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iPhone Could Identify Unknown San Bernardino Attacker, Says Prosecutor

Information contained in an encrypted iPhone could help finally answer whether there was a third assailant in the San Bernardino terror attack that killed 14 people, according to court papers filed by the county’s district attorney. San Bernardino Police Chief Jarrod Burguan said Friday that the question of a third attacker has nagged investigators despite no supporting evidence. “We’ve never ... Read More »

Apple’s New San Francisco Office Could Be a Tool in Tech Talent Wars

From Apple’s earliest days, executives insisted that employees work from its headquarters in sleepy suburban Cupertino. The thinking, championed by Steve Jobs, was that a centralized campus would put the CEO “within walking distance of everyone,” said Steve Wozniak, who founded the company with Jobs. That stance may finally be softening as Apple prepares to open chic new offices in ... Read More »

Picking Genders for Characters Could Be the Next Big Thing for Emoji

According to the common emoji keyboard, women don’t run. Only men run. See? But that could soon change under a new draft proposal to the Unicode Consortium, the body that develops and maintains software standards for texts and characters. The document outlines a number of changes, including male, female and neutral gender options for many human-looking characters. If adopted, this ... Read More »

Could Truffles be Contaminated with Radioactive Compounds?

Good news for mushroom lovers. A team of researchers has tried to clear the air around burgundy or summer truffles, a type of mushroom that ranges among the most expensive foods in the world, being contaminated by radioactivity. In a new study, experts suggest that truffles which are found mostly in central Europe are safe to eat and these may ... Read More »

Freedom 251 Is Too Expensive – Soon Someone Could Pay You to Use Their Phone

The Freedom 251 made headlines this week for being (in all likelihood) the most affordable smartphone in the world. It raised more questions than answers and most of us at Gadgets 360 are still incredibly sceptical as to whether this little-known company’s cheaper-than-a-movie-ticket smartphone will even reach the hands of the price-sensitive people of India. Let’s be completely clear. I, ... Read More »

Apple Could Bypass iPhone Security, Experts Say – But Won’t

Faced with a federal judge’s order to help investigators break into an iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino, California, shooters, Apple may well argue that the request places an unreasonable burden on the company. In fact, experts say that complying with the government’s request wouldn’t be particularly challenging for Apple. But doing so might set a dangerous precedent ... Read More »

Virtual Reality Therapy Could Reduce Depression Symptoms: Study

The therapy, previously tested by healthy volunteers, was used by 15 depression patients aged 23-61. (Representational Image) London:  A virtual reality therapy could help people with depression be less critical and more compassionate towards themselves, reducing depressive symptoms, a new study has found. The therapy, previously tested by healthy volunteers, was used by 15 depression patients aged 23-61. Nine reported ... Read More »

Soon, You Could Charge Your Smartphone by Walking

Mechanical engineers from University of Wisconsin-Madison are developing an innovative energy harvesting and storage technology that can reduce reliance on batteries in mobile devices and charge your smartphone as you walk. Tom Krupenkin, professor of mechanical engineering, and senior scientist J Ashley Taylor described a technology that could capture the energy of human motion to power mobile electronic devices. This ... Read More »

What Season is It? The Answer Could Affect the Way Your Brain Works

Image credit: Istock Anyone who’s experienced falling spirits in autumn or a springtime bounce in the step knows that the changing seasons can affect mood. But can seasons affect the way your brain works overall? New research suggests that the answer is yes – and that time of year is just as important as time of day when it comes ... Read More »