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A short history of Apple fans hating Apple’s ‘next big thing’

For better or for worse, Apple knows how to inject drama into the launch of a new product. Crucially, the theater of the moment is often so effective that it overshadows those who aren't impressed with whatever it is that the company hawks as the "next big thing." The iPod? Mixed reviews. The iPad? No. The […]

Making of Maps: Ground Truth glue

The final post in our Making of Maps series shows you how Ground Truth brings all the pieces of Google Maps together. Catch up on posts 1, 2, & 3 for more info! — Ed.Henman Hill or Murray Mound? For years, British tennis fans have argued over the proper name for this hill near Wimbledon. Show More Summary

We've Already Found Easter Eggs In 'Destiny' — And One Lets You Play With A Soccer Ball

We've been trying out "Destiny" since Monday, and we've already found two Easter Eggs, hidden features, gamers should have a ball with... literally. Tucked away in the Tower, a social hub for gamers when they're not playing, is a soccer ball and a larger, giant purple ball just waiting for players to find. Show More Summary

Your guide to caring about Destiny, the most pre-ordered video game in history

Destiny, a post-apocalyptic video game that comes out on Tuesday for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One and Xbox 360, is the most pre-ordered video game in history. That's according to both retailer Gamestop and publisher Activision, setting up massive expectations for the title even before it's officially on sale. Although you might have seen the Destiny […]

Hours Before Apple's Big Event, Video Of The New iPhone 6 Emerges

Just hours before Apple's big iPhone 6 launch, video of a working 4.7 inch iPhone 6 has emerged from China. We first saw the video on 9to5Mac. "We won’t know how legit it is for another 48 hours but it is certainly convincing," the site warns. Show More Summary

Marc Newson, Apple's New Design Hire, Shares The Same Critical Philosophy With Jony Ive (AAPL)

Jony Ive's good friend Marc Newson will join Apple's design team. Ive called him " one of the most influential designers of this generation," in a statement to Vanity Fair's Kia Makarechi. Other than co-designing some Apple products,...Show More Summary

The Designer Who Created Outfits For Beyoncé's VMA Performance Used A Lytro To Make An Interactive Gallery Of Her Work

Chromat, founded by Becca McCharen, is the first designer to use the power of Lytro's living pictures to bring designs to life. The 3D lookbook makes sense: Many of the pieces Chromat created for the Spring Summer 2015 line were 3D printed, and capturing the process in 3D is a good way to get a feel for the designs. Show More Summary

How Sapphire, The Nearly Scratch-Proof Material Now Being Used For Smartphones, Is Made

There's been a lot of buzz around sapphire, an extremely hard material that smartphone makers are using to produce scratch-proof screen displays. Huawei, the world's third largest smartphone maker, unveiled the Ascend P7 with a sapphire display on Friday. Show More Summary

The Internet Of Things Makes It To The Dinner Table

Baidu, China’s largest search engine that’s often called the "Google of China," revealed a set of "smart chopsticks" at its annual tech conference Wednesday, according to The Wall Street Journal. The sensor-attached chopsticks, known as kuaisou in Chinese, have the ability to detect the sanitary level of your food, the report said. Show More Summary

IKEA Parodied Apple's Product Ads To Promote Its New Catalog — And The Results Are Hysterical (AAPL)

They say imitation is the greatest form of flattery, but IKEA's new ad promoting its new catalogue "bookbook" flat out mocks Apple's famous product commercials. Apple's ads are known for close-up shots, blank backgrounds and elaborate...Show More Summary

New Video Provides A Stunningly Detailed Look At The iPhone 6

The latest iPhone 6 leak, which comes courtesy of Russian website Rozetked, shows exactly what Apple's next smartphone will look like from the front, back, side, and any other angle you could possibly imagine. The video, which was first spotted by 9to5Mac, shows the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 alongside the iPhone 5s. Show More Summary

Microsoft's New Cortana vs. Siri Ad Shows Off HTC One M8 for Windows, Mapping Features

Microsoft today launched a new commercial comparing its Cortana virtual assistant and the HTC One M8 for Windows to Siri and the iPhone 5s, showing a variety of hardware features and software integration that isn't possible with Apple's device. The ad is titled "Siri vs. Show More Summary

Nearly Complete iPhone 6 Assembled From Parts Compared to iPhone 5s in New Video

Last week, a video from Feld & Volk depicted a nearly complete 4.7-inch iPhone 6 that was assembled from various iPhone 6 parts, giving us a clear picture of what the finished device might look like ahead of its September 9 debut. AShow More Summary

This Video Of An Unmanned F-16 Fighter Dodging A Missile Is A Glimpse Into The Future Of Aerial Warfare

The military plane of the future is not likely to have anyone actually inside the aircraft, and a new video released from Boeing gives us a glimpse into what that could look like. Boeing and the U.S. Air Force have been working on converting...Show More Summary

A Design Company Built A Working Version Of An 'iPhone 6' Based On Leaked Parts, And It Looks Gorgeous

Feld & Volk, a design company that builds custom luxury versions of the iPhone, released a video on Friday of an "iPhone 6." The prototype is beautiful, and seems to be based on leaked part specifications. The video doesn't say thatShow More Summary

How Steve Jobs, Richard Branson, And Other Self-Made Billionaires Got Their Big Break

A career doesn't move linearly, LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman famously advised — it can ratchet up suddenly with one critical insight, meeting, or opportunity. You call it a big break. Every success story has one. Even luminaries like Sheryl Sandberg, Steve Jobs, and Howard Schultz had a moment where the path of their future clicked into focus. Show More Summary

“Thinner, brighter, lighter” – Samsung attack ads on Apple continue with anti-iPad NYers

Samsung’s series of attack ads on Apple continue with a video of supposed voxpops in which New Yorkers are shown both the iPad Air and Galaxy Tab S and asked to compare them. Would you believe it, everyone prefers the Samsung, even the guy with limited room in his purse …  Those interviewed comment on the […]

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