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  • newFacebook Messenger Lets You Send Money In Chat Threads Now
    Facebook’s payments feature for the Messenger app has been rolling out slowly across the U.S. and landed in New York City today armed with a couple new features. But how does it stack up against Venmo? I repaid a $5 happy hour debt to fellow Gotham…
    - 42 mins ago 27 May 15, 11:00pm -
  • newFast and Furious' Justin Lin Directs Live Action 360 Video For Google
    Following on last year’s beautiful animated short “Duet,” Google just pushed out a sweet little short from Justin Lin, best known as the director of several films from the Fast and Furious franchise.Read more...
    - 2 hours ago 27 May 15, 10:00pm -
  • newStop Using "Read Receipts" on Texts
    Rumor has it, Apple wants to give you the option to use read receipts on a contact-by-contact basis in iMessage. This is a dreadfully bad idea that will undoubtedly destroy relationships, estrange friends, and piss off teens. Why? Because read receip…
    - 2 hours ago 27 May 15, 9:55pm -
  • newAre You a Digital Hoarder?
    I save absolutely everything I create digitally. I have docs titled “copy of copy of copy of copy,” lest I lose an earlier version. I compulsively screenshot stuff that strikes me as funny or scandalous. You are either like me or you are not. How…
    - 2 hours ago 27 May 15, 9:35pm -
  • newGawker Remember When Tom Hardy Had Sex With Men?
    Gawker Remember When Tom Hardy Had Sex With Men? | Jalopnik The Slowest Police Chase In The World Is Happening Right Now | Kotaku Some Ideas For FIFA 16’s Box Art | Lifehacker How to Install an Under-the-Sink Filter for Better Tasting Tap Water…
    - 2 hours ago 27 May 15, 9:18pm -
  • newStudy: The Internet Has Finally Become TV
    In the next five years, more than 50 percent of the world’s population will have internet access, and 80 percent of internet traffic will be devoted to video, says a new study by Cisco. But it’s not just billions more dinky YouTube videos that wi…
    - 2 hours ago 27 May 15, 9:15pm -
  • newThese Box Jellyfish Use Their Sting To Anchor Sperm
    Box jellyfish are probably best known for their sting – the venom from a few species’ nematocysts, or stinging cells, can kill a person. Nematocysts are usually found on tentacles, but a new study suggests that one species has made them an integr…
    - 3 hours ago 27 May 15, 9:00pm -
  • newSaving the Last of the World's Glaciers By Sending Them to Antarctica
    Glaciology is in the middle of a slow-moving crisis. As the climate warms, glaciers are shrinking and then disappearing. So scientists have come up with a plan to put ice cores from melting glaciers in the most permanent cold storage possible on Eart…
    - 3 hours ago 27 May 15, 8:55pm -
  • newHow Engineers Are Building Skyscrapers That Seem Physically Impossible
    Stephen DeSimone, president of DeSimone Consulting Engineering in New York, is engineering a new kind of skyscraper. He’s working on structures unlike anything else in the world: Supertall buildings with unusually small footprints.Read more...
    - 3 hours ago 27 May 15, 8:40pm -
  • newChevy Is Bringing Apple CarPlay and Android Auto To the Masses
    Chevy has announced it will integrate both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto into 14 of its models next year. That’s a lot of cars, and Apple anticipates that CarPlay will be in 40 models worldwide by year’s end. I tried out both systems at an event…
    - 3 hours ago 27 May 15, 8:29pm -



  • newPinterest Adds A Few Tools To Integrate More Easily With Squarespace
     Squarespace users this afternoon will get a set of tools that will enable them to more easily publish content to Pinterest and gather data about the traffic those pins are driving to their site. Previously, adding Pinterest tools like the Pin It bu…
    - 25 mins ago 27 May 15, 11:17pm -
  • newTarget Wants To Offer Apple Pay, But Focus Is On Chip And Pin
     Target CEO Brian Cornell said today at the Code conference that the company is committed to offering Apple Pay as an option for customers. “I’d love to have Apple Pay in our system right now,” said Cornell, adding that he sat down with Tim Co…
    - 48 mins ago 27 May 15, 10:54pm -
  • newApple Is Working With Postmates To Offer Same-Day Delivery
     Apple has partnered with on-demand delivery startup Postmates to offer same-day delivery of certain items in the Apple Store. We’ve been able to order items from the nearest Apple Store on the Postmates app for a while. However, this is a pilot p…
    - 53 mins ago 27 May 15, 10:49pm -
  • newCome To The TechCrunch 10-Year Birthday Meetup
     On Saturday June 6 we are celebrating the ten year birthday of TechCrunch. 1,500 people will gather from 12-3 p.m. at the Presidio in San Francisco. Like the meetups ten years ago at my house in Atherton, it will be a party, a bbq and a celebration…
    - 2 hours ago 27 May 15, 9:42pm -
  • newA Requiem For Pakistani Activist And Entrepreneurial Advocate Sabeen Mahmud
     Housed in a dusty street in Karachi, Pakistan, the community space for artists, creatives and entrepreneurs, The Second Floor (T2F), doesn’t look like much from the outside. Inside the space beams with light, color, art, and most importantly spac…
    - 2 hours ago 27 May 15, 9:30pm -
  • newWhat To Expect From Google I/O 2015
     Google I/O begins Thursday, kicking off with the usual keynote from the search giant during which it generally drops a lot of news. We’ll be there to cover it live as it happens, but a lot of info, rumor and speculation has already been making th…
    - 2 hours ago 27 May 15, 9:25pm -
  • newAirbnb Hopes To Have Almost A Million Stays A Night By Summer
     Over 500k people are staying in an Airbnb tonight. And the company hopes to have nearly 800k staying in one by this summer. CEO Brian Chesky gave these numbers at Code today, revealing his wide-eyed plan for the housing yield-management startup. In…
    - 3 hours ago 27 May 15, 8:56pm -
  • newXiaomi To Sell Products In US And Europe Starting June 1st will soon sell Xiaomi products and accessories in the US and, UK, France and Germany. This comes after last week’s short soft launch of the online store. However, like before, the firm is not selling its mobile phones or tablets in these r…
    - 3 hours ago 27 May 15, 8:54pm -
  • newJawbone Sues Fitbit For Stolen Data By Ex-Employees
     The wearable wars just escalated to a new high. Jawbone has sued Fitbit in a California court for recruiting employees who plundered confidential information on their way out. According to the suit, Fitbit recruiters contacted nearly a third of Jaw…
    - 3 hours ago 27 May 15, 8:34pm -
  • newHow To Practice Good Design
     I love design and startup and I firmly believe magical companies emerge when these two meet, e.g. Braun, Apple, Airbnb, Medium, YouTube, Square, and Nest. The critical mass of combined business, design and technical skills have made these companies…
    - 4 hours ago 27 May 15, 8:00pm -


  • newEverything You Need to Know About FIFA’s Corruption Scandal
    This morning, the U.S. Justice Department unsealed a 47-charge induction against executives from soccer's global governing body. Here's what it's all about.The post Everything You Need to Know About FIFA’s Corruption Scandal appeared first on WIRE…
    - 51 mins ago 27 May 15, 10:51pm -
  • newWhite House Finally Stands Up to Google (For a Lousy Reason)
    The White House says the Supreme Court should reject Google's appeal of a decision calling APIs copyrightable.The post White House Finally Stands Up to Google (For a Lousy Reason) appeared first on WIRED.
    - 54 mins ago 27 May 15, 10:48pm -
  • newThe Physics of Steph Curry’s Killer Jump Shot
    Do jump shots give a significant advantage to the player? Here is a look at jump shots using projectile motion physics.The post The Physics of Steph Curry’s Killer Jump Shot appeared first on WIRED.
    - 2 hours ago 27 May 15, 10:00pm -
  • newStartup Aims to Make Silicon Valley an Actual Meritocracy
    Gradberry is on a mission to send companies skilled candidates whose résumés don't drop all the right names.The post Startup Aims to Make Silicon Valley an Actual Meritocracy appeared first on WIRED.
    - 2 hours ago 27 May 15, 9:56pm -
  • newHow a Piece of Cardboard Could Be Google’s Ticket to VR
    Cardboard might also be one of the smartest, quietest, most innovative things going on at Google. The post How a Piece of Cardboard Could Be Google’s Ticket to VR appeared first on WIRED.
    - 3 hours ago 27 May 15, 8:57pm -
  • newMary Meeker: The Internet’s Growth Is Actually Slowing Down
    The "Queen of the Internet" says the growth of the number of users online is slowing down.The post Mary Meeker: The Internet’s Growth Is Actually Slowing Down appeared first on WIRED.
    - 4 hours ago 27 May 15, 8:02pm -
  • newChevy’s Taking Apple CarPlay and Android Auto to the Mass Market
    Android Auto and CarPlay, the Google and Apple infotainment interfaces that can be installed in just about any new car, are arriving on the mass market. Chevy will offer both systems on 14 models for model year 2016, it announced today. That starts w…
    - 5 hours ago 27 May 15, 7:01pm -
  • newJony Ive’s Promotion Isn’t About Jony Ive
    The move probably is less about Ive than about the other two designers who got promotions.The post Jony Ive’s Promotion Isn’t About Jony Ive appeared first on WIRED.
    - 5 hours ago 27 May 15, 6:51pm -
  • new6 Extra Pairs of Genitals Is Just Too Much of a Good Thing
    A millipede ended up with 6 extra pairs of genitals. Or, if you count each appendage, a total of 16 sexual appendages.The post 6 Extra Pairs of Genitals Is Just Too Much of a Good Thing appeared first on WIRED.
    - 5 hours ago 27 May 15, 6:48pm -
  • newHack Brief: There’s a New iPhone Text Message Attack
    It turns out pranksters can crash an iPhone merely by texting it the exact right string of English and Arabic characters.The post Hack Brief: There’s a New iPhone Text Message Attack appeared first on WIRED.
    - 6 hours ago 27 May 15, 5:28pm -


  • newTarget won't have physical Apple Pay support until checkout overhaul is complete
    RANCHO PALOS VERDES — Blame Target's data breach for the delay on getting Apple Pay support in stores.Back in 2013, Target suffered through one of the worst credit card data breaches ever. It basically set the bar for all that's come after it. It…
    - 5 mins ago 27 May 15, 11:37pm -
  • newAsphalt-melting heat wave kills more than 1,100 in India
    Over the past week, more than 1,100 people have been killed by extreme heat in India. Temperatures reading more than 113 degrees Fahrenheit have reportedly melted asphalt, and taken a severe toll on the working class without access to air conditionin…
    - 24 mins ago 27 May 15, 11:18pm -
  • newTilda Swinton in talks to join Benedict Cumberbatch in Marvel's 'Doctor Strange'
    Doctor Strange is about to get strangerTilda Swinton is in talks to join the cast of the Marvel superhero film, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Her rumored role is the Ancient One, a 500-year-old Tibetan mystic who mentors Dr. Strange. The role…
    - 58 mins ago 27 May 15, 10:44pm -
  • newOculus Rift coupled with a new PC will cost you $1,500
    RANCHOS PALOS VERDES, California — Oculus VR has yet to announce a price for its upcoming VR headset, the Oculus Rift, but now we have some math to work with and, based on calculations, the headset may cost around $500.Oculus VR CEO Brian Iribe of…
    - 1 hour ago 27 May 15, 10:39pm -
  • newTracy Morgan and Wal-Mart settle crash lawsuit
    NEWARK, N.J. — Tracy Morgan has settled his lawsuit against Wal-Mart over a highway crash that killed one man and left Morgan and two friends seriously injured.A filing in federal court in Newark on Wednesday refers to a confidential settlement re…
    - 1 hour ago 27 May 15, 10:13pm -
  • newGoogle SVP confirms integrated 'Buy' button is 'imminent'
    RANCHOS PALOS VERDES, CALIFORNIA — Google is thisclose to removing one step out of your online buying process and, quite possibly, taking a chunk out of Amazon's online shopping business.Google SVP and Chief Business Officer Omid Kordestani reveal…
    - 2 hours ago 27 May 15, 10:11pm -
  • newRick Santorum launches 2016 presidential campaign
    WASHINGTON — Rick Santorum, an aggressive advocate for conservative family values, will launch a second bid for president on Wednesday, a spokesman said.The former Pennsylvania senator exceeded the political world's expectations by scoring a secon…
    - 2 hours ago 27 May 15, 9:59pm -
  • newDying mother gives daughter a beautiful first birthday party
    A mom losing her battle with breast cancer gave her daughter a first birthday to remember.Athena Krueger was diagnosed with stage 2 invasive ductal carcinoma — a form of breast cancer — while pregnant in 2013. Athena's husband Ben told Today tha…
    - 2 hours ago 27 May 15, 9:45pm -
  • newEllen Pao: I have no regrets suing Kleiner Perkins
    No one in Silicon Valley was quite as polarizing this year as Ellen Pao, the former venture capitalist who lost a landmark case this March against Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers for gender discrimination and retaliation. Pao's every action was scru…
    - 2 hours ago 27 May 15, 9:38pm -
  • newGM adding Apple Car Play and Android Auto to all 2016 models
    RANCHOS PALOS VERDES, California— Apple and Google are both vying for a spot on your dashboard, but a year after the two companies unveiled their competing in-car systems — CarPlay and Android Auto, respectively — the rollout has been unquestio…
    - 2 hours ago 27 May 15, 9:37pm -


  • newGM To Offer Apple CarPlay and Android Auto API In Most 2016 Vehicles
    Lucas123 writes: GM today announced it will offer Apple CarPlay and Android Auto mirroring APIs on 14 of its 2016 vehicles. GM's announcement follows one earlier this week by Hyundai, which said it would offer Android Auto in its Sonata Sedan this ye…
    - 42 mins ago 27 May 15, 11:00pm -
  • newMaking the World's Largest Panoramic Photo
    Iddo Genuth writes: In order to create the largest panoramic picture ever taken (using commercially available gear), a team of international photographers led by Italian photographer Filippo Blengini had to climb to an altitude of 3500 metres, wait f…
    - 1 hour ago 27 May 15, 10:16pm -
  • newCalifornia Is Giving Away Free Solar Panels To Its Poorest Residents
    MikeChino writes: Oakland-based non-profit GRID Alternatives is giving away 1,600 free solar panels to California's poorest residents by the year 2016. The initiative was introduced by Senator Kevin de León and launched with funds gathered under the…
    - 2 hours ago 27 May 15, 9:33pm -
  • newThe Marshall Islands, Nuclear Testing, and the NPT
    Lasrick writes: Robert Alvarez, a senior scholar at the Institute for Policy Studies and a former senior policy adviser to the Energy Department's secretary and deputy assistant secretary for national security and the environment, details the horrifi…
    - 3 hours ago 27 May 15, 8:50pm -
  • newMicrosoft Edge To Support Dolby Audio
    jones_supa writes: Microsoft has revealed that its new Edge web browser will come with support for Dolby Audio in order to offer high-class audio when visiting websites. "It allows websites to match the compelling visuals of H.264 video with equally…
    - 4 hours ago 27 May 15, 8:08pm -
  • newAdblock Plus Victorious Again In Court
    New submitter Xochil writes: AdBlock Plus has successfully defended itself in court for the second time in five weeks. The Munich Regional Court ruled against media companies ProSiebenSat1 and IP Deutschland. The companies sued Eyeo, the company behi…
    - 4 hours ago 27 May 15, 7:25pm -
  • newA Ph.D Thesis Defense Delayed By Injustice 77 Years
    Taco Cowboy writes: A story about a 102-year old lady doing her PhD thesis defense is not that common, but when the thesis defense was delayed by a whopping 77 years, that gotta raise some eyebrows. Ingeborg Syllm-Rapoport studied diphtheria at the U…
    - 5 hours ago 27 May 15, 6:42pm -
  • newProspects and Limits For the LHC's Capabilities To Test String Theory
    StartsWithABang writes: The Large Hadron Collider has just been upgraded, and is now making the highest energy collisions of any human-made machine ever. But even at 13 TeV, what are the prospects for testing String Theory, considering that the strin…
    - 6 hours ago 27 May 15, 6:00pm -
  • newHow Much C++ Should You Know For an Entry-Level C++ Job?
    Nerval's Lobster writes: How much C++ do you need to know to land an entry-level job that's heavy in C++? That's a question Dice posed to several developers. While the exact topic was C++, the broader question of "How much X do you actually need to k…
    - 6 hours ago 27 May 15, 5:17pm -
  • newRed Hat CEO Publishes Open Source Management Memoir
    ectoman writes: Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst has just published The Open Organization, a book that chronicles his tenure as leader of the world's largest open source company. The book aims to show other business leaders how open source principles like…
    - 7 hours ago 27 May 15, 4:35pm -


  • newPebble Time's regular pre-orders start on June 22nd
    If you missed out on Pebble Time's crowdfunding campaign and won't get one of the early units shipping today, you now have a date to mark on your calendar: Pebble has revealed that it's going to start regular pre-orders for the color smartwatch on Ju…
    - 59 mins ago 27 May 15, 10:43pm -
  • newAll of your feline fantasies come true in 'Catlateral Damage'
    Life would be so much easier as a cat. Few humans recognize the potential for feline bliss better than Chris Chung, the creator of Catlateral Damage, a first-person cat simulator. As a kitty locked up in a house full of annoying human things, your go…
    - 1 hour ago 27 May 15, 10:22pm -
  • newApple is fixing a bug that crashes your iPhone with a text message
    Beware if you have any jokester friends with iOS devices -- they might just have a way to ruin your day if you have any iOS gadgets of your own. Apple has confirmed that it's fixing a recently discovered bug that crashes iPhones and other iOS 8 hardw…
    - 2 hours ago 27 May 15, 9:58pm -
  • newJawbone sues Fitbit for 'plundering' product information
    Jawbone is suing its archrival, Fitbit, for "systematically plundering" confidential information. According to the complaint, Fitbit recruiters attempted to poach almost one-third of Jawbone's staff. Some of those employees left the company, but not…
    - 2 hours ago 27 May 15, 9:25pm -
  • newCreepy Chrome extension shows where FB messages come from
    Even though Facebook's mobile Messenger specifically tells you that it tracks your location data the first time you install the app (and every time you start a new conversation), most folks don't realize how often and how accurately it actually does…
    - 3 hours ago 27 May 15, 8:54pm -
  • newThe top 15 gaming products you can buy
    The approach of summer might mean it's time to unfurl the Slip N Slide, but there's only so much gaming you can do while flopping around in the water. Yes, you should get outside while the weather's nice, but there are also worlds to explore back in…
    - 3 hours ago 27 May 15, 8:28pm -
  • newThe Awair helps you breathe easier by tracking air quality
    If you have allergies, you know that air quality can mean the difference between having a productive day and being a congested, sneezing pile of sadness. The Awair from Bitfinder analyzes the indoor temperature, humidity, carbon dioxide, fine dust pa…
    - 4 hours ago 27 May 15, 8:00pm -
  • newXiaomi officially launches its US and European stores in early June
    After a brief dry run, Xiaomi is just about ready to officially launch its online store in both the US and Europe. The Chinese tech firm has announced that the Mi Store will be available in the US on June 1st, and will reach France, Germany and the U…
    - 4 hours ago 27 May 15, 7:39pm -
  • newCastrol makes a driver burn rubber while wearing a VR headset
    You'd think that blinding a professional driver with a custom Oculus Rift headset as they drift around a live track would be a crazy way to promote anything. And you'd be right. But, well, Castrol really wants you to know about its new EDGE Titanium…
    - 4 hours ago 27 May 15, 7:19pm -
  • newChevrolet's 2016 models support both CarPlay and Android Auto
    Apple's and Google's in-car efforts aren't mainstream just yet, but manufacturers have given us a glimpse at how these features will work going forward. Soon enough, most automakers are expected to support CarPlay or Android Auto, even though others…
    - 5 hours ago 27 May 15, 7:00pm -

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