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'Remote-control' contraceptive implant developed backed by Bill Gates

A remote-controlled contraceptive chip which is implanted under the skin has been developed with the backing of Bill Gates and would last for 16 years<p>A remote-controlled contraceptive computer chip which would be implanted under the skin has been developed with the backing of Bill Gates.<p>The chip, …

Help Create The World’s First Universal Font — Here’s How!

Have you ever wondered what our handwriting would look like if everyone had the same penmanship? Would the “E” have 90-degree angles or would it look like a backwards “3”? Would the “J” have a hat? Would the “W” be angled or rounded? The folks over at BIC are taking on all of these questions and …

Typography

Clever piece of code exposes hidden changes to Supreme Court opinions

Advertisement<p>41 Comments<p>Credit: luckyraccoon via Pond5<p>Supreme Court opinions are the law of the land, and so it’s a problem when the Justices change …

The Free State Project: A Libertarian Testing Ground For Bitcoin, 3D Printers, and Drones

Long before billionaire venture capitalist Peter Thiel dreamed up the idea of a floating libertarian island nation, a 24-year-old Yale grad student named Jason Sorens proposed a far more down-to-earth experiment for those who wanted to live the limited government lifestyle: that a critical mass of …

How to learn to play piano with a little help from your iPad

Advertisement<p>5 Comments<p>Many music schools that teach piano are very particular about learning to play on a “real” piano. They expect anyone learning …

The Tech Industry's God Complex Is Getting Out Of Control

The Greeks had a word for this, I thought, as I worked my way through Marc Andreessen’s most recent epic tweet storm.<p>The venture capitalist — who has suddenly begun treating Twitter as his own personal pulpit for delivering Silicon Valley’s version of the Sermon from the Mount — was explaining to …

The Father Behind The Bulletproof “Bodyguard Blanket” For Kids Defends His Creation

It might seem like a sad acceptance of the fact that schools are dangerous, but the blanket aims to protect kids in areas that politicians are not.<p>In the last couple of days, you may have heard something about a bulletproof blanket: A bright orange tool developed with Marine-grade armor …

Gun Control

Happy Father's Day — Here Are All The Cool Toys And Tech Your Dad Grew Up Playing With

Believe it or not, your dad probably played with toys at some point in his childhood. Maybe he was a Radio Flyer wagon guy, or maybe he preferred the Etch-a-Sketch.<p>Either way, here's a roundup of all the major toys that young men (and more than a few young women) used to play with to pass the time, …

Kids

26 Ways to Feed Your Body for Results

Instead, whatever your goal—packing on muscle, going the distance, or losing that gut—you have to think long-term. “Sports nutrition is all about many factors adding up over time.” In other words, think marathon, not sprint.<p>So even though there’s nothing that will make you an instant athlete (or …

Packing Tips: 6 Hacks Every Man Should Have in His Arsenal

Packing Tips: 6 Hacks Every Man Should Have in His Arsenal

Hacking

Here's How to Stop Facebook From Snooping in Your Web History

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>This week, Facebook announced it was expanding its evil empire adding targeted advertising based on …

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Branson, Thiel, and others bet $25M on Transferwise money transfer platform

Not only does the low-cost international money transfer startup Transferwise have some very cheeky “anti-bank” TV ads, it now has the backing of super-investor Peter Thiel and super-entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson behind it.<p>Thiel’s Valar Ventures, Index Ventures, Branson, and some other high …

Elon Musk Has Been Thinking About Making A Flying Car AND A Submarine Car

"I've thought about it quite a lot...We could definitely make a flying car - but that's not the hard part," Musk told The Independent in an interview this weekend. "The hard part is, how do you make a flying car that's super safe and quiet? Because if it's a howler, you're going to make people very …

Elon Musk

Obama Signs Order Easing Student Loan Payments

<b>(This post was updated at 3:24 p.m. ET.)</b><p>President Obama signed an order on Monday that expands the number of Americans whose student loan payments will be capped at 10 percent of their monthly incomes.<p>CNN reports the new order would allow an additional 5 million borrowers to take advantage of the …

Google Drive Partners With + Pool

Last summer, +Pool, a project to construct a floating swimming pool in the middle of New York City's East River, raised more than $273,000 on Kickstarter.<p>When complete, +Pool will give New Yorkers a clean place to swim, with a natural filtration system that could clean up to half a million gallons …

Google Drive

The 7 Keys to Mastering The Headshot

A good headshot says a lot about a person, as it should. A headshot technically is a portrait, but a great headshot isn't just your typical posed …

The 5 Best Ways To Learn How To Code

Photo: Courtesy of Skillcrush.<p>It’s no secret that the world of tech has a serious diversity problem. From bro-y CEOs and founders behaving badly on …

Programming

7 Things Remarkably Happy People Do Often | Inc.com

Happiness: Everyone wants it, yet relatively few seem to get enough of it, especially those in their early 40s. (I'm no psychologist, but that's probably about when many of us start thinking, "Wait--is <i>this</i> all there is?")<p>Good news and bad news: Unfortunately, approximately 50 percent of your …

Happiness

Lessons from Stephen King and “Valley of the Dolls”: Reading 100 years of bestsellers

What the most popular books of the past century taught one writer about America’s strange taste in fiction<p>When Matthew Kahn, a creative writing student at California State University at Northridge, learned from one of his professors that the bestselling book of 1926 was "The Private Life of Helen …

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UPDATE: April Fools.<p>FORTUNE –The gadget-repair company iFixit, a persistent critic of Apple (AAPL) products for their low “repairability,” announced Tuesday that it has been purchased by Apple for an undisclosed price.<p>iFixit is best known for its “teardown” photos of disassembled iPhones and iPads, …

Why Solid State Drives Are Your Best Performance Upgrade And They're Getting Cheaper Too

Nothing and I mean literally nothing, has done more for general computing performance in the past 3 – 5 years, than the SSD or Solid State Drive. Faster processors, more memory, and even faster graphics cards don’t offer the kind of instantaneous and observable boost in system responsiveness, …

CloudGOO’s New App Turns All Your Cloud Storage Accounts Into One Big, Combined Drive

CloudGOO, a newly launched Android application with something of a silly name, offers a way for you to smush together all your cloud-based file storage accounts to form one big cloud drive in the sky. That is, the app aggregates your cloud drive accounts into one mobile interface, then uses that …

'How I Met Your Mother' ready to say goodbye

Nine years of laughter and occasional fits of exasperation come to an end Monday with the finale of "How I Met Your Mother," the mainstay of the formidable CBS Monday night sitcom lineup and one of the great ensemble shows of contemporary television.<p>On the surface, ensemble shows seem to make …

TV

Connecticut Governor Signs Bill Raising Minimum Wage

Gov. Dannel Malloy will be signing a bill that will raise Connecticut's minimum wage to $10.10 an hour by 2017, the highest for any state in the country.<p>Read more here.

Barack Obama

Facebook aims to connect the world with 'drones, satellites and lasers'

Following the hubbub of its recent acquisition of virtual reality firm Oculus VR, Facebook has just announced something slightly more altruistic: a team dedicated to bringing basic internet access to everyone in the world. Simply dubbed the Connectivity Lab, the crew is a result of Internet.org, a …

Facebook is building drones with lasers to bring internet to the world

Last year, Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook surprised many when it revealed that it joined forces with other major tech companies to bring internet access to the two-thirds of the world that's offline. But what's really surprising is how they plan to do it. Today, Facebook confirmed rumors that …