Stefan H

576 Flips | 1 Magazine | 2 Likes | 3 Following | 4 Followers | @thatwasreptar | Collaborator on the wildly popular podcast "Last Week on the Internet!"

Yahoo Messenger rides off into the sunset

Yahoo Messenger is slated to discontinue its services on July 17, 2018, prompting many Filipinos to recall their fondest memories of what was once …

EarTrumpet is the Windows 10 volume control app Microsoft should have created

An awesome utility to improve audio in Windows 10<p>Microsoft has made some steady improvements to audio control in Windows over the years, but if you use multiple outputs, headsets, or digital-to-analogue converters then you probably already know that Windows 10 doesn’t handle them well. Thankfully, …

Apple has a new app that lets you measure almost anything with your iPhone

Apple is launching a new Measure app in iOS 12 in the next few months that will let you size anything with just your iPhone.<p>You no longer have to go …

SleepScore app aims to take your slumber to new depths

There are smart mattresses, wearables, even robots — these days it’s easy to spend a lot of money on gadgets designed to improve the quality of your …

Could This be the Answer to your Battery Life Problems?

If you are an avid smartphone user and the standard battery just doesn’t last long enough for you, you may look to buy one of two options; the …

It's now safe to skin your Nintendo Switch

When it became clear that vinyl wraps and other stickers were damaging the Switch, you could practically hear the wailing from console customizers everywhere. How were you supposed to add a personal touch to Nintendo's machine without giving it a permanent paint scheme? At last, there's light at …

Nintendo Switch

Smartclean Vision.5 Is The Ultimate Ultrasonic Cleaner

Sponsored<p>Tired of wiping your glasses with a dirty cloth? Getting furious for the daily cleaning work of foggy and greasy lens? Simply put your …

Gear & Gadgets

This Audio-Driven Fitness App Will Motivate You to Exercise

Cost, convenience, and (lack of) variety are three major factors that either hold people back from working out or make it difficult for them to work out consistently. But Aaptiv removes all of those obstacles with its audio-based fitness classes, programs, and challenges led by professional …

You Can Get Free French Fries At McDonald's This Month & I'm Lovin' It

Mickey D’s is serving up your favorite menu item, and it won’t cost you a penny when you place your order and pay using the McDonald’s app. Are you …

McDonald's

Swiping sucks, so here are 6 dating sites for guys to find love

Online dating is hard. As a 2017 study points out, we used to end up with people who we were somehow connected to, whether friends of friends, …

Relationships

How to give your Android home screen a spring cleaning

Spring cleaning is upon us, and everyone wants you to take stock of your entire life and throw out half your closet and your whole pantry and ain't …

Flickr has been sold after 13 years at Yahoo. Can Flickr be relevant again?

It won’t be easy.<p>Flickr, the pioneering online photo-sharing community — whose rise and purchase by Yahoo in 2005 was a key storyline in the “Web 2.0” era — has a surprise new owner.<p>Verizon, its current owner via its Oath subsidiary, has sold Flickr to SmugMug, an even older, subscription-based …

Photo Sharing

AMD calls out NVIDIA's partner program, G-Sync 'gamer taxes'

A promotional push by NVIDIA has apparently tied up PC builders, and raised the ire of its competitor AMD. The current leader in the graphics card market, NVIDIA has apparently developed a GeForce Partner Program (GPP) that it claims exists to "ensure that gamers have full transparency into the GPU …

Nvidia GeForce

Apple pulls app used by teenagers to hide photos behind a calculator amid police investigation

Apple appears to have removed from the App Store a controversial app used by teenagers to hide photos behind a fully functioning calculator.<p>Private Photos (Calculator%) first gained attention in 2015 when US district attorney Pamela Casey's warning to parents about the app's true purpose went viral …

Apps

The Meme Account Hilariously Exposing Creepy Asian Fetish Guys on Tinder

Lillian, the creator of @thefleshlightchronicles, turns gross dating app messages into internet gold.<p>When Lillian (aka @thefleshlightchronicles) signed up for Tinder, the meme creator soon realized that her experience of the dating platform was dramatically different to that of her white …

Bellus3D brings its uncanny 3D selfies to the iPhone X

Time to visit the uncanny valley again<p>Bellus3D, the company behind the uncannily accurate, slightly creepy 3D selfie camera, is making the jump to the iPhone with a new app that will let you take its oddly realistic scans without any extra hardware.<p>The company had previously announced at CES 2018 …

Soylent has arrived at Walmart

The meal replacement drink was only available online until last year<p>Soylent may have been a polarizing powdered drink when it first went on sale four years ago, but it’s clearly developed a following outside of the startup world as a drink that’s said to be a substitute for a meal. And it may have …

Infamous ‘swatter’ accesses Twitter from jail, calls himself an ‘eGod’

Months after 25-year-old Tyler Barriss was arrested and charged with carrying out a fatal “swatting,” he temporarily regained Twitter access from his …

Skype targets podcasters and live streamers with a new feature for recording video calls

Microsoft is hoping to capitalize on the popularity of podcasts and videos to make Skype more appealing to content creators. The company is now testing a new “Skype for Content Creators” mode for its desktop app that will allow creators to place and record calls using Skype software, which can …

Nintendo issues warning for Switch owners after charging cable incidents

In theory, Nintendo’s decision to do away with proprietary chargers and furnish the Switch with a USB-C port should have benefited consumers, giving …

Best Buy may also have had customer data exposed

Yesterday, both Sears and Delta revealed that thousands of their customers may have had personal and financial information exposed. This was because the companies had entrusted data to the tech firm [24]7.ai, which itself suffered a several-week breach last fall and informed its clients last month. …

YouTube will reportedly release a kids’ app curated by humans

To avoid suggesting conspiracy theories and other questionable content to children<p>YouTube plans to release a non-algorithmic, whitelisted version of its YouTube Kids app some time in the near future as a way to avoid inadvertently suggesting questionable or graphic content to children, according to …

The best ultra-thin cases to protect your iPhone X

When it comes to protecting your iPhone X, there are a slew of options to consider, ranging from the ultra-protective Otterbox and Lifeproof, to going completely case-less at the risk of scratching and cracking your $1,000 smartphone.<p>One option for people who want to preserve the thin and sleek …

Swedish artist uses ARKit face-tracking to create fun optical illusion on iPhone X [Video]

A Swedish artist has created a fun app which uses ARKit’s face-tracking and the 3D camera of the iPhone X to create a somewhat spooky-looking optical illusion …<p>By tracking your eye position, and adjusting the image displayed on the iPhone X screen, Peder Norrby is able to create the illusion that …

Amazon will stop selling Nest smart home devices, escalating its war with Google

It was an awkward phone call, but one the Nest team had been expecting.<p>After weeks of silence, Amazon's retail team informed Nest employees on a conference call late last year that it would not list any of the newer Nest products recently announced by the company, according to a person familiar …

Smart Homes

Samsung's new Galaxy S9 scorched by old iPhones in speed tests

Samsung’s newly announced flagship device, the Galaxy S9, is getting destroyed in benchmark tests meant to gauge performance and speed. The device, which we recently got our hands on (along with other members of the press), is lagging behind last year’s iPhone X, and iPhone 8.<p>In benchmark tests …

IPhone 7

Someone made a VR experience where you're George W Bush in a bathtub

Oh, what a time to be alive. Just when I thought I’d seen the strangest stuff VR had for me, I discover <i>George in the Tub</i>, a satirical dig at former US politicians within a placid VR experience.<p>In the game, players relax in a bathtub while simultaneously painting with a VR controller. As the …

This app uses machine learning and AR to teach you how to draw

For some people drawing comes naturally. But, if you’re anything like me, your stick figures look like misshapen horrors for whom death would surely be a relief. Enter Sketch AR: the AI-powered app that aims to make you a better artist regardless of your current skill.<p>The idea is pretty simple: you …

MoviePass blackouts and anti-fraud tests upset some customers

As MoviePass continues to grow its subscriber base, the all-you-can-watch theater card has upset some customers with a pair of recent moves. This week customers complain that they've seen many showings of the new Jennifer Lawrence movie <i>Red Sparrow</i> marked "not supported" by their pass. As <i>Pop Culture</i> …

Red Sparrow

Metal Gear Survive Beta Returns Next Week, Adds PC

Thrive, survive - just stay alive<p>Metal Gear Survive's first beta took place back in January on PS4 and Xbox One, and let players drop into two maps …