Our Favorite Android, iOS, and Windows Phone Apps of the Week

Welcome to another week and another roundup of apps. We've got software that's going to make your trips around town quicker, spice up your emoticon-laden texting conversations, keep track of your favorite eSports team, track all your quirky habits (smartphone or otherwise), and seriously step up your Instagram game. » 2/12/15 2:25pm 2/12/15 2:25pm

How to Make Instant Barrel-Aged Cocktails

If you've been spending too much time in bars lately—and we certainly hope you have been—you've likely noticed the rise of barrel-aged cocktails. The technique takes some of your favorite mixed drinks, mellows them out, and adds some layers of complexity. There is, however, a barrier to entry for most at-home… » 6/07/13 5:00pm 6/07/13 5:00pm

This Ramen-Making Machine Can Feed an Entire City

Manna may have come from heaven, but ramen comes from machines. In eight hours, Bullex's Bigger Automatic Instant Noodle Production Line produces nearly a quarter million bags of noodles. Enough to feed the citizens of Springfield, Illinois two (literal) squares a day—just like instant ramen's creator intended. » 6/22/11 12:30pm 6/22/11 12:30pm

Preview Pages Visually Before Visiting, With Google Instant

If you have Google Instant switched on, you might notice magnifying glasses next to each search result. Hover over them, and a visual pop-up displays what the site looks like—helping find the exact site you're after. [Google Blog] » 11/09/10 9:12am 11/09/10 9:12am

Google Instant Hits Android and iPhones in US

Several Android phones started showing Google Instant early, but Google's made the addition official, writing on its blog that a beta version has hit (or is hitting) "most iPhone and Android devices in the US." Basically, that's Androids running Froyo, and iOS 4 devices. » 11/05/10 4:45am 11/05/10 4:45am

Google Instant Search Trickles Out to Android Phones

If you've got a Droid, Droid X, or Incredible, looks like you may have already been hooked up with the beta version of Google Instant for mobile, according to Droid Life. It's not an official rollout, but we did know that Google was planning on delivering the service right on the heels the web iteration. And if… » 10/25/10 3:28pm 10/25/10 3:28pm

Did You Know Google Instant Can Be Switched Off?

Every day I see tweets from people who're sick of Google Instant. I don't mind it personally, but after reading Charlie Brooker's hilarious column in today's Guardian about it, perhaps it's time word got out about the kill-switch. [Preferences] » 9/13/10 7:00am 9/13/10 7:00am

Music Videos Created from Google Instant Will Keep Us Entertained For…

Welcome to the new meme, courtesy of Google Instant. After Google's official Bob Dylan video, ad agency Whirled had a go with Tom Lehrer's The Elements, to great success. » 9/09/10 6:40am 9/09/10 6:40am

Fujifilm's Instax mini50S Cheki is a Cute Polaroid Alternative

Now that we know Polaroid's reissued film is pricier than a three-course meal, it's time to look at alternatives. FujiFilm's been doing a fine line in instant cameras, and their upcoming Instax mini50S Cheki looks suitably teensy for pockets. » 8/09/10 5:58am 8/09/10 5:58am

Polaroid's Creative Director Lady Gaga Actually Does Some Work

Polaroid's Creative Director Lady Gaga (yes really) is the star of a rather lacklustre new exhibit at the MIT Museum—a Polaroid photograph of Lady Gaga. At least she dressed up for it. » 7/01/10 7:20am 7/01/10 7:20am

Polaroid 600 One Camera On Sale Via The Impossible Project

The first fruits of the Impossible Project has gone on sale, and I've got to say I'm really tempted to splurge the $180/£135 they're asking for the limited edition Polaroid 600 One. » 3/29/10 5:20am 3/29/10 5:20am

Who Cares About Impossible Project's New Polaroid Film When They Sell…

The Impossible Project, a cadre of fussy men who've managed to manufacture new film for Polaroid instant cameras, are open for business. Forget the film—check out these vintage factory jackets! » 3/22/10 2:38pm 3/22/10 2:38pm

Mio Nomad System: Create a Wall Anytime, Anywhere

The Nomad is a modular system for creating partitions designed by Mio. What sets them apart from other partitioning setups? Well they're made up of tons of little recycled-cardboard pieces that fit into one another in order to create your desired wall shape. You can even create openings that you can walk through, ala… » 7/25/07 9:00pm 7/25/07 9:00pm