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Gizmodo
Get the Entire Story Behind Helvetica, Objectified and Urbanized
Have you seen Helvetica, the documentary about typography? Or maybe Objectified, the doc that tackled design? And what about Urbanized, which dug into the design of cities? You probably have. If you haven't, few documentary series capture things Gizmodo cares about more than Gary Hustwit's Design... 10 months ago
eWeek
Google Street View Images: Deep Inside the CERN Particle Physics Lab
CERN, the home of the Large Hadron Collider, which is the world's largest particle accelerator, can now be explored through Street View images. 10 months ago
eWeek
GNOME 3.10 Updates the Open-Source Linux Desktop
The GNOME desktop gets interface enhancements as under-the-hood improvements secure the way for a new open-source desktop era. 10 months ago
Engadget
Dish Hopper DVRs open up to home automation control, we wonder what's next
Back in July Dish Network announced plans to open its Hopper DVR platform to mobile app developers , and today at CEDIA we saw the results of that initiative. Thanks to SDK access that can mirror the functionality of Dish's own Explorer iPad app , home automation systems like Control4 can now... 10 months ago
AppleInsider
Advisory committee urges FAA to loosen regulations on electronic device use
The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration on Thursday received word from a special advisory committee that it should ease restrictions on airline passengers' use of personal electronic devices during takeoff and landing. 10 months ago
TUAW - The Unofficial Apple Weblog
Vanished is a unique and compelling iPhone game
I'm not much of a gamer, but every so often one comes along that grabs my attention. Vanished for iPhone has a unique premise, clever execution, and until Oct. 1, it's free. Here's the scenario: You awake in a dark room and hear some noises. To make the effect complete, you close your eyes, and the... 10 months ago
Pocket-lint
Evernote launches Market for branded products, socks
Evernote has carried branded products in the past, but now it wants to jump deeper in the game with the launch of Evernote Market. The note taking and online orginisation company hopes to bring integration with the Evernote service, with a twist of lifestyle.... 10 months ago
Pocket-lint
Xbox One will encourage you to get off your butt with Xbox Fitness app
Microsoft is once again showing its commitment to making the Xbox One more than a gaming device. It now wants to make sure between all of your 13 hour Call of Duty and GTA sessions that you're working out - building an app to assist you. The Xbox team... 10 months ago
New York Times
Senators Push to Preserve N.S.A. Phone Surveillance
The Senate Intelligence Committee appears to be moving quickly to pass a bill aimed at building public confidence in a once-secret National Security Agency call log program. 10 months ago
Gizmodo
FAA Advisory Panel Says We Should Be Allowed to Use Electronic Devices
As expected , the FAA advisory committee has recommended that airline passengers should be "allowed to use smartphones, tablets, e-readers and other personal electronic devices during takeoffs and landings". That means, yes, we can finally use our damn (innocent) electronic devices while on an... 10 months ago
DigitalVersus
What's New in Apple's iOS 7? Plenty, It Seems
Alongside the iPhone 5s and 5c handsets, Apple last week outed an updated version of its iOS mobile operating system. Promising over 200 new features, iOS 7 brings a pretty hefty overhaul to the system's design and functionality. But will that be enough to fend off increasingly tough competition... 10 months ago
AppleInsider
Retina display-toting iPad mini may not ship with 'iPad 5' this year, report says
A report on Thursday claims Apple may not be planning to release a Retina display iPad mini alongside an expected next-generation "iPad 5" next month, citing low manufacturing volumes unsuitable for mass shipments. 10 months ago
9 to 5 Mac
FAA committee recommends allowing use of some electronics during takeoff
A committee created by the Federal Aviation Administration recommended earlier today that airline passengers be allowed to use specific types of consumer electronics during takeoff and landing. Under the panel’s advice, usage of devices like iPhones, iPods, and iPads would be allowed as long as... 10 months ago
Techcrunch
Singapore App Maker MyHero Raises $10M Series A For Its Stock Market Trading Gamification App, TradeHero
An app that lets people play the stock market without the risk of losing any real money has turned its virtual cash game into a pile of actual Benjamins, by closing out a $10 million funding round — one of the largest Series A rounds for a consumer startup in the region, it claims. The app in... 10 months ago
Techcrunch
Pin-Digital, The NSFW Startup Behind (Ahem) PinSex And PinGay, Raises $800K
Pin-Digital, a Barcelona-based startup that created PinSex and PinGay , says that it has raised $800,000 in funding. The names are pretty self-explanatory — they’re both Pinterest-style sites where users can save, share, and browse adult content. It turns out that there are several... 10 months ago
Pocket-lint
Apple has contributed $65 million to (PRODUCT)RED through sponsored products
Apple is leading contributions to RED, an organisation focused on beating AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria, worldwide. Apple has long been associated with RED. U2 frontman and one of RED's early backers Bono announced at GCI2013 that "Apple is certainly... 10 months ago
PC World
Google's Gmail scanning unclear to users, judge finds
A U.S. federal judge allowed a class-action suit against Google to proceed, saying the company's terms of service are unclear when describing how it scans Gmail content in order to deliver advertisements. Google had filed a motion to dismiss the suit, which alleges that the company intercepted and... 10 months ago
Gizmodo
How Mercedes Benz Uses Cameras to Stabilize the Road While You Drive
The newest Mercedes Benz S-Class has a new Magic Body Control feature that basically stabilizes the road you drive on. Mercedes is cleverly using a chicken's self-stabilizing head to popularize the feature but explains how it works in more detail in the video above . You'll never feel a bump again.... 10 months ago
9 to 5 Mac
Martha Stewart shatters the iPad that Steve Jobs gave her, wonders if Apple will come pick it up
I just dropped my iPad on the ground and shattered two glass corners. What to do?does one call Apple to come and pick it up or do I take it? — Martha Stewart (@MarthaStewart) September 25, 2013 Amusing Twitter feed this evening from domestic entrepreneur Martha Stewart on the dropping of her iPad... 10 months ago
The Register
GIANT FLIP-FLOP IN SPACE switches between X-ray and radio emissions
M28's massive matter maw Video An unusual pairing of objects called a “low mass X-ray binary” has been spotted by astronomers in which a pulsar shifts between emitting fast radio pulses and X-rays.… 10 months ago
Techcrunch
After Kickstarter Success, Ministry of Supply Lands $1.1M To Expand Its Tech-Savvy Men's Line
Founded by a couple of MIT grads in 2010, Ministry of Supply set out on a mission to breathe a little fresh air into the starchy world of business attire. Using some of the same technology found in NASA’s space suits, the Boston-based startup developed a line of more “technologically-savvy,”... 10 months ago
PandoDaily
Why Chris Hughes isn’t part of FWD.us
Tech political action group FWD.us counts many of Silicon Valley’s heavyweights among its backers. Joe Green, who runs the organization, recruited his Harvard dorm-mate Mark Zuckerberg to put his money, a reported $20 million, behind the cause. Bill Gates, Steve Ballmer, John Doerr, Marissa Mayer,... 10 months ago
PandoDaily
Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes says government has a role to play in tech
Public policy has a role in determining the future of technology and the extent to which tech companies can track us, Facebook co-founder and The New Republic owner Chris Hughes told Sarah Lacy at PandoMonthly in New York on Thursday evening. “This language that we use to talk about big data and... 10 months ago
PandoDaily
Chris Hughes was able to buy the New Republic, because he answered phones in Facebook’s early days
I didn’t have the faintest idea what Chris Hughes did at Facebook before he took the stage during tonight’s PandoMonthly event in New York. Being listed as a co-founder offers exactly zero insight into someone’s function at a company. For all I knew Hughes could have been Facebook’s designated... 10 months ago
Imaging resource
Google courts photographers, videographers with better raw conversion, free music
As search giant Google celebrates its 15th birthday, it has taken the wraps off some new features which will be of interest to photographers and videographers -- especially consumers and enthusiasts. The company is continuing to do its best to attract new users to Google+ , its social networking... 10 months ago
Gizmodo
These Former Uranium Mines Claim They Can Cure Chronic Illness
Screw gluten-free diets, homeopathy and aromatherapy! Sufferers seeking relief for arthritis, lupus, asthma and other chronic illnesses are all about radioactive byproduct therapy these days. Alternative medicine aficionados are flocking in droves to these former uranium mines ! Read more... 10 months ago
Ars Technica
General Motors is literally tearing its competition to bits
Photo illustration by Aurich Lawson On September 5, as I walked into an enormous garage in General Motors' sprawling Vehicle Engineering Center (VEC) in Warren, Michigan, GM engineers were tearing apart the competition. Literally . A Mercedes sport utility vehicle stripped of its body panels and... 10 months ago
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