Shovel Knight has sold over 2.5 million copies and had over 25 cameos

Shovel Knight had its fifth birthday last week, and among the many, many throwback platformers to come out before or since, it remains one of the finest examples of how to refine classic game design for modern sensibilities. Developer Yacht Club Games took the occasion to announce a new sales milestone for the constantly-expanding game. Shovel Knight has sold 2.5 million copies across all platforms since launch. The titular knight has also cameoed in 25 other games ranging from Runbow and Brawlhalla to Nintendo’s own Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. In a celebratory blog on the official site, the developers run down plenty of fun development tidbits and anecdotes about features that almost made it to the game. The new numbers …

Snag the Logi Circle wireless security camera for 62% off on Amazon

TL;DR: This Mashable’s Choice Award-winning wireless security camera is currently on sale for just $75.29 on Amazon. It’s not every day you find a Mashable’s Choice Award winner on sale for more than 60% off its retail price. And yet here we are.  Rated highly by Ray Wong for its wireless functionality, thoughtful design, and entertaining time lapse feature, Logitech’s original Logi Circle security camera is now available on Amazon for a mere $75.29. (For those of you keeping up at home, that’s a $125 price slash on its $199.99 MSRP. Yooo.) Better suited for lifelogging than surveillance, the Logi Circle keeps you up to date on all the goings-on within your home with 1080p HD video streamed to its …

There’s only one important question to ask about Apple’s future

It’s been a wild few days for Apple, as the company’s famed chief design officer Jony Ive announced his departure, a number of media outlets reported that he’d been disconnected from day-to-day work for some time, and Apple CEO Tim Cook fired back at The Wall Street Journal, in particular, calling the reports “absurd.” All of this has led to a pretty vigorous (and fair) debate about whether Apple is still a design-led company, or whether its massive scale demands an operational focus that simply dictates design operates in a different way from the iMac and iPod eras. The view from inside Apple, for what it’s worth, is that design is still central to everything the company does, and the …

Valve released 3D models so anyone can mod the Index VR headset

Valve has released 3D files to help people build mods and accessories for its new Index virtual reality headset. The gaming company posted high- and low-resolution models — along with other documentation — on GitHub under a Creative Commons license. Anybody can download and use the files to design their own creations, but they can’t sell anything without getting clearance from Valve first. The Index headset, which started shipping last week, is a high-end VR system based on Valve’s SteamVR platform. Valve designed the Index to appeal to modders, adding a USB port for them in a small compartment called the Frunk or “front trunk.” Now, the company is offering some more detail about how this tinkering should work, including …

This Sony soundbar has Bluetooth built in — get it on sale for under $150

TL;DR: This sleek Sony soundbar with built-in Bluetooth usually retails for $198, but Amazon’s got it on sale right now for just $148 — a 25% savings. Today’s TVs have amazing picture quality — shout-out to 4K and OLED technologies — but unless you splurge for one that supports Dolby Atmos, most displays built-in sound systems are pretty underwhelming.  That’s where soundbars come in. Typically slim and rectangular in their design, these devices contain multiple speakers and connect to your TV to upgrade its audio quality.  You could spend a few thousand dollars on a really, really nice soundbar if that’s your prerogative, but at that point, you might as well buy a whole new TV. For a better bang …

Samsung teases Galaxy Note 10 event on August 7th

Samsung has announced its latest Unpacked event for August 7th at 4PM ET at the Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn, NY, where the company will be announcing the Galaxy Note 10, the latest in its line of super-sized stylus-equipped smartphones. There’s not a ton to go by from the invite: just a picture of an S Pen and a single camera lens (which could be forming an exclamation point, if you squint at it really hard). The latest leaks do give a bit more to go by, with rumors of a fresh design for the Note 10 that will feature a single front-facing camera embedded in the display (similar to the Galaxy S10 earlier this year), although the Note 10 will …

Apple CEO Tim Cook says report on tensions with Jony Ive is ‘absurd’

Apple CEO Tim Cook has fired back at a recent Wall Street Journal article that reported on tensions between departing chief design officer Jony Ive and the company, calling the story “absurd” and claiming that “the conclusions just don’t match with reality” in an email sent to NBC News reporter Dylan Byers. The WSJ report alleged that Ive’s departure from the company had been a long time coming, claiming that Ive has been slowly drifting away from the company in recent years, leaving the design team at Apple rudderless and without leadership. A similar report was published at Bloomberg last week in the wake of Ive’s announcement, although Cook has yet to offer a rebuttal there. Cook’s email instead notes …

Apple’s Tim Cook denies his disinterest in design led to Ive’s departure

After Jony Ive’s departure from Apple last week, the Wall Street Journal yesterday reported that he left Apple because of top management and CEO Tim Cook’s decreasing interest in design. Now, Cook has slammed the report saying the story is ‘absurd’ and it shows a lack of understanding about how the design team works at Apple. The Apple CEO sent an email to NBC’s reporter Dylan Byers, and explained that the conclusions from WSJ’s report “don’t match reality.” He also added that he’s confident that the design team will thrive under Jeff Williams, Evans Hankey, and Alan Dye’s leadership, and deliver… This story continues at The Next Web Or just read more coverage about: Apple Read more: thenextweb.com

13 As-Seen-on-TV Products That Actually Work

Super Bright Stick-On Light This stick-on light is a simple yet effective As Seen on TV product. The light sticks right to walls and metal surfaces with no need for tools or wiring. The 200-lumen illumination is great for providing quick light where you need it, like inside a cabinet or closet, or even in the car or tent. Amazon reviewers say this two-pack is the real deal. “These are the brightest lights I’ve ever seen. They’re so bright, it’s almost blinding. It’s unbelievable. I definitely recommend getting these for whatever reason. I put one in my closet and it lights up my whole bedroom. They’re awesome!” Here’s what you need to know about smart light switches. Buy it now …

Nike pulls ‘Betsy Ross flag’ shoes after Colin Kaepernick said they were offensive

Nike has pulled its planned “Betsy Ross flag” shoes after Colin Kaepernick apparently expressed his concerns that the design was offensive. The shoe, the Nike Air Max 1 Quick Strike Fourth of July, was slated to hit stores for the Fourth of July holiday and featured the original 13-stars version of the American flag on the heel (though whether or not Ross actually created the famous flag is a matter of debate). View this post on Instagram Update: release is indefinitely postponed. Retailers are being asked to return the shoes to Nike. Celebrate the upcoming #IndependenceDay holiday with these Air Max 1s featuring the flag sewn by Betsy Ross. For a closer look at this upcoming release, tap the link …

Make Your Own Custom Silk Flower Veil!

We have been loving all the floral trends happening in the wedding industry this year so it should be no surprise we’re back with another flower-themed DIY for you! We’ve done bouquets, earrings, floral hats and now….(drumroll) we’re brining you a custom veil! For that little bit of extra flare to your wedding day look, this one will make all the heads turn as you come down the aisle. See the rest of this post → The post Make Your Own Custom Silk Flower Veil! appeared first on Green Wedding Shoes.   Similar Posts You’ll Love DIY Your Own Flower Hat For a Boho Wedding Look How to DIY a Custom Leather Jacket (It’s easier than you think!) DIY Silk …

46 DIY Car Detailing Tips That Will Save You Money

Family HandymanBest Way to Clean a Car: Destink the InteriorTo neutralize tobacco smoke, buy an aerosol can of Dakota Non-Smoke. Holding the can 12 to 14 in. away from fabrics, lightly spray the headliner (don’t soak it), seats, door panels and carpet. Then turn the fan to high and switch the system to recirculate mode (“max. A/C” if you don’t have that option). Find the intake opening by holding a tissue near the blower motor. Then spray the mist into the opening. Leave the windows closed for at least one hour. Your vehicle will smell like baby powder for a while, but that’ll go away. You can also change your car’s air filter once this is done. Plus: If you …

Here’s more proof the next iPhone will have a huge camera bump

This year’s iPhone will likely have a triple rear camera, located inside a hefty, square bump on the phone’s back. We’ve seen rumors, mock-ups, and case renders indicating the new design, and now, the reliable /LEAKS claims to have CAD images of all three iPhone models coming out this year.  CAD renders, if accurate, are typically sourced off actual product designs that had leaked somewhere along Apple’s supply chain. They often give us a very good idea of what the finalized device will look like, though they can also be misleading if they’re based on wrong or outdated info.  #Apple – #iPhoneXI – iPhone XI CAD https://t.co/3T9JC2n5jN pic.twitter.com/cGP98c3iPs — /LEAKS (@Slashleaks) July 1, 2019 Read more… More about Apple, Iphone, …

Message to IT: Trusting Apple and Google for mobile app security is career suicide

Ready for the mobile security news that IT doesn’t want to hear about but needs to? When security firm Positive Technologies started pen-testing various mobile apps, security holes were rampant. We’ll plunge into the details momentarily, but here’s the upshot: “High-risk vulnerabilities were found in 38 percent of mobile applications for iOS and in 43 percent of Android applications” and “most cases are caused by weaknesses in security mechanisms — 74 percent and 57 percent for iOS and Android apps, respectively, and 42 percent for server-side components — because such vulnerabilities creep in during the design stage, fixing them requires significant changes to code.” To read this article in full, please click here Read more: computerworld.com

Ikea releases free ‘Soffa Sans’ font made of couches

Ikea has released a free font called Soffa Sans, inspired by all the memes born from its online “Design your own sofa” planner. The tool allows for customers to design the layouts and configurations of Ikea’s couches, from the Vimle sectionals to the Vallentuna modular sofa series. Once it was discovered that the planner allowed for basically any configuration with no limit to the cost, it inspired some Sims-like creativity from users. Acknowledging the planner’s full potential, Ikea worked with digital agency Proximity London to create the Soffa Sans font. Calling itself the “the world’s comfiest font,” Soffa Sans creates a typeface out of the Vallentuna couch in both isometric and bird’s-eye view versions. there are 2 types of… Continue …

Dress, Please! Karen Willis Holmes’ Online Boutique Launches Today!

If this isn’t the best news to the start of a holiday week: US + Australia residents can now shop a selection of Karen Willis Holmes‘ best selling gowns, veils, and accessories online! And—it gets even better—for a limited time KWH is offering FREE shipping. No long lead times, either. Your dress will be dispatched within 2-4 weeks of ordering! Eeek! See the rest of this post → The post Dress, Please! Karen Willis Holmes’ Online Boutique Launches Today! appeared first on Green Wedding Shoes.   Similar Posts You’ll Love Design Your Own Karen Willis Holmes Wedding Dress The 2017 Sequin Collection From Karen Willis Holmes Find Your Dream Dress for Less with Preowned Wedding Dresses Essense of Australia Wedding …