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Sergey Brin once asked a lawyer he wanted to hire to write a contract for him to sell his soul to the devil

The company has since ditched the riddles, but its overall hiring ethos has remained the same.<p>Ultimately, Google has always sought out employees who are "smart creatives." It wants people that can combine their technical expertise with imagination and inventiveness.<p>Ken Auletta includes an anecdote …

Silicon Valley

'Chappie,' A Fighting Robot In A Film That's A Disappointing Copy

Didn't we just do this? Paul Verhoeven's 1987 futuristic satire <i>RoboCop</i> got a watery remake only a year ago. But if you took <i>Chappie –</i> the third trigger-happy dystopian sci-fi from Neill Blomkamp, the South African cowriter & director of <i>District 9</i> – and slapped the title <i>RoboCop</i> on it, no one would …

Galaxy S6 Edge and Galaxy S6 appear side by side in latest leak

Not quite the '3-sided screen' we were expecting<p>We got a good look at what appears to be Samsung's upcoming Galaxy S6 smartphone this morning. Now new images have leaked to show its sibling, the Galaxy S6 Edge, featuring a curved display similar to the one seen on Samsung's Galaxy Note Edge. …

Sling TV, the Netflix for cable, opens doors to all subscribers, with new channels coming

Sling TV — the Dish-owned streaming service that does for cable what Netflix did for video tentals — has just announced that it is opening its door to the general public. And if the cable stations it currently has on offer don’t entice you to sign up for its $20 per month subscription, well, some …

Sling TV

5 Ways MIT Is Reinventing Your Power Cord

Inspired by a water hose, MIT’s Tangible Media Group has come up with a way to make cords and cables part of your gadget’s UI.<p>Bending your lamp cord to turn off the light? Pinching your headphone cable to mute your music? A new project out of MIT is looking to change the way you look at cords by …

Will increasing cyber attacks spell the end of username and password security?

US regulators are considering mandating that companies ramp up online protections, but analysts warn there is no immediate cure-all<p>When a burglar breaks into a home, changing the locks or otherwise shoring up the home’s security is among the first things likely to get done in the …

Cyber-attacks