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Google files appeal in France opposing an order to apply Right to be Forgotten globally

While Google shows off its latest developments at the I/O event in California, there’s been another development in the ongoing legal fallout from the 2014 Right to be Forgotten ruling in Europe. Today, Google said that it has filed an appeal in France’s Supreme Administrative Court, the Conseil …

Scientists warn 21% of plants at risk of extinction

Scientists have published their first global assessment of the state of the world's plants.<p>They warn that 21% of all plants are at risk of extinction and face a broad range of threats.<p>The research was carried out by the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew in the UK.<p>Rebecca Morelle reports.

The Cheaper, Smarter Way to Buy Luxury Fashion

How insatiable is the appetite for cheaper designer clothes from ‘off-price chains’ like Nordstrom Rack, Neiman Marcus Last Call, Barneys Warehouse, …

eCommerce

Transatlantic air travel is about to change in a big way

For those of us who aren't jetting around on expense accounts, who might glance at the business-class seats with a mixture of jealousy and scorn as we shuffle toward the back rows, price and convenience are what matter most.<p>But airfareology is a tricky science. How are prices set? How do I find the …

Fort Lauderdale

Why the Florida Stone Crab is One of the Most Sustainable Things You Can Eat

<i>Welcome to Out of the Kitchen, our ongoing exploration of the relationships that build and sustain the food industry. This year, we’re traveling the country to look at how sustainability has become a rapidly growing movement within the food world. Chefs at the forefront of this trend are</i> …

Food

4 Top American Single Malts

Scottish single-malt whiskeys use only one type of grain, barley (bourbon, in contrast, calls for a mix of grains). Recently, American distillers …

How Getting More Alone Time Will Significantly Improve Your Life

We live in a social age. Here's why and how you should carve out more time for solo thinking.<p>Thanks to your ever present smartphone, these days you don't have to be alone even when there's no one else around. When we have a moment to ourselves, our first instinct is often to log on to Facebook, …

The 25 highest-paying companies in the US in 2016

As you might expect, tech companies dominate this year's Glassdoor list.<p>"Salaries are sky-high at consulting companies due to 'barriers of entry' in this field, which refers to employers wanting top consultants to have personal contacts, reputations, and specialized skills and knowledge,"says …

Why did webcomic artists all post the same comic today, making fools out of us?

Who is responsible for this tomfoolery?<p>Hi, I'm Dami, and I'm a webcomic artist. You may recognize me from some of my viral content hits, like 'Hotline Bling Girl' and 'Dogs are good.' What's that? You've never seen these comics before in your life? What's that? I should stop using <i>The Verge</i> as a …

Diminutive 'Hobbit' people vanished earlier than previously known

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The extinct human species dubbed the "Hobbit" vanished from its home on the Indonesian island of Flores far earlier than previously thought, according to scientists who suspect our species may have had a hand in these diminutive people's demise.<p>Researchers on Wednesday said …

Diminutive

Skype is giving devs tools to build their own bots

Following in the steps of competitors like Slack, Microsoft announced onstage at Build 2016 in San Francisco that it will be generously supporting bots on the Skype platform with a brand new SDK.<p>Onstage at Build, the company showed off two different bots: video bots, which operate within a live …

Chatbots

Microsoft is bringing bots to Skype — and everywhere else

Microsoft’s recently launched, A.I.-powered bot Tay may have embarrassed the company when Twitter users taught the machine how to be racist, but Microsoft hasn’t given up on the future of bot development. It’s just getting started. At Microsoft’s annual Build conference in San Francisco today, CEO …

Chatbots

10 legal mistakes made by startups

Setting up your startup involves a lot of work and effort. Many things need attention, including developing a proof of concept, finding …

Under Armour’s New Fitness Tracker Has Arrived

Last year, Under Armour made headlines when it outsold Adidas for the first time in overall sportswear apparel, making Steph Curry's favorite brand second only to Nike. So it makes sense that UA would want a piece of the fitness-tracker market. And now here they are with their HealthBox, a …

Fitness Technology

The Hexoskin wearable fitness shirt is (almost) the workout buddy of my dreams

Wrist trackers, while comfortable, are notoriously inaccurate when it comes to heart-rate tracking. That's fine if you're just trying to get a general idea of how many calories you burned in a single workout, but not good for serious training.<p>Heart rate monitors that strap around your chest are far …

White House Petition Aims To Stop The JavaScript Scourge

Is it time to put an end to JavaScript once and for all? Someone thinks so, and they've got the White House petition to prove it.<p>Looks like you've …

The White House

Fast Five: Top Alternative Facebook Apps for Android

Tired of using that resource-heavy Facebook app on your device? We’ve got you covered! In this Fast Five, we list down the top alternative apps you …

How one programmer broke the internet by deleting a tiny piece of code

A man in Oakland, California, disrupted web development around the world last week by deleting 11 lines of code.<p>The story of how 28-year-old Azer Koçulu briefly broke the internet shows how writing software for the web has become dependent on a patchwork of code that itself relies on the …

JavaScript

Comprehensions in Python the Jedi way

by Bjørn Friese<p>Beautiful is better than ugly. Explicit is better than implicit.<p>-- The Zen of Python<p>I frequently deal with collections of things in …

With the Model 3, Tesla is on the verge of something it's never done

Hype around simply seeing the car for the first time has been huge; Tesla shares have undergone a major recovery over the past month, after the stock cratered at the beginning of the year.<p>The company is now trading well above $200 a share after dropping below $150.<p>Share-price volatility is nothing …

3 Signs a Company is Undervalued

Everyone loves a deal, and investors are certainly no exception. But finding undervalued stocks can prove a frustrating experience for even seasoned investors, let alone those still learning how to fully dissect financial statements.<p>Thankfully, these three markers tend to be pretty good indications …

Investing

Here's the Letter From Starboard Calling for the Outster of Yahoo's Entire Board

Activist hedge fund Starboard Value LP, an investor in Yahoo (yhoo), said it was seeking to remove the entire board of the struggling Internet …

Send anonymous emails from your regular account using BlankStamp

When you need to make an anonymous phone call, there are numerous tricks to hide your number and apps to do the same for text messages. However, anonymous emails can be a little trickier.<p>Sure, you could set up a separate account under a pseudonym, but if you only need to send one every once in a …

Inside the $1.1 Million Quest to Build the Ultimate Sports Bra

In 1977, three Vermont women made the first sports bra by sewing together two jockstraps. Today, we have more options to choose from than ever before—seamless constructions, bespoke fits, higher-performance materials—but brands have yet to perfect the formula. Plenty of bras are little more than a …

Clothing

Remix OS might just make you want to put Android on your laptop

Earlier this year at CES we were introduced to Remix OS — an Android variant from Jide that turns Google's mobile operating system into a desktop OS. Remix takes basic Android and adds all the elements you'd expect on a PC or Mac: there's support for mice and keyboards, a windowed interface, a file …

In Search of a Legendary Medicine Soup in Providence, Rhode Island

It may not be FDA-approved, but we're convinced a few spoonfuls of this spicy broth can cure anything.<p>Everyone in Providence, Rhode Island, knows the powers of medicine soup. The brothy noodles at Angkor Restaurant are invigorated by the spices typical of Cambodian cuisine—black pepper, cardamom, …

Rhode Island

The Debate At The Heart Of The Digital Age

<i>This column was posted today on the Box blog here.</i><p>As we’ve all seen by now, last week the US Government made an unprecedented request to Apple: help create software to bypass the iPhone’s self-destruct capabilities, thus weakening the security protections its customers (consumers, businesses, and …

Innovation

Flood waters recede to reveal apocalyptic ghost city in South America

These days it looks like a bomb fell on Villa Epecuén, Argentina. But, what really happened was more of a natural disaster when strong weather caused a flood in 1985. A dike broke and the water level rose to more than 30 feet, washing the resort spa away.<p>Epecuén still draws tourists, but not like …