Crunch Report | Tesla and Rollercoasters

Waymo is suing Otto and Uber for allegedly stealing its trade secrets, Layer gets more funding and acquires Cola, a major Cloudflare bug leaked sensitive data from customers’ websites and Elon Musk addresses unionization concerns at Tesla. All this on Crunch Report. Read More

43rd Annual Meeting of the European Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation

(European Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation) During its 43rd Annual Meeting, the EBMT will acknowledge the work that stems from the pioneering observations made by E. Donnall Thomas, also known as the father of bone marrow transplantation. At the Opening Session, Rainer Storb from the faculty of both, the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center…

How “I’m not a Robot” checkboxes work

Zuck That says, “Have you ever been on the Internet when you came across a checkbox that says “I’m not a robot?” In this video, I explain how those checkboxes (No CAPTCHA reCAPTCHAs) work as well as why they exist in the first place.” I mention CAPTCHA farms briefly, but the idea behind them is…

Watch the climax of Star Wars alongside an audience from 1977

Boing Boing previously posted about YouTube user William Forsche, who had the forethought to bring a tape recorder to the movie theater back when he was a kid in order to capture the audience’s reaction to the original Star Wars. Well, YouTuber user Homer Thompson took that raw audio and put it alongside the visuals…

It’s Entirely Possible That Kylie Jenner Never Learned How To Wear A Coat

Thank Gucci the weather is mild in Southern California. Today we are discussing whether or not teenage makeup wearer Kylie Jenner understands the mechanisms of wearing a coat. We hope a closer look at the evidence will satisfy the question, “Does Kylie Jenner know how to wear coats?” instagram.com / Via Kylie Jenner Exhibit A:…

FIFA expands the World Cup to 48 teams

THE FIFA World Cup has always had a slightly deceptive name. Granted, it admits teams from six continents, and has been hosted in five. But the business end of the tournament belongs to two. Each of the 20 competitions has been won by a side from Europe (collectively represented by UEFA) or South America (CONMEBOL)….

Rogue One’s Director Krennic loves his Death Star in this delightful cartoon

In just three panels, Eisner Award winning illustrator and writer Faith Erin Hicks captures the special relationship between Rogue One‘s Director Krennic (Ben Mendelsohn) and his beloved Death Star: Hacks writes, “Director Krennic works so hard and no one appreciates him. At least he has his precious Death Star baby.” [via Faith Erin Hacks on…

It’s surprisingly easy to alter anyone’s airline reservations

Karsten Nohl and Nemanja Nikodijevic’s Chaos Communications Congress presentation details their research into becoming a “Secret travel agent”: they figured out how to force the various portals to the Global Distribution System to let them know if they’ve guessed someone’s reservation locator code, which they can use to arbitrarily alter your flight plans, sending you…

Sequoia-backed video chat app Tribe spammed its customers’ address books

 Can mobile app startups please stop building SMS invite systems into their apps already? The latest example of a venture-backed startup getting dinged by customers for having spammed their entire address book without permission is Sequoia portfolio company Tribe. The video chat app hit the App Store last year, and had been well-received until now. With a…