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The best writing of the week, April 27

Your Sunday reading<p>We all know the feeling. You're sleepless in the sad hours of the night or stumbling around early on a hazy weekend morning in need of something to read, and that pile of unread books just isn't cutting it. Why not take a break from the fire hose of Twitter and RSS and check out …

How to be a human in a startup

Founded in Boulder, Colo., in 2006, Techstars now claims to be the number-one startup accelerator in the world. With offices in six U.S. cities and London, Techstars runs three-month-long, mentor-driven accelerator programs.<p>Those who are interested in a spot, however, will have to compete with a …

This Chat App Is Way Better Than Email For Work

Email can feel overwhelming. Messages that don't feel that important can build up until unread messages can number in the dozens, or worse — and then, the task seems too daunting for reading through to be worth it.<p>Chat rooms are great for communicating with a team in real-time, but most aren't …

This App May Change The Way You Buy Coffee

Photographed by Kate Hoffman.<p>Once upon a time, you bought a coffeemaker. When you purchased it, you probably envisioned all the cash you'd save by …

Security flaw puts all Internet Explorer users at risk, exposes Windows XP

If you're still using a 12-year-old operating system, a new security flaw discovered in Internet Explorer should cause you quite a bit of consternation. Microsoft published a security advisory today warning its customers that a vulnerability in all versions of Internet Explorer (6 through 11) could …

Former Comcast and Verizon Attorneys Now Manage the FCC and Are About to Kill the Internet

The federal regulatory agency is stacked with shady lawyers who recently worked for Internet Service Providers that stand to benefit tremendously from the defeat of net neutrality.<p><i>A tombstone for Internet freedom. Photo via Flickr user DonkeyHotey</i><p>The open Internet may soon become a thing of the …

Court Vision: Playoff lessons and future Sat 4/19

A look back at the action Sat., April 19, in the NBA playoffs starring how the Hawks toppled the Pacers.<p><b>More Playoffs:</b> Schedule | Machine | Previews: …

Lakers' Jim Buss: I'll quit if club doesn't contend 'in 3 or 4 years'

Son of Jerry Buss puts his job on the line after the worst season in franchise history.<p><b>More postseason coverage: Playoff schedule, results | Latest</b> …

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Kevin Durant leads Thunder past Grizzlies 100-86

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Kevin Durant put a dazzling end to Memphis' gritty comeback.<p>The Grizzlies erased most of a 25-point deficit before Durant, the league's scoring champion, got hot. He scored 13 of his 33 points in the fourth quarter to help the Oklahoma City Thunder defeat Memphis 100-86 on …

Pacers must weigh benching Roy Hibbert against Hawks

INDIANAPOLIS — Would it be impertinent to suggest that Indiana Pacers coach Frank Vogel might want to rest his starters once again? Like, in Game 2 of this first-round playoff series against the Atlanta Hawks?<p>Although the case could be made that the Pacers' collapsing, disintegrating starting unit …

Toronto Already Won the NBA Trolling Championship

The NBA's only Canadian franchise is a little edgier than we thought, eh?<p>Before the Toronto Raptors and Brooklyn Nets squared off in the first game …

How Michael Jordan Outsmarted Robert Johnson And Herb Kohl

The agreed to sale of the Milwaukee Bucks last week by Herb Kohl to Marc Lasry and Wesley Edens for $550 million shows how Michael Jordan outsmarted a billionaire and a U.S. senator.<p>In June 2003, Jordan was considering whether to either invest in the Bucks or the NBA’s expansion team in Charlotte. …

Alastair Cook and Peter Moores to make 'clean break' with England

Alastair Cook hopes to create a new partnership with England's restored coach Peter Moores that can be as effective for England as Michael Clarke and Darren Lehmann have been for Australia, and has knocked back suggestions that Andy Flower will remain the power behind the throne.<p>Moores spoke of …

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NBA playoffs 2014, Wizards vs. Bulls: Game time, TV schedule and more

A series between two of the league's top defenses tips off on Sunday.<p>The Chicago Bulls were supposed to die. Derrick Rose suffered his second season ending injury in as many years and management traded away Luol Deng midseason for cap relief. But coach Tom Thibodeau and Joakim Noah wouldn't let the …

Rubin ‘Hurricane’ Carter dead at 76

Rubin (Hurricane) Carter, a professional boxer who served nearly 20 years in prison in New Jersey after being wrongfully convicted of a 1966 triple murder, became an international figure after his release as an advocate for others jailed for crimes they did not commit.<p>Mr. Carter, a cause célèbre in …

Someone made real Spider-Man web shooters and they’re amazing (video)

The Internet age has brought us many treasures, including a non-lethal version of Thor’s hammer, a non-functional suit of Iron Man armor, and even the beginnings of a full-scale Millennium Falcon of <i>Star Wars</i> fame.<p>So, it’s about time someone made Marvel Comics’ signature character Spider-Man’s web …

Cyborg video glasses show emotion so you don't have to

Emotional labor is a kind of work we often don't recognize as work: the need to appear friendly, deferential, or attentive at a job. Fast food restaurant Pret a Manger is famous (or infamous) for holding its employees to exacting friendliness standards, and emotional labor's overall importance is …

After big payday for WhatsApp, more app makers resort to “growth hacking”

When Facebook(s sb) acquired popular messaging service WhatsApp for an eye-popping $19 billion, other app makers took notice. And, fearful of missing …

LinkedIn Hits 300 Million Users

LinkedIn announced this morning that the company now has 300 million registered users worldwide, over half of which come from outside the U.S. Stateside, the site has 100 million members, its says. LinkedIn revealed these and other figures via a company blog post, in addition to laying out its …

Uber Adds $1 'Safe Rides Fee'

UberX rides will now be subject to an additional $1 "Safe Rides Fee" as the company looks to offset rising insurance costs.<p>UberX is the cheaper arm …

Apple Ripped Off This Clock Design For The iPad And Now The Owners Have Given A Huge Contract To Samsung

The clock was originally designed in the 1940s by Hans Hilfiker and is a symbol of both the company and the country.<p>Eventually, Apple did the right thing and agreed to pay $21 million to Swiss Railways to license the pleasing analog clockface design.<p>It was a minor humiliation for the computer …

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10 hidden Galaxy S5 features, according to Samsung

The Galaxy S5 has been on the market for a week now, and with dozens of reviews and hands-on posts hitting the web, fans of the device probably already know about its main features.<p>But Samsung reckons there are some hidden features on the Galaxy S5 that you might not be aware of, and helpfully …

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Alleged iPad Air 2 Front Panel with Integrated Display Shown in New Photos

Following the leak of an alleged iPhone 6 front panel earlier this week, the iPad is now getting its turn with a pair of photos showing what is said to be a front panel for the next-generation iPad Air, shared by Dutch site <i>One More Thing</i> [Google Translate]. Notably, the part appears to include an …

iPhone 6 renders based on recent case leaks show off rumored edge-to-edge screen

Nowhereelse.fr has commissioned designer Martin Hajek to mockup the iPhone 6, using the most recent leaks about the upcoming device.<p>The renders, shown above, use the supposed iPhone cases pictured on Wednesday and leaked schematics from late March to envisage the look of the future iPhone. …

Optical zoom could be coming to HTC smartphones next year

“Huge advances” in camera optics are coming to HTC devices within 12-18 months, said the company’s top camera specialist.<p>In an interview with Vodafone’s UK blog, Symon Whitehorn, Director of Special Projects at HTC, said optical zoom on smartphones is within reach for the Taiwanese company. …

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Tomas Berdych feels he can become fifth member of tennis's world elite

'It's about putting all the pieces together – but the puzzle is really big," Tomas Berdych says wryly as he considers the size and complexity of his ambition to break into the top four of men's tennis with a first grand slam win. At the start of the European clay court season, in his adopted home …