This video shows how SpaceX plans to land largest rocket in the world
You know what's cooler than a gigantic rocket? A gigantic rocket that can land itself. Space X released a new video this week...
BMW i3 – "Newfangled Idea"
In 1994, no one knew how big the internet would be. Not even broadcast journalists Bryant Gumbel and Katie Couric. 21 years later, a new big idea has them sc...
Tesla 'Insane' button gives unsuspecting passengers a wild ride
The new Tesla Model S P85D can go from 0 to 60 mph in three seconds, and it can scare the heck out of people.
Lego made a 2,996-piece set of Avengers' SHIELD Helicarrier
Avengers fans have to wait until May for Age of Ultron to hit theaters, but Lego just announced something that might help pass the time. The Wall Street Journal has an exclusive look at the new set...
Mophie might have made this year's best Super Bowl ad
The Super Bowl is still two days away, but between Budweiser's attempts to tug on your heartstrings to sell beer, and Kim Kardashian's selfie-centrc self-parody for T-Mobile, we've already seen a...
Disabled wiener dog gets a 3D-printed wheelchair - CNET
Download specs for a 3D-printed tiny wheelchair thanks to Bubbles, the two-legged dachshund and her crafty owners.
How Many Countries Are There?
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'Please don't bring drones to the Super Bowl,' says FAA in dystopian PSA
The FAA has produced a YouTube video encouraging attendees of the Super Bowl to "leave your drone at home." The video, titled "No Drone Zone," resembles other public service announcements, using...
This is what's happening inside your camera at 10,000 frames per second
The "D" in DSLR does not stand for dark magic. In fact, that snap of the shutter you hear when taking a picture is a wonderful symphony of mechanical engineering at work, and happens so fast that...
Tesla Model X test drive caught on video - CNET
The long-awaited all-electric Model X SUV from Tesla was caught on video testing at the former Alameda Naval Air Station in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Check Out the Super Bowl XLIX TV Commercials - IGN
Millions are glued to their TVs, watching Super Bowl XLIX - and of course, all of the commercials that come with it. As the most-viewed event on TV every year, the commercial time for the Super Bowl remains a mega-hot commodity for advertisers, who continue to pull out all the stops in terms of production value and celebrity involvement.
Milk Nanny Automatically Makes A Refreshing Bottle Of Formula For Baby
The device starts at $149 and will start shipping in May. While it is trivial to mix formula, doing it in a pre-dawn haze while a small human screams in your arms is not trivial. Therefore something like Milk Nanny is an interesting addition to the pantheon of baby gear so familiar to those who have friends who are headed to Doula XPress, Baby’s Organic Items R’ Us, and The Conflicting Information Bookstore For New Parents. I fully expect things like the Milk Nanny to hit registry lists over the next few years, right next to the wipes warmers (which are actually nice in the winter) and those little rubber giraffes.
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Egypt frees imprisoned Al Jazeera journalist Peter Greste
In a statement , Mostefa Souag, acting director general of Al Jazeera Media Network said, “We’re pleased for Peter and his family that they are to be reunited. It has been an incredible and unjustifiable ordeal for them, and they have coped with incredible dignity. Peter’s integrity is not just intact, but has been further enhanced by the fortitude and sacrifice he has shown for his profession of informing the public."
Samsung, Apple Back in Dead Heat for Global Smartphone Dominance
SEOUL—The fortunes of the world’s two biggest smartphone makers crossed paths again this week, as contrasting earnings reports from Apple Inc. and Samsung Electronics Co. put the two technology giants back in a dead heat for leadership of the global smartphone market.
Farewell To TUAW--And To A Whole Era Of Tech Blogging
TUAW , meanwhile, just kept on being TUAW —a concise, smart, useful guide to the Apple news of the day, with contributions from a bunch of knowledgable folks. (Its editors at the end included Victor Agreda, Jr., Michael Rose, and others.) If the site got more far-flung over the years, it was mostly because Apple kept entering new product categories, not because the original concept had grown stale.
IT Resume Makeover: Presentation Dictates Response
Even at the CIO level, many IT professionals find it difficult to position their knowledge, skills and accomplishments to attract the attention of hiring managers and recruiters. This month, our tech resume expert Stephen Van Vreede helps a CIO-level consultant better dictate the response he wants his resume to generate.
Why Economists are Wrong About Tech
The point that technology cynics overlook is that just about every great idea ever thought of evolved from an earlier idea. As we get better at communicating, the rate of innovation accelerates. We started to discover many more things when we learned how to talk, a good deal more things still when we learned how to write, and then we saw yet more acceleration with the printing press. For the spreading of ideas, no medium in history even comes close to the Internet. For that reason alone, the rate of innovation is set to accelerate.
Why The Dancers In That Freaky Loctite Super Bowl Ad Are Wearing Fanny Packs
Looking back on the creation of the campaign, Fallon chief creative officer Jeff Kling credits Julianna Simon , the agency’s strategic planning director, with sharing a valuable insight that sparked the creative execution. "She made it so simple that even morons like we creatives could understand it, and her insight was that the whole [glue] category is a category of fail. In other words, if you have something that breaks, that feels like a fail, and then when you contemplate your ability to repair this beloved or useful thing, you don’t feel great because you don’t feel like you have the competence to repair the thing. So you feel powerless, and we knew that if we could shift that and make people feel good, we’d get somewhere," Kling explains.
The First Super Bowl Played Under LEDs Will Use 75 Percent Less Power
It might seem like LED bulbs are only for early-adopters hoping to cut down their monthly Con Ed power bill, but come Sunday, the energy-efficient lighting alternative will take center stage at one of the greatest spectacles on Earth. This will actually be the first Super Bowl to be entirely lit by LED bulbs .
What it's like to use the thinnest smartphone in the world
I didn't find this to be very useful, but it was fun to play around with. In most cases it's probably easier to launch a certain app, but if you have tons of apps or widgets and don't feel like digging around, it could be a worthwhile shortcut. I traced the letters BI to launch the Business Insider website, for example, and the letter J to call my sister Jen, and both gestures worked perfectly.
Microsoft Kicks Off C# 7 Language Planning
For performance, reliability, and interop, the team states that C# has had a history of being “fast and loose” in performance and reliability. “Internally at Microsoft there have been research projects to investigate options here. Some of the outcomes are now ripe to feed into the design of C# itself, while others can affect the .Net Framework, result in useful Roslyn analyzers, etc,” Torgerson’s notes say. “Over the coming months we will take several of these problems and ideas and see if we can find great ways of putting them in the hands of C# developers.”
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Companies are making Katy Perry's #SuperBowlXLIX halftime show an online shopping event
When you think about buying things during the Super Bowl, one thing comes to mind: those championship T-shirts, hats, and DVDs that go on sale directly after the last down. But halftime performer Katy Perry and a slew of companies are working to find a new way to get you to spend money during the game.
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The power of vulnerability
Brené Brown studies human connection — our ability to empathize, belong, love. In a poignant, funny talk, she shares a deep insight from her research, one that sent her on a personal quest to know herself as well as to understand humanity. A talk to share.
The 2015 Puppy Bowl lineup is here to inflate your spirits
This year's event, which airs on Animal Planet from 3-5 p.m. EST, will be the first time the Puppy Bowl is keeping an actual competitive score — usually it's a bunch of baby dogs flopping all over each other, and no one really cares about who's winning because everyone is blinded by unnaturally adorable puppy fluffballs. But the bar has been raised, pitting team Fluff against Ruff.
I’m still here: back online after a year without the internet
I thought the internet might be an unnatural state for us humans, or at least for me. Maybe I was too ADD to handle it, or too impulsive to restrain my usage. I'd used the internet constantly since I was twelve, and as my livelihood since I was fourteen. I'd gone from paperboy, to web designer, to technology writer in under a decade. I didn't know myself apart from a sense of ubiquitous connection and endless information. I wondered what else there was to life. "Real life," perhaps, was waiting for me on the other side of the web browser.
How to speak so that people want to listen
Have you ever felt like you're talking, but nobody is listening? Here's Julian Treasure to help. In this useful talk, the sound expert demonstrates the how-to's of powerful speaking — from some handy vocal exercises to tips on how to speak with empathy. A talk that might help the world sound more beautiful.
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How NetherRealm Brought Mortal Kombat Back From the Dead - IGN
There was, however, never a 2D fighter that allowed you to use elements of the stage like Injustice did. No matter how mismatched in skill you and your opponent may be, you can always lean on the fact that littered across the arena are vehicles, statues, robots, and plenty more all just waiting to be utilized creatively to tip the scales in your favor. Taking a play out of mascot brawlers like Super Smash Bros.’s playbook, as well as their personal list of hits and misses from their own 3D forays, NetherRealm made knowing the stage almost as important as knowing your opponent.
The danger of silence
"We spend so much time listening to the things people are saying that we rarely pay attention to the things they don't," says poet and teacher Clint Smith. A short, powerful piece from the heart, about finding the courage to speak up against ignorance and injustice.
Why Companies Should Kill Job Titles
The person with passion will bring a broad knowledge of the space to the table and is eager to learn from the person with the skill. The person with the want will ask the questions that will spark discussions that wouldn’t otherwise happen. The wants person will also encourage the other two to show off their skills and passions in the space.
Are athletes really getting faster, better, stronger?
When you look at sporting achievements over the last decades, it seems like humans have gotten faster, better and stronger in nearly every way. Yet as David Epstein points out in this delightfully counter-intuitive talk, we might want to lay off the self-congratulation. Many factors are at play in shattering athletic records, and the development of our natural talents is just one of them.
How one of the best films at Sundance was shot using an iPhone 5S
Tangerine , a breakout hit from this year’s Sundance Film Festival, is full of surprises. There’s the subject matter: transgender prostitutes working in a not-so glamorous part of Hollywood. And there are the characters: flinty, funny, nobody’s victim. But the story behind the camera is as surprising as what’s in front of it. Particularly because the camera used to shoot Tangerine was the iPhone 5S.
Stem cell-grown hair could help those with hair loss - CNET
"We have developed a method using human pluripotent stem cells to create new cells capable of initiating human hair growth. The method is a marked improvement over current methods that rely on transplanting existing hair follicles from one part of the head to another," said Alexey Terskikh, Ph.D., associate professor in the Development, Aging and Regeneration Program at Sanford-Burnham.
This Guy Found a Way to Block Robocalls When Phone Companies Wouldn't | WIRED
The year was 2013. Using a little telephone hackery, Foss found a way of blocking spammers while still allowing the emergency alert service and other legitimate entities to call in bulk. Basically, he re-routed all calls through a service that would check them against a whitelist of legitimate operations and a blacklist of spammers, and this little trick was so effective, he soon parlayed it into a modest business.
4 inspiring kids imagine the future of learning
“My older brother and I believe kids and grown ups can change the world. We’re on a mission with our web series, Kid President, to do just that. If every classroom in the world could be full of grownups and kids working together, we’d live in a happier world. Kids want to know about the world and about how they can make an impact. Kids also have ideas. It’d be awesome if teachers and students could work together and put these ideas into action. There should be lessons in things like compassion and creativity. If those two things were taught more in schools we’d see some really cool things happen.”
The opportunity of adversity
The thesaurus might equate "disabled" with synonyms like "useless" and "mutilated," but ground-breaking runner Aimee Mullins is out to redefine the word. Defying these associations, she shows how adversity — in her case, being born without shinbones — actually opens the door for human potential.
How to talk to veterans about the war
Wes Moore joined the US Army to pay for college, but the experience became core to who he is. In this heartfelt talk, the paratrooper and captain—who went on to write "The Other Wes Moore"—explains the shock of returning home from Afghanistan. He shares the single phrase he heard from civilians on repeat, and shows why it's just not sufficient. It's a call for all of us to ask veterans to tell their stories — and listen.
How Surface tablets are changing the way NFL coaches work
We recently got to take an up-close look at the tablets and how the NFL is utilizing them at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey, just before the New York Jets took the field against the Miami Dolphins. Basically, the tablets are Surface Pro 2s dressed up in weatherproof gear and outfitted with a special app. (Microsoft says the NFL isn’t using the newer Surface Pro 3 because development on the project started before the 3 was commercially available.) They run Windows at their core, but it's hard to see that: there's no web browser, no Start screen, and certainly no Facebook app. Microsoft weatherproofed them inside and out and modified them to work in extreme heat and cold, conditions that often occur at NFL games. The Surfaces are stored in special cabinets that recharge them and further protect them from the elements, if need be.
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The Untold Story Of The Invention Of The Game Cartridge
The company where I worked had a PDP (something) and all the engineers and programmers had access to the system and storage. Being an engineer it didn't take long for them to take apart the cartridge and realize what was or was not inside. With in a short time a small circuit board with a E-Prom programming socket was produced. When a new game came out the first purchaser would buy the game and bring it in to work. The e-prom/rom would be read and stored on the PDP system then each programmer/engineer who wanted to use the new game/software would burn a prom and use it on the adapter board.
It didn't take long before the higher ups realized what was going on and they forbid the storage and use of the PDP from any more games. So the Programmers encrypted the files and hid them in side another file. One needed a decryption key and knowledge of where and what was stored inside this archive. The file would be transferred to tape and hidden in the company safe. So much for security.
Never trust a corporation to do a library’s job
As it turns out, organizing the world’s information isn’t always profitable. Projects that preserve the past for the public good aren’t really a big profit center. Old Google knew that, but didn’t seem to care.
Inside the studio where ESPN is betting billions on the future of sports
After SportsCenter wrapped for the morning, I sat down with Negandhi and Storm on comfortable orange chairs inside the stunning new Digital Center 2, where the show is taped. DC-2, as it’s widely known, is the 18th building on ESPN’s campus. It’s an immaculate, slightly sterile new production facility that was under construction for more than three years before opening its doors last summer. It is 194,000 square feet of technological progress, from the studios and the suite of editing rooms to the energy-efficient server rooms and the "social media lounge" upstairs. Every corner of DC-2 is a reminder of the intersection of sports and technology: the lobby is outfitted with large vertical screens, one showing every single "This is SportsCenter" ad ever made. Walk further and you’ll see a gigantic ticker on the wall scrolling news and scores. As you walk up the stairs to the studio, there’s a wired CableCam floating above you, ominously watching.
How prisons can help inmates live meaningful lives
In the United States, the agencies that govern prisons are often called ‘Department of Corrections.’ And yet, their focus is on containing and controlling inmates. Dan Pacholke, Deputy Secretary for the Washington State Department of Corrections, shares a different vision: of prisons that provide humane living conditions as well as opportunities for meaningful work and learning.
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Has the mystery of Shakespeare’s Sonnets finally been solved?
“That it’s not an aristocrat fits in with the fact that it’s Mr WH. That has always been a stumbling block for the attempts to identify him with [aristocrats],” said Wells. He agrees that the fact that it’s a person who was in the publishing trade, linked with Thorpe, and who had recently died all helps to explain the dedication’s funerary form, “which has always also been a mystery”.
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Prynt smartphone case prints your photos, Polaroid-style - CNET
There seems to be plenty of demand for the Prynt case. The Kickstarter handily topped its $50,000 funding goal in under an hour and is already up over $155,000 with 34 days to run. The early-bird pledge levels sold out fast, so regular backers are looking at a $99 (about £65, AU$125) pledge price for a Prynt case with 10 sheets of paper. The project's popularity just goes to show that people still want something to hold, even in our Digital Age.
How much would it cost to buy everything advertised in an NFL game?
The average NFL game lasts three hours from start to finish but contains only about a dozen minutes of action . TV broadcasters have become expert in filling the gaps between outbreaks of sport on the field with an intoxicating mix of anticipation, apprehension, and advertising. The drama and magic of football as a collective spectacle intermingles with branding messages urging me to buy more stuff. This past week I decided to find out exactly how much it would cost me to be the perfect consumer and buy everything I’m prompted to acquire during a game. Every car, every pizza, every beverage.
Meet Jurassic World's monstrous new dinosaur
Not content with the thousands of identified species of real-world dinosaurs, beasts that grew so huge, with claws so sharp and teeth so long that their collective name literally means "terrible lizard," the makers of the upcoming Jurassic World decided to make a new monster . The result, hidden on the movie's site and discovered by Screen Crush , is the Indominus Rex . If you want to know exactly what's going to be trying to eat Chris Pratt in a few months, read on to ruin the surprise.
These Mind-Blowing New Images From NASA Reveal The Invisible Universe
With that in mind, check out the level of activity at the galaxy's center in all of the images below: The infrared indicates that there's a great deal of dust around the center; the ultra-violet points to bright spots of star formation; visible light shows dark patches where gas is blocking the light; and the X-rays highlight blazing-hot gas, which the supermassive black hole at the center is shooting off into space.
YouTube is hosting its own Super Bowl halftime show with stunts and fake ads
To highlight this point, YouTube’s Super Bowl AdBlitz channel will also be returning in 2015, giving users a chance to watch teasers for upcoming Super Bowl ads and then vote for their favorites when they're released in full on game-day. YouTube stresses that this isn't just extra advertising: users love it. Last year it says visitors to the site watched "more than 6.3 million hours’ worth of Super Bowl ads … That’s enough time for you to fly from Phoenix to the Moon and back 87,500 times." If YouTube can attract even a slice of that interest for their own adverts, then their Super Bowl halftime show will be money well spent.
15 Successful Entrepreneurs Share The Most Important Lesson They Learned In Their 20s
We asked entrepreneurs, including billionaire "Shark Tank" investor Mark Cuban and the cofounders of popular retailer Warby Parker, to share the most important lesson they learned in their 20s.
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Snapchat As You Knew It Is Gone
Snapchat on Tuesday announced a massive update called "Discover," which will feature content from media outlets that the social network has partnered with. As of Wednesday, those outlets are CNN, Comedy Central, Cosmopolitan, Daily Mail, ESPN, Food Network, National Geographic, People, Vice, Yahoo! News and Warner Music Group.
Investor Heidi Roizen Shared A Disturbing Story That Shows How Difficult Silicon Valley Can Be For Women
"As for whether it has changed, I don't feel I have the data to answer," she told Business Insider. "What I do believe, is that if you ask an equal number of women and men entrepreneurs today, 'Have you ever been put in an awkward situation because of your gender?' you will get more yeses from women than men. So I guess that means it is still an issue."