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Porn Review: ‘Aftermath’ Made Our Sociologist Cry

<b><br>THE ADULT FILM MINUTE</b><i>: Once per month, except for occasionally when it’s twice,</i> <b>Dr. Chauntelle Tibbals</b> <i>will be telling us a little bit about what’s going on in adult entertainment and why it should matter to you.</i><p>Brad Armstrong is many things: Canadian, a former <i>Magic Mike</i>-style dancer, a porn star …

Two Teenagers Built A 3D-Printed Wristband That Can Record Live TV When You Fall Asleep

But that's where the KipstR wristband comes in.<p>Built by two British teenagers — Jonathan Kingsley, 14, and Ryan Oliver, 15 — the KipstR is like a TiVo remote in that it can pause and record whatever you're watching. But instead of requiring manual activation, it can sense when its wearer falls …

40 Free Resources Every Designer Should Know

<i>Jennifer Cirpici is a Dutch graphic designer and blogger. This post originally appeared on OtherFocus.</i><p>Ever wondered where designers get their resources to help them succeed with a project? Here is a list of great resources including sites, PSD. files, actions, UI elements, mock ups, et cetera. Best …

Code School Brings Its Instructional Videos For Developers To iOS

Code School, the online learning destination that grew out of founder Gregg Pollack’s longtime efforts in creating and sharing technical content with a developer audience, has now made the leap to mobile. With the new iOS application, developers can watch Code School’s over 300 instructional videos …

The Forgotten Female Programmers Who Created Modern Tech

If your image of a computer programmer is a young man, there's a good reason: It's true. Recently, many big tech companies revealed how few of their female employees worked in programming and technical jobs. Google had some of the highest rates: 17 percent of its technical staff is female.<p>It wasn't …

How To Create a Social Network That Makes Money

Creating a successful social network is no easy task. Making money from it is arguably even harder. Peter Ward knows this better than most. Ward is co-founder and chief executive officer (CEO) of WAYN (Where Are You Now?) a British-Polish startup and social network for travellers.<p>WAYN is a veteran …

How to Take Free Courses from Top Universities

You can continue your education with some amazing and free online resources available from top universities. These institutions offer many of their …

Microsoft's Sway lets you share ideas on the web without any design skills

Sharing ideas on the web is tricky. You probably want something more persuasive than a social network update, but it's usually overkill to design a whole web page just to get your point across. Microsoft may have reached a happy balance between the two with Sway, a new part of the Office portfolio …

Sony's RX10 camera now shoots higher-quality video at a lower price

Sony's Cyber-shot RX10 is a pretty capable camera, but it still has weaknesses: it doesn't shoot super high-quality XAVC-S video, and that steep $1,300 price is bound to steer some people toward DSLRs and mirrorless cams. Well, consider both of those problems licked. Sony has just put out new …

Sheridan Le Fanu: Google goes gothic to celebrate a horror pioneer

The 200th birthday of writer Sheridan Le Fanu has been celebrated in a Google Doodle.<p>Irish writer Le Fanu was as a pioneer of gothic horror literature whose greatest successes came late in his career.<p>He is perhaps best remembered for the works Uncle Silas, Carmilla, which was written a quarter of a …

Code/red: Apple Gets Sent Home From School in LA

Plus, Ballmer's binge-watching and how to annoy Steve Jobs.<p>// HAPPENING TODAY<p>Voluntary buyouts at Time Warner.<p>You’re Suspended — Now Take This Note Home and Have It Signed by Your CEO<p>Apple’s massive deal to sell iPads to the Los Angeles Unified School District has been suspended amid calls for an …

Old Coders: When Programming Is a Second Career

Liz Beigle-Bryant took her first programming class, BASIC, in 1973. At the time, computers were part of the math departments instead of the …

Italians enraged at rise of Sicily's new Facebook mafia

Detectives are poring over social media for details that might help them arrest new generation of mobsters who have turned their back on traditional code of discretion<p>Just when police thought they had finally loosened the Mafia's historical stranglehold over Sicily, a new generation of brash …

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How Cryptocurrencies are Transforming the Oldest Profession

The world is moving toward a paper-free financial system, but in the borderline-legal organizations of the world’s underbelly economy, cash still reigns as king.<p>Any good business owner is keen to please his or her customers, particularly when it comes to prostitution. To avoid the awkward fumble of …

A Stanford engineer built the fake compression algorithm in HBO's 'Silicon Valley'

The creators of HBO's <i>Silicon Valley</i> could have glossed over the breakthrough technology behind fictional start-up Pied Piper, but instead they reached out to a Stanford professor for some help crafting a compression algorithm that seemed perfectly plausible on the surface. Ultimately, Ph.D student …

Meet the 12-year-old boy who makes games instead of going to school

Sam Smith is a 12-year-old game developer. That’s rather young, sure, but that’s not even the strangest part.<p>Sam makes games instead of going to school.<p>Spacepants is Sam’s latest game, available for $1 on iOS and Android devices. It’s a brutally tough “endless runner” — like Jetpack Joyride or …

The Fabulous Life Of Sir Jony Ive, The Genius Behind Apple's Design

Ive has worked at Apple for 22 years. In that time he has received countless awards and accolades for his ingenuity and commitment to Apple's minimalist design aesthetic.<p>He has also become quite famous. The London native is frequently spotted at clubs and lives in California, near Apple's …

How Hackers Hid a Money-Mining Botnet in Amazon’s Cloud

Hackers have long used malware to enslave armies of unwitting PCs, but security researchers Rob Ragan and Oscar Salazar had a different thought: Why …

Founders Fund Forms "FF Science" in Search of Startups Tackling Hard Problems

The firm plans to make seed investments in advanced computing, energy, life sciences and nanotech startups.<p>Founders Fund famously knocks the short-term mindset of Silicon Valley in its motto: “We wanted flying cars, instead we got 140 characters.”<p>While it has made some investments itself that …

TechCrunch Helsinki Meetup Sees Finland’s New Startup Generation

Finland has a rich heritage in technology. Whatever crisis of confidence the masters of Nokia had, eventually leading to its gutting by Microsoft, that long heritage has served it well, giving rise to a several generations of engineers and, increasingly, entrepreneurs. Now a new generation is …

Google Offers Free Udacity Course for Android Development

Google today debuted a new resource for learning to develop Android apps: a Udacity course called “Developing Android Apps: Android Fundamentals.” The online class is aimed at those who know programming but have no experience with building for Google’s mobile operating system.<p>Google Developer …

Apple Launches New Swift Programming Blog

- Jul 11, 2014<p>Apple is continuing its efforts to be open about the upcoming Swift Programming Language that will be going live this fall alongside …

The Sex Worker Industry Is Still Booming In Silicon Valley

"Silicon Valley is like a military base: There are very few civilian women and lots of money," one Silicon Valley entrepreneur told USA Today on condition of anonymity.<p>That doesn't seem to be the case in other cities. The Urban Institute released a report in March that tracked the sex trade in …

The Best Beaches in The World

40 reasons to start planning your winter getaway ASAP.<p>Whether you're looking for a quick weekend getaway, the ultimate surf or are planning the trip of a lifetime, a beach vacation is always a good idea. To get you inspired, here are some of the world's most beautiful beaches from South Beach to …

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How to survive a winter in Antarctica – in pictures

Photographer and explorer Dr Alexander Kumar spent nine months at Concordia Station, where temperatures drop to -80C and your nearest neighbours are astronauts orbiting the Earth. Follow his journey through the worst winter in the world<p>• White Mars, Living on Planet Concordia is on at the Royal …

50 Places In Europe You Need To Visit In Your Lifetime

We've come up with the ultimate bucket list of travel destinations in Europe.<p>From biking along the canals of Amsterdam to tasting Chianti in Italy's Tuscany region, here are 50 things you need to do in Europe in your lifetime.

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The 5 Best and Worst Cities for Small Businesses, According to Small-Business Owners

This article is from the archive of our partner<p>Small-business owners in Colorado Springs really like being small-business owners right where they are.<p>…

Rome will be conquered next, says leader of Islamic State

Muslims have been called to flock to the 'Islamic State' to gather for a battle against non-believers throughout the world<p>Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the self-proclaimed leader of the 'Islamic State' stretching across Iraq and Syria, has vowed to lead the conquest of Rome as he called on Muslims to …

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Ranking the 50 Most American Foods

CREDIT: Dan Morris<p>America may be the birthplace of the airplane and the printing press, but you know what else we have? Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches perfectly made throughout our childhoods, with or without crusts. Hot dogs made from a melting pot of animal parts, much like America's past, …