Ryan Vervisch

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What Happened On Easter Island — A New (Even Scarier) Scenario

We all know the story, or think we do.<p>Let me tell it the old way, then the new way. See which worries you most.<p>First version: Easter Island is a small 63-square-mile patch of land — more than a thousand miles from the next inhabited spot in the Pacific Ocean. In A.D. 1200 (or thereabouts), a small …

Meet Revolv, The Missing Link To The Modern Smart Home

Automated homes are nothing new. For decades, people have toiled over connecting household object to intranets and servers in a desperate attempt to simplify lives. But the work rarely justified the results. Then came the so-called Internet of Things. Nest, Sonos, Hue, Yale Locks; all these …

This man was just evicted from Beijing’s underground heating system—and there are many more like him

In a luxury residential neighborhood in northeastern Beijing, a 52-year-old man named Wang Xiuqing has been living in the underground pipelines (link in Chinese) of the city’s heating system for 10 years.<p>On Dec. 6, after seeing news reports (Chinese) of Wang and others’ underground abodes, …

Codecademy Releases Its First Educational App, A.K.A. My New Subway Time Killer

Although I write a lot about apps and Internet stuff, I never really learned to code.<p>I threw the “really” in there to soften the blow, but the fact is, I straight up don’t know how to do it. I started learning at one point in middle school, but my high school didn’t push CS, and by college I spent …

Payments Company Square Debuts A Newly Designed Website

After announcing a new version of its credit card reader this morning, Square is debuting a new website today.<p>As the company explains, this new site reflects where web design is headed, and where Square customers are headed as well, which is ubiquity across devices and countries. Square’s new site …

Qualcomm releases proximity beacons that track Android and iOS shoppers

Short-range location services are all the rage these days, but they're nothing without the Bluetooth beacons that make them possible. Qualcomm is fulfilling that behind-the-scenes need today by releasing its Gimbal proximity beacons. Both the tiny Gimbal Series 10 and the weatherproof Series 20 let …

Report: Metal Galaxy S5 body being built by the same company that supplies Apple, HTC

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>After four generations of plastic, the evidence is building that Samsung might finally be using metal for the body of the …

Fat Joe Released From Prison - Rap-Up

Fat Joe has a lot to be grateful for this Thanksgiving. The Bronx rapper was released from prison a month early.<p>In August, the 43-year-old began …

Ghostface Killah, Method Man, Raekwon Perform “36 Chambers” in Toronto

How To DJ A Party & Why You Should

Just because DJs tend to act all mysterious and aloof doesn’t mean they are shy wallflower types. Far from it in fact since DJs tend to <i>be</i> the party. …

7 Rules For Great DJ Sound Quality

I think we can all agree that music is a powerful and wonderful thing, liberating both the mind and body. In my experience, the cleaner and purer the …

What Is The Best DJ Software For New DJs?

If being a DJ were only about the music there would probably be even more DJs than there …

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Why DJs Shouldn't Play For Free (And What To Do Instead)

<i>• This is a guest article written by Matthew Owen Reininger, an educational technologist and DJ/turntablist.</i><p>It’s hard work becoming a professional …