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Apple reduces the amount of storage iOS updates require

Image copyright Kevin C. Tofel.Apple started pushing a iOS update to iPhones and iPads on Tuesday. It’s a small bump to version 8.1.3, so it won’t …

Standardized Testing

Patent grant suggests Apple considered own gamepad for iPhones

Although there are several third-party gamepads for iOS devices, Apple could yet build its own. This week, the company was granted a patent for a …

Gameplay

Samsung dual edge display design patent surfaces, along with a mysterious pop-up panel

It’s becoming less of a possibility and more of a reality that Samsung has plans to bring the world a dual-edge offering.<p>For the past few weeks, everyone has been fixated on Samsung’s new noteworthy nuance: the Edge Display. More specifically, the tech community has been hyped up about the rumors …

Phones

Conan O'Brien Reviews 'Call Of Duty: Advanced Warfare'

Conan O’Brien’s “Clueless Gamer” video game reviews are among the best video game reviews out there.<p>This isn’t because his reviews are super in-depth. Conan has relatively little experience with gaming, and pretty much only plays video games when he does these video segments.<p>You won’t find much in …

How Did Manatees Inspire Mermaid Legends?

Sailors across cultures thought the aquatic mammals were young women of the sea.<p>It's that time of year when manatees, the slow-moving aquatic mammals of the southeast coast of North America, start to migrate south into warmer waters—and often run into trouble.<p>In Florida, many of the languid …

Artist Creates Psychedelic Art By Pouring Paint And Resin Onto A Canvas

Bruce Riley is a talented Chicago-based artist who creates beautifully psychedelic paintings of poured paint and dripping resin. His artworks contain …

“Become An iOS Developer In 8 Weeks”: The Truth About Hack Schools

As coding courses and bootcamps flourish, some students get left behind–and that promise of a six-figure salary pops like a bubble.<p>After the design firm where he worked as a web developer went under, Ray S. turned the bad news into an opportunity to transition into iOS development. The Chicago-area …

Computer Science

Jupiter Ascending - Trailer 1

In a universe where humans are near the bottom of the evolutionary ladder, a young destitute human woman is targeted for assassination by the Queen …

The 11 Most "Innovative" New Fast Foods Of 2014

Maybe <i>innovative</i> is the wrong word here. But this year, in 2014, everyone from Taco Bell to Tim Horton’s decided to dip into bizarro territory with audacious fast-food chimeras that dominated the foodie blog headlines on a weekly basis.<p>Some of the creations were gross—like KFC Double Down gross. But …

Fast Food

iPhone 6 Plus Makes A Good Long-Term iPad Replacement

Here’s the most unequivocal statement I can make about the iPhone 6 Plus after long-term use: it makes the iPad Mini unnecessary.<p>Like many iPad owners, I was used to carrying around the Mini in addition to a phone. Out of habit, I continued to do so after I started using the 6 Plus. That didn’t …

Rescued scientists bring back a warning from the Antarctic

The icebound crew of the Akademik Shokalskiy made headlines but, a year on, the fruits of their expedition are revealed<p>Rescue from Antarctic - the full story<p>The voyage was meant to retrace the steps of Douglas Mawson, the great polar explorer and scientist who led the Australasian Antarctic …