greetings! I'm live blogging today's iPhone event, at which we're expecting to see at least one new iPhone, from my old iPhone 4S, which is moderately broken. There's a hairline crack on the left side of the screen, which is unsightly and also sometimes makes it hard to select things on that side. The back is pretty much shattered, which is a recent development. (I put the iPhone on the armrest of my couch and the. N kicked it off while napping, like a dog having dreams about chasing squirrels except I think that day I literally had a dream in which I bought too many radishes (???).)
12:15: haha omg HTML is SUCH A BITCH to use on an iPhone. This is going to be slow as hell. Also my phone is already VERY hot from the effort of just setting up this post.
12:18: the cracks on the back of the phone are shedding small shards of glass into my palm.
12:20: whoops I guess the HTML screwed up the bold text on that last update. My editors aren't allowed near this post, btw. It's probably wise of them to distance themselves from it.
12:26 I'm also using 3G because 1. That's the only network his crappy old phone has and 2. I've never been able to figure out how the in-office wifi works here at popsci. I'm a professional tech journalist btw
12:30: who the hell decided GLASS was a good material for a thing you fumble with while drunk. Jon I've is this your fault
12:35: I'm sitting at my desk, with a nice new iMac and a LEYBOARD AND MOUSE and an extra monitor and typing this on a cracked 3-inch screen like an idiot
12:37 I forget where the carrot symbol is every single time I need to type it, the iPhone is not liveblog-friendly, 4/5 stars
12:39 I messe up the closing HTML tags again
12:44/ sometimes my phone stops saying it has 3G signals and instead gives me this little sad circle. But I haven't moved! I'm in the same chair I was in when I had 3G. I don't get it
12:46 I HATE THOSE CLOSING HTML TAGS WHYYYYY also I keep clicking on ads by mistake which is screwing everything up. Hey does emoji work in our CMS? :confounded:
12:50 nope no emojis
12:52: a telemarketer just called and interrupted my live blogging. Good news though: there is no problem with my credit card
12:56 wait is there no love stream? Ughhhhhh fine I'll read the Verge's liveblog. I'd link to it but by the time I finished writing the HTML for a link the event would be over.
12:58 lol "love stream" that's nsfw, iPhone.
1:05 i just saw a picture of Tim cook in front of a black projection screen tha says "Retail." Cool
1:09 I have to pee. The cool thig, the only cool thing, about iPhone liveblog gig is that I can do it from the bathroom.
1:11 I'm peeing
1:14 Tim cook is talking about ios7 now, which is pretty but not new. I've written about it before, I would link to previous coverage if that seemed technically feasible. Go to popsci.com I guess
1:16 the verge says there are "new, more textures ringtones." I never tried to touch a ringtone before but I hope the texture is like the fur of an Australian brush tail possum.
1:20 commenter says "I do not understand how this guy still has a job... This is one of the dumbest blogposts I've ever seen.
First of all, the biggest problem you have with your iPhone is your own fault. You can't really blame Apple for your inability to keep your phone safe."
1:23 there are two new iPhones. I only need one to replace this one though.
1:25 first is the iPhone 5C. it's available in colors. For example yellow
1:26 other colors include blue. And green
1:28 who will be the first to wonder if apple is ripping off Nokia with these bright colors??? Fire that person
1:31 the iPhone 5C will cost $100 for 16gb and $200 for 32gb. Probably don't buy it, cellphone plans are long and expensive so why get a chep bad phone when you'll have to she'll out thousands of dollars over the next two years. Buy good phones, that's my controversial opinion.
1:32 i feel like I'm getting the hang of HTML on this thing!
1:35 there are like a million colors of this new $30 case but they all look like a 1950s children's toy version of a rotary phone
1:36 now there's the iPhone 5S. That gold color looks so bad, what kind of monster will buy it? Tweet at me if you're planning on buying the gold version so I can block you.
1:39 64 bit apps. I know what that means but my hands are sort of cramping up so I'm not going to try to explain. But I want you to know that I know.
1:40 hell if I know what "2x general-purpose registers" is though. Glad we have more of them this time I guess.
1:42 there's a guy on stage named Donald mustard, hahahaha
1:43 colonel mustard is talking about lens flares
1:44 when will they talk about whether the thing will shatter if you drop it
1:47 Jenna Wortham, who writes about technology for a website called the New York Times, told me she wants the gold iPhone. I'm blocking her on twitter
1:48 better battery life than the last iPhone, says apple. That's good, that matters.
1:51 I cheated and uploaded that image with my computer. I think it's impossible to upload images to our CMS from an iPhone. When will Phil Schiller address this
1:53 the new iPhone 5s has a better camera. Bigger sensor, image stabilization, burst mode. That's fine! The camera is unheralded as maybe THE main thing that puts the iPhone above android phones in quality--apple's image processing is amazing, way better than even flashy HTC and Nokia cameras.
1:54 just saw a guy do a kick flip in slow motion. Radical!!!!!
1:56"7 whenever people gchat me it goes DONGGG on my phone and then I have to scroll all the way back down to where I was typing. Stop it I'm trying to do journalism
1:59 so there's a capacitive fongerprit sensor over the home button, like we thought. Cool technologically, but remember that if the NSA demands it, apple will turn over your fingerprint, which will then be connected to your entire online identity and location. THIS IS SCARY! FIGHT THE MAN! VOTE DE BLASIO!
2:02 iPhone corrected fingerprint to fongerprit? Ok greetings from the Netherlands I guess
2:05 oh apple says they encrypt the fingerprints. Cool because its not like it was just revealed last week that the NSA has been working for decades to break just that kind of encryption oh wait
2:06 just, like, use gloves with your iPhone
2:08 iPhone 5S will cost $200 for 16gb and $300 for 32gb. The iPhone 4S is now free. Fyi the iPhone 4S has a tendency to shatter and is limited as a liveblogging tool.
2:12 apple says "we really love music." Whoooooooa maybe you shoulda workshopped that sentiment man
2:13 oh Elvis Costello, cool. Hey dude play "last year's model" hahahhaha (?)
2:17 I'm done, thanks for reading. Btw I'm selling a used iPhone. As-is condition.
@DanNosowitz - You can easily replace the back of your iPhone.. there are 2 screws in the bottom. I run an iPhone repair shop, so I can assure you it's a very simple process. Two screws and it slides off. You'll just need the proper tools and replacement part to repair it.
Alternatively clear mailing tape works wonders of keeping the glass out of your hand lol.
Just in case you are curious.... lol.
What the iPhone 20 and Galaxy S 23 Might Look Like Together.
Coverage of a major technology event via the equivalent of a drunk twitter account. This is shaping up to be a fantastic piece of journalism.
I must say, as a GS3 owner, this article is rather entertaining so far. Dan is complaining about fundamentally Apple things, yet still owns an iPhone. If you don't like the lack of 4g, the terrible glass on the back, the poor html, get a different phone! My previous phone was an HTC, but I hated their lack of removable battery, lack of micro SD, aluminum unibody. Hence why I now own a Samsung. Who knows where I will get my next one from.
Anyways, I'm hoping today goes a lot better than the 5 release. The 5 was rather lackluster, and that doesn't help to encourage competition. Especially with how long Apple goes between releases. The more real competition, the better it is for us consumers!
@Starz Nice, but outdated now. The Galaxy S4 was smaller than the S3. ( Very small amount, but still not bigger. )
@Dan Will this help?
I do not understand how this guy still has a job... This is one of the dumbest blogposts I've ever seen.
First of all, the biggest problem you have with your iPhone is your own fault. You can't really blame Apple for your inability to keep your phone safe. Second, your phone isn't old. I'm still using a 3GS and writing this on my 3GS, which is old and decrepit. My final point is that you can proof read. Just because you are on your phone, as I am, doesn't mean you can't take the 30 seconds out of your busy schedule to proofread what you wrote before you post it. Even if this is supposed to be funny or satirical or something like that, it's not. It just comes off as pathetic.
The back shattered from falling from the armrest? Is it two meter tall and your floor concrete? If not, that phone sucks
Wow. $200 for the 32 gig phone from last year. Ouchie.
Not looking good for moving forward so far.
...and $200 for 16 gigs on the 5s, or a ridiculous $300 for 32 and insane $400 for 64gb. The Galaxy S3 from more than a year ago had the same options, at $200, $250 and $300. <sigh>
I want you to know that this is totally amazing and please don't ever stop
Dan: I'm feeling generous...I'll give you $1 for your phone!
It is obviously supposed to be satirical, and it is your comment that comes off as "pathetic."
And it's slightly hard to proofread when you're live-blogging in HTML . . . even if it was proofread that would take away the point of it being satire.
You're like one of those idiots who complains about DuffelBlog or Onion articles. I realize this is a popular science magazine, but come on dude, take your face out of your a$$.
The reason I didn't know if it is satirical is because he used to write some of the worst articles on PopSci; ones that were not satirical in any way and were full of spelling errors.
That was... awesome! I can't wait to see these 1950 toy covers, especially the gold ones.
Created an account just to comment on this.
First off, quit complaining to the peanut gallery about your shattered phone, that was your fault and nobody else's. Secondly there is no reason for you to misspell that many words using an iPhone. I mean it has autocorrect, are you f&cking drunk? Thirdly your article made no sense. You are completely biased against the iPhone and yet you have one? Plus you haven't even used the new one, how can you make a judgement on something you only got to look at from 100 yds away? Fourthly I cannot believe you still have a job at pop sci. I have followed this magazine since I was a child and you throw out bullshit after bullshit. I will find a way to call your superior and file a formal complaint. Finally, thiis is Popular Science for Christ's sake, not for your drunken bashing on products. You are truly a disgrace to this great magazine and I really hope you get fired. Go do this shit on twitter.
Mr. Nosowitz, I must congratulate you. While your posts have annoyed me for some time, this one was aggravating enough to motivate me to make an account just to post here.
Here is my response copied from the Facebook feed:
Mr. Nosowitz is perhaps my most despised writer to date. Dan ... may I call you Dan?... let me let you in on a little secret: you are writing for a SCIENCE magazine. While the Popular Science magazine has taken a downturn in general, as far as scientific writing is concerned, YOU are easily the worst offender. Your articles are rarely based on facts (or even science), strongly opinionated, and often (as this post shows) even whiny. Please feel free to move to a writing institution that would appreciate your writing, i.e. an institution that is based on opinion and conjecture and in no way based on science or coherency.
EDIT: I forgot to mention your intensely aggravating lack of professionalism. A SCIENTIFIC magazine has no place for "haha omg HTML is SUCH A BITCH..." I revise my request: please remove yourself from any and all forms of public writing.
Clearly, I am not the only one that does not approve of Dan. And I'm pretty pumped that he mentioned my comment in his blogging.
I still think this article was satirical, and therefore pointless to criticize (though I won't say it was useful or actually funny).
BUUUUT I just looked up who writes the articles on PopSci that I genuinely believe are garbage and full of bias--an example being the ones on the wolves--and they were written by Dan.
So you were right about Dan, and I most likely would not have defended him if I had paid attention to who writes what articles.
iPhone 5S fingerprint sensor: The end of passwords?
Apple's addition of a fingerprint reader in its latest smartphone, the iPhone 5S, is part of its strategy to double down on device security.
by Zack Whittaker |September 10, 2013 12:27 PM PDT
Apple has unveiled its smartphone's latest weapon: a fingerprint reader it's calling Touch ID.
With its move, Apple could end up making the technology commonplace, as rivals might feel compelled to follow suit. It could be only a matter of time before passwords and passcodes are relegated to yesteryear.
Brazilian Doctor Arrested For Using Silicone Fingers To Fool Fingerprint-Based Biometric Check-In
Our key-less and password-less future will hinge on being identified via our fingerprints, irises, and vocal tones. The problem is, someone else may have a copy of your finger. Via the BBC:
A Brazilian doctor faces charges of fraud after being caught on camera using silicone fingers to sign in for work for absent colleagues, police say.
Thaune Nunes Ferreira, 29, was arrested on Sunday for using prosthetic fingers to fool the biometric employee attendance device used at the hospital where she works near Sao Paulo. She is accused of covering up the absence of six colleagues. Her lawyer says she was forced into the fraud as she faced losing her job.
Police said she had six silicone fingers with her at the time of her arrest, three of which have already been identified as bearing the fingerprints of co-workers.
Mr. Nosowitz seems to be an aspiring gonzo journalist, in the fashion of the late Hunter S. Thompson.
He's only managed to prove that gonzo journalism isn't as easy as Thompson made it seem. I don't think massive amounts of intoxicating drugs would make Dan's writing any better.
I found this article/live blog amusing.
Some of you people get way to serious and bent out of shape. Most likely Apple fanboys but aside from that, PopSci is a science magazine yes but it isn't like they are a scholarly accredited science journal. You can't really use their articles as cold hard scientific fact or reference it in a scientific research paper. They have always been and will always be a group of people bringing to light some new tech or science in a layman's type of way(considering the fact that most people who want to know more in depth about something actually go and read the actual research paper) with some satire and/or joking now and then. If ya can't handle a life that isn't 100% hardcore serious 24/7 then, well my sympathies go out for you.
Been reading Popsci for years now. For what it's worth, this was one of my favorite posts ever.
1. This was as much fun to read as it was to cringe to. Popsci ftw.
2. Please tell me you are getting a new phone (more to avoid getting shards in your hand than to accommodate requests in the comments).
3. Please write for cracked.com. They give you less sh&t there because... it's expected.
4. If your editor made you do this, it's brilliant. If you made yourself do this, you should know better. HTML on the iPhone *hehe*
5. If you are taking requests, don't throw away the 4S, liveblog more! Because we like human suffering.
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