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The logo problem: why iPhone works

I stumbled upon an interesting article over at MinimallyMinimal the other day that made me stop and think. The article is about the problem with logos and how they make a difference on devices. If you are not sure what I am talking about, I’ll explain with a picture. Basically, the problem with the Nokia Lumia 900 is the amount of logos. There are…

Virgin America pays tribute to Steve Jobs

It has been a little over 3 months since Steve Jobs’s passing, and people are still paying tribute to him. We have seen paintings, musical numbers, dolls, and a whole bunch of other things, but I think that this one flies high above the rest…literally. Virgin America has adorned the side of their Airbus A430 plane with the famous quote by Jobs in…

Vancouver man pays $620 for clay iPad

Last Christmas, a Vancouver resident by the name of Mark Sandhu bought his wife and iPad 2…or so he thought. To her surprise and his, the package contained not an iPad but a chuck of clay instead. Talk about an old-school tablet. The man then tried to take back his purchase to the Canadian retailer Future Shop and complain, but the manager thought that…

SpareOne phone lasts 15 years on single charge

SpareOne has just debuted a phone at CES that I think is pretty remarkable, not because it is a smartphone overflowing with awesome specs (it is quite the opposite), but because of its incredible battery life. The SpareOne phone is the first phone to run off of a single AA battery. This means that you are not tied down to a…

iPad 2 survives drop from space

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X4xNcF6T7Is “iPad 2 survives fall from 100,000 feet!” This and variations of this title have been popping up on tech blogs all around. Perking my interest of course, I thought I would take a look. What I saw was pretty amazing. The people over at G-form—who have been known to do crazy stunts promoting their iPad…

Hiker saved by iPhone flash

There used to be a time where if you got lost in the forest, you had better know how to start a fire, make a shelter, pick berries, and maybe even wrestle a bear. However, in this digital age, all you really need is a smartphone with great coverage and a led flash. When Mr. Tkacik of Maryland got lost, it was a good thing that he had his iPhone with…

A look at Apple’s web history

I recently stumbled upon the WayBack Machine. It is hosted by the Internet Archive and allows you to look back at archived versions of pretty much any web site. So, this morning I spent a couple hours traveling through time, looking at Apple’s homepage from 1997-2012.  The changes that happen are pretty interesting. I’ve put together a little gallery…

Steve Jobs action figure too realistic?

A company called In Icons will be selling a 12 inch Steve Jobs Doll this coming February. This would be no problem, except for the fact that it is incredibly realistic. The 1:6 scale action figure is being sold to ”honor the American icon and great visionary Steve Jobs” and sports Job’s iconic black turtleneck and blue denim jeans. The figure even has…

Cat shows off Fruit Ninja skills

Domestic house cat by day, fruit ninja by night, this cat can really slice and dice. Cats have become  a major hit on the internet these past years. They command the attention of cat lovers and bored adolescents alike, racking up thousands of views on YouTube. Well, this cat is no different. This cute little feline whose name we don’t even know…

World’s most expensive iPhone 4S sells for $9.4 million

Could you imagine having enough disposable income to drop over $9 million on an iPhone? Well someone somewhere must because Stuart Hughes—maker of overpriced luxury products—has just created the iPhone 4S Elite Gold. At $9.4 million, it is officially the world’s most expensive phone. Keep in mind that this price is 11,000x the price of an…