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The Secret of the Apple’s New San Francisco Fonts

iOS 9 is now publicly released. It’s a subtle change but the system fonts of iOS 9 are now changed to the Apple’s new San Francisco fonts, replacing …

Typography

Apple is building a brand new campus for 7,000 employees in Texas

Everyone’s focused on Apple’s upcoming “spaceship” campus, but Apple is also currently hard at work on its second-largest global campus.<p>Based in Northwest Austin, TX, the 1.1 million square foot space will reportedly house around 7,000 local workers, and be responsible for Apple’s “business …

Woz: Aaron Sorkin's Steve Jobs movie gets it right

Technically Incorrect: Even saying that Seth Rogen plays him very well, the Apple co-founder believes the Danny Boyle-directed movie is the real thing.<p><i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>This is the time of year when you must finally, finally …

Universal Pictures

Stilo Review: This Stylus and Screen Protector Duo Aims to Emulate the Feel of Writing on Paper

There are hundreds of different stylus options available for the iPhone and the iPad, but that hasn't stopped new company Stilo Co. from introducing a fresh take on the stylus. The battery-powered Stilo is a fine-tipped stylus designed to pair with a Precision Film to replicate the feel of writing …

Apple Patents Earbuds With Noise-Canceling Sensor Smarts

Apple continues looking at ways to improve its earbuds — including potentially ditching the iconic white cables which had such a starring role in iTunes ads, back in the day.<p>According a patent filed in February last year but published this week and spotted by AppleInsider, Cupertino is looking at …

Consumer Tech

Content blocking in iOS 9 is going to screw up way more than just ads

Earlier this week I wrote about the coming hellfire for those who make their money off advertising: content blocking in iOS 9.<p>Issues with ad blocking and publishers being starved of oxygen aside, there’s another big problem on the horizon: mass content blocking will also break important marketing …

'I've never felt more isolated': The man who sold Minecraft to Microsoft for $2.5 billion reveals the empty side of success

Sklathill / Flickr<p>It's the dream of many a startup founder: Make something people love and wind up wildly rich, selling the company for billions.<p>But after you do that, what comes next? It could be a sense of hopeless isolation.<p>So says Minecraft founder Markus Persson (aka "Notch") in a strangely …

Minecraft

A crazy new theory solves 40-year-old mystery about what happens inside of a black hole

What happens once you cross this threshold is a long-standing mystery that the world's leading scientists have been pondering for decades with little headway.<p>Now, a recent paper presented at a conference in Paris this week has proposed a solution by looking at black holes in a completely different …

Physics

Why Lego's CEO Thinks More Grown-Ups Should Play At Work

Playfulness is at the root of creativity. So why on earth have we created a corporate system where everyone feels the need to be so serious?<p>I see time and again that injecting a sense of fun into work situations gives everyone permission to be more authentic and to take risks. Out of that comes …

Academic Research

Adobe's next mobile photo editor could be revealed in October

When Adobe announced it was discontinuing its mobile Photoshop Touch app earlier this year, it hinted at greater things to come in a mysterious project code-named "Project Rigel." While it listed a vague "late 2015" availability at the time, a recent <i>CNET</i> report suggests we'll be formally introduced …

New Apple TV will reportedly run iOS 9 and launch in September

Will come with Siri, a new remote, and dedicated App Store<p><b>Read next:</b> The Apple TV review.<p>The world is expecting Apple to show off its next round of iPhones next month, but as reported in July, we could also be seeing something else on stage in September — the new Apple TV set-top box. According to …

Smart TV

If Apple moves the iPod to store shelves, it probably means some cool stuff is coming

According to a recent report, Apple is readying some in-store changes that will see the iPod go from tabletop to buried somewhere on a shelf.<p>From 9to5Mac:<p>Typically reserved for accessories like Apple Watch bands, headphones, and iPhone cases, Apple Store accessory walls will now be home to the …

'Skysphere' will be your dream living space, can be completely controlled with Android app

We all like having our own little space, where we can simply be ourselves and do whatever. This is usually just a little room somewhere in the house, but there’s some people who will not conform with having such an average man cave. Plastic engineer and graphic designer Jono Williams went above and …

Man Caves

Phree smartpen is designed to work on any surface, including your face

The laser-guided, connected input device will let you take notes or draw on any surface, according to its Kickstarter crowd-funding campaign.<p>If you have a need to jot everything down or sketch at will, Phree may be the stylus for you.<p>Currently crushing its $100,000 goal on crowd-funding site …

Crowd Funding

2 Guys With Jetpacks Fly In Formation Over Dubai, Proving The Future Is Already Here

Yves "Jetman" Rossy has taken to the skies again -- this time, with a protégé in tow.<p>Rossy has made a name for himself by flying with nothing but a jetpack attached to his body. In December, the Swiss daredevil even flew in formation with an airplane over Dubai.<p>On Monday, a video was released …

Airlines

The Apple Watch could make ordering the iPhone 6s easier than ever

Apple’s iPhone 6s release date is probably scheduled for sometime in mid-September, which is still a long way off. All the same, the company hinted …

Apple Watch

Remote for Next-Generation Apple TV to Include 'Touch Pad' for Scrolling

Apple's next-generation Apple TV will include a new touch-based remote with a revamped design, reports <i>The New York Times</i>, citing sources with knowledge of Apple's plans. Described as being "slightly thicker" than the current version, the new Apple TV remote will gain a "touch pad" that will be used …

ZSpace virtual reality system makes science class look like 'Iron Man' lab

Heart dissections in science classes have always been a messy affair. For years teachers have cut open cow's or sheep's hearts to show students how they look inside, and, while students get to feel and see the heart, they can't watch as it beats, because the animals are dead. They can't see the …

Virtual Reality

Tiny trackpad uses your thumbnail to navigate devices

Several companies are working on eye-tracking tech as a way to navigate devices. A team of MIT researchers, however, have their eyes set on another body part: the thumbnail. Graduate students Cindy Hsin-Liu Kao and Artem Dementyev are developing a tiny trackpad that fits over your thumbnail. …

Apple’s Jony Ive reveals Apple Watch w/ exclusive collection of Sport band colors at Milan Design Week

Apple’s PR tour for the Apple Watch doesn’t appear to be slowing down with Apple’s design chief Jony Ive showing off the device and revealing an exclusive collection of never before seen Sport band colors tonight in Milan. Apple this morning kicked off a showcase of the device at Milan’s Salone Del …

Apple in talks to launch Apple Pay in Canada

The iPhone maker is in talks with Canada's six biggest banks, Royal Bank of Canada , Toronto-Dominion Bank , Bank of Nova Scotia , Bank of Montreal , Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce and National Bank of Canada , the people told the Journal. (http://on.wsj.com/1CTTL1w)<p>The banks are open to an …

Apple

Apple Watch Received Estimated 1 Million Pre-Orders in U.S. on April 10

Apple Watch received an estimated 957,000 pre-orders in the United States on April 10, the day the wrist-worn device became available for purchase, according to Slice Intelligence (via <i>Quartz</i>). The digital commerce tracking firm claims that nearly two-thirds (62%) of customers purchased the Apple …

Don’t trash your Apple Watch’s box – it may actually be an important part of the product

Images supposedly showing the retail box of the Apple Watch have been leaked and reveal the device will apparently feature some sort of a display …

Apple photographed a flower over 24,000 times for a single Watch face

One of the Apple Watch's quirkier features is its "Motion" watch face, which sets the time against a backdrop of fluttering butterflies, floating jellyfish, and blooming flowers. Not everyone will like them, but Apple thought that some people <i>really</i> would. So, as <i>Wired</i>'s David Pierce recounts, the …

Apple Watch

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 …

Amazing video shows colorblind people seeing colors for the first time

Okay, it’s kind of an ad– we are sheep<p>Valspar Paint, a paint company, teamed up with EnChroma, a company that manufactures glasses that boosts color vision, to launch the #ColorForAll campaign, which aims to bring the glasses to colorblind people. As part of the project, which is essentially a …

Color Blindness

​Apple opens up a little more with new iOS beta testing

Letting more people test software before its final release helps Apple find bugs faster -- and potentially nip bigger problems in the bud, too.<p>Apple has broadened a public beta program to iOS, letting people help stamp out bugs in upcoming versions of the mobile operating system before the software …

Beta Testing

Apple will make it easier for schools to use iPads by dropping Apple ID requirement

Everyone with an iPhone or iPad has to put up with the mild annoyance of entering their password when downloading apps or content from iTunes. But for teachers and IT administrators at schools, the situation is far worse. Imagine having to generate and manage hundreds of unique Apple IDs for each …

Apps
Smartwatches