iOS 8.1 Code Reveals Apple Pay Settings and (Maybe) Touch ID for iPads

The roll-out of iOS 8 hasn't been a smooth one, but new reports suggest that a fully-fledged 8.1 update may not be far away. MacRumors reports that the first beta developer release of the next iteration of the OS contains setting for Apple Pay, which is set to launch October—along with references to Touch ID for iPad. » 9/30/14 5:30am 18 minutes ago

Google's Modular Phone Will Let You Swap Hardware While It Runs

Google's plan to create a cheap and versatile modular smartphone, known as Ara, has garnered interest from more than just the humble consumer. Now, it's been revealed that you'll be able to swap virtually all of its components without ever switching the phone off. » 9/30/14 4:30am Today 4:30am

The Apple Watch Is on Show at Paris Fashion Week

Apple has made it well known that its Watch is more than a piece of technology: it's a thoroughbred fashion item, too, which has received critical acclaim from watch experts as well as tech journalists. Which explains why it's showing the device off at Paris Fashion Week. » 9/30/14 3:30am Today 3:30am

50 ways that Superman could beat Batman in a fight

Batman may be infinitely cooler than Superman but let's not kid around here, a Batman vs Superman fight isn't even a contest. Pound for pound, power for power, Superman would destroy Batman. So instead of making a full Batman vs Superman movie, they should just show the different ways Superman could kill Batman. » 9/29/14 10:54pm Yesterday 10:54pm

The United States from the sky in restored 1980s aerial film footage

Harrison Sunburn found a whole lot of beautiful aerial footage shot by his dad in the late 1980s—using an Arri IIC camera with Eastman Kodak 5247 film. He scanned it at 2K resolution and made this little piece "for fun." Looking at the Twin Towers still standing makes me sad and nostalgic. » 9/29/14 10:02pm Yesterday 10:02pm

HP Stream 13.3 and 11.6 Hands-On: Full Windows on a $200 Budget

Need a bottom-of-the-bargain bin Windows machine? HP has just revealed a pair of incredibly cheap laptops, the 11.6-inch and 13.3-inch HP Stream. These two machines join the Stream 14 as HP and Microsoft attempt to offer full Windows at a Chromebook price, and we just snagged a hands-on at a NY press event. » 9/29/14 10:00pm Yesterday 10:00pm

The trailer for Inherent Vice is the zaniest thing I've seen this year

PT Anderson's new movie Inherent Vice looks like it's going to be oodles of fun to watch. The first official trailer is absolutely fantastic and also, absolutely wall the off, shitbat zany. There is so much weird and so much hilariousness and so much awesome that I can't wait to watch it in theaters. » 9/29/14 8:55pm Yesterday 8:55pm

10 delicious ways countries around the world cook their steaks

With my steaks, I prefer the unbeatable seasoning one-two punch of salt and pepper. And well, maybe some garlic if I'm feeling frisky. I just like the taste of red meat too much. But around the world? You'll get steaks seasoned and marinated with orange peel, lime zest, soy sauce, shrimp paste, sugar and much more. » 9/29/14 8:31pm Yesterday 8:31pm

Here's Bastard Squad's First Live Show in Nearly Two Decades

Throughout the mid-1990s Bastard Squad was a mainstay of the Boston punk scene, regularly demolishing crowds with their brand of manic rock and playing alongside luminaries like The Freeze, Gang Green, Dropkick Murphys, Showcase Showdown, Ignite, Good Riddance, and Swingin' Utters before breaking up in 1999. But after… » 9/29/14 7:30pm Yesterday 7:30pm

This is how medieval knights fought inside their clunky armors

My uncle used to own an old medieval Spanish armor. I remember looking at it and thinking how the hell knights could fight stuffed inside those heavy and clunky metal suits. This video shows how: Reconstructing medieval fight techniques using combat treatises of that time as a reference. » 9/29/14 6:45pm Yesterday 6:45pm

Doom looks perfectly pixelated in Lego form

We've seen everything from an ATM to a printer run Doom, but Ochre Jelly recently took a much more analog approach. The brickmaster built several scenes from the game out of Lego bricks. The medium does a great job of simulating those early-'90s graphics, we love so much. » 9/29/14 6:21pm Yesterday 6:21pm

Caught Gadget Fever? A $150 Gift Card Should Take Care of That

With back to school season and tech release mania upon us, you've probably felt a little fever coming on. The only prescription? More gadgets. Sadly, the holidays are still a ways away, and the tech treats on your wish list won't show up under the tree for a while. But cheer up because we're giving you the chance to… » 9/26/14 3:59pm Friday 3:59pm

A Smart Watch of Your Choice, Kindle Paperwhite, Raspberry Pi [Deals]

Android Wear and the Apple Watch get all the press these days, but the Pebble was there a year before any of them. You don't get a color screen and fancy animations, but its E-Ink screen means you'll get a week or more of battery life. [ Pebble Smart Watch, $100] » 9/29/14 1:15pm Yesterday 1:15pm