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“The world is in perpetual motion, and we must invent the things of tomorrow… Act with audacity.”

Inside the mind of a master procrastinator

Tim Urban knows that procrastination doesn't make sense, but he's never been able to shake his habit of waiting until the last minute to get things done. In this hilarious and insightful talk, Urban takes us on a journey through YouTube binges, Wikipedia rabbit holes and bouts of staring out the window — and encourages us to think harder about what we're really procrastinating on, before we run out of time.

Looks aren't everything. Believe me, I'm a model.

Cameron Russell admits she won “a genetic lottery”: she's tall, pretty and an underwear model. But don't judge her by her looks. In this fearless talk, she takes a wry look at the industry that had her looking highly seductive at barely 16 years old.

Someone put glasses on the floor of a museum and people thought it was art

Someone put glasses on the floor of a museum and people thought it was art

A billionaire political donor sued Mother Jones. We won. Here's what happened.

Here's a moment that gives you a sense of what it was like. At one point, Zuckerman was subjected to roughly 10 hours of grilling by VanderSloot's lawyers about every detail of the controversy in Idaho Falls, including the breakup with his boyfriend of five years. (VanderSloot also threatened to sue the ex-boyfriend, backing off only after he recanted statements he'd made about the Boy Scouts episode.) As the lawyers kept probing, Zuckerman broke down and cried as he testified that the time after the ads appeared was one of the darkest periods of his life. VanderSloot, who had flown to Portland for the occasion, sternly looked on. (His lawsuit against Zuckerman is ongoing.)

Six Freeway Removals That Changed Their Cities Forever

It seems counterintuitive, right? Rip out eight lanes of freeway through the middle of your metropolis and you’ll be rewarded with not only less traffic, but safer, more efficient cities? But it’s true, and it’s happening in places all over the world.

9 women who could be the next Bond

Weisz is married to Daniel Craig, so she may know too much about how taxing the Bond role can be, but imagine her taking over for her husband and completely slaying the role.

Microsoft lays off hundreds as it guts its phone business

Microsoft is signalling the end of its Nokia experiment today. After acquiring Nokia's phone business for $7.2 billion two years ago,  Microsoft wrote off $7.6 billion last year and cut 7,800 jobs to refocus its phone efforts. Microsoft is now writing off an additional $950 million today as part of its failed Nokia acquisition, and the company plans to cut a further 1,850 jobs. Most of the layoffs will affect employees at Microsoft's Mobile division in Finland, with 1,350 job losses there and 500 globally. Around $200 million of the $950 million impairment charge is being used for severance payments.

Google Is Opening a Detroit Office to Poach Auto Talent

Many of our current partners are based here, so having a local facility will help us collaborate more easily and access Michigan’s top talent in vehicle development and engineering. At this 53,000 sq ft development center, our engineers, working with local partners, will further develop and refine self-driving technology. One of the first tasks will be to ready our self-driving Chrysler Pacifica hybrid minivans.

12 Microsoft kills what's left of the old Nokia

Last week, Microsoft sold off what remained of Nokia's feature phone business while Windows Phone's market share slid below a single percent . Now, the company has taken what's clearly the last step in correcting Steve Ballmer's decision to purchase the mobile world's former number one. The Verge has secured an internal memo from Microsoft's Terry Myerson saying that the company will cull 1,850 jobs, 1,350 of which are in Finland. The company has also recorded a $950 million impairment and restructuring charge on its balance sheet, of which $200 million will be severance payouts to those employees.

We Drive an All-Electric Ferrari, The Car that Shouldn’t Exist

But you can’t stop progress , and Electric GT has taken matters into its own hands. The San Diego-based company partnered with engineers EV West to convert a 1978 Ferrari 308GTS to run on electricity. They removed a fire-damaged V8, and replaced it with three motors and enough batteries to keep it going for 80 miles on a charge. They’re calling the result a 308GTE, and claim it’s more powerful and better to drive than the original.

People are tweeting hilarious jokes about Peter Thiel, Hulk Hogan, and the Gawker lawsuit

Enter Hulk Hogan. In March, a jury awarded Terry Bollea (aka Hulk Hogan) $140 million in damages for publishing a sex tape, and due to a curious change in the charges he brought against Gawker, Gawker's insurance was not on the hook to pay for legal fees or damages.

Xiaomi's Mi Drone is pretty affordable for what it does

To make things easier for beginners, the controller has a dedicated button for take off and landing -- just do a short press and then a long press to do either. There's a switch for returning the drone home as well, though it'll also automatically do so when its removable battery -- which is good for up to 27 minutes -- is running low or when it loses contact with the controller. Like many other modern drones, the Mi Drone is able to fly itself to a point of interest, follow a planned route, and circle around a point of interest while filming it. There was also a rumor that the Mi Drone might have a "follow me" feature that worked with the company's super cheap Mi Band , but this turned out to be false.

10 ways to keep your social media images looking fresh

Running contests and giving away free products is a proven strategy to grow your audience on social media. Whether your goal is more likes, followers, or shout-outs, it’s very important to clearly communicate what people have to do in order to participate.

NASA is building the next Mars rover in mixed reality

ProtoSpace is one of two mixed reality experiments at JPL. With the other, more widely known application, OnSight , the team has been using the new visual medium to recreate a hologram of Mars based on the Curiosity rover's current exploration. Strapping on a HoloLens can quickly transform the floor into a rusty red planet, complete with its rocks, cracks and craters. The medium takes away some of the complexities of machines and tools to make space exploration more experiential even for scientists. "Mixed reality brings data from our missions and the environment they're exploring to us in ways that feel familiar and natural," says Jeff Norris , lead mission operations at JPL. "It [replicates] the ways in which we look at the world today. I see it as not only simplifying the process of space exploration for our explorers but also allowing them to gain insights that they wouldn't access if we weren't engaging their natural abilities as effectively." Back in Pasadena, ProtoSpace is engaging engineers in a new kind of interaction with their spacecraft design. The vehicle, which is essentially a Computer Assisted Design (CAD) model in holographic form, appears as a floating, dynamic animation.

If Sansa Stark is pregnant I swear to god I'm going to flip out you guys

Of course, the plot move would be a huge departure from the character's trajectory in the books — Sansa and Ramsay never met. Also, as several Redditors point out, the food in Castle Black is terrible and Sansa had a practical reason for making a new dress (appearing noble when meeting with northern lords).

ExxonMobil Shareholders Vote to Ignore Climate Change Completely

If you try to imagine the most pathetic gathering of humans ever, it would probably look a lot like this group of people who have amassed their fortunes by stripping the Earth of its fossil fuels and are desperately trying to squeeze the last gasp of relevance out of a backwards-thinking , planet-strangling industry .

PayPal to discontinue Amazon Fire, BlackBerry, and Windows Phone apps on June 30

PayPal has opted to no longer support Windows Phone, Amazon Fire, and BlackBerry devices, saying that it will discontinue support for these platforms starting June 30. The company explained that while a difficult decision, it’s “the right thing to ensure we are investing our resources in creating the very best experiences for our customers.”

Xiaomi unveils the Mi Drone, costing $460 for 4K video or $380 for 1080p

One of China's most popular consumer electronics brands today launches its own take on one of the hottest categories in consumer tech: drones. Xiaomi's Mi Drone is a quadcopter with a three-axis gimbal, 4K camera, and a remote control that uses your Mi smartphone as its viewfinder. The 4K version retails at 2,999 yuan (just under $460), while the 1080p model is priced at 2,499 yuan ($380). Typically, 4K-camera drones from DJI and Yuneec retail for more than $1,000.

Home WiFi Startup Eero Raises $50 Million, Heads to Best Buy

The two announcements are related because Eero plans to use some of the proceeds to expand its manufacturing capacity. “We need to make sure we’re keeping up with demand,” explains Nick Weaver, Eero’s co-founder and CEO. “Our weeks of inventory on hand are much lower than we’d like and, once we’re in Best Buy, it’s not like putting a product online where you can just be out of stock for a day or two… We need to be able to perform.”

Osmo Coding teaches kids to program using blocks and an iPad

Osmo Coding works much like the previous apps. You attach Osmo’s reflective mirror to the iPad and activate an app that taps into Osmo’s artificial intelligence technology. The app uses computer vision to analyze the scene and see the blocks that you place in front of it. In this case, the blocks serve as commands for a computer program. The child puts down blocks in a sequence, then presses a “play” button on a green block, and then the program executes on the screen of the iPad. You can use the blocks to make a frog-like character, Awbie, move around an environment. Children can program Awbie to shake trees, munch on strawberries, plant flowers, or tickle other characters. They can do just about anything in the freeform world.

Foxconn replaces '60,000 factory workers with robots' - BBC News

In a statement to the BBC, Foxconn Technology Group confirmed that it was automating "many of the manufacturing tasks associated with our operations" but denied that it meant long-term job losses.

Osmo's blocks are like Lego for coding

Osmo Coding functions in much the same way, except that you use physical blocks to direct the actions of a character in a game. The character is called Awbie, and it loves strawberries. Indeed, the objective is to make it eat them while maneuvering through obstacles like trees, bushes and lakes. Each of the aforementioned blocks represents a certain command like going up or down or an action like "jump" or "grab." You can also group the blocks together to form a series of commands, which is handy if you want Awbie to get to its destination faster or eat a whole bunch of berries in a row. There are also modifier blocks like "loop" and "if-then" Boolean-style commands for those who are more advanced.

The consequences of the Hodor time loop on Game of Thrones | News | Geek.com

The third theory also has to do with Bran’s ability to whisper to people in the past, like the first theory. This one posits that Bran is actually the Lord of Light. Even in this episode, we had a Red Priestess reminding us that Varys heard a voice come out of the fire, like Melisandre has claimed to hear in the past. What was a whisper on the wind for Ned Stark at the Tower of Joy ended up being Bran trying to communicate from the future, so what if Bran realizes the only way to safely influence events is by posing as a deity that is newer than the Old Gods of the weirwood trees?

India says Apple must sell locally-sourced goods to set up stores: source

NEW DELHI India has said Apple Inc must meet a rule obliging foreign retailers to sell at least 30 percent locally-sourced goods if it wishes to open stores in the country, a senior government official told Reuters.

'Pokemon Go' beta arrives on mobile devices

Battling is an important and obvious centerpiece to the game as well, and players can use their captured monsters to assume control of Gyms out in the world. Attacking the Pokemon defending particular Gyms will reduce its Prestige level, and when it's been taken out completely the player will take control of a Gym. The higher the Gym's level, the more Pokemon that can be left to defend it. leading to several real-world turf battles that could grow to pretty impressive proportions.

EU Proposed Rules Could Force Netflix to Fund European Films

BRUSSELS—The European Union’s executive body on Wednesday proposed legal changes that could force Netflix Inc. and other online-video providers to help finance European-made films, a first step by the bloc to update its digital rules to account for rapidly growing Internet platforms.

This Huge Camera Rig Busts People for Texting and Driving

We all instinctively know to hide our phones while driving when we see a police car, but that doesn’t make using them any less illegal. (And it’s incredibly dangerous too, by the way.) To catch drivers in the act, traffic services in British Columbia have been using spotting scopes—which feature a distinctive bend to make them more comfortable to use—for years now. Now the police are adding a 24.2-megapixel DSLR to the rig to capture photos of the illegal act.

Uber taps Foursquare’s Places data so you never have to type an address again

Foursquare and Uber have today announced a global partnership that would use Foursquare’s location data to let users type in a venue name (instead of address) when setting their destination.

Hello Kitty is the latest addition to 'Super Mario Maker'

Hello Kitty's debut in the game follows the additions of Japanese band Babymetal last month. Earlier in May, Popo and Nana from the classic NES title Ice Climber made their way to the game as well. With the releases coming in such rapid succession, don't be surprised if we see more new additions in the weeks to come. For now, take a look at Hello Kitty in action in the video that follows.

Realm hits v1.0 and now reaches over one billion users

As mobile databases go, Realm was already a fan favorite. Now we get an idea of just how popular it really is, as the company notes it now reaches one billion iOS and Android users via 100,000 active developers.

The 2016 Toyota Prius is the most fuel-efficient car Consumer Reports has ever tested

That's because the new Prius is more aerodynamic, has a better battery, and uses that on-board electricity more efficiently. In a 65 mph highway test, the 2016 Prius achieved 59 mpg, a better rating than any diesel car the magazine has ever tested. In city tests, it notched 43 mpg.

OMG: Olive Garden now serves spaghetti in pie form

Per a press release from the company, the savory pie is made from a blend of pasta, seven types of cheese and bacon. It's then baked into giant rounds and sliced into wedges.

Spotify seeks more personalized playlists after Discover Weekly finds 40M users

And it’s working. More than half of Discover Weekly’s users save at least one song, listen to at least 10 tracks each week and come back the next week. The 25-to-34 age group is using it the most, which Spotify’s lead engineer Ed Newett says is because these are “the years after college” when your social network has changed and you’re craving exposure to new tunes like you used to get because “it’s not as easy to discover music.”

NYTimes Bits on Twitter

Artificial intelligence is far from matching humans, panel says http://nyti.ms/1NNsl98  pic.twitter.com/4jCXwmxkMg

India says Apple must sell locally-sourced goods to set up stores: source

NEW DELHI India has said Apple Inc must meet a rule obliging foreign retailers to sell at least 30 percent locally-sourced goods if it wishes to open stores in the country, a senior government official told Reuters.

Apple is reportedly charging toward an electric vehicle future

Recent hires found via LinkedIn updates, showed Apple went on a hiring spree for EV charging engineers, including Nan Liu, an EV wireless charging engineer, and Kurt Adelberger, a former Google charging professional. Lastly is Rónán Ó Braonáin, formerly of BMW, who specializes in integration of charging stations and communication between EVs and utilities.

Instagram of the Week: Sweeping Drone Aerials Prove Australia Is Officially Too Big

Scanu  was born and raised in Sydney. His father, cinematographer, bought a drone last year, and the two of them took it to Mount Selwyn in New South Wales. The images so impressed Scanu that he bought one of his own. He’s flown it over Sydney, Melbourne, and other parts of Southern Australia, and he posted gorgeous photos of the Matterhorn and other European locales during a vacation there.

How Can We Make You Happy Today, Peter Thiel?

Did you know Peter Thiel is so great that Chaka Khan once sang an entire song about Peter Thiel? This happened at Jeff Bezos’ 50th birthday party, which took place in space. The party’s theme was “Omniscience,” and the dress code was “Plutocracy Casual.” Anyway, Chaka Khan—a great singer, though surely not as good a singer as Peter Thiel!—sang a version of her 1984 hit “I Feel For You,” and then changed the lyrics to “I Thiel for you.” Peter Thiel loved it so much, he didn’t secretly bankroll a lawsuit against Chaka Khan , nor did he secretly bankroll a lawsuit against Prince , who wrote the original “I Feel For You.”

Ethereum is the Forefront of Digital Currency — Stories From Coinbase

First, some history. When the Bitcoin white paper emerged in 2008 it was completely revolutionary. The amount of concepts that had to come together in just the right way — computer science, cryptography, and economic incentives — was astonishing. When the actual Bitcoin network launched in 2009, no one knew about it, and many of those who did thought it would surely fail. Just to make sure the thing worked, the scripting language in Bitcoin was intentionally extremely restrictive. “Scripting language” is a fancy way of saying an easy to work with programming language (in fact, Bitcoin doesn’t exactly have a scripting language, it uses a stack with script operators — more on that later). The scripting language in Bitcoin is important because it is what makes Bitcoin “programmable money”. Within each Bitcoin transaction is the ability to write a little program. For example, you can write a little program in a Bitcoin transaction that says “this transaction isn’t valid unless it’s June 15th, 2016 or later”. This is very powerful because you can move money automatically with computer code and everyone can see the rules by which that money moves and know those rules will be followed.

Scientists Create Artificial Life, Then Are Assholes to It in the First Trailer for Morgan

The idea of humans being dicks to the advanced technology we make isn’t exactly new, but it’s a story that at least looks to being used to particularly spooky effect in Morgan , the feature debut from director Luke Scott (son of Ridley Scott).

Xiaomi unveils its first drone — and it costs just $450 for a 4K video model

The drone is a lot cheaper than the competition, as we have come to expect from Xiaomi, which has built a reputation for selling high-quality devices at a fraction of top of the range phones from the likes of Apple and Samsung. The Mi drone is priced at 2499 CNY (around $380) for the entry-level device with a 1080P camera and 2999 CNY ($450) for the more advanced model with a 4K camera.  That’s an awful lot cheaper than DJI , the market leader, which starts at $800 for 4K, and others in the drone space.

These US government agencies are still using Windows 3.1 and floppy disks

A system used by the Justice Dept. to monitor security and custody levels and inmate population information still uses COBOL, a programming language that dates back to the post-World War era. A system that tracks incidents involving hazardous materials used by the Transport Dept. is more than four decades old. A number of servers at Homeland Security still run Windows Server 2003, which hasn't been supported for almost a year, but these servers won't be transitioned to federal systems until 2018 because of backwards-compatibility issues.

HP goes big on gaming with new Omen laptops and desktop

HP gave us a brief taste of the legendary Voodoo PC gaming brand with its Omen laptop over nearly two years ago. Now, the company is bringing the Omen name to all of its gaming hardware -- a new lineup of laptops and desktops, as well as a 32-inch quad-HD monitor. On the laptop side, HP is going is going for more aggressive pricing, starting at $899 for the 15.6-inch model ($980 for the 17.3-inch model). And with its new Omen desktop, HP is aiming to be VR ready with enough power to run the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift.

Twitter has disbanded the team that created the 'Buy' button

A Twitter representative said in an emailed statement that "we made a change 3 months ago to INCREASE our investment in commerce by moving fully into Dynamic Product Ads after seeing the great early results (2x the CTR, 2x the conversion rates) we talked about in our Q1 earnings call. We have more product, engineering and business focus on commerce as a result of focusing on DPAs. The bottom line is DPAs work for advertisers and we will continue to invest in that product."

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Rises After Shedding Service Unit

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co. jumped the most in two months Wednesday after the company said it will spin off and merge its business-services division with Computer Sciences Corp. in a deal valued at $8.5 billion for HPE shareholders.

Walgreens reportedly partnered with Theranos without checking its technology

In 2011, while meeting with Theranos' CEO Elizabeth Holmes, Walgreens had the chance to have the company's proprietary technology, which uses a small amount of blood, vetted by Johns Hopkins University researchers. The Journal reports that this didn't happen, and Walgreens went ahead with a deal to offer Theranos services at thousands of its US drugstores.

New Windows 10 update will change hardware requirements for the first time since 2009 | ExtremeTech

The second change being introduced in Windows 10 Anniversary Update is a requirement that new devices implement support for TPM (Trusted Platform Module) 2.0 either as part of the device’s firmware or via a separate physical chip. A TPM is used to secure the device and provide a secured storage area for cryptographic keys. Note that this requirement does not apply to device upgrades , which is why so many different types of computers from the past seven years have no problem upgrading to Windows 10. If you’re buying new hardware, however, it needs to support TPM 2.0. This shouldn’t be an issue, since all modern processors from both AMD and Intel have support baked in via either the Intel Management Engine or AMD’s Beema / Carrizo / Mullins families. Microsoft’s documentation on the topic notes:

51 Tim Cook Saw an iPhone in a 17th Century Painting—Here's What He Missed
52 Feeding Cows Antibiotics Could Be Much Worse Than We Thought
53 Magic Leap is giving 10 Twilio devs early access to its SDK
54 The Force Awakens Soundtrack on Vinyl Has Spinning Holograms Etched Into the Records
55 How to Run a Successful Twitter Contest : Social Media Examiner
56 Slack passes 3 million daily active users, 930K paid seats
57 5 steps to help traditional companies remain relevant
58 Canary Watch – One Year Later
59 How To Do Facebook Live Well
60 A Clever New Kind of Intersection Kicks Risky Left Turns to the Curb
61 Pricey Molekule Air Purifier Cleans Indoor Pollutants
62 Oculus Rift: The smart person's guide - TechRepublic
63 Twilio’s Notify API unifies delivery of SMS, app, and messenger push notifications
64 Airlines Now Charge You to Sit Next to Family Members
65 Bran Stark has a sweet message for all of us, after what happened to Hodor
66 Hungry? Foursquare Bot Texts Food Recommendations
67 Google and TripAdvisor team up to offer city-themed playlists for your summer travels
68 Rainbow sushi combines kaleidoscopic colors and raw fish
69 ​​Neanderthals built complex underground structures 176,000 years ago - and no one knows why
70 What if a bot could run a country?
71 Microsoft won PC but lost mobile, what now?
72 Chrome 51 arrives with new APIs and more efficient page rendering
73 6-month-old water skier breaks world record
74 New documentary explores men who want to live their lives as dogs
75 A wild beta appears! Pokémon Go arrives in the US
76 Intel’s diversity fund driver Lisa Lambert leaves for Westly Group
77 Audit shows Hillary Clinton's private emails broke federal rules
78 Security chatbot startup Demisto comes out of stealth with $6 million
79 20,000 bees chase grandma in her car for two straight days
80 Log In - The New York Times
81 Harrison Ford crouches inside a fridge and finds a Photoshop battle
82 'The Mindy Project' cast gave each other adorable senior superlatives
83 Ruthless kid can teach all of us about how to survive on a desert island
84 How to Give Guests Access to Your Wi-Fi Without Exposing Your Network
85 Samsung rolls into SID Display Week with a fully flexible smartphone screen
86 What's coming to (and going from) HBO in June
87 Congratulations to this duck that graduated from elementary school
88 Google just threw a wrench into one of Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella’s favorite projects
89 Here's a stark new reminder that investors don't really care about Yahoo's core internet business
90 Alanis Morissette Beliebes in Justin Bieber's 'awakening'
91 https://news.slashdot.org/story/16/05/25/2054255/us-military-uses-8-inch-floppy-disks-to-coordinate-nuclear-force-operations?utm_source=slashdot&utm_medium=twitter
92 Storm8’s Candy Blast Mania adds tournaments, bringing innovation to match-3 games
93 New Book Reveals Edward R. Murrow's Years As a Government Propagandist
94 'The Division' update arrives with some giant bugs
95 Why is there an iPhone in this 350-year-old painting?
96 Forbes Tech News on Twitter
97 'Battleborn' gets a hefty $20 price cut through the weekend
98 Here's the ultimate texting prank for when someone asks for nudes
99 Log In - The New York Times
100 Overwatch: Who Are the Hardest Characters to Play? - IGN Video