Will EU hammer Apple for Irish tax arrangements? We’ll know soon

Apple’s tax drama in Europe will finally come to a close later this fall. The iPhone-maker has come under scrutiny from the European Union due to its tax deal with Ireland that safe guards Apple from paying taxes on billions of dollars in profits. Ireland’s finance minister revealed that he has no idea which way […](via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens) Source: cultofmac

Pokémon Go User Playing While Driving Successfully Catches A Tree

An Auburn, N.Y., man told police that he swerved into a tree Tuesday night while trying to play Pokémon Go, reports Syracuse.com. The 28-year-old player suffered no serious injuries, however, the entire front end of his car was mangled in the crash. “Gotta Catch ‘Em All” doesn’t include plant life, bro.Read more... Source: Gizmodo

Why Do We Like the Music That We Like?

Some combinations of notes inherently sound better than others, right? It’s why the bread and butter of pop music, which is engineered to be upbeat and danceable , is highly consonant major chords. It’s why unpredictable 12-tone compositions create unease in the listener, and why Stravinsky’s dissonant Rite of Spring sparked a riot when it debuted. Read more... Source: Gizmodo

Timelapse Footage of Tornado-Spewing Storms Is a Sneak Peek at the Apocalypse

If you didn’t grow up in the American Midwest, you’ve probably never truly experienced the fury of a tornado-spewing summer thunderstorm. Storm chaser and wedding photographer Mike Olbinski edited 60,000 frames worth of timelapse sequences into this six-minute montage called Vorticity that will leave you with a new respect for Mother Nature.Read more... Source: Gizmodo

Tesla's Autopilot Driving Mode Is a Legal Nightmare

The revelation last month that a fatal car cash involved Tesla’s “Autopilot” feature has sparked a debate over liability when it comes to assisted driving: Who’s legally at fault in a crash if a car is being somewhat controlled by a computer?Read more... Source: Gizmodo

Sponsored Pokémon Go locations are coming to a spot near you

Pokémon Go will soon lure you into local businesses when you want to stock up on supplies or battle gym leaders. The game’s creator has confirmed sponsored locations are coming soon to ensure the game rakes in even more cash. Pokémon Go is already a huge success for Niantic. In under two weeks, the game has amassed over 21 […](via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens) Source: cultofmac

Pokémon Go hacks and tips to help you catch ’em all

The entire U.S. has contracted a serious case of Pokémon Go fever, with millions of would-be Pokémon trainers hitting the streets in hopes of becoming the very best like no one ever was. Becoming a Pokémon Master ain’t easy, but if you know what you’re doing you don’t even have to leave the house to […](via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens) Source: cultofmac