The Clever Engineering Behind the New iPhone XS Battery

The overwhelming theme of iPhone XS reviews? That Apple’s latest flagship smartphone doesn’t differ much from last year’s iPhone X. It looks and works about the same, and still costs a bundle. But those similarities belie one very important difference, an Apple innovation that hides beneath the surface: a battery with a most unlikely shape. …

Why did Apple buy Shazam? Here are five potential (and particularly good) reasons

Apple has long had its eye – ’i’, if you will – on Shazam. The Cupertino-based company sought to purchase Shazam outright in 2017 to the tune of $400 million but was caught up in red tape until earlier today, when the acquisition officially went through.  Apple hyped up its experience with the popular music identification app …

China splits the internet while the U.S. dithers

There are few stories as important right now as the internet being ripped asunder by the increasing animosity between the U.S. and China. Eric Schmidt, the former chairman of Alphabet, said last week at a private event in San Francisco that “I think the most likely scenario now is not a splintering, but rather a …

Snapchat will let you shop on Amazon using its camera

The card displays a link to that product or similar items on Amazon. When you tap it, you’ll be redirected to the product page on the Amazon app or website (if you don’t have the app installed). Snap is testing the tool this week with a small percentage of users, and the company will slowly …

The Surface Go is the laptop of the year

As a nearly constant traveler I’ve been looking for something like the Surface Go all my life. I’ve lugged around everything from massive ThinkPads to iPad Pros and I’ve always found myself stuck in one of two situations – the laptops that made the most sense were too heavy to be comfortably portable and the …

Eerie animals?

Eerie animals? <img width=”660″ height=”495″ alt=”” src=”https://c402277.ssl.cf1.rackcdn.com/photos/16180/images/simple_style_full/Bat_Christiaan_van_der_Hoeven_WWF_Netherlands_WW225233.jpg?1537799500″ /><img width=”660″ height=”495″ alt=”” src=”https://c402277.ssl.cf1.rackcdn.com/photos/16178/images/simple_style_full/Tarantula_WWF_US_Steve_Morello_WW165673.jpg?1537799335″ /><img width=”660″ height=”495″ alt=”” src=”https://c402277.ssl.cf1.rackcdn.com/photos/16184/images/simple_style_full/shutterstock_243060226.jpg?1537800929″ /><img width=”660″ height=”495″ alt=”” src=”https://c402277.ssl.cf1.rackcdn.com/photos/16183/images/simple_style_full/shutterstock_474609328.jpg?1537800820″ /><img width=”660″ height=”495″ alt=”” src=”https://c402277.ssl.cf1.rackcdn.com/photos/16176/images/simple_style_full/Medium_WW245617.jpg?1537799092″ />Bats and spiders, black cats and owls&mdash;can you imagine a spooky Halloween without them? Though they may give you goosebumps on the year&rsquo;s most frightful night, these animals …