Microsoft's event today was long on promise and short on specs. RAM? We dunno. Processor speed? We dunno. Price? We dunno. Release date? We dunno. But even a very brief hands-on made something abundantly clear: It's a super solid device and if Microsoft can deliver what it demoed, the iPad finally has a real…
We're at Microsoft's mystery "event" in Los Angeles today, where if the rumors are true it will announce its own tablet in short order. But will it be the next Xbox, or the next Zune? We'll soon see. Stay tuned.
One of the great regrets of my life is that I'll never have the chance to sample a meal at El Bulli, the now-closed Spanish restaurant considered by very many to be the best in the world, where chef Ferran Adrià pushed the frontiers of food. This documentary by Gereon Wetzel will likely be as close as I get to…
Dan Lyons, the guy who used to be Fake Steve Jobs, has a story today that asks "once upon a time we put a man on the moon. Now we pee our pants over retina displays. WTF happened to us?" The answer is really easy: We're the same as we've always been. We love to watch things change.
Apple announced so much great new stuff today, and Tim Cook walked away looking too fine and fancy. But not everyone else left in such good shape. Apple threw plenty of haymakers at its biggest competitors; here are the Manny Pacquiaos* of WWDC 2012.
"High", from the UK's Max Harris, is the best worst thing since Rebecca Black's "Friday." It hits all the right notes. Autotune. Filmed in an alleyway. Drug references by a minor. Sweatpants. I can't help but think this is self-aware parody.
For coastal cities, rising sea levels due to climate change are questions of when and how high, not if. San Francisco's Brian Stokle and Burrito Justice created this amazing poster that shows what the city would look like after the waters rose.
Twitter has a new logo! And it also has a whole bunch of rules about how you can and can not use that new logo.
Google Maps announced it is rolling out offline maps for mobile, showed a new person-mounted Street View camera and is improving the 3D capabilities of its maps via aerial data. It's a major overhaul, one that comes in the face of Google reportedly losing one of its biggest partners.
If you have a Facebook account, you've likely seen your dull friends post some version of a "privacy notice" there recently. The idea is that posting it as your status will somehow prevent Facebook from, well, doing the things Facebook does with your information. It's nonsense. Don't be that person.
It looks like someone at Sprint is either having a seizure, or sat on that fancy new EVO and did some serious butt-tweeting, thanks to a stream of tweets that all read like @Horse ebooks nonsense.
It's been a while since I've posted anything. "I've been busy" is everyone's excuse for laziness, but I can't come up with a better one. For those of you who follow the news in Central America, you will know that I am in hiding in an undisclosed location in Belize. Hiding out is no fun. I've always wondered why people…
This week's Internet-based teapot tempest swirled around the venerable TED talks, which were accused by one presenter of censoring his talk because he spoke truth to power and talked about income inequality.
Facebook is public now. And that means you're going public too. Facebook has to make you share more. It has to make you expose more of yourself. It has to do all those deeply creepy things it's already doing, but more more more. It is going to sell you to advertisers, to shareholders, to anyone it can.