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'Iron Man' on steroids: Step into a working 'Appleseed' Mecha

A working, wearable Japanese exoskeleton gets bulked up, thanks to some inspiration from a popular manga series.

By January 30, 2014


America challenges Japan to real-life battle of giant robots

Now that America's MegaBots and Japan's Suidobashi Heavy Industries have both built giant, pilot-controlled robots, it seems obvious what has to happen next.

By July 2, 2015


Silicon Valley's app culture eroding US ability to make serious software

[Q&A] Decidedly old school and proud of it, Pegasystems CEO Alan Trefler says the current app culture has abandoned the concept of customer-centricity with serious consequences for the US' ability to make software.

By April 8, 2014


Tech Retrospect: Lenovo buys Motorola, but Google keeps its patents

Miss a few stories this week? We'll get you up to speed with this rundown of all the tech news.

By January 31, 2014


Improve your iPhone Mail searches with these four tips

Spotlight Search is smarter than you may think. With the right search terms, you can get the right results when searching the iOS Mail app.

By December 10, 2013


Apple invites some MacBook Air owners to test Wi-Fi fix

Selected owners of the new MacBook Air will try out an update designed to repair Wi-Fi connection problems, says 9to5Mac.

By July 1, 2013


The day everyone started touching their phones

Five years ago today, Apple launched what would become the most exciting and successful smartphone ever produced and I was there, in the trenches, on day one.

By June 29, 2012


Apple asks retail employees to test Mountain Lion

The company's retail store workers are now being recruited to test the near-final release of the latest update to OS X.

By June 22, 2012


iPhone 4S bug silencing outgoing calls?

There's a very big discussion on the Apple forums about an apparently widespread bug that's muting many users' outgoing calls--but only sometimes.

By November 6, 2011


Fun challenge: Find this in OS X

Every now and then some aspect of OS X stands out that can be amusing and fun. Take a look at the following text. It can be found somewhere in the system, so take the challenge and see if you can find it.

By May 26, 2011