AOL Acquires Photo And Messaging Startup Kanvas Labs

 AOL is announcing another acquisition — Kanvas Labs, maker of mobile social apps. An AOL spokesperson told me that the company will continue to offer the existing Kanvas Labs products. Those include photo editing app Kanvas; Kanvas Keyboard, which allows users to

I Used Physics to Calculate How Much Yoda Weighs

In The Empire Strikes Back, Luke does a one-armed handstand with Yoda balanced on his foot. Using this, I can estimate the mass of Yoda. The post I Used Physics to Calculate How Much Yoda Weighs appeared first on WIRED.

California’s Katrina Is Coming

California’s long-term lack of rain isn’t what keeps engineers, economists, and state water planners awake at night. The post California’s Katrina Is Coming appeared first on WIRED. Source: wired

Why Silicon Valley Falls Short When It Comes To Education

 Despite Silicon Valley billionaires’ remarkable track record of innovation, it appears they have decided to throw in the towel on higher education. Each year, many donate millions to old-line American colleges and universities that, together, graduate the same number of

Giffiti Jazzes Up Photos With GIFs

 In the ever-escalating social media arms race, GIFs are the best way to get attention. Static photos are so 2013. But a new app called Giffiti (like graffiti with GIFs) lets you enhance your pics by overlaying animations.  Announced by Nalin