It’s hurricane season in the northern hemisphere right now, and plenty of news and weather organizations remain dedicated to alerting people if a storm is about to impact their area. There’s no shortage of ways to receive this information, either. We all have our favorite weather app or forecasting site, …read more
[Jean-Francois Debroux] spent 35 years designing analog ASICs. He’s started a book and while it isn’t finished — indeed he says it may never be — the 180 pages he posted on LinkedIn are a pretty good read.
The 46 sections are well organized, although some are placeholders. There are …read more
If you’re a fan of edibles, then you already know this, but for everybody else, a look at the price of some standard edibles might shock you. Depending on the dosage, an edible baked good is often about $15 to $20. A weed-infused lollipop is $10 to $12. And a pound of butter with a […]
It was the best of vans, It was the worst of vans. From Vancouver to Los Cabos, I explored the west coast of North America in that van. My daughter’s childhood memories will be filled with camping trips all over Northern California in that van. She named it Serendipity and stuck each sticker on the […]
Googles Chromecast is a fantastic way to fling streaming video from phone to TV but these days, you can often get a Roku Streaming Stick or Amazon Fire Stick with a dedicated remote control for the same money. But what if Google launched an Android TV dongle with its own remote control for the same $50 youd pay for a high-end Roku or Fire stick?
Apple is steadily removing references to the old @mac.com and slightly less old @me.com addresses from its support documents. AppleInsider reports: It used to be that if your email addressed ended in @mac.com, you were telling the world that you are an Apple user. Now while it’s only that part of the world which is extremely geeky, you’re actually telling them that you were an Apple user on or before July 9, 2008. This email address was once championed by Apple as part of its iTools service back in 2000, and if you still have one, you have some bruises from the days of iTools, .Mac, and MobileMe before you got to today’s iCloud. If your email ends in @mac.com then you got it somewhere between 2000 and 2008. If it ends in @me.com, you got it during the briefer opportunity between then and 2012. To be exact, you have still got an @mac.com address because you had it and were actively using it on July 8, 2008, plus you kept your MobileMe account and – there’s more – you moved to iCloud before August 1, 2012.
Your Apple ID is tied to an email address and Apple gives you some flexibility about this, because it recognizes that we sometimes lose access to a previous address. You can change the address associated with your Apple ID and there’s a current support document about how and why you might do that. For some years, though, that page has said you’re out of luck if you want to change to an @mac.com or @me.com address. You can’t do it unless you somehow already have that address associated with your account. And then in late August 2020, even that helpful information is gone. That same support page still lists what you can do with third-party email addresses. But gone are any references to @mac.com and @me.com.
To get the perfect mix for your paint, you need a good shake that is as random as possible. [Mark Rhodes] wanted to automate the process of mixing paint, so he built a 3D printed shaker to thoroughly shake small paint bottles. Using only a single motor, it shakes the …read more
The Google Photos app for iOS is getting an updated video editor that adds several useful new features, including the ability to trim video clips, add filters, crop, and make adjustments like exposure, contrast, and saturation.
The new video editor options work similarly to the existing image editing tools. Simply tap the edit button when previewing a video, and youll be taken to the new editor, which adds several new tabs, in addition to the existing export frame option.
Theres a variety of filters, including an Auto filter that intelligently adjusts your video. There are manual adjustment controls, divided into a Light menu (for exposure, contrast, whites, highlights, shadows, blacks, and vignette sliders) and Color (to…
If you still play Pokémon Go on a smartphone or tablet running Android 5.0 Lollipop or iOS 10 or 11, youll no longer be able to access the game when Niantic pushes an update in October. The Pokémon Go Twitter account confirmed that two popular older phones also wont make the cut: the iPhone 5S and iPhone 6 are being left behind, despite the fact both phones can be upgraded to run iOS 12.
All things considered, the performance on those devices probably wasnt great. Pokémon Go might not be as demanding as some other titles, but it relies heavily on your phones cameras, GPS tracking, and general chops to keep up with its 3D visuals, and can be quite a drain on an aging phone battery. All that being said, its going to be a loss for a…
Those little pocket TVs were quite the cool gadget back in the ’80s and ’90s, but today they’re pretty much useless at least for their intended purpose of watching analog television. (If someone is out there making tiny digital-to-analog converter boxes for these things, please let us know.)
Left: Matt Birchlers recreation. Right: Apples original wallpaper. | Matt Birchler, Apple
Many of us are finding cool things to work on while stuck at home, and I think Matt Birchler takes the cake this week. He, like much of the internet, has been taking off in Microsoft Flight Simulator, and he used the absolutely unreal detail in the game to re-create some of the more iconic wallpapers from recent releases of macOS.
To re-create these images, Matt flew to each location, then used Flight Simulator to position the camera, set the focal length, and adjust the time of day with in-game controls. Then, with a little post-processing magic in Adobe Lightroom, he created the images below.
Flight Simulator is a make your own fun game and I was looking for interesting things to do while flying around, Birchler told The Verge. He…
OnePlus may have accidentally revealed a first look at the OnePlus 8T, thanks to an image found in the latest Android 11 developer preview for OnePlus 8-series devices by OxygenUpdater.
The leaked image doesnt offer much to go on, just a front-facing view of the device, which appears to be pretty similar to the existing OnePlus 8. Its possible that this image which is labeled OnePlus_8T.webp and is a distinct file from the images for the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro is simply a placeholder for a different, final design for the OnePlus 8T.
But given the timing of the leak (OnePlus usually releases its fall T-series refreshes in the October to November range) and the fact that it was found in OnePlus own firmware update, it seems…
You may not be a fan of paper straws. And honestly, we don’t blame you. They’re almost universally ill-equipped to handle their one job. But as sub-par as most paper straws are, most of us would agree they’re better than the usual alternative. Single-use plastic straws are part of a plastic scourge that has landfills […]
Bang & Olufsen has announced its new Beoplay H95 noise-canceling headphones for the steep price of $800. You can get a stellar pair of headphones for much, much less than that, but the audio specialist is hoping to leapfrog Sony, Bose, and other headphone makers in craftsmanship and sound quality. With their lambskin ear pads (with memory foam inside), aluminum frame, and leather headband, these certainly look the part of top-end, premium headphones.
With the H95 headphones, Bang & Olufsen also copied one of the best things about Microsofts Surface Headphones: the dial controls. You can twist the dial on the right ear cup to adjust volume and the one on the left to control the adaptive noise cancellation. Thats exactly how the Surface…
[Erik Knutsson] is stuck inside with a bunch of robot parts, and we know what lies down that path. His Open Personal Assistant Robotic Platform aims to help out around the house with things like filling pet food bowls, but for now, he is taking one step at a time …read more
If you use Blender, “give your textures and models a knitted yarn look” with the new “Wooly” shader that makes anything fluffy. A shader changes the surface appearance of an object or scene; procedural refers to a programming technique that creates a convincing illusion of natural or random origin. Here’s video of it in action:
Monopoly is just such a beautifully designed game. The orange and yellow cards with the iconic temporarily embarrassed millionaire. The cast metal player tokens, the green houses and red hotels. The attractively colored currency. What a shame the game is not very much fun to play. Has anyone created a set of rules that makes […]
The next expansion of the sprawling League of Legends universe is something unexpected: a board game called Tellstones. This isnt developer Riots first foray into tabletop games that would be 2016s Mechs vs. Minions but what makes Tellstones interesting is that its a game set within the franchises expansive fantasy realm. We portray Tellstones as a game thats actually played in Runeterra, as part of their history and culture in the same way that chess or mancala have ancient roots in our own world, explains Greg Street, Riots VP of IP and entertainment.
The developer isnt talking too much about how the game works just yet, but you can get an idea in the teaser trailer below. Tellstones appears to be a game about strategy…
Amazons Echo Buds wireless earbuds are $40 off at Amazon, which brings them down to their lowest-yet price of $90. This isnt the first time weve seen this deal, but it doesnt happen regularly. (It happened once before in January 2020.) If youre in the market for wireless earbuds, these are a particularly good value if youre seeking a solid set of noise-canceling buds. They utilize Bose noise-reduction technology to help block out sound, and theyre also worth the price, thanks to their excellent sound quality and comfortable fit.
Several sites are offering discounts on the Steam version of Control Ultimate Edition, but the best one Ive seen yet (thanks to Slickdeals) is happening at…