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How do we save the Internet for history? This group is trying.

There is a building in northern San Francisco that looks like a cousin to the Acropolis in Greece. It used to be a Christian Science church.<p>Now, however, it houses 26 petabytes of digital information in a forest of blinking, heat-generating servers. Welcome to the Internet Archive headquarters.<p>“The …

How MLB Keeps Its Players' Salaries Down

Baseball's labor contracts are full of technicalities that depress Major Leaguers' earnings. Meanwhile, in the minors, things are even worse.<p>With less than a year remaining on the existing contract between Major League Baseball’s owners and players, the executive director of the MLB Players’ …

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Why the 'moonshot project' that Google just launched could be such a big deal

Content from the nine apps that Google partnered with will now show up in mobile-search results, even if it doesn't exist on the company's website, and users will be able to click a "stream" button to get the full app experience without installing anything.<p>For example, if you search for "Hotels in …

Review: 'Spectre' is two steps forward, one step back

<b>(The Hollywood Reporter) —</b> Empires collapse, stock markets crash, dynasties die out, but James Bond endures as one of cinema's longest-running and most lucrative franchises for over half a century.<p>The 24th installment in the official 007 canon, "Spectre" is the sequel to "Skyfall," which gave the …

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SoundCloud will start tracking what songs you remix

SoundCloud has partnered with rights management company Zefr to identify music owned by major labels uploaded to the streaming service. The partnership announcement is pretty vague, but Zefr co-founder Rich Raddon told Engadget that the deal is currently about sharing data and insights with …

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TI's super-slim graphing calculator shows that math can be stylish

Who said that graphing calculators were dead in the smartphone era? Certainly not Texas Instruments -- if anything, it's showing that there's still plenty of life left in dedicated math machines. Its new TI-84 Plus CE is 30 percent thinner and 30 percent lighter than the regular Plus, making for a …

Mathematics

The best of the Colorado River: one step, pedal or stroke at a time

Snaking 1450 miles, the Colorado River is nothing less than the nerve center of the great American West. Capturing snows off the Rockies, it drops through pine stands, winds down into the desert and carves the Grand Canyon’s rosy depths.<p>In the American psyche, it’s a powerful life force, a natural …

Vatican extends olive branch to American nuns

The Benedictine sisters at St. Scholastica Monastery in Rogers Park breathed a sigh of relief Tuesday when the Vatican released its long-awaited report on American nuns.<p>Two Vatican investigators had spent two days at the Benedictine monastery in May 2010 as part of an unprecedented review, …

Johns Hopkins Mistakenly Sends Acceptances to 294 Rejected Students

Baltimore’s Johns Hopkins University put 294 already nervous applicants through an emotional roller coaster last weekend, erroneously telling them …

Taylor Swift takes a stand over Spotify music royalties

This may well be remembered as the week Taylor Swift established herself as the most powerful 24-year-old in music industry history.<p>The singer’s latest album, 1989, is expected to have the largest sales week for any album since 2002, when Eminem sold a little over 1.3m copies of The Eminem Show in …

Drummer is a beautiful, minimal drum machine for iPhone

"The world of pro audio gear has not yet been hit by the <i>tidal wave</i> of the internet, nor by the….. <i>earthquake</i> of good design," howls Jake Lodwick. He’s the effervescent, manchild co-founder of Vimeo, and more recently of Elepath, a software development company based out of New York City’s hip …

Nvidia Promises Android 5.0 Update For Shield Tablet This Month

Android rollouts always have fans vying to see who gets a taste first; generally speaking, the Nexus faithful are rewarded for sticking to devices Google has committed to updating swiftly. Nvidia, which has begun making a fair number of Android devices beyond the scope of the smartphone category, …

Selecting the High-Risk, High-Reward MLB Free-Agent Team

My colleague, Matthew Smith, ranked the top 50 free agents available this offseason and is tracking the latest rumors and signings. My job here is to find the players on that list who come with the greatest risk combined with the greatest potential upside.<p>Some common themes you'll see are a …

Oakland Athletics

Derek Jeter rivals tell tales from second base

Derek Jeter was a celebrity almost from the moment he assumed the starting shortstop role for the New York Yankees in 1996.<p>As his legend grew, a first encounter with Jeter was daunting for even the most accomplished young players. But Jeter, many players say, went out of his way to make newcomers …

9 black-and-white mobile camera apps go mono a mono

Monochrome is back in fashion — as if it every really left. Despite the ubiquity of color images native to digital cameras, the drama of black and white photography is being rediscovered and people are once again connecting with its subtle beauty.<p>Manipulating monochromatic tonal ranges or unicolor …

Inside Spotify's redesign

Spotify’s New York office is any teenage boy’s dream.<p>We are not talking just about the obvious perks of working for a hip startup or the array of cool musicians parading through the office. We are talking about the New York office’s unofficial mascot: Spiderman.<p>The walls separating many of the …

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FORTUNE — There is little doubt that today’s smartphones offer room for improvement. Ubiquitous and beloved though they may be, the portable devices are fragile, offer limited choice, and generate a growing mass of e-waste that’s been called nothing short of a “global time bomb.”<p>Google’s Project …

Meet the Man Who Jumped Off One World Trade Center

Last summer, I interviewed dozens of the ironworkers who were working around the clock to turn One World Trade Center into the tallest building in …

Miguel Cabrera's massive contract is jaw-dropping.

On Thursday, it was reported that the Detroit Tigers had agreed with Miguel Cabrera on an eight-year, $248 million contract extension that will keep …

World Series odds: Dodgers favored to win

Your kid is going to a community college unless you do something to speed up that college fund. Just sayin'.<p>Here we go, the final update for the World Series odds from Bovada. Betting on one of these teams will win you a lot of money. Betting on 29 others will lose you money and possibly cost you …

75 percent of Americans against college players unionizing

According to a poll from HBO Real Sports and Marist, 75% of Americans are against the idea of college athletes unionizing.<p>Northwestern players may …

The Cubs have fired their team psychologist

The Cubs' recently deposed team psychologist doesn't sound like your typical team psychologist.<p><b>MORE: Spring Training | FA tracker: position players |</b> …

Lego Cubestormer robot solves Rubik's Cube in less time than it takes to read this headline

Until yesterday, the world record for fastest time in solving a Rubik's Cube was 5.27 seconds, which was set in the fall of 2011 by a Lego robot named Cubestormer 2. Thanks to the machine's successor (aptly named Cubestormer 3), the time to beat is now <i>3.253 seconds.</i> The robot, which is the third in …

Move Over Hackers, Biohackers Are Here

The creators of FOX’s new science-fiction buddy-cop show, Almost Human focuses the uncontrollable evolution of emerging tech. The solution is real cops need robot cop partners to help control crime. Bio-3D printers, DNA swipes, machines that prick your finger and dispense a pill with the nutrients …

Deep space exploration is closer after astronauts and Earth-bound researchers co-pilot ISS robots

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: NASA<p>A flock of volleyball-size spherical robots could soon have a very important role on the International Space …

A Conversation With The President Of The World's First Non-Profit, Tuition-Free, Accredited, Online University

Shai Reshef is an Israeli-born entrepreneur who now lives in Pasadena, California. Although his master’s degree is in Chinese politics, he has made his name professionally in private education. He served as chairman and CEO of the Kidum Group, an Israeli test preparation which he sold to Kaplan, …

Spanish government of Mariano Rajoy holds out for full 'defeat' declaration as independence group ends 40 years of militancy<p>The Basque separatist group Eta is expected on Friday to take a historic step towards handing over weapons and bomb-making equipment used in its terror campaign for …

The Developing World's Urban Population Could Triple by 2210

Mega-brothels: Has Germany become 'bordello of Europe'?

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