Friday Linkapalooza - October 17, 2014

Happy Friday! Start your weekend off right with fun articles and videos collected by your friends at Bask in this week's Friday Linkapalooza. Enjoy!
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Written by Staff Writer • Posted on Oct 17, 2014

Welcome to this week's Linkapalooza: We've got some great articles, products, and videos to get your weekend off to a great start!

CONSUMER PRODUCTS & TECHNOLOGY's new-ish grocery service AmazonFresh will soon be available to Amazon Prime members in Brooklyn, New York. AmazonFresh customers can order from hundreds of thousands of items including fresh groceries, and have them delivered to their homes.

Is it possible for us to have driverless cars on the road within the next ten years? Elon Musk thinks so.

Could a new synthesized material help humans breathe underwater?


Tech savvy rescue workers were able to save a woman in a car crash using the Find My iPhone feature on her iPad to zero in on her location.

London's famed Underground will be installing new, upgraded train cars over upcoming decades. The new trains have a lot of futuristic upgradesbe sure to check out the photos and video. One big upgrade: the new trains are basically one long car, freeing up the space taken up by the front and back ends of lots of individual cars.

Feminist speaker Anita Sarkeesian, who speaks out against the presentation of women in contemporary video games, was scheduled to speak at Utah State University this week but had to cancel the engagement after an anonymous threat came from someone claiming to be a USU student.


Social media giant Facebook is introducing a new service: Safety Check allows you to inform your family and friends that you are safe in the event of a catastrophe.

Technology is changing the way that medical testing and data is collected and accessed.

Talented plastic surgeons are able to use patients' toes to replace severed thumbs.


The 1990s classic sitcom Friends will be hitting Netflix's streaming service in January 2015.

It looks like Academy award-winning actor Christian Bale will play Steve Jobs in the upcoming film based on Walter Isaacson's bestselling biography. The film has been written by Aaron Sorkin (The West Wing, The Social Network) and will be directed by Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire, 127 Hours).

This amazing Japanese artist makes wax food before your eyes. It's an enthralling video, I promise. The way he makes a head of lettuce (possible cabbage?) is fascinating.


This fuzzy feline enjoys using his iPad to fish for treats named Nemo.