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Apple's official 25-hour battery case for the iPhone 6 and 6S

Apple’s official 25-hour battery case for the iPhone 6 and 6S

Apple's iPhones have long been a source of battery anxiety, with third-party battery cases easing these worries by offering extra juice when you need it. Now, Apple has unveiled its own Smart Battery Case for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6S, quietly posting the product on its online stores (as spotted by Pocket Lint). The case costs $99 and Apple says it extends the iPhone's battery life to up to 18 hours of internet usage on LTE networks, up to 20 hours of video playback, and as much as 25 hours of increased talk time. - The Verge The battery itself sits in a raised block on the back of the cover, which otherwise hugs the original form of the iPhone in the same fashion as Apple's standard silicon protectors do. - ZDNet As the first official Apple-made iPhone battery case, the new product comes in Charcoal Gray and White color options and costs $99 on Apple's online store. A new feature will allow the case's battery life status to be displayed for users on both the lock screen and in Notification Center, so it's easy to determine how much life the accessory has left. The company also promised that the Smart Battery Case supports all Lightning products, including the iPhone's bundled-in Lightning cable and the official iPhone Lightning Dock. - MacRumors Recommended Read: The Verge Source: The VergeZDNetMacRumors   Image: Apple  

  

Donald Trump mocked Amazon owner Jeff Bezos’ business acumen, so Bezos announced plans to blast the extremist Republican presidential hopeful into space

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos wants to send Donald Trump to space

What sent Bezos into orbit was a series of tweets by Trump accusing Amazon of not paying "fair taxes." Trump suggested that if Amazon did so, its "stock would crumble like a paper bag." - CNN Money

Donald Trump mocked Amazon owner Jeff Bezos’ business acumen, so Bezos announced plans to blast the extremist Republican presidential hopeful into space. - The Guardian But a number of economic experts and finance reporters said Trump's accusation made no sense. Trump's attack was apparently in response to one or more articles in The Post that were critical of his campaign - Business Insider Recommended Read: Business Insider Source: CNN MoneyThe GuardianBusiness Insider Image: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

  

No more roaming charges in Europe

No more roaming charges in Europe

As of June 2017 UK mobile phone users who travel within Europe will no longer face roaming charges, when it comes to calls, text and data. Liberal Democrat MEP Catherine Bearder said: “The end of rip-off roaming fees is a massive win for British consumers. Driving down costs and making it easier to travel is what being in the EU is all about. “This shows what we can achieve when Britain plays a leading role in Europe.” Image: Shutterstock

  

Netflix's Beasts of no Nation film already has 3 million views

Netflix’s Beasts of no Nation film already has 3 million views

Netflix’s infiltration into original theatrical-quality motion pictures officially began with the festival and limited theatrical release of Beasts Of No Nation, a film its director Cary Fukunaga and star Idris Elba thought would be a traditional prestige picture theatrical release when they signed on. Ted Sarandos has led the charge into new content for Netflix, and he hasn’t been shy about criticizing the old-school ways of theater owners. SARANDOS: “It is worth sharing that this movie, in North America alone, has over 3 million views already.” – Deadline Netflix's decision to do a concurrent online and theatrical release was met with heavy pushback from AMC Cinemas, Carmike Cinemas, Cinemark, and Regal Entertainment — the four largest theater chains in the US. Those companies ultimately refused to show the film, leading to a deal with Landmark Cinemas to show the film on only 31 screens in 19 different US markets. The US theater chains responded similarly to Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon II: The Green Legend, which was set for a simultaneous Netflix and IMAX release this past August until it was pushed to 2016. Netflix isn't slowing down, however, and it's already set dates for a slew of upcoming streaming film releases. – The Verge Recommended Read: Deadline Source: DeadlineThe Verge  

  

HTC One A9 goes from $399 to $499

HTC One A9 goes from $399 to $499

"The One A9 price in the US is a very limited-time promotional offer for that region’s online store, as

well as select HTC-only franchise stores," the HTC spokesperson said. The price for the HTC One A9 has gone up from $399 to $499, making it more expensive than Google's Nexus 5X and costs same cost as the Nexus 6P. The HTC One A9 is a 5-inch smartphone with an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 CPU, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, and a 13-megapixel camera. It's available for pre-order from HTC's website. An HTC spokesperson told Slashgear, the offer for the A9 ends at 12:01 a.m. on Nov. 7, after which the phone will cost $499.

  

Garmin launches a new smart scale that measures your body fat and water percentage

Garmin launches a new smart scale that measures your body fat and water percentage

Garmin has decided to launch its first smart scale along side a juiced up version of the Vivosmart activity tracker, adding a built-in optical heart rate sensor. The device offers 24/7 heart-rate monitoring, with a five day battery life. The Vivosmart HR will get smartwatch-style notifications, inactivity alerts and music control. The Index Smart Scale has the ability to measure your weight, BMI, body fat and water percentages. Furthermore, the scale can track up 16 different users activities. Available from November, and both priced at $149.99.  

  

A 15-year-old boy in Northern Ireland has been arrested over the cyber attack on TalkTalk

A 15-year-old boy in Northern Ireland has been arrested over the cyber attack on TalkTalk

A 15-year-old boy in Northern Ireland has been arrested in connection with a cyber attack on

telecommunications group TalkTalk. – RTE News TalkTalk warned its 4 million customers on Friday that it had been hit by a "significant and sustained cyberattack" that might have left their data at risk. Over the weekend the company recruited defence and security company BAE Systems to carry out an investigation alongside the police, after the company received a ransom demand from the person claiming to be the perpetrator. – CNET The boy was arrested on suspicion of Computer Misuse Act offences. He was taken into custody at a County Antrim police station and was being questioned by detectives from the Police Service of Northern Ireland. – BBC Following a data breach in November 2014, scammers have repeatedly called customers and pretended to be from TalkTalk, while quoting them their account numbers to gain their trust. Having warned them that their computer was under threat of virus, they have successfully taken over the customer’s computer and gone on to apply a sophisticated scam and emptied their bank account. The Guardian is aware of a dozen victims who said this has happened to them, but there are thought to be many more victims. Until now TalkTalk has refused to compensate them because financial information was not leaked. – The Guardian Recommended Read: The Guardian Source: RTE NewsCNETBBCThe Guardian

  

Steve Jobs movies flops and expects to lose money

Steve Jobs movies flops and expects to lose money

Aaron Sorkin’s new Steve Jobs movie is expected to lose money after a bleak nationwide opening weekend in U.S. theaters. The biopic grossed just $7.3 million over the three days, a far cry from the $19 million earlier estimates had predicted. - TechnoBuffalo That's in stark contrast to The Social Network, another talky Aaron Sorkin film about a prickly technology star that captured the zeitgeist. Variety has already begun to ask what went wrong, claiming that while Facebook (and its relatively unknown founder) was just cresting the mainstream when the film launched -- Jobs was already far too well-known. In addition, the casting of talented character actors rather than a brand name failed to draw in fair-weather cinema goers. That, possibly, links back to the rumor that Laurene Powell-Jobscontacted both Leonardo DiCaprio and Christian Bale, asking them not to take the role. - Engadget Disappointing for Universal, the studio behind the $30 million budget movie (without including its not-insignificant marketing spend), and seem to vindicate Sony’s decision to pull out of the film following concerns about the script and its potential to return the investment. - TheNextWeb Recommended Read: Engadget Source: TechnoBuffaloEngadgetTheNextWeb

  

Virtual reality headset with a built in computerVirtual reality headset with a built in computer

Virtual reality headset with a built in computer

Most current virtual reality headsets fall broadly into one of two categories: high-end options (ViveOculus RiftPlayStation VR etc.) that connect to a console or PC, and glorified phone holders (Samsung Gear VRGoogle Cardboard et al). AuraVisor offers a third way: the freedom of an untethered headset, but you leave your phone in your pocket -- everything is built-in to the visor. It's a fairly logical solution to the fast-growing problem of family-friendly VR. Using your phone in a headset is quick and dirty, but it comes with compromises on compatibility and comfort. Not to mention the ever-present risk of your fun being interrupted by all the other things your phone does (email, calendars and myriad other notifications). AuraVisor put VR into a single, Android-based device that could provide a Gear VR-like solution to everyone, minus the anxieties of using a phone. - Engadget It is set to be cheaper than high-end kit set for launch over the coming months that will require a PC or video games console to work. However, those wishing to dip their toes into VR might get a cheaper and higher-quality experience by using headsets that make use of a slotted-in smartphone. - BBC Recommended Read:  Engadget Source: EngadgetBBC

  

Samsung Galaxy View leaks a massive 18.4" display

Samsung Galaxy View leaks a massive 18.4″ display

Update: It's hard to visualize how big an 18.4-inch tablet is without reference. Nevertheless, if you want to see Samsung's upcoming enormous device called the Galaxy View up close, check out the images above, courtesy of evleaks. The South Korean manufacturer first gave us a glimpse of the tablet back in September, clearly showing its Microsoft Surface-esque kickstand. More recently, early listings on third-party sellers spotted by several websites revealed that the 32GB version will cost you $600. Those listings have since been removed, but according GSM Arena, it's powered by an Exynos 7580 SoC, has a fullHD resolution display, 32GB of storage, 2GB of RAM and a microSD slot that supports cards up to 128GB in capacity. There's a basic, WiFi-only model and another one with 3G and LTE, which will definitely be more expensive of the two. Since $600 is still cheaper than the most basic iPad Pro, though, we're guessing the whole line will be priced lower than Apple's smaller-but-still-gigantic tablet. - Engadget Samsung Galaxy View leaks a massive 18.4" display SamMobile has got hold of leaked promotional images of Samsungs new tablet, the Galaxy View and it has a massive 18.4-inch display. Like many other recent tablets the Galaxy View also has a dock on the back, which folds out so that you can either stand it upright or a shallower angle to type. Samsung Galaxy View leaks a massive 18.4" display Samsung Galaxy View leaks a massive 18.4" display Spec rumours have: - 1.6GHz octa-core Exynos 7580 processor, - 2GB of RAM - 5,700 mAh battery - 32GB of storage - 2MP front-facing camera - Display 1080 x 1920 Apart from the huge screen the tablet is fairly standard and not attain anything out of the ordinary, TBC: - Does it come with a keyboard? - Is the dock is detachable? - What is the cost? - When will it be released? Source: SamMobileEngadget

  

Twitter CEO gives 1% of the company to employees

Twitter CEO gives 1% of the company to employees

Then he went on to say: Is this a desperate cry to help recuperate some of the damage done by sacking many of there employees. Image: Forbes

  

Lets make some beer

Lets make some beer

Amsterdam based startup have made a cool gadget that allows you to brew your own beer and its called “MiniBrew”. “MiniBrew simplifies the beer brewing including fermentation process and enhances the accuracy of each brew, allowing anyone to create and experiment with their own recipes right at home,” stated the founders. Lets make some beer There will also be a social network to connect brewers around the world. The Minibrew will cost $1,850, quite pricey but this gadget will completely automates the process of making beer and to a high quality, say the creators. Source: Indiegogo

  

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