Rap Genius, the company that has seen a decent amount of controversy in its short time, has decided to rebrand itself, dropping the "rap" part of its name. Known now as simply Genius, the company is continuing on with its mission to annotate everything.
Fans come in many flavors, the die-hard of which usually go to extremes to show their fondness for the subject of their adoration. One such Star Trek fan, Anthony Sforza of Long Island, has done just this by transforming his basement into a replica of the U.S.S. Enterprise's bridge.
We fill our lives with data-toting gadgets, but don't often stop to think about our body in relation to the data it holds. Extensive research has been performed to determine how powerful the human brain is, for example, but sometimes a simple explanation is the best way to grasp the complexity of our existence.
Whoever’s responsible for graphic design on "Fox & Friends" is not having a good day. This designer appears to have used a rather familiar source for their design of a "Defending the Homeland" segment marker as it looks rather familiar to a game we've played recently. The game: Bioshock Infinite. The design: main logo - typography, stars, colors, and all.
The Facebook study conducted a few years back that has so many riled up has finally drawn a response from the company itself. Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg has spoken out about the “experiment”. Apologizing for the “poor communication” of the program, which lasted for one week in 2012.
Microsoft and Canon have inked a new patent sharing deal, but before you yawn and roll over, the agreement could well make for even stronger PureView camera technology on future Windows Phones. The two firms have already joined forces on select R&D in the past, but the new collaboration covers "certain digital imaging and mobile consumer products" according to Microsoft.
Samsung continues to face struggles to ensure safe working conditions for its suppliers, with a new sustainability report for 2014 revealing ongoing labor issues in China including overworked staff and missing protective equipment, though no signs of child workers. The report, which also covers Samsung's efforts to develop more efficient and economical products, took results from third-party audits of 100 Chinese suppliers, and the results aren't entirely good.
Later this summer, the world's tallest water slide will open up in Kansas City's Schlitterbahn Waterpark, offering adrenaline-seekers the opportunity to get wet and possibly lose their lunch at the same time. To give future riders an idea of what they're in for, the folks behind the slide have filmed a POV video.