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Diver survives after huge great white shark breaks into cage in terrifying video

A diver escaped unscathed after he was trapped in a cage underwater with a great white shark.<p>Footage of the incident, which took place near Guadalupe Island off the west coast of Mexico, shows the shark lunging for a large chunk of tuna that is tied to a rope from a boat.<p>According to the video, …

White Shark

Report: Google Search Bias Protecting Hillary Clinton Confirmed in Experiment

In a report published by Sputnik News, psychologist Robert Epstein reveals evidence that Google is manipulating search results related to Hillary …

Here's How Long Sex Lasts on Average, According to Science

3.6K<p>SHARES<p>Let's make on thing clear up front: good sex lasts as long as it needs to, depending on your preferences. But according to scientific …

Science

Barclays backs new iPhone and Android app that lets users send each other money using a bitcoin network

Barclays has become the first big UK bank to back social payment app Circle, a US digital payment company which uses bitcoin to transfer central bank …

Digital Currency

What it takes to work at Google DeepMind — a London startup no one has ever left

Today some of the smartest people in the world are queuing up to work at DeepMind, according to an article by Celemency Burton-Hill in The Guardian in February. Interestingly, the same article states that <i>no one</i> has ever left DeepMind, which has created a series of algorithms that can learn for …

French news sites block the adblockers, telling readers to uninstall or lose access

Adblocker users are being either asked or forced to uninstall the software before being able to read news content on some of the biggest French media websites, which argue they are being deprived of vital revenue by the use of such software.<p>What's wrong with adblocking?<p>Read more<p>The initiative, …

Digital Advertising

Scientists are asking the wrong questions of big data

Big Data has changed all that. These days, tremendous volumes of information are being generated and collected through new technologies, be they large telescope arrays, DNA sequencers or Facebook.<p>The data is vast, but the kinds of data and the formats they take are also new. Consider the hourly …

Driver Charged With Murder Sues Uber for $10 Million

Jason Dalton claims the ride-sharing company ruined his life: “I wasn’t invited to any corporate parties … Uber treats their drivers like</b> …

Instagram Is Going To Mess Up Your Feed With A Facebook-esque Algorithm

Prepare the pitchforks, because Instagram is going Facebook. The popular picture-based social network will soon stop showing photos in the chronology of when they were taken, but will instead sort them on users’ feeds based on a personalized algorithm.<p>According to the New York Times, Instagram …

These beautiful tiny homes cost less than $20,000 to build — take a look inside

After more than a decade of designing, editing, and reworking, the students at Rural Studio, Auburn University 's architectural-design program, built two cottages with raw materials that cost just $14,000 each. (The team calls them the "20K Homes.")<p>The goal was to create a model for building homes …

Driverless lorries to be trialled in UK

<b>Driverless lorries are to be trialled in the UK, Chancellor George Osborne is expected to confirm in his Budget speech this month.</b><p>The Department for Transport said the UK would "lead the way" in testing driverless "HGV platoons".<p>The technology enables vehicles to move in a group, using less fuel, …

Rent in London is nearly three times more than in Berlin and Madrid

Looking for a sure-fire way to ruin your day? Take a quick look at rent prices in literally anywhere else in the UK except London. Yeah, not great, …

J.C. Penney Will Soon Start Selling Some Items for Only a Penny

J.C. Penney (jcp) is betting that a play on its name to evoke enormous deals will boost sales.<p>The department store announced on Thursday it would …

Costly Travel Mistakes You Should Stop Making

By: <i>Matthew Kepnes</i><p><i>Credit: GOLFX/SHUTTERSTOCK (EDITED)</i><p>Let's be honest, a lot of conventional travel wisdom -- from always book your trip early, to exchange currency at the airport -- is out of date in an increasingly digital and connected world. And travelers who still follow such misguided advice …

Shark Attacks Reach New High in 2015

Last year was not a good time to swim with sharks, according to new data. The big fish attacked humans 98 times worldwide last year, the most since …

Finding The Most Lucrative Technology Jobs In 2016

• Big Data Engineers ($183K), Mobile Applications Developers ($175,750) and Data Security Analysts ($160k) are predicted to be the highest paid IT-related jobs in 2016.<br>• Big Data Engineers and data scientists will see salaries increase 8.9% in 2016.<br>• Tech skills in the most demand include Python, Ruby on …

Employment

The heads of cybersecurity at Google, Facebook, and Twitter will answer your questions today

Google is partnering with Medium to host a virtual roundtable. The conversation will center on the "future of security" and will allow people to submit questions for the panel to answer over the course of a few days. Think of it as a very slow moving Reddit Ask Me Anything. Included in the panel is …

UC Berkeley

Uber extends weird offer of friendship to end feud with London's black cab drivers

Uber has extended a hand to London’s black cab drivers by offering to let them use the taxi service embedded in its platform for free for a year.<p>Jumping before it might be pushed into another legal battle with London’s cabbies, the company has now offered to compromise with cabbies by letting them …

Taxicabs

$199 million stock award for Google's new CEO

It pays to be the CEO of Google.<p>Sundar Pichai has vaulted into the ranks of the world's highest-paid executives after being awarded stock worth $199 million.<p>Google granted 273,328 Class C shares to Pichai on Feb. 3, according to a regulatory filing. In order to fully cash out, Pichai will need to …

Twitter Attempts To Calm Fears Following The #RIPTwitter Timeline Panic

After everybody freaked out about Twitter possibly getting rid of its live timeline, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey is here to explain that your timeline will still feature ordered updates from the people you follow.<p>Engadget reports that Dorsey said that such a timeline change was “never planned.” The …

Google begins rolling out free gigabit Fiber in public housing

Last July, Google announced that it would offer free gigabit Internet in all of the public housing units present in current Google Fiber markets. Today, the company has made good on that promise, announcing the roll-out of Fiber in the West Bluff neighborhood of Kansas City.<p>Developed in a …

Tech Companies Are Leading The Rise Of Crowdsourced A&R

Music professionals have heard the eulogy all too many times: A&R (artists & repertoire, the division of record labels that oversees the artist development process) is dead.<p>I suggest a slight modification: A&R <i>as we know it</i> is dead, but as a whole it is very much alive—it just takes on vastly …

Stock Markets

Tories lobbying to protect Google’s £30bn island tax haven

Britain has been privately lobbying the EU to remove from an official blacklist the tax haven through which Google funnels billions of pounds of profits, the <i>Observer</i> can reveal.<p>Treasury ministers have told the European commission that they are “strongly opposed” to proposed sanctions against …

United Kingdom

Fired Wal-Mart worker who claimed gender bias awarded $31M

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A jury has awarded more than $31 million in damages to a former Wal-Mart pharmacist in New Hampshire who claimed she was wrongly …

Google Calendar adds smart suggestions + 54 new country-based holiday calendars

If you’re like me, you live your day heavily by your calendar, and Google is making that experience a little more efficient. Google is updating Google Calendar on both Android and iOS with new smart suggestions as well as 54 new country-based holiday calendars.<p>Smart suggestions will recommend …

HSBC online banking crashes after cyber attack

The bank says it is defending itself against the hackers, as disruption leaves customers locked out of their accounts<p>HSBC is apologising to angry customers after its online banking service crashed after coming under cyber attack.<p>The bank tweeted that its personal internet banking portal suffered a …

Banking

Mark Zuckerberg Is $6 Billion Richer Than He Was a Day Ago

A strong earnings report caused Facebook shares to soar Thursday.<p>Even if you’re having a good day, it’s still probably not going as well as Mark …

Zuckerberg: Facebook's New 'Like' Button Options Coming 'Pretty Soon'

It won't be long before Facebook's 1.6 billion users have more ways to quickly express their feelings on the world's largest social network.<p>After four months of testing outside the U.S., Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says five new emotions will be added to the social network throughout the world …

GitHub is back online after a 3-hour outage

<b>Update 2:</b> <i>After nearly three hours, GitHub is up and running again as of 8:23PM PST.</i><p><b>Update:</b> <i>As of 7:17PM PST, GitHub’s Status page reports that the platform is recovering.</i><p>“It's both terrifyingly interesting and interestingly terrifying”According to VICE, TNW Conference is quite the eventFIND OUT …

Software Development