The Science Museum in London is a fantastic place to visit if you're interested in the history of technology, but if you’re in the States or elsewhere, the chances of seeing the exhibits contained therein may be rather remote. That’s precisely why Journeys of Invention from Touch Press is such a great resource, as it allows you to learn about and interact with objects that are on display in that museum, plus others stored in its repository that aren’t even viewable by members of the public. Journeys of Invention features 81 objects — like the Apollo 10 command module, or a 17th-century microscope — along with 14 compiled journeys that link them through a logical progression.
It's no secret that 802.11n is no longer the fastest Wi-Fi on the block, but the question is: When will Apple support it? Judging from code found inside the latest OS X developer beta, it could be coming soon.
It's Oscar season in Hollywood, and IMDb is celebrating with an update to its existing iOS app with a special section dedicated to the festivities, as well as an easier way for Amazon Prime members to enjoy their favorite films.
Robots for iPad is equal parts creepy and cool, and it's one of the most informatively fascinating apps you'll find on the subject of artificial intelligence. Bursting at the seams with well over 100 real-world robots that range from freakish human lookalikes to quasi-sentient kids toys, this exhaustive app is a repository of incredible information about the history of our mechanical pals. Each entry features detailed photos, historical rundowns, tech specs, neat factoids, and embedded links to related articles about the robotic creation in question.
When thinking about Leonardo da Vinci, visions of the Mona Lisa or The Last Supper most likely spring to mind, testifying to his sheer artistic genius. But what you may not know is that he was also a gifted scientist well ahead of his time, and spent years perfecting his knowledge of human anatomy. All 268 pages of his anatomical drawings, which had been lost to the world for hundreds of years, are currently on display as part of the Royal Collection at Windsor Castle, but if you can’t make the trip to the UK, don’t despair. There’s an even better way to experience Leonardo's genius: with any iPad.
For those of a certain age, the Encyclopaedia Britannica was the Google of our childhood -- a vast resource of information that could save the day for school projects or simply expanding our minds. But now, in a true sign of the times, the publisher is closing the books (pun intended) on the print edition.
If you find that it’s simply too much trouble to reach into your pocket to look something up in your Merriam-Webster Dictionary app while browsing on your iPad -- well, it turns out the company has finally enabled such laziness by making a version especially designed for that tablet.
With apps catering to fiction writers, the workflow is straightforward: collect ideas and information, sketch characters and plot, write the novel, format it according to publishers’ guidelines, print, and mail it off.