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The new iPhone lightning connector may break third-party adapters

09/24/2012, Because of Apple’s well-established ecosystem of speaker docks and other accessories, when the iPhone 5′s new connector adaptor was priced at $30, people were surprised, especially since the new Magsafe adaptor was only $10. Peter from Double...

iPhone 5 possibly jailbroken on first day

09/21/2012, With every new iPhone and version of iOS, iPhone owners dedicated to Cydia get nervous over whether Apple will patch holes needed to add an unlocked bootlocker. With iOS 6, it’s looking good–the iPhone 4 and 3GS were unlocked yesterday, and...

Amazon’s $49 data plan is a one-year-only deal

09/21/2012, Thought that the optional $49 4G data plan for a year that Amazon announced with the Kindle Fire HD was tood good to be true? You’re not the only one. An interested Kindle owner called up Amazon and asked what happens when the first year is over. He...

Smartphones will soon have 128GB storage chips built in

09/20/2012, Samsung, which supplies NAND flash for a variety of smartphone makers, recently announced that they’ve produced a 128GB (GigaBytes) NAND chip–twice the density of the current NAND storage champion, which checks in at 64GB on a single chip. We...

Scientists turn a single atom into a bit

09/19/2012, In a stunning scientific achievement that could open the way for Moore’s Law to continue indefinitely, Australian scientists have created the first working quantum bit out of a single atom in silicon. The next step is to put two of these quantum...

A $16000 computer so cool you’ll drool over desktops again

09/19/2012, As laptops have gotten faster, desktops have taken a back seat in the gadget lust sweepstakes. But for performance per dollar, there’s still nothing better than an old-fashioned desktop tower. But how powerful a computer can you build if...

This vacuum cleaner is as beautiful as appliances get

09/19/2012, A clean home is a happy home, but your feng shei still won’t be right if all your appliances are eyesores. So if you’re a person of taste and in the market for a vacuum, you should consider the Vorwerk Kobold handheld vacuum cleaner, which...