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America’s Tech Guru Steps Down—But He’s Not Done Rebooting the Government

The White House confirmed today the rumors that Todd Park, the nation’s Chief Technology Officer and the spiritual leader of its effort to reform the way the government uses technology, is leaving his post.

Hyperlapse, Instagram’s New App, Is Like a $15,000 Video Setup in Your Hand

Today at 10am PST, Instagram is lifting the veil on Hyperlapse, one of the company’s first apps outside of Instagram itself.

DMT: You Cannot Imagine a Stranger Drug or a Stranger Experience

N,N-dimethyltryptamine, or DMT, is an illegal, psychedelic, tryptamine compound found in the human body and at least ~60 species of plants worldwide. Rick Strassman, M.D.

Dirty Game Development Tricks

The article is being highlighted as one of Gamasutra's best stories of 2013. This trick was on the PS3: We on the Insomniac engine team had some textures that we wanted distributed with our engine/tools release. These were things like noise textures and source input for full-screen filter effects.

Ban e-cigarettes in restaurants and workplaces, says World Health Organisation

Electronic cigarettes should be banned inside cafes, restaurants and workplaces, and should not be advertised to children and non-smokers, the World Health Organisation has said.

I’ve never paid for it in my life... we are talking Wi-Fi, right?

Something for the Weekend, Sir? Free at last! Free at last! Thank God, I’ve found some public Wi-Fi that’s free at last!

Building 3D with Ikea

Every year, CGSociety goes to SIGGRAPH, one of the premier conferences on innovation for the computer graphics and VFX industries in the world. In 2012, we watched as Martin Enthed, the IT Manager for the in-house communication agency of IKEA, gave a short presentation.

The anti-Facebook: one in four American neighborhoods are now using this private social network

It was early in the morning when the flooding hit The Knolls, a neighborhood of about 500 homes in Columbus, Ohio. The sewer overflowed, dumping a foot and half of water into Chuck Totten’s basement, where his wife Deb kept around $25,000 worth of fabric and sewing supplies.

Monday, 18 August 2014 – The Pastry Box Project

I’m tired. I became a father almost three months ago. My daughter is this wonderful, fantastic little being and she kind of looks like me and she smiles a lot but oh for the love of everything on Earth, I am tired.

Email Is Still the Best Thing on the Internet

There's the co-founder of Asana, the work software startup. Email has "become a counter-productivity tool,” Justin Rosenstein likes to say.  And it's not just entrepreneurs with cloud software to sell. There are the young people, too, especially whatever we call the younger-than-Millennials.

De toekomst van het digitale factchecken: Trooclick

Het Franse bedrijf Trooclick maakt een plug-in die laat zien wanneer een bericht op internet onwaarheden bevat. Althans: bij sommige artikelen. Er zit toekomst in dit digitale factchecken.

Zomergast Ionica Smeets gemist? Vier momenten om over mee te praten

Wiskundemeisje Ionica Smeets zat gisteravond drie uur lang aan tafel bij Zomergasten-presentator Wilfried de Jong. Heb je het gemist, maar wil je toch kunnen meepraten en -twitteren? Wij zetten vier momenten voor je op een rij. Inclusief kant-en-klare tweets.

First female to win math’s top prize describes her 2 brainstorming strategies

Iranian-born Maryam Mirzakhani of Stanford University has become the first woman to win the top award in mathematics, the Field’s Medal. The award, often described as the Nobel Prize of mathematics, is given every four years to up to four scholars and has been around since 1936.

TUM researchers develop defense software "TCP Stealth"

15.08.2014, Research news Today, a group of journalists has reported the existence of the "Hacienda" spy program.

The future of light : Introducing the secret star of 'Gravity' : an LED light box

One of Future of Light’s favorite places to discover lighting and design innovations is London’s Barbican. After visiting the venue a few months ago for UVA’s Momentum, we were thrilled to be invited back there for the new Digital Revolution exhibition.

Linux is not about choice [was Re: Fedora too cutting edge?]

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If Twitter implements a Facebook-style algorithm, you may not hear about the next Ferguson

Like many across the country, I’ve been closely following the aftermath of the killing of Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri, allegedly at the hands of an white cop. And also like many, I’ve relied largely on social media for reports and analysis about the story.

The big advantage of the Chromebook over Windows, Macs

Talk mobile and you'll stir up a hornet's nest. There are many options and those who are enthusiastic about each of them, and they will let you know that their solution is "best.

What Happens to #Ferguson Affects Ferguson:

Ferguson is about many things, starting first with race and policing in America. But it’s also about internet, net neutrality and algorithmic filtering.

Is Encrypted Messaging Entering The Mainstream?

As people grow more aware of government and criminal surveillance of their mobile devices and computers, a flurry of companies have recently launched products they say provide fully private communication.

Awesome Screenshot URL tracking and niki-bot

Back in June, my OSSEC logs alerted me to some web crawling activity by a crawler with a user-agent of 'niki-bot'. Chances are if you grep or analyse your web logs, you've seen it too. That in and of itself is not especially unusual.

Did NASA Validate an “Impossible” Space Drive? In a Word, No.

By Corey S. Powell Physicist John Baez has another, more colorful word to describe the spate of recent reports about a breakthrough space engine that produces thrust without any propellant. The word starts with “bull–.” I won’t finish it, this being a family-friendly web site and all.

How the Other Half Works: an Adventure in the Low Status of Software Engineers

Bill (not his real name, and I’ve fuzzed some details to protect his identity) is a software engineer on the East Coast, who, at the time (between 2011 and 2014) of this story, had recently turned 30 and wanted to see if he could enter a higher weight class on the job market.

I Liked Everything I Saw on Facebook for Two Days. Here’s What It Did to Me

There’s this great Andy Warhol quote you’ve probably seen before: “I think everybody should like everybody.” You can buy posters and plates with pictures of Warhol, looking like the cover of a Belle & Sebastian album, with that phrase plastered across his face in Helvetica.

BioShock Infinite Lighting

Programmers don't generally have reels, but we do have blogs. I've been explaining the rendering work I did on BioShock Infinite quite a bit due to , and I thought it made sense to write some of it down here. For the bulk of development, I was the only on-site graphics programmer.

A Message from the Amazon Books Team

Just ahead of World War II, there was a radical invention that shook the foundations of book publishing. It was the paperback book. This was a time when movie tickets cost 10 or 20 cents, and books cost $2.50. The new paperback cost 25 cents — it was ten times cheaper.

Hit the Reset Button in Your Brain

THIS month, many Americans will take time off from work to go on vacation, catch up on household projects and simply be with family and friends. And many of us will feel guilty for doing so.

Redemption in the afterlife? Why wait when air miles offer an Earthly paradise

I've just spent a week in Australia. Los Angeles to Brisbane and back – a great trip: 14,000 Avios points and 320 tier points. Didn't see much of Australia, but I look set to retain my silver status in the BA executive club.

The man who can see the Internet

When major world crises erupt these days, a least some members of the media rush to check the blog of Renesys, a small New Hampshire-based firm specializing in what it calls "Internet intelligence.

The CyberVor Data Breach: What You Need to Know

News broke on August 5th that Hold Security, an information security and investigations company, discovered a Russian cybercrime ring that had amassed over 4.5 billion consumer records.

Why some schools are selling all their iPads

For an entire school year Hillsborough, New Jersey, educators undertook an experiment, asking: Is the iPad really the best device for interactive learning? It’s a question that has been on many minds since 2010, when Apple released the iPad and schools began experimenting with it.

LSD’s Long, Strange Comeback

In March 2014, for the first time in over 40 years, a study of the therapeutic benefits of lysergic acid diethylamide—more commonly known as LSD—was published in a peer-reviewed medical journal.

Python 3 is killing Python — Medium

Python 3 is easily the worst thing to happen to the Python community. I remember when I first used Python, I had been spending a lot of time in C++ land, and Python was like a revelation. I could open up a text editor and have a working program in seconds or minutes, not hours or days.

How Amazon got a patent on white-background photography

The patent examiner sat down at her desk and pulled up the next item on her examination docket. Patent application 13/292,359. "Studio Arrangement." "Right in my area," she thought. She scanned the patent application text and flipped through the drawings.

Flight 17 Shoot-Down Scenario Shifts

Exclusive: From magazine covers to pronouncements by top politicians, Official Washington jumped to the conclusion that Ukrainian rebels and Russia were guilty in the shoot-down of a Malaysian passenger plane. But some U.S.

Why Most Unit Testing is Waste

Unit testing was a staple of the FORTRAN days, when a function was a function and was sometimes worthy of functional testing. Computers computed, and functions and procedures represented units of computation.

Why Atom Can’t Replace Vim

1976 was a good year for text editors. At MIT, Richard Stallman and Guy Steele wrote the first version of Emacs. And over at Berkeley, Bill Joy wrote vi (though it wouldn’t be called that for a few years yet).

Why a Simple To-Do List Tool Is Winning Over Legions of Fans

Think of it as the Pinterest of to-do lists. Trello is an online tool for managing projects and personal tasks. That may sounds rather prosaic. But this increasingly popular app often inspires the sort of passion usually reserved for consumer apps like Pinterest or Instagram.

Not Exactly Rocket Science

Your arms and toes began as tiny buds that sprouted from your sides when you were just a four-week-old embryo. By six weeks, these limb buds had grown longer and five rods of cartilage had appeared in their flattened tips.

America’s Hidden Credit Card Bill

BOSTON — HOUSEHOLDS can’t spend, on a continuing basis, more than they earn. Countries can’t either, at least not over the long run. But countries can certainly leave the bill for their current spending to the young and to future generations.

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