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The Innovative Coworking Spaces of 15th-Century Italy

Coworking spaces are on the rise, from Google’s “Campus” in London to NextSpace in California. Much has been made of these shared workspaces as a brand-new idea, one that barely existed 10 years ago. But the way they function reminds me of a very old idea: the Renaissance “bottega” (workshop) of …

Exploring Mexico’s Caves—Some of the Deepest Pits in the World

Photo: Josh Hydeman<p>American cavers were first to descend the 1,200-foot deep Sotano De Las Golondrinas, better known as the Cave of Swallows, in 1966. It’s one of the world’s largest cave shafts in the world and one of Mexico’s 13 natural wonders. The cave is so enticing that, in 2012, then …

Amazon Prime Video now has 4 times as many movies as Netflix

As Netflix has shifted toward original (and exclusive) shows and movies, the size of its catalog has gone down.<p>Research last month showed that since January 2014, the number of titles available on Netflix in the US has shrunk by 31.7%. This was particularly pronounced in movies, where Netflix's …

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Google Search Will Soon Include Live TV Listings

Google is ready to give TV Guide and IMDB a run for their money. Pretty soon, you will be able to Google the name of a television show or movie and …

RNC Officials Leave Convention Rules Unchanged at Florida Meeting

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. -- The Republican National Committee’s Standing Rules Committee closed Wednesday without recommending any changes to the convention rules, with members in near-unanimous agreement that any changes would only fuel charges that the RNC is playing favorites in advance of the …

Futurist Ray Kurzweil wants to use tiny robots in our bloodstream to fight disease and live forever

In an interview with Playboy, Kurzweil described a future in which microscopic robots inhabit our bloodstream, helping our immune system fight disease.<p>"By the 2020s we'll start using nanobots to complete the job of the immune system," he said. "Our immune system is great, but it evolved thousands …

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Microsoft explains what you’ll lose by upgrading to Windows 10

Say goodbye to Windows Media Center and control over your updates<p>Microsoft announced today that it will be launching Windows 10 on July 29th, encouraging Windows 7 and 8.1 users to reserve their free upgrade with a notification in their task bar. However, while the company has been busy …