Here's a neat site launch: app.itize.us is a "painstakingly curated presentation of the best produced and designed iPhone applications that are available for download via the App Store." Nice simple UI, and nice app selections, mostly indie stuff I hadn't heard of. The guy behind app.itize.us is @fasonista, former Snap.com product evangelist. I think he has good taste.
DogPhone, who dis? University of Glasgow computer scientist Ilyena Hirskyj-Douglas, who specializes in animal-computer interaction, her labrador Zack, and colleagues have developed a videophone system for dogs. It consists of a ball containing a motion-sensitive switch and wireless radio. When the dog shakes the ball, it triggers a nearby laptop to initiate a call. And… READ THE REST
Technology virtuoso Fran Blanche restored this 16-minute, 16-mm film about lasers and after watching it, I finally have a basic overview of how lasers work. The video was produced in 1968 by Handel Film Corporation with the assistance of the Army Pictorial Center, the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission, Hughes Aircraft Company, and American Telephone and… READ THE REST
While many people use 3D printers to spew out useless tchotchkes, this person demonstrates the actual utility of such advanced technology. I'm surprised these HDMI to garden hose adapters aren't readily available but I congratulate maddy_deee on their maker spirit and ingenuity. Here's a video demonstration of this remarkable innovation: (Thanks, Lux Sparks-Pescovitz!) READ THE REST
Though you've probably missed your window of opportunity to take advantage of ample at-home time (well, unless these morons have anything to say about it), your home should still be a beacon of peace. That said, it's currently decorated more like a hopeless abyss of old puzzles looking to be finished and scenes from a… READ THE REST
Run out of things to do with the family? Because you all went through your activity book during quarantine, you're probably doing literally anything to kill time these days (especially since COVID restrictions are still being upheld by the world's finest and brightest). No sweat, we've got a new hobby for you and the whole… READ THE REST
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views. Set yourself up for the new year by treating yourself to learning. When you learn a new language, you can go see the world and interact with new cultures. It also… READ THE REST