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Neil deGrasse Tyson: Actually, I Don't Want To Live Forever — Here's Why

Renowned astrophysicist and StarTalk Radio host Neil deGrasse Tyson has some pretty wild ideas for how we should improve the human body, but he turns serious as he explains how we should appreciate the fragility and finiteness of life.<p><i>Produced by Kamelia Angelova, Will Wei, &Alana Kakoyiannis</i><p><b>Follow</b> …

Neil deGrasse Tyson

Nate Silver Says This Is The Best Way To Get Your Resume Noticed

Baseball analyst and stats genius Nate Silver is in a hiring mood.<p>Silver took to Twitter over the weekend to dole out some unsolicited but highly appreciated advice on the key to writing an effective job application: Keep it simple, stupid.<p>Silver's FiveThirtyEight blog, formerly of the New York …

Employment

12 Successful Entrepreneurs Share the Best Advice They Ever Got

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>Being a successful entrepreneur frequently involves a series of missteps and mistakes before finally nailing the right idea or business. The difference, for many, between giving up and persisting through the toughest times can be getting advice from …

Entrepreneurship

Former Windows Leader Steven Sinofsky Presents 10 Mega Trends In Tech For 2014

Sinofsky is one of the smartest people in tech. He's currently working a partner with venture firm Andreessen Horowitz, and as an executive in residence at Harvard Business School.

iPhone 5

Articles about 7 prefab prototypes on Dwell.com - Dwell

A new prefab prototype on a Scottish island demonstrates a smart—and superlocal—approach to building in far-flung locations.<p>How Superstorm Sandy helped inspire a Brooklyn prototype for more efficient temporary housing after a natural disaster.<p>Claesson Koivisto Rune introduces its second iteration …

Prefab Homes

Google Says Its Mystery Barges May Be Used As Interactive Space Where People Can Learn About Its Technology

Google has issued a statement (finally?) about its months-long mystery barge project. The barges, which are anchored in both Portland, Maine and San Francisco, have been the topic of intense interest since multiple reports surfaced last month.<p>A Google spokesperson told TechCrunch that the barges …

Jon Stewart Tears Into Obama For His Broken Promises On Obamacare

Obama's oft-repeated claim— that if you like your health care plan, "you can keep it" — has come under fire the past week, as the individual insurance market has been disrupted.<p>Stewart took special note of Obama's emphasis on his promise, often adding "period" to the end.<p>"How would that definitive …

Health Care

A brief, illustrated history of Blockbuster, which is closing the last of its US stores

<i>This article has been corrected.</i><p>Blockbuster is paying the ultimate late penalty.<p>The remnants of the once-ubiquitous US video rental chain, now a subsidiary of Dish Network Corp., will shut its roughly 300 US retail stores as well as close its by-mail DVD distribution business. A reported 2,800 …

Wall Street

Aviate Makes Using Your Android Phone Way Less Irritating

Unless you’re a tech dork, organizing and searching your apps is a pain. Aviate does it for you.<p>Natural user interfaces like Siri and Google Now aim to “disappear” by understanding you perfectly or anticipating your technology needs before you have them. I don’t trust them. You know who already …

Apps

Retail Feedback Group Finds Fun Important to Shoppers Yet Fundamentals of Speed and Value Remain Key

LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Retail Feedback Group (RFG), a leader in providing actionable stakeholder feedback, today released the <i>2013</i></i> …

Bytelight uses LED lights to pinpoint your exact indoor location

LED lights have magical possibilities. WIth them, you can light up toddlers in delightful Halloween costumes, rave on the playa at Burning Man, or conduct a light symphony on San Francisco’s Bay Bridge.<p>You can also use them track people who are shopping and hit them with marketing campaigns, which …

Why the new Google Maps is the most honest form of cartography

At its annual developer conference yesterday (May 15), Google announced a complete overhaul of its maps. Among other things, changes include a cleaner interface, integrated Google Earth, and maps that learn as you use them. If you search for a curry, it will suggest other South Asian restaurants. …

Maps