fitbit

15

Oct

2 New Fitbit Trackers Revealed in Leaked Images

After recalling its Force wristband earlier this year, images of what appears to be two new Fitbit fitness trackers — the Charge and Charge HR — have leaked online. The “cleanest look yet” at the new fitness devices, obtained by Gizmodo, is pictured in the marketing materials that have not yet been made publicly available. The Fitbit […]

earth

15

Oct

Adventure: The Murderous, Sometimes Sexy History of the Mermaid

What does the universe look like? How about the sun, moon, planets, and stars? These are probably question that humans have been asking themselves ever since we first looked up at the sky. A new book, Cosmigraphics: Picturing Space Through Time, looks at the imaginative variety of ways that people have answered these questions throughout history. In[…]

ipad

15

Oct

Messaging App Line Finally Launches An iPad App

Asian messaging giant Line, which has built a substantial business selling stickers and in-app games purchases to an engaged multi-million strong user-base of its free core app, has finally released a dedicated iPad app. It already had a desktop client, and multiple smartphone apps. Last week the company also finally revealed details of the active monthly user count for[…]

15

Oct

The 25 Best Free iPad Apps

There are more than 300,000 iPad apps currently available in Apple’s App Store — with all those options, how do you find what you’re looking for without wasting your hard-earned cash? To help you out, we’ve compiled a list of the 25 best free iPad apps that you can download at no cost, right now. Between broadening[…]

07

Oct

Living With Neil the Lion

This is what happens when a lion becomes part of the household. These pictures show Tippi Hedren – star of Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds – with her huband Noel Marshall, and her daughter, actress Melanie Griffith, and their lion Neil. Melanie is Tippi’s daughter from her first marriage to Peter Griffith.  At the time these pictures were taken,[…]

07

Oct

This Machine Makes Metal Semi-Automatic Rifles In Your Home

  No background check. No waiting period. No serial number. The man behind the world’s first fully 3D-printed handgun is now selling a $1,299 machine that could make untraceable semi-automatic weapons an at-home convenience. Cody Wilson, a digital gunsmith and founder of the organization Defense Distributed, is calling it “The Ghost Gunner.” This rifle would be completely off the[…]

iphone13

07

Oct

The iPhone 6 ‘Hairgate’ Is Not a Thing

First there was Bendgate. Then Gapgate. And now, the latest “gate” to attack smartphones — particularly the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus? Hairgate. Apparently, some iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus owners are getting strands of hair caught between the screen and the aluminum frame of the iPhone. And thus, Hairgate. Paul Peavler @CardMeHD Follow The seam on my iPhone 6 where the[…]

hp

07

Oct

HP Pops 4.7%, Picks Up More Than $3B In Market Cap On Breakup News

Following news and confirmation that HP will separate itself into two separate, public entities, investors sent its shares soaring more than 5 percent, to $36.87, at the end of regular trading. That’s a market cap gain of around $3 billion. Investors are enthused that the company is working to unlock whatever value may have been hidden inside of the conglomerated[…]

07

Oct

Is it possible?….A Lab-Grown Human Penis

The Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine in Winston-Salem has successfully engineered the first six lab-grown human penises, the scientists revealed over the weekend — and they’re just waiting for FDA approval to move forward with what they call “in-man” testing. “Our target is to get the organs into patients with injuries or congenital abnormalities,” Institute director Professor[…]

06

Oct

Images of the 15 Coolest Cars From the Paris Motor Show

  The 2014 Paris Motor Show, the most highly attended of its kind on the planet, is now open to the public. The world’s automakers spent two days last week revealing more than 100 cars, from the outrageously powerful—and hybrid!—Lamborghini, to the bizarrely angular Citroen concept that works something like an optical illusion. So whether or not[…]

06

Oct

If We’re Going to Give Facebook Our Data, At Least It Can Do Some Good

In a recent exposé, The New York Times revealed the appalling conditions that surround end-of-life care in New York City and the perverse incentives that perpetuate the system. The piece—tragic, enraging, and, one hopes, change-inducing—exemplifies the real, meaningful value that the best journalism creates for a society. The story moved me, and because the doings of the tech industry are[…]