posted about 18 hours ago on the unofficial apple weblog
Land Rover doesn't see why towing a caravan or horse box should get in the way of rear visibility. The luxury SUV-maker has created a concept system that shows drivers what's behind them as if the rear-window is free from obstructions. The idea is...

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posted about 18 hours ago on the unofficial apple weblog
Steam has revealed that along with the new Mad Max game you'll be able to buy all four films, from the 1979 Mel Gibson original to this year's Fury Road. Valve does very little promotion for movies on Steam, but said in a press release that it has...

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posted about 19 hours ago on the unofficial apple weblog
US Amazon users can now buy Nintendo titles like Super Smash Bros. for 3DS and Wii U through a digital download space on Amazon. According to the page, you can purchase one of the 61 titles listed, including Mario Kart 8, Golden Sun and Yoshi's Isl...

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posted about 19 hours ago on the unofficial apple weblog
Lizard Squad has claimed responsibility for a temporary takedown of the UK's National Crime Agency (NCA) website, almost certainly in response to a series of arrests targeting customers of the hacker collective's DDoS-for-hire service. Last week, t...

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posted about 20 hours ago on the unofficial apple weblog
While PayPal has made its name (and serious money) helping people pay for their online and in-store purchases, sending cash to friends or family takes a little bit longer than it needs to. That's why the company created the Venmo app, but that's on...

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posted about 21 hours ago on the unofficial apple weblog
It was quite a surprise when Amazon announced it had snapped up the Top Gear trio for a new show on Prime Instant Video. Many thought Netflix or Sky would win out, but now it's emerged that another unlikely player was bidding for Clarkson and frien...

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posted about 23 hours ago on the unofficial apple weblog
If you were hoping to see more of Spartan 117 ahead of Halo 5: Guardians release this October, today isn't your day. Sure, there's a new trailer embedded below, but it isn't gameplay. Nor does it tell us much about what's going on with the game's s...

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posted about 23 hours ago on the unofficial apple weblog
More than ever before, the UK is embracing cashless payment methods such as debit and credit cards, phones and online banking. Some of that boom can be attributed to contactless payments, a technology that lets you pay with a card, fob, smartphone...

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posted 1 day ago on the unofficial apple weblog
$820,000. That's how much former Secret Service agent Shaun Bridges pilfered in bitcoin during his time investigating the online black market, Silk Road. Bridges pleaded guilty to money laundering and obstruction of justice recently and the Departm...

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posted 1 day ago on the unofficial apple weblog
Google's cute, koala-faced self-driving car is no longer limited to roaming around Californian streets. The company is bringing "a few" of the prototype autonomous vehicles to Austin, Texas within the next few weeks. They'll stick to the same north...

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posted 1 day ago on the unofficial apple weblog
Now that we know how the graphics worked on the Nintendo Entertainment System and Commodore 64, The iBookGuy wants to tell us all about how the Apple II and Atari 2600 got their groove on. In the latest video he says that the Apple II actually used...

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posted 1 day ago on the unofficial apple weblog
The never-ending saga of the Atari 2600 E.T. cartridges that were famously buried (and later unearthed) in Alamogordo, New Mexico continues to benefit the small town. Last November, a selection of games (including E.T., Asteroids and Missile Comman...

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posted 1 day ago on the unofficial apple weblog
After delaying its finale a week, Mr. Robot wraps up its run this week on USA. Of course, you'll probably want to check out Max Max: Fury Road on Blu-ray first, or the accompanying videogame on several systems. This weekend college football is also...

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posted 1 day ago on the unofficial apple weblog
So you want to put your latest action camera footage on Instagram or Vine, but you'd rather not transfer the entire video to your computer or phone just to produce a seconds-long highlight. What to do? As of today, GoPro has an easy answer. It's...

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posted 1 day ago on the unofficial apple weblog
Rumors suggest that Apple is finally ready to introduce new Apple TV hardware next week, but that's not the only part of its new video strategy. According to Variety, Apple is preparing to launch its own original video programming in an effort to c...

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posted 1 day ago on the unofficial apple weblog
Jailbreaking an iPhone gives you the freedom to run the apps and interfaces you want (rather than those allowed by Apple), but it also carries some inherent risks -- you're giving apps much more control over your phone. And unfortunately, some of...

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posted 1 day ago on the unofficial apple weblog
When Nintendo decided to release only the New 3DS XL in the US this winter rather than its smaller New 3DS sibling, it left many scratching their heads. Why would Nintendo deprive American gamers of a smaller, more travel-friendly handheld? Well,...

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posted 1 day ago on the unofficial apple weblog
In 2012, Anita Sarkeesian asked for $6,000 on Kickstarter to create a YouTube series dissecting the way video games commonly portray women, to be housed under her Feminist Frequency brand. Sarkeesian's project raised $160,000 and she's since releas...

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posted 1 day ago on the unofficial apple weblog
They say bigger is better, but that doesn't appear to be true when it comes to smartphones -- especially curved-screen ones. As much as we loved Samsung's 5.1-inch Galaxy S6 Edge, we found the larger GS6 Edge+ harder to hold, thanks to both its l...

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posted 1 day ago on the unofficial apple weblog
If a virtual reality gaming center, trees with email addresses and the opportunity to cuddle a koala weren't enough to tempt you into taking a trip down under, perhaps an opportunity to participate in a massive-scale selfie project will do the tric...

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posted 1 day ago on the unofficial apple weblog
Remember that time Samsung teased a new smartwatch after unveiling some phones we knew were coming? You should! This was seriously only two weeks ago, guys. Anyway, Samsung is finally talking specifics about the watch -- known as the Gear S2 -- ahe...

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posted 1 day ago on the unofficial apple weblog
If you think the 50-megapixel sensor in your new DSLR is hot stuff, you haven't seen anything yet. The Department of Energy has given the all-clear to build the Large Synoptic Survey Telecscope's 3.2-gigapixel digital camera, which promises to be...

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posted 1 day ago on the unofficial apple weblog
Ultra HD 4K video is still in its infancy, but there's no doubt the format will become increasingly popular in the next year or two. Huge players like YouTube and Netflix already support it, but delivering such high bandwidth video content remains...

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posted 1 day ago on the unofficial apple weblog
A group of German researchers have created an algorithm that basically amounts to the most amazing Instagram filter ever conceived: a convolutional neural network that can convert any photograph into a work of fine art. The process takes an hour (s...

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posted 1 day ago on the unofficial apple weblog
Apple isn't content to expand its foothold in the workplace solely through major app deals and developer initiatives -- it wants corporate networks to be Apple-friendly as well. The Cupertino crew has teamed up with Cisco to optimize enterprise ne...

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