Archive for November, 2013


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Death was heavy on our minds this week — we explored the US’s largest mass grave and watched Jar Jar’s life end in a never-before-seen twist. Oh, and there’s a Pandora for pornography now. Thanks, internet!

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Ford Motor Company announced this week that top designer J Mays is retiring. In his 33-year career and 16-year tenure at Ford, Mays ushered in the era of retrofuturistic styling that other car companies scrambled to follow.

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Nixie watches are nothing new – Woz wears one sometimes – but these glowing tubes, originally designed in the 1970s for heavy-duty industrial displays, are hard to power and hard to maintain.

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A number of Instagram users are currently reporting difficulty accessing the popular photo-sharing service both on the web and mobile versions of the app.

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Earlier this week, Microsoft updated its Office 365 suite with a couple of new features and licensing terms.

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Azarkant—a 3D short by Andrey Klimov—doesn’t have much of a plot, but it’s delicious computer generated eye candy for lovers of spaceships, robots, dead cosmonauts and Haloesque things in general.
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The Hill reports today that the White House is considering appointing a civilian leader to run the NSA when current director Keith Alexander, who has led the agency since 2005, steps down in the spring.

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We’re currently having system issues. We are aware of the problem and are working hard to resolve it. Thank you for your patience!— Instagram (@instagram) November 9, 2013
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Astronaut Karen Nyberg just tweeted this breathtaking photo of a sunrise, taken from humanity’s most awesome scenic overlook — the International Space Station.
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The organizers of the hackathon at Yale this weekend aren’t exactly sure how many students turned out for the sleepless grind. Gauging from the depletion of YHack t-shirts, they put it at about 950.

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