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Monday August 6, 2018. 09:12 PM
On August 1, LEGO launched its first line of sustainable blocks made from sugarcane. LEGO wants to make its production to be sustainable by 2030. The new blocks are made of sugarcane plastic and are shaped like plants. But is that really eco-friendly? According to the World...
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It’s a new feature that is meant to “help readers find stories relevant to them.”
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Think of GoCube as a smart Rubik’s Cube. It’s a three-dimensional speed-cube, equipped with sensors to track and measure activity (even when disconnected) and an inertial measurement unit to track the cube’s position. It consumes low power via its rechargeable battery and...
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The terms artificial Intelligence (AI), machine learning, and deep learning are often confused or interchanged. Friday’s Particle Debris links to an article by a researcher who explains the differences. With that background in hand, PD looks at some intriguing research in the...
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Some people don’t want to use Google services because of privacy or other reasons. Whatever the case may be, here are some Google alternatives.
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Chris Wood is the developer of the iOS photography app called NightCap Camera, an app that specializes in low-light photography, be it terrestrial or astronomical. Chris told me the story about his technial evolution as a developer, coming out of a M.S. degree and the IT,...
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Bryan Chaffin and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to look at TechCrunch’s list of reasons why Apple is a greedy company and share their thoughts on whether or not they got it right.
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I previously wrote about how Apple Books has greatly improved in iOS 12, and Ryan Christoffel agrees in his own rundown of Apple Books as a love letter to readers. Apple could have easily taken the look of apps like Music and Podcasts and slapped it on Books, and it would...
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The entire Quora article is worth reading, and it compiles information from other articles to paint a picture of Tim Cook’s genius.
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Apple iPhone processor maker TSMC was knocked to its knees over the weekend when the WannaCry computer ransomware virus infected fabrication tools. The virus left the equipment unusable while it was being removed. Bloomberg reports, TSMC said that 80 percent of the...
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Cardhop from Flexibits is already a pretty handy tool for viewing and managing contacts on your Mac, and its latest update adds Instagram to the list of social networks you can include in contact entries.
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Hold on to your photon torpedos, kids, because Patrick Stewart will be starring in a new Star Trek series as Jean-Luc Picard. Stewart broke the news at the Star Trek convention in Las Vegas over the weekend, and what we know so far is it takes place 20 years after the last...
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iPhone jailbreaks are almost as old as, well, the iPhone. Apple Watch jailbreaks, however, haven’t been a thing until now. A developer going by the name Tihmstar on GitHub is sharing an Apple Watch jailbreak dubbed jelbrekTime for Apple Watch Series 3 running watchOS 4.1....
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Almost all of the podcasts from Alex Jones, the media personality known for his right-wing Infowars platform and conspiracy theories, have been blocked from Apple’s iTunes Store. Apple is citing hate speech as the reason, just like Facebook, YouTube and Spotify when those...
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Saturday August 4, 2018. 01:21 AM
A recent study, described at Big Think, reveals that students who multi-task with smartphones in class are less able to retain information they’ll need for future exams. From the article. “This finding demonstrates for the first time that the main effect of divided...
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Friday August 3, 2018. 10:38 PM
Here’s a thumbnail sketch of Apple’s journey to a trillion dollar valuation — and why it matters to investors and customers.
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Kelly Guimont found two cool images designed to be Apple Watch faces.
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I first came across this article via Daring Fireball, and it discusses the Bullsh*t Web, a term for the ad-filled web we’re now familiar with. Take that CNN article, for example. Here’s what it contained when I loaded it: Eleven web fonts, totalling 414 KB Four...
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In an email they sent to me, they shared that some of the hacking tools are very cheap, going for US$2 or less each.
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Lisa Brennan-Jobs, daughter of Steve Jobs, is publishing a book on September 4, 2018. She tells the story of “the pride and pain of a childhood spent navigating the vastness between her struggling single mom and Apple’s mercurial founder.” She wrote a book adaptation...
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