What I’m Reading

Here are some of the blogs and newsfeeds that I’m probably reading right now.  Do you have a favorite blog that you’d like to recommend I add to the list?

  • Dude goes heli-skiing and immediately drops his ski down the mountain
    Most people take lifts to the top of a mountain at a resort in order to hit the slopes and ski down. But if you want that fresh, untouched powder, you'll need to hire a helicopter to take you to an off-trail slope. Approximately three seconds into… ... read more
    Source: Mashable – Social MediaPublished on 01-17-18By Brian Koerber
  • Facebook became your news diet. Now, it’s going to serve you junk.
    Forget about media outlets and Facebook — worry about readers.  Facebook's 2 billion monthly users have come to rely on the social network as a way to keep up with the news. Now Facebook is limiting the reach of news publishers, leaving a vacuum to be filled with... well, it's… ... read more
    Source: Mashable – Social MediaPublished on 01-17-18By Jason Abbruzzese
  • Dog in truck gets super excited to see a herd of antelope running on street
    Fenton!  A driver with his dog riding shotgun came across a large herd on antelope running down along Highway 41 in Montana. While the guy was impressed with the scene enough to bust out his camera, his dog could barely contain his excitement. The pup got right… ... read more
    Source: Mashable – Social MediaPublished on 01-17-18By Brian Koerber
  • SchadenCoin: Why you love to celebrate cryptocurrency crashes
    Remember, remember, the third week of January 2018, during which Bitcoin just fell on its face, worth half of what it was a month ago, down in value over $10,000 per coin. On Tuesday night, the top post on Reddit's r/Cryptocurrency page was a link to a suicide help hotline. … ... read more
    Source: Mashable – Social MediaPublished on 01-17-18By Foster Kamer
  • 10 of the Coolest Gadgets from CES 2018
    Source: Mashable – Social MediaPublished on 01-17-18By Mashable Team
  • Carnival of Space #544
    This week’s Carnival of Space is hosted by me at the CosmoQuest blog. Click here to read Carnival of Space #544 And if you’re interested in looking back, here’s an archive to all the past Carnivals of Space. If you’ve got a space-related blog, you should really join the carnival.… ... read more
    Source: Universe TodayPublished on 01-17-18By Susie Murph
  • Jackée is also on board for this Sister, Sister reboot
    That Sister, Sister reboot is no longer just an idea that Tia Mowry tosses out from time to time as a kind of job listing, though the revival’s still in search of a writer, director, and basically anyone who isn’t Jackée Harry, Tim Reid, or Tia and Tamera Mowry. According to… ... read more
    Source: The A.V. ClubPublished on 01-17-18By Danette Chavez
  • Nicolas Cage’s next movie is coming to virtual reality first
    If anyone can give the VR entertainment business a shot in the arm, it's Nicolas Cage. The cult hero actor's next movie, The Humanity Bureau, is coming to theaters and video-on-demand in April, but it'll debut more than a month before that on unspecified VR platforms. Sort of. SEE ALSO:… ... read more
    Source: Mashable – Social MediaPublished on 01-17-18By Adam Rosenberg
  • This window lets you experience augmented reality without the glasses
    Deep Frame is a curved display that overlays projections onto the world around you. Read more...More about Tech, Technology, Windows, 3d, and Virtual Reality ... read more
    Source: Mashable – Social MediaPublished on 01-17-18By Ray White
  • A Popular Crime-Predicting Algorithms Performed Worse Than Mechanical Turks in One Study
    When researchers put a popular criminal justice algorithm up against a bunch of Mechanical Turks, they came out about even. ... read more
    Source: WiredPublished on 01-17-18By Issie Lapowsky
  • 5 of Our Top Picks If Supergirl Really Is Looking to Bring in Lois Lane
    During the first season of Supergirl, back when it aired on CBS, we were introduced to the character of Lucy Lane, the younger sister of Lois Lane, played by the amazing Jenna Dewan-Tatum. We lost the character of Lucy in the transition to the CW, but it seems the… ... read more
    Source: The Mary SuePublished on 01-17-18By Princess Weekes
  • North and South Korea will march together under one flag at the Olympics
    Talks between the two have resulted in their first diplomatic breakthrough. North and South Korea plan to march under a united flag at the 2018 Winter Olympics opening ceremonies and compete together on their first joint Olympic team — a diplomatic breakthrough that suggests a thaw in tensions between the… ... read more
    Source: Vox Dot ComPublished on 01-17-18By Zeeshan Aleem
  • Corporate’s creators on the long process of getting a show on television
    Starring and co-created by Matt Ingebretson and Jake Weisman, Corporate is a dark, comedic look at life at your average, soulless multinational corporation. We chatted with Ingebretson and Weisman about the show’s inspiration and the laborious process of getting it on the air.Read more... ... read more
    Source: The A.V. ClubPublished on 01-17-18By Baraka Kaseko and Marah Eakin
  • Portugal takes a cartoonist back to his roots with deep emotion and lush visuals
    The story of Cyril Pedrosa’s Portugal is a familiar one: An adult artist is experiencing a creative block, and needs to reconnect with his roots in order to revitalize his passion, not just for his work, but for his life. In the hands of Pedrosa, familiarity is a gateway to… ... read more
    Source: The A.V. ClubPublished on 01-17-18By Oliver Sava
  • Global Warming Predictions May Now Be a Lot Less Uncertain
    Researchers claim they’ve reduced the uncertainty in a key metric of climate change by 60 percent. That could have implications for how humanity arrives at climate goals like it did in Paris. ... read more
    Source: WiredPublished on 01-17-18By Matt Simon
  • Asteroid Mining is Getting Closer to Reality. Planetary Resources Arkyd-6 Satellite Just Launched
    In 2009, Arkyd Aeronautics was formed with the intention of becoming the first commercial deep-space exploration program. In 2012, the company was renamed Planetary Resources, and began exploring the ambitious idea of asteroid prospecting and mining. By harnessing Near-Earth Objects (NEOs) for their water and minerals, the company hopes to… ... read more
    Source: Universe TodayPublished on 01-17-18By Matt Williams
  • Understanding the Trump era
    Essential stories on the politics, policy, and psychology of America today ... read more
    Source: Vox Dot ComPublished on 01-17-18By Susannah Locke
  • How Black Mirror’s best new episode repudiates the awful fanboys of the internet
    Black Mirror’s fourth season was a mixed bag of the brash, prescient ideas we’ve come to expect from the series and the inevitable regurgitation that tends to afflict stories treading such unexplored ground. What many can agree on, however, is that the season’s first episode, “USS Callister,” was its strongest,… ... read more
    Source: The A.V. ClubPublished on 01-17-18By Randall Colburn
  • Accusations against a former youth pastor reveal the difficulties of #MeToo in the church
    Andy Savage’s path is the path of evangelical cultural failure. Late last year, in the wake of the #MeToo movement, Jules Woodson sent an email to her former youth pastor, Andy Savage, now a pastor at a Memphis megachurch. The subject line read, “Do you remember?” Woodson, a former member… ... read more
    Source: Vox Dot ComPublished on 01-17-18By Tara Isabella Burton
  • Justin Timberlake communes with nature by serving bugs at listening party
    Public-health experts have been encouraging people to eat more bugs for years now: A 2013 report from the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization cites them as a potential solution to the looming threat of a global protein shortage, and a 2014 excerpt from insect-eating activist Daniella Martin’s book Edible argues…Read… ... read more
    Source: The A.V. ClubPublished on 01-17-18By Katie Rife
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