For a few hours on Monday, the internet was abuzz with the news street artist Banksy had been arrested and his identity revealed. The story was soon revealed as a hoax, which was apparent from the get-go considering it was published on the National Report, the satire site which a few weeks ago published a story about Facebook’s plans to charge users $2.99 per month.
“There’s no sound in space,” you cry. “Space is a vacuum, you dolt!” Yes. It’s true. But what if, say someone like NASA, put up some special instruments to listen to electromagnetic vibrations on the Voyager space probe, and translated it into actual sound? Well, it could be the best music you’ll hear all day.
Spotify have announced their latest subscription model, Spotify Family, which allows up to five different people to share the one premium account without treading on each other’s toes.
In this post-potato salad world of crowdfunding, it’s hard to know what’s a joke and what isn’t. Well let’s be totally clear about this – thanks to Kickstarter, US hip-hop duo Run The Jewels (RTJ) are releasing an album of cat sounds, entitled ‘Meow The Jewels’. No joke.
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Technology only truly changes the world when it stops being exciting. Fire, electricity, microwaves, they were all the stuff of science-fiction (or at least distinctly terrified futurist grunting) until they started making our food better. Now nanotechnology is being applied to clean clothes.
You may know John Siracusa as the primary author of tech blog Hypercritical, or his podcast of the same name. You may even know him as co-host of the short-lived podcast Neutral or its tech-based spin-off Accidental Tech Podcast with friends Marco Arment and Casey Liss.
‘Head of getting moonshots ready for contact with the real world‘ isn’t the simplest job title you’ll ever see, but that’s exactly what Obi Felten at Google[X] gets to call herself.
The Chromecast dongle is one of the most popular gadgets Google launched in the last few years, according to the company’s own past statements, but a second-generation model is yet to hit stores. But when it does come out, a new Chromecast won’t have any new features to offer users, Google has confirmed, after an FCC filing outed the second-generation device.
Tying in with the new coding and computing content initiative announced by the BBC last month, the British broadcaster has announced a new Doctor Who-themed game designed to teach the basics of programming to kids.