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Munchery cooks up an $85M round at a $300M valuation (confirmed)

The on-demand food delivery service Munchery has raised a new $85 million round, which would value the company at about $300 million.<p>So says a report in the Wall Street Journal late Friday, citing a person familiar with the deal. Munchery has now confirmed the new funding round.<p>The funding round …

Startups

You can now watch the 'Netflix for pirated movies' right from your web browser

Popcorn Time has come to be known as a sort of "Netflix for pirated movies," but until now prospective streamers always had to download the somewhat dubious Popcorn Time application to start viewing films.<p>That's not the case anymore. On Tuesday, the anonymous team behind the Popcorn Time brand …

The Man Who Sold His Startup For $4.3 Billion Just Raised $233 Million For His New Venture | Inc.com

Keith Krach, the 57-year old CEO of DocuSign, technically doesn't have to work anymore.<p>At age 26, he was General Motors' youngest-ever vice president. In 1995, he sold his first startup, Rasna Software, for $500 million. A year later he launched Ariba, an online procurement software startup that …

Venture Capital

10 Clever Lifehacks You'll Wish You Thought Of

Never do battle with a jar again<p>No matter what you're doing, there is usually a better way to do it. And to that end, here are 10 lifehacking GIFs that will show you clever, better ways of accomplishing tricky things around your house. That plus a few that are just silly fun.<p>You can find all these …

Lifehacks

Is rap the most important music since 1960? Scientists say they have proof

<b>(CNN) —</b> Forget The Beatles and The Rolling Stones, the most important development in pop music in the past half century is hip-hop.<p>That's not an opinion, it's fact -- backed up by hard data, says a team of researchers from two London universities.<p>In a study published Wednesday in the journal Royal …

Rap & Hip-Hop

'Human Sat Nav' guides tourists through streets by controlling leg muscles

The new device could help the elderly get home, guide firefighters through burning buildings and help tourists navigate strange cities<p>The first human Sat Nav which guides walkers using electrodes strapped to their legs has been developed by German scientists.<p>Max Pfeiffer, at the University of …

Violent tornado kills 2 in Illinois, flattens dozens of homes

Two people were killed in a violent tornado that cut a destructive swath through rural Illinois on Thursday, flattening dozens of homes, Gov. Bruce Rauner confirmed.<p>The tornado severely damaged or destroyed at least 100 buildings in two counties, and sent 20 people to the hospital, Rauner and local …

Weather

Be Slimmer, Stronger, and Smarter

What follows is a 24-hour plan for first targeting and then tapping into what may be your most valuable natural resource.<p><b>6:00 a.m. Flick Your Energy Switch</b><br>What you see as a good night's sleep, your body interprets as 8 hours of starvation. And so, in an effort to conserve energy, there's a dramatic …

Mexican woman who lived through revolution dies at 127: government | Reuters

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A woman has died at the age of 127 in western Mexico, a government agency that verified her age said on Friday.<p>Leandra Becerra was born in the northern border state of Tamaulipas on Aug. 31, 1887, and died on Thursday morning at her home in Zapopan in the western state of …

Mexico

Who needs FaceTime? 4 video-calling apps for Android

If you're looking to video chat, these apps can help stay connected with HD video and extra features too.<p>For staying connected, video calling is still all the rage. More personal than a phone call, but just as easy, video calling is often free and the feature is popping up in more apps, including …

This Box Can Figure Out Your 4-Digit iPhone Passcode

Luckily, there's an easy way to make your device more secure<p>If you needed any more incentive to beef up your iPhone's password, here's one: security researchers at MDSec have tracked down a device called an "IP Box" that can brute force the phone's 4-digit security code and gain access to its …

Information Systems

Is Google working on a cure for cancer?

Google has filed a patent application, suggesting development of its anti-cancer technology is well under way<p>Google has filed a patent application with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) for a wrist-worn device that could destroy cancer cells in the blood.<p>The patent application, …

Windows 10 will let you sign in with your eyes and face

Windows 10 may be the first Windows operating system and platform to finally do away with passwords.<p>Microsoft announced Windows Hello on Tuesday, a …

In Animal Kingdom, Blood Comes in a Rainbow of Colors

Blood isn't always red—evolution has given rise to a variety of hues.<p>Society elites aren't the only blue bloods. Several species of octopus have blue, rather than red, fluid running through their veins.<p>The blue comes from a copper-rich protein called hemocyanin, which carries oxygen from the lungs …

Biology

25: Want to be more Productive? Clear the Decks! (Why Not?!)

<b>Three Rules of Work:</b> <b>Out of clutter find simplicity;</b> <b>From discord find harmony;</b> <b>In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.</b><b> Albert Einstein</b> Have you …

Minimalism

19 hacks to make your life easier around the house

Life is tough enough. Small irritations should never get in the way of enjoying a hard-earned day off.<p>If there's an easier way of doing things, most …

Lifehacks

Own A Chromecast? Google Wants To Give You $6

The Chromecast is already a damned great little device. Pretty much the only thing* that would make it better is if Google randomly gave you free money for owning one.<p><i>(*except for 5ghz WiFi support, that’d be good too.)</i><p>What do you know! That’s what they’re doing today.<p>As noted by Android Authority, …

The Lean Muscle Diet

Principle No. 1 <br>You Need to Eat More Food<p>If you have a Taco Bell Cheesy Gordita Crunch habit, the first step is easy: Limit your intake of anything with a name that includes the words "cheesy," "gordita," and/or "crunch."<p>But you still need to eat something, and whatever it is, it'll have calories …

Nike sued over Michael Jordan logo

The life of the most successful sneaker franchise of all time is at risk, as a photographer is accusing Nike of using his work to make its famous …

When Dogs Roll Over, They May Actually Be Acting Combative

When dogs roll over onto their backs and expose their bellies, their behavior is a sign of submission, right? Well, new research suggests that we may be interpreting canine body language all wrong.<p>A new study by researchers at the University of Lethbridge in Canada and the University of South …

Why the modern world is bad for your brain

In an era of email, text messages, Facebook and Twitter, we’re all required to do several things at once. But this constant multitasking is taking its toll. Here neuroscientist Daniel J Levitin explains how our addiction to technology is making us less efficient<p>Daniel J Levitin Q&A<p>Our brains are …

Productivity

By Making A Game Out Of Rejection, A Man Conquers Fear

<i>Fear is one of the strongest and most basic of human emotions, and it's the focus of Fearless, the second episode of</i> Invisibilia<i>, NPR's new show on the invisible forces that shape human behavior.</i><p><i>This segment of the show explores how a man decided to conquer his fear of rejection by getting rejected</i> …

Mind

How filthy is your phone? - Telegraph

Surrey

The Holocaust film that was too shocking to show

In 1945, overseen by Alfred Hitchcock, a crack team of British film-makers went to Germany to document the horror of the concentration camps. Despite being hailed as a masterpiece, the film was never shown. Now, in a documentary called Night Will Fall, the full story of its creation and suppression …

World History

Clear out an HDMI port for Intel’s $149 Compute Stick

Advertisement<p>11 Comments<p>Credit:<p>Here at the Consumer Electronics Show, Intel is trying to cram its chips into every possible product, ranging from …

Windows Apps

A 200-year life is a fate worse than death

Scientists have discovered the genes that give bowhead whales a 200-year lifespan. But who wants to live that long?<p>In <i>The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy</i>, Marvin the robot is left outside the time machine and has to wait for millions of years while his friends travel through millennia in an …

Whales

Halfsider: a bizarre half-male half-female bird

Imagine looking out your window one morning and seeing a bird at your feeding table that looks as if a male and female of the species had been cut in half lengthwise and two opposite-sex sides had been carefully sewn together to create one individual. Perhaps you’d suspect a prank; maybe a local …

Birds

Look At The Crazy Designs For The World’s First Underwater City

A Japanese company thinks we should all go sleep with the fishes in its sustainable “Ocean Spiral” city.<p>As coastal cities face growing threats from rising sea levels and urban planners debate where to build next, a Japanese company has an unconventional proposal: Maybe the cities of the future …

Sea Level