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Vine's dead. Is Twitter next?

Vine's six seconds of fame are over.<p>Twitter (TWTR) announced plans on Thursday to kill off Vine, the short-form looping video app it acquired four years ago in an early effort to bring video to the social network.<p>No reason was provided for shuttering Vine. However, the move was announced just hours …

Social Media

There is a possible link between car exhausts and Alzheimer's

Iron is known to be toxic to brain cells, and tiny magnetic iron particles (magnetite) are thought to be involved in the development of neurological disorders. Now, for the first time, we have identified the abundant presence of these highly reactive particles in human brains.<p>Previous studies have …

Neuroscience

The truth behind Costco's credit card switch

That's what happened to Costco when it switched its rewards credit card from longtime provider American Express to Visa provided by Citigroup. The change led to short-term chaos, customer outrage, and plenty of headlines using phrases like "Disastrous Credit Card Swap."<p>Focusing on problems is easy, …

Speed Of Light

This story about Warren Buffett and his long-time pilot is an important lesson about what separates extraordinarily successful people from everyone else

Warren Buffett is the 3rd richest man in the world and he's considered to be the greatest investor to have ever lived.<p>But what's funny is that Buffett has achieved all of his success <b>NOT</b> by doing <b>MORE</b> than his peers… but by doing <b>LESS!</b><p>Seriously.<p>For example, Warren Buffett:<p>Reads most of the day;<br>• Keeps a …

Warren Buffett

After nearly two years, NASA regains contact with lost spacecraft

After attempting to regain contact for nearly two years, NASA has finally reestablished communications with the sun-studying satellite, STEREO-B. At 6:27 p.m. ET, NASA received a downlink signal from the spacecraft using the ground-based communication antennas in the Deep Space Network.<p>STEREO-B is …

Army Tests War Robots In The Pacific

New tools for ancient jobs<p>Soldier are preparing for war with robots. Let me rephrase. Soldiers are preparing for war, alongside robots. As part of the Pacific Manned-Unmanned Initiative, soldiers with the U.S. Army’s 25th Infantry Division tested prototypes of robots, to see if they might be useful …

Labrador Lights

Never-Before-Seen Images Reveal How The Fukushima Exclusion Zone Was Swallowed By Nature

Polish photographer Arkadiusz Podniesinski travelled to the site of the Fukushima nuclear disaster last month to see the location with his own eyes. …

Intel's CEO is trying to revamp his 48-year-old company — and it’s causing a lot of anger and turmoil

The crowd was predictably hostile: Intel had just announced 12,000 job cuts, or an 11% workforce reduction, one of the largest in company history.<p>There was an air of tension as Intel didn't give any advanced notice about the layoffs, according to several employees who attended the all-hands meeting.<p>…

Brian Krzanich

Tesla is about to repeat a huge mistake — and this time it could be even worse

That's epic, and the frenzy to get in on the latest Tesla — at $1,000 a pop, and with a potential wait of several years before your car can be delivered — has led to some hyperventilating about what the electric-car maker has accomplished.<p>Yes, 325,000 deposits on an as-yet-constructed automobile is …

Tesla

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Will Apple iPad Pro run padOS?

When Apple first unveiled the Apple Watch, the spotlight was taken by the watch itself: the look, the price tag, and features, the hype, with very …

IPad Pro

The self-driving car is ready for prime time, but you still can't have one

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CALIFORNIA — Google — or as co-founder Sergey Brin put it, "Google, ah, sorry, I mean Alphabet" — held a thoroughly fascinating event …

California capitalism is starting to look a lot like Polish communism

This talk by Maciej Ceglowski (the founder of Pinboard among other things) is mostly a discussion of ad-tech and privacy issues. It raises a number of interesting points and echoes a view of ad blockers that my partner Albert has convinced me is correct (that they are a logical extension of the …

Biting

Coordinate your iPhone and Apple Watch with free photos

Since your Apple Watch must be tethered to your iPhone, they might as well match.<p>So Swiss designer Samuel Zeller has used his personal photography to make wallpaper to match both watch and phone, and it is available Wednesday with the launch of Apple Watch OS 2.<p>The work of the 24-year-old …

Smartwatches

Cheap robots may shift car making from China to U.S.: Magna CEO

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - The falling cost of intelligent robots may help repatriate some car manufacturing work away from low-cost locations like China back to factories in Germany and North America, Donald Walker, Chief Executive of auto supplier Magna told Reuters.<p>Rising wages in China and the cost …

Boston Consulting Group

In 2015, nearly 3 dozen Alaska villages lack basic plumbing

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Flush toilets and running water are elusive dreams for Paul Dock and other residents of impoverished Alaska villages where indoor plumbing has historically cost hundreds of thousands of dollars to install in just one home.<p>Residents in at least 30 isolated communities far …

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Add Apple CarPlay to your existing vehicle with Kenwood DDX6902S and DDX6702S

Back in the 90's and early 00's, I was one of those punk kids who drove around with his aftermarket stereo blasting rap music. Yes, I had a subwoofer …

Howard Stern

If God and Steve Jobs had a podcast this would be today’s episode

Ever wonder what it would be like if God had a podcast and invited Steve Jobs to be a guest in anticipation of the big iPhone 6s reveal? The folks at Funny or Die have created a hilarious animated short with that exact premise, where His Steveness plays devil’s advocate and asks God how many …

Solar Industry Admits Green Energy Only Exists Thanks To Government Subsidies

For at least the last thirty years the alternative energy industry has been claiming they are almost ready to be economically competitive with fossil fuel. Wind, solar, geothermal, and others keep begging for government subsidies to help them stay afloat until they can reach a size at which …

Solar Power

Talking iOS 9 and Apple News with Cult of Mac Co-Founder Leander Kahney

<i>In anticipation of the latest iOS 9 release next Wednesday, we spoke with Leander Kahney, editor and publisher of Cult of Mac, about being an Apple fanboy, his favorite Steve Jobs stories and what’s new with iOS 9 and Apple News.</i><p><i>With its prestigious products and devotion to secrecy, Apple inspires</i> …

Burger King is doubling down on its crazy hybrid burger idea

After Burger King’s Peace Day “McWhopper” proposal was shot down by McDonald’s CEO Steve Easterbrook, multiple other fast food chains extended an …

iPhone 7 may use same touchscreen tech as original iPhone

The iPhone 6s and 6s Plus haven’t even been revealed yet, but the rumor mill is already spitting out new details about next year’s iPhone 7, which could boast a big display upgrade.<p>Apple is supposedly considering moving back to the same touchscreen technology it used in the original iPhone, …

Mobile Technology

McDonald's: You Deserve A Hash Brown All Day

Starting Oct. 6, Egg McMuffins, hotcakes, hash browns and more will be available all day at McDonald's.<p>On Tuesday, the company officially approved the decision to offer breakfast items all day at its more than 14,000 U.S. locations, which generally stopped selling the menu items around 10:30 or 11 …

McDonald's

Android Wear smartwatches come to the iPhone

In a nondescript conference room at Google’s headquarters a few weeks ago, I paired my iPhone to a smartwatch running Android for the first time. I was there to ask Jeff Chang, the lead product manager for Wear, how he’d managed to get Android watches working with iOS and how much they could do …

Chinese bid for chip maker Micron Technology could face U.S. scrutiny

A Chinese company’s reported interest in buying U.S. chip maker Micron Technology Inc. for $23 billion could face the same opposition that derailed a Chinese takeover of an American oil company a decade ago.<p>Micron is the only major U.S. producer of memory chips used in personal computers and …

China

Fitness app data shows which states are more unhealthy than yours

Smug Californians now have proof they’re better than you.<p>A couple of the most popular fitness apps in the App Store have pooled their data to figure out which U.S. states have the best (and worst) health habits. They examined a combination of workout and nutritional info among their users and …

North Dakota

Officials: US jets scramble to intercept Russian bombers off California, Alaska coasts on July 4

While the United States celebrated Independence Day, two pairs of Russian bombers flew off the coast of California and Alaska -- forcing the Air Force to scramble fighter jets to intercept both flights, two senior defense officials tell Fox News.<p>The first incident occurred at 10:30 a.m. ET on July …

Military