Pantone, the self-declared official body in control of the entire visible spectrum, has announced the color of the year for 2014. You're looking at it.
New Scientists reports on a new planetary model that describes the most probable color signature of worlds thriving with life: purple. We would be able to detect these planets in 2018, once the James Webb Space Telescope is in orbit.
If you see a lot of purple on Facebook tomorrow, don't worry, it's not because Facebook got hacked by Barneynonymous. Instead, Facebook and sites like Yahoo and Tumblr are turning purple tomorrow to take a stand against bullying.
After initially denying it, Apple has acknowledged the iPhone 5's purple flare camera problem in an email to a Gizmodo reader. Their solution: "Angle the camera away from the bright light source when taking pictures."
And here I was, ready to paint my bedroom purple. But if 3M owns it, I can't, right? Wrong! Although under US law 3M strangely does have a claim to the the color, it's not as bad as it sounds.
The fellows at NXP Semiconductors and Purple Labs have teamed up to put together the Purple Magic 3G cellphone. The Linux based handset will retail below $100, and if that does not have you interested, perhaps the video calling ability, incorporated MP3 player and high-speed internet browsing will have your bargain…
If your mother's one of the few in the country who still wants a RAZR, this limited-edition Mother's Day one makes a decent gift. Get it before Prince stockpiles them all.