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Finding The Core Of A Story: How The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Are Evolving For a Multi-Platform World

New York-based production company Starlight Runner Entertainment has been tasked with uncovering the heart of the TMNT story as the resurrected property expands to new platforms.<p>What is the essence of The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles?<p>Their descriptive name provides the basic biographical info, but, …

Film Industry

This Guy 3D-Printed Himself A Pair Of Google Glasses

You too can become a Google Glasshole.<p>While the rest of the world is trying to figure out whether Google’s wearable computing endeavour will be a hit (and change the world as we know it) before the company even gets seriously started with Glass – and often without properly field-testing the damn …

Apps Raise the iPad’s Aptitude for Real Work

There’s a popular myth that Apple’s iPad and other tablets are simply media-consumption devices, unsuitable for productivity applications. That’s …

Here’s That Steve Jobs E-Book Email to James Murdoch

“Throw in with Apple and see if we can all make a go of this to create a real mainstream e-books market at $12.99 and $14.99.”<p>That’s an excerpt from …

eBooks

iPhone 5S internal overhaul tipped to make room for new features

Rumors of the next-generation iPhone aren’t slowing down, especially when we’re expecting the new device at some point this year. Close-up photos of …

Phones

Tim Cook Set to Testify Over Apple’s Tax Practices

<i>Politico</i> reports that Apple CEO Tim Cook is set to testify in front of the U.S. Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigation next week. The …

A Teary-Eyed Bill Gates Emotionally Recalls His Final Meeting With Steve Jobs

During an interview with Charlie Rose that aired on CBS’s “60 Minutes” Sunday evening, an emotional Bill Gates talked about his final visit with …

iPhone 5S “Not Happening” In June [Analyst]

Jefferies & Co.’s Peter Misek is our favorite know-nothing analyst, having been proven hysterically, horribly wrong on about every major Apple prediction he’s ever made. He’s probably safe on this prediction, though: even Misek doesn’t think Apple’s going to surprise us with a new iPhone in June. …

iPhone

Siri Updated to Respond to Long Questions With Quotes on Brevity

Apple has quietly given Siri the ability to answer user responses with quotes, citing famous passages from notable people like William Strunk and Thomas Jefferson. First noticed by <i>iLounge</i>, the quotes are used when Siri is asked a question that is excessively long, tactfully reminding the user of …

Tickets For Apple’s WWDC 2013 Sell Out In Under 2 Minutes, Compared To 2 Hours In 2012

Tickets for Apple’s annual Worldwide Developer’s Conference went on sale today at 10 AM Pacific, 1 PM Eastern, and as expected, sold out in record time, at just under 2 minutes. Tickets for the developer-focused event at San Francisco’s Moscone West, which features presentations and one-on-one time …

Classic Note For iOS Is Bringing Blocky Back

In case you can’t wait for Jony Ive to give iOS a complete revamp, there’s Classic Note, an app that will bring back a bit of the Woz-Jobs magic in fully 128K glory. The app includes a note taker and calculator stuffed into a package that harkens back to the days of the original Macintosh.<p>Created …

Coffee date with Tim Cook earns $505,000 bid, breaks Bill Clinton's charity record (update)

Charitybuzz's offer of a coffee date with Apple CEO Tim Cook may only have entered its third day of bidding, but it has already broken the record for the biggest ever charity auction on the website. With bids totalling more than $295,000, Cook's auction has surpassed the previous record bid of …

Apple 'Hitting the Road' With New Tech Talks Tour for Developers This Fall

Apple today announced on its developer news website that it will be "hitting the road" with individual Tech Talk sessions for developers this fall (via <i>The Next Web</i>). The news comes a day after tickets for the company's Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) sold out in two minutes.<p>Enthusiasm for …

Galaxy S4 vs iPhone 5 drop test: not again, Samsung!

Eight months ago we brought you the world’s first Galaxy S3 versus iPhone 5 drop test. As much as we hated to admit it at the time, the iPhone proved superior to the Galaxy S3 when it comes to build quality and sturdiness. The S3’s plastic cover popped open upon impact with the ground, and its …

Phones

Google’s executives make it rain but Apple’s cause a downpour

Google surprised many this week when it revealed executive compensation for 2012. The annual statement showed that Nikesh Arora, Google’s chief business officer, was paid more than any other named executive in the company: $51 million in salary, bonus, stock, and options grants.<p>As large as his …

Sergey Brin

iTunes is 10 years old today. Was it the best idea Apple ever had?

Steve Jobs put a new slide up on the huge screen. "We started about a year and a half ago to create a music store," the Apple chief executive told …

Apple’s Next Two iPhones Reportedly ‘Already Designed’ Under Steve Jobs’ Supervision

Those of you that may be concerned about the future of the iPhone now that Steve Jobs is no longer at the helm may yet have something to look forward …

Concept imagines low-cost iPhone with translucent iMac G3-inspired plastic in multiple colors

BusinessInsider points us to this concept from Matteo Gianni and friends that imagines a low-cost iPhone inspired by the original translucent, brightly colored casings Apple introduced with its iMac G3. While the G3-inspired back casing comes from only one sketchy DigiTimes report, the concept also …

Need Juice? This Phone Charger Fits In Your Wallet

<b>The Pitch:</b> The ChargeCard is a super-slim USB phone charger that can fit in a wallet as easy as a credit card. The product was funded on Kickstarter, and was recently sold on the shopping site Grand St.<p><b>The Verdict:</b> Few phones have the juice to last through an entire day of even moderate usage. In …

Apple Cutting iPad Mini Shipments in Q2 2013 to Prepare for Next Generation?

<i>Digitimes</i> is reporting that Apple is set to cut shipments of iPad mini in the second quarter of 2013, according to its industry sources.<p>The cut is said to be a 20% reduction for the month of April, with steeper cuts potentially following in the remainder of the quarter, although the report does not …

Apple Patents iPhone With Wraparound Display, Including Designs That Plug Together Voltron-Style

Apple has a new patent filing just published by the USPTO today, first spotted by AppleInsider, which details a wraparound-style AMOLED display that could make it possible to create an iPhone that’s almost entirely screen, with touch gestures and virtual buttons replacing physical ones completely. …