Tim Johnsen

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Facebook attacks Pinterest with ‘Sets’ of posts

Identity is prismatic. You show different sides of yourself to different friends in your life. Now Facebook wants to let you share the niches of your interests while stealing thunder from Pinterest’s boards. Facebook is now testing a feature called Sets that lets you select several status updates, …

Facebook

The N64 logo has exactly 64 faces and 64 vertices, how perfect is that? Love it! #retrogaming #gaming #gamersunite #nintendo #classicgaming https://t.co/daBfmUDoE9

how to deprecate an interface https://t.co/0bJlCNkrcq

Snap is selling a dancing hot dog costume on Amazon

This might perhaps be the most random thing I ever write, but here goes nothing. Snap, the maker of Snapchat and Spectacles, is selling the dancing hot dog costume on Amazon for $79.99. If you’re a Snapchat or Bitmoji user, you probably know exactly what I’m talking about.<p>The dancing hot dog first …

Hot Dogs

This company lets you hire freelancers to do the work of Instagram boyfriends

A new company called ElsiePic understands the mind of an influencer who needs a constant stream of fresh photos. The company's idea is simple. Whenever you need a photo taken, like when you're on vacation with your family and want a group pic in front of the Statue of Liberty, you can use ElsiePic …

Instagram

The best movie of every year since 2000, according to critics

Each year in film, one movie stands out from the rest as the most critically acclaimed picture of the year.<p>Since the turn of the century, the review aggregator Metacritic has compiled an annual list of the year's most well-received movies by assigning scores based on their composite critical …

Movies

The redesigned Google Calendar for web is infinitely prettier

Google launched a redesigned version of Google Calendar on the web today. The calendar looks way more modern with larger date icons, updated colors, and cleaner event boxes. It basically looks more like the mobile application.<p>As for functionality, Google focuses on improvements for business users. …

Google

Here’s a closer look at Apple’s secret self-driving car

That’s one top-heavy SUV<p>A new video of what would appear to be one of Apple’s “Project Titan” self-driving cars was posted to Twitter last night, and it looks much different than it did the last time we saw it. The car appears to be outfitted with standard third-party sensors and hardware, …

Transportation

Developing For Apple Watch

The Watch is cool, making apps for it not so much. WatchKit doesn’t give the developer much freedom when it comes to design. The interface is …

Smartwatches

WhatsApp now lets you share your location in real time

WhatsApp announced today that you’ll be able to share your location in real time with friends on your contact list, a popular feature borrowed from its parent company Facebook. The feature, called Live Location, should be available starting today and is coming to both the iOS and Android versions …

WhatsApp

Oh, Snap! More Foursquare in your Snapchat

<b>Foursquare providing tips and location intelligence for new Snapchat “Context Cards”</b>Today, we’re proud to share that Foursquare is a launch partner …

Four Square

Jumping over a ditch

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Microsoft gives up on Windows 10 Mobile

Technology desk editor<p><b>Microsoft appears to have abandoned its smartphone operating system ambitions.</b><p>The company's Windows 10 chief has tweeted that developing new features and hardware for the Mobile version of the OS was no longer a "focus".<p>Joe Belfiore added that he had also switched to Android …

Microsoft

Planet Nine Does Exist, NASA Evidence Suggests

Planet Nine is out there, and astronomers are determined to find it, according to a new statement from NASA. In fact, mounting evidence suggests it's …

Astronomy

Hacking the SNES Mini

The SNES is probably my all-time favourite console, as a kid, I spent countless hours playing Mario, Zelda, Street Fighter II, Mario Kart, and …

Raspberry Pi

Discord launches Verified servers for game developers, publishers

PUBG, Minecraft and Offworld all have verified servers<p>Discord is teaming up with various game developers and publishers to offer players the option to belong to their official Discord channels.<p>These servers will be run completely by community managers and other employees associated with the …

Game Development

Google is really good at design

The nerds have finally figured it out.<p>There’s a past version of me who probably wouldn’t have believed that the devices Google announced at its fall …

Google

What’s Inside Every iPhone, From Retina Displays to Cameras

Apple Inc. has sold more than 1.2 billion iPhones since January 2007, when founder Steve Jobs triumphantly claimed, “Today, Apple is going to …

iPhone

The 10 essential tracks to listen to with new headphones

10 essential tracks to try when sampling a new pair of cans<p>As <i>The Verge</i>’s resident headphones obsessive, I hear a few questions quite often: what are the best Bluetooth headphones, where can I find those $1,000 cans for less than $100, and what music do you use for testing in your reviews? The first …

Headphones

The sadness of Saturn

The sun is brutal, the moon is mocking, the stars are terrifying. But Saturn, spinning in its lonely rings, is kind.<p>If you live in a city and go …

Astronomy

Stanford Seminar - Tools for Creativity: The Story of Paper, Pencil, and Paste

Creativity

Snap is destroying Facebook in a key demographic (SNAP, FB)

Snapchat is adored by the teens of the world.<p>According to a recent survey conducted by Piper Jaffray, Snapchat is the favorite social media platform among teens, who are considered a key demographic for tech.<p>Nearly half, 47%, said that Snapchat was their preferred social media platform, blowing …

Millennials

After 10 years, I've finally accepted that 'Half-Life' is dead

Ten years ago today, Valve released <i>Half-Life 2: Episode Two</i>. It was the second of three announced games that directly continued the story that started in 2004's heavily lauded <i>Half-Life 2.</i> <i>Episode One</i> and <i>Episode Two</i> were released in 2006 and 2007, respectively, with the second ending on a <i>major</i> …

Half-Life (Video Game)

The internet's sleeping giant of news has awoken

A sleeping giant for news distribution has awoken.<p>Flipboard is now making it easier for any publisher to join the platform. On Tuesday, Flipboard …

Mike McCue