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Nike Training Club Hits the Apple Watch (At Last)

Nike Training Club Hits the Apple Watch (At Last)

Nike Training Club Hits the Apple Watch (At Last)’s training app will bring more than 180 workouts to the Apple Watch. Nike has always been willing to experiment with wearables and sports tech, but experiment has been the key word. The Training Club app was one of the most serious, long-term tech projects for Nike: a sports training app that collects workouts created by experts and instructed via both audio and video by certified Nike trainers and professional athletes.

Facebook ending News Feed experiment condemned as ‘Orwellian’

Facebook ending News Feed experiment condemned as ‘Orwellian’ | Technology | The Guardian announces end to trial in which professional news posts were removed from users’ feeds in six countries. The backlash from news organizations in the affected countries was swift. “Facebook doesn’t think about consequences and has no interest at all in what is happening inside its test countries,” wrote the Slovakian journalist Filip Struhárik, one of the most prominent critics of the experiment. In December, Struhárik used CrowdTangle data to show that the experiment was hurting professional media more than fake news.

The Life-Changing Magic of These 13 Free Books

The Life-Changing Magic of These 13 Free Books – The Mission – Medium

The Life-Changing Magic of These 13 Free Books – The Mission – Medium, I can’t believe I wrote “Life-Changing Magic” in a headline either. Shakespeare: “What a piece of work is man! how noble in reason! how infinite in faculty! in form and moving how express and admirable! in action how like an angel! in apprehension how like a god! the beauty of the world, the paragon of animals!” Thoreau: “I learned this, at least, by my experiment: that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.”

How to Win a War on Drugs

How to Win a War on Drugs - The New York Times

How to Win a War on Drugs – The New York Times ago, the United States and Portugal both struggled with illicit drugs and took decisive action — in diametrically opposite directions. The U.S. cracked down vigorously, spending billions of dollars incarcerating drug users. In contrast, Portugal undertook a monumental experiment: It decriminalized the use of all drugs in 2001, even heroin and cocaine, and unleashed a major public health campaign to tackle addiction. Ever since in Portugal, drug addiction has been treated more as a medical challenge than as a criminal justice issue. After more than 15 years, it’s clear which approach worked better.

Capture amazing fireworks shots with your iPhone

Oh! And if your photos aren’t amazing, and you’re older than a toddler, we’ve all seen fireworks and know how they look like so spare us your mediocre photography. 😃

Capture amazing fireworks shots with your iPhone - CNET

Capture amazing fireworks shots with your iPhone – CNET Fourth of July provides an annual chance to test our smartphone photography skills. Even though it may not feel like it, the iOS camera app has a healthy selection of options and modes with which you can experiment. Find a good spot to place your phone, start a time-lapse and capture a long firework show with very little effort. Or use the slow-motion setting to record a video of a colorful blast streak across the sky. iPhone users can use an Apple Watch to take a photo. Or if you don’t have an Apple Watch, connect a pair of headphones and use the volume button to trigger the camera.

Modern Web Development

by Mark Nutter @

What’s the most important thing to come out of Switzerland? Chocolate? Clocks? Neutrality? The largest, most expensive scientific experiment in history which may eventually unlock the very secrets of the universe and unify our understanding of the smallest particles with that of the largest of heavenly bodies? No, none of these things. The answer is, of course, is the Internet.

More specifically, the World Wide Web, which popularized the Internet. In 1980 when I was just an embryo in my mother’s belly, the internet was but an embryo in the mind of Physicist Tim Berners-Lee, who created a simple hypertext program called ENQUIRE as a personal database of people and software models.

Tim was later tasked with inventing a clever way for the scientists working on CERN to easily share data sets and documents with eachother. So in 1990 using his super cool NeXT Computer (known as “The Cube”), he expanded on his hypertext ideas and created the first version of HTML. The goal was to provide a simple and effective way for creating, sharing, and connecting documents together. He then created HTTP (hyper text transfer protocol), the first web browser, imaginatively called WorldWideWeb, and the first web server.

9 Signs You’re Dealing With An Emotional Manipulator

by Dr. Travis Bradberry @

A few years ago, Facebook, in conjunction with researchers from Cornell and the University of California, conducted an experiment in which they intentionally played with the emotions of 689,000 users by manipulating their feeds so that some users only saw negative stories while others only saw positive stories. Sure enough, when these people posted their own updates, they were greatly influenced by the mood of the posts they’d been shown.

Facebook caught a lot of flak over the experiment, primarily because none of the “participants” gave their consent to join the study. Perhaps more frightening than Facebook’s faux pas was just how easily people’s emotions were manipulated. After all, if Facebook can manipulate your emotions just by tweaking your newsfeed, imagine how much easier this is for a real, live person who knows your weaknesses and triggers. A skilled emotional manipulator can destroy your self-esteem and even make you question your sanity.

The latest Boston Dynamics robot will roll its way into your nightmares

by Roberto Baldwin @

The two-wheeled “Handle” robot was presented by Boston Dynamics’ founder Marc Raibert at a function attended by venture capitalist Steve Jurvetson who shot the video. During the event Railbert said that the rolling humanoid was built to carry items (hence the name Handle) and is an experiment in combining wheels with legs.