Who was the new MacBook designed for? (hint: not you)

Who was the new MacBook designed for? Not you...

It’s now old news that Apple resurrected the MacBook name and released a super-thin, ultra portable laptop. Unlike the previous MacBook model, which was an affordable entry-level computer, the new MacBook now finds itself in an interesting position as both the least powerful and more expensive laptop Apple offers. Wait – it’s less powerful AND more expensive than other models (like the MacBook Air)? Let’s dive in to that a bit. Apple typically takes the [Continue reading...]

What the Apple Watch should do (but never will)

What the Apple Watch Should do (but never will)

I was so excited for Apple to release their much-rumored Watch, and with its release right around the corner I can’t help but feel disappointed. I watched Samsung release the Gear last year, which tried so hard to do anything and everything while hardly getting through a day without a charging the battery. Sadly, Apple is about to make the same error with its smartwatch. Let’s start with the watch function. Apple is positioning the [Continue reading...]

Ideas Worth Backing: Front-of-Sink Cutting Board

Ideas worth backing

This is the second post of our “Ideas Worth Backing”, monthly feature. Every month, we hunt down a great idea or clever invention that we think is worth attention and support. It’s just one way we want to celebrate innovation and thinking outside the box. Last month we brought to you the Smart Lid, the cure for every burned taste bud. What’ll it be this month? Keep reading to find out! Most Cutting Boards are Terrible. I [Continue reading...]

Why Your Password is Never Secure (and what to do about it)

Why your password is never secure

You have dozens (if not hundreds) of online accounts that have a password. While most people know ‘abc123′ is a terrible password, and the tech-saavy know to use XKCD’s method, what you should really know is that your password is weak, no matter how long and cryptic it is. Because all passwords are equally vulnerable to being stolen from the various places they live in the cloud, ‘abc123′ is no more secure than ‘correcthorsebatterystapler’. That [Continue reading...]

The Benefits of a Curved Phone

Benefits of a Curved Phone

Curved phones are about to be all the rage right now. I couldn’t help but think: why? Aside from a new feature manufacturers can pitch consumers on, it turns out there are a number of real-world benefits curved screens offer on a phone: Nearly unbreakable Curved phones take advantage of a plastic substrate display, which allows the material to bend and flex without cracking (watch the LG G Flex bend). Aside from the cool factor [Continue reading...]