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Clocks to read 11:59:60 tonight as time lords add leap second

Software could crash and markets suffer as a leap second is added to world time at midnight tonight<p>Airlines, trading floors and technology companies are braced for chaos today as world timekeepers prepare to add a leap second to global clocks.<p>Immediately before midnight dials will read 11:59:60 as …

My Dad, JFK, Was for Free Trade. Democrats Today Should Be Too. - Caroline Kennedy

Serving as the U.S. ambassador to Japan has given me a chance to experience first-hand how our country is perceived in Asia. It has been a deeply moving experience to see how much the American dream still matters from 7,000 miles away.<p>The people of this region are eager for American involvement of …

Economy

How Isis crippled al-Qaida

The inside story of the coup that has brought the world’s most feared terrorist network to the brink of collapse<p>On 5 February, Jordanian officials confirmed that the intellectual godfather of al-Qaida, Abu Muhammad al-Maqdisi, had been released from prison. Though he is little known in the west, …

Middle East

Your Brain Waves Could Replace Passwords

Researchers at Binghamton University have discovered that, with a bit of training, your computer can identify you based on the way your brain reacts to certain words. This means that instead of a password you could simply listen to a few words and unlock your super secret files.<p>From the release:<p>In …

Brainwaves

Chronos Is A Little Disk That Ensmartens Your Dumb Watch

Now that I’ve nearly abandoned my collection of watches thanks to the evil Apple Watch, I’m starting to miss the staid, steady ticking of a good mechanical. But how can I be endlessly bothered by a little electronic thing and still celebrate the artistry of the fine watchmaker? Chronos!<p>Chronos is a …

Wearable Tech

New blood test shows all the viruses you've ever been infected with

Welcome to your personal, viral logbook<p>Chances are, you don't know all the viruses you've encountered throughout your life. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could just find out? According to a new studyin <i>Science</i>, researchers have devised a blood test that can do just that by identifying the viruses that …

Microbiology

What do the homeless need? A city of geodesic domes, apparently

Silicon Valley is not exactly known for tactfully interacting with San Francisco's low-income and homeless populations. Perhaps no piece of writing could convey this better than a vivid 2013 Facebook rant by entrepreneur Greg Gopman. After a walk through downtown San Francisco, Gopman complained …

San Francisco

Laughing and crying my way through the new Google Photos

I started using Google Photos after it first launched last week. I was immediately impressed for all the reasons that Casey Newton mentioned in his review: simplicity, intuitive navigation and search, ease of use across devices, and incredible utility as a backup solution. I’m a longtime user of …

Google Photos

4 research-backed signs you're meant to be an entrepreneur

So what are the qualities of individuals whose entrepreneurial ambitions survive the transition to adulthood?<p>To find out, researchers at Tufts and Stanford universities spent three years studying more than 5,000 college-age students to pinpoint the traits and behaviors of aspiring entrepreneurs.<p>The …

Entrepreneurship

3 fundamental lessons Warren Buffett learned from his mentor Ben Graham

It was a guide to "value investing," a system Graham began developing with his fellow Columbia Business School professor David Dodd in 1928. It advocated investing in stocks that were trading below their value as a safeguard against unpredictable future developments.<p>"The Intelligent Investor" was a …

Investing
Startups

Here’s how to launch a start-up when you only have 99 dollars

When it was first invented, I can imagine that the press release was an incredibly powerful tool. Write a single document, fire it off to the largest media outlets, and boom—instant press coverage.<p>But strategies like this are paradoxical—each time they are effective, others take note and follow …

Google Analytics

Four Big Global Issues Putting Pressure on Silicon Valley

Earnings season has just kicked off, and we're already starting to get a pretty clear map of where in the world technology companies face the biggest …

Silicon Valley
Trading

The Best of Gizmodo This Week

We were pretty stoked about Tesla’s new battery this week, and also Windows 10, Hololens, and the future UI Microsoft quietly introduced during its …

Game Of Angels Maps Tech Influence Networks

Ever wondered who influences the influencers? Developer Pierre-Jean Camillieri did, so he put together a tool, called Game of Angels, that scrapes public Twitter and Angel List interactions to map inbound and outbound connections between technology investors, journalists and a third demographic …

Livestreaming

These Images Show the Night Sky That Hides Behind Our City Lights

If you live in LA, or any major city for that matter, you’ll know there’s something very unusual in the image above. It’s called the Milky Way, and …

This photographer's Instagram will soothe your love of organization

People who love organization know the feeling.<p>The entire world falls apart when things aren't in order. Order is the meaning of life and anything …

5 Ways to Use Data to Inform Your Social Media Marketing Strategy

This story originally appeared on BrianHonigman.com<p>As illustrated in last week’s post, being data focused can help support your intuition as a marketer and ensure your efforts are reaping results for your business. The same logic applies to your social media presence as data can highlight what’s …

Marketing

Watch the Transformation of NYC's Skyline Unfold in an Elevator to the Top of the World Trade Center

Visitors to the One World Trade Center can now watch the evolution of New York City unfold before their eyes. The elevators to the observatory at the top of the building show an animated timelapse depicting the development of the city's skyline from the 1500s to today, as is seen in this video by …

World Trade Center

Ultimate Prague Brewery Guide [Infographic]

From an relatively unknown destination to now one of the most visited cities in Europe, Prague attracts over 4 millions tourists per year. The city …

12 beautiful photos to make you wonder why you haven’t visited Hungary yet

Hungary, a landlocked country in Central Europe, is rich with history and national pride. About a quarter of Hungary’s 10 million residents live …

Marketing

Judge gives chimpanzees human rights for the first time (update)

New York justice briefly decrees two apes are covered by habeas corpus before changing her court order<p>For the first time in US history, a judge has decreed that a pair of chimpanzees held at a university research facility are covered by the same laws that govern the detention of humans, effectively …

Human Rights

Quirky sleeps: Sweden's top 10 unusual hotels

Sweden’s varied landscape, from the frozen reaches of the north to its vast forests and lakes, combines with cutting-edge design to inspire some unique lodgings. Here's our pick of the country's quirkiest sleeps, taking you underground, underwater, face-to-face with wildlife and beyond.<p><b>Icehotel</b><p>Near …

Top 10
Internet Radio
Internet Radio

Disney’s Lab Builds Buttons That Work By Manipulating Soundwaves Rather Than Electricity

I’m a fan of Disney’s research labs. Meant largely to help Disney discover new ways to innovate in their parks and products, it’s a seemingly endless stream of crazy thinking.<p>Much of what they build and share is really, really cool, but hard to imagine being used by anyone <i>outside</i> of Disney. This …

Walt Disney Company

Erase All Your Past Social Media Embarrassment With This New App

If you’ve ever been worried about any of your social media history coming back to haunt you,<p>If you’ve ever been worried about any of your social media history coming back to haunt you, Clear is here to help. The app uses a sophisticated combination of algorithms and IBM’s supercomputer Watson to …