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Pressy: the one-button Android controller so cool it was Kickstarted in under a day

If Kickstarter had a 24-hour funders club, Pebble and the Bolex Camera would be welcoming Pressy today. In under a day, the multifunction Android controller has more than doubled its $40,000 goal (raising $108,435 from 4,889 backers as of this writing) and with 45 days left to go, the numbers keep …

The Most Awkward Interview With Diplo

Whether you love or hate the guy, what Diplo has accomplished is quite remarkable. From the Express Yourself “involuntary” and yet oh so successful …

Amazon Invests Millions In Original TV Shows To Get You To Buy More Diapers

Netflix. Hulu Plus. And now, Amazon.<p>The world's largest online retailer is joining its streaming video peers and betting millions of dollars on creating original content.<p>Beginning later this year, Amazon Prime members -- customers who've paid $79 for a year of free two-day shipping on millions of …

Music Streaming Service Deezer Hits 4m Premium+ Subscribers

Deezer hit a huge milestone recently. The on-demand music streaming service now boasts 4 million paying subscribers, up from 3 million when the company last disclosed its base of Premium+ users in December 2012.<p>The company is still a way off the 6 million subscribers enjoyed by rival streaming …

Clearwire again puts off Sprint takeover vote

Here’s why CERN ditched OpenNebula for OpenStack

Advertisement<p>5 Comments<p>CERN, Europe’s big particle physics lab, had been what might be termed showcase deployments of OpenNebula, the OpenStack rival …

Google must obey FBI's warrantless requests for user data for now, judge rules

Google's attempts to fight FBI National Security Letters, controversial requests to hand over users' data without telling them and without getting a search warrant, aren't going so well. A US District Court Judge in California recently rejected Google's petition to have 19 letters requesting user …

The Best Bars in America, 2013

It's a tricky time for bars: are they places to escape reality, or are they places to marvel at how a drink gets made? So, as well as adding to our ever-growing list, we assess the state of things: the bars, the bartenders, the drinkers. Drinking itself.<p>It's a tricky time for bars: are they places …

Alcohol

10 Outdoor Pools from Members of the Remodelista Architect/Designer Directory

Is there any better fantasy than someone else’s pool? When the weather warms, we think not. Here, 10 favorites from members of the Remodelista …

Behind the Shot: Skier Carter McMillan Pulls Off a Perfect Backflip in Revelstoke, BC

<i>See more photos like this in our Extreme Photo of the Week gallery >></i><p><b>Adventure: What were you thinking at this moment?</b><b><br>Carter McMillan:</b> At that particular moment I was focused on setting the rotation for my backflip correctly, while craning my neck to catch a quick glimpse of the landing coming up …

Music Industry Vets Scooter Braun, Troy Carter and Guy Oseary: The Full D11 Interview

Historically, the tech and music industries haven’t worked well together. But Guy Oseary, Troy Carter and Scooter Braun — three managers of top music …

Bon Jovi drops concert fee for crisis-hit Spain

MADRID (AP) — U.S. rock star Jon Bon Jovi and his band are waiving their performance fee for a concert in Madrid as a gesture to their Spanish fans …

BBC unveils digital Glastonbury plans

<b>The BBC is gearing up for “the most digital Glastonbury ever,” with live multi-feed coverage, similar to that seen at the Olympics, planned for the</b> …

Festivals

Punk Meets High Fashion in Metropolitan Museum of Art Exhibition PUNK: Chaos to Couture

Whatever else British punk rock gave pop culture, it was always a revolution in fashion, engineered by Sex Pistols svengali Malcolm McLaren and his …

What the Hell’s a Hyperloop?

Short answer: An entirely new mode of transportation. Long answer, according to Elon Musk: a “cross between a Concorde, a railgun and an air hockey …

Elon Musk

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg: The Full D11 Interview

If you were hoping that Sheryl Sandberg would make a product announcement during her <b>D11</b> interview with Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher, then you made …

Amazon Launches Universal Login Service, But Will Apple Counter With “Login With iTunes?”

Amazon is following in the footsteps of Google, Twitter and Facebook and allowing you to use them to easily and quickly log-in to third-party apps, games and websites through OAuth. How you feel about that will probably depend on whether you value convenience over handing even more data about …

Apps

Scopely Hires Former Zynga GM Reed Shaffner To Lead Its Product Team

Mobile gaming startup Scopely has signed on former Zynga general manager Reed Shaffner to lead its product team. Shaffner will oversee games from Scopely’s developer partners as well as its infrastructure.<p>Based in Los Angeles, Scopely was launched in 2011 to help independent mobile game developers …

Deconstructing The Doomed Yahoo, Tumblr Romance

One is old, out of touch, and clueless when it comes to social media and Internet trends. The other is young, lightning-fast, crazy, pop culture-centric with a large dose of smut. What could go wrong?<p>Ah, Tumblr, home to a million fandoms, animated GIFs, and journeys of self-discovery by teenage …

Say what? Duolingo points to data's important role in online education

When it comes to online education, much of the focus so far has been on online video lectures, peddled by the likes of Udacity, Coursera, and edx, …

Ex-YouTube Man Builds Graphics Card for Entire Internet

At Google, Chris Zacharias spent his "20 percent time" building a new version of YouTube just for places with slow internet connections. It was …

How 'House of Cards' became an Emmy powerhouse for Netflix

Some three years ago, when "The Social Network" director David Fincher and executive producer Kevin Spacey took a pizza break across the street from the West Hollywood lot where the picture was shooting, Spacey mentioned a BBC series about political machinations called "House of Cards." "Do you …

Entertainment

'Justified's' psychopaths are never at a loss for words

Midway through the fourth season of<p>"Justified,"an out-of-town hoodlum tells Kentucky drug kingpin Boyd Crowder, "I love how you talk, using 40 words where four will do." The thug makes a point. Boyd, played byWalton Goggins, may well be the most loquacious psychopath in prime time.<p>Set in rural …

TV

Watch: Brian Eno explains his art

<b>Brian Eno</b> turned 65 earlier this month, but he doesn't plan on retiring anytime soon. And that's good news for us, since the musician and visual artist only seems to get better with age.<p>Today a short film about Eno's artwork popped up on the Red Bull Music Academy site. In it, Eno explains when his …

I was a liberal mole at Fox News: From Bill O’Reilly to Roger Ailes, here’s all the inside dope

Inside the beast: O’Reilly hates Hannity. Producers know what’s acceptable. Everyone fears a call from Roger Ailes<p>People would often ask me about how Fox pushes a message.<p>And I would always tell them the message isn’t so much pushed as it is <i>pulled</i>, gravitationally, with Roger Ailes as the sun at …

Religiously Recorded: Why The Studio Is Still Relevant

With various musicians moving to home recording, <b>Dillon Roulet</b> makes a case for why music studios are still relevant. Even though recording in a …

Android and Chrome Head Sundar Pichai: The Full D11 Interview

Sundar Pichai leads both of Google’s operating systems — Android and Chrome — as well as many of the company’s apps.<p>Pichai said today at <b>D11</b> that he …

Android News

Why Are ABC And Fox Selling Hulu?

<b>I suspect this is one of those deals where someone hopes to get paid now … and get paid later.</b><p>Hulu is a very odd bird: One part poor man’s Netflix competitor, one part ward of the networks, all parts beholden to the licensing fees it pays for its unique content. And what is that unique content? The …

The David Karp Effect: Why Following The Tumblr Boy Wonder's Lead Is Your Key To Staying Employable

Mitch Joel doesn’t have a crystal ball, but the author, speaker and digital marketing agency founder has seen the future and is confident he knows what it will take to hold down a job in it. In his new book, <i>CTRL ALT Delete</i>, Joel discusses what he believes to be the key movements – he doesn’t like …