1. I am not a booth babe. Ask me a question
     Published by CNet on 2015-04-04 at 06:00:10

Commentary: There's been increasing debate about the role of women in the tech industry, and how they are perceived and portrayed at tech shows. One group has created a new symbol for women who want to stand out -- but not as a booth babe.

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2. How wireless carriers will keep the Final Four hooked up
     Published by CNet on 2015-04-04 at 07:07:12

Like the Super Bowl, South by Southwest and other high-profile events, the site of the men's college basketball championship games will get special coverage attention.

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3. Arduino-powered turntable plays the phases of the moon
     Published by Endgadget on 2015-04-04 at 01:12:00

This device created by student designers Yingjie Bei and Yifan Hu only looks like an artsy turntable, but it can't play your vinyl collection. Here's what it can do, though: show you the right moon phase for any particular day. When you input the dat...

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4. Recommended Reading: The record-breaking all-electric ’68 Mustang
     Published by Endgadget on 2015-04-04 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.




Dark Horse
by Michael Zel...

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5. Microsoft turns 40
     Published by The Next Web on 2015-04-04 at 06:00:27

Microsoft was founded on this day in 1975, which means that today is its 40th birthday. Of course, 40-year-old companies are very different to 40-year-old humans, right? A 40-year-old human isn’t the trendsetter they once were but is trying their best...

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6. Bigtime YouTuber says enough is enough; he won’t do any more Nintendo videos
     Published by Polygon on 2015-04-04 at 09:00:01

A prominent video gaming YouTuber has had enough of Nintendo, following a copyright claim against a recently published video in which he plays and discusses Mario Party 10.
"Angry Joe" Vargas, who counts nearly 2 million subscribers and more th...

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7. For 50 Years Now, the U.S. Has Had a Nuclear Reactor Orbiting in Space
     Published by Gizmodo on 2015-04-04 at 08:00:00

Exactly half a century ago this week, a rocket shot off from the California coast. It carried the U.S.’s first and only (known) space nuclear reactor, SNAP-10A, which has been circling the Earth ever since and will continue to circle for another 3,000 ...

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8. While You Were Offline: Crowdfunders Back Homophobic Pizzas
     Published by Wired on 2015-04-04 at 05:00:22

If you haven't been thinking about homophobic pizza, Jay Z's Tidal, and the statute of limitations for dumb Twitter jokes this week, you're doing it wrong.
The post While You Were Offline: Crowdfunders Back Homophobic Pizzas appeared first on WIRED.

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9. OnePlus One smartphone owners can now download the Lollipop-based OxygenOS
     Published by The Next Web on 2015-04-04 at 03:30:34

It’s been a little while coming, but OnePlus One smartphone owners can start getting to grips with the company’s first custom operating system called OxygenOS. Originally slated to arrive before the end of March, the release slipped behind schedule du...

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10. Try to drive this supercar in GTA Online and Rockstar will blow your ass up
     Published by Polygon on 2015-04-04 at 08:00:01

The Duke o' Death is a unique, super-powerful car in Grand Theft Auto 5's single player mode that isn't meant to be found or driven in Grand Theft Auto Online. Some folks found an exploit, however, that allowed them to illegally import it like...

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11. Porn, Sex, Tech, And Cindy Gallop
     Published by Tech Crunch on 2015-04-04 at 07:00:31

 “Most likely it will be amateur pornographers who make best use of Meerkat’s special features,” observes The Economist drily, ending an analysis of the battle between Meerkat and Periscope. “They have a long history of kick-s...

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12. How to get a job at Google: meet the man who hires and fires
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-04-04 at 01:00:09

Every year, 2 million people worldwide apply for a job at Google – and head of people operations Laszlo Bock decides who gets in. So what’s the secret? Tom Lamont drops in on the company’s California HQRead 10 tips on how to get ahead at work from L...

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13. SaaS Companies Look To Change The Interface Of Web Design
     Published by Tech Crunch on 2015-04-04 at 03:30:38

 Code-free web design platforms are an increasingly popular tool among web designers. Companies behind these tools promise a design experience that doesn’t require any coding skills, or the need for an expensive third party developer. Read More

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16. An emoji for Spock’s “Live Long and Prosper” sign is coming to Apple devices
     Published by QZ on 2015-04-04 at 03:00:38

Apple’s newest emoji is boldly going to go where no pixellated emotion has gone before. The newest betas of both Apple’s next OS X and iOS operating systems will include an emoji based on Spock of Star Trek‘s famous gesture, the &#822...

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17. A Robot Love Story Built of a Thousand Rubik’s Cubes
     Published by Gizmodo on 2015-04-04 at 07:00:52

If you’ve ever managed to finish a Rubik’s cube, you might be a little proud of the fact (I certainly would be.) That is, at least, before you saw this stop motion robot love story video, the result of someone solving 1,300 Rubik’s cubes nearly a th...

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18. The Quest to Re-Invent Photosynthesis Just Got More Colorful
     Published by Gizmodo on 2015-04-04 at 10:00:00

Green may be the Plant Kingdom’s color of choice, but it doesn’t have to be that way. In fact, it takes only a little chemical tuning to turn chlorophyll—the light-absorbing pigment that colors plants green—blue, red, orange, or any other hue und...

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20. Watch Goro tear everyone in half in Mortal Kombat X
     Published by Polygon on 2015-04-04 at 07:02:46

Last night's Mortal Kombat Kast featured a trailer showcasing Goro, the half-man, half-dragon, four-armed badass warrior. Watch him telescope some spines right here.
Goro is only playable if you do the pre-order deed. Mortal Kombat X launches...

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