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MIT Students Battle State's Demand for Their Bitcoin Miner's Source Code

Division of Consumer Affairs just weeks after winning the award.<p>The state's attorney general claims Rubin and his classmates violated New Jersey …

Elon Musk Just Got $2.6 Billion To Build His Amazing 'Space Taxi' — Here's How It Works

This week, NASA announced that Elon Musk's SpaceX will receive a $2.6 billion contract to develop the manned iteration of its Dragon capsule, the first version of which is already being used to resupply the International Space Station.<p>(Boeing received a contract to develop its own manned space …

Space Travel

Here’s what you missed at Gigaom’s ‘Future of AI’ meetup

Advertisement<p>5 Comments<p>Last week, Gigaom held a sold-out meetup in San Francisco featuring some of the biggest names in artificial intelligence and …

Stylish Blogging Platform Svbtle Now Costs $6 Per Month

Svbtle, the stylish blogging platform that opened up to all users at the beginning of the year, has pivoted into a paid-for service, which costs $6 per month.<p>Created by prominent designer Dustin Curtis, Svbtle was initially an invite-only platform for selected users when in launched in 2011. That …

Mercedes Marco Polo Activity recreational vehicle plays all day, sleeps all night

The Marco Polo Activity has the same 5.14 x 1.93 x 1.98-m (16.9 x 6.3 x 6.5-ft) measurements as the standard Marco Polo, but it is a sort of "camper …

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Wacom’s New Stylus Series Offers A Digital Pen For Every Scribbler, Sketcher And Note-Taker

Wacom has a series of new stylus devices for tablets and smartphones that it’s launching today, including three new Bamboo devices and a new Intuos version, with two aimed specifically at the iPad with special Bluetooth-powered pressure sensitivity abilities. Two entry-level Bamboo styluses offer a …

40 Greatest Rock Documentaries

Burning guitars, big suits, meeting the Beatles — the concert films and rockumentaries that stand head and shoulders above the rest<p>The movies started …

Menu Speak

On food descriptions and status anxiety<p>In 1919 the Hotel Pennsylvania, in New York, opened its first restaurant, with offerings notable for their descriptive simplicity: “lamb,” “potatoes: boiled,” and so on. Nearly 100 years later, the Statler Grill, one of the hotel’s current restaurants, offers …

Digging Ditches: 10 Views to a Suicide in the Family

Prologue<p>My brother David as a boy. Top right: with our mother.<p>On August 20, 2000, my brother committed suicide. David Richard Huff was just over a …

A Lesson In New Tech Mogul Corporate Dogfighting

Getting the last word, bro.<p>A few weeks ago, John Herrman over at The Awl spent a few words on the Silicon Valley tech-mogul-as-bro:<p>But how does the Bro-Mogul conduct business? Petty feuds, it seems!<p>Per CNN Money:<p>Pretty damning! Until...<p>An Uber representative refutes the claims to the <i>New York Times</i> …

Self-folding origami robot crawls around

MIT and Harvard researchers developed a laser-cut robot that when powered up folds itself into a 3D shape and walks away.<p>“The exciting thing here is …

Google Launches A Preview SDK For Its Fitness And Health Tracking Service

Earlier this year, at its IO developer conference, Google announced Fit, its service for bringing health and fitness tracking to the Android ecosystem. It’s essentially Google’s version of Apple’s HealthKit service and will launch with the release of Android L later this year. Today, however, the …

The Most Fascinating Profile You’ll Ever Read About a Guy and His Boring Startup

• Author: Mat Honan. Mat Honan Gear<br>• Date of Publication: 08.07.14. 08.07.14<br>• Time of Publication: 6:30 am. 6:30 am<p>The Most Fascinating Profile You’ll Ever …

Here's why chefs hate Yelp

Having your livelihood dependent on the goodwill of a group of anonymous strangers is enough to give anyone a complex. In this piece for <i>San Francisco Magazine</i>, a group of chefs explain their broken relationship to Yelp and the legions of reviewers who control whether their businesses live or die. …

Amazon Enters 3D Printing Race

Amazon has joined the ranks of Staples, Home Depot, UPS, and a range of other big brands that are capitalizing on the 3D printing trend. Amazon, of course, has an approach that only they can pull off at this scale – giving you access to digital files, allowing you to customize them, and 3D print …

LG's 105-inch 4K TV is here, if you can afford it

Sure, Samsung just launched its 105-inch ultrawidescreen, Ultra HD TV, but if spending $120,000 on such a screen is probably out of reach there may be a solution. For the the budget minded-consumer, we'd recommend taking a look at LG's 105-inch 4K (they call it 5K, because of the expanded number of …

Will Free Online Courses Ever Replace a College Education?

Two years into their existence, MOOCs haven't stolen students away from brick-and-mortar universities. Instead, they've become a genre of their own.<p>It’s 10:44 am on a Tuesday, and I’m lounging at home in my pajamas, sipping chamomile tea. I am, at the same time, taking a class at Harvard. Professor …

Peace Corps to allow applicants to choose location

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Peace Corps will begin allowing applicants to choose the countries and programs where they want to serve as part of an update to the international service organization's application process.<p>Previously, applicants could only identify preferred countries, meaning they could be …

10 Habits Of Highly Creative People

Writers' block? Go take a nap.<p>Composer Erik Satie walked roughly 10 kilometers from Arcueil to Paris every morning. Saul Bellow rode his mountain bike. Novelist Haruki Murakami keeps a famously intense running schedule, which he described in the <i>Paris Review</i>:<p><b>Whether it lets the mind wander, improves</b> …

Thai Turkey Meatballs in 30 Minutes - iFOODreal - Healthy Family Recipes

In a medium bowl, combine Meatball ingredients and mix with your hands thoroughly. Make 28 meatballs by spooning heaping 1 tbsp of mixture and …

Jesse Willms, the Dark Lord of the Internet

How one of the most notorious alleged hustlers in the history of e-commerce made a fortune on the Web<p>If you want to get a sense of Jesse Willms at his absolute peak—the wealth, the lifestyle, the aura of swaggering invincibility—then the weekend of November 12, 2010, is where we want to begin. That …

Dave Eggers to Release New Novel, 'The Circle'

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>McSweeney's founder Dave Eggers will return this fall with a new novel called <i>The Circle</i>, according …

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Questlove's Roots: A 'Meta' Memoir Of A Lifetime In Music

<i>This interview was originally broadcast on June 24, 2013. Questlove's hip hop band The Roots is preparing to move from</i> Late Night <i>to</i> The Tonight Show <i>when Jimmy Fallon takes over as the host in February. We kick off this hour with a conversation between TV critic David Bianculli and</i> Fresh Air <i>host</i> …

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford smoked 'a lot' of marijuana

<b>Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has said he has smoked "a lot" of marijuana, as a national debate on legalisation of the drug builds.</b><p>Mr Ford, who leads Canada's largest city, became the fourth Canadian politician in a week to acknowledge using the drug.<p>Separately, he has denied rumours he was caught on …

Cannabis

A Monochrome Lego Set To Teach Tomorrow’s Architects

Six cutting-edge design firms have teamed up with the world’s most popular brick-maker to impart the core principles of modern architecture.<p>The first thing you’ll notice about the Lego Architecture Studio is that it’s white. There are no colors, no shades, no pigments, no hues here. It is as white …

Lego

Boston Marathon to expand field for 2014 race

BOSTON -- The Boston Marathon will accept an extra 9,000 runners for next year's race, making room for the more than 5,000 people stopped on the course this year when two bombs went off and for many of those wanting to run as a tribute to the victims.<p>Registration for the 118th edition of the …

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