Tech & Gear

  • ‘Flappy Bird’ Clones Like ‘Splashy Fish’ Flap Onto the Market

    ‘Flappy Bird’ Clones Like ‘Splashy Fish’ Flap Onto the Market

    Despite efforts by Google Play and (especially) Apple to keep app developers from capitalizing on the confusion surrounding Flappy Bird‘s abrupt disappearance from their virtual shelves, plenty of clones have made it onto the app stores, mostly by avoiding use of the word “flappy” in their titles. So games like Splashy Fish, which adapts Flappy […]

  • Games With “Flappy” in Name Rejected by Apple, Google

    Games With “Flappy” in Name Rejected by Apple, Google

    Bad news if you’re a game developer with the bright idea to add the word “Flappy” to your game in order to capitalize on the fervor surrounding Flappy Bird (in case you missed it, you can read about it here): You, uh, can’t do that. As part of an effort to clamp down on developers’ […]

  • Shortcut-S Photoshop Keyboard

    Shortcut-S Photoshop Keyboard

    Even if you’re just a novice Photoshop user, you’re probably familiar with the inherent contradiction that exists within the software’s shortcut system: They take so long to memorize and master, that they often barely qualify as shortcuts at all. That was the problem that Sorin Neica, creator of the Shortcut-S, is setting out to solve. […]

  • IN1 Multi-Tool Utility Case (Video)

    IN1 Multi-Tool Utility Case (Video)

    We all probably assumed that Batman‘s famous utility belt was a simple work of fiction, but the IN1 Multi-Tool Utility Case is making me question that assumption. It’s ostensibly a smartphone case, but check out this list of features: two precision screwdrivers, two ball point pens, a nail file, a pair of tweezers, a set of scissors, and a kick stand. […]

  • TALOS: A Real-Life Iron Man Suit In Development (Video)

    TALOS: A Real-Life Iron Man Suit In Development (Video)

    Pop culture of the last few decades has been full of battle suits that turn the wearer from a regular person into a bulletproof fighting machine. Iron Man and Robocop are two of the most famous examples but now it’s been revealed that the United States military is developing its own real-world version of that […]

  • New Short Film Asks ‘How BIG Is Google?’ (Video)

    New Short Film Asks ‘How BIG Is Google?’ (Video)

    If you take a minute, it can be a little overwhelming to think about just how big an impact Google has on our daily lives. The word “Google” has become a verb, but we use Google (and Google-owned products) for a lot more than just googling. There’s Gmail, and YouTube, and Google Maps, and even […]

  • Fin: Control Your Devices With Gestures (Video)

    Fin: Control Your Devices With Gestures (Video)

    If you saw Minority Report, and if you’ve ever used a piece of “gesture-based” technology in the last few years, you know that we still have a ways to go in making that technology as easy and intuitive as it was in the movie. But if Fin makes it into production, we’ll be one step […]

  • Shia LaBeouf Unveils #IAMSORRY Art Show

    Shia LaBeouf Unveils #IAMSORRY Art Show

    We haven’t really been covering the recent antics of Shia LaBeouf on these pages, but now that he’s turned his insanity into an actual art installation, it seemed like a good time to chime in. In case you haven’t been following this, it started when Shia LaBeouf was accused of plagiarizing writer Daniel Clowes for […]

  • Muskoka Lakes Boathouse by Christopher Simmonds (Photos)

    Muskoka Lakes Boathouse by Christopher Simmonds (Photos)

    Boathouses are not generally known as triumphs of architecture or interior comfort, but that just makes this boathouse in Muskoka Lakes, Ontario, from architect Christopher Simmonds even more impressive than it would otherwise be. Christopher Simmonds’ Muskoka Lakes boathouse has room for up to two speedboats, but it’s the second story that will probably get […]