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Dog Days of Summer: Apps by Jasper

Unlike Rosie from a few weeks ago, who wanted nothing more than to get her human away from programming and go for a walk, Jasper the Vizsla puppy is perfectly content to sit in owner William Smith's lap and help him code. We can't wait to see the...

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Old Macs always spoil the best parties

We love our old Macs, but sometimes they are party-poopers -- shutting down and scaring the children in this amusing Joy of Tech comic. ...

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YouTube Find: DIY Sewer pipe tripod mount for the iPad

The iPad can be a wonderful tool for making stop motion videos, but finding a way to hold the tablet while you rearrange your scenes can be a challenge. One DIY filmmaker has developed a creative way to hold an iPad using a tripod and some sewer...

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Dr. Dre takes the Ice Bucket Challenge plunge [video]

The chain of Ice Bucket Challenge videos for Apple executives remains unbroken. First up was Apple Marketing VP Phil Schiller, who sent the challenge on to CEO Tim Cook. Cook took the plunge in front of a huge crowd at an Apple beer bash last week,...

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Flickr Find: I brake for 8!

Remember when stickers were for your car or wall and not your MacBook Air? Here's a vintage sticker from Talos Tsui that advertises Mac OS 8 with the catchy slogan "I brake for 8." Did you know that TUAW has a Flickr pool? And that we encourage...

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Dog Days of Summer: Not a compatible iPhone accessory

The photo by Ellie's human Colton White says it all: Ellie's teeth are apparently not a compatible iPhone accessory... If you have a Dog Days nominee to share, let us know via our feedback page (and please remember that the photo has to have...

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Where do you want to wear your "wearable tech"? [Poll]

Samsung and several other companies have smart watches, and an even larger group of manufacturers make wrist-mounted activity trackers. But is the wrist really the right location for wearable technology? We want to know, so we're asking the...

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Apple's Phil Schiller takes ALS "ice bucket challenge", challenges Tim Cook

Have you heard of the ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, AKA "Lou Gehrig's Disease") Ice Bucket Challenge? The challenge is a fundraiser to pull in funds for the ALS Association in which celebrities and non-celebrities alike pour a bucket of ice...

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Free legal advice: don't ask Siri where to hide a body

"Siri, read him his rights..." If you happen to murder someone, it's just common sense: do not ask Siri for help on where you can hide a body. Early on, Apple's intelligent assistant used to come back with locations like quarries, swamps, and...

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One of Robin Williams' final productions: Apple "Your Verse" ad

The world was shocked last night at the news of the passing of actor/comedian Robin Williams. Apple CEO Tim Cook took to Twitter to express his sadness: Heartbroken by the news of Robin Williams' passing. He was an incomparable talent and a...

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Enthusiasts take control of abandoned NASA satellite using MacBook, McDonald's and spare radio parts

A crew of space enthusiasts, including a former NASA employee, used their knowledge of satellite technology along with some spare parts to control an abandoned NASA satellite, reports Betabeat. It's the perfect maker project with Kickstarter money...

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Dog Days of Summer: Stop coding and pay attention to ME

There's nothing more annoying to a dog than being as adorable as Rosie and having your human ignore you while he's coding. "I mean, come ON - it's summer! And there are things to do outside! You're just sitting there staring at that screen and...

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It's 'art' -- tortoises with back-mounted iPads

Only in Aspen, Colorado -- where many of the residents have much more money than common sense -- would you find this work of "art". It's three African Spurred Tortoises -- Big Bertha, Gracie Pink Star, and Whale Wanderer -- with iPads on their...

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Prankster fools passers-by with fake iPhone 6

Jonathan Morrison from TLD took to the streets with an iPhone 6 clone in order to prank people into believing it was the real deal. Unlike UrAvgConsumer who was upfront his iPhone was fake, Morrison really convinces people he has Apple's next...

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YouTube Find: How Find My iPhone saved an injured hiker's life

You often hear how Find My iPhone helps locate a stolen to lost handset, but a recent story from Washington's KIRO 7 TV reveals how the service can save someone's life. In this case, the app was the key factor that helped locate of a lost and...

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The Status of Apple's Ecosystem from 'Facepalm' to 'Getting There'

An amusing look at Apple's ecosystem inspired by Apple's System Status page. Image originally created by The Joy of Tech. ...

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