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

The Tech Media Minute: As Pokémon Go Launches in Japan, Some Tricks

On this Friday, the biggest game on the planet has finally arrived in the country where it was created. In Philadelphia, the Democrats get ready to party.
Top news storiesPokémon Go comes home
It’s official, Pokémon Go is finally available in Japan. The game arrives in Pokémon’s home country alongside a sponsorship with McDonalds, which will see 3,000 “gyms” set up across the country. With the addition of Japan, Pokémon Go is now available in 37 countries.
(Via AppleInsider)

No Lightning headphones? 
Deutsche Bank tells Business Insider that the “iPhone 7” won’t launch with a pair of Lightning headphones as once believed. Instead, each new iPhone owner will receive a Lightning-to-audio dongle. (Yes, the 3mm headphone jack is still going away.)
Other findi…

Today’s Apps Gone Free: Remote Mouse, RadioApp, Lose Weight Hypnosis and More

Remotely control your computer, listen to the radio, and lose weight and keep it off with today’s collection of apps.
All app prices are subject to change at any time and without notice regardless of stated free duration. Price changes are solely under the control of the developers.
iPhone:
Manifesto – fast camera, video recorder & voice dictate ($1.99 → Free, 8.7 MB): Capture photos, videos, and voice recordings in a snap with Manifesto. It’s all about the moments in life.
Today only: Unlock the full version of Manifesto for free! Just tap on the settings icon within the timel…

Today’s Apps Gone Free: Weirdwood Manor, Diced, Brain Wave Study Smart and More

Go on a fantastic fantasy adventure, create combinations to clear dice, and boost your concentration and memory with today’s collection of apps and games.
All app prices are subject to change at any time and without notice regardless of stated free duration. Price changes are solely under the control of the developers.
Universal:
Brain Wave Study Smart – Advanced Binaural Brainwave Entrainment for Studying ($1.99 → Free, 76.2 MB): Boost your concentration and memory by listening to low frequency waves with Brain Wave Study Smart. It’ll help you memorize and recall information.
Bra…

The Third Time is a Charm with Dots & Co

At least in Texas, and other parts of the United States, the dog days of summer are definitely here. And if you’re not into running around like crazy trying to catch Pokémon outside in the stifling heat, there’s another great way to get your game on.
Beautiful and uniqueDots & Co is the fun, new puzzler from the team behind the original Dots and massively popular followup Two Dots.
If you’ve played either of those games, jumping into to Dots & Co should be quick and easy. Even if you’re not familiar with the series, you won’t need to labor through a massive tutorial. As the name of the game suggests, its all about connecting dots of the same color.
Featuring 155 new levels, gamers will need to solve puzzles featuring 15 different mechanics. You’ll also be able to meet a number of original Companion characters that can help lend you a hand.
Wrap-upDots & Co is designed for the iPhone/iPod touch and all iPad models. It can be downloaded now on the App Store f…