Archive for August, 2016

This video accurately explains why self-driving cars will be so awesome

Self-Driving Cars Explained
I am evangelical about the benefits of self-driving cars, so much so that my friends will clear the room the second they hear the word LIDAR. But in my defense, self-driving cars are going to be the biggest technological innovation of this decade. Don't believe me? Just watch this. YouTube star CGP Grey does an excellent job of explaining why humans inherently suck at driving, and why self-driving cars can do it so much better. It's probably all arguments you've heard before, but the concise explanations (and cute graphics) are enough to cure the most Miata-loving sceptics.

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Chris Mills

August 31st

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The dream of the Courier lives on, but it’s still a dream

courier1 Oh yes, young feller, that there Yoga Book sure is something. But why don’t you just set a while an’ listen to the stories of an old blogger. ‘Twas back in the old days — before the millennials took over. That’d be 2009 or so. Longer than most remember these days. Let me ask ya something, m’boy. Ever hear tell of a Courier? Read More

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Devin Coldewey

August 31st

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Steve Jobs planned to continue to run a secret TV set project after stepping down as CEO

Apple has long been rumored to be developing an actual TV set, but to this day the company has instead focused its efforts on the Apple TV set-top box. A new report from Recode, however, details how Steve Jobs believed Apple finally thought of the perfect way to create a TV set two months before his death.

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Chance Miller

August 31st

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Mac

Saga Is the Best Comic in the Universe Because It Shows You How Evil Robots Jack Off

The kinkiest thing an automaton can wank to is the organic lifeform he’s tried to kill for five years.

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August 31st

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Does Luke Skywalker die in Star Wars: Episode VIII?

Star Wars Episode VIII Luke Skywalker
Anything goes in Star Wars, as The Force Awakens proved last year, and no one is safe. Main characters don’t die as often as they do in Game of Thrones, but it's clear that the franchise isn't afraid to kill off big characters. After Han Solo was killed in Episode VII, could Luke Skywalker be next? We don’t have any spoilers for you this time, but Mark Hamill just trolled with fans in a way that seems to entertain the idea.

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Chris Smith

August 31st

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HSN’s first pitch-off competition goes in search of the next big consumer product

HSN_JobDesc_Header HSN is looking for the next big American consumer product. Today, 100 makers and entrepreneurs from around the U.S. will pitch their products for a chance to win airtime on HSN, a listing on HSN.com, a piece in Good Housekeeping magazine and its “Seal of Approval,” following testing. The products will come from across categories, like home, kitchen, toys, productivity, and yes,… Read More

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Sarah Perez

August 31st

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PSA: Samsung’s new Gear S3 smartwatches work with iPhones, feature circular faces + cellular connectivity

Earlier today Samsung revealed its latest generation of Tizen-based smartwatches, the Gear S3 Classic and Gear S3 Frontier, and 9to5Google was on hand to test the device. While these two new devices don’t look much different compared to last year’s Gear S2 lineup, they do make some major improvements.

Obviously, the first thought with a Samsung wearable is that it is designed to go with their Andoid-based smartphones even though this one has LTE, GPS and a reported 4-day battery life.

But this time, they work with iOS…

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Ben Schoon

August 31st

Apple

Mac

You should be excited that Apple’s iPhone 7 is killing the headphone jack

Curved iPhone Liquidmetal Touch Surfaces
Plenty of people are complaining about Apple’s rumored decision to remove the headphone jack from the iPhone 7 even before the device is announced. And there's no question at all that the complaining will continue after the new iPhones debut next week. But the move makes perfect sense to anyone who has been following Apple’s iPhone closely. Now, a new Apple innovation further reinforces the idea that we should be extremely excited to see the 3.5mm headphone jack go away.

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Chris Smith

August 31st

Apple

Mobile

You should be excited that Apple’s iPhone 7 is killing the headphone jack

Curved iPhone Liquidmetal Touch Surfaces
Plenty of people are complaining about Apple’s rumored decision to remove the headphone jack from the iPhone 7 even before the device is announced. And there's no question at all that the complaining will continue after the new iPhones debut next week. But the move makes perfect sense to anyone who has been following Apple’s iPhone closely. Now, a new Apple innovation further reinforces the idea that we should be extremely excited to see the 3.5mm headphone jack go away.

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  3. Google is killing the Nexus line and vanilla Android with it

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Chris Smith

August 31st

Apple

Mobile

Qrates lets you press your hot beats onto vinyl

IMG_6240 Hello, fellow young people! I, like you, love vinyl. It offers richer, more realistic (pet) sounds and it is great for lugging from squat house to squat house and for sharing on a portable record player while you enjoy some fine beverages on the front stoop of your Williamsburg duplex. But how can you press your own music onto vinyl with a minimum of (hot) fuss? A Tokyo-based team has the answer. Read More

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John Biggs

August 31st

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