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The Most Important Feature of Windows 10 May Seem Boring. It’s Actually Revolutionary.

In the opening of a (truly hilarious) Microsoft promo video for Windows 95, the narrator says, “I just want a new operating system!” That’s exactly what we’ve been taught to look forward to every few years, and Wednesday’s release of Windows 10 feels like a satisfying step in the progression. Show More Summary

Google's App for Instantly Translating Real-World Text Just Added 20 Languages

Image: Google/YouTube Google Translate can now visually translate text in 20 more languages, which means the app can help guide you around a whole lot more countries than it could before. An update released for the app today will expand...Show More Summary

Where Is All that Seized Cartel Radio Gear?

Mexican Navy officials display confiscated cartel radio kit for the press, Veracruz, 2011. Video: Reforma. Authorities in Mexico like to make a big show whenever they dismantle part of the hidden communications network that cartels use to stay ahead of law enforcement. Show More Summary

This Dazzling Aurora Will Help Narrow Down the Search for Alien Life

Auroras are among the most captivating phenomena on Earth, brightening polar skies with undulating ribbons of glowing charged particles. These eerie light shows have also been observed on many other planets in our solar system, leading astronomers to speculate that they might be as ubiquitous outside our stellar backyard as they are within it. Show More Summary

'First We Pray, Then We Organize' The Unlikely Coalition for Net Neutrality (VIDEO)

On Tuesday, July 28th, a diverse group of faith leaders and advocates posted the same video on the Twitter and Facebook feeds of more than one million people. Backers of the video came from a wide range of civil rights causes -- racial justice, LGBTQ equality, economic justice, religious pluralism and more. Show More Summary

University Peristaltic Pump Has Hacker Heritage

A team at [Vanderbilt University] have been hacking together their own peristaltic pumps. Peristaltic pumps are used to deliver precise volumes of fluid for research, medical and industrial applications. They’re even occasionally used...Show More Summary

Sweden’s Largest Streaming Site Will Close After Raid

Sweden's most visited pirate streaming site will close this week, forever. The administrator of the site, whose identity is now public, has revealed that police carried out a raid against him earlier this month and detained him for almost four days. Show More Summary

Cortana: world traveler

As everyone’s favorite personal digital assistant debuts in new countries...

This Trippy Augmented Reality Sandbox Lets You Move Mountains and Make it Rain

Topographical maps are designed to quickly impart elevation data through contour lines, and while they are useful for a variety of pursuits from surveying to hiking, they can be difficult to visualize in the real world. Now, with anShow More Summary

Windows 10 Free Upgrade Available in 190 Countries Today

When we first unveiled Windows 10 in September, we outlined our plans for a new era of Windows. We wanted to create a Windows that empowered people and organizations to do great things. Our vision was one platform, one store, and one experience that extends across the broadest range of devices from the smallest screens […]

The world's longest water slide basically never ends

The best way to transport your body a third of a mile is to hop on Action Park in New Jersey’s 1,975-foot long waterslide. It’s the world’s longest water slide and it basically goes on forever and ever and ever. I think you could read a book by the end of the slide. Or write the next great American novel. Read more...

Retrotechtacular: Fantastic Backyard Inventions of Yore

News corporation [British Pathé] created many newsreels and documentaries throughout their 60-year history. Recently, the company released scores of films from their archives and put them on the internet. Here is a delightful collection...Show More Summary

The Simplest Steam Engine

[RimstarOrg] has posted an awesome writeup on his Hero’s steam engine. Hero’s engine is a Greek design from the first century and is the earliest known steam engine. It’s amazing to think he developed the engine seventeen centuries before the industrial revolution, and yet it was largely ignored. Show More Summary

Hitman: Sniper Video Review – Might as Well Hit It

PC Magazine’s video review of Hitman: Sniper describes the game as a good side-distraction for Hitman fans. The post Hitman: Sniper Video Review – Might as Well Hit It appeared first on Slide to Play. More about Hitman: Sniper » The post Hitman: Sniper Video Review – Might as Well Hit It is from Slide To Play via PC Magazine.

Google is combining still images from Street View to animate real life

In the not-so-distant future, a new deep learning algorithm from Google could change the worlds of virtual reality and film.   Today, directors and developers can only create a shot based on how many cameras they have set up at different angles. Show More Summary

Here's the insanely complicated, multi-person process needed to detonate the largest and most powerful nuclear missile system in the US

At the height of the cold war, America's underground was rife with dozens of hidden nuclear missile units.  Some of these systems contained Titan II missiles, which carried the largest, single nuclear warhead of any missile of its kind in history — a record that stands today. Show More Summary

2015 Summer Reading Issue

Summer is halfway over. Have you hid out for a day of reading yet? Grab a shady spot and a picnic blanket (or just park it in front of the nearest AC unit), turn off your notifications, and unwrap this tasty treat: our 2015 summer reader. Refresh...Show More Summary

Periscope founder: “Portrait is the future"

Last week in the new CNBC offices by the San Francisco waterfront, a panel was convened to discuss the future of journalism. Yawns were forestalled by the inclusion of Kayvon Beykpour, the co-founder and CEO of Twitter-owned live-streaming...Show More Summary

How to Use the Psychology of Choice to Increase Online Sales

In this article we explore the research of how people experience the decision-making process, and how you can apply proven psychological principles to increase sales online. How much choice is too much? The common belief is that more choice is … Read More

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