9 Amazing Everyday Mac Apps + 1 Course So You Can Master Them All
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Pranksters give away cash to honest strangers for Thanksgiving
The video may restore your faith in humanity this Thanksgiving.
Arthur C. Clarke Predicts the Internet & PC
In1974 Arthur C. Clarke told the ABC that every household in 2001 will have a computer and be connected all over the world. Courtesy of Australian Broadcasti...
Stop-motion toy cars race in high-octane video
A stop-motion video shows Anki Drive cars on a rampage -- with gadgets, guns and explosions.
'Raiders of the Lost Ark' face-melting candle is Tohts adorable - CNET
Nothing is better than a face-melting Nazi. Re-create Major Toht's memorable meltdown from the first Indiana Jones movie with this gruesome candle.
Jupiter's moon Europa looks embryonic in 'remastered' NASA photo - CNET
NASA has also released a brand-new video that describes why the icy moon's vast sea might just be the perfect place to find life beyond Earth.
How to stop Twitter from seeing what mobile apps you’ve installed
According to Twitter, this indexing is being done to help “build a more tailored experience for you on Twitter” — in other words, to come up with recommended content you might be interested in. It plans to do this by a) using the apps to help improve “who to follow” suggestions by comparing the apps you have to those other users have, b) adding “tweets, accounts or other content to your timeline” that Twitter thinks you’ll find interesting, and c) showing you what it thinks will be more relevant “promoted content,” otherwise known as advertising.
Aul’s “new year” reference is likely in regards to Microsoft’s plan to talk about consumer features in early 2015 and release a Windows 10 preview aimed at this group of users. In April 2015, during its Build conference, the company will share more details specific to developers.
Tindddle Is Tinder For Finding Great Design On Dribbble
We can swipe right if we like the look of people on Tinder, so why not on good looking design? A new third-party Web app for design community Dribbble brings the “hot or not” style of browsing to design.
Oh No They Didn't: European Parliament Calls For Break Up Of Google
Today many Americans are busy preparing Thanksgiving meals or getting ready to travel to the homes of friends and family to celebrate the holiday. But Google certainly won’t be giving thanks for the European Parliament’s vote in favor of a resolution to “unbundle” Google’s search engine from the rest of its business.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailer Hits iTunes Tomorrow
If you were worried you’d miss out because the first Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer was only showing in a cinema far, far away, worry no longer. As well as debuting in US cinemas, the first trailer for Episode VII will be released on iTunes tomorrow.
Inside the Dynomak: A Fusion Technology Cheaper Than Coal - IEEE Spectrum
How economical? According to projections by Sutherland’s group, a dynomak has the potential to cost less than a tenth as much to build as a tokamak like ITER, even as it produces five times as much power. This massive boost in efficiency is very compelling: According to UW’s analysis, it makes the total cost of a dynomak fusion power plant with an output of 1 gigawatt slightly cheaper than the total cost of a coal power plant with the same output—$2.7 billion versus $2.8 billion.
Meet the British technology companies powering Christmas - Telegraph
Ahead of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Sophie Curtis meets some of the
British tech companies making sure that everything runs smoothly for online
retailers this Christmas
The Least Appetizing Moments on The Walking Dead - IGN
So to accompany all the holiday feasting and family gatherings -- and to prepare you for Sunday's midseason finale -- we present the grossest moments to date on AMC's The Walking Dead. Scenes of guts and goop designed to put you off your pudding.
Apple Watch site refreshed to highlight Timekeeping, New Ways to Connect, and Health & Fitness
Apple has quietly refreshed its Apple Watch microsite with a few changes including more details about the upcoming wearable and newly added interactive images of the device. Previously Apple had a single ‘Features’ page for describing the functionality of the Apple Watch, but has replaced that page with expanded descriptions of the watch’s functions across the separate pages labeled “Timekeeping,” “New Ways to Connect,” and “Health & Fitness.” Each page goes a bit more in-depth into each category with additional details and interactive images.
Fun with Lisp: Programming the NES
One idea I'm disappointed didn't work out was to gradually shift the
tuning of the music downward, so that at the end it could appear to
modulate upward to a higher key, but actually return to where it
started. I'd need a longer loop of music for this to work well. I
found I could only shift the tuning by one semitone over a thirty
second loop without it being distracting. I'm particularly
disappointed because the implementation was cute. Since the music is
constructed and concatenated piece by piece, the individual units have
no knowledge of where in the final timeline they will appear. This is
a problem, because if I'm shifting the tuning continually, pitch
becomes an implicit function of time. Since the pitches get encoded
into bitfields written to the hardware, it wasn't reasonable to just
do a final pass over the fully assembled music, shifting the pitches
Office 365's spam filter gets smarter with bulk mailings
In time for the holiday shopping season, Microsoft has refined how Office 365 handles bulk promotional emails from vendors like Amazon, eBay and Macy's.
Close shaves between aircraft and drones are on the upswing
Near misses between drones and aircraft are on the increase, with pilots of airplanes sometimes having to take evasive action, according to data released by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration to some news outlets.
iCracked Lands in London
Now, the Y-Combinator company is officially landing in the UK too, kicking off with London. To start with, there will be more than 30 technicians serving the UK capital, with a country-wide rollout expected in the months that follow. While the company already laid claim to an army of iTechs in the UK and other countries, this represents iCracked’s first official launch outside the US, with an office located in the Shoreditch area of London.
OnePlus Opens First Retail Store in China
The $349 OnePlus One might still be invite-only , but the company has started to build its own retail stores in China for those that want to buy it in person.
WSJ: GoPro is Reportedly Launching a Line of Personal Drones
If you’ve ever done a black flip over a canyon of lava or just wanted to shoot video of your bike ride, you’ve used a GoPro . Now it seems the company made famous by adrenaline-fueled extreme-sports antics is getting into the drone business.
Google prices its gigabit-Internet service in Austin at $70 a month
Google will offer a basic version of its broadband service for no monthly charge when it launches soon in Austin, Texas, with the 1Gbps service priced at $70 per month.
The US bill to phase out wonky symbols on the back of gadgets is now a law
The legislation designed to do away with printing various symbols and regulatory compliance numbers on our gadgets in favor of displaying those things within software has been signed into law . President Obama today signed the E-Label Act, which was introduced by senators Deb Fisher (R-NE) and Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) in July, and quickly made its way through both the House and Senate this fall. It allows manufacturers to put things like FCC symbols, ID numbers, and other labeling in a software menu, instead of physically printed or labeled on a device.
The Verge 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.
Obama signs legislation allowing regulatory e-labels for smartphones, wearables
U.S. President Barack Obama signed into law Wednesday the E-Label Act that will make it easier for vendors to display regulatory approvals electronically rather than etch them physically on the exterior of the device.
Vandalized Ferguson bakery nets $159K in a day on GoFundMe
Dubose, who started selling cakes at local flea markets as she saved up to open her small business this summer, said her storefront's main windows were smashed and the shop damaged during the riots. Natalie's Cakes and More is in the 100 block of South Florissant Road, an area hard-hit by vandals. Protesters angered Monday by the grand jury's decision not to indict Darren Wilson, the white police officer who killed unarmed black teen Michael Brown in August looted buildings, vandalized stores and torched property.
7 Intelligent Gifts For Tech Savvy Children
Still, every year relatives ask me what they can buy my children during the holiday season. When I was younger, I resisted. I stepped onto my soapbox and gave some sermon about the evils of consumerism. Now, either they’ve beaten me down, or I’ve gotten less idealistic; I’m not sure which.
Best Buy Black Friday deals on iPad mini 3 and iPad mini 2 go live early; save up to $200
The retailer is also offering a discount of $100 on the LTE models of the iPad mini 2, with certain T-Mobile variants carrying a discount of up to $200. If you don’t need Touch ID, you can easily save $100 by opting in for the previous generation iPad mini since it has the same hardware was the iPad mini 3.
The Verge 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.
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Want to be happy? Be grateful
The one thing all humans have in common is that each of us wants to be happy, says Brother David Steindl-Rast, a monk and interfaith scholar. And happiness, he suggests, is born from gratitude. An inspiring lesson in slowing down, looking where you’re going, and above all, being grateful.
How to make hard choices
Here's a talk that could literally change your life. Which career should I pursue? Should I break up — or get married?! Where should I live? Big decisions like these can be agonizingly difficult. But that's because we think about them the wrong way, says philosopher Ruth Chang. She offers a powerful new framework for shaping who we truly are.
Dare to disagree
Most people instinctively avoid conflict, but as Margaret Heffernan shows us, good disagreement is central to progress. She illustrates (sometimes counterintuitively) how the best partners aren’t echo chambers — and how great research teams, relationships and businesses allow people to deeply disagree.
A 12-year-old app developer
Most 12-year-olds love playing videogames — Thomas Suarez taught himself how to create them. After developing iPhone apps like "Bustin Jeiber," a whack-a-mole game, he is now using his skills to help other kids become developers.
(Filmed at TEDxManhattanBeach.)
How autism freed me to be myself
“People are so afraid of variety that they try to fit everything into a tiny little box with a specific label,” says 16-year-old Rosie King, who is bold, brash and autistic. She wants to know: Why is everyone so worried about being normal? She sounds a clarion call for every kid, parent, teacher and person to celebrate uniqueness. It’s a soaring testament to the potential of human diversity.
Ikea Reissues Original Midcentury Furniture
There are some great-looking finds in the collection. Along the lines of midcentury modern, the Ekenäset chair runs $200 and appears to be the crown jewel of the collection (hunt around any modern furniture store and the same thing will cost you two to four times as much). Those looking for something more funky will find everything from circular chairs to the red glass Gårdskär pendant lamp.
Eight weeks to a better brain
Amishi Jha , a University of Miami neuroscientist who investigates mindfulness-training’s effects on individuals in high-stress situations, says, “These results shed light on the mechanisms of action of mindfulness-based training. They demonstrate that the first-person experience of stress can not only be reduced with an eight-week mindfulness training program but that this experiential change corresponds with structural changes in the amygdala, a finding that opens doors to many possibilities for further research on MBSR’s potential to protect against stress-related disorders, such as post-traumatic stress disorder.” Jha was not one of the study investigators.
The Post-Bedtime Ritual Of Successful Working Parents
This is really a matter of work/life math. While we could all be more productive during the 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. workday, when you add small people and a household into your life, these 40 hours are rarely a true 40 hours. In the past few weeks, I’ve had a doctor’s appointment and so have my kids. I had to get new tires on my car. I went to a Halloween parade. My 7-year-old had a morning off from school when we didn’t have a sitter. I transported another kid to a post-school playdate. We had a new dishwasher delivered and installed during an 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. window. My husband and I split many duties, but even if I kept my nose to the grindstone during every non-interrupted minute, it would be hard to work more than 30-35 hours during the classic workweek 40. Indeed, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ American Time Use Survey , the average married mother with kids under age 6 and a full-time job logs just 33.88 hours of work and work-related activities per week. That doesn’t even meet the technical definition of full-time, which is more than 35 hours a week).
This Lingerie Company A/B Tests The World's Hottest Women To See Who Makes You Click "Buy"
A/B testing takes more resources because it requires at least two of everything. At the all-day event, Adore Me photographs between 30 and 40 new looks that will debut on the site the next month. For every bra and underwear set, the company has to ensure it has enough options to test for each garment. Each month, the retailer also reshoots a handful of garments that didn't sell well on the site. Today, Adore Me is testing a new blonde model. While natural blondes make up about 16% of the U.S. population, and gentlemen have been said to prefer them, nobody wants to buy lingerie from them. So far, no one with golden locks has sold well, Hermand-Waiche says.
Why Successful Habits Are About Structure, Not Effort
The number one driver of whether a habit change is a success or not that we see is how big is the initial goal is. Because everyone, if they're consistent, will eventually achieve something massive. But the people that end up failing are the people trying to achieve overnight success.
Listening To Your Body Clock Can Make You More Productive And Improve Your Well-Being
finally, validation of my natural timeframe...i've never been a morning person. can't stand being up early. i do my best work, most concise, focused work, during the afternoon and late night. i do more at those times than i ever could in a rigid, depressing 9-5 schedule. we're not farmers. we aren't agrarian. let's wakeup to how our global culture opens up the possibilities of work schedule. let's stop shaming late sleepers as lazy. when i worked a 'real job' i came waltzing in at 10am and some jerks scoffed but i was there at 7-8pm when they'd been gone hours AND i never took 1-2 hour lunches like they did (lazy!). there is something inherent in the 9-5 that makes people feel they're superior to people with ANY other schedule. this is what must be rectified. i loved working 10-7 and enjoyed added perks such as a less packed commuter train home at night. Late sleepers unite!
The Common Traits Of The Most Successful People
No one was born an expert or a master of something. You may be the smartest person in the world, but if you don’t know what drives you or can’t seem to focus, you won’t get anything done. According to Greene, the most important thing for success is finding something that you feel emotionally committed to. The most successful people are usually not chasing money when they decide on their craft because "money isn’t the greatest motivator in the world," he says.
Scientists predict green energy revolution after incredible new graphene discoveries
Steve Connor is the Science Editor of The Independent. He has won many awards for his journalism, including five-times winner of the prestigious British science writers’ award; the David Perlman Award of the American Geophysical Union; twice commended as specialist journalist of the year in the UK Press Awards; UK health journalist of the year and a special merit award of the European School of Oncology for his investigative journalism. He has a degree in zoology from the University of Oxford and has a special interest in genetics and medical science, human evolution and origins, climate change and the environment.
On HTML5 and the Group That Rules the Web
Validity, in this scenario, is an ideological construct. The promise is that by hewing to the rules put forth by the W3C, your site will be accessible to more people than would a less valid page. Both pages work fine for most people; browsers are tolerant of all sorts of folderol. The ultimate function of any standards body is epistemological; given an enormous range of opinions, it must identify some of them as beliefs. The automatic validator is an encoded belief system. Not every Web site offers valid HTML, just as not every Catholic eschews pre-marital sex. The percentage of pure and valid HTML on the web is probably the same as the percentage of Catholics who marry as virgins.
Plant-based gel can stop traumatic bleeding in seconds - CNET
Biotech startup Suneris has developed a plant-based polymer it says functions like "Lego building blocks for the body," drastically reducing the amount of time it takes to stop a wound from bleeding.
Productivity Advice I Learned From People Smarter Than Me
Like all people, I’d like to think I am a productive person. If I am, however, it’s because I’ve been ruthlessly efficient at one thing: stealing secrets and methods from people a lot smarter than me.
How to buy happiness
At TEDxCambridge, Michael Norton shares fascinating research on how money can, indeed buy happiness — when you don't spend it on yourself. Listen for surprising data on the many ways pro-social spending can benefit you, your work, and (of course) other people.
A eulogy for RadioShack, a strange strip-mall monster from a forgotten age.
4:30 a.m. We show up an hour and a half before the store opens, as demanded by the district office. We stand around and do nothing. 6:00 a.m. We all line up in expectation of hordes of customers. Six on one side of the store, six on the other side, pallbearers of an invisible casket. The manager opens the doors. No one is waiting on the other end. 7:00 a.m. Nobody has walked into the store. Nobody has been seen even walking past the store. This infuriates the manager, who at this juncture elects to fire one employee, right there on the spot, because her sweater is a shade of red that is inconsistent with the dress code. 8:00 a.m. Someone almost walks in. She kind of turns toward the store, sees 11 of us just standing and staring at her, and turns a 180. Don't blame you, ma'am. 9:00 a.m. First customer! Someone just walked in and bought a cordless phone battery. One of us would have made approximately 23 cents on the sale (18 cents after taxes), except you don't start making any sales commission until you surpass a monthly sales figure that is usually unreachable and arbitrarily set.
LARRY FINK: If I Were A Millennial, I'd Move To Mexico
For decades, Mexico’s energy sector has been a national monopoly. The policies now working their way through Mexico’s Congress will kill the monopoly and open development to foreign investment. It’s difficult to underestimate the importance of this reform. Mexico has huge energy reserves, but hasn’t had the ability to truly capitalize on them. The important thing to remember is that for all of Mexico’s problems, it is a functioning democracy, and the capital from energy investment will flow to other sectors of the economy far more effectively than in an autocratic oil state.
4 Simple Remedies For Burnout Backed By Science
You could bake exercise into your day by making a point to swim or run before work, by going for a strenuous walk at lunch, or by bring your gym gear with you so you can exercise before going home. The trick is to create a routine of regular exercise whereby it takes less mental effort to exercise than it does to not exercise. This is what good habit formation is all about.
The Author Of "Go The F*ck To Sleep" Tackles New Subject: Kids Who Won't F*cking Eat
"For me, another important element of the hustle is paying attention and being involved in all of the aspects of your career," Mansbach goes on to explain. "I’ve planned book tours for myself, whether or not anybody wants to hear what I have to say, I’ve weighed in on things like what the cover looks like, what the copy looks like, how it’s going to be promoted—just every aspect of it. I’ve been hands-on with all of that and tried to learn as much as possible because I don’t necessarily trust other people to do it, particularly an overworked publisher at a mainstream press who’s got 17 other books they’re working on. I’ve always been really involved in figuring out who my audience is and how to reach them. Sometimes that’s been talks with the publishers like, 'Look, let’s pay X amount of money to put this mural on Houston Street and we’ll get press off of it.' So those aspects too are part of the hustle: How do you get the work out in the world?"
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12 podcasts that will tell you a fantastic story
Leviathan is a science fiction audio drama with high quality audio effects and an original soundtrack. The premise might seem too stuffed — a race of immortals in a city called Leviathan underneath the Pacific Ocean —but it gets a human face with Macallan Orsel, a genetic scientist in New York who becomes embroiled in a war when she finds out that she's descended from the people of Leviathan.
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Review - IGN
This is also the first game to integrate with Nintendo’s new toys-to-life, called amiibo. There are no figures in the box, so this is an extra purchase, but if you do buy in they’ll add another, much smaller avenue of variety to Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. Computer-controlled figure players will stand in as opponents, and each one learns to defend itself as it levels over time. The investment required to reach max level is small (maybe three hours) and having a brutally tuned A.I. to unleash on your friends is fun to watch – but of course, sometimes my amiibo made some questionable decisions. I’ve seen my fully leveled Mario figure wreck opponents, but I’ve also watched in horror as it totally gave away the match. I’m proud of my amiibo, but sometimes it’s like dealing with a child that only listens half the time.
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4 Storytelling Tips From The Co-Creator Of Blockbuster Mystery Podcast "Serial"
"On 'The Case Against Adnan' episode, I don’t think we held back any of those details. A lot of them were ones that we’d mentioned before, but we hadn’t had the chance to fully explain and get into," Snyder recalls. "There wasn’t a sense from us of holding back details, but rather making sure they fit into the natural progression of the way you tell a story. You think the case looks fishy, so you say, 'Why does it look fishy?' and then you show why. That episode was basically our ‘But on the other hand" episode. There were details in there that, in order for you to understand their significance, we have to tell you about the cell phone records and the call log, various different trial testimonies and police statements. So it takes a while to get through everything—it’s not a matter of holding information back. You just have to choose at a point which item you’re going to reveal first, based on a matter of comprehension."
The beauty of data visualization
David McCandless turns complex data sets (like worldwide military spending, media buzz, Facebook status updates) into beautiful, simple diagrams that tease out unseen patterns and connections. Good design, he suggests, is the best way to navigate information glut — and it may just change the way we see the world.