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A New App Called Soon Organizes Your Everyday Bucket List

Your friend tells you about a great new TV show they’re watching on Netflix, or a new restaurant that you <i>just have to try</i>. If you’re like me, you tend to pop open the Notepad app on your phone and jot down this information for later…And then you promptly forget about it.<p>A new mobile application …

Apps

What if you could see the sound of a nightingale?

Australian multimedia artist Andy Thomas creates 3D animations of bird songs. He calls them “audio life forms.”<p>Deborah Byrd created the EarthSky …

Astronomy

Elgato announces $50 Avea smart lightbulb and Eve smart home sensors

Apparently, the world needs another smart lightbulb, and Elgato's going to sell it to you. Called Avea, the $50 bulb connects to your iDevice directly using Bluetooth (no external hub needed), and lets you set the mood in any room with an appropriate shade of light. Just one iPhone (4S and up), 5th …

WikiWand Makes Wikipedia Beautiful

Wikipedia is one of the Web’s most visited properties. From quantum mechanics to Laurel and Hardy, the online encyclopedia delivers good primers on just about any topic you can think of. But doesn’t the interface sometimes feel as though it belongs to a previous era? The Wikipedia of August 2004 …

Our future government will work more like Amazon

As part of Verge Hack Week, we've invited great minds from around Vox Media to contribute their thoughts on the future of everything — from food to fashion to the written word. In this installment, we welcome Vox Media product team coordinator Mike Case.<p>There is a lot of government in the United …

Google's modular phone gets cheaper thanks to a new processor

One of the biggest challenges behind Google's modular Project Ara phone platform has been getting processors to play nicely with the technology. How do you let someone swap out the very heart of their device as easily as they would a memory card? By creating a CPU for that very purpose, that's how. …

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 …

Command Your Own Holodeck With An iPad Mini

For $50,000, this unbelievable 3-D illustration system could be yours next year.<p>Imagine drawing a tree on an iPad, and having that tree appear in 3-D Space, life-sized right in front of your eyes–no virtual reality headset needed. Someone could walk in and see exactly what you drew. And then they …

Virtual Reality