You probably remember the story of Chinese hackers breaching Google servers in 2010. Apparently, they were not targeting the Gmail accounts of human rights activists, but rather a database containing years of sensitive information related to U.S. surveillance.
Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer has promised not to "screw up" Tumblr. It remains to be seen if any of the site's users will be fleeing.
As for advertising on Tumblr, there's not much to screw up yet. It's ad units are so new, they also face other obstacles as well as including an ambivalence towards advertising. There's also a lack of metrics and a platform that lets you do marketing outreach for free.
Yahoo announced a brand new Flickr experience for desktop and its Android users. The company unveiled its new look at a press event in New York on Monday and the look aims to breathe new life into the once struggling brand.
Roppongi Hills complex created a short called Tokyo City Symphony by projecting 3D animation onto a 1:1000 scale model of the city and used some catchy techno rifts to make the cityscape appear to look like it was dancing along to the music.
You might want to think twice about relying on making Google Voice calls from your computer. For those who have updated Google Talk in their Gmail accounts, it's easy to select "Try the new Hangouts". Some are reporting now that its impossible to place or receive Google Voice calls from the inbox.
When you think of bacteria, you think of some kind of hairy microorganism seen under a microscope, with an intent to hurt you. But this picture above isn't anything like that. It's art!
This picture depicts how the bacteria Myxococcus xanthus moves over time. It is for a competition in the Art of Science run by Princeton University. Mingzhai Sun and Joshua Shaevitz recorded the paths of the bacteria showing how it moves, and hunt, which happened over the course of four hours.
Yahoo's board of directors has approved a $1.1 billion acquisition of blogging platform Tumblr, according to The Wall Street Journal. Reportedly an all cash acquisition, Tumblr will maintain control of its operations.
It will come a time when we might just be able to upload our brains to the Internet. In fact, there are many who are already thinking about this.
People like Ray Kurzweil have predicted that singularity will be reached, and it is the moment when machine learning will surpass human intelligence. Science fiction movies like the new thriller Upload don't thread along a new concept, it's just a something that's been long thought out for a long time already.
There's going to be more wearable tech coming out, now that Google Glass has gotten the ball rolling. This one here is called CastAR. and it takes a whole different approach to modified-reality tech by slapping tiny projectors on your face.
Self driving cars will come soon enough. But not before they undergo further testing and some more crowd brainwashing that its better to have one than to drive it yourself.
Still, the cost of a self driving car isn't going to be cheap. If its not coming from this 19 year old schooler at least. He was given an award for developing an artificial intellegence that will dramatically lower the cost of self driving cars.
One day we're all going to be replaced with robots. The first are probably fashion outlets. Because who needs a human to fold a shirt now that a robot can do it.
ROS Industrial put together this highlight reel of its robots in action. And one of them can do just that. Of course, the demo is meant to show off what it can do, and not actually replace someone just yet. But given time, you can bet we'll be seeing more of these machines in stores.
On holiday right now but miss your pet so much you just got to play with it? A game of "chase the laser" with a cat is fun, because animals just don't get how that little red dot is taunting them.
To allow owners to play with their pets even when they're away, here's Petcube, a gadget currently in pre-production. The gadget will couple a Wi-Fi connected 720p camera with a laser pointer, and it can be used through a website or an app, and you can control the laser and allow anyone in the world to play with your pet.
Robert Burden's latest art piece - The Autobot, gives Optimus Prime some timelapse awesome. It took him over 1,000 hours to complete this, and Robert captured the entire process in a two and a half minute timelapse.
Believe it or not. Earth's atmosphere is slowing escaping us. And it's heading into space. There's not much we can do about it.
But according to MinuteEarth, the process is super slow, and chances are, you're not going to experience the lack of an atmosphere in your life time. But one day, it'll all be gone. Like Mars. Which means, let's enjoy this Earth while we still can. [MinuteEarth]
NASA's culinary techniques have improved alongside its technology to send people up into space. Tested Site Mashup takes a delicious tour of NASA's Space Food Systems Laboratory and looks first hand into what goes into making those perfect meals for astronauts.
PEMDAS - or the order of operations, is probably wrong. As MinutePhysics explains, the formula we've all learnt in school - which involves solving equations with multiple operators in them has more to it than what we thought.