A couple got engaged — and married — in a surprise ceremony on a plane

Submitted by Tech Insider on August 17, 2016 - 11:12am

wedding surprise airplaneJürgen Bogner isn’t one to wing it. He spent four months planning the perfect surprise proposal on an Austrian Airlines flight for longtime girlfriend Nathaly Eich. But the surprise didn’t end there — they got married on the spot, 35,000 feet in the air, surrounded by family, flight attendants, and fellow passengers. They then landed in Greece, their honeymoon destination.

Scientists made see-through wood that is cooler than glass

Submitted by Tech Insider on August 17, 2016 - 11:03am

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Wood is a strong and versatile building material, but it rots, gets eaten by bugs, and blocks light.

Plain sheets of glass aren't much better. They shatter easily and let a lot of energy leak into or out of a building.

But engineers have recently figured out how to find the best of both worlds by making see-through wood.

No, we don't need a 'flat' Galaxy Note 7 model

Submitted by Android Central on August 17, 2016 - 11:00am

Here's the thing: we already have a 'flat' Galaxy Note 7.

When the Galaxy Note 7 was announced and Samsung talked about how wonderful the curved display was, Note fans were riled up about the prospect that there wasn't a "flat" version announced alongside it. And to be fair to them, we've had simultaneous curved and flat variations of Samsung flagships for the past four iterations — it became an expectation.

To set the stage here, I'm hardly a fan of the Galaxy S7 edge's curved screen design and what it does to hurt usability — no matter how cool it may look while doing it. Especially when considering that the accompanying "Edge UX" software is useless at best and completely duplicative at worst. And for that reason, I totally sympathized with the group who immediately cried foul over seeing that there was no "flat" version of the Galaxy Note 7 — not understanding the differences, it was frustrating to think that the only Note 7 you could buy was to be saddled with the same curved edges that make the phone harder to use.

Hate going to the grocery store? Maybe it's time to try food-delivery services

Submitted by The Verge on August 17, 2016 - 10:57am

Imagine if grocery shopping was just another online subscription service, like Netflix or Spotify. You complete a survey, sharing your likes and dislikes, and the platform sends, week after week, precisely measured portions of proteins, veggies, fruits, oils, and spices required to make dinner and the necessary recipes to alchemize these ingredients into Food Network-level dinners.


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