11 posters worth gifting this holiday season

As we get older, it gets harder and harder to find unique, interesting gifts for friends and family. Some of these posters might be just the ticket. I especially love the retro patent ones.

Apple Park AR demonstration

A really cool demonstration of AR in action. I’d love to get to the new Visitor Center to see it for myself.

Apple’s new Visitor Center opens

It looks great but it’s a shame the great unwashed masses are restricted from getting anywhere near the new building.

New Emirates First Class suite

Uncrate: Emirates unveiled its new first class suites for its Boeing 777 and the amenities surpass most luxury hotels. Inspired by the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, each zero-gravity seat is enclosed in its own cabin with floor-to-ceiling sliding doors for complete privacy. … Continued

Better footage of that time Oregon blew up a whale with dynamite

This is one of those videos that showed me the power of the internet. I still remember seeing this decades ago in a tiny QuickTime window and marveling at the fact that I could watch it on this “internet thing”.

I also marveled at the fact people could be so stupid as to think they could blow up a whale carcass.

Magnificent libraries photographed around Europe

Fubiz: Reinhard Görner is a German photographer specializing in architecture and the fine arts. For the photographic series “Libraries”, he travels across Europe to capture the solemnity of the libraries of the Old Continent. From Madrid to Stuttgart, passing through … Continued

The Antipodes map

This is pretty cool but, for the majority of us, our opposite point will be in an ocean.

Find out how long it is before your camera will die

No, this won’t tell you definitively when your camera’s shutter will fail but it might help to know how many actuations your DSLR has done. It’s also helpful for those who buy used bodies to find out how much wear and tear there may be on the shutter mechanism.

Inside one iOS app developer’s quest to get onstage at Apple’s WWDC

I know developers are of two minds – it is a Darwinian pressure cooker attempting to satisfy all of Apple’s demands and to be better than a dozen other developers, some of them your friends, who are all trying to do the same thing. But, on the other hand, it’s the kind of jumpstart a small company craves.