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How To Disconnect From Work Without Everyone Freaking Out

Here’s how to get your boss and coworkers used to the idea that you won’t always be available.<p>Picture this. You’re on a beach in the middle of the Caribbean with no Internet access, no phone reception, and no text messages.<p>You return from your vacation well rested, and want to continue some of …

Why Night Owls Are More Ethical In The Afternoon

A new study follows up on the morning morality effect, showing that your ethics is tied to if you are a morning or night person.<p>Whether you are a morning person or a night owl might dictate what time of day you should make your ethics-testing decisions.<p>It turns out the time of day you feel least …

Psychology

This Is The Very First Electoral Map Dividing The U.S. Into Red States And Blue States

A map of the results of the 1880 presidential election revolutionized the way we visualize the spatial aspect of politics.<p>When designers go about visualizing the distribution of political power in the United States, many opt to use a well-worn visual shorthand: red for Republican states and blue …

4 Reasons Why Exponential Technologies Are Taking Off

Bitcoin and 3-D printing aren’t just successful commercial innovations, but signals of a larger societal reset.<p>Every so often, a novel technology emerges that propels society forward. The 1974 release of the first personal computer, the subsequent birth of the Internet, and the development of …

A Google Chrome Experiment Visualizes The 36-Year Journey Of A Spacecraft

A Google Creative Lab project explains the life of NASA’s ISEE-3.<p>In 1978, NASA launched the ISEE-3, a spacecraft designed to study the Earth’s magnetic field and its interactions with solar wind. It would later become the first spacecraft visit a comet. NASA decomissioned the spacecraft in 1997, …

Florida Murder Suspect Allegedly Asked Siri Where He Should Hide The Dead Body

A 20-year-old Florida man who stands accused of gruesomely murdering his roommate apparently asked Siri, the iPhone’s whimsical voice assistant, for advice on where to hide the dead body.<p>According to local news reports, Pedro Bravo allegedly kidnapped and strangled his then-roommate, Christian …

Bluetooth Speaker Is A Levitating Death Star Of Sound

The Om One is a Bluetooth speaker with an anti-gravitational twist. It hovers and spins in mid-air, spitting out tunes like some sleek Death Star of sound.<p>Weighing just three-quarters of a pound, this black sphere maintains its position in the air with the help of a magnetic base. But the Om One …

Amazon’s Credit Card Reader Is Here, And It’s Dramatically Cheaper Than Square

Amazon already has your credit card stashed away online. Now it wants to process the swipe transactions you make throughout your day. Like Square and PayPal, Amazon announced its own plastic credit card reader early Wednesday morning called Amazon Local Reader. It has one big competitive advantage …

Facebook Loophole Lets You Chat Without Messenger App

Many of our readers were quite vocal about their displeasure when we wrote in July that Facebook would begin forcing iPhone and Android users to download a separate app for messaging. Well, angry readers, here is a bit of mischief for you: <i>Time.com</i> has discovered a simple way to avoid using Facebook …

Make Your Own Dancing Baby Groot

Some may complain that superhero movies are just vehicles to sell a bunch of crappy merchandise, but what happens when a franchise fails to license the one toy that everyone would actually want to buy?<p>Case in point is Baby Groot, the potted sentient tree who stole the last few minutes of this …

Why Millennials Want To Work For Themselves

Or do they? Millennials want to work on their own terms–without a bad boss micromanaging their every move.<p>In the 15 years I’ve been teaching MBA students, their career plans have changed dramatically. Until the early 2000s they aspired to work in traditional corporate jobs for companies like …

Has Spotify Found A New Revenue Sweet Spot?

In a digital era where musicians are struggling to find ways to make money, Spotify and BandPage may have a solution that satisfies both artists and fans: selling merchandise and VIP experiences directly on the music-streaming service.<p>Spotify, rumored to be on the IPO track, previously sold basic …

Robin Williams’ Daughter Zelda Writes A Heartbreaking Letter About Her Father’s Passing

Zelda Williams, the 25-year-old daughter of Robin Williams and the subject of Williams’ final post on Instagram — released a statement about her father’s suicide yesterday, and it is funny and thoughtful and sad and hopeful, which is exactly what you might expect from the daughter of Robin Williams.<p>…

Samsung Galaxy Alpha review

The most luxurious Samsung Galaxy phone to date<p><b>The Good</b> The Samsung Galaxy Alpha's metal frame makes it the most luxurious feeling Galaxy phone to date. Its more compact size makes it comfortable to use, it has loads of power and its camera is great.<p><b>The Bad</b> It has a disappointingly low-resolution …

Why mosquitoes bite some people and not others

Science explains one of life’s great mysteries. Plus! A natural remedy to keep you insect-free all summer<p>Why are some people so much more attractive to mosquitoes than others? And what can you do about the pesky little bloodsuckers, especially if you don’t want to resort to DEET? (DEET, while …

The Five Biggest Threats To Human Existence

The big and bad crises that could wipe out humanity<p>In the daily hubbub of current “crises” facing humanity, we forget about the many generations we hope are yet to come. Not those who will live 200 years from now, but 1,000 or 10,000 years from now. I use the word “hope” because we face risks, …

ViaSat adds 'virtually unlimited' Freedom satellite internet plan for $70 per month

It didn't happen overnight, but ViaSat's finally on its way to transforming the satellite internet space, be it through speedy in-flight WiFi on JetBlue and United or the Exede residential service. That latter product, while the fastest internet option for customers without access to cable or …

The Moon Could Be Littered With Fossils From Earth

Meteorites could carry fossils between worlds, says new research<p>Since 1996, scientists have debated about whether the Martian meteorite ALH84001 contains evidence that life once existed on Mars. The rock holds some microscopic wormy-looking structures that some scientists have suggested could be …

Change This iPhone Setting To Stop Closed Apps From Tracking Your Location

Foursquare users who play hooky from work to go see a movie may not “check in” for fear of colleagues seeing their whereabouts, but the app still knows they’re there. Last week, the Wall Street Journal confirmed an earlier report that Foursquare “tracks your every movement, even when the app is …

Robin Williams: his 50 funniest quotes

Comedy

Pill could stop middle-aged spread before it starts

Scientstists at the University of Aberdeen have discovered what causes the middle-aged spread and how to turn if off with a new drug<p>Middle age is when your age starts to show around your middle, Bob Hope, the comedian, quipped.<p>But now scientists have discovered what causes the middle-aged spread, …

iOS is losing enterprise marketshare, but Android still can't beat it

While the Android platform is #1 in the consumer market (and the world), some would say you haven’t won unless you can take over enterprise. This is a market Android hasn’t been able to successfully penetrate without getting some classic fighting from the competition. Once BlackBerry’s territory, …

Mobile

Google launches a teaching tool to help schools ditch paper

Google's itching to get Chromebooks into classrooms (and it's doing a pretty good job too), but the search giant just went full steam ahead with another product meant to help it shape the school experience. It's called (unsurprisingly) Classroom, and the free service is finally ready for …

These companies want to bring down America’s airline mafia

You might expect scrappy start-ups to steer clear of an industry plagued by bankruptcies, rising costs and accusations of monopolistic behavior. But the tough times facing the US airline industry have inspired a new crop of small carriers, all gunning to be the next JetBlue or Southwest.<p>Mergers …

Aviation

Samsung virtual reality headset photo surfaces

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Barone Firenze/Shutterstock<p>Samsung’s rumored reveal of its first virtual reality headset at the IFA consumer …

Fish and Wildlife drops proposal to list wolverine as threatened

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Tuesday withdrew its proposal to list the wolverine as a threatened species in the contiguous United States. The agency said its earlier research, which concluded that climate change was destroying the snow-loving mammal's alpine habitat, had been …

Wildlife

American woman's body found in suitcase in Bali

Daughter and boyfriend are arrested after discovery of 62-year-old's body in taxi outside hotel<p>The body of a 62-year-old American woman has been found stuffed inside a suitcase on the Indonesian resort island of Bali. Police have arrested her daughter and her daughter's boyfriend in relation to the …