Celeste Osborne

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Kickstarter: Prynt Turns Your Smartphone into a Mobile Printer

Prynt, the smartphone case that turns your phone into a portable printing station, launched their Kickstarter campaign yesterday and have already …

Ulbricht Confessed to Running Silk Road, His College Friend Testifies

As the the trial of alleged Silk Road mastermind Ross Ulbricht unfolds, its transcript has read like a manual of things not to do when running a …

'Smart city' plan encompasses Internet, citizen participation, open data

Montreal wants to be one of the world’s smartest cities, and it will start by offering free public Internet, encouraging citizen involvement and …

Art Book Chronicles The Badass Women Who Changed The World In 'A History Of Sluts'

Frida Kahlo. Nan Goldin. Hatshepsut. Lena Dunham. Hannah Hoch. Wallis Simpson. Emilie Du Chatelet. Stevie Nicks. These are just some of the women who, through their various life's work, changed the course of history forever. They also, at some point in their lives, were called sluts.<p>Nan Goldin<p>A …

Words Of Wisdom From Some Of The World's Most Influential Women Leaders

As in years past, far more men than women attended the World Economic Forum in Davos. Only 17 percent of the 2,500 participants at this year's gathering were women. However, those women who joined the conversation brought plenty of creative, memorable ideas to the table.<p><b>Here are 11 quotes on a</b> …

Silk Road paid off hackers to keep site running

Hackers extorted thousands of dollars out of the Silk Road marketplace through threats of hitting the site with denial-of-service attacks or exposing severe security vulnerabilities, according to testimony in US District Court.<p>Hackers and security specialists come in many different guises -- from …

What's The Purpose Of The Umami Taste? We May Finally Have An Answer

<i>I’m the author of the new book</i> Tasty: The Art and Science of What We Eat<i>, which explores the science of taste, culinary history, and the future of food. There’s a lot written about the food system, but a great deal less about the inner workings of taste and flavor (the merging of taste, smells and</i> …

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Fashion Takes a Shine to the Veil, Again

The unexpected accessory to emerge from the spring 2015 couture collections is the veil, one of the oldest female accoutrements, worn for reasons religious, formal (mourningwear), functional (motoring, bee-keeping), and fanciful (fashion). Famously seductive—“frail mysteries of tulle are deep …

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Silk Road trial: How the Dread Pirate Roberts embraced violence

When "redandwhite" reached out, DPR was solicitous—in more ways than one.<p>NEW YORK—The Silk Road drug-trafficking trial veered toward murder-for-hire …

Super Bowl ad reunites Today Show hosts to be baffled again by technology

Bryant Gumbel and Katie Couric are together again and still clueless about technology.<p>The former <i>Today Show</i> hosts were reunited not on a morning show couch but in BMW’s i3 electric car for a Super Bowl ad that has them reliving a 1994 segment when they could not explain the Internet. The commercial, …

Visa is making a killing on fees

Visa is surging, and that's likely a good sign for the economy.<p>The credit card company reported an 11% jump in payment volume. Over $1 trillion worth of transactions were made on Visa (V) cards from October 1 to December 31. That's not too far off from the size of the total Australian economy, and …

FCC rakes in $45 billion from wireless spectrum auction

The Federal Communications Commission raised a record-breaking $44.9 billion in a wireless spectrum auction that officially ended Thursday.<p>The high dollar figure in the auction for the so-called AWS-3 swath of airwaves is significant because it shows just how valuable wireless spectrum has become …

Alibaba has reportedly invested $10 million in Ouya

After stalling in the US, Android consoles could find success in China<p>Ouya, the miniature Android gaming console that began as a Kickstarter sensation but largely fizzled with consumers, is getting a boost from Alibaba. The Chinese e-commerce giant has invested $10 million into Ouya, according to</i> …

Amazon Has Over A Million Customers For Its Cloud Computing Service

Companies are increasingly renting their tech from cloud computing suppliers like Amazon Web Services, Microsoft's Azure or IBM's SoftLayer, and not buying and installing it themselves.<p>And that means that there's a land grab going on over customers.<p>Who's got the biggest cloud? Hard to tell. All the …

Amazon Crushes Q4 Earnings on Back of Huge Prime Membership Growth

Profit. Actual profit!<p>Amazon’s big-time investments in its Prime membership program seem to be paying off.<p>The company crushed earnings in the all-important fourth quarter, sending its stock up 12 percent in after-hours trading even as its revenue came in below analyst estimates.<p>The Jeff Bezos-led …

Heroin dealer testifies about Silk Road sales

NEW YORK – The dark side of Ross William Ulbricht's alleged role as the Silk Road mastermind entered his criminal trial Wednesday via a heroin dealer who testified he used the drug-trafficking site to sell the drug to scores of other "dopesick" addicts across the country.<p>Michael Duch, 40, a stocky …

This Is Why Google Doesn't Hire People As Fast As It Could

When reporting its fourth quarter earnings on Thursday, (which missed EPS and revenue expectations a bit), CFO Patrick Pichette emphasized that the company was looking for growth in all areas.<p>Although it grew its workforce by over 5,800 people over the year, an analyst on the quarterly conference …

Your Smartphone Battery Sucks. This MIT Startup Could Change That

The current generation of rechargeable lithium-ion batteries that we all know and love (or hate) in our smartphones can be traced back to 1991, when Sony began commercializing the first lithium-ion batteries. These batteries still rely on graphite-based anodes–the part of the battery where the …