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Computers and artificial intelligence systems have long struggled with a human understanding of humor – as anyone who has ever asked Siri to tell a joke well knows. Bloomberg reports that recently, a researcher at Microsoft began working with The New Yorker on a project that aims to teach an...

August 10th 2015 at 9:39pm 0 Comments
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MacRumors tips us off to the fact that Apple has begun advertising the iPhone 5s in various magazines. Up until recently, there hasn't been much advertising in the way of the iPhone 5s. Indeed, most iPhone advertising over the past few weeks has focused on the iPhone 5c with a series of really great...

October 17th 2013 at 8:00pm 0 Comments
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Filmmaker, actress and comedienne Lena Dunham teamed up with Alex Karpovsky and Mad Men's Jon Hamm in an advertisement for The New Yorker magazine's new iPhone app. It's a quirky short that introduces the salient features of the app. You can watch the promo clip in the YouTube video below and l...

August 9th 2012 at 10:00am 0 Comments
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If you MUST have The New Yorker available at all times, and you own an iPhone, the now universal app is for you. Subscribers will get the magazine for free after activating a digital subscription. Others will find the August 13 and August 20 issues available as a free preview. In addition to...

August 7th 2012 at 2:30pm 0 Comments
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The New Yorker has sold more than 20,000 annual paid iPad subscriptions since Conde Nast overhauled its iPad magazine strategy in May. 20,000 readers are now subscribed to the annual US$59.99 iPad-only edition of the quintessential news, social, and literary magazine while every week another 5,00...

August 2nd 2011 at 12:00am 0 Comments
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Most people seem to agree the iPad is a pretty great device for reading (although perhaps not the best, eh Amazon?). However, the debate still rages on about how suitable it is for making stuff. When it was first announced, there was plenty of snark from bloggers like Paul Thurrott, who wrote: "Whe...

September 23rd 2010 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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Just because Adobe can't have Flash on the iPad doesn't mean that they want to miss out on the Apple tablet bandwagon. Adobe has released a pretty cool app called Adobe Ideas. Adobe Ideas is a sketchbook for the iPad. The app features vector-based drawing tools, zoom control, sizable brushes, layers...

April 5th 2010 at 9:00am 0 Comments
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This isn't the 80s anymore. It's not good enough to just pump out lusty hardware like the Walkman in order to drive generous profit streams. In the modern age of consumer electronics, it takes content and an entire ecosystem of software and services to keep customers locked in and buying your gear....

March 1st 2010 at 4:06am 0 Comments