Kowloon Walled City: Remembering Hong Kong's Chaotic City of Darkness

It's been 20 years (to the month) since Kowloon Walled City was demolished, but amazingly, it remains one of the most dense structures ever built. As many as 33,000 people crammed into the seven-acre plot, known in Cantonese as "the city of darkness," before they were relocated in 1993. This diagram, from the South… » 4/19/13 1:11pm 4/19/13 1:11pm

Squeaky Toys With Mute Buttons Will Save Dog Owners' Sanity

There's something about squeaky toys that dogs just can't get enough of. Maybe it's a deep down carnal desire of wanting to hear their prey scream, or maybe to their ears the high-pitched squeal is like a siren's song. But what's for certain is that it can often be incredibly annoying to humans, so to solve that… » 2/26/13 8:31am 2/26/13 8:31am

Giant iPhone Display Runs OS X (This Time, At Least)

Eagle-eyed reader Phelipe Hamoui snapped these shots of the giant iPhone display in Hong Kong running Mac OS X. This marks a nice change from that embarrassing little slip-up » 10/04/08 4:00pm 10/04/08 4:00pm that revealed a U.S. display was running (gasp upon gasp!) Windows XP. So take a deep breath, Mac Army. Everything's gonna be okay. []