Nomos Glashütte’s Metro Neomatik is modern, slim and sophisticated watch
The smartwatch era has done nothing so much as renew my interest in real watches, which have their own type of special intelligence, albeit laid out in intricate arrays of gears and springs rather than written in silicon. Few watchmakers express this intelligence site so wonderfully as Nomos Glashü...
A win for Apple in Beijing as court overturns iPhone patent ruling
Apple has bigger fish frying in the world of intellectual property. But it must be a relief that an IP court in Beijing has handed the smartphone pioneers a win. On Friday, the courts overturned a May 2016 ruling that said Apple had violated design patents of a small, and now defunct, Chinese compa...
Technology is killing jobs, and only technology can save them
Are we living in historically unprecedented times for job loss? Or is this part of a cycle that predates even the Industrial Revolution? Is it possible to retrain our workforce for these changes? Or will the gap between educated and non-educated workers only continue to grow? Read More
Stories are the new News Feed
If the camera is the new keyboard, then the future of social media will look more like a slideshow than a Word document. So while Snapchat invented Stories, we’ll have to get used to using them everywhere. Read More
Sex and Gor and open source
A few weeks ago, Dries Buytaert, founder of the popular open-source CMS Drupal, asked Larry Garfield, a prominent Drupal contributor and long-time member of the Drupal community, “to leave the Drupal project.” Why did he do this? He refuses to say. A huge furor has erupted in response — not least b...
Lyft to let passengers round up their fare and donate the difference to charity
Lyft is looking at one of its biggest potential opportunities to make up some ground on its rival Uber, given the latter company’s ongoing and worsening PR crisis. So it makes sense that Lyft would go even further in the opposite direction, with a new program that lets riders top off their fare to ...
Uber grounds entire self-driving fleet as it probes Arizona crash
Uber has now grounded its entire autonomous test fleet in the U.S., following an accident in Arizona which left one of its Volvo SUVs flipped on its side earlier today. Read More
Eligible founder Katelyn Gleason’s plan to upend the billion dollar medical billing industry
Medical billing is a largely untapped and lucrative industry, potentially pulling in $55 billion globally by 2020. But it’s inner workings are still very murky — most of the time it’s not clear how much something will cost and sometimes you don’t even get the (possibly whopping) bill until months d...
Everything we think we know about the Samsung Galaxy S8
Next week in New York, Samsung will finally reveal the Galaxy S8. The handset has a lot riding on it — not simply because it’s a brand-defining flagship or because it’s seemingly been pushed back at least once. Next week’s Unpacked event will have even wider ranging implications for Samsung as its ...
Japanese authorities decry ongoing robot failures at Fukushima
Six years ago, a massive earthquake, consequent tsunami and nuclear crisis struck Japan. International organizations rushed to help the country’s devastated residents, and to figure out how to clean up Fukushima Daiichi, the wrecked nuclear power plant. Robots offered a ray of hope amid unfathomabl...
Iran sanctions 15 U.S. firms, citing human rights abuses and Israel ties
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Just doing their best to fit in!
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[OC] The Battle of the Century
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a couple days out of the year a mountain in my hometown casts a shadow that looks like a cougar attacking its prey
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Russian Youth From Moscow to Siberia Slam ‘Putin the Thief’
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Took my switch out to a party this weekend! Thank you Nintendo!
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Private Internet Access, a VPN provider, takes out a full page ad in The New York Time calling out 50 senators.
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TIL Chevy Chase played drums in college for a band called The Leather Canary, which he referred to as a "bad Jazz band". After leaving, two bandmembers and classmates went on to be successful as the band Steely Dan.
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Baby otter's first time in the water
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First Ever Monster Truck Front Flip!
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Female Helicopter Pilot Took on the Taliban—and the Pentagon
Spinach Leaf Transformed Into Beating Human Heart Tissue
5 Animals That You Can See Right Through
11 New Cloud Types Named—First in 30 Years
3 New Snakes Found, One Named for Underworld Monster
4 Things You Need to Know About the Approved Keystone XL Pipeline
Watch a Colorful Sea Urchin Hitch a Ride on a Crab
How Fake News Tricks Your Brain
This Is Your Brain on Puppy Pictures
Lost Tourist Says Monkeys Saved Him in the Amazon