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We Now Know A Lot More About Edward Snowden's Epic Heist — And It's Troubling

Edward Snowden's in-depth interview with James Bamford of Wired offers details about his last job as a contractor for the NSA in Honolulu, which raise disconcerting questions about the motives of the former systems administrator.<p>While working at two consecutive jobs in Hawaii from March 2012 to May …

Global Renewable Energy Project Reaches Milestone

Power Clouds, a global renewable energy project that encourages citizens around the world to collectively build photovoltaic power plants, has released metrics for its first year of activity.<p>Since its inception in March 2013, the project has more than 50,000 participants in more than 100 countries …

Competition for ecological niches limits evolution of new species

A recently published study finds that competition for ecological niches limits the evolution of new species. Further, this study finds that speciation rate slows or even stops as available ecological niches fill up.<p>Why are there so many more species in some regions than in others? According to a …

Twitter Starts to Change the Central Logic of Its Service

The company is now showing users tweets from accounts they don't follow. That’s a bigger deal than it seems.<p>When will Twitter no longer be Twitter?<p>This week, the company tested a change to its core product that could alter the service in a small but important way. According to <i>Mashable</i>, Twitter is …

You Don't Need a Co-Founder For Your Startup

<i>Jay Barnett is the founder of Priority Pickup, an Australia based online passenger services company that offers private chauffeur rentals to customers in Perth, Western Australia.</i><p>One of the most frequently asked questions when I go to startup events here in Perth is why I do not have a co-founder …

RoboThespian: the first commercial robot that behaves like a person

You don't have to be paranoid to think there are eyes following you around the Cornwall warehouse that is home to Engineered Arts.<p>Indeed, if you were not being watched, there would be something wrong, as those eyes belong to robots made by the British company that has become an industry leader by …

Here's An Insightful Warning About The Way Human Desires Are Met So Easily Online

"SOON enough, nobody will remember life before the internet. What does this unavoidable fact mean?" It is with this sobering question that Michael Harris, a Canadian journalist, begins his debut work, "The End of Absence".<p>To arrive at an answer, Mr Harris combs through what remains of our …

John McAfee's call to arms: If you want freedom, resist Google (video)

Cybersecurity pioneer and outspoken playboy John McAfee has a message for people using Google.<p>Wise up.<p>If you think that Google’s collection of personal data is innocuous, McAfee wants you to think again.<p>“Google … would like us to believe that if we have nothing to hide, we should not mind if …

Black Holes? I'll Take a Medium, Please

In one sense, black holes are just ridiculously exotic. Their surface gravity is so powerful that even something as fast as light can’t escape …

Black Holes

Deals: The Complete iOS 8 + Swift Developers Course (Pre-Order) at 90% Off

If you’re looking to learn or improve iOS 8 app development skills, the today’s featured iPad Insight deal might be a very good fit. It’s <b>The Complete iOS 8 + Swift Developers Course (Pre-Order)</b> – which offers the opportunity to build 14 iOS 8 Apps Using Xcode 6 & Apple’s New Programming Language – …

Hardware accelerator Haxlr8r: These are the kind of projects we do not accept

Benjamin Joffe, General Partner at hardware accelerator HAXLR8R, took the stage of 2014 TechCrunch China/TechNode event this week, saying there’re a dozen of categories of hardware projects they don’t accept.<p>Based in Shenzhen, China, HAXLR8R is an accelerator for hardware device makers, offering …

On stage or in the boardroom: How tablets can improve your public speaking

Next weekend my new musical project (a blues/classic rock band) gets under way. We’ve got a bass player, two guitarists, and a drummer. What we don’t …

The usages up with which we should not put

While generally agreeing with many of the points made by Steven Pinker in his article (Whom knows, Review, 16 August), I should point out that in his discussion of prepositions at the end of a sentence, Pinker’s explanation of the witticism attributed to Winston Churchill– “This is pedantry up with …

I Moved To San Francisco — And Now I Have Apps Doing Everything For Me

It's the kind of convenience I've become accustomed to after living in New York for over six years. I can get just about anything I want, whenever I want, all within a few blocks of my home. There's a Starbucks 184 feet away from my front door. There's a classy Italian steakhouse across the street. …

San Francisco

Image overload: Help us sort it all out, NASA requests

NASA is asking for your help.<p>No, you do not get to go to space.<p>You do, however, get to view hundreds of thousands of images taken from space. Via The Gateway to Astronaut Photography of Earth, NASA is making available images ranging from the Mercury missions of the 1960s to photos recently snapped …

Inside the sharing economy, workers find flexibility — and 19-hour days

Snapchat is driving marketers crazy — and that might just be okay

What would Aldous Huxley have made of Snapchat?<p>Surely a writer who spent his career satirising the dehumanising effects of technology and mass media would have been horrified at our most extreme iteration yet of communication as mindless, ephemeral churn.<p>If Huxley thought the world needed warning …

Can Microsoft beat Apple by being rational?

I've never been too convinced by facts.<p>If they were so powerful, there would surely be far fewer history books. Instead, there still doesn't seem much agreement about what happened in the Middle Ages, never mind the 20th century.<p>And when I buy a gadget that offers me the "fact" that it's faster, it …

The Scientifically Best Way To Get Through A Day On No Sleep

Sure, boss, I'll get—*yawn*—right to it.<p>Science is an endeavor by a bunch of flawed people, and the institution can be problematic—hey, we're all human—so I'm not usually one to say things like, "I love science!" This time, however, I'm grateful. <i>New York</i> Magazine talked with sleep researchers about …

What To Do When You Don’t Have UX Unicorn Money

<i>Matt Grant is the Director of Content Strategy at Aquent.</i><p>Everyone loves unicorns. They are magical, mystical creatures that live on clouds and dance on rainbows. They spread peace, love and joy wherever they go.<p>“75% of European digital ecosystem is present at #TNW2018”Are you doing business in …

Last App Switcher - Indie app of the day

Pros<p>It seems like it only saves a little time but over time it'll add up.<br>Free to use with no in app purchases.<br>Alternate setups available if you don't like the floating notification.<br>Very easy to set up and use.<br>Very responsive developers<p>Cons<p>Doesn't work on some custom ROMs, <br>While it is insanely …

How Bitcoin might transform international payments — a lifeline for millions

It’s September, 13th, 2008. One of the most powerful men in America is about to foresee an earthquake in the financial system, something that will change the world.<p>Jamie Dimon, the head of JP Morgan Chase, has seen it all—but even he has to steel himself for this moment. “You are about to …

The 7 Best Secret Product Hunt Lists

Product Hunt has been getting a lot of press lately. Most of it for good reason. It’s a quick way to see what the movers and shakers of the tech world are checking out everyday. But behind the daily up-voting of products, the team is experimenting with fun sub-categories.<p>They’re like hidden …

Common Pitfalls in Technology Naming

<i>Aaron Hall is the Associate Director of Naming at Siegel+Gale.</i><p>While naming your new tech product or company can be a lot of fun, it certainly isn’t easy. When approaching naming for the first or tenth time, there are some common pitfalls and traps in which companies tend to get caught.<p>While it …

How to break open the Silicon Valley boys' club

A few years ago, if you had asked me about Silicon Valley’s gender imbalance, I would have wondered what planet you were from. I believed it was a perfect meritocracy that was open and diverse. My research had documented that the majority of Silicon Valley’s startups were founded by immigrants and …

SmartThings Review: Living in the Smart Home

Prepare to hear a lot more about SmartThings. Kickstarter success turned Samsung acquisition, the smart home startup isn’t the only DIY approach to …

How to make Facebook work better for you: Quit the 'Like'

The “Like” button on Facebook seems harmless enough: It’s an easy way to express your appreciation of something.<p>But as some people are discovering, that innocuous little like has some unintended consequences.<p>Wired writer Mat Honan found out what happens when you like every single thing that shows …