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Stunning comic-style racer SXPD gets iPhone support

Blending gorgeous black and white comic book-style visuals with compelling gameplay, iOS racer <i>SXPD</i> has just received a 2.0 update, not only bringing the game to iPhone for the first time, but also lowering its price from $1.99 to free.<p>Hailed by developer Little Chicken as “essentially the world’s …

Comic Books

Bringing imaginary cities to life with the iPad

Matthew Watkins has brought iPad finger paintings into the real world in more formats than any other artist we know.<p>His digital artwork has made the leap into the tangible on carpets, cars, plexiglass and the more usual prints, videos, books and live installations at fashion shows and art events. …

Art

Earin - Small Wireless Earbuds to Maximize Your Listening Experience

A new Kickstarter campaign is garnering a lot of interest from consumers and tech media alike. The campaign is for a new set of small wireless earbuds simply called Earin. Earin is the brainchild of Swedish designer Olle Linden, who conceived of the device after seeing the opening scenes of</i> …

Consumer Tech

The Best Pizza In 10 Big Cities Around The US

In celebration of National Pizza Month, the editors at Zagat shared the best pizza joints in 10 big cities around the U.S.<p>From Atlanta to Washington, D.C., here are some epically delicious pies.

Take turns pummeling superheroes in upcoming online fighter

Zombies

The 10 Pasta Recipes to Know

It's easy to look to pasta as that happy weeknight cure-all: the palette on which to throw any bits and bobs, to dress with the random things hanging out in the pantry, to just top with cheese and call it dinner. But there are some classic pasta dishes -- or just really delicious ones -- that we …

Italian Food

Glowdeck Preview: 3-in-1 Wireless Charger, Speaker, Notifications

Notification centers, Bluetooth speakers, and wireless charging docks are nothing new – but the concepts find a common place in the Glowdeck, a Kickstarter project that combines all three functionalities in one package – and a single price tag.<p>Until now, we’ve seen these three types of gadgets …

Softbatch Cream Cheese Chocolate Chip Cookies

<i>Updated on</i> <i>by</i> Averie Sunshine<p>I’ve been wanting to bake cream cheese into cookies for ages.<p>I finally did. And I’m in love with the results.<p>In my …

Sound Rise, An iPhone-Friendly Bluetooth Alarm Clock

Sound Freaq’s Sound Rise is an old-fashioned concept wedded to new-fangled function. It’s a clock radio (remember those?) that plugs into your iPhone and charges it while sucking the sound out of your music library or favorite streaming apps.<p>The Sound Rise also works as a regular Bluetooth speaker, …

Apps

Monument Valley Review – MacStories

Monument Valley is a game about paths that don’t exist – unless you want to see them. In its beautiful intricacy of platforms and perspectives that defy the laws of physics, geometry, and gravity, Monument Valley, developed by London-based studio ustwo, impresses visually and technically thanks to …

App Store

Swedish-Designed Pocket Earbuds Look Amazing

Degauss Labs’ new Pocket earbuds cost $35, which puts them on the cusp of “quality possibility” (a term I just made up) – they might sound good, or they may just use the same crappy old internals of every other cheap earbud under $50.<p>But what this Swedish-designed gadget does have is style, and …

Earbuds

Stunningly Simple iPhone Stand Offers Flexible Form And Function

Need a way to hold your iPhone up in portrait or landscape mode? Hate wrapping it in some bulky case that hides the natural tech-beauty of Apple’s best smartphone design?<p>The Breffo GumStick aims to solve your problems, friends, with a minimalist iPhone stand that looks–and works–like a stick of gum.<p>…

iPhone

Dark Energy Reservoir Review: an 8,000mAh Dual-USB Slim Battery Pack

While modern smartphones, tablets and all kinds of other devices offer up a world of possibilities, they all require one thing – power.<p>They mostly share a common trait too, they’re generally not that power-efficient and can burn through a full charge in what seems like no time at all – this is …

DeskPal, A Desk Tidy For This Century

I just upgraded my desk to a 1.65-meter monster, a €40 workbench from the hardware store that I cut down to a 64cm height, and which can support up to 200 kilos. If you’re still not with the metric system (and why would you be? After all, it was only introduced like 215 years ago), that means it’s …

Workbenches

Austrian Designer Invents Way Cooler, Less Practical Door

This is Austrian designer Klemens Torggler demonstrating one of the kinetic sculpture doors he's created. It's pretty cool. And it is practical from …

Cool Things: Monstero iPhone / iPad Cases Designed on an iPad

Monstero is a new line of smartphone and tablet cases from Indonesian design Monez Gusmang. The one on the left in the photo above is called ‘The Kuin’. It’s notable because it was designed entirely on an iPad, using ‘finger only’ and no stylus.<p>Quite a nice result I’d say.<p>The cases are available …

Beyond QWERTY: how Palette's knobs and dials change the way you work and play

Custom fit controls<p>Most people interact with their computers in the same way, with a mouse and a keyboard. And that's generally true for a wide range of professions and hobbies: photographers, video editors, even gamers. "They all do very specific jobs on the computer, but the main way they …

2013 Year in Review: Design Store(y)

Our second year of our column, Design Store(y), sent us around the world spending time inside design-focused shops, interviewing shop owners to hear …

Slugcats and survival: staying alive in the darkness of 'Rain World'

It all started with a half slug, half cat alien creature. Slugcat, as it's known, is the star of the upcoming <i>Rain World</i>, an intriguing survival game that just launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund development. The game’s unique world and retro feel are part of its charm, but it’s the main …

Feeling Stressed? All Glory To The ‘Relaxatron’

<b>Relaxatron</b> — Entertainment — Free<p>People keep telling me I’m too highly strung, which is probably why I keep finding relaxation apps to write up. It might also be why I just yelled at my TV for 15 minutes for refusing to contain any episodes of Quantum Leap.<p>Anyway, Relaxatron has two things going …

Take Better Photos With The Ultimate iPhone Photographer’s Lens Kit [Deals]

Apple revolutionized your iPhone’s camera with the introduction of the 5S, but now you can unlock its full potential with what’s being offered through this Cult of Mac Deals.<p>With <b>The Ultimate iPhone Lens Kit</b>, smartphone photography has never been this versatile. This package arms you with six …

Mobile Photography

GadgetellSolutions Media

18Apr/18<p>As the owner of a retail business, you’ve probably dreamed about getting some extra help. Advertising a retail job for your store(s) can …

List-Worthy

Write for Mac now available as free beta

Tanmay Sonawane made an impact on iOS-using wordsmiths last year with his release of Write, a well-crafted app that enables you to write notes and …

MeteoEarth, The Amazing Global Weather App, Now On Mac

MeteoEarth is a pretty rad weather app for the iPad. It’s purpose isn’t really to tell you whether to take an umbrella with your to the shops, but it can do that if you like. No, what MeteoEarth is really good at is showing you beautifully-animated views of the weather as it blows and scuds across …

Weather

Herschel’s Anchor Sleeve Holds Your MacBook Air — And Only That [Review]

Anchor Sleeve for MacBook Air by Herschel Supply Co. <b><br>Category:</b> Laptop Sleeve <b><br>Works With:</b> iPad Air <b><br>Price:</b> $34.95<p>There is something unimportant and yet oh-so-important about choosing the right way to carry around your laptop.<p>Apple purists likely hate anything which covers up their beloved machines for …

MacBook Air

$100 Lapdesk Resembles Neatly-Drilled Chopping Board

Would you pay $100 for a cutting board with a few holes drilled in it? No? Are you sure? Because somebody certainly does. In fact, as of this writing, 349 people have ponied up between $68 and $98 to pre-order the Slate Mobile AirDesk on Kickstarter, a wooden laptop tray that lets you put your …

Draw Out The Evil In Darklings [Review]

Gaming

24 Best New Color Combinations for 2018

Is dusty rose and charcoal grey not the happiest palette for spring?<p>If you mastered the blue-and-white palette long ago and are ready for the next crop of bold, fabulous, and truly inspiring color pairings, get excited: We asked our go-to designers which pairs they love the most, when someone's …

Curator, A Beautifully-Design Scrapbook For iPad

It’s hard to describe Curator for iPad as anything other than a digital scrapbook… In a good way. It lets you pull in snippets and content from pretty much anywhere, presenting them in a clean grid layout. If you ever used Evernote to collect a stuff together on one place for a project, you might …

‘Houseplan’ Wants You To Put. The Graph Paper. Down.

<b>Houseplan</b> — Productivity — Free<p>In the past, whenever I’ve wanted to change the furniture layout in a room, I’ve broken out the graph paper and made a tiny scale mockup of the space and everything in it. HousePlan is a new app that is designed specifically to keep things like that from happening. …

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