Koala joey's video is 100% better than your baby video
When it comes to cuteness, everything pales in comparison to Imogen the koala's home video.
Artificial Leaf Harnesses Sunlight for Efficient Fuel Production | Caltech
A new solar fuel generation system, or artificial leaf, developed by researchers at JCAP safely creates fuel from sunlight and water with record-setting efficiency and stability.
Man builds working Game Boy guitar because why not
Guitars are pretty cool and all, but you've probably never though about using one as a Game Boy. That is, unless you've built yourself a Guitar Boy. Fibbef
'Uptown Funk' mashup combines 100 of the grooviest movies of all time
YouTube channel What's the Mashup? created a compilation of 100 movie dance scenes set to the Bruno Mars and Mark Ronson jam.
Remember J. Lo's 'All I Have'? It's now her Vegas residency's name
J. Lo revealed that the name of the residency is "All I Have" — the same name as her 2003 post-breakup hit, which spawned a misappropriation lawsuit.
Man watches on phone as home is robbed - CNET
Technically Incorrect: A New York man reportedly gets a phone alert telling him his apartment has a burglar. He observes his stuff getting stolen.
Dialog Semiconductor to buy Atmel for $4.6 billion
Dialog, which is headquartered in the United Kingdom but has its shares listed in Germany, said Atmel shareholders would receive $4.65 in cash and 0.112 of a Dialog Semiconductor American Depository Share for each Atmel common share, equivalent to $10.42 per Atmel share based on Dialog's closing price as of Sept. 18.
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We have millions of monthly ACTIVE users and are growing fast. On pace to be one of the top 500 websites in the US in 6 months. We grow 2-3x every year by word of mouth alone.
3 ways to get the most out of an informational interview
At this point, you already know to ask as many questions as you'd like in your informational interview. And while it might seem a bit presumptuous to ask about any future roles the hiring manager might be thinking of for you, think again. Recruiters don't have much time, and while these informal conversations are being scheduled fairly often, you're right in thinking that they're not just being scheduled with anyone .
Why Windows 10 is the most secure Windows ever
The hardware requirements are hefty. To enable Device Guard and Credential Guard, the machines need Secure Boot, support for 64-bit virtualization, Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) firmware, and the Trusted Platform Module (TPM) chip. Only enterprise hardware, not consumer PCs, includes such features. For example, business laptops such as Lenovo ThinkPad and Dell Latitude models typically have these specs, but consumer models such as the Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro do not. The hypervisor-level protections are available only if the machine has a processor with virtualization extensions, such as Intel VT-x and AMD-V.
The ABCs of program management
Imagine that you are asked to lead a large-scale business transformation program. Before you start, you can pick 26 instruments that will set you up for success. It can be a mix of tangible or non-tangible items. What are your ABCs of Program Management? What do you put in your bag pack before you head out and deliver? Here are mine:
Emmys 2015: start time, online coverage, and what to expect
Unfortunately, there's no sanctioned way to livestream the show if you don't have cable: neither Fox nor the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences are hosting a stream. You'll be able to watch footage from the red carpet and backstage on the Emmys website starting at 6:00PM ET, but it won't give you a real glimpse at the show itself. If you're a rabid TV fan doubling as a cord-cutter, it's time to start bugging your cable-equipped friends for a seat on the couch. Bring snacks!
The first 3D-printed 'supermodel' is wearing your next outfit
"Designing makeup looks for a doll was one of the most fun yet challenging projects I've worked on," Siciliano explains to Mashable . "There is little room for error. On a doll, once the product is placed, it doesn't move and you can't erase and start over. My inspiration for the looks came from observing the wardrobe and hair designs. I treated the whole process like any other photo shoot."
Don't tell what to do
The problem is that developers that advocate a more complex architecture assume that everybody has the same deep knowledge about software design. And that’s simply not true. Sure we have to raise the bar and make less experienced developers improve their game, but you can’t just say what they should do. You don’t know the context of the company. You don’t know if proving a business model is more important than having the perfect software design. You don’t know if a self-taught developer can even understand the implications of what you’re advocating.
Would You Get a QR Code on Your Gravestone?
Living Headstones , a subsidiary of the Seattle-based gravestone and monument company called Quiring, claims their “memorial blends the timeless tradition of granite headstones with the newest technology available. We provide an interactive ‘living’ memorial that is a legacy for future generations.” According to Living Headstones, families now often live in geographically disparate areas, meaning that frequently visiting gravesites is not a possibility. QR codes on headstones link a particular gravesite in one geographic location to a virtual public space that can be accessed from anywhere, allowing graveyard visitors and those from afar to link to the same memorial website while inducing a sense of shared experience. While Living Headstones serve as digital spaces for photographs, comments, obituary articles, genealogical information, and links to social networking websites, they are also situated in stone. The granite headstone, explicitly linking the body of the deceased to a physical geographical space in a graveyard, belies the networked space of the memorial website.
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How childhood trauma affects health across a lifetime
Childhood trauma isn’t something you just get over as you grow up. Pediatrician Nadine Burke Harris explains that the repeated stress of abuse, neglect and parents struggling with mental health or substance abuse issues has real, tangible effects on the development of the brain. This unfolds across a lifetime, to the point where those who’ve experienced high levels of trauma are at triple the risk for heart disease and lung cancer. An impassioned plea for pediatric medicine to confront the prevention and treatment of trauma, head-on.
I applaud Anne Kingston for valid points. I must strongly challenge her and some others on another point. Have the lessons of history been forgotten? Are Canadians ignorant of important details of the last decade? . . . Work at Statistics Canada was out-sourced to Lockheed Martin Corp of the American military beginning in 2003. Its website lists “surveillance” as a specialty. Lockheed Martin’s website discloses that it does work for the NSA. Edward Snowden provided the information to show that the American “security” forces get back-door entrance to important data bases, if they can’t get front-door (i.e. legal) access. It does not matter which country. – – The historic lesson is that states with detailed files on citizens are police states. “IBM and the Holocaust” by Edwin Black is a powerful documentation of the enabling role played by mechanized data (census) files on citizens in Nazi Europe. You are wrong if you think that names are not on the data files at StatsCan. There is an urgent reason why Canadians have a Charter Right to Privacy of Personal Information.
Desperate Elephants Shot With Poison Arrows Travel To Humans For Help
Elephants have remarkable spatial reasoning abilities and are able to craft detailed mental maps that help them navigate their territory. Considering their intelligence and high sociability, it's possible that former orphans or elephants who have been treated by DSWT could have communicated that it was a place of safety.
Here's a breakdown of the speech that won the 2015 World Championship of Public Speaking
In "The Power of Words," he cheats a little bit with the story about a friend dying from an overdose. The story, about a promising young man's tragic path to self-destruction partially due to an estranged relationship with his father, is real, but it's a story Qahtani borrowed. He says that if he presented it as a secondhand story it would lose some of its immediacy.
Susan Cain on why it's OK to eat alone
Yeah, that’s an interesting thing. In a way that’s the whole question in general: So what’s the point of understanding the neuroscience of what makes us who we are? I don’t know. I do find that stuff useful. I’ll give you an analogy. If you’re talking about gay rights, I think it somehow is useful to the civil rights argument to be able to say, for a lot of gay people this is what they’re born with or this is something that’s physiological and that they can’t change; this is who they are. I don’t know why that’s compelling from a civil rights point of view, but I believe that it is. And I think that the same thing is true here. I guess what it is, is that otherwise there’s this sense that if the person wanted to be participating more in meetings, they would just do it — it’s seen as a failure of will or as a kind of laziness. That’s actually some of the push back I get occasionally from corporate leaders. They’ll say, “I don’t need you to give excuses to my introverts to be lazy.” Wow, that is such a profound misunderstanding of who these people are and how they could be contributing.
Do schools kill creativity?
Sir Ken Robinson makes an entertaining and profoundly moving case for creating an education system that nurtures (rather than undermines) creativity.
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Apple impressed us all with the iPhone, and the new 6s is stacked full of new technology, and it now ...
The first secret of design is ... noticing
As human beings, we get used to "the way things are" really fast. But for designers, the way things are is an opportunity ... Could things be better? How? In this funny, breezy talk, the man behind the iPod and the Nest thermostat shares some of his tips for noticing — and driving — change.
Can Genetic Engineering Bring Back Extinct Animals?
His thought was that if we wanted to create greater genetic diversity within the human population, one way to do that might be to bring back Neanderthals through genetic engineering and then incubation in a surrogate. It’s doubtful whether this is a good idea, or morally acceptable, though. Our mastery of technology is further along than our moral and ethical frameworks.
20 Ways the Pumpkin Spice Obsession Has Gone Too Far
Though the highly frothed-at-the-mouth-over PSL has yet to officially make its return to Starbucks , the epidemic is already in full force — just take a quick stroll down the snack section of your local grocery store or take a dive into Weird Etsy . You can't escape the pumpkin spice craze, it's even in your protein powder.
Alibaba founder Jack Ma: 'Harvard rejected me 10 times'
In this video interview, filmed at the World Economic Forum's Annual Meeting in Davos this year, Alibaba founder Jack Ma describes the failures and triumphs that got him where he is today, blazing a trail through the global e-commerce industry.
What Makes Uber Run
What the author and magazine missed is Uber is an unregulated company operating in a regulated industry. It is ILLEGAL.
Kalanick has spearheaded a concerted criminal conspiracy that has swept America and global cities.
Bans, cease and desist directives, court orders, and much litigation mounts daily across the world. Uber thumbs their nose . Kalanick's MO is " I don't care about your laws, I have my own laws. We don't need no stinking regulations. I have my own laws."
Soon the bubble will burst. Violations of the RICO ACT, the IRS tax Code, the US Dept. of Labor employment laws, the FTC Act, the USDOT Act and its Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration rules and regs, the FAA, The FCC acts, the SEC ACT plus all the various state transportation statutes and city ordinances.
Lawless people and their operations will be prosecuted.
The media such as this writer and FAST COMPANY have been mesmerized by Kalanick.
Remember this, RESPONSIBLE JOURNALISM IS TELLING THE TRUTH.
George Clooney wants more male leading roles to be rewritten for women
As originally written, Our Brand Is Crisis — which just premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival — had a male lead who was based on the actual political strategist James Carville. George Clooney was attached to star in the film — until Sandra Bullock expressed interest in it.
YouTube Community Development: How to Build a Following With YouTube
The biggest mistake Tim sees people make with video is that they treat it like it’s the same as television. People new to video (who don’t watch YouTube) don’t have another frame of reference for how to craft video content. Therefore, they make the same content they would create for television, put it on the web and wonder why it’s not working. Overall, people forget that YouTube is primarily a social media platform and television is not.
iOS 9 tells you who that unknown caller is
Of course iOS 9 comes with all sorts of other enhancements, such as a smarter Siri personal assistant, multitasking functionality on the iPad, and new “press and hold” contextual menus on the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus. Apple is pushing iOS 9 very hard — it even launched its first Android app to help users switch.
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Fury after Saudi Arabia 'chosen to head key UN human rights panel'
The United Nations has been criticised for handing Saudi Arabia a key human rights role - despite the country having “arguably the worst record in the world” on freedoms for women, minorities and dissidents.
Porsche's Mission E previews an all-electric, Tesla-fighting Panamera video - CNET
The Porsche Mission E has four doors, four seats, 600 horsepower and the hearts of everyone who has seen it here in Frankfurt.
ICON A5 Preview - CNET
Vacaville, California-based ICON wants to turn aviation into the next motor sport -- think the logical progression from an all-terrain vehicle or powerboat to a plane. The startup's debut aircraft, the A5, is the first mass-produced light plane designed for recreational use. A "light sport aircraft," the A5 is accessible to regular people because it doesn't require a full pilot's license or extensive training.
Dreamforce's 'Women's Innovation' panel is why we should stop babying female CEOs
When offered the opportunity to attend a woman-focused panel at a major event, my sanity-defense sensors begin to fly. It’s true that I believe that female CEOs are still rarely given the opportunity to share their perspective onstage — particularly as it relates to running a company as a minority and how they see the landscape of diversity now.
Researchers draft the first comprehensive tree of life
It's very poetic to talk about a tree of life, where every species can trace its roots, but actually illustrating this tree is no mean feat when Earth has been home to at least 2.3 million known species. However, scientists have finally given it a shot. They've published the first draft of a comprehensive tree of life that shows every major evolutionary branch, ranging from the very first organisms to complex beings like humans. This isn't a complete tree, of course (it's doubtful that we'll ever know all the species that ever existed), but it beats the patchwork from before.
Super Fast Cameras
A new high speed camera can capture light in motion and see around corners. NOVA Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NOVAonline NOVA Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/novapbs PRODUCTION CREDITS Director: Vincent Liota Associate Producer: Karinna Sjo-Gaber Camera: Thomas Danielczik Sound: Fred Burnham Animation: Smash5, Vincent Liota Additional Editing: Anna Rothschild Original Footage © WGBH Educational Foundation 2013 For more on Femto-Photography and a list of scientific collaborators, please visit the following links. http://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=246... http://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=246... http://web.media.mit.edu/~raskar/cornar/ http://web.media.mit.edu/~raskar/tril... MEDIA CREDITS (Femto-Photography Demonstrations) A. Velten, et al., 2013. (How to Make Applesauce at MIT) Courtesy MIT Museum (man holds bright flash bulb in hand, slow motion) © iStock/morganl (photo of the camera and a scene) © Andreas Velten (concept artwork demonstrating uses of the technology) © Tiago Allen IMAGE (main image: light in bottle) © WG
Here's a $3,000 Apple Watch for the Putin-lover in your life
Coming in at 197,000₽ (about $3,000), The Apple Watch Epoca Putin is a converted Apple Watch with a milanese band completely coated in 18K gold plating and hand engraved with the Moscow skyline, Russian coat of arms on the casing, and Putin's initials on the digital crown. But act fast, as there will only be 999 units produced by the Russian-Italian jewelry company.
Amazon Fire tablets are now so cheap you can get them in a $250 six-pack
For a limited time, Amazon is offering a "buy five, get one free" deal on the Fire tablet for $249. This seems like mostly a gimmick to drum up publicity, but it might not be a bad deal for families. Or, it could be perfect for those who want to buy holiday gifts for their young nieces and nephews in one fell swoop.
This tennis icon paved the way for women in sports
Tennis legend Billie Jean King isn't just a pioneer of women's tennis — she's a pioneer for women getting paid. In this freewheeling conversation, she talks about identity, the role of sports in social justice and the famous Battle of the Sexes match against Bobby Riggs.
The Emmy-winning studios behind American Horror Story's freaks
Minutes later, he gently closes the lid of the box and walks into a room where two people paint another silicone body that lays face-down on a table. As they laboriously cover the seam where two halves of a life cast come together to make one human-like whole, a 3D printer whizzes in the background. "We do have a big combination of modern 3D design and printing married with a lot of traditional sculpting and artisans who work hand-in-hand with both sides of it," says Raleigh. "We can create things that are completely symmetrical, highly machined-looking parts that we would never be able to create by hand. And then in some aspects, when we want perfect skin texture, it doesn't work and it's better to have an artisan do that by hand in clay."
Apple might finally let you delete apps that come with the iPhone
"This is a more complex issue than it first appears," he said. "There are some apps that are linked to something else on the iPhone. If they were to be removed they might cause issues elsewhere on the phone. There are other apps that aren’t like that. So over time, I think with the ones that aren’t like that, we’ll figure out a way [for you to remove them]." So the critical apps aren't going anywhere, but Apple may be easing its stance on others. In iOS 8, Apple added Health, Podcasts, and Tips as built-in apps. With iOS 9, you'll be seeing Find My iPhone, Find My Friends, and News as the latest apps that can't be uninstalled.
Humans With Amplified Intelligence Could Be More Powerful Than AI
The primary advantage of the AI route is that it is immeasurably cheaper and easier to do research. AI is developed on paper and in code. Most useful IA research, on the other hand, is illegal. Serious IA would require deep neurosurgery and experimental brain implants. These brain implants may malfunction, causing seizures, insanity, or death. Enhancing human intelligence in a qualitative way is not a matter of popping a few pills — you really need to develop brain implants to get any significant returns.
MRI scans used to create 3D-printed hearts for surgery practice
Heart surgeries could be so much safer if surgeons can see and feel an actual representation of the patient's organ before the procedure itself. A system developed by a group of researchers from MIT and Boston Children's Hospital might make that a viable option. By using MRI scans as a blueprint, it allows doctors to print out a model of the patient's heart within just three hours. When you do an MRI scan, the machine takes hundreds of cross-sectional images of your organs. In order to create an accurate 3D-printable model, though, the boundaries between each part of the organ must be determined. It's critical for each part to look distinct, especially if the patient needs surgery due to an unusual anatomy.
TSA Pre-Check security lines won't accept commoners anymore
Well, it's good news for frequent fliers: TSA Pre-Check, the fast-pass line at airport security, will no longer accept passengers who randomly get bumped up from the regular screening process, meaning the Pre-Check lines should get shorter and faster.
Ancient Egyptian Handbook of Spells Deciphered
An Egyptian Handbook of Ritual Power (as researchers call it) has been deciphered revealing a series of invocations and spells. It includes love spells, exorcisms and a cure for black jaundice (a potentially fatal infection). Written in Coptic (an Egyptian language) the 20 page illustrated codex dates back around 1,300 years. This image shows part of the text.
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Carly Fiorina made a perfect pick for a woman to put on the $10 bill
But it was Carly Fiorina who arguably gave the best answer by making a counterintuitive call for gender equality. Describing the placement of a woman on the $10 bill as just a "gesture," Fiorina said she wouldn't change the currency at all.
Avowed socialists Bernie Sanders and Jeremy Corbyn stormed the polls with practically no money
But the U.K. election is a very different animal than that of the U.S. Unlike the U.S., where bloated Super PACs can make or break elections and candidate declarations seem to start earlier each time around, British elections are subject to strict rules on campaign spending, a mandated campaign window and a virtual ban on TV and radio ads. That makes British political campaigns a significantly cheaper affair.
Scientists built the most powerful physics machine on earth to study the fate of our universe — and it may break the laws of physics
Scientists built the most powerful physics machine on earth to study the fate of our universe — and it may break the laws of physics
Mercedes thinks a premium driverless taxi service would be a good idea
Mercedes-Benz is considering developing its own line of autonomous, on-demand cars. According to a report from Reuters , the German automaker says it can see a potential market in customers who don't want to own a vehicle, but are still interested in high-end and premium services. "This is a concrete development goal of ours," Dieter Zetsche, chief executive of Mercedes' parent company Daimler, said at the Frankfurt auto show.
New York City plans to make computer science mandatory in all public schools
According to estimates from New York City's Department of Education, only 10 percent of public schools in the Big Apple offer classes in computer science, and just 1 percent of the student population ends up receiving any training in the subject. But as The New York Times reports , Mayor Bill de Blasio plans to change all that, announcing a 10-year deadline to train enough teachers so that every student in the city can receive at least some exposure to a discipline that provides essential skills for the fast-growing tech sector.
7 PCs Turned Into Furniture You Might Actually Want
With that in mind, let's take a look at seven of these interesting computer-fueled instances of electronic upcycling. When you're done, I bet you too will want to sit on a hard plastic computer every day instead of a comfy, plush couch. Or eat dinner off a hard drive platter. Okay, maybe not. But it's all in the name of fun and art.
103 Feeds You Should Be Following For All Things Science, Culture, and Design
The greatest and worst thing about the Internet is how much amazing stuff it has to offer. Websites, tweets, Instagrams, podcasts, newsletters—it’s a tsunami of awesome, threatening to drown you in mind-expanding revelations. Venture into this informational vortex with caution. Seek guidance—ours. What follows is the most comprehensive collection of Internet excellence around. The capstone to our New Guide to Cultural Literacy, this is WIRED’s uberlist of feeds: Everyone you need to follow in Science, Culture, Business, Security, and Design. Collect ‘em all.
Emily Lakdawalla | Twitter
You don’t love space science enough. Lakdawalla works for the Planetary Society, and her Twitter feed (What’s Cassini up to? Oh hai Saturn!) will boost your affection. (Illustrated above).
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Cities aren’t—or at least shouldn’t be—accidental. The intrepid writers for CityLab find the data that explains how cities work and how they’re changing.
Alex Wellerstein | Twitter
It’s nuclear weapons all the way down, as tweeted by a nuclear historian.
Mobile Messaging and Social Media 2015
Both of these kinds of apps are particularly popular among young adults. Half (49%) of smartphone owners ages 18 to 29 use messaging apps, while 41% use apps that automatically delete sent messages. These apps are free, and when connected to Wi-Fi, they do not use up SMS (Short Messaging Service) or other data. Furthermore, they offer a more private kind of social interaction than traditional social media platforms such as Facebook or Twitter.
Meet the Superstar Architect Transforming NYC’s Skyline
Meet the Superstar Architect Transforming NYC's Skyline