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Apple and Google are reportedly wooing mobile game makers as they seek exclusivity
Apple and Google are reportedly offering mobile game developers a bevy of incentives — including premium promotional positions in their respective app stores — in order to secure exclusive rights... Keep reading →
4/21/2014 12:50:23 AM
How a toy designer dreamed up the geek-friendly AeroPress coffee maker
The AeroPress is a deceptively simple device -- it's basically a coffee syringe. The quick brewing coffee maker sits somewhere between an espresso machine and a French press. You pour hot water over your grounds then force the water through them with...
4/21/2014 12:37:00 AM
Facebook is reportedly building a mobile ad network, to be announced on April 30
Facebook will unveil its plans for a mobile ad network at its F8 conference on April 30, according to a Re/code report. This comes after Facebook started testing ads in... Keep reading →
4/21/2014 12:16:12 AM
Supahands Offers Multilingual Virtual Assistants For Clients In Asia
Southeast Asia is the second-largest outsourcing destination in the world, but a new company called Supahands wants to help locals by bringing virtual assistants to the region. Based in Malaysia and Singapore, the startup plans to expand to Hong Kong, Taiwan, Bangkok, and Australia. Read More
4/21/2014 12:09:50 AM
Managing Multiple Drafts Easily in Jekyll
Despite of only being a static website, we can utilize a plugin in Jekyll too. Let’s continue our discussion on creating drafts from the previous post. As you can see before – in the previous post – we created the drafts and put them within a special folder called _drafts ...
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4/21/2014 12:01:14 AM
Square And Google Were Not In Acquisition Talks
The WSJ is reporting tonight that payments company Square was in acquisition talks with Google. We're hearing from multiple sources close to both companies that these talks did not in fact take place in any serious capacity. Read More
4/21/2014 12:00:46 AM
Samsung opens its own Innovation Museum, we take an early tour
Before arriving at the Samsung Innovation Museum, I had an idea of what to expect: the Korean company shoehorning itself into every technological milestone, whether it deserved to or not. Fortunately, the five-storey complex in Suwon's Digital City...
4/21/2014 12:00:00 AM
Sublime Text as an Arduino IDE
If you’ve played with an Arduino, you’ve probably been frustrated by the IDE. It works, but it’s not the best editor. It’s especially painful for bigger files and larger projects. The Stino plugin for Sublime Text aims to solve this issue by bringing the full functionality of the Arduino IDE to the Sublime Text editor. Sublime Text is a powerful text editor with support for most programming languages. What it’s missing is support for compiling and uploading code to an Arduino. Stino bridges that gap. Sublime is a commercial product, and retails for $70 USD. However Sublime does have an … Read the rest
4/21/2014 12:00:00 AM
'Game of Thrones' Episode 3 Recap: 6 Big Clues in the Westeros Whodunit
SPOILERS WARNING: DO NOT READ THIS UNTIL YOU HAVE SEEN EPISODE 3 OF GAME OF THRONES.
What we have here is a good old-fashioned whodunit. King Joffrey’s murder throws so many things into question, but before we can dive into the intricacies of succession, we gotta know: who poisoned him? Those who’ve read the books (and/or the Wikipedia page) get to watch the rest of us twist on this one, but for how long? Another episode? The entire season? See also: Real-Life Joffrey Smiles About 'Game of Thrones' Purple Wedding Clues are emerging already in Episode Three, which picks up at the moment of Sansa’s flight. Here's what we just found out: Read more...More about Tv, Recap, Entertainment, Game Of Thrones, and King Joffrey
4/20/2014 11:12:28 PM
Apple, Google vie to offer exclusive game apps: WSJ
(Reuters) - Apple Inc and Google Inc are wooing game developers to ensure that top game titles arrive first on devices powered by their respective operating system, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter.
4/20/2014 11:02:57 PM
Should You Leave a Stable Job to Start Your Own Company?
Creating a company from the ground up while generating a successful revenue steam is the essence of the American Dream; but if this were an easy task, there would be a flood of employees quitting their "nine-to-fives" to found startups. The autonomy that comes along with building a business around personal goals, talents and interests is compelling for many workers who are fed up with their daily grind. On the other hand, leaving a stable employment situation can be stressful — and it's a decision that shouldn't be taken lightly, even if you're not entirely satisfied with one or more of the aspects of your current job Read more...More about Job Search Series, Business, Small Business, Startups, and Jobs
4/20/2014 11:01:24 PM
The secret behind Ford's success in China
Ford says the key to its success in the market has been its wide range of product offerings that allow it to effectively target first-time buyers.
4/20/2014 10:58:00 PM
Malaysia Airlines plane turns back after tyre burst
A Malaysia Airlines plane with 166 people on board turned back and landed safely at Kuala Lumpur airport early on Monday.
4/20/2014 10:56:00 PM
Oculus Rift Now Lets You Ride the 'Back to the Future' Hoverboard
Back to the Future II
have always dreamed of riding Marty McFly's hoverboard and now, thanks to some clever coding, you can — in virtual reality Developer Kieran Lord, aka Cratesmith on Twitter, used the Oculus Rift and a Wii Balance Board to create the closest thing you can get to experiencing a real hoverboard ride right now See also: McFly's Hoverboard Is Now a Reality? [VIDEO] "The way I'm imagining the hoverboard physics is slightly different to the BTTF maglev skateboard,'" said Lord in a comment about the project on Reddit. "It's more a snowboard with a 'virtual slope' of the front/back angle of the board. If that works and feels good the player could just get up a ton of speed and then stomp their back foot to get the same effect as going over a jump ramp." Read more...More about Gaming, Virtual Reality
4/20/2014 10:54:53 PM
Drones On Demand
mikejuk (1801200) writes "Gofor is a new company that is promoting the idea of drones on demand. All you have to do is use the app to request a drone and it shows you were they are and how long before one reaches your location. You want to take the ultimate selfie? Scout ahead to see if the road is clear or just find a parking space? No problem just task a drone to do the job. For the photo you simply flash your phone camera at it and it pinpoints your location for an aerial selfie. If it is scouting ahead then it shows you what awaits you via a video link. See the promo video to see how it might work. Flight of fancy? Possibly but the company claims to be operational in five US cities." I wish my car had a drone for instant scouting of traffic-jam alternates. Read more of this story at Slashdot.
4/20/2014 10:50:00 PM
Shoot in Soft Pastel Colors for Our Photo Challenge
are commonly associated with spring and with Easter. The subdued contrasts can make for some beautiful photographs. For our
Photo Challenge, share images that use this soft color palette. New York City photographer William Joos will guest-host this round. See also: 44 Photos of Lovable, Huggable Babies Joos is well known within the Instagram community, where he boasts nearly 45,000 followers on his account. Prior to the app's existence, Joos had already been photographing with his Hasselblad camera, which also shoots in a square format. "I can't even put into words how excited I was the day Instagram came out," he said. "It's like they were making an app just for me!" Read more...More about Photography, Spring, Colors, Social Media, and Mashable Photo Challenge
4/20/2014 10:02:53 PM
What Games Are: Worrying About Indie Games
It's been great times for indie games over the last few years, a true golden age compared to what went before. Yet I'm very worried that the great times are over and that - on multiple fronts - the forces of darkness are closing in. Are indie games about to go through a contraction, a difficult phase and a period of being disempowered once more? Read More
4/20/2014 10:00:47 PM
How would you change Blackberry's Z10?
With the advent of touchscreen smartphones, BlackBerry lost its position as king of the mobile world. In response, the company bought QNX and hibernated, plotting a reinvention centered around BlackBerry 10. When the business emerged with the Z10,...
4/20/2014 9:54:00 PM
U.S. Promotes Network to Foil Digital Spying
The State Department and other agencies are spending millions to finance local systems, known as mesh networks, as more secure alternatives to the Internet.
New York Times
4/20/2014 9:49:11 PM
Bits Blog: How Urban Anonymity Disappears When All Data Is Tracked
At some point very soon, a large amount of public information, like a car license plate, will be part of a mosaic portraying personal lives. At that point, believers in technology say, we’ll build a better society by eliminating deceit. Some say, however, that deferral to data comes at the expense of people making real choices about how to behave.
New York Times
4/20/2014 9:48:11 PM
Gun attack threatens to derail Ukraine peace deal
A gun attack in east Ukraine at the weekend threatens to derail a peace deal to prevent a broader conflict in the region and keeps geo-political risk alive, analysts say.
4/20/2014 9:46:00 PM
The battle for exclusive games has come to smartphones
It's like Sega and Sony all over again. We don't mean the hardware arms race (although that's certainly happening), but how the smartphone world's two top players are now fighting over the most popular games... and their sequels. Gaming is one of the...
4/20/2014 9:35:00 PM
Viral Video Recap: Easter Eggs, Peeps and Fake Drake
In the spirit of Easter and springtime, this week’s viral video recap brings us two experiments with eggs, a Parkour dog enjoying the outdoors, car roof basketball tricks and rap artist Drake on a secret mission If you’ve ever wondered what
would look like with tigers, lions, leopards and more, look no further than the Big Cat Rescue video. Also, see how one dog named Jumpy learned Parkour See also: Easter Egg Hunt! We Found the Year's Best Hidden Pop-Culture Goodies But Jumpy isn’t the only one with moves. David Kalb can catch a basketball while driving his car and even shoot a few shots, all while it's filmed on a GoPro Read more...More about Easter, Jimmy Kimmel, Drake, Music, and Watercooler
4/20/2014 9:33:54 PM
K-Cube Ventures stands out in Korea for speedy, ambitious investment style
K-Cube Ventures is a front-runner in the small but growing Korean startup economy.
4/20/2014 9:30:18 PM
This is How the Vatican Will Digitize Millions of its Documents
Digitizing the Vatican's 40 million pages of library archives will take 50 experts, five scanners and many, many years before the process comes to a close. The Vatican Library was founded in 1451 and has around 82,000 manuscripts, some of which date back about 1,800 years. It will work in tandem with NTT Data, a Japanese IT firm, to convert the first batch of 3,000 manuscripts. It is expected to take four years to digitize the initial round, though some of those documents will be online toward the end of 2014 See also: 'Bling Bishop' Wanted to Blow $45 Million on His Headquarters Before the digitization begins, though, there are preparations to be made. Read more...More about Digital, Japan, Vatican, Apps Software, and Us World
4/20/2014 9:02:25 PM
The Raspberry Eye Sees All
[Roman Rolinsky] wanted to try to do something interesting with his Raspberry Pi and a 2.8″ LCD he had laying about… So he made a rather bulky version of Google Glass. We’ve seen a few examples of home brew Google Glass before, or even real-life subtitle glasses used for translation on the fly, but what we really like about [Roman's] project (besides the fact he hosted it on our very own awesome project hosting site) is that he’s put together the projection system himself out of basic components. To create the HUD, he’s using a semi-transparent mirror which he … Read the rest
4/20/2014 9:00:00 PM
South Korean Ferry Death Toll Rises to 64, Disaster Zones Declared
Five days into the South Korean ferry disaster and the death toll continues to rise –– 64 bodies have now been found, according to the South Korean Ministry of Security and Public Administration. The Sewol ferry, carrying 476 passengers, still has 238 people missing and the death toll is expected to rise in the coming days. See also: What Went Wrong Aboard the Sunken South Korean Ferry This news follows the release of a new radio transcript earlier today, which revealed that the ferry crew did not know how to properly handle the evacuation Divers finally entered the ferry on Sunday and found 32 bodies, according to the
. The scene at the small port in Jindo, South Korea — 12 miles from the wreckage of the ferry — is solemn as relatives of the ferry passengers arrive to identify the bodies. Read more
4/20/2014 8:48:59 PM
Recalls have not hurt our China business: GM
General Motors' massive recall of cars has not impacted the automaker's business in China, says President Dan Ammann.
4/20/2014 8:30:00 PM
President Obama Will Headline DNC Fundraiser Hosted By YC’s Sam Altman And Yahoo’s Marissa Mayer
This May 8th, Y Combinator’s Sam Altman and Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer will hold a fundraiser for the Democratic National Committee headlined by President Obama. The fête will take place at Y Combinator’s offices in Mountain View. This is certainly not the first time technology types have dived into political waters, and it’s a sort of thing that we should expect to happen more… Read More
4/20/2014 8:22:10 PM
Starting in June, ‘Today’ Will Simulcast on SiriusXM
NBC is announcing a deal with the satellite radio service that will bring all four hours of its franchise morning news show to radio.
New York Times
4/20/2014 8:03:32 PM
In Silicon Valley Thriller, a Settlement May Preclude the Finale
Four leading tech companies are pushing to settle a class-action suit with several noteworthy angles, including questions over employee rights and the death of a programmer who helped set the case in motion.
New York Times
4/20/2014 8:00:50 PM
Decorate Easter Eggs for Our Vine Challenge
In many countries around the world, decorating
is an annual spring tradition. So for this week's
Vine Challenge, we want you to fire up your imagination, and decorate your own See also: Imaginative Vine Videos Crafted With Clay Feel free to use real eggs or plastic ones from a craft store. You can experiment with any material from paint, glitter and googly eyes to food coloring, fruits and flowers. There are so many fun, creative and easy ways to decorate — your options are endless
decorated a few eggs of our own this weekend — some using the food coloring-dye technique and others using colored Sharpies. Read more...More about Easter, Vine, Easter Eggs, Social Media, and Mashable Vine Challenge
4/20/2014 7:41:06 PM
Behold the internet's power: Quentin Tarantino to rewrite movie ending after script leaks
What the internet giveth, it also taketh away... and then giveth back again (sort of). Back in January, the script for Quentin Tarantino's next film, a western called the Hateful Eight, showed up online and Defamer drew the web's attention to its...
4/20/2014 7:31:00 PM
$42,000 Prosthetic Hand Outperformed By $50 3D Printed Hand
An anonymous reader writes "A man named Jose Delgado was so used to using a $42,000 myoelectric prosthetic hand for the last year that he didn't realize that there were other options out there. Although Delgado, born without a left hand, was able to obtain the hand via his insurance, he found that a 3D printed 'Cyborg Beast,' open source hand ,which costs just $50 to print, actually was more comfortable and performed better than the device which costs 840 times as much money." Read more of this story at Slashdot.
4/20/2014 7:18:00 PM
Talkcast tonight, 7pm PT/10 pm ET: Easter Edition!
New dial-in experience! Set up Fuze Meeting before the show if you want to join in live. we have once again reached the end of a weekend, which can only mean one thing: another episode of the TUAW talkcast! This week we'll be chatting about the news...
4/20/2014 7:00:00 PM
Soccer Fans Protesting E-Ticketing System Clash With Police in Turkey
International soccer matches have a reputation for occasionally rowdy fans, but on Sunday Police in Turkey were dealing with a fan uprising not related to the outcome of a game but to a new e-ticketing system. Fans of the Fenerbahce, Besiktas and Galatasaray soccer clubs took to the streets to protest a new e-ticketing system called Passolig that allows the operator of the system to view the ticket holder's private data, including their national identity data and banking information See also: 'This Is Just the Beginning': Turkish Protesters Met With Tear Gas, Water Cannons
Soccers fans protesting new e-ticketing rules clash with police on Istiklal Avenue in Istanbul, Turkey on April 20, 2014.
Image: Ozan Kose
Read more...More about Soccer, Football, Tur
4/20/2014 6:40:49 PM
Media Decoder: $250,000 Grant to Finance Website Tied to PBS Series
The Knight Foundation plans to give money to the PBS series “How We Got to Now” to create a site aimed at encouraging idea-sharing among civic leaders, urban planners, designers and others.
New York Times
4/20/2014 6:36:10 PM
10 technologies with a conscience
In this slideshow, we bring you 10 innovative technologies that cater to the world's lowest income-level group.
4/20/2014 6:15:00 PM
Investors eye more Apple share buybacks
Wall Street is betting that Apple will offer investors tens of billions of dollars in new share buybacks this week.
4/20/2014 6:14:00 PM
Biofuels From Corn Can Create More Greenhouse Gases Than Gasoline
New submitter Chipmunk100 (3619141) writes "Using corn crop residue to make ethanol and other biofuels reduces soil carbon and can generate more greenhouse gases than gasoline, according to a study published today in the journal Nature Climate Change. The findings by a University of Nebraska-Lincoln team of researchers cast doubt on whether corn residue can be used to meet federal mandates to ramp up ethanol production and reduce greenhouse gas emissions." Read more of this story at Slashdot.
4/20/2014 6:08:00 PM
Airbnb And NY Attorney General Prepare To Meet In Court This Week
Last fall, the Attorney General filed a subpoena for thousands of records related to hosts in New York in an effort to identify bad actors and illegal activity on the platform. On Tuesday, Airbnb will finally have its day in court, as the first oral arguments related to a subpoena filed by the state's Attorney General are expected to be heard. Read More
4/20/2014 6:07:03 PM
Hackaday Links: April 20, 2014
[Josh] hit the same issue we’ve faced before: cable modems don’t match a form factor and usually don’t make themselves easy to mount on something. We could complain about routers as well, but at least most of those have keyhole slots so you can hang them on some screws. Inspiration struck and he fabricated his own rack-mount adapter for it. Velcro holds it in place, with a cutout bezel to see the status lights and an added fan to keep things cool. Here’s a pair of strange but possibly interesting ones that were sent in separately. The first is … Read the rest
4/20/2014 6:01:34 PM
AI Experts On The Reality Behind The Sci-Fi Thriller “Transcendence”
An ambitious blend of fact and fiction, “Transcendence” is Hollywood’s latest dystopian-edged take on the implications of artificial intelligence. Here are some examples of where the film displays some chops in computer vision, intelligent systems and brain imaging. Read More
4/20/2014 6:00:41 PM
Cognoa’s App Will Evaluate Children’s Risk For Autism From Videos And Other Data
There are life-changing technologies that are being developed at the intersection of health evaluation and diagnosis. For example, Neurotrack has developed a cognitive test to predict and diagnose the onset of Alzheimer's Disease. And a new startup, Cognoa, is launching to help evaluate children's risk for Autism. Read More
4/20/2014 6:00:19 PM
Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen Are Too Cute Playing 'The Newlywed Game'
There's nothing better than watching Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen bickering like an old married couple. In a video that's trending online, the two icons and longtime friends answer ridiculous questions about each other while participating in a version of
The Newlywed Game
. As it turns out, even when you've known someone for a very long time, you still may not know what their spirit animal is See also: Awkward Moment Seal Is the Meme for All Your Slippery Situations The video, which was shot at a Buzzfeed Brews event in February, also reveals which roles the two actors would most like to play or revive. Stewart's was Falstaff, a character who appears in three of Shakespeare's play,
Henry IV, Part 1, Henry IV, Part 2
The Merry Wives of Windsor
, while McKellen's choice was the Widow Twankey, a female c
4/20/2014 5:23:13 PM
Drones help find World War II's missing soldiers
The BentProp Project has spent years finding American soldiers who went missing in the Pacific during World War II, but available technology has limited its success. Team members have frequently had to scan wide areas themselves, slowing down their...
4/20/2014 5:22:00 PM
L.A. Science Teacher Suspended Over Student Science Fair Projects
An anonymous reader writes "A high school science teacher at Grand Arts High School in Los Angeles was suspended from the classroom in February, after two of his science fair students turned in projects deemed dangerous by the administrators. "One project was a marshmallow shooter — which uses air pressure to launch projectiles. The other was an AA battery-powered coil gun — which uses electromagnetism to launch small objects. Similar projects have been honored in past LA County Science Fairs and even demonstrated at the White House." Read more of this story at Slashdot.
4/20/2014 5:11:00 PM
Tesla will source battery materials from North America exclusively
Tesla Motors has announced it will source raw battery materials from North America only, when it opens its $5 billion battery gigafactory.
4/20/2014 5:00:05 PM
Chance the Rapper Hospitalized, Cancels Coachella Set
Chance the Rapper was hospitalized on Sunday and has canceled his set for Coachella's closing night [...]
4/20/2014 4:49:15 PM
SXSW Hit and Run Suspect Faces Four New Charges
Four new assault charges have been filed against Rashad Charjuan Owens in connection with the hit-an[...]
4/20/2014 4:23:56 PM
The Virtual Reality Renaissance Is Here, But Are We Ready?
I'm flapping my wings. Not hard, but slowly and smoothly.
At 25 feet across, my wingspan is so great I don't need to exert much energy to achieve lift. In the distance, I see an island under an azure sky. This is my home. Off to my west, the sun is setting and the sky glows with warm, orange light. Spotting movement in the ocean below, I bend my body slightly to the left and begin a gentle dive. As I approach the shore, I spot my prey splashing in the shallows. I lean back, keeping my wings fully extended so I can glide just above the water. I'm right over the fish. I pull in my wings, bend forward sharply and dive into the water. I emerge with a fish in my mouth. Success Read more...More about Facebook, Entertainment, Gadgets, Features, and Tech
4/20/2014 4:19:32 PM
Why Portland Should Have Kept Its Water, Urine and All
Ars Technica has nothing good to say about the scientific understanding (or at least public understanding) that led Portland to drain 38 million gallons of water after a teenage prankster urinated into the city's water supply. Maybe SCADA systems shouldn't be quite as high on the list of dangers, when major utilities can be quite this brittle even without a high-skill attack. Read more of this story at Slashdot.
4/20/2014 4:12:00 PM
Seattle entrepreneur is turning old soda bottles into 3D printer ‘ink’
Most consumer 3D printers use “ink” made of colored plastic line. But despite the self-reliant and Earth-friendly bent of many 3D printing hobbyists, it’s surprisingly difficult to find 3D printing line, or filament, that’s made of recycled plastic — despite …
4/20/2014 3:51:10 PM
What will drive stocks this week?
About 150 S&P 500 companies are scheduled to release results this week, in an earnings season that has been mediocre
4/20/2014 3:46:00 PM
50 years ago today, the public got its first taste of video calls
It seemed like the inevitable future at the time, we're sure. On April 20th in 1964, Bell Telephone showed off the Mod 1 Picturephone -- a precursor to the Skype and Hangouts video calls that have become a standard but under-utilized feature of...
4/20/2014 3:21:00 PM
#Love: I’m Single, Therefore I Tinder
In the game of Tinder, you win or you get bored and give up. That is pretty much standard operating procedure for anyone with a smartphone and a libido. But what if you're bad at Tinder? Naturally, I can't solve all your problems. But experts from across the country, as well as Tinder's own Sean Rad, have hooked us up with some solid advice. Read More
4/20/2014 3:15:16 PM
SpaceX Successfully Delivers Supplies To ISS
Reuters reports on the successful SpaceX-carried resupply mission to the ISS: "A cargo ship owned by Space Exploration Technologies arrived at the International Space Station on Sunday, with a delivery of supplies and science experiments for the crew and a pair of legs for the experimental humanoid robot aboard that one day may be used in a spacewalk. Station commander Koichi Wakata used the outpost's 58-foot (18-meter) robotic crane to snare the Dragon capsule from orbit at 7:14 a.m. (1114 GMT), ending its 36-hour journey. ... "The Easter Dragon is knocking at the door," astronaut Randy Bresnik radioed to the crew from Mission Control in Houston. Space Exploration, known as SpaceX, had planned to launch its Dragon cargo ship in March, but was delayed by technical problems, including a two-week hold to replace a damaged U.S. Air Force rad
4/20/2014 3:08:00 PM
What earnings will say about the US
Is the US economy really picking up steam? Earnings this week could provide a clue.
4/20/2014 3:07:00 PM
Why Madison Avenue is becoming more like Wall Street
The real-time, analytics-intensive model pioneered by Wall Street quants is now moving beyond high finance: It’s the future of marketing.
4/20/2014 3:00:14 PM
Sci-Fi Contest Roundup: Stargate
The 90s were a remarkable time for Sci-Fi movies, in that there actually
sci-fi movies, and not sequels to a reboot of yet another comic book movie. One of the breakout hits from this era was
, the film and three syndicated television series. With a corpus this large, a few
builds made it into our Sci Fi contest, and from the looks of things, they’re pretty cool.
The Ma’Tok Staff
The Ma’Tok staff is an energy weapon used by Jaffa warriors that fires a concentrated plasma bust over 70 yards. While we question the utility … Read the rest
4/20/2014 3:00:10 PM
A roundup of recent hardware reviews on TUAW
Last week, we reviewed a variety of hardware and accessories that'll complement your favorite iOS or OS X devices. Here's a quick roundup of recent hardware reviews that you may have missed: Booqpad: Combining iPad tech with good old...
4/20/2014 3:00:00 PM
New York orders Ford to clean site
The $7.5 million cleanup would be the second at the site in Ramapo, N.Y.
4/20/2014 2:55:00 PM
Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter, Boxer Wrongly Convicted of Murder, Dead at 76
Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, the boxer imprisoned 19 years for a crime he did not commit and whose plight became a rallying point for racial inequality — as well as a Bob Dylan song and a movie starring Denzel Washington — has died. He was 76. Carter died in Toronto after a long battle with prostate cancer, the Associated Press reported. See also: Bob Dylan's 'Like a Rolling Stone' Interactive Video Mimics TV Surfing Carter was convicted in 1967 of three murders at a bar in his native New Jersey, and again at a 1976 retrial. After years of appeals, court battles and public outcry, his convictions — alleged to be racially motivated — were set aside in 1985. Read more...More about Music, Movies, Entertainment, Film, and Sports
4/20/2014 2:30:53 PM
Hands On With Facebook Nearby Friends [Video]: No More Checkins
Facebook Nearby Friends is based around broadcasting how far you are from friends, not your exact coordinates, and that's why it could succeed where other location apps have failed. But while we might be comfortable sharing proximity, that doesn't mean we're comfortable doing it on Facebook. Read More
4/20/2014 2:16:27 PM
Google scoops up another high-profile scientist for anti-death project
The latest full-time addition to Google's secretive anti-aging initiative, Project Calico, is Cynthia Kenyon, a high-profile biochemist and biophysicist at the University of California, San Francisco.
4/20/2014 2:11:54 PM
Two prominent Twitter accounts get blocked in Turkey following apparent court order
Turkey’s effort to quell anti-government sentiment on Twitter continues this weekend after two prominent accounts were seemingly blocked from the service’s estimated 10 million users in Turkey, as Reuters reports.... Keep reading →
4/20/2014 2:10:04 PM
Glenn Greenwald: Pulitzer May Help Change Public Perception of NSA Leaks
Glenn Greenwald was eating lunch on Monday, trying not to focus on the fact that the most high-profile journalism award in the U.S. was moments away from being announced "I didn't want to pay too much attention to it or follow it too closely," Greenwald told Brian Stelter during an interview that aired Sunday on CNN's
. "But I had my phone on the table. I knew that the hour was upon us." At 3 p.m. ET, the news broke:
, Greenwald's previous employer, and
The Washington Post
had won the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service for their reporting on NSA surveillance based on leaked documents from former NSA contractor Edward Snowden Read more...More about Pulitzer Prize, Media, Us World, Us, and Edward Snowden
4/20/2014 2:09:27 PM
Ask Slashdot: Professional Journaling/Notes Software?
netdicted writes "At the very outset of my career the importance of keeping a daily journal of activities and notes was clearly evident. Over the years I've always had a college ruled composition notebook nearby to jot down important ideas, instructions, tasks, etc. Putting away the rock and chisel was not optional when the volumes grew beyond my mental capacity to successfully index the contents. Over the years I've tried countless apps to keep a digital journal and failed miserably. In my mind the ideal app or solution is a single file or cloud app where I can organize personal notes on projects, configurations, insights, ideas, etc., as well as noting major activities or occurrences of the day. My original journals saved me on a number of occasions. Unfortunately my tenacity for keeping one has suffered from a fruitless search for a su
4/20/2014 2:03:00 PM
Joystiq Weekly: Nintendo foibles, LGBT gaming cons and crash-prone dirtbikes
Welcome to the Joystiq Weekly wrap-up where we present some of the best stories and biggest gaming news from our sister-publication....
4/20/2014 1:30:00 PM
You Can Make Wonder Material Graphene In Your Kitchen
Graphene has been touted as a wonder material -- the world's thinnest substance, but super-strong. Now scientists say it is so easy to make you could produce some in your kitchen. Thus far, graphene has proven elusively hard to manufacture on an industrial scale. Methods have required a choice between high quality graphene in small quantities, or large batches with defects. A team from England and Ireland, however, reported on Sunday they had used a blender to make microscopic sheets of graphene. They placed powdered graphite, the stuff from which pencil lead is made, into a container with an "exfoliating liquid", and then mixed at high speed. The result is miniscule sheets of graphene, each about a nanometre (a billionth of a metre) thick and 100 nanometres long, suspended in a liquid. The force generated by the rotating blades separate
Silicon Alley Insider
4/20/2014 1:27:35 PM
Malaysia Discusses Financial Support for MH370 Family Members
A Malaysian government official met with family members of passengers who were aboard Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 to discuss ways to offer them financial assistance. Nearly a month and a half has passed since the Boeing 777-200 plane disappeared over the Indian Ocean during a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing on March 8. Deputy Foreign Affairs Minister Hamzah Zainuddin met with relatives in Kuala Lumpur Sunday, and asked them to submit a plan for consideration, according to the
. Zainuddin added that a fund could be set up by Malaysia Airlines or the Malaysian government. See also: 1 Month Since Flight 370 Vanished: The Complete Timeline Read more...More about World, Us World, Us And World, Malaysia, and Malaysia Airlines
4/20/2014 1:04:21 PM
PhotoSweeper for Mac whisks away duplicate images
When your computer slows down to a crawl and you figure out that it’s because your hard drive is stuffed to the gills, you need to do some house cleaning.... Keep reading →
4/20/2014 1:00:33 PM
A hotel hooks up to tiny houses trend
The environmentally-friendly alternative housing movement is expanding to the hotel industry.
4/20/2014 1:00:00 PM
Google Aids Scientology-Linked Group CCHR With Pay-Per-Click Ads
An anonymous reader writes "The Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR), a Scientology front group, has received a 'grant from Google in the amount of $10,000 per month worth of Pay Per Click Advertising to be used in our Orange County anti-psych campaigns.' CCHR believes that ALL psychiatrists are evil. They believe that psychiatrists were behind the holocaust, and these shadow men were never brought to justice. CCHR also believes that psychiatrists were behind the 911 attacks. Scientologists believe that psychiatrists have always been evil, and their treachery goes back 75 million years when the psychiatrists assisted XENU in killing countless alien life forms. Thanks Google! We may be able to stop these evil Psychs once and for all!" Read more of this story at Slashdot.
4/20/2014 12:59:00 PM
Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter Dead at 76
Rubin "Hurricane" Carter the boxer whose wrongful imprisonment inspired Bob Dylan's stirring 1975 so[...]
4/20/2014 12:55:18 PM