Nicolas Whipp

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iHeartRadio's new streaming options let you choose a song, then return to the radio

iHeartRadio's entry into the crowded on-demand music streaming market will stay true to its roots.<p>The company's new streaming services, iHeartRadio …

How 'Maintainers,' Not 'Innovators,' Make the World Turn

We need more stories about the labor that sustains society, a group of scholars say.<p>New technologies and their inventors are often celebrated as society’s heroes. Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, Elon Musk, Larry Page: These are all contemporary “innovators” whose “visionary ideas” and “creative leaps” led …

Vintage-Inspired Wooden Drawing Machine Produces Complex Designs with the Turn of a Crank

Long before there were plastic drawing toys like the Spirograph, there were wooden drawing machines. Dating back as far as the 1880s, these mechanical devices produced intricate geometric images using a pendulum or working along a curve, known as a cycloid. While both approaches created complex …

Auto Safety Regulators Want to Know More About Google's Car Crash

The top U.S. auto safety regulator said on Thursday the agency is seeking additional details of a recent crash of an Alphabet (googl) Google …

Behind The Scenes On A Fancy Video Game Trailer

Unit Image made “Yesterday”, the big hype trailer for <i>The Division</i>. With the game now out, they’ve released a great series of videos and images …

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Amazon Erasing Borders in the Video Game World

For most gamers, the cornucopia of options at their fingertips is more than enough. But for hardcore players, there’s something tantalizing about the …

Canada to put a new woman on its currency by 2018

Canada is redesigning its cash to feature a new woman.<p>The Bank of Canada made the announcement Tuesday, and -- just like the U.S. -- officials are asking for the public's input on which woman should be selected.<p>While the U.S. hasn't had a woman on its currency in more than a century, Queen …

Here's How a 4D Video Game Actually Works

Math-puzzler 'Miegakure' is a thought experiment made real, and it's confusing as hell.<p>Your mind wasn't designed to handle the video game world of designer Marc ten Bosch's 4D adventure puzzler, <i>Miegakure</i>. You read right, that's 4D: four-dimensional action in the crazy beautiful world Bosch has …

UK to test self-driving trucks later this year

Later this year, the UK will open up its motorways to self-driving trucks under new plans to speed up deliveries and cut traffic congestion. <i>The Times</i> reports that Chancellor George Osborne will confirm funding for the project, which could see convoys of up to 10 autonomous trucks -- or lorries as …

This Oil Company Is Still Minting Money at $30 a Barrel

Image source: PIONEER NATURAL RESOURCES, SANDS WEEMS.<p>For a lot of oil companies, $30 oil is the tipping point after which they can no longer afford to grow production. In fact, most can't even afford to maintain it at that price. Then there's <b>Pioneer Natural Resources</b> , which is still growing strong …

India's big move into solar is already paying off

India's massive bet on solar power is paying off far earlier than anticipated.<p>The price of solar power has plummeted in recent months to levels rivaling that of coal, positioning the renewable source as a viable mainstream option in a country where 300 million people live without electricity.<p>Solar …

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