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New York harassment video woman: My story isn't unique - CNN.com

<b>(CNN)</b> -- What started as an expose of the harassment women face in public has turned into fodder for death- and rape threats against the woman in the viral video.<p>"There are people who've said a lot of things, but I'm not reading what they are saying," Shoshana Roberts told CNN's Anderson Cooper on …

Power Consumption -- Do Gamers Care?

Over the past week or so, there has been a lot of talk about NVIDIA’s just-released GeForce GTX 980 and GTX 970 graphics cards. The new cards, which feature GPUs based on the company’s latest Maxwell architecture, offer excellent overall performance with significantly lower power consumption than …

How Security Concerns And Developers Undermined The Design Of 1 World Trade Center

The first of two parts: The skyscraper we thought we were building is completely different from the one we actually built.<p>If you stand on the 57th-floor terrace of 4 World Trade Center, the Fumihiko Maki-designed office tower southeast of the National September 11 Memorial in New York, you can see …

When fridges attack: the new ethics of the Internet of Things

Around 1914 the first practical domestic refrigerator was invented. Early in 2014, just one hundred years later, came the first instance of this home help misbehaving online. The fridge, one of numerous modern smart devices containing a computer and internet connection, was hacked and started …

Google says Android Wear about to get even smarter (Q&A)

"We're going to much more rapidly iterate here."<p>Hiroshi Lockheimer, Google, Vice President of Engineering for Android<p>"It's our absolute core goal to enable any sensor technology to work with the platform."<p>David Singleton, Google, Director of Engineering for Android Wear

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Old Coders: When Programming Is a Second Career

Liz Beigle-Bryant took her first programming class, BASIC, in 1973. At the time, computers were part of the math departments instead of the …

Coin customers left fuming after getting shut out of beta program

San Francisco-based Coin tried to soothe tensions last week after a public relations snafu tied to its product delay. But the startup, which manufactures an electronic device for storing credit and debit card info, may have another, less controllable issue on its hands: the company's beta program …

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SeatGeek's $35 Million Raise Includes Superstar Investors Peyton Manning, Carmelo Anthony And Nas

Ticket search engine SeatGeek’s $35 million Series B financing round announced this morning is notable on its own. However, the list of investors who supported the substantial raise is even more newsworthy if not somewhat shocking based on the star power attached to their names. Investors include …

New York skyscraper could be among the most expensive sold in the U.S.

Private equity firm Blackstone Group (BX) is selling its 42-story skyscraper at 1095 Avenue of the Americas in New York City for big bucks. In fact, …

ZappyLab is raising $1.5M to build the 'GitHub for science research'

What do you get when a scientist, an engineer, and a business woman start a company?<p>You get ZappyLab, which co-founder Lenny Teytelman described as “GitHub for science research” in an email to VentureBeat. ZappyLab is in the process of raising a new round of funding and recently joined SkyDeck, an …

What the Lending Club IPO Means for Business

Lending Club, a San Francisco-based peer-to-peer lending start-up, filed for an IPO yesterday, hoping to raise half a billion dollars at a $5 billion valuation. The company’s original focus was personal lending – individuals borrowing a few thousand dollars here and there to pay off credit card …

Is the FAA limiting drone innovation?

<b>The aircraft regulatory agency’s delays on making rules for commercial drones is forcing businesses to wait. And wait.</b><p><i>NOTE: See update at bottom of</i> …

Microsoft’s $29.6 billion scam: Tech giant leads the way in tax-avoiding innovation

More and more companies who enjoy huge benefits operating in the U.S. are trying to weasel their way out of taxes<p>Reading companies' annual reports to the Securities and Exchange Commission is a reliable cure for insomnia. Every so often, though, there is a significant revelation in the paperwork. …

Allergan sets shareholder meeting on hostile takeover attempt

Allergan Inc.scheduled a Dec. 18 special meeting of its shareholders that could ultimately resolve a hostile takeover attempt by a Canadian rival.<p>Valeant Pharmaceuticals InternationalInc., which is based near Montreal, has been fighting since April to acquire Allergan, the Botox maker based in …

Report: Snapchat Valued at $10 Billion in Latest Investment

A picture is worth a thousand words; a disappearing picture is, evidently, worth far more.<p>Snapchat's valuation is reportedly on the rise yet again …

As Teens Pass Over Logo'ed Clothing, Abercrombie Sales Fall

Retailer Abercrombie & Fitch, once the leader of the teen clothing clique on the wings of its preppy logo’ed clothing as well as the the club-like atmosphere of its stores (dim lighting, music thumping, chiseled models standing at the door), has started to remove the very elements that once made …

KGoal: introducing the fitness tracker for your vagina

It can already stream the internet straight to your face, vibrate around your waist when you're slouching and track your health using only your wrist. Now, wearable technology is getting even more intimate and attempting to conquer the final frontier: the vagina.<p>Recently launched on Kickstarter, …

The Next Gold Rush? Water

California continues to suffer through its third summer of drought, but the state's water market runs free—and people are willing to pay a pretty penny for the stuff. To put it in textbook-visualization terms, the price has climbed as high as $2,200 for an amount of water that would cover a …

Five Ultimate Iced Tea Recipes

Celebrate summer’s ultimate thirst-quencher with these healthy mixers<p>Celebrate summer’s ultimate thirst-quencher with these healthy mixers<p>Iced tea is as much a part of summer as maxi dresses and movie sequels. But a lot of bottled teas load up on sugar or artificial ingredients—not so refreshing. …

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Google Buys Songza

Google has acquired music streaming service Songza after weeks of speculation around a potential buyout.<p>Songza uses information about the user and context to determine the best playlists for you at any given time, all of which are curated by music experts (DJs, Rolling Stone writers, etc.).<p>Very few …

An Abandoned Bangkok Shopping Mall Hides a Fishy Secret | Colossal

<p>In most post-apocalyptic films when the camera pans down the abandoned streets of New York or Tokyo, long after people have disappeared and the …

Google Is About To Take Over Your Whole Life, And You Won’t Even Notice

Google’s new design ethos, living on and beyond every screen, could make Google an amorphous problem solver of unimaginable scale.<p>“I have a weird question for you,” I stammered, sitting in a hotel room across from Matias Duarte and Jon Wiley, the Google design leads for Android and Search, …

Blackphone In The Wind: Officially Ships To Market

In six short months since its debut at Mobile World Congress in February 2014, Blackphone handsets are now shipping to pre-order customers.<p>SGP Technologies, the Switzerland-based joint venture of Silent Circle and Geeksphone which created the Blackphone device, said there was an overwhelming demand …

Breast Cancer Breakthrough? 3D Mammograms Offer Sharper Results

New technologies could help resolve some of the controversy around breast-cancer screening — potentially improving the accuracy of scans that detect the cancer.<p>At the heart of confusion over when women should be screened is the question of whether mammography could be doing more harm than good …

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Million Lines of Code — Information is Beautiful

Is a million lines of code a lot? How many lines are there in Windows? Facebook? iPhone apps?<p>» Did we miss any? Let us know.<br>» See the data: …

Unlocking Big Data's Value Potential Through Design with Small Data

<i>Co-written by Finn Birger Lie</i><p>Big Data is perceived as the next value opportunity for corporations to innovate and grow. To be of any real value, however, Big Data has to become more accessible and understandable to non-specialist users and leave the domain of the data specialists.<p>The advent of …

Killer Responsive Layouts With CSS Regions

Regions 101<p>CSS regions enable us to disperse content across multiple containing elements. They provide a <b>flow</b>, which consists of content that may …