Doodle Drop Physics Puzzler is a tale of two apps -- the first a finely-crafted physics-based puzzle app, and the second a menu-ridden, slow-loading game that takes too long to reach the payoff. The result is an app that will be fun for some, but confusing or frustrating for others.
When you start Doodle Drop Physics Puzzler, you are asked to create an account, which is an odd requirement for a game, but it is required. From there, you can go through a number of tutorials, also required, before you can start playing the game. The object is easy -- … Read more
In the time it takes you to read this sentence, over 200,000 YouTube videos will be viewed. That's pretty incredible, until you consider that the number of e-mails sent worldwide during the same time period exceeds 8 million on average. Many of you don't even have that many pixels on your screen right now.
I love to be updated on these mind-blowing numbers every now and then, and a nifty visualization always helps. Fortunately, a little design project called One Second on the Internet puts it all in perspective. It allows you to watch the Internet numbers grow as the seconds tick by, much like the national debt clock in New York.… Read more
Leaked from today's 404 episode:
- A luxury toilet controlled by a smartphone app is vulnerable to attack.
- Tooth sensor stops you from lying to your dentist.
There are many photo storage services available out there competing for the right to hold our digital memories. Apps like Instagram and Flickr were designed to make sharing photos online easier but were not specifically designed for private storage. Cloud depositories like Dropbox or Google Drive work amazingly well with documents and spreadsheets but not with images or movies. Loom comes onto the scene with a fantastic app to tackle a specific problem in a great way.
The Loom app automatically uploads all of your photos and videos from your iPad and iPhone to be shared interchangeably. The Web and … Read more
It took seven decades, but the pitch has finally been caught in the act.
Since 1944, physicists at Trinity College in Dublin have been trying to measure the viscosity of pitch tar, a polymer seemingly solid at room temperature, and witness it dripping from a funnel.
A drop forms only rarely, but last week a Webcam was on hand to witness the magic moment. … Read more
The iPhone 5 and the Samsung Galaxy S4 -- two sparkling smartphones at the top of their game. But which mobile is tougher? That's what our in-depth and brutal destruction video aims to discover. Hit play on the clip above to witness the world's greatest mobiles drowned, scratched, dropped, and crushed -- with surprising results.
For our first test you'll see both phones, which were kindly donated by U.K. gadget insurance company Protect your bubble, dunked underwater, an ordeal from which Samsung's mobile made a truly miraculous recovery. Find out exactly how much … Read more
Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference begins next week, which means that a lot of rumors will finally be put to rest. What probably won't be put to rest, however, are rumors about the next iPhone.
Other than iOS 7, one big thing we're expecting will be announced next week is the long-rumored iRadio. What do you think? What features would you like to see in iRadio? Hit the comments below!
Apple's AirDrop tool, which allows OS X users to share files between computers quickly and efficiently, is on its way to the company's mobile platform, a new report claims.
Apple is currently in the process of testing AirDrop on iOS 7, 9to5Mac is reporting, citing people who claim to have knowledge of its plans. According to the site's sources, AirDrop is currently embedded in the iOS share menu. It's possible that it could allow for sharing to Macs, though right now, it's focused on sharing between iOS devices.
Apple is expected to show off iOS … Read more