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Apple's plan to kill the hamburger menu

During Apple’s September event it announced a new technology called 3D Touch as part of the iPhone 6s. Apple calls it the “next generation of multitouch” and it isn’t mincing words when it comes to how important it is to the future.<p>Aside from the confusing naming, 3D Touch is similar to Force Touch …

Apple Watch

Live Coding now lets you hire a developer and watch them work in real-time

Live Coding, which is like Twitch for developers, has added a service that allows viewers to actually hire someone they’ve been watching.<p>The aptly named “Hire a streamer” service works exactly as it sounds. Via the profile of a developer you’ve seen coding on the site, a ‘hire me’ button lets you …

Employment

Discover Today's Neo Hippie Counterculture

Electric Forest Festival, Michigan.<br>Steve Schapiro<p>1 of 13<p>For decades, Steve Schapiro’s iconic photographs have been witty visual documents of American …

Marlon Brando

You'll soon be hunting Pokemon in the real world

Despite years of video games, associated toy and merchandising lines, a clutch of movies and TV shows and the collective mania of its most dedicated …

Hey, Apple: No need to talk about the iPhone 6S. We're already buying.

Kudos to the guy in Sydney who camped his Coleman tent outside the local Apple store a day before the company's annual iPhone launch event. Whether …

This unique case makes your iPhone's back touch-sensitive too

The HandyCase, now raising funds on Kickstarter, lets you see your hands through your iPad or iPhone so you can operate your devices without blocking the screen.<p>Think about it. When holding a phone or tablet, 80 percent of your fingers wind up on the back of it, while your two stubby little thumbs …

iOS

25 Celebrities Get Real About Their Spirituality

Holy Hollywood.<p>"The Big Bang Theory" star Mayim Bialik recently told Fox News that "Hollywood is not friendly to people of faith." Yet some religious celebrities have been open about their convictions -- some for better and some for worse (we're looking at you, Mel Gibson).<p>Here are 25 celebrities …

Harvard linguist points out the 58 most commonly misused words and phrases

In his latest book, "The Sense of Style," Harvard cognitive scientist and linguist Steven Pinker explores the most common words and phrases that people stumble over.<p>The book is like a modern version of Strunk and White's classic "The Elements of Style," but one based on linguistics and updated for …

Linguistics

Beachgoers band together to rescue a 2,000-pound great white shark

Instead of sunbathing and building sandcastles, holidaymakers on Cape Cod on Sunday spent one of the last days of summer trying to rescue a beached …

2 high school football players suspended after crushing hit on referee

MARBLE FALLS, Texas — A San Antonio school district has suspended two football players from the team after one of them ran into the back of a referee …

TV host John Oliver has become America's social justice warrior

Craig Watts has spent the better part of three decades trying to bring attention to the inequities between major agricultural companies and farmers …

Day care workers busted for running 'Fight Club' for 4-year-olds

Two former New Jersey day care employees were charged earlier this week for staging fights between toddlers and publishing the results on Snapchat, …

Eddie Redmayne stars as trailblazing transwoman in 'The Danish Girl' trailer

Gentlemen, start your Oscar prognostications.<p>The just-released trailer for Tom Hooper's <i>The Danish Girl</i> — which stars Eddie Redmayne as transgender …

A 'Spongebob' musical is coming to Broadway

Who lives in a pineapple under the sea — but is moseying over to the Great White Way?<p>That would be SpongeBob SquarePants, the star of Nickelodeon's …

Jimmy Kimmel draws wrath of YouTube commenters after mocking gamers

Jimmy Kimmel should have listened to the great wisdom of our time: "Never read the YouTube comments."<p>Last week, the talk show host decided to skewer …

James Cameron on virtual reality: 'Yawn' (Tomorrow Daily 229)

Khail and Ashley discuss "Avatar" director James Cameron's decidedly lukewarm feelings toward VR, explain how a book can bring safe drinking water to areas in need, and get teary-eyed watching a little girl throw a pitch with her 3D-printed hand.<p>We're not sure what makes legendary director James …

The Netherlands is getting weird self-driving buses

Self-driving cars are all the rage in the technology world right now, but how about self-driving mass transit?<p>The Netherlands is getting its own self-driving electric buses to move passengers between Wageningen and Ede, about 11 kilometres apart.<p>Named the WEpod, the shuttle buses can carry six …

Transportation

Bing for Android just beat Google Now on Tap to the punch

Microsoft just beat Google at its own game: the company has updated Bing Search on Android with a new feature that analyzes what’s on your screen to bring you useful, relevant information without the need to switch apps.<p>Google’s promised to offer similar functionality in its upcoming Android …

Apps

This app automatically picks you up in an Uber and takes you to a mystery bar

Up for an adventure but can’t decide where to go? This app randomly picks a top bar on Yelp, picks you up in an Uber and takes you there — without you knowing the destination.<p>Bar Roulette uses the Yelp and Uber APIs to find a place to go and doesn’t tell you until you arrive. It’s one of the first …

Apps

Google just boosted the odds that it will acquire Twitter

Google (GOOG) finally announced recently that it is scaling back its focus on Google+, the also-ran social network that the search giant has spent …

Rain is sizzling bacon, cars are lions roaring: the art of sound in movies

Skip Lievsay is one of the most talented men in Hollywood. He has created audioscapes for Martin Scorsese and is the only sound man the Coen brothers go to. But the key to this work is more than clever effects, it is understanding the human mind<p>Skip Lievsay, an unassuming-looking guy in his mid-60s …

Google Is Third-Largest Corporate Lobbyist, Spent Nearly $5 Million In Second Quarter

Amazon doubles its lobbying amount from last year, and Google, once again, outpaces other tech companies in 2015’s second-quarter federal lobbying disclosures.<p>Tech giants once again spent big on lobbying this quarter. According to disclosure forms for the second quarter of this year, Amazon doubled …

Transgender troops may finally get the chance to openly serve their country

The U.S. military is on the brink of ending a controversial ban on transgender service members — one that prohibited them from joining the armed …

The Roads of the Future Are Hollow, Replaceable, and Made of Plastic

Driving beyond asphalt.<p>The deterioration of our asphalt roads poses a long-term maintenance problem, requiring extensive digging and construction (and horrible ruts and potholes when they simply aren't maintained). So why not makes roads out of easy-to-replace plastic slabs?<p>Working with the city of …

Roads

This New Species Of Horned Dinosaur Provides Hints About Its Evolution

A spectacular new horned dinosaur fossil has been excavated from its 79 million-year-old resting place in the Cretaceous rocks of Alberta, Canada and described today in a new paper in PLOS ONE by paleontologists David Evans and Michael Ryan. It has been a good year so far for Canadian horned …

Paleontology

Foo Fighters' 20th anniversary show: Inside the rock band's triumphant extravaganza

WASHINGTON, D.C. — This is how the Foo Fighters were born.<p>In 1994, young Dave Grohl's world spun out of its axis. Previously a drummer for a …

Reddit Moderators Are Fed Up: “I Thought It Couldn’t Get Worse”

"I am not proud to be a part of Reddit, or my contributions to Reddit, and I haven't been for years," one moderator told BuzzFeed News. Ellen Pao, meanwhile, apologized Friday over the recent "transition."<p>Starting Thursday night, large sections of Reddit were set to private and have 'gone dark' in …

Why one Google designer encouraged his team to get drunk before testing products

That means that Googlers will often test new gadgets or software pre-launch to work out bugs, validate their worth, and give feedback and suggestions on their capabilities.<p>Ideally, the dogfooding process helps designers and engineers spot issues that they can weed out before unleashing the product …

Google Plus

The first trailer for 'Steve Jobs' is here

Ready for another movie based on Apple's cofounder? Well, this one appears to have a bit more gravitas behind it, and a little less Kutcher: Based on the biography by Walter Isaacson, the screenplay's been written by Aaron Sorkin, and directed by Danny Boyle. The film has already had a difficult …

Zuckerberg: telepathy is the future of Facebook

Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg thinks that you will soon be able to send emotions directly to your friends.<p>In a Q&A session held (where else) on …