Max J. Heiligman

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The Knighthood Makes a Comeback in Australia

Why has the country's prime minister revived an old imperial institution?<p>Australia will create knights and dames this year for the first time in the 21st century, Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott announced in a surprise move on Tuesday. A staunch monarchist, Abbott plans to name up to four …

Your life goals don’t have an expiration date [infographic]

ALL OF MY FRIENDS managed to graduate college and land cushy jobs the year before the recession of 2008 hit. I wasn’t so lucky. I graduated right …

Joseph Kony Is Back In The News. Do Teenagers Still Care?

You can learn from failures as well as successes. The story of the Joseph Kony video provides both.<p>Two years ago, a 30-minute video about Kony became one of the biggest viral sensations in Internet history, turning a little-known central African warlord — briefly — into a household name among …

50 of the most thrilling, daring things you can do on vacation | CNN Travel

Design & Development News | The Next Web

Imagine you are trying to buy something online -- plane tickets, an app subscription, a pair of sneakers. If you are an English speaker with an email address ending in .com, .org, .edu or .net, that process probably goes pretty smoothly for you. But if your email address ends ...<p>To the layman UX …

This Is The Prettiest Beach In Greece, Which Basically Makes It The Prettiest In The World

We know, we know. You're thinking to yourself, "Come on, guys, another pretty beach?" And we totally understand but look. at. this:<p>Navagio has been called the prettiest beach in all of Greece, which, if we can all agree is one of the prettiest places in all the world, then this beach is the …

What It's Like Inside The World's Largest Bitcoin Mining Operation

Dave Carlson is running one of the largest Bitcoin mining operations there is.<p>He's set up an army of number-crunching computers in two warehouses at an undisclosed location in Washington State. The computers generate a ton of heat and burn through electricity, but Carlson says he's generating $8 …

Bitcoin Mining

Everything You Need to Know to Start 3D Printing

Ready to join the new DIY revolution?<p><b>The work I've done on spacecraft got me</b> hooked on 3D printing. When I was an electrical engineer for RCA Astro (now part of Lockheed Martin), I helped design, build, and launch the Mars Observer and other interplanetary probes. Back then I had dreams of building …

Former Apple Engineer Recalls Steve Jobs' Great Displeasure with Multi-Button Mouse Concepts

Steve Jobs' great displeasure about the the idea of a multi-button mouse was apparently the driving force behind Apple's push to greatly innovate in the area of input devices, according to a new interview with Apple's former Senior Mechanical Engineer of Product Design Abraham Farag (via <i>Cult of …

Eric Schmidt gives $1M to 10 nonprofit tech companies

Google executive chair Eric Schmidt caught 10 nonprofits by surprise when he unveiled they would split his 1 million dollar New Digital Age grant yesterday.<p>“There was no application process for the grant, the organizations that were picked had no idea that they were being considered,” said Diana …

Disney In Talks To Buy One Of The Largest YouTube Content Producers For $500 Million

Maker Studios creates content aimed mostly at millennials.<p>Re/code reports Maker receives 5.5 billion views per month on its channels.<p>Maker is home to one of YouTube's biggest stars, "PewDiePie," a 24-year-old Swedish videogame commenter, Felix Arvid Ulf Kjelberg.<p>All together, Kjelberg has received …

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Edward Snowden On How To End Mass Surveillance

Here's what you need to know about Snowden's SXSW interview.<p>"Encryption is defense against the Dark Arts," National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden said via Google Hangout to an audience at South by Southwest in Austin, Texas, on Monday. Snowden and the second panelist, Chris Soghoian, as …

The greatest trick Netflix ever pulled was convincing the world HBO is its rival

It will surely go down as one of the great CEO quotes of 2014. Netflix’s visionary CEO, Reed Hastings, was asked about his counterpart at HBO, Richard Plepler, who had recently said he was not concerned about people sharing passwords for HBO’s online service, HBO Go.<p>“So I guess Plepler, the CEO of …

The Liberation of Steve McQueen

A decade and a half ago, the British filmmaker Steve McQueen took a plane to Grenada, the tiny West Indian island, to visit a beautiful place where …

Sweden (Yes, the Country) Wants Your New Game Ideas

Sweden is calling on gamers around the world to participate in a collaborative effort to create a new breed of computer games.<p>The new Democreativity website, which launched yesterday, is an online tool that pairs concepts of democracy and creativity with the goal of promoting diversity and new …

Fighter Pilot Takes Truly Epic Selfie While Firing an Air-to-Air Missile in Training

We’re fully aware that the term ‘epic’ is overused to the point where it means almost nothing. But in this case, we can’t help ourselves… because if …

Corning SVP Calls Sapphire Glass Expensive And Environmentally Unfriendly

In news that will come as a shock to absolutely no one, it seems that Corning Glass (makers of Gorilla Glass) aren’t big fans of Sapphire glass.<p>Asked by Morgan Stanley analyst James Fawcett his thoughts about “one large handset and device maker” planning to use Sapphire in its products, Tony …

Samsung unveils Knox 2.0, lets users run Google Play apps even more securely

Exactly a year to the day after it first announced its Knox security solution, Samsung's returned to Mobile World Congress with news that it's making it even easier to secure and manage Galaxy devices. With the launch of Knox 2.0 today, Samsung's changed the way the platform handles Google Play …

Nighttime Smartphone Use Can Sap Next Day's Energy

It may be better for all concerned to avoid work emails late at night.<p>Using your smartphone at night might not be the smartest plan. A pair of studies found that people who used the devices after 9 p.m. were more tired and less engaged at work the next day, even when compared to people who looked …

Self Control

50 Amazing Finds on Google Earth

Google Earth is a virtual globe, map and geographical information program. It maps the Earth by the superimposition of images obtained from satellite …

Want A Neat Overview Of What’s Going On In Wearables? Point Your Eyes Right Here…

Wearables are so hot right now. Apple iWatch rumours are in rude health. Google is apparently looking (beyond Glass) at picking up and strapping onto its business another startup in the wearables space (guesses for which in the comments, please).<p>Jawbone, maker of the UP fitness tracker bangle (and …

Sports Illustrated’s absurd, trolling Barbie cover

An #unapologetic campaign has a lot to be sorry for<p>Mary Elizabeth Williams<p>February 13, 2014 6:49pm (UTC)<p>The legendary Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue has never been a paragon of authentic depictions of women. It's instead famed for being pure fantasy. But for its cover this year, the magazine has …

We're one step closer to nuclear fusion energy

Scientists with the National Ignition Facility (NIF) at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory announced today that they have achieved a critical …

Amazon executive gets a taste of his own medicine in heated trademark dispute

Whoever said that revenge was sweet probably wasn't thinking about the smell, but that can be sweet too. UK soap and cosmetics company Lush has decided to get its own back on Christopher North, the head of Amazon's UK division, after some fisticuffs concerning the latter's search practices. …

Hot Alaska, Cold Georgia: How The Shifted Polar Vortex Turned Winter Upside-Down

It’s easy to forget about other places in the world, or even in your own country, when you’re out shoveling snow, or people who are homeless suffer …

Why global water shortages pose threat of terror and war

On 17 January, scientists downloaded fresh data from a pair of Nasa satellites and distributed the findings among the small group of researchers who track the world's water reserves. At the University of California, Irvine, hydrologist James Famiglietti looked over the data from the gravity-sensing …

How much will Earth warm if carbon dioxide doubles pre-industrial levels?

Scientists say that doubling pre-industrial carbon dioxide levels will likely cause global average surface temperature to rise between 1.5° and 4.5° …

Climate Change

“This Should Not Come as a Surprise”: Bill McKibben on Global Extreme Weather from U.S. to Sochi

<b>AMY GOODMAN:</b> “Do It Now: Sing for the Climate,” recorded in August of 2012 by Flemish musicians as part of the Big Ask campaign, a grassroots …

NSA-based drone strikes: A deep philosophical problem

<b>A ground-based cockpit during a training mission flown from Syracuse, New York. (AP/Tsgt Ricky Best)</b><p>A target that emerges from electronic surveillance cannot be assumed to align with a body on the ground to kill<p>Natasha Lennard<p>February 13, 2014 7:08pm (UTC)<p>The first report published in Glenn …