creed'

6 hours 51 min ago

Yahoo Movies posts an exclusive glimpse of what Michael Fassbender will look like as Callum Lynch in the upcoming "Assassin's Creed" movie.


A surprising number of psychology studies can’t be reproduced

6 hours 51 min ago

Researchers ought to be able to duplicate the findings of other scientists’ work, but a new study suggests that many published psychology results can't be recreated. A huge, collaborative research project attempted to recreate 100 studies that were recently published in major psychology journals, and it found that only 39 of those studies' results could be replicated. In January 2014, the National Institutes of Health announced it would create new initiatives to address these concerns, but there still aren't widely established reproducibility guidelines.


Apple event set for Sept 9 in San Francisco

6 hours 53 min ago

Apple on Thursday sent out invitations to a Sept. 9 media event, hinting that Siri virtual assistant software in its mobile devices will play a role. The timing of the Apple event did not come as a surprise since the California-based company is known to host September events to announce iPhone updates. Rumors about the coming event included the possibility of new iPhone models and news about Apple TV set-top boxes.


Shrunken version of iPhone 6 reportedly won't be coming this year

7 hours 2 min ago

Rumors of a 4-inch iPhone 6C have been circulating, but a tech blog reports that this device won't be ready for Apple's upcoming press event next month.


The Social Entrepreneur Interview Series: Meet Erwan Kezzar of Simplon

7 hours 12 min ago
Every day, social entrepreneurs from around the world are seizing opportunities others miss to improve broken systems, innovate and develop solutions to change society for the better. Over the past few months, I've traveled to India, Brazil, Southeast Asia, East Africa, Western Europe and the U.S. to visit 50 NGOs and social enterprises with my...

Everything we expect to see at Apple’s big iPhone 6s event

7 hours 14 min ago
Apple on Thursday set September 9th as the official date for its fall 2015 iPhone launch. While Apple’s newest smartphone will be the highlight of its event, we’re expecting to see a lot more from the pride of Cupertino this year than just another phone. Below we’ll go over the biggest things we’re likely to see at Apple’s event on September 9th. RELATED: iPhone 6s: New report reveals every single detail on new 12MP camera The iPhone 6s and the iPhone 6s Plus These are the twin bells of the ball, although we don’t expect them to look too different from the two smartphones Apple released last year. The most recent leaks indicate both smartphones will feature 12-megapixel cameras that can

Evernote Food is shutting down, and that's terrible

7 hours 15 min ago

The only reason I used Evernote is going away on September 30th, when the company shuts down recipe app Evernote Food. Launched in 2011, the iOS (and later Android) app was a food-focused complement to Evernote's main note-clipping service. Evernote Food probably wasn't the single best recipe management tool, but unlike other dedicated cooking apps, it was built on the agnostic and flexible Evernote base service, and it let you search a selection of surprisingly good recipe blogs straight from the app. If you're like me, you'll have a little over a month to make sure everything is synced before you have to go back to flipping through the "recipe" tag on your vanilla Evernote app, between periodic nagging about upgrading your account.


TechRepublic welcomes Dan Patterson, Senior Writer

7 hours 17 min ago

The TechRepublic team is excited to introduce the newest member of our staff--a writer who's going to help us in our mission to serve useful information to the planet's smartest tech readers.


Twitter tries to lure in users as it searches for CEO

7 hours 25 min ago

NEW YORK (AP) — Twitter's most urgent task is naming a new CEO. But the most formidable one is convincing more people that its service is essential, easy to use and not just meant for celebrities, 16-year-olds and news junkies.