Stefan Claypool

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So Uber And Lyft's Surge Pricing Worked Just Perfectly On New Year's Eve Then

One of the things that people really seem to hate about the pricing policies of Uber, Lyft and other such services is this surge pricing idea. When demand for the services rises then they raise the prices. All too many see this as taking advantage of people who want to get a ride. A reaction that …

Transportation

3D Systems Cube 3 Review: A 3D Printer For The Masses?

Few things in the world of technology have generated more unique stories than 3D printers in the last few years. 3D-printed guns, 3D-printed space food, 3D-printed kidneys and more recently, NASA sending a file of a 3D-modelled wrench over the Internet to the International Space Station to be …

Mann vs. Steyn: Heresy Shall Be Crushed

Remember when scientists and other truth-seekers used to get all riled up about the way the Catholic Church treated Galileo? The outcry was not over …

Our 20th-Century Future

For answers to the next century, look back at the last one.<p>We may be in the era of Facebook and fracking. But 2013 is beginning to look a lot like …

Detroit Has Been Governed To Death: How To Save It

The largest municipal bankruptcy in American history has focused minds on one crucial question. Will Uncle Sam try to bail out the failed Motor City, …

Hypothetical Tom Robbins–Inspired Ben & Jerry’s Flavors http://tpr.ly/1dYcBrD

Here's What The Future Of Google Glass Might Look Like

For the Glasshole with a fashion sense.<p>Back in February, the <i>New York Times</i> reported Google was in talks with eyewear manufacturer Warby Parker in order to help design more fashionable frames for its Glass product.<p>Now, thanks to a digital rendering by the mobile design and strategy firm Sourcebits, …

The Strange Pleasures of Watching Radio

So, for various reasons, I’ve been thinking a lot about radio — specifically, the visual element of radio.<p>Many of those reasons, admittedly, have to …

Woody Allen: his 40 best one-liners

Ryan Braun’s Inconvenient Truth

Major League Baseball suspended Ryan Braun for the rest of the 2013 season, crossing the league’s most wanted PED user off its target list and …

Barack Obama IRS and Associated Press scandals: The president’s administration is making conservative fears appear valid.

It must get confusing in the IT department at the Associated Press: <i>Are you talking about the hackers who</i> <i>hacked our Twitter account</i> <i>or the Justice</i> …

Eulogy: Remembering the 2012-13 Washington Capitals

<i>(Ed. Note: As the Stanley Cup Playoffs continue, we're bound to lose some friends along the journey. We've asked for these losers, gone but not</i> …

jack on Twitter: "Square makes a stand for local business. Introducing Square stand: http://t.co/cUTFZTPGYv http://t.co/RvEnVBiMm9"

Replying to @<b>jack</b><p>“@<b>jack</b>: Square makes a stand for local business. Introducing Square stand: http://squareup.com/stand pic.twitter.com/ktgNkmFhEE” wow …

The Pirate3D Buccaneer Printer Will Cost $347, Is Hitting Kickstarter Shortly

Welcome to the world of the sub-$1,000 3D printer. Manufacturer Pirate3D has promised that their Buccaneer printer will cost a mere $347, about $1,700 less than the cheapest extrusion-based printer available. The printer can print at a maximum of 100 microns – the same as the Makerbot’s – and …

RT @adland: Target® just scared the bejesus¡ out of me. Well done. http://t.co/Oy1pI11nwe

Gigaom | Back to the future: What if the ‘mass media’ era was just an accident of history?

Advertisement<p>When it comes to the traditional media business, there is often a pervasive nostalgia for “the good old days,” when a handful of …

Quickoffice In The Browser: The Reason Why Microsoft Is Suddenly So Scared Of Google’s Productivity Tools

We’re just a few days away from the start of Google I/O, the search giant’s annual developer conference, and while we actually know very little about what Google plans to announce during its massive, three-hour keynote on Wednesday, there is something brewing in Mountain View that has Microsoft’s …

Laptop U

Has the future of college moved online?<p>Gregory Nagy, a professor of classical Greek literature at Harvard, is a gentle academic of the sort who, asked about the future, will begin speaking of Homer and the battles of the distant past. At seventy, he has owlish eyes, a flared Hungarian nose, and a …

Hollywood Archaeology: The Super Mario Bros. Movie

Unearthing a major disaster to learn the lessons held within<p>You can learn a lot about the way the movie industry works in a given moment by looking …

'Arrested Development' Season 4 will debut May 26th on Netflix

After months of hype, Netflix has finally announced the release date for the new season of <i>Arrested Development.</i> In a post on Twitter, Netflix says the new season will debut on May 26th with 15 new episodes — one more than we were expecting. The show, which began life on Fox, is part of a Netflix …

What’s Behind Room 237?

The Shining, Immersion Criticism, and what might be the documentary of the year<p>I just saw a documentary that obliterated my cranium. It’s the best …

Music Executive: 'iRadio is Coming', Apple Pushing for Summer Launch

Negotiations between Apple and record companies regarding Apple's rumored 'iRadio' music service are progressing, <i>The Verge</i> reports as one tidbit in a larger article about the music industry in general.<p>The last report about Apple's streaming music service came earlier in March when Apple was …

Vernon Wells Unsure How He'll Fit In With Aging, Overpaid Yankees

NEW YORK—Following his blockbuster move from the Los Angeles Angels, outfielder Vernon Wells admitted Thursday that he is apprehensive about fitting …

Where Have All The Physical QWERTYs Gone?

Steve O’Hear asks the question on TechCrunch and re-shares the email he once got from Steve Jobs when he asked about the possibility of a QWERTY on the iPhone. O’Hear was worried about a physical keyboard-free future for Apple, but believed it would never happen overall:<p>“That’s obviously a bit dramatic”, I wrote on TechCrunch at the time. “There will always be lots of different products on the market, but it’s a possibility nonetheless.” Fast forward to 2013 and what was only a possibility has …

We're thrilled to confirm that David Tennant and Billie Piper will join Matt Smith and Jenna-Louise Coleman in the 50th Anniversary special! And not only that, acting legend John Hurt will also be guest-starring!