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Shameless iPhone 6 and iWatch knockoffs on sale soon

The existence of the iPhone 6 may not be confirmed for another month or two, but that won't stop China's GooPhone from launching its shameless knockoff, the "i6," next week.<p>GooPhone's track record of cloning all the best-selling smartphones is only outdone by its ability to do it all without …

Funny Cardboard Signs Express the Thoughts of Lost Objects

Most pedestrians simply walk past the used, abandoned, and broken things found along the streets of New York City. But, not graphic designer Yoonjin Lee! As she navigates through the city, the senior at the School of Visual Arts finds clever ways to give personality to a variety of small, inanimate …

New York City

Jellyfish House in Marbella, Spain by Wiel Arets Architects

The Refined Architecture of the Jellyfish House in Marbella, Spain.<p>Wiel Arets Architects have designed the Jellyfish House located in Marbella, …

10 awesome OS X design concepts you have to see

Apple’s newest version of OS X is just around the corner, with many placing bets that it will be released to consumers next week at the company’s October 22 media event.<p>All signs point to it: OS X Mavericks was upgraded to Gold Master status earlier this month and released to developers, which …

Nightwatch: The Haunting Light Painted Nightscapes of Noel Kerns

Dallas-based photographer Noel Kerns specializes in capturing haunting night scenes of ghost towns, decommissioned military bases, and industrial …

Retina iPad mini and thinner, lighter iPad coming after new iPhone, says Bloomberg

Apple's plans for this fall are clearing up. A report from <i>Bloomberg News</i> today corroborates many of the rumors we've been hearing about refreshes to the iPhone, iPad, and iPad mini. The publication's sources back up <i>All Things D</i>'s rumor this weekend that Apple will reveal a new iPhone at an event on …

The apps that Apple does not want you to use

They are the applications that Apple has tried to stop the world from using.<p>With more than 700,000 apps available for download, perhaps Apple can afford to be picky, but some of those to be banned show Apple’s squeamishness for nudity, bodily functions and upsetting important people.<p><b>Send me to</b> …

Apps

Sun will flip its magnetic field soon, NASA says

The sun is gearing up for a major solar flip, NASA says.<p>In an event that occurs once every 11 years, the magnetic field of the sun will change its polarity in a matter of months, according to new observations by NASA-supported observatories.<p>The flipping of the sun's magnetic field marks the peak of …

Magnetism

Why the iPhone 6 is likely to come in three flavors instead of one

Rumors that Apple is looking to produce a larger smartphone gained more credence with a new report by the Wall Street Journal. It’s about time, since the iPhone’s four-inch screen is now dwarfed by other, popular options on the market.<p>But if Apple gives in to pressure to showcase a larger display, …

Flavors

The Observer's 20 photographs of the week

Architizer Journal: The Official Architizer Blog

We're building a comprehensive, firm-wide resource for project specifications.<p>This is what great architecture looks like today.<p>Find the best brands for every architectural product and material.<p>José Selgas and Lucía Cano explore the possibilities of plastics.<p>The Silo is a unique example of adaptive …

Architecture

How Google, Yahoo, Apple, Facebook, and Amazon track you (infographic)

Americans are starting to perk up about privacy after the reveal of a government surveillance program called PRISM. But it’s important to know how tech companies generally track your data and what you’re agreeing to in those terms of service agreements.<p>Google, Facebook, and Yahoo all rely pretty …

What an Atomic Bomb Explosion Looks Like from Above and Below

On November 5, 1951, a 31 kiloton atomic bomb was dropped in the Nevada Test Site from a B-45 Tornado bomber. A camera in the air was documenting the …

Previously Unseen Steve Jobs ‘Legacy’ Video Unearthed

- Jun 19, 2013<p>The Loop has found a previously unseen video of Steve Jobs answering a question about what his legacy would be. The video was spotted …

Typeface Memory Game

For everyone who wishes to enhance their skills at recognizing typefaces in a playful manner. A typeface memory game. With twenty-five pairs of cards, each presenting a different type family, this is a very stylish and interesting typographic concentration game. The kit includes a typographical glossary with the main terms used in typography as well as a text about the evolution of type design, locating in history each one of the fonts used in the game. <b>Get it here.</b>

Why Office Mobile For iPhone Matters

Microsoft released Office Mobile for iPhone today. Finally.<p>There have been rumors circulating for years that Microsoft would offer some form of Office apps for iOS devices. Speculation was fueled by the dramatic shift in the technology landscape from traditional Windows PCs to smartphones and …

Windowseat Lounge Provides Privacy in Public Places

A seat that loops over the head of the sitter provides a sense of enclosure and privacy in busy public environments like airports and hotel lobbies, …

Dmitry Itskov wants to help you live forever by swapping your body for an android avatar

The Russian billionaire talks immortality, the Dalai Lama, and lifelike robotic heads<p>If Dmitry Itskov has his way, the human lifespan will soon no longer depend on the limitations of the human body. Itskov, a Russian tycoon and former media mogul, is the founder of the 2045 Project — a venture that …

NSA collecting phone records of millions of Verizon customers daily

The National Security Agency is currently collecting the telephone records of millions of US customers of Verizon, one of America's largest telecoms …

August Smart Lock : Smart Door Lock for The Future!

Many of us have experienced losing keys and I guess I don’t have to remind you the stress and panic not to mention the cost of calling a locksmith. …

Modern Terrariums by 1012 Terra - The Fox Is Black

Terrariums have definitely had their crafty moment in recent years. It’s not that there’s anything wrong with these glass-domed wonderlands, but they …

Apple reportedly has two labels signed for radio service, may reveal it at WWDC

Apple's long-rumored internet radio service didn't materialize as quickly as some thought, but we're getting a sudden rush of hints that it may be close at hand. The <i>New York Times</i> and <i>Wall Street Journal</i> both claim that Apple has just signed a music licensing deal with Warner, giving it two out of …

Ghost Army: The Inflatable Tanks That Fooled Hitler

The Allies saved thousands of lives by embracing the artistry of war.<p>These props -- "advanced technology" as advanced technology -- were amazingly effective, doing what all good theater props will: setting a believable scene. The Ghost Army, some 1,100 men in all, ended up staging more than twenty …

Pope Francis defends atheists

Atheists and other nonbelievers largely welcomed Wednesday's (May 22) remarks by Pope Francis that performing "good works" is not the exclusive domain of people of faith, but rather a place where they and atheists could and should meet.<p>In a private homily, Francis described doing good not as a …

10 Things The Samsung Galaxy S4 Can Do That The iPhone Can't

When the phone first came out, reviewers criticized Samsung for shoving too many complex and glitchy extras in the phone.<p>But there are some features in the GS4 that do work well and could be useful, and you won't find them in the GS4's chief rival, the iPhone.<p>Let's take a look at some of the best …

Gear & Gadgets

Cloning technique produces human stem cells for the first time

Researchers say they have finally managed to use cloning technology to make human embryos and grow stem cells from them in the hopes of making perfectly matched grow-your-own tissue transplants.<p>They used a human egg cell and parts of a human skin cell to grow a very early human embryo, then …

This is Why Your Pictures Suck

Dear Charlie,<p>You’ve asked me in evaluating your work to be brutally honest. Admittedly, it’s something that other photographers have asked for, but …

With Ground Truth, Google marries virtual world with the real

SAN FRANCISCO--Google Maps began as roads and satellite photos. Now, through a project called Ground Truth, it's becoming an ever more sophisticated virtual mirror of the real world.<p>But how? Google engineers described their methods Wednesday at the Google I/O show, describing how they've moved from …

Google Maps