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10 Recent Music Releases To Listen To That Aren't Taylor Swift

It's getting hard to escape Taylor Swift since the release of <i>1989</i> -- in addition to conquering radio, she's also taken over the entirety of New York City. But even though it seems like whole world is swept up in Swift-mania, the music world has been quietly pumping out some amazing, non-Taylor …

Here's Why The Time Is Always Set To 9:41 In Apple Ads

It even extends to print ads and television commercials.<p>That time used to be 9:42. You could see it across various commercials, print ads, and even on Apple's website. The explanation was simple: That's the time in the morning that Steve Jobs announced the very first iPhone in 2007. Around 42 …

Explaining Rare 'Hole Punch' Cloud With Rainbow in the Middle

Residents of Wonthaggi, near Melbourne, Australia, were taken off guard by the appearance of a hole punch cloud earlier this week.<p>Residents of Wonthaggi, Australia (map) snapped pictures of a rare, rainbow-filled "hole punch" cloud on Monday. By the next day, the photos had gone viral with …

The Most Important 20 Minutes of the Day

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>What are the most important moments of the day? The 20 minutes you commit to planning.<p>You're thinking, Planning? Yuck.<p>I know for some people it's a dreaded word, but don't worry. I'm not talking about writing a business plan or setting …

Meet The Network Of Guys Making Thousands Of Dollars Tweeting As "Common White Girls"

The Twitter illuminati that made "Alex From Target" an overnight sensation can drive millions of clicks with a simple retweet.<p>Cameron Asa is a 21-year-old communications major at the University of Tennessee. He's also the owner of Tweet Like A Girl, a Twitter account with 1.2 million followers.<p>Asa …

This Nigerian College Student Built a Wind- And Solar-Powered Car From Scraps

Segun Oyeyiola took a Volkswagen Beetle and turned it into a fully renewable off-road vehicle. He’s not going to stop working on it until it becomes the future of driving in Nigeria.<p>When it comes to the success of the electric car, billionaire Elon Musk is viewed as nothing short of a miracle …

Aerofex hoverbike could be yours by 2017

Aerofex's hoverbike made a pretty big splash when the Californian company showed off its working prototype all the way back in 2012, but then it went eerily silent. Now, Aerofex has finally revealed a launch date and price: it'll cost $85,000 and ship in 2017, according to its website.<p>"Where you're …

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Captivating Photos of Our Planet from an Astronaut's Perspective in Space

World-renowned astronaut Chris Hadfield, whom we had the pleasure of hearing speak about his experience on the International Space Station at last year's Beakerhead, crafts a compelling and intimate visual essay about the planet we live on in his new book <i>You Are Here: Around the World in 92 …

For This Shirtmaker, The Dressing Room Is Your iPhone

MTailor, a company that develops an app to sell shirts that fit well without trying them on, has raised a little more than $2 million in venture capital financing. It isn't the first online-focused retail brand, but the technology behind it is quite different.<p>On a Friday morning in San Francisco's …

A classical Indian musician is transforming hit songs into pop parodies

A lot of songs sound like one another — sometimes, they’re nearly identical. There are only a finite number of notes, after all. And sometimes it’s easy to see where someone has been “influenced” or “inspired” by another melody.<p>Ashok Krish is one of those who can not only spot similarities, but …

Malware Discovered In China Could Herald ‘New Era’ Of iOS And Mac Threats

Conventional wisdom suggests that the vast majority of mobile malware cases impact Android devices. Or at least that those who do not jailbreak their iPhones are safe from most threats — even Apple CEO Tim Cook has bashed Android for “dominating” the mobile malware market. Yet a new virus found in …

Fujifilm X100S Compact Camera: What Can Happen When a Camera Company Listens to Photographers

Since 2010, Fujifilm has been carving a niche for itself in the camera market by designing a number of cameras (XF1, XE1, X-Pro1, etc.) that many …

Video: Astronauts Trap GoPro in a Floating Water Bubble… for Science of Course

If this doesn’t put a big fat smile on your face, we’re not sure what will. As part of an experiment on ‘the phenomenon of water surface tension in …