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30 Mar 23:18

AT&T's gigabit internet arrives in Apple's backyard

by Jon Fingas
It's official: AT&T is offering full-fledged gigabit internet service in Silicon Valley before Google. After months of teasing, the telecom has launched its U-verse GigaPower service in Cupertino, Apple's home turf -- and a quick drive away from Goog...
31 Mar 00:58

What's on your HDTV: 'Interstellar' Blu-ray, 'Mad Men', 'Archer'

by Richard Lawler
Cooper Griggs

Season 5 of Archer (Vice) jumped the shark. Not enjoying it.

The NCAA men's basketball tournament is down to its Final Four, and this weekend we'll find out which two move on to the championship game. Of course, we'll be glued to the couch watching Interstellar on Blu-ray. The film will even bring its IMAX seq...
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29 Mar 16:36

Stop Fires Fast With Heavy Bass

by Ari Spool
Cooper Griggs

via Bewarethewumpus


These two George Washington University Students figured out a new way to fight fires: by pumping up the bass.

30 Mar 07:05

Shadow of a Martian Robot

What if you saw your shadow on Mars and it wasn't What if you saw your shadow on Mars and it wasn't

30 Mar 04:22

Liquid metal machines 'eat' in order to move

by Jon Fingas
Cooper Griggs


Robots typically rely on batteries to get power, but they may soon have to do little more than nibble on another material to start moving. Chinese researchers have developed simple liquid metal machines (not shown here) that zip around if they "eat" ...
30 Mar 10:46

E-Scooters with swappable batteries will land in Taipei this summer

by Steve Dent
Scooters don't normally generate much buzz without some kind of gimmick -- unless they're, say, connected to a well-known company and feature a crazy business model. The all-electric Gogoro Smartscooter fits that description perfectly, as it was crea...
30 Mar 15:36

Apple's Tim Cook calls state discrimination laws 'dangerous'

by Jon Fingas
A number of tech executives have decried state laws that promote discrimination against the LGBT community by allowing companies to refuse service on religious grounds, but Apple CEO Tim Cook is taking his opposition to the next level. The executive ...
30 Mar 18:59

'Spooky' experiment proves quantum entanglement is real

by Andrew Tarantola
Cooper Griggs

my head is swimming

Einstein was wrong -- about the quantum mechanical phenomena known as superpositioning and wave form collapse, at least. A team from Australia's Griffith University and Japan's University of Tokyo, have proven that both are tangible phenomena, not si...
30 Mar 21:47

Former feds in Silk Road case stand accused of stealing bitcoins

by Nicole Lee
While Ross Ulbricht was found guilty for creating and running the online black market known as Silk Road, it seems that a couple of Federal agents assigned to the case weren't so innocent either. The US Justice Department has just charged two former ...
29 Mar 05:00

Comic for 2015.03.29

29 Mar 17:59

Gotta go fast(via gifsboom:video)

Gotta go fast

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30 Mar 15:00

Ear Infraction

Rumor: Parents should watch for signs of mastoiditis after their children develop ear infections.
30 Mar 14:58

A Black and Blue Life: A Coal Miner Becomes a Photographer of Exquisite Waves and Seascapes

by Christopher Jobson

Convection - Ray Collins

Australian photographer Ray Collins first picked up a camera in 2007 and used it to photograph his friends surfing around his home after long shifts working in a nearby coal mine. His attention quickly shifted from his friends to patterns and forms he noticed in the waves. Collins, who is colorblind, was also drawn to the interplay of light and water, perhaps more attune to contrast than the nuance of color. He poetically refers to this switch from coal miner to fine art photographer as a balance between his “black life and blue life.”

The accolades, awards, and sponsorships have been heaped on Collins leading to the publication of his first book, Found at Sea, he also has a wide variety of prints on his website, and you can follow his photography day-to-day on Instagram. (via Laughing Squid)

Underwater - Ray Collins

Fury - Ray Collins

Ominous - Ray Collins

Beneath The Vortex - Ray Collins

Viscous  - Ray Collins

Ripples - Ray Collins

Rainbow - Ray Collins


Sunburst - Ray Collins

30 Mar 19:48

Custom Glass Planets Containing the Cremated Remains of Loved Ones

by Kate Sierzputowski
Cooper Griggs

Well that's a helluva Xmas tree ornament.







Merry Coor produces ethereal designs from cremated remains within custom glass beads. Coor crafts each bead by hand, first melting glass into a round bead, then spiraling the design out of ashes on top, and finally sealing the design with an outer layer of clear glass. For each bead she not only requests a 1/2 teaspoon of ashes, but also a picture, letter, or story of the deceased so she can develop a personal connection while forming the piece of jewelry.

Coor has been making glass beads for about 15 years, but it wasn’t until last year that she began incorporating ashes into their designs. After this development Coor explained, “My bead making now gave me a new purpose, and a way to honor others, both living and passed.”

Custom beads can be requested by the California-based artist either through her company’s website, Ash Beads, or through her Etsy. (via Laughing Squid, Bored Panda)

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by jaline
24 Mar 16:58

New tactic in war on net neutrality: Strip FCC of enforcement funding

by Jon Brodkin
Cooper Griggs

via Bewarethewumpus

After losing the battle against net neutrality rules at the Federal Communications Commission, FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai has taken his fight to Congress. Today, Pai asked the House of Representatives to strip the FCC of funding it needs to enforce net neutrality rules.

"Congress should forbid the Commission from using any appropriated funds to implement or enforce the plan the FCC just adopted to regulate the Internet," Pai said in prepared statements for an FCC budget hearing. "Not only is this plan bad policy; absent outside intervention, the Commission will expend substantial resources implementing and enforcing regulations that are wasteful, unnecessary, and affirmatively detrimental to the American public."

Pai is one of two Republicans on the FCC. The three-member Democratic majority voted in favor of the net neutrality order. The decision reclassified broadband as a common carrier service and imposed net neutrality rules that prevent Internet service providers from blocking or throttling content or prioritizing content in exchange for payment.

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28 Mar 17:45

AMC's channels come to PlayStation Vue

by Jon Fingas
Cooper Griggs

Thinking about it...

If you were intrigued by PlayStation Vue as a substitute for cable TV but refused to sign up until you could watch The Walking Dead, it's time to hop aboard. Sony has added AMC Networks to Vue's channel roster, giving you AMC proper as well as IFC, S...
27 Mar 22:00

Pizza delivery requests are getting out of hand. (photo by...

Cooper Griggs

via David Pelaez

Pizza delivery requests are getting out of hand. (photo by l31ur)

28 Mar 14:05

The Gays Are Free to Discriminate Against Christians in Hilarious 'Religious Freedom' Parody Video

by Kyler Geoffroy
Cooper Griggs

via lbstopher


Sorry, but the Church of Harvey Fierstein has a strict "No Christians" policy.



28 Mar 12:45

docks79: Amen

Cooper Griggs

via David Pelaez



27 Mar 23:39

See in the dark (for a little bit) with night vision eyedrops

by Andrew Tarantola
Daring biohackers from California's Science for the Masses collective have just performed the world's first night vision-enabling "Shine Job." They employed a chemical called Chlorin e6 (Ce6), which is extracted from deep sea fish and occasionally us...
28 Mar 03:38

Laser-activated nanoparticles are coming to clear your acne

by Andrew Tarantola
Researchers at UC Santa Barbara have developed a high-tech solution to the bane of adolescence: acne. Acne occurs when the skin's pores become clogged. Conventional remedies generally involve stripping the skin of sebum -- the waxy substance naturall...