Apple Watch is reportedly about to launch in March. The big question is whether the timepiece can take Apple to the top of the smartwatch charts. In advance of the Apple Watch release, digital agency Huge created a number of conceptual images showing what certain apps and features could look like on the timepiece. These include the New York Times (which was the gold standard for mobile browsers from 2007-2009), Instagram, Uber and others. Features conceptualized by Huge include navigation, finance and budget planning, sports scores and kitchen use.The Apple Watch will be priced at $349 and up and needs to be paired with an iPhone. The models that support the Apple Watch are the Apple iPhone 5, Apple iPhone 5s, Apple iPhone 5c, Apple iPhone 6 and Apple iPhone 6 Plus.Check out all of the concepts by clicking on the slideshow below! Concept shows what apps and features might look like on Apple Watch Concept shows what apps and features might look like on Apple Watch 1. Uber 2. … [Read more...] about Concept images show what Instagram, New York Times and other apps could look like on Apple Watch
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The latest word on the rumored Google Nexus tablet is that the device will sell for a reasonable price range of $149-$249, down from the expected $199-$249, and will be produced by Asus. In fact, the speculation is that the upcoming Asus MeMo 370T tablet, which was to price at $249 with a quad-core Tegra 3 processor, has been 86'd by the manufacturer and replaced with a $149 Google Nexus tablet. The latter will not offer a Tegra 3 processor under the hood.In an interview with the New York Times, NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang discussed how the quad-core Tegra 3 chip has enough commodity components to allow it to be included in a low priced tablet. He said, "We took out $150 in build materials, things like expensive memory,” he said. “At $199, you can just about buy a tablet at a 7-Eleven." Huang didn't mention which device he was talking about and it might not have even been the Nexus tablet. After all, Google seems to have its heart set on a tablet priced at the low end of the … [Read more...] about NVIDIA’s CEO leaks Google Nexus tablet to the New York Times?
In his late 40s, with an average build and short, dark hair flecked with gray, Olson has lived in Prattsville all his life. Soft-spoken almost to the point of shyness, he delivers mail for a living, and cannot help but know most everyone in town. Until 2011 Olson primarily associated flooding with cold weather. When he was young, the Schoharie Creek — a gentle tributary of the Mohawk River that runs along Main Street, past the firehouse — used to jam with ice, forcing water onto the road. On such occasions, the fire department had often helped pump out waterlogged basements. He suspected that Sunday might be similar. Olson woke around 6:30AM at his home in the hills above town. He got in his Dodge Ram 3500 pickup, a 2006 model that would not survive the day, and drove down to the station, where he monitored the creek. Rain fell hard and warm through the humid air. Though he felt no panic, at 8AM, he decided to man the firehouse, sounding its alarm to summon to duty roughly … [Read more...] about We’re bad at tracking deadly storms, but New York has a new way to see them coming
It’s a literal road to nowhere. Stretching out from a roundabout outside the Robin Hood Airport in Doncaster, a small village in Northern England, it’s a wholly unremarkable stretch of slowly cracking pavement, bushes, and weeds, an idle strip of asphalt near long-term parking and a bland business park. For 35-year-old runner Simon Wheatcroft, however, this stretch of unused roadway may as well be his gym, training center, and proving grounds, his own private version of the 72 stone steps that make up a Rocky montage. Wheatcroft knows every inch of this one-third-mile strip of asphalt — from the contours of the roadway to the feeling of its double yellow lines of paint under his sneakers. Despite the mind-numbing bore of jogging such a short length in endless loops, Wheatcroft had to memorize it. He’s blind. Imagine getting up from your desk or couch, closing your eyes, and walking to the other end of the room, or perhaps crossing the street in midday traffic. … [Read more...] about How technology helped a blind athlete run free at the New York Marathon
What’s the going price for a one-bedroom nestled into an elbow in the struts of the Manhattan Bridge? We’ll never know, and that’s probably for the best, but a new exhibit at the Queens Museum in Flushing, New York will at least give you a rough sketch of what that lifestyle might have been like. Never Built New York, curated by Sam Lubell and Greg Coldin and designed by Christian Wassmann, opens today, and features over 150 years-worth of drawings and models of New York City’s boldest, weirdest, long-forgotten building projects. That includes things as well-known Frank Lloyd Wright’s zany sci-fi vision for Ellis Island (his last major drawing before his death in 1959) and alternate mock-ups for the Freedom Tower, as well as lesser-known daydreams that never got anywhere close to off the ground, like William Zeckendorf’s 1946 plan for a $3 billion airport stretching over 40 blocks of the Hudson River and into Midtown Manhattan. Or, even weirder, … [Read more...] about Never Built New York is a fascinating look at the wild ideas on the city’s cutting room floor