Levitating Apple Watch charger looks too futuristic to be real

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Lift is a truly wireless Apple Watch charger.
Lift is a truly wireless Apple Watch charger.
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Apple Watch owners can now make the daily hassle of charging a magical experience thanks to a new charging station that looks like ir came straight from the future.

By combining the power of Apple Watch’s induction charging with magnets, the Lift charger levitates your watch in mid air while charging.

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Should Apple Watch’s digital crown come to iPad? [Friday Night Fights]

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Would you use it?
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Apple Watch’s digital crown is yet to make its way to other Apple devices, but that could soon be about to change. According to a recent patent application, Apple is already exploring the idea of bringing the feature to the likes of the iPad.

Friday Night Fights bugBut would a digital crown make sense on a larger device, or will it feel out of place? Will it actually add useful functionality that enhances the user experience, or would it be little more than a useless gimmick that’s there for the sake of it?

Join is in this week’s Friday Night Fights as we battle it out over whether the digital crown deserves a place on the iPad and other Apple products.

Apple Watch 2 may get thinner display

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The new Apple Watch will look just like the old one.
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The second-generation Apple Watch is set to adopt new “One Glass Solution” technology for its display, according to the latest rumor out of Asia.

Apple’s new wearable is expected to debut later this year and while previous rumors have claimed it won’t feature any major design changes, Apple supplier TPK Holding supposedly let it slip that Apple is using one of its new displays that could save Apple some space on the inside.

Tim Cook to host fundraiser for Hillary Clinton

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Tim Cook has repeatedly spoken out in favor of privacy.
Apple's CEO is helping Democrats and Republicans raise money.
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Apple CEO Tim Cook is planning to help Hillary Clinton in her bid to become the first female president in U.S. history by hosting a fundraiser in Silicon Valley next month for the Democratic nominee.

Cook helped House Speaker Paul Ryan score some sweet Silicon Valley funding at a breakfast fundraiser last month. Now the the Apple CEO is teaming up with the Hillary Victory Fund.

How to swap words for emoji in iOS 10

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iOS 10's improved QuickType keyboard is big on emoji.
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We hope you like emoji, because you’re going to be seeing a whole lot more of them when iOS 10 makes its public debut this fall.

Apple is introducing a new feature for its built-in QuickType keyboard that makes it easy to swap words for relevant emoji characters as you type. Here’s how to use it.

You don’t need to break the bank for a great VR headset [Deals]

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This headset offers the chance for a high-quality VR experience without paying high-quality prices.
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All the news about virtual reality, the pictures and videos of people having a great time wearing high performance (and high price) headsets, makes for a brand new form of FOMO. Thankfully, it doesn’t take hundreds of dollars to get in on the virtual fun, thanks to headsets like the DAWAY 360. It’s a full-featured, comfortable, high quality headset that transforms your mobile device into a VR gateway, and right now you can get one for just $38.99 at Cult of Mac Deals.