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Photo of the Day: Best of 2015

City Guide: New York City

The capital of the United States for a very short time, New York City would become the cultural capital of the world by the 20th century. Like Paris, it established that position by harboring artists of all stripes: writers, painters, dancers and musicians who carved out “scenes” that would change …

There's now a vending machine that dispenses hot french fries

<i>By Kate Taylor, Entrepreneur Staff</i><p>In a world where you can buy shoes and cupcakes via vending machine, why not french fries?<p>Entrepreneurs and students at Wageningen University in the Netherlands have invented a vending machine that serves up fresh batches of french fries and condiments, reports …

Angry Birds publisher Rovio Entertainment appoints new head of its media business

Rovio Entertainment, the maker of Angry Birds mobile games, said today it has appointed Tuomo Korpinen to lead its media business.<p>Korpinen is the new president of Rovio Animation and Blue Bird Distribution — the two divisions that are tasked with taking the Angry Birds property into movies and …

An insanely popular Victoria's Secret swimsuit looks almost identical to one designed by a smaller company

Teens on social media are accusing the lingerie and swimwear company of ripping off its newest designs from a smaller swimwear brand, Triangl.<p>Triangl began operating in 2012 in Australia and has since taken off, gaining a massive following worldwide.<p>Triangl is unique in that its suits are all …

Use Less Data with Google's New Chrome Extension

Google recently launched a new Chrome browser extension in beta that reduces your data usage.<p>Dubbed Data Saver, the extension uses Google’s data compression proxy service to optimize pages before serving them to your browser. It doesn’t work with SSL and incognito pages at present, and you’ll need …

9 Reasons You Look Awful in Photos… And How to Fix Them

Want to improve the way you look in portraits, or improve the portraits that you shoot? Here are 9 common reasons people look awful in portraits and …

12 things we learned from the New Yorker’s profile of Jony Ive

In what may be the longest magazine feature yet dedicated to Apple’s industrial design guru, the <i>New Yorker</i> has just published a sprawling 16,000 word profile of Jony Ive — taking readers from his early meetings with Steve Jobs up to the present day.<p>It’s jam-packed with fascinating tidbits about …

Android apps 2014 - A year in review

2014 was an exciting year. We saw the release of Lollipop and with it, a whole new design standard we now call Material Design. It saw the release of Android Wear and the second themer revolution with the Android Wear watch faces. Games are slowly becoming higher quality with better graphics, …

Reuters Reveals Its Most Popular Instagram Photos Of The Year

Each day it posts the best images from Reuters photographers around the world, with compelling imagery and stories that need to be shared.<p>Here are the original photos of Reuters' 29 most popular Instagram posts from 2014, based on likes and comments, along with their original captions.

Best of the Best in Photos 2014, Part 1

10 best Steve Jobs emails

Steve Jobs has been dead three years, but his words live on -- and continue to be used against him.<p>Emails sent by Jobs have surfaced once again in a class action lawsuit brought against Apple (AAPL) for making iTunes the exclusive store for iPod music. Jobs' emails are characteristically frank, …

How This 25-Year-Old Made $66,000 In A Month By Teaching An Online Course

"When I got home, my dad was super nice and bought me an iPhone 4, and it was my first introduction to apps," the 25-year-old remembers. "I was like, 'These things are crazy! They can do anything!'"<p>Since that first introduction, Walter, who graduated from Brigham Young University with an …

12 British Sayings Americans Don't Understand

But British people also say some other really weird, confusing things.<p>To celebrate the launch of Business Insider's UK website, we compiled 12 British phrases that will leave Americans utterly flummoxed. You might just see these on our new site.<p>When someone has "lost the plot," it means they have …

The Apple years while Steve Jobs was away

As one of the founders of Apple Computer Inc., Steve Jobs became synonymous with the brand. But his relationship with the company wasn't always so hallowed and harmonious. After internal disputes with Apple's board of directors in 1985, Jobs left the company to pursue other projects, including NeXT …

Larry Page talks about his age-old fight with Steve Jobs over ‘doing too much stuff’

In an interview with the Financial Times, Google co-founder and CEO Larry Page talked about an ongoing debate that he had with Apple’s Steve Jobs: whether their companies were doing too much or too little to affect the lives of their customers.<p>Page, as is evident in Google’s seemingly unending push …

Use Earth View to spruce up Chrome's New Tab page

Chrome's New Tab page is almost as empty as the search giant's official homepage. However, there have been many extensions over the last few years that sought to spruce it up a bit. As the unofficial Google Operating System blog shares, there's yet another competitor in the New Tab space: Earth …

Google Maps

Check out the 60 complex questions that confused Cortana more than Siri and Google Now

The three main mobile operating systems all have their respective voice-based virtual assistants to help users with various tasks during the day. …

Top 20 US Cities for Tech Startup Funding

Tech startups in these 20 metro areas received the most venture capital funding so far in 2014.<p>When you think of tech startups, you probably think Northern California. Companies there receive the largest share of funding from venture capitalists, but there are several other notable pockets around …

Venture Capital

The One App You Need On Your Résumé If You Want A Job At Google

Average pay at Google is $141,000.<p>It's relatively easy to get a job at Google, too.<p>The company is so large and has such a massive need for talent that hiring for Google is something of a headache, so if you have the right skills, Google is really enthusiastic to hear from you.<p>Especially if you know …

26 Stunning Images You Won't Believe Were Found On Google Street View

He created a Tumblr, 9-eyes — named after the 9 cameras Google Street View uses— where he curates the best images he finds.<p>Rafman says sometimes he picks a location and "just wanders," captivated by what he sees.<p>He also doesn't document where exactly the photos were taken.<p>He told The New York Times …

The Untold Story Of How Steve Jobs Reintroduced His Signature Design Style To Apple

Skeuomorphism is an ugly, confusing word.<p>According to Techopedia, its definition is, "a design principle in which design cues are taken from the physical world. "<p>Basically, remember how the Notes app on the iPhone used to look like a yellow legal pad or how the iBooks application on the iPad used …

Everyone Loves This Story Of How An Autistic Kid Became Best Friends With Siri

The story of the relationship is the subject of a long piece in this week's New York Times Magazine.<p>Lots of people are talking about the story on Twitter.<p>Here are some tweets collected Techmeme:<p>Steve Jobs biographer Walt Isaacson tweeted, " This is why I love the New York Times."<br>• Derek Willis wrote, …

10 crazy questions tech companies ask job candidates

What would you say if — right this second — you had to “describe Google as a person.”<p>What about if you had to answer this — on the spot — in a job …

Employment

8 Steps to Launching Your Product

<i>Jason SurfrApp is the founder of IWearYourShirt and author of Creativity For Sale.</i><p>After Skyping with some college students, I wanted to share my process for launching a product or creative campaign. Whether it was launching IWearYourShirt, starting a non-profit, selling my last name, or various …

11 Ideal Facebook Tools for Contests and Analyzation

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>The built-in tools that Facebook offers to business pages and advertisers are robust and detailed. Hence, you’re likely to uncover a smaller stash of third-party tools than you might for a network like Twitter.<p>“It's both terrifyingly interesting and …

Lenovo's new 'Yoga' tablets run Android and Windows, one has a built-in projector

Lenovo's original, kickstand-toting Yoga Tablet was kind of a flop, thanks to a poor display, sluggish performance and heavily skinned version of Android. (Naming Ashton Kutcher as a "product engineer" probably didn't help either.) Not to be deterred, the company is going all in: Lenovo just …

The Advantages of Looking Like a Tourist

There's no shame in looking like a tourist, and, in all honesty, sometimes it can work to your benefit in ways that are underappreciated. Besides, isn't that what we all fundamentally are?<p>For some reason, there's a lot of shame about looking like a tourist but the truth is that -- and this is …