Remember Nick Goepper, the
Tad Hamilton wannabe U.S. Olympic skier who asked girls to compete on social media to win a date with him? He’s finally chosen a winner.
Remember Nick Goepper, the
By Jordyn Taylor 3/06 2:41pm
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In high school, our health teachers always said stuff like, “We know we can’t stop you from drinking, so here’s how to do it safely and not die.”
Getty Images has just implemented a similar strategy, in a way; they knew people were going to find ways to use their images without paying, so they’ve just made it possible for anyone to use a bunch of their images for free — and without committing copyright infringement. Read More
By Jordyn Taylor 3/05 2:28pm
Anisha Ramnani has developed an app called Twidder, which improves users’ literacy by having them correct celebrities’ grammatically incorrect tweets.
She and 27 other students from the Flatiron School’s Fellowship program will gather at the school’s Brooklyn campus tomorrow — a week before their graduation — and show off their creations to potential employers. Read More
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It’s a bird! It’s a plane! Nope — it’s a Facebook drone.
The social media site reportedly wants to use drones to bring Internet connection to the two thirds of the world that still lack connectivity, starting with parts of Africa. The initiative is part of the internet.org project, which Facebook backs. Read More
By Jordyn Taylor 3/03 5:26pm
Ever wonder what it would be like to quit your high paying job to start a company, then watch it get rejected by five rich strangers on Shark Tank?
By Jordyn Taylor 3/03 10:08am
On Friday, Reddit made an announcement that it would be donating ten percent of its 2014 ad revenue to charity.
According to a blog post by Reddit CEO Yishan Wong, Reddit will calculate its ad revenue at the end of the year, and then let Redditors nominate and vote on the non-profits they’d most like to support. Once the community has determined its top ten non-profits — and yes, Reddit reserves the right to ignore all suggestions from trolls, the post says — the site will distribute the funds proportionally among the winning charities, based on how many votes each one received. Read More
By Jordyn Taylor 3/01 12:00pm
The one thing more depressing than spending your weekend nights alone in bed watching Sherlock is falling asleep before you even find out how he solves the murder, amiright?
Some Netflix employees have figured out a possible way to solve the highly pressing problem, The Week reports. At an internal company Hack Day last week, a team of five Netflix-ers presented their invention: a customized FitBit wristband that detects when you’ve fallen asleep, pauses whatever show you’re aggressively binge-watching and replaces it with a friendly “Looks like you’ve fallen asleep!” message. When the user returns to Netflix (presumably after a night of Benedict Cumberbatch-filled dreams), they can resume their show from the point at which they previously dozed off. Read More