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Making your iPhone and iPad charge faster

It’s somewhat depressing that Android manufacturers increasingly outfit their flagship smartphones with fast-charging capability while iPhones, and especially iPads, still take forever to charge from zero to hundred percent. And if you happen to actually use your iOS device while it’s connected to power, you’ll experience even slower-than-usual charging times. But as it turns...

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Mouse/keyboard hybrid provides fast single-finger typing

One side of the small peripheral is dedicated to typing, with segmented touch section that users ...

A new crowdfunding campaign is looking to change how we interact with our PCs and other smart devices, providing users with an all-in-one solution that combines keyboard and mouse. The peripheral, known as the Nydeum Sense, lets users trace out letters on a contoured touch surface, while providing a more conventional touch experience on its second side.

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The game industry of Sweden

It’s August, 2015, and inside the Swedish National Museum of Science and Technology in Stockholm, a closing ceremony is taking place. It’s a summer Saturday afternoon and there are more than a hundred people inside the main hall. They are trying out the games of the first graduating class of Stugan, a Swedish non-profit accelerator that brought together 23 game developers from around the world to spend two months on the games of their dreams in a cabin next to a lake in the middle of the...

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Hubble captures stunning Martian portrait

Portrait of Mars captured by the Hubble Space Telescope

The Hubble Space Telescope has captured a stunning image of the full disk of Mars prior to the Red Planet's closest approach to Earth in 11 years. Mars has been the focal point of numerous unmanned missions, and, if NASA gets its way, will be the first planet beyond Earth to be visited by mankind.

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iPhone 7 may launch with LG-made dual-lens camera because Sony is behind schedule

Remember the rumor, backed by a report from reliable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, that only a 5.5-inch model of an ‘iPhone 7’ would have a dual-lens camera while its 4.7-inch brethren would get stuck with a boring single-camera module? Now we know where that came from: Apple’s camera supplier Sony has fallen behind schedule, prompting the iPhone maker to add […]

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Minimoog Model D goes into pop-up production

Units are being handbuilt at Moogfest 2016, and are available to buy at the Moog Store

If you're tuned into the synth world, you may have felt a little ripple run through it this week. Moog Music has announced a pilot production run of the iconic Minimoog analog synthesizer, which hasn't been made for over 30 years. Units are being made at a special space at this year's Moogfest and will be available to buy at the event.

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Of Klang, Mr. Data’s blurry fingers and the guy who ran my high school media center

I didn't become a computer nerd until I was in high school. Bizarre as this may sound, I didn't grow up with a computer at home — and neither did most of the people I knew. In high school, though, I became a full-blown geek.

That impressed the adults in my life, but it didn't feel like anything special to me. My ability to click things quickly on a Mac in 1996 was a gift, I figured, and I couldn't very well brag about a gift, even if I wanted to. I just had an affinity for noodling, and I knew enough to know how much I didn't know. Still, what I could do looked like magic to adults like Mr. Mitchell who ran my high school Media Center. Sometimes stood over my shoulder smiling as I noodled, and that made me feel good.

I never knew what...

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Job listings suggest Apple’s first retail store in Brooklyn could open for business this year

Following setbacks, Apple’s first retail store in Brooklyn, New York City’s most populous borough, could open some time this year. That’s because the company’s now started a recruiting process for the Brooklyn area. The store should be located at 247 Bedford Avenue, at the corner of North 3rd Street, in Williamsburg. A series of job […]

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