Apple Quietly Launched a Business Listings Service For Maps

In the immediate wake of all the iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite hubbub, Apple took a step in Yelp's direction by launching a new service called Apple Maps Connect. Like Yelp, Apple Maps Connect lets people add small business listings to a directory. Unlike Yelp, that entire directory lives inside Apple Maps—for now. » 10/22/14 10:09am 13 minutes ago

These Are the Creepy 4Chan Successors Behind Gamergate's Pathetic War

Both the amorphous anti-feminist movement Gamergate and last month's extended leak of a huge cache of private celebrity nude photographs—the two biggest internet-based stories in recent memory—have served as coming-out parties for a small set of anonymous, uncensored image boards that function like 4chan's raggedy… » 10/22/14 10:08am 13 minutes ago

These Knobs and Sliders Turn an iPad Into a Custom Tactile Interface

There's a good reason why so many of us still prefer mechanical keyboards and real control boards despite the availability of touchscreen interfaces: In many cases, they give us more control over our digital worlds. Fans of tactile interfaces will love this project by Florian Born—who created a system that meshes… » 10/22/14 9:54am 28 minutes ago

You Can Stick These Wireless Light Switches Anywhere

Even for a seasoned renovator, installing a new light switch in a room isn't the easiest of tasks. There's holes to be cut, wires to be run, and the worry that you're somehow going to short out your home. But with the new Avi-on Switch, adding a new light switch in a more convenient spot is as easy as sticking a… » 10/22/14 9:19am Today 9:19am

7 Things You Can Make Out of Yourself When You Die

It's time to put your affairs in order. And yet—you're still not ready to let go. Totally understandable! And fortunately for you, you don't have to. It's all thanks to the alarming number of services just waiting to turn your dearly departed remains into the latest accessory, utensil, or pastime. May you rest in… » 10/22/14 9:00am Today 9:00am

This skeleton will help you make a Lego robot if you are a lazy ass

Hero Design Studio has shared the downloadable instructions for a 3D printable skeleton to make building a Lego robot a little bit easier. Though the majority of bends and joints can be done in actual Lego, there are a few custom bricks that would certainly take the guess work out of construction with the framework… » 10/22/14 8:46am Today 8:46am

Fake LED Flames Indicate How Hot Samsung's New Induction Stove Gets

Induction stove tops might be more energy-efficient than electric or gas burners, but many chefs miss the obvious visual cues about what temperature they're cooking at—a red-hot burner is hard to misinterpret. So for its new Chef Collection Induction Slide-in Range, Samsung is introducing a clever new feature that… » 10/22/14 8:00am Today 8:00am

How London's Amazing New Subway Trains Were Designed

"I remember going on the Tube trains when I was very young, and thinking 'this is amazing'. The smell, the noise — the wooden floors, the wooden escalators of the time — incredible to think that we had those," says Paul Priestman, director and co-founder of London design agency Priestmangoode. » 10/22/14 7:48am Today 7:48am

Honest trailer reveals how X-Men: Days of Future Past is Terminator 2

X-Men: Days of Future Past is basically Terminator 2 with mutants. Screen Junkies explains the plot similarities: "An indestructible bad ass gets sent back into time without his clothes to protect a vulnerable young man with long hair who will one day become a leader and stop a shape shifter from destroying the… » 10/22/14 12:03am Today 12:03am

iPad Air 2 Meta-Review: Great, But No Must-Have Upgrades

Thinner than a pencil! More powerful than an original iPad Air! Able to tell your identity from a single fingerprint! The iPad Air 2 is here, and early reviews agree that it's better than ever. Not necessarily good enough to upgrade from a previous iPad, mind you, because iPads are forever. » 10/21/14 11:37pm Yesterday 11:37pm

Portraits of abandoned dogs before being put down at a shelter

Taiwanese photographer Yun-Fei Tou created these portraits of abandoned dogs minutes before being euthanized to "arouse people's awareness of animals rights." What really fucks me up is to look into their eyes knowing they didn't know what was coming up next. A stark reminder of our responsibility towards these beings. » 10/21/14 11:33pm Yesterday 11:33pm

18 Air Travel Hacks to Help You Kick Off Vacation Unfazed and Unscathed

As Pinterest and your grandmother's inspirational cross-stitches tell you, life is about the journey, not the destination. Traveling is fun. I mean, it's practically a miracle of human innovation (imagine how many tiny packets of peanuts are floating above our heads right now, then try to tell me it's not magic). » 9/30/14 12:00pm 9/30/14 12:00pm

Pre-Order & Save 33% on the New LTE Pay As You Go Karma Hotspot ($99)

Pre-order the new Karma 4G LTE Hotspot for just $99 and ensure you're connected at all times, wherever you go. That's 33% off the device, and also includes a free 100MB of data to get you started. Following the pre-order, Karma Go prices will increase this Thursday, October 23rd to $149. Karma Go is the followup to… » 9/23/14 1:09pm 9/23/14 1:09pm

Learn a Thing or Two from a Pulitzer Prize-Winning Photojournalist

Photojournalist Jay Dickman grew up hooked on LIFE magazine and National Geographic. Now, he's a Pulitzer Prize winner who's documented everything from the war in El Salvador to a "Stone Age" village in Papua New Guinea. He has also penned five books on his craft and founded FirstLight, a workshop series for aspiring… » 10/21/14 12:00pm Yesterday 12:00pm