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Apple may be launching a ton of new hardware in the fall

July 13, 2018

AirPower may finally be coming, and everything else in this picture is getting an upgrade in the fall.Image: Apple We know that Apple is likely launching three new iPhones this year, and we know new MacBooks and iPads are probably on their way as well.  But a new report from reliable analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, via […]

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Facebook kills its Aquila drone program

July 9, 2018

RIP, Zuckerdrone.Image: Facebook/YouTube Four years ago, Facebook shared with the world its ambitious dream of building massive drones. Today, that dream is dead.   In a Tuesday blog post, the company announced the end of its Aquila program, an effort to construct a “high altitude platform station system” (read: massive drones) that sought to bring […]

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This VR game lets you slash to beat with lightsabers

July 8, 2018

WWDC. Apple’s software show. “Dub-dub.” Whatever you call Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference, it’s the event where we find out what cool new features are coming to the company’s multiple platforms: iOS, macOS, tvOS, and watchOS. It’s also where we get to know what’s on Apple’s mind. The new software shows Apple’s hand in ways its […]

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Apple launches four ads in new ‘Behind the Mac’ campaign

July 7, 2018

Apple has a new ad campaign for the Mac.  Titled “Behind the Mac,” the ads — four in total — show creatives doing wonderful things on their MacBook computers.  SEE ALSO: It’s time for Apple’s next act of courage: Kill the MacBook keyboard The apps feature legally blind photographer Bruce Hall, app developer and entrepreneur […]

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Hands on with Amazon Alexa for Hospitality: A hotel room with a voice

July 5, 2018

Alexa for Hospitality is Amazon's push to bring its voice technology to hotel rooms.Image: Pete Pachal/Mashable “Alexa, can I get a toothbrush?” At the mention of Amazon’s digital assistant, the light ring on the white Echo Plus sitting on the end table lights up, then blinks for a second after the question is asked. Ordinarily, […]

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Its time for Apple to kill the physical keyboard

June 28, 2018

A touchscreen keyboard would be a dream come true. Really!Image: bob Al-Greene/Mashable When Apple killed the headphone jack in 2016, marketing chief Phil Schiller gave a strange reason for doing so. “The reason to move on: courage. The courage to move on and do something new that betters all of us,” he said. Schiller was […]

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