Kutiman - Thru You Too - GIVE IT UP
Thru You Too coming soon http://thru-you-too.com/ I would like to thank all the musicians that are in this project and to all of you out there for sharing yo...
'From like 1920': Today's teens react to original NES - CNET
Watch as teens, including "Game of Thrones" star Maisie Williams, attempt to figure out how to play Super Mario Brothers using an original Nintendo Entertainment System.
Japan: Children in Institutions Denied Family Life
Japan's overwhelming use of institutions instead of family-based care is failing thousands of vulnerable children by not preparing them for independent, prod...
Apple Loop: iPhone 6 Release Dates, Apple Watch Pricing, And The iPod Classic Retires
Taking a look back at another week of news from Cupertino, this week’s Apple Loop covers the announcements of the iPhone 6, the iPhone 6 Plus, the Apple Watch, and Apple Pay; the missing healthcare software and sapphire screens; the renewed focus on iOS gaming; and we say goodbye to an old friend.
Awwww. Dad Makes His Goth Girl Feel At Home In This Charming Home Improvement Ad
By referencing My Chemical Romance and Pierce the Veil I'm guessing that you were somewhere in high school somewhere around...2004-2008? Me too. But it's not 2004-2008 any more and music is allowed to change. Goth kids in the 80's who worshiped the cure probably had "real goths" who listened to Bach telling them to fuck off. Music changes, and the frameworks of our social references change, too.
She made a clear reference to Die Antwoord and is doing what EVERY kid in high school does, did, or will do, which is doing their best to form an identity. High school is where it is allowed to be stupid, so I'm excusing her...slightly.
She's a dumb highschooler and this is your chance to introduce her to things that don't suck. By telling her she isn't good enough, she will now defend her stupid tastes more.
For real, Ashton, either stop calling yourself Goth, find a new term, or put some research into it and commit. http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Real%20Goth
Dutch Girl Fakes a Trip to South East Asia
For five weeks Dutch student Zilla van den Born subjected her Facebook friends to the above, claiming to be travelling around South East Asia, when in reality she had never left her home city of Amsterdam. She went to extraordinary lengths to perpetuate the illusion, which was fed to her friends and family alike. The only person who knew the truth was her boyfriend.
Washington is now developing ways to deliver chlorophyll to human eyes safely and easily, perhaps through drops. He believes that a night-vision drug would be most useful on the battlefield, so it is no surprise that the U.S. Department of Defense is funding his work. “The military would want this biological enhancement so they don’t have to carry nighttime goggles” during operations in the dark, he says.
Tales of ice-bound wonderlands
Diving under the Antarctic ice to get close to the much-feared leopard seal, photographer Paul Nicklen found an extraordinary new friend. Share his hilarious, passionate stories of the polar wonderlands, illustrated by glorious images of the animals who live on and under the ice.
Dine with sharks, drink wine in an ancient tree: 6 of Africa's most unusual eateries
From dining next to massive predators to drinking atop a rock in the middle of the ocean, no place is too strange for our rundown of some of Africa's most unusual restaurants.
10 Things You Didn't Know You Could Do With Your iPhone
chock-full of useful apps and games, it's also packed with a bunch of hidden features that can make life with your smartphone a whole lot easier.
The largest predatory dinosaur ever was 'half-duck, half-crocodile'
The largest predatory dinosaur to walk this earth wasn’t the T. rex . It was Spinosaurus aegyptiacus , a 50-foot long creature with powerful jaws and a solid, spiny sail on its back that dwelled in Northern Africa 95 million years ago. But even though paleontologists have known about this particular dinosaur for almost a century, its true form has only just been revealed.
Embrace the remix
Nothing is original, says Kirby Ferguson, creator of Everything is a Remix. From Bob Dylan to Steve Jobs, he says our most celebrated creators borrow, steal and transform.
If Tesla’s Gigafactory can run on 100% renewable energy, why can’t others?
Tesla's choice of sites for its Gigafactory was optimal for several reasons that wouldn't necessarily benefit other types of factories. First, Reno is also one of the few areas in the world where the Earth's crust is thin enough to offer access to geothermal energy, i.e. heat from the Earth's mantle.
Working Out Doesn't Just Make You Stronger, It Makes You Smarter
In the last couple months a highly particularized type of brain exercise that taxes (and therefore builds) working memory has been shown to boost performance on IQ tests 10-15 points as well. It requires you to identify prior patterns as cards are flipped sequentially moving to left to right. The further back -- 2 cards; then 3; then 4; etc.) -- you can hold in your mind and bring forward to compare to the current flip card, the smarter you get.
BEACONS: What They Are, How They Work, And Why Apple's iBeacon Technology Is Ahead Of The Pack
Beacons are a low-cost piece of hardware — small enough to attach to a wall or countertop — that use battery-friendly, low-energy Bluetooth connections to transmit messages or prompts directly to a smartphone or tablet. They are poised to transform how retailers, event organizers, transit systems, enterprises, and educational institutions communicate with people indoors. Consumers might even want to deploy them as part of home automation systems.
NASA to shoot lasers at Earth's forests from space - CNET
GEDI will have three lasers on board. These lasers will be split into 14 different beams by sophisticated optics. These beams, which NASA says are safe to look at and don't harm vegetation, have the ability to penetrate tree canopies to paint an accurate picture of the world's forests both vertically and horizontally. The beams will be spaced at 1,640 feet apart and will cover a swath of about four miles at any one time. NASA said GEDI will send out about 16 billion laser pulses per year and will examine forests between 50 degrees north and 50 degrees south latitudes, "covering nearly all tropical and temperate forests."
Meet the godfather of wearables
Glass opponents are already worried about images being captured unwittingly or confidential information being revealed. But the dilemma goes far deeper: someone with malicious intent could harness reams of the high-level signals we emit — real-time behavioral patterns, like pulse rate or voice or simple movement patterns — which might be more troubling than anyone having access to specifics. Animated only a second earlier, when he’d been pointing in excitement to the brand-new Google Glass on one of his office shelves, Pentland grows serious. He knits his fingers together in front of his chest and leans forward on the couch, as if to underscore the importance of what he’s about to impart. His eyebrows rise. His voice falls and slows. "The thing is, I can read most of your life from your metadata," Pentland says. "And what’s worse, I can read your metadata from the people you interact with. I don’t have to see you at all." He continues, "People are upset about privacy, but in one sense they are insufficiently upset because they don’t really understand what’s at risk. They are looking only at the short term.
Uber Drivers "Strike" — And Switch To Lyft — Over Fares And Conditions
One major grievance is that Uber has extended a summer discount into the fall, cutting deep into drivers wages and forcing them to work extra hours to compensate. Another complaint, according to an organizer and SUV driver who gave his name only as Belal, is that both SUV and black car drivers have been forced to accept requests for UberX — the non-luxury counterpart to Uber’s black car service that charges a lower rate — if they are within the area. SUV and black car drivers never received UberX requests until earlier this summer when the company rolled out a program that allowed these premium car drivers to opt into being listed as both a black car and UberX service with the promise of a 35% to 50% increase in hourly income.
Seed Is Creating A Truly Idiot-Proof Internet Of Things | TechCrunch
In the vast panoply of potential home networking protocols, there are only a few worth worrying about. Wi-Fi works well but it can go down and ZigBee and the like are sparsely supported. But Bluetooth Smart is local, secure, and easy to use. And that’s what Seed Labs is using to connect our lamps, our blinds, and even our tea kettles.
Must Reads: The #Longreads You Missed This Week
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My letter of application to the Harvard Kennedy School's Senior Professorship of Social Innovation
John Patrick Leary is Assistant Professor of English at Wayne State University. I write about literature, history, and politics in the United States and Latin America. On this blog you can find "Keywords for the Age of Austerity" and some of my past writing.
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“Keywords for the Age of Austerity” is an occasional series on the vocabulary of inequality. Certain words, as Raymond Williams wrote in his classic Keywords, bind together ways of seeing culture and society. These shared meanings change over time, shaping and reflecting the society in which they are made. Some of the words I will consider here are old, seemingly innocent terms that have acquired a particular fashion or developed a particular new meaning in recent years; others are recent coinages. All of them relate to affinity for hierarchy and a celebration of the virtues of competition, "the marketplace," and the virtual technologies of our time. This series will explore the historical meanings embedded in these words as well as the new meanings that our age has given them.
Software patents are crumbling, thanks to the Supreme Court
There are hundreds of thousands of software patents on the books, so the courts won't be able to invalidate all of them. But if patent holders continue their losing streak of recent months, it will dramatically shift the balance of power between plaintiffs and defendants. Software patent holders will know that if they take a case to trial, there's a high probability that their patent will be destroyed — meaning they not only lose that case but also lose the ability to use the patent against other defendants. That will make plaintiffs — and especially trolls wielding patents of dubious quality — more gun-shy, giving defendants a lot more bargaining power.
What Do You Hope Will Still Exist in 2030?
It's crazy what can happen over time. It should get us thinking: What kind of world do we want to be living in by 2030, and how can we make that a reality?
Everything you need to know about NFC and mobile payments - CNET
Now available in the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and Apple Watch, NFC is poised to play an important role in the way we use our phones, especially when it comes to mobile payments. Here's how it works.
7 Tech Projects That Could Revolutionize Your Daily Life
Most of these projects are still in development, but they can have a major impact on your daily routine if they hit the market and deliver on their promises. Here are seven we're watching.
What's the Ideal Bed Time?
That’s unfortunate news for nightshift workers, bartenders, and others with unconventional sleep-wake routines, because they can’t sleep efficiently at odd hours of the day or night, Walker says. “The idea that you can learn to work at night and sleep during the day—you just can’t do that and be at your best.” Your brain and body’s circadian rhythms—which regulate everything from your sleeping patterns to your energy and hunger levels—tell your brain what kind of slumber to crave. And no matter how hard you try to reset or reschedule your circadian rhythms when it comes to bedtime, there’s just not much wiggle room. “These cycles have been established for hundreds of thousands of years,” Walker explains. “Thirty or 40 years of professional life aren’t going to change them.”
The British Media Has Been Freaking Out Over Scottish Independence
The British media doesn't usually agree on much. But it seems to be in lock-step agreement on the issue of Scottish independence: It's a bad idea.
4K Blu-ray discs arriving in 2015 to fight streaming media - CNET
The new format works on existing Blu-ray discs with 50GB capacity, but higher capacities are on the way, said Ron Martin, vice president of Panasonic's Hollywood lab and a member of the Blu-ray Disc Association's task for for next-generation Blu-ray development. It stores data in a different way, though, moving from the H.264/AVC (Advanced Video Coding) compression technology to the newer H.265/HEVC (High Efficiency Video Coding) successor. HEVC takes more processing to use when encoding videos but compresses them more compactly -- or alternatively viewed, lets more pixels be sent across a given amount of data-transfer capacity.
The Women Fighters Taking on ISIS
The Islamic State militants came dangerously close to Erbil, the capital of the semi-autonomous Kurdish region of Iraq. The PKK not only called upon defense forces from its mountain base but a flood of ethnic Kurds also volunteered for the fight. Many are women, now training others as their more seasoned comrades-in-arms fight on the front lines.
Come To The TechCrunch Virtual Reality Meetup In LA On Sept 18th | TechCrunch
The night before the Oculus Connect conference, TechCrunch is bringing together the virtual reality community for an evening of cool demos, free drinks, and a chance to meet TechCrunch’s writers and VR startups in the space. Register here for the TechCrunch Virtual Reality Meetup .
Totally Transparent Solar Cells Could Turn Our Windows Into Solar Panels
This is a good beginning on a technology of the future. Speaking as a green energy manager, windows are the biggest problem in a building's energy efficiency dollar for dollar, and at this point it is best to spend the money on ways that make a bigger difference there, such as double and triple panes, insulated curtains, better wall and roof insulation, etc. The 1% efficiency wouldn't be worth it because even if the windows were free, the cost of installation and wiring could be budget breaking.
What I Wish I'd Known About Running a Startup
There are plenty more examples, but I’m sure you get the point by now. A large chunk of what I do every day to run my startup comes down to sending a lot of emails. Even for Josh who’s our technical co-founder, and therefore is building the entire product single-handedly so far, a lot of his tasks involve email in some way or another.
Everything You Didn't Know About Doug Ford, Rob's Less Infamous Brother
Doug Ford is the son of late Doug Ford Sr., a Member of Provincial Parliament in Ontario. He is president of Deco Labels & Tags, a family company founded by his father in 1962. Ford serves on the City of Toronto's budget committee and government management committee, among others. He has four daughters with his wife, Karla.
How to Design the Most Effective Investor Presentation
Presenting your product to investors isn’t your average walk in presentation park. Not only is there huge pressure to deliver effectively, investors are a different breed. You’ve got to know what they are looking for in order to present effectively.
20 Ways the Pumpkin Spice Obsession Has Gone Too Far
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Inside Tim & Eric's Creatively Self-Destructive, Ever-Changing Process Of Making Madness
Eric: We didn't put the JASH thing together, but we liked it because we got to make sketches. People are always asking us to make Awesome Show over and over and over again, so it was a fun way to make one-offs and little series. We rented a massive sound stage across the street and we can just go dick around and shoot things whenever. Now, when we're coming up with ideas for the show, we have the ability to be like, if it’s something I know Tim won’t like, I’ll go and make a music video of it, or Tim will make a short video of it. Now that we have a little clout, we can get money from other sources to do these fun little side projects. When the money's there, we grab it and create something with it.
Man calls and texts ex 21,807 times, admits stupidity - CNET
After 21,807 attempts to get a thank you, he got one -- in a meeting moderated by a mediator. A court in Lyon wasn't too sympathetic toward his insistent, possibly deranged, behavior. It gave him a 10-month jail sentence -- 6 months of which was suspended -- and fined him 1,000 Euros (around $1,297), reported AFP.
Student Fulfills Dream of Taking Yearbook Photo With His Cat
Rodriguez had been planning the photo with his cat, Mr. Bigglesworth, since he was a junior. Beyond simply wanting to be different from all the other portraits, the student just wanted to make people laugh. "I’m a little out there and a little tongue-in-cheek. Cats and lasers...sarcastic. It’s so outlandish and ridiculous," he said.
Apple Watch and Apple Pay attract non-Apple converts at CTIA show
LAS VEGAS -- Announcements of the Apple Watch and Apple Pay on Tuesday caught the attention of hundreds of IT professionals at a keynote presentation during the CTIA's Super Mobility Week.
The rich are eating richer, the poor are eating poorer
Now, the researchers hasten to point out that despite the upswing, "overall dietary quality remains poor"—that is, the US diet is getting better, but it still pretty much sucks. But the real bad news is that people with high socioeconomic status ("SES," measured as a combination of education level and income) drew much higher scores than people with low, and the gap increased over the course of the decade. And while the study found racial differences in dietary choices—non-Hispanic blacks made less-healthy choices than whites—they vanished when the researchers adjusted results for socioeconomic status. That is to say, well-to-do black people made roughly the same choices as well-to-do white people.
An Astrobiologist Asks a Sci-fi Novelist How to Survive the Anthropocene - Issue 15: Turbulence - Nautilus
KSR: The Internet may be helpful but we’ll need more than global awareness. We need a global economic system that is designed specifically for sustainability. We already have a global economic system in the form of institutions like the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund. Together, their agreements make up a comprehensive system. But right now, this system cheats future generations by systematically underpricing the true costs of our exploitation of the biosphere. It sets the prices of the Earth’s natural resources by establishing what is basically the aggregation of supplies and demands. But this process is biased toward pricing things lower and lower, because of pressure from buyers and the need for sellers to stay in business. As a result, sellers sell their products for less than they cost to make, which should lead to bankruptcy for the seller, but it doesn’t because parts of the costs have been shifted onto future generations to pay. When practiced systematically it becomes a kind of multi-generational Ponzi scheme, and leads to the mass extinction event of the early Anthropocene, which we have already started.
NFL Star Adrian Peterson Deactivated After Indictment in Child Injury Case
Troubling allegations regarding one of its marquee stars were not what the NFL needed after a week of scandal and outrage — but they're just what the league got. Adrian Peterson, the star running back for the Minnesota Vikings, was indicted on charges of reckless or negligent injury to a child and won't play this weekend.
The elephant that flew
"When I initially approached it, it was trying to bite, it was raising its trunk and trying to charge a little bit, but I just stayed with it and mixed up some formula that we had with us to feed it." After about half an hour the elephant had calmed down enough to be loaded into the pick-up truck.
Andrew Garfield Says Studio Cuts Hurt The Amazing Spider-Man 2 - IGN
"I read a lot of the reactions from people and I had to stop because I could feel I was getting away from how I actually felt about it," said Garfield. "For me, I read the script that Alex [Kurtzman] and Bob [Orci] wrote, and I genuinely loved it. There was this thread running through it. I think what happened was, through the pre-production, production, and post-production, when you have something that works as a whole, and then you start removing portions of it—because there was even more of it than was in the final cut, and everything was related. Once you start removing things and saying, “No, that doesn’t work,” then the thread is broken, and it’s hard to go with the flow of the story. Certain people at the studio had problems with certain parts of it, and ultimately the studio is the final say in those movies because they’re the tentpoles, so you have to answer to those people.
PEAR Brings Apple Watch Design to Android Wear
Back in March, Google announced Android Wear, a project that extends the company’s mobile operating system to wearables, kicking off with support for watches specifically.
30 Little-Known Features of Popular Social Media Sites
Which features of Facebook, Twitter, and the other major social networks have perhaps slipped under our noses? I went hunting for some of these little-known features and came up with over two dozen new tricks and tools to try for Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, Pinterest and Instagram.
#iPhoneRescue: a Gripping Social Media Saga
Matt was working at home around 3 weeks later, when suddenly, the ‘Lost Mode’ on Find My iPhone reported that his lost phone had been switched back on. However, the location it showed was somewhere completely different – some six miles north-west of where it had last shown up.
What It Costs to Be a Tourist Across the U.S.
When traveling to popular U.S. cities like Los Angeles, Miami and New York, prices for things like fast food and movie tickets tend to vary. Some people swear that a Starbucks drink in one city costs way more in another city — but is that true?
9 Things You (Probably) Didn’t Know About Luke Skywalker - IGN
In early drafts of George Lucas’ Star Wars script, Luke was no farm boy at all, but rather a seasoned Jedi general -- an Obi-Wan type who was an advisor to a king. In the second draft he became a short and chubby 18-year-old called Luke Starkiller, while a holy man from thousands of years earlier was known as “the Skywalker.” It was this mysterious figure who had discovered the Force and helped found the Republic… But, eventually Lucas settled on the bratty moisture farmer version instead.
Take the pain out of shared inboxes | Front
Add your shared email accounts in Front and stop the mess of redirections, cc's and bcc's.
Ex-Googler Shares His Big-Data Secrets With the Masses | WIRED
Google’s search engine makes it wonderfully easy to locate stuff on the web, whether it’s in a news article, a corporate website, or a video on YouTube. But that only begins to describe Google’s ability to find information. Inside the company, engineers use several uniquely powerful tools for searching and analyzing its own massive trove of data.
Acer's Selfie Hat Takes Wearables to Scary Place
This latest weird development in selfie tech is basically a giant sombrero and holds an Iconia A-1 840 tablet held by the hat's fold-down flap. The tablet is located on the hat in such a way that allows the wearer to slide it around the brim for the ideal selfie.
Y Combinator Wants You (To Solve Big Problems) | TechCrunch
Afraid that the problem you want to solve isn’t lofty enough for Y Combinator? Don’t lose faith just yet. Y Combinator’s RFS added that it’ll still be looking for the kind of Internet and mobile startups that have been the program’s mainstays: “The great majority of the startups we fund will continue to be the sort of Internet and mobile companies we’ve funded in the past, so if that’s what you wanted to do before this post, keep doing it. Traditional-looking startups like Google and Facebook are obviously as important as any company one could imagine, and clearly are breakthrough technologies themselves.”