By Adam Frucci/GizmodoPosted 06.24.2010 at 5:29 pm 20 Comments
Videocalling has been a sci-fi staple for decades. From 2001 to Back to the Future people chatting face-to-face from great distances was a way of saying "Hey, look, it's the future!" So does Facetime mean we're in the future?
Want to conduct Sunday Mass but don't have your copy of the church missal? There's an app for that.
The Rev. Paolo Padrini, an Italian priest who consults with the Vatican, is launching a free iPad app that will contain the complete Roman missal -- the book containing everything that is said and sung during Catholic Mass throughout the liturgical year.
It will be available in July, meaning iPads could start appearing on altars in the next few weeks.
Apple, through powers of both good and evil, always finds a way to captivate like no other with their new product launches. But in unveiling the iPhone 4 today, they had an unfamiliar challenge to deal with: a world that has already seen in great detail the new product they were about to announce, thanks to Gizmodo's mega-leak in April. So this time around, Apple had something more to prove: what exactly about the new iPhone 4 is new today?
Even though we've already seen it, we're still blowing off work to tap into one of millions of channels of status updates or live blogs currently transmitting from California. For your reference, the best live blogs to tune into are Ars Technica's and gdgt's.
With a few tricks, you can get more content than you ever thought possible off your computer and onto your TV screen
By Darren MurphPosted 05.10.2010 at 12:37 am 0 Comments
It’s been a fun ride, but it may be the beginning of the end for conventional cable subscriptions and DVRs. A ton of original TV programming and other media is on the Web, and there are a number of ways to stream it to your flat screen. Many methods use equipment you may already own, but to really access all the content that’s out there, you’ll need to make a few hardware and software tweaks. Here are three options to help you ditch the cable company.
Own a Windows computer and an Xbox 360? If so, you’ve already got a robust home-entertainment setup.
In an unprecedented lapse for one of the world's most secretive companies, Apple has lost control of what appears to be a late-stage prototype of the next version of the iPhone. And unluckily for them, the lost bird found its way into Gizmodo's hands. They've splayed it open for all to see, similar to how Steve Jobs is now hoping to splay open whomever lost his top-secret phone.
During today's iPhone OS 4 preview at Apple headquarters in Cupertino, Steve Jobs singled out Popular Science+ as "king of the hill" of magazine apps for the iPad, telling the assembled press and developers that "these guys did something really, really breakthrough.".
By Gizmodo/John HerrmanPosted 04.08.2010 at 2:15 pm 17 Comments
The curtain has been pulled back on iPhone 4, and the list of new features is massive: There's multitasking (finally!), a refreshed interface, and literally hundreds of other changes, all coming this summer. Here's the full rundown.
Theodore Gray, author of our own Gray Matter, turned the periodic table into one of the most stunning (and popular) applications for the iPad. Here, take an inside look on what brought it from fantasy to reality in 60 days
Every once in a while things just come together to make you realize that you'd be an idiot not to put yourself through hell in pursuit of an impossible goal. That day arrived for me on January 27th when Steve Jobs announced that the iPad would be shipping 60 days hence.
After some deep soul searching for about 60 seconds, I decided that I had the chance to create something quite remarkable, and just maybe do it better and faster than anyone else in the world. More specifically that I had a chance to take my recently published book, The Elements: A Visual Exploration of Every Known Atom in the Universe, and turn it into a book that Harry Potter might check out of the Hogwarts library.
I wanted to make Harry Potter's magic books a reality, and do it in 60 days flat. Here's how we pulled it off.
After a weekend using the iPad, I've realized I'm not interested in hedging my reaction to it with careful considerations of its lack of a USB port or webcam. It's not every day, or every year or maybe even every decade that we're able to see a piece of technology that takes a familiar human experience--here, using a computer--and fundamentally changes it. But that is what I think the iPad has done.