Daily Articles: March 10, 2017

As much as I wish someone had poisoned Jane Austen, she probably just had cataracts

The literary internet is abuzz with news that Jane Austen — who died at age 41 — may have been poisoned. The evidence? Three pairs of her glasses have very strong lenses. This means she might have… – The Verge

March 10th, 2017 Tech News, The Verge

Legendary assembles Godzilla vs. Kong writers room to guide its cinematic universe

Kong: Skull Island is opening in theaters today, but Legendary Entertainment is setting its sights on a bigger prize: the eventual clash of King Kong and Godzilla. To that end, the studio has… – The Verge

March 10th, 2017 Tech News, The Verge

Artist David McKean on illustrating American Gods: ‘The images become a doorway into that other realm’

The TV adaptation of American Gods is coming to Starz next month, but anyone eager to get the story now can always pick up the book. Neil Gaiman’s best-selling fantasy novel is getting a new… – The Verge

March 10th, 2017 Tech News, The Verge

Hulu’s new live TV service scores A&E’s channels, loses Viacom

Hulu’s forthcoming live TV streaming service is starting to shape up. Today, the company announced it scored a deal with A&E Networks, which will bring.. – TechCrunch

March 10th, 2017 Tech News, TechCrunch

Verizon Ventures and R/GA partner to launch a digital media ‘venture studio’

Verizon Ventures and R/GA are announcing a new program called the Verizon Media Tech Venture Studio. Stephen Plumlee, R/GA’s global COO and managing partner.. – TechCrunch

March 10th, 2017 Tech News, TechCrunch

Self-driving coalition gains safety and mobility members

The Self-Driving Coalition for Safer Streets doubled its membership this week. But rather than adding more car manufacturers and tech stars, the coalition.. – TechCrunch

March 10th, 2017 Tech News, TechCrunch

Weekly Roundup: WikiLeaks strikes again, Google outlines cloud strategy

This week saw two huge tech funding rounds for Airbnb and Instacart, Google held its Next event in San Francisco to outline its cloud strategy moving forward.. – TechCrunch

March 10th, 2017 Tech News, TechCrunch

Houston, Kalanick and Zuck walk into a headline

And a bar called SPiN, where photos of them playing ping-pong have the tech media in a great mood this Friday morning. The reason? At the same time as.. – TechCrunch

March 10th, 2017 Tech News, TechCrunch

Oculus catches a break as TRT lawsuit is dismissed

In its quest to embrace a virtual world, Oculus has had to spend a lot of time navigating the legal world. Today, they seemed to have caught a good break. A.. – TechCrunch

March 10th, 2017 Tech News, TechCrunch

Wanted: Founders in favor of tenured voting

It’s hard to get too worked up about unequal voting rights, which are seen by public market investors as giving founders too much control, while viewed by.. – TechCrunch

March 10th, 2017 Tech News, TechCrunch

My Response to “How to *never* complete anything”

The following is my response to Ewan Valentine’s blog post “How to never complete anything” that I discovered on Hacker News. Once again, I ask for people’s indulgence for posting a reply on my own… – Hacker News

March 10th, 2017 Hacker News, Tech News

A simple cup of tea with milk and two sugars could actually require 52L of water

The Carbon Trust’s Dr John Kazer explores the importance of product water footprinting for businesses – Hacker News

March 10th, 2017 Hacker News, Tech News

Marc Andreessen (Vaporwave Track) [1989]

KMart Shoppers Vaporwave Track HUGE shoutout to the person responsible for saving all those k-mart tapes from the late 80s into the 90s. I fell in love with … – Hacker News

March 10th, 2017 Hacker News, Tech News

Mastering Go Programming – Udemy

Master programming with Go by learning how to write idiomatic, effective code – Hacker News

March 10th, 2017 Hacker News, Tech News

A baudy Linux Hack: Hayes Modem modded to Linux Desktop (and modem time machine).

Vote for us! (Check out Bryan’s project too first!) http://www.polljunkie.com/poll/fjospo/you-put-linux-on-that It’s the year of the linux desktop! At least … – Hacker News

March 10th, 2017 Hacker News, Tech News

A Liberal Troll Is Engaged In A Fake News Turf War With Macedonian Spammers

When the American man known online as Busta Troll tried to get the Eastern European spammers to stop stealing his content, one threatened to knock his site offline. – Hacker News

March 10th, 2017 Hacker News, Tech News

AT&T allegedly “discriminated” against poor people in broadband upgrades

“Digital redlining” leaves poor people with the slowest Internet, report says. – Ars Technica

March 10th, 2017 Ars Technica, Tech News

New watchdog report sheds light on Customs social-media screenings

The government isn’t doing a good job of checking in on its social media screening projects, according to a new report from the Department of Homeland Security’s Inspector General. The report looks… – The Verge

March 10th, 2017 Tech News, The Verge

A cheap Rogue One escape room reveals the potential of Star Wars Land

The annual SXSW conference kicks off today in Austin, Texas, bringing together the worlds of technology, music, film, and gaming in a nine-day carnival of breakfast tacos and panel presentations…. – The Verge

March 10th, 2017 Tech News, The Verge

A giant emoji postcard is like a text message, but tangible and expensive

If you’ve ever been in love, you might be familiar with the practice of mailing nice things to the object of your affection. I don’t know, maybe you’ve sent flowers or chocolates or a customized… – The Verge

March 10th, 2017 Tech News, The Verge

This new card game is Magic: the Gathering meets Guitar Hero

Harmonix and Hasbro have teamed up for an epic music collaboration CCG – TechRadar

March 10th, 2017 Tech News, TechRadar

Oculus introduces Facebook live streaming, Oculus Voice in new update

Explaining what VR is like can be a pretty daunting task. Today, Facebook and Oculus are making it a bit easier to share VR experiences with your friends and.. – TechCrunch

March 10th, 2017 Tech News, TechCrunch

Hulu’s new live TV service scores A&E’s channels, loses Viacom

Hulu’s forthcoming live TV streaming service is starting to shape up. Today, the company announced it scored a deal with A&E Networks, which will bring.. – TechCrunch

March 10th, 2017 Tech News, TechCrunch