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Fully functional ‘Apple Mirror’ will make you wish Apple built crazy stuff

November 23rd at 11:08 PM

Fully functional ‘Apple Mirror’ will make you wish Apple built crazy stuff

It’s one thing to come up with concepts for Apple products that are just over the horizon, like the iPhone 8, but it’s an entirely different challenge to invent a new iDevice without a predecessor to draw from, and make it actually work. But that’s exactly what Rafael Dymek did with his “Apple Mirror.”

The mirror is like a computer display, but with iOS-style icons to launch various apps. A clock and realtime weather hub are situated at the top of the shiny screen, and the apps themselves can be moved around and positioned anywhere on the screen.  More →

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Apple Book Design

Take a look at Apple’s new design book without spending $300

November 20th at 2:45 PM

Take a look at Apple’s new design book without spending $300

Apple last week impressed and shocked the world when it released a brand new product just weeks after unveiling the iPhone 7. For just $300, Apple fans can now get their hands on a new coffee table book that highlights a select history of Apple products dating back to 1997, beginning of course with the iconic Bondi Blue iMac.

Okay, so maybe nobody was impressed. And sure, maybe no one was shocked either, aside of course from the deluge of snarky Internet commenters who were quick to blast Apple for having the gall to release a book for $300.

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Video Airplane Fire Evacuation

The panic inside an airplane on fire is straight-up terrifying

October 31st at 5:07 PM

The panic inside an airplane on fire is straight-up terrifying

There’s little anyone can do to train for dealing with an airplane fire. You do as you’re told and hope to live to tell the tale, especially if the plane is still on the ground. But if there’s one thing we’re all “trained” to do that’s to record videos with our smartphones. And a person who experienced one such incident preserved the panic inside the cockpit for posterity with the help of his smartphone camera. One other person filmed the plane burning after the evacuation. More →

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Hoverboard Fire

The Galaxy Note 7 isn’t the only device causing fires this year

October 31st at 2:54 PM

The Galaxy Note 7 isn’t the only device causing fires this year

Quick, name the electronic device most likely to spontaneously combust inside your home or workplace! If you answered the Samsung Galaxy Note 7, you’re well on top of your current affairs. But you’re forgetting about another menace to the traditional American way of life: the hoverboard.

A family in Nashville, whose hoverboard burnt down a $1 million home earlier, is now suing Amazon for $30 million in damages. The six-person Fox family contends that since Amazon sold and shipped the hoverboard, and the original seller cannot be found, it should be liable for the damages.

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DARPA develops digital copilot for military aircraft

October 27th at 7:30 PM

DARPA develops digital copilot for military aircraft

ALIAS can fly a military helicopter and then move into another aircraft and fly that too— and ALIAS is not human.

Driverless cars may have been making headlines of late, but DARPA’s ALIAS program has also been making great strides in the development of “digital pilot” technology.

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