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See the new iPhone’s ‘focus pixels’ up close

The new iPhones have excellent cameras, to be sure. But it’s always good to verify Apple’s breathless onstage claims with first-hand reports. We have our own review of the phones and their photography systems, but teardowns provide the invaluable service of letting you see the biggest changes with your own …

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2020 Volvo V60 Cross Country Makes First Appearance

If you need a break from all the new SUVs coming to market, feast your eyes on the 2020 Volvo V60 Cross Country. The rugged wagon joins the standard V60 that was redesigned in February. The updated Cross Country receives a special chassis and suspension to enhance its performance off the …

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Researchers turn to sound to speed up photonic chips

Amol Choudhary and Ben Eggleton stand in a lab in the Sydney Nano Hub. (Image: Louise M Cooper/University of Sydney) A team from the University of Sydney, Monash Univeristy, and Australian National University has developed a carrier recovery technique that makes use of sound within photonic chips. “Our technique uses …

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MetroPCS is now Metro by T-Mobile

It’s been five years since T-Mobile picked up MetroPCS, and now the prepaid service is finally getting a fresh coat of paint. The “PCS” bit is getting the old heave-ho, while the brand’s owners are letting you know who’s boss with the new Metro by T-Mobile brand name. The new …

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