Apple reportedly releasing OS X Yosemite in October alongside 4K desktop and 12-inch Retina MacBook

image Well, this is a timely rumor: Today is the day Apple opens up OS X Yosemite for public beta-testing, and now we’re hearing the final version of the OS will come out in late October. The report comes from Mark Gurman at 9to5Mac, who has a strong track…

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Zepp takes a swing at baseball with its tiny data analyzer

image As someone who doesn’t play baseball often, if ever, I need all the help I can get. But since America’s Pastime isn’t my first sport of choice to practice, I’m okay admitting how extremely terrible I am at it. For others, however, things might be a…

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Apple ‘iTime’ patent details a modular smartwatch with sensors in the band

image A new Apple patent for smartwatch designs and features is bound to fuel more speculation about an incoming “iWatch,” even though such claims often amount to nothing. Still, the patent is interesting on its own merits. One version shows a receptacle…

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Twitch for Android now puts the biggest game streams front and center

image If you regularly catch up on eSports or “let’s play” sessions while on the move, today’s your lucky day. Twitch has revamped its Android app with a fresh interface that lets you get to the biggest game streams as quickly as possible, with…

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The Big Picture: Not-quite San Francisco’s ‘Davis Street’

image Take a second look at the above image — it isn’t actually a photo. Nope, the entire scene (dubbed Davis Street) was painstakingly created with the graphics rendering suite 3DS Max. To achieve the impressive end result, artist Gilvan Isbiro says that…

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Watch a dome full of cameras capture 3D motion in extreme detail

image Conventional 3D motion capture is awkward; even if you don’t mind people covered with dots or ping pong balls, you often get just a handful of data points that miss out on subtle movements. Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University might just have a…

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Nothing says you’re an Arsenal fan like buying a Huawei P7

image It’s an exciting time to be an Arsenal fan, now that Alexis Sanchez has been bought with cash from new sponsors Puma and Huawei. The latter firm also wants you to show your support for all things Arséne by buying its latest handset, the Ascend P7….

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Revisiting the Apollo 11 Moon landing 45 years later

image Today marks the 45th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission where Buzz Aldrin, Neil Armstrong and Michael Collins made their trip to the Moon. Sure, you could say that there’s likely more tech in our pockets than what was used to put those three into…

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Search engine turns the tables on hackers by exposing their info

image Want to see a textbook definition of irony? Look no further than Indexeus, a search engine that primarily exposes the info of malicious hackers caught up in the very sort of data breaches that they inflict on others. As it was originally structured,…

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ZTE continues the trend toward minimizing Android customization

image For all its beauty, Android’s openness is the reason why manufacturers and carriers are able to make their own tweaks to the OS. Some companies go as far as completely forking the platform, and we know how terrible that can be — though there are…

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