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Buzzing NYC at Night Oil Painting by Alexandra Pacula

Buzzing NYC at Night Oil Painting by Alexandra Pacula<br>alice, mymodernmet.com<p>Artist Alexandra Pacula, most known for her dizzying oil paintings (see here and here), is back with, what we believe, is one of her best pieces to date. Called <i>Animated Grid</i>, it shows New York City not from street level but from above. It'…

No Black Holes? Here's What Stephen Hawking Actually Said

At the edge of a black hole—the event horizon—things get weird quickly.<p><b>A four-page scientific paper about a theoretical physics question</b> has been making the media rounds this week. That should be no surprise, though, given the author—Stephen Hawking—and the claim he appears to make: There are no …

The Week In Drones: The Sound Of Stealth, Clearing The Robot Smog, And More

Here's a round-up of the week's top drone news, designed to capture the military, commercial, non-profit, and recreational applications of unmanned aircraft.<p><b>Beer Delivery</b><p>Lakemaid Beer, a brewery in Stevens Point, Wis., used a hexarotor drone to carry beer to some ice fishermen. It’s probably just …

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How Does NASA Test a Martian Parachute? With a Rocket Sled

In the video above, NASA engineers use a rocket sled to test an enormous supersonic parachute that could one day land spacecraft on Mars. Oh yeah, …

Superhero Bits: Lex Luthor, X-Men: Days of Future Past, Thor: The Dark World, Ant-Man, Batman, Captain America – /Film

How did the Internet react to <b>Jesse Eisenberg</b> being cast in <b>Batman vs. Superman</b>? Want to see a video of Eisenberg talking about the film? Is <b>Scarlet</b> …

BlackBerry targets developing markets with Gingerbread BBM app

BBM for Android has been installed millions of times since its (bumpy) launch, but that's not enough for the folks in Waterloo. Today BlackBerry has confirmed what many already suspected: it's planning to launch a version of BBM for phones still running Android 2.3 in February. Those first versions …

Google launches tools to run Chrome apps natively on Macs, Android and more

Following up on news it made public at last May’s I/O developer event, Google on Tuesday launched a toolset to bring Chrome apps to other platforms, …

AT&T adds 566,000 new wireless subscribers in Q4, but can't keep pace with Verizon

AT&T just announced its financial results for Q4 2013 — revenue and subscribers have continued to grow, although not at the rapid pace that Verizon announced last week. The company's total revenue for the quarter was $33.2 billion, up 1.8 percent from the year before, while its net income of $6.9 …

Sources: Coin Is Raising More Cash

Coin, a YC-backed company looking to thin down your wallet, is currently in the process of raising around $15 million in Series A funding, according to multiple sources familiar with the matter.<p>Led by Kanishk Parashar and K9 investor/board member Manu Kumar, Coin offers a replacement for every …

Blogging Platform Medium Closes $25M Round Led By Greylock

According to a report by Recode, the popular blogging platform Medium has closed a $25 million round of funding led by Greylock, with participation from Google Ventures and several individual investors including Chris Sacca.<p>This meshes with TechCrunch’s earlier reporting that Medium was looking to …

Chrome Apps are coming to iOS and Android

News broke last month that Google was working on bringing Chrome web apps to mobile devices, with a plan to have something ready in beta form by January. Google has delivered; the company released a tool set today for developers to port their apps to iOS and Android.<p>Built on Apache Cordova<p>As …

BBM Is Coming To Gingerbread Android Phones

BBM will soon be available for Android phones running Gingerbread. This is a shockingly brilliant move which allows BBM to fully compete in developing countries where BBM is already an established brand, but current smartphones are still running the legacy operating system.<p>As Chris points out at …

Facebook says Open Compute Project helped it save $1.2B in infrastructure costs over past 3 years

Mark Zuckerberg made an appearance at the 2014 Open Compute Summit today to talk about how Facebook’s Open Compute Project has saved the company more than $1.2 billion in infrastructure costs over the past three years. In addition, he shared more about his vision for Internet.org, the community …

Automakers unafraid to flex their muscle (cars)

We have seen the future at the Detroit Auto Show, and the future is muscle cars.<p>Judging by the number of beefy vehicles on display at the 2014 North American International Auto Show (as it’s formally known), the world’s automakers are betting that buyers have grown tired of stodgy and want …

Suck it, Porsche – Honda beat you to the powered-targa top punch

OK, that was a bit harsh… fact is, we <i>love</i> the new Porsche 911 Targa that just debuted at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show. Still, Porsche isn’t the first …

Ericsson’s Vestberg is reportedly in the mix for top Microsoft job

Another day, another candidate for Microsoft(s msft) CEO. This time it’s Ericsson(s adr) CEO Hans Vestberg who’s being considered by thesoftware …

More Than 11 Million Young People Have Fled Facebook Since 2011

Skeptics of Facebook’s business model have long pointed to anecdotal evidence that the social network is losing its luster with teens as evidence …

Single bitcoin will be worth $100,000 says Silicon Valley VC

Just a year ago, a bitcoin was worth $13 (£8). And today, the same piece of digital currency is valued at more than $800 (£489) on popular online …

Xbox multimedia executive quits, blames Microsoft reorg

Blair Westlake, corporate VP of Microsoft’s media and entertainment group, is leaving the company. While departures at big companies like Microsoft aren’t rare, Westlake has taken the unusual approach of detailing the exact reasons for his exit. “It has become clear to me that the organization is …

Google still best company to work for, says Fortune

Google is once again the best company to work for in the United States, at least according to Fortune.<p>The magazine's 2014 list of its 100 favorite employers placed Google on top for the third year in a row after leaping ahead of software developer SAS in 2012. The companies are ranked based on how …

The Wolf of Wall Street criticised for 'glorifying psychopathic behaviour'

The daughter of a man linked to the discredited financial schemes depicted in Oscar-tipped drama The Wolf of Wall Street has attacked the film's director, Martin Scorsese, and its star Leonardo DiCaprio, for glamorising a lifestyle of "fun sexcapades and coke binges".<p>Christina McDowell, whose …

NSA’s backdoor catalog exposed: Targets include Juniper, Cisco, Samsung, Huawei

An internal NSA catalog offers spies backdoors into a wide range of equipment from major computing and security vendors, according to an article …

FAA announces drone testing projects at three universities, one airport, and the state of Nevada

The new drones are coming, and thanks to an FAA announcement this morning, we now know exactly where they'll be. After a 10-month study of possible sites, the FAA has announced six sites where researchers will have license to test the next generation of possible drones. It's part of the FAA's …