Anthony Vanzandt

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The Bugatti Chiron can't go over 300 MPH because no tire can handle it

Motor Authority The Bugatti Chiron had big shoes to fill when it arrived to replace the beloved Veyron.<p>So far, it's showed it has the credentials to be a proper follow-up act. However, no one has been able to fully experience the true speeds the 1,480-horsepower hypercar is capable of.<p>That's …

Sports Cars

Supreme Court strikes down North Carolina law banning sex offenders from social media

In a unanimous decision, the Supreme Court ruled today that a North Carolina law prohibiting sex offenders from using social media was unconstitutional.<p>The state has prosecuted more than 1,000 people under the law<p>“A fundamental principle of the First Amendment is that all persons have access to …

Why Stackshare is quietly becoming a secret weapon for developers and Silicon Valley CTOs

On Stackshare, Airbnb lists over 50 services in its “stack,” Slack lists 24, and Spotify lists more than 31; these stacks are collections of different pieces of software that each company is using to run their operations, and range from infrastructure tools to communications tools to container …

Trump’s Business Ties in the Gulf Raise Questions About His Allegiances

LONDON — President Trump has done business with royals from Saudi Arabia for at least 20 years, since he sold the Plaza Hotel to a partnership formed by a Saudi prince. Mr. Trump has earned millions of dollars from the United Arab Emirates for putting his name on a golf course, with a second soon …

Donald Trump

Anti-migrant 'Identitarians,' counter-protesters march in Berlin

Hundreds of members of the self-proclaimed "Identitarian Movement" have marched through the streets of Berlin. They were met by a larger number of …

Coding is not “fun,” it’s technically and ethically complex

Programming computers is a piece of cake. Or so the world’s digital-skills gurus would have us believe. From the non-profit Code.org’s promise that “Anybody can learn!” to Apple chief executive Tim Cook’s comment that writing code is “fun and interactive,” the art and science of making software is …

Tim Cook

The 'gig economy' has broken a fundamental link in capitalism that was good for workers

LONDON — Everyone knows capitalism is based on supply and demand. If the supply of something goes down, then the price of it rises. The concept applies to labour, too. In boom times, when there is low unemployment, wages go up as employers compete for workers and the available labour pool …

Economics

Anti-drug campaigners slam plans to introduce drug testing tents at music festivals

Anti-drugs campaigners have expressed dismay after the police backed plans to allow festival goers to test substances such as cocaine and ecstasy for purity before taking them.<p>The service, which will be offered at a string of live music events this summer, including the Reading and Leeds festivals, …

Ringling Bros. shuts down the big top after 146 years

UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — With laughter, hugs and tears — and the requisite death-defying stunts — the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus …

Nassau County

NASA plans emergency spacewalk on International Space Station

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - A pair of astronauts will venture outside the International Space Station on Tuesday for an emergency spacewalk to replace a failed computer, one of two that control major U.S. systems aboard the orbiting outpost, NASA said on Sunday.<p>The primary device failed on …

Toyota Hilux Expedition V1

Every nature and landscape photographer dreams of a home on 4 wheels. However, most motorhomes have low ground clearance and with no 4x4, the …

Off-roading

Scientists Have Found Some Much-Needed Clues About The Genetic Cause of Social Anxiety

We're getting closer to figuring this out.<p>Social anxiety disorder (SAD) can be a debilitating condition, but like many mental health disorders, …

New York sues Charter, alleges Time Warner fraud on internet speeds

NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York filed a lawsuit on Wednesday accusing Charter Communications Inc of short-changing customers who were promised faster internet speeds than it could deliver.<p>A Charter Communications company store sign is pictured in Long Beach, California, U.S., January 26, 2017. …

Time Warner

Why The Arctic Apple Means You May Be Seeing More GMOs At The Store

Genetically engineered crops are nothing new. But emerging technology that allows scientists to alter plants more precisely and cheaply is taking genetically engineered plants from the field to the kitchen.<p>The first version of the Arctic Apple, a genetically modified Golden Delicious, is headed for …

Was Einstein wrong? Controversial theory claims the speed of light is not a constant

A potentially divisive theory suggests Einstein may have been wrong to say the speed of light is a constant – and the claims could soon be tested …

Inside the black box: Understanding AI decision-making

Artificial intelligence algorithms are increasingly influential in peoples' lives, but their inner workings are often opaque. We examine why, and …

A deaf musician is creating a universal algorithm to make beautiful, visual music

A deaf musician is developing a technology to visualize sounds, so that people like him can experience live concerts. Myles de Bastion is creating an algorithm that maps notes, chords and other musical elements to LED lights, creating a display that tracks the music in real time.<p>Early versions of …

Music Festivals

App abandoment is on the rise as consumers stick to the apps they know

It’s getting harder to get people to try new mobile applications, according to a new state of the industry report out now from Adobe, as consumers are sticking to what they know when it comes to the apps on their smartphones. App abandonment is also climbing, and app installs are only up 6 percent …

IBM's Watson AI makes movie trailer for an upcoming film with only a little help from humans

There's no question that we're relying on computers more and more in order to make our lives better. While this started at simple task automation, as …

British woman raped before suspected 'honor killing' in Pakistan, police say

<b>(CNN) —</b> A British woman murdered in a suspected "honor killing" incident in Pakistan was raped before her death, Pakistani police say.<p>And a local policeman who first investigated the 28-year-old's death has been arrested on suspicion of suppressing evidence from witnesses and allowing key suspects …

Tabs vs Spaces: How They Write Java in Google, Twitter, Mozilla, and Pied Piper

<b>What are the Most Interesting Highlights in Java Code Styles?</b><p>In spite of the suggestive image above, we don’t want to commence any unnecessary holy …

52 Movies That Are So Clever They'll Have You Thinking For Days

All these films will stay with you long after they've finished playing.<p><i>Note: Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

NASA satellite finds 39 unreported sources of air pollution

Scientists at NASA's Environment and Climate Change Canada and researchers at University of Maryland, College Park and Dalhousie University discovered 39 unreported "major" sources of toxic air pollution. Using the space agency's satellite imaging, the group located the man-made sources where toxic …

One thing spacecraft have never achieved – until now

The era of fully reusable spacecraft may soon be upon us – something sci-fi has predicted for decades. Why has it taken so long?<p>A space rocket plunges earthward, twitching its steering fins and firing gas jets to stabilise itself. It looks for all the world like it is doomed. But as it nears the …

Space Travel

Donald Trump is already trailing Hillary Clinton by a huge margin

Donald Trump has effectively secured the Republican presidential nomination for president, after easily winning the Indiana primary and forcing rivals Ted Cruz and John Kasich out of the race.<p>But his unstoppable march to the top of the Republican ticket is, of course, only half the battle. In a …

Government

This Computer Simulation Accurately Recreates 350 Million Light-Years of Our Universe

A literal virtual reality.<p>It sounds like something ripped straight from the pages of sci-fi novel, but researchers have created an accurate …

Horror movies do something strange and incredible to your brain

That's a powerful effect.<p>Think of the last time you jumped, yelped, or gasped during a horror film.<p>"Usually when we're watching something we've shut down the motor regions of the brain, and yet those stimuli [from a shocking scene] are so strong that they overcome the inhibition to the motor …

Horror Movies

Longtime VC Michael Goguen was just hit with an explosive lawsuit

Michael Goguen, a longtime partner at Sequoia Capital who joined the tony Sand Hill Road firm roughly 20 years ago, has been named in an extraordinary breach of contract lawsuit that accuses him of sexually mistreating a woman he met in 2001, then refusing to honor a financial arrangement they made …

Corruption