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Someone got his hands on a Galaxy S9 and spilled its remaining secrets

We have just over one week to go until Samsung finally takes the wraps off its new flagship smartphone duo, the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+. Well to be …

Phones

My Hideous, Comfortable Gamer Chair Fills Me With Existential Dread

For nearly 20 years, I’ve been sitting in the same piece of shit: a gray swivel chair that I got at Target as a teenager. It creaks if you look at …

One man created an amazing update to the original Nintendo Game Boy

The original Nintendo Game Boy was the size of a hotel bible, required four AA batteries, and only played games in black and white.<p>Beautiful, isn't it?<p>But one ambitious gentleman thought he could make it even more beautiful. Behold: the updated Nintendo Game Boy, with the ability to play games from …

How 'Textual Chemistry' Is Changing Dating

My friend and I had just seen a play and, like everyone else in the theater, I took out my phone as the curtain came down. Waiting for me were five …

The Best Travel Products of 2015

Not only is this Rimowa carry-on a stunner, but its utilitarian inside includes a quilted tech fabric with two removable dividers to maximize …

iPad Pro review

When I first picked up the iPad Pro at an Apple event this past September, I couldn’t help but laugh a little bit. For one, its size: it is holy-crap-look-at-this-iPad big. And with a price tag that easily jumps up to around a thousand dollars, it’s the most expensive iPad ever.<p>There’s also the …

iPad Pro has a lightning-fast USB 3.0 connector

But you need a nonexistent adapter<p>Apple's new iPad Pro has a hidden feature the company didn't widely publicize: a USB 3.0-compatible Lightning connector. An iFixit teardown earlier this week revealed the compatible components hinting at USB 3.0 capabilities, but <i>Ars Technica</i> reports today that …

A designer’s take on the iPad Pro

The reviews are out on iPad Pro, and they address how big it is, whether it’s worth the price, and whether it can or can’t replace a laptop for average consumers. But as a design director at Vox Media, I was more interested in whether I could run all of the apps I normally use on it.<p>In a lot of …

iPad Pro diary day 2: The good, the bad & the two issues that concern me most

I posted my first impressions of the iPad Pro yesterday, and having spent much of the past 24 hours mostly using it rather than my MacBook, I now have more of a sense of why Tim Cook thinks it could be a laptop replacement.<p>While most reviewers dismissed that, and I would certainly join them in …

Microsoft steps up competition with Apple as it unveils Windows 10 devices

New devices include the new Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book, challenging Apple’s dominance at the top end of the laptop market<p>Microsoft is bringing “the thunder”. That was the message sent to its competitors today, when Microsoft unveiled its Windows 10 devices, including the new Surface Pro 4 and …

Gear & Gadgets

NASA Releases Thousands of Photos From the Moon Mission

Photos from space are almost always fascinating and images from the Apollo moon missions are pretty much the pinnacle of cool. Now, archivist Kipp …

You probably don't want to work for Amazon

'Amazon is where overachievers go to feel bad about themselves.'<p>Amazon is known for its cutthroat efficiency and harsh tactics; it's what makes it possible to get a pack of toilet paper delivered to your door in less than 24 hours. But CEO Jeff Bezos' love of precision and data goes far beyond …

Final Fantasy 7 Is Being Remade as a 2D Action Game

A remake to hold you over for the other remake.<p>Another Final Fantasy VII remake is underway, and this one is a 2D action game.<p>PD Design Studios …

This DSLR Spent 2 Years in a Lake… and the Memory Card Survived

The photos on the memory card in a DSLR can survive more than what you might think. This past weekend, a man named David McFadyen was exploring …

5 Business Mistakes Photographers Make All the Time

In this post, I’ll be sharing 5 business mistakes that photographers make all the time.<p>1. You Buy Equipment<p>Nikon recently released the newest version …

Credit Card Debt

Extensify: an upcoming tweak store for non-jailbroken iPhones

One of the big concerns about iOS 9 is that Apple is rumored to have made jailbreaking a lot more difficult with its upcoming OS update. While the …

Sony a7R II and Zeiss Batis lenses – Initial thoughts and shots from the coast of Maine

Blasphemy be damned, I’m going to admit that I wasn’t all that excited about the a7R II prior to its release.<p>I’m a simple stills guy so the 4k video …

Nintendo Employee Fired After Appearing On A Podcast

Today in rather heart-wrenching news, a Nintendo employee has been fired for what he says is appearing on a podcast to talk about the company. The employee, Chris Pranger, took to Facebook to announce that he had been let go from his job at Nintendo’s localization division, Treehouse, for appearing …

Father and son posed for a photo in the exact same way for 27 years

Beginning in 1986, a father and his son took the same black and white photo of themselves every year.<p>The photos trace the aging of both men, from the …

Review: Windows 10 is the best version yet—once the bugs get fixed

I'm more conflicted about Windows 10 than I have been about any previous version of Windows. In some ways, the operating system is extremely …

Windows 10 privacy problems: Here’s how bad they are, and how to plug them.

Windows 10 is the operating system Microsoft needs. In other words, it’s not Windows 8, a Frankenstein’s monster of a tablet-plus-desktop OS that …

Konami’s management in Japan depicted as Orwellian — but how unique is it?

Japan’s Nikkei publication reported that the corporate culture at Konami is Orwellian, with constant monitoring of employees and public shaming for any offenses.<p>The report said that the company that has published game series such as Metal Gear Solid, Silent Hill, and Pro Evolution Soccer has become …

5 Things I Learned From Trying a Healthier Lifestyle

<i>Bucket List #4 Start a healthier lifestyle</i><p><b>I hate the gym. I hate working out. I especially hate cardio.</b><p>I've never understood runners. Runs before 6 a.m., 5K marathons for fun, and I really don't get the runners who are out in 10 degree weather like it's nothing. The worst part is they actually look …

I'm Quitting Social Media to Learn What I Actually Like

Three years ago, I began taking August off social media. I wasn't alone. That was the year everyone started writing about digital detoxes, …

Social Media

My Favorite Mac: The New 12″ Retina MacBook – MacStories

After three weeks with the new MacBook, I can easily declare it as my favorite Mac, and none of the details that left some of the tech press wailing and gnashing their teeth have actually been a problem. Only one port? A minor annoyance at worst. Performance? It works great for everything that I …

Street Photography — Versilia, Italy - Photographs and text by Salvatore Matarazzo | LensCulture

With street photography, I share the vision I have of my country through the faces of those who live here. My approach is extreme and direct. I get very close, physically, to the people I photograph. With the flash I try to highlight that mask of vanity that each of us has built as self-defense. …

Meet the Startup That's Not Afraid to Compete With Apple, Google -- and Now, Facebook | Inc.com

What do you do if you launch a new product, only to have Apple introduce its own version six months later?<p>You don’t let fear get the better of you. You stay the course, and work to make the best product you can. And you start looking for areas of the market that the big boys aren’t serving. That’s …

Intellectual Property

Nintendo was right about the Wii U. We were wrong.

With the announcement of the Wii U, everyone thought Nintendo was wrong. Hell, we thought Nintendo was out of touch, foolish and doomed for producing a gaming-focused, two-screen console that wouldn't be able to compete technologically with whatever Sony and Microsoft offered in the new generation. …

Retrogaming