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Someday you might get that round Apple Watch you crave

Could future Apple Watches ditch the rectangular form factor of current generation models, and opt instead for a round watch design, similar to the move recently made by Pebble with its Pebble Time Round?<p>A pair of patent applications filed today certainly suggest this is something Apple is …


Why Fitbit buying Pebble makes sense — at least, in the short term

Buying up the competition<p>Late yesterday it was reported by <i>The Information</i> that Fitbit is close to buying wearable startup Pebble, news that has since been independently confirmed by <i>The Verge</i>. Fitbit and Pebble have been in the final stages of the deal since before the Thanksgiving holiday; the …


Spectator, the Spectacles Video Player – MacStories

One of the coolest features of Snap’s new Spectacles sunglasses is that they take circular video. That means whichever way you turn your phone to view the captured video, there are no black bars surrounding the footage. Users have been uploading the videos to Twitter and Instagram, but the results …


People love Apple’s doomed AirPort more than any other router

Apple sure seems to be doing routers right. At least according to the more than 3,000 customers polled in J.D. Power’s 2016 Wireless Router Satisfaction Report released today.<p>Apple’s AirPort came out as the top rated manufacturer in Overall Satisfaction, which would be great news for router team at …


Fitbit said to be buying smartwatch maker Pebble

The wearable-device market might be about to shrink faster than your waistline.<p>Fitbit, a leader in the fitness-tracker market, is near a deal to acquire troubled smartwatch maker Pebble, according to a report late Wednesday by The Intercept (subscription required). A price target wasn't revealed, …

Gear & Gadgets

"What order should the months go in?" "I don't know... alphabetical?" https://t.co/zLckKGJ1Io

Dangerously Smart Home

Cultural Comment<p>Now Is the Time to Talk About What We Are Actually Talking About<p>Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie<p>News Desk<p>Travelling with James Mattis, Donald Trump’s Pick for Secretary of Defense<p>Steve Coll


Uber wants to track your location even when you’re not using the app

Some riders feel ‘icky’ about the new permissions<p>Should Uber be able to track you even when you’re not using its app? Uber seems to think so, but some customers are worried that the ride-sharing giant is yet again overstepping its bounds.<p>Last month, Uber launched a major update to its app, …


San Francisco Bay Area map according to Urban Dictionary

What happens when a professional cartographer needs a break? For Sasha Trubetskoy, it meant making a map of the Bay Area based on Urban Dictionary …


Google Timelapse Lets You See How Any Location on Earth Has Changed in 32 Years

A lot has happened since 1984.<p>It might not seem like such a long time, but in past three decades, Earth has changed in immeasurable ways, with cities …


While We Weren’t Looking, Snapchat Revolutionized Social Networks

Snap Inc., the parent company of the popular photo-messaging and storytelling app Snapchat, is having a productive autumn.<p>A couple of weeks ago, Snap filed confidential documents for a coming stock offering that could value the firm at $30 billion, which would make it one of the largest initial …


Introducing Spectator

A few weeks ago Snapchat started selling Spectacles, a pair of sunglasses that record short bursts of video.<p>Spectacles record video in a new circular …


Encrypt Folders with Password Protection in OS X the Easy Way

Encrypting folders and requiring passwords for access is an excellent way to store and protect private data on a Mac. Now, there is a new means of …


The Model T of Space: Russian Soyuz Spacecraft Turns 50

On November 28, 1966, Russia launched its first unmanned Soyuz spacecraft, a design still integral to humanity's exploration of space today.<p>When the Russian Soyuz spacecraft blasted into orbit for the first time, Lyndon Johnson was the president, the Beatles were "more popular than Jesus," and <i>Star</i> …


How Snapchat secretly bought a struggling startup, then bet the future on it

Hundreds of people lined up off Venice Beach boardwalk on a sunny November morning to buy Snapchat's Spectacles from a bright yellow vending machine.<p>It was the first day the $130 camera glasses went on sale, and many were there to see what all the buzz was about. Most of them worked or had friends …


Hackers are holding San Francisco’s light-rail system for ransom

‘You Hacked, ALL Data Encrypted’<p>San Francisco Municipal Railway riders got an unexpected surprise this weekend after the system’s computerized fare systems were apparently hacked. According to the <i>San Francisco Examiner</i>, the MUNI system had been attacked on Friday afternoon.<p>MUNI riders were greeted …

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17 hidden useful tricks and shortcuts for your new Apple TV

Apple<p>The Apple TV 4, which came out last fall, is one of the most advanced media streamers on the market.<p>As opposed to older Apple TV models, the latest version can install apps and is a fairly sophisticated computer that you can hook up to your flat screen television.<p>You can tell if you have the …


Found these in the attic. No "NS" prefixes in that NeXTstep Reference.

xkcd: XKCDE

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OK Go's New Video For 'The One Moment' Is Another Mind-Blower

OK Go's latest (and astonishing) video, for the song "The One Moment," took only 4.2 seconds to film. But the whole thing — a series of rapid-fire explosions — was slowed down to fill the four-plus minutes it takes the band to sing the song. Remarkably, like OK Go's previous videos, the group …


OK Go – The One Moment – Official Video