Miranda Coplin

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Microsoft loses top engineer to Google

Blaise Agüera y Arcas, a former distinguished engineer at Microsoft, is joining Google. Agüera y Arcas originally joined Microsoft in 2006 after the software giant acquired his Seadragon startup. He was a key software architect who helped develop and build Microsoft’s Bing Maps service and its …

This man was just evicted from Beijing’s underground heating system—and there are many more like him

In a luxury residential neighborhood in northeastern Beijing, a 52-year-old man named Wang Xiuqing has been living in the underground pipelines (link in Chinese) of the city’s heating system for 10 years.<p>On Dec. 6, after seeing news reports (Chinese) of Wang and others’ underground abodes, …

The Week in Review: Nelson Mandela, RIP

Inside Flipboard / December 6, 2013<p>As just about everyone knows by now, Nelson Mandela, the prominent politician and leader who led South Africa out …

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Samsung's 2014 phones will have nearly double the pixels

To be joined by foldable displays in 2016<p>It's time to start getting used to discussing WQHD resolution, or 2560 x 1440 pixels, in relation to smartphones. Samsung's Analyst Day gathering today shed some light on the company's future plans, and the display category was highlighted by the promise of …

“@iooner: Hum @thetomska ! http://t.co/FeTtbpAwoA” that is one LONG finger.

Anyone dressed like I am this Halloween? If so, I want proof. Post your photo with the hashtag #nerdyangels. http://t.co/O7eObRrNit

New York Aerial | New York (by Tim Sklyarov)

<b>New York Aerial | New York</b> (by Tim Sklyarov)

I told my 3 year-old he couldn't have candy for breakfast. He retaliated by doing this to me with his sippy cup. http://t.co/sav5po5Zim

Skull of Homo erectus throws story of human evolution into disarray

The spectacular fossilised skull of an ancient human ancestor that died nearly two million years ago has forced scientists to rethink the story of early human evolution.<p>Anthropologists unearthed the skull at a site in Dmanisi, a small town in southern Georgia, where other remains of human …

'The Fault In Our Stars' Release Date Set For June 6, 2014

The film adaptation of "The Fault in Our Stars" finally has a release date. Twentieth Century Fox will open the adaptation of John Green's celebrated novel on June 6, 2014.<p>"The Fault in our Stars," which was published in 2012, follows the story of a young woman named Hazel who is dealing with …