In a landmark decision that will affect the future of television, the Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that Aereo Inc., a service that retransmits television broadcast signals to computers and gadgets, was in violation of federal copyright held by broadcasters like ABC, Fox, and more.
“Not all beaches are equally filled with fecal matter.”
The terror group in Syria and Iraq publishes an annual report, operates “like an army that has state-building ambitions.”
The smartwatch will include at least 10 sensors, including ones that monitor fitness and health.
For a company known for its secrecy, a lot of details about Apple’s rumored smartwatch are leaking. The latest: The tech giant is planning to release multiple versions of its smartwatch with different screen sizes for a launch this fall.
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“We’re marrying technology with editorial judgment.”
The Breaking News (breakingnews) app is the first app to really go out and find its news audience, but there will be more.
“Attesting to the dark genius of their creators, the viruses turned the very tools that protect people’s privacy online against those very same users.”
Today in Seattle, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos unveiled the Fire Phone, the online retailer’s first crack at a smartphone. No, it wasn’t 3D as some rumors suggested. (Perhaps thankfully.) Nevertheless, Fast Company is live in the Pacific Northwest covering the event as it happens.
What makes the Fire Phone special? Take my hand. Let’s find out.
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“In a unanimous ruling, the Supreme Court ruled today that Coca-Cola can be sued for false advertising for its pomegranate-blueberry juice—which contains less than a percent each of pomegranate and blueberry juice—despite complying with FDA regulations.”
Finnish artist Jani Leinonen has set up a Hunger King installation in Budapest that draws attention to Hungary’s conflicting policies toward the rich and the poor. Visitors choose between getting in “rich” or “poor” lines, with signage on either side revealing stats about inequality in taxes and education opportunities, fines for vagrancy, and other points. The first 50 people in the “poor” line each day are greeted with a clamshell burger box holding the equivalent of about $15, the daily minimum wage in Budapest. Visitors to the “rich” line get a fake burger and fake fries, and an appeal toward activism.
A new dessert craze is poised to sweep Los Angeles—and maybe far beyond. Happy summer, people.
Ever since we hit peak cronut, dreaming up the next hybrid frankenfood has become something of a culinary arm’s race. On the high end, foodie havens like Brooklyn’s Smorgasbord have been pushing the ramen burger (side note: it’s alriiight), while lower-brow fast food chains like Taco Bell are now assembling breakfast tacos made with waffles.
None of those really held a sugary torch, mind you, to pastry chef Dominique Ansel’s original masterpiece, which at one point drew lines around the block that stretched for more than two hours. But this—this—re-imagined ice cream sandwich by Los Angeles chef Sylvia Yoo might be the closest thing we’ve seen yet. Because churros.
Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk has never been one to shy away from controversy, or grandiose gestures (see: the Hyperloop project). After hinting at the news this past weekend, Musk announced today that all of Tesla’s patents are now open source.
But who are these digital budtenders?
A tiny country with little space to spare looks to its water reservoirs to expand its use of renewable energy.
There isn’t much extra space in Singapore, since the entire country is smaller than New York City and fully developed. So when the government decided to install more solar power to help meet the area’s energy needs, they turned to water instead of land: When finished, the country’s new power plant would be the world’s largest floating solar farm.
More than 30,000 drivers from London, Paris, Madrid, and Berlin have blocked access to airports, shopping districts, and tourist centers, hoping the demonstrations will convince regulators to apply stricter rules to Uber. The biggest turnout is in London, with an estimated 10,000 to 12,000 drivers of black cabs and private hire cars converging on Trafalgar Square and Parliament Square, snarling traffic in a "go-slow protest."
On the other side of the globe, taxi drivers in Rio de Janeiro are also disrupting traffic to protest Uber ahead of the World Cup.