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3 hardcore but effective methods of saving for your travels

Most of us don’t buy into the whole “I’ll-travel-when-I-have-enough-money-to-afford-it” idea. We generally understand that putting off travel is the …

Idealism

Eyes: The Windows to Your Health

<b>Neal Adams, ophthalmologist:</b><p>You may have heard the saying that the eye is a window to the soul. Well as ophthalmologists, we believe that the eye is a window to the body. It's a window to what we call systemic disorders, like diabetes or high blood pressure.<p>And we can see signs of these when we …

People Are Beginning To Talk Seriously About Google's Search Business Becoming Less Relevant

Google's ever-increasing dominance of online advertising looks set to wane. The growth of its search business, which fueled it for years, is weakening.<p>That sounds completely mad. The company just booked $16.5 billion in revenues on its search business in Q3 alone. But people are seriously beginning …

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Facebook Launches Pseudonymous App “Rooms” That Lets You Create Forums About Any Topic

It’s not quite anonymous, but forums standalone app Rooms is Facebook’s first product that allows you to ditch your real name. Rooms lets you set up a mobile-only in-app discussion space about any topic, customize the look and moderation settings, set a screen name for the room, and choose who to …

Google buys two Oxford University AI spin-offs to bolster its DeepMind team

The Google-owned artificial intelligence outfit DeepMind has revealed a partnership with Oxford University that involves a “substantial donation” to …

Mozilla Webmaker App Lets You Create Web Apps on Mobile

Mozilla is working on an app for Android, iOS and Firefox OS that gives smartphone users the ability to easily create and share Web apps.<p>It’s called Webmaker, after the initiative that Mozilla created to promote Web literacy. The app is still in development and won’t be released until early 2015, …

Etsy Introduces Credit Card Reader to Go Beyond the Web

Etsy wants a cut at the craft sale.<p>Online marketplace Etsy will start offering free credit card readers to some of its U.S. sellers as part of an effort to extend its reach beyond the Internet.<p>The dongles, which can be plugged into a smartphone or tablet, will be used in conjunction with an Etsy …

Christian Bale landed Steve Jobs role without an audition but will ‘crush it’ , says Aaron Sorkin

In an interview with <i>Bloomberg</i> confirming that Oscar-winning actor Christian Bale will play Steve Jobs in the forthcoming biopic, screenwriter Aaron Sorkin said that there wasn’t even a need for an audition …<p>There was, he said, only a meeting.<p><i>“We needed the best actor on the board in a certain age</i> …

Ello Raises $5.5 Million, Legally Files As Public Benefit Corp. Meaning No Ads Ever

Ello.co, the ad-free social media network which blew up last month, has nabbed $5.5 million in venture capital funding even as it plants a legal flag in the ground that the company will never make money from selling ads or user data and that no acquirer can do so either.<p>The company filed in …

Suspected Boko Haram fighters kidnap 25 girls in northeast Nigeria

YOLA/ABUJA (Reuters) - Suspected Boko Haram militants kidnapped at least 25 girls in an attack on a remote town in northeastern Nigeria, witnesses said, despite talks on freeing over 200 other female hostages they seized in April.<p>John Kwaghe, who witnessed the attack and lost three daughters to the …

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