Six Colors, A New Site by Former Macworld Lead Editor Jason Snell Providing Daily Coverage of Apple

Six Colors

Six Colors is a new site by former Macworld lead editor Jason Snell — where he served for over a decade — that focuses on coverage of Apple as well as other technology companies. The name of the site traces back to an old saying.

Back in the olden days, Apple’s logo featured a rainbow of six colors. Longtime Apple fans and employees used to say that if you cut them, they would “bleed six colors.”

Conflict Photographer Embeds Himself in the Video Game ‘The Last of Us Remastered’

Last of Us Photo

Conflict photographer Ashley Gilbertson recently embedded himself in the PlayStation 4 video game The Last of Us Remastered on assignment from TIME. Gilbertson, who worked from 2002 to 2008 in Iraq as a photographer, took a series of stills using the in-game Photo Mode introduced in the PlayStation 4 version of the game. The Last of Us, originally released in 2013 on the PlayStation 3, is a post-apocalyptic action-adventure video game by developer Naughty Dog.

My approach with The Last of Us Remastered was to enter each situation, or level, and work the scene until I was confident I’d gotten the best photograph I could before moving on. It’s the same way I work in real life. Yet, I found it was more difficult to do in a virtual reality because I was expected to fight my way through these levels to get to the next situations. That involved chopping off people’s heads, shooting them point blank in the face or throwing bombs near them. If I failed, I’d have my neck bitten, with blood exploding from my jugular in some pseudo-sexual zombie move, forcing me to restart the level.

We previously wrote about a similar series of street photography by photographer Fernando Pereira Gomes in the video game Grand Theft Auto V.

Last of Us Photo

Last of Us Photo

images via Ashley Gilbertson for TIME

‘Tampon Run’, A Video Game by Two Teen Girls About Menstruation

Tampon Run

Tampon Run is a video game by New York City high school students Andrea Gonzales and Sophie Houser about menstruation. Specifically, the game features a protagonist that collects and throws unused tampons at enemies in an effort to highlight the still-taboo topic of the female reproductive system. The game was created as a final project for recent Girls Who Code program.

via The Daily Dot

Google Maps Adds Egyptian Monuments Like the Great Pyramid of Giza to Street View

Google Maps has added Egyptian monuments like the Great Pyramid of Giza to Street View. The various areas of the Giza Necropolis, including the Great Sphinx, and more are all available to view via Street View.

The Giza Necropolis is one of the most famous archaeological sites in the world, and is home to the last standing wonder of the ancient world: the Great Pyramid. Built as a tomb and a symbol of eternity for the Pharoah Khufu, it stands 139 meters high (the height of the world’s highest roller coaster!) and was the tallest man-made structure on Earth for 3,800 years. Look beyond it to the west, and you’ll see the pyramids of Khafre and Menkaure, built by Khufu’s son and grandson.

Google Maps Pyramid
The Great Pyramid

Google Maps Sphinx
The Great Sphinx

images via Official Google Blog