• So, you’ve had you’re first look at Apple’s new iPhone 5s. As expected, it's faster, has improved features and even a nifty fingerprint security button. But once you step back from all those bells and whistles, you probably find yourself asking, just how different is it from my iPhone I have now?

    If you are currently toting an iPhone 5 and want to know if it’s worth ditching it to get the iPhone 5s, we’ve got you covered. Here are the ways that the iPhone 5s outperforms the iPhone 5, and the areas where nothing much has changed.

    Processing Power

    The new iPhone 5s’s A7 chip will have processing power that rivals computers we were buying just a few years ago. It’s the first 64-bit chip to ever be put in a phone, making what Apple is calling a “huge leap forward in mobile computing performance.” That leap forward means the iPhone 5s will be twice as fast as the iPhone 5, and have twice the graphics performance. To demonstrate the difference, Apple demonstrated Infinity Blade III, a sequel to

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  • After weeks of rumours, leaked photos and lots of educated guessing, it's finally time. Apple is expected to unveil not one, but two new iPhones today. One is the immediate successor to the iPhone 5, the iPhone 5S, which many have suggested will come with much larger storage capacity (up to 128 GB) and be available in three colours, black, white and gold. The other is the iPhone 5C, a "mid-range" smartphone that is likely designed to compete with the plethora of mid-range Android devices currently available. In emerging markets like China and India, a lower-cost iPhone is certainly needed, and today may be the day we finally see Apple make a grab for those regions.

    Either way, we'll have all the latest here in the live blog, courtesy of the Yahoo News tech team, CNET and Ustream:

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  • (Image from Instant Wild)There are only so many times you can flip through your friends’ vacation photos or Instagram collections of food before they all start to blur together. Perhaps you’re looking for some different photos to look at – how do animals at a watering hole in Kenya strike your fancy?

    If you want to help the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) in its mission of animal protection, all you have to do is download an app. Currently available for iPhone, Instant Wild has you playing the part of zoologist yourself as you look through images of animals, trying to identify them. The system is pretty straightforward: cameras are set up at watering holes at various sites in Kenya, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, the U.K. and the U.S. Each time a camera is triggered by movement (up to 30 times a day), users get notified that there’s a new image. The user looks at the photo and selects from a list of animals to help identify what’s in the image.

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    While the project

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  • An Intel logo is seen at the company's offices near Tel Aviv. (Reuters)Intel Israel’s research and development (R&D) center in Haifa is currently developing a camera that pushes the boundaries of user interactivity.

    Anil Nanduri, the director of Perceptual Products & Solutions at Intel, told the International Data Group (IDG) that this new device can track a user’s eye movement, perceive the size, depth and color of items in view, and process a user’s emotions through various algorithms. Customers should be able to buy it as part of tablets and other mobile devices as early as next year.

    It bears some similarities to Microsoft's Kinect for the Xbox, which can be operated through voice command and can read the user’s reference points on his skeleton as well as his heart beat. But Intel is confident that their ambitious initiative, undertaken by more than 150 Israeli engineers in collaboration with American ones, is one step ahead of everybody else's.

    “Kinect was a good initial version of a depth-sensing camera, especially from a long-range perspective.

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  • As if British Prime Minister David Cameron wasn’t having a hard enough time selling his pornography-blocking plan already, some recently released information about the activities of those in the House of Parliament may make his job even tougher.

    Following a Freedom of Information request by Huffington Post UK, it was found that there had been attempts to access pornographic material by users of the Parliamentary Network servers more than 300,000 times. That network is used by the approximately 5,000 people on the parliamentary estate, BBC reports, and is made up of MPs, staff members and their visitors.

    According to the information obtained by Huffington Post, the peak number of attempts to access pornographic websites on the network peaked last November (for the one year period under scrutiny) with 114,844 requests.

    Here’s the month-by-month breakdown:

    May 2012: 2141

    June 2012: 2261

    July 2012: 6024

    August 2012: 26,952

    September 2012: 15,804

    October 2012: 3391

    November 2012: 114,844


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  • At an event held ahead of the  IFA consumer electronics show in Berlin, Samsung announced the Galaxy Gear smart watch, a device that will let you check your phone without even taking it out of your pocket – provided you have the right phone.

    The Galaxy Gear has a square 1.63” AMOLED screen you wear on your wrist, which connects to the phone via Bluetooth. You can pull up emails, texts, Twitter and more through the touch screen, as well as sync with popular fitness software like RunKeeper. Users can even make calls, secret agent-style without getting out their phone. In total, 70 apps will be available at launch, The Verge reports.

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    Before you rush out to get one, however, you need to have the right phone: currently, the watch only syncs with specific devices. It uses Bluetooth 4.0, the new low-energy form of Bluetooth, which is currently only supported by Android 4.3. It will be compatible with the

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  • Today is the official unveiling of Samsung's new wearable technology, the Samsung Galaxy Gear smart watch. And since Samsung has the habit of letting the cat out of the bag ahead of the big reveal, we already know quite a bit about it. We know for certain Samsung will be showing the wrist-worn computer at today's event, expected to have an OLED screen, 4 megapixel camera and both Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity based on leaks that are currently out there. As for what it actually looks like, that will have to wait for the big reveal (if you want a sneak peek of what it might look like, scroll down to the bottom and check out the video).

    Follow along live as we get all the latest details from our live coverage, courtesy of CNET:

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  • When it comes to technology, there’s no question that thin is in: we’re always on the lookout for a lighter smartphone, or a more svelte television set. But how about your keyboard? Once a soon-to-be-unveiled innovation at the IFA Berlin technology trade show is shown to the public for the first time next week, the super-thin keyboard you’ve been looking for may soon be a reality.

    The Cambridge-based CSR, who have developed technology that appear in everything from Beats headphones to Nike+ running gadgets, have shown their ultra-thin keyboard for the first time, a touch surface measuring only half a millimeter in thickness.

    Here’s a look at the tablet, as well as a behind-the-scenes making of it:

    As the video explains, the tablet is printed onto plastic, meaning it would be easy to customize in numerous input languages if that was something the company using the technology needed.

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  • It’s no secret that many of us are turning to email and electronic communication and abandoning the time-honoured craft of writing letters. If you wish to make all of your communications digital, though, and are trying to figure out how to convert those last few letter-writers to email, there’s a U.S. company that is prepared to do it for you.

    Outbox mail delivery service proposes to take your physical mail and convert it to digital for you. They pick up your mail three times a week, scan it, and then send it to you digitally, so you can read it all from your iOS device, or your Android device thanks to the app released for the platform last week. It lets you sort the mail into folders, so you can collect up bills in one place and letters from loved ones in another (or whichever sorting method you so choose).

    Outbox has now made its beta version of the service available to all San Francisco residents, not just its small initial testing area. The service has launched in Austin, Texas,

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  • Exterior view of Ontario College of Art and Design (OCAD) in Toronto. While most students returning to class this fall will be told not to turn to Wikipedia for assignments, a group of feminist scholars across North America will be told to head to the website with guns blazing.

    Students at OCAD University, Canada’s oldest arts and design educational institution, will have the opportunity to take “Dialogues on Feminism and Technology,” which will take a new approach to engaging students in critical conversations about the marginalization of women in technology-related fields. It's one of 15 schools across Canada and the United States that will be offering a course with a focus on feminism and technology, each one able to create their own syllabus.

    The first group assignment is called “Storming Wikipedia,” for which students will create or edit an entry about a famous woman in science or technology. According to a Wikipedia Editor Survey conducted in 2011, 91 per cent of the editors of the popular digital encyclopaedia are men, mostly residing in North

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