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The delusion of the day job, according to one of the world's greatest novelists

The French author Gustave Flaubert found <i>le seul mot juste</i> to describe the idea of keeping a day job: A “delusion.” <b></b><p>Proving that the debate about whether it’s better to make a buck <i>doing anything</i> by day and write poetry or throw pottery by night has been unsettled for more than 150 years, Open Culture …

Literature

Google loses landmark 'right to be forgotten' case

Businessman wins legal action to force removal of search results about past conviction<p>A businessman has won his legal action to remove search results about a criminal conviction in a landmark “right to be forgotten” case that could have wide-ranging repercussions.<p>The ruling was made by Mr Justice …

Privacy

Facebook is about to tell users if their data was shared with Cambridge Analytica

Facebook on Monday will begin alerting the 87 million users whose data may have been harvested by Cambridge Analytica.<p>The company plans to post a link at the top of users' news feeds that will allow them to see which apps are connected to their Facebook accounts and what information those apps are …

Social Media

The Zack Snyder era of superhero movies is over. You should be sorry to see it go.

The weekend belonged to “Black Panther,” the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s latest offering, and rightly so: Ryan Coogler’s solid introduction to the kingdom of Wakanda wowed critics (97 percent fresh on Rotten Tomatoes) and audiences (A-plus CinemaScore) alike, racking up an estimated $235 million in …

Comic Books

Ridley Scott’s Very Candid Account of How He Saved All the Money in the World

The real-life narrative depicted in <i>All the Money in the World</i> is quite the yarn — after his grandson is kidnapped, oil baron J. Paul Getty blithely …

Is living forever going to suck?

We might be too sick to enjoy our extended lifespans.<p>The scuttlebutt around Silicon Valley is that soon we'll soon live way, way longer. Former Googler Bill Maris says humans can make it to 500 years old; hedge fund manager Joon Yun thinks 1,000 years is more on the money. Some, such as biotech …

Airbnb Might Become an App You Use Every Day

Airbnb may become a headache for more than just traditional hoteliers and travel booking sites.<p>That comes as the company has started thinking about …

Hospitality

Football transfers: How clubs research social media & body language to buy players

Soccer

Intel lets you stick an AI brain into your USB port

The $80 Movidius Neural Compute Stick is tuned for tinkerers and engineers who want to give neural network technology a whirl.<p>Want to give your PC an IQ boost? Intel's $80 Movidius Neural Compute Stick lets you plug some computing brains into your laptop's USB port.<p>The device, geared for tinkerers …

Nootrobox is now HVMN and will sell biohacking products beyond nootropics

If none of what’s in the above headline makes sense, you probably haven’t been following the biohacking trend for the last couple of years. But Silicon Valley is brimming with tech execs trying to become faster, stronger and smarter by “hacking” their genetic code through various experimental …

Silicon Valley

Is Microsoft Innovating Its Way to Customer Alienation? - MIT Technology Review

Is it possible to get too far ahead of the pack?<p>Earlier this week, Microsoft launched its new Surface Laptop. It’s a premium device aimed at college …

MacBook Air

Apple’s $1 Billion Manufacturing Boost Will Likely Bring Robots, Not Factory Jobs - MIT Technology Review

Tim Cook has announced a new fund that will invest $1 billion into U.S. companies that perform advanced manufacturing.<p>This may seem like music to …

Manufacturing

Sheryl Sandberg: Facebook Hit 5 Million Advertisers By Turning Users Into Marketers

When Sheryl Sandberg was deciding whether or not to join Facebook as COO nine years ago, she noticed a big opportunity: Small businesses were struggling to build an online presence, let alone navigate digital advertising.<p>At the time, Facebook was losing money. However, the four-year-old social …

Small Business

Motorola does the unthinkable and unveils gadget concepts

The gadget world is stale and boring now. Phones look the same. Action cameras copy GoPro, headphone companies copy Beats. Most electronic companies are overly cautious about going to far. Vaporware can kill momentum.<p>Yet today Motorola threw its arms in the Spanish air and said fuck it. During its …

Mobile Technology

Samsung’s New TV By Yves Béhar Is A Framed Piece Of Art, Literally

Samsung’s Frame television blends into your wall by chameleoning framed artwork.<p>“A TV is, in a lot of cases, not really on for more than four hours a day,” says Yves Béhar, founder of the San Francisco design studio Fuseproject. “So the rest of the day, the 20-plus hours, it’s really a black box. …

Art

Samsung is building a platform without an OS

For the last 20+ years, the traditional thinking in the tech industry has been that in order to have any real power and influence, you had to have an …

Internet of Things

Learning This 1 Thing Helped Me Understand Apple's Strategy

A few years before Sony co-founder Akio Morita passed away, I had a chance to interview him about his decision to buy a movie studio. He told me that …

Innovation

The groundbreaking app turning millennials into stock traders is now said to be worth more than $1 billion

The new round of funding is reportedly led by Yuri Milner's investment arm, DST Global, and values the investing app at over $1 billion. That makes it a "unicorn" in Silicon Valley terms.<p>Robinhood declined to comment on the new funding round. Fortune previously reported that the startup was looking …

Venture Capital

Meet The Man Whose Site Mark Zuckerberg Reads Every Day

For the last decade, Gabe Rivera has been quietly shaping the tech industry’s story for its top executives, investors, and journalists. But is the editor behind Silicon Valley’s Drudge Report ready to reckon with his influence?<p>Gabe Rivera was halfway through his lamb gyro when it became clear he’d …

The tech industry has $21 billion worth of open, high paying jobs — here are the top 15

It now includes a salary estimate with every job listing, based on sifting through the millions of self-reported salaries hosted on its site.<p>To celebrate that new feature, it dug into its data to find out which industries and job titles had the most openings.<p>All told, there are a whopping $272 …

Employment

Industrial Design: Nintendo Switch VR Concept

Recently, we witness the launch of Nintendo’s latest with their new console named: <b>Switch</b>. With the trend about VR, what if Nintendo took the turn …

Product Design

How to See Flipboard’s Featured Twitter Influencers

This week, we launched Smart Magazines, with 1,000s of industry experts adding depth and perspective to top categories. Learn more about the new Flipboard here.<p>To see the featured Flipboard Magazines and Twitter experts, launch Flipboard and swipe left to the Passion Picker. Select a topic to make …

The Next Big Blue-Collar Job Is Coding

When I ask people to picture a coder, they usually imagine someone like Mark Zuckerberg: a hoodied college dropout who builds an app in a feverish …

Snapchat spending $2 billion over 5 years for Google Cloud

Snapchat filed for an initial public offering and outlined its dependence on Google Cloud as a risk factor.<p>Snapchat is running its business on Google …

There is no IoT

Ajay Kulkarni Contributor<p>Ajay Kulkarni is co-founder and CEO at iobeam, and curates the new Minimum Reliable Product hardware blog.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>How Hardware-as-a-Service will save IoT<p>There’s a general malaise growing around IoT. After years of hype, more hype and even more hype, …

Internet of Things

Confirmed: AT&T is buying Time Warner for $85.4B in cash and shares

After days of speculation, the deal is now official: AT&T is acquiring Time Warner for $85 billion in a mix of cash and shares, paving the way for another behemoth in the converged media horizon.<p>The final acquisition price will be $107.50 per share, paid in half cash and half AT&T stock. This means …

Time Warner

The mobile wars are over

It’s time to call it: The mobile wars are over. The mobile market was once vibrant and variegated, a virtual coral reef of odd devices aimed at specific users. There was a phone with a 3D camera! There was one with a weird version of Android that catered to the security-conscious! There was one …

Mobile

Venice: Sorrentino Jumped at Chance to Make ‘High-Level Television’

One of the most eagerly anticipated premieres on the Lido screened Saturday — the first two episodes of “The Young Pope,” Oscar-winning director …

TV

Yes, that's Linus Torvalds happily chatting with Microsoft folks at a tech conference

Simply put, if Microsoft's customers choose Microsoft's cloud, then it doesn't matter what software they run on it — even if that software is an operating system that competes with Windows, like Linux.<p>Years ago, under former CEO Steve Ballmer, Microsoft tried to squash Linux, saying that it …

Linux

Facebook's director of product design on why websites may be a dying business

It feels like we were facing the end of print only years ago, but the time may be ripe to begin lamenting the end of the website.<p>After the dominance …