A smartphone in the pocket is a tool in many ways, covering bases in academics, entertainment, science, and more. At the core, a smartphone is a means of communication: voice calls and text-based communication, both of which represent a very small percentage of what the average smartphone can do. Despite continuous increases in technology, many continue to use their smartphone in the same manner, upgrade after upgrade, and the end result is always the same: a device that is going to waste to some degree, at least in relation to its potential. How does one waste their smartphone?
At first glance you might think this giant red and black Rolleiflex camera sitting next to this small cottage is a April Fools prank. It's no prank this giant camera is real. It's not really a camera; rather this is a building that looks like a camera on the outside. Judging by the decor on the inside, the café owners really like cameras and photography.
Google has been operating its Google+ social network for a long time and it has a reputation of being a ghost town. Facebook is certainly more popular and grew faster than Google+, but Google has a new trick for its social network that aims to show that people are actually using the network and looking at user profiles.
The Big Apple is home to some really ingenious business and the Cupcake ATM definitely takes the cake. The Cupcake ATM parks itself right next to the Sprinkles Cupcakes bakery on the Upper East Side in New York and operates 24 hours a day.
Bitcoin is one of the most popular virtual currencies out there and the world surrounding bitcoin has been very turbulent over the last few months. One of the most popular bitcoin services called Mt. Gox filed bankruptcy taking with it the virtual coins of many users. The biggest news in the Bitcoin realm came from Newsweek when it ran a story claiming that Dorian Satoshi Nakamoto was the creator of the virtual currency.
There are several different brands of robot vacuum cleaners on the market today and they all promise to do the same things. They will clean the floors in your home without you having to push the vacuum around yourself. You can even set them to clean when you aren't at home so you don’t have to hear the vacuum run.
Anyone who grew up in the 80's or has a penchant for 80's action movies will remember Arnie in his glory days. Back when he was ripped and destroyed anything and everything while spouting one-liners that are some of the most memorable in movies. Arnold now has a new plan that will help raise money for a charity he supports and part of the plan came from an idea on reddit.
ICANN, or the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, is the agency that gets to decide what top-level domains are added to the web. Those top level domains are things like .com, .gov, and .net for instance. In 2012, ICANN approved a bunch of new TLDs for the web including the controversial .xxx for pornographic sites.
"What's that you've got there?" the barista asks, tapping his chest. I don't need to look down to know what he means. "It's a lifelogger, it takes a picture every thirty seconds, every day" I tell him; I've got my reply down-pat by now, have explained dozens of times over the past few weeks. "At the end of the day it shows me the best ones." I half-tense myself for a frown, or a "you can't wear that in here," but he just smiles, tells me it's "cool" and makes me a latte. Not exactly another convert to the wearable cause, but another in a series of unprompted interactions that started when I fastened Narrative's Clip to my lapel.
The Raspberry Pi developer board has turned out to be a very popular device for DIY users. The Pi can be used for just about any project that the user can think up. Element 14 has announced that it has a new accessory for the Raspberry Pi available in the form of a new Wolfson audio card.