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Beyond 'romance' of organics: 6 ignored sustainable practices organic proponents should embrace

Microsoft's Deep Learning Project Outperforms Humans In Image Recognition

Technology is blanketed in dishonesty. Computer phones are smart, software automations become intelligence, and coerced financialization becomes sharing. Because of the deceptive language surrounding these instruments it’s difficult to talk about how they’re used, and at what cost. Instead we’re …

Machine Learning

The Very Last Bugatti Veyron Has Been Manufactured And Sold

If you’ve been dreaming of a fresh-from-the-factory Bugatti Veyron, there’s some bad news: the last of the super-super cars has been assembled and …

Sports Cars

Bugatti EB16.4 Veyron Pur Sang

This 'pure blood' monster has no paint to disguise its carbon-fiber and aluminum body.<p>Bugatti succeeded in making one of the most outrageous cars on the planet, the 1001-hp, 253-mph EB16.4 Veyron. It's the only car you can buy that's as luxurious and safe as a Mercedes SL and as fast as a Formula 1 …

Sports Cars

Magic Is A Startup That Promises To Bring You Anything — If You’re Willing To Pay For It

This embed is invalid<p>Get sushi on a boat, a tiger at your door, or make your parking ticket vanish into thin air. An ambitious new startup says it will let you text for anything you want (and they do mean anything) as long as it’s legal, and it will magically come to you.<p>Just text 408-596-5017 and …

Startups

Which Venture Capital Firms are Best at Spotting Unicorns Early?

There are 53 private tech companies valued at over $1 billion in the US. Sequoia Capital, Accel Partners & Khosla Ventures look well positioned to be …

Venture Capital

Skully, Maker Of A Google Glass-Like Motorcycle Helmet, Raises $11 Million

Google announced last month that it was ending the first version of its augmented reality glasses, Google Glass, for consumers. For many, this was confirmation of what a terrible idea the whole project was. But the idea of sticking a computer on your face isn’t showing any signs of slowing …

Augmented Reality

The future of driverless cars is being shaped by a modified Land Rover

There's no single blueprint for building a self-driving car. Certain components have become standard fare, such as laser-powered LIDAR sensors, but there's no definitive design just yet. We've seen some polished prototypes already, including the Lutz Pathfinder pod and Google's bubbly little motor, …

Driverless Cars

One Hack That Will Forever Alter the Way You Fund Your Business

If you don't learn how to do this, you're missing out on what will soon be the single greatest source of new funding--yeah, it's that big.<p>I've always hated the notion of stepping outside of the box; as though you were stepping into some sort of void like the Terra Incognita on an antique map where …

Innovation

Apple just became the first $700 billion company. Ever.

It’s never been done before. Apple’s share climbed 1.9% to close at $122.02, making it the first company to finish a day of trading at a market valuation of more than $700 billion. (Technically it was higher than $710 billion.)<p>That’s the largest nominal value for a company ever. But in …

Markets

Makerbot Is Letting You 3D Print With Metal, Limestone, and Wood

Makerbot—perhaps the most consumer-friendly of 3D printer manufacturers—is about to go a long way toward turning the tech into something consumers …

Breathtaking 3D Printed Jewelry Displays Steal Spotlight from Jewels

Swiss jeweler Shawish recently opened a new flagship store in South Kensington, London, and asked 3D printing experts and local design studio Modla …

Meet The Billionaire Who Built A $45 Billion Smartphone Company That's Beating Apple And Samsung In China

Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi is now one of the most valuable tech companies in the world after raising $1.1 billion at a $45 billion valuation …

10 Best Startups That Made An Impact In 2014

Startups pop up quicker than mushrooms but we’ve whittled this year’s huge crop down to our 10 favourite companies that launched in 2014.<p>Our picks range from hardware bringing internet connectivity to anywhere and changing the way we charge our devices to the site that’s itself revealed some of the …

10 Things You Didn't Know Your Android Phone Could Do

Whether you're rocking the latest Android device from Samsung, HTC, or LG, these tips will help you get the most out of your phone or tablet. RELATED: 10 Things You Didn't Know Your iPhone Could Do<p><b>1. Send That Unwanted Call Straight to Voicemail</b>We've all got a few people we'd rather not talk to. …

National Geographic Travel

Restaurant Jean Sulpice takes gastronomy to a culinary peak

Serving Michelin-starred cuisine high in the French Alps has taken practical as well as aesthetic considerations<p>Much as trees, good restaurants become increasingly scarce the higher you climb. At 2,300 metres Val Thorens in the French Alps is surrounded by snow-clad slopes, overlooking the Three …

Food obsessives: the people searching for the perfect cheese, bread and coffee

They spend every waking hour attempting to make the perfect espresso, sourdough or cheddar. Why? Because they have to …<p>Andy Mahoney realised his habit was getting out of hand a few months ago, during a visit to an old coastal fort on the Hampshire coast. "I saw white mould on the wall, so I put …

The finest free things to do in Paris

Expert guide to Paris<p>Paris is not known as a budget travel destination and yet the city is replete with sights, activities and experiences that don't cost a <i>sou</i> (former French coin). From riverside beaches and picnics by Canal Saint-Martin, to watching footballers performing 'keepy-uppies' as you …

Japan's top 10 culinary locations

Unesco recently added Japanese cuisine – known in Japan as <i>washoku</i> – to its Intangible Cultural Heritage list. This puts it equal to French cuisine, the only other national culinary tradition to be so honoured. A journey around Japan reveals the wisdom of Unesco’s decision: every corner of the …

Japan

Bresse Chicken: Posh Bird in Red, White and Blue - Women on the Road

Proudly French, the Bresse chicken sports the national colors: red (comb), white (feathers) and blue (feet).<p><i>Proudly red, white and blue</i><p>The ring on …

Greece and Italy, now more deprived than Poland

Crises have costs.<p>And this OECD chart—released today—tries to quantify them.<p>It shows the so-called “severe material deprivation rate” of selected European countries over the last few years. Essentially, this is the percentage of the population unable to afford at least four of the following nine …

Europe

Patricia Michelson: how to prepare a cheeseboard

The cheese expert and owner of La Fromagerie shares her tips on styling a seasonal board<p><b>Build up flavour</b> <br>Choose five or six varieties for your board – eight maximum – so your taste buds are not muddled by too many flavours. Buy about 30g per cheese, per person. Your first taste from the board …

Flying in a Glider while taking Photos

A new video!<p>This video was made for The Arcanum — but decided to release it to the public for fun! For those of you that have signed up and are …

Do Barcodes Work Better If They’re Beautiful?

But what if machine-readable codes were human-enjoyable as well?<p>They’re called aestheticodes, and they’re the brainchild of Steve Benford, a …

Barcodes

Bill Gates Says The World Is Getting Vastly Better, While Crushing Myths About Foreign Aid

In the Gates Foundation’s annual letter, Bill and Melinda show what their money (and foreign aid in general) has done for the developing world.<p>For the past five years, Bill and Melinda Gates have released a letter in January outlining the work the foundation has done in the last year. This year, …