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.
Sometimes there probably shouldn't be an app for that. Casting all ethical concerns into the wind, a company by the name of Backyard Brains has released a kit that lets you control living cockroaches with your iPhone for a matter of minutes. It's called the RoboRoach, and it's meant to show kids the relationship between "cyborg technology" and neuroscience — or, more practically, the technological advances that have helped treat Parkinson's Disease.
Siri celebrates her second anniversary today, two years after first making a splashy debut with the iPhone 4S — and to celebrate, users can now get a peek at the voice actress behind the virtual assistant.
Have you ever wondered what the world would look like if invisible radio signals — such as those from Wi-Fi antennas — could actually be seen? Apparently, someone else did, and the results are somewhat creepy.
Although Apple is far from the only corporation in America to do so, a new report on the company attempts to blast the spotlight onto the methods used by the iPhone maker to avoid millions in corporate taxes -- and it’s all perfectly legal.
Siri was A Pretty Big Deal back in October when the iPhone 4S was announced, to a large degree because the update was otherwise cosmetically the same. But nearly six months later, a survey tries to determine if iPhone 4S owners are actually using the virtual assistant -- and the results are “sort of.”
It seems like everyday Apple is coming up with something new. Whether it's as basic as the iPad's bezel or as revolutionary as multi-touch, Apple's patents always leave us anticipating some exciting new technology. These five patents represent Apple's latest and greatest--we hope we'll see them in action soon!
The guys at Cupertino are always coming up with something new, from iPods that function as phones to full-fledged tablet computers. It's easy to forget that once upon a time, patents for devices like the iPhone and iPad left us scratching our heads (check out this blog post from 2006, if you need proof). To this day, Apple keeps us on our toes, and we can't help but wonder what amazing gadget will appear from their latest crazy patent applications. So, we scoured Patently Apple for 10 of the lastest, most ridiculous patents we could find -- only because we know, one day, Apple will surprise us with yet another device that will blow us away.
To most fans, Apple can do no wrong. But we can all agree that there are a few things Apple could do more right. From near field communication to 4G, there are more than just a few technologies we'd like to see in the iOS devices of the future. We're sure some of these will come to fruition sooner than others, but either way, here's to wishful thinking.
Apple may have Thunderbolt fever if its latest MacBook Pro and iMac models are any indication, but that doesn’t mean other PC manufacturers are ready to follow them into the storm. Case in point: Hewlett Packard.