SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition receives 700 applications in one week

Transportation doesn’t usually get people super excited or cause uncontrollable media storms, that is unless that transportation is based on a crazy white paper written by Elon Musk. Only a week ago SpaceX announced a pod competition (no, not a pod race, but thanks for the Jar Jar image, NBC) that would take place in 2016 on a test track soon to be built by Musk and co.

Well, yesterday SpaceX teased the press with a Vine showing some neat CG of what seems to be Hyperloop, except it’s so fast you can’t really see it, along with the announcement that 700 people have signed up for the Hyperloop pod competition. I imagine Hyperloop Forums will see an upsurge in activity now, with participants and spectators alike sharing their vision for Continue reading SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition receives 700 applications in one week

Google unveils new AdSense logo, begins AdSense branding refresh

I noticed a new icon in my Chrome tab this morning and after a brief investigation learned that the new icon represents a new Google AdSense logo.

New AdSense icon

Not sure yet how I feel about it, but it’s certainly more distinctive and modern and less generic than the old-school version. Maybe Google’s next step will be overhauling the horrific AdSense web interface and, gasp, maybe even building a competent Continue reading Google unveils new AdSense logo, begins AdSense branding refresh

Twins or Not? Microsoft keeps pushing Azure via simple viral sites

Having spent some time playing with Microsoft’s new Twins or Not tool, I’ll admit–it’s addictive.  The hilarity of the face recognition results, along with the viral nature of the app, will surely propel the new site to the top of Alexa ranks, which is exactly what happened to Microsoft’s previous app called How old am I or something of that nature.  In fact, Mat Velloso, the Microsoft developer responsible for the app, just reported via Twitter that Twins or Not has reached one million Continue reading Twins or Not? Microsoft keeps pushing Azure via simple viral sites