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Retrotechtacular: Forces Acting On An Airfoil

We’ve probably all experimented with a very clear demonstration of the basic principles of lift: if you’re riding in a car and you put your flattened hand out the window at different angles, your hand will rise and fall like an airplane’s wing, or airfoil. Show More Summary

Mailbox for Mac reaches public beta, packs draft support, new “snooze to desktop” feature

The team behind the famed Mailbox mobile application demoed a very early preview of the app for Mac back in April of this year, not long after announcing that the platform had been acquired by Dropbox. But the team has seemingly been making steady progress, hoping to create the perfect desktop counterpart to its mobile […]

Can HP IDOL jumpstart the Big Data app economy? | #HPBigData2014

Hewlett-Packard Co. is looking to take the driver’s seat in bringing about the era of pre-packaged analytic applications with the IDOL platform from Autonomy, and according to the head of product marketing for the subsidiary, it already has results to … Continue reading ?

Be My Doctor Who Girl [Video]

A great fan-made video to accompany a song by comic musician Mitch Benn. Note that it’s from a 2002 album, so addresses the role of the assistant in the original run of the show. If you like this style of song, you may also like “Macbeth” (My Name Is) from the same album, which combines […]

Ahead of VMworld 2014 : VMware’s milestones of past 12 months

Server virtualization leader VMware, Inc. has experienced significant growth since its VMworld 2013 conference last August. From two major acquisitions to product announcements and management changes, VMware has been quite the busy virtualization bee. Today, just days ahead of the … Continue reading ?

Cloud and analytics ratcheting each other up the enterprise | #HPBigData2014

The democratization of compute and storage catalyzed by the rise of the public cloud is driving more and more organizations for whom large-scale analytics were previously cost-prohibitive to tap into their internal, fast-growing information troves. That increasing data use in … Continue reading ?

Leaked video all but confirms an incredibly cool iPhone 6 feature

Following a series of reports detailing the imminent arrival of a new iPhone accessory that’s supposed to be even better than its predecessor – i.e., a Lighting-to-USB cable that’s reversible at both ends – insider Sonny Dickson published a short video on his YouTube channel showing the cable in action. Show More Summary

The Myo Armband Can Make Google Glass Truly Hands-Free

Smart glasses like Google Glass can be extremely useful for many jobs. Doctors, repairmen, even firemen — wherever there's a profession that sometimes requires crucial information without sitting at a desk or holding a tablet, wearable...Show More Summary

These Are the Biggest Android Tablets You Can Buy

How big do you like your tablet? If you're designing a kid-friendly device that can be used as an easel, learning resource and game platform, the answer is probably: roughly Monopoly-board big. No, 10 or even 12 inches isn't going to do it for you. Show More Summary

54: The opposite of Groot

Vector is a news and analysis show focusing on the biggest stories, hottest trends, and most important issues in technology and popular culture. On this week's show, we talk about Ferguson, Missouri, and the difference in coverage between...Show More Summary

10 of the best improvised scenes in movie history

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

CineFix says these 10 scenes are the best improvised scenes in film history. They include the best of Judd Apatow, the insane brilliance of Apocalypse Now, Bob Downey doing his Bob Downey thing and movies from the master of improv, the late Robin Williams. Do you agree? Read more...

Video Shows New Lightning Cable with Reversible USB Connector in Action

Last Friday, a report and photos of a new Lightning cable with a reversible USB connector surfaced, which was followed by another image from frequent iOS device part leaker Sonny Dickson. Now, Dickson has shared a new short video ofShow More Summary

Watch two lunatics base jump off a rooftop bar in the middle of London

3 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Here's a recipe for fun: Go up to the 48th floor of a skyscraper in London. Enjoy a beer at the rooftop bar. Change into your base jumping gear in the restroom. Make a beeline for the balcony and jump into the heart of London. Illegal? Probably. Fun as hell to watch? Absolutely. Read more...

Startup Staples Ad On Parking Tickets Promising To Make It All Go Away

3 days agoTechnology : Valleywag

In the new appified San Francisco, startup advertisements are everywhere: Our highway are lined with their obnoxious billboards , spinning-sign guys are used to recruit Lyft drivers, and ads dangle from doorknobs like pizza menus. Now, one startup is taking the scourge of parking tickets and using them to hawk quasi-legal services. Read more...

This Corgi Getting a Massage Is All You Need Right Now

Everyone knows cats love massages, but corgis like a deep tissue rubdown just as much. With his half-open eyes and unwillingness to move, this cute corgi totally digs his pooch pampering session. Stay chill, corgi If Michael Bay Ruined...Show More Summary

3 Reasons Why All Entrepreneurs Deserve Silicon Valley Access

Globally, we are experiencing a groundswell of entrepreneurship. It is on every university campus, in skunk works projects in every corporation, and in discussion at the highest political level. There are incubators and accelerators popping up everywhere. Show More Summary

How And Why Google Is Open Sourcing Its Data Centers

Google's back in the open source game, and in a big way. In a world increasingly bent on opening up innovation outside the company firewall, Google just took a major step forward. In June, Google made cloud headlines when it open sourced its Kubernetes project for managing Linux application containers. Show More Summary

Native Advertising is a Force for Good

People question the ethics of advertisers creating content and putting it alongside editorially-driven content (see AdAge article). Journalists turn their noses up at native articles produced by writers in their own media company (see this thoughtful article from David Weinberger)....

Top 10 Most Pirated Movies of The Week – 08/18/14

The top 10 most downloaded movies on BitTorrent are in again. 'Maleficent' tops the chart this week, followed by ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier.' 'Divergent' completes the top three. Source: TorrentFreak, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing and anonymous VPN services.

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