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The secret origin story of the iPhone

An exclusive excerpt from The One Device<p><i>This month marks 10 years since Apple launched the first iPhone, a device that would fundamentally transform how we interact with technology, culture, and each other. Ahead of that anniversary,</i> Motherboard <i>editor Brian Merchant embarked on an investigation to</i> …

Computer Science

Why Deep Learning Is Suddenly Changing Your Life

<b>By Roger Parloff</b><p>Illustration by Justin Metz<p>September 28, 2016, 5:00 PM EDT<p>Decades-old discoveries are now electrifying the computing industry and …

Artificial Intelligence

Apple unveils iOS 10, its biggest update ever

The next big iOS update for iPhones and iPads was unveiled by Apple today at WWDC and it comes with some gigantic new features to go along with an even bigger Siri upgrade.<p>iOS 10 is the “mother of all releases” according to Tim Cook. It comes with 10 big new features that make Siri more powerful …

Apple just launched 'the absolute best way to teach everyone to code'

Swift is already a smash hit: Over 100,000 apps have started using Swift to build at least some of their code, including Twitter, Uber, and Lyft, not least because Apple purpose-built it to be easy to learn.<p>Indeed, Swift has seen a lot of love from schools and classrooms everywhere. To keep that …

Apple

Instagram comes to life with this inexpensive printer

Epson’s new all-in-one printer, the Epson XP-430, positions itself as an affordable wireless printer that also integrates with the photos on your social networks. You can use the included Epson Creative Print software to link your Instagram account and print out your photos, plus scan and share …

This New Smart Bottle Is Designed To Brew Tea Perfectly Every Time

Boston-based Load&Road have designed Teplo, a smart bottle that helps tea drinkers brew the perfect cup of tea and keep it hot while they drink …

Coffee

46-Gigapixel View of Milky Way is Largest-Ever Image of Space

Space is big, but it's never been quite <i>this</i> big. This composite image taken by astronomers at Germany's Ruhr-Universität Bochum is, they claim, the largest image of space to date. It shows a long swathe of the Milky Way, photographed piece by piece over a period of five years from the university's …

Cosmology

A New App Called Soon Organizes Your Everyday Bucket List

Your friend tells you about a great new TV show they’re watching on Netflix, or a new restaurant that you <i>just have to try</i>. If you’re like me, you tend to pop open the Notepad app on your phone and jot down this information for later…And then you promptly forget about it.<p>A new mobile application …

Apps

Articles about 6 ingenious built ins on Dwell.com - Dwell

Although she probably hasn’t told you, we’re pretty sure she has plenty of scarves already.<p>Matt Randall, founder and CEO of Twyla, has launched an online space where consumers are freed from the often "disappointing and...<p>In the face of often pessimistic news screens about leaking oil pipelines, …

Logging

Welcome to hell: Apple vs. Google vs. Facebook and the slow death of the web

So let's talk about ad blocking.<p>You might think the conversation about ad blocking is about the user experience of news, but what we're really talking about is money and power in Silicon Valley. And titanic battles between large companies with lots of money and power tend to have a lot of …

Digital Advertising

How Back to the Future Almost Didn't Get Made

For the movie's 30th anniversary, co-writer Bob Gale tells the story of production nightmares, and the classic that came to be.<p>There's a great scene in the Tim Burton film <i>Ed Wood</i>, in which the main character meets his idol, Orson Welles, in a bar, and realizes that even the legendary director …

Movies

Ocushield: A screen protector that protects your eyes more than the screen

It’s easy for us to get consumed in our smartphones, tablets and laptops, considering everything they can do. But the side effects are often overlooked. Eye strain, retinal dysfunction and fatigue can all be caused by using electrical devices too much and at the wrong times of day.<p>A recent study by …

Shuffle’s New iPhone App Lets You Create Disposable Phone Numbers…And Emails, Too

A new mobile app called Shuffle has launched a simple utility that lets you create additional, disposable phone numbers you can use to call or text as well as receive voicemail through, right from your iPhone. The app is a competitor to longtime favorite Burner, which has, for some time, offered …

Apps

CHIP is a $9 Raspberry Pi killer

The Raspberry Pi was definitely a game changer when it hit shelves at only $35. But CHIP is hoping to make the Pi look positively pricey by comparison. The Kickstarter campaign has already blown way past its $50,000 goal. In fact, at the time of this writing its approaching $500,000. Like the Pi, …

Raspberry Pi

To-Do App Any.do 3.0 Adds Collaboration, Zoom And List Sorting Among 150 New Features

While the world is getting its first taste of what life will be like when you have a small wearable like a watch to direct you to what you should do next, one of the leaders in personal organization apps for smartphones is releasing a big update. Any.do is today taking the wraps off version 3.0 of …

Apps

This new camera sensor could turn your phone into a 3D scanner

Let's say you want to 3D print a replica of an object in your home. The first step, of course, is capturing a detailed 3D scan — a process that's currently accomplished to varying degrees of accuracy with a desktop unit or more expensive and bulky professional models. But with a new "camera sensor" …

3D Scanners

Engineering students extinguish fire with sound

A pair of engineering students created a new type of fire extinguisher that uses sound waves to put out flames.<p>Imagine if all you needed to put out fire was a subwoofer. It's an idea that has been toyed with, theoretically, over the years -- DARPA demonstrated an acoustic extinguisher in 2012, …

Engineering

A new audio app claims to treat tinnitus

Tinnitus affects the ears but it originates in the brain. The condition, which causes ringing in the ears, is mainly triggered by age-related hearing loss and prolonged exposure to excessively loud noise. But neuroscientific studies reveal that tinnitus is a symptom of abnormal hyperactivity in the …

Tim Cook explains how Apple decides which new products to work on next

That was the case with the iPod in 2001, the iPhone in 2007, the iPad in 2009, and it could turn out to be true for the Apple Watch in 2015.<p>But how does Apple decide which product categories to pursue next?<p>Apple CEO Tim Cook revealed exactly that in a recent interview with Fast Company, where he …

Apple Watch

Ex-Apple Designer Rethinks The Bible For A Mobile World

Kory Westerhold and his cofounder, Yahoo design director Aaron Martin, give Co.Design an exclusive look at their beautiful new Bible app.<p>Former Apple designer Kory Westerhold still remembers the messages that company executives preached from their Cupertino, California, pulpit—variations on “love …

Note-Taking

Swifty Teaches Apple’s New Programming Language On Your iPhone

Last summer, Apple surprised almost everyone at WWDC with the announcement of Swift, a new programming language for iOS and Mac development.<p>The language feels like something Apple would invent. Like several of the languages currently popular in web development, it has a concise, readable syntax …

Programming

Why You Need To Unplug Every 90 Minutes

You’re an organism. And organisms run in cycles. Here’s how to work with yours.<p>Since sprints get us to focus in and finish our tasks with crisp consciousness, we know they’re the most effective way of working. But what’s fascinating is <i>why</i> they make us work so well.<p>For Leo Widrich at Buffer, it’s in …

Time Management

How the Apple Watch is made

<i>Greg Koenig is an industrial designer and co-founder of Luma Labs in Portland, Oregon. This post originally appeared on his blog, Atomic …

A new steel is as strong as titanium, 10 times cheaper

South Korean researchers have solved a longstanding problem that stopped them from creating ultra-strong, lightweight aluminum-steel alloys.<p>From shipping containers to skyscrapers to turbines, good old steel is still the workhorse of our modern world. Now, scientists are discovering new secrets to …

Engineering

Smartly Engineered WaterNest 100 Lets Residents Live as One With Nature

This masterfully designed floating home delightfully resembles a tidy, efficient nest that a water-loving animal would build. The pod-shaped WaterNest 100, produced by EcoFloLife, has been years in the making, and the firm's patient attention to detail is evident in the unit's beautiful aesthetics …

Design

Hobbyist hand-builds a tiny, running W32 engine

It took 2,500 hours to build from scratch, and runs so smoothly you can balance a coin on it.<p>Think it's nerve-wracking to assemble a freshly-rebuilt engine? This guy probably thinks that's cake.<p>Sure, keeping track of thousands of parts and making sure everything goes together in the right order and …

Watch how the Corvette Z06's 650 hp LT4 engine is built

In a plant stuffed to the gills with amazingly complex robots, humans are a specialty tool.<p>The Chevrolet Corvette, whether powered by a "run-of-the-mill" LT1 or a bonkers supercharged LT4, is built in Bowling Green. But many Corvette smallblocks are built in New York, at the Tonawanda Engine Plant …

Sports Cars

Get beautiful forecasts with Week Weather

You've not seen a weather forecast like this.<p>It takes imagination and creativity to stand out with a weather app, but developer Wolfgang Augustin has done just that with Week Weather. The app costs 99 cents, £0.79, or AU$1.29 --though that is classified as a introductory offer.<p>Week Weather presents …

Weather

MoMA Recognizes Susan Kare, The Designer Of The Macintosh’s Original Icons

Kare’s success proves that not only is great design universal, it often happens in spite of things like credentials and direct experience.<p>Susan Kare — the pioneering graphic designer whose pixel art icons for the original Macintosh helped define the language of graphical user interfaces (GUIs) — is …

Graphic Design