August 2016 Archive

With A Little Magic, Small Budget Horror Films Pack A Big Punch

NPR’s Ari Shapiro talks with Jason Blum, founder and CEO of Blumhouse Productions, about the magic of micro-budget horror films.

In This 2005 Interview, Gene Wilder Explains How He Learned To Get Laughs

When he was 8, Wilder’s mother had a heart attack, and he took it upon himself to cheer her up. We’ll listen back to a ...

Enter an Archive of 6,000 Historical Children’s Books, All Digitized and Free to Read Online

We can learn much about how a historical period viewed the abilities of its children by studying its children’s literature. Occupying a space somewhere between ...

Watch the Burning Man Live Stream

Every year, right before Labor Day, 50,000 people travel to Black Rock City, Nevada to take part in Burning Man — an experimental community dedicated to radical self reliance, ...

Musical.ly has a privacy problem and now one school wants it banned

Poor parents. They only just figured out what in the world Snapchat is and along comes Musical.ly. The app you’ve probably never heard of has ...

Smart sports: How the 'Internet of Things' is revolutionising the way we train and play

There’s the old adage that “practice makes perfect.”    And while perfect is easily the loftiest goal one can have, making better use of your ...

Chevy's new hydrogen fuel cell concept is literally 'Army Strong'

Last week, Chevrolet revealed a new V6 engine and 8-speed automatic transmission for the 2017 Colorado mid-size pickup. Apparently, that’s not the only powertrain for ...

Xiaomi debuts feature-packed smartwatch for low-budget price

If the rapid ascent of the wearables as a hot new category is, after the tepid reception to the Apple Watch, poised to falter, Xiaomi’s ...

Here's what Apple's $14.5 billion in Irish taxes looks like in Apple products

After an in-depth analysis of Apple, the European Commission found that Ireland gave the company illegal tax benefits worth $14.5 billion (€13 billion). On Tuesday, ...

Dropbox employee’s password reuse led to theft of 60M+ user credentials

 Dropbox disclosed earlier this week that a large chunk of its users’ credentials obtained in 2012 was floating around on the dark web. But that number ...

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