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The Crazy Story Of Twin Smugglers-Turned Informants Who Helped Run The World's Most Powerful Drug Operation

That, among other illicit activities, just landed them 14 years behind bars.<p>But the sentence could have been much longer. Had they not cooperated with prosecutors, the brothers almost certainly would have spent the rest of their lives in prison.<p>After being caught in 2008, the twins became …

Mexico

Learning to code with Raspberry Pi

Raspberry Pi was an unexpected success story that helped people learn how to code from home. Now a UK startup wants to help children learn how to code from school, by making the original device easier to access, says Monty Munford<p>Two years ago, like many a parent before and after me, I bought a …

The Withings Activité Pop is a cheaper brand of beautiful fitness-tracking wristwatch

The Withings Activité is a watch. A Swiss Made watch, much like the ones we've been wearing for decades — only slightly smarter. At $450, it's a serious purchase, an investment in quality. Now Withings has tweaked the formula a bit. The Activité Pop, which was just announced at CES 2015, is a …

Wearable Tech

Sense: A gadget to change the way we sleep

James Proud’s sleep monitoring device is a step beyond those on the market, sensing a range of environmental factors to help you get a better night’s sleep<p>■ See more from the 20 innovations for 2015 series<p>British entrepreneur James Proud, 23, presents a white sphere the size of a tennis ball …

The Worst Gangster Most People Have Never Heard Of

Indicted in 2003 for countless fraud charges, Mogilevich now primarily lives in Moscow. His location allows him to maintain close ties to the Bratva, or The Brotherhood, aka the Russian mob.<p>The 'Boss Of Bosses'<p>A 5'6" and a portly chain smoker, Mogilevich is known as "boss of bosses" in one of the …

Russia

iPhones Of The Future Could Save Themselves When You Drop Them

Anyone who's ever dropped their phone knows the feeling of sheer terror as it slips from your hand and plummets to the ground below. So wouldn't it be great if so-called "smartphones" were smart enough to save themselves?<p>A patent awarded to Apple Tuesday could make that dream a reality. Labeled a …

Apple Patents An iPhone Drop Protection Mechanism That Changes Device Angle In Freefall

Apple has a new patent granted by the USPTO today (via AppleInsider), which describes a system that can actually re-orient an iPhone during freefall, changing the angle of its eventual impact with the ground after first determining how best to shift it to make sure the fall does as little damage as …

Walter Isaacson on What it Really Takes to Innovate | Inc.com

Management gurus who have long touted the value of teamwork and productive--now have new evidence from journalist and biographer Walter Isaacson.<p>In his new book <i>The Innovators: How a Group of Inventors, Hackers, Geniuses and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution</i>, Isaacson makes the case that the …

Innovation