Terry Bain

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Armed to the milk teeth: America's gun-toting kids

In May last year, a two-year-old girl was shot dead by her five-year-old brother with a small rifle made specifically for children. The accidental shooting happened in Cumberland County, Kentucky, when the boy was playing with a gun purchased from a company in Pennsylvania called Keystone Sporting …

Apple iWatch Already in Production, Report Says

The long-rumored wearable computer from Apple, affectionately known as the iWatch, has reportedly gone into production.<p>Reports of the highly …

Huge floppy disks and other old tech is common at Air Force nuclear missile silos.

You'd probably expect to encounter all sorts of crazy technology in a U.S. Air Force nuclear silo. One you might not expect: floppy disks.<p>Leslie …

Harper Lee Agrees to Release ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ as an E-Book

In 2006, Harper Lee wrote an article for <i>O Magazine</i> detailing her aversion to reading on digital technologies. “Can you imagine curling up in bed to …

Literature

+node: A Cantilevered Home Stacked Like Building Blocks

+node is a Japanese house, designed by Keisuke Maeda of UID architects, that was built on a plot of land that’s partially in the forest. The sloped …

How Simple Mini Habits Can Change Your Life

<b>“The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.” ~Alan Watts</b><p>It was late 2012, just after Christmas, …

Will Power

Find black holes while you’re on the bus

“With a large enough sample from your classifications, we can pick out black holes at different stages and build a better picture of their origins.” …

Universe

Apple's Q4 racks up $37.5B in sales, 33.8M iPhones, 14.1M iPads

Tech giant posts better-than-expected earnings for its last quarter of the year, fueled once again by the iPhone.<p>Apple's iPhone once again led the company to earnings that were higher than what Wall Street expected.<p>On Monday, Apple reported fourth-quarter earnings of $8.26 per share on sales of …

Wall Street

An army of robot baristas could mean the end of Starbucks as we know it

Starbucks’ 95,000 baristas have a competitor. It doesn’t need sleep. It’s precise in a way that a human could never be. It requires no training. It can’t quit. It has memorized every one of its customers’ orders. There’s never a line for its perfectly turned-out drinks.<p>It doesn’t require health …

Coffee

Display Your iPhone In Industrial Style With The Concrete iPhone 5s Dock

Ad By Carbon Ads<p>Andrew Kunesh | Friday, September 27th, 2013<p>Zeitgeistfactory, a company based out of Massachusetts, has designed and created a new …

Martha Stewart breaks iPad, is disappointed that Apple fails to kiss her butt

Media mogul/domestic goddess/convicted felon Martha Stewart recently dropped her iPad, breaking the screen. For a stinking peasant like you or me, …

How to Use an iOS 7 Device to Automatically Set Up Your Apple TV

As we reported earlier, based on findings in an early beta of the current Apple TV software, Apple has unleashed a pretty amazing new feature on …

Microsoft Extends Its Trade-In Program: $200+ For Your “Gently Used” iPhone 4S, 5

Microsoft wants to take your Apple product off your hands, today expanding its trade-in programs to allow owners of dated iPhone hardware to cash in their now-passé electronics.<p>If you own an iPhone 4S or 5 that is “gently used” and not much worse, Microsoft will offer you no less than $200 for it. …

Apple announces Q3 2013 earnings: 31.2 million iPhones, 14.6 million iPads, 3.8 million Macs

Apple® today announced financial results for its fiscal 2013 third quarter ended June 29, 2013. The Company posted quarterly revenue of $35.3 billion …

Search

Playing the Wrong Machine

Obsessively Checking Stats Online Is a One-Armed Bandit that Leaves Your Writing Bankrupt<p>I just checked my Medium stats. Nobody has been visiting my …

Microsoft Surface Just Made the MacBook Air and the iPad Look Obsolete

Microsoft has guts. It's what you get when you're the underdog; either that or you curl into a RIM and die. Microsoft is the underdog because no …

Five More Hidden Features In iOS 7 Beta [Feature]

iOS 7 beta has a ton of new features, tricks, hidden things, and ways to get stuff done. We’ve been showing it all to you as we delve into the latest and greatest mobile OS for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch for a few weeks now.<p>But we’re not ready to stop. Here are even more (five of ’em!) secret, …

Apps

NTSB Intern 'Erroneously' Confirmed Racist Asiana Pilot Names To KTVU Station

The Bay Area TV station read the racist crew names on air: Captain Sum Ting Wong, Wi Tu Lo, Ho Lee Fuk, and Bang Ding Ow.<p>Here's the full statement:<p>The National Transportation Safety Board apologizes for inaccurate and offensive names that were mistakenly confirmed as those of the pilots of Asiana …

San Francisco

Meet e-David, the robot that paints

We usually call a robot that can produce images a printer, but e-David is special. Created by a team at the University of Konstanz in Germany, …

Automotive Industry

Human-powered helicopter finally takes Sikorsky Prize

Since 1980, the American Helicopter Society has offered the Sikorsky Prize: a $250,000 reward for a functional, human-powered helicopter.<p>To win the …

Aviation

Crowdsourcing Spiffy New Book Covers For 50 Literary Masterpieces

Recovering the Classics, a joint initiative that includes the Harvard Bookstore, will print public domain books with well-designed jackets for $15.<p>Seventy years after a writer dies, their work falls into the public domain. That may sound sad, but from here it can be freely distributed to the …

1 in 10 Americans Use Smartphones During Sex

There's a time to be connected and a time to unplug, but those lines are blurring for many Americans addicted to their smartphones. In fact, …

Julian Lennon

For a Healthier Newborn, Wait to Cut the Cord

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POWELL'S BOOKS: Last night I dreamed about mercury — huge, shining...

<b>Last night I dreamed about mercury</b> — huge, shining globules of quicksilver rising and falling. Mercury is element number 80, and my dream is a …

iPad 5 sooner, Mini Retina later: Suppliers sing similar tune

Supplier chatter has become fairly consistent about when the iPad 5 and iPad Mini Retina will arrive.<p>A distinct theme has emerged about the timing of upcoming Apple tablets: The iPad 5 is on track, while the Retina Mini is up in the air.<p>The next-generation 9.7-inch iPad -- let's call it the iPad 5 …

iPad

Video of the San Francisco plane crash

Don’t be an asshole

Remember, this is a controlled test. A dog will start to panic, making the experience even worse for them. A dog also can’t perspire. If you see a …