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Samsung Galaxy S7's one flaw: It still runs Android

Commentary: Apple's iOS still feels slightly slicker, more polished and more intuitive to use than Samsung's take on Android.<p>My only problem with the new Galaxy phones? They run Android.<p>Call me superficial, but iOS feels slightly slicker, a little more polished and a bit more intuitive to use.

Phones

The resolution of the Bitcoin experiment

I’ve spent more than 5 years being a Bitcoin developer. The software I’ve written has been used by millions of users, hundreds of developers, and the …

Startups are becoming Evil

Today startups are seen as the “second coming of Jesus”, changing old industries and disrupting markets. Yeah we all love them. Heck, I also founded …

Nokia Closes Its $2.8B Sale Of Here To The Audi, BMW And Daimler Car Consortium

One of the bigger makers of maps and location services used in mobile phones and connected cars has now been taken over by a consortium of car makers. Today Nokia completed its sale of Here to Audi AG, BMW Group and Daimler AG for €2.55 billion ($2.8 billion). The deal was originally announced in …

801: Glitch Experiments

801: Glitch Experiments<p>These are experimental pieces by Chromo Valdez, another step in the development process of datamoshing and error-based-art. And these are fantastic.

Music: new talent for 2015

Massive Postal Service breach hits employees

Hackers recently broke into a U.S. Postal Service computer system and stole personal data, including Social Security numbers, for 750,000 employees and retirees, a U.S. official familiar with the breach told CNN on Monday.<p>The breach also compromised the data of 2.9 million postal service customers, …

Steve McCurry Retrospective Presents 150 Striking Portraits of People and Cultures Around the World

In his new exhibition <i>Oltre lo Sguardo</i>, acclaimed American photographer Steve McCurry displays 150 of his photos from a career that has spanned over 30 years and countless treks across the globe. McCurry, who is perhaps best known for his iconic <i>Afghan Girl</i> photo, is celebrated for his rich, …

Photographers

Famous Album Artwork Extends Beyond the Edges to Reveal Funny New Perspectives

If you ever wondered what existed beyond the edges of a music album cover, now's your chance to find out. For this series called <i>Album Covers–The Bigger Picture</i>, web design studio Aptitude was inspired by famous artwork from bands and musicians like Nirvana, Fatboy Slim, and Michael Jackson. Clever …

Michael Jackson

Google's New Tablet Might Be Coming Next Week, Just Before Apple May Unveil Its Next iPad

The site also claims the tablet, presumably called the Nexus 9, will cost $399 when it hits stores on Nov. 3.<p>Just as previous reports have indicated, Bright Side Of News also says HTC will build Google's new tablet.While we've been hearing rumors and reports about the Nexus 9 for months, this is …

The Celebrity Photo Hack Goes Far Beyond iCloud

The cache of stolen celebrity photographs, including nudes of stars Jennifer Lawrence and Kate Upton, may have only surfaced on Sunday, but evidence …

Stream New Albums From Avi Buffalo, Tennis, Hiss Golden Messenger, Sloan, and Ukiah Drag Via Pitchfork Advance

Avi Buffalo return with <i>At Best Cuckold</i>, the follow up to their 2010 self-titled debut. It was produced by the band's Avi Zahner-Isenberg, and will be released on September 9 in North America (September 8 in Europe) via Sub Pop. Among its 10 cuts is previously-shared single "So What". Right now, the …

4 Strategies For Remembering Everything You Learn

• knowledge about the subject at hand, like math, history, or programming<p>• knowledge about how learning actually works<p>The bad news: Our education system kinda skips one of them, which is terrifying, given that your ability to learn is such a huge predictor of success in life, from achieving in …

Archaeologists Discover Two Long Lost Ancient Maya Cities in Jungle of Mexico

In an amazing new discovery in the jungles of Mexico, archaeologists have uncovered two ancient Mayan cities, including ruined pyramid temples, …

How To Know If Your Dumb Idea Will Change The World

Box SVP Sam Schillace shares how he quickly and cheaply experimented on an app no one wanted–that became the basis for Google Docs.<p>In 2005, along with colleagues Steve Newman and Claudia Carpenter, Sam Schillace created a browser-based word processor called Writely. A Silicon Valley darling, it was …

The Week in Review: Value of Sleep

We blame it on laziness, too much socializing or a late bedtime, but there is also some science involved in why teens just can’t wake up in the …

Foxygen Share New Song "Cosmic Vibrations"

Foxygen have shared "Cosmic Vibrations", a new song from the forthcoming <i>...And Star Power</i>. It was premiered by "Tim and Eric" comedian/actor Tim Heidecker, who shared the song in a tweet. You can listen to it below. <i>...And Star Power</i> is out October 14. Previously, they shared "How Can You …

Thom Yorke Confirms That He Was Sisi BakBak, Mysterious SBTRKT Remixer

In 2012, a mysterious remix of SBTRKT's "Hold On" surfaced, the work of a producer named "Sisi BakBak". It seemed the producer was actually Radiohead's Thom Yorke, but his name was not officially tied to the track.<p>Now it has been confirmed that he was, indeed, Sisi BakBak, as Consequence of Sound …

The Bug Announces Exit EP, Shares "Black Wasp" Featuring Grouper's Liz Harris

The Bug just released his latest album <i>Angels & Devils</i> last week. Apparently, that album had, according to a press release, 160 demos and outtakes. Six of those will appear on a new EP called <i>Exit</i>, which is out October 7 via Ninja Tune. Check out "Black Wasp", which features Grouper's Liz Harris, …

Ben Watt on winning Best Difficult Second Album at the 2014 AIM Awards

The Everything But The Girl man on the 31 year gap between solo albums and collaborating with Bernard Butler and Pink Floyd's David Gilmour.

McDonald’s to roll out NFC-enabled mobile payments ahead of iPhone 6 launch

An internal memo sent to McDonald’s franchises this week indicates that the fast food chain is preparing to roll out a mobile payment platform on September 15th. According to the notice, employees are required to be trained on the systems by Monday the 15th and the hardware, which has already …

Cult Sitcom 'The Tick' Resurrected by Amazon

Patrick Warburton will once again navigate the mundanity of superhero life and howl "Spoon," as Amazon has ordered a pilot for a potential reboot of …

TV

11 TED Talks That Will Help You Lead A Happier Life

Increasingly, psychologists, neuroscientists, business leaders, and spiritual advisors have studied the mechanics of happiness and how we can utilize them in our everyday lives. Many of them have shared their findings at TED conferences.<p>We've gone through TED's expansive online library of …

Three Projects That Make LEGO Toys Into High-Tech Tools

LEGOs aren't just for kids. They're also a maker's best friend.<p>Hand a kid some LEGOs, and you’ll get anything from a sword to a starship. The same adaptability that makes the bricks amazing playthings also endears them to makers, who use the simple toys to create complex machines—at a fraction of …

Lego

My ‘Kink’ Nightmare: James Franco’s BDSM Porn Documentary ‘Kink’ Only Tells Part of the Story

The James Franco-produced documentary Kink, which provides a glowing portrait of the BDSM porn site Kink.com, is now in theaters. But for some …

Rustie and Danny Brown Team Up for "Attak"

Rustie: "Attak" [ft. Danny Brown] (via SoundCloud)<p>Scottish producer Rustie has shared "Attak", which features Danny Brown and will appear on his forthcoming album, <i>Green Language</i>. You can hear it above, and look at a photo of the two that Rustie shared on Twitter. <i>Green Language</i> is out August 26 via …

Japan Wants An All-Robot Event For The 2020 Olympics

According to Agence France-Presse, Abe expressed his interest in hosting an Olympic event specifically for robots as part of the international athletic competition in 2020.<p>"I would like to gather all of the world's robots and aim to hold an Olympics where they compete in technical skills," Abe …

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