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Instagram Shuts Down Access From Other Apps

Facebook’s ongoing efforts to keep users within their own walled garden will soon result in the elimination of Instagram from third party apps, including Flipboard. On June 1, Instagram, which is owned by Facebook, will stop allowing many third parties to access the images in its feeds. If you have …

Apps

Apple, Facebook and Google condemn Texas transgender bill

Proposed legislation in Texas has irked some of the biggest names in tech, sparking condemnation from the likes of Mark Zuckerberg, Tim Cook and 12 other influential tech leaders. If passed, this controversial state law would only allow transgender students to use restrooms that match the gender …

LGBTQI

15 Thanksgiving Appetizers and Snacks for Maximum Overeating

When I was growing up, Thanksgiving was always a marathon day of food. Sure, dinner was an elaborate affair, but we actually started eating hours before sitting down at the table, and the appetizers were as important as the turkey and mashed potatoes. We blamed the snacking on the fact that dinner …

This Marine Biologist Photographs Rare, Otherworldly Oceanic Creatures

While scientists, explorers, and Google Earth have mapped much of the terrestrial world, the expanses of the sea remain a great mystery. Marine biologist Alexander Semenov, head of the dive team at Moscow State University’s White Sea Biological Station, has dedicated his career not only to closing …

Hyperloop announces $26 million in new funding for the pneumatic metal tubes of the future

DUBLIN — The dream of rocketing through a metal tube at 800 mph took another big step forward on Thursday with the announcement that Hyperloop has …

High-speed Rail

Rumblr is not a dating app for fistfights (Updated)

<i>Update November 10: Unsurprisingly, the app turned out to be a hoax and nothing else. Please don’t get into fist fights. The original story is below.</i><p>“Bro, your face is pissing me off, want to throw down?”<p>That’s an example of the sort of dialog that goes on in a new app called Rumblr, which can be …

Apps

Marine gets mind-controlled robotic arm

3 tips for the home cook from Thomas Keller

Somehow it’s hard to imagine chef Thomas Keller heating up veggie burgers or tossing together a quick Friday-night supper for the kids. In case you …

A futuristic 'garden' that lets you grow food in your home just raised $230,000 on Kickstarter in 4 days

That's what a startup called Grove wants to help you do with its Ecosystem, which they describe as "an intelligent, in-home garden."<p>Grove Labs, a startup based in Sommerville, Massachusetts, was founded by two MIT students who wanted to give people the ability to grow their own food, regardless of …

Is Antarctica gaining ice?

After Thousands Of Inmates Released Early, Probation Officers Will Be Watching

Over the past few days, thousands of federal prisoners have been leaving confinement early and returning to their communities — the result of changes to sentencing guidelines for drug-related crimes.<p>And who will be monitoring those former inmates?<p>In some ways, the buck stops with Matthew Rowland. …

Sentencing Guidelines

​Google makes email smart enough to answer for you

DUBLIN -- Google doesn't presume to know what you're thinking, but the Internet giant will offer its best guess with a new email feature called "smart reply."<p>Unveiled Tuesday, the smart-reply feature in the Inbox by Gmail app analyzes the text of incoming email and offers three tailored responses …

Machine Learning

Planned purification plant would eliminate need for imported water, officials say

As the worst drought in California history threatens to enter a fifth straight year, officials are advocating a variety of water reuse projects they say will reduce Southern California's unquenchable thirst for imported water.<p>On Tuesday, officials at the Water Replenishment District of Southern …

Official Plex app for Apple TV now available, offers local streaming, playlists, channels, more

The official Plex app for Apple TV is now available in the App Store. Plex is a media server for video, TV shows, music and photos. The app is fully featured, with quick access to search, playlists and more from the top bar. It also tracks your currently playing items so you can quickly pick up …

Hackers claim $1 million bounty after remotely jailbreaking iPhones

Apple devices are generally considered by security experts to be safe, and rather difficult to hack. But difficult doesn’t mean impossible.<p>Over the weekend someone proved just how possible it is to hack at least one of these devices, the iPhone.<p>“The most intimate digital technology festival on the …

Tesla Model S Autopilot Appears To Learn, Self-Improve, Some Owners Say

Tesla Motors Autopilot appears to improve and correct itself, based on reports from owners.<p>The Model S Autopilot “learns,” improving the self-driving experience, according to anecdotal accounts at Tesla Motors Club, a Tesla owners forum. One owner describes the Model S “diving” for an exit ramp …

Tesla

How to Make a Coffee Cup Spy Camera That Snaps a Shot When You Take a Swig

Here’s an interesting weekend photography project of moderate technical difficulty: the video above is a tutorial on how you can make a DIY coffee …

Why American Jews Eat Chinese Food on Christmas

A lack of dining options may have started Jewish Christmas, but now it's a full-fledged ritual.<p>If there’s a single identifiable moment when Jewish Christmas—the annual American tradition where Jews overindulge on Chinese food on December 25—transitioned from kitsch into codified custom, it was …

10 Dishes Every Beginner Cook Should Master

What's the best dish for a beginner cook to try? We asked star chefs from all over the country for their recommendations. Here’s what they had to say.<p>…

The strange case of the man with two hearts

When a man was fitted with a new heart, his mind changed in unusual ways. Why? The answer reveals a surprising truth about all our bodies, says David Robson.<p>Every second or so, Carlos would feel a small “bump” hitting his tummy. It was the beating of his “second heart”.<p>The small mechanical pump was …

Psychology

This Giant Tree Protects Urban Wildlife By Keeping It Floating Away From Dangerous People

City waterways could provide more space for new habitats in which urban nature can flourish.<p>As cities sprawl and get more crowded, most don’t have much space left for urban wildlife–at least not on land. A Dutch architect plans to begin using city waterways to build floating habitats for …

How to Make Frosted Cinnamon Rolls at Home

<i>It's always more fun to DIY. Every week, we'll spare you a trip to the grocery store and show you how to make small batches of great foods at home.</i><p><i>Today: If there's anyone who can make a mean cinnamon roll, it's Top With Cinnamon's Izy Hossack. Follow her recipe and you'll have the perfect holiday</i> …

5 Ways Einstein Was a Regular Guy

A new, free digital archive of his personal papers reveals what we all share with the 20th century's greatest mind.<p>Life isn't always easy, even when you're a genius. But what else do you have in common with Albert Einstein?<p>A free archive of the famed physicist's writings released on Friday might …

How to Make Homemade Cheez-Its

<i>It's always more fun to DIY. Every week, we'll spare you a trip to the grocery store and show you how to make small batches of great foods at home.</i><p><i>Today:</i> <i>Samantha</i> <i>Seneviratne from Love, Cake shows us how to make our favorite baked cheese crackers at home.</i><p>It’s 8 PM and the kids just went to sleep. Not …

Are Tin Cans the New Mason Jar? 13 Tin Can DIYs

Craft projects can get pricey. But let us tell you something you don’t know. You likely have unsuspecting supplies lying around your own home… specifically, in your garbage. After your next batch of chili, peel the label off that can of beans, and you have yourself some mighty fine crafting …

Crafting

How to Make Milano Cookies at Home

<i>It's always more fun to DIY. Every week, we'll spare you a trip to the grocery store and show you how to make small batches of great foods at home.</i><p><i>Today:</i> <i>Carey Nershi of Reclaiming Provinicial is sharing a recipe for cookies that are as elegant and sophisticated as you are.</i><p>I have eaten more Milano …

Steve Jobs reportedly thought TVs a 'terrible business'

Never mind those years of persistent rumors and speculation: Steve Jobs was reportedly not in favor of Apple producing a television set.<p>Rumors that Apple had an Internet-connected TV set in the works have floated around since 2009, including one analyst predicting that Apple would produce a TV set …

List-Worthy

The team behind the Android watch phone, the Pine, plans a line of wearables

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>The startup behind the world’s first Android(s goog) watch phone, the Neptune Pine, is partnering up with the designers of …

This Crazy App Turns A Magazine Into An Interior Design Tool

Using a magazine for scale, this App lets you virtually design a room, then buy the furniture.<p>A few months ago, Ikea released an unbelievable app. When you placed the company’s catalog anywhere in your home, it could appear as one of a few different pieces of furniture on your iPad screen. In a …