Archive | May 2014

This 80 Second Video Shows a Year of Washington Monument Repairs

This 80 Second Video Shows a Year of Washington Monument Repairs

A few months ago, we got a glimpse of the amazing restoration work going on at the Washington Monument, which sustained more than 150 structural cracks during a 2011 earthquake. But a new time lapse from EarthCam illustrates the entire project in 80 seconds—and it’s awesome.

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Source: http://feeds.gawker.com/~r/gizmodo/full/~3/zRGrpmEZUws/watch-a-year-of-fixing-the-cracked-washington-monument-1574284332
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The LA Police Wants to Use Crowdsourced Photos to Solve Crimes

The LA Police Wants to Use Crowdsourced Photos to Solve Crimes

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department has launched a new website and companion mobile app that allows people who are witnesses to large emergencies can submit photo or video evidence they might have recorded. On the surface, it sounds like a good idea—but like all mass information collection, the idea has a dark side.

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Reminder: Apple vs. Samsung Is Just a Professional Fanboy Fight

Reminder: Apple vs. Samsung Is Just a Professional Fanboy Fight

Yesterday, a verdict came down in the long, long line of Apple vs. Samsung patent disputes. But before you go thinking this is some huge deal, it’s important to note that nothing’s really solved and nothing will change. And that’s fitting, since this is just a giant fanboy fight.

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Source: http://feeds.gawker.com/~r/gizmodo/full/~3/Foj3DUhWs7g/reminder-apple-vs-samsung-is-just-a-professional-fanb-1571317511
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Logging Into Apps With Facebook Is About to Get a Lot Less Creepy

Logging Into Apps With Facebook Is About to Get a Lot Less Creepy

Logging into apps and services with Facebook is really easy—but it’s also really creepy. You don’t want to just give up a ton of permissions you don’t trust and don’t even necessarily know you want to use more than once. At F8, Mark Zuckerberg announced some forthcoming improvements to Facebook logins that make it way better.

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Source: http://feeds.gawker.com/~r/gizmodo/full/~3/QuQ34i70Yg8/logging-into-facebook-is-about-to-get-a-lot-better-1569888493
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