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The New York Times of the future is beginning to take shape

An ambitious effort to overhaul The New York Times is beginning to come into focus.<p>In a memo sent to staffers Friday, New York Times Executive Editor …

Journalism

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Indonesia wants to banish ‘gay’ emoji

The government of Indonesia doesn't want any gay-themed emoji in the country, and it is asking messaging apps to remove them from their systems.<p>"Social media must respect the culture and local wisdom of the country where they have large numbers of users," Information and Communication Ministry …

DIY smart bathroom mirror

Smart bathroom mirrors with Internet connections and integrated displays have been fodder for futurists (including me) since the early 1990s at …

Steven Spielberg's The BFG Finally Gets a Trailer

Roald Dahl's beloved children's books have been adapted for the screen for decades, with <i>Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory</i>, <i>The Witches</i>, <i>James and</i> …

Graphene could bring night vision to phones and cars

Thermal imaging devices like night-vision goggles can help police, search-and-rescue teams and soldiers to pick out bad guys or victims through walls or in complete darkness. However, the best devices require cryogenic cooling, making them heavy, expensive and slow. Enter graphene, the …

Make Your Gas Grill into a Pizza Oven on the Cheap

We’ve told you before how to turn your charcoal grill into pizza oven, but it’s tough to beat the convenience of gas. If you have a gas grill, here’s …

It was once socially acceptable and surprisingly affordable to send children by parcel post

Between 1913 and 1920, many Americans sent their children around the country by mail. Provided your child weighed less than 50 lbs, you could simply …

Apple's Swift takes first steps toward Android app development

Apple’s Swift language, initially intended for iOS and OS X applications, will become available for Android development as part of Apple's decision …

You Can Now Use Federal Money To Pay For Unaccredited Coding Boot Camps

An experimental program will open up access to coding classes and MOOCs for low-income students. But some are concerned that the availability of financial aid could eventually lure bad actors to the sector.<p>The federal government will allow students to use federal funding to pay for a small group of …

11 Fruits and Vegetables to Eat if You Want to Lose Weight

Not all veggies are created equal.<p>You don't need science to tell you that fresh produce is healthier than processed, packaged food— especially if you're trying to lose weight. But science is here to help anyway. New research that tracked more than 133,000 people's eating habits and weights for four …

Nutrition

24 Online Websites Set to Replace the Traditional College Education

Millions of people use Google search every day for a variety of reasons. Students use it for school, business people use it for research, and …

Google Search

Homicide

<b>1. Where there are more guns there is more homicide (literature review</b>)<p>Our review of the academic literature found that a broad array of evidence …

Cellular usage through the roof since installing iOS 9? Wi-Fi Assist may be to blame

If you've noticed that your data usage has skyrocketed since installing iOS 9 then this may be a feature rather than a bug. A lesser-known feature of …

State solar users would lose savings if proposal is OKd; SolarCity describes 'catastrophic' future

Tired of growing electricity bills, Miguel Espinoza decided to turn to the sun, rather than the grid, for power.<p>The Inglewood resident signed in March with solar leasing giant SolarCity to fix his electric bills at $130 a month — down from the $250 to $300 he had been paying.<p>Those savings, however, …

12 Pictures Of Sean Connery, the Classic Bond, Defining Cool

Volkswagen could pose bigger threat to German economy than Greek crisis

BERLIN (Reuters) - The Volkswagen (VOWG_p.DE) emissions scandal has rocked Germany’s business and political establishment and analysts warn the crisis at the car maker could develop into the biggest threat to Europe’s largest economy.<p>German Chancellor Angela Merkel sits in a Volkswagen eco-up! auto …

Automotive Industry

The False Science of Cryonics - MIT Technology Review

I woke up on Saturday to a heartbreaking front-page article in the <i>New York Times</i> about a terminally ill young woman who chooses to freeze her brain. …

Singularity

Test drive of a petrol car

Having heard so much good about petrol cars, we decided to test drive one. They are said to combine cheap price with long range and fast charging. A …

What Apple employees really think about the company's internal corporate culture

Apple has a reputation for being extremely secretive in its day-to-day operations. So secretive, in fact, that some employees didn't know they were working on the first iPad until Steve Jobs unveiled it on stage.<p>That makes us all wonder what it must be like to work for Apple.<p>We know it can be …

Corporate Culture

Colorado Raised More Tax Revenue From Marijuana Than From Alcohol

Legal recreational marijuana is a boon for tax revenues in Colorado, according to new figures from the state’s Department of Revenue, outpacing …

How cheap can solar get? Very cheap indeed

If current rates of improvement hold, solar power will be incredibly cheap in just a few years’ time, writes famous author and thinker Ramez Naam. …

Solar Power

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Citizenship and the Constitution: A Legal History Lesson for Our Times

The question of who is a citizen of the United States has become a hot button issue in American politics. Donald Trump and others want to change the historic American rule that grants citizenship to people born in the United States. But, any attempt to take citizenship from people born in this …

Here's the disturbing impact that space has on the human body and mind

The mission saw a cosmonaut clock up more days in space than any other human being, the launch of the most audacious twin study in the history of science, and astronauts eating lettuce grown in space for the first time.<p>The crew have taught us plenty about how to survive beyond our own planet - …

Space

How To Backup And Restore Apple Watch [Guide]

By default, whenever you make a full backup of your iPhone to either iTunes or iCloud, it automatically includes Apple Watch data as well if you have …

Elected Queens and Princess Senators: How the Politics of Star Wars Work

Greetings, my magnificent mail-minions! I’ve got a swell—dare I say it, keen group of questions in this week’s mailbags, but I want to try something. …