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  • newSeamless Is Down and People Are Freaking Out
    At this very moment, all around New York City, grown, adult humans are gathered around empty plates, clutching morsel-less silverware and hurling epithets at a faceless brand on Twiter. The only sound: A grim busy signal pulsing through the speakerph…
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  • newA Double Black Hole Powers a Brilliant Galactic Star Factory 
    Six hundred million light years away, a pair of black holes spiral furiously about one another at the brilliant core of a starburst galaxy.Read more...
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  • newThe New 1TB PS4 is Still Using Old Hardware
    Sony recently revised the PS4 hardware, sneaking out a new model that was less power hungry, quieter and cooler - but it seems the new hardware hasn’t been used on PS4s that are now being sold with a 1TB hard drive.Read more...
    - 17 hours ago 29 Aug 15, 8:00pm -
  • new"Tissue Velcro" Could Patch Damaged Organs
    In the not-too-distant future, patients with damaged hearts or livers might receive tissue patches grown in a lab. This week, researchers announced an important development toward that goal: A biodegradable scaffold that allows strips of beating hear…
    - 18 hours ago 29 Aug 15, 7:00pm -
  • newThe Case of the MH370 Wing Segment Keeps Getting Weirder
    When a wing section of a Boeing 777 washed up on the Indian Ocean island of La Réunion last month, the Malaysian government quickly ascribed the part to missing Malaysian Airlines Flight 370. But an ongoing investigation has failed to verify this cl…
    - 19 hours ago 29 Aug 15, 6:00pm -
  • newThe Raddest Cosplay at PAX Prime, Day One
    And rather than just taking photos of cosplayers at PAX, I decided to join them.Read more...
    - 20 hours ago 29 Aug 15, 5:17pm -
  • newThe Haunting Weather Statement That Saved Lives During Hurricane Katrina
    Most of us don’t think much of the daily weather statements that meteorologists from the National Weather Service make every single day. Until there’s a natural disaster, of course. But a forecast issued as Hurricane Katrina slammed into the the…
    - 20 hours ago 29 Aug 15, 5:00pm -
  • newHas Ground-Penetrating Radar Discovered The Nazi Gold Train? 
    Just over a week ago, the story of a long-lost Nazi train started making the rounds. We’re unconvinced , but according to the BBC, ground penetrating radar seems to have convinced Polish Deputy Culture Minister Piotr Zuchowski of the train’s exis…
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  • newGoogle Wants to Help You Find a Plumber
    Need a plumber or a locksmith? Google might be your new best friend. Yesterday, Google began rolling out a search feature that displays listings for qualified home service providers when you search for telling phrases, for instance, “clogged toilet…
    - 21 hours ago 29 Aug 15, 4:00pm -
  • newHolga is Bringing Back Lo-Fi Photography With a Digital Twist
    In an age when anyone with a smartphone and a steady hand can get a perfectly focused, well-lit shot, lo-fi photos feel a bit passé. But if Holga Digital has anything to say about it, blown-out shots with fuzzy vignettes are about to become all the…
    - 23 hours ago 29 Aug 15, 2:00pm -

TNW

  • newJust how big has eSports become?
    113 million hardcore fans worldwide 147 million occasional viewers US$252 million in global revenues a predicted total prize pool of $71 million for all tournaments and competitions. No, these numbers don’t refer to a traditional mainstream sport l…
    - 18 hours ago 29 Aug 15, 7:50pm -
  • new9 all-purpose, super-easy online Web builders let you tell a story or sell your stuff
    With all the Facebooking, Tumblring and tweeting, it’s a wonder personal Websites still get built at all. For most people, short bursts of communication with friends and family seem to be enough to satisfy most common messaging impulses. Nonetheles…
    - 21 hours ago 29 Aug 15, 4:30pm -
  • newHow to be an internet-first journalist
    Practically everything has changed in media. Here are some ways to build an audience, make yourself more effective, and find your path to success in modern journalism. (note: this post doesn’t pretend to tell you how to do good journalism. That par…
    - 22 hours ago 29 Aug 15, 3:24pm -
  • newIntroducing @TNWstyle: A new account exploring the way we write about technology
    You may not realize it, but styleguides are an important part of journalism. They help all writers for a publication use the same grammar rules and technical terms, to keep things nice and tidy. We have one at The Next Web and now we’re sharing it…
    - 23 hours ago 29 Aug 15, 2:26pm -
  • Send me another newsletter and I’ll burn your house down
    On a busy day I’ll receive more than a hundred newsletters. On a slow day that number is around 30. I know this because a few weeks ago I set up a filter in Gmail to file all emails containing the word ‘Unsubscribe’ into one sub-folder. Once a…
    - 1 day ago 29 Aug 15, 12:42pm -
  • Minecraft creator Notch shares the darker side of life after a big exit
    You build a company into a massive success, you sell it for $2.5 billion, you have all the money you could hope for and a lot of time on your hands… and then what? Markus ‘Notch’ Persson, founder of Minecraft creator Mojang, has shared some st…
    - 1 day ago 29 Aug 15, 10:55am -
  • Mark Zuckerberg’s year of books: Matt Ridley’s Genome
    Mark Zuckerberg’s 16th pick for his Year of Books is Matt Ridley’s Genome. This is everything you need to know about the ultimate book of life, what’s inside, where there are plot holes and recipes for the future, and what makes us humans tick.…
    - 1 day ago 29 Aug 15, 9:38am -
  • App changelogs should be useful, not easter eggs or boilerplates
    App changelogs used to be simple – they showed you what was new in the latest update. But now developers have fallen victim to trends that make them at best less useful, and at worst completely useless. Here are the trends ruining changelogs: 1. Th…
    - 1 day ago 29 Aug 15, 9:32am -
  • This is the best ‘I just quit my job’ video ever made: The rapping receptionist!
    Chloe McLaren just left her job as receptionist at ad agency 101 London to work in radio. You don’t know her. Neither do I. These facts are meaningless to us. Liquor and photocopying So why have I bothered to post about some woman leaving some pla…
    - 1 day ago 29 Aug 15, 8:18am -
  • Meet the 13-year-old founder building an incredible tool to understand startups
    Soroush Ghodsi is 13-years-old. It shouldn’t matter. It doesn’t really matter. And yet… I first encountered Soroush when I emailed him about an experimental anonymous Twitter bot called Whisperly, not realising that it was a side-project from…
    - 1 day ago 29 Aug 15, 6:15am -

TechCrunch

  • newRating The Websites Of The 2016 Republican Political Candidates
    According to a recent report, 2016 political candidates will spend a billion dollars on digital communications before November of next year. More than likely, only a fraction of that will be spent on website design, content and optimization. Even so,…
    - 23 mins ago 30 Aug 15, 1:00pm -
  • newHTC Forges More VR Relationships As Co-Founder Peter Chou Joins Visual Effects Firm
     HTC’s much-anticipated VR headset, created in partnership with games firm Valve, just had its launch delayed until the first quarter of next year, but that isn’t stopping the Taiwanese firm from forging relationship with content companies in th…
    - 8 hours ago 30 Aug 15, 4:57am -
  • newGraduated From An Engineering Bootcamp? Now What?
     While hip hop may have ‘too many mc’s and not enough mics’, in tech, there are too many startups and not enough seasoned technologists. Over the last seven years, hopeful entrepreneurs have flooded the market, looking to cut their teeth in th…
    - 9 hours ago 30 Aug 15, 4:00am -
  • newEmail Is The Last, And Ultimate, Social Graph
     One of the magical innovations of the Web 2.0 era was when the bigger social platforms opened their doors to third-party app developers. LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter widely touted ,and profited from, the concept of allowing consumers to plug thei…
    - 12 hours ago 30 Aug 15, 1:00am -
  • newElon Musk Can’t Be That Afraid Of Robots, Check Out This Tesla Production Line
     Elon Musk has warned us about robots taking over with the help of AI. He’s even donated money to make sure that it doesn’t happen. However, it sure does seem like Tesla relies on robots quite a bit, even if they’re not being primed to turn th…
    - 15 hours ago 29 Aug 15, 10:41pm -
  • newThe SaaS Success Database
     What does it take to build a billion-dollar SaaS enterprise-software company? We gave a 30,000-foot answer to this complex — and fascinating — question in a recent TechCrunch post, The SaaS Adventure. To recap: We’ve observed seven key phases…
    - 18 hours ago 29 Aug 15, 7:00pm -
  • newBaby, We Won’t Drive Our Cars: The Future Of Automotive Transportation
     “Transportation tech is not only changing how we get from A to B, it’s fundamentally altering the underlying infrastructure of our cities.” Read More
    - 20 hours ago 29 Aug 15, 5:30pm -
  • newGillmor Gang: Dog Days
     The Gillmor Gang — Dan Farber, Robert Scoble, Keith Teare, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor. Recorded live Friday, August 28, 2015. A surprise guest in the chat center, benevolent Zuckership, and the psychosocial benefits of dogs. Alternate title:…
    - 20 hours ago 29 Aug 15, 5:28pm -
  • newThe Tactico Geomaster Is A Crowdfunded Watch I Could Get Behind
     There are more Kickstarter watches out there these days than grains of sand on the beach. Everyone with a quartz movement and a NATO strap figures they can make and sell some kind of fashion watch to the masses, a concept that is as silly as it is…
    - 21 hours ago 29 Aug 15, 4:46pm -
  • newOpening Pandora’s Dox: The Unintended Consequences of an Internet That Never Forgets
     There’s some leaks that can’t ever be taken back or patched over or fixed–and they’re generally things that, as things stand, aren’t even illegal. Read More
    - 21 hours ago 29 Aug 15, 4:00pm -

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Mashable

  • newAn easy trick for dicing weird-shaped veggies
    Bell peppers are nature's guessing game. No two are shaped the same. Never mind potatoes, turnips and pretty much any squash.If you need to chop those babies, slice off an edge, turn on its flat side and cut long strips. Pivot those sideways and di…
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  • newWhat your bagel order says about you
    You don't need a handwriting analyst to decode your deepest desires, fears and personality traitsYou just need to look to your morning schmearSee also: What Your Coffee Preference Says About YouHere's your handy chart that explains what your bage…
    - 1 hour ago 30 Aug 15, 12:01pm -
  • newMan Therapy says it's manly to take care of your mental health
    Dr. Rich Mahogany has all the makings of a “real man.” An impressive mustache is the focal point of his stern, expressionless face. His voice is deep and monotone, claiming authority with every syllableHe is a parody — a comical collection of…
    - 2 hours ago 30 Aug 15, 11:30am -
  • newFan dies after falling from upper deck during Braves-Yankees game
    ATLANTA — A fan died after falling from the upper deck into the lower-level stands at Turner Field on Saturday night during a game between the Atlanta Braves and the New York Yankees.Lt. Charles Hampton of the Atlanta Police Department homicide un…
    - 9 hours ago 30 Aug 15, 3:54am -
  • new5 can't-miss apps: 'Fallen,' Inkboard, Ditty and more
    With Apple finally revealing the date of when we'll see the next iPhone and Instagram abandoning square photos, you may have missed some of this week's best new apps.See also: How to disable autoplay for videos on Facebook and TwitterLuckily, every…
    - 10 hours ago 30 Aug 15, 2:59am -
  • newThe taking of Raqqa by the Islamic State (in Arabic)
    The Islamic State took control of Raqqa in 2014, declaring it their capitalThe video above — in Arabic — is a first-hand account of how ISIS took over the cityThe animation, which was first published in English, is based on verified eyewitness…
    - 11 hours ago 30 Aug 15, 2:46am -
  • newAnkles beware: Watch the NBA season's 60 nastiest crossovers
    To dunk on someone is savage, but to cross them over is sublimeNow we can relive the 60 nastiest crossover dribbles of the NBA season, thanks to the 15-minute video embedded above. Watching hapless defenders look like they just roller-skated over b…
    - 11 hours ago 30 Aug 15, 2:20am -
  • newNew algorithm gives photos Picasso-style makeovers
    Google has already shown us the weird possibilities when images are processed through a neural networkBut a new experiment takes this dynamic to a new level by transforming any photo into an image that mimics the painting style of one of the old mas…
    - 12 hours ago 30 Aug 15, 1:51am -
  • newKevin Sumlin accidentally tweets joke about USC coach's drunken fail
    Here's a play Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin would like to have backSumlin accidentally tweeted out a joke about a recent booze-fueled outburst by USC coach Steve Sarkisian to his 71,000 followers. The post appeared to be intended as a direct message…
    - 13 hours ago 30 Aug 15, 12:06am -
  • newReporter freaks out when a large bug attempts to ruin his day
    "Are we live?"Yes, Brad, we are liveWeather anchor Brad Willis with Fox 5 San Diego had a slight run-in with a large flying bug during a live broadcast from the beach on Friday while reporting about the extreme heat in the area, prompting a perfec…
    - 14 hours ago 29 Aug 15, 11:44pm -

Slashdot

  • newChris Christie Proposes Tracking Immigrants the Way FedEx Tracks Packages
    PolygamousRanchKid submits the news that New Jersey governor (and Republican presidential candidate) Chris Christie said yesterday that he would, if elected president, create a system to track foreign visitors the way FedEx tracks packages. The NYT w…
    - 53 mins ago 30 Aug 15, 12:30pm -
  • newA FreeBSD "Spork" With Touches of NeXT and OS X: NeXTBSD
    There are a lot of open source operating systems out there; being open source, they lend themselves to forks, clones or near clones, and friendly offshoots. There are even services to let you customize, download, and (if you choose) bulk-install your…
    - 4 hours ago 30 Aug 15, 9:22am -
  • newMalaysia Blocking Websites Based On Political Content
    An anonymous reader writes: A few days ago Slashdot carried a piece of news from Malaysia whereby [news] websites based in Malaysia must be registered. Now comes the news that Malaysia is actively blocking websites which carry political opinion contr…
    - 7 hours ago 30 Aug 15, 6:12am -
  • newDo We Need More Emojis?
    mikejuk writes to note that the Unicode Consortium has accepted 38 new emoji characters as candidates for Unicode 9.0, including characters depicting bacon and a duck."Why could we possibly need a duck? Many of the new characters are the 'other half'…
    - 10 hours ago 30 Aug 15, 3:09am -
  • newNew Horizons' New Target: Kuiper Belt Ice Chunk 2014 MU69
    Vox reports on the next target destination for NASA's New Horizons probe, an ice chunk in the Kuiper Belt designated 2014 MU69. The plan is not yet final; like any space mission, complications are bound to come up. But if this selection sticks, New H…
    - 14 hours ago 29 Aug 15, 11:43pm -
  • newMIAOW Open Source GPU Debuts At Hot Chips
    alexvoica writes: The first general-purpose graphics processor (GPGPU) now available as open-source RTL was unveiled at the Hot Chips event. Although the GPGPU is in an early and relatively crude stage, it is another piece of an emerging open-source…
    - 15 hours ago 29 Aug 15, 10:40pm -
  • newCliff Bleszinski's Boss Key Productions Unveils <em>LawBreakers</em> Game Trailer
    MojoKid writes: Boss Key Productions has posted its first trailer of LawBreakers (formerly Project Bluestreak), a futuristic game title that's set to release on multiple platforms in 2016. The trailer shows off some of the characters and classes that…
    - 16 hours ago 29 Aug 15, 9:48pm -
  • newAbusing Symbolic Links Like It's 1999
    An anonymous reader writes with this snippet from James Forshaw's recent post at Google's Project Zero, which begins For the past couple of years I've been researching Windows elevation of privilege attacks. This might be escaping sandboxing or gaini…
    - 17 hours ago 29 Aug 15, 8:42pm -
  • newGermany Wants Facebook To Obey Its Rules About Holocaust Denial
    Bruce66423 writes: In a classic example of the conflict of cultures bought about by the internet, Germany is trying to get Facebook to obey its rules about banning holocaust denial posts. From the linked Jerusalem Post article:[Justice Minister Hei…
    - 18 hours ago 29 Aug 15, 7:24pm -
  • newKristian von Bengston's New Goal: The Moon
    Kristian von Bengtson, co-founder of DIY manned space program Copenhagen Suborbitals (which he left in 2014) writes with this pithy plug for his newest venture: "This year, we (a great crew) have been preparing for the next adventure with a mission p…
    - 19 hours ago 29 Aug 15, 6:25pm -

Endgadget

  • newLAPD's body cameras roll out Monday, but footage won't be public
    Come Monday the Los Angeles Police Department begins its deployment of body cameras for officers. The initial rollout is limited -- only 860 of the proposed 7,000 cameras will hit the streets at first -- and the SWAT team won't get them until somet…
    - 1 hour ago 30 Aug 15, 12:08pm -
  • newAmazon's Echo speaker plays music from multiple accounts
    Amazon's Echo speaker has been fine for playing music and audiobooks so far... unless you live in a household with more than one Amazon user, at which point it just gets messy. That won't be a problem any longer, though: Amazon has added support fo…
    - 4 hours ago 30 Aug 15, 9:09am -
  • newPhone data can predict infectious disease outbreaks
    A team of Princeton and Harvard researchers analyzed the phone call records of 15 million users in Kenya -- not to spy on people, but to study the spread of seasonal disease. The team wanted to see if the movement of phone users can predict outbrea…
    - 7 hours ago 30 Aug 15, 6:02am -
  • new'Mortal Kombat X' won't be coming to last-gen consoles after all
    I hope you weren't counting on playing Mortal Kombat X on your trusty previous-generation console -- you're about to be disappointed. Warner Bros. has cancelled both the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions of the bloody brawler, claiming that neit…
    - 10 hours ago 30 Aug 15, 3:11am -
  • newNASA simulates Mars mission by locking up people in a tiny dome
    A group of six people bade the rest of the world farewell on Friday to begin their year-long stay in a cramped dome on Hawaii's Mauna Loa volcano. The French astrobiologist, German physicist and American pilot, architect, doctor/journalist and soil…
    - 12 hours ago 30 Aug 15, 1:32am -
  • newBlackBerry's Android-powered Venice phone surfaces in the wild
    BlackBerry's Android-based Venice smartphone isn't just a figment of someone's imagination... at least, if you believe Vietnamese resident Ba Minh Duc. He claims to have photos of the slider in action, complete with its hideaway QWERTY keyboard,.…
    - 13 hours ago 30 Aug 15, 12:04am -
  • newMicrosoft prevails over an 8-year-old attempt to block its phone sales
    Remember the heady days of August 2007, when the iPhone had barely reached store shelves and the Nokia N95 was all the rage? The US International Trade Commission sure does. After reviewing an 8-year-long case, the ITC has ruled that Nokia's phon…
    - 15 hours ago 29 Aug 15, 10:31pm -
  • newNASA chief: Congress needs to support commercial crew program
    NASA recently paid Russia $490 million to continue ferrying its astronauts to the ISS, but Maj. Gen. Charles Bolden says "it doesn't have to be this way." In a piece/open letter the space agency's head honcho wrote for Wired, he explains how the Co…
    - 16 hours ago 29 Aug 15, 8:58pm -
  • newTidal claims Apple prevented it from streaming a Drake performance
    It's no secret that Apple and Tidal are at each other's throats over music exclusives, but that fight might have reached a new peak. Tidal claims that Apple stopped it from streaming Drake's brief guest appearance at New Orleans' Lil Weezyana Fest.…
    - 18 hours ago 29 Aug 15, 7:29pm -
  • newThe many (surprisingly realistic) hacks of 'Mr. Robot'
    Most infosec pros agree that few Hollywood films or TV shows have gotten hacking as "right" as USA's Mr. Robot. The show's creator, Sam Esmail, told Engadget, "The hacker side of it actually was a combination of my frustration with the way hacker c…
    - 19 hours ago 29 Aug 15, 6:00pm -

Popular Science

  • newThe Race To Prove 'Spooky' Quantum Connection May Have a Winner
    Illustration of an atom Kevin Dooley via Flickr CC by 2.0 Particles don’t obey the same rules as people. Poke a particle, and another one far away can instantly respond the touch -- without any messages passing through the…
    - 18 hours ago 29 Aug 15, 7:38pm -
  • Can This Game Turn You Vegan?
    That Cow Game nomand and Ludum Dare A provocative game where you're a cow who slaughters people. The gaming world’s depiction of human violence is usually characterized as “glorifying,” however the internet…
    - 2 days ago 28 Aug 15, 8:57pm -
  • Concept Video: Your Next Plane Could Take Off Vertically
    TriFan600 Concept Art XTI Aircraft The ideal airplane doesn’t need a runway. Since Kitty Hawk, the standard design of a fixed-wing airplane assumes the plane will build momentum and lift by accelerating along an open stret…
    - 2 days ago 28 Aug 15, 7:44pm -
  • In BMW Electric Car, Software 'Coding' Unlocks Hidden Features Owners Want
    2015 BMW i3 REx - Driven, Portland OR, April 2015 The BMW i3 REx model is an unusual beast, the sole example to date of a car built specifically to comply with California regulations that define it as a zero-emission electric car even…
    - 2 days ago 28 Aug 15, 7:13pm -
  • DARPA Wants Friendly Gremlin Drones
    Gremlins Concept Art DARPA It’s no secret that modern military aircraft are really, really expensive. Fighters like the F-35B cost about $134 million apiece, which makes them both attractive targets and potential liabiliti…
    - 2 days ago 28 Aug 15, 6:15pm -
  • Synthetic Heart Tissue Sticks Like Velcro
    Tissue-Velcro, magnified Zhang et al, Science Advances, 2015 A team of researchers has developed a material that beats like a heart in the body but from which layers can be stacked or peeled away, according to a study publis…
    - 2 days ago 28 Aug 15, 6:00pm -
  • New Moto 360 And Samsung Gear S2 Photos Leaked Ahead Of IFA 2015
    Moto 360 2 Gerrit Gödecke / Google Plus The Moto 360 2 was purportedly spotted out in the streets of Chicago Smartwatch fans may not need to wait until IFA 2015 to see the latest installments from Motorola and Sa…
    - 2 days ago 28 Aug 15, 5:27pm -
  • NASA: Sea Level Rise Is Going To Get Much Worse
    Flooded Streets David Shankbone/Flickr New York City streets after Hurricane Sandy hit the city in 2012. Flooding like this could become more common in the future as sea levels rise. Eleven of the fifteen largest…
    - 2 days ago 28 Aug 15, 4:38pm -
  • Huawei Watch Pre-Order Suggests Android Wear Coming To iOS
    Huawei Watch Android wear on iOS The Huawei watch pre-order page suggests Android Wear will soon be compatible with the iPhone. IPhone owners who want to use Android Wear may soon breath easy. After months of speculation fro…
    - 2 days ago 28 Aug 15, 4:25pm -
  • Boeing Unveils Its Anti-Drone Laser Weapon
    Laser Weapon Locked On Drone Screenshot by author, from YouTube What’s the best way to shoot down a drone? For many in the defense industry, the solution to flying robots is as futuristic as the threat itself: lasers. Yest…
    - 2 days ago 28 Aug 15, 3:51pm -

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