Star Wars: The Last Jedi Will Become an AR Game

· Andrew Orr · News

The grand prize for the sweepstakes are tickets to attend the premiere of “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” in Los Angeles this December, as well as a private tour of Lucasfilm in San Francisco.

Apple's Titan Car Struggle, iPhone 8 vs. Samsung Galaxy 8 - TMO Daily Observations 2017-08-24

· Bryan Chaffin · The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast

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John Martellaro and Jeff Butts join guest-host Bryan Chaffin to talk about Apple’s perils an lessons in trying to make a car. They also discuss the perennial topic of whether this is the year when—finally—Apple can’t compete with whatever Samsung announced earlier in the year. (Spoiler: no, it’s not.)

Apple Music Carpool Karaoke Teases Miley Cyrus Family

· Bryan Chaffin · Cool Stuff Found

Apple has a new teaser video out for Carpool Karaoke. This one promotes an episode centered around Miley Cyrus, her father Billy Ray Cyrus, and the rest of their family. In addition to the family (of singers) singing pop tunes, they also do some dancing (in and out of a vehicle) and take a family photo. As with other episodes in the series, fans of the artists will dig it, while non-fans will meh it.

Clip On Smartphone LED Selfie Light: $10.99

· Bryan Chaffin · TMO Deals

Clip On Smartphone LED Selfie Light

Check out the Clip On Smartphone LED Selfie Light. It’s a ring of LEDs that fits in your pocket and clips on to your iPhone for taking a well-lit selfie. I’d have covered it as a Cool Stuff Found if we weren’t running a deal on it. Speaking of which, it’s $10.99 through us.

Lava Lamp Love, Eclipse Disaster Preparedness, and the Bitcoin Fork - ACM 423

· Bryan Chaffin · Apple Context Machine Podcast

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Lava Lamps are the bee’s knees. It is known. And in this episode, Bryan and Jeff discuss how they make the perfect random number generator. They also look at how eclipse watching is an excellent window into what would happen in a disaster, and discuss the Bitcoin fork that resulted in Bitcoin Cash being created.

Internet problems: Is it my Wi-Fi or my ISP?

· Dave Hamilton · How-To

Terminal window showing `ping www.apple.com`

If you have internet problems, perform these quick-and-simple tests before you drop a few hundred bucks replacing your router, just to confirm that’s the issue.

A New Apple Data Center Could be Built in Waukee, Iowa

· Andrew Orr · News

The Des Moines Register says that tech companies “love” building data centers in Iowa because of available crop land, access to high-speed fiber optics, and a low risk for natural disasters.