Social Media

Astronaut Scott Kelly is tweeting amazing photos of the Earth from space

Astronaut Scott Kelly, current commander of the International Space Station, uses Twitter to share stunning images of the Earth from space. Photos provide glimpses of our world, in real time, through the eyes of an astronaut.

DitchTV delivers your daily dose of YouTube video

A new free Web and iOS app called DitchTV serves up random categorized YouTube content using a combination of old-school channel surfing and gesture controls. It's sort of like the old-school method of flipping through channels on TV.

What’s a meme? Something that didn’t exist 20 years ago

Our constantly evolving vernacular has come a long way since it was first heard in medieval England, but with recent technological innovations, we've had to create new ways to describe some of the aspects of our 21st century lives.
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Digital Library of Babel contains every book that has ever been (and ever could be) written

Inspired by the Borges story, the digital Library of Babel contains every book that ever has been or ever could be written by compiling every possible combination of 3,200 characters into 410-page novels.

Finally, removing revenge porn from Pornhub is being made simpler

Joining the national movement to crack down on revenge porn, website and purveyor of adult content Pornhub has announced a new protocol that streamlines its revenge porn removal processes.

Amazon quietly shutters its Destinations travel service after just six months

Launched by Amazon six months ago, Destinations was designed to help customers find hotels for short getaways close to home. Seems like there wasn't enough interest, however, as the company has just shut it down.

JetBlue pushing ahead with plan for free Wi-Fi on every flight by fall 2016

Surveys have shown just how important in-flight Wi-Fi has become for passengers, with most saying availability of such a service influences their booking. With that in mind, it's little wonder JetBlue is keen to roll out its own service to…
Social Media

Social media isn’t just for youngsters anymore, new research finds

Mobile use, ability to connect, and popularity of Facebook are all part of the explanation for increased social media use among senior citizens, according to the Pew Research Center.
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Google looking to test two new drone designs, likely for its Internet-for-all initiative

Google looks to be pushing ahead with its project to bring Internet connectivity to remote and underserved parts of the planet. The company has registered two new drone designs with the FAA, suggesting test flights could be just around the…
Movies & TV

Jennifer Lawrence essay denoucing Hollywood wage gap fueled by Sony hack

The Sony hack was eye-opening for Jennifer Lawrence. In a new essay for Lena Dunham's newletter, Lenny, Lawrence discusses Hollywood's gender wage gap in the context of what she learned from leaked Sony data.
Social Media

A Turkish newspaper editor’s ‘insulting’ tweets land him in jail

On Friday, Bülent Keneş, the editor-in-chief of Turkish newspaper Today's Zaman, was removed from his office and arrested for "insulting" President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. Sadly, this is far from the first instance of media censorship.