​Apple AR smart glasses patent points to how they could be used

​Apple AR smart glasses patent points to how they could be used
Apple considers usability of interacting with an AR headset Apple A new eyewear patent application from Apple may shed some light on the company's much discussed augmented reality (AR) and smart glasses plans.Rumors have swirled for a while that Apple could be working on smart glasses following initial AR development for the iPhone. And before Apple unveiled ARKit to …
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Got water in your iPhone? Here's how to save your device

Got water in your iPhone? Here
One of the most impressive features of the iPhone 7 is its water resistance. While it's not waterproof, the gaskets and seals that Apple has installed should let it live another day if you were to clumsily drop into a puddle or in the toilet, or if you upend a carafe of water in its vicinity.You literally have seconds -- minutes at most -- to save your iPhone's life. Here's what you need to do to give yourself the best chance of saving it. But if you…
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​End of an era: Apple says goodbye to iPod Nano and Shuffle

​End of an era: Apple says goodbye to iPod Nano and Shuffle
Apple Apple has pulled the iPod Nano and Shuffle from its online stores, its last two music-only devices from the range kicked off 16 years ago by the 1,000 song iPod Classic. The iPod Nano and iPod Shuffle were relics of Apple's mobile hardware, which didn't run iOS and lacked support for Apple's music streaming service Apple Music. The two products have now van…
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Latest reviews: MacBooks, Toughbooks, and an Android Nokia

Latest reviews: MacBooks, Toughbooks, and an Android Nokia
The Nokia 3 is one of the first crop of Android-powered Nokia phones, made by HMD Global using the Nokia brand. The handset, which runs Nougat, is affordable and has a lot to recommend it, including NFC. However, there are a few tradeoffs for the price, including screen resolution and speakers.Read the full review here.…
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​LG posts healthy Q2 profit despite mobile setback

​LG posts healthy Q2 profit despite mobile setback
LG Electronics saw its second quarter profit rise 13.6 percent from a year ago, backed by strong home appliance and TV sales.The company posted operating profits of 664 billion won ($590 million), as announced in its preliminary guidance earlier this year, a rise of 13.6 percent from a year ago.However, the mobile business posted an operating loss of 132.4 billion won, due to marketing costs for the G6 launched earlier this year.Home appliances perfo…
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Intel tops Q2 targets, raises outlook

Intel tops Q2 targets, raises outlook
(Image: Intel) Intel published better-than-expected second quarter financial results after the bell on Thursday. The tech giant reported a net income of $2.8 billion, or 58 cents per share. Non-GAAP earnings were 72 cents per share on revenue of $14.8 billion, up 9 percent from the year prior.Wall Street was looking for earnings of 68 cents per share wit…
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AMD Ryzen 3: A quad-core overlockable processor at a bargain price

AMD Ryzen 3: A quad-core overlockable processor at a bargain price
AMD Ryzen 3 AMD's new Ryzen 3 chips represent a major threat to Intel's dominance in the mainstream and budget PC markets. See also: A dozen things Steve Jobs would hate about Apple today It's hard to look at the Ryzen 3 chips and not go "wow." Like the other chips in AMD's Ryzen line, the Ryzen 3 is based on the Zen architecture, and like all other Ryzen chips, these new chips are supplied with their multipliers unlocked, which allow…
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Raspberry Pi: 14 million sold, 10 million made in the UK

Raspberry Pi: 14 million sold, 10 million made in the UK
Made in South Wales. Image: Sony UK TEC Raspberry Pi's chief manufacturer, the Sony UK Technology Centre, has hit a pretty sizeable milestone. Five years ago, Sony UK was approached to make 10,000 Raspberry Pi units per year -- that's a tiny 27 a day -- but today it churns out up to 15,000 a day and recently rolled the 10 millionth unit of Britain's best-selling compu…
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Samsung hits record quarterly profit on back of semiconductor business

Samsung hits record quarterly profit on back of semiconductor business
(Image: Samsung) Semiconductors are once again the profit engine for Samsung Electronics, which announced a second quarter operating profit of 14 trillion won on Thursday on revenue of 61 trillion, representing a 6 percent year-on-year increase in profit, and a 20 percent boost in revenue from the same time last year. The company's previous quarterly record was 10.1…
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Foxconn to build $10B plant in Wisconsin

Foxconn to build $10B plant in Wisconsin
Foxconn, the Taiwanese electronics supplier for Apple and other tech companies, plans to invest $10 billion in a new factory in Wisconsin, the White House announced Wednesday. The facility will manufacture LCD panels and will create at least 3,000 jobs, according to a senior White House official. It could create as many as 13,000 jobs eventually, the official claimed."This is a culmination of many months of discussions between the White House Office …
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