The most threatening letter of the alphabet is now the new name of Google’s quasi-secret moonshot lab: Google X is now just “X.” Hear that? That’s the sound of paranoid civilians boarding up windows and prepping drone-downing cannons.
Nothing like bringing your iMac to the Microsoft Store to troll everyone. First, Microsoft employees, trying to troubleshot whatever the hell is wrong with it. Then Apple fanboys, offended by the idea of their beloved OS X replaced by Windows 8. [Jai Definichon]
Sony X headphones are everything we hate: Ostentatious, overpriced gear that's nothing more than a cynical celebrity cash grab. In a world with justice and truth, such gaucherie wouldn't exist—but we kind of love these headphones anyway.
On Tuesday night, the surface of the Sun erupted in an violent solar flare, blasting a massive wave of charged particles in the direction of Earth. And early this morning, those particles smashed into our planet's atmosphere.
Last week, a swelling solar storm on the surface of the Sun sent a stream of charged particles hurtling toward Earth, making for beautiful northern lights in the planet's extreme latitudes. But late last night, at 10:59 p.m. EST, the now massive tempest unleashed an eruption that scientists expect will be responsible…
Do ever find yourself staring at an image, wondering what it would look like if it was made out of hair? No? Me neither.
Apple may offer its new iCloud service for free to folks with Mac OS X Lion, according to AppleInsider. To sweeten the deal, Lion may be priced extremely competitive and sold through the Mac App Store.
The Loop is reporting that Apple's Mac App Store will launch at 12p EST (9a EST) tomorrow. The January 6 launch date has more or less been confirmed by multiple reports, but Jim Dalrymple has sources telling him that Apple will flip the switch when they begin their work day on the West Coast. The Mac App Store will…
You don't have to breathe up against the windows of Apple's San Francisco event, because they've just announced a livestream online, starting at 10am PST / 1pm EST. Remember to keep your eyes on Giz too. Details below:
It's been a decade of ups and downs for science fiction television. On one hand we got Battlestar Galactica, on the other Firefly was canceled. But so many truly terrible shows managed to scrape by without notice — until now.
Handbrake just updated to 0.9.4 which uses x264 libraries to encode faster and smaller file sizes. On my iMac Core i7 a DVD ripped 25% faster. It also has better xbox and ps3 presets, among other things. It depends on a now unavailable 64-bit version of VLC but you can still download the nightly builds here. [Handbrake
NPD's Household Penetration Study found a 3% uptick in Mac households for 2009. This makes sense! What's surprising (or not) is that of the 12% of homes with a Mac, less than 2% are Mac-exclusive.
A new version of Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard—labeled 10A335—has hit developers. Apple hasn't mentioned any new features or bug fixes, however. The Server version—which was released alongside—does come with an easier to use version of Podcast Producer, new spam mail filters in Mail Server, and other niceties.