1. While You Were Offline: We’d Like to Buy Furiosa a Coke
     Published by Wired on 2015-05-23 at 05:00:35

This week the Internet showed us that we were shortchanged by puberty.
The post While You Were Offline: We’d Like to Buy Furiosa a Coke appeared first on WIRED.

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2. How to Set Up Apple Pay on Apple Watch [iOS Blog]
     Published by Mac Rumors on 2015-05-23 at 08:02:38

Apple restricted Apple Pay to the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus due to the need for an NFC chip that's not included in older phones, which means Apple Pay has been limited to those with newer iPhones since it debuted in October of 2014.   One of the major perks of ...

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3. The bizarre and often hilarious world of Grand Theft Auto V mods
     Published by CNet on 2015-05-23 at 07:13:39

Just a month into its PC release, Grand Theft Auto V mods are here -- and they're weird, over-the-top and hysterical. Here are just a few of our favorite mods and instructions on how you can mod Grand Theft Auto V yourself.

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4. Ecocapsules are pint-sized solar and wind-powered micro homes
     Published by Endgadget on 2015-05-23 at 06:04:00

Ecocapsule is a small, egg-shaped abode that could be the perfect home for someone who wants to let it all go like Elsa and live off the grid. Its roof is decked with 600W solar cells and a built-in 750W wind turbine that store the energy they harnes...

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5. This Insane Luxury Hotel Will Help Transform Mecca into Disneyland
     Published by Gizmodo on 2015-05-23 at 08:00:34

Mecca—the ancient holy city that’s been the site of Islamic pilgrimages for millennia—is being turned into Disneyland. Helping complete its transformation? This 2,000 foot-tall hotel, which will tower over the city like a desert fortress on steroids...

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6. Upgrading to leather: Taking your LG G4 to the next level
     Published by Android Central on 2015-05-23 at 06:35:35

Gone with plastic out of the box? It's easy to swap in a more premium back panel for your G4 In the weeks a head, thousands if not millions of buyers in the West will be getting their hands on the LG G4 in both plastic and leather flavors. But with the c...

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7. Artist adds poop emoji to selfie sticks to remind us of mortality
     Published by Endgadget on 2015-05-23 at 02:35:00

As depressing as it may be, selfie sticks are inescapable despite how many places ban them. It's a sad truth of the future we live in. But! An enterprising artist by the name of Pablo Garcia has figured out a way to "reduce vainglory and self-importa...

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8. Ask AC: Do I need a special cable for Android Auto?
     Published by Android Central on 2015-05-23 at 09:00:31

As we trudge through the early days of Android Auto, one question tends to pop up more than others in our Android Auto forums. And that is this: Do you need a special cable to use Android Auto?

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9. ‘Tomorrowland’ in Dolby Cinema: the best picture I’ve seen in a theater
     Published by CNet on 2015-05-23 at 04:57:34

In the Dolby Cinema presentation of Disney's "Tomorrowland," fiber-optic-fed laser light engines, 4K resolution, HDR contrast and Atmos sound combine to create a breathtaking cinema experience. Tomorrow's theater experience can't come home soon enough.

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10. New Windows 10 preview build drops with Edge browser improvements, UI polish
     Published by PC World on 2015-05-23 at 07:25:00

A new Windows 10 preview is here in the form of build 10122 for “Fast ring” users, and its release marks a few notable changes from the previous previews Microsoft pushed out. Most notably, we the people voted for its release on Twitter.No, that’...

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11. Recommended Reading: Why do we hate CGI so much?
     Published by Endgadget on 2015-05-23 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.




Why VFX Is Being Vilified...

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12. Watch: The end of privacy – ‘If you’ve got nothing to hide, you’ve got nothing to live for’
     Published by The Next Web on 2015-05-23 at 09:28:00

XPRIZE‘s competitions touch the furthest reaches of human achievement in fields like healthcare, oceanography and even space exploration. The organization is currently designing a competition in the field of cybersecurity. In this three-part series pr...

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13. ‘We tell Spotify no, YouTube does it anyway’: The music industry’s love-hate relationship with YouTube
     Published by CNet on 2015-05-23 at 07:26:12

At Liverpool's Sound City conference, record business insiders discuss the world's biggest music platform and its "big scary lawyers".

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14. Good deal: $200 off Retina 5K iMac
     Published by The Verge on 2015-05-23 at 08:24:41

Earlier this week, Apple cut the price of its beautiful Retina 5K iMac by $200, but Best Buy is where you'll want to go if you're looking for the best deal on the new all-in-one. The big box store is taking another $200 off the model this we...

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15. The Bitcoin Blocksize Blackjack Mining Blues
     Published by Tech Crunch on 2015-05-23 at 07:00:07

 Bitcoin: it’s at a crucially important crossroads; it’s approaching a crisis that threatens its very existence; it has never been more likely to erupt into enormous global importance. Which? Don’t be ridiculous. It is all those thi...

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16. The Senate Fails to Reform NSA Spying, Votes Against USA Freedom Act
     Published by Wired on 2015-05-23 at 07:19:27

A last-minute bid to reform NSA spying before lawmakers break for a week-long recess failed early Saturday morning after hours of debate and filibuster overnight when Senate lawmakers voted 57-42 against the USA Freedom Act. Senator Mitch McConnell then t...

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17. These Nexus 6 skin cases are only $3.95 today while supplies last
     Published by Android Central on 2015-05-23 at 07:59:28

Featuring an easy-grip TPU that's smooth to the touch, the Amzer skin case shields your Nexus 6 from minor impacts while keeping a slim profile. There's complete access to the camera, ports and buttons, too! Get yours in black or white today and save 60%

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18. Star Trek fan gives William Riker the hilarious, strange TV show he deserves
     Published by The Verge on 2015-05-23 at 09:45:51

The world was never graced with a Star Trek spinoff series devoted to commander William Riker's escapades, but one YouTuber is giving us a tantalizing taste of what could have been. The (brief) pilot episode of Riker is cobbled together from T...

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19. Bizarre Nasty Star is Being Devoured by its Companion
     Published by Gizmodo on 2015-05-23 at 07:00:00

Astronomers are calling it the “Nasty 1,” but the hefty, rapidly aging star that shines in the center of the image above sure is beautiful. It’s also damn peculiar, and it may hold clues to a stellar mystery that’s puzzled scientists for decades.R...

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20. Screen time v play time: what tech leaders won’t let their own kids do
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-05-23 at 00:30:10

Steve Jobs and Jonathan Ive designed some of the world’s most desirable tech – but imposed strict limits on their own children using it. What rules do others set? Continue reading...

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