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The First Things First Manifesto Pledges The Tech Industry To Create Meaningful Work

In the era of Flappy Bird and the NSA, the manifesto’s signers want to revive a sense of ethics and social responsibility in technology, a field they feel is giving way to surveillance and frivolity.<p>Nearly 500 designers, programmers, and creative technologists have signed their names to a fiery …

Tech Industry

This superthin material could help us put displays in our clothes and windshields

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: MIT<p>Scientists have created super-thin LEDs that are strong, efficient and flexible enough to be easily integrated into …

Google exec: We’ve sold millions of Chromecast adapters

Advertisement<p>12 Comments<p>Google(S GOOG) has sold “millions” of Chromecast adapters since it first introduced the device last summer, said Google …

This Is Why It Feels Like Apple Stopped Innovating Three Years Ago

He'd say that once, when he was a kid, he was reading a science magazine and he found an article ranking animals by the efficiency of their movements.<p>At the top of the list, there were cheetahs and hawks. Way down at the bottom, there were humans — relatively slow on their two legs.<p>But then Jobs …

InterAct

Japan just realized that it’s now the center of the bitcoin universe

Japan has become perhaps the world’s most important locale for bitcoin, the digital currency that was supposed to liberate its users from the tyranny of geography—and its government is playing catch-up.<p>This week the creator of bitcoin has been allegedly unmasked as a Japanese-born Dorian Satoshi …

Bitcoin

Future-Shape Turns Floorspace Into a Giant Touchscreen with Their Conductive Rug

We all take the floors we tread on for granted. Not only are they more reliable than a best friend when it comes to catching you after ill-fated …

Bitcoin Is On A Gigantic Tear

Well, so much for the Mt. Gox crash being the end of Bitcoin.<p>The digital currency is on a gigantic tear, as it's zooming toward $700.<p>After Mt. Gox crashed, a lot of folks in the media were talking about how this was the end of Bitcoin, but almost nobody in the Bitcoin community freaked out, and …

Man wades into Fla. river, dies of flesh-eating bacteria

The organism lives in warm, salty — but not too salty — water.<p>MELBOURNE, Fla. — A flesh-eating bacteria in the same family as those that cause cholera has killed nine people in Florida this year, most recently a 59-year-old who was wading in the Halifax River to set crab traps.<p>Henry Konietzky, 59, …

Real-life 'Iron Man' suit commissioned by US military

The technology in <i>Iron Man</i> is getting a step closer to reality thanks to the United States military. The Army has commissioned a Tactical Assault Light Operator Suit, which would provide the wearer with superhuman abilities like night vision, enhanced strength, and protection from gunfire.<p>Each suit …

Scientists Accidentally Create Improbable Two-Dimensional Quasicrystals

A strange new substance has unexpectedly emerged from a university lab in Germany: a two-dimensional quasicrystal, consisting of 12-sided, …

Jupiter and Saturn are awash in diamonds, say scientists

Some of the diamonds floating around inside of Saturn may be so large that they could perhaps be called “diamondbergs.”<p>Recent work by planetary …

Astronomy

1 in 5 U.S. Workers: I'm Too Educated for My Job

Actually, that's not so bad, by international standards.<p>When Americans aren't fretting over being undereducated, we're usually fretting about being overeducated.<p>Every so often, writers and academics start sounding the alarm about a coming glut of college graduates who will end up doomed to a life …

Eye Contact: Not As Persuasive As We Thought

A new study finds more eye contact makes people less likely to agree with a persuasive argument, especially if they're already skeptical.<p>Here's a lesson straight out of my high school speech class: When making an argument, make eye contact with your audience. Connect with people. Stare deeply into …

Body Language

This Water Droplet Maze Is Mesmerizing

Watch it in action. Plus: learn something about the Leidenfrost effect.<p>Have you heard of the Leidenfrost effect? If not, it's about to be your favorite effect. If yes, same.<p>The basic idea is, when a liquid comes in contact with something really hot--about twice as hot as the liquid's boiling point, …

You've Never Seen Pi Like This

Nerdfeast!<p>Science artist Martin Krzywinski has turned the infinite randomness pi—and other mathematical constants—into a thing of visual beauty. Krzywinski, building on images created by Cristian Ilies Vasile, has compiled a series of eye-catching circular diagrams based on relationships between …

Mathematics

Elephant Killed for TV Show

Changing Planet<p>I’ve been on a rant for a few days against an NRA show that thinks killing an elephant for fun is good TV. The host of the show, an NRA lobbyist, is on a big game hunt for elephants in Botswana, Africa. The guide leads the host, Tony Makris, to a spot near where a bull elephant is …

Ferrari 250 GTO may have set new sale record at $52M

Records are made to be broken, and it seems that one may have just been snapped again. An Italian website is reporting that a Ferrari 250 GTO, owned by American collector Paul Pappalardo, recently sold for <i>$52 million</i>.<p>Now, this is far from confirmed - Pappalardo responded to questions about the sale …

This video game photographer creates art out of virtual worlds

Critics might not agree whether video games are art, but it's hard to deny that they contain art within. That's what Duncan Harris, aka Dead End Thrills, seeks to capture with his virtual camera. He's been at it for a few years now, and the result is not to be missed: a collection of spectacular …

Call of Duty Ghosts Squads Trailer - IGN Video

Take a deeper look at Call of Duty Ghosts Squad Mode.

Zelda Producer Excited for Change in the Series

"[T]he more we change it, the more I get fired up," says Eiji Aonuma.<p>Longtime Zelda director and producer Eiji Aonuma is not tired of making Zelda …

Learn more about Call of Duty: Ghosts' new Squads modes

<i>Call of Duty: Ghosts</i> is introducing "an entirely new way" to experience the series' multiplayer with Squads, a new suite of gameplay modes that lets you fight alongside — and against — teams of AI-controlled soldiers. In a newly released video, Infinity Ward details <i>Ghosts</i>' Squads feature set and …

GTA 6 and Beyond: Rockstar Has '45 Years Worth of Ideas'

GTA Online is just the start of something new.<p>Exit Theatre Mode<p>GTA Online is Rockstar Games' focus following the release of Grand Theft Auto V, but …

The Best Fried Chicken Recipes from Around the World

From Vietnam to India to Italy to Mexico—and beyond—we've got tons of recipes for fried chicken, and the appropriate side dishes<p>From Tennessee and Italy to India and Korea, we've got all the best recipes for fried chicken—and their attendant sides, of course—from nearly every corner of the globe. …

Cooking

Shots Fired In The Capitol: Here's What We Know

<b>5:00 p.m.</b> CNN has video of the incident, shot by an Al Hurra cameraman who happened to be on scene.<p><b>4:51 p.m.:</b> A Federal law enforcement official has …

THIS Could Happen to You at a Mall and You Might Not Even Know It!

Have you ever had the sneaking suspicion that something was happening behind your back without your knowledge? Have you ever had that sneaking suspicion while shopping at your local mall? Turns out you might not have been that far off the mark.<p>The goofy guys over at Mediocre Films decided to shoot …

On iPhones at concerts

LAST MONTH, I went to see the ambient / art-rock band Sigur Rós in concert. The Icelandic group is renowned for their lush, immersive concert …

Greenwich Village

Rare Giant Salamanders Bred in Captivity

<b>Imagine an amphibian up to 5 feet (1.5 meters) long that can weigh 80 pounds (36 kilograms) and snap chunks off your finger in a split second.</b><p>The Japanese giant salamander is one of the largest of its kind in the world: a mottled, slimy, living fossil that has changed little in millions of …

Lake of doom: deadly waterway calcifies any animal that dares to dive in

Sometimes, truth is indeed more terrifying than fiction. In what could easily make for prime horror film fodder, a renowned photographer has captured stunning images of wildlife calcified by the caustic waters of a deadly Tanzanian lake.<p>Nick Brandt, well-known for his photography of East Africa's …