Tempted to toss your iPhone? Here's what to consider first
After years of living in Apple’s shadow, BlackBerry might just be on the verge of a revival. Priv, the company’s newly released mobile device, is giving smartphone users a compelling reason to ditch their iPhones for good. But what’s the draw?
1. It’s now part of the ... More
A new offering from the Abu Dhabi-based airline puts traditional First Class cabins to shame
Consider the first-class arms race officially over. Etihad’s new fleet of A380 double-decker planes—appropriately nicknamed “superjumbo” aircrafts—promise passengers unparalleled comfort at 30,000 feet. The planes are outfitted with a “First Apartment” (Etihad’s version of First Class) and an even more exclusive option: “The Residence.” Snag a seat in latter ... More
Punkt zaps the apps and general mobile clutter, letting users return to reality
Tired of being glued to a screen day and night—even on the go?
It’s an all too familiar scene: Heads down, scrolling mindlessly through emails that could wait and endless social media feeds, ‘deadwalkers’ everywhere cause sidewalk traffic jams and other, more hazardous streetscape scenarios. With so many distractions ... More
Inside the unexpected rise of the iPhone cinematographer
Sean Baker never intended to use an iPhone to shoot his critically acclaimed film, Tangerine. In fact, if it wasn’t for Baker’s exceptionally low budget, the filmmaker would have shot his comedic drama using traditional film. “I wish I can say this was part of the whole master plan, ... More
Has our unrelenting curiosity (and addiction to Internet research) ruined the element of surprise? DuJour ponders the risk of leaving things to chance
An escalating array of cyber-tools now at our disposal—along with our natural curiosity—is taking a lot of the mystery and spontaneity out of life. More and more, we’re technologically arming ourselves against surprises, just in case they might be unpleasant ones.
It’s gone way beyond Googling a restaurant menu and ... More
Meet the 33-year-old entrepreneur whose high-tech gizmos are spawning a new generation of do-it-yourself Edisons
As an MIT graduate student with a background in electrical engineering, Ayah Bdeir found herself increasingly concerned that her field had become inaccessible to the average person. “For so long,” she says, “we’ve been hiding the complexity of technology in beautiful closed cases, making it niche when it actually affects ... More
Over the last few decades, as the world has exploded with faster technology, the commercial airliner has actually slowed down—but the pace of travel is about to hit hyperdrive
Fast Travel time from NY to LA: 3.5 hours
With Tesla and SpaceX, Elon Musk’s track record for groundbreaking transportation design is unmatched. Now his ambitious Hyperloop concept, a network of pneumatic electromagnetic tubes that shoot people across the earth at speeds of 760mph, looks closer to becoming ... More