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By Richard Wingfield | Cool and geeky stuff | curated by Envision Design, llc

The best ad Apple produced from each year since its 1984 Super Bowl hit

Apple celebrated its 40 year anniversary in 2016 with a number of references to its past in advertising. It released a video celebrating its 40 years in 40 seconds and an Apple Music playlist with music from its ads, which have helped position the company as an industry leader.<p>We chose the most …

Steve Jobs

11 Forgotten Apple Products

Since Steve Jobs returned to Apple in 1997, the computer company has released hit after hit with the iMac, iPod, iPhone, and iPad. However, over …

Steve Jobs

No key, no login: G Suite admins can now make FIDO security keys mandatory

Forget 6-digit 2FA codes, just plug in a USB stick!<p>Today, Google announced a new G Suite feature that allows admins to lock down accounts so they can …

Security

Apple AirPods Get a New Paint Job With ColorWare

Apple AirPods Get a New Paint Job With ColorWare<p>Now you don't have to rock the same white AirPods everyone else has.<p>In the market for a pair of Apple …

Headphones

Frank Gehry Will Teach You Everything He Knows About Architecture For $90

The famous architect is teaching an online class about architecture this spring.<p>The architect Frank Gehry, famous for his curvy buildings and cantankerous personality, has a new gig—he's teaching an online class about architecture and design. For $90, Gehry aficionados can learn directly from the …

Architecture

Download NASA's Colorful TRAPPIST-1 Travel Poster

Get ready for some next-level daydreaming: NASA has just released a retro-style travel poster for the newly discovered TRAPPIST-1 star system.<p>The …

Astronomy

Apollo 11's crew capsule is going on tour

The Apollo 11 space capsule was displayed around the country in 1970 and 1971, shortly after it safely brought Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins back from their iconic 1969 moon trip. Since then, the command module has lived in the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum. Over the …

NASA

You can help these Girl Scouts build an awesome game

The Girl Scouts of San Diego want to design and build a game for web and mobile and you can help!<p>The Girl Scouts of San Diego and Design Code Build …

Girl Scouts

Best Apple TV Gaming Controllers

Make your Apple TV feel more like a gaming console with these great gaming controllers!Gaming on your Apple TV has never been more fun. With new …

Apple TV

Teachers Like This Are the Only Hope for Auto Shop Programs

The options for kids who want to work with their hands are shrinking and becoming dependent on individuals like Robert Roach.<p>From the March 2017 issue<p>Every other Saturday around 8:00 a.m., Robert Roach rolls up the doors of the cluttered auto shop at Carson High in south Los Angeles and welcomes …

Education

This Twelve South leather wallet iPhone case holds 5 credit cards and is nearly 40% off

• Expires in: 13 hours<p>Right now save up to 75% at Saks & Fifth Avenue! Start 2017 with the latest designer women’s apparel, men’s apparel, shoes, …

Alto's Adventure is on sale and it's long-awaited sequel gets a trailer!

It's Alto's birthday and you're getting all the presents!<p>Snowman, the developers of Alto's Adventure, are celebrating Alto's second anniversary the …

Apps

43 Giant Presidential Heads Are Stuck in a Field in Virginia

Tucked away in an unassuming field in the town of Croaker, Virginia, sits perhaps the greatest presidential monument you’ve never heard of. That’s …

Cool Stuff

Apple Patents Avatar Creation App That Can Place Digital Versions of You in Messages and FaceTime

Apple today has been granted a patent by the United States Patent and Trademark Office regarding an "avatar editing environment," which is the company's patent terminology for a Mii-like app that users can visit to craft a digitized likeness of themselves to use throughout the Apple ecosystem. The …

iOS

This robot butler follows you around and carries your stuff

Say goodbye to bags, luggage, and purses – and hello to your own cargo ‘bot.<p>Piaggio – the company behind the Vespa scooter – created “Gita,” a ball-shaped blue robot whose name means “short journey.” Piaggio says that Gita rolls after its owner on two wheels at speeds up to 22 mph, and carries …

Robots

Distinctive brain pattern may underlie dyslexia

A distinctive neural signature found in the brains of people with dyslexia may explain why these individuals have difficulty learning to read, …

The Brain

Will Pluto have the last laugh? NASA scientists wants to make Pluto a planet again

Pluto was demoted to a dwarf planet in August 2006. A proposed change to the definition of 'planet' could return it to its former status. Video provided by Newsy Newslook<p>A group of NASA scientists has proposed a new definition of what constitutes as a planet, possibly opening the door for Pluto to …

Astronomy

How to deal with social media stress when you just can't

Ever since the election, more people appear to jump at the chance to share their political views, especially on social media.<p>It was overwhelming enough where some users started to show signs of fatigue. According to an October survey from Pew Research Center, one-third of social media users said …

Social Media Marketing

How to recover older versions of a document within an app

Oh no, I messed up! I want to go back to a previous version of my document. What do I do? It's all about reversion, my friend.<p>Have you ever been …

Time Travel

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How to access Mac's hidden photo-editing app

Whether you know it or not, if you own a Mac, you also own a surprisingly powerful editing tool—and it's hiding in plain site.<p>Not everyone needs …

Photoshop

Scientists Are About to Switch on a Telescope That Could Photograph a Black Hole's Event Horizon

We're about to peer into the abyss.<p>Black holes are among the most fascinating objects in the known Universe. But despite the fact that they're …

Physics

New diesel Chevy Cruze can go an estimated 702 miles on a single tank of fuel

Chevy reps say torque, fuel economy will win more customers in the Pacific Northwest.<p>This week, Chevrolet announced that its new 2017 diesel Cruze …

Fuel Efficiency

Apple Vowed To Revolutionize Television. An Inside Look at Why It Hasn't - Bloomberg

Earlier this month, Apple Inc. poached the chief of Amazon's Fire TV unit to run its television operations. Timothy D. Twerdhal brings hardware and …

Apple TV

Exploit hidden macOS and app features with the Option key

Tips<p>This one often overlook keyboard button unlocks options and speeds up your work all over macOS —AppleInsider shares a few of our favorites.<p>Apple …

iOS

Stream Practically Anything to an Apple TV With These 5 Apps

You’ve got your shiny new Apple TV hooked up to a big display... so how do you get all the videos you own up there on screen? Easy enough for your …

Apple TV

This Is the Best Netflix Documentary for Design Lovers to Binge Watch

"Abstract: The Art of Design" gives the industry a new edge rarely witnessed in design documentaries.<p>"You're looking for a moment when you feel you're as close to the soul as possible. That's what good design is."<p>So declares the trailer for "Abstract: The Art of Design," a new Netflix series that …

Design

Whirlpool's Zera Food Recycler turns food scraps into fertilizer

Though several municipalities like San Francisco, New York and Portland have citywide composting services, not everyone can enjoy this luxury. Most people still have to compost their unwanted food the old-fashioned way: by putting it in a stinky composter and going through the labor-intensive …

Recycling

CES 2017: GIGABYTE Shows Passive Apollo Lake BRIX in Embedded UCFF

Despite the candid approach that Intel has had to its Apollo Lake platform, we are now starting to see fully developed platforms coming out to play …

CES