The App store is filled with games celebrating various holidays. From holiday or seasonal versions of popular apps to one-off games designed to get the name of a new developer on the map, there are dozens of options released for seemingly every major holiday. One such app is Tied - Valentine's Day Edition, a whimsical, enjoyable version of Tied that perfectly captures the agony of love (in more ways than one) and the joy of uniting. The game is delivered in a beautiful package, the interface is incredibly simple, and with a couple quick swipes, you can get right … Read more
Well, the iPhone event finally happened, and now we have nothing to talk about.
We decided that everyone must be sick of talking about the new iPhone, so we did everyone a favor -- including ourselves -- and talked about everything but that. Hallelujah!
On this week's show, we continue to not care about HTC's possible tablets; we talk to TechCrunch's favorite sources and learn that a browser-based version of Spotify might be in the works; and on Thursday we will finally learn Wii U pricing and its release date -- that's almost two … Read more
Wearing a properly tied knot in a necktie can make a positive impression, but did you know that the same knot isn't best suited for every occasion? Android app developer ArtelPlus has created an Android app to help teach you how to tie 12 different necktie knots for various occasions. As a bonus, the developer has also created an app to teach you how to tie seven different scarf knots.
App developers know how to plan ahead. Just in time for "The Amazing Spider-Man," which swings into theaters July 3, Disney Publishing and Gameloft have released two very different, but equally great, movie tie-ins.
The Amazing Spider-Man (Android | iOS, $6.99) delivers an action-packed gaming experience, while the Spider-Man AR Book HD for iOS ($4.99) -- unappealing name notwithstanding -- gives kids an interactive storybook to read, hear, and play with.
Let's start with the game, which plays exactly like a Spider-Man adventure should, giving you an open city around which to crawl, swing, and battle.… Read more
LAS VEGAS--A phalanx of deals involving the commanding general of torrent protocols, BitTorrent, and next-generation hardware marched into CES 2012 today, the unofficial Day Zero of the show. BitTorrent also announced that more than 150 million people used sibling programs BitTorrent and uTorrent last month, making them by far the most popular torrent clients around.
Following up on the announcement from CES 2011 that it would partner with hardware manufacturers to ship their devices with torrent support built in, BitTorrent revealed four companies based in Europe, Russia, and Asia that have prepared new hardware that automatically works with the current BitTorrent program. BitTorrent-certified devices from these companies will carry the BitTorrent logo. … Read more
The U.S. railroad is about to get a minor makeover.
Axion International has won a $15 million contract to make railroad ties made from recycled plastic, the company announced yesterday.
The railroad ties will specifically be made of Recycled Structural Composite (RSC), the signature recycled plastic composite developed by Axion in conjunction with Rutgers University. RSC is a thermoplastic composite produced from 100 percent recycled consumer plastics (such as milk jugs and laundry detergent bottles) and industrial plastic waste.
Axion's deal to provide replacement railroad ties over the next three years is with an unnamed company purported to … Read more
Think "Star Wars" games have been done to death? I guarantee you've never seen anything like Star Wars Arcade: Falcon Gunner. It's like the PC classic "TIE Fighter" mixed with the ingenious UFO on Tape mixed with the Layar Reality Browser.
Confused? This video might help:
As you can see, the game overlays itself on whatever appears in your iPhone camera lens. Point it at the night sky and, presto, you're blasting TIE fighters in outer space. Point it at the dog and, um, … Read more
Taking wearable tech to ridiculous heights is the $9.99 Piano Tie, which touts itself as instrumental, so to speak, in making you "a hit at your next party." That said, this geek accessory is actually a lot more high-tech than it looks.
Sporting touch-sensitive polyester fabric, it's capable of playing eight notes. That's a whole octave plus an extra, which should let you perform classics like Chopsticks, if not Tchaikovsky. A plastic speaker hidden in the knot outputs your tunes, though we've no idea how long two AG 13 button batteries can last. An … Read more
Jack White (White Stripes, Raconteurs, Dead Weather) has a cool video demonstrating his "triple-decker," three-records-in-one 12-inch single, "Blue Blood Blues." You have to watch the video to see exactly how the technology works, but let's just say for now it's a 7 inch 45 rpm single glued to one side of a 12-inch single; but the 12-inch can be pried open to retrieve another 45! It's a limited to 300 edition so I'm sure it'll sell out quickly. The Triple-Decker Record is a Jack White invention; and it's assembled by … Read more
Though we give you permission to keep ignoring that messy drawer full of unused cables, we urge you to keep your visible and frequently used cords as neat as Mom would expect them to be.
Gear Ties make it easy to do that. They're made of rubber and can be reused until you've twisted them to death. OK, maybe even then.
Gear Ties come in different colors and five sizes, from 3 inches to 32 inches. And while their design has minimalist appeal, the ties can be used for just about anything.
Smaller sizes come in four-packs and … Read more