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IBM: Here Are The Next Set Of Apps We Will Make For The iPad

Last summer Apple announced a landmark partnership with IBM to sell iPads to businesses.<p>A key part of that partnership is the suite of apps the two companies are developing.<p>IBM has released 10 so far, targeting industries like transportation, retail, and telecommunications.<p>Now we're learning about …

Apps

Logic Pro X brings the 'wub wub' in latest update

Here are some of the highlights of this update:<p>10 new Drummers that produce beats in a variety of electronic and hip hop styles including Techno, …

Google rolling out major update to Google Translate iOS app with Word Lens and near-realtime conversation translation

Google has announced that it will shortly be rolling out a new version of its Google Translate iOS app, with two significant enhancements.<p>First, it is replacing the existing camera-based text translation with the far slicker Word Lens system. Google acquired Word Lens back in May of last year with …

Designing & Building a Mid-Century Inspired Console

<i>We fawned over the handmade furniture of California-based foureyes back in 2012 so much that we decided to revisit the company to get some insight as</i> …

Woodworking

Citysens: A Modular Vertical Garden for Urban Dwellers

Citysens is a new, hassle-free way of bringing more greenery into your space. It’s a modular, vertical garden for home or office with a twist – …

Furniture

Aerial wallpapers give your iPhone new windows on the world

If only we could float above the noise, the dirt and the concrete. What we would see is something peaceful and beautiful.<p>A graphic designer from Brazil is serving up that kind of serene macro view of the world as wallpaper for our smartphones. His Tumblr blog, Aerial Wallpapers, is loaded with a …

Get Started Using JavaScript For Automation In Yosemite

One of the lesser known little features in OS X Yosemite is the new ability to use JavaScript for automating tasks with AppleScript. This is an …

Homescreen, Screeny and other awesome new apps you need to check out

Lounge of Layers by Katrin Greiling for Droog

Is there anything more comfortable than a cushion? How about a stack of cushions? Lounge of Layers, by Katrin Greiling for Droog, takes comfort to …

Design

Smart thermostat war heats up as Apple starts selling Nest competitor Ecobee3

Although Apple continues to offer the Nest Learning Thermostat and Nest Protect despite Google’s acquisition of the smart device company, the iPhone maker has added a competing Wi-Fi-connected smart thermostat to the lineup. Apple has recently added the Ecobee3 smart Wi-Fi thermostat to the …

Why Steve Jobs called Jony Ive ‘vain’

As someone who seems to care far more about the perfection of the beautiful objects he creates than about the trappings of celebrity, one word you’d be unlikely to associated with Apple’s design guru Jony Ive is “vain.”<p>According to a story told by Ive at yesterday’s Vanity Fair New Establishment …

Two-Legged Chair Creates “Bearable Discomfort” for Better Health

Parisian designer Benoit Malta recently debuted his two-legged chair, named Inactivité, which is aimed to result in better well-being for the user.<p>As …

Yoga

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Photography

Here is how you can make a game controller using your Ikea furniture

If you've ever dreamt of navigating video games using only the controller-like might of Ikea furniture, then you're in luck. Artist Marc Dubois has come up with a way to pair the sensors of your smartphone with household goods which can be used to navigate a specially developed platformer.<p>A video …

Great artists steal: The difference between Apple and Samsung

Samsung is widely regarded as having copied Apple's iPhone with their original Galaxy S products in order to gain broader, faster entry into the …

Say Ello to the anti-Facebook

Ello seems to have come out of nowhere.<p>The creators are designers and artists. Its CEO, Paul Budnitz, makes toys. There's no big marketing push and no obvious ties to Silicon Valley. These are not the typical building blocks of a hot new social network.<p>Yet, people are joining it in droves. In the …

Mersmerizing Clock Uses 135 Other Clocks To Tell Time

This is the clock at the Ham Yard Hotel in London. It has 135 smaller clocks synchronized to create mesmerizing geometric patterns in between …

Jon Hopkins Asleep Versions EP Teaser

How to use Continuity and Handoff with iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite

Continuity and Handoff sound great on paper. They let you transfer certain documents and data between your Mac and your iPhone or iPad, provided both are running the latest Apple system software — iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite, which is currently in public beta.<p>When Continuity and Handoff work, it’s a …

Beta Testing

Witness the evolution of iPhone in one hypnotizing GIF

You could read about the evolution of the iPhone in one of our features, looks at a spec chart, or learn about it an infographic, But none of those is nearly as fun as seeing the original iPhone morph into the iPhone 6 in one GIF.<p>The folks at GadgetLove have made another great evolution GIF that …

Samsung tells everyone iPhone 6 Plus is here, can dump their Galaxy Notes and switch over now

Samsung continues to devote an embarrassingly large amount of their advertising not to their own products but to Apple's. In Samsung's latest ad, …

Honey Bee the Blind Cat Is Queen of the Wild Frontier

Honey Bee is a sweet, blind cat who traverses the wild like a feline Davey Crockett. She was discovered in Fiji, where local veterinarians at Animals …

The Polaroid spirit lives on with Fujifilm's new instant cameras

Instax Wide 300 prints larger photos than the Mini 90<p>It turns out the Instax Mini 90 wasn't a one-off. Fujifilm's attempt to lend its kid-friendly instant cameras a touch of class from its high-end X-series was great fun to use, but had a couple of issues — the small Instax prints aren't for …

Awww: Commercial Featuring Dad That Makes Goth Daughter Feel At Home After Moving To A New Town

This is 'Say It With Your Project', a worthwhile commercial for German home improvement brand Hornbach featuring a father and his goth daughter who …

Vain and Inane: The Rise of Britain's Dickhead Vloggers

The vanilla teens are coming, with their radio shows and book deals.<p><i>Vlogger Alfie Deyes (Image via)</i><p>Vloggers have been around almost as long as YouTube itself. However, bar <i>Wired</i> writers, 4Chan bullies and anyone working towards their year 9 SATs, most people are lucky enough that they've never had …

Televisions

CloudApp 3.0 is the easiest way to make GIFs on the Mac

CloudApp touts itself as your “clipboard in the cloud,” and today it received a major update.<p>In case you’re unfamiliar, CloudApp is a menubar app for the Mac that can upload just about anything copied to your clipboard with a keyboard shortcut. It then creates a shortened URL for sharing and lets …

Hands On With QuickBoard, a Quick Text Insertion Keyboard Coming to iOS 8

Grimes Decides Not to Donate to ALS Association Due to Animal Testing

In the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, people get cold water dumped on their head to raise awareness and money for the neurodegenerative disease Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), coinciding with a donation to the ALS Association. Then, they challenge their friends to do the same. Grimes has been …

Medical Research

The Knife Call It Quits

<i>Photo by Ian Pearce</i><p>The Knife have announced that they will break up following their upcoming tour.<p>This morning, a post on their site announced that the fall European trek would be "our last tour," but it wasn't clear if that meant their last tour for latest album <i>Shaking the Habitual</i> or last tour in …

Remixes

Maybe it's not Maybelline: Omote paints your face with digital makeup

Enhancing the world around us with projectors and 3D scanners is nothing new. But what about stylizing yourself? With Omote, you can use face-tracking tech to paint on digital makeup -- or anything imaginable, really. In the demo below, it renders a variety of makeup styles and visual effects (like …