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On Thursday night the eyes of a chunk of the nation were on the headquarters of Tesla, where founder Elon Musk delivered a long-hyped product announcement. As all the buzz and leaks suggested, the company unveiled a new home-based battery that can store electricity and serve as a backup generator....
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Nobody wants to say it outright, but the Apple Watch sucks. So do most smartwatches. Every time I use my beautiful Moto 360, its lack of functionality makes me despair. But the problem isn’t our gadgets. It’s that the future of consumer tech isn’t going to come from information devices. It’s going to come from infrastructure.
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Thursday, the Mercury MESSENGER orbiter became the latest spaceship to live tweet its own death. We’re such suckers for that schtick.
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It's "interesting as an unintended social experiment," Brookings says.
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Elon Musk extols the virtues of battery power in an evening press conference.
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A study tying the aging process to the deterioration of tightly packaged bundles of cellular DNA could lead to methods of preventing and treating age-related diseases such as cancer, diabetes and Alzheimer's disease, experts say.
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Greg Gage is on a mission to make brain science accessible to all. In this fun, kind of creepy demo, the neuroscientist and TED Senior Fellow uses a simple, inexpensive DIY kit to take away the free will of an audience member. It’s not a parlor trick; it actually works. You have to see it to believe it.
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“Every one of us is, in the cosmic perspective, precious. If a human disagrees with you, let him live. In a hundred billion galaxies, you will not find another.” - Carl Sagan
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At least once a month, some friend or family member asks me how to recover data from a failed hard drive. I help them as best I can, but in my head, my answer is always the same: “go back in time and back up your computer like you know you should’ve.”
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David Eagleman: Can we create new senses for humans? | Talk Video | TED.com
www.ted.com

As humans, we can perceive less than a ten-trillionth of all light waves. “Our experience of reality,” says neuroscientist David Eagleman, “

Toronto Star
www.thestar.com

“Trust us,” the provincial government seems to be saying, “we can't do anything right. You're better off with Bay Street.”

Good News: Cricket Protein Bars Are Almost Here
www.wired.com

Using the hashtag #talkpay, people are tweeting about how much money they make—a radical thing to do in a culture that treats disclosing you

Inside the Feminist ‘Onion’: The Satirical Bite of ‘Reductress’
www.thedailybeast.com

The sharply witty ‘Reductress’ site doesn’t just satirize the sexism women face, but also the inadequacies and failings of feminism itself.

Richard Wilkinson: How economic inequality harms societies | Talk Video ...
www.ted.com

We feel instinctively that societies with huge income gaps are somehow going wrong. Richard Wilkinson charts the hard data on economic inequ

We've Just Developed a Portable Cloaking Device
gizmodo.com

If you’re a non-magical being, you might think your chances of becoming invisible are slim to nil. But don’t jump to conclusions just yet: R

How to DJ 101: Why You Must Understand Phrasing
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Even though most of our audience is made up of advanced or intermediate dj's we get a lot of new dj's on the site every month who are hungry

Chomsky: 'I Don't Look at Twitter Because It Doesn't Tell Me Anything'
www.byline.com

Byline interviewed Noam Chomsky, to find out his views on the current media landscape. Are the media still "manufacturing consent"?

Have you pressed the button?
www.brookings.edu

The button started as a simple April Fools’ Day prank on Reddit, the Internet super-forum. As of the publication of this post over 800,000 p

We Know What Killed Freddie Gray
www.slate.com

On Friday morning, Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby announced the results of Freddie Gray’s autopsy. The report is clear. His fatal

Tesla’s New Home-Based Battery Isn’t Just Nifty. It’s Liberating.
www.slate.com

On Thursday night the eyes of a chunk of the nation were on the headquarters of Tesla, where founder Elon Musk delivered a long-hyped produc

Chomsky says US is world’s biggest terrorist
www.euronews.com

Noam Chomsky is one of the superstars of the intellectual world; a prolific author and self-proclaimed anarchist, who, at the age of 86 stil

Farewell, Grooveshark
www.theatlantic.com

Everyone knew you were probably illegal all along.

Tesla’s new “Powerwall” home battery will cost $3,500 for 10kWh units [U...
arstechnica.com

Elon Musk extols the virtues of battery power in an evening press conference.

The Information Age Is Over. Welcome to the Infrastructure Age.
gizmodo.com

Nobody wants to say it outright, but the Apple Watch sucks. So do most smartwatches. Every time I use my beautiful Moto 360, its lack of fun

People Got So Into This Strange Internet Button They Made Up Religions
gizmodo.com

It started as an April Fool’s Day lark, but a digital button placed on Reddit just one month ago has spurred a complex, sprawling online com

Twitter Is the Next Great Digital Graveyard
motherboard.vice.com

Media have already given up on Twitter as the centerpiece of successful digital strategy. Life on the content farm is hard--you have to writ

How To Make 8-Bit Music: An Introduction To FamiTracker
www.synthtopia.com

In this post, guest author Joe E. Allen takes a look at making 8-bit music with FamiTracker - a free windows tracker for producing music for

Scientists discover key driver of human aging: May lead to slowing or re...
www.sciencedaily.com

A study tying the aging process to the deterioration of tightly packaged bundles of cellular DNA could lead to methods of preventing and tre