The iPhone 7 might actually be in trouble
Apple's iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus may or may not be "boring" like rumors suggest, but there's another reason Apple's new phones could be in trouble...
Apple’s pressure-sensitive 3D Touch feature didn’t find its way to the cheaper iPhone SE, probably because of the cost of a touch-sensitive panel. But what if the SE — and any other phone with a speaker and mic — could have their own, slightly MacGuyver version of 3D Touch?
Smartphones and tablets can control anything and everything these days, which is pretty awesome. The “Internet of Things” craze means most items in your home can be connected to the internet, and practically anything that can be connected to the internet can be controlled by iOS or Android. But sometimes controlling things with your phone is a pain in the butt. You have to find the right app, wait for it to open, and then you’re using up battery life unnecessarily.
Maybe you should snag the Logitech Harmony Home Companion / Home Control instead. It can control up to eight devices in your home, and it’s on sale on Amazon fro just $129.99 through Saturday, May 28. More →
Independently, playing video games and watching movies are immensely enjoyable activities. But when the two mix, the result is often an exercise in disappointment. Likely rooted in Hollywood’s never-ending effort to print money without exercising an ounce of creativity, movie executives always seem keen on taking whatever video game happens to be hot at the moment and turning it into a movie. Even in the face of ridicule and a string of box office failures, we’ll likely never see Hollywood stop trying to turn popular video games into hit films.
SpaceX is ramping up the number of launches of its Falcon 9 rocket, which is good for the company, and great for fans of large explosions.
Tonight, Elon Musk’s rocket company is shooting a commercial communications satellite to geostationary orbit. The first stage will once again try and land on a barge in the ocean, but the trajectory of the launch means that the landing will be “challenging.”
Summer is almost here. In fact, if you live in the Northeast, summer just came from out of nowhere. With beach season practically upon us, it’s time to take advantage of all the preseason sales and stock up on beach gear before prices go up. If you’re looking for a bargain on a must-have accessory, look no further than the Gaosa Universal Waterproof bag for Outdoor Activities, which will fit any iPhone and most Android phones, keeping them safe from splashes. In fact, you can even capture underwater photos and videos at depths up to 82 feet. More →
It’s 2016 and for some reason, the world’s most powerful nations still have nuclear weapons – you know, just in case they need them. America’s nukes are controlled by computers, no surprise there. On the plus side, these computers are so old that they can’t be hacked by zit-popping teenage hackerss. In fact, the devices used to control nukes are so old that most Snapchat users might not understand what they are.
These massively destructive weapons are actually controlled by floppy disks. That’s right, the same ones that died off years ago. Is there really nothing more modern that people can use when they have their fingers on the button?
Much like the characters featured in the game itself, Ghost Recon Wildlands has been surprisingly hard to find over the past several months. After being unveiled at Ubisoft’s E3 press conference last year, Wildlands immediately went into hiding, with nary a screenshot or a trailer to be found.
In fact, I’d nearly forgotten the game even existed. Until today. More →
I’ve always assumed that Photoshop uses some kind of alien technology to pull off the content-filling tricks that it’s best known for. But to get this new feature working, someone at Adobe definitely sacrificed a baby goat or two to the devil.
HBO aired episode five of Game of Thrones’ sixth season a few days ago, which turned out to be one of the most significant episodes since the show premiered six years ago. The episode brought over a few explanations that were long overdue, including the mystery behind Hodor’s name.
Spoilers follow below, on the off chance that you’ve somehow survived almost an entire work week without seeing any Game of Thrones spoilers.
We probably didn’t need a survey to confirm this, but the 10,000 consumers polled for the 2016 Temkin Experience Ratings agree that TV and internet service providers are the most hated industries in the United States. More →
Remember back when Wi-Fi routers we’re boring little blue boxes with a bunch of antennas sticking out that had to be restarted four times a week? Practically everything in our lives connects to the internet now and our home wireless network has to be fast and reliable or it’ll drive us crazy. There are a number of startups focused on changing the way we connect to the web, and Starry Inc. is somewhere near the top of the list.
Meet the Starry Station Wi-Fi Router, an intelligent networking device unlike anything you’ve ever seen before. More →
A damning report from the State Department yesterday added new fuel to a fire that was already a problem for Hillary Clinton. Now, a former military adviser to the State Department has broken ranks, saying that Clinton’s “sloppy communications with her senior staff” may have compromised counter-terrorism operations.
App sales come and go but one thing is certain: if you don’t follow our series on paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free, you’ll miss the best of the bunch. We shared 10 premium apps that went on sale with you yesterday and today we’re back with a fresh batch. There are 13 freebies in total in Thursday’s post, but you’ll also find some more on Wednesday’s list that are still on sale. More →