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18 Ways to Style an Accordion Skirt

It’s easy to see why the accordion skirt is a trend that just won’t stop — they’re soft, flowing and super flattering. And honestly, we’re 100% okay with that. By now, you probably know how attached we get to a good skirt. We’ve raved about scuba skirts, we’ve poured over peplum hems and now it’s …

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Google, Samsung and others agree to anti-theft remote kill-switch

Most smartphones will have the ability for users to remotely wipe and lock them down in case they’re stolen after July 2015 thanks to a new industry initiative.<p>Google, HTC, Motorola, and Samsung joined the top five U.S. carriers and other companies like Apple, Microsoft, Huawei, and Nokia in …

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FireChat lets you text friends, even without a signal

FireChat sounds fairly conventional from the get-go.<p>It's a new iPhone app that lets you chat and share photos with nearby users — anonymously, if you so choose. But instead of relying on global positioning or cell tower triangulation to plot you and others on a map, FireChat relies on Bluetooth and …

How to Invest in Whiskey

A savvy Scottish investment advisor on wringing a few bucks out of the great whiskey shortage.<p><b>These are trying times to be a whisky drinker</b>—but great ones to be an investor. Andy Simpson, founder of the single-malt-Scotch valuation firm Whisky Highland, offers his advice on how to grab a piece of …

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How to Measure the ROI from Your Ongoing SEO Efforts

A conversion can be a completed sign up to your email newsletter, which is considered a goal completion in Google Analytics, that will lead to revenue in the future or a purchase directly from your website.<p>The Multi-Channel Funnels report in Google Analytics is extremely helpful at visualizing …

Scientists develop a lie detector for tweets

Scientists are developing a new computer system which will be able to judge between truth and fiction in 140 characters or less<p>Scientists have developed the ultimate lie detector for social media – a system that can tell whether a tweeter is telling the truth.<p>The creators of the system called …

A Creepy New Startup Wants To Create Living Avatars For Dead People

By scanning the digital footprints of our dearly departed and recreating their personality, these MIT entrepreneurs hope to use artificial intelligence to bring them back to life in the virtual world.<p>Can a robot help you live forever? Not exactly, yet, but it might be able to help you talk to loved …

About Ray Kurzweil

<b>Links:</b><p><b>KurzweilAI.net -</b> Ray Kurzweil's award winning site on advanced technology<p><b>Kurzweil Technologies, Inc.</b><br>- Ray Kurzweil's Technology incubator<p><b>Ray</b> …

Netflix experimenting with digital brain to recommend you movies

Netflix's movie recommendations are already eerily accurate, but they're still no match for an actual person who knows what you do and don't like. However, a developing style of computing may be able to change that by simulating a human brain across thousands of machines — and now Netflix has begun …

Facebook allows users to customise gender

Facebook has announced that it will allow users to customise their gender, after consulting on the subject with gay and transgender advocacy groups.<p>The 50-odd options, which include "bi-gender", "transgender", "androgynous" and "transsexual", will allow people "to express themselves in an authentic …

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FORTUNE — In recent weeks, the arrest of Bitcoin Foundation’s Charlie Shrem and the near collapse of Mt. Gox, the world’s largest Bitcoin exchange, have added plenty more debate over the virtual currency’s survival and future. Of all the talk, however, what’s often overlooked is that the payment …

Federal Bill Would Mandate Anti-Theft 'Kill Switch' in All Smartphones

Following last week's introduction of a California State bill that would require all cellular phones sold in the state to include antitheft technology, four senators have today introduced (via <i>Re/code</i>) The Smartphone Theft Prevention Act, a similar federal bill that would mandate the inclusion of …

Dead to the World

• <b>Author:</b> Charlaine Harris<p>"With the sure touch of a master" (<b>Crescent Blues</b>), Charlaine Harris delivers "the sort of vampire thrills that make Laurell Hamilton's Anita Blake novels so popular" (<b>Locus</b>). In Sookie Stackhouse—a Southern cocktail waitress with a supernatural gift—Harris has a created a …

Microphone Turns Your Fingertip Into A Speaker

Touch your finger to someone's ear, and they'll hear your recorded message whispering to them.<p>Turn your body into another kind of wonderland: A new invention from Disney Research lets you record messages to your friends that they can hear only if you touch your finger to their ears. That is, your …

Magic microphone turns fingers into speakers