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3 technologies that Bill Gates thinks could help save the world

On Monday Bill Gates announced the Breakthrough Energy Coalition, a group of 28 investors including Mark Zuckerberg, George Soros, and Richard …

Horrifying attack on Aleppo market caught on video

Syrian regime airstrikes left more than a dozen people dead on Monday in a horrifying attack on a bustling market in Aleppo, the largest city in …

Middle East

Dedicated Mom Builds Amazingly Detailed Model of Hogwarts with 400,000 LEGO Bricks

A Seattle mom has brought the beloved Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry to life with an incredibly detailed, 400,000-piece Lego model of the castle. Alice Finch spent a year constructing this magical diorama that accurately depicts key scenes from the books and movies. Finch originally got …

Lego

Steve Jobs explains the rules for success

20 Startups That Mary Meeker Thinks Could Change Everything We Do

Mary Meeker, a former Wall Street analyst who's now a prominent Silicon Valley investor, highlighted a number of innovative companies in her recent presentation about the future of the Internet.<p>We pulled out the game-changing startups she mentioned and added few others. The following startups are …

Startups

Startups Are NOT Glamorous – They Run on Fear

<b>Sex, Drugs and Rock& Roll, but not for all.</b><p><b>Entrepreneurs are the new rock stars</b>. Or so it appears. The newest role-model is David Karp, founder of …

Tesla

New study finds gaming helps children learn 'ethical decision making'

A new study out of the University of Victoria in British Columbia, Canada, suggests that those who spend time playing video games lay some of the ground work for socially responsible, good citizens in later life. Conducted by Dr. Kathy Sanford, the study examined children between the ages of 13 and …

Judge: Google must give FBI info

SAN FRANCISCO — Google must comply with the FBI's demand for data on certain customers as part of a national security investigation, according to a ruling by a federal judge who earlier this year determined such government requests are unconstitutional.<p>The decision involves "National Security …

Has Yahoo’s relaunch of Flickr revitalized the photo service — or ruined it?

Advertisement<p>30 Comments<p>Even as Yahoo (s yhoo) was closing in on its ambitious $1-billion acquisition of Tumblr last week, the web giant was busy on …

Why Tumblr Was a Massive Steal for Yahoo

The blockbuster acquisition of Tumblr by Yahoo for $1.1 billion — all cash — has been portrayed as a gigantic gamble on the part of the acquirer. …

San Francisco Giants

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 …

Santa Cruz

UFOs 'Roam Our Skies' Says Former US Air Force Intelligence Officer

WASHINGTON—A former U.S. Air Force major with 5,000 flying hours described in detail his encounter with an UFO, telling former members of Congress at …

Paranormal

Iterations: A Youthful Rebellion Against The Permanence Of Facebook’s Walled Garden

<b>Editor’s Note:</b> <i>Semil Shah is a contributor to TechCrunch</i>. You can follow him on Twitter at @semil.<p>Facebook’s mission is to make the world more open and connected. Indeed, great things can come from this, and for many of its one billion users, Facebook isn’t just on the web — it is the web. It is …

Marissa Mayer raises the stakes by offering Yahoo dads eight weeks of paid paternity leave

Marissa Mayer took a lot of flak when she nixed telecommuting at Yahoo yet built a private nursery for her own baby next to her office, on the heels of her earlier statement that she intended to work through a meager two-week maternity leave.<p>This week, however, she announced a decidedly …

Paternity Leave

It's Not About New Icons: What Jony Ive Needs to Do for Apple's iOS

iOS 7 will be flat, as in flat design. After months of speculation on where Jony Ive would drive the look of the system software after the company …

Rapture of the nerds: will the Singularity turn us into gods or end the human race?

Hundreds of the world’s brightest minds — engineers from Google and IBM, hedge funds quants, and Defense Department contractors building artificial intelligence — were gathered in rapt attention inside the auditorium of the San Francisco Masonic Temple atop Nob Hill. It was the first day of the …

50 Best Restaurants in World List for 2013

San Pellegrino announced their selection of the world’s 50 best restaurants. Some major changes shake up the list in 2013. Spain’s El Celler de Can …

An Ingenious Cookbook Uses Infographics Instead Of Words

Ever get lost in a cookbook’s long narrative of instructions? Us too. One illustrator boiled 50 recipes down to simple sketches.<p>How do you make lasagna? Even though it’s not that complex of a dish, to spell out the methodology–the specific ingredients and the many small, easy steps of prep work–it …

Food

You Most Likely Don't Own a Pair of Google Glass, But Here's a First-Person Rundown

The general public has largely been shutout of the whole Google Glass phenomenon for now with only<p>The general public has largely been shutout of the whole Google Glass phenomenon for now with only select users afforded the opportunity to put the gadget through its paces. But that hasn’t stopped …

Meet Deena Varshavskaya, CEO of Social Shopping Sensation Wanelo

Wanelo founder and CEO Deena Varshavskaya seems kind of obsessed with Squishables. They’re spherical stuffed animals that come in varieties like …

Big VC Says Bitcoin Is 'Gold 2.0. It's a Huge, Huge, Huge Deal'

Think the recent collapse in Bitcoin’s value was the end of the experimental currency’s, um, currency? Not even close, says Chamath Palihapitiya, the longtime Facebook executive who now runs The Social + Capital Partnership.<p>Likening Bitcoin to the “red pill” from the movie “The Matrix,” which …

Steamrolled by Big Data

Five years ago, few people had heard the phrase “Big Data.” Now, it’s hard to go an hour without seeing it. In the past several months, the industry has been mentioned in dozens of New York <i>Times</i> stories, in every section from metro to business. (<i>Wired</i> has even already declared it passé: “<i>STOP</i> …

The New Digital Age by Eric Schmidt and Jared Cohen – review

When, in early 2011, Eric Schmidt stepped aside from his position as Google's CEO to become the company's executive chairman, some of us were …

Stop Telling Your Employees What to Do

I will never forget the experiences of getting my first suit. I was 12 years old and my father took me to a department store on 18th street in New York City. I was very excited; this was the transition to feeling grown up. A real milestone. I would have a suit like all the grown men I knew.<p>At the …

[펀딩Now] 디자인의 힘으로 경쟁력을 키운 루이(ROOY)

오픈트레이드 에서 크라우드펀딩이 진행 중인 스타트업의 연재 인터뷰, ‘펀딩Now’입니다.<p>루이(ROOY) 의 강희승 대표는 글로벌 신발 브랜드의 2차 자재 벤더를 운영하고 있는 아버지 회사를 집처럼 들락거리며 자랐다고 한다. 신발 만드는 공정들에 흥미를 보였지만 …

칭찬과 격려, 감사의 문화

어제 NBC나이틀리뉴스를 보다가 미소를 머금었다. 시카고트리뷴이 지난주에 큰 고생을 한 보스턴글로브의 동료들에게 피자를 쏜 것이다. 그것을 단신뉴스로 가볍게 다루고 간 것이다.<p>아마도 일주일간 전 편집국기자들이 잠 한숨 제대로 자지 못했을 보스턴글로브는 이 소식을 신문 …

Microsoft shows users how to manage their online privacy

Microsoft is launching a new consumer awareness campaign in hopes of informing more users on how to better improve their online privacy. The online …

Beyonce to Sasha Fierce: Symbolic Occult Rebirth

Along with her new album, Beyonce has presented her fans to a new alter-ego named Sasha Fierce. The singer affirms that this new persona is the fun, …

The Future Of UI Isn’t Invisible, Nor Is It Seamless

Berg Creative Director Timo Arnall explains why the future of UI isn’t what we’ve all been calling it.<p>I’m as guilty of saying it as anyone else–mantras like “the best interface is no interface at all”–that attempt to explain why I find Microsoft’s recently proposed vision of the future so abhorrent.<p>…

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