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Audi A8 L Extended

The Audi A8 L is already a large vehicle. The Audi A8 L Extended is much larger. In development for nearly a year, it's 20.9 feet long with a …

Obama wants $4B to help students learn computer science

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama said Saturday he will ask Congress for billions of dollars to help students learn computer science skills …

Online Education

HTTP gets an official status code for legal demands: 451

HTTP status codes are a core part of helping your browser understand what to do with a page. You’re probably familiar with 404 — page not found — but there are a plethora of others, like 302, which help tell your browser a page has moved.<p>The Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) has finally …

Andrea Mary Marshall: Calendar Girl

A photographer who works mostly in self-portraiture, Andrea Mary Marshall is a wizard with a self-timer. Like Cindy Sherman and Hannah Wilke, Marshall uses her body as a medium to explore female sexuality and its relationship to media. For her latest project, the New York-based photographer …

Self Determination

Watch these drones build a rope bridge

One of the big selling points of drones is that they can get to areas that aren't exactly safe or accessible by humans. That's why watching quadrocopters assembling a rope bridge that's sturdy enough for a person to walk across is so damned awesome -- it immediately calls to mind a real-world use …

Minecraft creator has existential meltdown on Twitter, then gets stung by a jellyfish

We’ve seen Twitter freakouts before, but this is one for the books.<p>The creator of Minecraft, Markus Persson, took to Twitter early Saturday with all sorts of torments and searching questions about his current life, and his former life as the creator and owner of one of the most important games in …

Chrome beta now reschedules JavaScript timers to make webpages faster and interaction smoother

Google today detailed a new improvement in Chrome that results in a faster browsing experience. Available now in the browser’s beta channel, Chrome reschedules JavaScript timers to create a smoother experience when you’re interacting with a webpage.<p>JavaScript timers let web developers write code …

Google

The Paradox of Active Surrender: Jeanette Winterson on How Learning to Understand Art Transforms Us

I recently attended an event at which a celebrated public radio personality attempted to interview a celebrated artist. “Attempted,” because he clearly did not understand her work and the spirit from which it sprang. His attitude of not-getting-it wasn’t a storytelling device — the kind where an …

PingFS

#esolangs began as a hacker folk art. Some of the best works might never make sense to people who don't code, and that's okay— Daniel Temkin …

Compilers

iOS 9 Will Know To Use Cell Data When The Wi-Fi Sucks

The Wi-Fi at my house is <i>almost</i> perfect, save for one frustrating flaw: the signal tanks down to nearly nothing about five feet from where I park.<p>The signal is strong enough that my phone stays connected, but <i>just</i> so weak that pulling anything up — like, say, directions to where I’m going – doesn’t …

Wi-Fi

Man vs. Machine: How Automation Will (and Won’t) Disrupt Investing

Learn More about J.R. on NerdWallet’s Ask an Advisor<p>The 19th-century ballad of folk hero John Henry’s epic attempt to outwork a steam-driven railroad …

Robo-advisors

Less Money, Mo' Music Lots of Problems: A Look at the Music Biz

The disruption of the music industry has undoubtedly benefited consumers, but for many on the inside, its consequences have been both profound and …

List-Worthy

Why the sommelier watches how you attack the bread basket

I hate reading wine lists. Too many choices, too much pressure. I’d rather trust a good sommelier.<p>The trick, of course, is finding that good sommelier. On a recent night out at Fleurie, in Charlottesville, I found one in Erin Scala. I had brought a special bottle from my cellar, one with age, that …

The Pains of Leadership

The Pains of Leadership<p>We tend to be pretty clear why it might be nice to be in a leadership role. There’s more status, you get to decide how things …

A World Without Work

For centuries, experts have predicted that machines would make workers obsolete. That moment may finally be arriving. Could that be a good thing?<p><b>1. Youngstown, U.S.A.</b><p>The end of work is still just a futuristic concept for most of the United States, but it is something like a moment in history for …

Income Inequality

Fortune.com

• 1. To license Fortune articles, excerpts, or headlines for republication in various media (including books, eBooks, film, web, newsletters, …

How a Makeup Mogul Liberated Women by Putting Them in a Pretty New Cage

By Lisa HixWhen Caitlyn Jenner made her debut on the July 2015 cover of “Vanity Fair” in full old-Hollywood glamour mode, her highly styled …

Coco Chanel

Circa is dead: A valuable experiment in mobile news that never became a business

Startups die all the time—a lot more often than we think, in fact, because we only ever hear about the famous (or the infamous) ones. And …

The Greatest Good

Inspired to make a meaningful donation, I wondered: What is the best charitable cause in the world, and was it crazy to think I could find it?<p>Last winter, William MacAskill and his wife Amanda moved into a Union Square apartment that I was sharing with several friends in New York. At first, I knew …

Millennials Are Destroying Banks, And It’s The Banks’ Fault

Millennials are rejecting home ownership across the land. Millennials aren’t buying crap anymore, destroying businesses that, well, sell crap. Millennials are changing the workplace to be, I kid you not, more friendly to “millennial values.” Millennials this, millennials that, and those are just …

Mutant Bacteria Will Test You For Disease And Color Your Pee Accordingly

Colorful pee is easy to see<p>From sophisticated imaging tools to cancer-sniffing dogs, researchers are constantly seeking better ways to detect disease, which could lead to earlier and more effective treatment. In recent years, genetically manipulated bacteria seemed like promising indicators, but …

E.coli

Google turned millions of public photos into timelapses showing how Earth changes

This is a brilliant way to use the millions of free public domain images that are just sitting around.<p>Researchers at the University of Washington and …

Reid Hoffman: Why the blockchain matters

At least one global cryptocurrency will achieve mass-market adoption. That cryptocurrency will either be Bitcoin or a derivative inspired by it. The …

Sony LED Light Bulb Speaker

You need light. You want music. Unfortunately, your space only has a solitary light fitting. Not to worry — the Sony LED Light Bulb Speaker can take …

Sally Mann on Her New Memoir and the Fate of Art Photography in the Age of Selfies

<b>Sally Mann</b> has spent her career examining those things closest to her. Her subjects—captured in arrestingly candid, luminous black-and-white images—have included her own young children, facing down the slings and arrows of childhood in <i>Immediate Family</i> (1992); the beloved Shenandoah Valley …

Woman-focused accelerators: A step forward or holding women back?

Attend one too many startup accelerator demo days, where budding entrepreneurs pitch their companies to investors, and they all start to run together …

Tales From The Loop

Take a passing glimpse at the paintings of Simon Stålenhag, and you'll see a familiar Scandinavian landscape. Look closer, however, and you'll see …

Loop Commerce Raises $16 Million For Its “E-Gifting” Checkout Service For Online Retailers

Loop Commerce, a company that has developed an alternative checkout technology for e-commerce sites that allows customers to more easily buy gifts for friends without having to worry with product details like size or color – or even recipients’ shipping addresses – is today announcing an additional …