Upcoming book "Inside Apple" by Adam Lashinsky reveals that Apple HQ has a secret room dedicated for product packaging design and testing. The revelation isn't too surprising considering how elegantly packaged Apple products have been, but it confirms what lengths Apple goes to achieve that.
Hanging out at ShowStoppers CES 2012 we didn't see a whole lot of tablet specific booths while roaming the isles but in the convention center it was another story. Rockchip was out and around sporting a few new Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich tablets so we gave them a quick look.
You Back to the Future lovers out there should be having a heart attack right about now as the brand new electric version of the DeLorean hits the test track, this putting the limited-production new-age car one step closer to production. We wrote about this car, now dubbed DMCEV-12, back on October 17th (this month), as it was first announced. Now wouldn't you know it, it's much further along the line towards being released than we expected, appearing now at the Houston Motorsports Park for some test-driving action by Cameron Wynne of the newest version of the DeLorean Motor Company.
Nokia's main show may be the Lumia range this week at Nokia World, but the company's labs have also brought out some of their more interesting tidbits to play. The Kinetic Labs Concept is perhaps the most eye-catching, a flexible smartphone prototype that allows for navigation by physically deforming the device, sizable screen and all. Check out our hands-on after the cut.
What we know about the BlackBerry device you're about to see is that it could be one of several things: a prototype for the 9900/9930, a "luxury" version right along those same lines, or a complete knockoff made by a third party to appear to be an alternate-reality 9900. There are both photos of the outsides of the device, a teardown, and a video in the post below. One of the more interesting (and appearing to be quite likely) options on the plate is that, due to the font, letting, and bold singularity in the word "PROCEEDING" above BlackBerry on the phone, this phone may well have been designed and executed by auto group Porsche - high-cost sharp edges ahoy!
The San Francisco Police Department (SFPD) are now launching an internal investigation into how its police officers came to assisting Apple in the hunt for a missing iPhone 5 prototype without filing a police report. It's believed that four officers accompanying two Apple security guards, entered a home in San Francisco's Bernal Heights neighborhood to search for the device.
I bet there are a bunch of geeky gals out there that read SlashGear; this one is just for you. Objet Ltd is showing off a new item that it has made using 3D printing for rapid prototyping. The new product is high-heeled shoe that is made with interchangeable parts that can be replaced when needed. The shoe is very square and seems ugly to me. I don’t see my wife wearing these.
The two suspects involved in the high-profile incident of the stolen iPhone prototype last year have plead not guilty today. Now, don't confuse this with the similar incident we mentioned yesterday that involved what could be an iPhone 5 prototype left at a bar. That prototype has neither been found nor has the story been officially confirmed.
Despite the high-profile incident last year with an Apple employee losing an iPhone 4 prototype at a bar, it seems the same blunder has happened again for the iPhone 5. But this time, the lost prototype, gone missing since late July, managed to stay under the radar until CNET reported learning of it today.
Fujitsu has been churning away at its FLEPia color e-paper technology for years now, and the company brought the latest fruits of that hard work to the e-Book Expo Tokyo in the form of a prototype ereader. The new 8-inch cholesteric FLEPia panel, DigInfo reports, boosts brightness, contrast and color accuracy over its predecessor, as well as offering speedier screen refresh rates.