Post Thumbnail

Fair cop: Windows-based signage and displays can sometimes go a little bit sideways, to hilarious effect. This snapshot of Samsung's East London storefront, featuring a delightfully stark "Ctrl+Alt+Del" reminder, is a lovely example of the genre -- and it rates our weekend No Comment badge. Thank...

August 17th 2013 at 8:00am 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

We don't care that the falling phones are CG animated; we don't even care that they have a hypothetical NFC patch on the back. This is a great video that put a smile on our faces. We offer it to you as today's No Comment. It's done by the same studio that inadvertently fooled an NYC TV statio...

April 17th 2013 at 2:45pm 0 Comments

It's time to save some of that hard-earned cash with our Daily Deals, featuring a handy list from Dealnews and our own hand-picked selections that include some sweet deals on iOS and OS X software (all prices are USD). Deals from Dealnews Kensington.com: [iPad] Kensington: 50% off sitewide,...

December 20th 2012 at 12:15pm 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

Amidst the legal and marketplace challenges to Android tablets, there are certainly a few bright spots: a British court ruled that Galaxy tablets aren't likely to be confused for Apple's iPad because the Samsung competitive devices "are not as cool." Yes, the judge really said that. But at leas...

July 9th 2012 at 11:45pm 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

Maybe someone in Apple's new mapping department is a fan of the automotive antics featured on The Dukes of Hazzard. As tweeted this weekend by James Mountain and featured on the financial site Minyanville, the new icon for the Maps app in iOS 6 features a slight change to emphasize the turn-by-...

June 18th 2012 at 1:30pm 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

The US Senate: home of democracy, bastion of civility, redoubt of Brylcreem, sciatica and combovers. If you were trying to recruit a less tech-savvy group of Americans, it would be pretty challenging. The late Alaska senator Ted Stevens set the bar with his legendary reference to the Internet...

June 7th 2012 at 12:08pm 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

Ah, the smell of books. That musty crinkly-nose sensation that transports you to old libraries, bookstores, and cluttered offices. It produces a visceral sensation of being surrounded by knowledge and adventure, where a page turn can introduce wonders and possibilities. A whiff of the antiquari...

June 4th 2012 at 2:00pm 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

There are more than half a million apps in Apple's App Store. Some are stunning achievements. Others are not. Below is a video demonstration of the app Airplane. Touch the "Take Off" button to hear the sound of an airplane engine. Shake the phone to hear a flight attended tell you to put your se...

May 15th 2012 at 3:00pm 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

Have you ever been out and realized you forgot your wallet just as you were going to pay for something? Bummer, right? And it probably makes you wish that Apple would go ahead and build a mobile payment system into the iPhone -- because you never leave your house without that. Now imagine tha...

April 27th 2012 at 5:30pm 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

We knew there'd be some broken hearts when WWDC tickets sold out in two hours this morning, but even this might be pushing it. A San Francisco resident has posted an ad to Craiglist pleading for a WWDC ticket. Since they're nontransferable, this would presumably require a legal name change on...

April 25th 2012 at 4:30pm 0 Comments