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In The Cloud, Microsoft Looks Like A Winner Again

Microsoft used to be evil. Then it was irrelevant. Now it looks like a winner. How did this happen? I have competed against Microsoft for most of my career, battling Windows with Linux in the mobile, desktop and server markets, but also taking on SharePoint while at Alfresco and SQL Server in my work now for MongoDB. Show More Summary

Uber Explained In 2 Minutes

Contrary to popular belief, Uber has actually been around for five years. It wasn't until recently, though, that it really started picking up steam: The ongoing battle with competitors, for one, or the cross-continental expansion See...Show More Summary

'Marvel Contest of Champions' Gets a New Cinematic Trailer, Launching Worldwide in December

Earlier this week we told you how Marvel and Kabam's mobile fighting game Marvel Contest of Champions had soft-launched in the Danish App Store, and today in the midst of the New York Comic-Con Marvel has released a new cinematic trailer for the game. The trailer features several of Marvel's iconic superheroes squaring off against

dackdel: Physical Telepresence from Tangible Media Group on...

2 weeks agoTechnology : Message

dackdel: Physical Telepresence from Tangible Media Group on Vimeo. Physical telepresence: shape capture and display for embodied, computer-mediated remote collaboration.

The funniest thing you’ll see today: Jimmy Kimmel and Siri the waitress

Apple has continued to improve its voice-based iOS virtual assistant since launching it a few years ago, but Siri still isn’t perfect and might cause some unexpected headaches. In fact, a recent study from AAA and the University of Utah...Show More Summary

Bendgate Bends Back: Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Fails the Test, Too

Bendgate continues, but this time, it's not the iPhone 6 Plus at the center of the controversy. Lewis Hilsenteger — the YouTube user behind the original video that showed how the iPhone 6 Plus is bendable under a certain amount of pressure...Show More Summary

Couple Announces Pregnancy in a Pretentious Wes Anderson Parody

When Jacky Shu and Ben Snyder learned they were expecting a child, they did what any hipster couple would do in the same situation: They filmed a Wes Anderson parody about it. Their trailer for their upcoming family addition features...Show More Summary

The Koality appeal: Maximize coding efficiency “because engineers are very expensive”

Docker Inc. is putting its new funding to good use with the acquisition of Koality Inc., a fellow startup that sells software testing tools geared towards enterprise developers with strict security standards to uphold. The deal puts the Linux containerization … Continue reading ?

Toshiba’s made a new robot that can use sign language

Toshiba has invented a robot that looks like a human and can communicate using simple gestures (like waving) and sign language. And the good news is, it’s not creepy in the slightest. Just kidding: it’s pretty creepy. The company says...Show More Summary

Lego Ends Partnership With Shell After Greenpeace Campaign

Lego will not renew its marketing deal with Shell after Greenpeace published a video criticizing the toymaker for its association with the oil company Published in July and titled "LEGO: Everything is NOT awesome," the two-minute video shows a Lego landscape drowning in oil. Show More Summary

Routines Aren’t the Enemy

I recently read Greg Smith’s piece on Bocoup’s blog about how they think about time tracking, including all the fascinating data about how your brain works to solve problems. It interested me a lot, since I’ve been thinking about not...Show More Summary

The best Google Maps trick yet involves a Street View camel

Used by millions of people around the world, Google Maps is certainly one of Google’s best products, and the company keeps figuring out ways to make it more interesting. Google often adds neat Easter Eggs to Google Maps, and the latest...Show More Summary

ASRock Releases X99 Extreme11: So I Heard You Like Storage

We reviewed the X79 Extreme11 back in September 2012. The concept was simple: divert eight PCIe lanes into an LSI SAS chip for eight more SATA ports with SAS compatibility. Then ASRock released the Z87 Extreme11 which combined the LSI chip with a port multiplier, upping the total from 8+6 to 16+6. Show More Summary

Use a Flexible Touchscreen While Digging for Olaf

Standard touch screens are so inflexible. [Grubm012] was tired of of glass touch screens, so at a recent company hackday, he came up with a solution. Digging for Olaf (PDF link) is a game which uses a flexible touch screen as an integral game mechanic. Show More Summary

SEO Teaching: Should SEO Be Taught at Universities?

2 weeks agoInternet / SEO : SEOmoz Blog

Posted by Carla_Dawson This post was originally in YouMoz, and was promoted to the main blog because it provides great value and interest to our community. The author's views are entirely his or her own and may not reflect the viewsShow More Summary

Seeing an old anvil get restored is surprisingly enjoyable

2 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Wow. This is actually really cool. Jimmy DiResta found an old anvil from an antique store and restored it to its previous glory. The finished restored anvil looks fantastic but it's the entire process that's got me slack jawed. All the sparkles and whirring and refining and polishing makes restoring look like a form of magic. Read more...

Mad man rides motorcycle over a bridge's arch beam

2 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Bridges to normal humans are things that make life easier because they connect things that, well, don't connect. We get on it and we get to the other side. Bridges to this professional stuntman are obstacles meant for epic stunts, like riding a motorcycle on top of one of the bridge's arch beam! Read more...

Daredevils climb a skyscraper in Hong Kong to hijack a billboard

2 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Hong Kong is one of those crazy future cities in the world where buildings kiss the sky and people are stacked on top of people and streets hide alleys which hide labyrinths which hide awesome. It's great. It's also great for climbing to the top of a skyscraper to hijack a billboard. These guys proved that. Read more...

Paul Feig Announces New ‘Ghostbusters’ Film With All-Female Cast

Who ya gonna call? It's official. I'm making a new Ghostbusters & writing it with @katiedippold & yes, it will star hilarious women. That's who I'm gonna call. — Paul Feig (@paulfeig) October 8, 2014 Director Paul Feig answered that question for us. Recently updated the world that Katie Dippold, writer from “The Heat,” […]

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