Corning’s stronger Gorilla Glass 5 is hitting devices later this year

GorillaGlass5_Tough_H Corning has managed the remarkable feat of making smartphone glass – if not sexy exactly, at the very least compelling. Smartphone makers tend not to go out of their way when it comes to talking up third-party component manufacturers, but name-checking Gorilla Glass has become common practice at product unveils, a sort of shorthand for a company’s commitment to making their… Read More

Nintendo NX could bring “lots more casual players back” according to Ubisoft CEO

Nintendo block question The Nintendo NX is one of the most long-teased console releases I can ever remember, especially as an officially acknowledged thing. Speaking on his company’s quarterly earnings conference call yesterday (via IGN), Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot shared some tantalizing impressions about the NX: It’s “really great,” and it should “help the industry continue to… Read More

Four official ‘Star Wars’ drones are arriving this fall

13724069_1165482843511038_1702280337777327614_o It was just a matter of time, really. With the new slate of Star Wars films on an annual schedule, and drones invading the skies all around us, the timing was right for this kind of synergistic force push. RC toy maker Propel is launching a quartet of drones modeled on some familiar modes of transportation from a galaxy far, far away. Launching this fall/winter, the Lucasfilm-approved… Read More

The AppAdvice Tech Week in Review: Apps and Games For Summer Fun

The dog days of summer are with us, which means technology news is slowing to a trickle. Not to worry, as we have plenty of app and game coverage to keep you cool.
Top News StoriesA big sign that the next iPhone is water-resistant
Buried inside iOS 10 betas is a new warning message that alerts users when there’s liquid detected in a device’s Lightning port.
According to Engadget, this feature is only known to work with the iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, and iPhone SE.
Rumors have suggested that the “iPhone 7” is at least water resistant. This feature’s introduction adds to this narrative.
Get Verified on Twitter
Anyone with a Twitter account can now fill out an online application to receive verification status. Previously, Twitter alone determined who would receive a blue checkmark next to their name.
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Building as a modular gadget

lego architecture Researchers and companies have been exploring new ways to improve buildings through analytics software, prefabrication, connected devices, new materials and construction automation. It’s striking that most of these efforts are trying to patch problems within the legacy framework of “permanent” construction. Could it be that the one thing that is taken for granted is the… Read More

Write Anywhere, Any Time With Scrivener for iOS

If you are a writer, then you have likely heard of Scrivener from Literature & Latte. From short stories to screenplays to full-blown manuscripts, the software has been a popular tool for writers on Mac and Windows for years. Now the app comes to iOS allowing you to take your work with you. Write where you want, when you want, with the same features you enjoy on your computer.
If you are new to Scrivener and contemplating purchasing it for iOS, here are just some of the robust features it includes:

Keep all materials in a self-contained project
Expand, collapse, and drill down into sections
Import from and export to Word, RTF, Final Draft, and plain text files
Import research materials like images, PDFs, and media flies
Navigate sections quickly with the Binder sidebar
Use Scriptwriting mode for screenplays