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Urban Drivers Are Emitting Way More Carbon Dioxide Than We Thought

More cars, more problems<p>Cities, with their dense populations and public transit systems are often seen as hotbeds of green innovation--places where bicycles, subways, and light rail are transforming how we get around. But new research shows that fast-growing cities are some of the worst culprits …

Carbon Dioxide

Meet Cyanogen, The Startup That Wants To Steal Android From Google

It’s a little hard to take Kirt McMaster seriously at first. He tends to run on his own schedule, and when he shows up 20 minutes late for a meeting on a recent weekday, there’s not so much as a mention of his tardiness, let alone an apology. In black jeans, a black hoodie that looks a half-size …

Startups

TV-ready game turns your Android phone into a tennis racquet

Android fans: you no longer have to watch on the sidelines as your friends play TV tennis with their iPhones. Rolocule has released Motion Tennis Cast, an Android version of its free sports game that uses screen mirroring tech (such as Chromecast, Miracast or Samsung's AllShare Cast) to turn your …

The best photo sync services for Android

It's 2015. There's absolutely no reason to ever lose a photo that you've taken on your smartphone. If anything, the bigger problem should be that …

15 amazing features in Google Apps you probably don't know about

To do that, Google isn't just matching some of Microsoft's Office's best features, it is adding a bunch of cool features of its own. Some of them can be pretty hard to find. So we asked Google to send us a list of some the best little-known features in Google Apps (plus we threw in a few of our …

Apps

Psychological Momentum Doesn't Just Help Sports Team, It Works for Entrepreneurs, Too

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There are two things in this world I’m insanely passionate about: growing my company and ASU Sun Devil football. While they may not seem to have a lot in common, the success of both comes down to one common thing: momentum.<p>When my Sun …

Entrepreneurship

Paradox's first console game is an action RPG custom-made for couch co-op

Swedish publisher Paradox Interactive brought an alpha build of <i>Magicka 2</i> to GDC this year, and Polygon spent a solid hour playing with the hands-on demo. This will be the publisher's first title on the PlayStation 4. Paradox is hoping the game, which earned a solid fanbase on the PC, will be able …

Game of Thrones

The 10 Biggest, Best-Looking Video Games Of March 2015

February was a bit slow as far as video games go.<p>Worse, it was sprinkled largely with disappointments.<p>Sure, there were some winners—<i>Apotheon, Majora’s Mask 3D,</i> Telltale’s <i>Game of Thrones</i>—but the biggest releases of the month were both letdowns.<p><i>Evolve</i> is a decent game with a neat premise that got old …

South Park

Exposed: The grand conspiracy against Jose Mourinho

The ever-suspicious Chelsea manager explains all the different ways in which the world is out to get him<p>The football season has been increasingly enlivened by Jose Mourinho’s run-ins with authority. Referees, the FA, the media: none escapes the Chelsea manager’s glare. Last month, he was fined …

Warren Buffett says Berkshire's railroad BNSF 'disappointed' in 2014

One of Warren Buffett’s biggest investments had a disappointing year, at least according to Warren Buffett.<p>In his annual letter to shareholders, the …

The World Is Nintendo's (If Only They'd Take It)

Thirty years after the debut of the NES, Nintendo still finds themselves as a leader in the video game industry. That’s an unprecedented position to be in, as all Nintendo’s rivals have fallen to their might, and stranger still, Nintendo persists in being the “model” example of many of the best …

10 things in tech you need to know today

<b>1. Snapchat is reportedly raising money at a $16-19 billion valuation.</b> It's looking to raise around $500 million.<p><b>2. Hedge funds are offloading their stakes in Alibaba.</b> Many large funds are either selling their holdings or reducing the size of their stake.<p><b>3. Apple has won a patent for a virtual</b> …

MacBook Air

The Week in Review: El Capitan Conquered

On Wednesday, Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson became the first individuals to reach the summit of El Capitan’s Dawn Wall, a vertical rock in …

Samsung ChatON Adds Message Recall

Ever send someone a message, and then instantly regret it? Now you can take it back.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn affiliate …

This 'Wonder Material' Could Make Your Next Phone Super Thin With Internet That's 100x Faster

They've found a technique that could help the company make your future smartphone thinner, more durable, and even a deliver Internet 100 times faster.<p>The "wonder material" is called graphene— a substance that's stronger than steel and so thin it's considered to be two dimensional.<p>In fact, it's 1 …

Graphene

When to Reward Employees with More Responsibility and Money

Managers who want to recognize employees for good work have many tools at their disposal. One of the more traditional ways to reward a top performer is to give her a promotion or raise or both. But how can you know whether someone is truly ready for the next challenge or deserving of that bump up …

Rare Beatles Pictures

The Beatles<p>The Beatles arrive at Union Station in Washington, D.C., February 11, 1964.<p>John Lennon<p>John Lennon in Washington, D.C., February 11, …

How to Actually Succeed on Google+

“Our philosophy and strategy is platform agnostic, so, it can tie into many different platforms,” said Curtis Midkiff, Director of Social Engagement at the American Red Cross.<p>According to Midkiff, this philosophy is to craft a visually focused story about the Red Cross and to engage with people …

Google’s Project Loon Internet Balloon Traverses The Globe In Under A Month

Google’s Project Loon, the effort to bring Internet connectivity to more remote areas using a network of hot air balloons, has racked up an impressive achievement – going around the world in just 22 days. One of the project’s test balloons just managed this, despite estimates from the team that it …

Unique Pop Fine Art by Limpfish

It's always a great day when you find a real slick set of works like these by artist David Barton, aka Limpfish. These are his take on famous fine …

Art

For Everyone Who Thinks Facebook Is Destroying Their Business, Here Is The Truth

Exhibit A: Eat24, which dramatically deleted its Facebook page this week after saying "You lied to us," in a breakup letter to CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Even Rainn Wilson from "The Office" is PO-ed. A small cult has grown up around this YouTube video that "explains" how "Facebook Fraud" works. Two …

5 Incredibly Effective Ways to Work Smarter, Not Harder

Small changes. Big results.<p>Regular readers know I definitely believe in the power of hard work. As Jimmy Spithill, skipper of Team Oracle USA, says, "Rarely have I seen a situation where doing less than the other guy is a good strategy."<p>But we can all work smarter, too. And clearly we all want to, …

Time Management

Google reportedly wants to offer mobile phone service in Fiber areas

Many see Google Fiber as an attempt to disrupt the stagnant world of internet service providers, and it now sounds like Google wants to shake up the wireless industry, too. Sources for <i>The Information</i> claim that the search firm wants to offer mobile phone service in Fiber areas. It's not yet clear …

FireChat’s anonymous, off-grid messaging app arrives on Android

FireChat has been on a rollercoaster ride since developer Open Garden released it for iOS(s aapl) last month, peaking at well over 100,000 iTunes …

Tell Your Whole Story in an Interview

I start job interviews with the same question every time: “Tell me about your path leading up to today. Why is this role the right fit for you now?”<p>What happens next is predictable:<p>“My first job out of college was at an international aid organization…”<p>“I worked for a number of years in publishing …

There is a Pure HTML Gmail, and it Still Works #gmail /via +Paul Buchheit ...

Apparently pure HTML Gmail is an orphan assigned to junior engineers making random fuckups which take ages before they are detected.<p>Right now "Save …

Angry Nerd: Marvel Got the Physics of Captain America's Shield All Wrong

Angry Nerd is ready to demote the first Avenger from the rank of Captain America down to the Second Lieutenant America. Why? Because his shield is …

17 Fixes To Common Internet Problems We All Know And Hate

If you're reading this, it means some part of you enjoys surfing the Internet. Maybe you even enjoy spending an enormous percentage of your day doing it.<p>But are you doing it correctly? Is your web browsing as efficient, productive and fun as it could be? If you're unsure, and you should be, follow …

Movie streaming app Popcorn Time is coming back from the dead — thanks to a torrent site

For a brief moment, watching movies via BitTorrent was just as easy as watching something on your Netflix queue.<p>The app Popcorn Time came out of nowhere a week ago with a slick interface that boiled down the messy torrenting experience into something simple. All you had to do was download the free …