We got not one but two new iPhone this week. That's a pretty big deal, but it's just the tip of this week's awesome-story iceberg. Dive in!
Tomorrow, Apple will introduce the world to two new iPhones. One will look almost exactly like the current iPhone, the other will look slightly different. Apple will sell millions of each type. And both will hardly matter at all compared to iOS 7.
There's an old joke about a doctor giving an elderly patient some good news and bad news. "Give me the bad news first," the old guy says. "OK, you've got cancer and you're dying. Best case, you have a few years left." "Oh god, that's awful," cries the old man. "What's the good news?" "Well," says the doctor, "You're in the best shape of your life, and your dementia means you won't remember any of this in a few hours." And that is, essentially, the Windows laptop renaissance.
Today marks a major milestone in Apple history: the introduction of the second iPhone. Not only did we get a sleek new iPhone 5S (and a goldpagne one, at that), but we also saw the Apple's first foray in the mid-range phone market—a very colorful foray. Those were the only new products, but they came with a boatload of features that are worth catching up on.
There was once a time when man looked to the skies and expected to see giant balloons rather than airplanes drifting above. The Hindenburg Disaster promptly put an end to those dreams. But nearly a century later, one company may have finally figured out how to build a dirigible suitable for the 21st century. Just don't call it a blimp.
Think you've been on some bad flights? At least they weren't Flight 666 to HEL, departing Friday the 13th. It's a very real trip, and it's actually pretty crowded.
iPhone pre-orders start tonight, and for a lot of people, that means deciding if you want to spend two years (or more) with a phone you've never held. The irony is, if you're not sure you want to commit for the full two years, then the answer is cut and dry: Get an iPhone.
After the enormous map for Grand Theft Auto V leaked online, the Internet has had a ballgeeking out on the render of Los Santos and Blaine Counties. The geography is based on the sprawling metropolis of Los Angeles, but to give you an idea for how big the city really is in real life , Reddit user fakeitlikeyoumakeit took the Google Maps of other major cities and scaled them to GTA 5 proportions.
Some of you may remember the heroic death of our dearly departed Spacebat. Some of you may still be grieving. NASA, however, has moved on to a new tragedy. Its latest victim? The most powerful goddamn jumping frog the Wallops/Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport has ever seen. RIP Spacetoad. You flew too high.
This is incredible. Scientists have found an underground water reserve in Kenya so large that it could meet the entire country's water needs for the next 70 years. Using satellite, radar and geological technology, scientists found an aquifer—an underground layer of water-bearing material—that contains 200 billion cubic meters of fresh water.
Yesterday, we saw Apple introduce a new plastic iPhone. Why plastic? Because it's cheaper, sure. But Apple’s shrewd decision to use plastic is about more than just money.
Magnum Photos, the 66-year-old photography organization and darkroom printer in New York, has handled more famous photos than you or I will ever get to even look at. Magnum's master printer, Pablo Inirio, was editing with tried and true darkroom chemicals long before Photoshop was a twinkle in Adobe's eye. And now, we can see his process.
The iPhone has a fingerprint scanner now. Great. It will make your iPhone more convenient (or a pain in the ass) to unlock. But unlocking is sort of beside the point when it comes theft. The truth is, Apple didn't give the iPhone 5S the one feature that could actually help get a stolen phone back—one that goes perfectly with a fingerprint scanner.