A Model Dog | Better Worlds

From The Verge. Two engineers try to create an immortal dog in John Scalzi’s short story “A Model Dog.” In this animated adaptation, an overbearing CEO demands that his employees engineer a solution to his dad’s aging dog. Read John Scalzi’s original story here: http://bit.ly/2RC92qF “A Model Dog” is part of Better Worlds, The Verge’s…

A Theory of Flight | Better Worlds

From The Verge. It only takes one rocket to start an interplanetary revolution. This animated adaptation of Justina Ireland’s story “A Theory of Flight” imagines a future in which one woman recognizes the barriers in getting to space, and takes the issue into her own hand with an open-sourced rocket and kickstarts a revolution to…

Apple’s surprise TV plan is cooperation

From The Verge. Apple AirPlay 2 is coming to Samsung, Sony, LG, and Vizio TVs. It’s a remarkable and surprising collaboration between competitors, and it’s not usually how the industry works. Apple didn’t give a keynote speech and didn’t have a booth on the show floor, but nevertheless dominates the show year after year. Dieter…

This drawing tablet lets you use real art supplies

From The Verge. The iSKN Slate Repaper drawing tablet is geared toward artists and is a huge improvement from the original Slate in 2016. The original product was unique in that it let the user fit magnetic rings on their own pens and pencils, which would work with the magnets in the tablet to convert…

The foldable Royole FlexPai has a way to go

From The Verge. The Royole Flexpai is officially the world’s first foldable phone, but its maker has achieved the feat by rushing the device out to market way before it’s ready for primetime. The threat of Samsung and Huawei stealing the small Chinese company’s thunder was simply too much to resist, and that’s how we…

Lenovo made a great tiny home hub and Alexa tablet

From The Verge. Lenovo’s new Smart Clock is mostly designed to tell you the time and get you up in the morning, but it also does a whole lot of other things, thanks to Google Assistant. The company’s Smart Tabs, on the other hand, mixes Amazon’s Alexa with an 10-inch Android tablet that docks into…