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What If Everybody Didn't Have to Work to Get Paid?

Advocates say that a guaranteed basic income can lead to more creative, fulfilling work. The question is how to fund it.<p>Scott Santens has been thinking a lot about fish lately. Specifically, he’s been reflecting on the aphorism, “If you give a man a fish, he eats for a day. If you teach a man to …

Income Inequality

300+ Awesome Free Internet Resources You Should Know

Sit back and let the hottest tech news come to you by the magic of electronic mail.<p>Prefer to get the news as it happens? Follow us on social media.

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A Lesson in Failure- The Rise of the Mars Candy Company

The legendary Roald Dahl’s book <i>Charlie & Chocolate Factory</i> from 1964 (and its subsequent two film adaptations from 1971 and 2005) told the story of a …

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Now There's a Netflix for Science Fans

Discovery Channel founder John Hendricks is launching a streaming service for science enthusiasts.<p>The service is called CuriosityStream and hits on …

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10 Best Chrome Extensions You May Not Have Tried

Beste Chrome extensions<p>I’m a huge fan of adding functionality to my browser, and we’ve featured some great extensions to supercharge Chrome in the past. Here are a few more Chrome extensions that you might not have heard of, but are certainly worth a try.<p>Jot<p>If you’re constantly working in your …

40 Free Resources Every Designer Should Know

<i>Jennifer Cirpici is a Dutch graphic designer and blogger. This post originally appeared on OtherFocus.</i><p>Ever wondered where designers get their resources to help them succeed with a project? Here is a list of great resources including sites, PSD. files, actions, UI elements, mock ups, et cetera. Best …

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Watch The Navy Destroy A Drone With Lasers

Zap!<p>With a flick of a videogame-like controller, the sailor locks the laser onto the drone in mid-air. Within seconds, there’s a flash of light and sparks, and the drone nosedives straight into the ocean, the latest victim of the U.S. Navy’s new Laser Weapon System (or LaWS). The laser, mounted on …

Everything you need to know about Photo Stream and iCloud Photo Sharing

Apple's Photo Stream service is split into two parts. The first part conveniently saves your personal photos to iCloud and wirelessly syncs them …

Best Travel Apps for 2015

From helping you to plan an adventure to sort out transportation in a new city, this year’s list of best travel apps will inspire you to get you off the couch and book those plane tickets. For last year’s hottest travel apps, click here.<p><b>1. Instagram</b><p>This popular social media platform just surpassed …

10 Awesome Gmail Hacks That Make Life Easier

These top-secret ninja moves will help you take control of your inbox and become a Gmail expert. I'll show you how to save time, avoid mistakes, and add a bit of style to your inbox. Read on, grasshopper.<p><b>GMAIL HACK #1 UNSEND</b><p>Have you ever pressed send only to regret it moments later because of a …

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Apple's iPhone sales reportedly up 400% in India thanks to aggressive pricing strategies

The institution of installment payment plans and deep discounts in India has netted Apple up to a fourfold boost in iPhone sales over the past four …

New Zealand Government Announces That Software Will No Longer Be Patentable

In a bill passed earlier today, the Government of New Zealand announced that software in the country will no longer be patentable. New Zealand’s largest IT representative body, the Institute of IT Professionals, expressed relief and said the decision removed a major barrier to software-led …

Sharp to sell stake in Pioneer

Electronics maker hopes to use the proceeds to help pay off some of $2.14 billion in convertible debt, which is due in September.<p>Sharp, the struggling electronics manufacturer, is reportedly looking to sell its stake in another consumer electronics company, Pioneer, to raise the funds needed to pay …

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Frustration Builds With Apple's Inconsistent Rules For App Developers

Usually, that wouldn't be a big deal. Apple removes apps from the store all the time.<p>But this case made headlines because AppGratis is an extremely popular service that a lot of people use to discover new apps for their iPhones.<p>AppGratis' iPhone app was especially useful because it curated a list …

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Mozilla announces new web payment mechanism to debut on Firefox OS

Mozilla is working on a new JavaScript API, first appearing in the Firefox OS, that will make it easy for people to pay for digital goods and services on the web, either using a credit card, or by adding the purchase to their monthly carrier bills. According to a blog post from Firefox OS engineer …

Apple’s Next Two iPhones Reportedly ‘Already Designed’ Under Steve Jobs’ Supervision

Those of you that may be concerned about the future of the iPhone now that Steve Jobs is no longer at the helm may yet have something to look forward …

Samsung's militaristic culture and the leaders behind it

At some of Samsung's Korean facilities you can find K-pop playing from speakers disguised as rocks, or a sign reading "Go! Go! Go!" in English, or old recordings of chairman Lee Kun-hee popping on and off of overhead loudspeakers in the halls. Samsung's culture, history, and rise into its major …

Amazon Acquires Social Reading Site Goodreads, Which Gives The Company A Social Advantage Over Apple

Today, Amazon has announced the acquisition of social reading service, Goodreads. Specific terms of the deal weren’t disclosed and it should close by the end of Q2.<p>Goodreads had raised $2.75 million in funding from the likes of True Ventures since launching in January 2007. When we talked to them …

Facebook Is Going To Release Its Own Android-Based Operating System — Reports

Facebook sent out invitations for a media event next Thursday at its headquarters which read "Come see our new home on Android."<p>This immediately set off a wave of speculation about what Facebook would announce. The initial thought was that Facebook simply had a new, updated Android application.<p>But …

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