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The iPhone turns 10: a visual history of Apple’s most important product

Ten years ago today Steve Jobs introduced the very first iPhone. He described it as three devices in one: “A widescreen iPod with touch controls, a revolutionary mobile phone, and a breakthrough internet communications device.” But since its first unveiling, the iPhone has become much more than …

Inside Washington State's Steel Cabin On Stilts

This impenetrable getaway beautifully mixes form and function.<p>When you’ve finally amassed the funds to build your dream weekend getaway in the mountains, the last thing you want is for the process to be hampered by lingering thoughts of "but what will happen to it when I’m not there?" We just look …

We checked out the massive glass spheres that Amazon is building in the heart of Seattle

Unable to be constrained by its existing offices in Seattle's South Lake Union neighborhood, Amazon is expanding operations to three new skyscrapers a few minutes' walk south, in Denny Triangle.<p>In the shadow of those towers will live the so-called Biospheres: three giant, glass domes, slated to …

These limited edition Specialized models will change color throughout the Rio Olympics

This limited edition frame doesn’t look special – until the temperature changes.<p>The Rio Olympics are kicking off later this week and to celebrate, …

Rio Olympics

Google is making better apps for the iPhone than for Android

Just download Motion Stills, right now<p>Here’s a thing I didn’t really expect to write: I’m finding that I enjoy Google’s apps more on iOS than I do on Android. Or more specifically: I think that there’s more interesting innovation coming out of Google’s iOS app teams than on Android — at least for …

Karma Revero luxury sedan aims to rival Tesla

by Charles Fleming<p>A premium luxury sedan born from the ashes of the Fisker Karma – a Tesla rival that wowed the automotive world before collapsing …

The 7 best VR games for iPhone

Warning: You're about to cross over. Once you've tried games in virtual reality, it's going to be awfully difficult to go back to 2D gaming on a TV or monitor.<p>Better yet, you can enjoy some stellar VR experiences right away on your iPhone. This tends to surprise people, as Google Cardboard is the …

Virtual Reality

Silicon Valley, forget the apps and fix our voting system

Millions of Californians walked into a polling place Tuesday and some of them came out pretty annoyed. The vote-counting machines were broken. Their polling sites opened late or had been moved. They weren't on the voter rolls. Complaints accumulated throughout the day: in polling stations, on …

Paranoid Android Custom ROM Returns With New Features And Fresh Marshmallow Builds For Nexus And OnePlus Devices

It's been a while since we've heard anything from the Paranoid Android ROM team. Perhaps that's because ROM flashing has fallen by the wayside a bit …

Android News

Bank of America Announces Android Pay Support for Withdrawing Cash...

During one of Google I/O’s many Android Pay sessions, Bank of America took the stage to announce that they are now supporting Google’s mobile payment …

15 Extremely Underrated Films That Every Movie Buff Needs to See

The brilliant films of the last three decades that have fallen through the cracks of time.<p>There are so many films coming out at any given period that's it's impossible to keep track of them all. That's why we're always on the lookout for those diamonds in the rough, those films that speak to us and …

Google’s Gboard is an Awesome New Keyboard for iOS That’s Probably Coming to Android

Brace yourselves, because you are about to see something really cool that you are going to want on your phone today, only it’s not coming today and …

Apple will sell premium iPhone lens kit from Moment at select retail stores

Seattle startup Moment is about to take its high-end smartphone photography lenses to the next level. Not only has the three-year-old company raised …

Mobile Photography

Try the minimalist lifestyle at this tiny-house resort in Oregon

If you are not sure that the micro-home lifestyle is for you, a stay of a few nights in one of the five tiny houses available at Mt. Hood Tiny House …

Radiohead appears to be slowly fading from the internet

Something strange is happening with Radiohead. You could probably write that sentence at almost any time and it would be true. But as <i>Pitchfork</i> points out, today the band has started erasing everything from their website, Facebook, and Twitter. No tweets, no cover images, no profile pictures, an …

Oregon 'Cannabis Campus' Lets Tourists See How Their Weed is Made

Oregon’s first cannabis campus has opened in hopes of blazing a trail to the state becoming the definitive marijuana destination.<p>At the 30,000-sq-ft …

How Microsoft spent $1 billion on a simple mistake with its best game console

But only one mistake cost $1 billion.<p>In May 2007, Bach writes in his book, "Xbox Revisited: A Gameplan for Corporate and Civic Renewal," a group of Xbox team leaders met in his basement to argue about a huge problem: widespread reports of dead Xbox 360 game consoles.<p>"At the end of a long, difficult …

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Oregon jobless rate falls to all-time low of 4.5 percent

Oregon's unemployment rate tumbled to 4.5 percent in March -- the lowest mark since comparable record-keeping began in 1976, figures released Tuesday …

These Haunting Photos Reveal Today’s Afghanistan

A photographer shares his dedication to telling the story of a country that has slipped from the headlines.<p>Australian photographer Andrew Quilty has been photographing in Afghanistan since 2013 for publications such as the <i>New York Times</i>, <i>Time</i>, and <i>Foreign Policy</i>. Like many of his generation, he says, …

Foreign Policy

‘Tesla for Boats’: Seattle startup Pure Watercraft launches quiet, convenient electric outboards

Andy Rebele — investor, entrepreneur, and avid boater — enjoys a challenge. In 2011, Rebele founded Seattle-based Pure Watercraft to bring electric …

Seattle's Essential Brunch Restaurants, Winter 2018

Welcome to Seattle's Essential Brunch Map, home of restaurants that have stood the test of time and come out on top. Seattle's hottest, newest brunch restaurants, on the other hand, reside at the Brunch Heatmap.<p>Seattle's best brunch spots offer memorable meals, often with creative plays on classics …

Bernie Sanders and Verizon’s CEO are beefing on Twitter and LinkedIn

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders stood in a New York City picket line today among Verizon employees. The workers are on strike after two unions failed to create new contracts during nearly 10 months of negotiations. About 36,000 employees on the East Coast walked off their jobs at …

$13 million Kickstarter project for a cooler continues to be a disaster

But threats aren't the answer<p>The biggest disaster on Kickstarter keeps getting getting bigger. Coolest, the company that pulled in $13 million in funding to build a cooler, and then repeatedly delayed shipping the product to its backers while simultaneously putting it up for sale on Amazon, has …

Samsung is sticking a massive touchscreen on its next smart fridge

Samsung is well-known for having some crazy ideas about how to integrate technology into people's lives, and CES is undoubtedly ground zero for the strangest of them. It's also well-known for big advertising blitzes, and so out in the public, main hallway at CES you will find huge banners …

'Star Wars' animator says 'I took LSD' while working on 'Return of the Jedi'

He started in stop-motion animation with the original 1977 "Star Wars," creating the masks of the Cantina aliens. That started a relationship with George Lucas that then branched out into work in visual effects on "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom," "RoboCop," and more recently the "Twilight" …

Feast your eyes on the stunning pictures that won this year's iPhone Photography Awards

Earlier this year, the iPhone Photography Awards announced the winners of their eighth annual contest.<p>Judges sorted through thousands of entries to pick the three best photos, as well as category-specific highlights.<p>"This year's entries were especially impressive, ranging from intimate, …

Tesla is selling iPhone cases made from leftover seat leather

The company's strange line of accessories grows bigger<p>Tesla's Model S has become one of the most desirable cars in the country, so Elon Musk's company ramped up production to the tune of 50,000 cars a year. That means more materials and, inevitably, more waste. With that waste comes opportunity, …

The best Black Friday deals on 4K, Ultra HD, and smart TVs

Huge deals on huge TVs<p>Aside from maybe Super Bowl weekend, there's really no better time to buy yourself a brand new TV than Black Friday. Plenty of stores position TVs as doorbusters to lure you inside at some ungodly hour, but you really don't need to leave your house (or bed, even) for some of …

Mark Zuckerberg will take two months of paternity leave when his daughter is born

The latest evidence of evolving attitudes<p>In the latest sign of evolving attitudes toward parental leave in the tech industry, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said today he would step away from his role for two months when his daughter is born. Zuckerberg announced in July that he and his wife, …