Everything we might see at Google’s big hardware event

Everything we might see at Google’s big hardware event – Google will soon make its biggest hardware reveal of the year. The company is hosting an event in San Francisco on Tuesday that promises to be big on several fronts. We’re expecting to see two new smartphones, a new Chromecast and possibly a new Android tablet. Google’s Amazon Echo competitor will also make its long-awaited debut and we may even hear more about Google’s big

Here’s How Designers Cut a Grid of Perfectly Isometric Food Cubes

Food Cubes – These 98 isometrically-arranged foods like pomegranates and tuna might look like a meal from an unreasonably anal sci-fi utopia, but design studio Lernert & Sander used a very 21st century technology to make these tasty cubes. Fittingly entitled Cubes, the above photo was commissioned by Dutch newspaper de Volkskrant in 2014 for a food-themed documentary photography special. “We wanted photograph them in isometric perspective, as we love that everything in this perspective is

Apple Acquires Machine Learning Vendor Tuplejump Software

Apple Acquires Machine Learning Vendor Tuplejump Software – Apple is apparently stocking up on machine learning and artificial intelligence technologies, having bought machine learning vendor Tuplejump Software in June for an undisclosed price. In August, Apple acquired artificial intelligence and machine learning startup Turi for about $200 million.The Tuplejump acquisition, which was reported in a Sept. 22 report by Bloomberg, was revealed by a person who is familiar with the deal, the story said. An Apple spokesman

Protein sequences bound to mineral surfaces persist into deep time

Protein sequences bound to mineral surfaces persist into deep time –  The pattern of chemical reactions that break down the molecules that make our bodies is still fairly mysterious. Archaeologists and geologists hope that dead organisms (or artefacts made from them) might not decay entirely, leaving behind clues to their lives. We know that some molecules are more resistant than others; for example, fats are tough and survive for a long time while DNA is

This A. Lange & Söhne Watch Makes Every Second Count

This A. Lange & Söhne Watch Makes Every Second Count – The discreetly complex Richard Lange Jumping Seconds. “I like the fact that it makes people ask why you would pay $80,000 [€78,000] for a three-hand watch,” says A. Lange & Söhne’s director of product development, Anthony de Haas, referring to his latest creation, the Richard Lange Jumping Seconds (alange-soehne.com). It is indeed far more complex than its spare appearance suggests. The Jumping Seconds takes its peculiar

iPhone 7 Sales Figures: What Is Apple Trying To Hide?

iPhone 7 Sales Figures: What Is Apple Trying To Hide? – Before the new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus went on sale to the public, Apple AAPL -1.18% CEO Tim Cook ensured that the markets and the media knew that Cupertino would not be releasing the first-weekend sales figures for the smartphones. Rightly pointing out that this would be more a measure of its efficiency in moving stock rather than the demand for the handset,

Bright blue burgers are here to fulfil your insatiable hunger for weird food

Bright blue burgers are here to fulfil your insatiable hunger for weird food – Burger buns have long been beige; but no more!  An enterprising Australian chained called Ribs & Burgers has come up with a bold plan to turn all your burger buns blue.  Taking inspiration from the deep blue skin of the shape-shifting mutants Mystique and Nightcrawler, the creations celebrate the Blu-ray (you know, those round disc things) release of X-Men: Apocalypse. You’ve