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Video: Drone captures amazing bird’s-eye view of Apple’s new spaceship campus

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 13:30

We’ve all seen photos of the new spaceship-like headquarters Apple is building in Cupertino, California right now, but none of us have seen it quite like this. YouTube user “jmcminn” last week posted a video he shot using a DJI Phantom 2 “drone” equipped with a GoPro Hero 3+ video camera. The video gives us the first bird’s-eye view of Apple’s Campus 2, which is currently under construction in Cupertino. The video is incredibly clear and it shows us exactly how unique and interesting (in other words, bizarre) Apple’s futuristic new spaceship campus is shaping up to be. The full drone video is embedded below.

Sending nude selfies is increasingly common behavior

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 13:26

Hundreds of nude and revealing photos of female celebrities were released onto the internet last night by a hacker. A separate study from Purdue University found that among 21 year olds, 80 percent had sent or received a sext and 46 percent had sent a nude selfie.

DIY Dalek and dapper Time Lord battle in 'Japanese Doctor Who'

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 13:07

Dalek with legs? Cybermen in Spandex? Sonic Screwdriver as a sword flute? Crave chats with the "Japanese Doctor Who" filmmaker Joshua Kahan about why he gave the popular British sci-fi show the Tokusatsu touch.>

Would you pay $400 for an iWatch?

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 13:05

Given how not-so-well most smartwatches have sold so far, Apple would have to be crazy to charge $400 for the iWatch unless it brought something truly new to the table… right? Re/code’s sources say that Apple execs “have discussed charging around $400 for the company’s new wearable device” although that’s apparently just one of many price points under consideration for different device types. In fact, pricing for the iWatch is apparently still very much up in the air and Re/code’s sources still aren’t sure whether Apple will even unveil any pricing at all during its September 9th event when it will show off its first wearable computer alongside the iPhone 6. Unlike the iPhone 6, which has practically been leaked to death

NASA to reformat Mars rover's memory from 125 million miles away

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 12:57

NASA's long-running Mars rover Opportunity is going to have its memory reformatted in an attempt to resolve a series of recurring errors that have been interrupting its work for a day or two at a time with some frequency over the last month. The rover, which is now over 10 years old and well beyond its original mission lifetime, reset itself over a dozen times last month because of what NASA says is likely an issue with worn-out flash memory that it's attempting to store data in. Pieces of flash memory can wear out after repeated use, and it's possible that the rover is still attempting to use these worn-out parts of its memory.

Elgato Eve will monitor the air in your house, works with iOS 8 HomeKit

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 12:45

Elgato's upcoming smart home tech promises to measure the quality of air in your home, as well as energy and water consumption.>

Here’s how all those celebrity nudes might have been stolen

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 12:40

After a massive breach that saw hackers steal nude pictures and videos from phones belonging to various celebrities, fingers have been pointed at Apple’s iCloud as the potential point of access. Now, various reports have emerged detailing the way these phones may have been obtained, and revealing Apple’s involvement in the process. FROM EARLIER: Nude photos of Jennifer Lawrence, Ariana Grande and others leak in alleged iCloud hack Online publication The Next Web reveals that hackers aware of an iCloud security issue (found in the Find My iPhone service) and may have taken advantage of it to break into the phones of the affected celebrities, who include Jennifer Lawrence, Ariana Grande, Kate Hudson and many more. Apparently, a Python script was posted on Github last Monday that

5 more awesome Android apps you may not have heard of

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 12:15

Because you can never have enough apps in your life, we’ve decided to comb through a recent thread of new Android app recommendations over at Reddit’s Android community and pluck out the best gems for your enjoyment. Some of these apps have been out for a while but some of them are brand new so don’t be shocked if they come with bugs. That said, they’re all highly rated and you can be sure the developers will issue patches to fix any reported issues people may find. And without further ado, here are five more terrific Android apps you may never have heard of. Moon+ Reader Pro Moon+ Reader Pro is a widely acclaimed book reader app that’s won praise for

Google may reveal first low-cost Android One phones at September 15th event

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 12:02

Google has begun working with hardware manufacturers to help them easily produce low-cost Android Phones, and the first phones built as part of that effort could see a release soon. Google is holding an event in India on September 15th, according to NDTV, and it seems likely that it'll take this opportunity to focus on these new phones. The phones come as part of Android One, a reference program announced back in June that allows manufacturers to make phones based on inexpensive hardware designs put together by Google.

Say hello to men who hate NSA spying but blame women for being spied on

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 11:56

The last time, a man named Christopher Chaney illegally accessed more than 50 email accounts to steal nude photos and was later rewarded with 10 years in prison. Take some of the members of Reddit, for example. If you're not familiar with Reddit, this is the best way I know how to describe it: it's an "anything goes" online message board where the loudest voices belong to misogynistic trolls who value anonymity over decency. In reality, "anything goes" is a bit of hyperbole, since the site does have two major rules: no child porn, and no posting "personal information." And because Reddit is a special place, its ban on posting personal information will protect you unless you happen to be an attractive woman that lots of people want to see naked.

Iran president urges clerics to tolerate Internet

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 11:46

Iran's president urged the country's clerics Monday to be more tolerant of the Internet and new technologies, which are often the target of criticism by influential hard-liners in the Islamic Republic. ...

Next-gen flagship Moto X+1 leaks in new photos

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 11:25

Motorola is set to announce a handful of new products later this week during a media gathering that BGR will be attending, but it looks like the star of the show has made an early appearance. TK Tech News on Monday posted photos it claims show the upcoming Motorola Moto X+1, and the images appear to be authentic. There are a few interesting takeaways from the photos. First, it looks like Motorola may have its exotic case backs ready for launch this time around. Early buyers of last year’s Moto X didn’t have access to fun materials like wood, and reports suggest that this year’s model will be available in even more unique finishes. The new photos show the Moto X+1 with

Will the 'iWatch' be worth $400?

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 11:06

Reports suggest that Apple's team is considering charging a premium for the company's first wearable technology device. And while all 'idevices' come with a hefty price tag, charging so much for a smartwatch would mean that Apple would be putting it on a par with brands like Tissot and Breil, rather than Samsung or Fitbit.

Here’s another way the iPhone 6 might disappoint you

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 10:35

We hope you weren’t getting your hopes up too much that Apple was going to just give you a cool new reversible USB cable when you bought the iPhone 6. 9to5Mac directs our attention to a new research note from KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who says that Apple’s new reversible USB Lightning connector won’t be shipping with the iPhone 6 and it’s not clear whether Apple plans to release the new connector at all. Kuo says that Apple believes the reversible USB connector will offer only “limited improvements to overall user experience” and thus won’t be worth the extra money to ship with the iPhone 6. FROM EARLIER: The most disappointing rumor about the iPhone 6 may have just been confirmed

Mars rover to get a long-distance memory wipe and reformat

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 10:16

NASA aims to correct a series of problems with the Opportunity rover's memory by giving it a reformat from far, far away.>

Asus says it will unveil the best-looking Android Wear smartwatch yet on Wednesday

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 10:15

Asus says that it's built the best-looking Android Wear smartwatch to date and that it plans to fully unveil it just two days from now, according to Taiwan's Central News Agency. Called the ZenWatch, this will be Asus' first Android Wear smartwatch, and it'll reportedly be sold for less than $199 — potentially making it less expensive than competing watches from Samsung and LG. It's also reported to include voice control features in English and, eventually, in Chinese, but it's not clear how those would differ from the built-in commands that are already used to control Android Wear watches. The watch will reportedly come in one size and can be used even without being paired to an Android phone, but that's about it in the way of details right now.