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Guide to Spice Mixtures

Just a pinch of one of these aromatic spice mixtures will add depth and complexity to your next meal.<p><b>Chili Powder</b><p>This mixture is often behind the …

The top 50 apps for creative minds

There’s an ongoing argument in the technology world about whether tablets and smartphones are more focused on consumption than creativity. As time has gone on, though, the number of apps helping us do more than passively read, watch and listen has grown. Many also fall into a longer heritage of …

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Cuban youth build secret computer network despite Wi-Fi ban

Work-life balance is dead (Opinion) - CNN.com

For U.S. residents of the East Coast, Reykjavik can be a shorter flight than going to California, and you'll get hot springs, unique food (fermented shark anyone?), interesting culture and live volcanoes. New movie "Interstellar" even filmed some scenes there.<p>HIDE CAPTION<p>Vacation ideas: Hop a plane …

Engineer Reimagines Solar Energy With Stick-On Panels

In Xiaolin Zheng's version of the future, installing solar panels could be as simple as applying a sticker.<p><i>Editor's Note: Xiaolin Zheng is one of National Geographic's 2014 Emerging Explorers, part of a program that honors tomorrow's visionaries—those making discoveries, making a difference, and</i> …

The creative class is not screwed: Here’s how the Internet helps artists make a living

Digital doomsayers have it wrong: There is a way to find an audience, make money and make a living online<p>Converting audience appreciation into something you can use to pay for your kids’ braces is the crucial task for any artist. There are shelves full of MBA-program case studies and countless …

With Assembly, anyone can contribute to open-source software and actually get paid

A new startup wants to evolve open-source methods, adding a wide range of skills and profit sharing<p>The open-source movement has produced some of the most widely utilized software in the world, a huge economic value driven by a widely dispersed community who believe contributing good work is often …

Paul McCartney releases Jaunt's First 360-Degree VR Video

A concert video from music legend Sir Paul McCartney is the first publicly available content from cinematic virtual reality startup Jaunt. Owners of Google Cardboard and a compatible Android device can download a free app to watch McCartney perform “Live and Let Die” at Candlestick Park through an …

Tor users' IP addresses can be identified by exploiting routers

The fact that feds have seized Silk Road 2.0 <i>and</i> a bunch of other shady websites hiding behind Tor's technology proves that the browser doesn't provide the perfect cloak of anonymity. Now, a series of studies conducted between 2008 and 2014 gives us a clearer idea of just how vulnerable the browser …

9 Spotify tools for hardcore music fans

What more could music fans want from an app that contains more than 20 million songs? Quite a bit, it turns out.<p>There are several tools you can use …

New 'Tripr' App Makes Your Friends For You, Ahead Of Time

Instead of taking chances that you'll meet some good-looking backpacker at the next hostel or run into a gaggle of handsome travelers on a Parisian street, why not just "book them" ahead for your next vacation? New travel app Tripr can (and will) make that happen.<p>The app's mantra is that you should …

A TED-Ed Animation Proposing a Different Way to Visualize Rhythm

A recent TED-Ed lesson (previously) by John Varney proposes a different way to visualize rhythm using what he calls the “wheel method.” The animated …

How to Make a Cyberpunk LED Eye Prosthetic for a Halloween Costume

Tully Jagoe of Adafruit Industries shared a tutorial on making an LED eye prosthetic as an addition to Halloween costumes or for cyberpunk fashion. …

An Incredibly Detailed Cross-Section Illustration of Kowloon Walled City in Hong Kong

Japanese researchers created an incredibly detailed illustrated cross-section of Hong Kong’s notoriously overcrowded Kowloon Walled City (previously) …

10 Minutes With, The Career Matching Service For Graduates, Bags $4M Funding As It Heads To U.S.

10 Minutes With, a London-headquartered startup that offers a career matchmaking platform for graduates to help them learn about different career paths and be contacted by and network with companies and executives, has raised $4 million to accelerate growth worldwide — including a forthcoming U.S. …

YouTube star Zoella raising awareness of anxiety and panic attacks

British vlogger joins mental health charity Mind as digital ambassador and launches #DontPanicButton campaign<p>YouTube star Zoella – aka British vlogger Zoe Sugg – has already seen her online success spawn a book deal with Penguin and a guest-presenting slot on Radio 1. Now she’s also taking a role …

This device lets you charge your phone just by walking around or working out

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Ampy<p>Yesterday I noted a portable battery charger that needs only 5 minutes to get enough juice for a full iPhone 5 …

How to Take Free Courses from Top Universities

You can continue your education with some amazing and free online resources available from top universities. These institutions offer many of their …

14 Niche Netflix Alternatives

For TV shows and <i>some</i> movies, there’s Netflix or Amazon Prime Instant Video. For the latest release blockbusters, there’s Google Play Movies & TV, Amazon Instant Video or Blinkbox, depending on where you live in the world. But the video-on-demand (VoD) realm extends far beyond the well-established, …

What I Wish I'd Known About Running a Startup

<i>This post originally appeared on the Crew blog.</i><p>I knew building a startup would be hard. I knew it would be slow. I knew we had to do lots of customer development and build something people want.<p>But there were things I didn’t know.<p>A lot of the work is actually email<p>Someone asked me recently what a …

These Nanotech Lilypads Clean Water Just By Floating In It

They look like giant cosmetic wipes. But really they are powerful devices that can slowly clean whole ponds and reduce river pollution.<p>To look at Mark Owen’s LilyPad water purifiers, you wouldn’t think they could do very much. They look like giant cosmetic wipes–the sort of thing you clean make-up …

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8 Things You Should Never, Ever Include in a Pitch Deck

You have perfected your pitch and are feeling confident. But before you step into that big meeting, there are a few common stumbling blocks you should be aware of.<p>We asked eight YEC what you should never, ever include on those slides (no matter how tempting).

What to Do When You Have Too Many Ideas, Not Enough Time

<i>James Clear writes about using behavioral science to master your habits and improve your health. His free guide, Transform Your Habits, has been downloaded more than 80,000 times. This post originally appeared on his blog.</i><p>What do you do when you have too many ideas and not enough time? Or …

MUBI: The Netflix for Cult, Classic and Indie Movies

Scrolling through the usual list of on-demand video-streaming services on my PS3 last year, I couldn’t quite decide whether to fire up iPlayer to watch some documentaries, see what movies were going down on Blinkbox, or experience some random verbal enlightenment through TED’s YouTube channel.<p>For …

Engineers made a battery-free radio the size of an ant

Forget smart watches. Solar dresses are the future

Tech companies are unveiling smart watches and bracelets at a rapid-fire pace, but for many designers, that's already last season. Get ready for solar dresses, 3D-printed bras and GPS-enabled blazers.<p>Until now, the marriage between tech companies and fashion designers has been largely informal and …

Polarr, an Intelligent Browser-based Photo App, Learns Your Aesthetic Preferences

There’s no shortage of online photo editors on the Web, but Polarr, which recently launched as an open beta, is targeting advanced photo enthusiasts for its upcoming service. Polarr provides high-level editing tools and techniques while at the same time evaluating your interaction with the …

The internet of things requires connectivity first, but it needs people too

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: (c) 2012 Pinar Ozger pinar@pinarozger.com<p>Often when discussing the internet of things, we tend to go on and on about …

Online Anonymity Will Soon Be The Only Kind We Have

Anonymity: it’s all the rage–Whisper, Secret–and it’s rage-inducing. A Brazilian court has ruled that Secret must be removed from app stores there, and existing installs must be remotely wiped. The UK’s House of Lords has essentially recommended the extinction of online anonymity.<p>As usual, judges …