Chinese Programmer Sticks Windows 95 On An iPhone 6 Plus

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183048vvy0yrafqdvbvupf Today in “putting stuff onto things on which they don’t belong,” we present a user, xyq058775, and his exciting admission that he installed Windows 95 on a brand new iPhone. He used a tool called iDos, an open source DOSBox-like app to install the OS. He found that most of it worked fine but he was unable to upgrade to Windows XP. And we can assume he was also able to play… Read More

Built In Brooklyn: Gotham Greens Turns Rooftops Into Urban Farms

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Gotham Greens or our latest episode of Built in Brooklyn, we went to the new Whole Foods in the Gowanus — which might seem a little strange, but that’s where you’ll find urban agriculture startup Gotham Greens. Specifically, the company runs a greenhouse growing pesticide-free produce on the store’s roof, and that produce is sold in the Whole Foods itself. (To be clear, Gotham Greens… Read More

Cat genome may explain how we got such ferocious pets

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The ordinary house cat, best-known for its sleeping habits and hunting prowess, is smarter than its feral peers, according to scientists who have mapped the cat’s genome. An analysis of the the domestic cat genome suggests changes in genes associated with memory, fear-conditioning, and learning. Those genetic changes may reflect cat owners breeding tame animals over our 9,000 years of coexistence.

Scientists sequenced the genome of a female Abyssinian cat named Cinnamon, and compared it to genetic assemblies of six other domestic cat breeds, two wild cat species — the European wildcat F. silvestris silvestris and the African wildcat, F. silvestris lybica — and four other mammals, including humans and cows, according to a report in the P…

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What can Obama really do for net neutrality?

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Net neutrality might be the most contentious problem the Federal Communications Commission has faced in recent history. The past year has been marked by a landmark legal case that struck down the 2010 Open Internet rules, and a series of polarizing proposals for new ones. Protestors have driven a record number of comments to the FCC; this morning, a group blocked off Chairman Tom Wheeler’s driveway to decry the latest series of rules. And now, President Barack Obama has urged the FCC to take a stand and treat broadband more like a utility than a web portal.

Obama’s loose four-point proposal is a boon to most net neutrality supporters: he’s asking for broadband to be classified as a Title II common carrier, putting it in the same…

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AT&T cancels plan to compete against Gogo by offering Wi-Fi in the skies

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So much for Wi-Fi competition in the skies: AT&T has decided that it won’t be developing its own in-flight internet service after all. The original plan, announced back in April, was for AT&T to build out a land-to-air network based on its 4G LTE technology. Eventually that would’ve put the company head to head against Gogo — the current leader in aviation connectivity. AT&T’s in-flight network was also intended to power onboard entertainment services for participating airlines.

In April, AT&T didn’t seem to think this would prove an insurmountable challenge; the company said its existing spectrum holdings would be a key advantage as it sought to bring travelers a new option for high-speed data. It also formed a partnership with…

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6 reasons real conservatives should defy Republicans and support net neutrality

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A tidal wave of partisan politics is about to hit the FCC as it weighs its options for net neutrality regulation. Today, President Obama abandoned his hands-off approach by strongly urging the agency to adopt the most rigorous provisions of the Telecommunications Act, which would regulate internet providers more like the public utilities they actually are. That involvement will come at a cost; Obama’s closeness to the issue has already prompted rebuttals from Republican leaders who thrive on painting anything Obama does as nothing short of a total government takeover.

One of those Republicans is prominent Tea Party member and Texas Senator Ted Cruz, who quickly responded to the president’s statement this morning by saying “‘net…

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Instagram Launches A People Discovery Tab To Fill Your Feed With Fresh Creators

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Screen Shot 2014-11-10 at 12.09.52 PM Your friends may not be the best photographers, so Instagram today launched a second “People” Explore tab that highlights great Instagrammers and three of their recent pics. Instagram also now lets you edit old captions in case you had a typo or want to be more poetic. While photos from people you know are inherently the most interesting, YouTube, Vine, Snapchat, and other… Read More

Hortonworks First Hadoop Vendor To File S-1

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Hortonworks water bottles Hortonworks, the big data processing platform built on top of the open source Apache Hadoop filed its S-1 paperwork today as its first step toward an initial public offering. In doing so it beat competitors Cloudera and MapR to the punch. Hortonworks offers a big data processing platform that includes the ability to process various types of data including SQL and NoSQL sources then search… Read More

Hacker Emails Testing Service BrowserStack’s Customers, Says Company Lied About Security

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browserstack-logo Is there anything worse than being hacked? How about a hacker that manages to acquire your customers’ contact information, emails them that the service is shutting down, and that the company has been lying to everyone about its security? That’s what happened to BrowserStack, the makers of a popular browser-testing service that allows customers to test websites on real desktop… Read More

Meet the new face of ‘Halo’

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Halo is, as ever, a force to be reckoned with. Tomorrow, Xbox One owners will be invited to play Halo: The Master Chief Collection, a compilation game that pulls together and, in places, remasters a series that saw its first release in 2001. It’s easily gaming’s biggest sci-fi saga, dragging us across the galaxy and back in an ongoing war that blends political theater with Aliens-style military action.

Mike Colter represents the next phase in the ‘Halo’ franchise

That the series’ aesthetic owes so much to the Alien series may be one reason why 343 Industries tapped Ridley Scott to executive produce Halo: Nightfall, a five-part digital feature that puts us back on a ruined fragment of the original Halo ring from Halo: Combat Evolved. B…

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Watch John Oliver hit celebrities with a salmon cannon, which is a real thing

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This summer we wrote about the “salmon cannon,” a pneumatic tube for launching fish over hydroelectric dams. Everything about it was perfect: The company’s name is Whooshh Innovations, its slow-motion videos are scored to classical music, the fish look strangely triumphant as they go flopping through the air. It’s such a delightfully absurd invention to begin with, and John Oliver unleashes its full slapstick potential.

“In your darkest moments of despair, when you see a world torn apart by war,” Oliver says, “I want you to remember that video and think, we can do great things.”

For the story behind the salmon cannon, there’s more here. The tubes were initially meant to carry fruit before a Whooshh employee decided to give fish a…

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As A Cohort of Bus Startups Emerge, Chariot Looks To Source New Routes Through Crowdfunding

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Chariot_edit_0042 After Uber and Lyft emerged to fundamentally challenge taxis and change on-demand transit, a wave of bus startups have cropped up to address group and scheduled transportation.
Chariot, a bootstrapped San Francisco-based startup that got off the ground earlier this year with a line from the Marina to downtown is taking a slightly novel approach to generating ideas for new routes. Read More

#Brands are killing the ‘Dad Joke’ one tweet at a time

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Do you know what bae means?

According to Burt’s Bees, bae is an acronym for “Balms Are Everything.” Here it is used in a sentence: “#BAE Balms Are Everything! Find yours here: #uncapflavor.”

That’s not what bae means. Bae isn’t an acronym. The real definition of bae is cuter, albeit less monetizable. The noun is a popular slang term used to lovingly identify someone you’re in a relationship with, or would like to be.

“Bae” has inspired a meme, written like “When bae [does something]” and accompanied with a reaction image or video. Here are some examples.

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Coding Education Programs Expand In U.S. As IT Jobs Market Flourishes

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13334080323_7b02cb3f42_k Unemployment in the U.S. is declining, as demand for new jobs picks up across the country, and nowhere is the need more acutely felt than in tech industry. With its heady mix of Horatio Alger rags-to-riches success stories, its emphasis on individualism and privileging hard work and education, no industry is a better poster child for post-industrial American capitalism than the startup world… Read More

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