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The Universe Is as Spooky as Einstein Thought

In a brilliant new experiment, physicists have confirmed one of the most mysterious laws of the cosmos.<p>There might be no getting around what Albert Einstein called “spooky action at a distance.” With an experiment described this week in <i>Physical Review Letters</i>—a feat that involved harnessing …

The Case for Technoskepticism: How Innovation Hurts Workers

The presidential election has been viewed as a litmus test for how Americans think about the economy. To generalize, coastal urbanites think things …

This résumé landed me interviews at Google, BuzzFeed, and more than 20 top startups

I also crafted, revised, rewrote, and continuously edited my résumé.<p>This résumé landed me interviews at Google, BuzzFeed, Oscar, and nearly two dozen other top startups.<p>I also got interviews for full-time jobs at a major political campaign, a huge government contractor, and a billion-dollar …

Why Tim Cook is Steve Ballmer and why he still has his job at Apple

<i>Rarely does it regain its former glory.</i><p><i>Here's why.</i><p>Microsoft entered the 21st century as the dominant software provider for anyone who interacted with a computing device. 16 years later it's just another software company.<p>After running Microsoft for 25 years, Bill Gates handed the reins of CEO to …

Blinded by the Dark (Energy)

It outweighs everything else in existence, it governs the fate of the Universe and it cannot be explained by known physics.<p>Dark energy is the name …

Physics

July 2015

Facebook's Phone Company: WhatsApp Goes To The Next Level With Its Voice Calling Service

WhatsApp’s head office is among the most impressive you can find in start-up infested Mountain View, California, with glass walls cascading down from a rooftop patio that apparently glows at night.<p>You’d never guess that one of the most disruptive forces in the history of the telecommunications …

Why Apple Selling Fewer iPads Is Actually A Huge Achievement

Why do we critique Apple for building a product with longevity?<p>iPad sales are down, technically. Apple still sold 20 million of them last quarter, but Wall Street says a company like Apple is never supposed to sell less of anything. And so when Apple sells 4% fewer iPads in 2014 (and 18% fewer in …

Selling

Venture Capitalist Kevin Kinsella's Advice For Entrepreneurs

Getting into the heads of Venture Capitalists (VCs) can be a tricky proposition for founders, but it’s essential for raising large amounts of money successfully. This is especially true when approaching rock star VCs like Kevin Kinsella, founder of Avalon Ventures — most famous for investing in …

The Spider Of Silicon Valley: Inside 'Zuck & Friends' Secret Billionaire Fund

<i>Not all financial advisors are created equal. Meet Divesh Makan, consigliere to Silicon Valley’s brightest billionaires.</i><p>In the hierarchy of the investment business, stockbrokers have long occupied a spot near the bottom of the food chain. They are the hunters and gatherers, knocking on doors to …

Watch two Indian women fight off harassers on a bus while bystanders do nothing

<b>Members of the All India Democratic Women's Association (AIDWA) during a protest against the gang rape of two teenage girls. (AP/Altaf Qadri)</b><p>A viral video has sparked renewed calls to end sexual violence and harassment in India<p>Jenny Kutner<p>December 1, 2014 7:05pm (UTC)<p>Two years after a young woman …

When It's Ok To Cheat And 7 Other Secrets From Entrepreneurs

As the new Executive Director of Tech Wildcatters, one of my new favorite things is to review the applications coming in for our next class. I’m not kidding. If you’re even five minutes late to a meeting with me, you’re going to roll up on me deep in my laptop taking that brief chance to search …

Here's How Many Bacteria Spread Through One Kiss

First base is a great place to get your mouth microbes some new friends, finds a new study in the journal <i>Microbiome</i>. A ten-second French kiss can …

Research

Nexus 9 review

It gets hot and runs slow — not a great combination<p>The Nexus 9 just isn't as good as it needs to be

Why Bucking the Trends Often Leads to Success

Entrepreneurs often wonder whether to stick with their idea, especially when that idea is unpopular. But sometimes timing is everything.<p>It's common for entrepreneurs--especially tech entrepreneurs--to rush to enter markets that are in the midst of a boom, usually presaged by a spectacular event …

Entrepreneurship

Interstellar: the truth about wormholes

Christopher Nolan's new film, Interstellar, sees astronauts leaping across galaxies via a 'wormhole'. Could it one day be possible?<p>The universe wasn't designed to make life easy for science-fiction writers. Nowhere is this more obvious than if you are trying to write a grand space opera.<p>You know …

Zipcar's Robin Chase on the Myth About VC

The founder of Zipcar and Buzzcar talks about the virtues of building a business without outside investors.<p>Zipcar founder Robin Chase has no delusions about the importance of venture capital for growing startups, but she'll be the first to debunk the myth that that entrepreneurs need VC to …

Venture Capital

RANKED: The Best Smartphones In The World

Here's our monthly list of the best smartphones you can buy.<p>We update this list approximately once a month. Our rankings are based on a variety of factors including design, software and hardware features, content selection, carrier availability, and price. We only consider phones that are available …

A Teacher Planning Model For Multiple Intelligences

<b>A Teacher Planning Model For Multiple Intelligences</b><p>by <b>TeachThought Staff</b><p>Until recently, the prevailing thought in education was that differentiation …

The Three Breakthroughs That Have Finally Unleashed AI on the World

A few months ago I made the trek to the sylvan campus of the IBM research labs in Yorktown Heights, New York, to catch an early glimpse of the …

Motorola is now a Lenovo company: $2.9 billion acquisition complete

<b>Update:</b> <i></i>In a blog post titled “Hello, Lenovo” Motorola had this to say about its new status:<p>As excited as we are about what’s changing, we’re also pleased with what we are carrying forward with us. We will be a wholly owned subsidiary of Lenovo and remain headquartered in Chicago’s Merchandise Mart …

Elon Musk puts his case for a multi-planet civilisation – Ross Andersen

‘Fuck Earth!’ Elon Musk said to me, laughing. ‘Who cares about Earth?’ We were sitting in his cubicle, in the front corner of a large open-plan …