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Kimono Is A Smarter Web Scraper That Lets You “API-ify” The Web, No Code Required

A new Y Combinator-backed startup called Kimono wants to make it easier to access data from the unstructured web with a point-and-click tool that can extract information from webpages that don’t have an API available. And for non-developers, Kimono plans to eventually allow anyone track data …

India's Nuclear Scientists Keep Dying Mysteriously

Indian nuclear scientists haven't had an easy time of it over the past decade. Not only has the scientific community been plagued by "suicides," unexplained deaths, and sabotage, but those incidents have gone mostly underreported in the country.<p><i>(Photo via)</i><p>Indian nuclear scientists haven't had an …

How to easily root an Android device

Rooting is the Android equivalent of jailbreaking, a means of unlocking the operating system so you can install unapproved apps, deleted unwanted bloatware, update the OS, replace the firmware, overclock (or underclock) the processor, customize anything and so on.<p>Of course, for the average user, …

Android News

Split Are The World's Only Earbuds With No Annoying Strings

Earbuds are cool and all but the strings can sometimes get in the way of what you’re doing. If you’re exercising, those strings can get in your way …

Take a Death-Defying Ride Alongside India’s Well of Death Riders | Colossal

<p>This fantastic bit of filmmaking blends music video and documentary in a new clip for British rock group Django Django’s 2010 track <i>WOR</i>. The subjects …

The 5 Cognitive Distortions Successful People Use To Get Things Done

AP<p>Michael Dearing, an associate professor at Stanford, gave an interesting (albeit speculative) presentation on the five automatic thought processes …

Why do we sleep? | Russell Foster

Unexpected Things Are Happening To Our Returning Astronauts

Remember our recent article about these 12 things you didn't know about living in space?<p>Well, it seems we missed out a profound and unexpected 13th …

The Most Innovative Google Employees Aren't Stanford/MIT grads

Google has long had a reputation for being a place that’s near impossible to get a job if you aren’t a Stanford or MIT grad. They not only asked you …

Employment

Parul Dixit's answer to What is the craziest experience you've had when a prospective groom/bride had come to see you for the first time (before the wedding)?

<b>Show us how to make Papad.</b><p>So this is my first and only experience of having a guy and his family visit my house in the context of 'seeing' me as …

The Visual Patterns of Audio Frequencies Seen through Vibrating Sand | Colossal

<p>Youtube user Brusspup (previously here and here) who often explores the intersection between art and science just released this new video featuring …

Wise.io Debuts Machine Learning Service That Offers To The Public What Google Builds For Itself

Google, LinkedIn and Amazon have thousands of engineers who point their work inward to build better recommendations, search and other Internet-scale features. Wise.io is launching today to offer a similar form of machine learning that does the inverse by pointing its technology outward for people …

30 Unique And Must-See Photos From Our Past

Photographs have long been used to record special and unique moments - birthdays, weddings and the occasional selfie are all commonplace. But these …

Being a Better Tweeter

I have been using Twitter continually for about three years now. I’m not sure of the exact date, or my first tweet, because Twitter still hasn’t …

Social Media

Google’s Polymer and the future of web UI frameworks

21 Brilliant Objects You Can Make From Recycled Materials

Out of all the items we purchase every day, how many do we keep for over a year?<p>Not many.<p>Now more than ever, we seem quite at ease constantly …

Which ear you hold your cell phone to may reveal brain dominance

It has long been understand that right-handed people -- who make up about 90 percent of the population -- have left-hemisphere dominant brains, and left-handed people the reverse. But the division of labor isn't actually that simple. For some 95 percent of righties, the left hemisphere almost …

Government Lab Admits to Using Quantum Internet for Two Years

This might be the biggest tech humblebrag ever. A team of scientists at Los Alamos National Labs has quietly shrugged its shoulders and admitted to …

Commander Hadfield's best shots of Earth from the ISS

Flipboard Introduces Profile Pages For Personalized Magazine Curators Like You

• Select a social network and access options more easily in the improved share menu.<br>• Share magazines and stories with friends and family via SMS text …

Gym and Fitness Motivation

Microsoft's crazy Windows 8 video campaign swaps watermelons for features

We don't always see what Microsoft's marketing teams are cooking up around the world, but whoever filmed these insane, absurdist Asian promo videos deserves a raise. It's possible that the trio of clips below (titled <i>Windows 8 Training Camp)</i> weren't meant for public release, but they're still some …

Ubuntu Developing Its Own Package Format, Installer

An anonymous reader writes <i>"While complementing Debian APT/DPKG, Canonical is now developing their own package format. The new package format has</i> …

Shocking behavior caught on Russian dashboard...

Oh wait and we say its our culture to respect the elders! No?<p>I wish I had seen at least ONE such incident in my entire life in last 30 years in …

Supercar parade entering highway is mesmerizing

In what must have looked and sounded to motorists on the M6 like an invasion of The Swarm, a parade of 50 enthusiast gems leaving a charity event were caught shooting down the on-ramp and merging into traffic. There were plenty of Porsches joining the 959 and Ducktail above, Aston Martins going …

Guinea Pig Fashion, A Japanese Store Offering Stylish Wigs, Hats & Costumes For Guinea Pigs

Guinea Pig Fashion is a Japanese store created by designer Maki Yamada that offers a stylish collection of clothes and accessories for guinea pigs. …

Costumes

Meet An Artist Who’s Mastered The Painstaking Art Of Calligraphy

A new monograph of the artist’s work shows the value of analog craft in the digital age.<p>One of the world’s greatest working calligraphers is a man named Luca Barcellona, and he’s only 34 years old. His recent book, <i>Take Your Pleasure Seriously</i>, is a monographic look at his contemporary …

Calligraphy