MacRumors Exclusive: Save Up to 40% on Anker's Portable Batteries, Lightning Cables, and More

A few weeks after our last offer, MacRumors has again partnered with Anker to offer our readers up to 40 percent off eight of Anker’s iPhone and iPad charging products. The savings target two lightning cables, a Qi-compatible wireless charger, a wall charger, a car charger, and three portable battery packs, two of which have …

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Apple's Rumored 18W USB-C iPhone Power Adapter Prototype Shown Off in New Photos

Recent rumors and CAD renderings have suggested Apple may be planning to include an 18-watt USB-C charger and a Lightning to USB cable in the box with its iOS devices later this year, allowing for faster charging without requiring users to purchase separate charging accessories at additional cost. New photos shared by Chongdiantou (via Mac …

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Tesla opens Model 3 orders to more people and trims prices

If you're in line for a Model 3 then we have good news. The company has announced that it's opening pre-orders to all reservation holders in the US and Canada, now that it's able to produce more cars (apparently that tent manufacturing line is helpin… Source: Engadget | Tesla opens Model 3 orders to more …

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Florida is appointing a cryptocurrency czar

Florida's Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis believes his state needs to start keeping a closer eye on cryptocurrency and Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs). That's why he created a position for a state-specific cryptocurrency czar who'll be in charge… Source: Engadget | Florida is appointing a cryptocurrency czar

Airbnb strengthens Paris presence thanks to Century 21

Airbnb has clashed with cities where it operates for awhile over regulations specific to each. Back in December, authorities in Paris started cracking down harder on the service to comply or face legal consequences. Airbnb has a new strategy to play… Source: Engadget | Airbnb strengthens Paris presence thanks to Century 21

NTSB: Model S battery caught fire twice after Florida crash

It's not unheard of for cars to catch fire in a crash, but there are now instances of Tesla cars' batteries reigniting well after the fact. As part of a preliminary report on a Model S crash in Ford Lauderdale, Florida, NTSB investigators revealed th… Source: Engadget | NTSB: Model S battery caught fire twice …

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New Snapdragon chips bring dual cameras to more mid-tier phones

With certain exceptions, mid-range smartphones haven't been keeping pace with the bells and whistles of higher-end handsets — you can still expect 'just' a single rear camera and 1080p video recording. Qualcomm might soon fix that. It's launching… Source: Engadget | New Snapdragon chips bring dual cameras to more mid-tier phones

Senator asks FCC if Stingrays can interfere with 911 calls

Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) wants to know if cell-site simulators, also known as Stingrays, have the potential to interfere with mobile communications, and he's asked the FCC to share any research it has done into the matter. In a letter sent to Chairma… Source: Engadget | Senator asks FCC if Stingrays can interfere with 911 …

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Undercover dark web bust leads to more than 35 arrests

The US just broke new ground in its bid to shut down illegal markets on the dark web. A slew of agencies (the Department of Justice, Homeland Security Investigations, the Secret Service, the DEA and the Postal Inspection Service) have announced the… Source: Engadget | Undercover dark web bust leads to more than 35 arrests

Apple Engineer and YouTuber Mark Rober Working on Anti-Motion Sickness VR Technology for Use in Autonomous Vehicles

Engineer and popular YouTuber Mark Rober, who is known for his science-related videos that can rack up millions of views, works at Apple as an engineer in the special projects group, reports Variety. The site says that Rober has been working on Apple’s virtual reality projects, including “using VR as on-board entertainment for self-driving cars.” …

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'Overwatch' update rewards you for commending fellow players

Blizzard is continuing its quest to create a positive Overwatch community and fight toxicity. After a round of testing, the developer has released an update to its class-based shooter that introduces an Endorsements system. Think of it as a rough par… Source: Engadget | 'Overwatch' update rewards you for commending fellow players