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Report: Apple Restructuring Its India Sales Division After Weak iPhone Sales in First Half of 2018

Apple has been having a rough time in India including the loss of three key executives as it continues to struggle to beat single-digit market share in the country, which is the third-largest market for smartphones in the world, according to a weekend report in Bloomberg. Read More >>

gadgets
An Aspiring Rocketeer Built This 3D-Printed, Underwater Jetpack

Taking to the skies with a rocket strapped to your back is still a dangerous idea, despite how Hollywood typically portrays the stunt. So a product design student at Loughborough University created a safer way to fly—under water—with a jetpack that can propel a swimmer at speeds of up to eight miles per hour. Read More >>

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I Actually Like USB-C Dongles

Today, Apple finally pulled the 2015 15-inch MacBook Pro from its store. This marks the end of the dongle-free MacBook Pro, and now only the super-outdated MacBook Air, which you shouldn’t buy anyways, still has ports besides USB-C. Headphone jacks aside, Apple just moved one step closer to being a USB-C only laptop shop. Read More >>

toys
After 60 Years, Brio Has Reinvented Its Toy Trains for the Future

Brio’s magnetic wooden trains are as iconic a toy as Lego bricks or Hot Wheels cars. Traditionally kid-powered, a few years ago electric motors were introduced to the line, but this year Brio trains are being upgraded with smart features that allow them to interact with tracks and playsets. Don’t hit the panic alarm just yet, though; Brio’s SmartTech toys aren’t going to rob your kids of their imagination-driven adventures. Read More >>

cars
Heat Stroke Is Making Me Desperately Want This Giant Motorised Umbrella for My Car

Spend too much time in extreme summer heat and you’ll find yourself doing strange things. A week ago the idea of a gigantic umbrella for my car would have seemed laughable, but after a weekend of climbing in and out of unbearably hot vehicles, the Lanmodo seems like it should be a standard feature on every car. Read More >>

photography
This Neural Network Instant Camera Turns Everything You Shoot Into Cartoon Doodles

Photographers who still shoot on film claim they like the lo-fi, grainy aesthetics of the medium. But by that logic, they should be throwing hundreds of dollars at Dan Macnish who created a custom instant camera that converts what the camera’s lens sees into crude, stick figure doodles. Read More >>

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This Automated Sand Printer Is Ready to Flood Your Instagram Feed With Beach Wedding Proposals

Wedding proposals are just one of the many minefields you have to navigate on social media platforms, and Ivan Miranda isn’t making things any easier. He’s designed and built an autonomous printer that can draw messages in sand, so now’s probably a good time to brace yourself for an endless barrage of “will you marry me?” beach proposals clogging up your feeds. Read More >>

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The Full HTC Vive Pro Kit is Available to Pre-order, Costs £1,299

HTC announced the second generation Vive headset last year, only to reveal that the advance in technology also means an increase in price. The headset alone costs £799, and the full kit that's just gone up for pre-order is no better. That comes with an insane £1,299 pricetag, which is is more than two months rent for some people. Read More >>

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Convicted ‘Free Tablet’ Fraudster Ordered to Pay Up £2.1 Million to Victims

New York officials announced the conviction and sentencing of Nevada-based Sungame Corporation and its CEO Neil Chandran for grand larceny and securities fraud, saying the fraudsters would be forced to pay up £2.1 million to redress hundreds of people the company scammed with promises of free 3D tablets or go to jail. Chandran, who was previously barred from trading by the Alberta Securities Commission in 2015, will also be barred from doing so in New York state. Read More >>

gaming
The Nintendo Classic Mini Returns Today But I’m More Excited About This Wireless Controller

When the  Nintendo Classic Mini: NES was first released, we deemed the £36 8Bitdo NES30 as the best wireless controller alternative for the tiny console. But now that Nintendo is selling the Nintendo Classic Mini once again starting today, I’m more excited for 8Bitdo’s new gamepad that’s an even better wireless alternative with a cheaper price tag and a dedicated ‘home’ button. Read More >>

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Amazon’s ‘Show Mode’ Basically Turns Your Fire HD Tablet Into an Echo Show

Back when Amazon announced the Echo Show, the first thought that crossed my mind was whether this was a worthwhile purchase - and whether you could get the same sort of thing by hooking an Echo to a Fire Tablet. I had that same thought when Amazon rolled out Alexa to cheaper Fire tablets earlier this year, and now the lines are even more blurred with the launch of 'Show Mode'. Read More >>

gadgets
This Brilliant Case Packs Built-in Springs to Protect Your Phone From Falls

I struggle with phone cases. On one hand, I’d like to protect my expensive handheld computer. But at the same time, I can’t stand ruining the look and feel of a phone with big, bulky hunks of plastic, which means my phones tend to be naked. But at long last, I think I’ve found a case so cool, I don’t care how ugly it is. Read More >>

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Amazon’s Just Announced it’s Going to Sell a Kids Edition Fire HD 10 Tablet

If there's only one piece of tech that Amazon seems to have done well, it's the Fire Tablet range. Yes they're not as fancy or well-equipped as other tablets, but they are cheap. Cheap is good, especially when it can do all the basics tablety things. Amazon even went so far as to release kid-friendly versions of the Fire 7 and Fire HD 8, a range that's now being expanded with the launch of the Fire HD 10 Kids Edition. Read More >>

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This New Handheld Device Detects Your Smelly Body Odour Before Your Co-Workers Do

Skyrocketing temperatures, unbearable humidity, and sweaty armpits all add up to one embarrassing side effect of the summer: body odour. But despite being literally under your nose, it’s not always easy to tell if your deodorant is winning the battle against BO, so Japan’s Tanita has created an electronic nose that can quickly confirm whether or not you stink. Read More >>

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Finally, All of Microsoft’s Mobile Failures Have Been Redeemed With This Windows 95 Phone

By today’s standards it was ugly, it was slow, and it was primitive, but Windows 95 was the first operating system I mastered inside and out, and I’ll always have a soft spot for Microsoft’s most memorable PC OS. That can be the only explanation for why part of me would also love suffering through a mobile version of Windows 95 on a smartphone. Read More >>