It's not hyperbolic to say that Apple introduced multitouch to the masses with the iPhone. Apple thought that they could trademark it. Unfortunately for them, the United States Patent and Trademark Office thought differently. They've denied Apple the multitouch trademark.
So your house just burned down, taking everything you hold dear with it. You suspect it was your ex, but you have no proof. Luckily, British forensic scientists have found that cat litter is great for picking up traces of gasoline. Who knew?
VLC used to be the premo app for anyone who wanted to play any sort of video (movies, tv shows, etc.) on their iPad. Sadly, it was pulled from the app store. Luckily, there's It's Playing. It's like VLC except you can download it RIGHT NOW.
This is the SS Gairsoppa, a merchant ship that was crossing the Atlantic until a Nazi u-boat sunk it. It was loaded with seven million ounces of silver. That's $202.74 million, which will be kept mostly by the treasure hunters.
Just because we've been cooking delicious food for centuries doesn't mean we should stop innovating. Technology and science are driving cooking's latest wave, yielding delicious results in the process. Here are seven tools that will make you a master chef.
This is the Naval Strike Missile, Kongsberg's latest and greatest cruise missile, as it skims over the Pacific Ocean before tearing into its target on the far side of an island.
After TechCrunch's MG Siegler gave his initial glowing impressions of Amazon's heretofore-unnamed tablet, we were understandably excited. A true iPad competitor. Now, with Amazon's unveil just days away, new details have started trickling out. Including a new name: the Kindle Fire.
One reason even sound nerds are abandoning high-fidelity audio gear is that its ugly. The appearance of these products doesn't always sing. This USB interface will improve the sound of your digital music, and it's handsome enough that you'll care.
As of Friday, it's officially Autumn. The box in your window that brought much-needed coolness during the summer is now preventing you from breathing that lovely autumn air (and will soon freeze your face off). Let's take it out.
Incase makes…headphones? Yep. The iPhone case maker and all around Apple accessory extraordinaire is dipping their toe into audio and like all the gear you've come to expect from Incase, the detail and build quality is awesome. But what about the sound?
Some Guy Threw 4,800 Messages in a Bottle Into the Atlantic Ocean and Got 3,100 Responses from All Over the World
Harold Hackett's hobby, tossing messages in a bottle into the ocean, proves that even the most outdated and unreliable form of 'social networking' can still work in our booking the face, twittering the tweet world. He sent 4,800 messages via the Atlantic and received over 3,000 messages back from all over the world.
If you want to use Facebook, but don't want Facebook's tendrils extending all over the internet and following your account, you'll want this. Facebook Disconnect completely blocks the social network's ability to track your account across the web.
We've been waiting for the Facebook iPad app for a little while now, especially since TechCrunch's preview this past summer. In fact, it was done by then, says former Facebook developer Jeff Verkoeyen. The only thing that kept it from us was politics between Facebook and Apple.
Terrifying, isn't it? To imagine that you could be sitting in your favorite easy chair, happily reading UNIX in a Nutshell, and then your body just COMBUSTS—spontaneously—and you're a pile of ashes. A coroner in Ireland recently ruled that's exactly what happened to Michael Faherty, 76, who burned to death last December while minding his own business and collecting his pension.