Earth Population

How many people can the Earth actually hold?

How many people can the Earth actually hold?

By on April 30, 2016 at 12:11 PM.

Earth may only be a tiny blip on the map relative to the entire universe, but for our purposes, it’s pretty darn big. Of course, the vast majority of earth – about 70% – is comprised of water. Taking that into account, the actual area of land on earth is estimated to be around 150 million square kilometers.

That being the case, Life Noggin recently set out to examine how many human beings the earth is capable of holding; not in a physical sense, but more in the sense of how many people can be sustained by the Earth’s finite resources. Today, the earth’s population checks in at about 7 billion, but that figure will only increase in the years ahead thanks to improvements in medicine and other health-positive factors. In fact, it’s estimated that the human population by the end of the century will be 10 billion strong.

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Clear iPhone 6s Case

Our favorite crystal clear iPhone 6s case sports an integrated metal kickstand

Our favorite crystal clear iPhone 6s case sports an integrated metal kickstand

By on April 30, 2016 at 11:12 AM.

A case is an absolute necessity for any iPhone, considering how slippery the aluminum that Apple uses is. And we all know that crystal clear cases are the way to go since they protect your iPhone without hiding that gorgeous design that Apple worked so hard on. What you might not know, however, is that not all clear cases are created equal — check out the OBLIQ Naked Shield Slim Fit Crystal Clear Case With Integrated Kickstand for the iPhone 6/6s or iPhone 6/6s Plus. More →

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Hit List

New Movie Trailers Apr. 29

11 new movie trailers from this past week that you have to watch

11 new movie trailers from this past week that you have to watch

By on April 30, 2016 at 10:11 AM.

This week marks the debut of the highly anticipated Captain America: Civil War if you’re anywhere else other than America. That said, we’ve got a new clip from the Marvel blockbuster, as well as 10 other trailers you should check out from this past week.

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Game Changers

VR Solitary Confinement App

See what it’s like to live in solitary confinement with this terrifying VR experience

See what it’s like to live in solitary confinement with this terrifying VR experience

By on April 29, 2016 at 10:17 PM.

Virtual reality is responsible for some of the most fascinating experiences in recent memory, from a tour of Chernobyl to some of the most immersive games in the history of the medium. These are all worthwhile applications of the technology, but it’s hard to imagine any of them could be as effective as The Guardian’s virtual experience of solitary confinement, which you can try for free right now.

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Steve Jobs Last Words

These aren’t Steve Jobs’s last words, but they still managed to inspire a billionaire

These aren’t Steve Jobs’s last words, but they still managed to inspire a billionaire

By on April 29, 2016 at 9:14 PM.

Remember back when email chains were a thing? Instead of sharing anything and everything you find online using Facebook, Twitter and other social media sites, people would pass along anecdotes via email. Several of these chain emails would reach your inbox each day, and you’d forward the best and most inspirational among them to everyone on your contact list. And the best part about them, of course, was that the stories they recounted were almost always completely and utterly fake.

We were reminded recently of these silly chain emails by an inaccurate story currently making the rounds online claiming to recount the inspiring last words of late Apple cofounder Steve Jobs. Interestingly, the passage was still moving enough to inspire a billionaire even though it doesn’t recount Jobs’s final words at all. More →

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Apple Mac

We really wish Apple would start paying more attention to the Mac

We really wish Apple would start paying more attention to the Mac

By on April 29, 2016 at 8:13 PM.

Apple last quarter experienced its first year-over-year drop in revenue since 2003. Not only that, but Apple saw a sales decline across all major product lines: iPhone sales were down 18%, iPad sales were down 19% and Mac sales were down 9%.

With most analysts preoccupied with iPhone and iPad sales, it appears that the Mac continues to be overlooked. Which is strange given that the Mac these days is actually more profitable than the iPad. During Apple’s most recent quarter, for example, the iPad generated $4.4 billion in revenue compared to the Mac which brought in $5.1 billion in revenue. More →

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Good Cheap Earbuds

These $20 headphones look like they should cost about $200

These $20 headphones look like they should cost about $200

By on April 29, 2016 at 7:24 PM.

Car companies like Kia and Hyundai have made a name for themselves by releasing several inexpensive car models that look and perform like might higher-end automobiles. With that in mind, we can say that the APIE Premium Genuine Wood Corded In-ear Noise-Isolating Headphones are the Hyundai Genesis of earbuds. These headphones feature real wood and a stunning design that you won’t believe cost you just $20. More →

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Battlefield 5 World Premiere Event

‘Battlefield 5’ world premiere event scheduled for May 6th – here’s what we know

‘Battlefield 5’ world premiere event scheduled for May 6th – here’s what we know

By on April 29, 2016 at 6:23 PM.

Just days after several surprisingly plausible Call of Duty leaks slipped through the cracks, EA announced that it would hold an official world premiere event for the next Battlefield game on May 6th at 4 p.m. ET.

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Best iPhone Games April 2016

5 of the best free iPhone games you might have missed in April

5 of the best free iPhone games you might have missed in April

By on April 29, 2016 at 5:34 PM.

Not every gamer has been enthused by the rise of free-to-play gaming on mobile devices, but it gives everyone a chance to try out all kinds of new experiences without ever spending a cent (unless they want to).

In fact, there are so many new games released every month that it can be hard to keep track, which is why we’ve decided to round up five of the best free iPhone games that launched in April that you need to try.

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Google Search Results

Google is testing a wild new feature that allows brands to take over search results

Google is testing a wild new feature that allows brands to take over search results

By on April 29, 2016 at 4:45 PM.

In an effort to further bolster its already successful advertising business, Google is currently experimenting with a new initiative that promises to give companies and marketers unprecedented control the search results stemming from specific queries. According to the Wall Street Journal, Google’s new program “allows marketers, media companies, politicians and other organizations [to] publish content directly to Google and have it appear instantly in search results.”

In one example of the new advertising feature in action, ABC yesterday paid Google for the right to effectively take over the search results page when a user typed in “Jimmy Kimmel.” In that scenario, a normal page of search results was replaced with an ABC created “carousel” that featured handpicked posts and videos that users could browse through. At this point it remains unclear if the promotion appeared before every user who typed in the query or if ABC was perhaps able to target certain geographic locations or even demographics.

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Cheap Guitar

It’s never been easy to learn to play guitar, but at least now it’s cheap

It’s never been easy to learn to play guitar, but at least now it’s cheap

By on April 29, 2016 at 4:16 PM.

In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death, taxes and the fact that you will never be as good a guitarist as Prince.

The word lost an icon last week, and if you missed it you should definitely watch this video showcasing one of his greatest performances ever. The story behind it is just as amazing. If you were a fan, there may be no better way to honor the late, great musician than to finally realize your dream of learning to play the guitar.

It’s not going to be easy, but at least now it’ll be cheap… today, for one day only, Amazon has a big sale going on four different guitars and you can buy one for as little as $189. None of them are as hot as Prince’s axe in the picture at the top of this post but hey, you have to start somewhere. More →

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iPhone iPad Correct Plural Phil Schiller

Apple exec says you should never mention iPhones when discussing iPhones

Apple exec says you should never mention iPhones when discussing iPhones

By on April 29, 2016 at 3:46 PM.

Any iPhone users out there when have been around long enough to have bought an early iPhone 4 unit will remember the unexpected cellular signal loss they may have experienced. The antenna was on the outside of the phone, and Apple’s engineers didn’t foresee this problem: holding the phone by its antennas might mess with cellular reception. But then late Apple cofounder and CEO Steve Jobs famously explained that if you experienced signal issues while using the iPhone 4, you were probably holding it wrong.

Now, a different Apple executive is telling us we’ve been doing something else wrong when it comes to the iPhone. More →

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