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A "Superpower" of Nature Made This Stunning Image of a Far-Off Galaxy Possible

We’re only about a year away from the launch of the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), but its predecessor, Hubble, isn’t ready to slip quietly into …

Morgan Stanley thinks this could be the worst oil crash in 45 years

Though they have been making these parallels for six months, analysts are now saying that the current crash could fare even worse.<p>"On current trajectory, this downturn could become worse than 1986," Morgan Stanley's Martijn Rats wrote in a note to clients on Tuesday.<p>"We have been expecting the …

Brit Morin’s Media Startup Is Betting Big on Commerce No Matter What You Say

The media world is still waiting for all the hype around combining content and commerce operations under one brand to translate into a successful …

Google's Ngram Viewer Goes Wild

With the addition of wildcard search-term capabilities, Google's fabulous language-analysis tool gets even more powerful.<p>It's been nearly three years since Google rolled out its Ngram Viewer, allowing armchair historians to plot the trajectories of words and phrases over time based on an enormous …

Competitive cycling app Strava not to blame for rider's death, judge rules

Three years ago, William "Kim" Flint was killed while riding his bike near Berkeley, California. Just moments before suddenly braking to avoid a nearby car (which led to fatal injuries after his bike flipped), Flint was attempting to regain his downhill speed record on Strava — a competitive social …

The 11 Most Fascinating Charts From Mary Meeker's Epic Slideshow of Internet Trends

Facebook is the only major social network in decline. Saudis share more online than anyone. You check your phone 150 times a day. And more.<p>Every year, Mary Meeker and the team from KPCB unleash upon the world the mother of all slideshows, which aims to sum up The State of the Internet. This year's …

Twitter turns geotagged tweets into art

The data created from tagging tweets with their location can be used in a number of interesting ways, and Twitter's Visual Insights team has recently used that information to create some terrific visualizations of cities across the globe. Every single dot on the map represents a tweet, and …

How Samsung Got Big

The cellphones were stacked up high in the Gumi factory yard and more were coming out every minute. Phones, TVs, fax machines, and other gear shattered as it hit the concrete and Samsung CEO Kun-hee Lee and his board cracked the screens and cases with heavy hammers. Then they lit a bonfire and …

How do you find the best mobile health apps? HealthTap gets doctors to weigh in

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>With an estimated 40,000 mobile apps for iOS (s AAPL) and Android (s GOOG) that want to help you lose weight, track your …

Conversocial raises $4.4M to lower risk of angry customer rants

Businesses work hard to acquire customers, and once they have them, don’t want to lose them. Conversocial has raised $4.4 million (£2.95) for its social customer service solutions that keep businesses connected to their customers and their needs.<p>American Express conducted a study last year that …

Now a majority of doctors use electronic health records — what does this mean for you?

Over half of doctors in the U.S. have now ditched paper-based systems in favor of electronic health records (EHRs), according to data released by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.<p>The market for EHRs is now estimated at between $6 billion and $10 billion. For this reason, noted …

Google Now Lets Anyone Create YouTube Slow Motion Videos

Google on Tuesday announced a minor feature addition that will likely take the online video world by storm: YouTube slow motion videos. The company claims its tool can create a smooth, slomo video that looks as if it was filmed with a high-speed camera.<p>To create a slomo video, just visit the …

Monopoly: Samsung bagged 95% of all Android profits in Q1

In a world crowded by so many mobile device manufacturers, you’d think that the profit pie would be shared somewhat proportionally between participants. That’s not the case however. A recent reports shows that, in the first quarter of 2013, Samsung managed to bag around 95 percent of all profits …