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Nasa launches Orion spacecraft in Mars test flight

Nasa successfully launched its new Orion spacecraft on a mission that the US space agency hopes will foreshadow the first human expedition to Mars.<p>At 7.05am ET (12.05pm GMT) on Friday a dense bloom of fire and smoke shrouded the launchpad in Cape Canaveral, Florida, as the Orion capsule rose into …

NASA scrubs Orion launch after morning of delays

Wind gusts and sticky fuel valves conspired to keep NASA's new Orion spacecraft on the launch pad Thursday, delaying a crucial test flight meant to revitalize human exploration.<p>NASA promised to try again Friday morning.<p>The space agency's new countdown clock got a workout as problem after problem …

Sony movies leak online as computer systems remain dark

If Sony Pictures employees return to work Monday after the Thanksgiving weekend without computer or email access, it will mark the beginning of the second week of blackout for the Culver City movie studio after a widespread hack.<p>And Sony's headaches do not appear to have lessened. Pirated copies of …

BlackBerry will pay you money to ditch your iPhone

In a marketing campaign I can only assume is some kind of meta-parody designed to go viral, BlackBerry is offering a so-called “Trade-Up” program designed to get iPhone owners to jump ship to the new BlackBerry Passport.<p>From December 1 until February 13, disgruntled iPhone owners can “upgrade” to …

Netflix Alleges These Emails Show Yahoo's CIO Took Kickbacks In His Old Job

Kail was Netflix's vp of information technology operations until August 2014. He was in charge of contracts and invoices for Netflix's tech vendors, which included an enterprise software company called Vistara IT and a tech contract worker company called Netenrich.<p>What Netflix didn't know, the …

Free 50-minute video tutorial video shows you how to make an Apple Watch app

If you want to get quickly up to speed on the basics of creating an Apple Watch app following the release of WatchKit, developer Nick Walter has put a free 50-minute video tutorial online. You can also sign up for a full online course for just $39 on Kickstarter – saving $161 on the likely launch …

Israeli-Palestinian violence in 2014 – timeline

<b>24 April</b> Nine months of US-mediated peace talks collapse.<p><b>15 May</b> Two Palestinian teenagers are killed in a West Bank clash with Israeli troops.<p><b>12 June</b> Three Israeli teenagers – Eyal Yifrach, 19, Gil-ad Sha’er, 16, and Naftali Frankel – are abducted and killed by Hamas operatives in the West Bank.<p><b>13</b> …

What if the FBI had succeeded in exposing Martin Luther King Jr.?

Beverly Gage, a Yale historian, was researching a biography of J. Edgar Hoover in the National Archives when she came across the infamous letter the FBI had written to Martin Luther King Jr., outlining in the crudest form his extramarital escapades and suggesting, King concluded, that he kill …

Emilio Lledó gana el Nacional de las Letras Españolas

El filósofo y académico es distinguido por toda su obra literaria, entre la que figura 'Memoria de la ética'<p>El galardón se concede a un autor español …

Uber says it won't track journalists after (allegedly) doing just that

Uber, which keeps lurching from one PR disaster to another, just found itself in hot water again. At a private dinner attended by a <i>Buzzfeed</i> reporter, exec Emil Michael mused that Uber should spend "a million dollars" to dig up dirt on the "personal lives..., families" of reporters. In particular, …

Snapchat now lets you send friends cash to pay for those naughty selfies

Snapchat has become the go-to method for sending naughty nudes to your friends, but with a big update released today, the app is hoping you’ll start using it to send something a little more valueable: money.<p>Snapchat announced today that it’s partnering with Square to bring Snapcash to its ephemeral …

Supercell tornado in Nebraska: GIF

“Supercell tornado at West Point Nebraska.” via Reddit.

Apple Now Accepting UnionPay as Payment Option for App Store Customers in China

Apple today announced that it is now accepting UnionPay as a payment option for App Store customers in China. Established in 2002, UnionPay is the most popular payment card company in China with over 4.5 billion cards issued. With today's announcement, users can simply link their UnionPay debit or …

Facebook wants to handle your workplace chats

Your office may try to keep you off Facebook right now, but you may have a genuinely work-related reason to hop on that social network in the near future. Sources for the <i>Financial Times</i> understand that the internet giant is developing "Facebook at Work," a professional take on its familiar formula. …

Internet.org’s App Heads To Kenya, Its Third Country, Offering Free Access To Facebook And Other Services

Facebook isn’t holding back getting Internet.org, its app providing free data access to resources and information, into the wild. The service launched in its first market (Zambia) at the end of July, came to Tanzania two weeks ago, and will now go live in a third country — Kenya — this week.<p>The …

Alibaba says Singles Day shoppers spend $2 bn in first hour

The ecommerce giant said that amount was more than a third of the $5.8 billion full-day sales recorded on the same day last year.<p>Alibaba has been pushing Nov. 11 as Singles Day — so named for the number of ones in the date — since 2009 as it looks to tap an expanding army of internet shoppers in …

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WalkNYC, caminando por el lado más funcional del diseño con Pentagram

<b>Quien tenga la suerte de viajar a Nueva York en los próximos meses comprobará que sus calles están rodeadas de ‘señales de diseño’. En concreto, nos</b> …

¿Quién diseñó los personajes de los Beatles en Yellow Submarine?

<b>El 17 de julio de 1968 se estrenaba en el London Pavilion de Londres Yellow Submarine (Submarino amarillo). El film musical de animación inspirado en</b> …

Michael Green: por qué debemos construir rascacielos de madera

Michael Green: por qué debemos construir rascacielos de madera<p>Hasta el momento, los arquitectos se han mostrado reticentes a usar la madera en …

La polémica 'resurrección' de Bruce Lee por Johnnie Walker

Bruce Lee, el mito de las artes marciales que falleció en 1973, ha resucitado nuevamente para el mundo publicitario. Esta vez es la marca de whisky …

Ampersand 2013, dos días de intensidad tipográfica

Ampersand Conference está llamado, sin duda, a convertirse en un de los eventos de referencia. No solo por la calidad e interés de las charlas, …

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Top 10: Iconic Places to Photograph

Recently I was asked if I could name a “bucket list” of iconic places in the world for photographers. It didn’t take long. Certain places attract photographers like magnets attract iron filings; we are drawn to them without quite knowing why. Nor do we absolutely have to know. For some of us it …