Are you smarter than a fifth-grader? Elon Musk takes advice from a 10-year-old

This week a fifth-grader from Michigan wrote to Space X and Tesla founder Elon Musk with a great idea for a contest to help promote the company's green sports cars. The inventor not only embraced the idea, but wrote back to say thanks. The post Are y.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsMar 2nd, 2017

Google Maps Pulls Cupcake Calorie Counter After Backlash

You can call it the Great Cupcake Controversy of 2017. In what is probably the only example ever of tiny, frosted cakes sparking mass outrage, strong negative feedback has prompted Google to remove a cupcake calorie counter from its iOS Maps app, the.....»»

Category: topSource:  scitechtodayRelated News5 min. ago

Replacing the "Air Force One" fleet literally takes an act of Congress [Commentary]

There seems to be almost unanimous agreement — a rarity in Congress — that the president’s current aerial fleet needs to be replaced......»»

Category: aviationSource:  defensenewsRelated News16 min. ago

Top 20 Netflix shows that subscribers finished within 24 hours of release

At this point, unless you've been living under a rock, chances are that you've heard of the term "binge watching." In fact, if you subscribe to Netflix or any of the other streaming services, you've likely binged a series or two yourself -- watching.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  bgrRelated News17 min. ago

Mobile ad technique allows stalkers to follow you around a city for less than $1000

This month, University of Washington researchers will present Exploring ADINT: Using Ad Targeting for Surveillance on a Budget — or — How Alice Can Buy Ads to Track Bob at the Workshop on Privacy in the Electronic Society in Dallas; the paper de.....»»

Category: topSource:  boingboingRelated News17 min. ago

Smalltown America finds ecstasy at Dollar General

I love dollar stores, and so does rural America. Dollar General, in particular, is cleaning up in the towns so out of the way even Wal-Mart can't make business there. The Decatur store is one of 1,000 Dollar Generals opening this year as part of t.....»»

Category: topSource:  boingboingRelated News17 min. ago

Go from Good to Great with Predator"s Training Room

This content hub features esports psychologists, trainers, and coaches aimed to help you up your game. Partner Content by Predator Gaming What kid doesn’t want to be a master swordsman when he or she grows up? To follow the Hollywood cliche.....»»

Category: gameSource:  ignRelated News25 min. ago

Batman #33 Review

DC's flagship Batman comic begins a key new storyline that explores the fallout of Batman's marriage proposal to Catwoman. DC has been purposely vague about the premise of this new Batman story arc, revealing little more than that it features B.....»»

Category: gameSource:  ignRelated News25 min. ago

Dad introduces baby to the art of playing piano with your feet

Sure, you can probably bang out "Chopsticks" on the piano – but can you do it with your feet? In this sweet video from dad and YouTuber Viva Frei, his son proudly shows off his "Chopsticks" skills – but with a little help, of course.&.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News25 min. ago

Baidu plans to put a driverless bus on Chinese roads next year and cars by 2021

Chinese search giant Baidu has some bold new targets for its self-driving auto plans.  Baidu CEO Robin Li outlined company's self-driving vehicle goals for the next few years onstage at the Wall Street Journal’s D.Live technology conferenc.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News25 min. ago

Say hello to the Bluetooth speaker that easily fits in your pocket or purse

Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. Bluetooth speakers are one of the most convenient technological breakthroughs of the last decade, but they can also be clunky, difficult to transpo.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News25 min. ago

New dad straps on his baby to sing her to sleep with some multi-instrumental smooth jams

Finally, I have something in common with 2-month-old babies: we both love falling asleep to the sweet sounds of early '80s soft rock. One new dad won't let his newborn stop him from playing music, only now, he'd rather she were strapped to him wh.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News25 min. ago

Incredible microscopic footage captures the invisible movement of life itself

A team of scientists in Austria filmed a single tree root tip growing over a 17-hour period. The footage shows how organisms respond to gravity and it can help us figure out how to grow plants in space. The video is this year's winner in Nikon’.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News25 min. ago

Gymnast McKayla Maroney reveals relentless sexual abuse from Olympic doctor

If you thought the stories regarding sexual abuse and harassment were done—or only limited to Hollywood—you have grossly have misunderstood the scope of this pervasive problem. In a heart-wrenching and personal note Wednesday, Olympic gol.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News25 min. ago

Samsung Announces Bixby 2.0, a “Bold Reinvention” of a Platform That’s Barely 6 Months Old

Samsung announced Bixby 2.0 this morning at the Samsung Developer Conference. The announcement focuses on the future of the platform and a plan for it to be more open and accessible to developers, as well as to new device categories. In fact, Samsung.....»»

Category: mobileSource:  droidlifeRelated News25 min. ago

Bixby 2.0 is Samsung"s attempt to topple Amazon"s Alexa

Samsung just announced a new version of its assistant, and it's gearing up to take on Amazon's popular Alexa AI. Do you hear an Echo? Because Samsung just announced Bixby 2.0, an update to its intelligent voice assistant, and it's moving i.....»»

Category: topSource:  techradarRelated News25 min. ago

Battling flames increases firefighters" exposure to carcinogens

The threat of getting burned by roaring flames is an obvious danger of firefighting, but other health risks are more subtle. For example, firefighters have been found to develop cancer at higher rates than the general population. Now researchers have.....»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated News32 min. ago

The Sonos One offers all that wireless speaker goodness with a side of Alexa

 There isn’t much to say about the new Sonos One that hasn’t been said about Sonos already. The company has long been the gold standard in wireless whole-home audio and their speakers, while small, are powerful and more than usable f.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated News32 min. ago

Online game will spot if you have hidden cybersecurity talents

A music major or law student might have native cybersecurity skills a trained IT student doesn’t – and this online game will identify you.....»»

Category: topSource:  newscientistRelated News33 min. ago

"Small number" of Russian Facebook election ad accounts used Messenger

According to David Marcus, Facebook's VP of Messaging Products, a "small number" of the 470 Russia-linked accounts that attempted to influence last year's US elections also used Messenger. He said so in an interview at Wall Street.....»»

Category: topSource:  engadgetRelated News33 min. ago

AlphaGo Zero Goes From Rank Beginner to Grandmaster in Three Days—Without Any Help

Google DeepMind takes deep neural networks where no machine has gone before Google DeepMind takes deep neural networks where no machine has gone before.....»»

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