Six months ago, the story began as a puzzling news bulletin. A Malaysia Airlines passenger jet with 239 people on board had vanished from radar screens as it was flying from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. The disappearance was quite the mystery. Was it a terrorist attack? Was there a mechanical failure that led to a […]
In an old office building at NASA’s Ames Research Center in Mountain View, California, there’s a room stacked high with plastic containers of synthetic urine. Researchers dip small white paddles into the liquid, wait for a grid of squares to change colors, and snap a photo with a custom smartphone app. It’s all part of […]
There has been much discussion about the security of storing pictures online, after this week’s hacking of various celebrities’ personal photos from Apple’s iCloud. The Daily Mail had this explainer on how it all works.
Elvis Presley’s last two jets, the “Lisa Marie” and “Hound Dog II,” are for sale. The four-engine “Lisa Marie” features a queen-size bed, gold bathroom fixtures, a videotape system with four TVs and a stereo system with 52 speakers, according to an ad posted on an aviation sales website this week. The Hound Dog II, […]
The bullets that killed Beatle John Lennon were given to Mark David Chapman by an Atlanta police officer who was his friend, Chapman told a parole board.
Amazon is trying it. UPS has considered it. Ice fishermen in Minnesota used it to get beer. Yelp created one just for burritos. Google is the latest company to branch out into delivery by drone, it revealed Thursday. The technology giant started running its first test flights earlier this month as part of Project Wing, […]
Time-lapse videos are usually a stationary affair, shot from a fixed location and angle over an extended period of time. But now, Instagram is letting iPhone users ditch the tripods and take time-lapse videos on the go with its new app, Hyperlapse. The key feature of the free app, released Tuesday, is a stabilization engine […]
We all have weird, irrational concerns. So, if you’re just staring at your walls, drowning in fear that the great Tom Hanks may never release a digital typewriter app for your iPad, then this one is for you. Because it finally exists. I’m just not exactly sure why. But, the new Hanx Writer app definitely […]