Saturday, May 31, 2014
Samsung is ramping up its preparations to release products based on the new Tizen operating system after it announced plans to introduce an SDK (software development kit) for smart TV products from... Keep reading →
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One of the Internet's favorite cats is back in this week's viral video recap.
Keyboard Cat makes a return, playing "96 Tears" by Question Mark and the Mysterians. While this isn't the same as the original magical cat, which first gained popularity in 2009, it still has all the charm of the original.
Our recap also features the latest, greatest thing on the Internet: Morgan Freeman on helium. The segment was part of the Science Channel's science-documentary television series Through the Wormhole; in it, Freeman discusses physics concepts, while sampling a bit of the gas Read more...More about Youtube, Videos, Keyboard Cat, Watercooler, and Viral Video Recap
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Humanity is one step nearer to quicker computers, but still very far away from Harry Potter-like apparating
Dutch physicists have successfully transported data from one electron to another three meters away, rendering previous doubts about quantum physics unfounded. The discovery — which took place at the Kavli Institute of Nanoscience, a branch of Delft University of Technology — was announced in a research paper released in Science, a journal published by the American Association for the Advancement of Science.Science, Future Tech, Tech, Dev Design, and Quantum Mechanics
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Virgin America is testing a new website that it hopes will greatly improve the booking process for travelers. After looking at how flyers were using its website to search and book flights, the airline sought to completely reinvent the web experience.
"We took a fresh look. We wanted to not even think about it as an airline site, but as an ecommerce site," Luanne Calvert, Virgin's chief marketing officer, told Mashable.
See also: Coming Soon: Your Personal Flying Car
The site's design focuses on simplicity — seeking to create a more intuitive booking experience — as well as speed, on which Calvert said it already delivers. After booking a ticket on Virgin's new website in under four minutes, one user called the customer-support line just to compliment the company, according to Calvert. Read more...More about Travel, Virgin America, Marketing, Media, and Lifestyle
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It's been less than 48 hours since Google launched its online tool that allows people in the European Union to request to be "forgotten" from search results, and the company has already received 12,000 requests, according to a new report.
The requests are in response to a European Court of Justice ruling earlier this month that found EU citizens have a "right to be forgotten" online and that Google must remove links to search results that can damage a person's reputation.
Reuters reports the company received 12,000 requests in the first 24 hours the form was online, with requests at times coming in as fast as 20 per minute
The form allows EU citizens to ask Google to remove links to search results where their names appear if the results are "inadequate, irrelevant or no longer relevant, or excessive in relation to the purposes for which they were processed." It is limited to citizens of the EU and those making link removal requests must provide documentation verifying their identity. Read more...
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Protesters in Istanbul, Turkey attempted to march to Taksim Square to commemorate the first anniversary of the Gezi Park protests and sit-in on Saturday, but were prevented from reaching their destination by police, who blocked access to the square and kept people away with tear gas and water cannons.
One year ago today, Turkish police violently dispersed a small sit-in at Gezi Park in Istanbul’s Taksim Square. It started with a small group that wanted to save the park from destruction (developers had plans for a shopping mall to be built there)
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Mashable got a chance to speak with Dempsey via phone on Friday. We talked Group of Death, Landon Donovan's startling omission from the World Cup squad, the role fans play in the team's quest for the knockout stage and more
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Q&A with Clint Dempsey
Mashable: You were a late scratch from the team's recent tuneup match against Azerbaijan, so got to watch from the sideline. What did you see from the squad, both good and bad? Read more...More about Soccer, World Cup, Entertainment, and Sports
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