1. Microsoft’s charm offensive is actually working (a little)
     Published by CNet on 2015-05-16 at 13:44:21

Technically Incorrect: Four new ads from Microsoft feature Cortana and are human and amusing. Is this one more step toward a new, more-likable Microsoft?

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2. This is the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro
     Published by The Verge on 2015-05-16 at 14:01:26

On Detroit's Belle Isle Park this afternoon, Chevy finally pulled the wraps off its next-generation Camaro — a hotly anticipated upgrade that GM has been teasing bit by bit over the past several weeks. It'll go head-to-head against the re...

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3. SpaceX’s Mars travel posters make us want to explore the red planet
     Published by Endgadget on 2015-05-16 at 06:14:00

SpaceX has released a few Mars travel posters in the same vein as NASA's vintage exoplanet ones, and they're making us sad we were born too early for space exploration. Valles Marineris the "land of Martian chasms and craters," as the poster says, is...

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4. These bladeless wind turbines shake to generate electricity
     Published by The Verge on 2015-05-16 at 09:44:02

Farms dotted with the gigantic spinning blades of wind turbines have become a standard sight on long-distance road trips, but what if there was another way to capture energy from the wind? A startup out of Spain is working on that very idea. Th...

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5. Recommended Reading: The making of a self-driving semitruck
     Published by Endgadget on 2015-05-16 at 07:30:00

Recommended Reading highlights the best long-form writing on technology and more in print and on the web. Some weeks, you'll also find short reviews of books that we think are worth your time. We hope you enjoy the read.




How Daimler Built the Wor...

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6. The Internet’s Physical Backbone is Maxing Out
     Published by Gizmodo on 2015-05-16 at 08:00:00

Earlier this week, we heard reports that we’re on the verge of running out of internet, specifically, out of IPv4 addresses. Now, it seems, we may be hitting another, more serious internet wall: The cables.Read more...

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7. These weed-infused K-cups are the ultimate Keurig hack
     Published by Daily Dot on 2015-05-16 at 07:00:00

THC-infused coffee, straight from your Keurig.

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8. Architects Design Wooden Bicycle Frame to Explore Structural Engineering
     Published by Gizmodo on 2015-05-16 at 16:07:00

Wooden bikes may be beautiful, but they’re also a tad impractical
 . Nevertheless, there may be unexpected value in wooden bike frames, which architects can use to understand important structural challenges and prototype new designs.Read more...

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9. Twenty years ago, Sega rushed out the Saturn, dooming its console business
     Published by Polygon on 2015-05-16 at 09:29:56

This week marked the 20th anniversary of Sega's startling E3 1995 announcement that the Sega Saturn was already on shelves in North America, ahead of its planned September launch. The rush job sealed the device's doom, and triggered Sega's decl...

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11. The Techno-Islands That May Replace the Maldives
     Published by Gizmodo on 2015-05-16 at 14:00:00

If the 350 thousand-odd Maldivians want to stay put, they may have to rebuild everything, starting with the ground they walk on.Read more...

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13. NASA says a giant ice shelf in Antarctica will be gone within the decade
     Published by The Verge on 2015-05-16 at 11:11:02

Antarctica's once-massive Larsen B Ice Shelf is melting rapidly, and will likely be entirely gone by the end of this decade, according to a new report from NASA. A team led by Ala Khazendar of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) found the s...

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14. WSJ: Google will add buy buttons to search results on mobile
     Published by Endgadget on 2015-05-16 at 10:58:00

Google's getting ready to face Amazon and eBay, according to The Wall Street Journal, and will be adding buy buttons directly to its search results. You'll see those buttons accompanying sponsored results under a "Shop on Google" heading -- they won'...

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16. The psychology behind color
     Published by The Next Web on 2015-05-16 at 07:35:14

If you squash every scene from the The Matrix into one image you’ll get something that looks like an old fuzzy TV screen. Look a little closer though and you’ll see the entire movie unfold, all without watching a single scene. As you scan from left...

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17. Girl dating her Jansport on Instagram is the best thing you’ve ever seen
     Published by Daily Dot on 2015-05-16 at 08:00:00

There is no love as strong as that between a girl and her satchel.

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18. Security Researcher Claims to Have Commandeered a Flight in Mid-Air
     Published by Gizmodo on 2015-05-16 at 15:00:00

While United is busy offering free miles
  to researchers who can root out bugs in its website, there’s a much larger cybersecurity risk the airline still refuses to touch: The possibility of a hacker accessing critical avionics controls through an in-f...

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19. Smart and JBL Cram a Concert Hall Into a Fortwo
     Published by Gizmodo on 2015-05-16 at 10:00:00

Smart is all about being compact and efficient, so when the company teamed up with audio provider JBL, it naturally wanted to see how much sound it could squeeze into one of its little hatchbacks. The resultant ‘smart forgigs,’ which boasts 5720 watts...

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20. Infosys CEO On Mission To Transform His Company Into Design Thinkers
     Published by Tech Crunch on 2015-05-16 at 07:05:00

 What he means by that is thinking beyond the boundaries of the defined process to look for something new — to think more like a startup. Sikka says his first nine months have been amazing, but very different from his experience working at SAP...

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