November 2013 Archive

Kano Computer Kit Lets Anyone Build a PC From Scratch

(Mashable) – If you grew up tinkering with building kits like Erector sets or Lego Mindstorms, you can probably appreciate how important such tools can ...

Clever British Airways Billboard Tracks Airplanes as They Fly Overhead

(Mashable) – British Airways launched a new campaign called “Look Up,” and you might want to take that advice to get the full experience.

Katie Couric Joins Yahoo as Global Anchor

(Mashable) – Katie Couric will become a global anchor for Yahoo, the company announced on Monday.

Cheese made from human toe jam, belly-button bacteria

(CNET) – If you’re not prone to queasiness, then go ahead and read about artisanal cheeses crafted by scientists…

Half an operating system: The triumph and tragedy of OS/2

(ArsTechnica) – It was a cloudy Seattle day in late 1980, and Bill Gates, the young chairman of a tiny company called Microsoft, had an ...

Art Makes You Smart

(NY Times) – For many education advocates, the arts are a panacea: They supposedly increase test scores, generate social responsibility and turn around failing schools.

TV Is Dying, And Here Are The Stats That Prove It

(Business Insider) – The TV business is having its worst year ever.

Two Cats Inherit $250K, Home In Owner’s Will

(CBS Charlotte) – A man gave his entire estate to his two cats instead of his family.

The invisible island where New York buries its poor and unidentified

(The Week) – Nearly one million people are buried in mass graves off of the Bronx. But the city prefers you know nothing about it.

Backlash by the Bay: Tech Riches Alter a City

(Telegraph) – If there was a tipping point, a moment that crystallized the anger building here toward the so-called technorati…

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