Samsung recruits Vanilla Ice to fight climate change

Mariella Moon

Samsung wants you to increase your freezer’s temperature to lower our collective carbon footprint, and it has enlisted Vanilla Ice’s help to convince you. The rapper has re-released his 1990 hit song Ice Ice Baby as Reduce Your Ice, Ice Baby, both to call on everyone to adjust their freezer’s temp and to promote its … Read more

1Password gets its own hide my email feature

1Password gets its own hide my email feature

1Password is launching a new feature to let users create unique email aliases for logins, much like Apple’s iCloud Plus Hide My Email function. 1Password is partnering with Fastmail to bring its masked email feature to the password manager, giving all users the option of hiding their email addresses from apps and services. “Your email … Read more

The Morning After: We play with the OLED Nintendo Switch

The Morning After

The is due to hit store shelves on October 8th, and we’ve been able to get some face-to-face time with the new hardware. Our Kris Naudus says the new machine is beautiful in a way previous pieces of Nintendo hardware have never been. Obviously the biggest feature worth discussing is that gorgeous new 7-inch OLED … Read more

There might be more to come from buzzy VR theme park The Void

There might be more to come from buzzy VR theme park The Void

VR arcade company The Void, which offered large-scale virtual reality experiences before financial difficulties forced it to transfer its IP to a creditor late last year, is planning to make a comeback. Protocol reports that the company’s assets have been acquired by a new company called Hyper Reality Partners, headed by a former investor. The … Read more

1Password can now randomly generate email addresses for logins

Igor Bonifacic

Since 2019, has allowed iPhone and Mac users to protect their privacy by allowing them to generate random email addresses when they need to access a new website, service or app. It’s one of those small features that can have an outsized impact, and now something similar is coming to 1Password. The company has partnered … Read more

Why Facebook should release the Facebook Files

Why Facebook should release the Facebook Files

The fallout from The Wall Street Journal’s Facebook Files series continues. On Sunday, the company published a point-by-point rebuttal to the Journal’s story on Instagram’s effects on teenage girls — and then on Monday morning, the company said it would “pause” plans to build Instagram Kids while it consults with more outside groups. A Senate … Read more

VR experience creator The Void is reportedly planning a comeback

Steve Dent

The Void, which created in-person VR experiences but was forced to shutter its business last year during the pandemic, may be coming back. A former investor may be planning to relaunch it with key employees after acquiring the IP and other assets, according to a report from Protocol.  In its heyday, The Void counted investors … Read more

Imgur has been bought by the owner of Kik, Genius, and WorldStarHipHop

Imgur has been bought by the owner of Kik, Genius, and WorldStarHipHop

Popular image-sharing site Imgur has been acquired by MediaLab, a Santa Monica-based firm that describes itself as a “holding company of consumer internet brands.” The company owns a number of B-list tech and internet services, including messaging apps Kik and Whisper, lyrics annotator Genius, and viral video aggregator WorldStarHipHop. Imgur, which currently claims some 300 … Read more

Ableton Live 11.1 beta available now with Apple M1 support

Terrence O'Brien

Ableton Live 11 landed earlier this year, and the first major update to the DAW appears to be imminent. And it’s little surprise that the big news for Live 11.1 is the addition of support for Apple’s M1 chips. Being one of the the most popular music production suites, getting up and running natively on … Read more

Dubler 2 can turn any microphone into a MIDI controller

Dubler 2 can turn any microphone into a MIDI controller

I’ve admitted before that I am a sucker for , and often , musical devices. A giant touchpad with ? Sign me up. A that you tilt and smack? I’ll take two. So, an app that lets you play a synthesizer simply by humming a melody was clearly going to grab my attention. Dubler first … Read more