Julia Ivanova

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Microsoft’s billion-dollar acquisitions cost a total of $56 billion

The company has not revealed how much it paid for Wand Labs, the second acquisition Microsoft announced this week—but it seems like the sky’s the limit when it comes to how much the tech giant is willing to shell out.<p>Below are the nine companies Microsoft has spent more than $1 billion to acquire:<p>PM

Project Jacquard could be Google's best shot at a wearable platform

Think of Google's wearables you likely think of Google Glass (R.I.P) or Android Wear, which is getting better but still not widely used.<p>But this week …

Wearable Tech

What can Higher Ed Learn about Retention from the Healthcare Industry?

A lot, it seems. See strategies in this Inside Higher Ed article.

Rebelling against political propaganda, acclaimed photographer Antanas Sutkus embarked on a life-long journey to capture the everyday scenes around him. A landmark exhibition of his work, <i>Nostalgia for bare feet</i>, is now on show in Moscow

Lithuania

Microsoft is overhauling its research arm so inventions become reality

Microsoft Research does a lot of impressive work. While the separate research teams have developed Xbox projectors and holodecks, Microsoft is often criticized for not bringing the technology to life. Microsoft's many inventions may hint at the future of technology, but far more often than not …

Snow day longreads: Curl up with these 15 rich stories

Oh, the weather outside is frightful, but the longreads are so delightful.<p>If you're spending this weekend indoors thanks to the massive East Coast …

David Bowie

14 apps that will help you stick to your New Year's resolutions

Thankfully, there are apps to help you keep on track.<p>We combed through Apple and Google's list of the best apps of the year, along with Business Insider's own reviews and Tech Insider's App 100, to pull together a list of 14 apps that will help you reach your goals a little faster.

Apps

A Comedian Left Hilarious Fake Reviews All Over an IKEA

His quips won't actually help you pick out a couch, but they will make you chuckle.<p>IKEA is behind some of our all-time favorite pieces of furniture (shout out to the RASKOG cart and the MALM Dresser!). But we'll be the first to admit shopping in the store can be pretty overwhelming — and IKEA's …

Jokes

Researchers think they've found the holy grail of secure passwords — using poetry

Fortunately for all of us, a pair of researchers say they have solved this problem — using poetry.<p>Marjan Ghazvininejad and Kevin Ghazvininejad, both of the University of Southern California, have published a paper that presents creating a poem from randomly selected words as an easy way to create a …

30+ DIY Gifts for That Extra-Special Person

There's no reason you can't make these crafts for yourself too.<p>Sure, you could do your gift shopping online, but even two-day shipping can't beat these easy DIY projects. We've found a bunch of homemade presents that are fun to give and even more fun to make.

Shopping

The “five-second rule”—a scientist evaluates whether your eating habits could make you sick

When you drop a piece of food on the floor, is it really OK to eat if you pick up within five seconds? This urban food myth contends that if food spends just a few seconds on the floor, dirt and germs won’t have much of a chance to contaminate it. Research in my lab has focused on how food and food …

Microbiology

She’s equally at home in comic-book blockbusters, arthouse fare and awards bait, but could this coolly unflappable screen presence have made her first career missteps by returning to work with Allen on Irrational Man, and courting controversy in Aloha?<p>In the boiling mid-afternoon heat, Emma Stone …

Woody Allen

Radical Moscow film festival cancelled in favour of Putin-backed replacement

A Russian film festival famed for controversial films on subjects ranging from local neo-Nazis to gay themes has been cancelled in favour of a replacement backed by Vladimir Putin’s administration.<p>Moscow city council abruptly removed funding for Moscow Premiere’s 13th edition, which was due to …

Film Festivals

Scientists are using origami to build nanobots

One of the world’s oldest art forms could inspire some particularly futuristic technology. In a paper published in Nature today, a team of scientists from Cornell University showed how origami influenced designs for atom-thick graphene objects that could one day be used in nanotechnology.<p>The …

Nanotech

The Onion Bomb (and Variations)

Imagine the outer layers of an onion, split, stuffed with a meatloaf-like mixture, wrapped in bacon, and smoke-roasted into an orb of meaty awesomeness. It's the onion bomb, which exploded on the Internet a few weeks ago. It was love at first sight and first bite.<p>Whoever invented it merits a …

Yahoo!

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Online Life

The 10 best ever podcasts

Ten years since Apple launched a version of iTunes with a new format called podcasting, Pete Naughton selects 10 of the best<p>In June 2005, Apple launched a version of its iTunes software with a new feature which Steve Jobs confidently termed “the next generation of radio”. The technology in question …

10 Vintage Photos That Prove Swedes Take Their Coffee Seriously

While there has definitely been a recent growing interest in the Swedish tradition of fika, the Swedes have been drinking coffee for a long time. In …

Tim Cook's attacks on Google and Facebook reveal a giant problem for Apple's future

"Our privacy is being attacked on multiple fronts," Tim Cook said earlier this week. "I'm speaking to you from Silicon Valley, where some of the most prominent and successful companies have built their businesses by lulling their customers into complacency about their personal information. They're …

For the first time, scientists create a lab-grown limb

Mind-controlled robotic limbs for amputees are growing more sophisticated all the time -- but a challenger has appeared. Human limb transplant surgery using the patient's own biological material could one day be an actuality.<p>The proof of concept, published this week in the journal Biomaterials, is …

Cell Biology

17 Iconic Music Couples and The Songs They Inspired

From "Drunk in Love" to "I Got You Babe"...<p>From "Drunk in Love" to "I Got You Babe," we're looking at the most prominent couples in the music industry and the hits inspired by their love <i>and</i> heartbreak.

Music

25 Rooms Transformed Beyond Belief

Interior Design

How to Dress Any Salad Green, from Arugula to Watercress

Advice on pairing salad greens with dressings, from hearty endive and kale to tender summer mâche mixes<p>Anyone can make a decent salad, but it takes some skill and know-how to create a masterpiece in green. It's important, first, to brush up on the basics: Are you sufficiently drying your greens? …

Healthy Eating

NASA Shares Gorgeous Gallery of Cosmic Imagery Ahead of Cosmos Premier

Tonight, at 9pm EST, more than 70 nations will broadcast the first episode in the 13-part remake of the show Cosmos. It will be the biggest launch …

100 Books Everyone Should Read Before They Die

Many of the books are 20th century classics or recent bestsellers — the oldest book on the list is Jane Austen's 1813 masterpiece "Pride and Prejudice." It also spans multiple genres, with adult fiction, nonfiction, children's, and young adult novels such as "The Hunger Games" and "Harry Potter" …

‘I am Georgia’: Dina Oganova Photographs Daily Life in Her Treasured Homeland

For photographer Dina Oganova, each and every aspect of her country is precious and unique. In her series <i>I Am Georgia</i>, Oganova chronicles the daily …

Ramon Bruin's New 3D Illustrations Spring to Life

Dutch artist Ramon Bruin, aka JJK Airbrush, continues to create optical illusion drawings that make animals and objects seem as though they're popping off the page. The illustrator's skilled visual effects transform flat surfaces into seemingly three-dimensional subjects. Bruin gives depth to the …

10 Innovators Who Changed the World in 2013

These brilliant engineers, designers, and dreamers captured our imagination by creating swarms of smart rescue robots, cars that drive themselves, and a rugged rover that could change the way we think about exploring the Red Planet.<p>These brilliant engineers, designers, and dreamers captured our …

University of Pennsylvania

Wherever you are in the world, share your photographs and videos of the sun and take part in Olafur Eliasson's global project<p>In 2003-4, over two million people experienced artist Olafur Eliasson’s now iconic installation at Tate Modern, The Weather Project – the giant sun that bathed visitors in …

How-To: Space Face LED Galaxy Makeup

Bring some gorgeous constellation-inspired sparkle to your Halloween costume with this space face LED galaxy makeup tutorial and video from Becky at Adafruit!<p>Wear some space on your face and be a constellation for Halloween! This galaxy makeup is inspired by the Cassiopeia constellation and uses …