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NYC Subway Commuters Stuck For 30 Minutes Of Bug Hell

A crazed woman trying to sell bugs on the D train last night got heckled, freaked out, and then threw bugs on everyone, as the New York Post reports. If you’re wondering what it’s like to live and commute in the New York City subway system, here you go.Read more... Source: Gizmodo

Extremely rare Apple I sells for $815,000

Bidding for the extremely rare “Celebration Apple I” being auctioned by CharityBuzz closed today and while the lot failed to break the record for the most amount paid for an Apple I computer, the winning bid nearly topped $1 million dollars. Moments before the lot closed, bidding hit $1.2 million for the machine that is considered […](via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens) Source: cultofmac

Making Stop Motion Animation Looks Really Hard

I mean, the animator in the gif above changes his shirt at least four times before he’s able to make the Ninja Monkey doll walk, like, a couple of steps. That’s a lot of time spent animating the most basic of motions lasting just seconds. Imagine all the elbow grease that goes into the more intense stuff, or even a minute of footage. In the behind-the-scenes footage of Kubo and…

National Park Visitors Who Complain About Wi-Fi Should Be Thrown Into Old Faithful

The US National Park Service was founded 100 years ago today, at a time when less than 35 percent of Americans had electricity at home . But as the years go by, more and more visitors to the parks are demanding access to technology, including ubiquitous cellphone and wi-fi access. And we’ve got the complaints to prove it.Read more... Source: Gizmodo

My Year In Gawker Hate Mail

I started working at Gawker.com in April of last year, and ever since, I’ve received a constant barrage of always furious, often antisemitic, and rarely coherent emails to my inbox. Reading these is, truthfully, the single best part of my day. Read more... Source: Gizmodo

Apple rolls out iOS 9.3.5 to beef up security [Update]

Apple today rolled out yet another surprise update to iOS 9 ahead of iOS 10’s public debut this fall. iOS 9.3.5 beefs up security once again and promise performance improvements. This is only a minor software update, but like all security patches, it is recommended you install it as soon as you can. iOS 9.3.5 […](via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens) Source: cultofmac

Skyrocketing ‘failure rate’ means iOS is less stable than Android

iOS is generally considered more stable and more secure than Android, but boy how the tables have turned. According to new data, the failure rate of Apple’s platform rose significantly during the second quarter of 2016, making it more unstable than Google’s for the first time ever. During the first quarter of 2016, iOS devices saw […](via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens) Source: cultofmac