Voted by The New Yorker as one of the most elegant iPhone games of 2013, Duet Game only reached into the top 100, then fell back into relative obscurity. But a recent price drop has sent … Read more
It's one thing when a nature videographer captures a fast-moving creature in the wild and has to put up with the background images being blurry while the focus stays fixed on the object of interest. It's quite another when scientists are trying to sneak a peek at a virus as it interacts with the surface of a cell and want to focus on the virus and the cell simultaneously.
Now researchers at Princeton University say they've captured unprecedented 3D footage of a virus-like particle as it appears to try to enter a cell. To keep everything in … Read more
Apple risks falling behind in display tech in 2014, DisplayMate Technologies said in a research note.Echoing an earlier note, DisplayMate Technologies Raymond Soneira said this week that "Apple has recently given up the lead in displays -- now Amazon, Google, LG, and Samsung are launching products with the best and most innovative displays."
He cited the example of an emerging LCD technology called Quantum Dots that Amazon has tapped for the Kindle Fire HDX 7 (now $199 at Amazon).
"Quantum Dots are going to revolutionize and reenergize LCDs for the next 5+ years," he wrote. &… Read more
DotMatrix for Mac allows you to mash up a number of classic styles and layouts when taking photos with your Mac's Webcam. The result is a number of very fun, very cool-looking images that can be saved and shared later or used within the app, depending on if you have the free or paid license. While the interface is a bit intimidating, at first, everything you'll need is on one screen, ultimately making it an almost mobile-style desktop app, which is a good thing.
When you install DotMatrix, your Webcam will activate and show your face onscreen with … Read more
The late astrobiologist Carl Sagan eloquently referred to Earth, in the view from Saturn, as a "Pale Blue Dot."
"Look again at that dot. That's here. That's home. That's us," he wrote in his 1994 "Pale Blue Dot" book. "On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives."
Sagan is known for making the complexities of space and the universe accessible to ordinary people. As a consultant to NASA, he helped lead the US space … Read more
If you type Pets.com into your browser today, you get redirected to a site for the retailer Pet Smart. But, 15 years ago, you would've been visiting one of the most popular Web sites to hit the Internet.
Pets.com is a case example of the classic dot bomb story. In its two short years, it went from tiny startup in August 1998 to a publicly traded company in February 2000 to collapsed in November 2000.
If you've been frustrated with the cell phone signal -- or more precisely, the lack of one -- in your office building, relief might be on the way.
Ericsson announced today a new method designed to bring cellular signal to even the most hard-to-penetrate parts of a building. Called the Radio Dot System, this system consists of multiple disc-shaped radio broadcasters called Dots. Each Dot can "provide high-quality access to mobile broadband and voice services" for the surrounding area, and multiple Dots can be used together to broaden the coverage indoors.
To be clear, this system is … Read more
Leaked from today's 404 episode:
- Disaster relief organization to gamers: We need your help.
- Internet furious with BS Megalodon Shark "documentary."
- The trailer for Spike Jonze's new movie will make you want to take your iPhone to prom.