Google Glass, and projects like it, promise to be an exciting new future for how humans interact with technology. The problem, of course, is that the future these wearable computers promise isn't here yet, or is it? Tired of waiting, artificial intelligence researcher Rod Furlan built his own prototype of Google Glass out of components already available. The best part? He outlined his process, so now we can all give it a try.Read More
Just in time for the holidays, Michael Rosenblatt, the lead designer of the first iPod Touch, has a new toy -- Atoms Express. Atoms Express is a modular building toy that claims to let kids "make things that do things." We've always wanted to let kids make things do things! That's the best. It's currently making its way through Kickstarter right now, but maybe we can have it in time for the holidays next year? Please?Read More
Since WWDC 2012, all Apple fans have been able to talk about is the possibility of a new mobile device from the company. The device is popularly believed to be a smaller, seven-inch version of the iPad designed to do battle with Google's Nexus 7 and a forthcoming Amazon Kindle Fire refresh. Do we really have new hardware in our future, or is there something larger at work here?Read More
For any of you out there looking for the dopest of kicks, I've got good news; we've found them. These Fallout themed shoes, called Vault Dweller Dunks are a one-of-a-kind custom joint by shoe-artists (shartists?) Jacob Patterson and Emmanuelabor. The most noteworthy quality of these sneaks, besides paying homage to what might be one of the best video games series of all time, is that they include two jailbroken iPod Touches as the tongues, each using a Pip-Boy theme because you've got to have symmetry, right?Read More
Two days before the iPad 2 hits stores and two days before its initially announced release, Apple has rolled out iOS 4.3 as of 1pm EST/10am PST. Available for the iPhone 3GS, the GSM model iPhone 4, the third- and fourth-generation iPod Touch, and the present and future iPad, the update upticks Safari performance, beefs up AirPlay, enables iTunes home sharing, and broadens Personal Hotspot support to all iPhone 4s. Full iOS 4.3 details here; download it by hooking your iDevice up to your computer and checking for updates in iTunes. (h/t TNW)Read More
Cartoon Network's nighttime alter ego, Adult Swim, home of The Venture Bros., Tim and Eric, Family Guy reruns, and a running gag about a robot humping machinery, released an iOS app that streams full episodes and clips of their shows, as well as provides a schedule if one is inclined to watch their shows on something other than an Apple product.
The iPad version of the app comes with extremely important extras, such as an Adult Swim music player, a clock, weather info, and a calculator.
Most importantly, the app is on the market for the super low price of free, which is less expensive than most things.Read More
If you don't happen to own an iPhone or iPod touch that you depend on for alarms, please disregard the rest of this message and enjoy the above video of the most boring dads in the world telling you to turn your clocks back with a parody of We Are The World. If you do happen to use recurring alarms on iPhone or iPod, you should know that there's a glitch that will, unless you do a couple of simple things, fail to take into account daylight savings and may make you late. If you live in an area that doesn't observe Daylight Savings Time, I guess you can just disregard this entire post.Read More
The results are in from the Duracell Toy Report, an annual report that tracks what kids from ages five to sixteen want for Christmas. The big winner: Apple, which swept the #1, #2, and #3 slots. Who gets their child/tween an iPhone 4, though? Survey results below:Read More
True to expectation, this afternoon's Apple announcement has brought major revamps to the iPod Shuffle, iPod Nano, and iPod Touch lines. What's new?Read More
“At DC Comics, it has been a top priority that DC forges a meaningful, forward-looking digital strategy,” said Jim Lee, Co-Publisher, DC Comics. “As both a comic book creator and Co-Publisher, it was incredibly important that our plan includes not only creator incentive payments, but also an innovative component that supports comic shop owners. We see digital as an opportunity to grow our entire business.”Digital distribution that supports brick and mortar stores? People keep saying this, and we keep wincing. Read More
Now it's just getting ridiculous: tinhte.vn, the Vietnamese scoop factory behind the leaked iPhone 4, is back with a bevy of clear photographs of what appears to be an iPod Touch with a 2 megapixel camera.
Some skepticism is warranted: According to BGR, even if this iPod Touch is a genuine Apple product and not a counterfeit, it's still possible that this could be "an older prototype left over from Apple’s failed attempt at placing a camera in the iPod Touch last year."
Judge for yourself:Read More
We know you're not sick of news from the iPad rumor mill. According to Taiwanese paper Digitimes, Apple is apparently planning to release a 5- to 7-inch iPad designed for consumers who don't want the full experience of the iPad early next year. The same iPad that was released just last weekend. Quick on their feet, aren't they?Read More
There is a compelling argument to be made. News of the 3DS was oddly timed already, coming as it did a few days before it's predecessor, the DSi XL (above), launched. Announcing the replacement for a device that hasn't gone on sale yet doesn't seem like sound strategy.
CNBC talked to analyst Billy Pigeon, “Apparently, the Japanese press was all over it and talked with suppliers there and Nintendo just wanted to get out ahead by breaking the news to prevent a leak... Does it clash with the DSi XL? Yes it does."Read More
George Hotz, a.k.a. geohot, the already-legendary 20-year-old hacker who made his name by jailbreaking the iPhone and hacking the "unhackable" PlayStation 3, is back with a new exploit that's sure to make waves: An untethered, software-based jailbreak for the iPhone 3GS and the iPod Touch. And that's not all: On his blog, Hotz writes that the software "will probably work on iPad too."
But in plain English: Why does anyone care? Explanation, and demo video, after the jump:Read More
The comic book incarnation of Emmy award-winning, viral musical extravaganza, Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog, has made it to the iTunes store. Now, anyone with an iPhone or iPod Touch (or iPad if you're a developer or supervillain) can plunker down $.99 for their copy of the e-comic.Read More