Saturday, January 7, 2017

The Ghost Cities Of Christmas Future

The Verge is curating the Digg frontpage today — read a note from Managing Editor TC Sottek about their picks.
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A Note From The Verge's TC Sottek
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The Verge is curating the Digg frontpage today — read a note from Managing Editor TC Sottek about their picks.
LET'S GO FOR A LITTLE RIDE
THE ROAD NOT TAKEN
How We Found (And Lost) The Dream Of Personal Rapid Transit
theverge.com
Once considered a key to solving urban blight, the StaRRcar was part of a public transit revolution that never was — but one that would help launch one of the weirdest and most politicized public infrastructure experiments of the 20th century.
NOBODY'S HOME
China's Ghost Cities
wired.com
The Kangbashi District of Ordos, China is a marvel of urban planning, 137-square miles of shining towers, futuristic architecture and pristine parks carved out of the grassland of Inner Mongolia. It is a thoroughly modern city, but for one thing: No one lives there.
WELCOME TO UBERVILLE
Uber Wants To Take Over Public Transit, One Small Town At A Time
theverge.com
With the help of public subsidies, that future is coming fast. The speed with which Uber has entered the public transit sector has stunned industry activists. Will the embrace of Uber and its competitors undermine civic ideals of accessibility and transparency?
FROM THE DIGG STORE
Ten Items You Should Always Carry With You
digg.com
Besides pluck, grit and a keen sense of self, these are the best everyday carry items you should always have with you.
THIS BUBBLE'S GONNA BURST
THE BUSINESS OF PLAYTIME
Youtube's Biggest Star Is A 5-Year-Old Who Makes Millions Opening Toys
theverge.com
Ryan ToysReview has been the most popular channel on YouTube in the US for the last 18 weeks and counting. And PewDiePie isn't happy about it.
I CAN'T BELIEVE IT'S NOT MAYO
How Silicon Valley Ended Up With Fake Mayo On Its Face
bloomberg.com
Investors fueled a unicorn built on sham data and dubious buybacks. And lots of "mayo."
A VAST PROBLEM
VILLAGES LOST
Living In China's Expanding Deserts
nytimes.com
For people around the world, climate change is not a debate but a hard fact of life.
THE BOMB
WATCH: The US Nuclear Arsenal Is A Gigantic Accident Waiting To Happen
digg.com
Most systems and machines people design break from time to time. That also applies to the United States' nuclear weapons.
VIDEO OF THE DAY
A MODERN RELIGION
Building The Ultimate Star Wars Lightsaber
digg.com
Over the past 15 years Star Wars fans have created their own custom, high-end lightsaber scene, producing some of the most accurate designs ever created.
We hope your weekend is completely devoid of sub-optimal lightsabers.

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