The White House is trying to join the 21st century by adding a “digital strike team to improve government technology,” the Hill reports. And in an effort to make the code monkeys feel more at home, the powers that be are not requiring them to dress up for work.
U.S. Digital Service head Mikey Dickerson isn’t necessarily rolling up to the office in a hoodie and Adidas slides, but he does keep it casual “in untucked shirts and rumple khakis,” the Hill says. Mr. Dickerson used to work for Google and was brought in to fix HealthCare.Gov last year. Read More
When Amazon announced their plans to deliver orders via drone, the world was hopeful, yet skeptical.
But what we thought were nothing more than Amazon’s wildest fantasies may be coming true. Two sources with knowledge of the project’s development revealed that initial testing for the Prime Air drone delivery service could begin as soon as October, according to India’s The Economic Times. Read More
“Finally, I can do whatever I want!” thought every incoming college freshman ever. But for some unlucky students arriving on campus this fall, that sought-after right of passage applies to just about everything except internet usage.
Northern Illinois University enacted an Acceptable Use Policy that goes further than banning torrents, also denying students access to social media sites and other content the university considers “unethical” or “obscene.” Read More
Twitter is suspending accounts that tweet out images of the gruesome beheading of American photographer James Foley. Read More
While tech was the focal point of TED in the conference’s early days, the contents of the popular series has certainly broadened for the better. Now, orgasms, porn, and condoms among other sexy subjects have found a place on the stage. From funny to informative and forward-thinking, they’ve been some of the most viewed and most discussed. Here are 10 of our favorite Ted Talks about sex: Read More
There’s a lot of chatter in the air about a second tech bubble, though many of the smartest people in the room think it’s not the case. Either way, it doesn’t help when the tech media goes wild at every sky-high valuation — especially when the media gets it wrong. Read More
Google Street View’s car stops for no one — even if you’re cute and cuddly.
The Internet is perking up its collective ears at a series of pictures on Maps showing the search company’s car possibly mowing down a dog and leaving it to die. It happened on a highway in Chile, and if you view it frame-by-frame, it looks like the little dog was minding its own business, then boom, it’s seen lying motionless on the road. Read More
Japan is responsible for a lot of great beauty products, including everything ever made by Shu Uemura. But as we recently learned while perusing our favorite one-stop ecommerce destination, Japan Trend Shop, this nation also has some pretty questionable beauty products to offer you and your family.
Most of them are plastic, we’re pretty sure Read More
Yellow Cab Medallion Owner Hit With $1.6 Million TLC Fine Has a Police Record Including Public Nudity
The strangest charge of all came on February 5th, 2008. Mr. Garber was arrested on Shady Tree Lane in Colts Neck, New Jersey after he stripped down to his underpants, hosed himself off in a neighbor’s yard, then strolled into the neighbor’s home and took a shower. The homeowners and their two young children panicked and escaped the scene to call authorities. He was charged with burglary, criminal mischief and trespassing. Read More