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Startup Hackathon In Kiev Today Hopes To Build Tools For Euromaidan Protest

Earlier this year I attended Startup AddVenture 2013 in Kiev. Normally tech startup conferences consist of speeches, pitches, panels and networking events. This time, however, there was an added element – major social upheaval just around the corner. [<b>UPDATE</b>: See update below].<p>In nearby …

BMW Vision Gran Turismo: One Sexy Bimmer Not for this World

There has been speculation that BMW will release a proper supercar for some time now, and that car is finally here. At least, a car that <i>looks</i> like it could be that car is here, and by here, we mean it soon will appear in a video game. You might have heard of it—it’s called Gran Turismo, and BMW’s …

Automotive Design

Will the latest NSA surveillance scandal be a wake-up call about the power of data?

Advertisement<p>9 Comments<p>Credit: Flickr / Candida.Performa (on vacation)<p>Remember when the <i>New York Times</i> tried to make that whole, …

Studio Life: Eminem Meets Kendrick Lamar, ScHoolboy Q, Ab-Soul & Jay Rock (Photo)

Eminem has been opening his Detroit studio to new future stars. After spending some time with Big Sean, the legendary MC caught up with Kendrick …

Shady x TDE: Eminem & Black Hippy Hit The Studio

Gridlock and Its Causes

There is not a lot of honest exploration of the root causes of what is now widely known as political gridlock. Most political journalism simply reiterates the fact that the legislative branch of government is virtually dysfunctional and deplores the fact.<p>But this did not happen by accident or in a …

Ooga Labs Takes A Ground-Up Approach To Generate Growth And Network Effects For Startups

One of the biggest challenges many entreprenuers face is finding the right technical partner when building a company. Some startups can have a single leader, but more often than not, there is a balanced team behind every successful business.<p>Ooga Labs founders Stan Chudnovsky and James Currier began …

Singapore’s SingTel Wants To Pump Another $1.6B Into Startup Investments

Singapore’s largest telecoms provider, SingTel, plans to set aside $1.6 billion (S$2 billion) over the next three years for startup acquisitions, it said in an earnings call (via ZDNet). It wasn’t clear on what those acquisitions would be specifically, but going by those it has made in recent …

Top 5 Samsung Galaxy S3 custom ROMs

You want to bring the best out of your Samsung Galaxy S3 phone by using a custom ROM, but you dread spending days trawling the web for the best ones? …

Airware Raises $10.7M From Andreessen Horowitz To Build Brains For Unmanned Drones

Ready for a sky full of robo-planes?<p>Airware, a company that’s building the brains and guts for commercial unmanned drones, is announcing this morning that they’ve raised a big ol’ $10.7M Series A.<p>The round is led by Andreessen Horowitz, and backed by Google Ventures (Cue the conspiracy theories …

Brain’s big frontal lobe not what makes humans smarter, says study

The study suggests that supposedly more ‘primitive’ areas, such as the cerebellum, were equally important in the expansion of the human brain.<p>Human …

Astronaut Kevin Ford Shares his ISS Experience

Facebook makes break-ups harder to take, study says

There is a certain torture that social networking brings, a University of California, Santa Cruz study finds. Many find it difficult to delete digital memories.<p>It hurts when your lover casts you aside.<p>Especially when you know that he or she is acting out of self-loathing, personal inadequacy, or a …

Breakups

Crunching The Numbers: How Does A Budget $750 Gaming PC Perform?

In this special installment of <i>Crunching The Numbers</i>, I shift the critical gaze inward to analyze the performance of my personal $750 gaming PC build — before I give it away to one lucky reader.<p>As many of you know, I recently undertook a tricky challenge: Build a powerful gaming PC within the …

Mad Genius builds prototype similiar to Sony’s break-apart DualShock 3 controller idea (video)

Hardware gaming accessory company Mad Genius has created a new prototype game controller that looks very similar to the two-part DualShock 3 controller concept Sony showed off years ago.<p>The controller itself can break apart into two portions while playing a game, and it doesn’t use accelerometers …

You Can Bid On 'Air Force One' For As Little As $50,000

If you have at least $50,000 to bid, you may be able to own a piece of American history.<p>On May 15, the General Services Administration will be auctioning off the plane that shuttled every U.S. president from Gerald Ford to George W. Bush, along with vice presidents and other dignitaries, Fox News …

Military

Contest: Win This Powerful $750 Gaming PC [CLOSED]

<b>FINAL WINNING UPDATE</b>: Duplicates were filtered out, cheaters were removed, and the final number of valid entries was plugged into random.org. The winner of this $750 gaming PC was diligent, entering a total of 10 times. Congratulations to Mr. Tom Hanson! You’ll be contacted via your preferred email …

How to spot a murderer's brain

In 1987, Adrian Raine, who describes himself as a neurocriminologist, moved from Britain to the US. His emigration was prompted by two things. The …

Lamborghini Egoista: Sant'Agata's Aviation-Inspired, Hot Wheels–Like Anniversary Special

Those who appreciate the wildly styled Lamborghini Veneno are sure to take pleasure in Lamborghini’s next 50th birthday present to itself, the Egoista. As for the rest of us, and as far as the design community is concerned, it seems that the Sant’Agata operation just had its EXP 9 F moment, which …

Sports Cars

The Future of Wireless Power

We live in a wireless world. Cell phones, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 2G, 3G, 4G — the always on, always connected world of digital devices is driven by the magic of wireless. But all our devices, from smart phones to laptops, still rely on cords and plugs for charging. Everyone’s had their cell phone become …