President Obama Is Officially Tired of Selfies

President Obama may have been filmed using a selfie stick early last year, but he’s finally revealed his true feelings for the smartphone self-portrait: he doesn’t like them, and wishes they would just go away. Speaking to supporters this evening at the Hoogland Center for the Arts in Springfield, Illinois, Obama noted …

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Leaked Documents Show Amazon Is Making a Big Play to Bypass UPS and FedEx

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos (Business Insider)  Amazon’s ambition to build a global shipping and logistics business seems to be much bigger than what most people thought, according to leaked documents discovered by Bloomberg’s Spencer Soper. On Tuesday, Bloomberg described internal documents from 2013 that laid out Amazon’s plan to build …

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HELCY Is a Laptop Case That Wants to Fix Your Back Problems

If you’re anything like me, you probably spend a million hours a day clicking away at your keyboard and making nonsense appear on your screen. Unfortunately, all of that work can become a liability if your spine feels like it’s perpetually eroding. That’s where products like HELCY, the Healthy Ergonomic Laptop …

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What Netflix Ratings Really Mean, and How They Work

Given that Netflix has all sorts of secret codes that lets enterprising users browse through the most granular of movie genres (i.e critically-acclaimed dark French-language movies), it’s clear that there’s a lot more going on underneath Netflix’s pristine interface than meets the eye. Even something as ostensibly straightforward as Netflix’s …

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Kids' App of the Week: Dr. Panda Candy Factory

News flash: this is the first Dr. Panda app with multi-player, co-operative play features, so you can run your own candy factory, together with up to three other friends. TribePlay’s candy factory has three stations. Two of the stations have spit screens; and one has a pinball-like machine for four …

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NASA Goes Social to Take Its Case Directly to the People

If you want politicians to give you money, you need to build public support for what you do. NASA has been doing just that since the 1960s. Back then, to build excitement for missions to the moon and beyond, the space agency would send astronauts and astronauts-in-training on tours to …

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