B.L. Ochman

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The Second Annual Women’s March in Pictures

Cambridge

How to use macOS with only a keyboard

If your Apple computer suffers a catastrophic error and limits you to only use the keyboard, here's how to reinstall macOS without using a mouse.<p>A …

Operating Systems

7 Tips To Improve Your Photography

ViewBug community member ediv_photography is a Seattle-based portrait and wedding photographer. Her career began with capturing beautiful moments of …

Landscape Photography
North Korea

Trump’s Numbers Near a Tipping Point

Things fell apart for Nixon when he dropped below 30 percent approval in his second term. Trump is getting there in his first year.<p>Public opinion can …

Comcast changed its website and net neutrality fans may not like it

So it begins. The Federal Communications Commission voted on Dec. 14 to repeal the net neutrality rules that prevent US telecoms from blocking, slowing, or charging more for certain content. Those protections are gone. What’s left is an assurance that the Federal Trade Commission will enforce the …

Curvy Model Challenges Rigid Victoria’s Secret Model Standards By Recreating Their Catalog, And The Result Speaks For Itself

Brooklyn-based model Tabria Majors has fighting words for Victoria’s Secret, but all she really needed was three Instagram photos to prove her point. …

Curvy

Bono And Thomas Friedman Reveal Three Skills American Workers Need Today

The business world is constantly changing and now it’s changing at an accelerated speed. American workers no longer have decades to adapt to new technologies or business advancements. People need to be able to adapt — and adapt quickly — if they want to thrive in the business world and not fall …

Leadership

How the Pixel 2 stacks up against the iPhone X and Galaxy S8

Google has officially taken the wraps off the second generation of its Pixel smartphones — the Pixel 2 and the Pixel 2 XL. If the original Pixel was a chance for Google stop standing on the sidelines and show the rest of the world how to make a great smartphone, the Pixel 2 looks like what happens …

Gear & Gadgets

The great nutrient collapse

The atmosphere is literally changing the food we eat, for the worse. And almost nobody is paying attention.<p>Irakli Loladze is a mathematician by training, but he was in a biology lab when he encountered the puzzle that would change his life. It was in 1998, and Loladze was studying for his Ph.D. at …

Princeton University

Chatbot lets you sue Equifax for up to $25,000 without a lawyer

Equifax’s security failure affected 143 million US consumers, or 44 percent of the US population. To add insult to injury, Equifax waited over a month before revealing the security breach it had suffered. If you’re one of the millions affected by the breach, a chatbot can now help you sue Equifax …

Identity Theft

All Donald Trump wants to do is stop being president

After venturing to Houston to make a series of tasteless remarks about the size of the crowd that came out to see him and sniveling behind closed …

Donald Trump

Mysterious signal from deep space goes hyperactive

Scientists searching the cosmos for signs of intelligent alien life pick up the only known repeating "fast radio bursts" again and are asking others to tune in too.<p>The unexplained signals from the other side of the universe known as fast radio bursts are a rarely observed phenomenon and only one of …

UC Berkeley

Tillerson switcheroo may happen sooner than expected

As of last night, we were told that no replacement of SecState Rex Tillerson is imminent. But some switcheroo may happen sooner than expected, given …

New Report: Millennials Hate Apps With Uncool Design

Millennials are killing off apps with uncool design at a breakneck pace, location reigns supreme when it comes to app usage and Snapchat is closing …

Apps

Ikea Explores the Trials of Single Parenting in Its Latest Honest Take on Family Life

Having explored divorce, teenage angst and adoption in ads for its home country of Sweden this past year, Ikea takes the “Where Life Happens” …

Parenting

Facepalming wont save you from AI-enhanced facial recognition

As evidenced by Apples rumored plans to replace Touch ID with facial recognition technology for the iPhone 8, the ability of computers to seamlessly recognize faces is pretty darn impressive these days. The technology is not infallible, however, and there are still things capable of tripping it up. …

Artificial Intelligence

MIT's new software lets anyone build a functioning 3D-printed robot

As with many areas of fabrication, 3D printing has been a godsend to researchers wanting to easily prototype, build, and test robots. Researchers …

3D Printing

Apple’s machine learning blog sheds light on Siri’s secrets

Apple has updated its recently-launched machine learning blog to include three new papers, describing Apple’s use of artificial intelligence to improve Siri.<p>Check out the details below.<p>Learning about machine learning<p>In the first new paper, “Inverse Text Normalization as a Labeling Problem,” Apple …

Thousands of Atlantic salmon escape from fish farm into Pacific

Company admits it doesn’t know how many of its 305,000 fish are left after a net ‘failure’ amid concern about the impact on native species<p>Thousands of Atlantic salmon may have escaped into Pacific waters after a net pen holding 305,000 of the fish was damaged at a farm in Washington state, leading …

Aquaculture

Don’t be fooled again: That huge crowd photo is not a Trump rally

Size matters to President Trump. From hyping the grandeur of his signature border project (“I will build a great wall”) to limning his own attributes (“My fingers are long and beautiful”), issues of scale and proportion are never very far from his thinking.<p>This became abundantly evident on …

Donald Trump

This 23-year-old just closed her second fund — which is focused on aging — with $22 million

Laura Deming is not your typical venture capitalist. Then again, she isn’t typical in many ways.<p>For starters, the 23-year-old, New Zealand native was home schooled, developing along the way a love of math and physics and, perhaps most interestingly, the biology of aging. In fact, she became so …

Venture Capital

The internet is loving CNN anchor Don Lemon’s calm, razor-sharp response to Trump’s Phoenix rally

In a minute and a half, CNN anchor Don Lemon was able to clearly and calmly articulate just what was wrong with US president Donald Trump’s Aug. 22 rally in Phoenix, Arizona.<p>Twitter quickly lit up that evening with praise for his off-the-cuff remarks. “What we’ve witnessed is a total eclipse of the …

Police Seize Yuuuge Stash Of Donald Trump-Shaped Ecstasy Pills

Police in northern Germany seized a batch of Donald Trump-shaped drugs over the weekend.<p>On Saturday night, officers in Osnabrück looked inside a van during a random traffic stop and uncovered a stash of 5,000 ecstasy pills which were pressed into the shape of the president’s head. The commander in …

Donald Trump

NASA's Images of the International Space Station Flying in Front of the Solar Eclipse Are Mind Blowing!

Unless you have been living under a rock, you probably know that the recent solar eclipse has had massive media coverage and has had everyone from …

Space

Your next computer will be nearly twice as fast as existing PCs

Computers may no longer be tech darlings now that everyone uses their smartphones to do basically everything, but they're about to get really …

Bannon’s Breitbart tears into Trump after Afghanistan speech

Articles liken the president's approach to Obama's, and blame the national security adviser for the tone of the address.<p>Breitbart seems ready for one of Steve Bannon’s famed “wars.”<p>Just minutes after President Donald Trump concluded his Afghanistan policy speech Monday night, the conservative site …

Donald Trump

'Patti Cake$': The Story Behind the Feminem Underdog Movie of 2017

How an indie about an unlikely, up-and-coming hip-hop M.C. – featuring an actor who'd never rapped before – became its own underdog success story<p>Meet …

18 space suits from science fiction, from worst to best

When has Hollywood actually gotten it (somewhat) right?<p>Space suits are cool — and complicated. Earlier this week, my colleague Loren Grush launched her new series <i>Space Craft</i> by seeing what wearing one is like. The answer? Exhausting. Unsurprisingly, science fiction writers, movie directors, and …

Space Exploration