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A New Apple TV with Siri and Apps Could Be Coming This Summer

Guys. Apple's finally going to do it. The Cupertino company is finally making its next big push into the TV hardware business this summer. It's not going to be TV set (obviously) according to the ever-reliable Apple beat reporter John Paczkowski. It's going to be a new Apple TV. With apps!

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The Human CrossFit Lab Rats That Tested Apple Watch 

Apple's lab rats wear Lululemon. For the past two years, Apple paid people to exercise in a top-secret testing center wearing elaborate monitoring gear that made them look like Bane at a CrossFit gym.

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Conan's Apple Pocketwatch Is the Budget-Friendly Wearable

"It's more than a binder clip and a wallet chain. It's $269." [Team Coco]

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The Last Time Apple Sold an Obscenely Overpriced Gadget

Now that the collective eye roll around Apple's $10,000 watch has turned into a blank stare, it's time for a little bit of nostalgia. Apple is not new to this game of selling seemingly everyday gadgets for ridiculous dollar amounts. The Twentieth Anniversary Macintosh (TAM) wrote the rules nearly 20 years ago.

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Apple May Be Launching A Genuine Alternative To Cable In The Fall

Rumors about an Apple TV, and associated Apple TV service are about as old as the history of rumor blogs. But according to a WSJ report, this fall could finally see Apple launching a streaming TV package, featuring a bunch of big-name broadcasters, available only on Apple devices.

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A Tearful Moment from the New Steve Jobs Documentary That Debuts Today

Today at the South by Southwest festival in Austin, TX, audiences are watching the debut of a new CNN documentary called Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine. It's about Jobs' life, and how he influenced tech culture. The film's director, Alex Gibney, is also known for his controversial documentary about Scientology.

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Sign Up for the iOS 8.3 Beta to Get Your Brand New, Jaundiced Emojis

We've known that a new set of diverse/sickly cartoon friends has been on its way for a while now. But thanks to the new iOS 8.3 beta download, that day is finally here. You can officially send your friend a tiny, jaundiced, disembodied head.

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Inside Apple's New Force Touch Trackpad

Although this past Monday's Apple event was mostly dedicated to the Apple Watch, the most exciting (and perplexing ) new piece of hardware was the updated MacBook. But one of its new features, the Taptic Engine-enabled "Force Touch" trackpad, also found its way into a refresh of the 13-inch MacBook Pro, which iFixit tore apart immediately.

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Does Apple Ruin Your iPhone on Purpose? The Conspiracy, Explained

Every year, Apple tempts the world with a new, expensive iPhone, hailed as the fastest and best iPhone ever. You buy it. And then, just in time for the next Fastest iPhone Ever to hit stores, the one in your pocket feels crummier and more sluggish than ever. Coincidence? Or conspiracy?

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Apple Stores Are So Popular They Lift Mall Sales By 10 Percent

Damn, the Genius Bar is a bona fide mall hotspot. People love Apple's sterile, glassy retail stores so much, the expensive gadget hubs boost sales at malls by 10 percent.

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An Adorable Felt Apple Watch That Never Needs Charging

You caved on the iPod Touch, and maybe even bought your kid a cheap tablet, but how are you going to explain to them that there's no way you're buying them a $500+ Apple Watch? Easy, you just make an adorable felt alternative like Hiné Mizushima did and tell them it's powered by their imagination so it never needs charging—unlike your smartwatch that's already about to die.

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The Internet Is Rigged

It was the inherent beauty of the web. I had access to the same tools and the same publish button as any big time brand. As an indie player, this was incredibly powerful, and in many ways, that leveling of the creative playing field was what got so many of us so excited about this joint in the first place.

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Apple Store's New Credit Card Tech Is Its Most Reliable Yet

Because it was invented some time in the 1940s.

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Quick and Easy MacBook Repairs That'll Save You a Small Fortune

Everybody's MacBook breaks. At some point or another, the hard drive will shudder to a stop; the display hinge won't hold up anymore; the logic board will cease to function. It's only a matter of time. Fortunately, you can fix most of it yourself. Here's how.

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Wow, People Really Suck at Drawing Apple's Logo From Memory 

Do you know what Apple's oh-so-ubiquitous logo looks like? Do you really? UCLA psychologists asked 85 undergrads to draw the Apple logo from memory, and only one got it right. The rest of the results are hilarious and incorrectly lopsided.

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These Legendary UI Icons Are Now Hanging In a Museum

The original Mac OS icons. The Google Maps pin. The power-on symbol. These marks, which have been with us for years on our screens (or decades, in some cases), are all on display this month at the Museum of Modern Art.

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How Apple's ResearchKit Could Actually Help Improve Health Care

Our sister site Lifehacker does a deep dive into how Apple's new ResearchKit project—leveraging user data for medical research—will help the broken health care system. Despite the security concerns . Read on:

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The Best Reason Not to Buy an Apple Watch Yet

The Apple Watch is a tantalizing piece of hardware. After years of rumors, you can almost finally slide one onto your body. I'm here to throw a wet blanket on your wrist; almost no one should buy one of these things.

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Apple Has Released a Patch for FREAK

Announcing shiny new hardware wasn't the only thing Apple did yesterday. Amongst the hubbub of product releases , the folks at Cupertino also released a patch to keep you safe from the decades-old security flaw FREAK.

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The CIA Has Been Desperately Trying to Break Apple's Encryption System

The Intercept is reporting that Central Intelligence Agency researchers have been waging a multi-year campaign to break the security systems used by Apple on its devices.

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You Know the Apple Watch Will Be Useless Without These Battery Bracelets

Attenshun, Apple fans! Are you going to buy an Apple Watch? Shut up. I know you are. It is superfluous if you have an iPhone but fuck it—if Tim Cook can't live without it neither can you. YOU MUST GET IT. There is only one true, big, hairy but: Battery life will suck flea-infested monkey balls. Don't worry, I'm here to fix that.

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Apple Watch Hands-On: Only Time Will Tell

Today, I strapped a $15,000 watch to my wrist—one with an Apple computer inside. I played with it a bit, and tried to imagine integrating it into my life. But by the time Apple (oh so courteously!) booted me out of the showroom, I couldn't make up my mind.

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The Crazy Metallurgy Apple Is Using to Sell Its Watch

Today Apple announced two things about its Apple Watch : The day you can buy it, and the money you'll fork over for it. But we also, somewhat unexpectedly, heard a lot about the material science behind the Watch too.

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Video: How the stainless steel Apple Watch is made (in Mordor)

Apple has a video showing off how it makes the stainless steel Apple Watch and it looks a lot like they're using Tolkien magic to make the watch's case inside Mount Doom in Mordor. You get to see glimpses of the entire process, from the alloy they use to seeing the molten stages and cold forging and milling and polishing processes.

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The New MacBook Isn't What You Think

Apple's new MacBook is slick and svelte. It only weighs two pounds! But before you get too excited about how well this tiny (gold) laptop might fit into your life, you should know a little bit about its brains. This is not a retina MacBook Air.

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