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Ducati's cornering tool: press to turn

<b>Ducati’s fastest three MotoGP riders all use a thumb-operated rear brake, 25 years after Mick Doohan introduced the system to Grand Prix racing</b><br>Look …

Motorcycles

11 JavaScript Code Snippets for Dynamic Web Projects

The practice of frontend web development has grown into an enormous topic of discussion. User interface designers have been working up to this point …

WordPress.com Goes Open Source And Gets A Desktop App

WordPress.com, the fully hosted version of WordPress, has a received one of its biggest updates ever today. Codenamed Calypso, Automattic rewrote WordPress.com from scratch — everything is new under the hood. Here are the big changes.<p>First, WordPress.com is now fully separated from the WordPress …

Web Design

Ep. 446 No, Progressives, Capitalism Isn’t Fascism: Here’s What Nazi Germany’s Economy Looked Like

Subscribe To The Tom Woods Show<p>Capitalism is sometimes equated with “fascism” by some of its most visceral critics. But the whole point of fascism, …

A $5.5 Million Bet on a Better Way to Learn Coding | Inc.com

The courses at Flatiron (which is actually located in the New York's Financial District, after growing out of its small original space on East 26th Street) are designed to teach a full range of technical and creative-thinking skills in either iOS app development, or the programming language Ruby on …

Education

Snowden: The N.S.A. Spied On Human-Rights Organizations

Edward Snowden claimed on Tuesday that the National Security Agency has kept tabs on the activities of “a number of civil and non-governmental organizations.” Speaking to the Council of Europe in Strasbourg, Snowden said the agency “has specifically targeted either leaders or staff members.”<p>Though …

Associated Press News

How Cycling Makes You Smarter and Happier

It's no secret that cycling makes you fitter. Research shows that it also sharpens your thinking and melts away stress. Here's how to maximize the cognitive benefits cycling.<p>Every morning Canadian neuroscientist Brian Christie, PhD, gives his brain an extra boost. We're not talking about tossing …

Humanity

Supreme Court passes on NSA surveillance case

Supreme Court declines an early look at a challenge to the NSA's bulk collection of American's phone records -- but that doesn't mean it won't hear the case down the road.<p>The US Supreme Court won't allow a challenge to the National Security Agency's phone snooping skip steps and come straight to …

Surveillance

Would you trust Silicon Valley to disrupt your child’s education?

Venture capitalists are pouring funding into new technologies for a trillion-dollar industry in the US that could be ripe for disruption: education.<p>Education technology startups attracted $1.25 billion in funding in 2013, according to analysis by CB Insights, and the boom has grown in 2014, with ed …

Education

Half-century milestone for IBM mainframes

<b>The IBM mainframe is celebrating its 50th anniversary.</b><p>The first System 360 mainframe was unveiled on 7 April 1964 and its arrival marked a break with all general purpose computers that came before.<p>The machines made it possible to upgrade the processors but still keep using the same code and …

IT

Gmail promises “no reasonable expectation” of privacy

UPDATED: Google admits that third-party email users should not be surprised that company processes communication<p><b>UPDATED BELOW</b> with statement from Google, clarifying that Gmail users do have privacy protections, but that "third party law" applies when it comes to non-Gmail users' expectations of …