The Fate of Porn on Tumblr; Inspector Gadget Predicted Siri & More

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What Happens to the Porn?

Ever since Yahoo bought Tumblr, everyone (read: Valleywag) has been wondering what will happen to the bestiality and the other assorted variations on porn that circulate around the site. When Tumblr CEO David Karp appeared on the Colbert Report this week, he was asked as much. His answer didn't give anything away, but as Valleywag reports, the solution has been to "build a giant wall around the naked-sex-touching" so blogs with that kind of content simply won't show up on tag pages.

Inspector Gadget Knew What the Future Was About

As Vanity Fair shows, some of the most amazing technologies that are around today -- from Google Maps to Siri -- were in fact predicted not by a brilliant scientist or innovator, but a fantastic classic cartoon: the brilliant Inspector Gadget. The show was full of cool gadgets (a-ha!) that have now become reality.

All You Need to Know about... PRISM

The Verge does another one of its great explainers, this time about the NSA's surveillance program, PRISM, which captures private data of ordinary citizens, part of the government's increased mandate of intelligence capturing since 9/11.

Snapchatting Scents?

On Creativity, we have featured "Smell a Memory," a project by Givaudan and JWT that bottled up the smells of memories to help patients with dementia remember their past. But that project is just the first in a host of new technologies that are positioning scent as something easily captured, and made permanent as a document of experience. The Atlantic runs down the problems, and the possibilities.

Coffee in Space

If you're an astronaut, you're going without many things. Coffee shouldn't be added to that list. NASA has inveted a Zero Gravity Coffee cup that uses capillary forces to direct the drink to the mouth. Previously, the space explorers had to shake the coffee out, then catch the hot globs of liquid with their mouths.

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