Drone video shows how Apple’s futuristic ‘spaceship’ campus is taking shape

Aerial footage posted on the Web recently by a drone enthusiast shows how construction work on Apple's so-called 'spaceship' campus is coming along, and also reveals the sheer scale of the ambitious project.


Emojli: ‘Silly’ messaging app that only uses emojis officially launches

A messaging app where you can communicate using only emojis has officially launched. Emojli, which hit 70,000 sign-up requests soon after the app was announced, is the work of two Brit friends, who both agree it's a "silly idea."

Social Media

Wearables don’t just let us compete with strangers, they let us peep on them too

Wearable fitness trackers let us learn from the masses and compete with them, but they also hold worrying implications for our own personal data. Who else is looking at your data besides you?


Apple inks deals with Amex and others for iPhone 6 mobile payments, report says

Apple has reportedly inked deals with American Express and other financial services firms as part of an expected push into mobile payments with the launch next week of the iPhone 6.


Limited edition Leica MP Titanium comes to U.S., yours for $40,000

Leica's limited edition MP Titanium camera has for the last four years been sold exclusively at its Ginza store in Tokyo. However, the Leica store in Miami is now offering one of the 150 units to US-based consumers, though it'll set you back a hefty $40,000.


Awesome tech you can’t buy yet, for the week of August 31, 2014

Check out our roundup of the coolest crowdfunding projects and product announcements that hit the Web this week. You can't buy this stuff yet, but it sure is fun to gawk!

Cool Tech

Aston Martin officially unveils the Mid-East-only Lagonda super sedan

The latest in bespoke motoring is here: the Aston Martin Lagonda. The limited edition sedan has been officially unveiled in Oman as it undergoes testing. This massive gentleman's express will come equipped with V12 power and bespoke interiors and amenities.


Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel due for four DLC add-ons

2K Australia confirms plans to release four add-on DLC packs for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, to be sold individually or as part of a $30 Season Pass.


Japan to have 30 floating solar power islands to generate 60 megawatts of clean energy

Kyocera Corp. and Century Tokyo Leasing Corp. are partnering to build two massive solar power islands that will float on two reservoirs in Japan to generate about 2.9 megawatts of energy. Plans are in place to build a total of 30 such islands.

Cool Tech

Five reasons why China’s upcoming anti-Microsoft, Google, and Apple desktop OS will fail

China is attempting to make a desktop operating system to compete with those offered by American companies like Google, Microsoft, and Apple. Here are five reasons why it will fail.


Hands on with Plantronics Backbeat Pro Headphones

At $250, the BackBeat Pro take on a dense field of stiff competition, but they come packing specs that make some competing headphones look like kids' toys in comparison.

Home Theater

How to Install an SSD in a PlayStation 4

SSDs are much faster than mechanical hard drives, which is what the PlayStation 4 comes with. Here, we show you how to replace it with an SSD. This will allow you to boot to the OS faster, load games quicker, and much more.


Google’s self-driving car is far from ready, can’t drive through rain, snow or parking lots

There’s no arguing that Google’s self-driving car is a thrilling development worthy of enthusiastic discussion, but there are a number of reasons to rain on this parade – rain itself, for one thing.


Our Story event streams go live for all Snapchat users

Snapchat's new Our Story feature — curated streams of Snaps from specific festivals and events — has just gone live for all users across the network, so check the app to see it in action.


Next BMW 5 Series lineup to include plug-in hybrid, 626-hp AWD M5?

BMW will reportedly introduce the seventh-generation 5-Series in 2016. Codenamed G30, the next 5 lineup will include a plug-in hybrid model for the first time ever, while the next M5 will boast a 626-horsepower engine and all-wheel drive.