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Here’s what dark mode on iPhone and iPad could look like with iOS 13

Published: 2/Feb/2019 19:13 Updated: 3/Feb/2019 13:22

by Calum Patterson

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Currently, the only way to (sort of) get dark mode on your iOS device is to use the ‘smart invert’ feature – but it isn’t that ‘smart’. Rumors about iOS 13 though, indicate that a true, system wide, dark mode is coming.

Mac devices recently got their own dark mode with macOS Mojave, and so it would make sense that Apple want to roll this out to all mobile devices too.

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A report from Bloomberg suggests that this system wide dark mode will work across all of the iPhone and iPad’s main apps (contacts, messages, settings etc.), but would also work with many third party applications too.

Maximos AngelakisA Dark Mode concept by Maximos Angelakis.
https://www.behance.net/gallery/60102055/iOS-Dark-Mode

There are many apps which support their own dark mode, such as Twitter and YouTube, but this is not yet consolidated across every iOS application.

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We know that the technology is there, as it is already being used with the Apple Watch, which uses the same OLED screen as iPhone and iPad.

As an added benefit, this dark mode could well save battery life too, as OLED screens require less power to display darker colors than brighter ones.

This concept for iOS 12, released last year, shows what dark mode could look like, at 0:56.

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The dark mode may also operate similarly to the night shift feature, which users can set to turn on at specific times, to reduce the strain of staring at a bright screen.

Presumably, users will be able to opt for dark mode to run permanently, or alternatively turn on and off at predetermined time slots.

Maximos AngelakisA dark mode concept for messages by Maximos Angelakis.
https://www.behance.net/gallery/60102055/iOS-Dark-Mode

We should hear more about the upcoming iOS 13, and the newest iPhone and iPad for that matter, sometime in 2019.

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Hacksmith creates real Star Wars lightsaber that cuts through anything

Published: 16/Oct/2020 14:23

by Jacob Hale

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YouTuber the Hacksmith has gone viral after perfectly recreating a Star Wars lightsaber in real life — and it can cut through literally anything.

No matter how long Star Wars goes on, or how old the fans become, lightsabers will always be one of the coolest things in the world, iconic in the world of cinema and something all fans wish they had.

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Of course, it’s possible to get replica lightsabers in all different styles, ranging from cheap plastic ones, to full-blown replicas costing hundreds of dollars if you’re looking to get an authentic one that feels as though it’s straight from a galaxy far, far away.

But, sometimes even those don’t cut it, and the Hacksmith took it upon himself to create a lightsaber that could cut through basically anything, just like the ones from the movies — and he got it almost spot on.

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YouTube Hacksmith Aquaman trident
Instagram: thehacksmith
The Hacksmith makes all kinds of fun gadgets from films and TV, including Aquaman’s trident.

After making the world’s first retractable plasma lightsaber, James Hobson and his crew had to fully test the device to see how it actually works and, as expected, it’s basically perfect.

The temperature reaches highs of 4000°F (2200°C), which is absurdly hot, and slices through a replica Stormtrooper model like butter.

After proving that the new device could easily take down enemy stormtroopers, the Hacksmith had to test it out on even bigger obstructions, as they tore through walls, cut holes in cars, and even ripped another lightsaber in half, just to prove how powerful there new recreation was.

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The crew even decided to cook some meat with the lightsaber — albeit, the end result didn’t look too appetizing, which shouldn’t really come as a surprise.

Clearly, and it goes without saying, this isn’t something you should try to replicate at home. This is exclusively for trained Jedi, and looks dangerous at even the best of times. Dangerous… but still pretty cool, and something Yoda himself would be impressed by.