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Meet the artist who creates surreal masterpieces with his iPhone

“Really I just download some apps I think sound interesting and play around with them for some time.”<p>The iPhone makes creativity-on-the-move a reality

Digital Art

A Startup Founder Got $30 Million, Struggled, Then Made This Complicated Product

Even though the company's app finally launched on select college campuses in September following a rough year of layoffs and executive turnover, the public still didn't have many details about how it worked.<p>Well, now we do — and it sounds complicated.<p>Founder and CEO Lucas Duplan broke the idea down …

Startups

Galaxy Alpha's Death Will Inspire Samsung To Design A Better Smartphone

Launched in August 2014, Samsung’s Galaxy Alpha was an interesting play by Samsung. Rather than specifications, the emphasis on the Alpha was placed on style and form rather than function and capability. With reports coming in that the Alpha’s production run is coming to an end, the handset has …

Mobile

The 12 missions of Christmas

Many of us spend Christmas far from friends and family, but Richard Hollingham spares a thought for those farthest flung of all – our spacecraft exploring the Solar System and beyond.<p>In July 1965, Mariner 4 became the first space probe to send back pictures of another world from space. Fifty years …

Space

5 Ways The Amazon Echo Could Become An Essential Part Of Your Life

Don’t dismiss Amazon’s new Siri-in-a-can just yet. One day, ambient computers just like it will be as common as toasters. Here’s why.<p>Last week, Amazon unveiled the Echo, a strange robot speaker that works something like Siri in a can. You can tell it to play music, set alarms, look up answers to …

Alibaba says Singles Day shoppers spend $2 bn in first hour

The ecommerce giant said that amount was more than a third of the $5.8 billion full-day sales recorded on the same day last year.<p>Alibaba has been pushing Nov. 11 as Singles Day — so named for the number of ones in the date — since 2009 as it looks to tap an expanding army of internet shoppers in …

eCommerce

Reader Recs: World’s Spookiest Places

The occasional brush with the occult or the unexplained isn’t enough to keep intrepid travelers at bay, and our Nat Geo Travel fans on Facebook were eager to share their most memorable paranormal experiences.<p><b>Here are some of their picks—from the underworld of Paris to a chapel of bones in</b> …

Shawshank Redemption

Here's How To Get A Job At The CIA

But speaking with Forbes, CIA head of recruitment Ron Patrick explained what it takes to get a job at one of the most secretive wings of the US government. And much of it looks like a pretty standard job application. You can even apply online now.<p>"Everything out there — movies and books — make it …

Employment

I Spent A Week Switching Between The 2 Best Big-Screen Phones In The World ...

It's a tough battle. I've been using the iPhone 6 Plus as my primary phone since it launched. I'm in love with it. I called it a Dream Phone in my review. After years of testing Samsung phones with big, beautiful screens, all I wanted was a supersize iPhone. It took a long time, but Apple delivered.<p>…

Phones

Sears Shares Fall After It Taps Its Billionaire CEO For A $400 Million Loan

Billionaire Eddie Lampert, who made his fortune running his ESL Investments hedge fund and is now CEO of Sears, is lending the company he runs $400 million to help it get through the key Christmas shopping season.<p>Shares of Sears fell by 7% in Tuesday morning trading to $31.12 after the loan was …

Guy Who Tried To Be The World's Richest Person Might Become The First Convicted Insider Trader in Brazil

Back in 2012, he was certain he'd be the first person from Brazil to be the richest man on the planet.<p>Now there's a possibility that he could go down for insider trading.<p>According the Dealbook, the Rio de Janeiro public prosecutor's office has been investigating Batista since April and just filed …

Markets

20 Hard Lessons Everyone Should Learn In Their 20s

Transitioning from a lifestyle without significant responsibilities into the "real world" makes your 20s a decade of tough lessons.<p>Wherever you're at in your 20s — whether you're on your own or still with your parents, figuring out your career or going through grad school — you can learn from those …

Self-improvement

iJoke: Apple Mockery Continues After iPhone 6 Launch

Do you need Mobile-Ready Pants and a BookBook? Of course you do. The latest in iSpoofs.<p>Along with the release of the iPhone 6 on Tuesday came a cresting of the latest wave of merciless Apple mockery, coming not just from Jimmy Kimmel (which perhaps could have been expected), but also from companies …

Jimmy Kimmel

19 Incredibly Impressive Students At Harvard

Narrowing down the 6,700-person student body to just a handful of go-getters was a challenge John Harvard himself wouldn't have struggled with any less. We spoke with campus leaders, sought the counsel of student journalists, and combed the internet to find the 19 Harvard College undergrads who …

Yo-Yo Ma

Amy Winehouse Statue Unveiled in London on Late Singer's Birthday

Life-size bronze sculpture features signature beehive hair and live red rose<p>A life-size bronze statue of Amy Winehouse was unveiled in the North …

Camden

The Man Who Steve Jobs Considered For Apple’s CEO Is Back With A Startup That Lights Google's Buildings

Joe Costello was one of the people interviewed for that position in 1997.<p>Costello had a lengthy conversation with Jobs, but their talks only led to Jobs realizing there was no one else in the world that wanted the Apple CEO position more than himself. Jobs finally dropped the "interim" from his …

Steve Jobs

Sarah Jessica Parker's $22 million NYC townhouse is for sale (and GORGEOUS)

Sarah Jessica Parker

Cameroonian player dies in Algeria after being hit by object from crowd

<b>Cameroonian footballer Albert Ebosse has died after being hit by an object thrown by fans at a game in Algeria.</b><p>Ebosse, who was 24, was declared dead after being taken to hospital in Tizi Ouzou, east of the capital Algiers.<p>The JS Kabylie striker, who had scored in a 2-1 home defeat by USM Alger, was …

Africa

Beyonce Rips Through Album Medley at VMAs 2014

Singer also brings up Jay Z and Blue Ivy to accept the Video Vanguard Award<p>Beyoncé was an obvious choice to receive this year's Michael Jackson Video …

Beastie Boys

David Luiz Hits Back at Jose Mourinho, Claims Chelsea Will Miss Him

Paris St-Germain defender David Luiz has hit back at former boss Jose Mourinho, claiming his old club Chelsea will miss him in the coming Premier League season.<p>Mourinho recently said that, although the Brazilian was a good personality around the club, in footballing terms, Chelsea are now stronger …

Lyft-Uber competition for drivers heats up

The Hatfields and McCoys of smartphone ride services are at it again.<p>The bitter rivalry between San Francisco's Lyft and Uber is spilling over into social-engineered hacking and a war of words in the media. Each company claims the other has played dirty by requesting rides and then canceling them …

Uber

Explaining Herbalife's alleged 'pyramid scheme...

Isaiah Austin Offered Job with NBA After Health Condition Ended Career

Former Baylor basketball star Isaiah Austin had his dreams of becoming an NBA player cut short after being diagnosed with Marfan syndrome just days before the 2014 draft. Per Baylor's official statement, "Marfan syndrome is caused by a genetic mutation that leads to problems in connective tissues …

Durant, Rousey win top athlete honors at ESPYs

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kevin Durant won two ESPY Awards, including male athlete of the year, and mixed martial arts star Ronda Rousey earned female athlete honors, becoming the first UFC fighter to claim a trophy in the biggest category at the show honoring the year's best performances Wednesday …

Investment Manager Explains Why 99.5% Of Americans Can Never Win

<i>Beyond the charts and warnings from economists and investors, perhaps the most disturbing commentary on income inequality in America was written by an investment manager in 2011.</i><p><i>"In my view, the American dream of striking it rich is merely a well-marketed fantasy that keeps the bottom 99.5% hoping</i> …

Income Inequality