Tag Archive: Made


The two personality traits that made Steve Jobs great

The new Steve Jobs biography, Becoming Steve Jobs, rests on the premise that Jobs’ wilderness years outside Apple somehow helped turn a once-reckless co-founder into a seasoned leader. Just how accurate the book’s kinder, gentler portrayal of Steve actually is,… Read more ›

How the Apple Watch is made

No Apple fan is oblivious to the huge amount of science, technique, expertise and care that Apple puts into every product. Apple doesn’t design its products the way it does because it has to, but because it is compelled on… Read more ›

Octopus tries to eat camera that made him famous

GoPro may have a new celebrity endorser, but he seems like a real sour pus. An octopus in the neuroscience lab at Middlebury College apparently did not like having a GoPro placed in its tank. It turned the camera around… Read more ›

How Crossy Road developers made $10 million in 90 days

SAN FRANCISCO — Crossy Road developers Andy Sum and Matt Hall never set out to rake in a pile of cash. They did, however, want to create a popular game. “We wanted to make the next Flappy Bird,†said Sum… Read more ›

What if Apple made a lightsaber?

In his breathtaking profile of Jony Ive in the latest issue of The New Yorker, Ian Parker drops a bombshell. You know that crossguard lightsaber in J.J. Abrams’s new Star Wars movie? The spitty, rough-around-the-edges one seen in the latest… Read more ›

John Hayward-Mayhew is one of the most prolific iOS developers ever to peddle a blackjack game. Over the past four years, the 25-year-old entrepreneur flooded the App Store with an astonishing 600 separate apps — everything from endless runners such… Read more ›

It would have been hard to don a Xybernaut Poma wearable PC in 2002 without uttering the phrase, “Resistance is futile.” What was arguably the first wearable computer had the look of a Borg, a cybernetic villain from Star Trek:… Read more ›

How Apple would have made Google Glass a success

Now that Google has pulled Glass off the market, for the time being at least, we’re left with a handful of questions that can’t be easily answered — even by a face-mounted computer. Questions like, “What went wrong?” And, “What… Read more ›

You’ve got to hand it to Sir Jonathan Ive: Apple’s head of design knows how to scare the competition. Wearables at CES were a huge disappointment, and there was a palpable sense that everyone was just waiting for the Apple Watch… Read more ›

Dillon Markey animates one of the hottest Adult Swim programs on television, Robot Chicken. Better yet, he uses an old Nintendo Power Glove to do it. The Emmy-winning show consists of short sequences of stop-motion animation using action figures of… Read more ›