Apple fans rejoice! The iPhone 6S ($649) and iPhone 6S Plus ($749) are here. The most notable new feature is 3D Touch, which basically senses how deeply you press the display, giving you real-time feedback in the form of subtle taps from the all-new Taptic Engine. There's also a new 12MP iSight camera that takes brilliant 4K video, along with a 5-megapixel FaceTime HD camera. Apple's 64-bit A9 chip delivers performance once found only in desktop computers - up to 70 percent faster CPU performance, and up to 90 percent faster GPU performance for all your favorite graphics-intensive games and apps. Even the phones' casing has been upgraded to aerospace-grade 7000 series aluminum. Continue reading for a video preview, hands-on images and additional information.
You'd think that losing your phone in the river means it's probably gone forever, but for Nathan Buhler, that wasn't the case. The story began when Buhler accidentally dropped his phone into the Bow River in Alberta, Canada on August 2nd, but two weeks later, pictures of the handset began appearing on his Facebook timeline. Turns out firefighters at Calgary's Station 1 retrieved the handset and gave it a new name, "Hector Sanchez". "The crew decided to use the unlocked phone's Facebook account. They hoped that by posting on Nathan Buhler's, the owner's, Facebook page, his friends and family would let him know that his phone had been found and that he could pick it up at Station 1. Additional messages were posted on Nathan's page in the hopes he would be notified his phone had been found," said the City of Calgary. Continue reading for more pictures.
Cheero's Power Case is not only sleek and stylish, but it doubles your iPhone 6's battery capacity. Measuring 153mm x 17mm x 71mm and weighing in at 90g, this accessory barely adds any bulk to the handset, and it easily slides into your pocket. It's equipped with a genuine Lightning connector, so you won't have to worry about charging issues. Best of all, you can grab one for $35.99 shipped today, originally $79.99. Product page. Continue reading for our full review with hands-on pictures.
British power technology firm Intelligent Energy has unveiled the world's first hydrogen-powered iPhone 6 battery that uses patented technology to creates its own electricity by combining oxygen and hydrogen together. The prototype integrates a rechargeable fuel cell into your handset, without adding bulk, and boasts the capacity to charge it for about 7-days straight. Refueling is completed with hydrogen through the headphone jack. Unfortunately, it's only compatible with the iPhone 6 for now. Continue reading to see how to make your own hydrogen fuel cells.
Apple fanatics probably already know that the company is holding a press event on September 9th, but the first images of assembled pink iPhone 6S models (both standard and plus versions) have surfaced ahead of the official launch on September 18th. While technical specifications have not been released, Chinese blog Daliulian says they will feature A9 processor, 2GB of RAM and sport a 12-megapixel main camera. Continue reading for more pictures.
Sure, flip phones haven't been popular since the days of Motorola's RAZR and similar handsets, but that doesn't mean they can't make a comeback. Martin Hajek gives us a look at what an Apple Watch meets iPhone version would look like, complete with a mini secondary display used for notifications. "In Japan these huge flip-phones are called 'garakei' and they are still very popular, despite the iPhone also gaining marketshare in the land of the rising sun. What if Apple ever decided to make an iPhone especially for the Japanese market? Introducing the...garakeiPhone! It comes complete with the obligatory lanyard detail and of course it comes in gold, space grey and rose gold," said Hajeck. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny Facebook status updates gallery. Continue reading for a viral video on how to make your own magnetic silly putty.
Always seem to find your charging cables tangled up? Then here's an easy tutorial on how to make them all tangle-proof with a simple coil. Grab any charging cable, a ballpoint pen / pencil / etc. with a cap, wrap the cable around it, secure the cable to cap, use a hairdryer to ensure it stays coiled, and you're ready to charge. Click here to view the first image in this week's geek life gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of an amazing 3D-printed Stargate.
Unlike other iPhone accessories, the Lumenati CS1 is cinematic "smartcase" that "combine[s] the technological features of a digital device with the cool design, ergonomic ease and natural narrative that the lo-fi classic camera is known for." It's focused on iPhone film making, with its gun-style handle that offers a more comfortable and stable way to shoot footage, as well as a finger trigger to turn on recording when it's pulled and off when it's released. That's not all, a hot-shoe mount accommodates external lights or a microphone. Continue reading for a few videos and to find out how to get your own.
Siri, both in its original version and as an iOS feature, adapts to the user's individual language usage and individual searches (preferences) with continuing use, and returns results that are individualized. The name Siri is Scandinavian, a short form of the Norse name Sigrid meaning "beauty" and "victory", and comes from the intended name for the original developer's first child. It's a great feature for getting information, but sometimes the responses you get are unexpected to say the least, including when asking it to divide by 0. Continue reading for more.
DxO Labs has just unveiled DxO ONE, compact 2.65-inch accessory that transforms your iPhone into 20.2-megapixel camera with DSLR-quality images. The company managed to cram a 1-inch CMOS BSI sensor, also used in Nikon 1 mirrorless cameras into the device, and the front sports a 2mm-equivalent f/1.8 lens with a 6-blade iris. There's no display on the device because it's designed to connect to your iPhone or iPad via Lightning connector, enabling you to swivel the camera in each direction 60°. Photographers can use a free iOS app to control the settings, like aperture, shutter speed as well as the ISO, of the DxO camera. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos of today, including one of a good samaritan restoring faith in humanity