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Daily Roundup: Apple announces WWDC, the expensive (to make) Galaxy S6 Edge and more!

Daily Roundup: Apple announces WWDC, the expensive (to make) Galaxy S6 Edge and more!
Dave Schumaker
Dave Schumaker|@davely|April 14, 2015 10:40 PM

In today's Daily Roundup, learn about Apple's World Wide Developer Conference kicking off in June, find out how expensive the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge is to make and watch SpaceX attempt to land a rocket on its drone barge. Read all about these stories and more below.

Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference begins June 8th

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If you're wondering what Apple will do next with its mobile devices and the Mac, you won't have to wait too long to find out. The tech giant has announced the 2015 Worldwide Developer Conference, which starts on June 8th. It's not providing too many clues as to what will be there, but you can apply for tickets now - and you'll have the option to stream sessions live if you can't make it out to San Francisco.

Samsung's Galaxy S6 Edge is ridiculously expensive to make

It's no secret that Samsung's curvy Galaxy S6 Edge costs a pretty penny, but there's now a good explanation as to why. IHS estimates that the raw price of assembly for a 64GB Verizon model is $290. That's more expensive to make than not just the Galaxy S5 ($256 when new), but also the 128GB iPhone 6 Plus ($263) - if true, Samsung is giving up a lot of profit to make this exotic hardware affordable.

SpaceX rocket launched successfully, landed 'too hard for survival'

Today SpaceX successfully launched its latest mission to the International Space Station, but couldn't reach its goal of safely landing the rocket's first stage on a barge. According to CEO Elon Musk, while the ascent was successful, the "Rocket landed on droneship, but too hard for survival." There's no video of the landing attempt yet, but hopefully soon we'll be able to see how close it came.

Here are the world's first USB Type-C 'Superphones' from China

Following the Nokia N1, the new Chromebook and the new MacBook, who knew the world's first USB Type-C smartphones would come from a Chinese company? The brand in question is LeTV, who has today unveiled three new Android 5.0 "Superphones" that feature the reversible socket.

'Guitar Hero' gets born again with a new look and a new controller

Guitar Hero has no business being relevant in 2015. Ten years is an eternity for video games, especially so for games tied so closely to specific technology like Harmonix's revolutionary PlayStation 2 game was to its inner-rock-star-summoning controller when it came out. A decade on from that original, and five years on from the last release in the series, Guitar Hero is an icon, but it also feels like a relic, a work hopelessly locked in its era.

Showing off 'Grand Theft Auto V' for PC comes with a high price

If someone accidentally puts some personal information online, you'd hope that others wouldn't prey on the mistake. Unfortunately, mercy is a rare commodity on the internet, as a few honest (albeit preventable) mistakes have cost some game streamers their copies of Grand Theft Auto V.

This adorable desk gadget motivates you like Pavlov's bell

We're almost halfway into April and chances are your self-improvement-minded New Year's Resolutions bit the dust sometime between Valentine's Day and Easter. Whereas our day-to-day habits are pretty ingrained into our minds, establishing new ones is the hard part, and that's where MOTI comes in. It's a cute little gizmo that you place in plain sight (this is key) that acts as a motivator, hence the name, for your menial tasks. How it works seems pretty simple, too.

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Daily Roundup: Apple announces WWDC, the expensive (to make) Galaxy S6 Edge and more!