Tim Carmody

Tim Carmody

Everything changes; don't be afraid

Tim Carmody writes about media, technology, business, and culture. Formerly senior writer at Wired and senior reporter/features writer at The Verge. Currently writing at The Message.

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The Verge

Pixar's Senior Scientist explains how math makes the movies and ...

Tony DeRose wanders between rows at New York's Museum of Mathematics. In a brightly-colored button-up T-shirt that may be Pixar standard issue, he doesn't look like the stereotype of a scientist....

The Verge

Password denied: when will Apple get serious about security?

Apple’s self-admittedly bumpy transition from a maker of beautiful devices to a fully-fledged cloud services provider still isn’t going smoothly.

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Netflix confirms 14 new episodes of 'Arrested Development' this May ...

Netflix has confirmed via Twitter that a full 14 new episodes of beloved comedy series Arrested Development will be available for streaming in May 2013. A Netflix spokesman was not able to...

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How the Harlem Shake went from viral sideshow to global ...

The Harlem Shake is a nearly perfect internet meme because it almost perfectly erases its origins. If every imitation of "Gangnam Style" inevitably leads you back to the deceptively subtle,...

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The Verge

Amazon to acquire Goodreads, a social network for book ...

Amazon will acquire book recommendation site and readers' social network Goodreads, according to an Amazon press release issued Thursday. "People love to talk about ideas and share their passion...

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The Verge

Amazon to Apple: the game starts now | The Verge

The key moment in Jeff Bezos's keynote announcing Amazon's new Paperwhite Kindle and Kindle Fire models came before he introduced any of the new hardware. "People don't want gadgets any more,"...

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Why are digital video effects artists so angry at Hollywood? | The ...

"The irony is not lost on any of us up here that in a film whose central premise is to ask the audience [whether] what they believe is real or not real, most of what you see is — well, it's...

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The Verge

Better than Nielsen: Twitter breaks down TV behavior by ...

Twitter has released a twenty-page booklet for advertisers on trends in television viewing and Twitter use in the UK. The Twitter TV Book (registration required) is rich with data gathered by...

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The Verge

Inside the New York Times' web redesign | The Verge

On Tuesday, The New York Times announced a complete overhaul of its web presence on all platforms, going live on desktops and tablets this fall. A glimpse of the pilot site is available in a guided...

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The Verge

SOPA author Lamar Smith wants congressional guidelines to ...

Texas congressman Lamar Smith, SOPA author and new chair of the US House of Representatives' Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, wants to overhaul how the National Science Foundation funds...

The Verge

Memory to myth: tracing Aaron Swartz through the 21st century

To understand Aaron's contributions, we have to look beyond the headlines.

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The Verge

Hacking your body: Lance Armstrong and the science of doping ...

By now it's widely known that Lance Armstrong finally admitted to doping in an interview with Oprah Winfrey that will air tonight and tomorrow. Armstrong's confession is notable in part because no...

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The Verge

WikiLeaks claims Aaron Swartz was an ally and possible source ...

Aaron Swartz died a week ago. A public memorial service in New York City will be held later today. You may have read much about Swartz's life in the interim, including his work at a young age on...

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Can anyone turn streaming music into a real business? | The Verge

"The subscription model has failed so far," Steve Jobs said in April 2007. "People want to own their music." At that time, Apple had solved the problem of making money in digital music with...

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Spotify pushing labels to lower costs, open up free service to phones ...

Spotify, the popular music subscription service, is due to meet in the coming weeks with its major counterparts in the record industry to renew their licensing agreements. The Verge has learned...