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Brutal inspiration: why poets are writing about Coventry’s ring road

Encircling an eccentric city centre where medieval streets meet the modern world, this hulking piece of 1970s infrastructure is the subject of 27 poetry films celebrating its bizarre concrete beauty The post Brutal inspiration: why poets are writing.....»»

Category: infraSource:  architecturelabMar 20th, 2017

Silk Road: Google search unmasked Dread Pirate Roberts

The man who beat the FBI to identify the mastermind of global online drugs market Silk Road......»»

Category: hdrSource:  bbcRelated News3 hr. 27 min. ago

Why the TV Talents Arms Race Has Begun

IGN examines why Robert Kirkman, Carlton Cuse, and more of TV's biggest names are becoming exclusive to services like Netflix and Amazon......»»

Category: gameSource:  ignRelated News3 hr. 50 min. ago

All the features in Apple Maps that’ll make you not hate it

Apple Maps isn't the first app most people are clamoring for when they're lost on a road trip. It's actually one of the first apps I deleted when iOS finally let you get rid of native iPhone apps.  SEE ALSO: GBoard now supports YouTube and Goog.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News3 hr. 50 min. ago

As the Laid-Off Struggle, High-Tech U.S. Plants Are Hiring

Herbie Mays is 3M proud, and it shows -- in the 3M shirt he wears; in the 3M ring he earned after three decades at the company's plant in suburban Cincinnati; in the way he shows off a card from a 3M supervisor, praising Mays as "a GREAT employee.".....»»

Category: topSource:  scitechtodayRelated News4 hr. 15 min. ago

This self-driving crash truck in Colorado is designed to get into accidents

The majority of self-driving vehicles pride themselves on preventing accidents. But there's a new truck on the road that boasts the ability to do just the opposite. Meet Colorado's self-driving crash truck. The post This self-driving crash truck in C.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News7 hr. 27 min. ago

Why mobile games are appearing in arcades all over the world

Traditional arcades are now embracing mobile gaming titles – but why is Candy Crush appearing next to Time Crisis 2? Seemingly everyone has downloaded and incessantly played free games like Angry Birds, Fruit Ninja or Candy Crush Saga on our.....»»

Category: topSource:  techradarRelated News11 hr. 7 min. ago

Memories of Fear Could Be Permanently Erased, Study Shows

A new study unpicks why certain sounds can stir alarming memories, and reveals a new approach to wiping such memories from the brain. The Guardian reports: Published in the journal Neuron by Cho and his colleague Woong Bin Kim, the research reveals h.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News18 hr. 15 min. ago

Google Explains Why It Banned the App For Gab, a Right-Wing Twitter Rival

AmiMoJo shares a report from Ars Technica: When right-wing trolls and outright racists get kicked off of Twitter, they often move to Gab, a right-wing Twitter competitor. Gab was founded by Andrew Torba, who says it's devoted to unfettered free expre.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News20 hr. 59 min. ago

What is a smart TV, and why should you consider buying one?

If you've been living under a rock, you might wonder: What is a smart TV, anyway? Lucky for you stone-dwellers, we've put together a quick-hit guide to teach you everything you need to know about televisions with big brains. The post What is a smart.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News21 hr. 51 min. ago

Fashionable and safe chickens wear little pink vests to cross the road

How did the chicken cross the road? By wearing a bright pink vest, of course! A bed and breakfast in Perthshire, Scotland, gave their hens a makeover that's both fashionable and functional — they were given high-visibility vests for protection.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News21 hr. 58 min. ago

Self-sufficient Eclipse Chasers Hit the Road To "Totality"

An anonymous reader shares a report: Michael Zeiler packed his portable toilet then headed out on a 10-hour drive from New Mexico to Wyoming where, on Monday, he intends to mark the ninth time he has seen the moon pass in front of the sun in a total.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News21 hr. 59 min. ago

The Essential phone that’s not that essential

Perhaps one of the most poorly named products in recent memory, the new Essential phone arrives just in time to make us wonder why it even exists.Using a “modular” design, the idea is to add pieces like a 360-degree camera or maybe some sort o.....»»

Category: telecomSource:  cwRelated News21 hr. 59 min. ago

Why Android Oatmeal should be the name of the next update

After years of promoting sugar-packed treats, it's the perfect time for Google to turn a new leaf and what better place to start than with O? Our little Android robot buddy has been pigging out for years, snacking on the likes of lollipops, mar.....»»

Category: topSource:  techradarRelated NewsAug 18th, 2017

Why Did Infosys CEO Suddenly Resign?

Infosys, a multinational IT services and consulting business based in India, is currently without a permanent CEO and managing director after the abrupt resignation of Vishal Sikka. The first non-founder to lead the 36-year-old company, Sikka said.....»»

Category: topSource:  scitechtodayRelated NewsAug 18th, 2017

Bigger isn’t always better: 5 of the smallest smartphones worth buying

Phones are getting larger and larger - but what options exist for the small-of-hand, or people who just want a phone they can use one-handed? That's why we put together a list of the best of the smallest smartphones! The post Bigger isn’t alway.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsAug 18th, 2017

Weekly Rewind: Tiny iPhones, injectable bandages, Bitcoin for dentists, and more

In the tech world, a lot happens in a week. So much news goes on that it's almost impossible for mere mortals with real lives to keep track of it. That’s why we’ve compiled a quick and dirty list of the top tech stories from this week. The post W.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsAug 18th, 2017

Opinion: Stop Focusing On Player Counts So Much

Why a game’s player count doesn't really matter unless it's actually hurting the game. As soon as LawBreakers released last Tuesday, there were people in comment sections and forums around the internet declaring it a “dead game.” Accordin.....»»

Category: gameSource:  ignRelated NewsAug 18th, 2017

Why Lady Gaga and her mom want you to take this "mental health first aid" class

Cynthia Germanotta, known to most of the world as Lady Gaga's mom, is sitting in the lobby of a glitzy Sacramento Sheraton hotel. A few hours from now, her daughter will play a sold-out show a mile from here as part of her Joanne world tour.  Bu.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated NewsAug 18th, 2017

Google explains why it banned the app for Gab, a right-wing Twitter rival

Gab's free-speech stance makes it popular with right-wing trolls and racists. Google CEO Sundar Pichai. (credit: Sam Churchill) When right-wing trolls and outright racists get kicked off of Twitter, they often move to Gab, a Twitter competito.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsAug 18th, 2017

Why a Brit turned his Volkswagen Passat into a garden shed on wheels

A British man dropped his garden shed on a Volkswagen Passat chassis, and he's out to set speed records in it. He recently added a nitrous oxide injection system in a bid to break the 100-mph barrier. The post Why a Brit turned his Volkswagen Passat.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsAug 18th, 2017