In the tech world, a lot happens in a week. So much news goes on that it’s almost impossible for mere mortals with real lives to keep track of everything. That’s why we’ve compiled a quick and dirty list of the top 10 tech stories from this week. Everything from all the latest news and rumors about the impending iPhone 7 to the repercussions of a driverless future, it’s all here.
Enjoying the feel of that sparkly new rose-gold iPhone 6S in your hand, and the joy of 3D Touch? We don’t want to spoil that love affair, but Apple’s already working on the iPhone 7 — and rumors about it are beginning to heat up. Here’s what we think we know about Apple’s next major smartphone release so far.
Despite its seemingly inhospitable climate, life could exist on Saturn’s moon Titan, according to research by scientists at Cornell University. With an average temperature of -290 F, Titan has plenty of water ice but hardly any water vapor, due to water’s very low vapor pressure. That means any life that might exist would have to be non-water based — that is, unlike any life on Earth.
If you’re thinking about autonomous or self-driving cars these days, you’re probably thinking about safety. Recent events have raised serious doubts over whether self-driving cars are really ready for widespread public use. But that’s not what this story is about. This story is about the social and economic consequences of the coming wave of semi-autonomous and completely self-driving vehicles.
For the past few weeks, a company by the name of Zus has been generating a lot of buzz with its innovative new product: the Zus Kevlar cable. Unlike most charging cables, which tend to fray or break after a few months of rough use, the Zus Kevlar is designed to withstand a ridiculous amount of abuse. How much abuse can this cable really take? Check out the video to find out.
There might be a new cancer treatment on the horizon, and it’s the size of a coin. A new device developed by a team of researchers at MIT’s Singapore research center seeks to test the effect of electric fields on the spread of malignant cancer cells. But more compelling still, this tiny device may be able to personalize cancer treatment on a patient-by-patient basis.
Think Chris Nolan’s 2010 blockbuster Inception was total science fiction? Think again. At least, that’s one conclusion we can draw from newly published research which demonstrated that it is possible to plant simple subliminal messages in people’s minds without their knowledge. In the experiment, subjects lying in an fMRI machine were subconsciously trained to see the color red when they were shown pictures of black and white stripes over a period of several days.
Imagine an Instagram that’s just for drone photos. Got it? Good, because that’s what Dronestagram is all about. Now, imagine that all the best photos from Dronestagram get put into one place, and you have the International Drone Photography contest. Hosted by Dronestagram, the international contest welcomed entries in three categories, through the month of June: travel, adventure and sports, and nature and wildlife.
Water-cooler talk about the hottest shows on TV isn’t a new concept. But in a day and age when social media is replacing the water cooler and the talk consists of hashtags, an interesting trend is emerging. The concept of the network after-show talk show is blowing up, whereby episodes of top shows are dissected in an open, and thoroughly entertaining, forum. And on television.
A massive number of pop musicians from all genres have teamed up with Interscope records and GLAAD (formerly known as the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) to release Hands, a new single dedicated to victims of the recent Orlando shooting. The song features Britney Spears, Jennifer Lopez, Mary J. Blige, Gwen Stefani, Selena Gomez, Jason Derulo, Kacey Musgraves, Pink, Imagine Dragons, Juanes, Prince Royce, Adam Lambert, Halsey, Troye Sivan, Megan Trainor, MNEK, Nate Ruess, Ty Herndon, Tyler Glenn, Alex Newell, Jussie Smollett, RuPaul, and the Trans Chorus of Los Angeles.
It doesn’t matter if it’s an apartment, bedroom, office, garage or classroom – sometimes you have a space that you really, really need to cool down, and that old desk fan just isn’t cutting it anymore. It’s time to upgrade to a window air conditioner…but what kind? Luckily, today’s window-based AC units are smarter and more efficient than ever, and we’ve collected the best of the best for you to choose between.
- Apple’s new in-store device aimed at improving iPhone setup process
- iOS 16.5 is bringing two exciting new features to your iPhone
- iPhone 15 rumored to steal another big iPhone 14 Pro feature
- Excited for the iPhone 15 Pro? You have to see these new renders
- This rare iPhone just sold for more than a new car