Al Taylor

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Remember That Time the US Thought About Nuking the Moon?

In 1958, at the height of the Cold War, the Air Force thought that exploding a nuclear device on the moon would inspire America and show the Russians who was boss.<p><b>Get the VICE App on iOS and Android</b><p>To this day, it's unclear who first had the idea to nuke the moon. As with a lot of ideas hatched at …

Simplenote, the planet’s most useful piece of software, is now open source on iOS, macOS and Android

If you’re not using Simplenote, you’re missing out. This… well, simple note app has been a standby and lifesaver for me for years, though occasionally I have worried about its future: Will it survive if Automattic, which bought it back in 2013, goes under or gets bought itself? What if the servers …

Twitter introduces ‘promoted stickers’ for brands, with Pepsi as first partner

Twitter made its stickers for photos available to everyone at the end of last month, and now the company has quickly followed that up with the launch of its first branded stickers.<p>Twitter calls them “promoted stickers” but essentially they are branded stickers… well <i>subtly</i> branded stickers, at least.<p>…

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Is It Game Over For The Xbox One Thanks To Mandatory Kinect?

Paul Tassi argues, quite persuasively, that the reason Xbox One is behind the PlayStation 4 is the inclusion of the Kinect, a voice-and-motion sensor that allows users to control the console via voice commands.<p>He quotes analyst Michael Pachter, who says that the “reason Sony beats Microsoft is …

12 Shoes for 12 Lovers by Sebastian Errazuriz: Part 1

Artist and designer Sebastian Errazuriz has never been one to be afraid of pushing the boundaries and his latest project entitled 12 Shoes for 12 …

Minimal Timbre Speakers by Running Farm Labs

Three Stanford mechanical engineering grad students found their love for crafting cool speakers just two weeks after moving into their new apartment. …

2013's Most Popular Songs In Epic One Video

Now even if you're not an avid fan of the music of Miley Cyrus, Taylor Swift or Justin Bieber you have to appreciate the incredible editing skills on …

The Insanity Of Bitcoin, Explained

There’s no better way to appreciate the trippiness of the digital currency Bitcoin than this hallucinatory animated video.<p>If you’ve been paying attention to the news, you might have heard that digital currency Bitcoin is currently the talk of Wall Street after skyrocketing in value to trade at over …

This Is What It's Like to Be Snatched Up By a Sea Eagle

Earlier this year, Australian rangers set up a motion-activated camera to film crocodiles, but in May the camera went missing. When researchers found …

Wildlife

Write About a Happy Memory Before Joining New Groups

Started a new job or meeting your partner's friends for the first time? Before you join any new group, take a minute to write down about any happy …

Sprintbeemer by Lucky Cat Garage

The inspiration for a bike build can come from the most unlikely of sources. In the case of this most unusual BMW sprint bike, it was a vintage M&H Racemaster drag tire.<p>The tire belonged to the amiable Séb Lorentz of The Lucky Cat Garage, a familiar face on the European custom show circuit. While …

Pets

What Recruiters Look At During The 6 Seconds They Spend On Your Resume

Although we may never know why we didn't get chosen for a job interview, a recent study is shedding some light on recruiters' decision-making behavior. According to TheLadders research, recruiters spend an average of "six seconds before they make the initial 'fit or no fit' decision" on …

Top 5 Android 4.4 Kitkat Features!

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Motorola Ara Impressions!

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Top 25 Islands in the World (Photos)

Paradise<p>There’s only one way to avoid the quickly approaching winter: plan a luxurious—and warm—island vacation. See the 25 top picks for where to …

Twitter Succeeding Where Facebook Failed

As Twitter grows beyond its 140-character limitation and prepares for an IPO, we could be witnessing the rise of a platform that succeeds where Facebook has failed.<p>Remember the Facebook platform? Its debut was May 2007, and it was a big deal at the time. “Right now, social networks are closed …

How to: Use a password manager to have strong, unique passwords for each website

Evernote, Adobe, even Apple … just a few of the companies who have found their user data compromised by hackers in recent times. The possibility of a hacker being able to access one of your web accounts is worrying enough – but if you use the same email address and password for almost <i>all</i> the …

Fstoppers Interviews Fashion Photographer Kesler Tran (NSFW)

Kesler Tran is a photographer based out of Los Angeles and New York specializing in fashion, editorial and beauty. Of the three, one will probably …

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The Ultimate Cheat Sheet For Starting And Running Your Business

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>James Altucher is an investor, programmer, author, and several-times entrepreneur. His latest book, “Choose Yourself!”</i> <i>(foreword by Dick Costolo, CEO of Twitter) came out on June 3. Follow him on Twitter @jaltucher.</i><p>This is going be a bullet FAQ on starting a business. No joke. If …

Summer's Must-See Documentaries

Sometimes the free-flowing beer and searing summer sun need to be counteracted with a little brain food and air-conditioning. Fortunately, a …

Asiana Airlines Crash: Pilot Had 43 Hours Flying Boeing 777

The pilot in charge of the Asiana Airlines jet that crashed on landing at San Francisco International Airport had just 43 hours on the Boeing 777, …

AMMO: Cross Section Photos of Bullets

In October of 2012, LA-based photographer Sabine Pearlman found herself ensconced in a Swiss WWII bunker photographing 900 different “specimens” of …

The Week in Review: When Tech Took Over

Inside Flipboard / June 14, 2013<p>Apple’s annual developer conference, WWDC, caught much of the tech community’s attention early this week. The tech …

Jay-Z giving away 1 million early copies of new album to Samsung owners

It's been four years since Jay-Z’s <i>The Blueprint 3</i> was released<i>,</i> but Hov is back next month, and this time with Samsung in tow. The new album is called <i>Magna Carta Holy Grail,</i> and Samsung has apparently inked a deal to give it away free to the first million Galaxy S III, Galaxy S4, and Galaxy Note II …

Maria Bezaitis: The surprising need for strangeness