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31 July

Flickr

  • 08:48
    It’s our daily view, our window to the world. And while some are more fortunate than others with what they see, we invite everybody to share their individual perspective this week: #ViewFromMyWindow Take your best shot for the theme #ViewFromMyWindow and share it in the Flickr Friday group. We will feature our favorite photos on the Flickr blog next week! www.flickr.com/groups/flickrfriday Photo CC by Jérémy Lelièvre (flic.kr/p/hA7G1U) -- flic.kr/p/hA7G1U,
  • 08:28
    The theme for last week’s #FlickrFriday was #HeavenOnEarth and the photos in our group were accordingly extraordinary! Thank you all for the great submissions. Here are some of our favorites. To see all the contributions visit the Flickr Friday group pool. --

Yahoo! News: Technology News

  • 03:16
    Uber said it would use the additional investment to improve operations, expand beyond the 18 Indian cities where it now operates, and develop new products and payment solutions. "We are extremely bullish on the Indian market and see tremendous potential here," Amit Jain, president of Uber India said in a statement on Friday. Uber said India and China are its priority markets. (Reuters)

Engadget

  • 09:21
    What's the next step after fully funding your game in 40 minutes on Kickstarter? If you're the team behind Yooka-Laylee, Playtonic, you get a publisher to help with stuff like localization (translating dialogue and text for different regions), QA tes...
  • 08:20
    If you're one of the millions of people who've already upgraded to Windows 10, you've probably noticed that the OS changed your default apps. Your main browser, for instance, suddenly became Microsoft Edge after the upgrade -- something Mozilla finds...
  • 06:28
    Twitter's making its experimental homepage visible to all visitors who aren't logged in, the company has confirmed to BuzzFeed. This new landing page shows potential users what the website is all about at a glance. See, it might be your favorite soci...

Yahoo! News: Technology News

Mashable!

  • 06:29
    If you woke up Friday morning and found yourself overwhelmed by tweets about delicious cakes, you are not alone The hashtag #CookingForCopyright has been trending in Australia, as people tweet photographs of hunger-inducing treats. It is a dizzying, chocolate-infused nightmare for those that are attempting to get through the 3 p.m. slump or not screw up their winter diet. See also: New kitchen gadget tuns all your food into edible beads But why are people cooking things for copyright? The hashtag was started by Freedom of Access to Information and Resources (FAIR) as a protest against (...) -- Australia, Watercooler, Pics, Cookingforcopyright
  • 04:45
    It's not too early to start planning your Halloween costume and it's definitely not too early to write out a detailed schedule for yourself to make sure you see every haunting and horrifying thing you can. Work on your time management so you are sure to conduct ritual viewings of Nightmare on Elm Street, The Ring, The Omen and The Exorcism. But if you're ready for the real thing, you have the first live televised exorcism in U.S. history to look forward to this year, according to The Hollywood Reporter. See also: 12 horror movie Ben & Jerry's flavors that will make you scream for (...) -- Television, Scary Movies, Film, Tv, Watercooler
  • 09:42
    Very few zombie games have done it better than the Wii U-exclusive ZombiU, and now non-Nintendo folks get to find out why. Zombi — yes, the "U" is gone now — is headed to PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on Aug. 18, Ubisoft confirms. The game's been "optimized" for the newer hardware, a good thing given that it launched alongside the Wii U all the way back in 2012. See also: How Long Would You Last in a Zombie Apocalypse? But then, Zombi's appeal was never about how it looked. The open world, first-person adventure takes a unique approach to zombie fiction, putting players in the shoes of a (...) -- Entertainment, Gaming, Ubisoft, Zombi, Zombiu
  • 07:58
    The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is set to be the biggest regional free trade deal ever signed. What's in it? Well, only a lucky few really know. The agreement is said to contain a whole range of new rules that could affect how the negotiating countries — who account for around 40% of the world economy — can regulate everything from trade and intellectual property to the environment. See also: India will be world's most populous country by 2022, U.N. projects What is the TPP? The TPP is a free trade deal being negotiated between 12 Pacific countries: Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, (...) -- Australia, Us World, Tpp, Trans Pacific Partnership, Free Trade
  • 06:01
    Defense lawyers for James Holmes made one more appeal for mercy Thursday, urging jurors to consider mental illness in his sentencing even though they rejected his insanity claim when they convicted him of murdering 12 people and trying to kill 70 others at a Colorado movie theater Holmes was found guilty on all 165 charges he faced. See also: Aurora shooter's mother says she still loves him as prosecutors seek death penalty "It was not about notoriety, it was not about hatred. It was about the delusion," attorney Tamara Brady said. "The stressors triggered his psychosis, the psychosis (...) -- Us World, Us, James Holmes, Theater Shooting, Aurora Shooting
  • 06:00
    "You are now about to witness the strength of street knowledge." These are the first words spoken on the seminal 1988 album Straight Outta Compton by hip-hop group N.W.A. Three scrappy guys from Compton — Eazy-E, Ice Cube, Dr. Dre — become stars, little bits of legendary status sparking together in the aftermath of the album's release, success and notoriety It was the birth of gangsta rap, or "reality rap," as Ice preferred to call it. The kind of rap born out of being manhandled and violated by overzealous police officers. The kind of rap that uncovers life in the streets, rife with (...) -- Entertainment, Movies, Film, Movie Reviews, Eazy E
  • 04:55
    Can Windows 10 run on a Mac? Of course it can. Users have been able to install Windows on a Mac for years, and Microsoft's latest operating system is no exception. And no, the Apple police won't come after you, we swear. See also: Windows 10 review: A needed upgrade with missing pieces By installing Windows 10, you get access to a host of new features. First you'll notice the look and feel. It's taking the flat, tile-based user interface introduced in Windows 8 and combining it with the Windows your parents know. There's a fancy new browser called Edge, and a new app switcher Mac users (...) -- Apple, Mac, Macbook, Tech, Apps Software
  • 04:49
    Windows 10, Microsoft's highly-anticipated update to its software ecosystem, is finally here, and the reviews have been largely positive. See also: Windows 10 review: A needed upgrade with missing pieces Since we also see Windows 10 as a strong improvement to Microsoft's key update, our debate on this week's episode of MashTalk asks: is it enough for Microsoft? Or are they simply playing catchup to the likes of Google and Apple? Listen to the episode on Libsyn, above, or on iTunes. You can also subscribe to MashTalk on iTunes, and get our latest episodes instantly. Have something to (...) -- Microsoft, Software, Windows, Tech, Apps Software
  • 04:26
    Kings Cross in Sydney, Australia was an area known for its seedy underbelly, its boozy nights and its ability to drag you in and spit you out. It was the centre of an otherwise tame city that prided itself on its wild characters and its raucously good times. Now Kings Cross in Sydney is known for its empty streets, closed down and abandoned businesses and instead paints a very vivid picture of an over-regulated city. See also: A Farewell to Kings Cross: Our Friend, Our Enemy, Our Wild Times On Thursday, the iconic institution Hugos Lounge closed its doors and Sydney mourned again. It (...) -- Australia, Sydney, Watercooler, Conversations, Kings Cross
  • 02:36
    A NASA space telescope has just confirmed the discovery of a rocky alien world just 21 light-years from Earth, making it the nearest rocky exoplanet to our solar system yet found. The exoplanet (a label given to any planet outside the solar system) is called HD 219134b, and was first detected by scientists using the Galileo National Telescope in the Canary Islands NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope did nofollow-up observations confirming its existence See also: What Is an Exoplanet? Although it is our nearest rocky neighbor, it likely can't support life, according to NASA. The world orbits (...) -- Nasa, Science, Us World, Us, Exoplanet
  • 02:20
    Is it laughs you're looking for? If you thought the classic music video for Lionel Richie's 1983 mega-hit "Hello" couldn't get any better/worse, you are in for a sweet surprise, my friend This "Musicless Music Video" from Mario Wienerroither shows what the bizarre video would sound like if all of the music were taken away, and sound effects added So basically you end up with a video of Lionel Richie stalking a woman and whining "hello" over and over. It's amazing. It's hilarious. Don't question it, just enjoy the creepiness. Adventure-seeking dog copies humans, dives off Malta cliff (...) -- Viral Videos, Music, Music Videos, Parodies, Watercooler
  • 02:03
    You may soon be able to turn all your meals into beads that look like caviar — or at least, Dippin' Dots The "Imperial Spherificator," a kitchen gadget making its way through Kickstarter, promises to streamline the process that allows home chefs to turn their food into small edible pearls. See also: 6 delightful regional cuisines that don't get enough love The gadget, currently $115 to $135 on Kickstarter (depending on when you back it), streamlines a culinary technique knows as spherification "Spherification simply put is the culinary process of shaping a liquid into spheres which (...) -- Gadgets, Tech, Kickstarter, Dev And Design, Food
  • 01:38
    LOS ANGELES — Season 2 of HBO's True Detective hasn't exactly been loved by critics, but HBO president Michael Lombardo is standing by the anthology series "I'm enormously proud of it," he told reporters at the Television Critics Association press tour, taking place in Los Angeles. "If he wanted to do another season, I told [creator Nic Pizzolatto] our door is open. I'd love to do another season with him." See also: 'True Detective' Episode 5: That's it, I've had it with this damn show Season 2 of True Detective has been panned by critics from every angle — from the writing to the acting (...) -- Television, Hbo, Entertainment, Tv, True Detective
  • 01:32
    LOS ANGELES — HBO is helping little brother Cinemax keep its prized patient alive. The first season of The Knick, the ever-gnarly Cinemax period drama set in the famed New York hospital at the turn of the 20th Century, is getting a limited run on HBO's digital platforms starting Aug. 14, the cable networks announced Thursday. Cinemax has renewed Steven Soderbergh's show starring Clive Owen for a second season, coming this fall. SEE ALSO: If You Think 'The Knick' Patients Have it Bad ... Go Back 50 Years The show garnered five Emmy nominations and is a critical hit, but Cinemax would (...) -- Television, Hbo, Entertainment, Tv, Cinemax
  • 01:21
    LOS ANGELES — Your days in Westeros are numbered — like most of the characters on Game of Thrones — but the number isn't quite as low as we once thought HBO president Michael Lombardo told reporters Thursday that while the series is currently in production on Season 6, showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss are currently planning for the series to run until Season 8 See also: 'Game of Thrones' tribute set to 'See You Again' will even make you miss Joffrey "The question is how much beyond 7 we're going to do," Lombardo said at the Television Critics Association summer press event in (...) -- Television, Entertainment, Tv, Game Of Thrones
  • 01:13
    By now, Cara Delevingne's interview with Good Day Sacramento has become infamous From accidentally calling the actress/model by the wrong name ("Carla"), to commenting on how tired and disinterested she looked, the whole scenario turned from a strained Q&A about the movie Paper Towns to a straight-up debacle. Soon, the entire Internet was referring to the incident as " painfully awkward." See also: Hard-to-watch Cara Delevingne interview combines missed sarcasm with awkward questions Plenty of outlets chose to voice an opinion on the interview, either siding with Delevingne against (...) -- Entertainment, Interview, Movies, Film, Watercooler
  • 00:56
    A blue moon is rising Friday, and, weather permitting, people all over the world will have a chance to see the rare lunar event. Friday's full moon probably won't look markedly different than other full moons this year, but it will be the second full moon of July making it a rare blue moon, according to a modern definition. See also: First Images of Blue Moon 2012 Are Mesmerizing The last blue moon like this one rose in 2012, and there won't be another until 2018. A full moon is labeled a blue moon when it is the second one to happen on any given month, but it hasn't always been that (...) -- Science, Moon, Blue Moon, Us World, Us
  • 00:43
    With the Iowa State Fair fast approaching, Donald Trump was hoping to make a blustery appearance, metaphorically and literally, by offering children free rides in his lavish helicopter. But the Iowa State Fair, long a key stop for presidential candidates, doesn't like that idea. In an interview with The Daily Mail, Trump outlined his plans to take the helicopter to the state fair, which is scheduled for August 13 - 23, and to offer free rides to children. As usual, Trump was high on energy if short on details and approval See also: 'The Simpsons' knew a Donald Trump presidency was a (...) -- Helicopter, Donald Trump, Us World, Politics, Election 2016
  • 00:22
    Apple will announce a new version of its Apple TV streaming box this September, during the same event it typically announces new iPhones, according to a Buzzfeed report that cited an anonymous source close to the company In classic Apple fashion, the device is expected to be slimmer and faster, packing an A8 chip, a powerful processor currently used in the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. The new Apple TV will support Siri for voice commands and pack a new remote with a built-in touchpad See also: When will I be able to make apps for Apple TV? The device might also include a new app store and (...) -- Iphone, Apple, Apple Tv, Tech, Gadgets
  • 00:16
    It had been about 15 years since the cast of Wet Hot American Summer sat on the steps of the little red cabin in Camp Firewood The cabin was exactly as they remembered it, because the whole set had been recreated exactly as it was in the 2001 movie. But the circumstances surrounding their gathering couldn't have been more different. See also: The cast of 'Wet Hot American Summer' reveals the best make-out spots at camp Back then, the movie was made for just $1.8 million, and released to less-than-enthusiastic reviews. This time the cast was recording an 8-part TV series, backed by (...) -- Netflix, Television, Entertainment, Tv, Wet Hot American Summer
  • 00:14
    Don't call it a Google Glass comeback... yet. Google has been quietly delivering its new generation of Glass to a variety of businesses, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal. The new enterprise Glass differs from the first iteration in that it attaches to a set of glasses, rather than having its own wire frame. See also: Google: Here's what we did wrong with Google Glass Google discontinued the first version of Glass in January, placing Nest founder Tony Fadell at the head of developing the next generation. The first generation was a bit of a failure for Google, both in (...) -- Google, Gadgets, Tech, Wearables, Dev Design

TechCrunch

The Adam Carolla Podcast

NYT > Circuits

hack a day

  • 07:01
    The Internet is raising an entire generation that can speak entirely in emoticons. This reverses the six thousand year old evolution of written language and makes us (╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻. It is, however, fun. There is a problem with these newfangled emoticons: no one actually types them; they’re all copied and pasted. This is inefficient, and once again technology is here to save us once again. For his Hackaday Prize entry, [Duncan] is working on an EmojiPad. It’s a (mechanical!) keyboard for typing emoticons, but it can also be used for gaming, CAD design, or as a USB MIDI device. The keyboard uses 16 (...) --

Engadget

  • 05:30
    FireChat, that offline messenger that Hong Kong locals used during the height of their pro-democracy protests, now has off-the-grid private messaging capability. If you recall, you could only use its public "Nearby" tab if you want to talk to people ...
  • 04:24
    Microsoft's Yusuf Mehdi is checking in with a Windows 10 status update, revealing that the OS is already on some 14 million devices. He noted that not everyone who reserved an upgrade has gotten it yet, but says the rollout will continue in phases ov...
  • 03:54
    #fivemin-widget-blogsmith-image-398083display:none; .cke_show_borders #fivemin-widget-blogsmith-image-398083, #postcontentcontainer #fivemin-widget-blogsmith-image-398083width:570px;display:block; Translogic's Jonathon Buckley takes to the hi...

Yahoo! News: Technology News

Mashable!

  • 00:30
    Motorola is stepping up its phone game with the Moto X Style (called Moto X Pure Edition in the U.S.). The third-generation Moto X has improvements across the board: bigger and higher resolution display, larger battery, microSD card slot, and most importantly, huge camera improvements. But how does it stack up against the competition? See also: Hands on with the Moto X Style We crunched the numbers and put them all into an easily digestible chart. There's no fingerprint sensor and the phone's a little bulky — but in all the areas that really count, the Moto X Style looks like a serious (...) -- Motorola, Smartphones, Tech, Gadgets, Mobile

Jeffrey Zeldman Presents: The Daily Report

  • 05:05
    Stagnation is fine for some jobs—when I was a dishwasher at The Earth Kitchen vegetarian restaurant, I enjoyed shutting off my brain and focusing on the rhythmic scrubbing of burnt pans, the slosh and swirl of peas and carrots in a soapy drain—but professionals, particularly web professionals, are either learning and growing or, like the love between Annie Hall and Alvy Singer, becoming a dead shark. If you’ve stopped learning on the job, it’s past time to look around. Source: If Ever I Should Leave You: Job Hunting For Web Designers and Developers · An A List Apart (...) -- A List Apart, business, Career, Design

Mashable!

  • 03:59
    A surfer was seriously injured as he fought a shark off the Australian east coast on Friday, less than a week after a fatal attack, police said. The 52-year-old man sustained significant wounds to his left leg and hand in the dawn attack at Evans Head, 550 kilometres (340 miles) north of Sydney, Detective Inspector Cameron Lindsay said. See also: Hero surfer Mick Fanning after shark attack: 'I'm tripping out' The victim, whose name has not been released, was taken by ambulance to Lismore Base Hospital in serious but stable condition, police said. Recreational diver Damian Johnson, 46, (...) -- Australia, Us World, Shark

Wired News: Top Stories

Techmeme

TechCrunch

Engadget

Lifehacker

  • 02:00
    8-bit designs may have been a technological necessity back in the day, but now they have a nostalgic charm. This 8-bit landscape, by reddit user Esrahaddon, can actually animate a retro city on your home screen when set up properly. Read more... -- , ,

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