Episode 30: Fabian The Occasional Superstar

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Color Changing Sneakers Shift Styles On Demand

The Shift Sneaker is an LED-infused shoe that would work much like real-world game customization<p>The Shift Sneaker is a new (conceptual) application …

Facebook developing tech that can recognize you in photos — even if your face isn't showing

Facebook is working on facial-recognition technology that can identify someone even if their face isn't in the photo.<p>The tech recognizes people in photos using distinguishing features other than their face, according to <i>New Scientist</i>.<p>To test its algorithm, Facebook scanned more than 40,000 public …

Facebook

A Chip That Mimics Human Organs Is the Design of the Year

Earlier this year, Paola Antonelli, the senior curator of design and architecture at the Museum of Modern Art, added an intriguing object to the …

Hackers May Have Personal Data of 18 Million US Government Workers

The data breach that siphoned off the private information of over 4 million US government employees may actually be far larger, with some estimating …

Security

Google's urban tech lab is working on free, city-wide WiFi

When Google unveiled its urban improvement initiative, Sidewalk Labs, it left one big question: what was this new outfit actually working on? As of today, you should have a good idea. Sidewalk and a group of investors have bought and merged two key companies behind LinkNYC, an effort to offer free, …

Google

Apple reportedly inks deals with indie label Beggars and rights group Merlin for its streaming music service

Apple has signed up indie music company Beggars Group and digital rights organization Merlin for its upcoming streaming music service, according to Billboard.<p>This could be huge. Beggars Group owns many independent labels including 4AD, Rough Trade Records, Matador Records, and XL Recordings with …

Apple Music

Ford's latest eBike breaks down to fit in your trunk

Ford is serious about marrying eBikes and cars and just revealed a new bike concept called the MoDe:Flex, complete with a new smartwatch app. Like other prototypes from its new Palo Alto Research and Innovation Center, it's an electric-assisted bicycle that uses a special app to help you do …

Ford Motor Company

14 gadgets to make your summer festival season so much better

LONDON — People can get put off festivals because of the whole camping thing; the lack of power, the absence of general comfort and – this is a big one – the scarcity of clean toilets. Sometimes it all adds up and starts to feel like more trouble than it's worth.<p>Because you could just stay at home, …

Gear & Gadgets

This Algorithm Wants to Find Who's Naked on the Internet

The Internet recently fell in love with picture-parsing websites that guess your age, and whether someone is your twin. Now it offers another spin on …

Lexus is developing a hoverboard you can actually ride

Lexus has revealed that its been working on developing a hoverboard for the past 18 months.<p>In the video, the board appears to hover above the ground.<p>It works using liquid nitrogen-cooled superconductors and fixed magnets. However, that means that it only works on a metal track so it’s not exactly a …

Lexus

Men's Fashion and Style News

Cover Story<p>Aziz Ansari on Quitting the Internet, Loneliness, and Season 3 of <i>Master of None</i><p>By Mark Anthony Green<p>Don’t Miss!<p>Best Stuff<p>The Best Gym …

The psychology of emojis

I have a confession to make: I’m a grown woman who peppers pretty much every text and social media post I send with smileys, hearts, stars and various other decorations.<p>Emojis have taken over my communication—and I’m far from alone. According to Swyft Media, 74 percent of people in the U.S. …

Language

Abortion Drone Is the Best Drone

This Saturday, a small drone carrying the abortion-inducing pills mifepristone and misoprostol will fly from Germany to a border town in Poland. And …

Drones

Tango Card And Snapcard Partner To Bring Bitcoin To Rewards Programs

People can now add loyalty rewards programs to the way they can acquire bitcoin thanks to a new partnership between the online rewards system Tango Card and the bitcoin wallet Snapcard.<p>Traditionally, bitcoin was acquired either by mining — solving complex algorithms with a computer to unlock new …

Cryptocurrency

eBay has banned all auctions and sales of the Confederate flag

The Confederate flag has seen its last eBay auction. Today the company announced that effective immediately, it's banning all sales of the divisive flag and "its image." eBay joins US retailers Walmart and Sears in doing away with the Confederate flag in the aftermath of the mass shooting in …

Racism