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Norman Foster on Apple’s HQ: Over 1000 Bikes, Four-Story Glass Doors

March 7th, 2014 | by Gizmodo

Spaceship Apple is freaking huge: A 2.8 million square-foot orb on a 176-acre parcel serving 12,000 employees in oh-so-suburban Cupertino. While talking to Architectural Record , architect Norman Foster defended the headquarter's massive size and weird shape, and revealed some intriguing new details.


Mother Bequeaths iPad to Sons But Apple Won’t Unlock It

March 5th, 2014 | by Gizmodo

S When you die, don't forget to include your Apple ID in your will. Because, if happen to bequeath any Apple devices to friends and family, they'll be useless hunks of metal and glass without the secret word. At least, that's what we're left believing after a standoff between Apple and a dead mother's sons


What Apple CarPlay Looks Like in Action

March 3rd, 2014 | by Gizmodo

While Apple showed off a few screengrabs of its CarPlay in-car iPhone and iPad integration system earlier, we finally have some actual video of it in action.


Apple CarPlay: iOS on Your Dashboard

March 3rd, 2014 | by Gizmodo

S Apple has announced its new in-car iPhone integration system. Called CarPlay, it's designed to be an eyes-free system which allows users to safely use their phone for information, entertainment and communication while at the wheel


QPlay: A Spotify For Video That Streams to Your TV

February 25th, 2014 | by Gizmodo

S While Google Chromecast, Apple TV, and Roku have shifted streaming content from our mobile devices to our televisions, they're often incomplete solutions. There's a whole Internet worth of video content—from news feeds to public broadcasting productions—that the Chromecast just won't play.


Rumor: Amazon Is Readying a Web TV Box (Again)

February 21st, 2014 | by Gizmodo

S Re/code is reporting that Amazon is getting ready to launch an Android-powered web TV box to compete with Roku and and Apple. Sources tell Peter Kafka that Amazon "is aiming for a March rollout" of the set-top box, which was rumored to arrive last year in time for the holidays. Which it didn't


Report: Apple Is Working on Medical Devices, Mulling Cars

February 17th, 2014 | by Gizmodo

S A report from the San Francisco Chronicle suggests that Apple is working to develop new product lines—including medical devices and cars The newspaper is light on detail , but does describe how , according to their sources, Cook & Co.


Apple: Our Supplies (Largely) Don’t Come From War Zones

February 13th, 2014 | by Gizmodo

S Apple has just published its supplier responsibility report , which audits its contract workers who produce and assemble hardware in factories outside the US. Perhaps most interestingly, Apple explains in the report that it has confirmed that none of its suppliers use tantalum—a metal that is regularly used in mobile electronics—from areas engaged in warfare


Flappy Bird Is Officially Gone From the App Store and Google Play

February 9th, 2014 | by Gizmodo

S As promised , Flappy Bird creator Dong Nguyen has removed his torturous app from Apple's App Store. Flappy Bird is gone. It is survived by knockoffs like Clumsy Bird and Happy Poo Flap , and by the nightmares and thumb pain it has caused you these last few weeks.


Did Samsung Try to Ban Apple Logos From the Olympics Opening Ceremony?

February 7th, 2014 | by Gizmodo

Lucky Olympic athletes taking part in the Sochi Winter Olympics found a Samsung Galaxy Note III in their arrival goodie bags, so even if they don't take home a medal they've still got something of a fairly high value to sell on the internet when they get home. But did Samsung demand they avoid being seen using Apple hardware as part of the deal? That is indeed what happened according to a group of Swiss athletes, who claim their free Galaxy Note IIIs were accompanied by a sweet request from Samsung asking them to physically tape over the Apple logos on rival phones they may use instead to take their endless selfies during the opening ceremony.


From Tablets to TVs: What’s Next For Display Tech in 2014

February 4th, 2014 | by Gizmodo

S Starting in 2010 when Apple made the retina display and display quality a central theme for their product marketing, displays have moved up from the doldrums into an unprecedented renaissance of new display technologies for smartphones, tablets, TVs, and entirely new classes of products like wearable displays. That approach impressed consumers and moved the entire display industry. But Apple has recently given up the lead in displays—now Amazon, Google, LG, and Samsung are launching products with the best and most innovative displays as documented in our in-depth Display Technology Shoot-Out article series .


It Took More Than Just iPhones to Shoot Apple’s New Ad

February 3rd, 2014 | by Gizmodo

With Macintosh turning 30 this year , you'd think Apple would go big. Maybe they'd spring for another Super Bowl commercial like the 1984 ad that changed the way the world thinks about computers. Nah… they just made an Apple promo reel that was shot entirely on iPhones—with a little help, of course


Report: Apple’s Expanding Mobile Payment to Physical Goods

January 25th, 2014 | by Gizmodo

The Wall Street Journal is hearing rumors that Apple wants to expand its mobile payment capabilities beyond iTunes purchases, moving into the space dominated by names like Square , PayPal , and Google . With over 575 million registered iTunes users, it's almost surprising that Apple hasn't already given those users a way to pay for 3rd party online purchases through an iTunes account. The company dabbled in making a payment feature for Passbook , but never saw those intentions through.


The Truth Behind Apple’s Latest iPad Ad

January 22nd, 2014 | by Gizmodo

S Apple's latest iPad advert shows the tablet being used by helicopter rescue pilots, storm chasers, ice hockey coaches, musicians, Bollywood filmmakers, scuba divers, rock musicians and artists. But let's face it, you're using it on the toilet, aren't you? The above, from Doghouse Diaries , pretty much nails it


Apple May Have Figured Out How to Make FaceTime Work With Bad Internet

January 16th, 2014 | by Gizmodo

S A new invention filed by Apple with the US Patent and Trademark Office is so simple but clever that it's amazing it's not been done before: Cook & Co. suggests that it could insert doctored or pre-recorded images into FaceTime chats on crappy connections to keep the conversation smooth. The patent , called "Video transmission using content-based frame search," suggests that video frame data could be used to help reduce the amount of data being sent between devices during video calls.


All The Camera You Need Under $300, Apple TV, Storage [Deals]

January 13th, 2014 | by Gizmodo

S The Sony NEX-3NL was a great camera when it hit the market for $500, but at under $300, this deal is unmissable for anyone looking for a great portable camera, ready to downsize their DSLR, or interested in diving into an interchangeable lens ecosystem for the first time. Retractable power zoom lens, tilting LCD, 16MP, and unprecedented value in this price range.


From Dream to 3D Reality: The Fascinating Origins of Pixar

January 13th, 2014 | by Gizmodo

S Before a story about toys, before monsters went corporate, before anyone went searching for Nemo , and before twenty seven Academy Awards, Pixar was a high-end computer hardware company whose clients included the government and the medical community. The story of Pixar isn't exactly full of superheroes , adorable robots, or talking bugs.


Explore Old Manhattan In Pics From Street Photographer Bill Cunningham

January 10th, 2014 | by Gizmodo

S A few years ago, a documentary came out that introduced longtime New York legend Bill Cunningham to the world at large. The film was fantastic—now streaming on Netflix !—and made it pretty much impossible not to fall in love with the octogenarian photographer who, for decades, has biked boldly through the Big Apple's crowded avenues capturing people with style. Turns, out, he damn good at capturing buildings with style, too.



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