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10 Online Tools that Help Your Business Succeed

Every day, someone is coming up with an idea for a business and hoping that they can turn it into one of the biggest successes in the country. Almost …

Alex Gibney explains why his Steve Jobs documentary may cause you to put down your iPhone for good

"The motivation to make the film was why so many people who didn't know Steve Jobs were weeping when he left," Gibney told an audience last week who had recently seen his film "Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine."<p>Gibney opens the film with footage of people all over the world crying at makeshift …

Alex Gibney

Fascinating facts about 90% of Chinese people

China is the world's most populous nation and the second-largest economy in the world.<p>But aside from sharing a country with around 1.4 billion people, what do the majority of Chinese people have in common?<p>We've compiled a list using data from a survey conducted by Ipsos MORI in 20 countries and …

China

11 must-see San Francisco destinations that most people don't know about

In case you've been considering a sojourn to California, we've picked out some hidden gems of San Francisco.<p>Even if you don't make trip to the West Coast, you can live vicariously by scoping each destination on Maps.

Google Maps

6 Things You Didn't Know Were Invented by NASA

<i>By: Joe Oliveto</i><p><i>Credit: Wikimedia Commons</i><p>NASA deserves a lot of thanks. The space program is the reason we've put satellites in the sky, landed on the moon, and seen <i>Armageddon</i>. But in the constant quest to dominate the stars, the agency has also ended up creating tools and technologies with …

Inventions

Best mobile games of July 2015 (pictures)

This War of Mine

Mark Hamill

7 Watermelon Sculptures That Almost Look Too Good to Eat

Five Stupid Rules That Drive Great Employees Away

It is hard to unlearn the messages that we have heard repeated since we were children. One of them is “Business is a stiff and formal place. To be human and spontaneous is fun, but it isn’t professional!”<p>Some organizations understand the connection between passion and performance, but a lot of them …

The Workplace

The world's smallest language has only 100 words — and you can say almost anything

In Icelandic, a compass is a direction-shower, and a microscope a small-watcher.<p>In Lakota, horse is literally dog of wonder.<p>These neologisms demonstrate the cumulative quality of language, in which we use the known to describe the unknown.<p>"It is by metaphor that language grows," writes the …

Language

These artists are making thousands of dollars — and their livings — off of Tumblr

Her work has been featured in campaigns by TRESemme, Universal Studios, Lipton, Converse, Mastercard, Free People, and more.<p>Cannon's career revolves around Tumblr, the blogging site Yahoo bought for $1.1 billion in 2013.<p>"She's easily one of our top creators," David Hayes, Tumblr's head of creative …

Universal Studios

China is very upset about a Uniqlo sex tape

Authorities says viral clip 'clashed with socialist core values'<p>A sex tape purportedly shot in a Uniqlo changing room has spurred an investigation in China, the Associated Press reports, where authorities describe it as an offense to the country's "socialist core values." The one-minute clip, shot …

Social Media

Mexican authorities release video showing the moment Sinaloa cartel boss 'El Chapo' escaped prison

Mexican national security commissioner Monte Alejandro Rubido emphasized Tuesday night that law-enforcement officials were committed to wrangling the prolific drug kingpin, saying, "All the security forces of the state of Mexico work in a coordinated manner to try to achieve quickly the capture of …

Mexico

This Android app adds one simple feature I wish I could have on my iPhone

Because of the open nature of Google’s Android operating system, it’s open season for third-party developers. They can go places iOS developers can’t …

Here are the 11 cheapest Greek islands for sale right now

What we do know is that dozens of islands are up for sale, and British property agent Knight Frank is predicting a "fire sale" of Greek privately owned islands over the next few years.<p>If the Greek government does become desperate, it can also hawk off some of its island assets to help raise the €50 …

Aegean Sea

A US TV drama basically showed viewers how to hack into an Android phone

The third episode features a pretty cool segment where (extremely mild spoiler alert) the antagonist gains physical access to an Android phone in order to digitally tap it. We don't make a habit out of hacking into other people's phones (though we know some people if you know what we mean), but …

Android Phones

This $200 DIY WiFi router will make it far easier for whistleblowers (and criminals) to hide online

Devices connecting to the internet have a unique IP address. It's what identifies them to others — but can also be used to track down the device. It's in part why elaborate obfuscation tools like proxies, the Tor network, and VPNs exist, to obscure the user's true IP and location. But down to both …

Wi-Fi

Nintendo Quiet on NX Console Over Worries of Competitors Taking Ideas

Nintendo is prioritizing satisfying Wii U customers.<p>Nintendo won’t discuss its next-generation hardware codenamed NX yet as it believes competitors …

Retrogaming

How to talk to millennials about money

Patrick O'Shaughnessy, CFA, principal and portfolio manager at O'Shaughnessy Asset Management and author of Millennial Money: How Young Investors Can Build a Fortune (read the Enterprising Investor review), recently discussed the qualities that make the generation unique, and how best to work with …

Investing

'Terminator Genisys' will feature first-ever in-theater interactive game at select theaters

Paramount has announced it is releasing an interactive game to be played on mobile devices before the film begins at select AMC IMAX locations.<p>The game is the first-ever in-theater interactive video game.<p>Here's what you do.<p>Audience members who want to play take their seat in the theater and will be …

Movies

This is America's new $13 billion warship

The US Navy is less than a year away from adding the most expensive warship in history to its fleet, the $13 billion USS Gerald Ford.<p>The USS Ford, the lead ship of the new Ford-class aircraft-carrier series, is expected to join the US Navy by February 2016, according to CNN. Once deployed, the ship …

Military

How the White House website has changed over the past 18 years in one awesome gif

The White House is a familiar national icon, standing unchanged as Presidential administrations come and go.<p>Its website, on the other hand, is constantly evolving, and there's now a gif that shows just how much it's changed since 1997.<p>Whitehouse.gov was created in 1994, when Bill Clinton was …

The White House

Microsoft sends mixed signals about free Windows 10 upgrades

Microsoft has managed to confuse us (again) about its Windows 10 upgrade policy. Last week, it said Insider Program preview users would "receive the Windows 10 final release build and remain activated." The offer sounded too good to be true since it meant that virtually anyone could get a free copy …

How to Raise Your Credit Score by Labor Day

The first step: know your weaknesses.<p>It’s summer, and now hardly feels like the time to “work” on anything. But some things — like boosting your …

Personal Finance

9 facts about flirting that single — and married — people should know

Relationships

9 things you probably didn't know about cooking the perfect burger

While any home cook can throw a patty in a skillet, it's only the studied burger enthusiast who unlocks the real secrets.<p>Enter Jamie Schweid, executive vice president/co-butcher of Schweid and Sons, a purveyor of ground beef that was founded in the late 1800s on New York's Lower East Side.<p>Here are …

BBQ

These maps break down the cities that would benefit most from a Hyperloop system

Earlier this week a white paper was published by SupraStudio, a studio at UCLA's architecture school, that explored where in the US a Hyperloop system makes the most sense.<p>Hyperloop Transportation Technologies, which is one of the companies planning to build a Hyperloop test track, also …

Hyperloop

11 apps that will make you smarter

In fact, there are ways your phone might actually be good for you.<p>We've compiled a list of apps to boost your brainpower, hone your memory, and even improve your emotional intelligence.<p>The science of how exactly our brains work — and how much we can train them — is constantly evolving, but one …

Apps

Math professor: Here's why no one has found a trace of missing Flight MH370

Dr. Goong Chen, whose research on this theory was published in the American Mathematical Society's journal, argues that the plane could have nosedived into the Indian Ocean at a 90-degree angle and remained somewhat intact as it sank to the bottom.<p>At 1:30 a.m. on March 8, the plane carrying 239 …

Airplanes

Google just solved the biggest problem with mobile photography

I tried automatic photo back-ups to Google Drive for awhile and found it incredibly useful and convenient. For example, I could take a photo with my smartphone, and instead of sending it to myself via email, I could open up Drive on my laptop and I'd instantly find the picture I just took. And …

Mobile Photography