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Pure Genius: How Dean Kamen's Invention Could Bring Clean Water To Millions

He just needs to get it to them<p>At first glance, the bright red shipping container that sits by the side of the road in a slum outside Johannesburg doesn’t look like something that could transform hundreds of lives. Two sliding doors open to reveal a small shop counter, behind which sit rows of …

The African company that trumped Apple to launch first black emoticons - CNN.com

The first ever Afro emoticons have recently been launched by a Mauritius-based app company. Called "Oju," which translates to "faces" in the Nigerian Yoruba language, the icons are meant to tackle a lack of racial diversity in mobile characters.<p>HIDE CAPTION<p>Driving diversity<p>Leaping ahead<p>The power of …

Most Expensive U.S. Home Sale Ever: Connecticut Estate Goes For $120 Million

Ladies and gentlemen, a new record has been set: Copper Beech Farm is now the most-expensive home sale in the United States–ever. The estate, at 499 Indian Field Road in Greenwich, Connecticut, closed Friday for $120 million.<p>That figure shatters the prior record held by Softbank billionaire …

Sailogy Snags $1.15M To Expand Its Yacht Chartering Marketplace

Having recently spent an evening listening to a twenty-something former Google developer (who shall remain nameless) discussing his burning desire to own a yacht, my ears pricked up on hearing of Sailogy — a marketplace for boat chartering — that’s just closed a $1.15 million Series A funding round.<p>…

Zero-Commission Stock Trading App RobinHood Kicks Off Private Beta

RobinHood is about to let anyone buy and sell stocks for free instead of having to pay E*Trade or Scottrade $7 per transaction. Today RobinHood begins inviting the 160,000 people who’ve signed up to download its glossy new app where you can efficiently track and trade stocks. “It’s by far the most …

British spies recorded millions of webcam images off Yahoo video chat, report claims

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Yahoo(s yhoo) video chat users will be disturbed to learn that the British signals intelligence agency GCHQ may have collected …

Must-See Tilt-Shift Time-Lapse Shows Off an Incredibly Creative Way to Use the Effect

We don’t typically share two time-lapses in the same day, since most people see that genre as over-saturated as it is, but today we have good reason …

How to turn a developer into a founder: Advice from those who’ve done it

For six years, Peter Relan specialized in turning developers into founders. At his YouWeb incubator, the investor/tech veteran found talented developers such as Jason Citron and turned them into the creators of companies.<p>It isn’t easy to make that switch. Citron did, founding OpenFeint, a social …

The World's 10 Most Mesmerizing Views

From the freedom of wide open spaces to glittering of big city lights, our world is filled with thousands of breathtaking panoramas just waiting to be enjoyed. With the variety of natural wonders and stunning cities throughout the world, finding the best views can be somewhat of a daunting task. …

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The Basics of Using ND Grads to Improve Your Landscapes

As I’ve written before, the hardest part of landscape photography is retaining detail in a bright sky with a darker foreground. There are several …

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Peter Thiel funds next round of under-20 entrepreneurs

The latest group of "20 Under 20" Thiel Fellows includes a junior at Harvard who's leaving to work on education software. Other projects: a desktop fabricator for electronics and a telepresence device.<p>Billionaire investor and philanthropist Peter Thiel plans to announce Thursday the next group of …

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A planetary-scale platform for Earth science data & analysis

Powered by Google's cloud infrastructure<p>Meet Earth Engine<p>Google Earth Engine combines a multi-petabyte catalog of satellite imagery and geospatial …

How to Achieve a Realistic Tilt-Shift Timelapse Effect in Photoshop

Timelapse videos are awesome, and tilt-shift lenses are awesome, and when you put them together, you create something amazing. But tilt-shift lenses …

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