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NETFLIX EXEC: Users would be ‘paralysed’ if we allowed offline playback

Speaking at IFA in Berlin, Hunt said that "one of the things I've learned is that every time you offer a choice [i.e. offline playback], you paralyse some people who can't decide if that's what they want to do or not."<p>Hunt took a dig at Amazon Prime stating that "[u]ndoubtedly it adds considerable …

13 Foods That Improve Your Mood

University of Miami's hurricane tank simulates storms for scientists

Researchers from the University of Miami have started looking more closely into category five hurricanes this month. No, not by chasing them around -- they're thankfully quite rare -- but by simulating their effects inside a huge indoor tank. Oceanographers from the institute built the 66 x 20 foot …

How Qatar got so rich so fast

At the same time, Switzerland has announced a criminal investigation into the awarding of the 2022 World Cup to Qatar.<p>Allegedly awful conditions for migrant workers along with 120-degree summers always made Qatar seem like an odd fit for host.<p>With the new investigation and multiple accusations of …

Exclusive: North Korea would use nukes if 'forced,' official says

<b>Pyongyang, North Korea (CNN) —</b> When officials informed us that we'd be granted a sit-down interview with a high-ranking member of North Korea's inner circle with no preconditions, it was a real surprise.<p>Senior figures in Pyongyang don't do interviews, especially not with the international press.<p>"I …

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Microsoft is working on two high-end Lumia phones for Windows 10

Microsoft is working on two new high-end Lumia phones for Windows 10. A flagship device, codenamed Cityman, is currently being developed, alongside a high-end handset codenamed Talkman. Unleash the Phonesfirst reported details on Cityman and Talkman, and <i>The Verge</i> can confirm the codenames are …

What would you see in a black hole?

What would it be like to fly a spacecraft into a black hole? Marcus Woo investigates.<p>Something about a black hole just pulls you in. Sure, its gravity is so strong that not even light can elude its grasp. But, there's something else, something harder to pinpoint. Maybe it's a black hole's absolute …

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An Android is peeing on the Apple logo in Google Maps (updated)

<b>Update at 8:00 a.m. PST</b>: Google has removed the image and issued a statement.<p>“The vast majority of users who edit our maps provide great contributions, such as mapping places that have never been mapped before, or adding new business openings or address changes,” a Google spokesperson told …

The habits behind successful, creative, productive people

Gretchen Rubin has a slight frame, a fast mouth and an energetic zeal when talking about her new book, for which she was once again part researcher and part guinea pig. <i>Better Than Before</i> in many respects picks up where her earlier body of advice, <i>The Happiness Project</i>, left off. This time, she …

Reality TV

Video Illustrations of "The Twelve Rules of Animation"

Spot the ones that overlap with industrial design sketching & animations<p>Of the many technical skills an industrial designer must master, the first is …

Animation

High-Level DIY Finishing Skills: Faux Marble Countertops on the Cheap

A creamy marble shell with a crunchy particle board center<p>I don't know what's more impressive, that Ronda Batchelor is a stay-at-home mother of <i>six</i>, …

DIY

FCC fines AT&T $25 million for data breach affecting 280,000 customers

After employees at its call centers swiped personal info of nearly 280,000 customers, AT&T has to pay $25 million to settle with the FCC. The fine is a result of the carrier's "consumer privacy violations" at call centers in Mexico, Colombia and the Philippines, where employees nabbed names, social …

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Google's CFO left the job for work-life balance, so they hired a workaholic to replace him

A giant of Wall Street is moving to a giant of Silicon Valley.<p>Google announced Tuesday that it has hired Ruth Porat, the former CFO of Morgan Stanley …

All the Reasons Why Emotionally Intelligent People Are So Happy at Work

Let’s face it, happiness and work do not tend to go hand in hand. A 2013 Gallup study, which reported data from more than 180 million people, found …

There's hope, America! Smart, successful people are finally talking about what's wrong with our country

The richest 10% of Americans — and especially the richest 1% and 0.1% of Americans — are now capturing <i>all</i> of the income growth in the country, while the rest of America, some 300 million people, are treading water or losing ground.<p>That's obviously not good for the 300 million Americans who are …

Apple reverses its decision and allows one of the best time-saving apps back in the App Store

Launcher, one of the best time-saving apps out there, is returning to the App Store six months after Apple removed it without warning.<p>Shortly after Apple's iOS 8 came out, developer Greg Gardner released a creative new app called Launcher that allowed you to launch apps and shortcuts right from …

Government investigators wanted to sue Google after finding 'real harm to consumers' back in 2012

FTC staffers concluded that Google's "conduct has resulted - and will result - in real harm to consumers and to innovation" in the online search market and the search giant's actions resulted in "significant harm" to its rivals.<p>The probe was originally launched due to allegations that Google was …

Burger King To Release Whopper-Scented Perfume

Do you and your nose prefer the scent of meat and grease to flowers and fresh laundry? Feel like there's not enough representation of your kind on the market? Burger King can smell what you're cooking, and it's got just the thing for you!<p>Celebrate with one giant whiff of relief: Burger King Japan …

Lenovo to launch its first Windows phone this summer

Lenovo will finally launch its first lineup of Windows phones, slated for China around midyear.<p>That tidbit was squeezed into the announcement made on Tuesday by Microsoft that Windows 10 itself would debut in 190 countries sometime this summer. In its blog post, Microsoft said Lenovo had announced …

Windows Phone

These Five States Could Legalize Marijuana in 2016

On Friday, Nevada lawmakers adjourned without voting on a petition submitted by residents to legalize marijuana and regulate it like alcohol. That …

Cannabis

App Submissions On Google Play Now Reviewed By Staff, Will Include Age-Based Ratings

Google Play, Google’s marketplace for Android applications which now reaches a billion people in over 190 countries, has historically differentiated itself from rival Apple by allowing developers to immediately publish their mobile applications without a lengthy review process. However, Google has …

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How Your USB Cables Are About to Change Forever

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50 Best Android Apps for 2014

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Gamergate scandal convinced 4chan founder Moot to leave the site

This past January, when Christopher "Moot" Poole announced that he was stepping down as chief of online message board 4chan, he was vague as to what had led to his decision. But <i>Rolling Stone</i>'s David Kushner reports that the extremely volatile "Gamergate" movement gave Poole the resolve he needed to …

8 super-successful people share their best advice on how to quit a job

But there <i>are</i> smart — and reckless — ways to go about it.<p>LinkedIn recently asked the top minds in business to share their best advice for quitting a job.<p>Here's what Richard Branson, Suze Orman, and six other super-successful people had to say.