Tag Archives: apps

  • Environments: Irv Teibel’s Field Recording Series Reissued as App (Video)

    Environments: Irv Teibel’s Field Recording Series Reissued as App (Video)

    Irv Teibel was a pioneering recording artist whose most famous work is probably the Environments series, a collection of ambient recordings of various environmental sounds, designed to soothe and induce contemplation and relaxation. The reissue maestros at The Numero Group have reissued these recordings, but instead of the usual vinyl or CD box set this work has […]

  • Reefill: An App Lets New Yorkers Subscribe to Tap Water (Video)

    Reefill: An App Lets New Yorkers Subscribe to Tap Water (Video)

    You can’t make this stuff up, folks. In New York, there’s now an app that lets users get unlimited tap water throughout the city for $1.99. It’s called Reefill, and it’s purported as an alternative to the costly and environmentally detrimental water bottle habit that plagues so many. Reefill is essentially a service that replicates those […]

  • Spotify Stations: New Playlist Streaming App Being Tested

    Spotify Stations: New Playlist Streaming App Being Tested

    Spotify is a great streaming service for music lovers thanks to its extensive library of songs and albums. There’s another side to Spotify too, the one made up of curated playlists and various radio stations tailored to the listener’s own tastes, and now the company is testing an app called Spotify Stations that lets users listen to those […]

  • ‘Mosaic': App-Based Steven Soderbergh Miniseries Premieres on HBO (Trailer)

    ‘Mosaic': App-Based Steven Soderbergh Miniseries Premieres on HBO (Trailer)

    Last night, HBO viewers were treated to the premiere episode of Mosaic, the Steven Soderbergh miniseries based on his storytelling app that came out last year. In typical Soderbergh fashion, the miniseries only came about as a solution to the problem of lapsed funding to finish the app, but it’s cool that viewers who don’t feel […]

  • Die With Me: A Social Network for People Whose Phones Are About to Die

    Die With Me: A Social Network for People Whose Phones Are About to Die

    There’s an elite cadre of smartphone users out there, those who choose to live their lives on the edge, to drain their smartphone batteries to the absolute limit before recharging. Previously, there hadn’t been any way for these hardcore phone adventurers to find one another, but now there’s Die With Me, an app exclusively for people […]

  • Vestaboard: WiFi-Connected Mechanical Split-Flap Display

    Vestaboard: WiFi-Connected Mechanical Split-Flap Display

    You may or may not be familiar with the term “split-flap,” in case the latter is true I’ll just go ahead and tell you now it isn’t anything dirty. Instead it refers to those old-school mechanical signs you might associate with train stations or airports back in the day. Vestaboard is a mechanical split-flap display that you […]

  • Stories Everywhere: Snapchat Introducing Browser-Friendly Feature

    Stories Everywhere: Snapchat Introducing Browser-Friendly Feature

    Snapchat’s social media dominance is currently restricted to smartphones, but a new feature will represent the brand’s attempt to infringe upon the all too precious computer browser time most of us spend browsing Facebook and Twitter. It will reportedly be called Stories Everywhere.  Snapchat Stories Everywhere will allow users to upload their Story content through web […]

  • Caliburger FACE: Burger Chain Introduces Face-Based Payment Kiosk (Video)

    Caliburger FACE: Burger Chain Introduces Face-Based Payment Kiosk (Video)

    You’ve heard “my face is my livelihood,” and apparently in the future everyone’s face will be their burgerhood. Worldwide burger chain Caliburger has unveiled what they call FACE at their Pasadena location, and the Caliburger FACE kiosk lets customers pay for their food by identifying themselves facially. In order to use Caliburger FACE technology, customers first have […]

  • Spire: A Health Tracker Attached to Your Clothes

    Spire: A Health Tracker Attached to Your Clothes

    The health tracker that can track your health even after you forget to put it on ain’t been invented yet. But Spire comes close, since the whole idea of it is that you can attach it to your clothes and then forget about it, with updates on your health, physical activity, sleep, and so on […]