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The Internet Has Feelings About the Ken Doll's New Man Bun, Plus More Memes of the Week
Ken, meet Twitter. Twitter, meet the new Ken. You two are going to have a lot of fun together.
17 hours ago
Wired
The Internet Has Feelings About the Ken Doll's New Man Bun, Plus More Memes of the Week
Airbus' High-Speed Racer Helicopter Cruises at a Wild 250 MPH
The helicopter-plane hybrid uses rotors and triangular wings to overcome some pesky physics.
18 hours ago
Wired
Airbus' High-Speed Racer Helicopter Cruises at a Wild 250 MPH
Two Conjectures Collide, Endangering the Naked Singularity
Recent calculations tie together two conjectures about gravity, potentially revealing new truths about its elusive quantum nature.
19 hours ago
Wired
Two Conjectures Collide, Endangering the Naked Singularity
Watch SpaceX Launch Its Second Rocket in 48 Hours
It's the fastest turnaround yet for two SpaceX launches.
19 hours ago
Wired
Watch SpaceX Launch Its Second Rocket in 48 Hours
'Prisoners of Gravity': Hey, TV Sci-Fi Can Have Ideas After All
On this week's episode of the 'Geek's Guide to the Galaxy' podcast the creators of the science fiction show look back on its legacy.
2 days ago
Wired
'Prisoners of Gravity': Hey, TV Sci-Fi Can Have Ideas After All
Obama Failed to Punish Russian Hacking, and Other Security News This Week
Every Saturday we round up the biggest cybersecurity news of the week.
2 days ago
Wired
Obama Failed to Punish Russian Hacking, and Other Security News This Week
Pandora co-founder and CEO Tim Westergren will step down according to reports
Panodora’s chief executive and co-founder Tim Westergren intends to hand over the reins at the company, according to a report in Recode citing people familiar with the company’s plans.  Read More
30 minutes ago
Techcrunch
Pandora co-founder and CEO Tim Westergren will step down according to reports
Binary Capital co-founder Justin Caldbeck quits as Matt Mazzeo steps away from the firm
Justin Caldbeck, the co-founder of Binary Capital, and Matt Mazzeo, the firm’s newest partner, have both resigned from the venture firm, according to a statement from the firm’s remaining co-founder Jonathan Teo. The statement confirms reporting earlier in the evening on Sunday from Axios ...
2 hours ago
Techcrunch
Binary Capital co-founder Justin Caldbeck quits as Matt Mazzeo steps away from the firm
The "last mile" in education and training
After graduating from college in 1994, I spent a few years at McKinsey & Co. – a young kid in an ill-fitting suit naively but energetically attempting to convince experienced and jaded managers to do their jobs differently. One question that kept coming up for a number of clients was who was ...
2 hours ago
Techcrunch
The "last mile" in education and training
Update: As Yahoo's partnership with AT&T unwinds, users need to switch email addresses
As part of the new corporate merger of Yahoo and Aol under the Oath brand, it looks like Yahoo accounts will no longer be accessible through AT&T email addresses (or those of any A&T subsidiaries). Read More
4 hours ago
Techcrunch
Update: As Yahoo's partnership with AT&T unwinds, users need to switch email addresses
At this month's WWDC, Apple unveiled refined accessibility tools
Cover Apple for a while and you start to notice a general cadence to the company’s behavior and strategy. To name one example, consider the last several macOS releases. In 2009, , Apple announced Snow Leopard, which famously eschewed new features for what the company described as “hundreds ...
6 hours ago
Techcrunch
At this month's WWDC, Apple unveiled refined accessibility tools
Transport's coming upheaval
Technology is continuously reshaping our relationship with travel, and that change is accelerating to another inflection point. Advances in transportation technology reshape our lives and cities, and how and where we all settle. And American history guides us on what’s to come. Read More ...
8 hours ago
Techcrunch
Transport's coming upheaval
Nissan turns over a new self-driving Leaf with ProPilot
Nissan has revealed some of the self-driving features coming to the next generation Leaf EV, due to start shipping before the end of the year. The ProPilot driver assist is not anywhere near the fully autonomous future we keep hearing about, but it will control steering, acceleration, and braking in ...
23 hours ago
Readwrite
Nissan turns over a new self-driving Leaf with ProPilot
Wearable sales to double by 2021, says IDC
The wearables market, outside of smartwatches, is still in its infancy stage. Research firm IDC expects to see its sales double in four years, with smart clothing and hearables expected to be the two new trends. Smartwatches will remain the dominant driver of wearable sales, going from 71.4 million ...
24 hours ago
Readwrite
Wearable sales to double by 2021, says IDC
Waymo picks ex-Tesla engineering chief to build them a driverless car
Google's self-driving division Waymo has hired Satish Jeyachandran, the former director of hardware engineering at Tesla, a close competitor in the self-driving race. Jeyachandran will lead the hardware division, according to Bloomberg, focused on building Lidar, radar, cameras, sensors, and silicon ...
3 days ago
Readwrite
Waymo picks ex-Tesla engineering chief to build them a driverless car
Google slashes needs for YouTube creators working on VR content
Google is launching a new video standard for YouTube creators that want to shoot VR content. The new standard, VR180, records 180-degree videos, reducing the amount of specialized software and hardware needed to shoot in virtual reality. Not all VR content needs to have 360-degree viewing, especially ...
3 days ago
Readwrite
Google slashes needs for YouTube creators working on VR content
Why you're not going to want to miss our IoT Revolution Symposium
We here at ReadWrite are thrilled to announce the first-ever IoT Revolution Symposium, a half-day event that is designed to give executives in the technology space a crash course in all things Internet of Things – what's happening in the industry right now, where we think the industry will go, and how ...
3 days ago
Readwrite
Why you're not going to want to miss our IoT Revolution Symposium
Nokia rebrands all Withings products a year after acquisition
Nokia has rebranded all Withings products and will be retiring the brand, a year after acquiring the French health-tech company for $191 million. The three wearables, Go, Steel, and Steel HR, will remain part of Nokia's portfolio. Go is a simple E-Ink activity and sleep tracker with one year charge, ...
3 days ago
Readwrite
Nokia rebrands all Withings products a year after acquisition
The Al Gore Interview: Full Transcript
This is a full transcript of the condensed and edited interview, which you can find here. Fast Company: Why did you want to make a sequel to An Inconvenient Truth, and why now' Al Gore: Well, a number of people have been encouraging me to make a sequel for quite a few years. I think one reason is that ...
7 hours ago
Fast Company
The Al Gore Interview: Full Transcript
Everyone Secretly Hates Your “Friendly Reminder” Email
How many times have you gotten this type of message' “Just sending a friendly reminder to please . . .” And how many times have you sent it' You might think that “friendly reminder” emails are a nice attempt to be professional while disguising your actual annoyance at whoever’s ...
2 days ago
Fast Company
Everyone Secretly Hates Your “Friendly Reminder” Email
Ice Cube Is Betting Big On The Future Of Three-On-Three Basketball
Back in April of last year, Ice Cube was watching Kobe Bryant close out his 20-year career in his final game with the Los Angeles Lakers. Seeing an athlete like Bryant retire yet still able to post a staggering 60 points gave Ice Cube the idea to create BIG3, a professional three-on-three basketball ...
2 days ago
Fast Company
Ice Cube Is Betting Big On The Future Of Three-On-Three Basketball
Want To Be More Creative And Successful? Fight The Urge To Focus
In 1987, Mark Frauenfelder read an article in Whole Earth Review about the indie magazine revolution and thought to himself, “I’ve got to do a zine.” The next year, he and his wife started Boing Boing, a pop culture and technology publication. Frauenfelder was a mechanical engineer ...
3 days ago
Fast Company
Want To Be More Creative And Successful? Fight The Urge To Focus
The Newest Burger At Sonic Blends The Beef With Mushrooms So You Eat Less Meat
The menu at Sonic Drive-In–a fast food chain that launched in the 1950s, where some servers still deliver food on roller skates–contains the standard burgers and fries and milkshakes that it always has. But if you visit certain restaurants in August, you’ll also have the option of ...
3 days ago
Fast Company
The Newest Burger At Sonic Blends The Beef With Mushrooms So You Eat Less Meat
This Nike Ad Subtly, Respectfully Celebrates Pride Week
WHAT: #BeTrue, a Nike ad that casts a spotlight on the undersung athleticism that goes into voguing. WHO: Dancer Leiomy Maldonado, and writer/directer Daisy Zhou. Every athlete can leave a mark in this world. @wond3rwoman1 Leiomy Maldonado takes the Nike #BeTrue collection to the ...
3 days ago
Fast Company
This Nike Ad Subtly, Respectfully Celebrates Pride Week
Bug-zapping laser will only kill bad insects
There are good insects, and then there are bad bugs. And the folks at Seattle-based Intellectual Ventures Lab (IVL) have been working on a device that will only kill pests and leave the others unharmed. It's called the Photonic Fence, and has been in...
45 minutes ago
Engadget
Bug-zapping laser will only kill bad insects
Ex-NASA scientist calls Goop's 'healing stickers' a load of BS
You're probably used to ignoring all those overpriced New Age-y therapies and miracle cures Gwyneth Paltrow's website Goop tends to promote. Remember that time when it suggested inserting jade eggs into the vagina to "increase chi?" No" Well, you can...
3 hours ago
Engadget
Ex-NASA scientist calls Goop's 'healing stickers' a load of BS
Report: Facebook to pay Hollywood millions for original shows
Facebook is very serious about its original programming ambitions -- $3 million per episode serious. According to a Wall Street Journal report, the tech giant is courting Hollywood agencies for original scripted TV shows, in some cases offering up to...
5 hours ago
Engadget
Report: Facebook to pay Hollywood millions for original shows
Facebook, not presidential ambition, is why Zuckerberg's on tour
There's been a lot of speculation around whether Mark Zuckerberg is or is not planning to run for office. From his nationwide tour to his rejection of atheism, there have been quite a few moments that could be interpreted as a lead-up to a presidenti...
7 hours ago
Engadget
Facebook, not presidential ambition, is why Zuckerberg's on tour
Artificial iris responds to light like real eyes
The human iris does it's job of adjusting your pupil size to meter the amount of light hitting the retina behind without you having to actively think about it. And while a camera's aperture is designed to work the same way as a biological iris, it's...
9 hours ago
Engadget
Artificial iris responds to light like real eyes
Custom Spectacles takes snaps under the sea
Spectacles have made sharing marginally exciting videos on land via Snapchat easier. It also helps that you no longer need to hunt down a vending machine to snag a pair in the US. But a partnership between the social network and Royal Caribbean cruis...
10 hours ago
Engadget
Custom Spectacles takes snaps under the sea
The information age is over, welcome to the machine learning age
I first used a computer to do real work in 1985. I was in college in the Twin Cities, and I remember using the DOS version of Word and later upgraded to the first version of Windows. People used to scoff at the massive gray machines in the computer lab but secretly they suspected something […]
3 hours ago
Venturebeat
The information age is over, welcome to the machine learning age
ThermoReal lets you feel heat, cold, and pain in virtual reality
Virtual reality takes your eyes and ears into another world. But it isn’t quite truly immersive, yet. So, Tegway wants to take you one step closer into the immersion by making you feel new sensations like heat, cold, and pain. The company demonstrated its ThermoReal technology at the HTC Vive X ...
6 hours ago
Venturebeat
ThermoReal lets you feel heat, cold, and pain in virtual reality
How sound plays a role with conversational interfaces
GUEST: As messaging platforms continue to widen their lead in monthly active users over social networks, conversational interfaces will become the primary interface between brands and consumers. This shift from graphic-led to conversational-led introduces new interaction models that require brands to ...
6 hours ago
Venturebeat
How sound plays a role with conversational interfaces
"One size fits all" investing is limiting innovations in East Africa and India
GUEST: If you've been reading startup tech blogs and news outlets, you might think it's an exciting time to be a fintech startup in East Africa and India. There are some notable exits coming out of India, like the 2016 acquisition of Citrus Pay by Naspers’ PayU for $130 million, one of the largest-ever ...
8 hours ago
Venturebeat
"One size fits all" investing is limiting innovations in East Africa and India
VR could get resolutions so high they?ll trick the human eye this year
I am standing in a virtual living room rendered via Unity. Except I am seeing things I never have before in VR. There is a virtual television on the wall to my left displaying a 4K video of a city. The floor, the couch pillows, the clothes hanging on a rack to my left, are […]
10 hours ago
Venturebeat
VR could get resolutions so high they?ll trick the human eye this year
3 reasons Southeast Asia is a great place for developers
GUEST: It used to be that Silicon Valley was the only place to grow a high-powered career in tech. But that’s no longer true. These days, developers have options outside of that narrow strip of land between San Francisco and San Jose. In the past 10 years, the international tech scene has grown ...
11 hours ago
Venturebeat
3 reasons Southeast Asia is a great place for developers
Australia advocates weakening strong crypto at upcoming "Five Eyes" meeting
Oz AG to discuss "ongoing challenges posed by terrorists and criminals using encryption."
12 hours ago
Ars Technica
Australia advocates weakening strong crypto at upcoming "Five Eyes" meeting
Coming out as a Slytherin
Fantasy author Cecilia Tan thought she was a Ravenclaw'then she had to face facts.
13 hours ago
Ars Technica
Coming out as a Slytherin
SpaceX successfully launches its second rocket in three days [Updated]
The instantaneous launch window opens at 4:24pm ET.
14 hours ago
Ars Technica
SpaceX successfully launches its second rocket in three days [Updated]
A pigeon-piloted bomb, odd powders, and cryptic science?Ars goes to NIST
Glimpse into the agency's archive of scientific objects and help identify unknown ones.
16 hours ago
Ars Technica
A pigeon-piloted bomb, odd powders, and cryptic science?Ars goes to NIST
Doctor Who: World Enough and Time review
"Full conversion wasn't necessary, though it will be in time." So, pucker up!
2 days ago
Ars Technica
Doctor Who: World Enough and Time review
Single-player modding returns to GTA V after publisher takedown
Popular OpenIV tool restored after discussions, changes to protect multiplayer.
2 days ago
Ars Technica
Single-player modding returns to GTA V after publisher takedown
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