Angela Ahrendts Wants to Kill Launch Lines, Starting with the Apple Watch

In a recent memo to Apple Store employees, Angela Ahrendts laid down her vision for the future of product launches. “The days of waiting in line…are over”, she wrote. Yes, the company that started the ritual of its fans camping out and waiting in line for its new devices is now actively seeking to end it. The lines have traditionally been a PR coup for … Continue reading Angela Ahrendts Wants to Kill Launch Lines, Starting with the Apple Watch

Matt Stopera, Brother Orange and the Stolen iPhone: A Tale for the Early 21st Century

When Matt Stopera, Buzzfeed editor, had his iPhone boosted in New York City, he assumed that it had fallen into a black hole from where it would never reappear. But in a sequence of events that brings together globalization, the instant interconnectedness of the world and the better angels of social networking, he found a friend and celebrity on the other side of the globe. … Continue reading Matt Stopera, Brother Orange and the Stolen iPhone: A Tale for the Early 21st Century

Apple Launches New Apple Watch Video Page — Wrist, Finger Models Finally in the Spotlight

With a week to go until Apple opens the Apple Watch up to pre-orders on its site and try-on appointments at its stores, the company’s posted a new page on its website with informative and how-to videos about the product. The new videos offer an overview of the Apple Watch, as well as walk-thorughs as to how to use  its messaging function, select faces for … Continue reading Apple Launches New Apple Watch Video Page — Wrist, Finger Models Finally in the Spotlight

Apple Gives ABC a Look Inside its Health Labs, Development of Apple Watch

Prior to its announcement, Apple had its employees work out with the device and exposed the Apple Watch in a variety environments, from blazing hot deserts to the cold tundra — sometimes without the testers knowing what, exactly, they had on their wrists. Any look at the inner workings of Apple is rare, and ABC News’ tour of the company’s health and fitness labs built to … Continue reading Apple Gives ABC a Look Inside its Health Labs, Development of Apple Watch

Amazon is Leading the Way to Our Drone Overlords

Though it was initially met with curious skepticism at the end of 2013, Amazon Prime Air is going to take to the skies with the blessing of the Federal Aviation Administration. That’s right — your dream of getting a small, fairly light package in less time than it takes to get pizza delivered is about to come true (though Domino’s is trying to make that happen, … Continue reading Amazon is Leading the Way to Our Drone Overlords

Rumor: Google’s Android Wear May be Coming to Apple’s iPhone

A report from a French website (01net.com) is speculating that Android Wear devices may be coming to iOS devices. The site also states the announcement regarding the compatibility of the smartwatches, manufactured by LG, Samsung and Motorola, and Apple’s iPhone/iPads might be made during Google’s I/O conference for developers in May. While the supposed electronic rapport between Google devices and Apple mobiles is unsubstantiated, the … Continue reading Rumor: Google’s Android Wear May be Coming to Apple’s iPhone

Tesla Unveils its Solution to “Range Anxiety”; Musk Talks Self-Driving Cars

Hey, remember that announcement Elon Musk Tweeted earlier this week? The one about ending “range anxiety”? It whipped the tech community, people who have Teslas and people who wish they had Teslas into a metaphorical frenzy. In short, anyone who had any kind of interest in things related to the 21st century were in a collective fit. We got caught up in it, asking Musk why … Continue reading Tesla Unveils its Solution to “Range Anxiety”; Musk Talks Self-Driving Cars

James Dyson and Sakti3 have Just One Word for You: Batteries

Processors are more powerful and cheaper by the year. Your hard drive? Same story. More bang for your buck over time. These facts are repeated so often it’s the background mantra chanted by technorati like Hare Krishnas. Instead of repeating the recitation of “Om mani padme hum,” it’s “Faster, cheaper, better.” However, ask anyone in tech what’s holding the industry back and batteries always come … Continue reading James Dyson and Sakti3 have Just One Word for You: Batteries

Nintendo Makes the Move to Mobile

Though most video game publishers and developers made their software available on mobile years ago, Nintendo was the biggest name that refused to bring their wares to iOS and Android. In a way, Nintendo was like AC/DC. The band held out against changing tide of physical sales vs. digital downloads, in the same way Nintendo was steadfast in keeping Mario, Luigi and its various princesses … Continue reading Nintendo Makes the Move to Mobile

Mysterious Musk Tweet Promises to End “Range Anxiety” with Software Update

Serial inventor and entrepreneur Elon Musk is giving anyone excited about electric cars one more reason why they’d want a Tesla — as if those YouTube clips of Tesla Model S P85D “Insane Mode” 0 to 60 launches weren’t enough. Musk Tweeted out earlier today: “Tesla press conf at 9am on Thurs. About to end range anxiety … via OTA software update. Affects entire Model … Continue reading Mysterious Musk Tweet Promises to End “Range Anxiety” with Software Update