Big companies patent their ideas for all sorts of reasons. "Because we plan to actually make and sell it" is much lower on the list than most of us realize. In honor of this fact comes a funny and fascinating slideshow at Gizmodo: "The 10 Dumbest Apple Patents That Made People Lose Their Minds"
Microsoft's Surface Duo is a clamshell device about the size of a pocket notebook. Open it up and there are two facing touchscreens. Is it any good? The Verge's Dieter Bohn says the hardware design is excellent, but it's buggy and far too expensive at $1400. The feel of opening this device like a book… READ THE REST
A CNN investigation into the AmazonBasics lineup of inexpensive yet seemingly good-enough electronics gear found dozens of products that melted, exploded or started fires: "Dozens of AmazonBasics product are flagged as dangerous, but many are still being sold." consumers have raised serious safety concerns about AmazonBasics items in complaints to government regulators and in reviews… READ THE REST
Are you facing a difficult decision? A binary one? The Decision Maker is for you. A pendulum forced by the power of magnetism to oscillate between signs marked "YES" and "NO" until coming to settle on one of them, the Decision Maker is a simple and surprisingly time-consuming way to put your future in the… 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. Can you really put a price on Internet privacy? Yes, you can. And while your credit card info and personal details being leaked are a major concern, imagine if someone pulled out loans… 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. Ever dreamed of being a video game designer? The 2023 Ultimate Xbox Game Developer Bundle makes the perfect starter kit for the gamer in your life! With the holidays right around the corner, you'll… 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. If you have a computer, the odds are high that you need a Microsoft Office subscription. After all, it's the simplest and most efficient way to create presentations, type documents, send… READ THE REST