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Google beats Oracle in long-running Java lawsuit

A jury today handed Google a victory in a $9 billion lawsuit by Oracle America Inc. over the Java programming language.

Hillary do Rope-A-Dope

I know what Hillary should do. I'm going to tell you now. First, there's no way she can compete with DJ Trump for news cycles. He's going to win them all. Nothing HRC can do about this, so don't even try. If enough US voters don't figure out Trump, and don't get tired of him, then he might get elected President. Show More Summary

The top word that people in each state forget how to spell, according to Google (GOOGL, GOOG)

Thursday night, ten kids will face off on stage to prove their linguistic prowess at the Scripps National Spelling Bee. To celebrate (and highlight just how comparatively bad at words the rest of us are), Google's data and visualization...Show More Summary

PhD Crystal Radio has Pizza Capacitor

Crystal radios are old news, but great fun. What would happen if a PhD designed a crystal set? By PhD we mean Pizza Hut Deliveryperson and [John Greenlee] (who may not actually be a PhD of either kind; we don’t know) gives us a good idea with his crystal radio in a pizza box. Pizza boxes aren’t the only food-related material in this radio. Show More Summary

Testing Roach Trap Glue on Humans Is Pure Torture

To test the sticking power of the glue used inside its Gokiburi Hoi Hoi roach traps, a Japanese pest control company called Earth Chemical created a human-sized version and then made a scientist, athlete, and sumo wrestler attempt to get from one end of it to the other. Show More Summary

US government CIO calls for “self aware” systems for IoT

As the Internet of Things (IoT) grows to an enormous scale, new security and scalability challenges are bound to emerge. According to the chief information officer (CIO) of the federal government, Tony Scott, the issues may be fixed by implemented self aware systems and lowering the amount of data analysed. Show More Summary

Linked: “Star Wars – Episode V “The Empire Strikes Back” Homage (Title Sequence)”

via Vimeo: The style and tone of the animation was inspired by the James Bond title sequences. The music was a rejected song from the newest Bond film, Spectre, sung by Radiohead. I really wanted to play on the concept of Luke trying to find himself and true purpose, so the music and inspiration felt... ?

‘Ghost Recon Wildlands’ trailer shows off the game’s massive open world

Much like the characters featured in the game itself, Ghost Recon Wildlands has been surprisingly hard to find over the past several months. After being unveiled at Ubisoft's E3 press conference last year, Wildlands immediately went into hiding, with nary a screenshot or a trailer to be found. In fact, I'd nearly forgotten the game even existed. Show More Summary

Game of Thrones creators apologized for what they did to Hodor, and it was hilarious

HBO aired episode five of Game of Thrones’ sixth season a few days ago, which turned out to be one of the most significant episodes since the show premiered six years ago. The episode brought over a few explanations that were long overdue,...Show More Summary

Artificial meteor showers could make a fearsome problem in space much worse

A horde of news outlets reported that Japanese company ALE plans to open the 2020 Tokyo Olympics with an artificial meteor shower, but the startup told Tech Insider that's a bit premature. "Our shooting stars are intended for large-scale...Show More Summary

Video games are revealing the secrets of our aging brains

Our brains change as we age — this much we know. Some abilities peak in early adulthood, while others don't reach their maximum potential until approximately age 50. And while researchers have used a variety of tests to analyze different...Show More Summary

13 paid iPhone apps on sale for free for a limited time

App sales come and go but one thing is certain: if you don't follow our series on paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free, you'll miss the best of the bunch. We shared 10 premium apps that went on sale with you yesterday and today we're back with a fresh batch. Show More Summary

When Uber Left Austin

“We wanted them to comply with something and, Uber and Lyft basically said ‘no,’ and, like a toddler, stomped off.”

This is Your Epic Weekend to Hack Together Anything

Wow how the time flies. It seems like only couple of weeks ago we were unveiling the film we shot at Salton Sea to launch this, our third global hacking initiative called The Hackaday Prize. What we want is to see you use those skills of yours to Build Something that Matters. Show More Summary

Photoshop's Magical New Crop Tool Automatically Fills In Missing Parts of a Photo

Regular users of Photoshop have probably come across this problem before: After you’ve straightened a photo by slightly rotating it to one side or the other, your ability to then crop the image is severely limited without having to clone in missing corners. The next version of Photoshop, however, will do that all for you. Read more...

Gchat Was the Future of Messaging, But Google Didn't Know What It Had

Everyone has been talking about Slack lately. The chat app, which is primarily aimed at offices and productivity, is simple, well designed, fun to use, and powerful. Slack is also the company people were obsessed with in 2015. Whether...Show More Summary

“Fartcopter” Has the Answer

A little more than a decade after it entered public consciousness, the drone has become a cliché of late imperial American culture. They’re everywhere: Whether in Showtime’s television series Homeland, Alex Rivera’s 2008 film Sleep Dealer, or William Gibson’s latest novel, The Peripheral, a drone’s appearance instantly signals menace. Show More Summary

Watch a Tesla Model S autonomously drive itself into a parked van

If you just got yourself a shiny new Tesla and you can’t wait to test its self-driving capability, you really should remember that driverless cars aren’t quite ready for primetime yet and Tesla’s Autopilot features are still in beta....Show More Summary

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