Apple poaches top talent from iPhone 7 GPU chipmaker

Apple is siphoning talent from one of its key partners, Imagination Technologies, which makes the graphics chip for the iPhone 7. The British chipmaker was rumored to be in acquisition talks with Apple earlier this year. Apple told the press it wasn’t interested in buying Imagination Technologies, but based on a slew of recent hires, […](via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens) Source: cultofmac

This sexy sleeve is worthy of new MacBook Pro

There’s little exciting about a laptop sleeve. Usually made of neoprene or some other soft flexible material, it has one job and often it stays hidden if the user carries a backpack or messenger bag. But in anticipating a refresh of the MacBook Pro, WaterField Designs did a fitting — and dare I say attractive? […](via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens) Source: cultofmac

On eBay, a Galaxy Note 7 box is worth more than the phone

Now that Samsung has asked for all Galaxy Note 7 units to be returned and ceased production, the device is worthless. Even if you decide to keep yours (which you shouldn’t), it’s going to have no resale value. But you might be surprised to learn that its box has. Some Note 7 owners have already […](via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens) Source: cultofmac

The Presidential Debate Topics For Next Week Don't Even Mention The Possibility of an Earth-Cleansing Asteroid

The topics for next week’s presidential debate have just been announced. And they’re pretty grim. Depressingly, they don’t even mention the possibility of a sweet, sweet asteroid hitting Earth to finally put America out of its misery after 16 months of the worst election “season” in modern history. But a man can dream.Read more... Source: Gizmodo

Where Did All the Good Movies on Netflix Go?

Netflix’s content library isn’t just getting smaller, it’s also increasingly losing its best movies. The Streaming Observer did some analysis, and found that only 31 movies from the IMDb Top 250 are currently available on Netflix.Read more... Source: Gizmodo

United’s Explanation for Kicking a Passenger Off a Plane Is Pitiful, Misspells Her Name [UPDATE]

Talk about adding insult to injury. United Airlines has responded to io9's request for comment regarding the ejection of a passenger from a flight earlier today. Besides brazenly avoiding a discussion of the actual situation, its response manages to completely misidentify the person in question.Read more... Source: Gizmodo

Mafia III: The Kotaku Review

Mafia III takes hours to really get going. Sometimes it’s a predictable, janky slog. Once it finds its groove, though, it’s an open-world crime game unlike any other. It’s a bold depiction of a difficult time and place—a portrait of New Orleans in the late 1960s, racism and ugliness included.Read more... Source: Gizmodo

Threadsmith's Hydrophobic Shirts Still Aren't Very Hydrophobic

Last year, poor Adam Clark Estes sat alone with a camera pointed at his chest and poured the contents of a pantry onto himself. It wasn’t some wierd exhibitionist kink. Adam was testing out Threadsmith’s hydrophobic (meaning scared of water) shirts which promise to be extremely stain resistant. The shirt did great on a first try, but quickly failed after a few washes.Read more... Source: Gizmodo