Loud

81 Flips | 11 Magazines | 6 Likes | 48 Followers | @LoudBuddha | Keep up with Loud on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Loud”

Oceans Will Have More Plastic Than Fish By 2050, Study Says

The world’s oceans will be filled with more plastic mass than fish mass by 2050, the World Economic Forum said Tuesday.<p>The use of plastics has …

Five brightest planets appear in straight line from horizon to the moon

Scientists say the reason for the unusual sight is that Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn will be on the same side of the sun at the same time<p>For the next month, Earthlings will be treated to a spectacular sight, with all five planets visible to the naked eye lining up together, stretching …

The One App You Need On Your Résumé If You Want A Job At Google

Average pay at Google is $141,000.<p>It's relatively easy to get a job at Google, too.<p>The company is so large and has such a massive need for talent that hiring for Google is something of a headache, so if you have the right skills, Google is really enthusiastic to hear from you.<p>Especially if you know …

MATLAB

Google Is Inventing Screens That Snap Together Like Lego

What if you could build a giant screen from countless tiny ones? Google is trying to enable just that.<p>Today, LCDs are chopped up in varying sizes for specific uses: 4.5 inches for a cell phone. 15 inches to go in a laptop. 50 inches for your TV. After that, they all go their separate ways in your …

The cookie is dead. Here’s how Facebook, Google, and Apple are tracking you now

The lifespan of the tracking cookie is about to expire. With the rapid emergence of mobile devices, the big three — Facebook, Google, and Apple — have turned to new and more potent methods for advertisers to keep track of you across multiple devices.<p>The impending death of the cookie can be traced …

Here's Why The Night Sky Is Dark Even Though Jillions Of Stars Are Shining Light Our Way

There are <i>a lot</i> of stars out there--an estimated 70 billion trillion. With so many stars beaming their light our way, it seems only logical that the night sky would be as bright as day.<p>This is the essence of the so-called dark night sky paradox, also known as Olbers' paradox after German astronomer …

Peter Thiel: Google Has Insane Perks Because It's A Monopoly

Thiel says a monopoly is "a kind of company that's so good at what it does that no other firm can offer a close substitute," a company that's "10x" better at what it does than anybody else.<p>Google hasn't competed in search since the early 2000s, Thiel says, when it definitively leapt ahead of …

U.S. government to grow 30 times more marijuana this year

The U.S. government has upped the quantity of marijuana it's growing this year, to more than 1,400 pounds from the originally planned 46.<p>The federal government classifies marijuana as a substance that has no medical use and is more dangerous than cocaine. But it's willing to let researchers have …

Cannabis

Google launches a teaching tool to help schools ditch paper

Google's itching to get Chromebooks into classrooms (and it's doing a pretty good job too), but the search giant just went full steam ahead with another product meant to help it shape the school experience. It's called (unsurprisingly) Classroom, and the free service is finally ready for …

Facebook has only “pivoted” on one kind of privacy — in other ways, it’s becoming more dangerous

I must give credit where it is due: As Slate’s Will Oremus wrote in a piece called “Facebook(s fb)’s Privacy Pivot” a few days ago, the social …

China's Baidu Is Working On A Self-Driving Car Concept That Sounds Less Terrifying Than Google's

Baidu, a Chinese search giant, revealed to The Next Web that it's working on its own concept that sounds like it will make a lot more sense than Google's version.<p>Baidu's car would be highly autonomous, instead of fully driverless. The idea is that it could operate by itself, but that the driver …

Autonomous Cars

Google Right To Be Forgotten Stirs Memories

Earlier this month I wrote a piece about Google and the so-called “right to be forgotten” in Europe. Essentially the European Union (EU) had allowed a judgment that said if someone asked for a piece of history about themselves to be taken out of search engines – effectively erasing it from history …

Google's design guidelines spell the end of days for skeumorphism

<b>Feature:</b> the visual language of glossy glass, brushed metal and soft fabric that informed the first wave of interface design for smartphones and apps …

Google’s new moonshot project maps out what a healthy human being looks like

There’s a new project brewing at Google X — the company’s research arm — and it has to do with how a healthy human being should look like. As first reported by the Wall Street Journal and later confirmed by Google in a press release sent to TNW, ‘Baseline Study’ will put together anonymous genetic …

New Explore button on Google Maps instantly localizes user experience

As reported by VentureBeat this week, Google’s mobile mapping fronts the list of applications that have propelled Now, Google’s voice/personalization app, from obscurity to a shade better performance than deeply loved Siri on iOS. Now (not the voice app, but like, right now), Google is going …

A Google Executive Reveals Why The Company Came Up With Its Beautiful New Android Design

Within that thread, Wiley revealed what led the team at Google to build Material Design — which has been billed as one of the biggest new features in Android L.<p>Material Design is basically an aesthetic overhaul that's meant to make content look similar across screens of all sizes, whether it be …

Material Design

What a Marijuana ETF Would Look Like (Updated)

The changes taking place around marijuana for medical use and for recreational use are the biggest in almost everyone’s lifetime. There are quite …

Legal marijuana milestone heads for Seattle museum

SEATTLE (AP) — The first recreational marijuana sold legally in Seattle will be put on display at the city's Museum of History and Industry after a …

Colorado Sells $19 Million in Cannabis in March: $1.9 Million Goes to Schools and Crime Down 10%

All the naysayers who were against marijuana legalization are eating crow about now. Colorado’s weed sales just keep trending up, and with the sales …

If Researchers are Right, This Rock Will Make Solar Power Cheaper than Coal

In 2007, a student at the University of Tokyo brought a lump of a grey, sparkly mineral to his professor Tsutomu Miyasaka, with the hope that this …

Why Google Killed Your Favorite Feature

Jon Wiley, head of Google Search, explains why Google sometimes kills your favorite features.<p>We’ve all had a favorite Google product or feature that just disappeared one day. (For me, Google Reader comes to mind immediately.) And when it happens, it can seem senseless and strange. Why would a …

Can we find aliens by looking for their pollution?

Maybe some extra-terrestrials pollute their planets too.<p>Humanity is on the threshold of being able to detect signs of alien life on other worlds. By …

Apple ‘tentatively’ plans mid-September iPhone event as iOS 8 nears completion

Apple is gearing up for its first major hardware and software launches of 2014. The Cupertino-based company is “tentatively” planning a keynote address in mid-September to announce the iPhone 6 and provide final details on iOS 8, according to sources briefed on the plans.<p>These people say that the …

The Mac Never Looked So Good: OS X Yosemite Beta

This fall, Apple will release OS X Yosemite, the latest version of its operating system for the Mac. OS X Yosemite features a brand-new look, tons of …

Apple Launching 5.5-Inch iPhone 6 After 4.7-Inch Version to Avoid Competition Between Two Models?

Apple will launch the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 several months after the 4.7-inch version to avoid competition between the two models, according to a new report from <i>DigiTimes</i> citing supply chain sources.<p>The different timetables have been set as Apple does not want to repeat the mistake it made in 2013 when …

Elon Musk is changing the course of electric cars with the Model 3

<b>Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla Motors (AP/Mark Lennihan)</b><p>Not only is this Tesla more affordable, but it means a proliferation of charging stations and more competition<p>Sarah Gray<p>July 16, 2014 10:30pm (UTC)<p>In 2017 Tesla will debut a new iteration of the electric car: the Model 3. Unlike its electric siblings …

House votes to let banks work with pot stores

The House of Representatives held two bipartisan votes on Wednesday that should open the door for banks and other financial institutions to do …

Why It Feels Like Everyone Knows When You’re Stoned

Let’s pretend you made the bold decision to smoke weed before going to see <i>A Quiet Place</i>, because it’s 4/20 and you thought it would “enhance” the …