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Google Has Accused Hollywood Of Secretly Reigniting Plans To Censor The Internet

The web giant claims the Motion Picture Association of America (MPPA) has led a renewed campaign to reignite 2011's Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) legislation, which would have allowed the US government and private corporations to create a "blacklist bill" of censored sites.<p>The legislation was …

New Energy Efficient, Sand Dune-Shaped Building by Zaha Hadid

World-renowned architect Zaha Hadid has just unveiled plans for a futuristic, sand dune-shaped building. The white, gently sloping edifice will serve as the new headquarters for Bee'ah, a United Arab Emirates-based environmental firm. Along with company offices, the two main dunes will house public …

Website Flowcharts and Site Maps – AI & EPS

The huge website flowcharts and site maps template.<p>With countless included vector graphics and elements, this huge template lets you create visual …

Now There's A Torrent Network That Could Be Impossible For Police To Shut Down

BitTorrent is the internet file-sharing technology that virtually all illegal file-sharing sites use to let people download stolen movies and music. It works by distributing the download of a file between lots of computers, meaning that no single server hosts all of the content.<p>The way BitTorrent …

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Best Space Pictures of 2014: A Year's Delights Courtesy of Starry Nights

Of the 350 breathtaking space photos we published in 2014, here are our picks for the 12 best of the year.

'Why Is Pennsylvania So Haunted?': The U.S. According to Autocomplete

The state of our union is ... curious.<p>Why is Oklahoma so Republican? Why is Maine so white? And <i>why is Pennsylvania so haunted?</i><p>Not to be too Benedict Anderson about it, but if there is such thing as a national psyche, that thing is ably documented by Autocomplete. Do a Google search for "Why is …

Six Business Intelligence Predictions For 2015

Being a data-driven organization requires a combination of analysis and predictions. As we look at the last several years, big data has been the dominant force, moving from a consumer-based requirement to a must-have strategy for enterprises to stay competitive. This data revolution is seeing …

The 4 Cs Of Success On YouTube: From The Pioneers Of Viral Video For Business

<i>(1st article in my YouTube series – Ken)</i><p>Half a million dollars … that’s what it would cost you to hire business renegades The Harmon Brothers to craft a viral video for your company on YouTube.<p>They may be the best in the business, and they are willing to share the 4 multimillion-dollar principles …

Saudi Arabia Can't Afford To Have Oil Prices This Low For Very Long

In a new note, RBC Capital Markets analyst Helima Croft takes a look at both the fiscal and external breakeven crude-oil prices for countries across the Middle East.<p>Fiscal breakeven is the price required for countries to balance their budgets, while the external price is what is needed for a …

The Insane $11 Billion Scam at Retailers’ Return Desks

A Gameboy with a sardine can inside. A printer stuffed with a piñata. ‘Return fraud’ is costing retailers billions—and the ingenious swindles are …

NASA's Kepler spacecraft finds first alien planet of new mission

NASA's Kepler space telescope is discovering alien planets again.<p>The prolific spacecraft has spotted its first new alien planet since being hobbled by a malfunction in May 2013, researchers announced Dec. 18. The newly discovered world, called HIP 116454b, is a "super Earth" about 2.5 times larger …

CHAOS IN RUSSIA: People Are Panic-Buying Furniture And Cars After Ruble Crashes

Fear over price hikes has sent demand for foreign goods surging as customers try to buy goods before the stores have a chance to raise the cost further. This has led to scenes not seen in the country since the late 1990s as people queued for hours just to get into some shops.<p>Even large …

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Email Marketing Should Remain Top Priority for Small Business Owners

With so many online avenues to consider when it comes to promoting your business online, email is often left in the dust. Social media sites such as Facebook and LinkedIn often top conversations when it comes to identifying best practices for gaining online visibility. Yet email – as old fashioned …

Four habits to add to your 'stop doing' list

Most business owners think about creating a "start doing" list, with its endless recitations of things they could be doing more of in order for the company to be bigger, better or more profitable.<p>But there's just as much value in asking yourself, "What needs to go on my 'stop doing' list?" When you …

Here's Everything You Need To Know About The Lamborghini Huracán Supercar

The Huracán was introduced this March at the Geneva Motor Show.<p>Powered by a 5.2 liter V10 engine that generates over 600 horsepower, it does 0 to 62 mph in just 3.2 seconds, and has a top speed of 201 mph.<p>Here's everything you need and want to know about the latest and maybe greatest Lamborghini …

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Astronomer Royal: Life on Mars would change everything we know

If life had originated twice, independently, within our solar system, we’d have to conclude that it can’t be a rare fluke, says Martin Rees.<p>More than 100 years ago, a French foundation offered the grand prize of 100,000 francs to anyone who could prove the existence of extraterrestrial life. But …

Some Exoplanets May Get Squashed By Gravity From Stars

The latest addition to the exoplanet freakshow<p>There are a lot of weird worlds out there. Astronomers have caught glimpses of planets that may be less dense than Styrofoam, some with two suns like Star Wars’ Tatooine, and others still that are believed to be made out of diamond. According to a new …

Is China's economy really the largest in the world?

<b>For the first time in more than 140 years, the US has lost the title of the world's largest economy - it has been stolen by China, according to the IMF. But how reliable are the statistics underpinning this claim? The BBC's economics editor, Robert Peston, explains lower down why China matters to</b> …

Withings says it released its Aura sleep device too soon (but the thing still works)

Withings said it’s received user complaints about shortcomings in its Aura sleep device. The Aura sits by your bed, plays soft music, emits soft light, lulls you off to sleep, wakes you up, and measures how well you slept.<p>Withings CEO Cedric Hutchings sent a note to owners of the device apologizing …

The Elon Musk patents from the 90s that predicted how we use the internet today

Elon Musk is known as a bit of an innovator, a driving force behind PayPal, SpaceX and Tesla Motors. But in the mid-‘90s, he was thinking about how we use the web. His first four patents centered on ideas that are now integral to the way we search and communicate online.<p>Here are a few things that …

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Earth's Future? Ancient Warming Gives Ominous Peek at Climate Change

Environment<p>New data from the Earth’s last big warmup, some 56 million years ago, may offer a sneak peek into what today's climate change may eventually look like.<p>Scientists have determined that the rate at which carbon emissions heated up the planet during the late Paleocene is much more similar to …

Inside Sony's Mysterious 'Red Pockets': Hackers Blow Open China Bribery Probe

Back in October 2013, Sony Pictures received an email from the US Security and Exchange Commission that caused serious concern amongst its legal staff, files leaked by the Guardians of Peace hackers this week and published online have revealed. Senior counsel at the SEC, Morgan Ward Doran, was …

Leaked Emails Show How Scared Hollywood Is Of Google

It's pretty clear they're referring to Google.<p>The Verge first reported on an email from one of the MPAA's top lawyers, Steven Fabrizio, laying out Hollywood's strategy against Goliath.<p>From Hollywood's perspective, Goliath is enabling piracy online. Hollywood's goal appears to be blocking access to …

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The Number Of US Oil Rigs In Operation Just Dropped By The Most In Two Years

The number of oil rigs in operation is falling.<p>Last week, the number of oil rigs in use in the US fell by 27 — to 1,893 from 1,920 the prior week — according to the latest weekly rig count from Baker Hughes.<p>This was the biggest single weekly drop in rig count in two years, according to Bloomberg.<p>In …

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Spy messages could finally solve mystery of UN chief’s death crash

Dag Hammarskjöld,United Nations,NSA,World news,Zambia,Africa,Congo Brazzaville,Democratic Republic of the Congo,US news<p>US urged to hand over intercepts to establish truth of 1961 plane accident in Zambia in which Dag Hammarskjöld died<p>For more than half a century, the circumstances of the tragic …

The World's 10 Richest Terrorist Organizations

Money is what fuels any organization, whether its purpose is building homes, selling goods – or conducting horrific violent acts. A terror organization, just like any legitimate business, needs capital to survive. Quick cash is used to finance general activities, pay salaries for activists, develop …

Project Goliath: Inside Hollywood's secret war against Google

<i>This is the January 25th email from MPAA Global General Counsel Steven Fabrizio, laying out the group's Goliath strategy:</i>