Gary Numan is well aware that most Americans know him only for his "Cars" single. It's his only US hit, charting at No. 9 back in 1980. But when people call the electro pioneer a one-hit wonder, it drives me crazy. If "Down in the Park," "Are 'Friends' Electric?" "Me! I Disconnect From You," and "You Are in My Vision" (with Tubeway Army), "I Die: You Die," and "We Take Mystery (To Bed)" didn't chart in the US, it's not for lack of … Read more
Getting down is a little like getting up.
You have to free yourself from all mental concerns. You have to liberate yourself from your cocoon of safety. And you have to believe that once you start moving, the world will accept you for who you are.
How, though, can you possibly get down with a phone in your hand?
This philosophical question plagued Prince on Saturday night as he played a hush-hush concert at the Hollywood Palladium and was very preoccupied with technology.As LAist reports, fans were greeted with this message at the door: "NO PHOTOS. PATRONS TAKING … Read more
AUSTIN, Texas -- Google plans on releasing an Android software developer kit for wearables within two weeks.
That was the biggest announcement from Sundar Pichai, Google's head of Android and Chrome, during an on-stage interview with John Battelle on Sunday at South by Southwest.
But during the hour-long talk, Pichai also discussed a wide range of issues related to how Google imagines its two operating systems being rolled out around the world, and how people will use and implement them.
Pichai's announcement of the new Android wearables SDK came as he discussed the potentially huge market for the … Read more
Whenever men and women are in conflict, the dialogue appears to have been written in English by three drunks of varying nationalities, none of whom speaks the others' languages.
The conclusion reached by many over the tortured course of history is that the two sexes have fundamentally different makeups. This includes their brains.
A neuroscientist has stepped forward to remind everyone that men and women have the same brains. They just use them differently on occasion.
In the midst of the youthful fireside embrace of the future that is South by Southwest, it's refreshing that someone is thinking of the real future.
This is a future where books, shoes, and vacuum cleaners will be flying toward your house, courtesy of Amazon drones.
It's also a future in which a machine might tell you that you've been a bad boy and punish you on the spot.
DreamWorks' "Mr. Peabody & Sherman" is based on the "Peabody's Improbable History" segment that appeared in the classic "Rocky and Bullwinkle Show" cartoon. The movie follows dog father Mr. Peabody and his biped boy Sherman in a race through time to repair a hole in the universe that jeopardizes the entire space-time continuum. "Mr. Peabody & Sherman" features the voices of Ty Burrell, Max Charles, Stephen Colbert, and Allison Janney; state-of-the-art CG animation and 3D; a great score by Danny Elfman; and a smart storyline that should charm children and parents … Read more
Twitter announced a new policy Thursday that prohibits sexually explicit content from being posted on its video-sharing app, Vine.
The microblogging service announced the update to its terms of service in a company blog post that said that the vast majority of its users would not be affected by the change.
"For more than 99 percent of our users, this doesn't really change anything," the post reads. "For the rest: we don't have a problem with explicit sexual content on the Internet -- we just prefer not to be the source of it."
The … Read more
Over the years, Facebook has been blamed for depression, isolation, jealousy, and various other types of emotional dissatisfaction. Now a researcher has delivered another possible reason to "dislike" using the social-media site: it might contribute to eating disorders.
Pamela K. Keel, a professor of psychology at Florida State University, made that determination after surveying 960 college-aged women. Keel divided the students into two groups: one group spent 20 minutes in their own Facebook universe, and the other read about the ocelot on Wikipedia, then watched a video clip about the adorable rainforest cat on YouTube. Both groups of students were instructed not to browse other Web sites.
"Women who spent 20 minutes on Facebook reported greater maintenance of weight and shape concerns and greater increases in anxiety compared to women in the control condition, which demonstrates that Facebook is influencing well-established eating disorder risk factors," Keel told Crave.… Read more
Pinterest can be a great way to bookmark and organize all your favorite celebrity photos, recipes, DIY inspirations, home-decorating tips, and videos of famous Internet cats. But for those who want to save and organize more serious articles, Newspeg may be for you. Created by journalists, for journalists, Newspeg skips the fluff pieces and goes straight to hard-hitting headlines.
Formerly a journalist at major newspapers including The Washington Post, the Chicago Tribune, and the San Francisco Examiner, Newspeg CEO and founder Mark Potts has a long history with digital news and is currently very active in the business of digital media. His latest endeavor is designed to be a way of sharing and saving news in a way that's useful to readers as well as publishers and journalists.… Read more
If you happen to believe that Google Glass is a fine idea in search of a use, I have finally found one for you.
For a wise and forward-thinking company called Emotient has created a Google Glass app that tells you how other people are feeling.
One of the characteristics of many Google Glass Explorers is that they seem not to care a whit what others might feel.
They become disoriented when, say, asked to leave a restaurant for refusing to remove their goggles.
How thoughtful, then, of Emotient to release its "Sentiment Analysis" prototype app. … Read more