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Black cowboys: Creole trail rides showcase unique culture
In Texas and Louisiana, a potent mix of zydeco, hip-hop and horses keeps an often overlooked tradition alive
race  photos 
19 hours ago
In crowded field, some media companies sour on podcasts | Poynter
Podcasts are the future.
Podcasts aren’t the whole future.
Podcasts are hit or miss.
business 
yesterday
No Sex Please, We’re Apple: iPhone Giant Seeks TV Success on Its Own Terms - WSJ
Apple wants to make scripted shows for streaming. But it doesn’t want to risk its pristine brand image by including violence, politics, raw language and risqué story lines common to cable, Netflix and Amazon.
business  tv 
yesterday
Somewear: limitless communication built for adventure by Somewear Labs — Kickstarter
Somewear Labs is raising funds for Somewear: limitless communication built for adventure on Kickstarter!

A global, satellite hotspot that brings your friends on every adventure - beautifully designed to fit in your pocket
mobile 
2 days ago
Just Because: How Apple's Awesome Motion Watch Faces Are Made
Sometimes doing things the hard way is the right way.
hardware  video 
3 days ago
Wharton's top professor says America should shorten the work day by 2 hours
"We can be as productive and creative in 6 focused hours as in 8 unfocused hours," says Adam Grant.
business  productivity 
4 days ago
Bonkers Video Of A 200-Foot Firenado Eating A Firehose
Firefighters in British Columbia encountered a rather unique problem while fighting a wildfire.
nature  video 
6 days ago
Larry Page Is a No-Show With Google Under a Harsh Spotlight - Bloomberg
While Alphabet faces existential challenges, its co-founder is exercising his right to be forgotten.
business  politics 
7 days ago
California professor Christine Blasey Ford, writer of confidential Brett Kavanaugh letter, speaks out about sexual assault allegation - The Washington Post
Christine Blasey Ford alleges that Kavanaugh attacked her more than three decades ago when they were each in high school, an allegation Kavanaugh has flatly denied.
gender  crime  politics 
7 days ago
5 Reasons Why You Don’t Actually Need a Plex Pass
If you have lots of locally-saved media on your computer, Plex is a must-have piece of software. But do you actually need to pay for a Plex Pass? Let's find out...
tech 
7 days ago
Are New York’s Free LinkNYC Internet Kiosks Tracking Your Movements?
Code accidentally made public on the internet suggests that LinkNYC may be actively planning to track users’ locations.

“By having access to the browsing activity of people using the Wi-Fi — all anonymized and aggregated — we can actually then target ads to people in proximity and then obviously over time, track them through lots of different things, like beacons and location services, as well as their browsing activity. So in effect, what we’re doing is replicating the digital experience in physical space.”

Sidewalk Labs is selling kiosks to other cities that will be able to “monitor pedestrian, bike and car traffic, track passing wireless devices, listen to street noise and use the kiosks’ built-in video cameras to identify abandoned packages.”
privacy  nyc 
7 days ago
Rethink LinkNYC
Concerned citizens who oppose LinkNYC which is mass surveillance marketed as free WiFi
privacy  nyc 
8 days ago
How the Weather Channel Made That Insane Hurricane Florence Storm Surge Animation
A combination of Unreal Engine and a specially outfitted studio brought Hurricane Florence to life.
journalism  video 
8 days ago
Apple – iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus in 107 seconds
Missed the launch of the new iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, Apple Watch Series 2 and AirPods? Here it is in 107 seconds. Don’t blink.
advertising  video 
9 days ago
Apple’s big news in 108 seconds — Apple
Here’s all the big news from Apple’s big event in less than two minutes. Introducing iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max, the largest display ever on an iPhone. Say a big hello to iPhone XR, with the all-new Liquid Retina display. Then take a look at the completely redesigned Apple Watch Series 4. With the biggest Apple Watch display yet, and a new electrical heart sensor.
advertising  video 
9 days ago
Head-related transfer function
A head-related transfer function (HRTF) also sometimes known as the anatomical transfer function (ATF)[citation needed] is a response that characterizes how an ear receives a sound from a point in space. As sound strikes the listener, the size and shape of the head, ears, ear canal, density of the head, size and shape of nasal and oral cavities, all transform the sound and affect how it is perceived, boosting some frequencies and attenuating others. Generally speaking, the HRTF boosts frequencies from 2–5 kHz with a primary resonance of +17 dB at 2,700 Hz. But the response curve is more complex than a single bump, affects a broad frequency spectrum, and varies significantly from person to person.
audio 
10 days ago
Detention of Migrant Children Has Skyrocketed to Highest Levels Ever - The New York Times
Population levels at federally contracted shelters for migrant children have quietly shot up more than fivefold since last summer, according to data obtained by The New York Times, reaching a total of 12,800 this month. There were 2,400 such children in custody in May 2017.
immigration  politics 
11 days ago
The Untold Story of NotPetya, the Most Devastating Cyberattack in History | WIRED
Crippled ports. Paralyzed corporations. Frozen government agencies. How a single piece of code crashed the world.
security 
12 days ago
Private by Default
I want Feedbin to be the opposite of Big Social. I think people should have the right not to be tracked on the Internet and Feedbin can help facilitate that.
privacy 
12 days ago
Bob Woodward on Trump, Nixon and Anonymity - The Daily
Bob Woodward’s reporting on the Nixon administration pioneered an approach to journalism that drew from anonymous sources and has been widely used since. He has deployed that form of reporting in his new book to tell the story of the Trump administration. Guests: Mr. Woodward, author of “Fear: Trump in the White House,” speaks with Michael S. Schmidt, a Washington correspondent for The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily.
journalism  history 
13 days ago
At U.S. Open, power of Serena Williams and Naomi Osaka is overshadowed by an umpire’s power play - The Washington Post
In a final taut with drama, a clash of two champions is spoiled by the umpire’s chauvinism.
sports  gender 
13 days ago
We can’t afford the madness, sisters — The Undefeated
Motherhood, I once read, is a slow descent into madness. I’ll never forget that revelation. Reading that as the mother of a 2-year-old, I cupped my hands over m…
sports  gender 
13 days ago
Merrick Garland asked to probe perjury allegations against Brett Kavanaugh | Salon.com
A Democratic group filed a complaint against Kavanaugh for lying before Congress
law  politics 
13 days ago
Nike’s online sales jumped 31% after company unveiled Kaepernick campaign, data show - MarketWatch
Talk of Nike Inc. sales taking a hit from the company’s decision to put ex-NFL player Colin Kaepernick at the center of its latest “Just Do It” campaign is looking overblown, based on data from a Silicon Valley digital commerce research company.
sports  politics  race  advertising 
16 days ago
Dozens of iPhone Apps 'Constantly' Sending Location Data to Data Monetization Firms - Mac Rumors
Dozens of popular iPhone apps are sharing the location data of millions of mobile devices with third-party data monetization firms, according to a...
privacy 
16 days ago
Hola: A free VPN with a side of botnet
The free Hola package operates by reselling the bandwidth of millions of Hola users -- resulting in a millions-strong botnet for sale.
privacy 
16 days ago
Americans are changing their relationship with Facebook
Just over half of Facebook users have adjusted privacy settings in the past year. Around four-in-ten have taken a break from checking for several weeks or more.
privacy 
17 days ago
More people are taking Facebook breaks and deleting the app from their phones - The Verge
The Facebook exodus among young people is real, and disenchantment with the leading social media platform is extending to older users, too. According to new data from Pew Research Center, 4 in 10 (42 percent) of those surveyed have taken a break from the social network in the last year.
privacy 
17 days ago
We Went to Dakar, Senegal and Cast This Season’s Most Epic Fashion Shoot
The capital of Senegal is booming with development. But not even a skyline of cranes can interrupt its hypnotizing elegance and legendary chill. We took the season’s best printed and patterned high fashion and spent 72 hours capturing the vibe on the street.
africa  fashion  photos 
17 days ago
#102 Long Distance Parts 1 & 2 - Reply All
A telephone scammer makes a terrible mistake. He calls Alex Goldman.   This episode originally aired in July of 2017.
funny 
17 days ago
How Singapore Fixed Its Housing Problem
Singapore had a severe housing shortage decades ago. But it developed one of the world's best public housing programs, which has also allowed a huge number o...
cities  video 
18 days ago
Google Purchased Bulk Transaction Data from Mastercard to Link Online Ads and Offline Purchases — Pixel Envy
Mark Bergen and Jennifer Surane, Bloomberg: Alphabet Inc.’s Google and Mastercard Inc. brokered a business partnership during about four years of negotiations, according to four people with knowledge of the deal, three of whom worked on it directly. The alliance gave Google an unprecedented asset for measuring retail spending, part of the search giant’s strategy […]
privacy 
18 days ago
Trump Is Russia’s Weapon—Not Its End State - POLITICO Magazine
The president is a useful disruption in a broader campaign by the Kremlin that we need to worry about.
politics 
18 days ago
Nike on Twitter
“Don’t ask if your dreams are crazy. Ask if they’re crazy enough. #justdoit https://t.co/Wd5L42egV8”
sports  advertising  video 
18 days ago
D🌑CFUTURE on Twitter
“characters who exist in both the marvel and dc universe: 1. Axel Asher AKA "Access" a man who exists in both dimensions and must keep them separate to protect the universe 2. the nestle quik bunny”
comics  funny 
19 days ago
Bob Woodward’s new book reveals a ‘nervous breakdown’ of Trump’s presidency - The Washington Post
Aides routinely stole documents off Trump’s desk. Military leaders ignored the president’s orders. And the backstabbing went both ways.
politics 
19 days ago
First day of kindergarten? Chinese school welcomes kids with a pole dancer
BEIJING - A Chinese kindergarten principal has apologized after allowing a pole dancer to perform on the school’s opening day. Yes, you read that right. A Chinese kindergarten thought it was a good i
wtf  china 
20 days ago
Our Favorite Manhattan Playgrounds
Check out these 11 awesome playgrounds to slide, climb, splash and imagine the day away. We dare you to hit all of them this year!
kids  nyc 
20 days ago
What Causes Muggy Weather?
Since mugginess expresses how moist the air feels, you might think that relative humidity would be a good indicator of how muggy it feels outside. However, dew point temperature is actually a better measure of mugginess. Why? Dewpoint not only gives you an indication of how moist air is, but how warm it is as well (since dew point temperature can go as high as, but never higher than the actual air temperature). So if the dew point is high, it means both air moisture and temperature probably are, too.

Estimating mugginess using relative humidity can be misleading since a high relative humidity doesn't necessarily mean high mugginess. For example, on a 40°F day if the dew point is 36°F the relative humidity would be 90%. This is a high RH, but it wouldn't feel muggy because the air temperature is cool. In contrast, a 95°F day with a dew point of 67°F only gives a relative humidity of 70%, which is much less than our winter's day RH, but would feel a lot more humid!
science 
20 days ago
Colin Kaepernick Is The Face Of Nike's 30th Anniversary "Just Do It" Campaign
The unsigned quarterback who took a knee during the national anthem in protest of police brutality and racial inequality is the star of Nike's new campaign.
sports  politics 
20 days ago
Daring Fireball: Google Data Collection Research
A dormant, stationary Android phone (with the Chrome browser active in the background) communicated location information to Google 340 times during a 24-hour period, or at an average of 14 data communications per hour. In fact, location information constituted 35 percent of all the data samples sent to Google.
privacy 
21 days ago
What Does a 4D Ball Look Like in Real Life? Amazing Experiment Shows Spherical Version of Tesseract
In this video I show you what a movement through a fourth spatial dimension would look like in our 3D World. I show you what crazy stuff would happen if a 4th dimensional being were to move 4D objects through our 3D space. Weird things happen like the sudden appearing of objects, shape changing, sudden mirror imaging and more! This video is helpful to understanding a 4th spatial dimension using the simplest object...a sphere. This is easier than a tesseract to understand because it looks the same from all directions.
science  video 
21 days ago
John McCain’s Funeral Was the Start of Something
It was said almost immediately after the conclusion of the funeral ceremonies on Saturday that, for a few hours anyway, we were back in a familiar country with familiar customs and manners and norms, a country with institutions built to last. That may well be true.
politics 
21 days ago
Microwave Weapons Are Prime Suspect in Ills of U.S. Embassy Workers - The New York Times
Doctors and scientists say microwave strikes may have caused sonic delusions and very real brain damage among embassy staff and family members.

The medical team that studied the Cuba diplomats ascribed the symptoms in the March JAMA study to “an unknown energy source” that was highly directional. Some personnel, it noted, had covered their ears and heads but experienced no sound reduction. The team said the diplomats appeared to have developed signs of concussion without having received any blows to the head.

In May, reports emerged that American diplomats in China had suffered similar traumas. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called the medical details of the two groups "very similar” and “entirely consistent" with one another. By late June, the State Department had evacuated at least 11 Americans from China.
weapons  politics  health 
21 days ago
From Mollie Tibbetts' father: Don't distort her death to advance racist views
The person who is accused of taking Mollie’s life is no more a reflection of the Hispanic community as white supremacists are of all white people. To suggest otherwise is a lie. Justice in my America is blind. This person will receive a fair trial, as it should be. If convicted, he will face the consequences society has set. Beyond that, he deserves no more attention.
crime  politics  race 
22 days ago
Shenmue (dunkview)
Should've been called Shenmoo and instead you play as a cow.
game  history  video 
22 days ago
Surprise Gift: Free Tuition for All N.Y.U. Medical Students - The New York Times
A plan will cover the $55,000 annual tuition for every current and future New York University School of Medicine student, regardless of financial need.
education  economics 
22 days ago
Zyiel Baughan: 2018 Beating the Odds in New York
For Zyiel, growing up in the Lower East Side of Manhattan was no fairy-tale. An avid reader, she found solace and direction at school, where supported by her teachers and peers she quickly excelled. Zyiel is her class Valedictorian and will be attending Barnard College in the fall.

Zyiel a is one of the five exceptional 2018 #CDFBeatTheOdds scholarship recipients from the New York City.

Learn more about the program and help us make their dreams come true. http://bit.ly/2t6KYQQ
kids  inspiration  video 
23 days ago
319- It's Chinatown - 99% Invisible
For Americans, the sight of pagoda roofs and dragon gates means that you are in Chinatown. Whether in San Francisco, New York, Los Angeles, or Las Vegas, the chinoiserie look is distinctive. But for people from China, the Chinatown aesthetic can feel surprisingly foreign. The same goes for fortune cookies. Two stories from the 99pi archive about the complex and interesting ways China has been interpreted by America. It’s Chinatown
race  history  cities 
23 days ago
How Much Hotter Is Your Hometown Than When You Were Born? - The New York Times
See how days at or above 90 degrees Fahrenheit have changed in your lifetime and how much hotter it could get.
environment 
24 days ago
'Crazy Rich Asians': How the Asian Rom-Com Happened Without Netflix | Hollywood Reporter
'Crazy Rich Asians' film creators turned down a "gigantic payday" at Netflix to ensure the first Asian-American-focused studio movie in 25 years would be seen in theaters and, if all goes well, reshape the Hollywood landscape: "The biggest stage with the biggest stakes — that's what we asked for"
race  movies 
24 days ago
John McCain's Legacy Was Built on A Myth
John McCain is dead. How will he be remembered? How should he be remembered? These are two separate questions, which is fitting, because there were always two John McCains: the vision of a selfless, honorable statesman who wasn’t afraid to fight the establishment, and the one that the rest of us actually got, which was none of those things.
politics  history 
24 days ago
Understanding international surveillance agreements: 5 Eyes, 9 Eyes, and 14 Eyes - ProtonVPN Blog
The Snowden revelations revealed that the NSA is carrying out electronic surveillance on a global scale. But it also unveiled the shadowy networks of intelligence agencies that act as accomplices. When people think of mass surveillance, they rightly think of the NSA, but nearly every country in the world has its own signals intelligence (SIGINT) …
privacy 
25 days ago
UNCUT: The Nicki Minaj Interview With Stephen Colbert
She said WHAT to Colbert? Find out all that you missed in this extended version of 'Barbie Dreams' singer Nicki Minaj's visit to The Late Show in support of her new album 'Queen.'
funny  video 
25 days ago
Kate on Twitter: "This isn’t just a child that doesn’t recognize his mom, this is a trauma response following an attachment injury caused by the US government. As a psychotherapist that works with children I can’t tell you how heartbreaking this cli
“This isn’t just a child that doesn’t recognize his mom, this is a trauma response following an attachment injury caused by the US government. As a psychotherapist that works with children I can’t tell you how heartbreaking this clip is to watch. https://t.co/cOOoRdKi6N”
immigration 
26 days ago
What is the dark web? The good and bad of the Internet’s most private corner - ProtonMail Blog
You may have heard the dark web is a place for drug dealers and hitmen. That’s correct, but there’s more to it than that. In this article, find out what is the dark web, how to access it, and what you might find there. The dark web is a part of the Internet that requires …
privacy 
27 days ago
I'm no circus animal - 999793
Watch I'm no circus animal - 999793 GIF by bobsagetsbaguettes on Gfycat. Discover more related GIFs on Gfycat
animals  funny  video 
4 weeks ago
12 mistakes that can get your data hacked – and how to avoid them - ProtonVPN Blog
Whenever you store or transmit data online, there is a risk of getting hacked. However, there are actions you can take to protect yourself. Here are 12 common mistakes that can jeopardize your online data, along with simple fixes. Along with the unprecedented convenience of the Internet has come the increasing risk of hacks and …
security 
4 weeks ago
White House blocks bill that would protect elections
A bill that would have significantly bolstered the nation’s electoral security has been held up in the Senate at the behest of the White House, which expressed its displeasure with the proposed legislation.
politics 
4 weeks ago
Here's A (Tiny) Illustration Of How Broken New York City's Real Estate Market Is
​Interested in moving to the Big Apple, but find yourself put off by high cost of housing? Well, you're absolutely right to be.
realestate  nyc  funny 
4 weeks ago
Loop Groups - Twenty Thousand Hertz
Invisible actors create worlds of sound in everything you watch - from Jaws to The Wire. With special guests, Carl Gottlieb, screenwriter and author of "The Jaws Log"; Dann Fink, loop group director and co-owner of Loopers Unlimited; Stuart Stanley, Sound Supervisor; loop group members Eboni Booth, Dennis Carnegie, Axel Avin, Jr., Shannon Burkett, Daphne Gaines, and Rashad Edwards; and Will Ralston, supervising sound editor for The Wire, The Deuce, and Treme.This episode was a feature of the in…
movies  history 
4 weeks ago
Amen Break - Twenty Thousand Hertz
There’s a sample of music that’s been heard in over 2,000 songs. Odds are you’ve heard it many times and didn’t even realize you were listening to the same breakbeat. The amen break might be the most sampled piece of music in history. Where did it come from? This episode features interviews with artist Nate Harrison and Grammy-winner Richard Louis Spencer.Episode transcript, music, and credits can be found here.Check out wetransfer.com for all of your file sending needs!Visit amen.20k.org to do…
music  history 
4 weeks ago
Michael Cohen's Lawyer Lanny Davis Says Cohen Would Never Accept Trump's Pardon : NPR
Trump's longtime attorney and fixer pleaded guilty Tuesday to eight counts. But lawyer Lanny Davis tells NPR that Cohen considers Trump "to be both corrupt and a dangerous person in the Oval Office."
politics 
4 weeks ago
Sonic Branding - Twenty Thousand Hertz
We are constantly exposed to sonic branding in television, radio, and web commercials. We deconstruct some of the most impactful audio logos in history and explain how the brain interprets them. Featuring Scott Simonelli, CEO of Veritonic and Walter Werzowa, founder of Musikvergnuegen. To find out how WeTransfer is proud of their privacy policy, click here.Try ZipRecruiter for free at ziprecruiter.com/20k.Episode transcript, music, and credits can be found here.
music 
4 weeks ago
IBM Has a Watson Dilemma - WSJ
Big Blue spent billions on its Watson artificial intelligence product with a focus on cancer care. Sometimes, it didn’t say more than doctors already knew. In other cases, Watson was tripped up by a lack of data in rare or recurring cancers and rapidly evolving treatments.
ai  business 
4 weeks ago
Tim Burton Worried He Going Through A Bit Of A 14-Movie Slump
LOS ANGELES—Acknowledging his recent output had failed to live up to its full potential, Hollywood director Tim Burton expressed concern Monday that he might be going through a bit of a 14-movie slump. “It just seems like I’ve sort of been in a rough spot here for the past two or three decades,” said Burton, 59, admitting that he really thought he had turned a corner with Big Fish, only to take eight steps backward with Charlie And The Chocolate Factory, Corpse Bride, Sweeney Todd, Alice In Wonderland, Dark Shadows, Frankenweenie, Big Eyes, and Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children. “I recognize, of course, that it’s all part of the process. Sometimes, you just need to make 14 bad movies to make a good one. Still, it’s not fun knowing that your artistic impulses haven’t been totally aligning for the last three quarters of your career.” At press time, Burton vowed that he would plow through his next six bombs as quickly as possible so he could put everything he had into Beetlejuic
funny  movies 
4 weeks ago
Don Lemon to Trump: LeBron James is not dumb, and you’re a straight-up racist
“Let me not mince words here,” the CNN anchor said. “This president trafficks in racism and is fueled by bullying.”
race  sports  video 
5 weeks ago
What’s stored in your school Google Drive account? You might be surprised. – Missouri Education Watchdog
If you or your child have a Google account through school, you are going to want to read this. While many have questioned Google's invasion of the classr
privacy 
5 weeks ago
Spotify's IPO filing shows how hard it is to make money from streaming subscriptions
However, it noted that 90% of its revenue was produced from the monthly subscriptions. In 2017, Spotify made $4.5 billion in revenue from the $9.99 monthly subscription, compared to $511 million for the ad-supported service

And Spotify has been bleeding money badly for years.

The company said revenues amounted to $5 billion in 2017, up from $3.6 billion in 2016. Losses, however, topped $1.5 billion for 2017, from $662 million the prior year.
music  business 
6 weeks ago
AP Exclusive: Google tracks your movements, like it or not
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google wants to know where you go so badly that it records your movements even when you explicitly tell it not to.
privacy 
6 weeks ago
Parents Are Paying For ‘Fortnite’ Tutors, But That’s Not the Problem – Variety
Varsity Tutors, founded in 2007 and home to over 40,000 experts in over 350 subjects, now highlights “Fortnite” as a subject alongside algebra and ACT prep. A representative for the company says they receive hundreds of requests for Fortnite tutors every day.
games 
6 weeks ago
An Airline Scans Your Face. You Take Off. But Few Rules Govern Where Your Data Goes.
A government program provides few rules for how companies can use or store the biometric data that verifies passengers’ identity, opening it up to potential abuse.
privacy 
6 weeks ago
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