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The video for Weird Al Yankovic's new track "Word Crimes" breaks down all the worst grammar offenses known to man.
The Thor in Marvel's comic book universe is about to become a woman. This is very cool news, but not entirely for the reasons you might imagine.
The “Internet of Things” can’t reach its true potential, many believe, unless we have better ways of bringing all these clever new devices online. That’s why Nest and Samsung just introduced a new wireless networking standard called Thread—a radio technology designed specifically for thermostats, fire alarms, and other devices in the home—and it’s why a […]
Tableau recently partnered with Stamen Design, to release three new map template, which anyone can play around with.
Magnets might hold mysterious appeal for some, but for Jolan Van der Wiel, they’re just another tool.
Sometimes I have to write stuff so I won’t forget how to do it. This is one of those times. In my recent post on the angular size of a soccer goal, I created a contour plot. Despite what you might think, I’m not a Jedi Master at python. So, here is a quick guide […]
When the gorilla Willie B. had to move to a tiny cage at the Atlanta Zoo for six months, the vet staff decided to put Thorazine in the Coca-Cola he drank in the morning. Willie responded to the drug as many institutionalized humans do: He shuffled back and forth across his cage with dulled eyes.
The fight to bring the entire planet online has reached new extremes. On one hand, we have Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Internet.org, the non-profit he founded to bring the developing world online through drone and satellite technology. On the other, we have Google, which is spending millions to acquire its own drone and satellite operations while also working to stream internet access from high-altitude balloons. And then there’s Kosta Grammatis.
Here’s something nice: Researchers working out of a Yahoo lab in Barcelona are building a maps application that doesn’t just spit out the fastest path from A to B but instead endeavors to show you the most enjoyable one. What a concept! Is it too much to ask that the entire tech industry follow their […]
After delivering the first 787-9 Dreamliner jet to Air New Zealand last week, Boeing took a victory lap on Monday, showing off exactly what the plane can do when pushed to its limits. The plane’s maneuvers during a six and a half minute demonstration flight, at the Farnborough International Airshow outside London, were not quite […]
The new Slingbox M1 doesn't offer a huge jump in terms of functionality over the entry-level Slingbox 350 it replaces. It will, however, be the cheapest Sling-branded way to stream from your home TV to a laptop or mobile device.
Archive tools buried deep inside social networks make it easy to save a copy of your Digital Self. Take a look at the best (and worst) backup services built into Facebook, Google, Twitter, and MySpace.
The disintegrating ceramics in Marin Klimas' ongoing series Porcelain Figurines seem full of more energy than their bodies can handle, and there's a certain dignity to them as they shatter into shards and dust.
You run into the grocery store to quickly pick up one ingredient. You grab what you need and head to the front of the store. After quickly sizing up the check-out lines, you choose the one that looks fastest. You chose wrong. People you could swear got in other lines long after you chose yours […]
Michael Jones is on a mission to save coffee. The self-described serial entrepreneur says that swift action is required to ensure ready access to the world’s favorite way of consuming caffeine. Earlier this year in Brazil, a drought created a coffee shortage that sent prices soaring, but Jones believes there’s another chronic problem that could […]
Today Google plans to publicly reveal the team, known as Project Zero, a group of top Google security researchers who will be given the sole mission of finding and neutering the most insidious security flaws in the world’s software.
All eyes were on the carefully designed—and carefully publicized—corporate memo from new CEO Satya Nadella. But that same morning, Microsoft released a far better illustration of the way Nadella has so significantly changed the way it operates. At first blush, it doesn’t seem like much—one of those tech world announcements filled with arcane references to […]
It took 16 years and data from four orbiting spacecraft to assemble, but the U.S. Geological Survey’s new map of Mars is awesome. In beautiful color and excellent detail, the map shows the geology of the Red Planet’s surface today, and reveals a new understanding of its past.
Email is just about as old as networked computing itself. But 40 years later, the same basic technology still very much a part of our online lives—and for good reason: It’s pretty darn useful. But email is also one of the most infuriating technologies we have, and one of these days, we’re going to finally […]