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Prynt Case makes Harry Potter's moving photos a reality

Unlike photos in the Muggle world, photos in the wizarding world of Harry Potter aren't static. They're <i>living</i> images, where people and things move …

A 17-Year-Old Created This Insanely Detailed "Map Of Stereotypes"

No offence, but this is brilliant. Via Martin Vargic.

Incredible Images Of Wall Street Trading Before The Bloomberg Terminal

Before broadband fired live quotes and analysis at the speed of light to our smartphones, people used read bid-ask spreads off of chalkboards and historical data off of miles of ticker tape.<p>We went way back to see how trading was done in the pre-Bloomberg terminal era. We even went back before …

Trading

Ancient Incest Uncovered in Neanderthal Genome

Data from fossil toe bone points to surprising interbreeding among early humans.<p><b>Data obtained from a Neanderthal woman's toe bone points to incest and inbreeding among early humans, an international genetics team reported on Wednesday.</b><p><b>The fossil's genetic map, or genome, reported from Denisova cave</b> …

Black Friday: How the day got its name

Black Friday is the day following Thanksgiving Day in the United States, traditionally the beginning of the Christmas shopping season.<p>It is said to refer to the day that retailers start going into profit, but the name has not alway had such positive connotations.<p>The nickname is first said to have …

FiftyThree launches $50 Pencil Bluetooth stylus for its sketching app (video)

Remember when we spotted that FiftyThree, makers of the iPad sketching app Paper, was working on a stylus? Now it's time for Paper to meet Pencil. Looking like an enormous marker pencil, the unit comes in a choice of sustainable hardwood or brushed aluminum, jam-packed with technology inside. …

Statoil's Helge Lund on extracting Arctic oil

This Map Shows What Every Country Leads The World In And It’s Not Entirely Flattering

Sometimes you just have to take your victories wherever you can get them. A new map tracks the crowning achievements of each country around the world, even though in many instances the honor is dubious.<p>Created by the folks at webcomic hub Doghouse Diaries, What Each Country Leads the World In is a …

Think You Can Live Offline Without Being Tracked? Here’s What It Takes

We asked the most privacy-aware people we could find what it would take to go off the radar. Hint: You’re going to need to do more than throw away your laptop.<p>Nico Sell, the cofounder of a secure communication app called Wickr, has appeared on television twice. Both times, she wore sunglasses to …

Privacy

Samsung Goes First, Google Experiments And Apple Refines

There’s a new rhythm to product releases among the biggest players in mobile tech, and increasingly, Samsung is building a reputation as the most brash and quick-to-act of what I would call the ruling triumvirate, which also includes Google and Apple. Google plays the reasoned experimenter, Apple …

Revealed: Qatar's World Cup 'slaves'

Exclusive: Abuse and exploitation of migrant workers preparing emirate for 2022<p>World Cup construction 'will leave 4,000 migrant workers dead' Analysis: Qatar 2022 puts Fifa's reputation on the line<p>Dozens of Nepalese migrant labourers have died in Qatar in recent weeks and thousands more are …

Five Banned Books That You Should Read (That You Probably Haven't)

This week is Banned Books Week, where librarians and other organizations highlight the books that have been subjected to threats of censorship – and actual censorship – in schools, libraries and nations around the globe. Among the frequently challenged books include classics like <i>The Adventures of</i> …

How to Use Lightroom 5

Apart from its popular photo editing features, Lightroom is a valuable organizational tool for photographers. When using Adobe’s Lightroom 5 for the …

Tutorials

ParaShoot wearable cam heads to Indiegogo after Kickstarter suspension

You may remember the ParaShoot wearable camera we covered a few weeks ago, which had shattered its crowdfunding target with a month and change to spare. If you decided to sink some cash into the project, then you may also be aware it was suspended on Kickstarter a couple of days ago. Matt Sandy …

Richard Dawkins: 'I don't think I am strident or aggressive'

Richard Dawkins is outspoken in denouncing religion. But what really drives him, he says, is the wonder, and truth, of Darwinism<p>On the top floor of Random House's offices in London, the world's number one thinker – according to <i>Prospect</i> magazine's annual poll – walks in from the roof terrace and …

Huawei says it will have 5G by 2020. Maybe it will sell jetpacks and invent cold fusion too

Advertisement<p>7 Comments<p>Credit: Flickr / minghong<p>This week Huawei CEO Ken Hu claimed in a contributed column in Forbes and in other interviews that …

7 Financial Skills Every 20-Year-Old Needs To Learn

When I read 20 Things 20 Year Olds Don’t Get, by Forbes contributor Jason Nazar, I immediately imagined parents frantically forwarding the post to their kids. Baby boomers, myself included, want our adult children to be successful in the workplace. But there’s an ulterior motive, as well … we want …

31 Black-And-White Movies Every Twentysomething Needs To See

Life lessons brought to you entirely in black and white.

Love Stories

9 Ways 3-D Printing Makes The World Better

At last, the oh-cool at-home manufacturing toy turns into an important tool–offering people (and animals) aid on-demand.<p>You’ve heard it before:<p>201120122013 is the year of 3-D printing. The future is here! The individual will wrench manufacturing power from the global industrial complex! Basement …

3D Printing

Where is the "Muslim World?" | Professor Tony McEnery | TEDxLancasterU

World's biggest banks

At the end of last year Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) displaced Bank of America to become the world’s biggest bank by Tier-1 …

Bank of America

Health Scanner Scanadu Scout Breaks Indiegogo’s Crowdfunding Record

Today the Indiegogo campaign for Scanadu Scout became the highest funded in the site’s five year history. At over $1,378,545 and counting, Scanadu has broken the $1,370,461 record set by Let’s Build A Goddamn Tesla Museum.<p>The Scanadu is a small, round scanner that takes a person’s vital signs and …

30 Questions You Should And Shouldn't Ask In A Job Interview

A job interview is a two-way street. The employer asks questions to determine if the interviewee is an ideal fit for the job, and the smart candidate uses the interview to assess how she would fit in, if she would be able to do her best work there, and how well aligned her goals are with those of …

The six best professional beauty stores

I was 16 the first time I entered a professional beauty store. My mission was to buy 20 pairs of false eyelashes for a Pet Shop Boys video (featuring …

How To Opt Out Of AT&T's Plan To Sell Everything It Knows About You And Your Smartphone Use

Your smartphone knows a lot about you. It’s with you all the time. It knows which apps you use. It knows which websites you visit. And it knows your gender, your age, and even how fit you are. These are all things that advertisers would love to know about you, and smartphone companies are starting …

Think Your Office Is Soulless? Check Out This Amazon Fulfillment Center

When Amazon opened its warehouse in the former coal-mining town of Rugeley, England, residents thought the company might bring brighter economic prospects. As photographer Ben Roberts hopes to show, that’s not exactly what happened.<p>Shining blue and bright above a subterranean labyrinth of hollow …

eCommerce

How to make your own jeans

Jeans. Denim. Strides. They’re the ubiquitous fashion statement that transcends gender, class, style and generation. From gold-rush frontierland to …

Hands-On With CE Week’s Hottest Wearable Tech

Wearable technology is all the rage right now, and I’m not just talking about Google Glass or Apple’s forthcoming iWatch. Companies large and small are getting in on the trend, and that was made all the more obvious as we roamed through CE Week’s ShowStoppers showroom.<p>As you’ll see in the video …

Square hires former Facebook, Google ad guru to head up product engineering

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Ad technology wunderkind Gokul Rajaram has already made the rounds among Silicon Valley giants Google(s goog) and Facebook(s …