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Baltimore mom slaps and scolds rioting son in front of everyone

As Baltimore teens threw rocks at police officers and set cars on fire, this mother found her son, yanked him from the crowds and slapped him in the face.

Yes, these tiny robots can (autonomously) move a car

A swarm of small robots developed by a team of European scientists can carefully extract and transport vehicles up to two tons in weight. These tiny mach

Plaid-wearing cat rings a bell to signal that he's ready for treats

Pecan the cat has learned to ring a bell in order to get tasty treats, all while sporting a dashing plaid shirt.

Watch the first full trailer for the live-action Attack on Titan movie

Fans have already seen teasers for the two upcoming Attack on Titan films, which are due out this summer, but the first full trailer offers a clear look at the destruction ahead. With humanity...

Hands On With the LG G4

The new LG G4 is a flagship Android phone with a removable battery and MicroSD card slot. Yay, right?

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G.I. Joe, Transformers and My Little Pony Coming to Vimeo

‘Jem and the Holograms’, ‘Transformers (Generation One)’, ‘G.I. Joe’, ‘My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic’, ‘Transformers: Rescue Bots’, ‘Transformers: Prime’, ‘Transformers: Robots in Disguise’, ‘G.I. Joe: Renegades’, ‘Kaijudo: Rise of the Duel Masters’, ‘Littlest Pet Shop’, ‘Pound Puppies’, ‘The Adventures of Chuck & Friends’ ,  and ‘B-Daman Crossfire’.

Facebook Is Shutting Down Its API For Giving Your Friends’ Data To Apps

It was always kind of shady that Facebook let you volunteer your friends’ status updates, check-ins, location, interests and more to third-party apps. While this let developers build powerful, personalized products, the privacy concerns led Facebook to announce at F8 2014 that it would shut down the Friends data API in a year. Now that time has come, with the forced migration to Graph API v2.0 leading to the friends’ data  API shutting down , and a few other changes happening on April 30.

iPad glitch grounds American Airlines flights

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What Cities Would Look Like if Lit Only by the Stars | WIRED

Carl Sagan once said anything shining in the night sky does so because of distant nuclear fusion. The physics involved are awesome, and so too are the billions and billions of stars seen from here on Earth. But with every passing day, increasing light and air pollution from growing cities diminishes our ability to observe the cosmos.

11 math talks to blow your mind

Numbers, patterns and equations are at the core of these talks, which will teach you how to fold better origami and how to quantify history.

How to manage for collective creativity

What's the secret to unlocking the creativity hidden inside your daily work, and giving every great idea a chance? Harvard professor Linda Hill, co-author of "Collective Genius," has studied some of the world's most creative companies to come up with a set of tools and tactics to keep great ideas flowing — from everyone in the company, not just the designated "creatives."

The myth of the gay agenda

In a humorous talk with an urgent message, LZ Granderson points out the absurdity in the idea that there's a "gay lifestyle," much less a "gay agenda." (Filmed at TEDxGrandRapids.)

What to expect from Microsoft's most important event of the year

For Microsoft, 2015 is a year of adjustment. While the software giant focuses its efforts across multiple platforms, Windows is gearing up for big changes. That change will be on full show at Microsoft’s Build developers conference on Wednesday, and it’s a key moment for the company to prove it’s got what it takes to keep Windows relevant in a mobile era that continues to ignore Microsoft’s efforts. With Windows Phone increasingly squeezed out by Android and iOS, this year’s Build conference feels like a last chance for Microsoft to woo mobile developers and get the apps it needs for a successful future.

8 TED Talks to watch before public speaking

If you’ve got a presentation to give at work or school — or are perhaps getting ready to speak at a TEDx event? — we recommend these talks to help get you pumped up.

Lenin's Body Improves with Age

The job of maintaining Lenin's corpse belongs to an institute known in post-Soviet times as the Center for Scientific Research and Teaching Methods in Biochemical Technologies in Moscow. A core group of five to six anatomists, biochemists and surgeons, known as the "Mausoleum group," have primary responsibility for maintaining Lenin's remains. (They also help maintain the preserved bodies of three other national leaders: the Vietnamese leader Ho Chi Minh and the North Korean father–son duo of Kim Il-sung and Kim Jong-il, respectively.) The Russian methods focus on preserving the body's physical form—its look, shape, weight, color, limb flexibility and suppleness—but not necessarily its original biological matter. In the process they have created a "quasibiological" science that differs from other embalming methods. "They have to substitute occasional parts of skin and flesh with plastics and other materials, so in terms of the original biological matter the body is less and less of what it used to be," says Alexei Yurchak, professor of social anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley.

Crows Understand a Fundamental Part of Logical Reasoning

While a coup for corvids, this study adds to a growing body of research that demonstrates just how useful the Aesop's fable paradigm is. For one thing, it doesn't rely on a behavior that only some species perform in the wild, and not others, nor does it require direct involvement of demonstration from human researchers. "Any animal capable of picking up stones could potentially participate," Jelbert says. And it doesn't take hundreds of trials to measure performance. Since it is extraordinarily unlikely that wild animals routinely drop stones to raise water levels, the task isn't somehow more ecologically relevant or familiar for some species than others.

For early adopters, Tesla luxury is real and so are its limitations

There are a couple of travel options up the California coast. You can take Interstate-5, which runs deep through the heart of California's Central Valley, past Bakersfield, and hooks a hard left at Los Banos. At 373 miles, it’s the shorter option. Still, 373 is 100 miles beyond the range of even the most fully-equipped Tesla, which is rated for roughly 270 miles on the larger battery option. Karos decided to go with the 101, a scenic highway which primarily runs along the coast. The route would add almost 100 miles to the tip. The benefit, though is two Tesla Supercharger stations along the route: one 173 miles from home in Buellton, another in Gilroy, closer to Karos’ final destination.

Construction workers catcalled a woman for a month, and she's finally had enough

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Baltimore's school lunches reveal the city beneath the riots

A new law would help those kids get free school lunches. It passed the Maryland state Senate and House unanimously —such is the consensus about the depth of the issues among the poorest people in the country's richest state.

The Untold Story of Silk Road | WIRED

The fact was, Green wasn’t just your average Mormon grandpa. Over the past few months he had been handling customer service for the massive online enterprise called Silk Road. It was like a clandestine eBay, a digital marketplace for illicit trade, mostly drugs. Green, under the handle Chronicpain, had parlayed his extensive personal narcotics knowledge—he’d been on pain meds for years—into a paying gig working for the site. Silk Road was hidden in the so-called dark web, a part of the Internet that’s invisible to search engines like Google. To access Silk Road you needed special cryptographic software. Combining an anonymous interface with traceless payments in the digital currency bitcoin, the site allowed thousands of drug dealers and nearly 1 million eager worldwide customers to find each other—and their drugs of choice—in the familiar realm of ecommerce. For a brief time, from 2011 to 2013, it was a wild success. In that relatively short span, Silk Road managed to rack up (depending on how you count) more than $1 billion in sales.

Mode Media Combines Its Websites Under A New Social News App

Glam Media is NOW Mode media a vertical media company, comprised of both Glam-owned-and-operated properties (,, and soon, and a publisher network of 2000+ lifestyle websites and blogs. Glam Media's vertical media model aims to enable premium brands to connect with audiences online. Glam Media is #1 in global reach for women online, with approximately 90 million unique …

Baby duckies rescued from storm drain with iPhone ringtone - CNET

"With the help of a duck call ringtone on his iPhone, Firefighter Knecht was able to lure the baby ducks to him. It took about an hour and a half to rescue four of the six baby ducks."

Fetch Lets You Buy, Book Or Schedule Anything From Your Apple Watch

Using the app is simple enough. After installing it to your Apple Watch, you just tap the microphone icon to speak your request. This request is then picked up by one of Fetch’s 58 concierges, who are people trained and specialized in areas like travel, wine, shoes and more. Meanwhile, Fetch augments their capabilities using technology like natural language processing, to process requests, and by pulling in pricing for items via APIs.

Marnie the Dog and Menswear Dog are the Internet's cutest new couple

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Contextly Builds A Button For Following Breaking News

The focus, Singel said, is on hard, breaking news. If you’re talking about, say, a list of the 11 best Bánh mi restaurants in Brooklyn, “What’s the follow up to that? Eleven Bánh mi restaurants? Next year’s version?” Here’s the basic test: Contextly publishers can only include a Follow This Story button when there’s actually enough content to create that aforementioned timeline.

Leaked Windows 10 screenshots show new UI and 3D Live Tiles

With just a day until Microsoft’s Build 2015 keynote, it’s clear the software maker has plenty of UI tweaks to reveal. In other Windows 10 build 10102 screenshots, you can see changes to Live Tiles. A new 3D flip effect is present, in what looks like a move away from the flat Metro-style flipping Tiles of the past. It’s subtle, but an animation change that matches the pop effect of the Start Menu itself. Microsoft is also greatly improving the UI of the Cortana digital assistant. Cortana is now more closely integrated into the Start Menu search experience, and it now features a hamburger menu to access settings and options quickly. The black and white aspects of Cortana match the theme changes Microsoft is making to Windows 10.

How many Americans identify as transgender?

The most frequently cited estimate is that 700,000 people in the United States, or about 0.2% to 0.3% of the population, are transgender, though some experts say the true number is probably greater than that. However, there aren't reliable statistics on this, because neither the U.S. Census Bureau nor the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ask people in national surveys whether they identify themselves as being a gender different from the one indicated by their physical features at birth.

Snapchat is launching a news division

Snapchat is forever expanding.  According to Politico , storied political correspondent Peter Hamby is leaving CNN to join Snapchat as Head of News. While Hamby will stay on as a CNN contributor through 2016, his new focus will be to lend his considerable political and digital acumen to the social media network as it continues to grow its news product.

Star Wars X-Wing And TIE Fighter Games Come To Steam

Space dogfight simulators all, the X-Wing and TIE Fighter games spanned the 90s, giving the Best Decade plenty of fantasy realization fun for kids who grew up wishing they could don orange or black jumpsuits and light up the inky blackness of space with either red or green laser fire. The entire X-Wing series, which includes TIE Fighter and crossover titles, is available for 10 percent off during the duration of this sale.

Sipo Liimatainen on Twitter

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Uber Is Quietly Testing A Massive Merchant Delivery Program

Uber is planning to launch a merchant delivery program that would allow online shoppers to get same-day delivery of goods through both UberRush couriers and Uber drivers. TechCrunch has obtained training documents for Uber drivers and couriers who are part of the merchant delivery pilot program.

Earthquakes Don't Kill People, Buildings Do | WIRED

Even though the Mexican capital is hundreds of miles from any fault lines, it is one of the most seismically threatened cities on the globe. If a quake strikes the coast, people living above the dense bedrock between the Pacific and the capital might only feel a slight tremble. But the capital sits atop an infilled lake, which traps and amplifies seismic waves. And before 1957, the city did not require buildings to be earthquake compliant. Since then, semi-regular tremblers have knocked down a lot of dangerous dwellings (some of which were rebuilt with quake reinforcement), but in the same period the city’s perimeter has expanded with shantytowns.

GoPro Drops 4% After Reporting Better Than Expected Q1 Profit And Revenue

What the heck might we make of the company’s performance, crossed with its share-price declines? Its trailing PE ratio or more than 50 and its PEG of a fat 1.31 could tell the story: Investors have sold GoPro shares down more than 50 percent from 52-week highs, and the company is still expensive on a multiple basis. If you’re richly valued, sometimes even a win isn’t enough.

Turtle comes back fast and furious after rat attack

Mrs. T's owner, Jude Ryder, was horrified when she checked in on her hibernating pet, only to see that her front legs had been bitten down to the elbow. There was little to be done to save her legs and Ryder didn't think she could spend any more after running up a $1000 vet bill.

'Halo' tournament canceled because Xbox One game is still broken

Halo: Combat Evolved may have been one of the first console shooters to hit the competitive gaming circuit but a recent tournament was derailed because almost six months later, The Master Chief Collection is still broken. The official Halo eSports league, Halo Championship Series, had to cancel the first online cup of the regular season over the weekend due to connectivity issues. Seriously. As Eurogamer reports , games took place on Saturday but went off the rails on Sunday for the competition's conclusion.

Thinking Differently About Risk | MIT Technology Review

The risk profiles of companies operating today – particularly multinationals, but by no means limited to them – are radically different than they were just a few short years ago.  Many factors are driving the change, including several mentioned below.  But the underlying reason can be described in two words: growing complexity.  Managing this complexity and the concomitant risks that go with it requires a broader conception of insurance and its overall role in the risk management mix than in the past.  It also makes the role of risk manager more strategically important to a business’s success than ever before.  Risky Business High among the many factors driving risk to new levels is the role of increased regulation and regulatory scrutiny, particularly in developed markets.  In emerging markets, the regulatory environment is less certain and is often rapidly changing as well, though frequently in less predictable ways.  Knowing how regulatory changes at the local, regional and national levels impact your company’s exposure in whatever international markets it operates is a critical and difficult task.

The Facebook Effect (On Real Estate Prices)

But they should build high  and  they should offer meaningful concessions — in the tens or hundreds of millions of dollars — for appropriate infrastructure or permanently affordable housing in a quid pro quo deal for dense, tall and walkable workforce housing in a mixed-use, mixed-income environment. If they’re successful, they could demonstrate to the surrounding communities that post-suburbia isn’t so scary after all. That would be the real Facebook effect.

Wordpress Now Lets You Use Emoji Everywhere

WordPress 4.2 landed last week and fully supports emoji. If you previously used emoji in a post, like 🍆, WordPress would fail to save the post and in some cases even lose the text you’d written.

Twitter Improves Ads By Acquiring TellApart, Selling Them Through Google’s DoubleClick

TellApart hit a $100 million revenue run rate in 2013. But the company also bet big on Facebook’s FBX ad exchange, which the social network stopped focusing on last year. That may have caused some turbulence that made the acquisition by Twitter a smart move. At Twitter, it plans to focus on aiding cross-device targeting and online/offline measurement, so advertisers can reach users wherever they are, and ensuring that no matter where someone sees an ad or makes a purchase, Twitter can get credit.

Secretive space drone used to test futuristic propulsion system

Ask someone in the street what they know about the Air Force's top-secret space plane and you'll probably wind up getting pinched by the NSA. Nobody can claim to know much about the X-37B, beyond the fact that it's the force's long-term space vehicle, capable of staying in orbit for more than a year at a time. In the run up to the craft's next jaunt around the planet, however, someone has let slip the details of an experiment that it'll be carrying out. According to Spaceflight Now, Air Force officials have revealed that the autonomous drone will be used as the test-bed for a new type of Hall effect thruster. Now, the biggest problem with spaceflight is that the more fuel a craft carries, the heavier it is to launch. Since it costs roughly $3,000 per pound to put objects above the atmosphere, equipping a shuttle or satellite with enough gas to get around is prohibitively expensive. A Hall thruster lets small craft scrimp on the fuel costs by electrically charging super-light Xenon particles. This mix can then produce a weak but constant source of propulsion, perfect for making small adjustments to your trajectory in space.

What It Takes To Change Your Brain's Patterns After Age 25

If you want to keep your brain agile, you’re going to have to hone in on parts of the brain that you use less frequently, says Swart. And this new task has to be so challenging that you’ll feel mentally and physically exhausted after practicing the task because you’re forcing your brain to work in ways it's unaccustomed to. This is the only way you’ll actually grow new neurons strong enough to connect with existing neurons, forming new pathways.

The Coming Food Bubble

The pleasures of handling raw ingredients, making things with your hands, and building relationships is hard to resist. And while there is nothing wrong with artisans, we should be careful not to assume this is a sign of “the next big thing.” It’s simply small business in action around food . Laudable, yes. Revolutionary, probably not.

How The New York Times Magazine Made That Awesome "Walking New York" Cover

To take the photo that would become the magazine cover, JR and his team began pasting in the Flatiron at 4 a.m. April 11, sticking 62 large strips of paper, on which Aliyev's photo had been printed, onto the cement. When they were done, pedestrians were free to use the plaza as normal, most of them wandering unaware over the image and inadvertently making JR's point for him: even blown up to larger-than-life proportions, the city's 3.1 million immigrants remain largely unseen.

Twitter Collapses 18% In Wake Of Lackluster Q1 Revenue, User Growth

The company expects that in the current quarter, it will generate revenue of between $470 million and $485 million. The company does not appear to predict that it will be profitable in the period. While the revenue projection does, on a sequential basis, best the first quarter’s record, the street had expected a much higher $538.2 million tally. Twitter’s estimates are miles light.

Falling TWTR Temporarily Halted After Results Published Early — On Twitter

Twitter was supposed to be releasing its earning results after market close this afternoon, but financial intelligence firm Selerity published the numbers early.

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Microsoft granted patent for glasses that detect wearer’s emotions

So if the wearer is giving a speech, say, and the glasses detect that audience members look bored, the specs my suggest a joke for the speaker to insert into the speech.

Sneaky Questions Early-Stage VCs Ask Founders

During conversations with VCs, entrepreneurs will often encounter a few sneaky questions that have nothing to do with their actual businesses today. Many of these are ​attempts ​by investors to learn something specific that they don’t want to ask directly, and there’s usually some kind of hidden meaning behind a given question. Some VCs may just be fishing for more information, but many are looking for specific “right” answers.

Watch A Drone Fall In Love In Pomplamoose’s New Video

You see, in the year 2022 a drone becomes sentient and falls in love with a woman who lives in what looks like a fashionable SF bunker. The drone knows that his/her love flies in the face of convention and biology, but does that stop our little quadcopter that could? No. No, it does not. Unimpeded by the fact that the drone will never be able to achieve blessed union with his/her beloved, it soldiers on blindly as the woman grows ever more horrified.

How Much For A Camel, Beer, Or Prostitute? Google's Most Popular Cost Searches In Each Country

Some countries are targeted as destinations for medical tourism: the top search for Mexico is "tummy tuck," while South Korea's is "rhinoplasty." In developing countries, the searches tend to be more basic. Things like food, building a house, and livestock dominate across much of Africa and the Middle East. Searches in the Middle East are also revealing of the vast differences in wealth there.

Valve removes Steam's new paid mods in response to criticism

A few days after it introduced a new system in which Steam users could pay for game mods, video game developer and publisher Valve is removing the feature, in the face of  widespread criticism from angry players . In  a post on Steam's Workshop , Valve's Alden Kroll said the team at Valve "didn't understand exactly what we were doing" by introducing an option for mod-makers to charge for their creations, and that the company "missed the mark pretty badly."

SolarWinds Acquires Log Management Service Papertrail For $41M In Cash

Papertrail allows companies to aggregate log files from a wide variety of popular products like Apache, MySQL and Heroku, as well as Ruby on Rails apps, different cloud hosting services and other standard text log files. Papertrail customers can then use the company’s browser-based search interface or its command-line tools to search through these files to diagnose bugs and performance issues. Conveniently, the tools also integrates with the SolarWinds-owned Librato, as well as Geckoboard, for graphing results.

Yahoo is making American Idol for DJs with Simon Cowell

Yahoo is teaming up with Simon Cowell for a new music competition: a series called Ultimate DJ , which will have up-and-coming electronic DJs battling for a Sony Music record contract and a headline spot at a major music festival. The show,  announced on Variety , is one of many that Yahoo is unveiling tonight at a digital content and advertising presentation in New York City. Cowell, who created The X Factor and was a longtime judge on American Idol , obviously knows his music competition shows, making him a star partner for this project. He'll be executive producing the show. There will also be a tie-in with Tumblr, which will allow viewers to vote on the show live.

Luke Skywalker shows his family photo album from Return of the Jedi

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5 of Our Favorite Startups from the ER Accelerator Demo Day

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51 ICONYC Labs Builds A Bridge Between Israeli Tech And NYC’s Startup Scene
52 The Design Genius of the Golden Age of Air Travel
53 Neil deGrasse Tyson is hosting a debate about the future of Earth’s water
54 LG Outs Range-topping G4 Smartphone with Curved 5.5" Display
55 OUYA Is in Desperate Need of a Buyer, According to Leak
56 'Minecraft' finally has a free girl character
57 The value of news
58 Busbud Brings Its International Bus Booking Service on Mobile
59 Twitter's Partnered with Google to make its Ads more Appealing
60 David Chang's Startup Is a Restaurant Without a Restaurant | WIRED
61 Silent Hill is the Real Victim in the Konami/Kojima Split - IGN
62 Google vows to support ‘quality journalism’ in Europe with new Digital News Initiative
63 Siri doesn't like it when you confuse her with Google Now
64 Valve adds a Terry Pratchett tribute to its most-played game
65 Cablevision Becomes First Pay TV Provider To Resell Hulu’s Service
66 Apple Watch review: Futuristic, fun and fan-flipping-tastic
67 SwiftKey Debuts “Clarity,” An Experimental Keyboard Featuring Multi-Word Autocorrect
68 Four ways to make the most of Intel's Compute Stick - CNET
69 HashiCorp Attacks Credentials Security With Open Source Secrets Manager
70 This Desk Makes You Stand Up for Your Health
71 YouTube to start making feature films with its biggest stars
72 Geeky cake pan will turn you into a Mother of Dragons - CNET
73 Announcing The Finals Judges For Disrupt NY Startup Battlefield
74 Hands-on with the LG G4's Curved 5.5" Display
75 After The Quake, Nepal Needs A Technology Upgrade More Than Ever
76 Tyson Foods sets deadline for eliminating human antibiotics from its chickens
77 The long and quiet history of Tesla’s grid batteries
78 Jawbone Up3 Review: Smartwatches Send Fitness Bands Running
79 11 travel apps to start summer vacation planning now - CNET
80 The Tiny Intel Compute Stick: Attacking The PC Market From The Bottom
81 A Chrome extension taught me to love the internet again
82 Lockheed's New Drone Will Help Rescuers Find Missing People | WIRED
83 SendGrid admits hack, says all customers must reset their passwords
84 Dimitri Is Not Happy with the TNW Redesign
85 Ingenious: Alan Lightman - Issue 16: Nothingness - Nautilus
86 'Lucid Sleep' keeps your Chromebook connected during naps
87 Jawbone Up2 review - CNET
88 Windows + Android? -
89 LG G4 preview: Fashion and firepower collide in a flagship
90 Facebook’s new login and graph API has resulted in apps asking for half as many permissions
91 Silent Hills is canceled, and this survival horror fan is bummed - CNET
92 Sesame Street Made An Awesome "Avengers" Parody
93 78% of 1.7 million Apple Watch orders still haven't shipped
94 Twitter To Investors: Here's How We're Keeping Users Addicted