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Comic book writers almost always spin up some inventive pseudo-science to explain how normal men and women transform into superheroes, but what if a real biologist took a crack at it? Sebastian Alvarado, a postdoctoral research fellow at Stanford University, has done just that with a new series of videos. He plumbs the depths of biology in a search for some sort of reality-based explanations for Captain America's and the Incredible Hulk's spectacular transformations. You might be surprised by what he finds. Just don't ask him to explain how Bruce Banner keeps his pants on.
Mercedes-Benz has added two new engines to the M-Class lineup in a bid to boost the SUV's fuel efficiency. Both engines are smaller than the units they replace and fitted with a standard start/stop system.
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Twitter is experimenting with a new feature that is downright blasphemous to experienced users. Some users are seeing a few tweets in their timelines that have merely been favorited by accounts they follow. That's a massive change: Twitter has fundamentally only shown tweets and retweets posted by followed accounts (as well as advertisements) in timelines to date.
The experiment is particularly concerning for some because the favorite has always been rather mysterious. Despite its name, many do not use the favorite in the same way as a Facebook "Like." Some use it as a simple acknowledgment of receiving a tweet or as a way of saying "thanks." It can also be a simple way of saying that you found something funny. Others use it as a type...
Apple has won an Emmy Award for the category of outstanding commercial in 2014 for its Misunderstood ad. The commercial debuted late last year in the 2013 Holiday season and shows how the iPhone can be used to capture and record, edit, and share memories for the holidays.
The Misunderstood campaign shows how Apple products work together, showcasing a misunderstood teen who sits by his lonesome apart from the family holiday festivities using his iPhone 5s. What his family doesn't understand until he shares with them on the Apple TV using AirPlay technology, was that he was filming these memories and editing them into a wonderful family keepsake movie.
If you're interested in seeing Apple take home the Emmy, the award show will happen on August 25th.
The commercial was produced by Apple ad agency partner TBWA. While there have been rumors of a rift between Apple and TBWA, the Emmy shows that this long-time partnership has resulted in some outstanding campaigns, with Misunderstood being one of the latest.
And if you're interested in learning more about how to use AirPlay, be sure to read our guide here at iMore!
How do you like Misunderstdood? Let us know in the comments.
Source: 9to5 Mac
In its latest experiment, Twitter is receiving a lot of complaints from irked users when it decided to tweak its network to retweet messages that users mark as favorites. Users are complaining that they are seeing tweets that are favorited by those whom they follow in their Twitter timeline like a retweet, with many also getting notification alerts when others follow a new users.
The experiment began on a smaller scale several weeks ago and it appears that Twitter is widening this experiment to more users according to a report from The Next Web. Most notably, former Wall Street Journal and All Things D editor, now with Re/Code, Peter Kafka is lamenting on the network itself, "Twitter filling my feed with stuff I didn't ask for - stuff other people follow and fav."
Whereas retweeting is an explicit act of sharing on Twitter for content that users find interesting, marking a Tweet as a "favorite" is a far more passive act to acknowledge the sender of the original tweet, thank the person, or agree with them. By automatically retweeting content marked as favorite can overwhelm users of Twitter as it adds content that may not be shared in the first place.
So far, Twitter has not responded to comments about its latest social experiment, though the company has a blog to explain some of its trials.
Are you seeing this latest experiment in your Twitter feed? Let us know in the comments.
Source: The Next Web
T-Mobile already has a special promotional 4-line family plan with unlimited text and talk along with 10 GB of data total, and now it seems that the un-carrier network is launching an even larger family plan to accommodate groups of up to 6. The 6-line plan is similar to the 4-line plan and will cost $120 per month.
Like the 4-line plan, each of the 6 lines will come with unlimited talk and text along with 2.5 GB of data during the promotional period per line, for a total of 15 GB across all lines.
The promotional data will last until 2016, after which the data allotment per line will drop down to 1 GB for each line, for a total of 6 GB across all 6 lines.
The previous maximum for T-Mobile's family plan was 5, and according to a leaked report that was obtained by TmoNews, it looks like T-Mobile may be eyeing family plans with up to 10 lines total in the future, which could stretch out your single plan to accommodate an even larger extended family. It appears that T-Mobile is eyeing a [Framily])(/sprint-introduces-new-framily-plan) feud with rival Sprint, which currently maxes out with 10 lines.
Are you looking forward to adding more family members to your plan on T-Mobile?
Australian artist Andy Thomas recently built a visualizer for birdsongs, the latest in his fascinating line up of so-called "audio life forms." As the term implies, these gorgeous creations look like the sounds they represent and react accordingly. The end result is an acid trip of an experience.