One of the most anxiety-inducing moments you'll hear a Southwest customer talk about is the process of checking in as close to 24 hours before a flight, hoping to see a boarding priority number prefaced with an A. The lower the number, the sooner you get to board the plane and pick a seat of your choosing.
A new service, originally covered by Lifehacker, will automatically check you in at exactly the right time, ensuring that you are on the elusive A-list. The name of the service: Southwest A-List, of course.
Here's how it works:After booking your … Read more
Ludo is a classic game, so there are dozens of variants on the App Store, but LUDO Board Game is one of the better options currently available. Offering numerous variants, themes, and attractive 3D visuals, it is one of those games that actually translates quite well to the iPad, even when there are three or four people playing.
The rules of LUDO are the same. Role dice and move tokens around the board, and then fill up your row of spaces at the end. If you've played similar games like Parcheesi, you know the rules to Ludo. The age … Read more
Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is said to have joined the board of directors of gadget maker Jawbone. According to AllThingsD, sources familiar with the matter said that Mayer has been familiar with Jawbone for some time and has already sat in on one of the company's board meetings.
Jawbone is a San Francisco-based company has been making colorful tech gadgets for more than a decade, such as the Jambox wireless speaker and the Jawbone Up fitness bracelet that tracks users' physical activity and syncs the data to mobile devices.
The fact that many of Jawbones devices focus on wireless … Read more
Many things can make a birthday special -- a nice dinner, a night out on the town, a long-lost friend decked in glitter popping out of a giant cake. Sometimes, however, a heartfelt geeky homemade gift can outshine them all.
Reddit user XsimonbelmontX went above and beyond for his wife's recent birthday by creating a highly customized version of Monopoly based on Fallout -- her favorite video game series.
The incredible attention to detail put into the game might astound you, as the creator, who identifies himself as Brandon, spared no mental expense at adding a Fallout touch to everything from the currency to the pieces.… Read more
Leaked from today's 404 episode:
- The first call from a cell phone was made 40 years ago today.
- The Verge interviews Marty Cooper, father of the cell phone.
- Recalling 1993: Step back 20 years in NYC's past.
Doing the dishes is one of those annoying kitchen chores that is easy to put off. After all, the meal has already been made and presumably eaten. Clean dishes add nothing to the past. However, the future is another matter entirely. Last-minute cleaning to plate a waiting feast of deliciousness is an annoyance that can easily be avoided by just doing the dishes ahead of time. Especially when prep cooking requires it.
There is a certain order to doing things in the kitchen and the JonJas Cubodira wants everybody to follow along. The kitchen gadget combines a dish drying rack … Read more
Hewlett-Packard chairman Ray Lane, along with three board members, will meet with some of his company's top investors to reassure them about the job they're doing, according to a new report.
Speaking to the Wall Street Journal in an interview published today, William Patterson, executive director of CtW Investment Group, a large HP shareholder, said that he and his supporters will lead a charge aimed at removing Lane and two of his fellow board members, John Hammergren and G. Kennedy Thompson, at the company's annual meeting on March 20.
That is, Patterson told the Journal, unless HP … Read more
A soundboard is a simple tool that holds all the various sounds of one particular theme and allows you to utilize them for ringtones, notifications, or simple playback. Typically these sounds are taken from a popular source such as a pop song or television show. Psy Gangnam Style SoundBoard is a selection of the popular sounds of Psy's hit. Because of the fast rhythm and catchy lyrics, "Gangnam Style" has quickly become popular, and its soundboard doesn't disappoint, either.
Psy Gangnam Style SoundBoard offers an easy installation that requires one simple extra step in order to … Read more
Remember Stratego? It's the classic capture-the-flag boardgame. And it's now available for iPad.
Why just iPad? I'm not entirely sure. Granted, the board would be cramped on an iPhone or iPod Touch screen, but I've seen plenty of other games work around that. (Monopoly, anyone?)
That curiosity aside, Stratego for iPad does a fine job recreating the original while adding some welcome digital touches. For starters, you can create and save multiple board setups (i.e., troop deployments), a huge time-saver and a great way to test how various deployments work against your opponents.
And speaking … Read more