Gareth Clear was biking in Sydney this past weekend with his new iPhone 6 riding shotgun in his back pocket. After taking a “minor fall,” the 36-year-old cyclist says his iPhone exploded in his back pocket, melting away his biking shorts and causing third degree burns. Clear eventually needed surgery and a skin-graft.
I watched my first Apple keynote today. I enjoyed it, because it was a window into an amusing culture. But I did not see much that I wanted to throw money at, and you probably won’t either.
iOS 9 came out this week, and you might want to put it on your phone, or figure out what the hell you get by installing this thing. This is a guide for those who care, but only barely.
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During the lockout, Paul Bissonnette is playing for the Cardiff Devils. Meanwhile, Evgeni Malkin (Russia's most eligible bachelor!) is on the KHL's Metallurg Magnitogorsk, and presumably getting paid a lot more money. Biz Nasty texted Malkin to see if there was a job for him. Malkin replied in no uncertain terms that…
"Siri, what's the Avalanche score?"
The play-in games—sorry, "first round"—are halfway done, so tomorrow sees the start of the traditional and comprehensible 64-team bracket that makes up March Madness. And there's nothing more traditional than blowing off productivity to watch the tournament, four games at a time, from the relative comfort of your…
Last night, Jerry Sandusky, the former Penn State assistant coach accused of raping boys, gave his first interview on the matter to Bob Costas. It didn't go so well. (Video is above, in case you missed it.) Deadspin correspondent Ben wanted to see if the iPhone's personal-assistant application, Siri, fared any…
This is the only fried device, in our collection of splendidly damaged iPhones that you, Deadspin readers, sent to enter the Deadspin iPhone repair contest. All the other iPhones work, in spite of every bit of pain you have inflicted upon them.
March Madness is here, spring training is afoot, and fantasy players of all sports are honing their picks. Sports fans have unprecedented access to games, scores, and sports news from anywhere with there smartphones. Today we're rounding up the best… [Lifehacker]
Cartoonist Daryl Cagle says Apple rejected his Tiger Woods editorial cartoons app on the grounds that it "ridicules" a public figure, which seems like an awfully strong stance against something that amounts to a Leno monologue in pen and ink.