Connecting my life: The smart card that finally let me ditch my wallet
The dream of a smart card that can replace every single credit card in your wallet is no longer a dream — but there are definitely compromises you'll have to make...
For years now, astronomers who operate the famed Parkes Observatory Radio Telescope in South Wales, Australia were baffled by the mysterious bouts of unfamiliar radio signals they encountered about once or twice a year.
Last month, Popcorn Time released an iOS installer for Windows that for the first time let iPhone users install the app onto their devices without jailbreaking their phones. Now the “Netflix for Pirates” has come out with a new installer for Mac that it hopes will get more iPhone users on board than ever before. More →
It might be a while until the next-gen Surface Pro 4 launches, but Windows fans looking to buy a new Surface tablet/laptop combo from Microsoft can now purchase the more affordable Surface 3, which is available in stores beginning today. In fact, Microsoft on Tuesday announced that current Surface device users in certain markets might be able to score an even better deal on the Surface 3, bringing the cost of the hybrid device down even further. More →
For a “bad guy,” Boba Fett is still one of the Star Wars characters fans like, and many of us would like to see his story. There’s definitely a complex story to be told about the bounty hunter sent to capture Han Solo in the original Start Wars trilogy. Luckily, a standalone Star Wars Anthology movie explaining the origin story of Boba Fett is in the making. More →
Over the next couple of months, both Apple and Google will unveil major new software updates to their mobile platforms. iPhone users will be undoubtedly excited about all the new features and fixes that Apple is planning to launch on iOS 9 and with good reason — they know that as soon as iOS 9 comes out in the fall, they’ll be able to download and install it right onto their devices. We Android fans, meanwhile, won’t be so lucky. More →
If you’re an Apple Watch early adopter, you may have run into a problem: Namely, that no one else you know actually owns the device yet. This means that you won’t be able to do things like share your heartbeat unless you’re the type of person who likes sending your heartbeats to complete strangers. However, Wired brings us word that some lonely Apple Watch users have created a new community on Reddit where they can send each other their heartbeats to their hearts’ content. More →
Taking the reins as a new host on an established talk show is a difficult process, but James Corden and his writers are already finding ways to make The Late Late Show their own.
The best segment so far has celebrities reenacting scenes from all of their most famous film roles, and this week, Arnold Schwarzenegger stopped by to run through his entire acting career in 6 minutes flat. More →
The gold Apple Watch Edition is viewed by many as the most overpriced Apple product that has ever existed. Of course, luxury products play by different rules than average consumer products and value is determined by things like status, availability and desirability rather than just the sum of the parts. Of course, whether or not Apple has actually created a desirable luxury product with the Apple Watch Edition remains to be seen.
In the meantime, gold lovers who don’t want to cough up between $10,000 and $17,000 for an unproven luxury product, or who can’t afford to do so even if they wanted to, now have a new option: Gold plate your stainless steel Apple Watch for just $399. More →
There are more free, legal ways to stream music over the Internet than ever, but it was still a bit of a shock to see Grooveshark finally go offline after more than half a decade of legal battles and controversy. I had always just assumed that Grooveshark would be around forever, fighting the good fight and refusing to adapt, but the record companies finally got the better of the dubious streaming service on April 30th.
We got the week off to a great start with our list of paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free, and there are still a few apps on that list that can be downloaded without paying a dime if you hurry. For today, however, we’ve put together a terrific list of seven more paid iOS apps that are all on sale for free for a limited time. More →
Google last week rolled out a new Google Maps update for Android devices that includes a bunch of useful features related to photo uploads and bookings showing up in locations screens. As Android Police reports, Google Maps 9.8 for Android also includes a secret new feature that brings Google Now functionality right to the Maps application. More →