Leaked from today's 404 episode:
- A man actually named Satoshi Nakamoto is most likely the founder of Bitcoin.
- Up Coffee is Jawbone's solution for America's caffein addiction.
- This couple broadcasts all their fights on Twitter.
Jawbone, maker of the popular Up24 fitness tracker, has just launched two new pieces of mobile software coded to foster better sleep. Called Up Coffee and Up 3.1, one keeps an eye on your caffeine intake, while the other strives to correlate personal physical movement with sleep performance. … Read more
ThumbsUp for Mac makes lower resolution versions of your images with various optional settings. The software comes free of charge and employs an intuitive mode of operation: dragging and dropping images on top of the app's icon in order to initiate the thumbnail generation. Other noteworthy features include custom names for the newly generated files, multiple supported formats, and a fine-grained control over image resolution and quality.
ThumbsUp for Mac can be used in one of two ways: by dropping image files on top of the app's icon or by Option-clicking the image selection and choosing the software … Read more
As a new mom, I am constantly taking photos and videos of my baby. How could you not? Everything she does, or even when she's not doing anything, it's the cutest thing in the whole wide world. So, I upgraded my phone to iPhone 5S 64 GB, but can you believe that I am constantly running out of space? I dread getting that "Cannot Take Photo - There is not enough available storage to take a photo. You can manage your storage in Settings." message.
Because I don't like to delete all of my photos … Read more
Remember those telescoping toy lightsabers? You used to do battle with your siblings or friends, but nobody could ever agree on who actually won the fight. There won't be room to argue if you're using Sabertron foam swords from Kickstarter.
The glowing swords each have a health meter above the hilt, marked by strips of green, yellow, and red LED lights. When the swords strike blade-to-blade, they make a clashing sound. When the sword hits anywhere else, like on your opponent's arm, the health meter goes down. Run out of health and you lose the match.… Read more
Google is taking aggressive steps to combat what it says is the No. 1 complaint in its Chrome browser: having your settings hijacked.
The company first took measures to address the problem in August when it introduced a "reset browser settings" button on the Settings page in Chrome, but that wasn't enough to fix things.
Now, Chrome will ask Windows users automatically via a pop-up if you want to reset your settings when it detects that they might've been changed without your permission. It will disable all extensions, themes, and Chrome Apps you have installed. It … Read more
These days, we seem to be buying more and more things online. Which means more deliveries come to our doors, sometimes at odd hours.
When we're out, there's an expectation that a neighbor might sign for it. We'd do it for them, after all.
On occasion, this can get us into trouble. It did for one teenager in the UK, who signed for a delivery on his neighbor's behalf and promptly got arrested.As the Telegraph reports it, 19-year-old James Sutcliffe had no idea what was inside the package.
The police thought they did, however. So … Read more