Computer & Electronics

Apple Came So Close to Putting USB-C on iPhones This Year
February 14, 2019 at 1:59 pm

Here's a very timely Valentine's Day poem for you: Roses are red Iowa State is the Cyclones We're never going to get USB-C on iPhones This is something we've been monitoring for a while. Every time there are rumblings of a new iPhone, we wonder whether Apple will get with the trend (a trend it…

The $30,000 Grammys Gift Bag for 2019 Has Some Weird, Wonderful Stuff
February 7, 2019 at 1:29 pm

We are pretty fond of misnomers around here, with Frederic Chopin’s “Minute Waltz,” which takes no fewer than 90 seconds to play, among our favorites. Since the Grammy Awards “gift bag” has come to include items valued at more than $30,000, we are tempted to add it to our misnomers list, as that thing has come to fit enough stuff to give Santa’s sack a run for its money...

Fanatics Signs Deal to Create Merch, Run Online Stores for Major Esports League
December 4, 2018 at 12:52 pm

Set to launch its second season on Valentine’s Day, Overwatch League, the competitive esports organization centered on Blizzard Entertainment's mega-popular video game, will further its reach not only through an increased set of teams but also via a merchandise partnership with Fanatics Inc. Fanatics will produce branded gear and run online stores for the league...

The Tech Company Cranking Out AI-Generated Logos (and Putting Them on Promotional Products)
November 20, 2018 at 1:44 pm

Logojoy founder Dawson Whitfield thinks that the current level of artificial intelligence technology could allow companies to cut out the middleman when designing a new logo. So, he founded Logojoy in 2016. Logojoy uses AI algorithms that were developed on Google's framework to generate original logos, advertising banners and more...

Snapchat Continues Merch Expansion With Bitmoji Shirts, Mugs, More
November 14, 2018 at 12:31 pm

Snapchat has struggled a bit of late. But, tomorrow, the social app will look to make making money a snap by launching a Bitmoji merchandise store, with the concept furthering the public’s obsession with customization and personalization...

Partners For Incentives Unveils New Web Platform
October 23, 2018 at 1:56 pm

Partners For Incentives, Cleveland, announced the arrival of its new web platform, which has been updated to be mobile responsive. Responsive web design (RWD) has become more important as the amount of mobile traffic now accounts for more than half of total internet traffic. "Our commitment to RWD allows us to create beautiful websites that…

A Crash Course on Power Banks
October 19, 2018 at 10:03 am

The lithium ion batteries in smartphones have become a sore subject. Each generation of smartphones are equipped with more incredible features that make us even more reliant on our smartphones. What we once used to just communicate with family and friends has become our camera, photo album, GPS, wallet, fitness tracker and so much more.…

Cut Cables with Qi Charging
October 17, 2018 at 1:33 pm

Since Apple’s 2017 release of the iPhone 8 and iPhone X as their first Qi-compatible devices, it’s become the standard wireless charging method, allowing more companies to install Qi chargers for public use. Today you’ll find Qi chargers installed at select Starbucks and McDonald’s locations, airports and hotels around the world, at Facebook headquarters, built…