A New Dutch EU Building Shows That Government Offices Don’t Have to Be Boring and Stuffy - Stories from Slate

The specter of a temporary government building might conjure grim, no-nonsense architecture and design. But European politicians and officials in Amsterdam—the temporary headquarters of the Dut...

Future Tense Newsletter: Asking Tomorrow’s Questions Today - Stories from Slate

Greetings, Future Tensers, Ever wondered whether nuclear winter could stop global warming? This week in Futurography—a monthly guide to the technologies of tomorrow—our unit on geoengineering cont...

Can a Curious Computer Improve Student Writing? - Stories from Slate

For decades, a stubborn truth has dogged efforts to create automated writing assessment tools, aka roboreaders: Computers are stupid. True, their digital brains can process torrents of data in millise...

How Geoengineering Could Affect the Global Climate - Stories from Slate

Even as conversations about geoengineering—the idea of using technology to combat climate change—have increased in frequency and volume, real experiments have remained few and far between. Fortuna...

At Least 22 Killed in Jihadi Attack on Pakistani University - Stories from Slate

At least 22 people have been killed by jihadis on a Pakistani university campus on Wednesday, reports say; one member of a Pakistani Taliban faction has claimed responsibility for the attack whil...

The Virtue of Failed Experiments - Stories from Slate

The fascinating video above tells the story of MIT Professor Ioannis Yannas, who was recently inducted into the National Inventor’s Hall of Fame alongside such luminaries as the Wrigh...

Principled Protesters or Y’all Qaida: A Guide to Naming the Oregon Ranchers - Stories from Slate

A group of men are still camped out in an Oregon wildlife refuge, eating snacks, waving guns, sweeping sex toys off tables, and trying to spark the overthrow of the federal government. One of the band...

The Culture Gabfest “All Hail Charlotte Rampling” Edition - Stories from Slate

Listen to Culture Gabfest No. 382 with Dana Stevens, June Thomas, and Julia Turner Subscribe in iTunes ∙ RSS feed ∙ Download ∙ Play in another tab And join the lively conversation on the Culture...

Does Alpha Centauri Have a Planet or Not? Well … - Stories from Slate

Back in 2012, astronomers made a huge announcement: They had found a planet orbiting one of the two stars making up the binary star Alpha Centauri. This made it the closest exoplanet found—as it mus...

For Name’s Sake - Stories from Slate

Mallory Ortberg, aka Dear Prudence, is online weekly to chat live with readers. An edited transcript of the chat is below. (Sign up below to get Dear Prudence delivered to your inbox each week. Read P...

How Would the Ordeal in Room Affect a Kid in Real Life? - Stories from Slate

This article originally appeared in Science of Us. Throughout her seven-year imprisonment at the hands of a sadistic stranger, Joy, the protagonist of Room—which was recently nominated&nbs...

A Trans Woman Enters the Restroom - Stories from Slate

For me, it is already a new year of old fears. 2016 has scarcely begun, and there is already yet another bill, from the end of December, being proposed to criminalize transgender persons—like myself...

Put Down the Duct Tape - Stories from Slate

Duct tape can fix anything. Right? While a tad hyperbolic, there’s some truth to that common belief about MacGyver’s favored adhesive. But what if we told you there was something even better than ...

Reading Strangers’ Beautiful Tweets About Their Memories of Home Is Incredibly Moving - Stories from Slate

I like all very short–form prose: fortune-cookie fortunes, changeable church signs, one-liners, aphorisms, one-panel cartoon captions, comic-strip speech bubbles, jokes on dirty postcards, non sequi...

The Perverse Pathos of Zach Galifianakis - Stories from Slate

Zach Galifianakis rose to fame in the broishly uproarious The Hangover, an unexpected hit that turned its stars into stars. (At least temporarily. Where have you gone, Ed Helms?) Galifianakis played a...

What’s It Like to Work With David Duchovny? - Stories from Slate

These questions originally appeared on Quora, the knowledge-sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights. You can follow Quora on Twitter, Facebook, and ...

Sarah Palin’s Son Arrested on Charges of Punching His Girlfriend, Possessing a Gun While Intoxicated - Stories from Slate

Sarah Palin’s 26-year-old son, Track Palin, was arrested in Wasilla, Alaska, on Monday night on domestic violence and weapons charges after he allegedly punched and kicked his girlfriend during an a...

The Ten Best Opening Shots in Movie History, in One Video Countdown - Stories from Slate

The folks at CineFix—who’ve previously crafted best-of videos for movie montages, heroes, and villains—have returned with another erudite, extremely debatable ranking: the top ten opening shots ...

UberEats is coming to 10 more towns - Engadget RSS Feed

Uber announced on Wednesday that it is expanding the number of cities served by its beta UberEats program. The service enables users to order food from local restaurants and have it delivered...

Former Mozilla CEO's browser blocks (and replaces) web ads - Engadget RSS Feed

Let's say you're Brendan Eich, the former CEO of Mozilla -- an organization that thrives on internet privacy. What would you do? If you guessed "build a privacy-minded web br...

A 'self-propelling' stroller just launched on Indiegogo - Engadget RSS Feed

By Carly Okyle, Entrepreneur Staff Attention tech-loving parents everywhere: the stroller of the future is looking for backers to push it past its crowdfunding goal. The Smartbe Stroller, an...

DARPA wants to build wetware so we can mind control computers - Engadget RSS Feed

Hot damn, our Ghost in the Shell future is getting closer by the day. DARPA announced on Tuesday that it is interested in developing wetware -- implantable brain-machine interfaces (BMI) that...

Nielsen adds Facebook to its social television ratings - Engadget RSS Feed

Since 2013, Nielsen leverages Twitter chatter to gauge how popular a television show is on the web. Starting in a few months, those social ratings will include Facebook. Neilsen's new So...

Oculus founder must face lawsuit over use of confidential info - Engadget RSS Feed

Oculus founder Palmer Luckey isn't going to escape that lawsuit over the alleged misuse of confidential data. A judge has ruled that Luckey has to face the core claim, which accuses him ...

Scientists tie quantum materials into infinite knots - Engadget RSS Feed

As if quantum physics isn't knotty enough, scientists have now figured how to tie quantum materials into literal knots. A team from Finland's Aalto University, in collaboration with...

Kickstarter explains why the Zano drone project went bust - Engadget RSS Feed

If you were left wondering how the team behind the Zano mini drone could raise so much crowdfunding cash only to crash and burn within the space of a year, you're not alone. Kickstarter ...

Eight top-secret aircraft that definitely aren't UFOs - Engadget RSS Feed

Since its establishment in 1955, the Groom Lake airfield at Edwards Air Force Base—better known as Area 51—has hosted the development of some of the most exotic and advanc...

The world's largest prime number has 22 million digits - Engadget RSS Feed

A computer at the University of Central Missouri has calculated the world's largest prime number, coming in at 22,338,618 digits and surpassing the previous record by nearly 5 million di...

Werner Herzog AI documentary to debut at Sundance - Engadget RSS Feed

During this week's Sundance Film Festival, legendary director Werner Herzog will debut new work produced by cybersecurity company Netscout. Herzog's latest is a documentary on artif...

'Star Wars: Episode VIII' delayed by seven months - Engadget RSS Feed

You'll have to wait a bit longer to see what the heck is up with Luke Skywalker. Disney announced this afternoon that it's delaying Star Wars: Episode VIII from May 26, 2017 by seve...

Electric car sales fell short of the President's goals - Engadget RSS Feed

In 2008, President Obama set the lofty goal of putting 1 million plug-in cars on US streets by 2015. So, how did the country do? Not well at all, if you ask Reuters. It understands that only ...

Sci-fi mystery 'Altered Carbon' is reportedly coming to Netflix - Engadget RSS Feed

Netflix hasn't been shy about delving into geekier fare with its original programming -- the Wachowski's Sense8 is straight sci-fci, and Marvel's Jessica Jones and Daredevil ar...

4K Blu-ray has already lost to streaming - Engadget RSS Feed

It may seem a tad hyperbolic to say this, but 4K Blu-ray could very well be the holy grail of home theater technology. Finally, a disc that makes movies look almost as good as they do in thea...

Fox Sports to stream boxing card in VR this weekend - Engadget RSS Feed

Virtual reality isn't only taking root in gaming and movies, it's hitting the world of sports, too. This weekend, Fox Sports will broadcast its Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) covera...

Weather could keep delivery drones on the ground - Engadget RSS Feed

A key threat to delivery drones isn't regulation, it's weather. DHL cancelled a demonstration of its package-toting UAV this week due to snow and a drop in temperatures. The shippin...

Bragi Dash review: The smartest earbuds on the planet - Engadget RSS Feed

Since I started at Engadget, it's been my life's mission (possible exaggeration) to reduce the number of gadgets I carry when I run. At one point, getting ready for a workout was so...

Ubuntu Linux tablet will turn into a makeshift desktop - Engadget RSS Feed

Want to use your mobile device as a desktop, but would rather not go the Windows route? BQ might have just what you're looking for. The Spanish device maker is teasing the launch of an U...

Astronomers may have found the Solar System's 9th planet - Engadget RSS Feed

Astronomers from the California Institute of Technology (CIT) announced on Wednesday that they have found evidence to suggest that our solar system does indeed have a ninth planet -- a rather...

Toyota turned the Prius' parts into anime characters - Engadget RSS Feed

If you were running a big Japanese car manufacturer, how would you make your technology accessible to the public? Toyota has a rather strange answer: turn it into anime characters. The compan...

Leica's X-U is the most stylish ruggedized camera you'll find - Engadget RSS Feed

Leica has revealed its first ever outdoor and underwater camera, the X-U (Typ 113). As we're accustomed to with the German manufacturer, this new shooter doesn't leave much to be de...

Dear Veronica: All hail our robot chauffeur overlords! - Engadget RSS Feed

Welcome back to Dear Veronica! This week, I struggle with issues of control -- mainly, how ready am I to enter into the world of autonomous vehicles? It's a tricky subject, since we�...

Internet of Things could save lives during Antarctic expedition - Engadget RSS Feed

Can the internet of things do more than just let your phone control your home's lighting and temperature? It's an idea that Sigfox is putting to the test after revealing that it...

Chrome gaming add-ons steal your Steam inventory - Engadget RSS Feed

Beware browser add-ons that promise to boost your Steam-based games -- you might be in for a rude surprise. Security gurus have spotted a known scammer offering Chrome extensions that claim ...

State Lawmakers Create Coalition To Overhaul Digital Privacy Laws - TechCrunch

 State lawmakers and the District of Columbia have put together a group of bills pushing for legislation to protect our digital privacy. The coalition of 16 states and D.C. say surveillance tech...

Uber’s Standalone Food Delivery App Is Coming To The U.S. - TechCrunch

 Uber is gearing up to launch a standalone app for UberEATS, the company’s prepared food delivery service, in Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, Austin, San Francisco, Washington D.C., Houston...

Anxiety Party - TechCrunch

 We have a somewhat unusual design team at GV. There are six of us. Four product designers, a researcher and a team coordinator. Each of us held fairly senior design positions previously, and we ...

There Is Real Fraud In The Underground Market For In-Game Virtual Goods - TechCrunch

 The recent announcement from Activision Blizzard to acquire King Digital Entertainment, maker of the hit game Candy Crush, for a staggering $5.9 billion is an acknowledgement of the promising (a...

Jack Dorsey Has A Lot Of Work To Do - TechCrunch

 Twitter stock is seeing a mini-rally today after hitting an all-time low yesterday, on rumors that News Corp was eyeing a tie-up with the company. Twitter didn’t comment on the report, and...

Software Testing Tool Developer QASymphonyRaises $5M - TechCrunch

 QASymphony, which makes software testing tools like qTest, has raised a $5 million Series B. The company, which has offices in Atlanta, Georgia and Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, will use the capita...

Astronomers Find Evidence Of A Ninth Planet - TechCrunch

 Two astronomers at Caltech have found evidence that indicates the presence of a ninth planet in our solar system. If confirmed, it would transform the model of our solar system as we know it. Wh...




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