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30 May

Charlie Warzel on Google’s Ambitions Post-I/O

Charlie Warzel on Google’s Ambitions Post-I/O

I enjoyed this piece by Charlie Warzel on Google’s I/O keynote, but disagree with it. The headline, I thought, nailed it: Google’s Quest For Complete Control Of Your Digital Life The sub-head, not so much: Today’s keynote suggests Google is poised to surpass Apple when it comes to mo ...

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Did Silk Road founder Ross Ulbricht deserve a life sentence?

Did Silk Road founder Ross Ulbricht deserve a life sentence?

Ross Ulbricht, the 31-year-old convicted as the mastermind behind black market website Silk Road, was handed two life sentences for his crimes in a Manhattan federal court on Friday The sentence sent shockwaves online, igniting debate over Internet freedom and America's war on drugs. See also: Silk ...

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Neverland, Michael Jackson’s Former Home, On Sale For $100M

LOS ANGELES (CBS/AP) — Neverland Ranch is up for sale. The California property that once served as Michael Jackson’s home and personal fantasyland is being listed at $100 million, according to the Wall Street Journal. The 2,700-acre ranch in Santa Ynez Valley features su...


MIT's jumping robot cheetah will keep you awake at night

MIT's jumping robot cheetah will keep you awake at night

Engineers at MIT successfully tested their robotic cheetah's ability to autonomously jump over obstacles up to 18 inches tall, becoming the first four-legged robot to do so. The cheetah-inspired robot beat its own previous record of 13 inches, running at a speed of 5 miles per hour. See also: 25 Co ...

0 Comments Mashable! 17 hours ago

Culinary Air Pollution

Culinary Air Pollution

[Image: Cooking with smog at the World Health Organization in Geneva; photo courtesy the Center for Genomic Gastronomy and Edible Geography]. If you're in NYC later today, the Center for Genomic Gastronomy and Edible Geography have teamed up to explore the culinary implications of a...

Bldgblog 26 minutes ago

Shark Receives Belly Rub, Is In Heaven

Shark Receives Belly Rub, Is In Heaven

Here is something you don't read everyday: ADORABLE SHARK ALERT!!! The video above features a diver who was cleaning a tank at the Aquarium des Lagons in Noumea, New Caledonia, when a leopard shark swam up to say hi. The diver decided to give the animal a little belly rub...

Jossip 4 hours ago

The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe Starring Kelli Garner [Lifetime TV Movie]

The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe Starring Kelli Garner [Lifetime TV Movie]

The upcoming two night TV Movie The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe premieres Saturday, May 30, at 8pm ET/PT and ends on Sunday, May 31, at 8pm ET/PT on Lifetime. Here is what the movie is about: Based on J. Randy Taraborrelli’s New York Times bestseller of the same name, The Se...

Daemon's TV 1 hour ago

When Calls The Heart “Heart and Home” Season 2 Episode 5

When Calls The Heart “Heart and Home” Season 2 Episode 5

When Calls The Heart “Heart and Home” Season 2 Episode 5 airs on Saturday May 30 at 8pm on Hallmark Channel. In tonight’s episode, Elizabeth and Jack receive upsetting news from their families in Hamilton that could tear them apart. Meanwhile, Abigail tries to find...

Daemon's TV 1 hour ago

Outlander “To Ransom A Man’s Soul” Season Finale 2015

Outlander “To Ransom A Man’s Soul” Season Finale 2015

Outlander Season 1 Episode 16 “To Ransom A Man’s Soul” airs Saturday, May 30 at 9 PM ET/PT. In tonight’s episode, A plan is put in place to attempt to free Jamie from Wentworth Prison where he is once again being held by his tormentor, Black Jack Randall. Sho...

Daemon's TV 1 hour ago

$2.8 billion Slack has turned down 8 to 10 acquisition offers [Silicon Alley Insider]

$2.8 billion Slack has turned down 8 to 10 acquisition offers [Silicon Alley Insider]

The business communications startup Slack launched less than two years ago, but has already cinched a shiny $2.8 billion valuation and a handful of acquisition offers. Founder and CEO Stewart Butterfield said on stage Re/Code's Code Conference earlier this week that the co...

Venture Capital 11 minutes ago

A Tale Of Two Goalies In Game 7

A Tale Of Two Goalies In Game 7

Henrik Lundqvist isn’t supposed to lose Game 7. And to be fair, New York’s 2-0 loss to Tampa Bay last night was in no way Lundqvist’s fault. For two periods New York’s attack was ineffectual, and its defense allowed the Lightning to get off a number of qualit...

Deadspin 13 minutes ago

Angel investor says he'll only invest in startups that have women as founders

Angel investor says he'll only invest in startups that have women as founders

One angel investor wants an investment portfolio full of women. Jonathan Sposato, a Seattle-based entrepreneur and the CEO of photo editing software PicMonkey, made a bold announcement last week at the Seattle Angel Conference that he’d only fund companies with one or more fem...

Mashable! 22 minutes ago

4.8 And 5.5 Magnitude Earthquakes Did Not Hit Northern California, Automated Quake Alerts Fail USGS, LA Times After Deep Japan Quake

4.8 And 5.5 Magnitude Earthquakes Did Not Hit Northern California, Automated Quake Alerts Fail USGS, LA Times After Deep Japan Quake

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — Two powerful earthquakes, measuring 4.8  and a 5.5 magnitudes did not hit San Simeon and Brooktrails early Saturday morning.  The widespread reports of the quakes are the result of a glitch in the systems used to quickly spread the ...

CBS 5 -...p; World 1 hour ago