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Inside Flipboard / November 18, 2014<p>Some of us catch up on the news in the morning; others enjoy a funny video before bed. But no matter what time …

The Week in Review: A Very ‘Vape’ Year

Per its annual tradition of picking the most significant word of the year, Oxford Dictionary chose “vape” as 2014’s winner. Originating in the 1980s, …

On the Red Couch with Ebola Photographer Kieran Kesner

<i>Earlier this year, photographer Kieran Kesner graduated from New York University when he got the break of a lifetime: The photo editor from The Wall</i> …

How to Boost Your Practical Memory (and Stop Losing Your Keys)

When you know how to use it, nothing works more efficiently than your own memory, even if you think your memory is lacking. An average memory is a …

5 Documentaries Entrepreneurs Should Watch on Netflix After Thanksgiving Dinner | Inc.com

After Thanksgiving dinner, as the food-coma sets in and you suddenly realize the need to capture your extended family's attention--or, let's face it, you need a little "me time"--here are five films you should stream on Netflix.<p>1) <i>Burt's Buzz</i>:<p>This film chronicles the humble beginnings of Burt's …

Entrepreneurship

Google Fiber is growing slowly, by design

"Keep Austin Weird." It's the proud slogan of the Texas capital, and it wears it well, especially with its eclectic mix of culture, history and technology. Pretty soon, Austin will have one more reason to be proud: it'll be one of a few cities in America to carry Google Fiber, the search giant's …

Scientists Are Beaming Over Quantum Teleportation Record

A new distance record has been set in the strange world of quantum teleportation.<p>In the record-setting experiment, the quantum spin of a light particle was teleported 15.5 miles (25 kilometers) across an optical fiber, making the operation the farthest quantum feat of its kind.<p>About five years ago, …

Quantum Mechanics

Ready For The iPhone 7? Get This Smartphone Designed To Last A Decade And Forget All About It

Do we really need all that wasteful consumerism that comes with the 18-month device upgrade cycle?<p>Worldwide, more than 1.8 billion mobile phones were sold last year–most replacing devices that were less than two years old. The average smartphone owner upgrades every 18 months.<p>Is it possible to …

Mobile Technology

MakerBot wants you to start 3D-printing in metal and wood (sort of)

The future of 3D printing may depend on the ability print things with properties beyond cheap plastic. We've seen composite materials appear for 3D printers before, but the arrival of MakerBot to the scene should make progress a bit quicker. Announced at this week's CES, MakerBot will be rolling …

Lab-grown human muscle is a medical breakthrough

Researchers at Duke University have grown the first ever human muscle in a lab that contracts just like naturally grown tissue.<p>The new kind of lab-grown muscle will allow the study of disease and testing new medications in a safe setting outside the human body, said the team, led by Nenad Bursac, …

Biotechnology

Even for the active, a long sit shortens life and erodes health

Maybe those of us who sit for long hours in meetings, on phone calls, and tapping away at keyboards should be getting hazard pay. New research that distills the findings of 47 studies concludes that those of us who sit for long hours raise our average risk of cancer, cardiovascular disease,<p>type 2 …

FreedomPop Turns On Unlimited Wi-Fi Across The US For $5/Month

FreedomPop, the startup that is trying to steal users away from mobile carriers by offering free, basic cellular voice and data plans, is adding another string to its bow today: the company is launching a low-cost WiFi service, where a user gets unlimited use of, and automatic sign-on to, 10 …

Digital life hack: Turn your old phone into a security camera

In these days of nonstop hacking, phishing and data breaches, it's easy to forget that regular old burglars are still lurking around to steal from your home. That's why I'm a big fan of home security systems, especially ones that let you watch your home from a distance and alert you when someone …

Meet the tiny startup building self-navigating drones

Veterans of Google X and MIT have created some remarkable computer vision systems<p>Some of the biggest news out of CES this year was the huge progress companies have made on technology that can help drones be aware of their surroundings, allowing them to sense objects and avoid collisions. Those …

Bill Gates joins Elon Musk and Stephen Hawking in saying artificial intelligence is scary

Bill Gates hosted a Reddit Ask Me Anything session yesterday, and in between pushing his philanthropic agenda and divulging his Super Bowl pick (Seahawks, duh), the Microsoft co-founder divulged that he is one in a growing list of tech giants who has reservations when it comes to artificial …

Artificial Intelligence

Just whose Internet is it? New federal rules may answer that

WASHINGTON (AP) — Few members of Congress appear willing to move toward a bipartisan update to the 80-year-old, Depression-era law that top U.S. …

Net Neutrality

Android Phones Are Leaking Valuable Information, Here's How To Stop Them

In a Reddit post a user called Gooz announces his new Android app. Its goal is simple: to stop Google's Android leaking information to anyone who cares to probe for it. Gooz’s real name is Bram Bonné and he’s given a TEDx talk about the problems with Android giving over data that enables almost …

Information Systems