A few weeks ago, the notoriously fickle but undeniably brilliant Prince decided to pull all of his music from most of the major streaming music services, including the industry leader Spotify (something that devastated my colleague Russell Brandom's playlists, as well as the playlists of countless other users). Today, there's a glimmer of hope that this sad situation could be reversed — Prince just dropped a new song called "Stare," and it appears to be exclusively available on Spotify, at least for now. A quick perusal of competing services shows no sign of the new tune; it's not even available for sale on iTunes just yet.
We've got something special for your Thursday. Prince dropped a single just for Spotify fans! h...
The former "face" of Reddit's popular Ask Me Anything section — whose sudden dismissal caused a massive upheaval in the Reddit community and eventually led to CEO Ellen Pao's departure — has found a new home at WeWork. Announced in a post on the r/self subreddit (appropriately enough), Taylor said she will be joining the workspace company as "their first-ever director of digital community."
Details on what Taylor will be doing as digital community director are slim, but at least it won't be big change in her commute: "Reddit's New York office has been based out of the WeWork space in Soho West [sic] since before I joined in 2013." WeWork is a company that offers workspaces for individuals and small business / startups. As to when WeWork...
Lasers. They've captured our imaginations for decades and were even at the center of one of Dr. Evil's most beloved running gags in the Austin Powers movies. And now a team of researchers at Osaka University in Japan claims that they've fired the most powerful laser in the history of the world for the first time... and thankfully it didn't take out any small planets with it.
Before the arrest of Silk Road creator Ross Ulbricht made headlines a few years ago, most everyday web users had never heard of Tor. Originally developed by US Naval Research Laboratory employees, Tor (an acronym for "The Onion Router") is a popular piece of software designed to enable truly anonymous communications online. Today, it's estimated that approximately 2.5 million users use Tor on a daily basis.
CVS is turning to IBM’s thirstiest supercomputer, Watson, to see if it can predict which customers are at risk chronic illnesses, such as diabetes.
Acting DEA administrator Chuck Rosenberg has acknowledged that marijuana is "probably not" as dangerous as heroin, a concession that's almost revelatory given the hardline stance of his predecessors. "Let me say it this way: I’d rather be in a car accident going 30 miles an hour than 60 miles an hour, but I’d prefer not to be in a car accident at all," Rosenberg said Tuesday morning, adding that he's "not an expert." He also confirmed that the agency is going to focus on what he termed "the biggest and most important cases," which typically involve opioids, cocaine, and methamphetamines.
Of course, stating that marijuana probably isn't as dangerous as heroin is like saying ceiling fans probably aren't as loud as jet engines. Recent...
The European Space Agency's Philae lander made history last November when it became the first spacecraft to land on a comet. Unfortunately, that landing turned out to be a bit of a mess. Some of Philae's hardware malfunctioned during its descent, and the lander wound up bouncing a couple of times before finally coming to rest in a spot too shadowy to charge its solar-powered batteries. So after 64 hours of collecting data, Philae powered down and went into hibernation mode.
Windows 10 was released just yesterday — follow these steps to avoid waiting in line if you still haven’t received your upgrade confirmation — but there's already an update available for the new OS. In fact, Microsoft's first Windows 10 update is a pretty massive one, and you should download it right away.
For the first time, researchers have made a miniature robot that can jump on water by launching itself into mid-air from the water’s surface — without causing a single splash. The achievement, described in Science today, means that an army of small, robotic creatures might one day help search for flood survivors — or they could end up being used to creep on your enemies, according to the researchers.
Silicon Valley companies have been releasing data on their diversity for a couple of years, but those reports have largely served to identify a problem — not to improve it. That's why Pinterest has decided to publicly outline a series of goals it's setting for improving diversity next year. The targets include having women make up at least 30 percent of the full-time engineers it hires, having people from underrepresented ethnic backgrounds make up at least 8 percent of those hires, and having people from those backgrounds make up at least 12 percent of all other hires. Pinterest is also mandating that its teams interview at least one woman and one person from an underrepresented ethnic background when trying to fill a leadership role.
Deal of the day: Build interactive projects from scratch with the Arduino Starter Kit bundle at 85% off
Mood lights? Robots? Self-playing instruments? You can make it all with help from the Arduino Starter Kit bundle, now $75.99 at the BGR Store.
There’s never a bad time to eat pizza, especially since there are so many crazy ways of cooking this tasty meal. However, pizza fans looking for the very best pizza pies in the U.S. should check out TripAdvisor’s latest list of the top 10 pizza restaurants in America.