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Soundsgood wants to be your home of curated music

In a world where music is a cheap commodity available with a click of the Play button on a streaming service, curation is truly valuable. Just ask Apple, which hired top DJs and producers to run its forthcoming Beats 1 radio station.<p>With that in mind, there’s a danger that the best curators will …

Opinion: Who needs ‘artisan’ Häagen-Dazs?

When it comes to ice cream, I divide the world into two categories: Häagen-Dazs and not Häagen-Dazs.<p>The latter represents ice creams of varying …

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33 startups in Asia that caught our eye

Here’s our newest round-up of the featured startups on our site this week. If you have startup tips or story suggestions, feel free to email us. …

The Mathematics of Ebola Trigger Stark Warnings: Act Now or Regret It

The Ebola epidemic in Africa has continued to expand since I last wrote about it, and as of a week ago, has accounted for more than 4,200 cases and …

Goggles Bring Virtual Reality Closer To Your Living Room

Going back to ancient times, the aim of storytellers has been to immerse us in an experience — of another place, time or point of view. This past week at the South by Southwest film, music and technology conferences in Austin, storytellers and great technologists showed off new ways to take us …

You're Looking at It Wrong — Why the Web Demands Vertical Screens

The first person to twist apart an Oreo, or sit backwards in a chair, or pretend a tennis racket was a guitar — visionaries who recognized that …

The team behind the Android watch phone, the Pine, plans a line of wearables

The startup behind the world’s first Android(s goog) watch phone, the Neptune Pine, is partnering up with the designers of Misfit’s Shine wearable, …

Invasive Asian Carp Found Breeding in "Surprising" Location

The notorious fish has been found in the upper Mississippi.<p><b>One of the most reviled invasive fish in North America has been unexpectedly found in the upper Mississippi River, raising concern about its spread, federal scientists announced Tuesday.</b><p>The invasive Asian carp has been breeding and …

5 technologies that are shaping the future of design

Theatrical robots. 3D printers that churn out cells. Wearables for infants. These types of technologies might be “out there,” but they show off key …

The Week In Numbers: Google's Robot Army, A Beautiful View Of Pi, And More

<b>3.14159265358979323846264338327</b>: the first 30 digits of pi. Happy Pi Day! (see how science artist Martin Krzywinski turned the irrational number into colorful circular diagrams here)<p><b>1,315 times the diameter of the sun</b>: the size of this yellow hypergiant star, one of the 10 largest stars ever …

How To Trace Deliberate Criminal Infections Back To Their Sources

The microbe-sourcing technique has played a role in many modern investigations, including the 2001 U.S. anthrax attacks and one man's terrible revenge scheme against his mistress. But how does it work?<p>Who infected whom? That's the question behind some of the juiciest (doctor deliberately injects …

Do Plants Sleep?

I’ve been thinking a lot about sleep lately, mostly because I wrote a story on the topic for the March issue of Popular Science. Sleep, of course, is a key part of our lives as humans. We do it every night (or at least we should). We also see other animals sleep, from our pet dogs snoozing at our …

FYI: Does Thinking Too Hard Wear You Out?

If it does, it's all in your head.<p>The brain makes up about 1⁄50 of our body weight but consumes about one fifth of the oxygen we breathe. It's natural to assume that overtaxing the cerebrum would leave one feeling lethargic, but that's not quite true. The brain uses most of its energy just to …

Steve Jobs Told Employees in 2010 That Apple Would Not Release a Television

According to a passage from Yukari Kane's upcoming book Haunted Empire: Apple After Steve Jobs, in 2010, Steve Jobs told Apple executives that the company would not be releasing a television. Business Insider relays the exchange which occurred at Apple's 2010 "Top 100" retreat for Apple executive, …

Steve Jobs reportedly thought TVs a 'terrible business'

Never mind those years of persistent rumors and speculation: Steve Jobs was reportedly not in favor of Apple producing a television set.<p>Rumors that Apple had an Internet-connected TV set in the works have floated around since 2009, including one analyst predicting that Apple would produce a TV set …

RANKED: These Are The Best Smartwatches You Can Buy Right Now

Apple, Google, Samsung, and Microsoft are all expected to release their own smartwatches.<p>Just last month, Foxconn showed off an iPhone-compatible smartwatch that can measure the wearer's vital signs like heart beat and respiration.<p>Thanks to David Schmidt of comparison shopping platform FindTheBest, …

Samsung dominates, Apple stalls in Q2 global smartphone shipments

A Samsung Galaxy S4, right, with the older Galaxy S3 behind it.<p>The second quarter of 2013 brought more good news for Samsung but less so for Apple, at least as far as smartphone sales go. But the year isn't over yet — in fact, the toughest fight is yet to come.<p>Tracking firm IDC's numbers on global …