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The Most Enjoyable Google Glass Review You'll Watch [VIDEO]

Filmmaker Casey Neistat is not a tech journalist, and it shows in his entertaining video review of Google Glass, shot entirely on the headpiece.

How Building a Black Hole for Interstellar Led to an Amazing Scientific Discovery | WIRED

Kip Thorne looks into the black hole he helped create and thinks, “Why, of course. That's what it would do.” This particular black hole is a simulation of unprecedented accuracy. It appears to spin at nearly the speed of light, dragging bits of the universe along with it. (That's gravity for you; relativity is superweird.) In theory it was once a star, but instead of fading or exploding, it collapsed like a failed soufflé into a tiny point of inescapable singularity. A glowing ring orbiting the spheroidal maelstrom seems to curve over the top and below the bottom simultaneously.

How Differential Gear works (BEST Tutorial)

An excellent tutorial from the 1930's on the principles and development of the Differential Gear. Fast Forward to 1:50 if you want to skip the intro.

Can Amazon keep investing in AWS as losses mount?

The week in cloud: Amazon’s poor earnings cast some doubt on how much the company can continue to pour into pricey AWS cloud infrastructure.

Become the walking bread in new simulator game - CNET

Don't loaf around when you can have adventures as a slice of bread on a quest to become toast in "I Am Bread" from Bossa Studios.

Top Reasons to Jailbreak your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch on iOS 8 - iOS 8.1

Some reasons why you should consider jalibreaking your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch running iOS 8 - iOS 8.1

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New York State Backtracks on Controversial Ebola Quarantine Policy

UPDATED: 11:15 p.m. ET: In a curious turn of events, in the hours following the policy change announcement from Gov. Cuomo, Gov. Christie took to Twitter to post a series of messages claiming that his Ebola quarantine policy already matches that of his New York counterpart.

J.K. Rowling publishing new 'Harry Potter' short story

J.K. Rowling may not be writing more Harry Potter novels, but she's far from leaving the world behind. This Halloween, she's planning to release another short story fleshing out the Harry Potter universe, specifically, focusing on the backstory of the highly disliked one-time Hogwarts professor Dolores Umbridge. The story will indeed be a short one, coming in at 1,700 words, and it's said to include "Rowling’s revealing first-person thoughts and reflections about the character." As with Rowling's other recent Potter stories, this one  will be published on Pottermore , her web community for fans of the series.

She Tweeted Against the Mexican Cartels. They Tweeted Her Murder.

The founder of Valor por Tamaulipas, whose identity remains unpublished, said the need for secrecy had become greater than ever before. But he said Felina could not be convinced to alter her behavior to account for the increased danger. In a post on the site the founder described her as someone “who moved heaven and earth” for anyone in need. Her activity as a citizen journalist had fed into a larger vision of building a supportive community in Tamaulipas. She raised money; she organized blood donations, and helped people find affordable housing and free medical care. She listened but did not heed warnings from her peers that by raising her public profile in the community she risked being discovered. The founder removed Felina as an administrator after one last argument about helping someone in need of orthopedic shoes.

This man just sold for $200,000

Just a few weeks ago, businessman Jon Schultz was hoping to capitalize on news headlines around the globe and wanted to sell the domain for around $150,000. He's managed to rake in even more than that. After buying for $13,500 in 2008, Schultz's Blue String Ventures just flipped the domain for $200,000.  According to this SEC filing , the buyer is a Russian company called Weed Growth Fund, which is paying $50,000 in cash and handing over 19,192 shares it holds in another pot-focused company, Cannabis Sativa. Those are valued at around $164,000. Based in Nevada, Cannabis Sativa is led by two-term New Mexico governor Gary Johnson and  aims to grow its business by marketing  marijuana products for recreational and medical use as legalization becomes more common around the world. Only a few days ago, Johnson said, "We actually believe we have efficacy with regard to treating Ebola."

7 Celebrity-Backed Startups That Totally Nailed It | TechCrunch

Here’s an interesting story for you. Backplane began as a startup that created private social networks for celebrities and big brands . With former Google CEO Eric Schmidt on board and an investment from Lady Gaga, the network swelled with more and more users. In 2014, Backplane decided to pivot into a platform where anyone can build and monetize their own social networks. This move was in favor of brand organizers, in an effort to put the power back in their hands when it comes to managing online fan bases.  (IMAGE BY FLICKR USER  AMALIA ADINA   UNDER CC BY 2.0 LICENSE)

7 Habits of Highly Emotionally Intelligent People

EI should not be associated with being a "positive-look on the bright side" sort of person. This article is assuming that all emotionally intelligent people are emotionally sensitive. I don't think EI is what the author is defining; instead, Ithink he/she is defining optimistic people and their habits. I define emotional intelligence as being able to read peoples emotions and having the capacity to act accordingly. You can be emotionally intelligent and use that knowledge(some would say skill) to manipulate others to get what is in your best interest- that's not being a positive-surround myself with like-minded people...If you are "highly" EI and you come across someone who is negative and wants to vent, because of the way the sound, act, look, and so forth, you will act accordingly to whether you are a selfless or selfish person. Furthermore, if there is no personal investment, the "highly" EI can decide not to act at all because they are apathetic to the person/situation. Thoughts?

Secretive X-37B space plane returns to Earth, two years on - CNET

Measuring 29 feet long, with a wingspan of less than 15 feet and a cargo bay equivalent to that of a pickup truck, the 11,000-pound X-37B looks like a junior version of NASA's space shuttles. That's not really a coincidence, since both trace their roots to the space agency's research into lifting-body flying machines. In fact, the X-37B program was a NASA project until 2004, before it was shifted first to the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and then on to the Air Force.

Machine-Learning Maestro Michael Jordan on the Delusions of Big Data and Other Huge Engineering Efforts - IEEE Spectrum

Michael Jordan: The main one will be a “big-data winter.” After a bubble, when people invested and a lot of companies overpromised without providing serious analysis, it will bust. And soon, in a two- to five-year span, people will say, “The whole big-data thing came and went. It died. It was wrong.” I am predicting that. It’s what happens in these cycles when there is too much hype, i.e., assertions not based on an understanding of what the real problems are or on an understanding that solving the problems will take decades, that we will make steady progress but that we haven’t had a major leap in technical progress. And then there will be a period during which it will be very hard to get resources to do data analysis. The field will continue to go forward, because it’s real, and it’s needed. But the backlash will hurt a large number of important projects.

6 Buddhist Principles That Will Help You Be A Better Boss

"For me, it comes down to separating the idea that our spiritual life and home life are different than our work. It’s not like we walk into the office and our mind shifts. If we’re forcing ourselves to do that, it’s like we’re living dual lives and that drains us long-term. The more we take a holistic perspective of our work, the better--and the more we relate to others based on our personal lives, the better."

Why Every Email Should Be 5 Sentences Long

If your message is too short you'll sound abrupt. If it's too long no one will read it. Here's why five sentences is the just-right length.

Connect Sounds

Here's a collection of NASA sounds from historic spaceflights and current missions. You can hear the roar of a space shuttle launch or Neil Armstrong's "One small step for (a) man, one giant leap for mankind" every time you get a phone call. Or, you can hear the memorable words "Houston, we've had a problem," every time you make an error on your computer. We have included both MP3 and M4R (iPhone) sound files to download. Note: M4R files must be downloaded and imported via iTunes. They will not play in your browser.

A Velvet Worm Named for Totoro | WIRED

Because Onycophorans are soft-bodied and desiccate quickly, they need damp, humid environments to thrive. They like dark soils, rocks, and rotting logs in tropical forests, and are quite difficult to find. Most of the photos in this story are of a closely related species, not the Totoro Velvet Worm; there are only 3 specimens of that species known to date.

13 6 Companies Pushing Wireless Charging Into The Mainstream

Scoring  that latest iPhone 6  doesn’t mean much if you can’t keep it charged through your hectic daily grind. Depending on how much you use your phone, you might find yourself “virtually stranded” before happy hour even rolls around (and then how are you going to Instagram that margarita?). While improvements in battery life have made many people happy, what truly excites some is the spread of and ongoing advancement in wireless charging, even though it’s not available for the iPhone yet. This end of the technology spectrum has a game-changing feel to it, even though it’s taken a while to spread to a wider variety of devices.

5 Profound Insights On Success From A Wharton Prof Devoted To Understanding It

You're all wrong. It's the old Steven Covey story of looking at the road map over and over again, and being told to simply try harder, then finding out you're looking at the wrong road map. The problem is NOT that people are winding up in the wrong careers because they are not thinking about it. The problem is that there is a truly a shrinking ability to find careers to choose from that we Human Beings can attain satisfaction from. Let me put it this way. We humans were not intended to be at the kind of jobs that are increasingly the only ones available over the past 50 years. Another way of saying it is that the types of jobs available are increasingly INHUMAN, or, are toxic to human beings. I am sad for my children and the generations to come. We see commercials on TV showing these happy young people "communicating" via all of this technology. The truth is, watch young people after a session on their computers and phones, at work or home. They are ADHD zombies. Ever wonder why the top rated movies are about Zombies and Vampires? Use your brains and it will strike you like a lightening bolt.

The Sweet Science Behind How Chocolate Makes You More Productive

Proofing is a form of craftsmanship and craftsmanship matters. I like Fast Company, but inattention to detail calls into question the validity of the content. If you don't care about all of it being good, do you care about any of it being good?  There are 2 errors in this sentence alone: "While there are many excellent qualities to chocolate, research at an Austrailian university shows that the polyphenols in chocolate can make people feel more calm and contended."  I read another FC article a few minutes ago that had words omitted from a sentence that would have made it a cogent thought. Fast Company, yes, but not so fast that quality suffers. Take a minute to proof, please.

How to Stop Apple From Snooping on Your OS X Yosemite Searches | WIRED

Sandvik notes that Apple doesn’t collect the private results of those desktop searches, and that Microsoft receives only common search terms from Spotlight without any personally identifying information about users. But given that Yosemite’s search-term-sucking setting is enabled by default, many users won’t even be aware of it. “For Apple to automatically learn about your location and your search terms when you’re using your computer normally isn’t something a lot of people would approve of if they knew about it,” Sandvik says.

4 Habits Of The Most Resilient People

How do you get comfortable not knowing? Harren advises you take courses on how to be an effective storyteller as well as media training in order to improve your skills and confidence in front of the microphone. Others recommend taking an improvisation class: in theater, music or dance. Since improvisation is defined as a state of being and creating action without pre-planning, those skills can come in handy when the going gets tough. What can you do this year to be ready even when you’re not fully prepared?

18 How to Fix IBM

For IBM to be profitable in Cloud computing it needs to provide value-added services with its Cloud platform.  Most Cloud offerings are a Platform as a Service (PaaS).  There isn’t enough profit in PaaS  for IBM to get a good return on its multi-billion dollar investment.  IBM needs to provide additional things with its Cloud service — Services and Software as a Service (SaaS).  To provide Cloud SaaS IBM needs to have software applications that the market needs.  They don’t.  The biggest market for Cloud Saas is not with IBM’s huge legacy customers, it is the other 80 percent of the market consisting of not-so-big companies that IBM has served poorly (if at all) in recent years.  They will want something this is cost effective and “just works.”  IBM does not have in its product portfolio the business applications these customers need.  In this area IBM is dangerously behind and faces stiff competition from firms like Amazon, Microsoft, Google – even Oracle.  IBM urgently needs to invest in the software its next generation of customers will want to use.

A Broken Place: The Spectacular Failure Of The Startup That Was Going To Change The World

In reality, Agassi's projections were falling far short. Agassi had assumed that the car would cost roughly half the price of a typical gasoline car and would have a range of at least 100 miles. Instead, batteries were delivered with a range of closer to 80 miles, and the terms with ­Renault meant he was selling an unsexy family car for about the same price as a nice sedan like the Mazda3 or the Toyota Corolla. (Not to mention that customers were asked to spend an additional $3,000 or so a year to rent the battery and pay for the use of charging and swap stations.) "There was a bit of Shai math going on there," says Evan Thornley, CEO of Better Place's Australian subsidiary. "If there were 100,000 cars on the road tomorrow, his economics would have been right. But the time frames he talked about for selling cars were crackers."

U.K. Startup Swytch Is Building An App To Open Up The ‘Burner’ Phone Number Market | TechCrunch

Case in point, U.K. startup Swytch — founded in April this year — is bootstrapping a cloud based mobile network and dialer app that will let you use multiple phone numbers on a single SIM, so doing away with the hassle of juggling multiple physical SIM cards. (Which in turn has led to phone makers offering devices with dual SIM slots to make SIM switching easier — albeit, that’s only good for two numbers. And is mainly a feature of lower cost devices targeting emerging markets.)

It's OK To Worry About Ebola In NYC. Just Don't Panic. Here's Why.

The media has been happy with scaring everybody out of their wits while their rating have gone up. Every day for a least a month Ebola has been among the top stories on national and local news. They have been telling everybody to worry about catching Ebola while not telling them how difficult it is to catch in the US. The never bother to put it in perspective with is 5,000 death versus other diseases in Africa like HIV/AIDS which kill 1.2 million a year or tuberculosis which kills 500,000 a year or tetanus which kill 100,000 a year or even rabies which kills 40,000 a year. The don’t mention that the cause of death for Ebola patients is usually dehydration from the diarrhea and vomiting but we can give intravenous fluids with electrolytes and proteins to replace the lost fluids whereas in West Africa they don’t in general have this capability. They don’t mention that the family members don’t get infected unless they contact the bodily fluids of the infected person. They also don’t mention that the disease has spread so fast in Africa because often 20 people are living in the same small apartment with the infected person and the people don’t go to the hospital because few return.

Your Prototype Should Take Less Than 90 Days to Build

When you have a great idea, it’s tempting to let your mind run wild with all the features you could add. But until you have a solid user base that wants those features, they aren’t necessary. In fact, they’ll only muddy your product.

CurrentC Is The Big Retailers’ Clunky Attempt To Kill Apple Pay And Credit Card Fees | TechCrunch

In January 2013, Fierce Retail reported MCX had been asking retailers in 2012 to pay a big upfront fee from $250,000 to $500,000 to get on board, and sign three-year mobile payment app exclusivity deals with MCX. Retailers who signed up may have had a one-year grace period from the start of their exclusivity contract to bail out of the deal. If Apple Pay gains steam early, some retailers might look to take advantage of this option to ditch MCX. However, if deals were signed in 2012, that grace period is long gone but retailers may be coming up on the end of their exclusivity agreements even though CurrentC hasn’t launched yet,

20 DIY Projects to Revamp Your Old Sweaters

However, just because you're clearing out your closet doesn't mean you need to let your old sweaters go to waste. As the season gets colder, you can stay warm and cozy by reusing and recycling all your well-loved knits.

6 Simple Habits That Can Save You Hours

It clearly doesn't apply to a scientist life. these 6 tips assume that you can actually choose to schedule your day with just the right amount of work for a day, which is not true in most of cases in science. You deal with seminar, experiments, follow-up (which are never 5 minute), papers. My desk is overloaded with papers...papers that need to be read and understood in details if you want to proceed carefully regarding your research project. You need to keep updated you literature knowledge...Have you ever did a pubmed on your topics in the morning? If you're scientist, you know what I am talking about. To this paper, you need to add your own paper, the one you're writing, or reviewing. What if a journal ask you to review somebody else paper? You must accept! Again, that is a constant learning process, help you career and your critic attitude (what scientist are most asked for!). Add, writing grant, application, managing student....

Norwegian artist transforms 3D renders into meditative works of art

The artistic process can take you to surprising places. Norwegian new media artist Espen Kluge starts his artistic journey by crafting 3D-rendered models on his computer. Those hyper-realistic models are far from complete, however. Kluge explains to The Verge that he goes through an extensive processing phase before discovering what, exactly, he wishes to draw out in the final image.

iPad Air 2 review - CNET

While the iPhone is a gadget that's still in evolution, the iPad feels pretty close to perfection. And the iPad Air 2 hasn't done all that much to change the equation. It's even thinner than last year's version. It has a faster processor. It has improved cameras. It has a Touch ID sensor. It has an anti-reflective display. Its storage options are a little more affordable, if you're the type to pay up to 64 or 128GB. It's still $500 for 16GB (available in the UK and Australia for £400 and AU$620, respectively), but $600, £480, AU$740 now gets you 64GB, and $700, £560, AU$860 128GB. And yes, it comes in optional gold-ish tinged metal.

Today our journalistic startup got backed by The New York Times and Axel Springer

In the last couple of months, my co-founder and I lived through quite a number of milestones with Blendle. It was really exciting when we signed our first newspaper NRC Handelsblad to have their content appear in Blendle. It was exciting when we signed our first employee. When an article appeared in the Financial Times about what we’re doing. And in The Guardian. And in The Economist. When suddenly, we got a link to a Youtube-video of CNN Chile, where they were talking about our product for 20 minutes in a language we don’t understand. When Vodafone suddenly created TV commercials about us. When a tour bus with 30 editors-in-chief from Finland visited our small office, and they all started taking pictures of the place with their phones. (That was kind of weird actually).

Raspberry Pi Founder Shows Off Incoming Touch Panel For Making DIY ‘Pi Pads’ | TechCrunch

“We went out to the community and said ‘hey we’re making a $25 computer and it’s got these features, it’s got one USB port and no network. And the first thing people say to you is well this is going to require a USB hub and a network adaptor so it’s not a $25 computer it’s a $50 computer. So things like that. We’ve ended up with a product — all of the changes between the Model B and the launch of this thing [Model B+]… all of those have been basically driven by community complaints,” said Upton.

8 Apps to Help You Get More Done in Less Time

Fret no longer — we've done the research for you; we've rounded up eight apps that will help with anything from managing administrative tasks, making shipping a non-pain and even streamlining your social media reporting. So take a deep breath and know you're one step closer to getting the most out of each and every day, with more time to dedicate to what matters most to you.

Gamergate Goons Can Scream All They Want, But They Can't Stop Progress | WIRED

Women have become far more visible as players, critics, and game developers. While the demographics of videogame characters and developers have yet to catch up with these shifts, it’s still an unequivocally positive development—a chance to expand not only of the breadth of experiences video games can express, but the audience it can reach. Yet for some gamers, this has been experienced not as cultural growth, but personal loss. They see the growing visibility of women, not to mention their incomprehensible insistence that games cater to their perspectives as well, as an unwelcome intrusion in a space that does not belong to them—even an existential threat.

How Side Projects Saved Our Startup

To shift this thinking, we need to reconsider what is defined as a “side project.” Calling something a side project implies it’s being done on the side and not part of your main focus. But if you’re doing a project to create value for your company, then this is no different than working on any other value-creating project like your blog.

Handy chart helps you plan your life around superhero films - CNET

Get your calendars out! The next six years will be full of superhero cinema, and this infographic helps you plan for every action-packed minute.

Big, bad Amazon

In capitalism, the best measure of power is capital itself. So if Amazon is a benchmark for a company that is too powerful, Krugman's complaint extends to many others as well--Amazon's market cap is 144 billion, which is a sizeable step down from Apple (600 billion), Exxon (396 billion), Microsoft (369 billion), Google (359 billion), Walmart (244 billion), General Electric (252 billion), etc. But that is just the nature of commerce at the corporate level--the biggest players in capitalism, the ones that matter, don't think in terms of 'maximizing profits', they think in terms of maximizing monopoly power. If it were otherwise, Amazon would be considered an abject failure--its profits are lousy! But that's because it's willing to sacrifice revenue to accumulate market power--which is why the constant discussion of 'free markets' in our political discourse is always so puzzling. A free market requires perfect competition, and isn't supposed to result in oligopoly or oligopolistic investment strategies--we have not had this for arguably centuries, if we've ever had it at all. So I find it strange that it still pops up in political rhetoric all over the place--politicians might as well be discussing how to raise unicorns when they talk about how to use political reform to create a 'free market'.

Don’t Open Random PowerPoint Presentations From Strangers Right Now (Or Ever, Really) | TechCrunch

Nah. Do a few things things, and you should be safe: 1) Play it smart about what presentations you open 2) If you’re on a build of Windows that has User Account Control as an option, enable it (it should be on by default, in most cases.) This won’t fix the bug outright, but it’ll throw up a big permissions prompt that’ll remind you not to open mystery files. 3) Check out this advisory page from Microsoft, which offers up a temporary patch until Microsoft finalizes a security update.


Free (as in freedom) open source clone of the Age of Empires II engine.

The Nexus 9 wasn't designed to be an iPad killer

Indeed, it's smaller and lighter than the iPad Airs and feels more portable. It also rivals Apple's tablet in performance -- on paper, anyway. If Google wants to prove it can be a serious productivity tool, this is the company's golden opportunity. The Nexus 9 is packing a dual-core 2.3GHz NVIDIA Tegra K1 chipset, but don't let the number of cores fool you: We've already seen a glimpse of what the first-generation K1 can do, and it was a fantastic performer. The new Nexus comes with the next-gen Denver K1, which comes with 64-bit support and is supposed to be even more powerful.

The Plunge

S havarsh Karapetyan trained his eyes on the asphalt as he rounded the corner. He had 45 pounds of sand strapped to his back, facing the final push on a 13-mile run fueled by the fury he’d been nursing ever since Soviet coaches dropped him from the national swim team. Karapetyan, after all, had captured eight European swimming titles and notched numerous world records for the USSR. And at 23 years old, he hadn’t yet reached his athletic prime. Who knows what political maneuvering had kept him off the team that competed in the world championship weeks earlier? Maybe the higher-ups in Moscow wanted to deepen their reserves of elite athletes by developing younger swimmers. Maybe they resented Karapetyan’s dominance because he was Armenian, from the fringes of the empire. Karapetyan was raised during the height of the Cold War and cherished competing for the hammer and sickle. But for now, all he could do was train and wait for an opportunity to win back his spot. So he kept running as the sun set over Armenia’s capital of Yerevan on September 16, 1976.

Enough With Dystopias: It's Time For Sci-Fi Writers To Start Imagining Better Futures

Karl Schroeder would like us to visualize solving the political problems that stand in the way of solutions: "The symbols of the future so familiar to us--the rocket ship, the robot, even nanotechnology--are all 20th century inventions. What inspiring visions are rooted in the 21st century? Social media websites don't cut it. We have to do better. Fantasy is all very well, but no fantasy world is quite as exciting to me as imagining a fantastical world and then realizing that it could actually exist. To me, governance is the meta-problem we have to solve. We have the other tools and technologies to fix all the issues facing humanity and the planet; what we lack is the ability to collectively decide upon and commit ourselves to the right courses of action. But if this is our greatest challenge, it's also our greatest opportunity. Solve the problem of governance, and all other problems are solved. Solve that problem, and we seize the future."

Terminal’s Containers Pioneer A New Way Of Developing Apps From The Cloud | TechCrunch

“Everyone is going to have a cloud computer and you’re going to be able to run and inter-operate apps in a secure and private way. You can basically rent this little slice of the cloud to do whatever you want,” Ganapathi said, pulling up one of Terminal’s several dozen public ‘snaps’ that support Debian and Ubuntu.

The ugly afterlife of crowdfunding projects that never ship and never end

"What I don’t understand till now is, with the success of Kreyos, and the amount of money we paid him, why didn’t Pro [CEO of Viewcooper Corp] invest in talent or hiring the right people. The total amount of people working on Kreyos from his end was only around 4 people, some of whom we realized are just working part time. We wouldn’t have minded him pocketing so much money if he at least delivered something that we can fix for our backers and customers and continue selling for a few more months until we conceptualize a new and improved version. He constantly bragged that we will impress our backers by shipping earlier then the promised date. But things started to look bad after numerous delays.

Air New Zealand's epic, 'Hobbit'-themed safety video is the most fun you'll have finding your exit row

Beyond beyond the expected Jackson cameo, Elijah Wood (who made a cameo in the first Hobbit movie), Sylvester McCoy (the wizard Radagast), Dean O'Gorman (the dwarf Fili), Weta Workshop's Richard Taylor, Japanese baseball player Naoyuki Shimizu, and New Zealand film director Taika Waititi also make appearances. It's a supremely goofy yet charming and fun video — and it's certainly more entertaining than most airline safety instructions, particularly if you're about to take a 14-hour flight. While there aren't any more Middle-earth films in the immediate future, we're sure that Air New Zealand will continue to take every opportunity to keep tying itself to Jackson's films.

Google Rolls Out An Invite System For Its New Email App, Inbox By Gmail | TechCrunch

The funny thing about Inbox requiring an invite in order to get in is that it’s such a manufactured attempt at creating a sense of exclusivity around Google’s new product. By limiting access, Google is mimicking the path its buzzy email competitor Mailbox once took. Mailbox, now owned by Dropbox, famously established a “queue” users had to join before they were able to try the product everyone was talking about.

This is how to pop the question if you're a 'Doctor Who' fan - CNET

He spent months in his garage building a custom, life-size Tardis with the question "Will you marry me?" at the top panel above the door. The build was as true to the Tardis from the BBC series as possible, right down to agonizing over which shade of Blue was true Tardis Blue. He managed to keep the garage build a secret from his girlfriend by convincing her that he was instead building her an epic Halloween display, and not allowing her in the garage for two months.

Body politic

IN 1882 W.S. Gilbert wrote, to a tune by Sir Arthur Sullivan, a ditty that went “I often think it’s comical how Nature always does contrive/that every boy and every gal that’s born into the world alive/is either a little Liberal or else a little Conservative.”

The War on Teacher Tenure

In his 4,000-word decision, he bounded through an unusually short explanation of what was an unprecedented interpretation of the law. Step 1: Tenure and other job protections make it harder to fire teachers and therefore effectively work to keep bad ones in the classroom. Step 2: Bad teachers “substantially undermine” a child’s education. That, Treu wrote, not only “shocks the conscience” but …

Elon Musk Compares Building Artificial Intelligence To “Summoning The Demon” | TechCrunch

Elon Musk (born June 28,1971) is an entrepreneur and a co-founder of PayPal, Tesla Motors and Space Exploration Technologies. He is chairman/CEO of Tesla Motors and SpaceX, and chairman of SolarCity. Musk was born and grew up in South Africa, the son of a South African engineer and a Canadian-born mother who has worked as a New York City dietitian and modeled for fun. His father inspired his love …

6 Secrets Of Super Productive To-Do Lists

While it may appear simple, the to-do list is a many-splendored thing. Here are half a dozen ways to make yours splendid.

Google Is Giving Away Up-to-Date Satellite Images For Free

Google has announced that its recently acquired company Skybox, known for its high-quality satellite imaging, is to begin giving away satellite images

Whisper Suspends Editorial Team Involved In Guardian Visit | TechCrunch

The Guardian has written several articles accusing the app of breaching user privacy and reporting that members of Whisper’s staff showed the Guardian how its database could locate users within 500 meters (a little less than a standard city block in distance) of their location, including those who had asked not to be tracked. Zimmerman shot back on Twitter that the accusations were “vicious lies.” He then continued on a 20 post tweetstorm in an attempt to clear up what he said was misinformation surrounding the data that Whisper gathers.

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