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This iPhone 8 Rumour is Absolutely Insane

We’re about six months away from the next iPhone, AKA the iPhone 8 (or the iPhone X, or the iPhone: Tenth Anniversary Edition), and as such, supply chain rumours are starting to leak out. Read More >>

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Lightning Earbuds With Built-in Charging Make Avoiding Wireless Slightly Easier

After the initial outrage of Apple removing the headphone jack from the iPhone 7 died down, users not wanting to go wireless soon realised that using the phone’s Lightning port meant they could no longer charge while listening to music. Pioneer’s new Rayz Plus earbuds include a simple solution to that problem, but they’re still far from perfect. Read More >>

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Walking Through This Lamp-Filled Room Is Like Swimming With Jellyfish

It’s a simple idea for an art installation: Fill an entire giant room with glowing lamps from floor to ceiling. On paper it sounds an awful lot like your grandma’s living room, but walking through teamLab’s Forest of Resonating Lamps exhibit feels a lot more like drifting through a giant swarm of jellyfish. Read More >>

gadgets
You Can’t Knock This Wobbly Work Light Over

If you find yourself having to fix a plumbing leak in the middle of the night, the last thing you want is your work light falling over in the middle of the job. So Ridgid’s new task light, which looks like a floating buoy, features a rounded, weighted base ensuring that even if it does get knocked over, it will automatically stand back up again. Read More >>

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Dad Makes Adorable Thunderstorm Costume for His Daughter

Lots of kids are terrified of thunderstorms, but not Zoey. Her dad, who you might remember from the glowing stick figure costume he made her a few years ago, is back with this over-the-top Princess Cumulus thunderstorm costume that’s as wonderful as it is impractical for actual trick-or-treating. Read More >>

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People Are Already Trying to Put Headphone Jacks Back in the iPhone 7

The headphone jack had to die, and Apple fans have known the 7 was going to ditch the 3.5mm port well in advance of the official announcement. That hasn’t stopped lots of people from being mad about it—and a few others from finding a quick and dirty solution. Read More >>

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The Best Way To Charge Your iPhone 7 and Use Wired Headphones Is a Giant £35 Dongle

Upgrading to the iPhone 7 and lack wireless headphones? Say hello to your new reality. Belkin appears to be the first accessory maker with a Lightning dongle that lets you attach a pair of Lightning connector headphones and a charging cable at the same time. Sigh. Read More >>

animals
Lightning Storm Kills Hundreds of Reindeer in One Fell Swoop

It’s a scene straight out of Santa’s worst nightmare: A lightning strike killed more than 300 reindeer at a park in southern Norway on Friday. Read More >>

gadgets
Philips Hue System Adds a Motion Sensor That Will Turn Your Smart Lights On Automatically

Before the idea of a ‘smart home’ came long, people had to actually walk over to a switch to turn lights on and off—it was barbaric. Now you can illuminate your entire house with just a few taps on a smartphone app, but Philips wants to make life even easier than that with a new motion sensor that automatically turns its Hue lights on and off for you. Read More >>

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This Brilliant Lightning Show is Perfectly Synced to a Rousing Soundtrack

Watching lightning streak across the night sky is already one of Mother Nature’s most spectacular displays. But photographer Ron Risman has managed to improve that natural pyrotechnics display with a stunning 4K video of the spectacle that’s perfectly edited and synced to a rousing soundtrack. Read More >>

rumours
Supposed iPhone 7 Lightning-to-3.5mm Adapter Pictured

Something that looks extremely like a Lightning-to-3.5mm adapter has been spotted, a device that may well keep a future iPhone without a headphone socket connected to a pair of normal headphones. Sources say that Chinese tech manufacturer Foxconn is making the thing and it'll come in the box with every iPhone 7, seeing as the next iPhone's strongly rumoured to be dropping the 3.5mm headphone socket. Read More >>

cities
This is What it Looks Like When Lightning Strikes the Empire State Building 

A lightning bolt and the Empire State Building. Here’s what it looks like when the two collide. Read More >>

photography
Perfectly Timed Photos Reveal Just How Intensely Bright a Lightning Strike Is

Using the Panasonic Lumix G7's 4K photo mode which captures still shots at up to 30 frames per second, photographer Matt Taylor captured remarkable before and after night photos revealing just how bright the light generated by a nearby lightning strike can be. Read More >>

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Apple Supplier Drops a Possible Hint About the Death of the Headphone Jack

Cirrus Logic, a prominent supplier of audio technology for brands like Harmon Kardon, Sony, and Philips, announced a new development kit that will make it easier for companies to create headphones using the Apple Lightning connector. Read More >>

science
We Finally Know What Causes Volcanic Lightning

Volcanic lightning is one of nature’s most epic displays, but what exactly causes the phenomenon is a longstanding mystery. Now, by studying high-speed footage of electrified volcanic outbursts at Mount Sakurajima, scientists have arrived at an answer—and it points to a new method for predicting powerful eruptions. Read More >>