Browsing the "science" Tag

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.


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.


WSJ: Apple Is Hiring Engineers in Asia to Launch More Products, Faster

March 3rd, 2014 | by Gizmodo

Good news, perhaps, for the impatient: the Wall Street Journal is reporting that Apple is "hiring hundreds of new engineers and supply-chain managers" across Asia in an attempt to "speed up product development and launch a wider range of devices." According to "people familiar with the matter," Apple is poaching staff from HTC and other tech companies across China and Taiwan to build up teams in Shanghai and Taipei.


Apple Finally Explains Touch ID Security in Detail

February 27th, 2014 | by Gizmodo

S You shouldn't really have been worrying about how Touch ID works too much, but if you have been, then Apple has finally explained most of the security details behind the technology in detail. Apple has released a new white paper about iOS security, which explains with more detail than before how Touch ID works—and, essentially, it seems far more secure than many people may have thought. A long trache of text from the report explains : The Secure Enclave is responsible for processing fingerprint data from the Touch ID sensor, determining if there is a match against registered fingerprints, and then enabling access or purchase on behalf of the user


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.


What Do You Think About Apple HQ’s Official Steve Jobs Statue?

February 25th, 2014 | by Gizmodo

S Of the over 10,000 entries submitted, Apple has officially chosen this piece, created by Belgrade sculptor Dragan Radenović , to commemorate and remember Steve Jobs who lost his battle with cancer almost two and a half years ago. Given the sleek lines of the iPhone and other hardware created by Apple while Steve Jobs led the company, the rough finish of this sculpture—adorned with Cyrillic letters, a one and zero, and a bust of Jobs—seems to go against the company's design ideals.


Why Apple’s Huge Security Flaw Is So Scary

February 23rd, 2014 | by Gizmodo

On Friday, Apple quietly released iOS 7.0.6, explaining in a brief release note that it fixed a bug in which "an attacker with a privileged network position may capture or modify data in sessions protected by SSL/TLS." That's the understated version.


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.


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.


Good Luck Writing a Letter With This 30th Anniversary Mac Font

February 6th, 2014 | by Gizmodo

It might not look it, but the images above actually make up a font designed especially to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Mac. Spotted on this 30 Years of Mac tribute page by iOS developer Greg Barbosa, the font is built up of line drawings of Apple's computers over the ages.


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


iOS 7′s Reboot Bug Will Be Ironed Out… But Not Until iOS 7.1

January 23rd, 2014 | by Gizmodo

iOS 7, perhaps the most divisive software update in Apple's history of mobile devices, has suffered from one particularly annoying bug since launching last September. Random restarts have plagued a number of users, and finally Apple is doing something about it. A substantial number of users have reported unexpected reboots of their iOS 7-packing iPhones (myself included)


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.


Why Nest Is Worth Every Penny

January 13th, 2014 | by Gizmodo

The news today that Google is buying smart thermostat-maker Nest for $3.5 billion seemed slightly unhinged ; why overbid for what's still, at present, a niche product? The answer is so simple it's barely worth a shrug: because it can, because it needs to, and because if it didn't, someone else would have. From a financial standpoint, $3.5 billion for a company whose most recent—and even then jaw-dropping—valuation was around $2 billion not two weeks ago seems modestly insane


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.


A Rainbow USB Cable With Every Charging Adapter You Need—Also Nokia

January 1st, 2014 | by Gizmodo

S It may seem a little opulent, but a lot of us won't leave home with at least our smartphone—maybe even two—and a tablet. And eventually one of them is going to need a battery boost, so instead of carrying charging cables and adapters for every single device, toss this single colorful USB adapter in your bag and you're all set


Seriously, Enough With This Apple Holiday Ad

December 17th, 2013 | by Gizmodo

Apple's new holiday ad has been called, in turn, endearing , note-perfect , and, in a spasm of enthrallment, perhaps Apple's best iPhone commercial ever . I think maybe I saw a different ad.



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