Tag Archives: apps

  • Smartphone Controlled Paper Airplane

    Smartphone Controlled Paper Airplane

    Paper airplanes are fun and all, but if you’re someone who grows frustrated by lack of control their penchant for aimless gliding can be a dealbreaker. Enter the Smartphone Controlled Paper Airplane from Power Up Toys, which lets you steer and maybe even land with the help of your trusty phone: “The Smartphone Controlled Paper Airplane works […]

  • Open Homes: Airbnb Lets Hosts Volunteer Homes in Emergencies

    Open Homes: Airbnb Lets Hosts Volunteer Homes in Emergencies

    There are a lot of people who believe that Airbnb is crippling local communities by eliminating properties from the rental market and displacing residents in favor of tourists all year round, but a new program from the service might be a good way for guilty gentrifiers to relieve their consciences. It’s called Open Homes, and it […]

  • ‘Jeopardy! PlayShow': Play Along with Real ‘Jeopardy!’ Eps

    ‘Jeopardy! PlayShow': Play Along with Real ‘Jeopardy!’ Eps

    One of the many reasons Jeopardy! is the best game show of all time is that it’s exceedingly rewarding to play along at home. Still, an app on Amazon Fire TV makes playing along with real episodes of the game even more satisfying, and it’s called Jeopardy! PlayShow.  You’ll forgive me for not being too quick on the […]

  • Surf Air: A Subscription Service for Air Travel

    Surf Air: A Subscription Service for Air Travel

    It appears that the subscription model is going to be available for just about anything in the near future. A new membership-based service lets you pay by the month to travel as much as you want by chartered plane, believe it or not. It’s called Surf Air.  Surf Air offers two options: Escapes, for weekend trips, […]

  • Uberair: Flight Sharing in the Near Future (Video)

    Uberair: Flight Sharing in the Near Future (Video)

    We all live surrounded by an invisible circle between 50 to a hundred miles across, known as a “dead zone.” It’s that area that’s too close to get to by plane, but too far to comfortably get by other modes of transit. It’s eliminating these dead zones that is the eventual goal of Uberair, a new […]

  • Record Player App is Shazam for Album Covers

    Record Player App is Shazam for Album Covers

    For many years, the general practice in the record industry was to place both the name of the album and the recording artist prominently on the cover of that album. But for many albums, this is not the case — think Spinal Tap’s infamous Black Album for one notorious example. For these eclectic album covers, there is now […]

  • 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 […]