Looking for more reach and engagement on Twitter? Try running a contest! Contests can benefit your brand in a number of ways. They can increase your number of followers, improve your reach and visibility, encourage your followers to engage more with your content, generate positive sentiment and more. If you’ve considered running a Twitter contest, but aren’t […]
Had your fill of family and leftovers? Too… um, sane?... to go stand in line at Target to get a good price on a TV? Then cozy up on the couch and watch our most recent PandoMonthly. Last month, we interviewed the co-CEOs and co-founders of Refinery29, Philippe von Borries and Justin Stefano. Founded ten years ago, Refinery29 can’t even be spun by the laziest […]
Pando is fighting for its life. I don’t say that to alarm you -- or even to ask for something. Nothing new has happened. Not even a new legal threat (knock wood.) The past two weeks have been amongst our best ever in terms of new member sign ups and our Pando Patron page is close to sold out. In fact, new member signs up have grown steadily week on week sinc […]
It's time for the latest episode of Gary Brecher and Mark Ames' podcast: War Nerd Wednesdays! The podcast is funded via Patreon, with all listener contributions going directly to Gary and Mark. So far 312 patrons have pledged a little over $2500 per episode. Pando members can listen to this week's installment below...
BEIRUT — Airstrikes believed to have been carried out by Russian warplanes killed at least 18 people and wounded dozens more on Sunday in a northern Syrian town held by insurgents, Syrian opposition media reported. Some reports said more than 40 were killed The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the airstrikes struck the town of Ariha, ki […]
Even the tiniest spaces deserve to spread a little cheer. The holidays are about three things: food, family and crafts. And the best part about holiday DIY is that it brings joy to the whole house — even if it's only 6 inches small. See also: How to make your tech beautiful enough to be in a museum Whether you're spending the holidays in your shoeb […]
Image: Mashable Composite, barkshop, barkshopNo one is more deserving of your hard-earned cash than your loyal — if only sometimes house-trained — pets See also: 21 cozy gifts to keep people on your list warm and toasty And if pets could use their tiny paws to search the Internet for items to add to their wish lists, we're pretty sure these are the gift […]
Louis Psihoyos' new film, Racing Extinction, airing December 2 on Discovery, explores the man-made causes of what biologists call the sixth mass extinction. The post New Documentary Racing Extinction Explores How Humanity Is Killing the World appeared first on WIRED.
Getting all those diplomats, negotiators, and journalists to the Paris climate talks will add about 22 seconds of carbon dioxide to the global yearly total. The post The Paris Climate Talks Will Emit 300,000 Tons of CO2, by Our Math. Hope It’s Worth It appeared first on WIRED.
FEATURE: Many companies have tried, and are trying, to remove the friction from the event discovery process. The perennial problem of what to do on any given evening may lead you to any number of sources — Google, Ticketmaster, Timeout, Eventbrite, or some combination. But one company is setting out to become the automatic go-to for […]
Last month we detailed the upcoming Pepsi smartphone, a mid-range smartphone model that would share the beverage brand for a China-only release. The device launched on JD’s crowdfunding site JD Finance this month and has been live for a week, attracting significant media attention. However with only eight days left it’s yet to reach half of its 3 million RMB […]
There it was, in one corner of the Fiat display at last week’s Los Angeles Auto Show: an odd black-and-white Fiat 500e electric car. On closer inspection, it proved to be the custom-painted “Fiat 500e Stormtrooper” … though it’s not clear that would have been obvious at first glance. Why this car, now? Because Star […]
Not every new idea is destined to be great. Sometimes even the most promising concepts end up in the scrap pile. You probably never heard about Google Here, but the project was so big that Alphabet CEO Larry Page himself made the final decision to abandon it. Aimed at smartphone users, Here would have allowed companies to interact with users by location. Fo […]
Impatience characterizes the technology sector’s approach to education. Disruption is taking place in all other sectors of society — so, why not education? I know too well, whether at Pearson or in the classroom, the challenges and frustration of developing and using digital tools that improve outcomes for students. But I’m optimistic. We are on the verge o […]
Tens of thousands of broadcasters, game developers, and fans converged on San Francisco’s Moscone Center during TwitchCon 2015 — Twitch’s inaugural celebration for the videogame streaming community. Since its launch in 2007, Twitch has grown into the world’s most popular streaming platform for video game and electronic sports Internet streaming, ranking fou […]
NASA scientists have a new device up their sleeves to help find life on other planets. The rectangular box is being called the "Chemical Laptop," but it's really more of a portable, automated chemistry lab that can be built into future NASA rovers. The Chemical Laptop has one primary goal, according to NASA: to find molecules associated with l […]
The human eye is remarkable, but it only lets us see a very small sliver of electromagnetic waves. It's nearly impossible to imagine what our world would look like if we could see beyond the visible spectrum, but a new app called Architecture of Radio does give us a taste. The app offers an augmented-reality experience: spin your iPhone or iPad around y […]
At 11:59PM ET tonight, the NSA will shut down its systems that collect bulk phone call data from Americans across the US. The move comes as planned, precisely six months after the USA Freedom Act was signed into law. The legislation called for the NSA to cease collection of bulk phone records, which includes metadata like phone numbers and the duration of ca […]
Anyone who thinks vacuuming is the best chore is dead wrong. If you agree, you can delegate it to this high-end Roomba 780 for $369. That’s a whopping $230 less than usual, and the best of Amazon’s early Cyber Monday Deals. Read more...
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In two years, SpaceX will begin ferrying astronauts into orbit . But before it can do so, the commercial spaceflight company must prove to NASA that its ride will be safe. A big part of that guarantee comes from the fire-breathing propulsion system pictured above. Read more...
Deadly bushfires have swept across South Australia this week, destroying countless properties and natural spaces. One ingenious professor was able to save his rural home, however, by remotely activating sprinklers using a smartphone. Simon Maddocks,...
Amazon's Echo speaker and 4K Fire TV just got much better at handling around-the-house tasks. The Fire TV now controls smart home devices with a simple voice command -- you can ask it to dim the lights right before you start a movie. It'll search f...
How much of a Nintendo fan are you? Enough that you could spend as much as you would on a car, just to show the world where your allegiances lie? You'll want to talk to luxury watchmaker Romain Jerome, then. It just unveiled a limited edition Supe...
When news of a Pepsi smartphone launching leaked, it seemed a bit of a left-field move that made little sense. Once announced, however, it made more sense. It’s aimed at the Chinese market, which is far more welcoming of branded limited edition devices. I said it made more sense, not a lot of sense. To date, the crowdfunding campaign has raised ¥ 1,347,920 ( […]
The National Security Agency (NSA) is no longer allowed to collect and trawl the millions of phone calls made in the US each day, following an order by President Barrack Obama last year. The move sees the end of mass collection of call records, to be replaced with more targeted intelligence gathering. So, the NSA can still collect data, but not on the indisc […]
A laptop running a bot that makes automated purchases from the ‘darknet’ has just made its first since being released by the police for buying ecstasy online. The laptop/bot combo are part of an art installation looking to explore the deep Web and all its previous purchases – with the exception of the ecstasy – went on display in the exhibition space alongsi […]