There is something bizarre going down in Australian politics, and its name is Clive Palmer.In 2013, this mining billionaire formed a political party he called the Palmer United Party (PUP). Some people paid attention, most tried to look the other way.See also:
In my latest Foundation interview, I sit down with entrepreneur Jackson Palmer. Jackson is the brains behind the fast-growing cryptocurrency known as Dogecoin. We discuss the Dogecoin community’s ability to raise money for good (like sending the Jamaican Bobsled team to Sochi),
The North Face is partnering with a Japanese company to make new parkas from synthetic spider silk. And everyone’s favorite Minnesota dentist is in trouble with the law again due to allegedly illegal hunting practices. It’s What’s New Outside.Read more...
Less than two years ago, Oculus raised 2.5 million dollars on Kickstarter.Yesterday, they were acquired by Facebook for $2 billion.Oculus has definitely generated its fair share of buzz in its short lifespan — yet many people are hearing about them for the first time this week. For them,
Today at SXSW, two of Oculus' cofounders took the stage for a Q&A on the future of their burgeoning virtual reality headset.While they dodged the question that most watching wanted answered, they did dive into what many have asked since the Rift started picking up steam: why now?
Tamr, a Cambridge, Massachusetts-based startup that helps companies understand and unify all of the disparate databases across a company, announced a $25.2 million Series B round today. The investment isn’t from the usual Silicon Valley suspects.
Don't let the encouraging words about virtual reality's future on the latest cover of Time fool you; the magazine hates VR. I mean, clearly, right? Just look at this absurd photo of Oculus Rift creator Palmer Lucky doing...something? Flying maybe? And for some reason it's...on a beach?WTF?Image:
Oculus has a incredible product: a headset that can make you feel like you’re in another world. With its upcoming motion controllers, Oculus Touch , you can even reach out and grab virtual objects. But a competing headset, the HTC Vive,
If anyone knows what's going to happen to virtual reality it's Palmer Luckey, the founder of Oculus VR and inventor of the Oculus Rift. So I asked him.Read more...
SYDNEY — In a vicious tirade on live television Monday night, controversial Australian politician Clive Palmer labelled the Chinese government "mongrels," and accused them of "shooting their own people".On the ABC panel show Q & A,
Tamr, a Cambridge-based startup emerged from stealth today with a coming-out party at the DataBeat conference in San Francisco. Tamr also announced $16 million in funding from Google Ventures and New Enterprise Associates.
Last week, a bombshell AP investigation found that Google was still tracking iPhone and Android device users, even if they turned off the "Location History" setting. Now, the first lawsuit has been filed against the search engine giant over this issue, according to documents posted by Ars Technica.
This is You Won't Regret It, a new weekly column featuring recommendations, tips, and unsolicited advice from the Mashable culture team.Nothing feels better than blocking an obnoxious branded Twitter account — whether you're doing it to spite Alex Jones,
Sacha Baron Cohen's Who Is America has made it clear that no one is exempt from the comedian's satirical skewering. The latest unfortunate victim is food critic Bill Jilla, whom Cohen convinces to eat (fake) human flesh while masquerading as a Michelin star-seeking chef.SEE ALSO:
Spoilers for Netflix's Insatiable lie ahead.There's a lot I really don't like about Insatiable. But when it comes to the will-they-won't-they throuple of three major characters...I am surprisingly on board.SEE ALSO:
Apple's least expensive Mac, the Mac mini, will finally get an update later this year.The standalone Mac, which Apple hasn't updated in almost four years, will get a refresh aimed at professionals, reports Bloomberg. SEE ALSO:
It turns out that making video game assets look sexy and not undeniably awkward is a lot harder than one would expect. Take a journey through time as we look at the history of sex and nudity in video games and how it still looks uncomfortable, even today.Warning:
Amazon Prime used to offer substantial discounts for members pre-ordering video games. Now it gives members a gift card for a future purchase.Amazon changed its video game pre-order discount policy Monday to a new system that gives customers a $10 credit,
The file-sharing and collaboration sector just got a new competitor: AmazonAmazon announced Thursday the latest product to join its Amazon Web Services stack, Amazon Zocalo. On its blog, the company describes Zocalo as "a fully managed,
A London-based startup has created an app that lets users take pictures simply by concentrating.Created by design studio This Place,
SAO PAULO, Brazil –- FIFA partner Ray Whelan gave police in Rio de Janeiro the slip Thursday, just moments before officers were set to re-arrest him on charges of illegally selling World Cup tickets, local media reported.Whelan, 64, is CEO of Switzerland-headquartered Match Hospitality,
Your Facebook friends list, as Mashable revealed last week, is not as private as it claims to be. Setting your list privacy to "Only Me" doesn't actually mean that nobody can see who you're connected to,
Microsoft has opened up the first specialty retail store in Maryland inside the Columbia mall. The kiosk-style specialty store, which is smaller than a typical Microsoft retail store, has 12 employees and is located inside the Columbia mall.
Still don't have an e-reader? I can respect that. Physical books just feel better. Print is sacred. I'm with you—or at least I was, until our reviews editor thrust a Kindle in my hand and made me use it.Read more...
When was the last time you used your computer's disc drive? What about your DVD player? E-waste is all around us , but as the brilliant Instructables user behind this $60 3D printer proves, there's plenty to be done with it—if you've got some engineering chops.Read more...
For the second night in a row, mysterious drones have appeared above Parisian landmarks. The authorities are baffled—and worried.Read more...
据外媒报道，一本关于乔布斯的新书将在本月24日发行。该书由记者Brent Schlender和Fast Company执行编辑Rick Tetzeli共同创作完成。其中，Schlender曾多次采访过乔布斯，并一直跟他保持联系。
The first owners are finally taking delivery of the gull-door’d electric crossover they’ve been waiting about three years for: the Tesla Model X. Here’s what we learned from a close look and a quick spin around the parking lot.Read more...