Max Brockbank

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US military relaxes uniform rules for religious wear

<b>The US military is easing its uniform rules to allow religious wear including turbans, skullcaps, beards and tattoos, officials have said.</b><p>Muslim, Sikh, Jewish and Wiccan soldiers, marines, sailors and airmen can now request exemptions to strict military uniform and grooming policies.<p>Requests will …

Military

1984: How Apple's TV ad changed everything, and why 2014 won't be anything like it either

Thirty years ago today Apple advertised the Macintosh nationally for the first time. That's a footnote that in and of itself isn't remarkable, but …

iPhone 6 Specs Seen by Analyst as 'Locked In' with 4.8-Inch Display and 802.11ac Wi-Fi

Adding to a litany of analyst predictions pointing to a larger iPhone, Timothy Arcuri of Cowen and Company (via <i>AppleInsider</i>) today claimed that the iPhone 6 will ship with a 4.8-inch display, a significant increase over the 4-inch display of the iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s.<p>Citing sources within Apple's …

Motorola Migrate Makes It Easier To Ditch Your iPhone For Android

If you’ve been thinking about ditching your iPhone for an Android-powered smartphone, but you’ve been put off by the time and effort it takes to transfer all of your data, you no longer have an excuse not to make the move. Motorola just updated its Migrate transfer tool to support iPhone users who …

Mobile Technology

Scratch That: This Is The Apple IWatch Of Your Dreams

The number one thing all future wearable tech will need to abide by? You gotta look good.<p>Behold, this lovely Apple iWatch concept by San Francisco designer Todd Hamilton, which melds the sensibilities of Nike’s FuelBand with iOS. It piggybacks off an earlier design iteration by Thomas Bogner, who, …

'I'm Not A Lookalike' Project Showcases Strangers Who Look Like Twins (PHOTOS)

Think you're special and unique?<p>So did these folks, until they met Francois Brunelle.<p>The 62-year-old Montreal-based photographer has spent the last 12 years scouring the world for complete strangers who look alarmingly similar, according to Rex USA.<p>"I was inspired by 2 things," Brunelle told Rex …

10 Winter Pastas

On days like these -- when cold snow creeps over the tops of our boots and we're glad to be packed into a crowded subway car simply for the heat -- very few things make us warm <i>and</i> happy. Hot chocolate is too fleeting, our favorite winter hats are weathered, and by the time we get home all we want …

Cooking

Adventures in Hawaii

Adventure is out there<p>The archipelago of Hawaii commands the imaginations of adventurers across the globe. It is the ideal blend of tropical paradise …

Sierra Retreat Center, California

<b>At the heart of the word “retreat” is the implication of intelligence or smarts.</b> Although so often associated with backing away in battle, retreating …

Port-A-Bach, New Zealand

<b>Industrial shipping containers offer major advantages for housing.</b> They’re portable, plentiful, and relatively cheap. But they’re, well, industrial, …

Kiwi Move Aims to Outsmart All Other Wearable Tech

Kiwi Move is a multi-use activity tracker that aims to replace several other similar devices, and help you with your daily tasks.<p>Designed by Kiwi …

On free speech and blogging: The First Amendment applies to everyone, not just journalists

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>When Montana blogger Crystal Cox lost her defamation case in 2011, the decision was greeted by a chorus of cheers from …

OptimizeMe Launches to Make Sense of your Quantified Self

There are plenty of ways for us to record data about our activity levels, but what does that data mean? OptimizeMe is a new iOS app launching today that attempts to find out.<p>You can import data from movement tracking app Moves and log your time spent on a range of activities natively in the app, …

Microsoft rolls out Surface Pro 2 firmware fix

<b>Surface Pro 2 users will be pleased to hear that Microsoft has issued a new firmware update addressing the problems caused by the December 2013 patch.</b><p>…

Surface Pro

ATLAS Waterproof Ultra-Rugged iPhone SE/5s Case

Jump in with the ATLAS iPhone 5 case. Multiple layers of defense provide protection against water, dirt, and drops. Engineered with a co-molded …

iPhone 5

Budget iPhone Echoes Ive's First Eye Candy, The Original iMac

Plastic scraps of brightly-colored plastic buttons from a Chinese factory floor corroborate rumors of the look of the purported “Budget iPhone.” Designer Martin Hajek, famous for beautifully detailed renderings of mythological Apple products has produced the representations above. It is notable …