Winson

42 Flips | 2 Magazines | 4 Likes | @wapajade | Keep up with Winson on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Winson”

This Fuseproject-Designed Laptop Charger Is Barely Bigger Than A Roll Of Quarters

Power to the people.<p>There’s a silent battle happening in cafes, offices, and even your own home. It’s about who lays claim to the valuable power outlets. As we carry more electronics with us and the ball and chain of a regular office desk are unshackled, it’s only natural that demand outweighs …

Hands On With Google’s Incredibly Clever Cardboard Virtual Reality Headset

Each year at I/O, Google gives all of the developers in the audience a gift. Some years it’s a tablet. Some years it’s a laptop.<p>This year? It was a piece of cardboard. Yeah, yeah, they gave attendees some other stuff, too — but that cardboard!<p>Once you tear the seal on Google’s lil’ slab of …

Amazon promo: 31 apps normally worth $100 FREE until tomorrow

We’ve already got a sweet deal from Amazon today in the Gold Box offer on Sony memory cards for up to 70% off.<p>Now Amazon is giving away a bunch of apps that you can use to fill all that storage, as part of a sweet 48-hour promotion.<p>The promo can net you 31 normally paid applications for free, for a …

Godfire: Rise of Prometheus trailer makes it look like the most badass iOS game ever

Mobile developer Vivid Games has dropped a new trailer for its forthcoming open world actioner <i>Godfire: Rise of Prometheus</i> and — wow!<p>If I wasn’t excited about getting my Greek mythological badass on prior to watching these tantalizing glimpses of what’s to come, then I certainly am now. In short: …

Romans In My Carpet and Battleheart Legacy slip the leash and launch early

And it turns out that the real reason for the fall of the Roman Empire was a combination of steam cleaning and lice combs.<p>Two notable releases have …

A SILICON VALLEY DISASTER: A 21-Year-Old Stanford Kid Got $30 Million, Then Everything Blew Up

The week after Thanksgiving, 40 Clinkle employees gathered in the kitchen of their San Francisco office. It was the second time in two days they'd been called together for an all-hands meeting.<p>At the front of the room stood 22-year-old Clinkle CEO Lucas Duplan, eyes cast down. Next to him stood …

Ditch That Laptop Brick With FINsix’s New Tiny Notebook Charger

This embed is invalid<p>Many aspects of computing have changed, but the laptop charger has remained sadly stable over the years; no matter what, we never seem to be able to ditch the lumpy power brick, that mid-cable eyesore that takes up tons of space in your bag and presents a ready hazard for …

Fantastical 2, The Best iPhone Calendar App, Is Now Available On iPad

There are only a few companies whose mobile apps are so well done or engaging that they actually earn one of the precious few spots on your iPhone’s homescreen. Flexibits, the makers of Fantastical 2, one of the best mobile calendaring apps for iPhone, is among them. And today, the company will …

17 Fixes To Common Internet Problems We All Know And Hate

If you're reading this, it means some part of you enjoys surfing the Internet. Maybe you even enjoy spending an enormous percentage of your day doing it.<p>But are you doing it correctly? Is your web browsing as efficient, productive and fun as it could be? If you're unsure, and you should be, follow …

Patatap turns your browser into a musical animation controlled by your keyboard

Open this website, put on your headphones, and start typing. Created by designer Jono Brandel in collaboration with the music composers Lullatone, Patatap is described as a "portable animation and sound kit," turning your keyboard into an instrument for musical animations. Press any key from A to Z …

Titanfall on Xbox 360 Reportedly Runs at sub-720p

Prepare for more resolution debates.<p>An industry insider is claiming that the Xbox 360 version of Titanfall will run at 30 frames per second and …

Google introduces cross-platform multiplayer gaming for iOS and Android

<i>Follow all of GamesBeat’s coverage from the 2014 Game Developers Conference here.</i><p>Android and iOS owners can soon settle who is better at games.<p>Google introduced a new version of its Google Play Games Services tool kit at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco today. This update will enable …

Kickstarter Alert: Build Your Own Dungeon With Blue Dungeon Tiles

Reading Time: 2 minutes<p>March has been a good month for pen-and-paper RPG Kickstarter campaigns. Earlier this week, Matt Forbeck wrote about Dwarven …

Braveland Is A Throwback To The Heyday Of Turn-Based Strategy Games

Fancy playing a strategy game that takes you back to the heyday of the genre, with classic series like <i>Heroes of Might and Magic</i>?<p>Newly-launched iOS game <i>Braveland</i> is a turn-based game that lets you begin as a humble warrior’s sun and rise up, using your wits and skill, to become a commander of your …

Beware this big iOS flaw -- and it's not alone

"In terms of security, [Apple's iOS 7 is] much worse than iOS 6." <br />--Tarjei Mandet, Azimuth Security<p>"The Chrome guys will deliver an update within 24 hours. On Android, can take months and years." <br>--Jon Oberheide, Duo Security<p>"You may not want to shut down a nuclear reactor [running QNX] …

Security

USB2Go Is A Smartphone-Powered Micro USB Dev Board For Building Android Connected Gadgets

Android developers wanting a quicker and easier way to hack around with hardware should point their eyes at this Kickstarter project — called USB2Go — which is aiming to repurpose the micro USB port of your smartphone as a portal for plugging in an ARM Cortex-M3 development board.<p>The board would …

Forget text messaging, the 'oPhone' lets you send smells

Holiday albums could be less forgettable when pictures of a Mediterranean meal carry the scent of olives; a selfie on the beach contains a trace of salt spray or a rainy London scene conveys the distinctive aroma of freshly wet concrete.<p>If the digital age has increased the volume of communication, …

Google Play Games Gets Virtual Gifts, Cross-Platform iOS And Android Multiplayer Support

Google has announced some new updates for its Google Play Games cross-platform SDK for game devs, and they should make it a lot easier for developers working on titles aimed at iOS, Android and the web to build experiences that span all of the above.<p>First, Google has expanded its multiplayer …

The Comprehensive Guide to Facebook Privacy Settings

The first thing you have to realize about Facebook: Nothing you put there is truly private. Yes, you can control how users see or don’t see your …

Android And iOS Gamers Will Soon Be Able To Play With Each Other

Gaming dominates the app ecosystem on Android, which is why Google wants to give its game developers a leg up on the competition.<p>As part of the Game Developers Conference this week in San Francisco, Google announced a bevy of new tools and features for Android game developers to help them attract …

Surface 2 with LTE available tomorrow for $679

Microsoft is finally launching its Surface 2 tablet with LTE support. Priced at $679, a 64GB LTE-ready version of the Surface 2 will be available from Microsoft Stores and Best Buy tomorrow. Microsoft previously promised support for AT&T LTE and Vodafone internationally, but only the AT&T model …

iPhone 6 Will Include Temperature, Humidity And Pressure Sensors [Rumor]

According to a new report, the iPhone 6 will feature a range of new in-built sensors — including one for temperature, one for atmospheric pressure, and one for humidity.<p>The report comes for sources who spoke to Sun Chang Xu, news chief analyst at ESM-China, suggesting that Apple will include new …

Facebook Hits 8.0 On iOS, Gets Even Better On iPad

WhatsApp isn’t the only app Facebook updated today: the <i>actual</i> Facebook app was also updated today, making it much easier to share and post on the iPad.<p>A scant month after Facebook rocked version 7.0 of its popular app, version 8.0 has now hit the App Store, featuring the following improvements:<p>• A …

Seattle limits access to Uber, Lyft and other ride-sharing vehicles

Uber, Lyft, Sidecar and other ride-sharing services just suffered a huge setback in Seattle, and it's way more serious than getting their vehicles' tires slashed by irate competitors. The city's council members have decided to uphold a decision they made in February -- one that caps every …

What It's Like to Be Right About the Big Bang: Genesis of a Viral Video

What's it like to learn that your decades' worth of work have paid off? Now we know.<p>Imagine that you have spent 30 years of your career working on a single project, dedicated to a single idea. Imagine that there have been doubters along the way. Imagine that you, yourself, have occasionally been …

'Angry Birds Epic' Game-Play Reveals Detailed Tactics

Angry Birds Epic drops Telepods in favor of in-depth role play mechanics and detailed tactical play. Playing the first 30 minutes reveals new weapons and enemies with crafting and magic attacks.<p>The Angry Birds games are coming thick and fast, what with Angry Birds Star Wars Carbonite, Angry Birds …

Appmethod: a New Platform for Creating “Truly Native” Apps

Embarcadero, the database and dev tools maker, has launched Appmethod today, a new single code base platform for creating native apps for different operating systems with minimal effort.<p>The company says that its platform provides a complete set of tools to help developers create apps “from tooling …

Valve's latest Steam beta makes it even easier to go full VR

Despite the fact that most of us still don't have an HMD (head-mounted display) like the Oculus Rift, Valve is embracing VR gaming wholeheartedly. Its latest SteamBeta now has a "virtual reality mode" right in the view menu, negating any of the last version's command line futzing. Assuming you have …

The best SMS replacement apps for Android

The world is evolving. In the future, services like calling and texting will take place entirely over internet data connections. Gone will be the days of phone numbers. Soon we’ll all have usernames. Why wait to make the transition? Over the last few years, a number of great services have popped up …

LifePrint’s “App-Connected” Wireless Printer Makes Its Kickstarter Debut

LifePrint wants to bring back the fun associated with printing out photos – something users once marveled they could do at home with store-bought printers until social media reached critical mass, offering far easier ways to share. With LifePrint, described as an “app-enabled wireless photo …