Tag Archive: Real


Fresh off his deep dive into CES, Alex takes on home automation and how HomeKit may just change everything, making the dream of an easy, ubiquitous home future a reality. Rob takes a look at a new game that turns… Read more ›

The year is 2018. After a long day at work, you pull into your driveway, whip out your iPhone 10 Plus and say, “Siri, I’m home.†Your garage door opens silently, beckoning you to enter the ultra-connected smart home of… Read more ›

Whether it’s fuzzy Polaroid-style filters on Instagram, or iPhone speakers disguised to look like cassette players, there’s a fascinating retro streak that runs through high tech: something that should, by rights, be as modern as it gets. With that in… Read more ›

If you liked the iPhone 5c’s colorful design but were put off by its tiny screen and aging specifications, then Meizu’s latest smartphone could be right up your street. It’s called the M1 Note, and it looks just like an… Read more ›

Apple was found guilty last year of colluding with publishers to raise ebook prices, but now that the antitrust case is being heard by the Second U.S. Court of Appeals, two out of the three appellate judges are starting to… Read more ›

Star Trek Captains Picard and Kirk could talk to any alien, no matter how different it was from humanity, thanks to the universal translator, a magical sci-fi device that explained away why strange civilizations in far-away solar systems all spoke… Read more ›

What does the bacon above have in common with The Amazing Spider-Man 2 have in common? Both were created with 3D animation software called Houdini by Toronto-based Side Effects Software. The newest release is coming next month, and, as you… Read more ›

Steve Jobs’ monument in Russia was torn down the day after CEO Tim Cook opened up about being gay last week. The incident was immediately blamed on homophobic Russians and the country’s anti-gay laws, but the school where the monument… Read more ›

These clever gadgets bring email into the real world

Email has become somewhat of a necessary evil lately, with a attempts like Google’s recent Inbox to use software to corral the over-abundance of the technology into something that makes better sense for us humans. Designer Brendan Dawes worked with… Read more ›

Real life becomes a vector with Adobe’s Shape CC

Quick – grab your iPhone and take a picture of something nearby — the remote control on your coffee table, a pair of Warby Parkers, anything, really. Now take that photo and turn it into a fully editable vector graphic… Read more ›