In Praise of Wasting Time (TED Books) by Alan Lightman In this timely and essential book that offers a fresh take on the qualms of modern day life, Professor Alan Lightman investigates the creativity born from allowing our minds to freely roam, without attempting to accomplish anything and without any assigned tasks. a.co/ezlPNid
IN OCTOBER 2016, while working in Rwanda, a biologist named Jordi Galbany heard about a new online game on one of his favorite podcasts, a Catalan-language radio show called "Versió Rac 1." Playing was simple, he learned: All you did was frantically press 1’s and 0’s as randomly as possible. Galbany was in. Between days of
Grindfest is named for grinding, a subculture I might describe as medical punk. Less than a decade old, it is the anti-establishment fringe of a biohacking movement that’s increasingly in the zeitgeist, in the form of health and fitness trackers, “cognitive enhancing” coffee and vitamins, and billionaire-backed schemes to outwit aging. Grinders, too, aim to
Chat apps are all the rage these days. Just ask Google, it can't seem to get enough. And it looks like Yahoo is the latest to jump on the bandwagon with it... by Ryne Hager in Applications, News — Read on www.androidpolice.com/2018/05/07/yahoo-just-released-group-chat-app-called-squirrel/
You Could Soon Be Able to Text with 2,000 Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphs | Open Culture — Read on www.openculture.com/2018/05/you-could-soon-be-able-to-text-with-2000-ancient-egyptian-hieroglyphs.html
The Dark Web is an infamous digital hive of scum and villainy, where people around the world visit their black markets and conduct encrypted business away from any watching eyes. Naturally, that makes a lot of people curious. However, there are other, more innocent reasons to use the Dark Web. Source: How to access the
A few days ago, my team launched a new feature on Wikipedia called “page previews”. People seem to like it— we are seeing 5,000 hits to our API a minute to serve those cards that show when you hover over any link. Read more...
Apple took a headlong dive into augmented reality (AR) when it announced ARKit in iOS 11 , giving developers a platform to create AR experiences for the iPhone and iPad. New data seems to suggest that leap is paying off. Sensor Tower, an app insights firm, found that more than 13 million ARKit-only apps have