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Relive The Internet Of The 1990s In 6 Gifs

Thirty years ago, on 15 March, 1985, the first .com domain name — symbolics.com — was registered by the technology company Symbolics, marking the birth of the commercial internet. But things started heating up in the 1990s. Click back to those days with these nostalgic gifs.


Sign Up For The iOS 8.3 Beta To Get Your Brand New, Jaundiced Emojis

We’ve known that a new set of diverse/sickly cartoon friends has been on its way for a while now. But thanks to the new iOS 8.3 beta download, that day is finally here. You can officially send your friend a tiny, jaundiced, disembodied head.


Inside Apple's New Force Touch Trackpad

Although this past Monday’s Apple event was mostly dedicated to the Apple Watch, the most exciting (and perplexing) new piece of hardware was the updated MacBook. But one of its new features, the Taptic Engine-enabled “Force Touch” trackpad, also found its way into a refresh of the 13-inch MacBook Pro, which iFixit tore apart immediately.


An Adorable Felt Apple Watch For Kids That Never Needs Charging

You caved on the iPod Touch, and maybe even bought your kid a cheap tablet, but how are you going to explain to them that there’s no way you’re buying a $US500+ Apple Watch for them? Easy, you just make an adorable felt alternative like Hiné Mizushima did and tell them it’s powered by their imagination so it never needs charging — unlike your smartwatch that’s already about to die.


The Internet Is Rigged

It was the inherent beauty of the web. I had access to the same tools and the same publish button as any big time brand. As an indie player, this was incredibly powerful, and in many ways, that levelling of the creative playing field was what got so many of us so excited about this joint in the first place.


Apple Store's New Credit Card Tech Is Its Most Reliable Yet

Because it was invented some time in the 1940s. In the wake of what appears to be a global iTunes/App Store outage, Apple Store employees (at least those in the UK, where this picture was taken) are resorting to some severely old school methods of payment.


These Legendary UI Icons Are Now Hanging In A Museum

The original Mac OS icons. The Google Maps pin. The power-on symbol. These marks, which have been with us for years on our screens (or decades, in some cases), are all on display this month at the Museum of Modern Art.


Laptop Buying Guide: Brand New Versus Second-Hand

Everyone wants a new laptop, but it can be hard to find the right upgrade at the right price. Another option is to pick something up second-hand – you just might be surprised by the savings.


The CIA Has Been Desperately Trying To Break Apple's Encryption System

The Intercept is reporting that Central Intelligence Agency researchers have been waging a multi-year campaign to break the security systems used by Apple on its devices.


The Best Reason Not To Buy An Apple Watch Yet

The Apple Watch is a tantalising piece of hardware. After years of rumours, you can almost finally slide one onto your body. I’m here to throw a wet blanket on your wrist; almost no one should buy one of these things.


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