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17 cartoons that perfectly describe life in Silicon Valley

Liz Fosslien, a freelance designer who previously worked at Genius, runs a cartoon blog that pokes fun at Silicon Valley's culture.<p>"The industry/culture can be very magical but also slightly absurd. It's entertaining to take that absurdity to an extreme in comic form," Fosslien tells us. "I work in …

Watch Gwar’s Insane TED Talk on Regional Identity

TED Talks don’t usually begin with the speaker being slammed in the head by a stone tablet and then having the flesh ripped from their face, but …

TED Talks

Force iPhone to show numerical value for signal strength

If you are a numbers person, you may like this iPhone hack that replaces the five dots in the upper-left corner of your iPhone that indicate the strength of your cellular signal with a numerical value. It does not require you to jailbreak your phone -- all you need to do is jump in and out of the …

Mobile Technology

Google Wants To Send You A Plumber

The company is readying a new product intended to connect search users with local home-service providers.<p>Google has a new product in the works that highlights the company's growing interest in the home-services market, and may herald a broader move into it.<p>Sources close to the company told BuzzFeed …

500 Startups And Malaysia’s MaGIC To Run Post-Funding Startup Growth Program In Southeast Asia

U.S.-based VC firm 500 Startups is launching a new accelerator program in Southeast Asia that is designed to help companies in the region that have raised money take their business to the next level.<p>The firm, which recently topped up its ‘500 Durians’ fund for Southeast Asia with an additional $5 …

Startups

Mark Zuckerberg's vision of the future is full of artificial intelligence, telepathy, and virtual reality

They may seem far-fetched now but some of the Facebook CEO's deas are shared by futurists and scientists alike.<p>Scientists at Facebook and elsewhere are working toward a future where artificial intelligence (AI), telepathy, and virtual reality are commonplace. In fact, some of that technology is …

A simple design innovation let a Chinese entrepreneur build a 57-story skyscraper in 19 days

Broad Sustainable Building, a Chinese architecture company, recently constructed a 57-story, 800 apartment building in 19 working days.<p>It's called Mini Sky City. The man behind it is Zhang Yue, a Chinese entrepreneur with an Elon Musk-ian streak for launching revolutions.<p>As the BBC reports, Zhang …

Messaging App Jott Is Blowing Up Among Junior High And High Schoolers

As Facebook and YikYak try to grow a younger audience, a startup that taps into one of the key attribute of teen users – no money for data plans – is blowing up.<p>Jott, a messaging app that works without a data plan or WiFi connection, has caught on among junior high and high school students, …

Apps

Linkin Park were once angry rockers, now they're rich venture capitalists

Linkin Park used to be known for angry, emo music that had all the feels...except happiness. Now they are pragmatic, hyper-rational, …

7 truths about the mind you missed in psychology class

The longer you live, the more you realize that the difference between success and magnificent failure lies in how well you understand people. If you’re like many, that fact makes you regret not having studied psychology. I hate to be the one to tell you, but holding both a BSc. and an MSc. in …

Nina Agdal

Here's how Rand Paul wants to change the economy

But the staunch proponent of small government has had to curtail some of his rhetoric as he tries to reach a more mainstream audience in his bid for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination.<p>Here's a look of Paul's stances on taxes, federal spending cuts, social security, regulation of the …

Google dominates the past, not the future — and that raises serious questions about the company

Give or take a few rises and falls, it has been trading at about that same price for the past 14 months, since December 2013.<p>In Silicon Valley, where stock grants account for a huge portion of employee compensation, a flat stock price presents a major threat to a company like Google.<p>Talented Google …

Spectacular Photos of the Night Sky

In the modern world we live in, it may be difficult for some of us to stay away from our gadgets, the internet, or work, even if for brief periods of …

Seven unknown architectural wonders

Forget the Taj Mahal and the Colosseum – some of the world’s most impressive structures remain out of the public eye.<p>We’ve all heard of the Colosseum, the Great Wall of China, and the Taj Mahal. But what about the world’s undiscovered architectural wonders: the man-made marvels where most crowds …

European Travel

37 incredible drone photos from across the globe that would be totally illegal today

One of the most interesting ways to utilize drone technology is photography. Photographer Amos Chapple knows this better than most. As soon as consumer drones came on the market, Chapple knew he needed one. After purchasing one and learning how to fly it, he began traveling the globe, photographing …

CloudSolar Helps Renewable Energy Fans Who Can’t Install Their Own Solar Panels

Solar panels are becoming increasingly affordable, but many people still face barriers to harnessing the power of the sun for their own homes. For example, they might live in an apartment or in a house where the roof is angled or structured improperly for solar panel installation.<p>A new Boston-based …

Soon A Texas Town Will Run On 100 Percent Renewable Energy

Deep in the renewable heart of Texas<p>Renewable energy is having its moment in the sun...and wind, and water. Costa Rica managed to run on 100 percent renewable power for over 75 days. And in Texas, a state historically associated with oil wells, one metropolis is determined to achieve the same goal, …

Magnificent Fortress in Normandy Transforms Into an Island Every 18 Years

The tides that once protected Mont Saint-Michel now lure tourists<p>This is Le Mont Saint-Michel, a monastery in Normandy that's over 1,200 years old. …

France

The hidden tricks of powerful persuasion

Are we always in control of our minds? As David Robson discovers, it’s surprisingly easy to plant ideas in peoples’ heads without them realising.<p>Are we all just puppets on a string? Most people would like to assume that they are free agents – their fate lies in their own hands. But they’d be wrong. …

Psychology

Google, Intel and Tag Heuer Team Up Against the Apple Watch

.By<p>What do a search giant, a chip manufacturer and a Swiss watch maker have in common? Well, not much, besides all of them wanting to show Apple how …