Apple is trying to tap into local talent by building new research centers around the world. As spotted by MacRumors, the company just announced on its Chinese website that it is going to build two new R&D centers in Shanghai and Suzhou. This is going to be a significant investment as Apple plans to spend 3.5 billion yuan, or a little bit more than $500 million....

It looks like WIkiLeaks’ promise to work with tech companies to fix their security vulnerabilities may come with a few strings attached after all. In a move that’s surprising to exactly no one, WikiLeaks has reportedly told Apple, Microsoft and Google that it won’t share details related to the CIA’s hacking techniques until the companies...

One of the hardest things about Raspberry Pi and Arduino is figuring out where to stick all the pieces. While both of these systems work well alone – you can have a lot of fun with just a board and an Internet connection – it’s also fun to add little things like printers and screens to make fun projects. That’s where the Atomo comes in. This...

Google, well-known for hiding Easter eggs in its apps, has a little treat for those of us with an uncontrolled tab-opening habit. If you reach 100 tabs on the Chrome app, the tab count on the upper right becomes an adorable old school smiley—”:)”—on iOS and “:D” on Android. Android iOS And then, if you do the same...

Nintendo Switch is in short supply – which is good news for Nintendo, but not so great news for customers looking to get their hands on one of the new consoles. They’ve been hard to find since launch, and Nintendo announced it’s ramping production which should help, but now GameStop says it’ll have new units on Wednesday, March 22 so eager...

You may not know this, but a great deal of our data about the human mind is based on a relatively small but intensively studied population: First-year undergraduate university students. There has long been concern about the over-reliance on students as a source of data, particularly around lack of demographic diversity and limited sample sizes. Both concerns have...

Uber wants to take us to a future where self-driving cars are ubiquitous and human drivers are irrelevant. However, if newly leaked documents are correct, the company’s autonomous vehicles struggle to take anyone even a single mile without human intervention.  That’s right, the safety drivers overseeing the autonomous cars allegedly had to seize...

Instead of looking at your messages, to-do lists and emails on your phone screen, have a robot draw them.  Jojo, a connected whiteboard with a mechanical arm and a pencil, can you help you out with that.  It can also draw doodles, famous pieces of art, sketches and graphs — or your shopping list, since let’s be real, that’s what whiteboards...

Whether or not you like the so-called Internet of Things, the fact is that we do live in an internet of things, and every one of those things has a chip inside it. These chips are very advanced, of course, but also in many ways very traditional. Reduced Energy Microsystems wants to upend the status quo with a chip tech that could seriously improve...

Image: lili sams/mashable By Karissa Bell2017-03-16 19:09:12 UTC It now seems more likely than ever that the next version of iOS will kill hundreds of thousands of apps. The company’s latest iOS beta comes with fresh warnings that outdated apps “will not work with future versions of iOS” — this time in a dedicated settings menu. Buried...