Jon Rivera

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Flipboard comes to the web, and it’s beautiful

Your personal magazine is now a website<p>Flipboard, the newsreading app that has amassed 50 million monthly users on mobile devices, arrives today on the web. On the bigger screen, Flipboard is big, beautiful, and responsive. In moving to the desktop, Flipboard hopes to open up a big new avenue of …

Funny Mr. Bean Photo-manips by Rodney Pike

Now these cracked me up! I was taking a good look at Rodney Pike's work, an awesome set of celebrity photo-manip caricatures, but a bunch of his …

The Haunting Tale of a Man Who Makes Living Wooden Creatures

"Hout" by 2nd year animation students at the Utrecht School of the Art tells the tale of a retired woodworker who lives in an isolated cabin in the …

Cheers!: Das Can-In-Stein Turns Any Beer Can Into A Stein

This is the $10 Das Can-In-Stein available from ThinkGeek. It turns any 12-ounce can into a stein. It was an April Fool's product that they made a …

Blue Microphones Stares Down Apple's Beats, Enters Audiophile Headphone Space With Mo-Fi

I first became acquainted with the name Blue Microphones in 2005 during the podcasting renaissance. Their Blue Snowball USB mic offered uncommonly great recording quality, especially considering its budget price. The company has continued to make a name for itself among musicians, podcasters, and …

Swiss startup creates a wearable chair so you can rest anywhere

Most of the wearable gadgets getting people hot and bothered either strap onto your face or your wrist, but Swiss startup noonee has cooked up a little something that straps to your legs instead. Well, fine, maybe it's not exactly <i>little</i>: in a bid to keep factory line workers more alert and more …

Next-Gen Lighting Is Pushing The Limits Of Realism

Resolution and polygons aren't the only things behind increasingly lifelike 3D worlds. Lighting plays a huge part as well.<p>French artist koola has …

Afterlight, a photography editing app, now available in Play Store following iOS success

There are many options when it comes to editing a photograph on a mobile device. You can go with an all-in-one like Instagram that is an editor and …

35 Best New Android Games From The Last 2 Weeks (7/22/14 - 8/4/14)

Article Contents<p>Welcome to the roundup of the best new Android applications, games, and live wallpapers that went live in the Play Store or were …

Poly Illustrated Animals by Matt Anderson

Matt Anderson is a designer & illustrator from Rochester, New York. Matt created a very cool series of poly illustrated animals. Check them out!<p>For …

Abstract Patterns

Yesterday we featured a post about abstract photography of urban scenes. Today we will continue the series with a collection of abstract patterns …

35 Best New Android Apps And Live Wallpapers From The Last 2 Weeks (7/16/14 - 7/28/14)

Article Contents<p>Welcome to the roundup of the best new Android applications, games, and live wallpapers that went live in the Play Store or were …

Meet the 12-year-old boy who makes games instead of going to school

Sam Smith is a 12-year-old game developer. That’s rather young, sure, but that’s not even the strangest part.<p>Sam makes games instead of going to school.<p>Spacepants is Sam’s latest game, available for $1 on iOS and Android devices. It’s a brutally tough “endless runner” — like Jetpack Joyride or …

Bamboo Paper by Wacom lands on Android, prepare to doodle

Stepping up their mobile offerings, Wacom has just launched their full Bamboo Paper app for Android, Windows and Android powered Kindle devices. Previously an iPad only app, Bamboo Paper offers the same note taking capabilities as their smaller Bamboo Paper memo Android app, with added tools for …

Magnetic Magneto Helmet Holds All Your Metal Stuff

This is the Magneto helmet made by twins and cosplayers Alexandra and Evgenia. It has neodymium magnets embedded under a fiberglass outer so you can …

Xbox One's Kinect sensor coming to Windows on July 15th

Microsoft's plan to bundle Kinect with the Xbox One may not have been to everyone's taste, but that's not stopping it from expanding sales of the motion-sensing peripheral. In fact, you'll only have to wait just over a week to get your hands on the second generation Kinect for Windows. We know …

Behind the scenes at Hello Games, makers of 'No Man's Sky'

If you'd heard of Hello Games before this year's E3, it'd have been through playing the small indie studio's motorcycle stuntman sim, <i>Joe Danger</i>. But a quick visit to Sony's keynote stage by company founder Sean Murray has thrust Hello Games into the spotlight. It's all thanks to the ambitious new …

This is the most ambitious game in the universe

Summon up every great space-exploration fantasy of the past century — from mining exotic planets in uncharted space to watching attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion — and convert that compendium of awesome into a game of unprecedented size and scale. That, in rough terms, is the …

Strategy Game Gathers Bright Colors, Deploys Pretty Art

Earlier this year, we took a look at a very pretty strategy game called Duelyst. Anton Fadeev is one of the artists working on that game.<p>I don't care …

Trapper Keeper returns from the 70s and 80s as a tablet case

Kensington has bought the rights from Mead to sell a series of universal tablet cases that have the distinctive Trapper Keeper design that was …

This Armored 4x4 Is a Warthog for the Modern Day Super Soldier

Is there any more exhilarating rush than plowing your Warthog through wave after wave of Covenant Grunts while your buddy goes to town with the …

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Destiny Beta Hits Xbox One and Xbox 360 in Late July

Meaning PS owners may get two weeks headstart.<p>Destiny is set to enter beta on Xbox One and Xbox 360 in late July, according to a new trailer for the …

Aubrey Plaza Goes Full Zombie In The First Trailer For Life After Beth

Aubrey Plaza comes back from the dead in the zombie comedy <i>Life After Beth</i>, but she isn't quite herself anymore. Watch her snark, suck face with Dane …

This giant robot is designed to let you juggle cars (for real)

Ex-NASA engineer has a dream to let anyone control a robot that throws VW Beetles into the air<p>Science fiction is filled with giant robots that people can control like extensions of their own bodies. Dan Granett wants to build one for real, as <i>Gizmodo</i> originally reported. Granett, a former technician …

Nissan builds a real-life version of its stunning 'Gran Turismo' supercar

At the UK's Goodwood Festival of Speed, Nissan today took the wraps off a full-scale model of its new virtual supercar. The Nissan Concept 2020 Vision GT was created for <i>Gran Turismo 6</i>'s "Vision Gran Turismo festival," which invites car makers to present their vision of the near automotive future as …

The Nightmare Cooperative is the next deep but accessible roguelike that will ensnare you on iOS and Android

<i>The Nightmare Cooperative</i> isn't the kind of game you'd expect from Lucky Frame given its previous run of titles.<p>That includes musical tower defence …

Android L system dump: get the new Keyboard and other apps, wallpapers, fonts and more

Enterprising folks over at <i>XDA</i> published a Nexus 5 Android L system dump, making it possible to get at least some parts of the L experience on your current device.<p>Google released factory Android L images for the Nexus 5 and the Nexus 7 (2013)<br>yesterday, letting developers and enthusiasts get a taste …

[New Game] Square Enix's DS Port The World Ends With You Is An Expensive Fantasy RPG That's Truly Final

The World Ends With you came out on the Nintendo DS in 2008, and it quickly became a surprising hit, reviving developer Square Enix in the minds of …

[New Game] Cartoon Network's Monsters Ate My Birthday Cake Arrives In The Play Store

Oh those monsters, always stealing baked goods. This time they're not getting away with it. Monsters Ate My Birthday Cake is a wacky RPG wherein you …