Mitchel Martínez

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Harvard and MIT make a compelling case for MOOCs

Advertisement<p>8 Comments<p>Harvard and MIT have released the draft of a working paper that makes a strong case for the potential benefits of massively …

Higher Education

160-Foot Giant Squid Hoax: How Big Do They Really Get?

The largest giant squid recorded by scientists measured 43 feet (12 meters) long, according to Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History.<p>An image of a monster 160-foot-long (49-meter-long) giant squid made the social media rounds yesterday, but fear not—it's a hoax.<p>The photo of the enormous …

Zoology

NME Writers Pick Their Favourite New Bands For 2014

This week’s NME profiles the hottest breaking acts in music as the new year gathers pace, from the husky Chicago rap of Chance the Rapper to the …

Vic Mensa

Kim Gordon Essay Collection Due

<b>Kim Gordon</b> is set to release a collection of essays titled 'Is It My Body?: Selected Texts' later this month.<p>With <b>Sonic Youth</b> now on extended hiatus,</b> …

Parquet Courts make US TV debut on ‘Late Night with Jimmy Fallon’ – watch

New York band perform 'Stoned and Starving' for chat show host<p>Parquet Courts made their US TV debut last night (January 9), performing live on <i>Late</i> …

Shoegaze: a beginner's guide

We asked our readers to pick 10 essential shoegaze tracks for newcomers. Here's what they came up with …<p>Earlier this week we asked readers via Twitter and Facebook which shoegaze songs they would recommend to newcomers. We've compiled a list of 10 tracks, intended to act as a introduction to the …

Stream Shoegaze Legends Medicine’s First New Album in 18 Years

My Bloody Valentine isn’t the only super important shoegaze band that made an album this year! Earlier this year, experimental Los Angeles outfit …

Stream Vaadat Charigim’s Radiant Shoegaze Album ‘The World Is Well Lost’

It’s handy enough to think of Vadaat Charigim as the “Israeli shoegaze band,” but that’s also unfairly reductive. Sure, there are bendy guitars and …

Martin Scorsese's Music: An A to Z Guide to the Director's Soundtracks

An alphabetical breakdown of the Oscar winner's sonic legacy, from "Atlantis" to Warren Zevon<p>Early on in Martin Scorsese's latest film, <i>The Wolf of</i> …

Martin Scorsese

Bob Dylan: 30 greatest songs

Literature

The Nokia-Microsoft deal will get unconditional approval from the EU, says report

Despite Nokia shareholders voting almost unanimously in favor of the Microsoft acquisition, the deal, which is planned to be finalized in the first …

TV Is Dying, And Here Are The Stats That Prove It

Audience ratings have collapsed: Aside from a brief respite during the Olympics, there has been only negative ratings growth on broadcast and cable TV since September 2011, according to Citi Research.<p>Media stock analysts Craig Moffett and Michael Nathanson recently noted, "The pay-TV industry has …

Televisions

Xbox One vs PS4 vs Wii U

<i>The Verge</i> recently put together a very detailed list and outline of the next generation consoles that have recently been released, and I thought I’d …

Gaming

Primo Is An Arduino Robot That Teaches Kids Programming Logic Through Play

Dan Shapiro’s Robot Turtles board game Kickstarter showed there is serious appetite for kids’ games that aren’t just fun to play with but also sneakily teach core coding principles. Instead of the $25,000 he was aiming for, Shapiro raised more than $630,000. Geeky moms and dads clearly have money, …

Tamagotchi celebrates its 17th birthday with new, more social virtual pets

Here's a thought to make you feel old today: if the first batch of Tamagotchis were human, they'd be almost through with high school. In fact, the egg-shaped virtual pet has just turned 17 (17!), and to celebrate, Bandai is revamping the brand (again) and launching a new line called Tamagotchi …

Inhabitat's Week in Green: Apple's new headquarters, rocket-powered bike and bees that detect cancer

<i>Each week our friends at Inhabitat recap the week's most interesting green developments and clean tech news for us -- it's the Week in Green.</i><p>A flying saucer is set to land in Silicon Valley! This week, the Cupertino City Council gave a big thumbs-up to Apple's new $5 billion headquarters. The …

Amazon's next-gen Kindle Paperwhite reportedly arriving in Q2 with a sharper screen, lighter design

Amazon only just released a new Kindle Paperwhite e-reader two months ago, but we're already hearing rumors that a newer model is on the way. According to a new report from <i>TechCrunch</i>, the new version, to be released in early Q2 of next year, will boast a sharper 300-pixel-per-inch screen, allowing …

Time Machines: Say 01100011 01101000 01100101 01100101 01110011 01100101!

<i>Welcome to Time Machines, where we offer up a selection of mechanical oddities, milestone gadgets and unique inventions to test out your tech-history skills.</i><p>Today the world can easily be captured in 1s and 0s for our viewing pleasure. The hardware behind this capability all started as a DIY lab …

Daric, A New Peer To Peer Lending Platform, Will Go Live Next Week

Daric, a new peer to peer lending platform, will launch next week as a place for individuals and small businesses to obtain loans, and a place for lenders to see up to 9-10% returns on their investments. Individuals will be able to apply for a loan up to $35,000 and small businesses can apply for a …

Militias in the Central African Republic are slitting children's throats, razing villages and throwing young men to the crocodiles: http://gu.com/p/3ktn7/fb What needs to happen before the world intervenes? Photograph: Matthieu Alexandre/AFP/Getty Images

From runway to orbit and back

EVERY decade or so, enthusiasts dream up plans for yet another spaceplane—a craft that can take off from a runway like an aeroplane, fly up into …

Huawei's Ascend Mate successor said to feature higher-res display, slightly improved internals

We have seen a number of overly large smartphones come and go since Huawei debuted its Ascend Mate, and it would appear that the company is getting ready to introduce a successor soon. According to recent leaks, the Ascend Mate 2, as it'll presumably be dubbed, will sport a 6.1-inch display similar …

'Ferrari Of Space' Crashing Back To Earth — Maybe Tomorrow

Sometime Sunday or early Monday, a 2,425-pound satellite that ran out of fuel last month and began falling from its already low orbit will plunge back to Earth.<p>The European Space Agency's Gravity Field and Steady-State Ocean Circulation Explorer (GOCE) — so sleek that it was nicknamed "the Ferrari …

Shoegaze - a journey through gaze

AT&T begins cannibalizing its 2G and 3G networks to boost LTE capacity

Advertisement<p>13 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock / Max Krasnov<p>Verizon(s vz)(s vod), Sprint(s s) and T-Mobile(s tmus) are all turbo-charging their 4G …