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The 17 best tech email newsletters you need to subscribe to

Once viewed as an anachronistic throwback to the pre-social web, email newsletters are in the middle of a glorious Renaissance.<p>At their best, they cut through the noise and provide incisive round-ups and analysis — wading through the muck of news so you don't have to.<p>Perhaps predictably, the tech …

Tech Industry

A serial startup employee explains 4 key steps to building a $1 million business in under 48 hours

We were both in hoodies and had a shared penchant for the F-bomb and burritos, all of which led to a caffeine-infused mind meld.<p>It would be the first of many.<p>The matchmaker then introducing us was the prophetic and profane Dave McClure, general partner of 500 Start-ups, which is now headquartered …

Bill Gates recommends you read this specific part of Warren Buffett's letter

In a tweet on Tuesday morning, Gates highlighted what he thought was the most important section of Buffett's latest letter to shareholders, the 50th edition of the widely circulated missive.<p>And Gates loves the history of Berkshire Hathaway.<p>Gates links readers to page 23 of Buffett's letter, where …

5 Mobile Apps That Will Make You An Organization Expert

To Millennials, the first smartphone was Apple’s iPhone, released in 2007. But the real distinction goes to IBM, when it released the world’s first smartphone called Simon, in 1994. You could load apps via external memory cards, receive faxes, send emails and it would last sixty minutes before it …

YouTube is 10 years old, but what will it look like in 2025?

Predictions for the future of Google’s online video service, from sports rights and games to co-viewing and voice recognition<p>YouTube’s first video may have been uploaded on 23 April 2005, but the website’s domain name was registered on 14 February. Hence the 10th birthday milestone this past …

Architects Want To Turn Old Subway Tunnels Into An Underground Cycling Highway

The conceptual London Underline would offer pedestrians and cyclists an alternate route through central London.<p>London commuters could one day ditch the Tube for a different kind of underground transportation experience. A proposal by global architecture firm Gensler would turn out-of-use metro …

Where the internet lives: the artist who snooped on Google’s data farm

Welcome to the end of the information superhighway – a ‘data farm’ in the midwest. When Google refused to let artist John Gerrard photograph it, he hired a chopper and decided to beat them at their own game<p>Well, they started it. Google Street View allows people to crawl virtually along your street …

8 Hidden Facebook Tricks You Need to Know

More than 1 billion people regularly use Facebook, but that doesn’t mean they know all the hidden tricks for using the social media platform. Both …

Social Media

Japanese bank introduces robot workers to deal with customers in branches

Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group is employing ‘Nao’, a multilingual 5.4-kg robot, who will begin work in a branch in April<p>Japan’s biggest bank is preparing to unveil robot employees with a human touch.<p>Nao, a 58-centimetre (1ft 11)-tall humanoid developed by the French company Aldebaran Robotics – a …

Robotics

How Languages and Genes Evolve Together

Researchers have found that geography makes us who we are—genetically and linguistically.<p>As human populations disperse, the separation leads to changes both in genes and in language. So if we look at human DNA and languages over time, we should find that they differ along similar geographic …

National Academy of Sciences

Google paid white hat hackers more than $1.5 million last year to find bugs

The company started its Security Rewards Program in 2010 to encourage security researchers to search for and report bugs and security flaws.<p>That big payout went to more than 200 different researchers, Google says, with the largest single sum — $150,000 — going to a 17-year-old who found and fixed …

An office block in Sweden is micro-chipping its employees

Epicenter, a new hi-tech office block in Sweden, is ditching swipe cards and implanting chips in its employees<p>Many of us are used to swiping or tapping a card to get into the office, but a Swedish firm has gone a step further by putting a chip under its employees' skin.<p>People working at Epicenter, …

Google Chat's best hidden features

Artificial intelligence 'will not end human race'

The head of Microsoft’s main research lab has dismissed fears that artificial intelligence could pose a threat to the survival of the human race.<p>Eric Horvitz believed that humans would not “lose control of certain kinds of intelligences”, adding: “In the end we’ll be able to get incredible benefits …

Google Tricks That Will Change the Way You Search

Google Search's learning curve is an odd one. You use it every day, but still all you know is how to search. But the search engine has plenty of …

What I Learned From Quitting My Job and Traveling Around the World

This past April I quit my job at Dell, crammed some stuff into a backpack, and went to Southeast Asia (and a few other places) for about six weeks. …

12 Stephen Hawking Quotes Reveal How A Genius Thinks

Doctors told him he had a few years to live.<p>He's now 72 and one of the foremost physicists alive — a professor at the University of Cambridge, an investigator of black holes, and the author of the bestselling book "A Brief History of Time."<p>Here are a dozen quotes showing Hawking's approach to …

Stephen Hawking