This weekend, Steve Jobs screenwriter Aaron Sorkin apologized to Tim Cook for the harsh words he directed at the CEO earlier in the week. Sorkin told E! News, “You know what, I think that Tim Cook and I probably both went a little too far.” He added, “And I apologize to Tim Cook. I hope when he sees the movie, he enjoys it as much as I enjoy his products.”
The minor spat started early last week, when Tim Cook called movies about Steve Jobs “opportunistic” during an appearance on The Late Show. “I think that a lot of people are trying to be opportunistic, and I hate this; it’s not a great part of our world,” said the Apple CEO, before praising his former boss.
Yesterday at the Maker Faire in New York, we had a chance to check out the Rephone, a clever little project that comprises a bunch of modules that let you cobble together your own tiny little cell phone. Actually, making a cute little cardboard-encased phone is the least interesting thing aboutt the Rephone kit. The group behind it, Seeed Studio, has made dozens of modules and an SDK that enables you to build out nearly any sort of cellular-based gadget you can imagine. They’ve strapped it on a dog collar so you can locate your dog (or just call him to come home). They’ve strapped it to a kite to provide you with real-time telemetry. They’ve strapped it to a door, a lamp, and (uh), a table.
If you’re interested in video games, you might be familiar with the upcoming PS4 game No Man’s Sky. It’s an exploration game that populates an entire universe with planets using procedural generation, so many planets you’d need thousands of lifetimes to explore them all. Each one is packed with its own weird colors and wildlife and minerals, just waiting to be uncovered by an intrepid player. A lot of No Man Sky’s appeal has to do with that vastness, the way it can make you feel like an infinitesimal speck in a space that’s out of your control; it can give you a new appreciation for the grandeur and scale of our own universe. And while I’m excited to try the game for myself, it’s exciting to know that feeling can be had right now — just…
Instagram has been about square photos since it launched nearly five years ago. The app singlehandedly made square photos cool and iconic once again, and it was puzzling trying to imagine a world in which “an Instagram” did not mean a square filtered photo. My personal fear was that all of our feeds would become clogged with poorly lit portrait selfies. And some days they are — it just turns out there’s reason to like them.
Photography traditionalists across the globe have been lamenting the rise of…
Most notably, it looks like Google is focusing on battery life this time around. The Nexus 6P should last a pretty long time in your pocket thanks to a giant 3,450mAh battery. That cell is larger than the batteries found in other newer phablets like the Galaxy Note 5 (3,000mAh) and iPhone 6S Plus (2,750mAh), and it represents a 14 percent improvement over the Motorola-made Nexus 6 (3,220mAh) it is replacing.
It’s not just a massive battery that will keep the Nexus…
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Players can also look forward to, among other things, new difficulty options and a Photo Mode. Everyone who buys the collection also gets access to the Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End multiplayer beta, which runs December 4-13 on PS4.
Our Nathan Drake Collection review is coming soon, but for now, you can watch us play through part of the game in the video above. You can also read up on the game’s day one patch.
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My favorite achievement would probably have to be “Rotisserie,” which you’ll earn after shooting a chicken out of the air with a fire arrow. This achievement list also seems to confirm that Rise of the Tomb Raider will not have a traditional multiplayer mode, as no achievements mention multiplayer.
Click through the images below to see all of Rise of the Tomb Raider’s achievements and what they’re worth.