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Brick-breaking arcade game Holedown will be your new subway obsession

Brick-breaking arcade game Holedown will be your new subway obsession

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Martin Jonasson is the developer behind some of the most acclaimed mobile games around: twofold, inc. and rymdkapsel. But his latest project, Holedown (available on the App Store and Google Play for $3.99), ditches the complicated puzzle and strategy aspects for a more approachable arcade experience that’s nearly impossible to put down. Gameplay in Holedown […]

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This bouncy ball is a MIDI controller you can use to make beats

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A Kickstarter project called Oddball aims to put a new spin on making music. Comprised of a ball about the size of a lacrosse ball and an accompanying app, the ball behaves as a percussion trigger, making noise whenever it’s bounced off a surface. The idea with Oddball is that a sound can be assigned […]

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The future of search-and-rescue robots might be centaur, not human

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What has six legs, four wheels, and two karate-chopping hands? Why, it’s Centauro — a new search-and-rescue robot built by researchers from the Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia. Centauro is the latest experiment by scientists to find the most adaptable and useful body-shape for robots designed to help in disasters. Usually, these machines are built like […]

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Using the internet without the Amazon Cloud

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Amazon servers make up so much of the internet that it can be hard to separate the two. As of last year, Amazon Web Services controlled roughly 40 percent of the cloud market, running the backend for Netflix, Pinterest, Slack and dozens of other services with no visible connection to the company. Because the Amazon […]

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A new report claims that the next iPad Pros might shrink and lose their headphone jacks

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A new report from Japanese supply chain site Macotakara (via 9to5Mac) suggests that Apple could be refreshing its line of iPad Pro models by shrinking them down a bit, and eliminating the 3.5mm headphone jack, much like recent iPhone models. The site notes that it’s possible that next year’s lineup could see their dimensions shrink […]

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Twitter says that it will begin suspending repeatedly abusive Periscope commenters

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Twitter says that it will launch “more aggressive enforcement of our guidelines related to chats sent during live broadcasts,” for Periscope beginning on August 10th. It will begin to “review and suspend accounts” that continually send abusive comments in chats during live broadcasts in an effort to crack down on abusive users. Like many social […]

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A new teaser for Netflix’s Iron Fist teases an iconic costume

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At San Diego Comic-Con last week, Marvel announced that the second season of Iron Fist will begin streaming on Netflix on September 7th. Netflix released a new teaser for the season today, hinting that we’ll get to see a bit more of Danny Rand’s past — and the classic costume his character is known for. […]

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This week’s best deals include the Apple Watch Series 3 and the LG G7 ThinQ

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This week’s best deals loop in gear that’s good to get before going back to school. We’re seeing the biggest discounts for various tech from Best Buy, discounted mobile accessories from Amazon, and LG’s flagship Android smartphones at B&H. Students (or parents of students) can sign up to access exclusive, one-time coupons at Best Buy […]

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SpaceX’s hyperloop race was all about ‘maximum speed’ (and celebrating Elon Musk)

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‘Every team is very committed to the cause’ Continue reading…

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ASUS Publishes List of Upcoming Intel Z390-Based Motherboards

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ASUS has published a list of its upcoming motherboards powered by Intel’s yet-not-announced Z390 chipset. As expected, the company will offer several families of platforms featuring over a dozen of models aimed at different market segments and supporting different features. ASUS intends to offer Intel Z390-based motherboards across five families of its products. The top-of-the-range […]

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