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Japan's levitating train travels 300 mph and just carried its first passengers

A Japanese train that ever-so-slightly floats above the tracks and moves at super fast speeds completed its first run with passengers last week.

Jellyfish cam shows off sea creatures in all their jiggly glory

The Monterey Bay Aquarium in Monterey, California streams live footage of jellyfish.

What do men think of catcalling? A men's rights activist and a feminist debate

Two men (a men's rights activist and a feminist) debate over catcalling, and whether women should tolerate it.

G20 police officers' impressive dance battle outside an Irish pub

These Queensland police officers know how to keep the vibe on the street relaxed at the G20 -- a bit of Nutbush.

Little boy attempting to whistle is all of us failing at life

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Mashable on Twitter

“ @mashable : Toyota's hydrogen fuel cell car has an official name and U.S. release date: ” cool

PlayStation Boss on Driveclub: 'It's No Fun Being Safe All the Time' - IGN

He went on. "In the development cycle, we try to do all things. In the development cycle, we try to test against every possibility. We have a [Quality Assurance] team, we have a QA plan. You do a beta test, you scope against that. But now, in a connected world, you can't effectively test in your house or in your beta group what it means to have 50,000, 100,000, 200,000 users hit your service. And the guys [at the studio] are struggling with that. It's throwing up things they had not anticipated."

One Big Fluke › You only get 1,000 lines of code a week

This week you're going to write a huge amount of code. You're going to get a lot done. You're going to ship something big. If something goes wrong, you'll be there to fix it. You'll root-cause any issue. You'll deploy at midnight to save the day. The only thing holding you back is the problem you're trying to solve. Such an approach to building and launching works for quite a long time. When you're first starting as a programmer you're tasked with implementations that seem like "a simple matter of typing" in hindsight. Once you hit your stride, it feels like nothing can stand in your way. As time goes on, the complexity of the problems you confront grows exponentially. The balance between time spent thinking vs. implementing shifts towards design. The difficulty of shipping becomes more social than technical . My advice for senior developers: Spend your time wisely . Imagine you can only write 1,000 lines of code this week. Is what you're doing today the most important thing? Are you the only person who could write the code you're writing? If not, why isn't someone else doing the work? You need to make your 1,000 lines count as much as possible.

Snapchat to Let You Send Money to Friends, Thanks to Square

The automatic creation of new Square Cash accounts may be the greatest benefit for the payments startup, which will (in theory) collect payment data from a slew of new users. It’s likely not the only benefit, however. Square’s logo will appear within the app when a user is introduced to Snapcash for the first time. And while both companies declined to comment on the terms of the deal, it’s likely that Snapchat is paying Square a small fee for each transaction it processes.

When Does Black Friday Really Start?

Last year, the time to really dig in and start clicking the buy button was the Wednesday before Thanksgiving, well before the new trend of brick and mortar stores reopening with doorbusters in the middle of Thanksgiving that draws so much ire. Online retailers don't just price match their physical counterparts, they put the same deals up ahead of time.

Snapchat to ask users to stop using unauthorized apps

Several methods exist by which a recipient can use tools outside of the application to save both photo and video messages to access and view the photos or videos indefinitely, FTC said in its complaint. Recipients can, for example, log into the Snapchat application using a third-party app that uses the Snapchat API, and download and save snaps and videos as the timer and delete functionality only works when it is activated within Snapchat, it said.

Some Billionaires Want To Give NYC a $170 Million Floating Park

Pier 55, as the proposed park is called, would sit on the current site of Pier 54, one of many crumbling remnants left over from New York's maritime heyday. Back then, Pier 54 was a critical hub of port activity in NYC: the Cunard-White Star Line was based there, and was the port from which the Lusitania sailed. It was also the port where Titanic survivors decamped after reaching New York. But over the past half century, Pier 54 slowly crumbled into ruins—all that's left now is the rusting steel facade and part of the pier.

Hidden In Spotify’s App Code Alongside Uber, Plans To Launch Podcasts And Something ‘Magic’

Lee says that the app has details of the Uber partnership within the code that shows “they are ready to launch” the integration. Alongside that, code for a whole new feature: podcasts. “A few files point that it is a feature ready to go,” he says. There’s also an image that supports it — pictured here. “My take is that they are releasing it as a response to users’ requests and to become a full-blown iTunes competitor on more than the music front,” Lee says.

Why The World Is Moving To Diplo's Beat

"It's still in progress," Diplo says, apologetically, before beginning the tour. Mad Decent took over the 2,500-square-foot space only four months ago, and the renovations are going slowly. Electric wiring snakes out of the drywall in spots where light fixtures will be attached, and judging from the smell, the paint is barely dry. "We wanted to put a helicopter pad on the roof, but the Burbank police said it was illegal," Diplo says with a frown. There's almost no artwork on the walls—although somebody found a spot in a hallway to hang the platinum album plaque for Baauer's "Harlem Shake" (a Mad Decent release that was downloaded millions of times after it became a YouTube meme). There's a small sound booth—where Lorde recently recorded a song that Diplo produced—and a hive of cramped studios, green-screen stages, and offices crammed with cameras and computer equipment, where Mad Decent's staff of 10 mostly male, mostly twentysomethings supply Diplo's online outposts with content. Except for a small piano in one of the recording rooms (with an old Barbra Streisand LP propped on its rack), there are no musical instruments on the premises.

A Treatise on Cosmos —the New Programming Language

Many people are alright without this; there is a following for Haskell, which could care less that its syntax is optimized for Ph.D. research rather than for the common programmer. For a few people, that syntax simply “makes sense” to their mind and they can effortlessly program in there. It works for them. However, this is not the case for everybody (or most people, for that matter), which is why it makes sense to have a functional language that can be picked up by everybody. Of course, being an easy-to-use functional language is not the only innovation that Cosmos brings.

Apple releases iOS 8.1.1 w/ bug fixes & performance improvements for iPad 2, iPhone 4s

Apple has released iOS 8.1.1, a minor update to last month’s iOS 8.1 release for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. The public release for iOS 8.1.1 follows a beta release to members of Apple’s developer program. Last month Apple released iOS 8.1 which introduced Apple Pay support for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus users as well as the iCloud Photo Library public beta.

Nokia Teases “Something” That Either Is, Or Comes In, A Black Box

Nokia is getting back into hardware after selling its handset division to Microsoft, but its re-entry into the gadgets market doesn’t look like it’s going to be a phone. The Finnish company tweeted out a teaser for an announcement it’s making November 18, which included a photo of a device that looks quite a big like an Apple TV, or some kind of streaming set-top box. It could just as easily be a box with the Nokia logo on top that contains something else entirely within.

Snapchat partners with Square to launch Snapcash, a service for sending money to friends

Snapchat today announced it is partnering with Square to launch Snapcash, a new service for sending money to friends. Snapcash is initially only available to Snapchat users 18 years and up in the U.S., though it will presumably expand to other countries later.

Sony's IMX230 Sensor To Bring HDR 4k Recording, 192-Point Phase Detection AF

S and iPhone 6S Plus next year, and if it's going to continue the tradition of going with Sony's sensors, it should use either an older 13 MP sensor (such as the one in this year's Moto X) or this new 16 MP sensor. Apple has proven itself in camera software expertise, so the company could show great results with the older sensor, too, but chances are it's going to use this new sensor, unless Sony can't supply it with enough units.

Once Upon a Time: "Smash the Mirror" Review - IGN

Overall, tonight's super serving of Once Upon a Time covered a lot of ground with forward plot movement and character development. It stands as a good example of how to structure a two hour episode except for the fact that the primary plot could have been stronger. The Snow Queen's backstory was filled out even more, and it's easy to trace the path from point A to point villain. Mitchell was particularly excellent in Ingrid's lack of shoes tonight, and I hope the story can overcome the fact that someone is casting the bajillionth spell on Storybrooke.

Amazon's UK Drone Tests Branded "Barking Mad" By Locals

Amazon says it’s always looking for new talent and that the Cambridge-based Prime Air positions reflect that. Meanwhile the Civil Aviation Authority reiterated that current regulations mean Amazon is a long way from conducting live deliveries over Cambridge or elsewhere in the UK. The airgun mad yobs will have to stick to pigeons for a bit longer.

Goat Simulator Getting Free MMO Patch This Week

Barmy cult game, Goat Simulator , is getting a free expansion this month that will turn the title into massively multiplayer online (MMO) game.


If you look at all those technologies, the real advantage to the employer is that they allow you to make your employees work when they aren't at work. Knowing employees had phones at home was great because you could call them up at a moment's notice and get them to come in after hours. Personal computers aren't really necessary at the office. A mainframe would work just as well in many cases, but having employees with computers at home meant you could ask them to work from home, connecting to the mainframe if necessary. Email and Internet allowed employees to all be in touch and communicate when they were working at home. Cellular/Smart phones allowed people to be contacted even when they weren't home, but were out shopping, out on a date, or at the park with their kids. Having social networking at the office is just another way for employers to demand even more of our free time, without explicitly writing it out in the contract.

NYC plans to reboot payphones into superfast Wi-Fi hubs - CNET

LinkNYC comes despite a mixed history of municipal Wi-Fi projects, with cities including New York, Philadelphia and dozens others throughout the US trying -- and failing -- to create and sustain such services. Cities have claimed these kinds of projects can help spur economic activity and narrow the digital divide between those who can access the Internet and those who can't. Yet many of these projects were scraped or scaled back over the years after cities and developers butt up against financial, competitive and technical challenges. Several current municipal Wi-Fi networks are available only in downtown areas and for a few hours a day for users.

Court rules Google can arrange search results any way it wants

With the First Amendment behind it, Google is now free to put search results in whatever order it wants, according to a recent ruling by a US court in San Francisco . The company has been fighting to earn this right for years , but it wasn't until last week that a judge in the Bay Area decided to grant the search giant such a thing, citing freedom of speech as the main influencer in the decision. It all started back when a site known as CoastNews filed a lawsuit arguing that Google was knowingly lowering its rankings in search results ; the tech giant supposedly viewed it like a competitor and, thus, didn't want it to succeed. Shortly thereafter, Google quickly answered with an anti-SLAPP motion , which is often used by defendants to guard against litigation that would deter free speech .

New York City's payphones are being replaced with kiosks armed with free gigabit Wi-Fi and charging outlets - The Next Web

When was the last time you used a payphone? For New Yorkers, the answer is probably one they can’t remember, so the city today announced it will replace those payphones with up to 10,000 new kiosks armed with free gigabit Wi-Fi.

For Windows 10, A Feedback Test

So, we stepped back to take a fresh look at OneDrive in Windows. The changes we made are significant. We didn’t just “turn off” placeholders – we’re making fundamental improvements to how Sync works, focusing on reliability in all scenarios, bringing together OneDrive and OneDrive for Business in one sync engine, and making sure we have a model that can scale to unlimited storage . In Windows 10, that means we’ll use selective sync instead of placeholders. But we’re adding additional capabilities, so the experience you get in Windows 10 build 9879 is just the beginning. For instance, you’ll be able to search all of your files on OneDrive – even those that aren’t sync’ed to your PC – and access those files directly from the search results. And we’ll solve for the scenario of having a large photo collection in the cloud but limited disk space on your PC.

“You Can’t Go Home Again.”

The factors going into this are complex. They involve everything from population growth and incredible demand from highly-paid tech workers to urban containment regulations enacted in the 1970s to the loss of federal and state support for affordable housing development. I could go on and on ( which I did ).

Uber partners with Spotify to offer passenger-controlled song streaming in its cars

On a press call, Uber chief Travis Kalanick revealed that the partnership enables users to link their “Uber account to their Spotify account. We’re incredibly excited about it,” said Kalanick. “It’s the first time we’ve personalized the experience inside the car.”

Can topic-specific news sites work? The Marshall Project hopes so

“There is a pressing national need for high-quality journalism about the American criminal justice system. The U.S. incarcerates more people than any country in the world. Spiraling costs, inhumane prison conditions, controversial drug laws, and concerns about systemic racial bias have contributed to a growing bipartisan consensus that our criminal justice system is in desperate need of reform.”

Deutsche Bank Setting Up Innovation Labs With IBM, Microsoft

Germany’s largest lender and its partners plan to set up their labs in Berlin, London and Palo Alto, Ca., and cooperate with Internet start-up firms, the people familiar with the matter said. The goal is to send bankers from across all business units to these labs to gain insight in how to enhance clients’ experience or internal processes.

Android 5.0 Lollipop review: Google's biggest mobile update in years

There's something magical about the idea that, in the space of a few minutes, your smartphone or tablet can look dramatically different and do some cool new things, to boot. That's why operating system updates can be oddly exciting, and Android's latest upgrade -- known as version 5.0 or Lollipop -- is the firmware equivalent of opening a stack of presents on your birthday. The upcoming release, which is now available on the Nexus 9 and heading to dozens of mobile devices in the coming months, brings a fresh design and no shortage of new features. Join me as I unwrap Google's latest gift to the wireless community. Gallery | 24 Photos Nexus 9 Lollipop screenshots + See all 24 Gallery | 70 Photos Android 5.0 Lollipop screenshots + See all 70


You have not been paying attention to games or any other form of creative media. Every anti-hero in any game is a character given degrading properties. You have ignorant buffoon male characters in numerous games. Take the blinders off please. The only reason you don't recognize it when it comes up is because men can be given any quality and it not be considered some statement about men in real life (e.g. oh he's just a lazy alcoholic, not all men are alcoholics). But if it's a woman, then it somehow morphs into a statement about all women, instead of that one, individual character in the story. You can't have it both ways, if characters in games are a reflection of their labels in real life, then it applies to both sexes.

Report: 'Facebook for Work' to take on Yammer and Slack

Why this matters: Now that 71 percent of online Americans use Facebook, the company is looking for ways to keep those users on the site for longer stretches. Many businesses discourage employees from checking Facebook during work hours, or even block the site outright, so a work-centric version could be Facebook's way of boosting nine-to-five usage. But employers' attitudes toward Facebook could also be the site's biggest challenge. Facebook will have to gain the trust of businesses who may be wary about privacy issues , and come up with a way for employers to still keep personal use out.

5 steps to more mobile-security-savvy employees

In 2012, 44% of adults were unaware that security solutions existed for mobile devices, according to Symantec’s Threat Report. That figure rose to 57% in the security vendor’s 2013 report, which was released in April 2014. Researchers say a lack of education among users is partly to blame. For example, people who move to smartphones after years of using feature phones with limited security requirements often aren’t aware of the need to install security apps.

Tornado-Proof Home - In Photos: Homes Of The Future

Ted Givens, an architect with Hong Kong's 10Design created this prototype for a tornado-safe home. Hydraulic levers pull the Kevlar-coated house into the ground when high-velocity winds pass by. The high-tech structure's roof then locks so water and wind can't enter. Once the weather clears, the house unfolds and residents resume normal life.

Twitter Fixes DM Issue That Stopped URL Sharing

While Twitter has been working on updating and expanding its service , there’s been one issue driving some users of the micro-blogging site batty; the inability to share URLs via DMs (Direct Messages).

Oppex Raises $1.5M To Let You Search For Sales And Tender Opportunities In The Public Sector

There’s a lot of money sloshing around in the public sector. By some estimates as much as 10 to 20 per cent of the world’s GDP. However, selling into the public sector — for startups, SMEs and enterprises alike — isn’t always so easy. Oppex , which operates a search engine for public sector tendering, wants to change that.

MPAA launches site to help you find legal streams of movies and TV shows

Still, this is an easy way to find where you can watch whatever it is that you're looking for, and that's going to be increasingly useful going forward. Netflix isn't the watch-anything service that it used to be, and it's not evident that we'll ever see a replacement for that. Fortunately, sites like WhereToWatch and Can I Stream It have been popping up to hunt down movies for you. That isn't quite as easy as knowing that one service will have everything, but it's still a very quick way to start streaming.

Download iOS 8.1.1 for iPhone, iPad or iPod touch

According to the release notes iOS 8.1.1 includes number of bug fixes and brings improved stability. According to Apple, iOS 8.1.1 also includes performance improvements for iPad 2 and iPhone 4s, but a video comparison of iPhone 4s running on iOS 8.1 and iOS 8.1.1 did not reveal any major improvements on older iOS devices.

AMC's unlimited 'Interstellar' ticket lets you binge on black holes - CNET

Going back for seconds, thirds and even fourths on the same film can really add up thanks to high ticket prices. Or you can invest in an all-you-can-eat option by buying an unlimited "Interstellar" ticket good at 330 AMC theaters in the US. The ticket prices vary by location, ranging from $19.99 to $34.99. They are being offered to AMC Stubs loyalty members, a rewards program that costs $12 to join. AMC Stubs members who already saw the movie can upgrade to the unlimited ticket for $14.99.

Intel turns to light beams to speed up supercomputers

Intel has researched silicon photonics for more than a decade. The optical connection technology will be part of Intel’s Omni-Path networking platform, and will be available as an alternative to copper connections. It will be come with Intel’s Knights Landing supercomputing chip, which will be in supercomputers next year. The chip has additional technology such as DDR4 DRAM and a new form of stacked HMC (Hybrid Memory Cube) memory to boost supercomputing performance.

Intel's upscale bracelet has Google alerts, AT&T data plan

Incoming alerts discreetly vibrate the bracelet instead of making a noise. Its $495 price tag includes a two-year data plan with AT&T, which means it does not rely on a smartphone for connectivity, as do most smartwatches, the companies said in a press release on Monday.

Snapchat wants you to send cash through its app, but Snapcash is no Venmo

You don’t have to install another mobile payments app to send money through Snapchat, which will appeal to the app’s demographic: teens. The below promotional video features two kids picking out a gift for their mom—the son is going to pay, and the daughter is using Snapcash to send over money. She types in a dollar amount and hits send. It’s incredibly basic, but effective. The key is using the $ sign to trigger the transaction. Some fine print: You have to be 18 or older to use the feature, and it’s only compatible with Visa and MasterCard debit cards at launch.

Gizmodo on Twitter

“ @Gizmodo : Here are all 556 asteroids that bombarded Earth in the past 20 years ” ._.

5 Reasons Rocket Internet Is Taking Off

While emerging markets and developing countries are behind the West on technology, some countries, like Kenya and Nigeria, are way ahead when it comes to mobile payments and apps. This is because many in the developing world have never had a desktop computer or laptop—their first Internet experience is on mobile.

Jonathan Wilson on Twitter

When you tweet with a location, Twitter stores that location. You can switch location on/off before each Tweet and always have the option to delete your location history. Learn more


Zeugma is 80 percent underwater, after it was flooded with the waters of a nearby artificial lake. The mosaics, which were recovered in excellent condition, belong to the 2nd century B.C. The first mosaic depicts the nine Muses in portraits. This mosaic was originally in a large room of a house that archaeologists have named “House of Muses.” In the center of the mosaic is Muse Calliope and she is surrounded by her sisters. According to ancient Greek poet Isiodos, Calliope was the greatest and finest of the nine Muses, the protector of Epic poetry and arts. The second mosaic depicts Ocean and Tithys. What is really striking about this mosaic is the wonderful and vivid colors used as well as the beauty of the heroes’ faces. Experts say that special glass mosaic pieces have been created for this mosaic alone.

An ultra-low-cost college degree

At the online University of the People, anyone with a high school diploma can take classes toward a degree in business administration or computer science — without standard tuition fees (though exams cost money). Founder Shai Reshef hopes that higher education is changing "from being a privilege for the few to a basic right, affordable and accessible for all."

Fracking Water Injected into Clean Aquifers

In a time when California faces an historic drought, the NBC Bay Area Investigative Unit has uncovered that state officials allowed oil and gas companies to pump billions of gallons of waste water into protected aquifers. Investigative Reporter Stephen Stock reports in a story that aired on November 14, 2014. (Published Friday, Nov 14, 2014)

The science of Interstellar: 5 TED-Ed Lessons to help you understand the film

Brilliant videos. I just want to say that there was a time where people rigidly believed the Earth was flat and at the center of the universe. If you were to show them a movie depicting a round earth and the fact the space is infinite and growing, and about sending spaceships to Mars, about self-driving cars and drawing power from the sun, they would be just as skeptical. No one claims this to be completely possible, but this movie opens up ideas in one’s head that wouldn’t have popped up otherwise. They had a physicist whom they consulted for scientific accuracy, and I’m pretty sure he knew what he was talking about. Either way, it is after all a science fiction movie. Who knows what the future has in store for us.

The DJI Inspire One is the coolest drone I've ever seen

DJI settled on a retail price of $2,800. That fits in between the roughly $1,000 Phantom and $7,000 S-1000. It's a big chunk of change for a holiday gift, although if the Phantom is any indication, that price will come down quickly. For the true newbie, the Inspire might be more power than they need, especially when you can get a great drone for $500, but for anyone who is looking to step up their drone game without breaking the bank, the Inspire One is a pretty revelatory piece of machinery.


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What France has taught me: Americans are suckers who have themselves to blame for crappy broadband

So, when I moved to Toulouse, I had a difficult time choosing between broadband and mobile packages offered by Orange, SFR, Bouyges, Numericable, and Free. My 100 Mbps service prompts some disparaging frowns from new French friends who have 1Gbps connections for the same price as I pay, thanks to the fiber optic line that runs to their house. My 500-year-old apartment building doesn’t have fiber.

Hidden In Spotify’s App Code Alongside Uber, Plans To Launch Podcasts And Something ‘Magic’

Lee says that the app has details of the Uber partnership within the code that shows “they are ready to launch” the integration. Alongside that, code for a whole new feature: podcasts. “A few files point that it is a feature ready to go,” he says. There’s also an image that supports it — pictured here. “My take is that they are releasing it as a response to users’ requests and to become a full-blown iTunes competitor on more than the music front,” Lee says.

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55 Tiny Batteries Could Revolutionize Green Energy
56 Glossier Raises $8.4M Led By Thrive To Take On Beauty And Cosmetics With Verticalized Approach
57 The Dutch Village Where Everyone Has Dementia
58 The TheTechNewsBlog Daily
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60 Shuttlecook, A More Spontaneous Cook-At-Home Food Delivery Service, Launches In London
61 The first official Batmobile ever built is headed to auction
62 Now Google Wants Your Genome, Too | MIT Technology Review
63 Snapchat lets you transfer money to friends with Snapcash
64 12 weirdest accomplishments at Guinness World Records Day 2014
65 Console Madness: Joystiq is giving away an Xbox One Assassin's Creed: Unity bundle
66 Panasonic Partners With Photon To Build Smarter Signs In Stores
67 Why Do Dutch People Put on Blackface To Celebrate Christmastime?
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78 The 100 Best iPhone Apps of 2014
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81 10 low-hassle tools to master your commute
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