Patrick McGarrity

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Finally, A Way To Find Movies Worth Watching On Netflix

Netflix is like the candy dish at your grandmother’s house. Most of the movies are crap, but you know, buried somewhere in there, is something worth your time. A Better Queue is a site dedicated to finding the Werther’s Originals in Netflix based on Rotten Tomatoes ratings.<p>It’s simple enough: Set …

These Tiny Robots Are Powered by Living Tissue

Creeping machines use real skeletal muscle to power their movements.<p><b>Famed sci-fi author Arthur C. Clarke called</b> them biots—biological robots that use real muscle tissue to walk or crawl. While they've been created in the lab, today's biobots are currently little more than strips of muscle that inch …

Stop The #JerkTech

“Go disr*pt yourself” is what I have to say to founders of startups like ReservationHop and Parking Monkey.<p>They’re emblematic of a compassionless new wave of self-serving startups that exploit small businesses and public infrastructure to make a buck and aid the wealthy. Let’s call these parasites …

The Atavist Magazine

The Atavist Magazine is an independent, digital-only publication devoted to longform narrative journalism. The magazine releases one in-depth story …

Jimmy Fallon Is a Juggernaut

The honeymoon period is over and the numbers confirm it: Jimmy Fallon is becoming an American institution.<p><b>It is time to get used</b> to Jimmy Fallon.<p>The honeymoon period is over. Jimmy Fallon is no longer buying you a third margarita and complimenting your dress in Tahiti. We are four months into this …

Peter Dinklage Is Amazing at the Internet

Two epics frowns in one photo end up being more than the sum of its parts.<p><b>As the great Mike Sager found</b> while profiling Peter Dinklage a few issues ago, everybody want a piece of him and there's plenty of him to go around. "Everybody" now includes the most popular cat on the internet, aka Grumpy …

App Camp for Girls expanding to Seattle after successful first year in Portland

App Camp for Girls, a summer camp that gives middle school-aged girls a chance to build their own iPhone apps, is coming to Seattle as a part of its …

17 Websites That Will Make You Smarter

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>Tired of wasting your time watching cat videos or scrolling through your Facebook newsfeed? Want to be more productive next time you go online?<p>Here's a list of websites that will actually make you smarter:<p><b>1. Digital Photography School —</b> Read through …

Productivity

The next thing Silicon Valley needs to disrupt big time: its own culture

• <b>Live in the Valley.</b> If you don’t, move. The pioneers who are connecting the global human family and removing barriers of time and space won’t take you seriously unless you brunch at the same restaurants they do. Ideally you should live in “The City,” which is on a peninsula, and not on “The …

Silicon Valley

Is Google Gobbling Up the Indian Internet Space?

To the average indian internet user, Google is oxygen—omnipresent, free and essential to her existence. Whether it’s a web search, watching a video, …

AdWords

Google Marks D-Day's 70th Anniversary with Online Exhibit

Google has released a new collection as part of its Cultural Institute to mark the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings.<p>The exhibit features a staggering 470 documents and images, including a copy of the prayer Franklin D. Roosevelt gave on D-Day, a top secret progress report from General …

Pepper the chatty robot makes friends on first day at work

A chatty humanoid robot whose makers claim it can understand people's emotions has been striking up conversations with shoppers in Tokyo.<p>The device – named Pepper by its designers – proved an effective marketing tool for mobile carrier SoftBank, who put it to work collecting customer opinions.<p>"So …

Google's New Self-Driving Car Ditches the Steering Wheel

Steering wheel, accelerator, brake pedal, mirrors -- all gone.<p>Google has finally built its own car from scratch. And it looks like a gondola with wheels.<p>The two-seater prototype vehicle is Google’s reimagination of what the modern automobile should look and feel like if you took the human out of …

Why Teens Are Innovators Of A New Public Form Of Privacy

She’s not alone. Many public figures find that the appearance of unlimited sharing allows them to achieve privacy meaningfully. Heather Armstrong, a …

Teens