Your Own 16-Inch Tall Iron Giant Deluxe Figure

4:53 PM, Jan. 22nd, 2015 · · Cool Stuff Found

Light-up eyes. A Magnetic 'S' that can be detached from a seafood sign and attached to his chest. More than 30 points of articulation. A detachable "War Arm." A Hogarth mini-figure that sits in his hand. I must be talking about an Iron Giant figure, right? You bet I am! Mondo announced pre-orders for a 16-inch tall Iron Giant Deluxe Figure starting today (a limited edition model sold out in moments).  This is an impressive looking figure, and it's expected to ship in the third quarter. But, that impressiveness comes at a cost: US$300. There are all sorts of images on the announcement page, or you can go straight to the Mondo's home page and pre-order.

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TMO Daily Observations 2015-01-22: Debunking the 24-bit/192kHz Audio Hype

1:10 PM, Jan. 22nd, 2015 · · Daily Observations Podcast

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There's a debate raging in the audio world about whether we should listen to music encoded above the standard 16-bit 44.1kHz mark. Dave Hamilton joins Jeff Gamet to look at the differences between 16-bit 44.1kHz and 24-bit 192kHz, whether or not the science backs up the quality of 24-bit tracks, and why the bit depth doesn't necessarily translate to better sounding recordings.

Apple’s Cover Flow Targeted in Patent Lawsuit Again

9:30 AM, Jan. 22nd, 2015 · · News

Apple's Cover Flow feature from OS X is the target of a new infringement lawsuit from the patent holding company TriDim, and this isn't the first time it's been part of an intellectual propert case. The company is claiming 3D-like user interface elements in Cover Flow, Time Machine, and Mobile Safari in iOS 7 and iOS 8 infringe on two patents it holds.

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Mirror Worlds wasn't able to make its Cover Flow patent infringement case against Apple stick, and based on TriDim's patent descriptions this new case will likely have a hard go of it, too.

iOS 8: New Mailbox Options

8:50 AM, Jan. 22nd, 2015 · · TMO Quick Tip

This Quick Tip is about the two new mailbox options we've got under iOS 8: "Thread Notifications" and "Today." If you want a quick place to look at all of the emails that fall under those categories, this article's for you!

Bluetooth Audio Beanie: $34.99

5:51 PM, Jan. 21st, 2015 · · TMO Deals

Bluetooth Audio Beanie: $34.99

It's cold. You have tunes to listen to. You need the Bluetooth Audio Beanie, a beanie with bluetooth speakers embedded into the cloth. It has a microphone, too, so you can use this beanie for phone calls. You can recharge it through a MicroUSB charging port, also built into the beanie.