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A Musician Spent 24 Hours Posing for this Amazing Time-Lapse Music Video

Every once in a while someone gets really, really creative and it makes our jaws drop. Such is the case with UK pop artist Dan Black’s timelapse …

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AT&T to chase Google Fiber with its own gigabit internet in Austin

Google Fiber is still barely a blip on the internet landscape, but it's shaken up the largely stagnant world of wired broadband. Not long after Google announced that its gigabit internet service would be coming to Austin, Texas, AT&T has followed up with its own announcement: it intends to build a …

Using Weed To Pay For A Cab Ride In Front Of Cops Is Never A Good Idea

Just, you know, FYI. Because Michael Medvec, a 23-year-old Philly resident, tried it last Friday night, when he didn't have the eight bucks he needed …

Roku 3 review: our favorite media streamer, and the simplest to use, too

Roku's media streamers have carved out a notable niche for themselves, with what started out as a Netflix box, but quickly grew to include hundreds of other entertainment options. Whatever they've lacked in style, they've always made up for with an easy-to-navigate menu and remote, not to mention …

Big Jambox Update Lets You Rock a Little Longer, Improves Audio Performance

Jawbone today released a software update for its Big Jambox Bluetooth speaker system that extends battery life, improves audio streaming for iOS …

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Angry Birds helped Rovio double its revenues to £129m in 2012

Angry Birds games attracted 263m monthly active players in December 2012, helping their publisher Rovio double its revenues for the calendar year.<p>The …

Monsanto: Feeding The World Is Hugely Profitable. Q2 Net Income Up 13%

Monsanto, the world’s biggest seed company, says its quarterly profit increased more expected, but offered a full-year forecast that missed Wall Street expectations.<p>Monsanto now predicts full year earnings between $4.40 a share to $4.50 a share. Analysts had thought the company would earn at least …

If North Korea Strikes, It'll Be Attacking Its Own Economy

Despite plenty of wartime bluster coming out of Pyongyang about the so-called "puppet government" of the South, DPRK actually relies on its neighbor for a huge source of income.<p>Charitable economic deals and shipments of food and fertilizer to the North under the South's "Sunshine Policy" came to an …

Get Ready For The Renaissance In M&A

Warren Buffett and Brazil’s 3G Capital are teaming up to buy Heinz, the global food giant. Royalty Pharma wants to acquire Elan, the Irish drugmaker. US retailers OfficeMax and Office Depot are getting together. Our prediction: these and a flurry of other deals in recent weeks are signs of a coming …

As China Rebalances Its Economy, Western Companies Rethink Their Business Strategy

Beijing has repeatedly made it clear that it's more than willing to accept the short-term costs of a growth sacrifice to keep its development …

Red Hat CEO Runs His Billion-Dollar Company From This Uber-Modest Office

We've told you that Red Hat is one of the world's biggest "meritocracies," where employees can, and do, call the CEO an idiot to his face, if they don't like his ideas.<p>CEO Jim Whitehurst is proud of that.<p>He might be the boss, but in a meritocracy, people have power based on the respect they earn …

Bitcoin’s largest market crashes after wild price swing

Trading in bitcoin today (times in GMT)<p>This is just a taste of what’s to come.<p>The largest market for trading bitcoins, Tokyo-based startup Mt. Gox, went down for about an hour today, after the alternative currency’s value swung more than 20% this morning. It’s clear as day in the charts above, and …

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Mercedes-Benz Adds Twitter Control To Latest TV Campaign

Mercedes looks to create a “social moment” with a TV/Twitter tie-in.<p>Mercedes-Benz has used Twitter to enable viewers to select the ending of the car brand’s latest U.K. TV advertising campaign.<p>At the heart of the campaign is a series of three TV ads to promote the car brand’s new A-Class vehicle to …

How The iPad Totally Changed The World In Just Three Years

Apple's iPad was released to the world three years ago on April 3, 2010.<p>At the time, a lot of people were underwhelmed. We even called it a "big yawn," and said, "Jobs introduced something that is probably going to sell in the range of a few million units this year, much closer to one of the …

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River turns white from pollution in China

Locals began calling the river, 'milk river' after runoff from a nearby mine turned the water white. It is their only source of drinking water and farmers use it to irrigate their fields.<p>Pollution problems are growing in China. Smog in Beijing, captured in pictures and heavily reported, caught the …

Jay-Z Is Ready to Take Over Sports Now, Too

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Apparently bored with conquering the entertainment world, Jay-Z has decided he wants to become a …

Shain Gandee Cause of Death Currently Unknown, Did 'Buckwild' Star Die 'Muddin'?'

Obama Launching Massive Initiative To Map The Human Brain

A coalition of scientists, with government funding starting at $100 million in 2014, will map brain circuitry in action.<p>We've been expecting this announcement since February, and today it looks like it's happening: President Obama has announced an ambitious plan to map the circuitry of the human …