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The best (and worst) smartwatches, fitness bands, and wearables of 2015 | Ars Technica

Wearables are going mainstream—what worked, what didn't, and what's in between?<p>It has been a big year for wearables. The Apple Watch was born …

Confronting the Multiverse: What 'Infinite Universes' Would Mean

<i>Robert Lawrence Kuhn is the creator, writer and host of "</i><i>Closer to Truth</i><i>," a public television series and online resource that features the world's</i> …

MIT researchers have figured out how to make solar cells with old car batteries

Here’s a clever technological breakthrough that could help the environment in two ways. MIT announced this week that some of its researchers have …

Why Raising The Minimum Wage Probably Won't Fix Income Inequality

New research shows minimum wage decreases aren't a huge reason inequality has grown since the 1980s.<p>Does raising the minimum wage decrease income inequality?<p>On its face, the answer seems like a fairly straightforward yes. If a huge chunk of people at the bottom of the income distribution are making …

The 15 most beautifully designed apps of 2015

It’s that time of year again, folks, when retrospective lists reign supreme and reflective musings clog your feeds. This post meets that description, but rest assured it will provide at least one thing to brighten your day: eye candy.<p>Here’s our list of the 15 most impressively designed apps …

Apps

Your Business Plan Is A Failure Without These 5 Things

It’s easy to rush headlong into a business plan with big dreams, grand visions, and fat profits.<p>If you get carried away with your business plan, however, you might miss the whole point — viability.<p>In fact, you might simply end up with words on a piece of paper and a business that’s crumbling around …

Small Business

A former Uber exec believes European founders are leaving Silicon Valley and coming home

But the exodus of Europe's best entrepreneurs to the US comes at a potential cost. Namely, there's no one good left to build (or support those building), world-class technology companies on the same scale as Google, Apple, and Facebook.<p>However, former Uber exec Lars Fjeldsoe-Nielsen believes things …

Silicon Valley