Thursday, May 25, 2017
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Matt Furie celebrated yesterday’s Free Comic Book Day by killing off Pepe the Frog

Spare a thought for poor Matt Furie, a wonderful indie comics creator whose Boys' Club comics featured a lovable frog called Pepe that was adopted by the neofascist movement (the so-called "alt-right") as a symbol for racism, xenophobia, homophobia,...

A cool new Facebook bot is offering sex therapy

Are bots the new therapy couches? Facebook can do a lot of things, but can it also fix your sex life? That's the goal of Lovely Bot, new Facebook chatbot that engages you in a kind of sex therapy...

Cold War-era nuclear tests actually changed the space environment around our planet

We're in a bubble! Humans change every environment we inhabit on Earth, building cities, clearing forests, growing crops, and living in even the most remote parts of our world. But now we have evidence that we also affect the...

A federal appeals court shoots down the FAA’s drone registry requirement

The FAA’s drone database hit a major snag this week, courtesy of a U.S. Court of Appeals ruling. The D.C.-based court sided with drone hobbyist John Taylor, who argued that the Federal Aviation Administration doesn’t have jurisdiction over what...

ATAP goes AWOL at Google I/O

For the last few years, Google’s skunkworks ATAP unit always held its own keynote at I/O, Google’s flagship developer conference. Often, this was where Google would show off its most experimental and interesting projects — and sometimes, this ATAP...

No, YouTube’s mobile live streaming is not yet open to all – but it’s...

YouTube appears to be further opening up mobile live streaming by dropping requirements on subscriber counts in order to gain access to the feature, according to reports out today. Google, however, has disputed claims saying the new functionality is...

Uber for camping? This new app wants to help you get away

According to a report by the Outdoor Foundation, Americans log 598 million nights a year under the stars. At an average of $40 in expenses and fees per night, that’s $24 billion spent on campsites alone. Add in all...

More ‘Arrested Development’ is a terrible idea

Arrested Development Today, after months of speculation and four years after the last season, Netflix announced that Arrested Development will return for Season 5 sometime in 2018. And I really don't want it. Now, I absolutely love the first...

Google brings hands-free calling, proactive alerts to Home

Home is about to get a lot more powerful with voice-calling, new notifications and response systems and a bunch of new music/video services. Google’s Rishi Chandra announced a bunch of new additions to the its home voice assistant, Google...

Stephen Wolfram’s “A New Kind of Science” goes open-access

It's been 15 years since the publication of Steven Wolfram's A New Kind of Science, a mindblowing, back-breaking 1,200-page book that (sort of) says the whole universe is made up of recursive fractals, also noteworthy for the frequent repetition...

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Drivemode raises $6.5M from Panasonic and others for smartphone car tech

If you’re an Android device owner and also a driver, you may already be familiar with Drivemode: It’s one of the most popular apps...

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