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Amazon’s Fire Phone Gets Another Drastic Price Cut: £99/$150 Off Contract In U.K.
Amazon continues to try to shift unsold inventory of its unpopular smartphone, the Fire Phone, by slashing the price-tag. It’s currently discounting a U.K. version of the device that’s on contract with the O2 carrier to £99, down from £399. Read More
1/28/2015 7:38:25 AM
Graffiti and satellites combine for a massive animated GIF
Look, it isn't easy making GIFs on the computer without the right applications, so it's giving us a headache thinking of the work that goes into each of these graffiti-turned-GIFs by an artist named INSA. Especially the one you see above, because the...
1/28/2015 7:35:00 AM
London could soon have its very own 40,000-square-foot Smithsonian museum
As London works to redevelop its Olympic park from 2012 with a new cultural center, it could eventually include an import from the United States. The Smithsonian Institution is working to establish its first international museum outpost in Britain. See also: 12 amazing places to visit in Britain in 2015 London's mayor and developers for the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park site have secured $50 million in private contributions for the Smithsonian, the world's largest museum and research complex, to help anchor in a new "Olympicopolis" cultural center that would open in 2021 A 40,000-square-foot (3,700-sq. meter) Smithsonian gallery would feature permanent and rotating exhibits from Smithsonian sites including the National Air and Space Museum, National Museum of American History and National Museum of Natural History and various art galler
1/28/2015 7:34:56 AM
Israel’s Singulariteam Raises 2nd Fund, $102M Backed By Tencent, Renren Founders
Israel is racking up a growing list of startups that have either exited to big buyers or gone public, and this trend is driving yet more investment into the country. In the latest development, Tel Aviv VC Singulariteam is announcing that it has closed its second fund — $102 million from LPs that include co-founders of China’s Tencent and Renren — that it will use… Read More
1/28/2015 7:34:49 AM
By the numbers: Apple's ludicrous fourth quarter
Apple reported the biggest quarter in its history this week --?and one of the largest by any company ever -- by nearly every metric imaginable. AppleInsider put those mind-boggling numbers into perspective.
1/28/2015 7:31:00 AM
You can finally buy Samsung's shockingly great virtual reality headset -- trust us, it's AMAZING!
The first time I tried Samsung’s virtual reality headset, I was beyond skeptical. Here was Samsung yet again trying to jump on any trend it possibly could by quickly churning out an ill-conceived competitor. I sat down, listened to a Samsung spokesperson run through his short, prewritten spiel, and lifted the Gear VR over my head. No one was filming me so I can’t be certain, but I think my jaw hung wide open the entire time I tried it. CHECK IT OUT: Whatever you do, don’t buy these 5 smartphones The Gear VR is good. Shockingly good. It uses Samsung’s quad HD Galaxy Note 4 phablet as the brains and the display for the headset, and a pair of special lenses
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1/28/2015 7:30:09 AM
Grow: Cuby's Quest is an intriguing space adventure game
Grow: Cuby's Quest is a new space adventure game for iOS. You control Cuby. No one's entirely sure what Cuby actually is, but at the very least it's a cube-shaped character that survives and thrives on "pecs," crystals in the game. The short version:...
1/28/2015 7:30:00 AM
The Secret Behind the $1 Billion South Korean Startup: Deals, Deals, Deals
One of South Korea's hottest mobile startups isn't so much one company as it is 71 companies. Yello Mobile, launched two years ago, has grown at a brisk rate by gobbling up dozens of other startups in mobile commerce, mobile marketing and local services.
Wall Street Journal
1/28/2015 7:28:44 AM
Good Technology intros a mobility suite for newcomers
The Good Management Suite targets organizations new to the practice of mobility in the workplace.
1/28/2015 7:16:14 AM
Comcast Pays Overdue Fees, Offers Freebies For TWC Merger Approval
WheezyJoe writes: In seeking more support for its mega-merger with Time-Warner Cable, Comcast has been going across the country giving local governments a chance to ask for favors in exchange for approving a franchise transfer. In Minneapolis, this turned up an unpaid bill of $40,000 in overdue franchise fees, so Comcast will have to pay the city money it already owed in order to get the franchise transfer. Comcast will also throw in $50,000 worth of free service and equipment. "Thirty Minneapolis city buildings will get free basic cable for the next seven years as part of a package of concessions (PDF) the city wrung out of Comcast in exchange for blessing its proposed merger with fellow cable giant Time Warner," Minnesota Public Radio reported. The article notes that getting any kind of refund out of a cable company is not easy. Part of
1/28/2015 7:15:00 AM
Inside the lab where Bleacher Report's future is forged
SAN FRANCISCO — A Westeros-inspired, NBA-spoofing cartoon called
Game of Zones
. Basketball emojis centered around the NBA's biggest stars. An animated satire mixing Johnny Manziel and the Cartoon Network character Johnny Bravo. And a similar mashup featuring Kobe Bryant and a song from the Disney hit
All of these and more have become online hits in recent months from what might, at first glance to many, seem an unlikely place:
. See also: On getting older: Kobe and LeBron as the NBA pages turn The sports website that was founded in 2007 spent its first several years as a hub for slideshows and user-generated content. Media insiders habitually sneered at it as a search engine-gaming site that exemplified everything wrong with a new generation of online content providers Read more...
1/28/2015 7:14:46 AM
Let us now praise the genius of Apple CEO Tim Cook
It's time to give Tim Cook his due. This is Cook's company now and Apple just sold a mind-blowing number of iPhones that resulted in the most profitable quarter in corporate history.
1/28/2015 7:05:40 AM
Oyster Brings The Harry Potter Series To Its Subscription E-Book Service
Oyster, which offers unlimited access to more than 1 million e-books for $9.95 a month, just announced it’s adding the Harry Potter series to its library. To do this, it’s partnering with the website Pottermore (which has been getting attention recently for publishing new, Potter-related stories from author J.K. Rowling). Read More
1/28/2015 7:04:26 AM
The 5 Craziest Numbers From Apple’s Earnings Report
Apple had a record-setting quarter in more ways than one
1/28/2015 7:04:02 AM
Chat App Kik Claims Higher Engagement Than Snapchat As It Hits 200M Registered Users
Snapchat may been in the news for its new media-centric ‘Discover’ platform, but a less familiar startup is pressing its claim as the most popular chat app among young people in the U.S.. Read More
1/28/2015 7:02:59 AM
Useful Tips for Choosing the Right WordPress Theme
It’s ironic that there are so many WordPress themes at large, yet we have such a hard time finding the right one. This article aims to shed some light on questions that plague most web designers, like "what should I look for when choosing a WordPress Theme?" Well, this is ...
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1/28/2015 7:01:01 AM
Oyster adds the complete ‘Harry Potter’ series to its ebook subscription service
Oyster, the ebook subscription service, today announced that it has partnered with Pottermore to offer the complete ‘Harry Potter’ series for fans and new readers alike. In addition to all seven…
1/28/2015 7:00:57 AM
Verizon launches security certificate service for IoT
Verizon's managed certificate service aims to secure Internet of things endpoints for enterprises with large deployments underway.
1/28/2015 7:00:03 AM
KKR makes Israel tech investment in web analytics firm ClickTale
TEL AVIV (Reuters) - ClickTale, whose software enables website owners to see how people behave on their sites, has raised $35 million in a funding round led by KKR , marking the U.S. private equity firm's first investment in Israel's tech sector.
1/28/2015 6:47:03 AM
Gawker Media Generated $45 Million In Net Revenue Last Year And It's Raising A $15 Million Round Of Debt
Nick Denton orders the shrimp linguine. He doesn't look at Balthazar's menu; the media mogul frequents the restaurant and everyone from the hostess to fellow diners knows who he is. Denton personally owns just under 50% of Gawker Media, a company he founded and bootstrapped in the early 2000s, before Facebook was a semi-reliable traffic hose for publishers and banner ads generated meaningful revenue. The board currently consists of himself and Gawker's CTO Tom Plunkett, although Denton is looking to add three new, strategic faces to his table. Union Square Ventures' Fred Wilson was one person he considered as an advisor, although they haven't found a way to work together yet. Aside from a casual conversation or two, Denton says he has never been tempted to sell his site, which is worth at least $250 million based on the company's 2014 net
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1/28/2015 6:47:00 AM
Tim Cook insists iPad prospects still rosy despite 18% drop in sales, 22% fall in revenue
Apple’s press release yesterday noted “all-time record revenue from iPhone and Mac sales as well as record performance of the App Store,” while remaining silent on iPad sales. The reason? The slide continued last quarter, with year-on-year sales down 18%, and a reduction in average selling price meaning revenue was down 22%. Tim Cook acknowledges that the […]
1/28/2015 6:45:40 AM
Even the most secure Android phone ever had a critical security bug
Marketed as the most secure Android handset available, the BlackPhone wasn’t completely safe from hackers’ attacks, as a recently discovered — and fixed — vulnerability in the phone’s instant messaging application could give them access to encrypted personal data such as messages, contacts and potential control over other “vital functions” of the handset, Ars Technica reports. FROM EARLIER: The most secure Android handset is soon getting a special privacy-focused app marketplace The security issue was thoroughly detailed by Azimuth Security, with the company saying that an attacker would only need a Silent Circle ID or phone number to take advantage of the bug. The vulnerability has been fixed by Silent Circle engineers after the company privately alerted them on the
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1/28/2015 6:45:38 AM
Can mobile help Facebook keep growing?
Facebook's stock is on a tear, and Wednesday afternoon it will be under pressure to continue that growth as it reports earnings.
1/28/2015 6:45:00 AM
France Is Trying To Make Google And Facebook Accountable For Hate Speech (FB, GOOG)
France is hoping to make internet companies such as Google and Facebook accountable for social media posts promoting terrorism, Bloomberg reports. The French government is mounting pressure on web companies to take responsibility for online hate speech as the nation battles against extremist groups in the wake of the Charlie Hebdo massacre. Bloomberg reports that President Hollande spoke in Paris on Tuesday about a new law that would make internet operators "accomplices" of such offences — making a racial statement is a crime in France. A draft of the legislation could be made next month and challenges messages across social media platforms. The president was talking at a memorial for Jews deported in World War II. He said that social media sites "can no longer close their eyes if they are considered accomplices of what they host,"
Silicon Alley Insider
1/28/2015 6:44:05 AM
The Guardian Just Unveiled A New Global Website To Take On MailOnline And The New York Times
The Guardian overtook The New York Times to become the world’s second most popular English website in September, behind only MailOnline, according to comScore figures. But by December The New York Times clawed back its second-place position, according to the latest comScore figures (see further below.) The competition for online remains wide open — and that's not to mention rivals like BuzzFeed and the BBC. We sat down with The Guardian’s deputy CEO David Pemsel, its director of digital strategy Wolfgang Blau, creative director Alex Breuer and director of product Anthony Sullivan at its London HQ this week to discuss the newspaper’s digital fightback. Its strategy is not principally aimed at other publishers, however: The Guardian wants growth in its digital revenue to continue to offset the decline of its print product. And, as Blau expl
Silicon Alley Insider
1/28/2015 6:43:00 AM
Apple Is Trading Near Its All-Time High After A Mammoth Earnings Report (AAPL)
After digesting Apple's historic earnings report, investors have decided to buy more Apple stock. Apple is up 9% in pre-market trading. It was only up 5% after hours last night, so investors have clearly gotten more excited about Apple's potential. Apple is now trading at ~$119, which puts it in range of its all-time high, which is $119.75, per Yahoo Finance. The company reported 74.5 million iPhones sold during the holiday quarter, a 46% jump year-over-year, well ahead of expectations that the company would sell 65 million units. We'll keep an eye on the stock all day and update this post.
SEE ALSO: 15 mind-blowing facts about Apple's quarter
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1/28/2015 6:39:00 AM
Mobile Loyalty Startup Lootsie Raises $3.5M
Lootsie, one of several startups that allows developers to add reward programs to their games and other apps, is announcing that it has raised $3.5 million in seed funding. Co-founder and President Brandon Werber told me that Lootsie has been raising the funding gradually, in batches of a few hundred thousand dollars, and the announcement really marks the point where the startup is closing out… Read More
1/28/2015 6:38:31 AM
Creating an old-girls network in Silicon Valley
(Reuters) - Thanks to Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg and her mega-bestselling book, Lean In, the gender-disparity debate has been front and center for years now in Silicon Valley.
1/28/2015 6:33:20 AM
Uber works out how to insure its drivers between fares
Uber has inked a deal with insurer Metromile that addresses a huge question mark: whether its drivers are sufficiently insured between fares. Until now, the ridesharing firm has been giving US drivers $1 million in commercial liability coverage when ...
1/28/2015 6:31:00 AM
Loyalty rewards company Lootsie raises $3.5M in seed funding
Lootsie wants to expand the services it offers to developers and marketers.
1/28/2015 6:30:48 AM
Accel Chooses “A” And “B” With UserTesting’s $45.5 Million Round
When rolling out a new product, or making changes to an old one, companies can spend thousands of dollars on testing to ensure that customers actually like the app, device, gizmo, gadget or service. It’s a multi-million dollar industry, and one that hasn’t taken full advantage of remote technologies. Well, UserTesting aims to change that and has raised $45.5 million in financing… Read More
1/28/2015 6:30:14 AM
UserTesting lands $45.5M to reveal why users do the things they do
The company is all about finding why customers are doing something, as compared to analytics firms' emphasis on the what.
1/28/2015 6:30:08 AM
Boeing shares fly on earnings beat
Boeing reported quarterly earnings and revenue that handily beat analysts' expectations on Wednesday.
1/28/2015 6:30:00 AM
FCC warns against Wi-Fi-blocking
The FCC issued a warning to hotels and other entities about blocking Wi-Fi access, saying it could lead to fines.
1/28/2015 6:30:00 AM
History shows Fed will ease markets
The Fed's first 2015 meeting could give stocks some much-needed relief, one research group's historical study suggests.
1/28/2015 6:30:00 AM
A Huge Privacy Flaw With The Ultra-Secure Blackphone Allowed Hackers To Intercept Messages
The Blackphone is meant to be an ultra-secure smartphone, designed to keep your texts and emails safe from hackers. But Ars Technica reports that there was a big problem with the Blackphone, which meant that its users were actually less secure than people using normal phones. The Blackphone comes with a range of specialist software designed to help its users communicate more securely. That's where the security flaw came in. Blackphone's hardware was secure, but one of the apps had a security flaw that hackers could easily use to intercept messages.
SilentText is the instant messaging app that comes with Blackphones.
Security researcher Mark Dowd found that the app
could be used to find a worrying amount of informat
Silicon Alley Insider
1/28/2015 6:29:00 AM
Jordan set to swap Iraqi death row militant for pilot captured by ISIS
Jordan said Wednesday it is willing to swap an Iraqi woman held on death row in Jordan for a Jordanian pilot captured in December by extremists from the Islamic State group. See also: ISIS captive: 'I have less than 24 hours left to live' The statement by Jordanian government spokesman Mohammed al-Momani made no mention of Japanese journalist Kenji Goto, who is also being held by the Islamic State group. Efforts to release the Jordanian pilot and the journalist gained urgency with the release late Tuesday of a purported online ultimatum claiming the Islamic State group would kill both hostages within 24 hours if the Iraqi woman was not freed. Read more...More about Japan, Jordan, Us World, World, and Islamic State
1/28/2015 6:26:27 AM
Expect more iPhone strength: Analyst
Apple's success in China is bad news for other smartphone makers, Rosenblatt Securities' Brian Blair told CNBC.
1/28/2015 6:23:00 AM
Why Super Bowl ads never live up to the hype
I teach advertising. I watch advertising. I even like advertising. When it’s good. And if it’s not all that advertising-like. So of course I look forward to the Super Bowl. And of course I’m inevitably disappointed. So how can that be? Isn’t the Super Bowl supposed to showcase the best that advertising has to offer? The strategic imperative, whether officially written into the brief or not, asks agencies to create something that critics and viewers alike will love. There’s pressure to trend on Twitter. And kudos should the spot find itself atop the
’s rankings on Monday. Yet despite all the hoopla — the pre-game coverage of the advertising, a stream of teaser spots, the anticipation amplified by social media — the spots themselves rarely live up to
1/28/2015 6:21:57 AM
Another round of snow for New England
Snow-socked New England isn't out of the woods yet.
1/28/2015 6:20:00 AM
Uber taps Metromile to let UberX drivers pay-per-mile on their car insurance
Uber has inked a deal with Metromile, the pay-per-mile car insurance service, that will enable Uber drivers in California, Illinois, and Washington to only pay insurance for the time they're on the road.
1/28/2015 6:16:44 AM
'World of Warcraft' is getting a selfie camera -- don't tell Leeroy Jenkins
Okay, so at last count World of Warcraft had a Pokémon clone built into it, an in-game web browser of sorts and even a tribute to the late Robin Williams. Now it has another way to distract you as the epic battle between the Horde and Alliance rages ...
1/28/2015 6:16:00 AM
WeChat finally arrives on the desktop for Windows users
WeChat has finally launched a version of its desktop client for Windows PC users, nearly a year after the introduction of its client for Macs. Just like the WhatsApp Web client launched last week,…
1/28/2015 6:15:28 AM
Uber, Lyft face crucial courtroom test over driver benefits
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Smartphone-enabled car services Uber and Lyft head to court this week to resolve a critical question for Silicon Valley's sharing economy: whether their drivers are independent contractors or employees.
1/28/2015 6:15:01 AM
Apple’s quarterly profit set new world record for any company, says Standard & Poor’s
Apple didn’t just set a new record for the company when it beat every forecast in the Q1 results announced yesterday, it set a new world record for the most profitable quarter of any company in history, says credit ratings giant Standard & Poor’s. Its net profit of $18B far exceeded the previous record of […]
1/28/2015 6:09:00 AM
Facebook to sell real-time Super Bowl ads, taking on Twitter
(Reuters) - This Super Bowl Facebook is taking a page from Twitter's playbook, for the first time during a football championship selling ads that target people based on what they are talking about in real time.
1/28/2015 6:05:27 AM
Vikings torch a longship in Shetland for Up Helly Aa festival
LONDON — Hundreds of people dressed as Vikings descended on Lerwick in Shetland Tuesday for the annual Up Helly Aa fire festival. See also: English town torches effigy of Putin in a mankini A replica Viking longship was torched as part of the celebrations, which celebrate the island's Norse heritage. Although the festival is based on Viking tradition, it actually only dates back as far as the 1880s. With a handful of exceptions it's been held every year since.
Members of the Jarl Squad dressed in Viking costumes, hold flaming torches during the Up Helly Aa Viking festival, in Lerwick on the Shetland Isles.
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1/28/2015 6:05:12 AM
Hey, User! Do You Know What Your Apps Are Up To?
It’s International Data Privacy Day, not that most people would likely know that — or, some would argue, care. And therein lies the rub. Privacy, we are constantly told by those with their hands on the levers of power, is not something users are bothered about. Read More
1/28/2015 6:02:26 AM
Laser Trip Wire With Keypad Arming
Most of us have had a sibling that would sneak into our room to swipe a transistor, play your guitar or just mess with your stuff in general. Now there’s a way to be immediately alerted when said sibling crosses the line, literally. [Ronnie] built a laser trip wire complete with an LCD screen and keypad for arming and disarming the system. The brains of the project is an Arduino. There’s a keypad for inputting pass codes and an LCD screen for communicating if the entered code is correct or not. [Ronnie] wrote his own program using the keypad.h, liquidcrystal.h …read more
1/28/2015 6:01:22 AM
Enterprise social media management tools are leaving the marketing nest, according to TrustRadius
Enterprise-class social media management (SMM) is changing, according to a new report launched today by TrustRadius. No longer maintained by the marketing team alone, big companies are making use of SMM tools across the organization. In addition to detailed reports and findings, found in TrustRadius’ new Buyer’s Guide to Enterprise Social Media Management Software, is its TrustMap […]
1/28/2015 6:01:03 AM
No, Department of Justice, 80 Percent of Tor Traffic Is Not Child Porn
The debate over online anonymity, and all the whistleblowers, trolls, anarchists, journalists and political dissidents it enables, is messy enough. It doesn’t need the US government making up bogus statistics about how much that anonymity facilitates child pornography. At the State of the Net conference in Washington on Tuesday, US assistant attorney general Leslie Caldwell discussed what […] The post No, Department of Justice, 80 Percent of Tor Traffic Is Not Child Porn appeared first on WIRED.
1/28/2015 6:00:49 AM
These Will Be the Hottest 3DS Games of 2015
Check out the biggest Nintendo-exclusive games coming to 3DS in 2015
1/28/2015 6:00:43 AM
10 Tech-Savvy Ways To Fight This Brutal Flu Season
Share these, not germs, with everyone you come in contact with
1/28/2015 6:00:07 AM
Mortgage volume drop on tiny rate bump
Total volume dropped 3.2 percent for the week ending January 23 on a seasonally adjusted basis, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association.
1/28/2015 6:00:00 AM
Trading ECB bond-buys—1 week later
A European exporters ETF, U.S. Treasurys and even Norwegian oil companies are among experts' favorite plays.
1/28/2015 6:00:00 AM
14 token lessons in love from 'Broad City'
Who needs Dr. Ruth when you have Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer? The two
stars just get us. They know that finding love in 2015 is an uphill battle See also: Abbi and Ilana ogle hunks poolside in new 'Broad City' trailer With Valentine's Day just around the corner, the bae-less will be bombarded with reminders about spending Feb. 14 at home with nothing but a bowl of nachos and Netflix to accompany them on the couch. This time of year, your Facebook feed turns into a collage of engagement announcements and new baby photos. How can one find a suitable love mate under these conditions? HOW ARE YOU NOT SUPPOSED TO THINK YOU'RE GOING TO DIE ALONE!?!?! Read more...More about Dating, List, Love, Valentine S Day, and Tv
1/28/2015 5:52:24 AM
Mexico debates Google sanction over data protection breach
Mexico is considering the imposition of sanctions against Google over a possible breach of data protection law.
1/28/2015 5:52:18 AM
Meet Coolbox, the smart toolbox you deserve
People who regularly contribute to crowdfunding projects might remember the Coolest, a smart cooler that managed to become the most funded campaign of all time with almost $13.3 million in pledges. Along similar lines we now have the Coolbox, a different kind of smart toolbox that packs lots of smart features. Listed on Indiegogo, this advanced toolbox has already smashed through its initial $50,000 goal in just a day, with plenty of time left to raise even more money until the March 12th deadline. FROM EARLIER: This tiny gadget turns your ordinary sink into a high-tech washing machine The Coolbox is a toolbox that does many other things than simply carrying your neatly arranged tools, and seems to be a much better fit
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1/28/2015 5:50:06 AM
iPhone sales trample expectations as profit sets global record
(Reuters) - Apple Inc quarterly results smashed Wall Street expectations with record sales of big-screen iPhones in the holiday shopping season and a 70 percent rise in China sales, powering the company to the largest profit in corporate history.
1/28/2015 5:45:46 AM
The dates every business owner needs to know for 2015
There’s nothing worse than missing a deadline for an easy filing and having to fork over extra money in fees and penalties. Whether you’re a solo freelancer or have launched a startup, you have certain legal, tax, and administrative obligations to meet throughout the year You already have a lot to keep track of running your business; that’s why we have assembled a summary of some key dates and deadlines for 2015. Of course, as with everything you read on the Web, these are common dates that apply to many businesses; however, this list shouldn’t be a substitute for your own research for your particular state and business requirements: Read more...More about Startup, Taxes, Entrepreneurship, Small Business Administration, and Freelancer
1/28/2015 5:45:19 AM
The Intriguing New Science That Could Change Your Mind About Rats
Some people have non-human neighbors of the usual, inspiring kind: Bald eagles and bears, sea lions and salamanders, the sort of creatures found in nature documentaries intoned by deep-voiced narrators who plead on our planet's behalf. But I live in New York City. The star of this show, a charismatic megafauna of my own particular wilderness, is none other than the rat — and what science is teaching us may change how we think of this oft-reviled creature, and maybe even ourselves. The post The Intriguing New Science That Could Change Your Mind About Rats appeared first on WIRED.
1/28/2015 5:45:05 AM
Shake Shack boosts IPO terms
Shake Shack, famous for its frozen custards and hamburgers, on Wednesday increased the terms of its initial public offering to 5.75 million shares.
1/28/2015 5:42:00 AM
The $4.5M supercar ‘holy trinity’
A British multimillionaire could well be the first person to purchase the so called "holy-trinity" of rare supercars.
1/28/2015 5:38:00 AM
Sony’s hi-def NW-ZX2 Walkman available for pre-order from tomorrow at $1,280
Sony’s new portable audio player for high-definition lossless formats, the NW-ZX2 Walkman, will be available for pre-order for around $1,280 from January 29 at all Sony Stores and Sony Centers. The…
1/28/2015 5:36:15 AM
Pregnant women in Britain given £400 in shopping vouchers to quit smoking
LONDON — A trial where pregnant smokers were given £400 in shopping vouchers was deemed so successful at getting women to quit that it will likely be rolled out to other parts of the UK. See also: America's 12-week maternity policy has nothing to do with families The controversial scheme was tested with a group of over 600 pregnant smokers in "materially deprived" parts of Glasgow and Clyde Half of the group were given routine treatment and assistance, while the other group were given the same thing plus £400 worth of Love2shop vouchers. The vouchers, handed out at various stages as incentives, could be used by the pregnant women in popular high street shops like Argos, Debenhams and Boots Read more...More about Uk, Pregnancy, Smoking, Us World, and World
1/28/2015 5:35:57 AM
Why All Three Game Consoles Have Now Ditched the TV
Can't imagine a world without televisions? It may sound crazy now, but it's not impossible. The post Why All Three Game Consoles Have Now Ditched the TV appeared first on WIRED.
1/28/2015 5:30:51 AM
Well That Didn’t Work: The Rolling Rocket Bomb Designed to Kill Nazis Almost Killed a Dog Instead
War has a long history of sparking and accelerating invention. But while many of those ideas change history---the bayonet, aerial combat, the nuclear bomb---there are just as many that flop. The list of failures is long, but must surely be led by a device whose test ended with a dog chasing an errant rocket and generals running for their lives alongside members of the general public. The post Well That Didn’t Work: The Rolling Rocket Bomb Designed to Kill Nazis Almost Killed a Dog Instead appeared first on WIRED.
1/28/2015 5:30:33 AM
Fantastically Wrong: The Bizarre Mirages That Once Scared the Bejesus Out of Sailors
Jesuit priests aren’t especially known for their heavy drug use, but it would seem that Father Domenico Giardina was tripping pretty hard on August 14, 1643. Looking out over the sea from Messina, Sicily, Giardina saw “a city all floating in the air, and so measureless and so splendid, so adorned with magnificent buildings, all […] The post Fantastically Wrong: The Bizarre Mirages That Once Scared the Bejesus Out of Sailors appeared first on WIRED.
1/28/2015 5:30:25 AM
Forget Virtual Reality. Are You Ready for Virtual Sushi?
A gastronomical virtual reality experience that uses head mounted displays, 3-D printers, and food science to trick our taste buds. The post Forget Virtual Reality. Are You Ready for Virtual Sushi? appeared first on WIRED.
1/28/2015 5:30:25 AM
Here’s How We Know Global Warming Made the Blizzard Worse
New Yorkers caught the wimpy end of Juno, but the carbon charged storm chin-checked New England. The post Here’s How We Know Global Warming Made the Blizzard Worse appeared first on WIRED.
1/28/2015 5:30:11 AM
Your PS Vita is about to get slightly less useful
If you regularly use the Maps and YouTube apps on your PlayStation Vita, please raise a hand. If you'd be mightily disappointed if those were to disappear from the portable console, keep your hand up and someone will bring you a tissue. That's becaus...
1/28/2015 5:29:00 AM
Citi reaches deal on ChexSystems: Report
Citibank has reached an agreement with New York Attorney General to change its screening processes for checking and savings accounts.
1/28/2015 5:28:00 AM
A Superbly Designed Camera Bag With Compartments Like Whoa
Thule's Convert DSLR Rolltop Backpack features a padded removable camera pod, a laptop sleeve, and plenty of compartments and fasteners for stowing and organizing all of your gear. The post A Superbly Designed Camera Bag With Compartments Like
appeared first on WIRED.
1/28/2015 5:23:43 AM
Zimride Is Closing Its Public Ride-Sharing Service To Focus On Corporates And Students
Zimride, the long-distance ride-sharing service in the U.S. which spawned Lyft, is closing down its consumer-facing business to focus on business and university customers. Read More
1/28/2015 5:11:54 AM
The Guardian completes its relaunch with global release of redesigned site
The Guardian has today announced the official relaunch of its website, which has been rebuilt from the ground up to make it easier to navigate and identify different types of content.…
1/28/2015 5:10:23 AM