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A Guy in Our Office Predicted the Kanye West Album Title, 'The Life of Pablo'

Give Mitch his pair of Yeezys!!!!!!<p>Two days ago, Kanye tweeted the initials of his new album title, and said anyone who guessed it correctly would get a free pair of Yeezys and tickets to Season 3. Obviously, we jumped straight on that content train and decided to drum up forty possiblities, for an …

Gun battle near Indian mission in Mazar-e-Sharif

<b>Afghan forces have been battling militants to flush them out from a building near the Indian consulate in the northern city of Mazar-e-Sharif.</b><p>Explosions and gunfire have been heard near the building on Monday.<p>Officials said the attackers had unsuccessfully tried to enter the consulate compound and …

Found after 108 years: Message in a bottle set afloat for science

It took over a century for a long-lost message in a bottle to wash up on shore, and it may be the oldest ever found. There was even a reward involved.<p>George Parker Bidder may not be a household name, but he's getting some modern-day recognition for a series of experiments performed between 1904 and …

North Sea

Google just boosted the odds that it will acquire Twitter

Google (GOOG) finally announced recently that it is scaling back its focus on Google+, the also-ran social network that the search giant has spent …

Blackphone 2 available for pre-order, launching in September

It has been over a year since Silent Circle released its Blackphone handset, in June 2014. The phone was among the first security-focused devices to become relatively successful, and we now find ourselves waiting for the second iteration, which was announced at MWC 2015. Almost everything about the …

Android News

This is the second dirtiest thing in the world -- and you're wearing it

“The clothing industry is the second largest polluter in the world…second only to oil,” the recipient of an environmental award told a stunned …

Sustainability

ELON MUSK: This is the biggest problem we need to solve on Earth in this century

Bill Pugliano / Getty<p>It's safe to say eccentric tech innovator and billionaire Elon Musk has a finger to the pulse of the future, and when he …

Tesla

Kim Dotcom's New Music Streaming Service Lets Artists Keep 90% of Proceeds

A new music streaming service envisioned by Kim Dotcom, the notorious Internet entrepreneur best known as the founder of Megaupload, finally launched …

Facebook is now treating public and private events differently

Facebook is getting serious about its Events feature. The company is taking steps to treat public and private events differently, with distinct features and promotions for each.<p>Public events will now have larger header images, and will present more information about the location and event, such as …

Cover Art

North Korea threatens to attack U.S.

<b>(CNN) —</b> North Korea threatened to "retaliate against the U.S. with tremendous muscle" if it didn't cancel multinational military exercises scheduled to begin Monday.<p>South Korea conducts the yearly exercises, called Ulchi Freedom Guardian, with the United States and other allies "to enhance ... …

North Korea

Best iOS Apps For College Students: Evernote,Study Buddy, Flashcards+, And More

Close<p>College is a wonderful, stressful, fun and challenging experience all at the same time, but the right apps could make it even better.<p>In today's …

This app lets you text without Wi-Fi or a data plan anywhere in the world — even on a plane

FireChat is the perfect travel app, allowing users to send and receive text messages entirely without data or internet thanks to something called mesh networking.<p>Basically, mesh networking allows you to communicate wirelessly by bouncing your message from one phone equipped with FireChat (within …

Immortus solar sports car to offer unlimited range on sunny days

If you’ve ever scanned the comments section on an electric car or bike article, you’ll be familiar with this complaint: "that’s not green, it’s just …

The 10 most important things in the world right now

<b>1. There could be hundreds of tonnes of dangerous chemicals at the site of two massive explosions in the Chinese port city of Tianjin.</b> Officials still don't know what caused the blasts at a hazardous goods storage facility that killed 50 people and injured more than 700 on Wednesday.<p><b>2. Greece's</b> …

Fidel Castro

Neon Indian Announces New Album VEGA INTL. Night School, Shares "Slumlord"

Neon Indian, aka Alan Palomo, has announced a new album called <i>VEGA INTL. Night School</i>, the followup to 2011's <i>Era Extraña</i>. The new record is out October 16 via Mom and Pop/Transgressive. He's also shared a new song, "Slumlord", which you can listen to below. Find the art and tracklist, which …

Design a Cover for the 20th Anniversary of Infinite Jest

By Dan Piepenbring August 13, 2015<p>There are two routes to literary immortality:<p>Slave for years—if not decades—over a work of fiction so searingly sui generis, so well and truly fused with an authentic zeitgeist, so deeply attuned to life’s vicissitudes and the mysteries of the soul, that …

Literature

Top 5 innovations to turn polluted, congested Hong Kong into a green city of the future

The modern city bulges with buildings, cars and people. Think of a city like Hong Kong and you picture streets lined with apartment blocks and …

Hong Kong

15 Mistakes People Good At Resume Writing Never Make

Job candidates – take note! This is not your dad’s resume! That might have been 3-4 pages long with detailed, prose paragraphs describing his work …

Employment

Revolutionary 'sea fence' promises tidal power price crash

An new design of tidal power turbines will generate power at a third the price of current technologies, write Alex Kirby & Oliver Tickell, even at a …

Marine Biology

Patti Smith’s memoir is being turned into a TV show

Remember that time we told you that we wanted Patti Smith’s incredible 2010 memoir <i>Just Kids</i> to be adapted for the screen? Well, guess what? It’s actually happening. The National Book Award-winning autobiography has been ordered by Showtime to be turned into a limited series for television.<p>The …

Patti Smith

Google spells out focus on future with Alphabet

New umbrella company turns web company into a cash machine for risky technology, but investors get more transparency<p>As far as bids for immortality go, it must already be the most lucrative in history. Larry Page’s restructuring of Google under a new umbrella called Alphabet – in a way designed to …

Wall Street

How to be a copywriter

12 easy steps to wordsmithing success<p>Welcome. Have a seat. I see there are a lot of you here today, so let’s thin the herd with a quick endurance …

On the Road? Backup Without the Bulk-Up

I seldom review gadgets these days, but sometimes something is so useful that it's worth telling people about. Such is the case with the SD …

Gear & Gadgets

The Who’s Roger Daltrey bemoans lack of new musical ‘movements’

The rock veteran Roger Daltrey has lamented the absence of musical “movements”. He said: “Here we are with the world in the state it is in, and we’ve got One Direction.”<p>The Who frontman, who along with Pete Townshend is due to perform a series of shows marking the band’s 50th anniversary, told the …

Apple wearable to run third-party apps, big developers already seeded SDK

Apple’s upcoming wearable device, based on iOS, will run third-party applications and, furthermore, may come equipped with an App Store, according to two sources with knowledge of the new device. It is currently unclear if the App Store will be full-fledged, like on the iPhone and iPad, or if it …

Nightcrawler review: Gyllenhaal gets his hands dirty in brilliant news thriller

A good newsman is an amoral newsman in Dan Gilroy’s violently entertaining feature debut.<p>Jake Gyllenhaal is Louis, a thief, a liar, an American success story. Lou roams night-time LA. He’s a magpie, a neon-lit survivalist mugging and mauling his way across the city. He finds his calling when he …

The 20 photographs of the week

The crisis in Ukraine, the funeral of Michael Brown, the US Open in New York – the best photography in news, culture and sport from around the world this week