The Verge

  • !The Jaguar F-Pace has the face of a wildcat
    Contemporary car design is art, science, and technology. To parse through the marketing hype and sensory overload, I focus on fine bits of automotive design, to find just one thing that makes a vehicle look extraordinary.It’s no small feat to make…
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  • !The Moon has more water than we thought
    The Moon has more water than previously thought, and it’s deep below the lunar surface. A new study suggests that water is widespread beyond the poles, where it was already known to exist, although scientists don’t know exactly how much water is…
    - 19 mins ago 24 Jul 17, 6:08pm -
  • !Google CEO Sundar Pichai is joining the Alphabet board of directors
    Sundar Pichai has another job to do: serve on the board of directors for Alphabet, the parent company for Google. Pichai has been the CEO of Google since the creation of Alphabet in October 2015 — a move that split out a bunch of somewhat random bu…
    - 25 mins ago 24 Jul 17, 6:02pm -
  • !Mesh Wi-Fi will come for us all: Asus ships Lyra system for $399
    Back in January, when Asus announced its upcoming home mesh Wi-Fi system (then called "HiveSpot"), the market was already flooded. Now the HiveSpot has been renamed to Lyra, but it's mid-2017 and there are seven aisles in every Best Buy dedicated to…
    - 1 hour ago 24 Jul 17, 4:59pm -
  • !The Game of Game of Thrones: season 7, episode 2, Stormborn
    I’m going to address something right now, and then we’re not going to talk about it again for the rest of our lives: it is strange to watch the men tasked with writing Game of Thrones attempt to write intimacy that is not twisted in some way. And…
    - 2 hours ago 24 Jul 17, 4:35pm -


Ars Technica


  • !Snopes seeks crowdfunding in ownership battle
     How many times have you heard some urban legend, chain letter, or misleading bit of news repeated and immediately found a thorough, fact-based debunking on Snopes? Like every damn day for the last 20 years or so, right? Snopes was there for you whe…
    - 6 mins ago 24 Jul 17, 6:21pm -
  • !Nvidia Shield TV gets updated YouTube app with 360 video
     Nvidia’s Shield TV is the best streaming box you can get right now, thanks to 4K support, a variety of surround sound audio formats and a great execution of Android TV, and it just got a little bit better: The latest update to the YouTube app bri…
    - 12 mins ago 24 Jul 17, 6:15pm -
  • !Google releases the final Android O developer preview
     Google today launched the fourth and final developer preview of Android O, the latest version of its mobile operating system. As expected, there are no major changes in this release and, according to Google, the launch of Android O remains on track…
    - 20 mins ago 24 Jul 17, 6:07pm -
  • !New Funny or Die series, The Real Stephen Blatt, streams exclusively on Amazon Prime Video
     Funny or Die is launching an all-new miniseries, The Real Stephen Blatt, which will be streamed exclusively on Amazon Prime video. Though some Funny or Die content is currently available on Amazon Prime, such as The Very Best of Will Ferrell, The V…
    - 24 mins ago 24 Jul 17, 6:03pm -
  • !Google’s Sundar Pichai to join Alphabet’s Board
     Google CEO Sundar Pichai is joining parent company Alphabet’s board, according to an announcement Monday from the company.  “Sundar has been doing a great job as Google’s CEO, driving strong growth, partnerships, and tremendous product innov…
    - 27 mins ago 24 Jul 17, 6:00pm -

9to5 Mac


  • !Sam Tarly is the real MVP of 'Stormborn' on 'Game of Thrones'
    Sam Tarly is hoping to cure greyscale. The terminal disease could mean the end for Ser Jorah Mormont, who is desperately searching for a cure.  Tarly, who has come a long way from Season 1, could be the key to saving Mormont. All hail Samwell Tar…
    - 10 mins ago 24 Jul 17, 6:17pm -
  • !The 'Black Panther' cast watching new footage is all of us
    Marvel's Black Panther cast is too good for this world. When the actors appeared at San Diego Comic-Con, however, they hadn't seen any footage of their upcoming film — so they reacted just as strongly as the fans.SEE ALSO: 'Black Panther' just…
    - 19 mins ago 24 Jul 17, 6:08pm -
  • !Trump's flawless sketch of the NYC skyline is now set for auction
    Do you have 9,000 extra dollars and *extremely phlegmy cough* singular taste in art? Wonderful — please be the one to buy Donald Trump's line drawing of the NYC skyline.Trump originally created this flawless sketch for a 2005 auction benefitting a…
    - 22 mins ago 24 Jul 17, 6:05pm -
  • !Is this the new fidget spinner?
    'The Orbiter' is a magnetic fidget device that allows you to disassemble, flick, spin, and roll it. Read more...More about Concentration, Real Time, Real Time Video, Real Time, and Real Time Video
    - 22 mins ago 24 Jul 17, 6:05pm -
  • !'Hamburger straws' are Japan's newest way to make the rest of us wonder what's going on over there
    Sometimes Instagram trends explore the beautiful form that food can take, and sometimes they're really freaking weird.Confusing at it may seem, a new trend has emerged in Japan that involves sticking McDonald's hamburgers on drinking straws.最近…
    - 33 mins ago 24 Jul 17, 5:54pm -


  • We Can’t Pretend Juice Is Healthy for Babies Anymore
    Juice is liquid candy. Sure, it has a few more vitamins than your average can of Coke, but it also has more sugar. Your days of pretending it’s healthy are over: the American Academy of Pediatricians has finally found the guts to tell us to stop g…
    - 63 days ago 22 May 17, 7:00pm -
  • What TV-Show Foods Are You Obsessed With?
    Happy Monday, and welcome back to to What’s Cooking?, the weekly open thread where you get to share all of your brilliant thoughts, advice, recipes, and opinions on all things edible. This week I want to chat about the fictional foods you wish wer…
    - 63 days ago 22 May 17, 6:30pm -
  • How to Protect Yourself Online, with Former Black-Hat Hacker Hector Monsegur
    This week on The Upgrade we talk with Hector Monsegur, Director of Assessment Services at Rhino Labs.Read more...
    - 63 days ago 22 May 17, 6:20pm -
  • You Can Now Order Food on Facebook—But Do You Need To?
    You no longer have to peruse multiple websites (or even paper menus) or talk to someone on the phone to order takeout and delivery. Thanks to apps like Grubhub, Seamless and PostMates, ordering food is easier than ever. And now Facebook is aiming to…
    - 63 days ago 22 May 17, 4:00pm -
  • A Guide to All the Best, Worst and Weirdest 2017 TV Pilots You’ll Probably Never Watch
    As our favorite shows begin their descent into the void (New Girl, Scandal, Girls), new shows are once again out here crying for approval. This year’s TV pilots—full of mostly white male leads and showrunners—include military dramas, medical dr…
    - 63 days ago 22 May 17, 3:55pm -

The Next Web

  • !Mario Kart in real life is the best use of AR so far
    Anyone still wondering what the hype around augmented reality (AR) is all about need look no further than Hado Kart. This Mario Kart for AR is available at a Japanese arcade called 3rd Planet, a VR-focused playground. We’ve seen AR based on Super M…
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  • !Samsung S8 Active leaks, and it’s not as ugly this time
    Samsung has another high-end device on the way this year, and it’s not the Note 8. A reddit user has leaked images of the Samsung Galaxy S8 Active, which continues Samsung’s tradition of building more durable offshoots of it mainstream phone seri…
    - 1 hour ago 24 Jul 17, 4:58pm -
  • !The biggest data leak in Swedish history was also the most avoidable
    It’s been described as “the biggest leak in Swedish history”, and it’s easy to see why. Looking to cut costs, in 2015, the Swedish Transport Agency (STA) outsourced the management of its database and IT infrastructure to two companies — IBM…
    - 2 hours ago 24 Jul 17, 4:43pm -
  • !Google no longer shows ‘best torrent sites’ carousel in Search
    Google is no longer making it easy for pirates to quickly find decent torrent sites. Following numerous reports that the company had begun displaying suggestions for popular torrent platforms straight at the top of Search, the internet giant has now…
    - 3 hours ago 24 Jul 17, 3:13pm -
  • !This startup 3D prints glasses that will fit nobody but you
    It’s a bit of a holy grail for the eyewear industry: Being able to sell glasses that never pinch, slide off, or seem off-center. But every face is different, noses come in various sizes, and ears aren’t always in the exact same position. So when…
    - 3 hours ago 24 Jul 17, 3:04pm -


  • This smart grid program could save millions of tons of CO2 annually
    Ofgem, the U.K. government’s regulator for gas and electricity, has revealed that projects trialled under the Low Carbon Networks Fund (LCNF) could save 215 tonnes of CO2. The program ran for six years, ending in 2015, with the aim of helping Dist…
    - 15 Dec 16, 3:00am -
  • 3 benefits a smart city can gain from smart infrastructure
    The Internet of Things is sweeping across the globe at breakneck speeds, and before we know it, our entire lives will be facilitated by connected technology. We’re already seeing the IoT make an incredible impact on how the industrial world operat…
    - 15 Dec 16, 2:15am -
  • PARC secures federal funding to develop peel-and-stick sensors
    PARC, the research and development arm of Xerox, announced on Tuesday that it has secured part of $19 million in federal funding from the Energy Department to develop peel-and-stick sensors for homes, businesses, and other buildings. The peel-and-st…
    - 15 Dec 16, 1:30am -
  • Get My Parking launches smart city pilot in India
    Studies of traffic congestion regularly point much blame at cars circling for parking. To tackle this perennial problem, Get My Parking is joining a smart city initiative to launch a smart parking pilot in India. As reported in Firstpost, the Delhi-…
    - 15 Dec 16, 12:27am -
  • Do fitness wearables need an affordability upgrade?
    According to a recent Gartner survey, almost a third of fitness tracker or smartwatch owners end up ditching them. The survey studied about 9,000 users from the U.S., Australia and the U.K. Reasons for the dropped tech use vary from wearables breaki…
    - 14 Dec 16, 8:00pm -