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Sunday
Nov272016

Anger Rooms: A Smashing New Way to Relieve Stress

[NyTimes] : "When she was a teenager on the South Side of Chicago in the late 1990s, Donna Alexander fantasized about setting up a space where stressed-out people could relieve their tension in a safe, nonviolent way — by smashing mannequins, televisions, furniture and other objects. She was confident in her …"

Tuesday
Nov222016

2017 Audi A4 allroad Driver Assist

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Tuesday
Nov222016

Dashbot: A $49 Robot For Your Dashboard

[Link] : Dashbot connects to your smartphone <i>via</i> Bluetooth and intelligently controls your music, maps, and messages with just your voice. Say “Dashbot, play …
Tuesday
Nov222016

Is Social Media Disconnecting Us From the Big Picture?

[NyTimes] : "Maybe I shouldn't have been surprised that Donald Trump could be elected president, but I was. I live in Brooklyn and work in Manhattan, two of the most liberal places in the country. But even online, I wasn't seeing many signs of support for him. How did that blindness occur? Social media is my …"

Tuesday
Nov222016

Billionaires vs. the Press in the Era of Trump

[NyTimes] : "In 2005, Tim O'Brien, then a financial reporter at The New York Times, published the book “TrumpNation: The Art of Being the Donald.” O'Brien talked to sources with an up-close view of Donald J. Trump's finances, who concluded that the real-estate developer's net worth was $150 million to $250 …"

Monday
Nov212016

With a Meeting, Trump Renewed a British Wind Farm Fight

[NyTimes] : "LONDON — When President-elect Donald J. Trump met with the British politician Nigel Farage in recent days, he encouraged Mr. Farage and his entourage to oppose the kind of offshore wind farms that Mr. Trump believes will mar the pristine view from one of his two Scottish golf courses, according to …"

Monday
Nov212016

The mystery of why you can't remember being a baby

[Link] : Babies are sponges for new information – so why does it take so long for us to form your first memory? BBC Future investigates.<p>You’re out to lunch with someone you’ve known for a few years. Together you’ve held parties, celebrated birthdays, visited parks and bonded over your mutual love of ice …
Monday
Nov212016

Pope Francis Extends Priests’ Ability to Forgive Abortion

[NyTimes] : "VATICAN CITY — The Roman Catholic Church will allow priests throughout the world to grant absolution for abortion, the Vatican said on Monday, making permanent a policy that Pope Francis announced a year ago.<p>In a document marking the conclusion of the church's yearlong Jubilee of Mercy, the pope …"

Sunday
Nov202016

Who First Farmed Potatoes? Archaeologists in Andes Find New Evidence

[NyTimes] : "Nobody knows precisely what the Pilgrims' first Thanksgiving feast looked like. According to primary sources, there was fowl (likely including wild turkeys), venison and cornmeal for sure. Possible side dishes were cranberries, pumpkin and stuffing made with onions, nuts and herbs.<p>Many of these …"

Saturday
Nov192016

New – Web Access for Amazon WorkSpaces | AWS Blog

[Link] : We launched WorkSpaces in late 2013 (Amazon WorkSpaces – Desktop Computing in the Cloud) and have been adding new features at a rapid clip. Here are …
Saturday
Nov192016

Mike Pence Saw ‘Hamilton.’ The Cast Had Something to Say.

[NyTimes] : "“Hamilton,” the hit Broadway musical about colonial rebels shaping the future of an unformed country, took an even more political turn during its performance on Friday night.<p>With Vice President-elect Mike Pence attending the show, the cast used the opportunity to make a statement emphasizing the …"

Friday
Nov182016

Silicon Valley Helped Create Trump, and That’s Bad for It

[NyTimes] : "After the election of Donald J. Trump, technology companies like Facebook, Twitter and Google have been called to account for magnifying the anger and misinformation of the voters who helped propel him to the presidency.<p>Facebook and Google, for example, have both carried fake, frequently …"

Thursday
Nov172016

Facebook fake-news writer: ‘I think Donald Trump is in the White House because of me’

[Link] : What do the Amish lobby, gay wedding vans and the ban of the national anthem have in common? For starters, they’re all make-believe — and invented by the same man.<p>Paul Horner, the 38-year-old impresario of a Facebook fake-news empire, has made his living off viral news hoaxes for several years. He …
Thursday
Nov172016

Introducing Firefox Focus – a free, fast and easy to use private browser for iOS

[Link] : Today, we’re pleased to announce the launch of Firefox Focus – a free, fast and easy to use private browser for iOS.<p>Firefox Focus<p>We live in an age …
Thursday
Nov172016

Digital Politics and Government

[Link] : The Internet has transformed political behaviour, from voting and campaigning for policy change, to protest and even revolution. This poses a …
Thursday
Nov172016

What a driverless world could look like | Wanis Kabbaj

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Thursday
Nov172016

Boom unveils faster-than-Concorde supersonic civilian aircraft prototype

[Link] : Boom, an aerospace startup that hopes to usher in a new age of affordable supersonic civilian air travel, has unveiled the first scale prototype of …
Thursday
Nov172016

XD Essentials: Shadows and Blur Effects in Modern UI Design

[Link] : While the function of a design is key to a product’s success, aesthetics and visual details are equally important. In this post, I’ll show you how …
Thursday
Nov172016

I’m Sorry Mr. Zuckerberg, But you are Wrong

[Link] : It is heartening to see you begin to grapple with your role in the election. We are all doing the same. And like us, you are going through multiple …
Thursday
Nov172016

Squash, Rice and Roadkill: Feeding the Fighters of Standing Rock

[NyTimes] : "CANNON BALL, N.D. — On any given night, supper lines here at the dusty prairie camps near the Missouri River where the last piece of a 1,170-mile pipeline is set to be placed might include young Navajo women from Arizona who have never camped in the cold, and older white women for whom chaining …"