Amy Marseglia

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12 best iPhone apps of 2014

Between iOS 8 and the iPhone 6, 2014 may have been one of the best years yet for iPhone users.<p>But killer updates from Apple aside, there was no …

Behind the scenes of a 'shocking' new study on human altruism

How much money would you give up to prevent a stranger’s pain? And how does this compare to what you’d pay to prevent your own pain?<p>With colleagues at University College London I addressed this question in a recent study. We were interested in quantifying how much people care about others, relative …

Apple's Next iPhone Might Have 'The Biggest Camera Jump Ever'

Apple could make some noticeable and significant changes to the next iPhone's camera system, according to Daring Fireball's John Gruber.<p>Gruber, who has an excellent track record when it comes to Apple product news, said in a recent podcast that the next iPhone's camera could be "the biggest camera …

John Gruber

These Cycling Desks Charge Your Phone–And Your Muscles–While You Work

At the office or airport, 30 minutes of easy pedaling on a WeBike will get you a full iPhone charge and keep you fit.<p>If you need to charge your phone while you’re waiting for a flight at Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam, or while sitting at the train station in Lyon, you can get a little exercise at …

Boston Is Getting Solar-Powered Park Benches That Charge Your Devices

The “Soofa” marks a new milestone in smart urban furniture.<p>No longer should we have to beg a block’s worth of bartenders to let us charge our dead phones. What if USB outlets were treated like public property instead?<p>Thanks to a trio of hardware designers and engineers who generated the idea at the …

This Wallet Connects With Your Phone So You’ll Never Lose Either Of Them Again

SmartWallet is a Bluetooth LE-enabled leather wallet that doubles as a backup phone charger. By wirelessly connecting our smartphones with our …

Wearable Tech

Sony's KW1 perfume bottle camera will spray you with selfies

The newly announced Sony KW1 is about as quirky as cameras get. Not only is the selfie-centric shooter designed to look like a perfume bottle, but it …

Sony Cyber-shot

Six alternative web browsers you should know about

Advertisement<p>13 Comments<p>Credit: Thinkstock / tovovan<p>Most people are only familiar with the “big five” web browsers — Chrome, Firefox, Internet …

Three Cool Things The iPhone 6 Camera Can Do

The bigger screens on the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus might be the most notable change to Apple's new gadgets, but there are some other fresh features these phones have that their predecessors don't.<p>The camera, for instance, is a lot better.<p>Besides better overall image quality, here are three quick video …

Gear & Gadgets

Thinking About A New iPhone? The Ultimate 2014 Buyer's Guide Can Help You Choose

Tim Cook said Apple’s new iPhones will cause “the mother of all upgrades.” But with two brand new models to choose from, as well as two carryovers that are now just a year old and significantly cheaper, it’s arguably never been harder to choose from among Apple’s smartphone lineup. In addition, …

The iPhone 6 (And 6 Plus) Go To Disneyland

Last week I decided to test the most secretive, hotly anticipated smartphones on earth in a place where there was no danger of them being recognized or damaged or both: Disneyland.<p>Both my wife and I are Disneyphiles of sorts, and visit a dozen times a year or more. I have an appreciation for it …

August is a fancy lock that could make you ditch your keys

Advertisement<p>31 Comments<p>Credit: August<p><i>Updated: This story was updated at 4:50 to correct the story. The August lock doesn’t use Wi-Fi.</i><p>For most people …

Apple’s Health app can now track how drunk you are w/ updated BACtrack breathalyzers

With an update for the BACtrack Mobile and BACtrack Vio smartphone-connected breathalyzers, iPhone users are now able to share blood alcohol content results with Apple’s new Health app in iOS 8.<p>An update to the companion app for the breathalyzers, which we previously reviewed alongside the BACtrack …

Nest CEO Tony Fadell's New Startup Wants To Completely Change The Smartphone As We Know It

Silicon Valley startup Keyssa is working on a technology it calls "kiss connectivity," which could allow you to transfer a movie as large as "Avatar" between devices in just five seconds, as Bloomberg Businessweek reported in its profile of the company.<p>You would simply tap your phone or tablet to …

Wireless Charging

Neil DeGrasse Tyson Separates Fact From Fiction In 'Interstellar'

As you may be aware, there's a hot new space movie now in theaters — <i>Interstellar</i>. Here's the premise: It's just a little bit in the future, conditions have become pretty horrible on Earth and some astronauts head out in search of a new planet for humans to inhabit.<p>Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson …

How to be a pickup artist (with science)

With the recent backlash against Julien Blanc and Dapper Laughs resulting in successful campaigns against them, the world of pick-up artists has lost some powerful figures. But fear not, because with this handy scientific guide you too could become the sort of immoral soulless harassment machine …

The Imitation Game: Alan Turing's outsider status fuelled his genius

Alan Turing biopic, released today in the UK, isn’t just about breaking the Enigma code – it’s also an attempt to show why he was a visionary and an AI pioneer decades ahead of his time, says director Morten Tyldum<p>“What does it mean to be alive? What does it mean to be human?”<p>Director Morten Tyldum …

How 'Foodies' Were Duped Into Thinking McDonald's Was High-End Food

High-end organic fare, or McD's? <i>(Click "settings" to enable English subtitles.)</i><p>We all know that how a food is packaged and marketed can influence our choices, no matter how hard we try to shake the effect. Haven't you ever found yourself contemplating a row of wines, trying to decide which bottle …

Learn Dothraki on the go with new 'Game of Thrones' companion app

Have you ever been caught in a conversation with a Dothraki and been unsure how to respond to their question about what to grab for lunch? Well, fear …

5 Sky Events This Week: Moon Buzzes Beehive, Comet Barnstorms Mars

Changing Planet<p><b>Sky-watchers enjoy parting views of Saturn, the “lord of the rings,” this week, along with the moon joining a star cluster and a historic encounter between the red planet and an icy interloper.</b><p><b>Sinking Saturn.</b> Starting Tuesday, October 14, sky-watchers get their last chance to see …

Video: Cirque du Soleil Does Its Thing… With Drones

Cirque du Soleil is known for doing incredible things with the human body. Now it’s doing incredible things with quadcopters.<p>In a collaboration with ETH Zurich and its Swiss spin-off company Verity Studios, Cirque has gussied up a brigade of drones to look like lampshades floating about their …

New Analysis Reveals How King Richard III Died

A forensic analysis on King Richard III’s skeletal remains has allowed scientists to construct a play-by-play of the English ruler’s final moments …

History

Wedding Day Hair Trial Tips

The key to perfect wedding-day hair? Nailing the hair trial. Follow these nine key points and you'll be camera-ready on your wedding day.<p><b>1. Time it right.</b><p>Schedule your hair trial three months before the wedding. If you book it too early in the planning process, changing trends or chronic indecision …

6 Things You Have to Do After Your Wedding Reception

Your last straggling — and happily exhausted! — guests are bidding you goodbye. The DJ is disassembling his turntable. And the wait staff is clearing the last glasses from the tables. But before you pull off those gorgeous Manolo Blahnik peep-toe pumps, head for your hotel and kick-off your …

Pictures of a Couple that Met on Instagram

We've seen couples who planned their entire wedding on Pinterest and others that met on Facebook, but recently engaged couple Bethany Olson and Cory Staudacher found love on another social media platform entirely — they attribute their entire relationship to Instagram!<p>It all started after Bethany, …

10 iPhone Photo Tips for Shooting Like a Pro​

With every new smartphone comes an abundance of images showing what the camera can do. But when you take the new device for a spin, your pictures may …

How to Shoot Great Everyday Photography with Your iPhone

Everyday photography isn’t new. It’s always been around. Some call it ‘vernacular photography’; others simply call it ‘social photography’. …

Mobile Photography

The ‘Butterup’ Proves That You’ve Been Buttering Your Toast Wrong All These Years

It’s been a while since I’ve used real butter, so I can’t truly appreciate the greatness at work here. But for you classic butter users out there, I feel like your entire life is about to change. Say hello to The Stupendous Splendiferous ButterUp knife.<p>Instead of being forced to labor through cold …