Of course we can't talk about AR specs without mentioning the legacy of Google Glass. These advanced smart glasses were tipped to change everything, from tech to the way we live, by overlaying layers of information onto the real world. But thanks to public perception, financial problems and design challenges they never fully materialised – apart from for a small number of developers and testers. … [Read more...] about Apple Glasses release date, price, news, leaks and what we know so far
New 360-degree and 90-degree levels include Rum 'N Bass, LUV U NEED U, Reason For Living, The Greatest Show, Rattlesnake, Has a Meaning, Digital, Fire Ready Aim, Escape, and POP/STARS. Single Saber additions include Reason For Living, Unlimited Power, This Time, Believer, High Hopes, PLAY, American Idiot, While We're Young, and Origins. Each of these songs includes a range of difficulties per new mode, ranging from normal to expert+. … [Read more...] about Beat Saber update adds 46 new beatmaps in time for Memorial Day
The Apple Wireless Keyboard benefits from a better keyboard layout, has dedicated media keys, is even smaller and lighter than the SlimTouch, and while the SlimTouch keys are quiet, the Apple Wireless Keyboard is nearly silent. The Apple Wireless Keyboard also uses Bluetooth, meaning it can wake the computer from sleep, and it does not need an RF receiver blocking a USB port. In terms of connectivity, there is no difference in range, nor does either keyboard drop keys, but the Apple Wireless Keyboard suffers no lag for the first key pressed after a period of non-use—very nice. Battery life is still an unknown for the Apple Wireless Keyboard, but like the SlimTouch it’s a good idea to have an extra set of rechargeable batteries. If it isn’t obvious, I prefer the Apple Wireless Keyboard to the SlimTouch, but is it the better keyboard? … [Read more...] about Mini-review: Apple Wireless Keyboard
Ultimately, congressional action will be necessary even if the president signs an executive order on the issue. Future presidents are not bound by former presidential decrees, which means the 44th president does not have to adhere to any Obama promises of ethical and limited metadata use. “There is real value to get Congress to be the one to write this into stone,” said Michelle Richardson, legislative counsel for the American Civil Liberties Union. “It’s a cop-out that he isn’t taking executive action now.” … [Read more...] about If President Obama wanted the NSA to quit storing phone metadata, he’d act now
As a relic of an era when Apple could still do no wrong, this vision of boys who make gadgets and why they make them is refreshingly cutting. In Pixel Perfect, the man behind the machine is, it turns out, a little boy who wants the world to be more hospitable to him. He doesn’t really care about saving it. I was 10 years old when this movie came out, and could not possibly have made the connection between what was on the screen and the rise of a whole new age of facetious rhetoric around the common good, which makes the movie somewhat disturbing to watch now. It also makes Disney Channel content scan as much more subversive than I would have given it credit for before. … [Read more...] about The near-futurism of Disney Channel original movies — does it hold up?