No matter where Uber goes, trouble follows. A court in Frankfurt has now banned the service in Germany citing the lack of necessary legal permits. Der Spiegelreports that the ruling is a temporary injunction, meaning that the situation could change after a follow-up hearing. [Der Spiegel via BBC]
You're not born loving French fries or hating broccoli. You're conditioned to it over years of stuffing your face with rich, fatty foods. The good news is that you can undo all those years of conditioning and go back to loving what you're meant to eat: healthy food.
Very, very few YouTube video creators make any real money off of those pre-roll ads, but that might soon change. Google has launched Fan Funding, a new way to tip your favorite YouTube stars directly from the video.
Remember Android One? It's Google's program to get manufacturers to develop high-quality, low-cost (less than $100) smartphones running stock versions of Android for developing countries. These devices, which will be regularly updated just like the Nexus line, now look like they're round the corner.
Looks like Microsoft has removed the 2GB size limit for uploading files to OneDrive. You can now upload files of pretty much any size. "It's an old limit that we've been working to remove for a long time now," a Microsoft manager toldThe Next Web. Good for us. [The Next Web]
NASA is not down with drones flying around town all willy-nilly and potentially electrocuting North West. The space agency is developing an air traffic control network near Moffat Field, California for unmanned aircrafts at 400 to 500 feet meant to put regulations in place.
BoJack Horseman, the latest Netflix original series, is a good show. Unlike Netflix breakouts like Orange is the New Black and House of Cards, it's not getting a ton of attention... but it deserves a wide viewership, or at least as wide a viewership a droll adult animated comedy can get. The cast is dynamite. Will Arnett plays the titular jaded, anthropomorphized steed, while Allison Brie, Aaron Paul, and perfect human Amy Sedaris all contribute stellar turns as Bojack's biographer, friend, and agent.
Death is unfathomable and terrifying. We try to stave it off with vitamins, checkups, and exercise, to diminish the awful permanence with beliefs in afterlives and miracles. For some people, that's not enough. There will be no accepting mortality for believers in cryonics, the process of preserving human bodies at low temperatures with hopes of one day reviving them.
How many times did you use the word awesome today? Five, ten, fifteen times? We use the word awesome so often and, most of the time, so incorrectly that the term has lost its original sense— maybe forever. Comedian Jill Shargaa explains why in this hilarious TED talk.
Moe Qureshi—a chemist at the University of Toronto—gave his ALS bucket challenge a shocking twist when he decided to use liquid nitrogen instead of ice. I would be terrified just by the thought of pouring liquid over my head at -321°F (-196ºC), but Moe survived the challenge unscathed—thanks to science.
If you've ever wondered how it's possible to make decaf coffee—which you can buy in whole-bean form—when the caffeine is inside the damn bean, then you're not alone. Fortunately, there is an answer, and it's in this video.
In 1964, Richard Feynman gave a series of seven, hour-long lectures at Cornell University that have gone down in history as a wonderfully accessible introduction to physics. Now, you can read them online for free.