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  • newHTC's Vive Cosmos now comes in 4 versions with option to upgrade

    HTC's Vive Cosmos now comes in 4 versions with option to upgrade

    HTC's Vive Cosmos virtual reality headset is one of the best around, but its starting price of $699 is pretty steep. Now, HTC is releasing interchangeable faceplates that you can buy to upgrade your headset. The new lineup contains four distinct…
    - 10 mins ago, 20 Feb 20, 10:05am -
  • new'Black Panther' is coming to Disney+ in March

    'Black Panther' is coming to Disney+ in March

    Disney+ announced its upcoming lineup of shows and movies coming to the streaming service in March, including the one and only Black Panther.Black Panther will be added to Disney+ on March 4, joining more than a dozen other Marvel movies on the serv…
    - 10 mins ago, 20 Feb 20, 10:05am -
  • newHe swam under the Antarctic ice sheet, risking his life to show us how fast it’s melting

    He swam under the Antarctic ice sheet, risking his life to show us how fast it’s melting

    Lewis Pugh is an endurance swimmer and the first person to ever swim underneath the melting Antarctic ice sheet. Pugh put his life at risk to demonstrate the rapid effects of climate change and advocate for a marine protected area in East Antarctic…
    - 37 mins ago, 20 Feb 20, 9:38am -
  • newNew Gmail feature could be a lifesaver when searching for old emails

    New Gmail feature could be a lifesaver when searching for old emails

    Finding an old email can be a chore. In Gmail, you can use search operators to make it a bit easier, but those aren't immediately obvious and I bet most people don't know about them. Now, Google is making it easier to find exactly the email you're…
    - 1 hour ago, 20 Feb 20, 9:13am -
  • newWant to make friends while traveling solo? Social media can help.

    Want to make friends while traveling solo? Social media can help.

    Jet-setting solo does not mean you have to fend for yourself in a foreign country all alone. The days are long over where you'll have to grit your teeth through cheap booze and find the clubbing district of wherever you're headed in order to bump sho…
    - 1 hour ago, 20 Feb 20, 8:52am -
  • newLovehoney has launched a bunch of bargain sex toy bundles

    Lovehoney has launched a bunch of bargain sex toy bundles

    TL;DR: Lovehoney is offering a range of bundles for £50, saving you up to £109 on list price.Bundles deals are popular because you end up with all the products you need at the same time, at a discounted rate. We're all pretty familiar with gaming,…
    - 4 hours ago, 20 Feb 20, 6:39am -
  • newAlienware laptops and desktops are out of this world

    Alienware laptops and desktops are out of this world

    TL;DR: Save 14% on hundreds of Alienware laptops and desktops with the code AW14.Dell doesn't drop massive sales too frequently, and it's even less common to see Alienware devices included in the promotion. Well, we're pleased to say that Dell has l…
    - 4 hours ago, 20 Feb 20, 6:36am -
  • newPre-order your very own Baby Yoda before Disney+ drops

    Pre-order your very own Baby Yoda before Disney+ drops

    TL;DR: Baby Yoda figures and toys are available to pre-order from Disney, with delivery expected in late March.The wait for Disney+ has been long and arduous for fans in the UK, but it's finally coming to an end on March 24. Yes, that's right. We're…
    - 4 hours ago, 20 Feb 20, 6:21am -
  • newTrevor Noah uses R&B analogy to make a point about the Democratic debates

    Trevor Noah uses R&B analogy to make a point about the Democratic debates

    With the Democratic debates becoming increasingly brutal, Trevor Noah wants us all to start being a little nicer to one another."I do think it would be cool if you could just watch debates where people just proposed what they're gonna do, as oppo…
    - 4 hours ago, 20 Feb 20, 6:17am -
  • newHuawei MateBook X Pro is on sale for £150 off

    Huawei MateBook X Pro is on sale for £150 off

    TL;DR: The Huawei MateBook X Pro 2019 is on sale for £1,049.99 on Amazon, saving you 13% on list price.There are many well-known brands that feature heavily in everyone's search for a new laptop. We're talking about the likes of Apple, Dell, ASUS,…
    - 5 hours ago, 20 Feb 20, 5:17am -

PBS Digital Studios: Idea Channel

  • Idea Channel is Ending

    Idea Channel is Ending

    Idea Channel is Ending(NOT CLICKBAIT), as the kids say 1:24 --- WHY? 4:30 --- WHATS NEXT? 4:59 --- WHERE ELSE IS MIKE? 6:19 --- WHAT ABOUT THE IC TWITTER, ETC? -- Q+A Links -- REDDIT https://www.reddit.com/r/pbsid...From:PBS Idea ChannelViews:…
    - 19 Feb 18, 10:13pm -
  • Thinking With Others

    Thinking With Others

    Thinking With OthersFinale, Pt. 3 of 3 The Idea Channel farewell office hours will be on September 8th from 6 to 8pm at Caveat in NYC. It is an all ages event; there will be alcohol present. RSVP here: http://eventbr...From:PBS Idea ChannelVie…
    - 18 Feb 18, 9:58pm -
  • ☠ Yarrr! Content ☠

    ☠ Yarrr! Content ☠

    ☠ Yarrr! Content ☠Try two months of CuriosityStream at http://curiositystream.com/ideachannel Content And Its Discontents Support us on Patreon! https://patreon.com/pbsideachannel We got merch! http://bit.ly/1U8fS...From:PBS Idea ChannelVi…
    - 18 Feb 18, 8:09pm -
  • Are You Getting Enough Sleep?

    Are You Getting Enough Sleep?

    Are You Getting Enough Sleep?We got merch! http://bit.ly/1U8fS1B Tweet us! http://bit.ly/pbsideachanneltwitter Idea Channel Facebook! http://bit.ly/pbsideachannelfacebook Talk about this episode on reddit! http://bit.l...From:PBS Idea ChannelV…
    - 18 Feb 18, 2:30pm -
  • Is Super Mario Brothers A Surrealist Masterpiece?

    Is Super Mario Brothers A Surrealist Masterpiece?

    Is Super Mario Brothers A Surrealist Masterpiece?It'sa me… the unexpected combination of visual elements We can look at Mario, and his 30+ year series of ultra-beloved games and then also look at surrealist visual art and say…hmmm…...From:…
    - 18 Feb 18, 2:16pm -
  • Comment Responses: Why Doesn’t Hollywood Cast Asian Actors?

    Comment Responses: Why Doesn’t Hollywood Cast Asian Actors?

    Comment Responses: Why Doesn’t Hollywood Cast Asian Actors?Comment Responses! Tweet us! http://bit.ly/pbsideachanneltwitter Idea Channel Facebook! http://bit.ly/pbsideachannelfacebook Talk about this episode on reddit! http://bit.ly/pbsideachan…
    - 18 Feb 18, 12:06pm -
  • Comment Responses: Can You Own a Color?

    Comment Responses: Can You Own a Color?

    Comment Responses: Can You Own a Color?Comment Responses! Tweet us! http://bit.ly/pbsideachanneltwitter Idea Channel Facebook! http://bit.ly/pbsideachannelfacebook Talk about this episode on reddit! http://bit.ly/pbsideachannelreddit...From:PBS…
    - 18 Feb 18, 8:20am -
  • How is Magic the Gathering Like Jazz?

    How is Magic the Gathering Like Jazz?

    How is Magic the Gathering Like Jazz?Check out Wisecrack!! ▻▻ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tHLw7ox458c You Like Jazz? Support us on Patreon! https://patreon.com/pbsideachannel We got merch! http://bit.ly/1U8fS1B Tweet...From:PBS Idea Cha…
    - 18 Feb 18, 7:03am -
  • What Are Ideas, and Who Gets to Have Them?

    What Are Ideas, and Who Gets to Have Them?

    What Are Ideas, and Who Gets to Have Them?Finale, Pt 1 of 3 The Idea Channel farewell office hours will be on September 8th from 6 to 8pm at Caveat in NYC. RSVPs (required) will open on August 18th around 2pm ET. It is an all ages...From:PBS Id…
    - 18 Feb 18, 6:55am -
  • Can You Own a Color?

    Can You Own a Color?

    Can You Own a Color?Get 10% off a custom domain and email address by going to http://hover.com/IdeaChannel What could be blacker than black? -- Q+A POSTS! -- You got questions? We got answers! Whatever you're...From:PBS Idea ChannelViews:6790…
    - 17 Feb 18, 3:07pm -

PBS Digital Studios: Inventor Series

  • The Practicello | INVENTORS | PBS Digital Studios

    The Practicello | INVENTORS | PBS Digital Studios

    The Practicello | INVENTORS | PBS Digital StudiosCello players who travel usually have to buy an extra airplane seat for their instrument if they want to do any practicing while they're away. To get around that, Ernest Nussbaum has invented...Fr…
    - 19 Feb 18, 4:12pm -
  • HeadBlade | INVENTORS | PBS Digital Studios

    HeadBlade | INVENTORS | PBS Digital Studios

    HeadBlade | INVENTORS | PBS Digital StudiosTodd Greene built a brand around what he calls "Head Care," a combination of head shaving and skin care. His invention, the HeadBlade, makes head shaving easier for the millions of people who...From:In…
    - 14 Feb 18, 9:51am -
  • Batter Blaster | INVENTORS | PBS Digital Studios

    Batter Blaster | INVENTORS | PBS Digital Studios

    Batter Blaster | INVENTORS | PBS Digital StudiosSean O'Connor's invention sounds a bit strange at first: pancake batter in a whip cream style can. Some might be reminded of processed cheese and assume it's full of preservatives and other...From:…
    - 13 Feb 18, 4:49pm -
  • Quick-Finders | INVENTORS | PBS Digital Studios

    Quick-Finders | INVENTORS | PBS Digital Studios

    Quick-Finders | INVENTORS | PBS Digital StudiosImagine crawling through a smoke-filled house that's completely unfamiliar to you, trying to find a child's bedroom, unable to see two feet in front of your face. That's what firefighter Joe...From:…
    - 13 Feb 18, 4:24am -
  • The Wilcraft | INVENTORS | PBS Digital Studios

    The Wilcraft | INVENTORS | PBS Digital Studios

    The Wilcraft | INVENTORS | PBS Digital StudiosEvery year people risk their lives driving pickup trucks onto frozen lakes just to go ice fishing. If the ice is too thin, the truck can break through and sink. Tom Roering's invention, the...From:I…
    - 11 Feb 18, 6:30pm -
  • Video Games | INVENTORS | PBS Digital Studios

    Video Games | INVENTORS | PBS Digital Studios

    Video Games | INVENTORS | PBS Digital StudiosRalph Baer is often called the father of video games. His invention, the Magnavox Odyssey, was the first home console system. Last year he celebrated his 90th birthday the same year the Odyssey...From…
    - 11 Feb 18, 3:28pm -
  • Long Island Iced Tea | INVENTORS | PBS Digital Studios

    Long Island Iced Tea | INVENTORS | PBS Digital Studios

    Long Island Iced Tea | INVENTORS | PBS Digital StudiosBob "Rosebud" Butt is credited with inventing the Long Island Iced Tea while he was a bartender at the Oak Beach Inn on Long Island in the 1970s. Bob may not be the first bartender to have...…
    - 10 Feb 18, 12:59pm -
  • Wheelchair Brake | INVENTORS | PBS Digital Studios

    Wheelchair Brake | INVENTORS | PBS Digital Studios

    Wheelchair Brake | INVENTORS | PBS Digital StudiosJerry Ford doesn't use a wheelchair, but his son works with elderly people who do. In a conversation one day, Jerry's son mentioned that sometimes senior citizens forget to set their wheelchairs'.…
    - 10 Feb 18, 10:20am -
  • AeroPress and Aerobie Flying Ring | INVENTORS

    AeroPress and Aerobie Flying Ring | INVENTORS

    AeroPress and Aerobie Flying Ring | INVENTORSAlan Adler had a huge hit with an early invention, the Aerobie flying ring, which broke record after record for the furthest object ever thrown by hand. But to many people he's known for his...From:I…
    - 5 Feb 18, 4:53pm -
  • The Screw-In Coffin | INVENTORS | PBS Digital Studios

    The Screw-In Coffin | INVENTORS | PBS Digital Studios

    The Screw-In Coffin | INVENTORS | PBS Digital StudiosDonald Scruggs knows being buried vertically in a coffin that screws into the ground is not for everyone. But he thinks his interment invention could save money and make better use of space...…
    - 30 Jan 18, 3:09am -

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  • Ignite: The talks of TED@WellsFargo

    Ignite: The talks of TED@WellsFargo

    World-changing ideas that unearth solutions and ignite progress can come from anywhere. With that spirit in mind at TED@WellsFargo, thirteen speakers showcased how human empathy and problem-solving can combine with technology to transform lives (and…
    - 14 days ago, 6 Feb 20, 7:48am -
  • Meet the 2020 class of TED Fellows and Senior Fellows

    Meet the 2020 class of TED Fellows and Senior Fellows

    The TED Fellows program is excited to announce the new group of TED2020 Fellows and Senior Fellows! This year’s class represents 13 countries across four continents, and they’re making strides in an impressive range of fields — from astrobiolog…
    - 28 days ago, 23 Jan 20, 10:55am -
  • A dangerous woman: Pat Mitchell speaks at TEDWomen 2019

    A dangerous woman: Pat Mitchell speaks at TEDWomen 2019

    Pat Mitchell has nothing left to prove and much less to lose. Now more than ever, she cares less about what others say, speaks her mind freely — and she’s angry, too. She’s become a dangerous woman, through and through. Not dangerous, as in fea…
    - 76 days ago, 6 Dec 19, 10:03pm -
  • Wayfinders: Notes from Session 6 of TEDWomen 2019

    Wayfinders: Notes from Session 6 of TEDWomen 2019

    The final session of TEDWomen 2019 is here! We can’t believe it; we won’t believe. But, if we must close out these three incredible days, it’s good we did it by hearing from a diverse range of “wayfinders” — incredible women who are using…
    - 76 days ago, 6 Dec 19, 6:06pm -
  • Meaning Seekers: Notes from Session 5 of TEDWomen 2019

    Meaning Seekers: Notes from Session 5 of TEDWomen 2019

    Session 5 of TEDWomen 2019 is all about seeking meaning: in our political lives, creative lives, healthcare systems, criminal justice and beyond. The event: TEDWomen 2019, Session 5: Meaning Seekers, hosted by Helen Walters and Anna Verghese When and…
    - 76 days ago, 6 Dec 19, 12:43pm -
  • Taboo Breakers: Notes from Session 4 of TEDWomen 2019

    Taboo Breakers: Notes from Session 4 of TEDWomen 2019

    In Session 4 of TEDWomen 2019, we tackled some big taboos — divorce, menopause, political dissent — and met the extraordinary people on the front lines of breaking them. The event: TEDWomen 2019, Session 4: Taboo Breakers, hosted by Corey Hajim a…
    - 77 days ago, 5 Dec 19, 8:33pm -
  • Strike for the climate: Jane Fonda speaks at TEDWomen 2019

    Strike for the climate: Jane Fonda speaks at TEDWomen 2019

    At age 81, actor and activist Jane Fonda is putting herself on the line for the planet, literally. In a video interview with TEDWomen curator Pat Mitchell, Fonda speaks about Fire Drill Fridays, the weekly demonstrations on Capitol Hill she leads in…
    - 77 days ago, 5 Dec 19, 7:08pm -
  • Planet Protectors: Notes from Session 3 of TEDWomen 2019

    Planet Protectors: Notes from Session 3 of TEDWomen 2019

    The world is experiencing the consequences of climate change and the urgency couldn’t be more clear. In Session 3 of TEDWomen 2019, we dug deep into some of the most pressing environmental issues of our time — exploring solutions and the many way…
    - 77 days ago, 5 Dec 19, 7:05pm -
  • Pattern Makers: Notes from Session 2 of TEDWomen 2019

    Pattern Makers: Notes from Session 2 of TEDWomen 2019

    In Session 2 of TEDWomen 2019, we met some extraordinary pattern makers: people helping us predict the future, improve our relationship to technology and unearth powerful discoveries. The event: TEDWomen 2019, Session 2: Pattern Makers, hosted by Pat…
    - 77 days ago, 5 Dec 19, 4:36pm -
  • Truth Tellers: Notes from Session 1 of TEDWomen 2019

    Truth Tellers: Notes from Session 1 of TEDWomen 2019

    The stage is set for TEDWomen 2019: Bold + Brilliant! In the opening session, we heard from an extraordinary lineup of truth tellers. Six speakers and two performers shined a light on issues ranging from immigration to leadership and inclusion — an…
    - 77 days ago, 5 Dec 19, 10:00am -

Think Big

  • newThe digital economy benefits the 1%. Here’s how to change that.

    The digital economy benefits the 1%. Here’s how to change that.

    Intentional or not, certain inequalities are inherent in a digital economy that is structured and controlled by a few corporations that don't represent the interests or the demographics of the majority.While concern and anger are valid reactions to t…
    - 4 hours ago, 20 Feb 20, 6:00am -
  • new'Vastly underestimated': Fossil fuels emit 40% more methane than previously thought, study finds

    'Vastly underestimated': Fossil fuels emit 40% more methane than previously thought, study finds

    Methane is the second most abundant greenhouse gas on the planet.A recent study analyzed ice core samples from the pre-industrial era to measure the extent to which industry has played a role in increasing atmospheric methane levels.The researchers n…
    - 18 hours ago, 19 Feb 20, 3:58pm -
  • newThe story of "Lift Every Voice and Sing"

    The story of "Lift Every Voice and Sing"

    Written as a poem by James Weldon Johnson around 1900, "Lift Every Voice and Sing" tells a haunting story of spiritual survival.The hymn is considered by many to be the black national anthem and has seen a resurgence lately in popular culture.Music h…
    - 20 hours ago, 19 Feb 20, 1:57pm -
  • new20 rando facts that rando people recently tweeted

    20 rando facts that rando people recently tweeted

    A simple question on Twitter resulted in an avalanche of mind-blowing answers.What else are we supposed to do with all of these stray bits of information?Sciency, helpful, and ridiculous — we've got 'em all.On January 27, educator, organizer, and w…
    - 23 hours ago, 19 Feb 20, 10:56am -
  • What happens to your social media when you die?

    What happens to your social media when you die?

    Faheem Hussain, clinical assistant professor at Arizona State University, says we need to discuss our digital afterlife. One major problem is that we generally avoid talking about death in the first place. Where and how we (and our data) will be used…
    - 1 day ago, 19 Feb 20, 8:34am -
  • What is classical liberalism? | Classical Liberalism

    What is classical liberalism? | Classical Liberalism

    The moral and political philosophy known as classical liberalism is built around a number of core concepts, including, perhaps most importantly, human dignity and individual liberty. Emily Chamlee-Wright, president of the Institute for Humane Studies…
    - 1 day ago, 19 Feb 20, 6:00am -
  • The psychology of infidelity: Why do we cheat?

    The psychology of infidelity: Why do we cheat?

    Results of a 2005 study show that there is a significant difference between cheaters and non-cheaters when it comes to the Big Five model of personality traits.Poor self control, selfishness, anger, boredom, and attention-seeking are the most common…
    - 1 day ago, 19 Feb 20, 2:07am -
  • Surprising ways to beat anxiety and become mentally strong – according to science

    Surprising ways to beat anxiety and become mentally strong – according to science

    Do you have anxiety? Have you tried just about everything to get over it, but it just keeps coming back? Perhaps you thought you had got over it, only for the symptoms to return with a vengeance? Whatever your circumstances, science can help you to b…
    - 2 days ago, 18 Feb 20, 3:15pm -
  • 7 philosophers who were exiled from their societies

    7 philosophers who were exiled from their societies

    Many thinkers have been killed for their ideas. Some got away with exile.Most of the ones we'll look at here were driven out by the government, but others fled for their own safety.The fact that some of these thinkers are still famous centuries after…
    - 2 days ago, 18 Feb 20, 1:31pm -
  • Why not even Minnesota is safe from quakes

    Why not even Minnesota is safe from quakes

    Californians, want to run away from the Big One? Head for Minnesota.As this map shows, the Gopher State is the least likely to be hit by earthquakes.Choose your new home wisely, though: even Minnesota has one earthquake-sensitive spot.Not if, but whe…
    - 2 days ago, 18 Feb 20, 12:34pm -
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