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Elon Musk launches $1bn fund to save world from destruction by artificial intelligence

Tech titans join forces to fund research into artificial intelligence that has a positive social impact - amid dire warnings that rapid, unexpected advances could kill off humankind<p>Elon Musk has unveiled his latest big-money project: saving humanity from destruction by artificial intelligence.<p>The …

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12 bizarre moments in tech history revealed in archive video

A million minutes of archived video footage has revealed a strange and awkward new look at the history of technology.<p>Associated Press and British …

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21 Picasso Tattoos Everyone Will Fall In Love With

Abso-stractly beautiful.

10 Daily Routines For Honing Your Creativity

If your daily routine doesn’t get your creative juices flowing, consider adapting these habits of famously creative thinkers.<p>Creativity can be as elusive as it is rewarding. Inspiration usually lies just beyond the intellect’s reach, sparking our best work and sneaking away when we need it …


11 Crazy Cool Luxury Hotels That Will Give You Insane Wanderlust

Ever wanted to sleep in a tree house? What about an igloo? It’s pretty clear that travel these days can get a bit monotonous — land, arrive at hotel, unpack, go to the beach, eat at said hotel, sleep and repeat. That’s why we’ve rounded up some extravagant travel accommodations that will scare, …

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FACES: European Portrait Photography since 1990 - Photographs from the selected artists of FACES: European Portrait Photography since 1990 | LensCulture

<i>Editors’ Note: This is an excerpt from the excellent introduction to the exhibition’s catalogue. It was written by the show’s curator, Frits Gierstberg, who is also the head curator at the</i> <i>Nederlands Fotomuseum in Rotterdam. If you enjoy these pictures or his words, we strongly recommend seeing the</i> …


Your Top 10 Spring Cleaning Questions Answered

Sweep every evening to prevent the buildup of dust, grime, and grit tracked in from the outdoors, which can scratch a floor's surface. Next, enhance the floor's finish a few times a year with a cleanser specially formulated for the material, whether wood, stone, tile, or linoleum.

Life Before ‘Having It All’: Portrait of a Working Girl in 1940

The White Collar Girl: Model Carol Lorell stands in for Ginger Rogers, star of the upcoming adaptation of novel "Kitty F<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Alfred …


B.B. King and The Thrill Is Gone: PIctures

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18 Classic Baby Names That Are Making a Comeback

The new US Top 100 list is out, and there’s good news for those who love classic baby names! While plenty of newer names caught on, 2014 was all about the return of longtime favorites.<p>James bumped Jayden out of the US Top Ten. Alice and Eleanor re-entered the girls’ Top 100.<p>The farther you look …

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Apple CEO Tim Cook tells graduates: Values and justice belong in the workplace

Apple chief executive Tim Cook delivered the commencement address to the graduating class of George Washington University today. His speech spoke directly of justice, injustice, and his optimism that values belong in the workplace.<p>Cook mentioned Martin Luther King, Jr. three times in his address, …

23 Books All Soccer Fans Should Read

The football season is finishing. Get a book to pass the summer with.

18 of the Most Charming Small Towns Across America

Small town America is alive and well.<p>Our friends at CountryLiving.com asked their Facebook fans to share their favorite small towns in America. Here are some of the nominations, all with populations of under 13,000.

8 specialty websites that let you book a luxury hotel room for cheap

Insiders know where to book a luxe hotel on the cheap. Of course there are the major online travel agencies like Priceline, Orbitz, and Hotels.com, but those are just a starting point for in-the-know travelers.<p>Here are eight websites that let you book luxury hotels for less.


The 7 Absolute Best Free Things You Can Do Around The World

<i>By: Matt Kepnes</i><p><i>Credit: Shutterstock.com</i><p>The Beatles once sang, "The best things in life are free." That song's actually a cover, but they were on to something: everyone loves free stuff. Traveling on a budget leads to making plenty of interesting choices. While "free" doesn't necessarily mean great, …


The 10 things in advertising you need to know today

<b>1. Omnicom CEO John Wren received a 33% pay rise to $24 million in total compensation in 2014.</b> That was the year of the failed Publicis/Omnicom merger.<p><b>2. Are we nearing the end of the Coca-Cola era?</b> We chronicle the brand's recent decline and look at whether it can return to its glory days.<p><b>3.</b> …


Robert De Niro to play Enzo Ferrari in hi-budget biopic

De Niro tells an Italian newspaper that production will begin soon ahead of a 2016 release.<p>Seems like the star of <i>Raging Bull</i> is about to enter the fold of the prancing horse: Robert De Niro has confirmed to an Italian newspaper that he's slated to play racing and sports car legend Enzo Ferrari in a …

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An entrepreneur who earns over $200,000 a year explains what it takes to work and travel all over the world

Four years later, she started teaching other entrepreneurs to do the same.<p>In 2010, Sisson left behind eight years in the corporate world to strike out on her own, helping others create thriving online businesses.<p>"I literally went without any income for six months and focused on providing a ton of …


7 Fashion Essentials to Create Eternal Style

<b>"Fashions fade -- style is eternal." ~ Yves Saint Laurent</b><p>Style is how you are recognized. Style is the first impression. Trends come and it's fun to take part in the new. However, style is the everlasting. There are certain concepts and pieces that are timeless. Take the concepts and pieces and …


10 things in tech you need to know today

<b>1. Apple has revealed why it decided to build a smart watch.</b> Technology was going to move onto the body and the wrist was a good starting point. Also, Apple feels watches will make us act more human than phones, which we've become too addicted to.<p><b>2. Snapchat has announced a few new security</b> …


BBC dismantles the Top Gear set

With Jeremy Clarkson fired and Season 22 brought to an early end, the hangar that once held the show's live audience is now empty.<p>When BBC director general Tony Hall announced that Jeremy Clarkson's <i>Top Gear</i> contract would not be renewed, the executive was quick to emphasize that the show would go …

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9 of the Most Famous Whiskey Drinkers in History and Today

For whiskey lovers, there's little better than ending a long day with a glass of whiskey. And no matter how famous you are, this simple pleasure can't be replaced.<p>Some may prefer Scotch or bourbon, others rye or Japanese whisky. Either way, all you need to indulge in this simple pleasure is a …

Pantry Items That Expire Way Before You Think They Do

Nothing lasts forever, and that's especially true when you're talking about food. Sure, expiration dates are overused, difficult to judge and don't actually mean that much, but food doesn't stay fresh or at its peak for eternity. While we may be stating the obvious, we also know that people need …


Flow Hive Extracts Honey On Tap Without Disturbing Bees

A new invention by father-and-son team Stuart and Cedar Anderson could drastically change the way we harvest honey from beehives. Created and tested by the Australia-based beekeeper duo over the last decade, the Flow Hive uses specially designed honeycomb frames and a spigot system to extract honey …


A community of gamers is rallying around an 11-year-old who was victimized by a troll that hijacked his controller and deleted his data

Bungie, the creator of one of the biggest video games of last year in "Destiny," shared a video in a Thursday blog post that showed an 11-year-old player getting taken advantage of by another online gamer.<p>In the video, which is posted below, the 11-year-old "Destiny" player had one of his friends …


The 7 Most Important Fitness Tracker Measurements

How they work and what healthy data looks like<p>In early 2015, Apple will release its first major product since 2010 -- a health tracker dubbed Apple Watch -- that will reportedly log a litany of biometric information using 10 different sensors. The wrist device has the same aesthetic as the Nike …

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4 Strategies For Remembering Everything You Learn

• knowledge about the subject at hand, like math, history, or programming<p>• knowledge about how learning actually works<p>The bad news: Our education system kinda skips one of them, which is terrifying, given that your ability to learn is such a huge predictor of success in life, from achieving in …


How To Know If Your Dumb Idea Will Change The World

Box SVP Sam Schillace shares how he quickly and cheaply experimented on an app no one wanted–that became the basis for Google Docs.<p>In 2005, along with colleagues Steve Newman and Claudia Carpenter, Sam Schillace created a browser-based word processor called Writely. A Silicon Valley darling, it was …

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Top 8 Most Innovative Pinball Machines of All Time

At Popular Mechanics, we've got gaming geeks, energy experts, resident astronauts and roboticists—even an extreme surgeon. But no one's got our gadget guru beat on his pinball wizardry. From the invention of solid-state guts to holographic playing fields, from the advent of anticheating devices to …

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