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Microsoft's Investment In Uber Is A Head Scratcher

Microsoft has agreed to invest a substantial sum of money in Uber, according to sources speaking to the <i>New York Times</i> and the <i>Wall Street Journal</i>. The investment is part of a larger round of funding that values Uber at $51 billion.<p>Not surprisingly, speculation is rampant about the reasons behind …

Autonomous Cars

Rename your Mac screenshots into something useful with Tiny for Mac

If you’re like me, you take a lot of screenshots on your Mac as you work throughout the day. Taking screenshots is as easy as Cmd+Shift+4 and click and drag.<p>But when you take these screenshots, the file name is simply something like “Screen Shot 2015-05-25 at 9.29.43 AM.” In other words, the name …

Say goodbye to your clunky air conditioner — this kitchen table uses no electricity to regulate the temperature of your apartment

Consisting simply of a surface and legs, the table is one piece of furniture that has remained largely the same for thousands of years.<p>But now, a French design duo has come up with a way to turn the humble table into a means of climate control that doesn't use any electricity.<p>Paris-based industrial …

Furniture

Millions of Spiders Rain Down on Australia—Why?

In what's called a mass ballooning, the tiny arachnids used silk strands to catch air currents on their way to a new home.<p>Forget cats and dogs—it was raining spiders recently in southern Australia, according to local news reports.<p>Millions of spiders dropped from the sky in the Southern Tablelands …

Rooster Teeth plays the video game: ‘We’re competing with Netflix and HBO’

Digital veteran Burnie Burns talks YouTube, Lazer Team, GamerGate and why PewDiePie isn’t his main competition any more<p>“We were three years late to YouTube! We didn’t join YouTube until late 2008, because when we first looked at it, honestly, I viewed them as a competitor. But then it grew to the …

Television Industry

Better Than 'Survivor': Wild Drama Hooks Viewers On Nest Web Cams

Fans of Boulder County's osprey nest cam saw a bit of drama last season.<p>Two females and a male were living in the nest, when a third female arrived and kicked the original female out. Observers said she bonded with the male.<p>"People called it ... the 'home-wrecker osprey,' " says Nik Brockman, …

Birds

Microsoft launches MS-DOS mobile to reboot its struggling smartphone efforts

Microsoft is going back to the basics for a joke at the expense of Windows Phone today. What do you do when your smartphone operating system has less than three percent market share worldwide? Reboot. While the software giant isn’t quite dramatically rebooting all over again, it has genuinely …

Windows Phone

Nobel's will goes on display for first time

Until now, only a handful of people had laid eyes on the original 1895 document that has been stashed away in a safe at the Nobel Foundation in Stockholm.<p>The Nobel Museum has changed all that, putting it on public display as part of its new exhibition "Legacy".<p>"The exhibition draws attention to how …

Literature

China's Endangered 'Magic Rabbit' Photographed For The First Time In 20 Years

Someone save this tiny pika<p>In remote northwest China, the cliffs of the Tian Shan mountains provide the last holdout for the Ili pika, a tiny rabbit relative with a shrinking habitat.<p>The Ili pika was always a rare and elusive creature, and it’s becoming rarer. Last summer it was photographed for …

5 hot Raspberry Pi projects for Mac geeks

The credit-card-size Raspberry Pi has taken the tech world by storm. Thousands of geeky kids and adults use the tiny, low-cost computer boards to learn about coding and create fun projects like motion detectors, birdhouses that tweet when birds are present, and mini weather stations.<p>You, too, can …

Smallest Survival Kit

Torque: DIY All Terrain Electric Longboard<p>How to Start a Fire Using Flint and Steel<p>Outdoor Table From Wood and Steel Tubing<p>Rockets Class<p>This is …

First Person Lover is a shooter that replaces bullets with feelings

If your problems can't be solved with violence, try neon underwear<p>There’s a game where you can shoot people’s clothes off with pastel bubble guns. It’s called <i>First Person Lover</i>, it’s here to sell you sportswear, and it gives me hope for the future.<p><i>First Person Lover</i> was teased by Isbit Games a few …

Grand Theft Auto

Mummified monk in Mongolia 'not dead', say Buddhists

<b>A mummified monk found preserved in Mongolia last week has been baffling and astounding those who uncovered him.</b><p>Senior Buddhists say the monk, found sitting in the lotus position, is in a deep meditative trance and not dead.<p>Forensic examinations are under way on the remains, found wrapped in cattle …

Hinduism

Rainbow world: the most colourful places on Earth – in pictures

The world is full of landscapes that are so surreal, and so intensely coloured, that it’s hard to believe they really exist. Take a look at some of the strangest, and most vibrant, views in the world, from a pink lake in Senegal to striped rock formations in China

'Myst' was a revolutionary game, but it didn't start a revolution

<i>Myst</i> came out of nowhere. When it first launched in 1993, the lonely adventure game was unlike anything people had played before. There were no enemies, no action, and the world itself was arguably the most important character. And thanks to the advent of CD-ROM technology, it also featured some of …

Apple scraps Cards app

If you’ve been trying to use Apple’s(s aapl) Cards app within the last day or so, you’ve probably already seen the message, “The Cards service is no …

Amish Community Not Anti-Technology, Just More Thoughtful

Many outsiders assume the Amish reject allnew technology. But that's not true.<p>One Amish man in Lancaster County, Pa., checks his voicemail about four times a day. His shop is equipped with a propane-powered forklift, hydraulic-powered saws, cordless drills, and a refrigerated tank where milk from …

The antimatter factory: inside the project that could power fusion and annihilation lasers

Physicists have been chasing antimatter technology for more than 80 years now — driven by the promise of oppositely oriented particles that explode in a burst of energy whenever they make contact with their more common counterpart. If we could tame antimatter, those explosions could be used to …

DigitalGlobe creating real-time heat map of conflict in Africa

DigitalGlobe is using satellite imagery and data analytics to create a real-time map of what’s going on in the world.<p>DigitalGlobe owns and operates one of the world’s leading commercial satellite constellations. Its imagery collection contains over 4 billion square kilometers of imagery, which …

OpenDesk.cc Is Like Ikea For Open Source Zealots

Furniture is probably the last thing on the mind of most open source proponents but now it doesn’t have to be. OpenDesk is a free, open source line of furniture that you can make yourself or order unassembled from a maker with a CNC machine. Not only is the furniture cheap – free if you have the …

From beginner to selling my app in the app store in 2 months

I’ve read many posts in the past asking how to get started learning to code, or asking what people should do next after they’ve finished Code Academy. I wanted to give my story thus far to help others get started, because I’m currently on a “progress high” from how exciting it is to make an app.<p><b>“No</b> …

Play this: 'Save the Date,' a dating sim like no other

Paper Dino Software's <i>Save the Date</i> is a rather unique game. You play as an unnamed character who is tasked with arranging a date with the object of your affections, Felicia. It plays out as series of multiple-choice questions, but after spending some time with the game, you'll discover that the …

Microsoft teams up with financial services industry, FBI to take down hacker botnets

It turns out Microsoft was serious when it declared war on botnets: the company just announced that its Digital Crimes Unit has successfully disrupted more than 1,400 criminal networks. The company says the action was a coordinated effort between Microsoft and the financial services industry, …

Will the latest NSA surveillance scandal be a wake-up call about the power of data?

Remember when the <i>New York Times</i> tried to make that whole, your-cell-phone-is-a-tracking-device idea happen? Well, it seemed that most of the …

University of Toronto student tech shoots HDR video in real-time (eyes-on)

Sure, you love the HDR pictures coming from your point-and-shoot, smartphone or perhaps even your Glass. But what if you want to Hangout in HDR? An enterprising grad student from the University of Toronto named Tao Ai -- under the tutelage of Steve Mann -- has figured out how to shoot HDR video in …

This Incredible Full Scale Lego X-Wing Is the Largest Model In History

This is truly unbelievable: Lego has built a <i>1:1 scale model</i> of the X-Wing fighter using an astounding <i>5,335,200 bricks!</i> It's as big as the real thing, …

Three arrested for trying to cut undersea Internet cable

Attacks on the submarine cables running along the ocean floors carrying massive amounts of Internet traffic aren’t terribly uncommon. A series of the …

Middle East