Joseph Gordon-Levitt Wants to Know What Feminism Means to You

Gordon-Levitt has prompted all who watch to answer two questions: What does feminism mean to you, and whether or not you are a feminist. The production company is beginning its second season of their television show, hitRECord on TV , which airs on Pivot. Each episode in the season has a theme, and Gordon-Levitt hopes to use the videos fans send in to air during the "Mom" themed episode.

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Starbucks Is Experimenting With a Beer-Flavored Latte

In the image, the drink is described as "a blend of espresso, dark carmel and chocolaty stout flavored sauce, and freshly steamed milk, topped with whipped cream and dark caramel drizzle." It also specifies that the stout flavor has a "roasted malt" taste.

How to Find Your Drafts and Lists in Twitter's New iPhone App

In fact, there are now two ways to access your drafts in the iOS 8 Twitter app. The simplest is to hold down the compose icon in the top right corner of the app, which brings up your drafts folder, but you can also find drafts in Twitter's main compose menu under the quill icon in the bottom right corner of the app.

The Most Popular Time for Porn: America's Handy Infographic

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iOS 8 Hit By WiFi And Battery Life Complaints

On an Apple Forum thread – Ipad mini with retina wifi extremely slow/dead after ios 8 update – several people discuss this same problem. They have come to discover that many of them had dual band routers and that their apple device, after the ios 8 update, wifi became extremely slow if it worked at all even though it showed it was connected. They found that the solution was to switch from 5 Ghz on the router to 2.4 Ghz – after doing so, the devices worked just fine, including my iPad Air after I switched to 2.4 Ghz. The trouble is, I want to connect at 5 Ghz. My other Apple devices (iPad 2 and iPhone 5) that I have not yet updated have been and still are doing just fine at 5 Ghz. Obviously, then, this is a bug in IOS 8 and not a hardware problem. I can only hope that Apple will realize and accept this FACT and fix the bug.

From The Makers Of Paper, A Platform For An Internet You Can Touch

One catch is that Mix doesn't really let you take ideas beyond the ideation step. It's a platform intended for brainstorming rather than polished execution. So you might sketch a design for your next house on Mix, but you'll have to find someone somewhere else to blueprint it out. Or you might draw an album cover on Mix, but you'd still need to juggle apps like Photoshop or Illustrator to ever take it to print. Another catch, Petschnigg admits, is that Mix's launch UI couldn't scale to millions of users. The annotation system would still work, but the current structure would become a deluge of sketches that you could never possibly follow. In that regard, Mix probably sits somewhere between a very impressive demo and a truly mass-market-ready product.

How To Turn Monday Into A Day You Actually Enjoy

There's a big difference between a two-day and a three-day weekend. If you've ever worked in a job where your "weekend" was split up so you had two single days off during the week, you'll know that it doesn't equate to having two days off in a row. When you have a whole weekend away from work, it often takes a full 24 hours after you finish work on Friday afternoon before you hit peak relaxation time. And when you know you're going back to work on Monday morning, your Sunday night is full of tension as you anticipate the end of your weekend (although Mondays aren't actually as bad as we think they are. Which means from Saturday afternoon until Sunday afternoon, you really only get one full day's worth of relaxation.

Startup Brain Corporation Offers a Way to Train Robots by Demonstration, Not Coding | MIT Technology Review

Those quick examples are hardly sophisticated. But Izhikevich says more extensive training conducted over days or weeks could teach a robot to perform a more complicated task such as pulling weeds out of the ground. A company would need to train only one robot, and could then copy its software to new robots with the same design before they headed to store shelves.

iPod Mastermind Tony Fadell On The Death Of The iPod: "You Can't Get Too Nostalgic"

The iPod died a few years ago, when Apple stopped improving the platform. Many of us were waiting for a 320+GB drive, better DACs, and support for higher resolution formats, but it became clear a while ago that Apple did not intend to give us any of these upgrades. They sold us on an dream that they never really brought to fruition. The iPod had potential, and Apple turned away from that potential. Streaming services have additional costs beyond subscription fees, data plan usage being one, the decimation of artists' income being another. They are also mostly unacceptable sound quality, and even if they were, good luck finding an affordable ISP that will give you the data stream required to deliver the required higher bitrates. And if your music files stored on your phone are higher res files, the 120 GB of the iPhone is not nearly enough space for a dedicated music lover to store it all. The death of non-streaming portable music is sadly premature.

Sublime Yet Troubling Aerial Photos of Humanity's Environmental Destruction | WIRED

Finlay’s environmental work covers many perspectives and subjects—landscapes, urban areas, animals, people, and communities, all facing the consequences of climate change. To make his work engaging, Finlay strives for as broad an audience as possible. “If you’ve lost the eyes that you’re asking to absorb this subject, then you’ve lost them and the image itself has been futile,” he says. “The idea is, how do we interpret the environment into the eternal consciousness, and how do we start this conversation? Do I start it with beating you over the head or do I start it with something that’s soft and lilting?”

Lyft Acquires Shared Ride Startup Hitch To Bolster Its Lyft Line Service | TechCrunch

Terms of the deal weren’t disclosed, but Hitch will be shutting down and its founders will be working to bring some of what they had built into the Lyft Line product. This isn’t the first talent acquisition Lyft has made to support its shared rides initiative. Earlier this year, the company brought on board the team behind Rover to help build the Lyft Line product .

PlayStation TV launches October 14th in US and Canada

Sony will be releasing its PlayStation TV here in the US and in Canada on October 14th. What's more, as it looks to get people amped up for it, the company also let it be known that the mini console is set to have nearly 700 playable games from day one, giving interested folks Stateside and in The Great White North something to look forward to come launch day. That amount of games, naturally, is made possible thanks to the PlayStation TV's flexibility -- it provides access to a variety of content in different ways , including through PS Vita titles, PlayStation Now and via Remote Play with a PlayStation 4. The PlayStation TV is going to be available for $99 (system-only), or you also have the option to get a $140 bundle which includes a DualShock 3 controller, 8GB memory card and The Lego Movie Videogame .

The Reinvention Of Medicine: Dr. Algorithm V0-7 And Beyond | TechCrunch

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14 How lasers revealed a lost city in the jungle

Deep in the Cambodian jungle lie the remains of a vast medieval city, which was hidden for centuries. New archaeological techniques are now revealing its secrets - including an elaborate network of temples and boulevards, and sophisticated engineering.

Motorola Moto 360 Review: Google's Biggest Apple Watch Rival

Many will quite rightly point out the Apple Watch has nailed a crucial part of the watch experience: the straps, and they play a huge part in look and feel of any watch. But for me I’m talking about the watch itself and nothing on the market matches the beauty of the Moto 360’s curved fascia, the meticulously machined aluminium chassis and its ultra-thin bezel. It is a gorgeous watch that just happens to be smart.

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Researchers create a headset to turn your jaw into a tiny power plant

We're no strangers to projects that try to capture the power of the human body, but here's one with a peculiar twist. A pair of researchers from Montreal's École de Technologie Supérieure have cooked up a headset that, while extremely goofy-looking, can harness the power of your mighty jaw muscles while you chew, gab on the phone and stress-grind your teeth into a fine powder. The secret sauce here are piezoelectric fibers, strands of material that basically convert physical motion into electricity. Those fibers have been fashioned into a chin strap and are lashed to either sides of a pair of earmuffs, and as your mouth moves, the fibers streeeetch and generate power in the process. Alas, the total amount of juice your face will generate comes out to a whopping 10 microwatts a minute -- to put that into perspective, that's just a fraction of a fraction of the amount needed to use a bog-standard flashlight. If we're being honest, it's not like the theoretical maximum is all that lofty either. Assuming a totally pure conversation of the mechanical energy your molars make into electricity, we're looking at 7 milliwatts, tops.

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19 App helps you wake up with a stranger

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Why An MIT Student Chose An Obscure Internship Over Silicon Valley

One of my goals was to make a long-term impact on the company, so I decided to start researching a few hours a week on how past innovative technologies crossed the chasm to the general population. I studied psychological theories on what compels people to buy into new technologies and formulated strategies for the company to implement. I made it a goal of mine to pitch my recommendations to upper management, and was I grateful to be given the opportunity to do just that. The managers I spoke with appreciated my ideas and plan to incorporate them into the company’s marketing strategy moving forward. I doubt I would have been able to accomplish this if I had not specified my goals and worked with the end in mind.

Inside Warby Parker's Inner Circle, They Master The Live-And-Work-Together Lifestyle

It's hard enough to live with someone who shares your entrepreneurial drive. There's only so much oxygen in any given room, after all. How on earth do you also work in the same space as them? Watch as FCancer's Yael Cohen Braun speaks with the cofounder of the country's hottest eyewear company , and the woman who launched Cricket's Circle , a business and community that keeps new parents sane (not easy!), about how they manage the ever-treacherous work-life balance. Warning: You may never vacation the same way again.

Google and Apple Won't Unlock Your Phone, But a Court Can Make You Do It | WIRED

Silicon Valley’s smartphone snitching has come to an end. Apple and Google have promised that the latest versions of their mobile operating systems make it impossible for them to unlock encrypted phones, even when compelled to do so by the government. But if the Department of Justice can’t demand that its corporate friends unlock your phone, it may have another option: Politely asking that you unlock it yourself, and letting you rot in a cell until you do.

Apple sells more than 10 million new iPhones in first three days

(Reuters) - Apple Inc said it sold more than 10 million iPhones in the first weekend after its new models went on sale on Friday, underscoring strong demand for phones with larger displays.

NASA's MAVEN Spacecraft Successfully Entered Into Martian Orbit

“It’s taken 11 years from the original concept for MAVEN to now having a spacecraft in orbit at Mars,” Bruce Jakosky, MAVEN’s principal investigator said in the release. “I’m delighted to be here safely and successfully, and looking forward to starting our science mission.”

Frank Sinatra Has a Cold

In the winter of 1965, writer Gay Talese arrived in Los Angeles with an assignment from Esquire to profile Frank Sinatra. The legendary singer was approaching fifty, under the weather, out of sorts, and unwilling to be interviewed. So Talese remained in L.A., hoping Sinatra might recover and reconsider, and he began talking to many of the people around Sinatra -- his friends, his associates, his family, his countless hangers-on -- and observing the man himself wherever he could. The result, "Frank Sinatra Has a Cold," ran in April 1966 and became one of the most celebrated magazine stories ever published, a pioneering example of what came to be called New Journalism -- a work of rigorously faithful fact enlivened with the kind of vivid storytelling that had previously been reserved for fiction. The piece conjures a deeply rich portrait of one of the era's most guarded figures and tells a larger story about entertainment, celebrity, and America itself. We're very pleased to republish it here.

26 Museum reunites Colossus veterans

Media interest in that event led to the discovery of a picture taken just after the war of many of the women who had operated Colossus. Publicity around the picture, which included an item on the BBC's The One Show, has led many more operators to come forward and contact the Museum, said a spokesman.

TGS 2014: The New Silent Hills Concept Trailer is Sick - IGN

It will be immediately familiar to anyone who played Kojima's 'playable trailer', utilizing the same eerie environment, but with additional balloons, bloody handprints, sentient children's toys, and a large monster that wants to eat you. Check it out below.

Oculus Rift: 'virtual reality is still niche - it's hard to service millions'

He explains: “One thing we are very open about is that comfort is very important in VR. That’s why a lot of games are ones where you’re stable and not moving around or turning too much. The PC product is definitely more comfortable for more people.” The Gear VR will also be unusable for people who find a flickering screen – caused by the low (for VR) refresh rate of 60Hz – too irritating.

18 Witty Signs and Costumes From the People's Climate March

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Uncovering Hidden Text on a 500-Year-Old Map That Guided Columbus | WIRED

But that’s about to change. A team of researchers is using a technique called multispectral imaging to uncover the hidden text. They scanned the map last month at Yale University and expect to start extracting readable text in the next few months, says Chet Van Duzer, an independent map scholar who’s leading the project, which was funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Final Fantasy 15 gameplay details, demo content revealed

New details revealed this week paint a clearer picture of what players can expect from Square Enix's RPG Final Fantasy 15 prior to its upcoming launch for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Director Hajime Tabata estimates that Final Fantasy 15 is currently around 55 percent complete, though the game changed drastically after he took over the project two years ago. "This is not the exact same game," he explained in a recent interview with Kotaku . "The director is different, and the platform was switched to the current gen. And because the platform has changed, there were things we had to re-evaluate, like what we can and cannot do or even what we have to do. The various circumstances are different." Final Fantasy 15 Tabata additionally revealed that much of Final Fantasy 15 's recent TGS trailer was rendered in-engine. "The FFX15 trailer was all in-game engine, except for the part with the spaceships flying." he said. "That was pre-rendered." While Final Fantasy 15 road trip-like atmosphere is meant to inspire a sense of freedom in players, Tabata notes that the game's open-world elements are restrained for the sake of narrative.

Alibaba's Jack Ma Is Now China's Richest Person

AP Images The largest stock offer in history has made Jack Ma, founder of e-commerce giant Alibaba, China's richest person with a fortune of $25 billion, an annual wealth ranking in the world's second-largest economy showed Tuesday.

Middle-School Dropout Codes Clever Chat Program That Foils NSA Spying | WIRED

Brooks, who is just 22 and a self-taught coder who dropped out of school at 13, was always concerned about privacy and civil liberties. Four years ago he began work on a program for encrypted instant messaging that uses Tor hidden services for the protected transmission of communications. The program, which he dubbed Ricochet, began as a hobby. But by the time he finished, he had a full-fledged desktop client that was easy to use, offered anonymity and encryption, and even resolved the issue of metadata—the “to” and “from” headers and IP addresses spy agencies use to identify and track communications—long before the public was aware that the NSA was routinely collecting metadata in bulk for its spy programs. The only problem Brooks had with the program was that few people were interested in using it. Although he’d made Ricochet’s code open source, Brooks never had it formally audited for security and did nothing to promote it, so few people even knew about it.

How Social Good Summit Is Unfolding on Social Media

Press: Press credentials will be given to press and bloggers from around the world for all Social Good Summit sessions and the Digital Media Lounge (DML). The DML is a fully wired workspace at 92Y to report out of, network with fellow members of the media and self-organize interviews and exclusive content from Social Good Summit sessions. The DML will be open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day. To apply, please fill in the form here .

Creating a 'Bitcoin Island' just off the English coast - Telegraph

The Isle of Man is selling itself as a global hub for crypto-currency startups with low taxation, 'pragmatic' regulation and high-speed internet. But it could be its thriving gambling industry which helps to create 'Crypto Valley', says Matthew Sparkes

New Brunswick Conquers Identity Management With Virtual Directory

SNB's RadiantOne deployment focuses on the virtual directory, joins and interception scripts, but it may move into Web services as well. SNB has been using its own Web services to provide information to applications. Bishop says SNB conducted a side-by-side comparison of its web services with Radiant Logic's Web services and found the out-of-the-box services handled about 95 percent of what its custom services could accomplish.

10 Important Historical Moments Told Through Text Message

If you're struggling to recall some of history's most important and influential moments, look no further than these imagined conversations, covering world history from the Cretaceous period right up through the 20th century.

Boot Up: Google+ optional, iPhone benchmarked, Phones4U by an insider

My experience and from others I have spoken to is that the service by Phones4u was abysmal. Having worked at a Phones4u call centre briefly. I can only confirm what I saw to be completely broken. If you weren't buying a new contract today, you would be fobbed off and quickly too. You know you have a broken, strange culture when a sitcom [Phone Shop] can be made about your industry and be cringe-inducingly accurate. Some people who have walked into a Phones4u store will have experienced something out of Phone Shop at some point. The aggressive sales tactics and selfish agenda gave Phones4u the reputation of being a place to avoid. Rightly so. The networks had now got their own slick sales processes in place and knew what tricks they were up against. The public knew it too and joined in with the in-jokes of Phone Shop. Getting locked into high-tariff contracts and being offered insurance that you can cancel in 3 months (so the salesman got their commission). It all happened.

How To Protect Yourself Against Hackers

Let’s get that out of the way right off the bat. If a hacker — a real hacker, not someone with a set of easily available hacking tools — really wants your information, they will get it. The same can be said for the NSA or any other state-sponsored organization.

Microsoft Courts iOS 8 Users With OneDrive Free Space Promotion

On the one hand, we can't help but poke a little fun at Microsoft for trying to take advantage of iOS 8 mania. On the other hand, 30GB of free cloud storage really could be useful. Especially for anyone wanting to backup an iPhone before moving to iOS 8 who doesn't have the cloud space for their camera roll and isn't interested in Apple's paid offerings.

14 Apple Devices, 1 Clever Music Video

What happens when a band gets its hands on six iPhones, four iPads, one iPod and three MacBooks? Ukrainian musicians Brunettes Shoot Blondes used their collection of Apple hardware to tell a story about an adorable big-eared creature jumping around the screens to catch up with a girl who doesn’t seem to be very fond of him — at first, at least.

Reversible USB can also connect your 4K screens

The  next generation of USB connectors might extinguish the need for dedicated display ports. The Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA) recently announced that DisplayPort technology will allow the upcoming Type-C USB connectors to relay audio and video signals, with the potential to drive monitor resolutions of up to 5K.

Sigfox Wants To Turn Its Network For Connected Objects Into A Platform, Hires Cédric Giorgi | TechCrunch

French startup Sigfox is building a low cost, alternative cellular network for connected objects. It allows small connected objects to talk with Sigfox’s server with a very small battery and cheap hardware. It sounds too good to be true, but the company’s network already works in a few countries and has many interesting potential use cases.

How to improve battery life on any mobile device - CNET

Reducing the brightness of your display will help to improve battery life. You should also avoid using automatic brightness settings. This mode utilizes the phone's sensors, which, because they're in use all the time, actually drains your battery more rapidly than adjusting your brightness manually. Auto mode will also sometimes leave your display at a level that is far too bright for your environment.

Scotland's Leader: Voters 'Tricked' in Independence Referendum

LONDON — The debate over Scotland 's future fizzled amid a bitter war of words Sunday, with Scottish leader Alex Salmond claiming his countrymen were "tricked" into rejecting independence in a referendum, and Britain's three main political parties bickering over how to take political reform forward.

Why We're More Likely To Remember Content With Images And Video (Infographic)

Videos can be harnessed in all manner of ways, from convincing buyers that your product is worth the investment to learning a new skill. YouTube alone sees more than 1 billion unique visitors a month and has made stars out of everyday people .

The Future of Travel Has Arrived: Virtual-Reality Beach Vacations | WIRED

Obviously, only companies with deep pockets can afford to create installations like the Teleporter; it took three months to create a 90-second experience, making it one of the most labor-intensive entertainment experiences out there. But for Marriott, the expense—which no one would disclose—is well worth it, especially as the first step toward using virtual reality for other purposes. “We’re seeing a lot of potential applications,” says Dail. “We’re considering what it means for in-room entertainment. And behind the scenes, it’s a great opportunity for training your sales associates how to enhance the guest experience—it’s almost like a dress rehearsal module.”

Productivity Hack Of The Week: Keep A More Organized Notebook

Next, whenever you takes notes make a mark on the edge of your notebook in line with where the relevant tag is in the back of the notebook. So if you took notes during a meeting that involved discussions on writing, social media, and CMS issues, you would mark the edges of that page in line with where your writing, social media, and CMS tags are in the back index.

One Thing Well

You can use this to set environment variables, define functions, and run post-login commands. It’s that simple, and it won’t impact other users on the server - even if they use sshrc too. This makes sshrc very useful if you share a server with multiple users and can’t edit the server’s ~/.bashrc without affecting them, or if you have several servers that you don’t want to configure independently.

Why Cisco Has Showered These 3 Men With Billions Of Dollars

Like the others, he's known as a very nice human being. Because both he and Mazzola are Italian, so are a handful of other engineers that have worked with MarioPremLuca since the beginning. (We're told the offices of a MarioPremLuca spin-in feel like stepping into Italy and they serve the best-tasting coffee in the Valley.)

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