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We might not cover sports all that much on Gizmodo but when we do, we go with the best. This weekend sees the return of MotoGP, the premiere class of motorcycle racing — think of it as the two-wheeled equivalent of F1. The opening race in Qatar also marks the return to Yamaha for seven-time premier champion Valentino Rossi. Oh, and the debut of that hotshot Spanish rookie Marc Márquez.
Surely you are well-acquainted with William Shatner’s fantastic spoken-word work. If you aren’t, you should be. If that’s your jam the new “Shatoetry” app will let you create some of your own, using the Cap’n Kirk’s iconic voice.
As you grow a little bit older and stop taking as many tequila shots on a random Tuesday night, you’ll inevitably venture into the pinky raised world of drinking wine. It’s scary! It’s intimidating! It’s snooty! But it doesn’t have to be, you can learn everything you need to know about wine with an iOS book called Wine Simplified.
If you don’t exercise as regularly as you should, finding the motivation to get into a daily or weekly routine can be difficult. Apps can help with that, providing you with fitness plans and milestones to hit, but if that’s not enough, then it might be time to compare your abilities to that of the animal kingdom. Nothing like finding out you’re speeds are in sloth territory to kick start a new regime.
Augmented Reality T-shirts have come along way since the days of QR codes. Why settle for prosthetics or, say, actual chest-bursting death, when a simple app, a shirt and a special image can give you all the old school goriness without a trip to the costume department / local emergency room?
Remember the world as it is right now before you knew about RastaCam. Remember what your life was like before your knew there was an app that could turn all your pictures into something resembling a souvenir from Bonnaroo. It’s a ridiculous idea, right? Why would anybody want to make their photo a Rastagram? These are questions we need to consider now because it’s possible everything will be different.
Whether you want to impress your friends, or just find a use for all those near-full bottles of spirits lining the walls of your kitchen, there are worse ways to spend a Sunday than practising your mixology skills. Owners of iOS devices can get started using Speakeasy Cocktails from Open Air Publishing, which is currently on sale at $2.99, down from $10.49.
We’ve already shared our favourite items from IKEA’s 2013 product catalogue, but what we didn’t know was that as of July 31, the catalogue itself will be an interactive product of the latest augmented-reality technology.
We’re not ones to hold back the march of technology, even when it comes to our beloved comic books. Having them electronically delivered to our beautiful retina display devices is a dream come true. But we can’t help but raise an eyebrow at Valiant Entertainment’s new talking comic book cover.