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Infrared shows us the Horsehead Nebula as never seen before - 6:59
The famous Horsehead Nebula has been literally seen in an entirely different light, as NASA's Spitzer captures it in infrared.Pawsome supercut: Cats vs. Christmas trees - 6:46
Have a Meowy Christmas with this hilarious highlight reel of pet cats attacking holiday ornaments, gift wrapped presents and the decorated tree itself.The Arcade: a capitalist commune of indie game development - 5:57
Playing host to 19 different companies, the Arcade in Melbourne, Australia is dedicated to changing the face of indie game development. Just don't call it an incubator.Bluetooth for the Blue Period: Art and tech unite in MONA's gallery app - 5:37
Australia's Museum of Old and New Art is renowned for its unique design, eccentric founder and provocative art. But at the centre of it all, MONA's greatest achievement has been in the technological realm.NASA wants to build a floating city above the clouds of Venus - 5:13
Venus exploration has been deemed off-limits due to its inhospitable climate -- but NASA believes Cloud City may be the answer.Best mobile games of 2014 - 1:52
It's been a spectacular year in mobile gaming, with some truly creative titles hitting our devices. Here are our favourite mobile games for 2014Fox News channels go dark on Dish as contract talks stall - 21/12
The absence of those channels marks the third major blackout for Dish subscribers in recent months.Gamer pleads guilty to making emergency call to report Grand Theft Auto shooting - 21/12
An allegedly "confused" gamer calls emergency services and says there's been a shooting at his house. He was actually describing the action in his "Grand Theft Auto" game.
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Microsoft removes unofficial Snapchat apps from the Windows Phone store - 2:37
Microsoft has removed a host of third-party Snapchat alternatives from its Windows Phone store after the photo messaging service indicated that it would start cracking down on unofficial apps in a bid to tighten security. Rudy Huyn, the developer of popular Windows Phone Snapchat alternative 6snap, confirmed on Twitter that his app — and all other third-party Snapchat apps previously available on Microsoft's operating system — had been removed.
Continue reading…Cadillac will let you replace your rearview mirror with a video feed in 2016 - 21/12
In 2016, a rearview mirror with a video display built-in will be a standard option on the Cadillac CT6, the carmaker's upcoming flagship sedan. With the wide-angle video feed enabled, the "mirror" will offer a field of view up to four times greater than that of a standard mirror, according to GM. Of course, when you use a camera mounted in the car's rear instead of a mirror, you won't have to deal with kids or luggage getting in the way of your view, either.
No more children muddling up your ...New Final Fantasy XV trailer shows off more crazy and weird road trip action - 21/12
We've got to be honest: we don't really know much about the plot of the upcoming Final Fantasy XV, but we're irresistibly drawn to the idea of a road trip movie in a fantasy world. There's just nothing like pulling to the side of the road and piling out of the car to beat down a crew of dudes in armor and some massive land mammals. And as for the story, it is coming together a bit: the latest trailer for the upcoming RPG just came out of the Jump Festa 2015 Japanese convention, and it does fi...SNL's Serial spoof gets to the bottom of Santa Claus' secrets - 21/12
It's official: Saturday Night Live has spoofed a podcast, and, of course, it's none other than the hugely popular Serial. Fortunately, the skit is up there with some of the finest work to come out of this uneven season. Cecily Strong pulls off a pitch-perfect Sarah Koenig who's moved past true crime to answer some age-old mysteries about Santa Claus. The Christmas connection is probably the weakest link here, but did you ever think a podcast would be big enough to be parodied on SNL?
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Dish customers are in the midst of another channel blackout — hardly an unusual occurrence for the feisty satellite TV provider. This time it's Fox News Channel and Fox Business that are missing from your lineup. The two channels went dark last night as both sides, Dish and 21st Century Fox, failed to come to terms and renew their contract.
As usual for these sorts of negotiations, both were quick to blame each other for causing the channels to go off air. Dish, in a press release, said that ...China criticizes US and Sony Pictures, says The Interview is 'nothing to be proud of' - 21/12
China has given its first hint of its stance on the Sony Pictures hack and The Interview, and Americans will likely be displeased. An editorial in The Global Times, a paper run by the state's Communist Party, largely sides with North Korea and strongly criticizes The Interview.
The editorial reads, in part, that "any civilized world will oppose hacker attacks or terror threats. But a movie like The Interview, which makes fun of the leader of an enemy of the US, is nothing to be proud of for H...Watch Dr. Evil mock Sony Pictures and North Korea on SNL - 21/12
Of course SNL had to get a few digs in at the Sony hacks this week, and Mike Myers returned as Dr. Evil himself to do the digging. During the show's cold open, the old Austin Powers villain said that Sony, North Korea, and the GOP were all giving evil organizations a bad name. And over The Interview, of all things.
"Look, I saw The Interview," he said, addressing Sony (which apparently hasn't had a hit since the Walkman). "It was charming. But if you really want to put a bomb in a theater, do...Obama: Sony Pictures hack was not an 'act of war' - 21/12
President Obama has stopped short of characterizing the Sony Pictures hack as an act of war by North Korea. In an interview with CNN's Candy Crowley that aired early Sunday, the president described the attack as a "very costly, very expensive" act of cybervandalism. However, he did reiterate that the US will respond proportionally to the attack, and is currently reviewing whether or not to put the communist country back on our list state sponsors of terrorism.
"We’re going to review those thr...
Centaurs, Soviets, and Seltzer Seas: Mariner 2’s Venusian Adventure (1962) - 20/12
Hydrogen is the most common kind of normal matter in the universe. Perhaps the universe is trying to tell us something, for the most common chemical element makes an excellent energetic rocket fuel. That does not mean, however, that it is easy to manage. Odorless and colorless hydrogen gas becomes liquid, and thus dense enough […]
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In the latest episode of Geek's Guide to the Galaxy, writer Naomi Klein discusses dystopian fiction and her new capitalism-vs.-the-climate nonfiction book This Changes Everything.
The post Dystopian Fiction’s Popularity Is a Warning Sign for the Future appeared first on WIRED.While You Were Offline: 30,000 People Buy Bull Poop, George R.R. Martin Freaks Out Over The Interview - 20/12
From the reactions to Sony pulling The Interview to the end of the beloved Serial, a lot happened on the Internet last week. Catch up here.
The post While You Were Offline: 30,000 People Buy Bull Poop, George R.R. Martin Freaks Out Over The Interview appeared first on WIRED.Every Serial-Related Google Image Search You’ve Been Afraid to Do - 20/12
Finished the Serial podcast and want to know what all those people and places looked like without just using your imagination? Here's every Google image search you were scared to do until it was over.
The post Every Serial-Related Google Image Search You’ve Been Afraid to Do appeared first on WIRED.Google and Hollywood Return to Bickering Over SOPA - 20/12
On Friday, Google filed a lawsuit in federal court against Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood.
The post Google and Hollywood Return to Bickering Over SOPA appeared first on WIRED.Predictions for 2015: Power to the People - 19/12
When asked to predict the future, it’s hard to forget that the totally automated future that expo organizers and Sci-Fi prognosticators prepared us for has not come to pass. We are all still waiting for our flying cars — not to mention the end of email spam. In fact, we’ve recently come to realize that without […]
The post Predictions for 2015: Power to the People appeared first on WIRED.Apple Isn’t the Only One to Blame for Smartphone Labor Abuses - 19/12
Apple is not the only company that benefits from a system where cost-saving efficiencies come with a human toll.
The post Apple Isn’t the Only One to Blame for Smartphone Labor Abuses appeared first on WIRED.If You Think Deep Links Are a Big Deal Now, Just Wait - 19/12
They were a discussion topic on Google’s Earnings Call and were a focus at I/O. Facebook created a standalone initiative called App Links to take a leadership position. Long time internet watcher John Battelle claims the quickening is nigh. What is it about deep links that has everyone so worked up? Today, they help us […]
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Google Expands Its Android One Initiative To Bangladesh, Nepal And Sri Lanka - 6:09
Back in June, Google introduced its Android One program to improve the affordable smartphone experience in emerging markets. The project debuted in India in September, and it is making its first expansion to cover neighboring Bangladesh, Nepal, and Sri Lanka. Read MoreNews Corp Buys India-Based Financial Planning Service BigDecisions.com - 5:52
Fresh from making its first investment in India last month, News Corp has now completed its first acquisition in the country, buying financial planning service BigDecisions.com as Next Big What first reported. Read More“The Interview” Censorship Protestors Screen Chaplin’s Hitler Parody “The Great Dictator” - 5:22
A clandestine invite to a “secret screening to protest against censorship” of The Interview did not lead to a showing of the North Korea-skewering film at the center of the Sony Pictures hack. It did raise money for free speech charity Article 19, though. Instead, attendees in London, Rome, and San Francisco who were instructed to come “dressed in a dark suit, and bring a… Read MoreXiaomi Reportedly Raises $1B In New Funding At A $45B Valuation - 5:07
Xiaomi, the company that is now the world’s third-biggest smartphone maker, has reportedly raised $1 billion at a $45 billion valuation, according to the Wall Street Journal. A Xiaomi spokesperson declined to comment. Read MoreThe Perfect Gaming Phone - 5:00
As a recent acquirer of an iPhone 6 Plus I had thought that a bigger phone would have better battery and be easier on my eyes. However what I hadn’t expected was the degree to which playing games on it would be much more fun than on my previous iPhone. Read MoreMicrosoft Removes All Third Party Snapchat Apps From The Windows Phone Store - 3:07
Snapchat confirmed in November that it would crack down on all third party apps, and now the ax has fallen on the Windows Phone app store, which no longer contains any third party apps as Windows Central reports. Read MoreHere’s How Microsoft Described Its Newfangled Product Called “Windows” When It Went Public - 3:05
Microsoft shipped the first version of Windows on November 20, 1985. The company went public on March 13, 1986. That means that Microsoft pulled the trigger on its IPO mere months after Windows was first launched into the market. Until today I didn’t know that the two events occurred so close together. Given that I was roughly negative 3 or 4 at the time, I’ve decided to… Read MoreCrowdsales Funding Innovation By Bitcoin And Its Community - 2:00
Bitcoin as an industry is becoming segregated by ideology, technology, and application. There are different groups who argue for differing directions and methods of growing adoption. Within Bitcoin today there are 3 distinct groups with their own definitions of what Bitcoin is. For example, Bitcoin miners argue that Bitcoin is a payment system where adoption is driven by bitcoin… Read More
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'Homeland' Season 4 finale: These changes were a 'Long Time Coming' - 8:32
Sunday night marked the end of a pivotal fourth season of Homeland, and with it, an assessment of how the series is holding up.
The show has certainly come a long way since its divisive Season 3 finale that saw the death of Nicholas Brody, virtually hitting the reset button on the Emmy-winning Showtime drama. What's more, many viewers questioned their allegiance to the program following that 2013 finale, since so many of the Season 1, 2 and 3 arcs were built upon the relationship between Brod...Facebook in 2015: Drones, messaging and virtual reality, oh my! - 8:05
As Facebook has matured into a social media platform unrivaled in size and reach in recent years, the persistent question hanging over the company in 2014 has been: what's next?
To properly answer that question it's best to look into the company's recent past to glean a hint at what might be in store for Facebook in 2015.
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Earlier this year, Facebook recovered from its stinging rebuke from Snapchat by snapping up the messagi...Kangaroo takes on drone and wins with knock-out blow - 7:04
Kangaroos are feisty beasts. If they aren't kickboxing their brother in suburban Australian streets, they are taking on anything that moves.
In a video uploaded to YouTube on Dec. 19, a roo shows the world what he thinks of the drone plague of 2014. In the fight for privacy, this guy decided to take matters into his own hands.
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The drone footage shows a group of six kangaroos in the Hunter Valley, a wine region in New...Medical cannabis to be made legal in Victoria by end of 2015, premier says - 6:00
The Victorian Labor government is pushing to legalise medical marijuana in the state by the end of next year, according to the new Premier Daniel Andrews
The move follows a drug reform policy outlined by Andrews' party before it gained power in the Victorian election in November
On Friday, Andrews said in a press conference that the Victorian Law Reform Commission would submit a report by August 2015 to determine how the law could be changed to allow for cannabis use by terminally and chronic...This office Slip 'n Slide makes for a wild work Christmas party - 5:18
An Australian company has taken Christmas celebrations to a new extreme, setting up a Slip 'n Slide through the middle of the office.
Flight Centre's HQ in Brisbane is the scene of the party, where office workers can be seen during Friday's Christmas celebration looking on from cubicles as a colleague slides face-first down a corridor covered in washing detergent
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The 60-metre side is a yearly tradition to support Flight Centre's foundation...Movies to look forward to in 2015 - 5:12
Forget The Interview and get excited for several epic movies opening in 2015.
If the trailers are any indication of the types of films you can expect to see gracing the big screen, it’s all about sequels in the new year.
See also: More 'Fast and Furious' movies to come, even without Paul Walker
Heavy hitters for sci-fi and action fans include Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Jurassic World, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part II and Spectre (the new James Bond film). Also back for it’s seventh ins...11 tips that will land you a job at a small company - 3:47
This article is part of DBA, a new series on Mashable about running a business that features insights from leaders in entrepreneurship, venture capital and management.
If you’re hoping for a job at a business like the one I cofounded — Of a Kind, where a team of four sells the pieces and tells the stories of emerging designers — then here’s something you should know: The hiring process is very different from that of a company with a massive human resources division. So how do you get yourself...Dueling hashtags of dissent as protesters march in New York following NYPD shooting - 2:21
Tensions between some police supporters and anti-police brutality protesters have reached new heights following the shooting deaths of two NYPD officers, Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu, on Saturday.
The situation has led to increased debate on social media around the issue of U.S. police and their interactions with the community, a discussion that grew into dueling hashtags on Twitter on Sunday, as some mourned and others marched in New York City
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Unleash Seth Rogen On North Korea ... Via BitTorrent! - 20/12
Seth Rogen, The Interview, Sony
North Korea goofed. By attacking and threatening Sony until it yanked its Seth Rogen film, The Interview, the nation-state turned a minor, hare-brained movie into a cause for freedom and anti-terrorism that everyone now wants to see.
Some wacky schemes for alternative distribution have started coming out of the woodwork. A BitTorrent spokesperson, trying to goad Sony Pictures Entertainment into distributing the video on its file-sharing platform, said it's the "...Now You Can Add Stickers To Facebook Messenger Photos - 19/12
Now you can festoon the photos you share in Facebook Messenger with stickers, the company announced Friday.
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Called Stickered For Messenger, the “lightweight” new feature will be available for Android beginning Friday and “soon” for iOS. Just in time for the holidays, it will include some festive sticker packs for Christmas and New Year’s.
Stickered For Messenger links to your Facebook Messenger account so you can send decorated photos to your friend...Big Companies Are Still Struggling To Buy A Big Data Clue - 19/12
Data science remains the surest ticket to Big Salary nirvana. If only it paid equally large dividends for the companies paying those salaries. Part of the problem stems from getting enough qualified people into a market desperate for answers.
But part of the problem stems from asking the wrong questions in the first place.Big Love For Big Data
Given the furor over Big Data, it's not surprising to see companies clamoring to hire people with data science expertise. As LinkedIn's annual analysis o...Twitch Plays Pokemon And The Year In Crowdplaying - 19/12
Editor's Note: This was originally published by our partners at Kill Screen as part of Kill Screen's Year In Ideas series.
Twitch Plays Pokemon is one of those ideas that should never have really caught on the way it did. Type a command into an endlessly scrolling barrage of Twitch.tv comments, look over at the tiny GameBoy emulator at the left of the screen, and if you’re lucky, you might just see the avatar do what you asked. This was never how things really went down, though.
With thousan...The New Spambot-Free Instagram Is Now Worth $35 Billion - 19/12
You've got to clear out the crap in your life if you want to have room for prosperity. That's just good feng shui! And look how well it's worked out for Instagram.
More than 18.9 million fake users vanished from the photo-sharing service between Wednesday and Thursday as Instagram actively deleted spambots, the New York Times reports. And voila! On Friday, Citigroup issued a note valuing Instagram at $35 billion.
That's a heck of a return on the $1 billion Facebook paid for the company in 2012...Flickr Listens To Community, Stops Printing Creative Commons Art - 19/12
Flickr has halted a new service that let people print wall art of any Creative Commons image it hosts, the company announced Thursday.
Called Flickr Wall Art, the program allowed prints of your own photos, photos of “licensed artists,” and anything from the community’s vast pool of Creative Commons art. This last group of images raised ire within the Flickr community.
See also: Flickr Develops Photo Books; Coffee Tables, Beware
“[M]any felt that including Creative Commons-licensed work in this ...LinkedIn Reveals The Top 25 Job Skills Of The Year - 19/12
Looks like 2014 was the year of the data scientist, judging by LinkedIn’s "25 Hottest Professional Skills of 2014" report.
The social network people use to impress their peers and future bosses, LinkedIn knows very well what skills recruiters search for on its site and which particular talents get people hired. So it analyzed the data in more than 330 million member profiles to figure out which skill was the most in-demand.
Globally, the winner is—drumroll, please—statistical analysis and dat...Starbucks To Square: It's Over - 19/12
You won't be able to pay for that latte with Square.
Starbucks will soon no longer take Square's mobile payments in its stores, unwinding a key aspect of the partnership the companies announced in 2012.
On Wednesday, Square sent an email to some users of its Wallet app announcing that it was "retiring" Wallet. It's now rolling a key feature of Wallet—one that let users check into a store and pay by announcing their name to a cashier—into its newer Square Order app. The new feature is called Tab...
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Americans Aren't Getting Married, And Researchers Think Porn Is Part Of The Problem - 5:14
There could be an unlikely contributor to the decline of marriage in this country. And it's free pornography on the Internet.How To Make A Skyscraper Invisible - 8:39
How did the city that gave the world the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre Pyramid become so afraid of bold construction?Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak To Acquire Australian Citizenship - 7:36
Steve Wozniak, the co-founder of technology giant Apple, is on the path toward Australian citizenship. Over the weekend, he moved one step closer to becoming Aussie by becoming a permanent resident, which was granted to him because he is a distinguished person.The First Western Journalist Given Access To ISIS Has Returned - 6:35
The first Western journalist in the world to be allowed extensive access to ISIS territories in Syria and Iraq has returned from the region with a warning: the group is “much stronger and much more dangerous” than anyone in the West realizes.Hero Monkey Saves Friend's Life - 4:34
There's a hero running around Kanpur, India. After a monkey was electrocuted at the local train station, another brave monkey spent 20 minutes doing everything he could to wake up his friend, including dunking him in water, slapping him, and yes, even doing a little nibbling. It's a bit hard to watch at times, but don't worry, there's a happy ending.Life Inside America's Food Processing Plants - 3:42
A new book offers a damning insight into conditions for low-paid, non-union, immigrant workers helping to feed our huge appetite for cheap meat.WikiLeaks Releases CIA Manual Advising Undercover Agents On Travel, Avoiding ‘Secondary Screenings’ - 3:42
The CIA is an integral part of the United States’ global security state, which collectively has contributed to the proliferation in airport security screening measures since the September 11th attacks. Yet, this may not exactly serve the agents who have to travel under cover.Satirical North Korea Video Game Isn't Backing Down Following Hack - 3:42
The creator of a satirical run-n-gun video game starring Kim Jong Un has, unlike Sony Pictures, no plans to cancel his project. That could be because the North Korean dictator rides a unicorn and single-handedly fends off an invasion of his country.
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Alright a bit of background. Ive been a piercer at my local tattoo parlor for several years, and I have seen people do the simplest things like eyebrow piercings, cartilage piercings, etc. Ive also seen people do the most bizarre things like dick/clit/ball piercings, and even anus piercings. Ive only done 2 anus piercings in the 6 years i've worked there. This guy comes in, and says he wants his asshole pierced. I wanted to laugh, but I put my professional face on, and told him prices, and an...This orange was growing on the other side of my neighbor's fence. - 21/12
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Viewability, spoofing but also some good times - 19/12
In a statement that was actually reassuring to those in the viewability fight, the IAB said this week that reaching 100 percent right now just isn't possible; but that doesn't mean we shouldn't keep shooting for it. There's some key information publishers need to know about domain spoofing. Finally, this is a good time to be in the online ad industry, and those good times should continue.How Far Can Photo Technology Go? - 17/12
How often do you click to download an app and it tells you to wait as it processes how many faces it sees? Currently, my phone is saying “47” and I have nothing to judge this by. Is that a lot? Facial Recognition This is PhotoTime, and it just launched with facial recognition software. It’s similar to uploading a photo onto your Google+ album and taking advantage of Auto Awesome, except Google’s facial recognition and effects controls are sneakier and not as loud. Should you be more concerned...IAB: 100% ad viewability measurment not possible (yet) - 17/12
The Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) this week released the “State of Viewability Transaction 2015,” a position paper offering the digital media and advertising industries guidance on how to manage the shift of digital media’s “audience currency” to 100 percent viewability.Technorati cracks Top 25 in Pixalate’s Global Seller Trust Index - 15/12
As advertisers lose billions to ad fraud, Technorati network focuses on inventory quality Ad fraud is costing advertisers billions in misspent campaign dollars, making imperative the need for transparency on all sides and concentrated efforts to clean up the ecosystem. Technorati has long focused on combating the rise of fraud traffic and creating a network that truly benefits both advertisers and publishers. As a result, when Pixalate released its latest Global Sellers Trust Index, Technorat...Report: Injection, content duplication lead to lost ad revenue for top pubs - 11/12
Previously thought to be above the fray when it comes to ad fraud, it was discovered that a large percentage of it occurred on premium publisher sites, according to a comprehensive study by the Association of National Advertisers, focusing heavily on bot traffic.ANA study shows widespread bot fraud; premium pubs not safe - 09/12
At current rates, online ad fraud will cost display and video advertisers more than $6 billion next year in frittered away spending.4 Calculable Mobile Marketing Predictions for 2015 - 08/12
Co-authored by Melissa Thompson It finally happened–mobile is more popular than television. And as this growth of smart phone and tablet use continues, mobile marketing from businesses shows no signs of slowing down. For those in the marketing world, these four mobile marketing trends should be on the mind for 2015: Geomarketing Geomarketing refers to using geographic intelligence to aid in marketing efforts, ranging from initial targeting to leads and conversions. With mobile technology that...Google news dominates headlines, like it’s trying to dominate digital advertising - 05/12
From its Contributor program to its mission to dominate all online advertising, Google has certainly had its fair share of headlines recently. There's also a big update from AppNexus, a look at the "growing up" of ad networks and a breakdown what's not working in private marketplaces.
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I work at Sony Pictures. This is what it was like after we got hacked. (Andrew Nusca/Fortune) - 7:55
Andrew Nusca / Fortune: I work at Sony Pictures. This is what it was like after we got hacked. — An employee* in the Los Angeles office of Sony Pictures Entertainment SNE opened up to Fortune about the personal ordeal they went through following revelations of North Korea's alleged cyber attack on the company.Google still surfaces news in search results in Spain after shutting down its News site (Danny Sullivan/Search Engine Land) - 5:25
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land: Google still surfaces news in search results in Spain after shutting down its News site — How Google News Lives On In Spain Despite Being Closed — Did Google News really close in Spain? If you consider Google News to be the ability to browse stories by topic, especially from a dedicated home page, yes.Skype Translator hands-on: fairly accurate speech recognition, but translation needs work (Darren Orf/Gizmodo) - 4:05
Darren Orf / Gizmodo: Skype Translator hands-on: fairly accurate speech recognition, but translation needs work — Skype Translator Hands-On: Close But No Babel Fish — When Skype announced its real-time translation program back in May, most of us seized on the sci-fi-ness off it all—Star Trek's universal translator, Babel fish, etc.Microsoft removes unofficial Snapchat apps from the Windows Phone store (Rich McCormick/The Verge) - 2:45
Rich McCormick / The Verge: Microsoft removes unofficial Snapchat apps from the Windows Phone store — Photo messaging service disables unofficial API to increase security — Microsoft has removed a host of third-party Snapchat alternatives from its Windows Phone store after the photo messaging service indicated …YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki encourages experimenting with professional content and new business models, like subscription-based Music Key, to grow revenues (Jonathan Mahler/New York Times) - 1:30
Jonathan Mahler / New York Times: YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki encourages experimenting with professional content and new business models, like subscription-based Music Key, to grow revenues — YouTube's Chief, Hitting a New ‘Play’ Button — This fall, Susan Wojcicki, the chief executive of YouTube, appeared on a panel …NY regulator outlines new, less strict BitLicense draft, final version expected in January (Tanaya Macheel/CoinDesk) - 21/12
Tanaya Macheel / CoinDesk: NY regulator outlines new, less strict BitLicense draft, final version expected in January — Lawsky Outlines Revisions to New York's BitLicense in DC Speech — Ben Lawsky announced the latest revisions to the draft BitLicense today in Washington, DC, announcing a host of changes in response …Seattle Police Department holds hackathon centered on tech for redacting videos recorded by officers from dashcams and body-worn cameras (Bill Schrier/GeekWire) - 21/12
Bill Schrier / GeekWire: Seattle Police Department holds hackathon centered on tech for redacting videos recorded by officers from dashcams and body-worn cameras — Inside the Seattle Police hackathon: A substantial first step — The Seattle Police Department (SPD) held its first-ever hackathon on Friday.After TaskRabbit's abrupt pivot this summer, workers and employers remain angry and frustrated (Caleb Garling/Matter) - 21/12
Caleb Garling / Matter: After TaskRabbit's abrupt pivot this summer, workers and employers remain angry and frustrated — Hunting Task Wabbits — Everybody's crazy mad with TaskRabbit—but the startup that launched the sharing economy really doesn't want to talk about its troubles. — Animations by Justin Cassano
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Writing "Good Omens" - 8:54
Neil Gaiman talks about writing "Good Omens" - "Terry Pratchett and I met in February 1985, in a Chinese restaurant. I was a young journalist. He was a former journalist and Electricity Board PR, and a writer who had just published his second Discworld novel. I was the first journalist who had ever interviewed him."YOU COME ACROSS A CANDIED VIOLET - 8:38
inflorescence.city is a generative text/art project by Katie Rose Pipkin and Loren Schmidta bit more info about it here Loren Schmidt previously50 years of beeping - 7:24
At 6 a.m. on Thanksgiving, James Galdo and his 22-year-old son made their annual trip to a Hess (HES) gas station on New York's Long Island to buy the oil company's latest holiday toy truck. It marked the end of an era for Galdo, who owns each retail toy truck Hess has produced since 1964, and the end of an almost 50-year family tradition. Come next year, the ritual of heading to a local Hess station will be replaced with a visit to Hess's website. Hess's toy truck business is moving online f...In the arms of a stranger - 5:36
In an emergency, would you hand your baby over to a stranger you had just met? This is the story of a mother who did just that."it might warrant discussion from others." - 4:04
Small Talk What We Talk About When We Talk About The Weather For some tips, try Barbara Walter's How to Talk With Practically Anybody About Practically Anything, via Brain Pickings or is small talk obfuscation and evasion?Freedom is the right of all sentient beings - 3:52
An Argentina court has recognised an Orangutang as 'non-human person': "This opens the way not only for other Great Apes, but also for other sentient beings which are unfairly and arbitrarily deprived of their liberty in zoos, circuses, water parks and scientific laboratories." - A similar case regarding a chimpanzee in New York was recently thrown out of court.Redditor does the research behind the Sony Pictures hacking scandal. - 2:55
Redditor CSMastermind composes an epic timeline of the Sony information breach. Well sourced, and in laymans terms. "George Clooney is apparently the only person working with or for Sony that understand information security"CCR, 'Born on the Bayou', live at Woodstock - 2:34
Creedence Clearwater Revival performing 'Born on the Bayou' at Woodstock, 1969. Frontman John Fogerty, dissatisfied with the group's performance, famously prevented it from being included in the subsequent film or soundtrack album. But this, the opening number of their set, is an electrifying performance. Fogerty, bassist Stu Cook and drummer Doug Clifford perform as if they are plugged in to the electricity supply.
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