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The City Takes on the State: De Blasio and Cuomo's Feud Won't End Well

The city never agrees with the country. If you embrace one, you spurn the other. The divide harks back to the rift between Alexander Hamilton, the New Yorker who saw cities as the future of America, and Thomas Jefferson, the gentleman...Show More Summary

The Comunicano Daily for Wednesday July 23rd 2015

The Comunicano Daily Personal note Today I honor my late father, USMC Master Sergeant Bernard Abramson, retired. Dad served in WWII and the Korean Conflict. During World War Two he was based in Guam and staged the Marines who captured Iwo Jima and planted the US flag there. Show More Summary

The Top 10 Most Beautiful-Looking Movies Of All Time

CineFix attempted the impossible task of trying to list the top 10 most beautiful movies of all time and did a half decent job! If anything, it’s nice to see these movies pop up on your screen again (albeit through a YouTube window) just to remind yourself about how beautiful the colours and the cinematography and the framing is in all these films. More »      

Watch Thugs Get Punched in ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2?

Our favorite YouTuber has drudged up a decent (if old) beat-’em-up for today’s video and played it for your enjoyment. Check it out above. The post Watch Thugs Get Punched in ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2? appeared first on Slide to Play. More about The Amazing Spider-Man 2 » The post Watch Thugs Get Punched in ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2? is from Slide To Play via YouTube.

Lindsey Graham Uses a Flip Phone and Memorizes Phone Numbers. That's a Great Way to Live.

On Tuesday, Donald Trump gratuitously revealed Sen, Lindsey Graham’s cell phone number to an audience in South Carolina. He did this hours after Graham implored Trump to “stop being a jackass.”; Graham, himself a Republican candidate for president, responded to the campaign-trail doxing by tweeting, “Probably getting a new phone. Show More Summary

Retrotechtacular: Coopering Guinness Barrels by Hand

For almost exactly 200 years, the Guinness brewery in Dublin, Ireland employed extremely skilled craftsmen to shape and construct wooden casks by hand. These men were called coopers, and plying their trade required several years of apprenticeship. Show More Summary

Spread Love and Destruction With a DIY Rainbow-Colored Flamethrower

If sparklers are the most dangerous type of pyrotechnics you’ve ever dabbled with, it’s time to up your game with a homemade flamethrower that brings even more spectacle to your next backyard BBQ with rainbow-colored flames. Read more...

US Authorities Are Investigating A Teen Who Weaponised A Quadcopter

Earlier this month, a 14-second video entitled “Flying Gun” was posted on YouTube. It shows a flying quadcopter outfitted with a handgun firing four shots. Now, it’s become a Federal Aviation Administration investigation. More »    ...

Jean-Marie Le Pen's Grand-Daughter 'Cannot Believe' He Would Run Against Her

Marion Maréchal Le Pen, one of the most prominent members of France's nationalist Front National party, has said she "cannot believe" rumours that her grandfather is about to campaign against her in an upcoming regional election. Marion...Show More Summary

3 Things Your App Needs To Do To Retain New Users

Every Tuesday, UserTesting studies a different topic to share here on the blog. We hope you’ll learn some nifty research techniques and get inspired to run some insightful tests of your own. Enjoy, and check back in next Tuesday! What’s … Read More

MIT's Free Online Poker Class Shows You How to Win All Your Friends' Money

Sign up for Motherboard's newsletter, Motherboard Premium, and get more stories like this daily. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology, one of the premier engineering schools in the country, is finally putting math to good use: teaching students how to be better poker players. Show More Summary

The Feds Are Investigating a Teen Who Weaponized a Quadcopter

Earlier this month, a 14-second video entitled “Flying Gun” was posted on YouTube. It shows a flying quadcopter outfitted with a handgun firing four shots. Now, it’s become a Federal Aviation Administration investigation. Read more....

Lexus has created a car with a human heartbeat

Lexus has taken wearable tech to the extreme. The company has hacked a custom RC-F coupe to reflect the heartbeat of its driver so that vehicle glows in sync with every pulse. Lexus describes the concept car as as “The world’s first car with a heartbeat.” There’s lots of behind the scene magic, though, that enables the car to light up. Show More Summary

The Original Net Artists

In 1982, as new wave and queer punk were invading the Toronto music scene, a computer programmer and artist named Bill Perry brought a desk-sized computer to an artist-run video production centre called Trinity Square Video. While the music stuck around, the art created on that computer has been almost completely forgotten. Show More Summary

A Tour of Pornhub's Totally SFW Videos

Sign up for Motherboard's newsletter, Motherboard Premium, and get more stories like this daily. Whether you visit Pornhub regularly or pretend that you don't, you probably know why it's one of the most visited websites on the internet: MILFs, hentai, anal, threesomes—whatever video you want of people fucking, Pornhub probably has it. Show More Summary

Dynamic Drum Trigger Knows Where and How You Hit the Drums: Sensory Percussion

A drum trigger is a device that converts hits on an acoustic drum into electronic signals that activate digital sounds. You can use them to achieve a cleaner sound in live performances or use sound effects…

In Kentucky, Fight for a Gay Marriage Certificate Goes to the Courts

A lawsuit stemming from last month’s Supreme Court ruling legalizing gay marriage has brought national media attention to Rowan County, home to 24,000 residents in the forested hills of eastern Kentucky. The high court’s ruling was met with jubilation across much of the country. Show More Summary

CodeSOD: The New Zero

If Alice needed to rate her co-workers, on a scale of 1–10, whoever wrote this is a zero. The goal here is to create a new string that is 4096 characters long and contains only zeros. This was the best approach Alice’s co-worker found: string...Show More Summary

Video: Cortana on Android and Cortana Windows 10 Mobile: Compared

A few days ago, Microsoft’s Cortana app for Android leaked out ahead of release, giving the public access to the virtual assistant application. However, the leaked version seems to be in an early build, so there will be obvious differences between this, and the Windows phone build. We compare the differences between the Android application […]

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