Jeroen van der Merwe

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Hack A Toy Hobbit Sword To Detect Wi-Fi

No orcs or goblins nearby, just an Internet connection<p>In <i>The Hobbit</i>, the sword Sting glows blue whenever Bilbo Baggins approaches orcs or goblins--a convenient feature in Middle-earth. In the real world, free wireless detection is more useful. “We’re always looking for fun projects that get people …

Apple Watch Edition buyers will get the red carpet treatment

When you're buying a $10,000 watch, you expect first-class service -- and Apple is apparently ready to deliver. Sources for <i>9to5Mac</i> claim that people who buy the gold Apple Watch Edition will get to skip the queues whenever they need help. They'll be bumped to the front of the line when buying, and …

The Apple Watch screen is totally different to what's in your iPhone

Developer Craig Hockenberry has published a post looking at the limitations of different types of screens. He points out that Apple is moving away from LCD screens (which are found in iPhones and iPods) in favour of the new AMOLED tech. And it's a bigger change than you might think.<p>For starters, a …

Game Boy camera gun prints when you shoot

If you had a spare Game Boy Camera and the printer to match, what would you do with them? If you're media artist Dmitry Morozov, you'd make a one-of-a-kind firearm. His GBG-8 gun uses Nintendo's photographic peripherals and an Arduino board to shoot photos (almost literally) and print them on the …

Apple Store revamp for Apple Watch revealed: ‘magical’ display tables, demo loops, sales process

While the 18-karat gold Apple Watch Edition has been receiving a lot of attention due to its premium pricing and aesthetic, Apple will sell far more of the lower-priced Apple Watch and Apple Watch Sport models, and has created a different customer journey for those customers, according to sources …

Apple's Tim Cook speaks out against discriminatory 'religious freedom' laws

Apple CEO Tim Cook has used the editorial pages of <i>The Washington Post</i> to condemn laws that allow businesses to refuse service to homosexuals or other groups on the grounds of "religious freedom." Calling the legislation "something very dangerous happening in states across the country," Cook says …

Twitter sharing disappears in latest iOS beta, may indicate upcoming app-based extension

<b>Update:</b> An April 6, 2015 update to the app has re-enabled native sharing on iOS 8.3. It’s possible that this indicates Twitter changed something a little too early on its end, or a new 8.3 beta will introduce a change that pulls up a different extension when the app is installed.<p>A small change to …

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Microsoft just dropped two trailers for 'Halo 5' and announced its release date

Both trailers for "Halo 5: Guardians" were filmed in live action and feature no actual footage from the game, but they hint at a possible plot line: A super soldier we've never seen before named Locke believes Master Chief, the protagonist from the previous "Halo" games, to be a traitor for some …

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Microsoft Aims To Kill Google Chromebooks With $149 Windows 10 Laptops

Despite a lacklustre start, Chromebooks are becoming relatively popular in the super-budget end of the portable market. This has worried Microsoft for some time. After all, with a Google-centric experience, not to mention an operating system in the form of Chrome OS, there’s little if anything to …

Uber denies security breach despite reports of logins for sale online

Taxi app says it found ‘no evidence of breach’ despite claims that thousands of usernames and passwords can be bought on the dark web<p>Uber denies that its servers were hacked after reports that thousands of usernames and passwords for the taxi-like service are available to buy for as little as $1 …

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare - Exo Zombies Infection Trailer - IGN Video

Watch gameplay from Exo Zombies Infection, part two of the Exo Zombies co-op experience.

Spotify is now available on Sony's PS4 and PS3

Sony and Spotify are new BFFs<p>A few months ago, Sony brought good news to its music-loving PlayStation users — the company was officially discontinuing its failed Music Unlimited streaming service and was instead partnering with the biggest player in the streaming music space, Spotify. As of today, …

'Grand Theft Auto V' PC Screenshots Look Terrific, But They Always Do

Rockstar games has released images for the upcoming release of <i>Grand Theft Auto V</i> on PC.<p>As we all know, PC gaming is where you go if you want high-resolution, graphically rich graphics and a decent frame-rate. Anyone looking to new-gen consoles for these things will almost always be sorely …

Apple Won't Allow Swapping of Bands at Apple Watch 'Try-On' Appointments

The Apple Watch will be available for in store previews and Try-On appointments starting on April 10th. The Apple Watch comes in a variety of sizes, colors, and band-types which can make the decision of how to pick a band and Apple Watch combination complicated.<p>Apple has a number of recommended …

Apple's Tim Cook calls out 'religious freedom' laws as discriminatory

US laws enabling discrimination against LGBT people ‘rationalize injustice by pretending to defend something many of us hold dear’, says Apple chief<p>Apple’s chief executive Tim Cook has called on US legislators to rethink their support of so-called religious freedom laws, which enshrine the ability …

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