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  • newWill.i.am Unveils Slick Video Ads for Puls, Reveals Zaha Hadid Designs

    Will.i.am Unveils Slick Video Ads for Puls, Reveals Zaha Hadid Designs

    Following the release of Will.I.Am's wearable device on Wednesday, the music artist turned tech entrepreneur launched a series of slick video ads showing off the device operating in a wide range of situationsThe 10 videos posted on YouTube, which f…
    - 36 mins ago, 18 Oct 14, 7:04pm -
  • newThe Sincerity Machine Is a Typewriter That Only Writes in Comic Sans

    The Sincerity Machine Is a Typewriter That Only Writes in Comic Sans

    Comic Sans has long been the red-headed stepchild of the font world.But one artist says the typeface may not be as bad as everyone thinks. Pittsburgh-based artist Jesse England created the Sincerity Machine, a typewriter that only types in Comic Sa…
    - 1 hour ago, 18 Oct 14, 6:25pm -
  • new'I am Liberian, Not a Virus': Video Fights Stigma Against People From Countries Battling Ebola

    'I am Liberian, Not a Virus': Video Fights Stigma Against People From Countries Battling Ebola

    At some point over the last few months, fear of Ebola began to far outpace the spread of the actual disease. That's reportedly led to a growing prejudice against people from West Africa, the area most affected by Ebola this yearLiberian-American te…
    - 2 hours ago, 18 Oct 14, 5:31pm -
  • newiPad Photographers, Flickr Has Finally Come to iPad

    iPad Photographers, Flickr Has Finally Come to iPad

    If Apple's new photo-friendly tablets aren't satisfying enough, iPad photographers just got another tool to up their game.Photo-sharing platform Flickr rolled out an update Saturday, adding a long overdue iPad application that is iOS 8 and iPad Air…
    - 3 hours ago, 18 Oct 14, 4:55pm -
  • newBishops Scrap Welcome to Gays in Sign of Split

    Bishops Scrap Welcome to Gays in Sign of Split

    VATICAN CITY — Catholic bishops scrapped their landmark welcome to gays Saturday, showing deep divisions at the end of a two-week meeting sought by Pope Francis to chart a more merciful approach to ministering to Catholic families.The bishops fail…
    - 3 hours ago, 18 Oct 14, 4:25pm -

TechCrunch

  • newiMac With Retina 5K Display First Impressions: A Screen In Which To Lose Oneself

    iMac With Retina 5K Display First Impressions: A Screen In Which To Lose Oneself

     Apple’s new iMac boasts a screen with an almost preposterous resolution of 5180×2880 pixels, which makes it the world’s highest resolution display. The screen is the key ingredient here, despite changes under the hood, and after a couple of da…
    - 60 mins ago, 18 Oct 14, 6:40pm -
  • newA Guide To Co-Leadership: Why It’s Hard, Why It’s Good, And How To Make It Work

    A Guide To Co-Leadership: Why It’s Hard, Why It’s Good, And How To Make It Work

     In September Larry Ellison stepped down from the helm at Oracle and appointed a co-CEO pair as his successors. Articles about the announcement spoke of such dual arrangements in discouraging and doubtful tones.Meanwhile, in NYC, a well-regarded VC…
    - 3 hours ago, 18 Oct 14, 5:00pm -
  • newBag Week: Daame Bags

    Bag Week: Daame Bags

     While I can’t say that Daame Bags are the best daame bags we’ve tested (see what I did there?), I can say that they are definitely an interesting rethinking of the women’s laptop bag. We tested two types – a wide leather laptop tote and oth…
    - 4 hours ago, 18 Oct 14, 3:20pm -
  • newAre American Tech Companies Disloyal?

    Are American Tech Companies Disloyal?

     FBI Director James Comey had some choice words this week for startups and technology companies about their increasing use of encryption and their responsibilities to law enforcement. Speaking at Brookings, Comey argued that “…if the challenges…
    - 4 hours ago, 18 Oct 14, 3:17pm -
  • newHandbook For A New Era Of Crowdfunding

    Handbook For A New Era Of Crowdfunding

     Ever been to Indiegogo? Kickstarter? Spend any cash? What’d you leave with? Why does anyone buy a product that doesn’t exist yet…and may never exist? On the surface, crowdfunding seems to defy logic. Economists find the phenomenon of crowdfun…
    - 5 hours ago, 18 Oct 14, 3:00pm -

Read Write Web

Boy Genius Report

  • newHere’s where we might finally find alien life

    Here’s where we might finally find alien life

    One of the lesser moons of Saturn, Mimas, has been largely viewed as a boring lump of ice. But a new discovery has suddenly turned this moon into hot property: its rotational wobble turns out to be far stronger than expected. Mimas is almost perfect…
    - 9 hours ago, 18 Oct 14, 10:45am -
  • newA comprehensive guide to using 2014’s coolest new iOS and OS X feature

    A comprehensive guide to using 2014’s coolest new iOS and OS X feature

    The coolest new feature that spans across both iOS and OS X announced this year has definitely been the Handoff feature that will let you quickly move information and data between iOS devices and your Mac. 9to5Mac’s Sarah Guarino has put together a…
    - 10 hours ago, 18 Oct 14, 9:30am -
  • newThe FBI ratchets up its scare campaign over smartphone encryption

    The FBI ratchets up its scare campaign over smartphone encryption

    Did you know that if Apple and Google encrypt data on smartphones then terrorists, pedophiles and other very bad people will be able to roam completely free and likely destroy society as we know it? That’s the message that Federal Bureau of Investi…
    - 23 hours ago, 17 Oct 14, 9:05pm -
  • newYou can’t install OS X Yosemite on your Mac because you’re already running it

    You can’t install OS X Yosemite on your Mac because you’re already running it

    Apple on Thursday released the final build of OS X Yosemite, which became available to Mac users as a free download from the Mac App Store. However, not all Mac users were able to install it on their devices, as their Mac App Store apps would not ma…
    - 24 hours ago, 17 Oct 14, 8:00pm -
  • newPS4’s impressive lead in the console market stretches to 9 consecutive months

    PS4’s impressive lead in the console market stretches to 9 consecutive months

    Despite some early indications that Microsoft might have finally found a way to combat the sales chart tyranny of the PlayStation 4, the latest numbers from the NPD Group say otherwise. In an email correspondence on Thursday afternoon, Sony confirme…
    - 1 day ago, 17 Oct 14, 7:05pm -

All Things Digital

GigaOm

CNET YouTube

Crave - This umbrella shoots air to keep you dry, Ep. 179
http://cnet.co/1of9NliThis week on Crave, we get a look at the Air Umbrella, which takes a highly unusual approach to keeping you dry. Find out what happens when animals attack technology, and get a GoPro eye's view from a BASE jumper atop a Malaysi…
- 24 hours ago, 17 Oct 14, 7:48pm -
Apple Byte - Apple's iPad Air 2 and iMac 5K Retina Display deliver
http://cnet.co/1sS5zzPApple makes solid upgrades across their product line at their iPad and Mac event, but it's pretty clear they don't care about the iPad Mini anymore.
- 1 day ago, 17 Oct 14, 6:37pm -
Pricey Sylvania LED not the brightest bulb
http://cnet.co/1rJUGuOLook further than this expensive bulb if you want a high-lumen LED.
- 1 day ago, 17 Oct 14, 4:06pm -
CNET Update - Apple SIM could mean big changes for carriers
http://cnet.co/1Cy1rWSApple's new iPads make it easy to switch carriers, Will.i.am debuts his version of a smartwatch, and CBS joins HBO with a standalone Web TV service.
- 1 day ago, 17 Oct 14, 4:01pm -
CNET Top 5 - Best selfie phones
http://cnet.co/1vp00d2For the unabashedly narcissistic, five phone for selfie pros.
- 1 day ago, 17 Oct 14, 2:28pm -
Samsung offers extra help, silent computing with updated Chromebook 2
http://cnet.co/1nsSYToA new version of its existing 11.6-inch Chrome OS laptop comes with direct access to support, sturdier construction and a fanless design.http://www.cnet.com/videos/samsung-offers-extra-help-silent-computing-with-updated-chrom…
- 1 day ago, 17 Oct 14, 12:01pm -

Gizmodo

  • newTim Minchin's Storm Is Your Saturday Night Dose of Cynicism

    Tim Minchin's Storm Is Your Saturday Night Dose of Cynicism

    Since discovering yesterday that there's a homeopathic vaccine for Ebola that involves using an actual sample of the virus, I've been re-listening to Tim Minchin's incredible nine-minute song/beat poem Storm, one of the best and most concise refuta…
    - 1 hour ago, 18 Oct 14, 6:39pm -
  • newScattering Your Ashes Into The Stratosphere Is A Very Final Sendoff

    Scattering Your Ashes Into The Stratosphere Is A Very Final Sendoff

    Short of having your body shipped off on a flaming longboat, there aren't many more spectacular ways to be sent off than having your ashes scattered into the edge of the atmosphere. At least, that's the thinking behind Mesoloft, a company that will…
    - 1 hour ago, 18 Oct 14, 6:13pm -
  • newNPR Tells The Other Story of Women In Tech

    NPR Tells The Other Story of Women In Tech

    We're all used to hearing about women, or rather, the lack of, in the technology industry. But as NPR's Planet Money, points out, things weren't always that way: back at the dawn of the IT age, women were a major player in the computer science field…
    - 3 hours ago, 18 Oct 14, 4:31pm -
  • newThis Carpet-Covered Sofa Is Uncomfortable Brilliance

    This Carpet-Covered Sofa Is Uncomfortable Brilliance

    If, like me, you're a little OCD, the thought of a carpet with a giant kink in it is the kind of thing that keeps you awake late at night, sweaty-palmed and slightly nervous. That's why I'm not entirely sure if I could live with this carpet-kink sof…
    - 4 hours ago, 18 Oct 14, 3:22pm -
  • newBlackberry Decides That Ephemeral Messaging Will Save BBM

    Blackberry Decides That Ephemeral Messaging Will Save BBM

    After a very brief stint at number one in the app store, Blackberry's much-vaunted BBM messaging service — previously hailed as the saviour of the entire company — is now languishing in 462nd place on the App Store. But never fear! Because Bla…
    - 5 hours ago, 18 Oct 14, 2:27pm -

PC World

LifeHacker

  • newRemind Yourself “It Must Not Be Easy” When Dealing With Difficult People

    Remind Yourself “It Must Not Be Easy” When Dealing With Difficult People

    We all have to deal with difficult people we can't avoid. Seeing things from their perspective helps create empathy and understand their perspective. Use the phrase "It must not be easy" to help you see their side before you react.Read more...
    - 40 mins ago, 18 Oct 14, 7:00pm -
  • newVirtualXP Runs Your Old XP Installation Safely in Windows 7 or 8

    VirtualXP Runs Your Old XP Installation Safely in Windows 7 or 8

    Windows: Many people have kept their old Windows XP computers running because they have software on the systems that can't be reinstalled. VirtualXP lets you migrate an existing Windows XP installation into a virtual machine that you can run on Wind…
    - 2 hours ago, 18 Oct 14, 6:00pm -
  • new“Invite” Your Partner to Discuss Emotions Instead of Expecting It

    “Invite” Your Partner to Discuss Emotions Instead of Expecting It

    It can be frustrating trying to communicate with a partner who bottles up their emotions. Instead of bugging them to say what's on their minds, consider "inviting" them to express what they are feeling and you might get better results.Read more...
    - 3 hours ago, 18 Oct 14, 5:00pm -
  • newPut “Congratulations” in Your Facebook Post So More People See It

    Put “Congratulations” in Your Facebook Post So More People See It

    Facebook is constantly changing its algorithms for which of your posts are shown to your friends. A recent article suggests putting "congratulations" in the update might cause more people to see it.Read more...
    - 4 hours ago, 18 Oct 14, 4:00pm -
  • newSipSnapp Scans a Beer List and Rates It For You

    SipSnapp Scans a Beer List and Rates It For You

    iOS: If you aren't a beer expert, you might not know if you'll like a certain beer. With so many craft beers out there, you're likely to find one you've never heard of. SipSnapp takes a beer list from a restaurant and looks up ratings for each brew.…
    - 5 hours ago, 18 Oct 14, 3:00pm -

Engadget

BoingBoing

Tech Republic

Mashable YouTube

iMac with Retina 5K Display Hands On | Mashable
Apple unveiled the new iMac with Retina Display at its recent keynote. Take a look up close at the 5K display with Mashable's Lance Ulanoff.http://www.mashable.comLIKE us on FACEBOOK: http://facebook.com/mashable.videoFOLLOW us on TWITTER: http:/…
- 2 days ago, 16 Oct 14, 6:14pm -
Apple Pay Hands On | Mashable
Here's a quick tour of how Apple Pay works at the unveiling of the new iPads.http://www.mashable.comLIKE us on FACEBOOK: http://facebook.com/mashable.videoFOLLOW us on TWITTER: http://twitter.com/mashablevideoFOLLOW us on TUMBLR: http://mashable…
- 2 days ago, 16 Oct 14, 5:34pm -
iPad Air 2 Hands On | Mashable
It's super-thin, with a laminated screen that shows high-quality photos and videos. Mashable's Lance Ulanoff takes a first look.http://www.mashable.comLIKE us on FACEBOOK: http://facebook.com/mashable.videoFOLLOW us on TWITTER: http://twitter.com…
- 2 days ago, 16 Oct 14, 5:24pm -
Apple iPad Air 2 Keynote in 80 Seconds | Mashable
Everything you need to know: http://mashable.com/2014/10/16/ipad-air-2-recapiPad Air 2: http://mashable.com/2014/10/16/apple-ipad-air-2-revealed/iPad mini 3: http://mashable.com/2014/10/16/apple-reveals-ipad-mini-3/Retina 5K iMac: http://mashable…
- 2 days ago, 16 Oct 14, 4:38pm -
The FBI Director vs. Privacy | Mashable
FBI Director James Comey spoke out earlier today against encrypted communication. In a 23-minute speech, the director specifically targeted Apple and Google for enabling encryption by default. Here is a condensed version of his speech. Read more ab…
- 2 days ago, 16 Oct 14, 4:34pm -
Crumbs Bakery Reopens With This Weird New Baissant | Mashable
Crumbs Bake Shop introduced the baissant - the latest breakfast hodgepodge to hit the streets of New York City - at the reopening of it's Broadway and 37th St. location on Oct. 14. This comes on the heals of Crumbs' July bankruptcy, after which CNBC…
- 3 days ago, 15 Oct 14, 4:25pm -