The Huffington Post

Tech Crunch

  • newVisualizing the slave insurance industry

    Visualizing the slave insurance industry

     Similar to the way people insure their cars, houses and lives, slave-owners would sometimes insure their slaves. Fearful of not getting their money’s worth from their slaves, owners would sometimes take out insurance policies on them. In the 1800…
    - 1 hour ago 22 Feb 18, 9:07pm -
  • newAnnouncing TC Sessions: Robotics with UC Berkeley, May 11 at Zellerbach Hall

    Announcing TC Sessions: Robotics with UC Berkeley, May 11 at Zellerbach Hall

     Robotics is an incredibly demanding field because robots demand the best of everything technology has to offer. For that reason, there is no better subject for one of TechCrunch’s single-day, single-topic events, and we’re excited to announce t…
    - 2 hours ago 22 Feb 18, 8:34pm -

Gizmodo

  • Google's Coolest Tech Is Getting Harder and Harder to See

    Google's Coolest Tech Is Getting Harder and Harder to See

    Google always uses its annual I/O developer conference as a place to trot out some of its biggest and most exciting product updates. You’d be forgiven for feeling like this year was kind of a dud. There were no new gadgets, no new moonshot project…
    - 19 May 17, 3:25pm -
  • The First AI-Generated Paint Names Include 'Homestar Brown' and 'Stanky Bean'

    The First AI-Generated Paint Names Include 'Homestar Brown' and 'Stanky Bean'

    Humans aren’t nearly as creative as we think. Craft brewers, for example, have run out of fun names and are sending each other cease and desist letters for coming up with the same ideas. So, what if we let computers come up with new names for us?Re…
    - 19 May 17, 3:20pm -

Mashable

Gawker

  • How Things Work

    How Things Work

    Gawker.com is shutting down today, Monday 22nd August, 2016, some 13 years after it began and two days before the end of my forties. It is the end of an era.Read more...
    - 22 Aug 16, 9:33pm -

Lifehacker

  • We Can’t Pretend Juice Is Healthy for Babies Anymore

    We Can’t Pretend Juice Is Healthy for Babies Anymore

    Juice is liquid candy. Sure, it has a few more vitamins than your average can of Coke, but it also has more sugar. Your days of pretending it’s healthy are over: the American Academy of Pediatricians has finally found the guts to tell us to stop g…
    - 22 May 17, 7:00pm -

Engadget

  • newAmazon inks deal with Televisa for Spanish-language shows

    Amazon inks deal with Televisa for Spanish-language shows

    Amazon may be producing more and more of its own shows, but it's also playing catch-up trying to follow industry trends in the fantasy and sci-fi genres. To shore up its dearth of Spanish-language content, the company just signed a deal with Televisa…
    - 26 mins ago 22 Feb 18, 9:45pm -

Boing Boing

TreeHugger

ReadWriteWeb

  • This smart grid program could save millions of tons of CO2 annually

    This smart grid program could save millions of tons of CO2 annually

    Ofgem, the U.K. government’s regulator for gas and electricity, has revealed that projects trialled under the Low Carbon Networks Fund (LCNF) could save 215 tonnes of CO2. The program ran for six years, ending in 2015, with the aim of helping Dist…
    - 15 Dec 16, 3:00am -

Jezebel

Think Progress

The Daily Dish

  • It Is Accomplished
    As Gandhi never quite said, First they ignore you. Then they laugh at you. Then they attack you. Then you win. I remember one of the first TV debates I had on the then-strange question of civil marriage for gay couples. It was Crossfire, as I recall,…
    - 26 Jun 15, 5:21pm -

Popeater

  • newAfghanistan's ArtLords daub walls with messages of defiance, hope

    Afghanistan's ArtLords daub walls with messages of defiance, hope

    Filed under: News, World News, Art & BooksKABUL (Reuters) - Activists in Afghanistan are speaking out against corruption and spreading messages of peace and social justice with murals, many painted on concrete blast walls that have risen to ward off…
    - 16 mins ago 22 Feb 18, 9:55pm -