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This founder who sold a startup for $200 million wants to build the next ESPN out of smartphone footage

The first step of Porter's plan is Overtime, a year-old app designed to let people easily capture and edit footage from sports games, particularly high-school basketball, and export the highlights around the internet.<p>Overtime videos reach 11 million unique users a month — 95% of whom are on mobile …

Mathematicians just proved that jet lag really is worse if you go East instead of West

As co-author of the study Professor Michelle Girvan tells Digital Trends, it's all to do with the brain's so-called "pacemaker cells" getting disrupted as people travel across different timezones.<p>"The reason that it's harder to go east for most people is that your internal clock has a natural …

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MANY prophets of information technology (IT) believe that the next big movement in their field will be the “internet of things”. This, they hope, …

Mossberg: Eero makes Wi-Fi simpler and stronger

Pricey system aims to eliminate headaches, boost coverage<p>Welcome to Mossberg<i>, a weekly commentary and reviews column on The Verge and Re/code by veteran tech journalist Walt Mossberg, now an Executive Editor at The Verge and Editor at Large of Re/code.</i><p>When a colleague heard I was reviewing the new …

Still think America is the ‘land of opportunity’? Look at this chart.

The American Dream -- that anyone can achieve success through hard work, grit and determination -- has always had a complicated relationship with the American Reality. Children born at the bottom of the income distribution are more likely than not to stay there. If you're a person of color or your …

Qubit Raises $40M To Power Big-Data Analytics For Marketing That Goes Beyond Adwords

The halcyon days of people clicking on Google search links and instantly converting into customers are over. But a startup called Qubit, founded by four ex-Googlers, has built a big-data analytics platform that it believes could make selling online today and in the future nearly as easy and …

​8 mental habits the most successful people learn to break

That bit of wisdom comes from Sandja Brügmann, serial entrepreneur and founder of the Passion Institute, a recently launched online educational program and consultancy for executives and entrepreneurs.<p>"Once we have developed understanding of how we interfere with our visions and goals, then comes …

11 ways to speed up your Mac

New MacBooks are very tempting, but upgrading a machine that can easily be salvaged makes no sense.<p>Here are some simple, free ways to speed up your Mac.

ICYMI: Tour a warzone in VR, champ rock-paper bot and more

Today on In Case You Missed It: A Syrian news agency is giving viewers a chance to nearly walk the ground of a bombed out city center with a virtual reality tour. Rock, paper, scissors champs would cry themselves to sleep after taking on a Japanese robot that wins the game every time, thanks to …

Angry Birds maker sheds another 260 jobs in effort to stay aloft

The freefall of the maker of <i>Angry Birds</i> continued as Rovio Entertainment said it would cut another 260 jobs, taking total losses in the past year to …

Are you damaging your hearing without realising it?

Many of us use earphones throughout the day to drown out noise in our commutes and at work. But is it prematurely damaging our hearing? Molly Crain investigates.<p>It starts gradually. The guitars in your favourite song no longer seem to sound loud enough, so you crank up the volume. You struggle to …

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Vaccines in the '60s made people more likely to develop chlamydia — and now we know why

Chlamydia researchers may have solved a 50-year-old scientific mystery. And in doing so, they designed what looks like the most promising candidate for a chlamydia vaccine that we've seen in a long time.<p>Chlamydia is the most widespread bacterial sexually transmitted infection in the world. In the …

Here's why Israel is helping Qatar aid Hamas in the Gaza Strip

A year after the war that devastated the Gaza Strip, Israel is apparently helping Qatar — which does not have official diplomatic relations with Israel — partner with the Islamist movement and longstanding enemy Hamas to rebuild the the territory.<p>"Life is full of contradictions and strange things," …

CBS to make direct-to-internet TV shows for services like Netflix and Amazon

The next hit original series on Netflix might be made by CBS. Network CEO Les Moonves revealed on an earnings call this week that CBS Studios is working on developing original television series solely for streaming video services.<p>CBS Studios primarily sells to CBS' own channels and is known for …

Inside the life of a pro gamer

Getting paid to play video games sounds like the cushiest job in the world. Stumble out of bed, fill a bowl of cereal, boot up Steam, and go hunting for thrills and spills. Pants and personal hygiene are optional. That’s the pervasive, and in many cases valid, image of the professional gamer — a …

Texas lawyer sues Tor for providing tools used by revenge porn site

Encryption service Tor has been caught up in a Texas revenge porn lawsuit. Yesterday, attorney Jason Lee Van Dyke linked to a lawsuit filing against Pink Meth, a nude photos site accessible only to users of the encryption software. The complaint accuses Pink Meth of offenses that include …

Bitcoin ATM builders look to disrupt money-transfer business

<b>Las Vegas</b> --<p>In a makeshift office - a living room crowded with desks, monitors and a beanbag chair - programmers are hacking away on computers, looking to make their mark on the multibillion-dollar financial services industry.<p>This condo on the 19th floor of a high-rise in the heart of downtown is …

Nest founder Tony Fadell says he is not running Google's hardware team

Despite what a new piece from <i>The Information</i> claims, Tony Fadell — Nest's founder and a former Apple executive who oversaw development of the iPod — does not "own" Google's consumer hardware division. The report stated that Sundar Pichai reportedly "dismantled almost all of the Android team’s …

Google Domains – Google

Private registration at no additional cost<p>When you purchase or transfer a domain name, private registration is almost always an option (some domain …

Edinburgh-based Green Investment Bank records a £5.7m loss

<b>The UK's Green Investment Bank (GIB) has recorded a loss of £5.7m this year, its annual results for 2013/2014 show.</b><p>The bank, which is owned by the UK Government, was set up to fund projects which help the environment while turning a profit.<p>It has invested £668m in clean energy schemes, including …

Microsoft delves deep into quantum computing research

Microsoft may be known for Windows, its Office suite, and — lately — the Xbox and Surface.<p>Some day, it might be known for supporting breakthroughs in particle physics and for helping pioneer quantum computers.<p>Microsoft’s “Station Q” research group, set up in 2006 on the campus of the University of …

Hillary Clinton Reveals 2016 Timetable, Won't Say Whether She'll Testify On Benghazi

Hillary Clinton wants more time through the end of the year to think about whether she'll run for president in 2016, the former secretary of state …

World Cup 2014: Holland profile – Bruno Martins Indi

<i>This article is part of the Guardian's World Cup 2014 Experts' Network, a co-operation between 32 of the best media organisations from the countries who have qualified for the finals in Brazil. theguardian.com is running previews from four countries each day in the run-up to the tournament kicking</i> …

Shotgun Moves Production-Side on “COSMOS: A SpaceTime Odyssey”

Addie, VFX Producer on “COSMOS” explained why they chose to bring Shotgun in at the show level. “Shotgun is so ubiquitous on the vendor side that a …

Honda is making a luxury jet with really weird engines

To most, Honda is a maker of the everycar — affordable, safe, practical, fuel efficient road transportation that neither excites nor offends. To some, it's also a maker of motorcycles. To a few, it's the maker of Asimo, the perennially entertaining humanoid robot that makes appearances at trade …

Radioactive kitty litter may have ruined our best hope to store nuclear waste

Billions invested in an underground New Mexico repository could be wasted because of one seemingly innocuous decision<p>Some of the most dangerous nuclear waste in the US is currently scattered between 77 locations all over the country, awaiting permanent storage. Until February, many experts …

Trader Joe's, Target Hummus Recalled Over Listeria Fears

More than seven tons of hummus and dips have been recalled nationwide due to possible bacterial contamination.<p>Massachusetts-based food manufacturer Hot Mama's Foods announced that it has voluntarily pulled several dip products from store shelves due to concerns about possible contamination by …

17th-century Hand-Painted Art Book Reminds Us of Pantone

Once upon a time—even before there existed a system called Pantone—artists were obsessed with categorizing color.<p>So much so that in 1692, one artist named A. Boogert—about whom not much seems to be known—undertook the task of writing a book on how to mix watercolors. Written in Dutch, the book now …

Data Engineering Is The Bottleneck For The Internet Of Things

The numbers thrown out by analysts such as Gartner about savings achieved by the Internet of Things are staggering. Vendors will garner $309 billion by 2020. Positive economic impact is estimated at $1.9 trillion. But the path to creating that value is not what most people think it is.<p>The bounding …