Remember Tamagotchis? The digital pet key chains of the late ‘90s that kids couldn’t get enough of? Chances are you had a lanyard with a dozen or more of these egg-shaped pets attached that you obsessed over and took everywhere. The all-consuming toy faded away, as most trendy toys do, but Bandai Co., the original manufacturer of the digital pet, just released a brand new app, Tamagotchi L.I.F.E. to celebrate Tamagotchi's Sweet 16!
Available for iPhone, iPad, and Android phones the free app is just as fun—and needy—as the original. The handheld app is based on the original toy and operates with its original 3 buttons that at first you’re likely to not remember how to use. The little creature is still pixelated and now with push alerts your pet is bound to live a little longer than they used to. You still feed, clean up after, play with, and give your pet medicine just as you did when you were in elementary school. The updated Tamagotchi features different shells and creatures that you’re able to unlock as you raise, and most importantly keep alive, more pets. The new app is also a lot more interactive and allows you to play games with your pet, different colored egg shells, take screenshots to show your Instagram followers just how mature you are, and other new features. Tamagotchi L.I.F.E. also allows you to play in the old school egg mode or the new updated app style.
This past Wednesday, Tortoise and Blonde eyewear teamed up with artist David Datuna at the Soho Gallery for Digital Art to launch a new camera app, Viewpoints.
The new app, designed by Global Art Group lets users filter their iPhotography in a style of Datuna’s artwork, consisting of hundreds to thousands of cascading lenses imposed over the picture. Tailored around Datuna's style, the frames used in the app are actual eyewear available through Tortoise & Blonde.
Love it or hate it, the subway system in New York is still the cheapest and easiest way for anyone to get around town. MetroCard prices have been on the rise for years with not a whole lot of improvement on the trains themselves. Even catching a train in Manhattan can take what seems like forever when 5 minute waits turn into 20 minute waits. Forget Brooklyn and Queens. Pack some food and a small survival kit because you may never get back to the outer boroughs if you’re relying on one train. We’ve come to love and rely on our subway system, despite it’s shortcomings, but it would be great to know if or when we could give up on one train and catch another.
Following recent news of Tiësto’s app launch for iPhone and iTouch, we decided to test the app ourselves here in the Joonbug NYC office. The app enables fans to directly connect with the infamous DJ as well as with other fans worldwide. Download the app and you are instantly granted access to exclusive photos, videos, podcasts, and news.
Users can check out upcoming tour dates and purchase tickets right on their phones. No need to worry if you can’t make the show – just click “Media” to watch 60 minutes worth of concert footage and you’ll feel like you were there! Save your favorite photo on your phone (we already have a new background picked out) or share with friends.
Apple has long been one of our country's top technology innovators. (We're still just getting acquainted with Siri.) And now, the next chapter in their book of ground-breaking design appears to be iThings powered by Hydrogen fuel cells.
According to the Telegraph, 'A hydrogen fuel cell converts hydrogen and oxygen into water and electrical energy.' The technology isn't unique to electronics. It's also being explored by auto companies and the military.
Who knew Siri was such a rhyme spitting thug? In this latest video, Siri shows us her mad rap skills as she flawlessly kills it to Notorious B.I.G's "Hynotize."
Steve Jobs would be so proud right now.
[by Robert Boehnke for Music Hack Day 2011]
Nothing is worse than waiting 15 minutes in 30 degree weather for a cab. Between getting picked off by the person caddy corner to you or having a "rock, paper, scissors" battle (yes, this has actually happened to me) with the guy who approached from the other side, successfully hailing a cab can sometimes be a nightmare. If other pedestrian competition wasn't enough, you also have to deal with the lame cabbies who behave obnoxiously and illegally. Like the drivers who refuse to take you to certain destinations --especially if it's either too close (not enough fare/tip) or too far (they're lazy).
Everyone's on the go this time of year. Whether you're rushing for gifts, flying home for the holidays, or distracting yourself from the annoying kids in the line at Macy's, your smartphone can be your saving grace. (Just to be clear -- I'm not the only one that stands in line to visit Santa by myself...right? Right?)
With the right app, you can make your shopping season simpler, catch that plane, or even make the family party fun this year. All it takes is a sharp eye, a few bucks, and a few free gigs on your phone. On Apple, on Samsung, on Google and Verizon! Joonbug's got your apps for the holiday season! (And yes, we know that the rhyme only works if you pronounce it "Vereezon." Get into the spirit and stop complaining.)
Everything she needs to MacGyver her way out of any fashion emergency: fashion tape, deodorant removing sponge, lint removing sheets, sewing kit, stain wipe, earring back, instant button, hair band, nail file, blister pad, and shoe shine sponge all conveniently packaged in travel-sized case.
Hollywood Fashion Emergency Kit, $15; available at Hollywood Fashion Secrets
Google Shopper: This app finds products at the lowest prices in your area. You also get access to special offers from "deal sites" like Groupon and Living Social.
Gas Buddy: If you're one of the lucky travelers who can drive to your destination this holiday season, you'll definitely want to download Gas Buddy. This app locates nearby stations and gives you gas prices so you can find the best deal.