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Freedom for a man sent to prison 13 years late

A man can do a lot of things in 13 years.<p>Cornealious "Mike" Anderson was able to open several construction businesses, start a family, coach his son's football team and volunteer at his church.<p>What he wasn't doing most of that time was serving jail time.<p>Convicted of taking part in a robbery at a …

The Falafel Index: A Way To Assess Purchasing Power In The Middle East

The Arab Spring brought into focus the economic underpinnings of instability in the Middle East. In a region where over one in four youth is unemployed, how well people can afford a basic meal is a primary consideration.<p>However, the Big Mac Index – now a golden standard for measuring purchasing …

Creativity News | The Next Web

All stories in Creativity<p>Interfaces are dying, so your brand needs a bigger personality<p>Less than a decade ago, branding style guides used to be a huge PDF covering multiple visual aspects of a brand, such as typography, colors, and photography. When digital came about, style guides started to …

Etihad's A380 'Residence' has a lounge, double bed and an en-suite shower

We've seen full-length beds, 32-inch TVs and even dedicated chefs on board the latest Airbus and Boeing planes, but Etihad's setting the bar far, far higher by offering an entire section of its brand-new A380 to passengers with the cash to spare. "The Residence," as the airline's calling its …

What to expect from the first generation of Ubuntu smartphones (hands-on)

The Ubuntu Touch smartphone OS has come a long way, but it still has further to plod before it's ready for market - all Canonical will tell us that it hopes to see an Ubuntu phone before the end of this year. Nevertheless, now that some phone manufacturers are on board with the project, we've been …

What being an Uber driver is really like

Uber has garnered something of a stigma for the company's occasionally entitled antics, and <i>GQ</i>'s Mickey Rapkin wanted to find out whether that appearance carried over to its customers and drivers too. For a week earlier this month, Rapkin began offering rides on UberX, shuttling passengers around …

Crowdonomic And Earth Hour Team Up To Support Environmental Projects

Crowdonomic, a Singapore-based crowdfunding platform, has partnered with non-profit Earth Hour to help fund tech-based environmental projects.<p>Called Earth Hour Blue, the new platform allows users to contribute funds to projects supported by the World Wildlife Fund. Projects seeking money currently …

A Year From Launch, Skillshare Lands $6M From USV, Spark To Double Down On Its Project-Based, Online Classes

Skillshare launched in 2011 to give those interested in continuing to learn outside the classroom a place to get real-world skills from both online and offline classes. Over the past year, the New York-based startup has moved towards the massive, open online course approach, connecting subject …

Cloudera is rebuilding machine learning for Hadoop with Oryx

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Credit: Wikimedia Commons / Thepedestrian<p>Hadoop software vendor Cloudera didn’t make a lot of waves when it bought a …

‘Israel did not assassinate Hezbollah official’

The assassination of top Hezbollah operative Hassan al-Laqis was a severe blow to the Lebanese terror organization, Israeli officials told Time …