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The Cheap Phones Quietly Winning the U.S.

In most AT&T, Sprint, or T-Mobile stores, it takes a while to find the ZTE phones, buried in the back, past the latest from Apple and Samsung. But …

Mobile
Startups

Teaching tomorrow

“BECAUSE of the increased efficiency of machines, it is getting harder and harder for a human to make a productive contribution to society,” says …

AP makes one million minutes of historical footage available on YouTube

LONDON — The Associated Press and British Movietone, one of the world's most comprehensive newsreel archives, are together bringing more than 1 million minutes of digitized film footage to YouTube. Showcasing the moments, people and events that shape the world, it will be the largest upload of …

New research: Comparing how security experts and non-experts stay safe online

Posted by<br>Iulia Ion, Software Engineer<br>Rob Reeder, Research Scientist<br>Sunny Consolvo, User Experience Researcher<br>Today, you can find more online security …

Cybersecurity

BabyMetal on Rise to Fame, Heavy Metal + Fighting Bullying

BabyMetal's rise to fame has been almost unprecedented among metal acts which began to gain prominence in this decade. Beyond packing arenas in …

How a Car Works

Popular right now<p>The engine is the heart of your car. It is a complex machine built to convert heat from burning...<p>Modern cars have brakes on all …

Engines

On the Value of Not Knowing Everything

<i>The Hedgehog Review</i>: Vol. 17 No. 2 (Summer 2015)<p>On the Value of Not Knowing Everything<p>James McWilliams<p>Audio brought to you by curio.io, a <i>Hedgehog</i> …

Consciousness

Life Without Parole

Filed 2:15 p.m.<p>07.10.2015<p>Feature<p>Inside the secretive world of parole boards, where your freedom may depend on politics and whim.<p>An inmate at the New …

Parole Board

7 Rejections

On June 26, 2008, our friend Michael Seibel introduced us to 7 prominent investors in Silicon Valley. We were attempting to raise $150,000 at a $1.5M …

Virtual Reality Porn And The Future Of Loneliness

Welcome to the very-near future of porn.<p>A few weeks back, a sex toy company called Lovense and a virtual reality porn company called VirtualRealPorn announced their collaboration. Soon, VirtualRealPorn’s growing library of VR porn videos will coordinate with Lovense’s digitally-endowed vibrator and …

Virtual Reality

The Death of Reddit

[<i>edit July 12: when you’re done here, I wrote a followup for you: Fixing or Replacing Reddit, some quick thoughts — take a look! chuq</i>]<p>Two or three …

Internet

Elon Musk, First Martian? A Serious Conversation About the Future in Space

“A cycler orbit. Do you know that?” Andy Weir, the author of a best-selling work of science fiction, asks this question in such a way as to sound …

Space Travel

The Word of Notch — I love you, dad

One of my fondest childhood memories is me sitting on a sled, being dragged along a thinly snow covered road by my dad. I was looking up at him and …

How to Earn an Elite Law Degree in the United States for Only $28,746

It’s undeniable that the legal education tuition is outrageous in the United States. So how do you get a top flight legal education for less than the …

College & University
Time Warner

Why is it taking longer and longer to fill open jobs?

Something a bit strange is happening in the American economy. After years of depressed demand for workers, employers are suddenly reporting that they have lots of job openings. But hiring, while it's picking up, remains relatively sluggish. New data confirms that, indeed, companies are getting …

Employment

You Weren't Meant to Have a Boss

<b>Want to start a startup?</b> Get funded by Y Combinator.<p>March 2008, rev. June 2008<p>Technology tends to separate normal from natural. Our bodies weren't …

Silver Dollars & Trade Dollars of the United States - A Complete Encyclopedia

<i>Q. David Bowers</i><p>Back Next Table of Contents Chapter 14: Morgan Dollars, the Treasury Releases<p>CHAPTER 14<p>The Treasury Releases<p>MORGAN SILVER DOLLARS …

Parenting

A Beginner's Guide to MongoDB & Meteor, Part 1

Databases, Part 1<p>One of the most difficult parts of teaching people how to build things with Meteor is figuring out when to introduce certain ideas. …

The State of JavaScript in 2015

The JavaScript world seems to be entering a crisis of churn rate. Frameworks and technologies are being pushed out and burned through at an …

Law Enforcement's 'Warrior' Problem

Within law enforcement, few things are more venerated than the concept of the Warrior. Officers are trained to cultivate a “warrior mindset,” the …

Law Enforcement

The Likely Cause of Addiction Has Been Discovered, and It Is Not What You Think

It is now one hundred years since drugs were first banned -- and all through this long century of waging war on drugs, we have been told a story about addiction by our teachers and by our governments. This story is so deeply ingrained in our minds that we take it for granted. It seems obvious. It …

North-Central whites are main bloc of swing voters left

From the <i>NYT</i>:<p>Hillary Clinton Traces Friendly Path, Troubling Party<br>By JONATHAN MARTIN and MAGGIE HABERMAN JUNE 6, 2015<br>Photo<p>WASHINGTON — Hillary Rodham …

Hot and Bothered: The weird new fetish for Historical Racism Porn

One of the stranger developments of the last decade or two is the emergence of a widespread public taste for historical racism porn: the younger …