September 2021 Apple Event Roundup: iPhone 13, iPad Mini, Apple Watch 7

September 2021 Apple Event Roundup: iPhone 13, iPad Mini, Apple Watch 7

Preorders open up on Friday, and all phones will be available on September 24.Apple only briefly touched on the privacy features of the new iPhones during today’s event, perhaps because it was eager to avoid wading into the recent photo-scanning controversy it’s found itself in.

One Woman’s High-Touch Bid to Upend the Sex-Toy Industry

One Woman’s High-Touch Bid to Upend the Sex-Toy Industry

By the time she rolled back into Vegas nine months ago, with her truck of robot dildos on the Strip, DiCarlo was more than a CEO: She was a conference-hopping activist, an icon on a mission to erase the shame around women's sexuality.

How to Stop Butt Dialing Everyone with Your Smartphone

How to Stop Butt Dialing Everyone with Your Smartphone

You can disable this feature on the iPhone in Settings > Accessibility > Touch > Tape to Wake (it only appears on the home-button-less iPhones like the X and newer), and Android phones at Settings > Display > Lock Screen Display > Double-Tap to Check Phone .

CES Liveblog Day 3: Smart Vibrator, Robot Arms, and More

CES Liveblog Day 3: Smart Vibrator, Robot Arms, and More

CES Attendees: Come visit WIRED HQ, located at the Yardbird in the Venetian.Samsung T7 TouchPhotograph: SamsungIt's not easy to get excited about hard drives, but if you're a proponent of security—and happen to need extra storage space—then you'll be happy to learn that Samsung's new portable solid-state drive (called the T7 Touch Portable SSD), comes with a built-in fingerprint scanner.

CES 2020 Liveblog (Tuesday): Photos and News of All the CES Gadget Madness

CES 2020 Liveblog (Tuesday): Photos and News of All the CES Gadget Madness

The WIRED crew is on the ground here in Las Vegas to touch, test, prod, and fondle all of the latest rolling robots, folding phones, and talking fridges.CES Attendees: Come visit WIRED HQ, located at the Yardbird in the Venetian.

New Google Gestures, the Capital One Hacker, and More News

New Google Gestures, the Capital One Hacker, and More News

The touchless phone-gestures of the future are here, the Capital One hacker didn't cover her tracks, and we've got some suggestions for cleaning up your air.

Apple's New MacBook Pro Goes All In on the Touch Bar

Apple's New MacBook Pro Goes All In on the Touch Bar

Apple's New MacBook Pro Goes All In on the Touch Bar. The summer is a time for rejuvenation, don’t you think? Apple has now outfitted its least expensive MacBook Pro with a Touch Bar and Touch ID, meaning MBP buyers henceforth must resign themselves to a thin OLED strip at the top row of their keyboards.

Space Photos of the Week: X-Rays, Binary Stars, and Mars Moles

Space Photos of the Week: X-Rays, Binary Stars, and Mars Moles

Space Photos of the Week: X-Rays, Binary Stars, and Mars Moles. After touching down on the Martian surface, InSight laid research instruments on the ground, including the HP3 instrument, also known as the Heat Flow and Physical Properties Package, to begin drilling.

House Endorses Net Neutrality, but the Outlook Remains Dim

House Endorses Net Neutrality, but the Outlook Remains Dim

"For two years, they [the Republican Party] could have brought their so-called version of light touch net neutrality to the body," Representative Mike Doyle (D-Pennsylvania), who introduced the bill approved Wednesday, said during the debate.

By Defying Apple’s Rules, Facebook Shows It Never Learns

By Defying Apple’s Rules, Facebook Shows It Never Learns

After the political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica was accused of violating Facebook’s rules by harvesting and retaining data on tens of millions of users without their knowledge, Facebook banned nearly every app the company had ever touched, including some unaffiliated research apps that were associated with the University of Cambridge.

Prepare for the Smart Home Fitness Revolution

Prepare for the Smart Home Fitness Revolution

Now it’s centering its efforts around the most dreadful piece of home exercise equipment: the treadmill.During a demo of the $3,995 Peloton Tread, an instructor named Chase appeared on a giant touchscreen display to guide me through a portion of a 45-minute live run.

SpaceX’s Failed Landing Still Ended With a Clean Plop

SpaceX’s Failed Landing Still Ended With a Clean Plop

But unlike Monday’s textbook touchdown, today’s landing didn’t quite go as planned.The Falcon’s first stage, the largest and most expensive portion of the rocket, was expected to navigate itself back to land after launching the Dragon spacecraft.

Watch Out for a Clever Touch ID Scam Hitting the App Store

Watch Out for a Clever Touch ID Scam Hitting the App Store

And when you do put your finger on the home button, there’s no extra prompt to confirm that you actually meant to."Crooks will often come up with clever ideas to bypass initial screening mechanisms."Jérôme Segura, MalwarebytesCobb compares the scenario to the early days of QR codes, when scanners had no built-in mechanisms to verify where that square of black squiggles would send you.

Digital DJs Have New Ways to 'Spin' Their Tracks

Digital DJs Have New Ways to 'Spin' Their Tracks

By twisting, bumping, and tapping those hardware controls, the DJ can add some additional nuance and give the proceedings a human touch that software can't match.The only hang-up with Traktor is that it's almost four years old, and the rapid march of technological innovation—especially in touchsreen mobile apps—has led to similar tools that can out-match some of its key features.Today, Native Instruments is announcing a new version of its mega-popular Traktor suite for digital DJs. Traktor Pro 3 will be available next month, on October 18, for $99.

I Invented Autocorrect. Sorry About That; You're Welcome

I Invented Autocorrect. Sorry About That; You're Welcome

To be a smartphone user is to accept the ergonomics and software of small touchscreen keyboards.When I started working with a small team of engineers and designers at Apple in late 2005 to create a touchscreen operating system for Purple—the codename of the super-secret skunk works project that became the iPhone—we didn’t know if typing on a small, touch-sensitive sheet of glass was technologically feasible or a fool’s errand.