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Raging 'Sand Fire' casts apocalyptic glow over Los AngelesThe morning sun over Pasadena Calif. is reduced to an orange disk by smoke from a wildfire burning north of Los Angeles on Saturday July 23 2016.  Image: AP Photo/John Antczak  By Keith Wagstaff2016-07-24 17:54:02 UTC  A blood red sun blazing through a massive ominous cloud of smoke hung above Los Angeles on Saturday as ash rained down below.  No it wasnt a sign of the apocalypse. It was the result of the Sand Fire that has consumed…

Raging 'Sand Fire' casts apocalyptic glow over Los AngelesThe morning sun over Pasadena Calif. is reduced to an orange disk by smoke from a wildfire burning north of Los Angeles on Saturday July 23 2016. Image: AP Photo/John Antczak By Keith Wagstaff2016-07-24 17:54:02 UTC A blood red sun blazing through a massive ominous cloud of smoke hung above Los Angeles on Saturday as ash rained down below. No it wasnt a sign of the apocalypse. It was the result of the Sand Fire that has consumed…

Light-powered 'robot' cleans while it crawls Scientists in the UK and Netherlands have developed the first-ever device that can walk along like a caterpillar using a single constant light source for power. The concept is clever: A polymer material is installed in a frame shorter than itself to create a bulge. By shining a concentrated violet LED on the front of the bulge it contracts exposing the next part of the strip to the light. That creates a continuous relatively powerful movement that…

Light-powered 'robot' cleans while it crawls Scientists in the UK and Netherlands have developed the first-ever device that can walk along like a caterpillar using a single constant light source for power. The concept is clever: A polymer material is installed in a frame shorter than itself to create a bulge. By shining a concentrated violet LED on the front of the bulge it contracts exposing the next part of the strip to the light. That creates a continuous relatively powerful movement that…

Rap group call out publication for using their image in place of 'gang' By Johnny Lieu2017-02-01 05:28:57 UTC  When searching for a picture of a gang on the internet youd better not go with an image of your average rap group.  Its too late for the Daily Mail whose Australian iteration published a photo of UK rappers Section Boyz in an article about a local gang in Melbourne.  The picture has since been removed from the article following a tweet from TV show Media Watch pointed out the…

Rap group call out publication for using their image in place of 'gang' By Johnny Lieu2017-02-01 05:28:57 UTC When searching for a picture of a gang on the internet youd better not go with an image of your average rap group. Its too late for the Daily Mail whose Australian iteration published a photo of UK rappers Section Boyz in an article about a local gang in Melbourne. The picture has since been removed from the article following a tweet from TV show Media Watch pointed out the…

Well that was fast: Trump/Pence campaign appears to have nixed phallic logo Image: mashable composite/steve sands/getty images/twitter  By Chloe Bryan2016-07-16 22:56:18 UTC  And the Twitter comics wept: Donald Trumps hilariously phallic campaign logo was gone as fast as it came.  Released Friday the image depicts Trumps T intertwined (politically we assume) with running mate Mike Pences P. Of course the internet immediately embarked on a campaign of its own  a campaign of ruthless dick…

Well that was fast: Trump/Pence campaign appears to have nixed phallic logo Image: mashable composite/steve sands/getty images/twitter By Chloe Bryan2016-07-16 22:56:18 UTC And the Twitter comics wept: Donald Trumps hilariously phallic campaign logo was gone as fast as it came. Released Friday the image depicts Trumps T intertwined (politically we assume) with running mate Mike Pences P. Of course the internet immediately embarked on a campaign of its own a campaign of ruthless dick…

Thai university's student group under investigation after hazing photos go viral By Alicia Tan2016-07-29 07:27:01 UTC  A student group at at the Ramkhamhaeng University in Bangkok Thailand has come under fire after photos of its freshmen initiation activities went viral.  Anti-Sotus a group against hazing students posted the pictures on its Facebook page on Tuesday. The album contains over 40 images of what the Anti-Sotus claims are freshmen being abused by a student group called Ram…

Thai university's student group under investigation after hazing photos go viral By Alicia Tan2016-07-29 07:27:01 UTC A student group at at the Ramkhamhaeng University in Bangkok Thailand has come under fire after photos of its freshmen initiation activities went viral. Anti-Sotus a group against hazing students posted the pictures on its Facebook page on Tuesday. The album contains over 40 images of what the Anti-Sotus claims are freshmen being abused by a student group called Ram…

Watch old bridge parts get resurrected into an insanely overbuilt turntable     - CNET  Enlarge Image  Foundry workers built a turntable using melted steel from old bridges.                                              Science Channel                                          Believe it or not you can fund your own DIY turntable for less than the cost of a trip to Whole Foods and it only takes six steps to make it.  Its so simple in fact the Science Channel recently built its own on an…

Watch old bridge parts get resurrected into an insanely overbuilt turntable - CNET Enlarge Image Foundry workers built a turntable using melted steel from old bridges. Science Channel Believe it or not you can fund your own DIY turntable for less than the cost of a trip to Whole Foods and it only takes six steps to make it. Its so simple in fact the Science Channel recently built its own on an…

Come out to TechCrunchs Summer Party at August Capital The TechCrunch Summer Party is a thing of tradition and we hope you can make it out this year. Like in years past well gather on the spacious grounds of August Capital in Menlo Park and enjoy an evening of cocktails and the spirit of entrepreneurship.  Tickets are very limited and released on a rolling basis. Its $85 to attend and $1000 to exhibit your startup at a demo table.  About the Summer Party at August Capital  July 29 5:30 p.m…

Come out to TechCrunchs Summer Party at August Capital The TechCrunch Summer Party is a thing of tradition and we hope you can make it out this year. Like in years past well gather on the spacious grounds of August Capital in Menlo Park and enjoy an evening of cocktails and the spirit of entrepreneurship. Tickets are very limited and released on a rolling basis. Its $85 to attend and $1000 to exhibit your startup at a demo table. About the Summer Party at August Capital July 29 5:30 p.m…

Audi wants you to rent an Airbnb in the middle of nowhere     - CNET  Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech thats taken over our lives.  Enlarge Image  You can make as much noise as you like. The neighbors wont mind.                                             Audi/YouTube screenshot by Chris Matyszczyk/CNET                                          Have you ever wondered what it would be like if you lived at the Burning Man site all the time?  Once the tech CEOs…

Audi wants you to rent an Airbnb in the middle of nowhere - CNET Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech thats taken over our lives. Enlarge Image You can make as much noise as you like. The neighbors wont mind. Audi/YouTube screenshot by Chris Matyszczyk/CNET Have you ever wondered what it would be like if you lived at the Burning Man site all the time? Once the tech CEOs…

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