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Launcher, The Banned iOS Widget That Let You Launch Other Apps, Is Back

With iOS 8, Apple introduced a way for mobile applications to add widgets to its Notification Center that offered snapshots of information, like today’s weather, stock quotes, headlines, and more. But one clever app called Launcher took advantage of the new functionality to turn its widget into a …

Mark Zuckerberg reveals his one rule for hiring

'It's a pretty good test and it has served me well,' Facebook founder tells audience at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona<p>As the founder of one of the most successful companies on the planet, when <b>Mark Zuckerberg</b> gives job advice it’s a good idea to listen.<p>Speaking at the Mobile World Congress in …

Social Media

Apple and Google 'FREAK attack' leaves millions of users vulnerable to hackers

Technology giants hurrying to fix a longstanding security flaw caused by US companies being forced to sell weakened encryption software to overseas customers<p>Millions of people may have been left vulnerable to hackers while surfing the web on Apple and Google devices, thanks to a newly discovered …

39 Commonly Misused Words and How to Use Them Correctly

Where the mechanics of writing are concerned, I’m far from perfect. One example: I always struggle with <i>who</i> and <i>whom.</i> (Sometimes I’ll even rewrite a …

Why you really do get that from your father

We may look like our mothers but our genes have more in common with the paternal line, study finds<p>It is good news for put-upon husbands who fear their wife will turn out like their mother-in-law: scientists say that, genetically, we are more like our fathers.<p>A study has found that although we might …

Genetics

7 things to do with your money when you get your first real job

With the second one, though, you have a prime opportunity to start setting yourself up for success.<p>"I think it's a big transition," says financial planner Michael Solari. "Especially coming from college, not making any money, to coming home with a paycheck. People's heads spin about what they …

Personal Finance

So long, transistor: How the 'memristor' could revolutionize electronics

<b>(CNN) —</b> In 1971, a physicist conceptualized the existence of a fourth fundamental element in the electronic circuit, besides the three that were already in use at the time.<p>His name was Leon Chua and he believed -- for reasons of symmetry -- that an extra component could one day be constructed to …

Nanotech

Sundar Pichai's Plan To Keep Google Almighty

If it works, do it again. And again.<p>That’s Sundar Pichai’s approach as he steps up efforts to monetize the hundreds of millions people around the globe who use Android phones amid growing investor concern that Google’s core business is slowing down.<p>In an exclusive, wide-ranging interview with …

Mobile

How long can we stay awake?

We can fight off the sandman for a while, but after a certain point, sleeplessness leads to temporary madness and – just maybe – death, discovers Adam Hadhazy.<p>People start to hallucinate and go a bit crazy<p>It’s surprising how we spend our lives. Reach your 78th birthday and according to some …

Neuroscience

Google buys Softcard, teams up with carriers on mobile payments

Image copyright iStock.Google and the mobile carriers have long been at odds over mobile payments, but faced with the runaway success of Apple Pay, …

Mobile

Neil Patrick Harris's 5 Best Oscar Moments

Neil Patrick Harris stepped up to, arguably, his biggest hosting stint Sunday night at the Oscars. And he rose to the occasion, mugging like the …

Neil Patrick Harris

Texting this phone number will get you 'anything you want as long as it's not illegal'

What if you could text a number and get anything you want?<p>That's the ambitious goal of a new startup called Magic, a text-messaging-based concierge service that promises to pull strings, place orders, and schedule deliveries all so you don't have to.<p>Magic doesn't have a dedicated app. It instead …

Text Messaging

Oscars 2015: Winners

Winners from the 87th Academy Awards on Sunday, February 22

CNN

Happy Valley - Photographs and text by Brian Shumway | LensCulture

Happy Valley is an intimate, strange and quirky family diary chronicling over several years the everyday lives and relationships of typical middle-class kids and teens (my nieces and nephews) as they come of age in the ever-changing but sheltered milieu of contemporary suburban America (in Utah).<p>I …

Genealogy

Cruise Ships

Cruise Ships

Revealed: The experts Apple hired to build an electric car

In the last few weeks we’ve heard about a poaching war between Apple and Tesla, a couple hires by Apple from the auto industry, and a whole lot of speculation followed by reports that Apple has a team of hundreds working on an electric vehicle. But who exactly is working on the project at Apple?<p>We …

Engineering

Restricted Areas - Interview with Danila Tkachenko | LensCulture

The project “Restricted Areas” is about the human impulse towards utopia, about our striving for perfection through technological progress.<p>Humans are always trying to own ever more than they have—this is the source of technical progress. The byproducts of this progress are various commodities as …

Street Photography

Apple wants to be selling cars in 5 years

It is just the latest in a recent string of reports about Apple's plans to enter the automotive industry.<p>What seemed like a crazy rumor a couple of weeks ago, when an Apple employee first emailed Business Insider about it, has now been confirmed by multiple news outlets.<p>Bloomberg says Apple has 200 …

Steve Jobs

Bitcoin will be a big mess for both Bitcoin holders and the IRS

And as virtual currency like Bitcoin becomes increasingly intertwined in consumer and corporate culture, the Internal Revenue Service may struggle to regulate and prosecute digital scofflaws.<p>But for the latest Bitcoin miners and traders trying to cash in on the cryptocurrency craze, the burden of …

Bitcoin

A 29-year-old invented a painless way to save money, and Google's buying into it

In fact, according to the Federal Reserve, 60% of Americans between the ages of 18 to 40 saved absolutely nothing in 2013. Last year, adults under 35 had a savings rate of negative 2%.<p>So why is this happening? Is it that hard to go to a bank and open an automatic savings or a CD account?<p>"The bank …

Personal Finance

The Mysterious Science of Motion Sickness

New research starts to explain why some people feel nauseous on cars, boats, buses, and carnival rides, while others don't.<p>The wide expanse of blue water that covers most of this world holds many mysteries. Humans have explored a mere five percent of the oceans over the long and storied history of …

Northwestern University

Billionaire boom: Where the money is now

The world has 155 new billionaires, pushing the worldwide total to 2,325.<p>That's a 7% jump from 2013, according to the 2014 "Billionaire Census" from Wealth-X and UBS.<p>So who is your standard billionaire? According to the report, the typical billionaire has about $3.1 billion, is 63 years old, and …

There's a new app called High There that's basically Tinder for weed smokers

Weed smokers finally have their own version of Tinder thanks to a new dating app called High There.<p>The idea behind the app is simple: Marijuana users aren't always comfortable bringing up on dates that they enjoy smoking weed, so High There removes that worry by creating a place for like-minded …

Apps

WSJ: Apple struggled to find purpose for Apple Watch after many planned health features were cut, 5 million units ordered

The Wall Street Journal revealed tonight that many of the planned health features that Apple intended to include in its first-generation wearable were cut from the final product.<p>Early reports on the progress of the device’s creation indicated that it would boast an array of sensors for measuring …

Wall Street Journal

40th Anniversary of SNL

Pixar Uses for Everyday Objects

From lessons in love to advice on friendship, there are plenty of things to learn from Pixar movies. Some, however, are a little less abstract and a …

Vintage