Chris Ripley

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Shapeshifters: phones of the future could morph on demand

Download an app, transform your handset<p>Scientists in Europe have developed prototype devices that could drastically change the way we interact with our smartphones and tablets. The six working prototypes, known as "Morphees," are thin, electronic displays capable of automatically changing shape to …

IBM makes stop-motion film using atoms as pixels | Ars Technica

It took 10 days of 18-hour shifts to get each frame right.<p>IBM has made a stop-motion film—<i>A Boy and His Atom—</i>using individual molecules as pixels, in …

Comeback kid? LG eyes break in U.S. with Optimus G Pro

The Korean company boasts significant improvement in smartphone sales globally, but still struggles in the U.S. LG hopes to light a spark with AT&T's launch of the Optimus G Pro.<p>When LG was developing its first phablet, known globally as the<p>Optimus Vubut in the U.S. as theIntuition, the head of the …

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Faraway: The Making of a Universe

A video game about space has haunted me since 2011. I was a first-time judge for the Independent Games Festival, deliriously scanning a then-record five hundred sixty-seven entries, when this page (and this teaser video) stopped me surgically cold. “You,” promised Faraway, “are a shooting star that …

Look Ma, No Hands! How to Post Your Google Glass Videos to YouTube.

Google Glass is game-changing/ghastly/going to go the way of the Segway. Pick any or all!<p>In any case, it is coming, and at some point some of you who …