When we go to parties we hear whispers. “That’s the Mars girl,” people say. Women—it’s always women—approach to congratulate her on her bravery. Rarely does anyone engage her as a space geek to talk about what she hopes to find up there, but if someone did, he or she would open the discussion to Sonia’s innate curiosity and her enthusiasm about humanity’s drive to explore and expand our understanding of what is possible. She honestly does not understand why everyone does not want to go to Mars, though she knows I would last about half an hour before getting bored up there.Honey, I Want to Move to Mars | Texas Monthly
We’re in the midst of a science-fiction boom at the movies, and while that’s great for fans of fighting robots and futuristic dystopias, it’s hard to shake the feeling that we’re not seeing a lot that’s new. The genre has largely become a mash-up of well-known conventions and design aesthetics, warmed up and re-served on an annual basis with little originality to keeps things interesting. It’s exactly what makes the arrival of Jonathan Glazer’s brazenly original Under the Skin such a shock to the system.'Under the Skin' review: you've never seen sci-fi like this | The Verge
Here are some of the crazy phones you can build with Google’s Project Ara
Google is starting to show developers what they need to do to create swappable parts for its upcoming modular smartphones, currently called Project Ara. On Ara’s website, it’s just posted the Module Developers Kit, which contains the information that manufacturers need to get started on creating modular parts. “Ara’s success is predicated on a rich, vibrant, and diverse ecosystem of modules from a myriad of developers,” one document in the kit reads.
For months, the rock ‘n’ roll icon would pop DATs into the drive, set an egg timer as they transferred, and go downstairs to do other work.Fugazi’s sound and fury, now on demand | The Verge
Inbox hero: inside Mailbox’s master plan to make email suck less
Mailbox introduced the world to snoozing messages for later. Now it’s introducing a way to predict what you’ll archive next