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“Steve Jobs” Turns Apple’s Founder Into A Fascinating Jerk

Michael Fassbender and Aaron Sorkin dazzle with this flashy movie about being a visionary and being an asshole.<p>Aaron Sorkin has described himself as "just this side of luddite." He's made it clear that he can't stand the internet, which he feels is full of people who talk and talk and don't listen …

Steve Jobs used to ask Jony Ive the same question almost every day

When Ive remembers his friend and coworker four years after Jobs' death, what stands out is the Apple cofounder's ability to stay fully focused on whatever he was working on.<p>Ive says he never managed to achieve the same level of focus as Jobs had but a daily exercise helped him realize how …

Jony Ive

Apple has fixed a new feature for iOS 9 that could stop your 16GB iPhone running out of space all the time

If you go to download an app right now, every version of it — for every iteration of the iPhone — are bundled into one software package.<p>Apple wanted to change that with iOS 9, which was supposed to come with new "app thinning technology" so that only the parts of the app that actually work on your …

What do the world's one percent wear on their wrists? - CNN Style

Written by Stephy Chung, CNNHong Kong<p>This week, Hong Kong plays host to Watches and Wonders, an exhibition organized by the Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie (FHH).<p>Described by the event organizer and FHH Managing Director Fabienne Lupo as "a total immersion experience," the exhibition is less a …

Hong Kong

Skype's Star Trek-style translator is now available to all Windows users

Microsoft has today added its Star Trek-style translator to Skype for Windows.<p>With live translation available for six voice languages (English, French, German, Italian, Mandarin and Spanish) and 50 messaging languages, it’s a big step in breaking down barriers in communication.<p>Released for preview …

Has DNA Evidence Finally Uncovered The Identity Of Jack The Ripper?

After years of investigations, guesses, and suspicions about the identity of Jack The Ripper, we may finally have a concrete answer thanks to DNA testing. The legendary murderer has remained a mysterious member of the cultural landscape for years, surviving as the great unknown boogeyman from the …

Here's everything you can do with 3D Touch on the iPhone 6S, 6S Plus

Naturally, Apple has integrated 3D Touch into its own apps on iOS, giving users the ability to do take action on different types of information and content.<p>Before we dive into the precise actions you can take within apps, if Peek and Pop are foreign terms to you, read our getting started guide for …

Apps

10 Things the Digital Crown and Side Button Do on Apple Watch

Other than touch-based screen gestures like tapping and swiping, the Digital Crown and Side buttons are the Apple Watch's only control mechanisms. You can use the Digital Crown to scroll through lists and zoom into pictures and maps, plus it can be used to control slider bars like volume and font …

What Apple employees really think about the company's internal corporate culture

Apple has a reputation for being extremely secretive in its day-to-day operations. So secretive, in fact, that some employees didn't know they were working on the first iPad until Steve Jobs unveiled it on stage.<p>That makes us all wonder what it must be like to work for Apple.<p>We know it can be …

Steve Jobs 'played no role at all' in designing the Apple I or Apple II computers, Woz says

Fourteen-year-old entrepreneur Sarina Khemchandani did just that, scoring an interview with Woz in late August.<p>There was, if you remember, some controversy surrounding how the Ashton Kutcher "Jobs" movie portrayed Jobs' involvement in the design and development of Apple's first products.<p>So …

The future is now: 6 startups bringing science fiction to life

We all get hyped for the gadgets and technologies that could make our lives look like a badass science fiction movie: drones, hoverboards, robotics, VR, AR, self-driving cars or even flying cars (which for some obscure reason still persist as part of our expectations as nobody seems to realize that …

Startups

How To Make A 3D Hologram With Stuff You Already Own

It's simply brilliant.<p>Feel like resurrecting Tupac in your own home? No problem. <b></b><p>U.K.-based tech enthusiast Mrwhosetheboss posted a now-viral tutorial on YouTube that shows how to turn any smartphone into a hologram projector. The video was inspired by another, very similar YouTube tutorial by …

Fastest Ship In The Universe Infographic Puts Sci-Fi Creations Alongside Real Life Spacecraft

Ever wondered how the USS Enterprise from 'Star Trek TNG' would fare against The Ark from 'Transformers'? Or how the 'Back To The Future' DeLorean …

Top Gear

This clever poker app turns your iPhone into your card hand and your iPad into the dealer

Bold Poker has been around for a while now, but we were recently reminded of just how awesome the app is thanks to Daring Fireball's John Gruber.<p>One of the coolest things about Bold Poker is that it's designed to recreate rather than replace your typical poker night, allowing you to use real chips …

World's first off-grid Ecocapsule home to hit the market this year, shipping in 2016

If your fantasy is to live totally off-the-grid anywhere around the world, that dream just got one step closer to reality. Nice Architects just …

Inhabitat's Week in Green: pod homes and electric highways

<i>Each week our friends at Inhabitat recap the week's most interesting green developments and clean tech news for us -- it's the Week in Green.</i><p>When we first saw the tiny off-grid Ecocapsule pod home, we thought it looked too good to be true -- but last week Nice Architects announced plans to produce …

An iPhone app changed my outlook on life for the better

I've never personally struggled with depression. Like most Americans, I've known people who struggle with it, including close friends and family members.<p>The World Health Organization actually predicts that by 2030, depression will affect more people in the world than any other disease. That's just …

There's finally a good way to text in sign language

With new mobile keyboard app Signily, American Sign Language speakers no longer have to worry about their messages being lost in translation.<p>Created by American Sign Language nonprofit ASLized!, the Signily keyboard lets users send text messages and emails using specific ASL emoji, BuzzFeed …

How to turn your phone into a holographic display, for free

As we have been reminded recently by the furore around the Holus tabletop display, most current holograms are an effect more than a technology. …

Gear & Gadgets

Is Apple Watch’s San Francisco font heading for iOS and OS X?

Apple began using Helvetica Neue as its system font with the launch of iOS 7 in 2013 before taking it to Mac computers running OS X 10.10 Yosemite …

4 Good iPad Apps for Seamlessly Managing Students Assignments

July 25, 2015<br>Below are three good iPad apps for teachers to use to create, distribute and share assignments with students. There are several other …

Education Technology

Controversial Steve Jobs documentary gets its first trailer

The first trailer for <i>Steve Jobs: Man in the Machine</i>, the controversial documentary by Sir Alex Gibney, debuted online today, giving us our first extended glimpse at a film that supposedly pulls no punches when it comes to the late Apple CEO’s life and legacy.<p>You can watch the first trailer for the …

How to send self-destructing emails from Gmail for free

It’s easy to forget what a mess email was before Google came along, but Gmail completely changed the email landscape. The product offered a simple …

This 'Swiss Army Knife of jackets' just raised nearly $1.7 million on Kickstarter

The product has been called the Swiss Army knife of jackets and over $1.6 million has been donated (with 41 days left) to get it off the ground.<p>The jacket comes in a number of styles, like a sweatshirt, windbreaker, bomber, and blazer, but it's what underneath that really makes it special. The …

Programmable Clothes Are Going Commercial

Electronic clothing is the next frontier in sustainable fashion, as it removes the need to amass a large wardrobe. But will people buy it?<p>Clothes speak volumes about us, conveying messages about wealth, taste, and personal beliefs. So in this age of ubiquitous screens and social sharing, it’s no …

Red Carpet

Why Superhero Movies Need More Heroes and Fewer Antiheroes

Antiheroes are just dicks who act in self-interest; heroes are the guys who actually get shit done.<p>One of the biggest priorities in storytelling is motivation. The audience likes to know why characters do what they do. This is all well and good when we're learning the backstory of a character we're …

How one entrepreneur is turning his forgetfulness into a business

SAN FRANCISCO — Teddy Winthrop is forgetful, a trait he inherited from his dad.<p>His father implored him to get a Day-Timer, an executive planner that was wildly popular in the ’80s. But the young entrepreneur dismissed the idea — his personal organizer was his iPhone. And that’s when it hit him: The …