Sean Velasco-Dodge

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Finally A Smarter Lightbulb That Doesn’t Require An App To Control It

There’s plentiful choice if you’re after a connected, energy-efficient lightbulb that’s controlled with your phone. There’s LIFX, Philips Hue, Brightup, LuMini, Emberlight, LightFreq and Samsung’s Smart Bulb to name just a few. Features vary, although lurid lighting colours are pretty universal and …

Make OS X Yosemite’s dark mode turn on automatically with this neat utility

Although OS X Yosemite is still a few months out from public release, the public beta and developer seeds means the OS is already seeing wide adoption — hence, apps for Yosemite are already starting to surface. In fact, the unreleased OS already makes up 18% of Mac users on 9to5Mac, already the …

With This Vision Correction Technology, Your Screen Wears the Glasses

Billions each day interact with electronic displays, and a large proportion of those people have less than perfect vision — but new research from the University of California, Berkeley may soon mean that it's your phone that will wear the glasses, not you. It's not quite a pair of spectacles stuck …

UC Berkeley

No service? goTenna hardware and iOS app let you text off-the-grid

If you’ve ever been on a hike, out of the country, or at a crowded concert with no service, goTenna is aiming to be your connectivity solution. The hardware accessory combined with an application for both iOS and Android says it will allow you to create a local network that works reliably. The …

Cabin’s sleek battery pack also gives your iPhone a MagSafe connector

Lightning ports haven’t even been around for two years now, but I think it might be time for Apple to consider replacing it with the MacBook’s most underrated feature: Magsafe power connectors.<p>Cabin is a new a Kickstarter projected aimed at bringing the MacBook’s awesome MagSafe power connector to …

Batteries

Back to Bed trailer shows the perils of sleepwalking in a world built by Salvador Dali

The launch trailer for indie studio Bedtime Gaming's puzzle adventure game <i>Back to Bed</i> — funded through Kickstarter last spring — shows the perils of sleepwalking in a world that looks like it was built by surrealist painted Salvador Dali.<p><i>Back to Bed</i> is slated to launch next month through Steam and …

New art installation turns light beams into 3D shapes floating in mist

This may just be the future of the laser light show. Seoul-based visual artists Kimchi and Chips recently devised a way to create floating three-dimensional objects using light, smoke, and mirrors. Called <i>Light Barrier,</i> the installation debuted at the New Media Night Festival in Russia's …

LEDmeKnow

Share 56 Tweet Embed Remind me. Put your phone on silent and don’t miss a thing. Lights let you know – with a glance at a sleek box – who’s trying to …

Text Messaging

How To Free Up Space On iOS – MacStories

My friend Bradley Chambers recently posted a series of tips on how to free up space on iOS:<p>In 2014, 16 GB is becoming less and less manageable. Apps are getting bigger, we are consuming more media, and we are taking more photos. Time and time again, I've gotten calls and emails asking how to free …

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Celestia is a space game that has you sing to save a newborn star

The vocal interaction music game <i>Celestia</i> is a charming experience where players sing various tones to guide a newborn star in order for it to survive and grow.<p>"When you start in the first level you are small," creator Cheng Yang told Polygon. "She's orbiting a huge star in the first level and she …

Photogs will fall in love with iOS 8’s time-lapse feature

Apple poured a ton of love into the iOS 8 Camera and Photos apps, but one feature that did not get enough stage time during last week’s Worldwide Developers Conference was the incredible time-lapse video feature.<p>The new feature lets you create videos of accelerated sequences of photos over time …

Time-lapse Photography

Google's New Self-Driving Car Ditches the Steering Wheel

Steering wheel, accelerator, brake pedal, mirrors -- all gone.<p>Google has finally built its own car from scratch. And it looks like a gondola with wheels.<p>The two-seater prototype vehicle is Google’s reimagination of what the modern automobile should look and feel like if you took the human out of …

Matter will be created from light within a year, claim scientists

In a neat demonstration of E=mc2, physicists believe they can create electrons and positrons from colliding photons<p>Researchers have worked out how to make matter from pure light and are drawing up plans to demonstrate the feat within the next 12 months.<p>The theory underpinning the idea was first …

Xiaomi's 49-inch Android TV boasts 4K for just $640

The Mi Pad wasn't Xiaomi's only announcement today. Following the Chinese company's first smart TV from last September, today it has unveiled a slightly larger model with a nice surprise: 4K for just CN¥3,999 or about $640! Like its affordable predecessor, this 49-inch TV comes with built-in …

An Oculus Rift For Chickens Gives Animals The Freedom To Roam Without The Roaming

Oculus Rift has plenty of potential for changing human interaction, but what about other animals? One project from Iowa State University assistant professor Austin Stewart (via FastCo Exist) imagines how VR goggles could make chickens believe they’re free-range, even when they’re not. They can …

Hyper launches the first Made-for-iPhone/iPad USB flash drive w/ built-in Lightning connector

Hyper— we’ve reviewed some of its MacBook batteries and iPhone accessories in the past— is today announcing the first Made-For-iPhone/iPad/iPod touch (MFi) flash drive that includes a built-in Lightning connector. Unfortunately you can’t get your hands on one just yet, but you can preorder through …

3D Printable 4.7-Inch and 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Mockups Now Available from Free Plans

Yesterday, designer Martin Hajek started selling a $25 set of 3D files that allow you to print your own 4.7-inch iPhone 6 mockup using a 3D printer. Today, a second set of 3D plans for both the 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch version of the iPhone 6 were released by <i>MacRumors</i> forum user Arthur Tilly and made …

Dr. Dre maybe the ‘first billionaire in hip-hop,’ but what does that mean for hip-hop?

A rap icon who hasn’t dropped an album in nearly 15 years is now calling himself “the first billionaire in hip-hop” — and he might be exaggerating by only $200 million.<p>Beats Electronics, a company co-founded by Dr. Dre that specializes in high-end headphones and a recently launched music streaming …

Here’s your daily iPhone 6 mockup, in silver this time

Here’s your daily dose of iPhone 6 mockups. This time, images of a white/silver iPhone 6 dummy have been posted on Chinese website Baidu. The images don’t reveal anything exciting or new, but they may give you a better idea of what could be coming later this year.<p>It’s been rumored that the iPhone 6 …

The Port Solar Charger Turns Any Window into a Power Outlet for Your Mobile Gadgets

Whenever I arrive at a coffee shop or coworking space, the first thing I do is scope out the power outlets. Between a smartphone, laptop, and …

My Students Don't Know How to Have a Conversation

"Students’ reliance on screens for communication is detracting—and distracting—from their engagement in real-time talk."<p>Recently I stood in front of my class, observing an all-too-familiar scene. Most of my students were covertly—or so they thought—pecking away at their smartphones under their …