Levitating Apple Watch charger looks too futuristic to be real

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Lift is a truly wireless Apple Watch charger.
Photo: Levitation Works

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.

Check it out:

How to make your own iPhone 7

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Installing an extra camera is super easy.
Installing an extra camera is super easy.
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The grand unveiling of the iPhone 7 is still a couple months away, but if you can’t wait to get your hands on an iPhone with a dual-lens camera it’s actually incredibly easy to make one at home.

All you need is two iPhone 6s units, some special tools and a little attention to detail to create your own version of what will likely be the most boring iPhone update ever.

Here’s how to do it:

Apple gives first look at iOS 10 in new video

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iOS 10 launches this fall.
iOS 10 launches this fall.
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Apple’s big iOS 10 update for iPhones and iPads won’t be available to the public until later this fall, but the company has already started hyping its launch with a new teaser video.

iOS 10 packs 10 big additions that change everything from the lock screen’s UI, Siri, and how you’ll interact with friends in Messages. We’re still diving into all the new features in the first developer beta. In the meantime, you can get your first glimpse of iOS 10 below:

10 things you should know about Google’s Gboard keyboard

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Gboard on iPhone.
Gboard is probably the best third-party keyboard on iOS.
Photo: Ste Smith/Cult of Mac

Google now offers its very own keyboard for iOS, and it’s awesome. It’s packed full of useful features like glide typing and built-in search, and it has a clean and simple design that’s a pleasure to type on. It’s probably the best third-party keyboard on iPhone.

But there are 10 things you should know about Gboard before you get set up.

Joke’s on Google after April Fools’ prank backfires

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Gmail "Mic Drop" didn't go down as well as Google hoped.
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One of Google’s April Fools’ Day pranks was so unpopular with users that the company was forced to pull it just hours after it rolled out.

The Gmail stunt, which automatically inserted a “mic drop” GIF into users’ emails as they were sent, was greeted by a torrent of complaints and labeled inappropriate.

Twitter’s new trick: serving up funny GIFs

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Rock out with your taco out.
Rock out with your taco out.
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Twitter and animated GIFs are a popular combination – the social media company’s users shared 100 million of them last year – but finding just the right one has been more art than science.

Today, however, Twitter rolls out a new way to search for your animated funnies from within the 140-character service itself.

How to annoy your Facebook friends with GIFs

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The GIFs have landed on Facebook.
The GIFs have landed on Facebook.
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Facebook and GIFs seem like they’ve both been fixtures of the Internet forever, but it has taken until 2015 for the two to finally hookup.

Starting today, Facebook users can annoy friends with the most amazing GIFs the web has to offer. Unfortunately, you can’t upload your favorite GIFs directly to Facebook but you can embed them from other websites.

Here’s how to do it: