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Uber fires head of self-driving division during Google’s lawsuit

Uber fired the head of its self-driving unit, Anthony Levandowski on Thursday. He has been accused of stealing trade secrets from Google’s self-driving division, Waymo, in 2014 when he left the company.<p>Levandowski contract with Uber was terminated after he failed to supply the court with …

Waymo

The Case for the Disconnected Commute

The best thing about biking to work has nothing to do with exercise, the environment, or saving money. It’s all about the chance to unplug.<p>Since moving to Washington, D.C., six years ago, there’s one question I know I’ll hear when I go home to sprawling suburban Phoenix: “So, you don’t have a …

Uber just lost its finance chief (and $708 million) last quarter

Uber’s revenues are up at the end of the first quarter this year, $3.4 billion, which is a massive 18 percent bump up from the previous quarter. However, it’s still haemorrhaging money, as it lost $708 million in Q1.<p>The company will have stakeholders believe that it’s on the up and up moneywise, …

The Web Is Basically One Giant Targeted Ad Now

Mary Meeker’s annual Internet Trends report shows how apps and interfaces leverage data to exploit our weaknesses.<p>Ads used to just be ads. They were signs on the side of the road, or in our browsers. They were something that could be ignored. Visually loud, sure, but they weren’t a fundamental part …

ESport

Gritty Plus-Sized Nudes Fight Body Image Prejudices

Julia SH's photography dissects the nuances between nudity and sexuality.<p><b>This article contains adult content.</b><p>Growing up, Swedish photographer Julia SH was fascinated by the films of David Cronenberg, not just for their hallucinatory visuals and nihilistic perspectives, but for their depictions of …

Art

9 Tips for Composing the Perfect Picture

From the Rule of Thirds to symmetry, Steve McCurry's photos show you how you step up your photography game.<p>Photojournalist Steve McCurry, who is most famous for his piercing portrait of the Afghan Girl, featured on the cover of the June 1985 issue of National Geographic Magazine, is a master at …

Landscape Photography

Photographer Documents the Amusing Ways His Girlfriend Tries to Hide from the Camera

Some people are naturally camera shy and prefer to live their lives off-film. This, however, is a challenge when your significant other is a photographer. Mikaël Theimer tried many times to take a picture of his girlfriend, Marion, but she would always attempt to dodge his lens. Instead of giving …

These Photos Of Perfectly Symmetrical Buildings Would Make Wes Anderson Squeal

Symmetry has long been an important part of architecture–see the classical architects who revered it, and the Modernists who rejected it. Research suggests that part of this longstanding fascination with order and balance is neurological: the human brain is just hard-wired to think that symmetrical …

Architecture

Here's what our Instagram community packed for this year's CES

And that's a wrap on this year's International CES — what a week!<p><i>Mashable</i> partnered with Wheat Thins for our annual #CESgear photo challenge, asking …

These Portraits Celebrate The Joy Of Having Freckles

Photographer Brock Elbank has sought out “incredible-looking humans” for his photo project #Freckles.<p>British photographer Brock Elbank is halfway through his two-year photo project to create vivid portraits of people with freckles. Having photographed 90 subjects already, Elbank is aiming to …

Pictures of the Week 1.7.16

Jammu and Kashmir

Records released to BBC shed light on leaders’ closeness in phone chats about Diana, Gerry Adams, Iraq and stateless terrorism calling for James Bond skills<p>The trusting, often intimate, relationship between Bill Clinton and Tony Blair, including their shared remorse over the death of the Princess …

Middle East

Emma Watson starts feminist book group on Twitter

Actor pledges to ask stars including Taylor Swift and JK Rowling to join platform for reading discussion, to be named Our Shared Shelf<p>Harry Potter actor, UN ambassador and feminism campaigner Emma Watson has announced she is starting a feminist book group on Twitter, called ‘Our Shared Shelf’. …

Feminism

Serial Recap, Episode 4: Bergdahl's Captors Were Beyond Brutal

On the last episode of <i>Serial</i>, listeners heard about Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl’s first year in captivity with the Taliban. As Bergdahl explains, that …

These Photos Show the Sun Bouncing During 24-Hour Sunlight in Antarctica

If you ever visit Antarctica in the summer, you’ll find yourself in a place where there’s 24 hours of sunlight in a day. Instead of setting in the …

Time-lapse Photography

2 Questions Every Investor Should Ask About Climate Risk

PARIS—It’s not just fossil fuel companies that will find themselves with stranded assets in a low-carbon economy, but any company that depends on carbon-intensive products or processes that are about to get more expensive. Investors can ask companies two simple questions to assess how ready they …

Here’s How the Sony a7S II Compares to the Human Eye in Low Light

The Sony a7S II is known to have amazing performance in low light and at high ISO. To see just how powerful its low light capabilities are, a Greek …

Sony Alpha

This photo of Jerry Seinfeld and President Obama is real, and it’s spectacular

"Hello... Obama."<p>White House photographer Pete Souza gave America a belated Festivus surprise on Wednesday: An epic photo of comedian Jerry Seinfeld …

The chairman of Google says British startups should embrace Facebook, Instagram and Twitter

"If you've got a great product, get it out there and the rest is obvious," Schmidt told UK entrepreneur Rohan Silva during an interview on BBC Radio 4 today.<p>Silva, who knows Schmidt from his days as a policy advisor to David Cameron, asked Schmidt what startups can do to market a product on a …

Five of this year’s standout fashion features

A year is a long time in fashion. From <i>Zoolander</i> cameos and runway protesters to shock designer exits and even the odd leaked nude selfie, the last twelve months have seen no shortage of highlights, both on and off the runway. As 2015 draws to a close, we’re looking back over the stories and images …