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GIF your favorite movie quotes with Quotacle

a shared story    7 minutes ago
A site called Quotacle might revolutionize the way you whip out movie quotes in an online discussion. It is a searchable repository consisting of over 250,000 lines from 143 movies. What makes it unique is that each entry comes with an embeddable clip showcasing the precise...(more) 



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The 'message in a bottle' gets a 21st century makeover: App sends photos and videos to 50 random people around the globe

a shared story    7 minutes ago
The free app (pictured) was created by London-based Uniion. When a user ‘flings’ a message they have no idea where it will end up. If the recipient likes the fling, they can reply. 



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Sharp's first-quarter operating profit boosted as Chinese smartphone makers swell sales

a shared story    1 hour 7 minutes ago
By Sophie Knight TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's Sharp Corp said it expected revenue from Chinese smartphone makers to increase fivefold in the six months to September after a jump in smartphone panel orders helped boost operating profit by 55 percent in the first quarter. A big...(more) 



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Ground control to Major TOMCAT! Pet memorial service lets owners launch their dead animals into SPACE

a shared story    1 hour 7 minutes ago
Houston-based firm Celestis is offering four different options starting at $995 (£590) that will see pets ashes launched into orbit and even deep space this autumn. 



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Gaza truce unravels within hours

a shared story    2 hours 7 minutes ago
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — A three-day Gaza cease-fire that began Friday quickly unraveled, with Israel and Hamas accusing each other of violating the truce as four Palestinians were killed in a heavy exchange of fire in the southern town of Rafah. 



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Canada's telcos burst into banking, healthcare in hunt for growth

a shared story    3 hours 7 minutes ago
By Alastair Sharp and Euan Rocha TORONTO August 1 (Reuters) - Canada's three biggest telecom firms, keen to keep shareholders happy with fat dividends, are breaking into businesses ranging from banking to healthcare to drive growth as they run out of expansion options and shy away...(more) 



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3-day Gaza cease-fire goes into effect

a shared story    4 hours 7 minutes ago
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — A three-day cease-fire in the Gaza Strip has gone into effect following heavy Israel-Hamas fighting. 



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How dinosaurs shrank over 50 million years: Family tree maps the transformation of giant beasts into agile birds

a shared story    4 hours 7 minutes ago
The family tree, created by Southampton University, showed that the branch of theropods - which gave rise to modern birds - were the only dinosaurs that kept getting smaller. 



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Start-up behind 'dunkable' phone technology explores Asian IPO

a shared story    5 hours 7 minutes ago
By Anshuman Daga SINGAPORE (Reuters) - P2i, a technology spin-off from Britain's Ministry of Defence, is looking to raise as much as 10 million pounds ($17 million) from Singapore investors as it readies the launch of its "Dunkable" or waterproof technology for smartphones and tablets. The...(more) 



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How Soviet psychiatrists found the secret of cinema magic

a shared story    6 hours 7 minutes ago
Back in the 1920s, a group of Soviet psychiatrists discovered that film editing manipulates not only our sense of space and time but also our emotions. That's why editing is the magic sauce that brings a film to life —or kills it. But how is...(more) 



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Setting a fedora hat on fire is apparently one of the steps to make it

a shared story    7 hours 7 minutes ago
It's extremely peaceful to watch someone focus in and make something with their bare hands. The process is always beautiful, taking materials such as the beaver felt fabric and molding it into something usable, like a hat. It's almost like seeing art. I don't know...(more) 



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Congress oks VA, highway bills, not border measure

a shared story    8 hours 7 minutes ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress ran full-tilt into election-year gridlock over immigration Thursday and staggered toward a five-week summer break after failing to agree on legislation to cope with the influx of young immigrants flocking illegally to the United States. 



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