Christian Barnes

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You can’t help but be attracted to this magnetic Lightning cable

From the 1st century to today, you could say the magnet is one component of technology that has <i>stuck</i> around.<p>With that bad pun out of the way (two if you count the headline), a Hong Kong company is using the simple magnet to make the charging of our smartphones easier and faster. The MagCable is a …

Tech Trends

How to turn your phone into a holographic display, for free

As we have been reminded recently by the furore around the Holus tabletop display, most current holograms are an effect more than a technology. …

Drone captures amazing image of killer whales at sea

A drone has successfully captured photographs of a pod of killer whales at sea, providing stunning shots of the animals in their natural habitat. But …

Drones

How to Get Deleted by Instagram

If you’ve ever had the misfortune of having your Instagram account deleted… this article is for you.<p>I work primarily as a fashion and fine art …

Apple's watchOS 2 may make your current Apple Watch stand obsolete

After unveiling watchOS 2 at WWDC, Apple Watch users rejoiced. Apps that run on the wearable will undoubtedly perform better, and make the watch a standalone device.<p>But an Apple Watch doesn’t stand up on its own, which led many users to purchase a separate stand. Some of those stands are pretty …

Apple should kill the 16GB iPhone, but it probably won't

Commentary: While nearly all other high-end smartphones now offer 32GB of storage by default, Apple's entry-level model starts at 16GB. And that feels less adequate with each passing month.<p>In just a few short days, on September 9, Apple will introduce new iPhones, and if it follows its usual …

Mobile Technology

13 tips for taking better low light pictures with your smartphone

With July 4th coming up, you’ll want to make sure you can eke the best out of your phone’s camera for those nighttime fireworks.<p>Though phones vary in quality and features significantly, there are still some general tricks – both technical and common sense – you can pick up on to maximize image …

The best way to photograph fireworks with your iPhone

The best part about the Fourth of July is the fireworks, but the worst part is all of the mediocre pictures of fireworks that end up flooding your Instagram feed.<p>If you scroll back far enough back in your pictures, you can probably find a subpar fireworks picture you took from last year.<p>Nothing …

11 signs you were born and raised in West Texas

1. You know wind that blows so hard that it bends the door of a Suburban off its hinges on a perfectly sunny day.<p>You understand what a windy day …

Worker killed by robot at VW plant

A technician has died from injuries inflicted by a robot at a Volkswagen (vlkpy) plant near Kassel, Germany.<p>The technician was in the process of …

ProCamera 8 for iOS leaps into summer with new editing tools and photo compass

The folks at CocoLogics are at it again. The company has just released a huge update to ProCamera 8 for iOS, its DSLR-style photo app.<p>Featured as one of TNW’s Apps of the Year for 2014, ProCamera 8 is now further improved with a host of new features.<p>This app has always been about replacing the need …

Apps

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Instagram Gets Newsy With Trends And Place Search For Exploring Anything, Anywhere

Instagram has real-time coverage of almost everything happening in the world. Now its unlocking that content with a revamped Explore tab featuring Trending Tags, Trending Places, curated content, plus a new Places Search. You’ll be able to see all the photos from Father’s Day or Coachella, scope …

GameStop launches vintage games store and prices are all over the place

GameStop took to its Twitter account this morning to announce the launch of the new Retro Classics section on its online storefront. The national gaming retailer is stocking everything from refurbished vintage consoles to a wide selection of pre-owned NES, SNES, Genesis, N64, PS1 and Dreamcast …

Retrogaming

10 Awesome Paid iPhone Apps Worth $40 On Sale for Free Today

Welcome to our biggest list of the week featuring paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free. Today’s post includes a total of 10 iOS apps that would …

12 Life-Changing iPhone Storage Hacks

Make those 'Storage Almost Full' notifications a thing of the past.<p>1. Find out which apps are taking up the most space<p>See which apps are taking up the most space in just a couple of taps. Head to Settings > General > Usage, and then click Manage Storage. You'll then see the greediest apps and be …

Apps

Asus’ new Transformer Book comes with Windows 10, USB Type-C, and 14 hours of battery life

Among an avalanche of products revealed today at Computex Taipei, Asus has announced the Transformer Book T100HA, the follow-up to its inexpensive T100 Windows 8 2-in-1 device. The new model will come preloaded with Windows 10 and feature the smaller, reversible USB Type-C port seen in Apple’s …

Go Behind The Scenes On Justin Lin and Google’s 360-Degree Short Film “Help”

The immersive, interactive short has already been declared a gamechanger for filmmakers–here’s how they did it.<p><i>Help</i>, the new short film from Justin Lin (4 <i>Fast and Furious</i> films and the upcoming <i>Star Trek 3</i>) and Google Advanced Technologies and Projects’ (ATAP’s) “Spotlight Stories” is groundbreaking …

Star Trek

Apple iOS 9 Leak Confirms Biggest iPhone 6S Change

Curious what will be the biggest change between the upcoming iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus and the current iPhones? Now we know…<p>An exciting leak from the usually rock solid 9to5Mac has revealed six upcoming features in iOS 9, one of which will forever change how we use iPhones and iPads.<p><b>Force Touch</b> …

iOS

Guy hoverboards across a Canadian lake and into history

No, this isn't some guerilla marketing campaign for <i>Back to the Future's</i> upcoming pseudo-anniversary. It's a world record-setting flight by Canadian inventor Catalin Alexandru Duru aboard a homebrew hoverboard. He recently piloted this prototype nearly 1000 feet across a Quebec lake to set the …

Samsung launches new ‘Blue Topaz’ and ‘Green Emerald’ Galaxy S6 color variants

Neither of these are the rumored (and more recently, teased) Iron Man-themed red-and-gold Galaxy S6 Edge, but Samsung is now launching two new color variants for its current-generation Android flagship. The first of which is a shiny “Blue Topaz” Galaxy S6 and the second is an equally as vibrant …

Samsung

A GoPro dropped from 10,000 feet looks like nausea-inducing Spin Art

GoPros can't fly, but they drop like a champ<p>Remember Spin Art commercials? They'd run on Nickelodeon after school in the Stick Stickly programming block, where the network would trade a couple animated shorts for a couple hours of ads pushing products that never worked as well in your living room …

GoPro

Hollywood Be Damned, the 'Netflix for Pirated Movies' Just Launched an iOS App

Popcorn Time found a way around Apple's vetting process.<p>Popcorn Time is an inspiring bit of programming. Whereas, in the past, someone scooping up a humongous torrent would sit, wait, and pray for the download to go uninterrupted, Popcorn Time locates all the versions of the file across the web, …

Popcorn Time

Twitter wants you to share slow-motion video from your iPhone

Sharing slow-motion videos from your iPhone can be a real challenge when many apps don't know what to do with them, but Twitter just made it a lot easier. The social network now supports posting and embedding iPhone slow-mo clips, so you don't have to jump through hoops to tweet high-speed footage …

Mophie announces Space Packs for iPad mini, iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, universal SpaceStation

Continuing its line of combination battery cases and external storage solutions for iOS devices, Mophie today announced a collection of new accessories in the Space family: <b>Space Pack for iPad mini</b> ($200-$400), <b>Space Pack for iPhone 6</b> ($150-$300), <b>Space Pack for iPhone 6 Plus</b> ($150-$300), and</b> …

iPad Mini

AAA road safety campaign shows real videos of teenage car crashes while using smartphones

The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety has put online video clips from real car crashes caused by 16-19 year old drivers using smartphones while driving. The videos, which show both the view through the windscreen and a view of the driver, are designed to make real the dangers of distracted …

Road Safety

PlayStation 4 Gets Suspend And Resume, External HD Backups On March 26

Sony’s upcoming “Yukimura” update for PlayStation 4 brings the console one magic power that many players have been eager to get their hands on: The ability to suspend game play and resume play right where you left off after putting the console into Rest Mode and then waking it up again.<p>The …

Gaming

PlayStation 4 to get 'suspend/resume' feature at long last

Sony's update will also include a range of social features, and a backup -and-restore option that lets users offload data to a USB drive.<p>Sony's PlayStation 4 will finally get a feature users first heard about at the console's unveiling in 2013.<p>Sony will push out a major PlayStation 4 update …

Text-To-Speech

Apple’s special gold isn’t so special after all

All week, it’s been reported that Apple is using a “new gold” in the gold Apple Watch Edition. According to Bloomberg, Slate, Gizmodo and many others, Apple has patented a new process to create a “metal matrix composite” by mixing gold with ceramic particles.<p>The composite supposedly allows Apple to …

Apple Watch

Cold Out? Glovys Screen Cover Makes Your iPhone Glove-Compatible

We've all seen those touchscreen-compatible gloves, with special conductive thread in them that lets you control your phone without taking them off. But what if you forgot those, or just don't like them? A new screen cover called Glovys flips the script, making your phone compatible with your …

Gear & Gadgets