5.03.2016

Death by GPS

Why do we follow digital maps into dodgy places?

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Giphy launches a keyboard for iOS called Giphy Keys

giphykeys With all of Giphy’s integrations with chat platforms, it was only a matter of time before the betaworks-backed GIF platform launched its own keyboard. World, welcome Giphy Keys into the mix. The Giphy Keys third-party keyboard launches on iOS today, and lets users send GIFs from any app they want. Even Snapchat. Here’s how it works: Once you’ve downloaded the Giphy Keys app… Read More


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TSA lines grow to 3 hours, snake outside the terminals, with no end in sight

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The TSA gambled on millions of wealthy Americans opting out of its pornoscanner-and-shoe-removal process and signing up for its Precheck policy, which allows travellers to pay for the "privilege" of walking through a metal-detector with their shoes on, while their laptops stay in their bags. (more…)



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How to be an IRL Snapchat filter, starring Diane von Furstenberg

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When in doubt, use a filter.

At least, that's what Diane von Furstenberg appeared to do at Monday's Met Gala in New York City.

For the biggest night of fashion, the 69-year-old fashion designer appeared to wear a complete ensemble that looked exactly like a Snapchat filter. 

In a metallic gown, celebrating the night's techy theme, Manus x Machina, she sported colorful butterflies as accessories in her curly mane. 

"What do butterflies mean to technology, you will ask," she wrote on her blog. "Well, nature is still a pretty amazing technology, I will answer! I showed the astonished salesperson my old photo and she cleverly figured out how to apply the butterflies without touching them. We both know that by the end of the night, they will have been pulverized!" Read more...

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