In the real world, golf is the game you play between attempts to drift a golf cart. I'm sure dressing like you're going to world's blandest ska show while swinging a stick is fun. But it's funner (that's a word) when you you can level up your balls in a video game based on golf.
Before our Christmas tree lighting needs were taken care of with £20 and a trip to Argos, creating the atmosphere meant placing candles—wax towers topped with fire—onto seasonal kindling. Think it's frightening now when your dog tugs a branch? Just imagine your living room bursting into flames for the sake of Christmas cheer.
Twitter has undergone a major transformation; like a caterpillar that's emerged as a weird looking tiny-text butterfly that hates direct messages. Some will embrace Twitter's change in design philosophy, but grizzled social media veterans already hate it.
The Minimalist backpack. Super strong, super light, super compact, and waterproof. It's made of nonwoven Dyneema which is 10x stronger than steel. Cool materials, but it's a £80 plastic bag! Uncomfortable enough that it should be recycled. In hell. [Outlier]
If confirmed next week, this will be the biggest news in the history of physics since the birth of the Theory of Relativity: CERN scientists may have already found evidence of the existence of the elusive Higgs boson. THE FORCE, dudes:
Digitimes has unnamed sources telling them that laptop manufacturers are anticipating the Metro UI of Windows 8 and are planning to equip upcoming ultrabooks with touchpanels. Really? Touchscreens on our laptops? Why?
We knew this day would come, and it's here: there are more than a million apps in the world! Well, actually as of a few hours ago, there were 1,001,219, according to app-tracker Mobilewalla. Oh happy, bloated day!
It's about that time of the year that the Best of the Year lists start rolling in, and you realise what a horrible, uncurated existence you've led over the past twelve months. Here's Apple's year in review of the best music, books, apps and everything else in iTunes—and we have no earthly idea where some of these come from.
AMD Australia has spilled the beans on the company's plan for thinspiration: Intel won't be the only ultra computer in town! No—coming soon, we'll have AMD Ultrathins in addition to Intel Ultrabooks. Caveat: they might not be thin.
If you need a reminder that Google can still make cool stuff, check out their latest app for iOS and Android: Google Currents. It's pretty much a Flipboard clone in that the app turns web content (news sources, rss feeds, etc.) into a slick digital magazine with awesome visuals.
So this one landed on our desk with a big ol' thud of a HUH? BGR is reporting that, according to a trusted source, Samsung is making a 11.6-inch, 2560 x 1600 resolution Galaxy Tab that will be announced next February. You're going to need a bigger—actually—just use that humongous tablet as the boat.
Twitter is pushing out a pretty big redesign that feels more app-like and focuses on keeping you on Twitter longer, seeing stories evolve and following conversations. One thing that'll surely rankle a lot of feathers: your timeline is on the right side! But even more important: this is a Twitter for the lurkers.
An excavation in a part of Jerusalem known as the City of David has uncovered stone markings that date back thousands of years. Nobody has any idea what they are or what they mean.
File this under cool shit we probably won't see for a long time. Apple just recently filed filed an expanded patent application for a system that would detect hand/head motion around a computer and let you manipulate projected image controls.