Jony Ive and Anna Wintour Discuss Designing For The Future

In a recent RE:WIRED 2021 discussion, Sir Jony Ive and Dame Anna Wintour sat down for a discussion entitled ‘Designing for the Future We Want to Inhabit’. They talked about the future of design and what’s next for the former Apple design chief. It’s not the first time the two icons have sat down together – they did so back in 2018. However, much has changed since then and there is always value in listening to such people.

Sale: AdGuard's Family Plan is Now Just $29, Down From $129

Plans for AdGuard adblocker are now on sale through StackSocial, and as of this writing the deal ends in seven days. This is the adblocker I’ve been using for a few years and one that I personally recommend. Personal Plan – This is a lifetime license that is only available to new users. The maximum number of devices you can activate the service on is three, including desktop and mobile. US$19.99 US$59 Family Plan – This is a lifetime license that is only available to new users. The maximum number of devices you can activate the service on is nine, including desktop and mobile. US$29.99 US$129. System requirements: iOS 10.0 or later, OS X 10.10 Yosemite (64 bit) or later. Unredeemed licenses can be returned for store credit within 30 days of purchase. Once your license is redeemed, all sales are final.

New Alicia Keys EP Available Exclusively on Apple Music

Apple Music and Alicia Keys have teamed up for an exclusive new EP. Released on Sunday, ‘Sweet Dreams’ is recorded in Spatial Audio and contains lullabies ‘Somewhere Over the Rainbow’ and ‘Oh Holy Night’, as well as the recently released ‘Best of Me’ and hit song ‘Underdog’. The songwriting icon’s son also appears in the recording.

'Libreddit' is a New Frontend Client for Reddit Designed for Privacy

Libreddit is a new frontend for Reddit, written in Rust, that aims to preserve privacy. The developer shared the service on r/Privacy. “Reddit tracks a lot of data but Libreddit logs nothing and uses no JavaScript by default so client-side monitoring isn’t possible. There are 35 community-hosted instances that can be used to access Libreddit; one can spread their traffic across multiple for even more privacy. 7 of our instances are .onion hidden services so you can browse Libreddit using Tor.” Official Instance: https://libreddit.spike.codes.  If this gets too slow due to traffic, use another instance.

Caviar Melts Down Tesla Model 3 to Make iPhone 13 Pro

Caviar, a Russian luxury boutique, is at it again. Their latest product, after the Tyrannosaurus rex iPhone, involves melting down a Tesla Model 3. The company has taken one of the electric cars, melted it down, and used the materials to craft a new iPhone 13 Pro design, the iPhone 13 Tesla Electro. The body is manufactured from titanium with black PVD coating, and the central aluminum insert comes from the Tesla Model 3. An artistic collage, etched into the aluminum insert, features a portrait of Elon Musk, the outline of an electric car, and the Tesla Motors logo. This run is limited to 99 pieces, and you can choose either an iPhone 13 Pro or an iPhone 13 Pro Max with any memory configuration. It’ll set you back $6,760. If you’d prefer to spend a bit less, you could also get an Elon Musk bust made from the same materials, for $3,220.

Apple TV+ Unveils New 'The Tragedy of Macbeth' Clip

A new clip from The Tragedy of Macbeth was released on Thursday. The sequence shows the killing of King Duncan. Directed by Oscar winner Joel Coen and starring Oscar winners Denzel Washington and Frances McDormand, the Shakespeare adaptation is sparse and moody, having been shot in black and white. It will be available on Apple TV+ from January 14, having arrived in theaters on Christmas Day.

Apple TV+: How Jeff, The Robot in Finch, Came to Life

Alongside Tom Hanks and a dog, the other star of the movie Finch is Jeff, the robot. A new video shows how the machine came to life, thanks to engineering, some special effects, and actor Caleb Landry Jones. It’s pretty cool to get a small insight into the process, and how important both the physical model and real-life actor were. The movie is one of the picks on my Thanksgiving holiday viewing guide.

Heartwarming Holiday Short Directed by Oscar Nominees Shot on iPhone 13 Pro

Ahead of Thanksgiving, Apple has released a new short film. It was shot on an iPhone 13 Pro and directed by Oscar Nominee Jason Reitman and his father, fellow Oscar Nominee Ivan Reitman. The soundtrack is “You and I” by Valerie June. The three minute film tells the story of a girl trying to keep her snowman alive all year. The ending is rather sweet!

 

A Gorgeous DIY Raspberry Pi Bar-Top Arcade Game

There are plenty of cases and project ideas for retro gaming on the Raspberry Pi. Here’s one that stands out from the crowd: a DIY bar-top arcade game built around a Raspberry Pi. It features a 19-inch screen, a laser-cut wood cabinet, and controls for easy two-player gaming. The original designer, Tony Vanpoucke, provides excellent instructions, as well as options for customizing your button layout. The choices provided offer both American-style and Japanese-style, so you can truly make the final design your own.

'NeoFinder' Digital Asset Manager for Mac Updated to 8.0 Release

After almost two years of development, NeoFinder for Mac 8.0 has finally been completed today and is now available for download. It offers a fresh user interface with new icons, and added color options. The Metadata Editor adds the Dublin Core XMP Contact fields, autocompletion with recently used field values, and the ability to copy or move metadata between fields. The updated Map shows satellite imagery, multiple geotags at once, and edit geotags by just moving them. Navigation of large catalogs is faster by having the folders of catalogs visible and selectable in the LIBRARY already. Machine learning tools and AI are used for OCR, AutoTags, and face detection, and a lot more tightly integrated into NeoFinder. The new version is a paid upgrade for NeoFinder or CDFinder customers who purchased their license before October 2020. Licenses purchased after October 1, 2020 will get this upgrade for free.

Loopring's New Smart Wallet Can Help Recover Stolen or Lost Crypto

Loopring Wallet is a first-ever Ethereum smart contract wallet with zkRollup-based transfers. Gas-free, secure, and simple. It allows you to avoid gas fees and network congestion. It integrates Loopring’s zkRollup, a layer-2 scaling protocol to increase speeds and lower fees by 1000x relative to Ethereum mainnet. Completely self-custodial; only you control your assets. Say goodbye to seed phrases and paper backups, say hello to social recovery. Choose a combination of friends, your other wallets (hardware or software), or institutions as guardians of your wallet. If you ever lose access to your mobile, they help you recover your assets. As long as more than half of your guardians are trustworthy, your assets are secure.

'Rainviewer: Weather Radar Live' on Sale for 60% Premium Subscription

Rainviewer is currently offering 60% off its premium subscription. Starting November 26 people can purchase it for US$5.99 instead of the regular US$14.99 price. RainViewer is a weather radar and storm tracker app. It forecasts the upcoming rain and predicts where a storm will move in the next 2 hours. When the rain is on its way, RainViewer sends push notifications.

Update to 'Pixelmator Pro' 2.3 Brings Automatic Background Removal

Pixelmator Pro 2.3 Abracadabra brings AI-powered automatic background removal, automatic subject selection, a Select & Mask tool for making advanced selections, and much more. Magic Background Eraser – Use the new Remove Background feature to automatically remove the background from any image with just a click. Select Subject – The new Select Subject feature lets you automatically select the subject of any image – also with just a click. Select and Mask Tool – Thanks to the new Select and Mask tool, you can now make advanced selections of challenging image areas – like hair or fur – with ease.

Build a DIY Raspberry Pi Magic Mirror

Forget about a magic mirror that tells you what you want to hear. This DIY Raspberry Pi magic mirror can update you on the news and weather while you prepare for your day. All3DP‘s Jackson O’Connell has just published an excellent walkthrough on building your own smart, or magic, mirror using Raspberry Pi, common building materials, and a code repository that’s just waiting for you to make the most of it. It’s hands-down one of the coolest and most useful Raspberry Pi DIY projects I’ve come across.