Gadgets 

Exploding Pyrex, Cetacean Autopsies, and Spectacular Gadget Failures: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

This week Gizmodo examined the many functions of various forms of technology in our everyday lives over the course of the last century. For a highlight reel of some of the beauty industry torture devices dreamed up over the course of the 20th and 21st centuries, don’t miss our feature on the most bizarre gadgets that were destined to fail. Gizmodo examined the persistent Pyrex glass controversy—you know, the one involving exploding glass. And we reported on aviation’s shift toward automated systems, and how experts have been warning of the potential for crashes like…

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Apple 

Warren Buffett reduced stake in Apple at end of 2018

Legendary investor Warren Buffett reduced his position in Apple to 249.6 million shares as of Dec. 31, with the reporting period ending just days before the tech giant announced it would miss first quarter revenue guidance due to sluggish iPhone sales. The “Oracle of Omaha” divulged the figure in a Schedule 13-F issued to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Thursday. A separate 13-G, mandatory for parties who own more than 5 percent of a public company’s outstanding stock, notes Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway holds shared voting power in Apple amounting…

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Apple 

Apple names first head of marketing for augmented reality

Apple veteran Frank Casanova was recently named senior director of worldwide product marketing for augmented reality, the company’s first such position related to the burgeoning AR field. Casanova has been serving in the newly created post for less than a month, according to his LinkedIn profile. The position, officially referenced as Senior Director, Worldwide Product Marketing, is “responsible for all aspects of Product Marketing for Apple’s Augmented Reality initiative,” the profile reads. A longtime Apple executive, Casanova first joined the company in 1997 as senior director of MacOS X Graphics, Audio…

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Mobile 

Let’s have a look at some of the latest mobile mapping products

3D mobile mapping is revolutionizing the measurement, visualization and analysis of the physical world. In the recent past, it has become one of the most important technologiesavailable. Through the combination of advanced imagery, measurement capture tools and a variety of mobile transportation platforms, 3D Mobile Mapping assists to map inaccessible areas quickly and effectively where other methods take weeks to do so. It is a versatile system that offers significant operational flexibility, outstanding performance, and value with low cost of ownership, optimizes staff utilization, reduces project timescale through fast deployment data capture and analysis, and…

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Apple 

The End Of Apple

“Oh man, that’s almost a month’s rent for me…” Here I am sitting in a cab in New York City. I’m headed uptown to Columbia University where we’ll hold the first-ever American Disruption Summit. (You can register to watch for free here.) The driver and I are talking about the absurd price tag of the latest Apple (AAPL) iPhone. He’s shocked when I tell him the cheapest model is $1,149. “Who can afford that?” he asks. Apple’s Imminent Crash Has Begun   Apple has had an incredible decade. Since the iPhone debuted in 2007, the…

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samsung 

Samsung Galaxy S10 may have been revealed by the company ahead of February 20 launch

In a blog post published Monday outlining the company’s new One UI design, Samsung may have accidentally displayed the interface on the upcoming Galaxy S10 before its official release; on Thursday, the images were swapped for those of a more generic-looking device. Samsung may have accidentally posted a pic of the Galaxy S10 themselves before its official release next month. As spotted by redditor qgtx, the blog post that the company published on Monday showing off the new One UI design features was hastily updated three days later, changing what…

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Computer 

Are You Sitting Incorrectly In Front Of Your Computer? This Simple Change Could Make All The Difference

For a lot of us, the majority of the working week is spent sitting in front of a laptop, and this can lead to a bad crick in the neck, as well as some serious long-term health problems. So, the question is, are you sitting incorrectly in front of your computer? Not a lot of people know that the pain we experience may actually be down to something as minor as the position of our head. If you want avoid spending huge amounts of money on massage treatments and chiropractor appointments,…

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News 

Youth killed in Bulandshahr violence could be part of mob that pelted stones on slain policeman

A new video has surfaced online, suggesting the 20-year-old youth, who was killed in a mob violence over alleged cow slaughter in Bulandshahr, could be a part of the group that pelted stones on policemen. It is not clear whether the three-minute mobile phone video is original or edited and police said it would comment only after it is examined. A mob of some 400 people, including right-wing activists, on Monday violently rampaged through the Chingrawathi village, apparently after cow carcasses were found strewn in a jungle nearby. The mob…

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samsung 

Samsung Galaxy M20 has dual cameras and it’s made of metal

After the front glass panel of the Galaxy M20 leaked the other day, today we see back panel as well. It was the last piece of the design puzzle and reveals that the handset will indeed come with a dual-camera setup. And fortunately for some, it’s will have a metal body, too. In addition to the two cameras on the back, the device will also have a rear-mounted fingerprint reader while a side shot exposes a 3.5mm audio jack, USB-C connector for charging and data transfer and bottom-firing speaker grill.…

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samsung 

Estimated Samsung Galaxy F bill of materials shows why it will cost $1,800

Korean agency CGS-CIMB Research has posted a report in which it estimates the Bill of Materials (BOM) for the foldable Galaxy F and compares it to a Galaxy S9+ and an iPhone XS Max. The priciest item is the display – or should we say “displays”. The Galaxy F will have one large 7.3” panel that folds down the middle along with an external 4.58” display. There will reportedly be two batteries as well, though that doesn’t add much to the cost (total capacity is expected to be around 5,000-6,000mAh).…

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