November 20, 2018

Inspired by spiders and wasps, these tiny drones pull 40x their own weight — TechCrunch

November 2, 2018

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If we want drones to do our dirty work for us, they’re going to need to get pretty good at hauling stuff around. But due to the pesky yet unavoidable restraints of physics, it’s hard for them to muster the forces necessary to do so while airborne — so these drones brace themselves against the ground to get the requisite torque.

Posted in: Drone, Robotics

Microsoft closes its $7.5B purchase of code-sharing platform GitHub — TechCrunch

November 1, 2018

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After getting EU approval a week ago, today Microsoft’s acquisition of GitHub, the Git-based code sharing and collaboration service with 31 million developers, has officially closed.

Posted in: Coding

Albanian Terror: Enver Hoxha and the Party, Preserved in a Nuclear Bunker (Pictures)

October 25, 2018

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World War Two was a turbulent time for Albania. The country was invaded and overrun by Mussolini’s Italian fascist forces in 1939 and Albania then joined the Axis forces to fight with the Nazis. Fierce resistance from partisan communist forces was led by Enver Hoxha and in 1944 the country was purged of fascism. That […]

Posted in: Photography, Society, Travel

I’m very sorry, but you’re going to have to learn to love the blockchain — TechCrunch

October 7, 2018

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I apologize. I get it. You hear “blockchain” and you immediately think “shady get-rich-quick schemes” or “bubble of magical fake Internet money” or “libertarian enfants terribles,” and when a true believer tries to explain to you why you should care, why it will change the world beyond just minting a new set of paper oligarchs, you think “wait, why not just use a database?” I hear you.

Posted in: Bitcoin, Blockchain

Kapwing is Adobe for the meme generation — TechCrunch

July 16, 2018

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Need to resize a video for IGTV? Add subtitles for Twitter? Throw in sound effects for YouTube? Or collage it with other clips for the Instagram feed? Kapwing lets you do all that and more for free from a mobile browser or website.

Posted in: Mobile, Smartphone, Social, Video

Travel in Macedonia, Albania 2017: Photo Journal, Click the Panoramas to Expand!

June 16, 2018

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Continued Journeys through Macedonia, calling at Lake Ohrid, then on into Albania to Vlore, Himare, the mountain town of Berat and on to the capital Tirana Lake Ohrid, Macedonia Views of the lake Lake Ohrid is the largest and most beautiful of Macedonia’s tectonic lakes. It extends across the border to Albania and is one […]

Posted in: Photography, Travel
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