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These Light-Paintings Are Straight-Out-Of-Phone

Photographer Keow Wee Loong of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, just got his hands on the new Huawei P8 smartphone, which has an innovative “Light Painting” …

Photography

Ed Sheeran answers our 36 questions

Ed Sheeran is really suffering.<p>He may be a global superstar, but here at a Dallas BBQ joint he’s just another guy holding a tray heaped with aromatic …

Snake Rewind and other awesome apps you might have missed this week

A famous surfer is trying to revolutionize the sport of golf with a new gadget

GolfBoard is a futuristic device that is a cross between a skateboard and a golf cart. It's the brainchild of surfer Laird Hamilton and Bally Total Fitness founder Don Wildman.<p>The GolfBoard is designed to carry golfers and their gear at speeds up to 12mph. It costs $6,500 per unit.<p><i>Produced by Jason</i> …

Golf

School tells student not to fly US flag on his truck, then backtracks [w/video]

Peyton Robinson, a high school senior in South Carolina, was recently told by a school administrator that he couldn't fly large American and POW-MIA flags from the back of his pickup truck. However, once Robinson started posting about the incident online, it didn't take long for a social media …

South Carolina

Never leave bullet time in SUPERHOT, a unique take on first person shooters

Unlike your typical first-person shooter, in <i>SUPERHOT,</i> time only moves when you move. This gives you the ability to strategically plan out your approach. If you've played <i>Braid</i> before, the mechanics will feel familiar, as elements of the game speed up and slow down with each step forward or back. …

New VR game lets you be the bullet

Remember <i>Superhot</i>? It let you dodge bullets by controlling time <i>à la</i> <i>The Matrix</i>, but a new VR game takes that premise even farther by making <i>you</i> the bullet. <i>Drift</i> is a game for Samsung's Gear VR, developed by a pair of programmers during the course of Oculus' Mobile VR Jam. The idea is pretty simple: …

While Valve backtracks, Space Engineers developer sets up $100K fund for modders

You may not think that modders should make money for their work, but at least one developer does.<p>Keen Software, the indie studio responsible for the Minecraft-in-zero-gravity-like Space Engineers, has introduced a $100,000 fund to support people who want to build modifications for the game. Space …

This Crazy Camera Rig Takes Wildly Realistic 3D Pictures

Welcome to the (almost) holodeck<p>We've all seen basic 3D pictures before. There are those distorted picture-globes you can take with your phone, or Google's Street View photospheres. They're impressive in their own way, but they're just 2D images arranged in a slightly 3D-ish manner. Pretty, but not …

Virtual Reality

10 things in tech you need to know today

<b>1. The CEO of Fiat Chrysler says that Apple is planning an "intervention" in the automotive industry.</b> He met with Apple in California.<p><b>2. Samsung's share of the smartphone market in China has halved in the last 12 months.</b> Apple, however, has surged 62% in year-on-year growth.<p><b>3. Details of Samsung's</b> …

IPad Pro

The 5 Best iPhone Games to Play This Week

Had enough Candy Crush and looking for some fun new games to play on your iPhone? Here are five favorites TIME rounded up this week.<p><b>Goat Simulator</b> …

Tom Hanks

The Chandelier Of The Future Is Made From 1,100 Moving LEDs

LEDs are often discussed in technological or scientific terms, but increasingly common are experimental and artistic uses, demonstrating that the simple bulbs can be used for almost anything.<p>Russian creative agency Ascreen* along with Timeline and Atlantic Star** has created a spectacular LED …

Saint Petersburg

Young Minecraft players invited to design the perfect park

The State Government of Adelaide, Australia, has asked young Minecraft players to design their perfect park in-game.<p>Young Minecraft master builders may see their skills translated into meatspace with a new initiative from the State Government of Adelaide, Australia.<p>The competition, for school …

National Parks

appPicker's insider articles

Insider Articles<p>Subscribe to our newsletter:<p>Wi-Fi is everywhere nowadays<p>Even on the walls...<p>by Anna B., 15 Sep 2015<p>They should consider one more …

Brock Lesnar

'Who is this human being, and what has he done with the real Tiger Woods?'

<i>Stories of interest you might have missed…</i><p>"A man walks into a press conference two days before the Masters, wearing Tiger Woods' hat and clothes and looking quite a bit like the tournament's legendary four-time winner," USA Today columnist Christine Brennan writes. "But it's not Tiger. It can't be. …

Lyons Motor's foam model is my favorite NYC debut

Lyons Motor Car promised a 1700-hp hypercar and brought a styrofoam mockup instead.<p>On Monday, four days after Lyons Motor Car was set to debut its 290-mph hypercar at the New York auto show, the company finally had something on its show stand.<p>It's not a car.<p>Wedged between an escalator and a snack …

Classic Cars

11 Must-Visit RV-Friendly Campgrounds

This summer, add these beautiful campgrounds to your travel bucket list.<p>According to GoRVing, there are more than 16,000 campgrounds across America, …

If Indiana Jones was a Klutz: Folks Trying—and Failing—to Outrun the Boulder

They're getting run over like roadkill. Good thing it's inflatable<p>Zorb is the New-Zealand-based company that invented that huge inflatable ball that …

Indiana Jones

Periscope phone app gives millions a way to live-stream their lives

Twitter’s new technology lets users share instant video, from family fun to global news events<p>Never accuse the British of not loving a good gadget. Last week a new app, Periscope, was launched for Apple’s iPhone – in direct competition with a similar app, Meerkat, which had been making waves in the …

Livestreaming

Watch this guy strap a paramotor on his back and go on an adventure

Humans have always wanted to fly, and while we technically achieved the feat over a century ago, we still yearn for what many consider the ultimate feeling of freedom.<p>The generic term “paramotor” refers to the propulsive portion of a powered paraglider (or PPG). The sport of “paramotoring” is thus …

How To Lock Apps On iPhone for Free

Ok, so it starts with you handing over your iPhone to your friend to show a single photo, but then, after seeing the photo, the curious soul starts …

Apps

Someone is attacking government websites, and a new anonymous hacking group is taking credit

Last Monday the central internet portal controlling all of Maine's government websites went down for about three hours, due to a series of distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks. On Tuesday Maine.gov went down again, this time only for two hours.<p>A hacking group called Vikingdom2015 took …

Twitter

Burnie Portable Campire

Price: $14.95Be it for outdoor camping or some impromptu outdoor party in your backyard, the Burnie Portable Campire will be a handy accessory …

Truss Me! app review: explore realistic engineering structure reactions

Introduction<p>Truss Me! is an iPhone and iPad app that will help you learn how to design structures while having fun. At each challenge, design …

The Sidewinding Circular Skates

These are the annular skates that are propelled by leaning side to side, allowing you to glide along as if riding a skateboard without pushing off …

hammacher schlemmer's sidewinding circular skates can turn 720°

Fast & Furious comes to Forza Motorsport, for free

Live your life a 1/4 mile at a time. Hit reset. Do it again. And for those 2 weeks, not less, it's free.<p><i>Furious 7</i> looms—jumps, stunts, Ludacris, and all. And with it, the hype machine is cranking on all cylinders. Enter Forza Motorsport in the form of <i>Forza Horizon 2</i> <i>Presents Fast & Furious</i>, …

Fast & Furious

Oh God, there's something worse than Craigslist

What if Craigslist was nothing but race cars, parts, and tow pigs? It would look a lot like RacerConnect. Say goodbye to your productivity.<p>We all love Craigslist. It's a constant stream of vehicular temptation, but let's face it, you spend more time scrolling past minivans than drooling over cherry …

Classic Cars

LEGO Back To The Future