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  • Watch the Hayabusa2 probe touch down on asteroid Ryugu Tuaw (Wednesday, 6 March) - Back in February, the Hayabusa2 spacecraft touched down on asteroid Ryugu to collect samples for scientists back home. Now, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has released a video of the brief contact between the probe and its target asteroid......
  • 'Devil May Cry 5' reveals the live action mockups behind its cutscenes Tuaw (Tuesday, 5 March) - Numerous games have offered behind-the-scenes footage that shows how cutscenes came to be. But what if you could play the entire game that way? Capcom, at least, is willing to give that a shot. When Devil May Cry 5 launches on March 8th, the Delux......
  • Nissan Leaf is the first electric car to top 400,000 sales Tuaw (Tuesday, 5 March) - Nissan just reached an important milestone in electric car history -- though it likely won't be alone for long. The Leaf has become the first EV to top 400,000 sales, crossing that mark slightly over eight years since its December 2010 debut. Deman......
  • Samsung's Galaxy Fold could lead to two more folding phones soon Tuaw (Tuesday, 5 March) - If you, for some unknown reason, thought Samsung's flexible device rollout would stop with the Galaxy Fold then we have bad news. Bloomberg cites unnamed sources saying that the company is already working on a pair of follow-up smartphones, with one......
  • Samsung Developing Additional Folding Smartphones, May Offer Free Display Replacements for Alleged Crease Defect in Current Model MacRumors (Tuesday, 5 March) - Samsung is working on two additional folding smartphone models to succeed the Galaxy Fold that's coming out this April, reports Bloomberg.The new folding smartphones include a clamshell-like device that folds from top to bottom and another that folds outwards like Huawei's Mate X, another high-end folding smartphone coming this year.Samsung's current Galaxy Fold, which will be priced at $1,980 when it launches, folds inwards rather than outwards, much...
  • Uber will not face criminal charges for last year's self-driving crash Tuaw (Tuesday, 5 March) - Nearly a year after one of Uber's autonomous SUVs struck and killed a pedestrian, Elaine Herzberg, Arizona prosecutors said they did not find the company criminally liable in the incident. Reuters published parts of the letter from Yavapai County Att......
  • LG's Latest Smart TVs Will Receive AirPlay 2 Update in Mid 2019 MacRumors (Tuesday, 5 March) - LG today announced that its new smart TVs will receive a software update in mid 2019 with support for AirPlay 2 and HomeKit.LG first revealed plans to add AirPlay 2 and HomeKit to its latest smart TVs at CES in January. At the time, it said the features would arrive in 2019, and today's announcement narrows down the timeframe to the middle of the year.New LG...
  • Keep your whole family secure with a free three-month trial to 1Password iMore (Tuesday, 5 March) - A free trial that's three times as long.Passwords are tricky. You need dozens of them for all your emails, website logins, work accounts, and whatever else, but each one also needs to be unique and complex to keep everything secure. That adds up to a lot of random letters (some capitalized, some not), numbers, and special characters you have to remember. That's why password managers like 1Password are so great. Keep all those passwords as complex and secure as...
  • Apple Claims Its Former Engineer Helped Invent Tech in Qualcomm Patent MacRumors (Tuesday, 5 March) - Apple and Qualcomm have been squaring off in courts around the world, and this week, the first U.S. jury trial kicked off in San Diego, California, where Qualcomm's headquarters are located.During today's legal proceedings, which were covered by CNET, Apple claimed that one of its former engineers, Arjuna Siva, had a hand in inventing the technologies covered in one of the patents that Qualcomm is accusing Apple of infringing on.
  • Google tests shoppable ads in image searches Tuaw (Tuesday, 5 March) - Google is borrowing a few cues from Instagram and Pinterest to encourage more shopping in its search results. The internet giant is testing shoppable ads within image searches -- find a picture of your ideal desk and you can tap a shopping tag butto......
  • Google Podcasts is finally sifting through individual episodes Tuaw (Tuesday, 5 March) - Google Podcasts is still a fairly basic app in spite of meaningful upgrades, but that might change before long. Product Manager Zack Reneau-Wedeen has announced that Podcasts will start showing search results for individual episodes, not just whole......
  • Check Out These Cheap $50 AirPods Knockoffs MacRumors (Tuesday, 5 March) - Apple's AirPods are one of its most popular product lines in recent years, and have resulted in crazy demand, memes, and dozens of knockoff products.In our latest YouTube video, we picked up a pair of $50 i10 TWS earphones that have been designed to look like AirPods to see how they measure up to the real thing.Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos.The i10 TWS AirPods knockoffs are almost carbon copies of the...
  • Apple will repair iPhones with third-party batteries Tuaw (Tuesday, 5 March) - In a change to its longstanding policy, Apple is apparently repairing iPhones with third-party batteries at its Genius Bars and Apple Authorized Service Providers. This is a about-face from its previous stance, which was to refuse repairs on iPhones......
  • Apple Music vs. Google Play Music MacRumors (Tuesday, 5 March) - Need help deciding whether Apple or Google has the right music streaming service for you? Then keep reading. Apple Music launched in 2015 and was a relative latecomer to the streaming services market, but Apple's continual development of the platform has made it into one of the most popular choices for enjoying digital music. Google's music strategy on the other hand has been confusing in recent years, so before we dive in with a deeper look at the two...
  • Apple Opposes Logo Trademarked by Norwegian Political Party MacRumors (Tuesday, 5 March) - Apple has objected to an apple logo trademark that Norway's Fremskrittspartiet or Progress Party filed for back in November, according to the Norwegian Patent Office.The image in question features a red apple with a stem and a green leaf that also has a white "F" on the front, an icon used by the Fremskrittspartiet.In an objection letter provided to Norway's Patent Office, Apple says that the trademark that...
  • Second-generation Glass Enterprise Edition will use USB-C Tuaw (Tuesday, 5 March) - A second generation of Alphabet's Glass Enterprise Edition with a USB-C port and 5G capability appears to be in the works, according to leaked photos via Brazilian technology news website Tecnoblog. The photos are from Anatel, the Brazillian FCC, whi......
  • Fix your own electronics with this 60-piece repair kit on sale for $11 iMore (Tuesday, 5 March) - This repair kit can help with everything from smartphones to game consoles and more.Taking your tech to a repair shop can end up costing you huge, but Oria's 60-piece Professional Repair Tool Kit is only $11.19 at Amazon when you enter promo code HA7ORJMHH during checkout. That'll save you $5 off its price otherwise, and a ton of money in the long run.This set comes with 56 varied screwdriver bits made of chrome-vanadium steel which were carefully selected...
  • Disney CEO's Board Seat 'at Risk' With Apple Planning to Launch Video Service MacRumors (Tuesday, 5 March) - Apple's upcoming video streaming service and its work on original TV content could spell trouble for Apple board member and Disney CEO Bob Iger, reports Bloomberg, citing the potential for competition between the two companies.Iger is potentially at risk of losing his seat on Apple's board as Apple prepares to launch its streaming TV service. Apple already has more than two dozen original TV shows in the works and has purchased rights to several movies, with all of...