It is a rare moment when our collective attention turns toward causes as worthy as ALS. The Ice Bucket Challenge has become an example of the increased awareness and fundraising that can result from the combination of creativity, social media and a compelling cause. Like all media campaigns, this one also has its cynics. Show More Summary
Garages across the nation are crammed to the rafters with dusty dumbbells, ex-exercise bikes and untrodden treadmills, testament to the spirit being willing but the flesh being lazy. It’s no surprise, then, that quick-fix fads offering gym bodies without the actual effort have made millions for their inventors. Show More Summary
We know that hundreds of millions of years ago that fish left the water and eventually evolved into land animals. But what if we could see it happen right now? We sort of can. Scientists are raising fish to survive outside of water and to walk on land and they're changing right before our eyes. Read more...
It's new iOS game night and one of the most hotly-anticipated titles is finally upon us: Bioshock. Despite all the hemming and hawing over a graphical downgrade and touch controls, it's hard not to feel like Bioshock on iOS is a bit of magic when it's actually running in the palm of your hand. Besides
Watch as Henry Cavill and Amy Adams take the ice bucket challenge. Henry’s version of the challenge is rather more extreme than Amy’s but nowhere near as hardcore as the one from DaveHax, which you can watch at the bottom of this post. [Cruel Films | DaveHax]
Earlier this month, Ubisoft announced the imminent release of a touch-friendly version of Valiant Hearts: The Great War for iOS. The announcement came with news that the game would would be "based on the episodic format allowing players to play the game they way they want, just like for comic books of TV series." That's
The big news being discussed at VMworld 2014 this morning is the Nutanix, Inc. Series E funding round, which generated $140 million in financing. Nutanix, which provides a cost-effective method to move data around in the enterprise, is now valued … Continue reading ?
Gameloft's over-the-top arcade racer Asphalt 8 [Free] has just received a major update adding in a brand new track, some new vehicles, a new Season with 74 new events, and improved Twitch streaming integration. First off is the new track, set in the Middle Eastern city of Dubai. It features plenty of shiny skyscrapers, lots
Four years from now England, Scotland, or Wales (but probably Scotland) could be home to Europe's first commercial spaceplane cosmodrome
The low-cost, credit-card-sized minicomputer maker releases its latest model to fanboy and fangirl fanfare
Kate Bush gave her first concert in 35 years last night at the Hammersmith Odeon in London and she had one strict instruction for the fans who have waited across four calendar decades for her reappearance live on stage: No one was to use a mobile phone or film the performance. Specifically, no iPhones or iPads. Show More Summary
We're not sure what they've been pumping into the air at Fuji Xerox's R&D lab, but we definitely like the results. Following up on the robot printer that delivers documents right to your desk we've got another bizarre creation in the form of a telephoto megaphone that can amplify your voice but only for a single far-off listener. Read more...
Star Walk 2, by Vito Technology, aims to bring constellations to life. Users can point their iOS device at the stars and watch as the app identifies and renders 3d models of the celestial bodies that can be turned and enjoyed from different angles. Show More Summary
Instagram’s latest standalone app is a wonderful tool for mobile filmmakers. The app, Hyperlapse, uses the phone’s gyroscope to stabilize time-lapsed videos into smooth cinematic creations — all at the palm of your hands. Unlike Instagram, this app doesn’t come with a filter. Show More Summary
It's been more than six years in the making, but an iOS version of Ken Levine and 2K's classic first-person shooter Bioshock is finally arriving in the App Store. Currently, it's just available in the New Zealand App Store, but it should work its way across the international time zones and eventually end up in
Terry Cavanagh's platforming masterpiece VVVVVV [$2.99] is seeing its first ever sale on iOS, down to just 99¢ from its regular price of $2.99. Originally VVVVVV was released on Mac and PC in January of 2010, and was widely acclaimed from critics and players alike. The entire game is built around a gravity flipping mechanic
This GoPro video shows Christian Yellott zipping through the incredible narrow canyons of Lake Powell but if I squint a little bit, I can convince myself that I'm watching kid Anakin podracing in Tatooine. Either way, it's pretty awesome. Read more...
At the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards last night, Billy Crystal paid a special tribute to Robin Williams, calling him “the brightest star in the comedy galaxy.” Robin Williams passed just two weeks before the Emmys took place. He spent 4 decades in comedy and was remembered in a touching and heartfelt way. Crystal shared stories […]
This past December, Namco Bandai released Ridge Racer Slipstream [Free], a new mobile version of the long-running arcade racing series that culled together vehicles and tracks from previous Ridge Racer games. For the most part, the game was very good: it looked great visually, had a ton of single-player content, and most importantly it "felt"
Nobody likes a fat wallet, especially a fat boring wallet with no real tactical capabilities. That's what makes the Mesh Card so appealing. This slim slab of featherweight titanium works as a standalone wallet, a multi-tool, or just a useful addition to your existing wallet. It even prevents hacker thieves! Read more...