The Weather Channel review

The Weather Channel gives you access to weather conditions in your current location or anywhere else in the world. Just let the app use GPS to find you, or type in the name of a city you're interested in, and you'll have a full forecast in front of you in no time.


Swipe through locations: You can add several different locations to your list of favorites, so you can quickly see what's going on there. From your home location, just swipe left to start paging through other cities to see what kind of weather your friends … Read more

SnowBros review

SnowBros was a cult hit in its time, and now you can play this classic, somewhat forgotten game on your phone or tablet. It feels just like it did in its original form, if you were lucky enough to play it the first time around. If not, you'll have no problem jumping right in and enjoying this fun game.

This game is a port of the '90s-era arcade and NES game that capitalized on the success of the Bubble Bobble series. Just like that game, this game features twin brothers -- Nick and Tom, who happen to be princes … Read more

Review: Desktop Christmas Snow produces gently falling snow in the background

Desktop Christmas Snow adds an enchanting element to your computer by producing images of tiny snowflakes falling in the background. The flakes are hardly more than tiny dots on the screen, but they fall in a pattern just like that of gently falling snow, and the app perfectly creates the feeling of the holidays or winter time without being a distraction to you as you work.

This application is as straightforward to install as it is to run. All you have to do is open the downloaded file and the snow magically begins to fall. There is nothing fancy about … Read more

Yes, tossing boiling water in cold air makes snow (but it also burns you)

Man enjoys the idea of being God. Especially technological man.

So when the big freeze hit so many parts of the US over the past few days, it was inevitable that technological man would try and take advantage.

It's too easy licking a metal pole to see if your tongue will stick to it. It's time for something more exalted -- like making snow.

So people have been taking to their balconies and gardens to prove that they can do as the deities do.

The chosen method is to take some boiling water, throw it in the air, … Read more

Review: OpenSnow allows you to track conditions on your favorite mountains

OpenSnow is a ski and weather tracking app that offers a number of options for receiving updates and notifications about weather conditions on your favorite ski slopes. The result is a very useful app for planning your next ski trips. Whether you're looking for the perfect snow conditions and don't want to miss a big day on the mountain, or you want to know when your favorite mountain gets fresh powder, this app is for you.

OpenSnow requires you to set up and register a new account when you first start it, though it only asks for a … Read more

Crave Ep. 148: App turns you into the dog whisperer

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This week on Crave, we take a look at a robotic guitar tuner that tunes your guitar for you. We also learn how to remote-control dogs from 100 feet away with an iPhone app, and Captain Picard sings us a geeky Christmas carol. All that and more on this week's Crave show. Read more

Captain Picard serenades with 'Let it Snow' ('Make it So')

Sometimes, social media is there to make you watch videos you would normally ignore. Enough of my friends posted a video titled "Captain Picard sings 'Let it Snow!'" that I finally broke down and became a viewer. It was worth it.

Video editor and aspiring video-game designer James Covenant painstakingly cut the short video together from snippets of dialogue from "Star Trek: The Next Generation." Picard recites his way through the familiar lines of "Let it Snow."… Read more

Giant Lego snow globe contains London skyline

It's always snowing on the London skyline when you're looking at the giant Lego snow globe recently installed in Covent Garden in London. The globe is the creation of Bright Brick's Duncan Titmarsh, the first Lego-certified professional in the UK.

The globe contains detailed toy-brick re-creations of 14 famous London landmarks, including Big Ben, the London Eye, and the colorful egg-shaped Gherkin. It took 125,000 bricks and 75 days to put the massive display together.… Read more

Review: Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks


Free: Mac OS updates are typically a paid upgrade, but Apple has finally embraced the free distribution model, including a bunch of new app updates to boot.

Tabs and Tags: As users are now naturally used to browsing and managing the Web with tabbed interfaces, one is left to wonder why first-party developers never incorporated this into the native OS sooner. You can now browse your directories with similar Safari-like prowess. Mavericks also brings the ability to add tags to each file. Users can now label each file with a tag and color for quick indexed search.

Notifications: You … Read more

Review: Chuck Snow is an icicle breaking game with a basic, yet engaging mechanic

Chuck Snow is a progressive snowball shooting game with one objective and gradually increasing difficulty. While it is visually attractive and possibly addictive for children under eight, the game, itself, is a bit too basic for the teen/adult crowd. Overall, the mechanics are a bit questionable, and the objective grows tiresome after only a few levels.

The instructions and introduction to the game are only accessible if you click "Help," beneath the "Play" button, but you may not need them. There is only one objective to the game: Knock down icicles with snowballs and try … Read more