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Google Now voice commands: a complete list

With any Android device, there is the magic phrase “Okay Google”. The moment you speak those words, a whole new world of instant information opens up to you. But what are the limits of Google Now? How many questions can you ask it?<p>To answer this, we have comprised a list of every Google voice …

Apps

What people who have worked at Google know that you probably don’t

Ok, that was a totally troll title. What I want to share though is a subtle advantage that people who've worked at transformative tech companies have over people who haven't.<p>It's not that the average employee from Google, Apple, Facebook, etc. is necessarily smarter or more capable than any other …

The secret way to land a job at Google

So let’s say you want to work for Google. In all likelihood, you might think achieving this will involve finding a job listing on its careers page, …

Programming

Get That Life: How I Became an Astrophysicist

Sara Seager is searching for life on other planets — and she's confident she'll find it.<p><i>Growing up in Toronto, Sara Seager was a curious child but never much cared for math or science — until she had to. During her junior year in high school, Seager realized she'd better start paying attention in</i> …

Here's the weird part of Intel's $100 million investment in cloud company Mirantis

But this one is not your typical equity investment.<p>Including this round, Mirantis has now sort-of-raised $220 million total. This includes a massive $100 million series B round less than a year ago, in October, 2014, led by Insight Venture Partners, but which also included Intel, Ericsson, Sapphire …

Turning a Profit When Your Product is Free

Senior lecturer and entrepreneur Jeffrey Bussgang looks at the delicate balance between community-building and monetization in the startup …

A prominent VC firm just released a great cheat sheet to help you see through startup hype

Last night, the firm, which was cofounded by Netscape inventor Marc Andreessen and has invested in big names like Airbnb, Buzzfeed, Facebook, and Twitter, put up an excellent list of 16 metrics that every startup — and would-be startup investor — should understand.<p>For instance:<p>Have you ever been …

How Two Brothers Goosed Google And Turned A Dorm-Room Lark Into $15 Million Per Year

Who knew ugly Christmas sweaters and powerful search engine optimization could create a booming business? Fred and Mark Hajjar, that’s who.<p>Brothers Fred and Mark Hajjar own a clothing company. And it’s pretty successful, generating about $3.5 million in revenue last year. So it’s reasonable to …

Relationship experts explain how two highly successful people can make their marriage work

From Sergey Brin's official split from 23andMe founder Anne Wojcicki to Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner's recent divorce announcement, the separation of several high-powered couples signals to some that career success comes at the expense of relationship success.<p>But relationship experts say this …

The arrow of time

In T.H. White’s fantasy novel <i>The Once and Future King</i>, Merlyn the magician suffers from a rare and incurable condition: He experiences time in …

Physics

The Apple Watch is no harder to steal than a Rolex, but it should be

With resale prices skyrocketing, it's too easy for thieves to sell a stolen Apple Watch<p><i>9to5Mac</i> is probably raising some concern among Apple Watch users today, claiming that an a "bug" allows thieves to easily factory reset Apple's smartwatch without knowing your personal code. And everything about …