Angus Steele

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Brain Pickings Gets Made for Flipboard

Inside Flipboard / February 11, 2014<p>Maria Popova is one of the Internet’s finest hunter-gatherers. Powered by a curious mind and a deep appreciation …

List of Future PS4 Reveals Leaked: The Last Guardian, Gran Turismo 7 Prologue and More

Industry Insider Ahsan Rasheed, also known as Thuway, is on a roll today, and had a second serving of juicy leaks from his sources to share, focused …

Get Xbox Live games at up to 80 percent off this week

Xbox Live users can snag a handful of titles at up to 80 percent off over the next week, according to posts on the Major Nelson blog.<p>The Xbox Live Ultimate Games Sale kicked off yesterday, offering 13 Xbox Live Arcade and Games of Demand titles at a discount until Feb. 25:<p><i>Alan Wake's American</i> …

Fitness Gadgets … for Your Dog

It only sounds obsessive. OK, it may be a little obsessive. But these gadgets let you know immediately if something is off with your dog’s …

5 Forgotten Drug Fads

Some drugs have dynamite PR. Methamphetamine pervades pop culture, iconized by a scowling Walter White and his pork pie hat. Crack cocaine, a …

Here's how Knock Code works on the new LG G Pro 2

LG changed things up a wee bit in 2013 when it introduced "Knock On" — its method of knocking on the display to wake the phone. And once you use it, …

The Secret Side of Las Vegas

Las Vegas -- my hometown. There is no place like it in the world.<p>Where else can you walk down the street drinking a day-glow, yard-tall cocktail, taking in the sights of New York, Paris, and Venice while peddlers shove flyers for escorts and strippers in your hand?<p>But what many visitors don't know, …

Peugeot signs rescue deal with China's Dongfeng Motor

<b>Struggling French carmaker PSA Peugeot Citroen has sealed a long-awaited rescue deal that will see its founding family cede control of the company.</b><p>China's Dongfeng Motors and the French government will each invest about 800m euros (£660m) in return for 14% stakes.<p>Another 1.4bn euros will be raised …

Pilot a space rover on a mysterious planet with 'Extrasolar'

The search for alien life is a game<p>On August 6th, 2012, the world watched as NASA's Curiosity rover landed on the dusty red surface of Mars. Since then, we've followed the rover's movements closely as it investigates the Martian surface and regularly beams back photos for inspection by scientists …

The Thames Barrier has saved London – but is it time for TB2?

The Thames Barrier is being closed with increasing frequency to protect central London and at-risk areas upriver. Now, some experts are asking if it is still fit for purpose<p>Massive engineering projects paid for by the taxpayer have a bad reputation in Britain. They are associated with …

Your Next Cooking Oil Could Come From Hemp

A new strain of hemp produces oil with all the qualities needed for fine frying.<p>Agricultural hemp produces strong and decay-resistant fibers, a versatile oil, and requires little in the way of herbicides, since it outcompetes weeds. Hemp oil isn't widely used for cooking, though, partially because …

Cat Parasite Found In Arctic Beluga Whales

As ice barriers melt, pathogens expand their ranges.<p>The parasite <i>Toxoplasma gondii</i> can cause heart, brain, nervous system or eye damage in people with weakened immune systems, and harm or kill developing fetuses in pregnant women. Over 60 million people in the United States carry the the parasite, …

Scientists develop a lie detector for tweets

Scientists are developing a new computer system which will be able to judge between truth and fiction in 140 characters or less<p>Scientists have developed the ultimate lie detector for social media – a system that can tell whether a tweeter is telling the truth.<p>The creators of the system called …

A Creepy New Startup Wants To Create Living Avatars For Dead People

By scanning the digital footprints of our dearly departed and recreating their personality, these MIT entrepreneurs hope to use artificial intelligence to bring them back to life in the virtual world.<p>Can a robot help you live forever? Not exactly, yet, but it might be able to help you talk to loved …

Samsung's new Galaxy Gear might run Tizen instead of Android

Sure, the Tizen Association just welcomed new members, but the mobile platform is still having a tough start overall -- a Japanese carrier even canceled a Tizen smartphone release in January. So, Samsung (the platform's biggest backer) is reportedly taking matters into its own hands and loading …

Xbox One users experiencing black-screen error following update

The Xbox One's February update added a number of improvements to Microsoft's gaming console, but for some users it's also causing some headaches. A number of users are reporting that, after installing the update, their screen will sometimes turn entirely black. The problem occurs when users press …

Google's political efforts protested

Protests against Google moved from the tech giant's buses to its headquarters on Tuesday, as about two dozen activists traveled to Mountain View to question the company's ties to a conservative lobbying group.<p>Demonstrators including climate-change activists and the Raging Grannies - dressed largely …

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First US Bitcoin vending machine opens in an Albuquerque cigar bar

The first publicly-accessible Bitcoin vending machine in the United States has arrived in an "upscale cigar bar" in Albuquerque. Users of the Bitcoin machine that opened today in the New Mexico city can insert money, scan the QR code for their Bitcoin wallet, and have their funds transferred from …

Google to Glassholes: Stop it

It's hard being misunderstood.<p>Sometimes you have to ask yourself: "Is it these desperate ingrates who don't see my genius? Or might it be me?"<p>Why did this thought enter my troubled day? Oh, because Google has just released a guide to help its Explorers behave.<p>In the past, Google has been happy to …

China rejects 'unfair criticism' in UN North Korea report

<b>China has rejected what it termed "unreasonable criticism" from the UN over its response to alleged crimes against humanity in North Korea.</b><p>A UN report on Monday said that the countries must act on evidence that such crimes were being committed.<p>A panel of experts said that China might be aiding and …

Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo López hands himself in to police

Venezuela's opposition leader Leopoldo López has handed himself in to the authorities after coming out of hiding to attend a rally of supporters in Caracas.<p>After the protests that left three people dead last week, there was relief on the streets that a violent repeat might be avoided. Lopéz's …

Ukraine crisis: Renewed Kiev assault on protesters

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1054000/1054223_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524729590_5103170a4638bcbe1f9a151b71874d21<p><b>Police in the Ukrainian capital Kiev have launched a fresh attack on anti-government protesters as the death toll in renewed clashes has climbed to 26.</b><p>…

Bill O'Reilly Thinks You're A Stupid Dummy

Fox News' highest rated host says the internet is ruining young people's minds.

Rape culture and evangelical culture collide at “God’s Harvard”

A reporter details how the evangelical Patrick Henry College systematically failed victims of sexual assault<p>Investigative journalist Kiera Feldman has an incredible (though deeply troubling) piece in the New Republic detailing how Patrick Henry College, an evangelical Christian private university …

Climate billionaire aims for 2016

California billionaire Tom Steyer turned heads in Washington with the news that he plans to spend $100 million to help make climate change a defining issue in this year’s elections.<p>But it gets even bigger: The hedge fund executive turned green activist might be willing to lay out even more than …

Mysteriously Playful Composite Images by Dariusz Klimczak

Polish photographer Dariusz Klimczak constructs surreal landscapes through clever manipulation. Each image in the skilled photo editor's growing collection is a composite of multiple elements that work in unison to present a cohesive, albeit unusual, scene. More often than not, Klimczak's subjects …

17 Bizarre Aircraft We Love, and the Stories Behind Them

Oddball ideas take flight.<p>It's easy to love these funny-looking planes just for their sheer weirdness. But many of them were built to prove a point or to advance the science of aerodynamics.

The Coolest Places On Earth To Read A Book

Between museum visits and sightseeing, traveling can be a tiring sport. What better way to take a break than settle down somewhere beautiful and historic with a book?<p>Whether it's your vacation book, a travel guide or your handy map, take a time out with your reading material and enjoy your …

Iran's largest private bank sues UK government for $4bn damages

<b>Bank Mellat, Iran's largest private bank, is suing the UK government for $4bn (£2.4bn) in damages after the Supreme Court quashed sanctions against it.</b><p>The sanctions were applied over the bank's alleged links to the country's nuclear programme.<p>Bank Mellat wants compensation for what it says is a …