Yes the Olympics started this week, but that doesn't mean the world of tech decided to shut down. A lot happened! Whether it was the release of Mountain Lion, the banning of Buckyballs magnets, Canon's new Mirrorless camera, or bad social media strategies from fast food chains, you have a lot to catch up on. Read up below.
This is the Salar de Uyuni, the largest salt flatland in the world at 4,086 square miles (10,582 kilometers). Every year, this amazing wonderland in southwest Bolivia covers with a thin layer of water. When that happens, it turns into the largest mirror on the planet, as these photos recently taken by Takaki Watanabe show. More »
A Chinese case manufacturer is showing what looks to be an iPhone 5 in their product shots. It looks like the white 3D prototype we published a while back-complete with its new 19-pin dock port. But could this really be a unit smuggled out of Foxconn's factory? More »
If you're a terrorist, a guerrilla, or are aspiring toward either, The Armory might be your gun depot of choice. But for anyone not on the government's radar, 100-percent legal, open websites are all you need to plan an American massacre. This is a little scary.
Right after Steve Jobs came back to lead Apple, he declared a total ban on software Easter Eggs and credits in the About box of every product made in Cupertino. They are back now. And this one is insanely great: More »
The Consumer Product Safety Commission has just banned the sale of Buckyballs, those magic magnets that can be shaped any which way, because the balls are a serious health hazard for children. It's the first stop-sale order by the CPSC in 11 years. More »
The public release of OS X Mountain Lion is available for download now. Is it worth it? Should you upgrade? We've got you covered. Here's everything you need to know. More »
Chick-fil-A, home of chicken-loving bigots, is in the middle of a PR nightmare. After Chick-fil-A's COO admitted to being anti-gay, the Jim Henson Company (bless their heart) pulled their toys from Chick-fil-A's kids meals. Only Chick-fil-A claimed the toys were pulled because of a "possible safety issue". That, of course, is a complete lie. A lie that the company may be propagating with fake Facebook accounts of Chick-fil-a sympathists. More »
This is the 155mm Field Howitzer 77. It's one of the deadliest artillery pieces in the world. It was manufactured by Swedish weapons company Bofors in the 80s, but this model is new-a complete mechanical and electronics overhaul over the old one. More »
If Apple switches from a 30-pin dock connector to a smaller 19-pin design, as a story by Reuters reports, iPhones and iPads will have a new standard port. This is certain to frustrate some people-namely the huge market base that has purchased billions of dollars worth of licensed chargers and docks. But it has to happen. More »
Dead Trigger, a mobile video game for iOS and Android, is now free in the Google Play Store. Awesome, right? Except no. It's not awesome, since it's only free because the piracy rate for the Android version is "unbelievably high." Ugh. More »
Canon's compact, large-sensor camera is finally here. Until now, Canon was the last major manufacturer that didn't offer a mirrorless, interchangeable-lens camera, and from what we can tell it was worth the wait. The Canon EOS M looks like a beast. And it's pretty cheap, too. Get ready to swoon. More »