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This is the flag we'll plant when we conquer an alien planet

Are you excited for the day when a benevolent global government rules over the Earth and all humans are united in pursuit of ambitious scientific and technological goals like exploring the depths of our solar system and staking claim over other planets? Do you at least think it'd be cool if …

Why So Many Podcasts Are Brought to You by Squarespace

Or Mailchimp, or Audible, or LegalZoom<p>It’s by now a trope of modern listening: The soothing tones of Ira Glass or Sarah Koenig subside and make way for a sponsor mentioning promotional codes for online stamps, boxes of all-natural snacks, or tools for building a website. In the upper echelon of …

Are You Using APIs to Gain Competitive Advantage?

Steven Moore for HBR<p>What do Uber (taxi services), Airbnb (lodging services), Facebook (social networking), Alibaba (e-commerce), and Paypal (online payment) have in common? The obvious things include: All of them drive their core operations on internet platforms and have astronomically high …

What (Some) Silicon Valley Women Think Of Newsweek

I have thoughts on this Newsweek article.<p>Tech has some issues. You read trade pub stories about sexual harassment and assault allegations so often it’s absurd. Newsweek, which just discovered there are only a few women in tech, sent accomplished author Nina Burleigh to investigate tech gender …

First Trailer For Syfy's Expanse Has Zero-G Sex, And Hints Of Space War

Here it is: Your first look at <i>The Expanse</i>, Syfy's huge adaptation of the book series by James S.A. Corey. Including a lot of insanely beautiful …

Twitter introduces a way to play audio inside tweets

Soundcloud will bring its full catalog to new audio cards<p>Twitter has built a new card for playing audio inside tweets, and its first partner is a company it once considered buying. Soundcloud will bring its full catalog to Twitter Audio Cards, the companies said today, the first of many partners to …

Electrical Engineering & Electronics Community

How to Stream Sensor Data from Bosch’s XDK110 Evaluation Board to the MQTT Messaging Service<p>Nordic Semiconductor nRF52840 Multi-Protocol SoC | New …

New study suggests patent trolls really are killing startups

Heavy patent litigation scared off about $22 billion in VC funding over 5 years.<p>Patent reform advocates have long argued that "patent …

The Myth of a 'War on Religion'

A recent study found liberals were more likely to fib about attending services—showing there's still a greater stigma against atheism than belief.<p>Last week, the Public Religion Research Institute published a study showing that Americans want their fellow citizens to think they are more religiously …

Ask Pinterest Anything? Site Tests Q&A Feature

Jelly, Quora, Yahoo (sometimes to absurd ends), and others have looked to question-and-answer services as a way to boost user engagement and advance conversations. Now another player could be entering the fray: Pinterest has confirmed to us it is testing out a new Q&A feature, too.<p>“We’re always …

The New Classic (Deluxe Version) by Iggy Azalea

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Beats Music opens up, making its API public

It gives outside developers access to programming that will let other applications integrate the new subscription-only music service, hoping to get Beats Music in your car, your home, everywhere.<p>Streaming-music service Beats Music is opening up some of its programming to outsiders, with the goal of …

Wireless

Gracenote wants to take on iRadio and Pandora with new radio API

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: C.P.Storm<p>Media recognition specialist Gracenote thinks Pandora (S P) and Apple’s (S AAPL) iRadio could use some …

The Mac Pro Review (Late 2013)

The year was 2004. I was enrolled in ECE 466 at NCSU, a compiler optimization/scheduling class. I remember walking into the lecture hall and seeing …

Computer Hardware

Google Lets You Download Gmail and Google Calendar Data

Google today rolled out a long-requested feature: being able to download a copy of your Gmail and Google Calendar data. The new feature means you can now back up your emails and calendars, or just export them temporarily so you can import them to another service.<p>Today’s additions let you download …

Nielsen’s New SDK Adds Mobile Viewing To Its Traditional TV Ratings, Uses Data From Facebook To Match Demographics

After months of trials, Nielsen today is announcing an SDK that will give it the ability to measure how people view TV on mobile apps and other digital formats. Nielsen plans to use this data alongside its core business measuring traditional TV viewing, an essential component for how broadcasters …

The Secret Features of OS X Mavericks

OS X Mavericks didn't exactly wow anyone with its advertised feature set, but it does have some pretty cool hidden features. Here are our …

Apps

OS X 10.9 Mavericks: The Ars Technica Review

No longer an apex predator, OS X takes some time for introspection.<p>After a dozen years and nine major releases, OS X has had a full life: the …

Million dollar expense: Buying out the App Store

Advertisement<p>5 Comments<p>It’s been less than a decade since the first iPhones (s aapl) hit the market, but most can hardly remember a time without …

A hypnotic journey through some of cinema's most memorable endings

After creating the stunning <i>Gravity</i>last month, video editor Zach Prewitt is back with another visually arresting montage. <i>The Last Thing You See</i> effortlessly blends the final shots of almost 70 movies into a single "meditation on the beautiful, cathartic, and transcendent power of the final …

iOS 7: Tips, Tricks, and Details – MacStories

iOS 7 is a major redesign of Apple's mobile operating system that, alongside a fresh new look, comes with dozens of new features like Control Center, new multitasking, new Notification Center, and improved browsing experience in Safari. At the same time, together with all the most visible additions …

Apps

The new lifecycle of your old iPhone

Where phones go when you give them to resellers, and where parts come from now.<p>After handling the entire digital expression of your life for one, …

Apple iPhone 5C review: The colorful, very capable low-cost iPhone - CNET

<b>The Good</b> The <b>iPhone 5C</b> is available for $99 or less on contract, and in five bright colors. Compared with the 2012 iPhone 5, it’s got more widely compatible global LTE coverage, an upgraded front-facing camera, and slightly better battery life.<p><b>The Bad</b> This phone is 2012 tech dressed up in a brighter …

Mobile Technology

iOS 7: The Pixel Envy Review

A year ago — to the day — I closed my review of iOS 6 by noting that Apple tends to prefer subtler updates:<p>If you compare any two sequential major …

Online

Know your Star Wars fighters with these gorgeous posters

If you find yourself in a galaxy far, far away, and some unidentified starfighter is attacking you, make sure you can figure out who's flying it — …

Posters

Apple urges iTunes affiliates to hurry up and transition to the new PHG program before Oct. 1

As a valuable member of the iTunes, App Store, iBooks Store and Mac App Store affiliate program, we want to alert you to some important program …

How to Merge All Your Photos from the Web Into One Cohesive Collection

I have photos everywhere. I post some to Instagram, others are scattered around my computer and on external hard drives. I have tons at Flickr, and …

Apps

Keeping Track Of The 'Security-Industrial Complex'

<i>Weekend Edition Saturday</i> host Scott Simon talks with <i>Washington Post</i> investigative reporter Robert O'Harrow about the merging of public and private surveillance and the growth of the "security-industrial complex" in the U.S.<p>Transcript<p>SCOTT SIMON, HOST:<p>Here in the United States, the NSA revelations …

Surveillance