Well, you can, but you'll just be really confused for a week.
Even though we've been living this way for the past 6 years, it seems some people are confused about when Daylight Saving Time starts in North America. See, it's different, depending on what side of the Pond you live on - so ignore your British friends, and remember: we don't set our clocks back until next weekend.Read More
As some might recall, part of Apple's move to iOS 6 included a new clock design. Unfortunately for them, this clock design was suspiciously similar to the one used by Swiss national rail company SBB. They knew it, and SBB knew it. Everyone that even so much as glanced at the two designs knew it. So, like usual, Apple settled with SBB for an undisclosed sum in order to license the design. How much is a clock design worth? Well, when you're licensing it after the fact, it looks like a clock design is worth around $21 million.Read More
As we've previously reported, Apple's iOS 6 update included a new clock design that was suspiciously similar to the one used by the Swiss national rail company SBB. So similar, in fact, that SBB was pretty upset that Apple went ahead and used it without contacting them. Proving that it actually is better to beg forgiveness than ask permission, SBB and Apple have now signed a licensing agreement for an undisclosed amount. Lovely.Read More
The world of copyright and licensing is one full of convoluted oddities. Apple's no stranger to this habitat, as they've happily shown in the past, but it's unusual for the company to actually be on the defensive. They're almost always the aggressor in such cases, but their recent clock app design upgrade in iOS 6 may have landed them in the hot seat with Switzerland's national rail company.Read More
Analog clocks are boring. For that matter, so are digital clocks. So what's a person who likes to occasionally know what time it is to do? Build an unconventional clock out of some lasers and a salad bowl, that's what. After all, lasers are just cool. It makes for a neat mix of analog and digital. Like digital, the hours and the minutes are completely separated. Like analog, you've got "hands" that slowly cover ground. Also, it has lasers. Did I mention that part?Read More
At a glance, this 8-bit Mario clock seems pretty cool, it has a Goomba pendulum that swings back and forth like a pendulum should, simulating Mario jumping over it. Upon further inspection, I mean, go ahead and inspect it further. The Goomba sure looks like it is doubling as something else. Other than that, the clock is pretty sweet, and what do you know, you can shell out $60 (an extra $10 for shipping) and buy it off purveyor of weird things, Etsy. Hurry up though, as of this post, there is only one left!Read More
When it comes to innovative clocks, the Hone Hone clock is the first one I've seen that is both awesome and possible to understand at a glance. You can probably kind of tell from the image, but the way it works is that the figure in the mask there contorts itself to form the shape of the numbers as they tick by, resulting in a weird sort of dance that is as mesmerizing as it is legible. Hop over to the site proper to check it out. Also, there's a fun little bug exploit. If you load up the page in a new tab, switch away from it, and go back a little bit later, they dancers will speed up for a bit to try and catch up to where they should be. At least they do in Google Chrome, for me. It's pretty awesome though. You should at least try it.Read More