Tag Archive: Life


Trippy photo app brings your worst nightmares to life

Remember when Google announced, probably from within a heavily fortified and Skynet-proof bunker, that its artificial neural networks were “dreaming”? And then we saw the above picture of a squirrel ravaged by a computer’s best and most terrifying guesses at…Read more ›

Handy running accessory charges your iPhone (and could save your life)

You can charge your smartphone while cycling or running with an accessory also designed to keep you alive on the road. Sounds like a lot to ask of a battery pack, but the Boost Pack by BSEEN does both with…Read more ›

Asking Siri to charge your phone could one day save your life

From subtly dissing Rihanna, to teaching you math with reference to the Cookie Monster, Siri is packed full of offbeat Easter Eggs. But here’s one that could actually one day prove useful, and even life-saving. Maybe. If you’re ever in…Read more ›

Panic button app could save your life — or go terribly wrong

If you’re afraid of ever being in a dangerous situation without any witnesses or good samaritans nearby, you might want to consider downloading this new app appropriately named Witness. Calling itself the ‘panic button for the smartphone age,’ one tap broadcasts live…Read more ›

Hideous Apple Watch power strap will almost triple battery life

One of the main complaints Apple Watch naysayers have is that the advertised 18-hour battery life of the wearable is kind of crappy. An expensive, upcoming accessory aims to address that issue, but we’re not sure that the look appeals…Read more ›

Dump Flash Player now or spend the rest of your life patching it

Adobe Systems Inc. has yet another patch for you to download and install to fix yet another critical security hole in its ubiquitous Flash Player browser plugin. Hackers are already onto the exploit, so if you use Adobe Flash Player,…Read more ›

The life cycle from your iPhone’s point of view

I’m a sucker when it comes to upgrading to the latest iPhone, but like a lot of people I’ve stopped to think about how bizarre it is that new iPhones go from coveted items we’ll queue up for hours to…Read more ›

My awful life inspired Law & Order, Gamergate dev says

SAN FRANCISCO — Game developer Brianna Wu’s life became the inspiration for an episode of the hit cop show, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. While she was kinda flattered, she wasn’t entirely pleased. To get Law & Order: SVU‘s…Read more ›

Phil Schiller explains 16GB iPhones, MacBooks with one USB port, design vs. battery life

Why does the latest iPhone still ship with just 16GB of storage as standard? Why does the new MacBook have only one USB port? Why does Apple make devices thinner and thinner rather than adding bigger batteries? At Apple’s Worldwide Developers…Read more ›

Short film Life on Trial spoofs a murderous case of internet lag

This post is brought to you by TeliaSonera International Carrier. If your internet service provider faced a trial, would it be found guilty of sucking? That’s the cheeky question posed by satirical short film Life on Trial, a goofball riff…Read more ›