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Are You Paying Too Much for Common Repairs?

Congratulations on buying your first house. Now, you have to learn how to keep it in good repair.<p>Most repairs are simple, inexpensive, and …

Home Improvement

Physicists Produce World’s First Sample of Potential Wonder-Material: Stanene

Meet graphene’s newest relative.<p>Scientists have been theorising about its existence since 2013, but now it’s finally here in physical form: stanene, …

Chemistry

61 Artificial Intelligences Fight for World Domination in 'Civilization V'

We're rooting for the Kimberley Aborigines.<p>Reddit user TPangolin is getting ready to kick off "Battle Royale Mk. II" in the strategy game <i>Civilization V</i>, pitting 61 of its built-in, computer-controlled players against each other for world domination.<p>If you've never played it before, <i>Civilization V</i> is …

Singularity

This is Tesla's plan for a cheaper car

Tesla’s road to a cheaper electric car has always appeared to lead straight to Reno, where the electric automaker is building a $5 billion …

Clean Energy

Millionaires Don't Use To-Do Lists

Do you really think Richard Branson and Bill Gates write a long to-do list and prioritize items as A1, A2, B1, B2, B3, C1 and on and on?<p>In my research into time management and productivity, I’ve interviewed over 200 billionaires, Olympians, straight-A students and entrepreneurs. I always ask them …

Time Management

RANKED: 31 companies unleashing the most exciting video games right now

So which companies have games worth checking out?<p>We've ranked Europe's best video game development companies, basing our list on upcoming games, as well as the number of existing players, uniqueness, and past hits.

Red Dead Redemption

Time Management Tips From The Busiest Person I Know

I asked the busiest person I know how he manages his time, and stays motivated, despite running a demanding business, raising two kids, continuing …

Time Management

Let Google’s Deep Dream AI Turn Your Photos Into Psychadelic Nightmare Fuel

A couple of weeks ago, Google’s artificial neural networks research team showed off some of its work in teaching a computer to recognize what it was looking at. The programmers feed in images of different things, and the AI slowly learns to identify them in other photos it sees. But it also has a …

Las Vegas

Don’t Worry, You Can Practice Mindfulness And Still Be A Jerk

Jeena Cho<p>In case you missed it, there was a cover story in the Wall Street Journal on mindfulness in the legal profession. It’s fair to say that when …

Mindfulness

There are two things holding me back from recommending Samsung's Galaxy S6 over the iPhone

When making the list, I think to myself: "If a normal person were to come up to me and ask what the best phones on the market were, how would I answer?"<p>The current iPhone is always at the top, but recently I've ranked Samsung's new flagship, the Galaxy S6, as a close second.<p>The Galaxy S6 is a great …

Mobile

Star Trek Beyond: Idris Elba Looking Forward To Filming Scenes With Spock

The next <i>Star Trek</i> film is titled, <i>Star Trek Beyond</i>. A title that promises to do what the previous two films haven't: explore strange new worlds, seek …

The people who need very little sleep

Is it true that some people need only a few hours of sleep? Helen Thomson talks to a woman whose genes might hint at how we all could survive on less shuteye.<p>What would you do if you had 60 days of extra free time a year? Ask Abby Ross, a retired psychologist from Miami, Florida, a “short-sleeper”. …

Mutations

Terminator-vision and the complex questions behind “augmented reality” | Ars Technica

With info overlaid on our vision, "cool" doesn’t equal "useful" or even "safe."<p>For folks in my generation—those born in the late 70s or early 80s—the …

Augmented Reality

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23 cents an hour: The perfectly legal slavery happening in modern-day America

In skyrocketing prison populations, corporations and the government have a pool of powerless, exploitable workers<p>If you thought slavery was outlawed in America, you would be wrong. The 13th amendment to the Constitution states that "neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment …

Slavery

Samsung forecasts profit fall as S6 sales disappoint

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung Electronics Co. forecast a fall in second quarter profit in a sign that sales of its much anticipated Galaxy S6 smartphones failed to meet expectations.<p>Samsung on Tuesday estimated its second quarter operating profit at 6.9 trillion won ($6.1 billion), down 4 …

Mobile

Why one of the most successful people in tech took the No. 2 job at a startup

Sacks is a card-carrying member of the PayPal "mafia," who have gone on to massive success in Silicon Valley. He was the COO of PayPal from 1999 to 2002 until the company's sale to eBay, then founded two successful startups: Yammer, which Microsoft bought for $1.2 billion in 2012, and genealogy …

Startups

Warren Buffett makes $2.84bn donation to Gates Foundation and charities

Buffett is now fourth richest billionaire on the Forbes list and this is his 10th and largest annual donation, part of his plan to give away most of his wealth<p>Warren Buffett has donated about $2.84bn of Berkshire Hathaway Inc stock to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and four family charities, …

Investing