rubble

rubble

Reddit Users Share Their Most Unusual MacGyver Moments

www.businessinsider.com
Angus MacGyver, the main character of the timeless television show, has escaped many a fate with nothing more than the random objects he has in front of him. Over on Reddit, users are sharing their best "MacGyver moments," where they were able to extricate themselves from sticky situations using non-obvious...
Reddit Users Share Their Most Unusual MacGyver Moments
BigDog 'mule' robot wreaks havoc with herculean throwing arm

Deadlight - preview

www.guardian.co.uk
First Blood meets The Walking Dead in this intriguingly grim zombie platformerThe world is over, pretty much. It's 1986 and some sort of cataclysmic infection has wiped out most of North America. Now an everyman survivor must reach a safe house in a bleak, crumbling Seattle as zombie-like victims emerge...
Deadlight - preview

Despite its flaws, #Firstworldproblems ad campaign breaks new ground

www.guardian.co.uk
Adverts featuring Haitians reading #firstworldproblem tweets are trite, but show social media's potential to challenge stereotypesUS marketing firm DDB's new campaign for the charity Water Is Life is striking. It features people from Haiti reading #firstwordproblems tweets, and also responding to them. In one advert, a sweet little boy complains...
Despite its flaws, #Firstworldproblems ad campaign breaks new ground

The U.S. Military Is Offering $2 Million To Anyone Who Can Build A Robot Soldier

www.businessinsider.com
The U.S. military has $34 million in prize money and it wants to see a robot fight.  The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has issued an all-call to anyone who can build a human-like robot capable of doing the kinds of things soldiers would do in dangerous conditions. It's...
The U.S. Military Is Offering $2 Million To Anyone Who Can Build A Robot Soldier

Debunking the Debunkers: Molten Steel in the Rubble of the World Trade Centre Collapse = Inside Job

911debunkers.blogspot.com
Debunking the Debunkers: Molten Steel in the Rubble of the World Trade Centre Collapse = Inside Job

Nasa Curiosity rover tracks doomed Mars moon and targets first rock

www.guardian.co.uk
Curiosity's science mission is under way. After watching Mars' moon Phobos pass the Sun, the rover is now eyeing up its first rock (called Jake) for analysisThe first data from Nasa's Curiosity is in. At the weekend, as expected, the rover took a video of Phobos slipping across the face...
Nasa Curiosity rover tracks doomed Mars moon and targets first rock

Can mass spectrometers rival the canine nose?

www.extremetech.com
At the present time, dogs are the best tool we have for detecting people trapped by natural disasters. Mass spectrometers have been improved to the point that many diseases can be detected from the breath alone suggesting the possibility that they might be adapted to detect the signatures of life...
Can mass spectrometers rival the canine nose?

More Rubble: Google Dismisses 1,200 More Motorola Employees

readwrite.com
Google's downsizing of Motorola continues. According to a report from the Associated Press, Google will cut another 1,200 jobs from the Motorola division, which it acquired in August, 2011 for $12.4 billion. Google announced in Aug. 2012 in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission that it would lay...
More Rubble: Google Dismisses 1,200 More Motorola Employees

MustKnow News: This iOS app gives you the top 10 news stories by the hour

thenextweb.com
There’s no shortage of news curation apps out there – from 100% human-powered Web apps, to automated social media mining tools that promise to bring you the news you really want to read. The latest app that offers to help us sift through the rubble and surface golden news nuggets...
MustKnow News: This iOS app gives you the top 10 news stories by the hour

New Africa: the Kenyan internet nerd reshaping a nation

www.guardian.co.uk
Juliana Rotich's groundbreaking website Ushahidi has helped ordinary Africans take control of their livesJuliana Rotich chuckles down the line from Nairobi at the suggestion that she is one of the people helping to shape a new image of Africa. "Well, I'm a big nerd," she says. "So if a nerd...
New Africa: the Kenyan internet nerd reshaping a nation

Haiti, 70 days later

www.pheedcontent.com
In Haiti, the survivors of the magnitude 7.0 earthquake that struck about two and a half months ago continue to struggle, with a few signs of hope as international assistance is beginning to make measurable progress, some international debt is being forgiven, and some businesses and institutions start to come...
Haiti, 70 days later

Chinese internet: 'a new censorship campaign has commenced'

www.guardian.co.uk
Murong Xuecun, who has had his accounts deleted, explains how bloggers compare being silenced on the Chinese internet to being put to deathOn 9 May, I posted the following message on Sina Weibo: "The account you have been managing for years can be deleted in a second. Then you try...
Chinese internet: 'a new censorship campaign has commenced'

Appsfire rolls out a “PageRank for apps” to help separate the wheat from the chaff

thenextweb.com
We’ve covered app-recommendation service Appsfire on more than a few occasions in the past – for example when it launched new iOS and Android apps, and when it rolled out its App Booster SDK earlier this year. And this week, the company is introducing another new way of knowing whether...
Appsfire rolls out a “PageRank for apps” to help separate the wheat from the chaff
Everyone has a mobile problem: not just Facebook
The Last of Us review: Me, you, and the infected
Is MechWarrior Online robot-stomping fun? Ars OpenForum decides

Boeing wants to take down space junk with clouds of gas

www.geekwire.com
Orbital debris, also known as space junk, is a problem that many people in government and the commercial space industry are hoping to solve — clearing the Earth’s orbit of old satellites and other equipment. So here is Boeing’s idea: Get rid of the rubble with cloud of gas. In...
Boeing wants to take down space junk with clouds of gas

Devastating Loss Spurs Vet Group To Create New Social Networking App

www.businessinsider.com
"Inspiration is important with every startup," Anthony Allman tells me about his POS-REP mobile application, which is currently in the final stages of Apple approval. The inspiration, in the former soldier's case, came from an unlikely avenue: destruction. In Haiti, Chile, and more recently in the Midwest and New York...
Devastating Loss Spurs Vet Group To Create New Social Networking App
New DARPA Challenge looking for robots to respond to Fukushima-like disasters

ZombiU - review

www.guardian.co.uk
Wii U; Ubisoft; £39.99-£44.99Reading this on mobile? Click here to viewIt's London's turn to host the zombie apocalypse in this unexpectedly gritty undead outing for the Wii U. Taking control of a lone survivor, you eke out an existence amidst the rubble and small crowds of the howling infected, starting...
ZombiU - review

Swably: A Twitter-style social network connecting Android developers with users

thenextweb.com
Beyond the relatively small-percentage of well-known cross-platform apps also available on Android, it can be difficult to sift through the rubble to unearth those little gems. Moreover, how do you go about communicating with the people responsible for building an app? With that in mind, Swably is the latest service...
Swably: A Twitter-style social network connecting Android developers with users

Most Docks Should Work With The Lightning Adapter And iPhone 5

techcrunch.com
A bit of good news among in the seeming rubble that is the iPhone 5 launch: the $30 adapter you have to buy to connect your Lightning iPhone 5 to your old and busted iPod dock should stream audio without problem. The folks at audio company Line 6 did some...
Most Docks Should Work With The Lightning Adapter And iPhone 5
Fired Reuters Employee Previews No-Nonsense Breaking News Site MatthewKeysLive
Evidence for hydrogen and water on Vesta hints at planetoid's past

The Wreckateer - review

www.guardian.co.uk
Xbox 360 (with Kinect); 800 MS Points/£6.80; cert 7+; Microsoft Game Studios/Iron GalaxyThe biggest argument against the idea that the Xbox 360's hardcore audience will take to Kinect games - at least on this generation of consoles - is the lack of precise control it offers. Kinect is, in a...
The Wreckateer - review

T-Mobile Is Taking The Gloves Off (And Subsequently Punching AT&T In The Face)

techcrunch.com
You’ve seen the ads. What once was Carly in a pink dress, talking about her myTouch 4G that let her Facebook her face off and while making little “digs” at AT&T, has now become a biker chic badass whizzing by an iPhone biker with a wink and a hat...
T-Mobile Is Taking The Gloves Off (And Subsequently Punching AT&T In The Face)

New Africa: the Kenyan internet nerd reshaping a nation

www.guardian.co.uk
Juliana Rotich's groundbreaking website Ushahidi has helped ordinary Africans take control of their livesJuliana Rotich chuckles down the line from Nairobi at the suggestion that she is one of the people helping to shape a new image of Africa. "Well, I'm a big nerd," she says. "So if a nerd...
New Africa: the Kenyan internet nerd reshaping a nation
Engineers Can Use This New Model To Build Robots That Run Super Fast On Legs

Twitter Has Been Shred Into Slices - Just What It Needed

pandodaily.com
In June, I pleaded with Twitter to institute premium accounts to help me sort through the daily rubble that populates my Tweetstream. Unsurprisingly, I’m not the only one who thinks the service could be much better. Kansas City’s OneLouder – makers of the popular Twitter client TweetCaster – also saw...
Twitter Has Been Shred Into Slices - Just What It Needed
× Just a test of the new info bar. What do you think?