By Michael Mulvey on October 23, 2014 9:23 AM
Actor Christian Bale didn't have to audition for the role of Steve Jobs in the coming biopic of the Apple Inc. co-founder, according to screenwriter Aaron Sorkin.
"We needed the best actor on the board in a certain age range and that's Chris Bale," Sorkin told Bloomberg Television's Emily Chang on a coming edition of "Studio 1.0." "He didn't have to audition. Well, there was a meeting."
Why would he have to audition? The dude is perfect for the role.
I can't wait to see him bury the awful version Ashton Kutcher did.
[ok, I know Kutcher is a huge fan of Jobs and he didn't do a half-bad job playing him, but the movie wasn't very good]
By Michael Mulvey on October 22, 2014 2:52 PM
What if iOS 9 came with a major interface overhaul inspired by the Apple Watch?
Really interesting question.
By Michael Mulvey on October 22, 2014 9:23 AM
By Michael Mulvey on October 21, 2014 5:07 PM
By Michael Mulvey on October 21, 2014 10:36 AM
Hendo Hoverboards on Kickstarter
By Bryan Larrick on October 19, 2014 11:28 AM
Yeah, daddio! From World's Finest #224.
By Michael Mulvey on October 15, 2014 3:22 PM
Across the Web today is news that Apple accidentally leaked specs and images on the new iPads being announced tomorrow.
From The Verge:
Regardless, if you were hoping for major design changes, the iTunes document all but confirms they're not coming this year.
This is everything that is wrong with tech news today. If it's not new, it sucks. It's boring. Old news. They act like 5-year-olds getting bored with a new toy five minutes after opening it up.
What exactly is wrong with the current design of the iPad and iPad Mini that The Verge wants to see changed?
By Michael Mulvey on October 14, 2014 5:00 AM
This week Michael and Bryan discuss crazy, roadside car race spectators, Ebola, iOS's Crappy Handling of Animated GIFs, problems upgrading to iOS 8, the nature of sports fans, Michael's complete disregard for sports, the end of Bryan's news embargo and horror flick archetypes. This episode opens with the sound of the Blue Angels in F-18/A Hornets during Fleet Week in San Francisco.
By Michael Mulvey on October 10, 2014 3:20 PM
That's a picture of one of the godfathers of modernist architecture, Le Corbusier, vandalizing a French villa in the nude.
The heroes and idols you look up to are people. Fucked up human beings like the rest of us.
This fact doesn't take away from the brilliant and creative things they may make and say, it's just a reminder: they're just people.
Lucky for him 4chan didn't exist when he was alive.
By Michael Mulvey on October 9, 2014 8:46 AM
So Imgur is reimagining the GIF format with Project GIFV:
The above GIF started at a whopping 50MB. After conversion, the final file is 3.4MB and loads at warp speed. Pretty sweet, right?
The cornerstone of Project GIFV is a platform-wide upgrade to automatically convert uploaded GIF files on the fly into the MP4 video format. The converted MP4s are significantly smaller than their equivalent GIFs, which allows them to load at lightning-fast speeds with better quality. By lowering bandwidth consumption, the change also optimizes Imgur for users on mobile. Rejoice!
I've said this before and it may sound silly to some people, but I think the animated GIF is one of the most important mediums for artistic expression in the 21st century,
By Michael Mulvey on October 8, 2014 12:00 PM
Co.Design headline: Microsoft Can Now Turn Any Space Into The Holodeck
How about this, how about Microsoft make an operating system worth a shit?
It's is easy to solve problems for the future but it's the present that needs the most help.