Graham F Hurford

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Watch this Japanese ‘dragon’ drone slither through the air like a flying snake

Drones are awesome, but there are only so many conventional quadcopters you can see before you start to get jaded and lose your sense of wonder. …

Robotics

'The evil was profound': Fanny Burney letter describes mastectomy in 1812

Fanny Burney’s graphic account of her mastectomy without anaesthetic in 1811, in which the novelist writes to her sister how she “began a scream that lasted unintermittingly during the whole time of the incision – & I almost marvel that it rings not in my Ears still! so excruciating was the agony” …

Literature

Index of Best AI/Machine Learning Resources

Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning field is getting a lot of attention right now, and knowing where to start can be a little difficult.<p>I’ve …

Machine Learning

Meet the people who still use Myspace: 'It's given me so much joy'

Almost every day, Kenneth Scalir takes a trip to the library or a cafe near his home in Sherman Oaks, California, to spend about an hour on his favourite site: Myspace.<p>Scalir, 48, is one of a dwindling group of people still committed to what was once the most popular social networking platform in …

Social Media

TV preacher calls on flock to buy him a fourth private jet

A US Christian televangelist has called on his flock to fork out US$54 million ($71 million) after claiming Jesus told him he needs a new private …

TV Series

Medium – Read, write and share stories that matter

Our Love Affair With Digital Is Over

A decade ago I bought my first smartphone, a clunky little BlackBerry 8830 that came in a sleek black leather sheath. I loved that phone. I loved the way it effortlessly slid in and out of its case, loved the soft purr it emitted when an email came in, loved the silent <i>whoosh</i> of its trackball as I …

Pew Research Center

Data From 3.5 Million Employees Shows How Innovation Really Works

Sales and marketing were once disciplines ruled by emotions. But somewhere along the way, we recognized that they were based on definable pipelines and applied technology to manage those pipelines. Today you can put a corporate dashboard in place to manage them and tweak the settings to try to …

The 25 Best Films of the 21st Century, And Where to Watch Them

There have been <i>a lot</i> of great films released since the year 2000, but some of them stood above the rest and elevated the medium to a whole new level …

Five Things You Can Do Everyday to Upgrade Your Intellect

<i>Originally appeared on</i> <i>Quora</i> <i>by</i> <i>Dylan Woon</i><i>.</i><p><b>1. View your life as a series of projects. Here’s why:</b><p>Most people view their life in terms of basic stages: …

Self-improvement

This 'Avengners: Infinity War' Detail About Spider-Man Will Absolutely Devastate You

<b>Spoilers for Avengers: Infinity War ahead.</b> The outcome of <i>Avengers: Infinity War</i> has left the world feeling all kinds of ways. With so much going on …

Marvel Universe

15 Quotes That Will Make You Feel Smarter Immediately

Some Memorial Day silliness<p>Well, it's the Memorial Day weekend. As the summer starts in earnest I find myself bereft of serious business thoughts. So this column is just for fun.<p>This column is inspired by Albert Einstein, who said, "Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm …

Al Gore

Every story in the world has one of these six basic plots

Researchers analysed over 1700 novels to reveal six story types – but can they be applied to our most-loved tales? Miriam Quick takes a look.<p>“My prettiest contribution to the culture” was how the novelist Kurt Vonnegut described his old master’s thesis in anthropology, “which was rejected because …

Literature

This POV video of the Monaco Grand Prix lap record will make you clench so hard you pull something

While we Americans are understandably focused on the Indy 500, it's not the only iconic, open-wheel insanity going down Memorial Day Weekend. A little over three hours before the 500 goes green, Europe's best and bougiest will gather in the yacht-and-casino capital of planet, Monaco, for the most …

Monaco Grand Prix

Yes, Alexa is recording mundane details of your life, and it’s creepy as hell - MIT Technology Review

Since last year I’ve had a smart speaker in my living room—an Echo Dot. My family uses it mostly to ask Amazon’s digital assistant, Alexa, to play …

Smart Homes

The 100 stories that shaped the world

BBC Culture asked writers around the globe to pick stories that have endured across generations and continents – and changed society.<p>“I rarely find someone, really anyone, who doesn’t know some part of this story – the idea of the lost man who can’t get home after the war… the woman at home with …

Literature

Donald Trump said 11 false things in just 5 tweets Sunday morning

<b>(CNN) —</b> On Sunday morning, President Donald Trump tweeted. And tweeted. And tweeted.<p>Between 9:04 am and 9:37 am, Trump sent 5 tweets -- all around the same basic theme: He is being unfairly persecuted by special counsel Robert Mueller even as Mueller and the broader FBI overlook crimes by Democrats.<p>…

Donald Trump

Twitter is killing several of its TV apps, too

Twitter is shutting down its TV apps on Roku, Android TV and Xbox starting on May 24, the company announced this morning. The news of the apps’ closure comes at a time when Twitter is now trying to steer its users to its first-party mobile apps and its desktop website by killing off apps used by a …

Planting Trees You Will Never Sit Under!

<b>H. Gordon Clinard's Sermon:<br>Planting Trees You Will Never Sit Under!</b><p>1 Chronicles 22:1- 16<br>There are many ways to measure the greatness of men.<br>Men can …

The 101 Best Podcasts for 2018

Discover the Best Podcasts in the World<p>What if every day, when you’re commuting, running, doing the dishes, working out…<p>You were getting smarter?<p>And …

How To Buy Items With Crypto At Major Online Retailers

Crypto-Marketplace Series: Learn Where & How you can spend Crypto (5 part series — PART 3)<p>As a shopaholic and cryptocurrency enthusiast, when you …

Steve Jobs’ Secret for Eliciting Questions, Overheard at a San Francisco Cafe

Don’t just ask, “Any questions?”<p>Last month, I was enjoying the remarkably good crab cake and poached eggs at Just for You Café in San Francisco’s …

Silicon Valley

The original iMac: 20 years since Apple changed its fate

The original iMac. (Photo courtesy Stephen Hackett.)20 years ago today, Steve Jobs (the interim CEO of Apple) stood on the same stage from which he …

Hank Azaria Wins Lawsuit Over Funny Baseball Announcer Character

The actor gets a judge to declare his copyright over a character featured in a 2010 Funny or Die video.<p>On Friday, a quirky copyright dispute between …

How Professional Video Gamers Train for a World Championship

Competitive videogaming is a $1.5 billion industry—with resources to match. A team of top female gamers used the tricks and trainers of an NBA franchise to win the biggest competition of their careers<p>The Philadelphia 76ers’ practice facility is one of the largest and most expensive in the NBA—an …

Miami Heat

Smart glasses could kill smartphones in the next five years

I realize the irony of publishing this in the week that Intel announced it was pulling the plug on its smart glasses project Vaunt (pictured) but I …

This is Your Child's Brain on Video Games

<i>The following is a behind-the-scenes glimpse of how gaming impacts a child's nervous system.</i><p>On the eve of his big sister Liz’s high school …

How the rise of the luxury pram capitalised on the status anxiety of a new generation of parents<p>By Linda Rodriguez McRobbie<p>Before she had a baby, Kari Boiler never noticed what kinds of buggies were on the streets. But when Boiler – an American then working for an advertising agency in Amsterdam – …

Sex and the City

People are downloading their Facebook data and posting it to Twitter, and the results will terrify you

The Cambridge Analytica scandal continues to roll on. As it does, people are becoming more and more aware of just how much data Facebook has on them.<p>One easy (yet slightly horrifying) way to see it all in one place is to request all of your Facebook data as a zip file. A lot of people have been …

Facebook scraped call, text message data for years from Android phones [Updated]

Maybe check your data archive to see if Facebook’s algorithms know who you called.<p><b>[Update, March 25, 2018, 20:24 Eastern Time]: Facebook has</b> …