The fakes are coming! The fakes are coming! Today we have 10 more images you may have seen floating around the internet recently. But don't believe your lying eyes. They're all totally fake. Read more...
A Dutch engineer has created a flying defibrillator for emergency situations. The drone, called the Ambulance Drone, would be stationed at various points in the city. In an emergency, people on the scene can call it in and it arrives a few seconds later. Show More Summary
International calls are not cheap, not compared to domestic calls at any rate. Fortunately, as the saying goes, there is an app for that, and now Google is getting in on this game by sort-of offering free international calls if you make them via Hangouts. Show More Summary
Last weekend I flipped the switch on the new version of Scripting News. It's a return to a previous format, this time built on standards. Each tab is rendered when the user loads the page from an XML or JSON file stored anywhere on the public Internet. The formats are: RSS, OPML, River.js and a new one, for the linkblog, generated by River3. Show More Summary
The vast majority of the discussion surrounding Apple Pay has focused on brick-and-mortar commerce. This may be natural given that Apple’s merchant launch partners were Macy’s, McDonald’s, Walgreens, Staples, Disney, and several other major physical retailers. Show More Summary
Forget about Amazing Amy, this week the internet’s all about the amazing kitties in The Pet Collective’s fantastic new video: an all-kitten remake of Gone Girl, called (naturally) Gone Purrl. (‘The hallmark of a sociocat is a lack of empathy.’) And rightly so – it might be the best thing that’s ever happened. Show More Summary
New features added to BBM messenger allow the sender to retract a message or set a time limit for the recipient to view it.
Following an update for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, Skype for iPhone today was updated again with new photo management options and faster chat load times and more. The improvements also include several UI tweaks for your contact list. Save and delete...
Working at a call center sucks. Like, it universally sucks, and everybody knows it. That's what makes the story of the loyal New York City employee who was just suspended for 20 days for allegedly answering incoming calls in a robot voice so frustrating. C'mon guys, let the bored employees have a little bit of fun. Read more...
Anybody shopping for Android apps, accessories, smartphones, or tablets will want to take a skim through these sales we've scrounged up from around the web. Every day, we comb through these sales to make sure they're fresh and accurate, and try to find a few more. Show More Summary
A new report in The Wall Street Journal highlights comments by Apple’s chief designer, Jony Ive, on the challenges of designing the Apple Watch. Speaking at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art on Thursday, Ive explained that although...Show More Summary
The consumer cloud space just got a bit more exciting, following the recent announcement by Microsoft that Office 365 subscribers will soon have unlimited storage. Microsoft seemed quite jubilant about the move, with Chris Jones, OneDrive corporate VP quite loftily … Continue reading ?
Pastebin is a free online service that enables anyone to upload text contents to the site to make those contents available to the public. It is often used to leak information to the Internet including in the recent past information about hacks such as fappening or snappening. Show More Summary
Danny Goodwin has had an illustrious career in marketing, editing, and search. After leaving Search Engine Watch, where he was associate editor, in August 2014, he joined Linkdex to launch Momentology, which is described as, “[a] leading...Show More Summary
In a recent post, I tackled the question of whether Microsoft has finally, truly warmed up to Linux and open source. After all, new CEO Satya Nadella (shown here) is definitely pushing that notion with his comments on how he "loves Linux" and he even reportedly claims that 20 percent of Microsoft's Azure cloud is already Linux-based. Show More Summary
danah boyd | apophenia » Frameworks for Understanding the Future of Work: via danah boyd A group of us at Data & Society decided to examine various different emergent disruptions that affect the future of work. Thanks to tremendous support from the Open Society Foundations, we’ve produced five working papers that help frame various issues at play. Show More Summary
Scientists are educating the public about Ebola for free, but no one's listening.
Disney has just obtained a patent for a search engine that ranks sites based on various "authenticity" factors. One of the goals of the technology is to filter pirated material from search results while boosting the profile of copyright and trademark holders' websites. Source: TorrentFreak, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing and anonymous VPN services.
A highway overpass is the last place most of us would think to install a farm. But algae, that wonderful little ecological miracle, is different. Since it consumes sunlight and CO2 and spits out oxygen, places with high emissions are actually the perfect growing area. Which is why this overpass in France has its own algae farm. Read more...
She may not look like much, but she’s got folds where they count. This little adorable Millennium Falcon was made by Adamite85, an origami artist in the Czech Republic. I have no doubt that this simple,…