Fully Functional 'Apple Mirror' Augments Your Reflection With iOS Apps

Fully Functional 'Apple Mirror' Augments Your Reflection With iOS Apps A web developer and graphic designer has created a fully functioning touchscreen “Apple Mirror“, offering a reflective look into an imagined future where Cupertino builds smart screens for the home. New York-based Rafael Dymek created the mirror as a personal project, aping elements of iOS […]

Second Source Claims Apple Will Launch 10.5-inch iPad in 2017

Second Source Claims Apple Will Launch 10.5-inch iPad in 2017 A report from the Taiwanese supply chain emerged overnight claiming Apple will release a 10.5-inch “education and enterprise” tablet as part of its iPad line-up next year (via DigiTimes). The 10.5-inch iPad is said to be equipped with Apple’s A10X processor, also expected in next […]

Hermès Boutiques Selling Exclusive Apple Watch Band Starting November 24

Hermès Boutiques Selling Exclusive Apple Watch Band Starting November 24 Starting on November 24, Hermès boutiques will begin selling an exclusive “Equateur Tattoo” Apple Watch band designed using a jungle print from naturalist artist Robert Dallet, reports Vogue‘s French site. Priced at 419 euros, the band is similar to the Single Tour that Hermés has […]

U.S. Transportation Department Proposes Simplified 'Driver Mode' to Help Curb Distracted Driving

U.S. Transportation Department Proposes Simplified 'Driver Mode' to Help Curb Distracted Driving The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has proposed new federal guidelines [PDF] intended to reduce distracted driving caused by smartphone use behind the wheel. The voluntary guidelines recommend smartphone makers like Apple develop a Driver Mode, a simplified interface […]

Microsoft Launches Classic Solitaire Game on iOS

Microsoft Launches Classic Solitaire Game on iOS Microsoft today launched the “Microsoft Solitaire Collection” on iOS and Android, a package of classic Solitaire games that include Klondike, Spider, FreeCell, Pyramid, and Tripeaks. As noted by The Verge, Microsoft’s version of Solitaire has been available on Windows for more than 25 years, but this marks the […]

Target to Offer 15% Off All Apple Products on Sunday and Cyber Monday

Target to Offer 15% Off All Apple Products on Sunday and Cyber Monday Target has announced it will be offering 15% off all Apple products, including the iPhone and Apple Watch, online and in stores on Sunday, November 27 and Monday, November 28. The two-day Cyber Monday event will begin on early Sunday morning. The […]

History Between Steve Jobs and Pixar Highlighted in New Book 'To Pixar and Beyond'

History Between Steve Jobs and Pixar Highlighted in New Book 'To Pixar and Beyond' Steve Jobs’ history with the now-acclaimed animation studio Pixar began in 1986 when the former Apple CEO purchased The Graphics Group, which was one third of the Computer Division of Lucasfilm, renamed it Pixar Animation Studios, and began guiding it into […]

We Need to Stop Taking Facebook's Word For It [Vol. 2]

We Need to Stop Taking Facebook's Word For It [Vol. 2] If you were to read The Verge’s glossy 2,ooo-word exclusive about Facebook’s first test flight of an internet-beaming drone, you’d think the June 28th flight was an unmitigated success. Published with photos provided by Facebook on the same day the company announced the test […]

Fake news sites are using Amazon to hire their writers

Fake news sites are using Amazon to hire their writers It appears that right wing websites that traffic in "alt-right" fake news are using Amazon's Mechanical Turk system to recruit writers to produce content for them. The Mechanical Turk platform is an "odd-job board" where companies can hire random fol… Source: Engadget Link: Fake news […]

Feds With Massive Conflict of Interest Find Zero Reports About Trump's DC Hotel

Feds With Massive Conflict of Interest Find Zero Reports About Trump's DC Hotel The General Services Administration (GSA) oversees the management of federal property, including Washington DC’s historic Post Office Pavilion. That building is currently being leased to Donald Trump for his new hotel. And as the Washington Post points out, it “presents unprecedented and […]

'The Walking Dead' season three lands on December 20th

'The Walking Dead' season three lands on December 20th Telltale's The Walking Dead is back. Season three, A New Frontier, is set to premiere worldwide on December 20th across PC, PlayStation 4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, iOS and Android. Keep in mind that this is the first of five total episodes, the rest… Source: […]

Elon Musk Says He’s Also Targeted By Fake News Stories 

Elon Musk Says He’s Also Targeted By Fake News Stories  The topic of fake news stories circulating Facebook has been a hot one since the presidential election ended. It’s also been on the mind of Elon Musk, who says he’s apparently a target for fake news stories as well criticizing his use of taxpayer money […]

The Disgustingly Awesome World of the 'Double Dare' Obstacle Course

The Disgustingly Awesome World of the 'Double Dare' Obstacle Course Our friends at The A.V. Club just published an insanely awesome oral history of the obstacle course from Nickelodeon’s classic game show Double Dare, and it’s chock-full of icky, messy fun. This look behind-the-scenes comes is timed right: Nickelodeon is airing a one-night only Double Dare special […]

Former Uber drivers can appeal bans in New York City

Former Uber drivers can appeal bans in New York City If Uber kicks out a driver, that's usually all she wrote. They have to look for new work, even if the final offense was something beyond their control. In New York City, however, it's a different story. A newly instituted appeals process, the resu… Source: […]

The Mars TV Miniseries' Biggest Problem Is That It's Trying Way Too Hard to Be Real

The Mars TV Miniseries' Biggest Problem Is That It's Trying Way Too Hard to Be Real National Geographic’s new TV miniseries Mars has a message for the people of Earth: Colonizing the Red Planet is not a pipe dream. In fact, it’s achievable within a generation. Unfortunately, in the first few episodes at least, that message smothers […]

A Fun Animated History of Iconic Cameras

A Fun Animated History of Iconic Cameras It’s a little bit sad that phones have replaced cameras because after watching this animated history of cameras by Portero Delantero, you start to miss all that fun camera hardware with quirky designs and lovely character you just don’t get from a thin rectangular slab. Sure, the best […]

Turning This Toy Fish Inside Out Reveals All Its Glorious Guts

Turning This Toy Fish Inside Out Reveals All Its Glorious Guts Way back in 2014, Rachel Ciavarella created an unusual plush toy called Morris that could be turned inside out, revealing the fish’s inner biology. The stuffed animal was actually just an experiment in textures and materials, but so many people reached out wanting to […]

Johnnie Walker's drunk-driving VR experience lacks subtlety

Johnnie Walker's drunk-driving VR experience lacks subtlety You've probably considered the importance of avoiding drinking and driving, but I'm guessing you've never experienced the consequences of it in VR. Johnnie Walker teamed up with Samsung to create Decisions, a virtual reality video that lets you see,… Source: Engadget Link: Johnnie Walker's drunk-driving VR experience lacks […]