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Cox must pay $8M in fees on top of $25M jury verdict for violating DMCA

Judge: "Cox knew... its behavior was wrong, and continued in spite of that."<p>A federal judge has ordered (PDF) Cox Communications to pay a bruising $8 …

Law

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3 tips from the expert who teaches mindfulness at Google, Microsoft, Sony, and Nike

The alarm goes off at 7 a.m. and the first thing I think of is coffee. I get up, somewhat reluctantly, and as I make my way toward the coffee maker, I spot my so-called smartphone plugged into the wall.<p>Reflexively, I pick it up and check my personal email. I see this month’s electric bill and my …

Mindfulness

The biodegradable paper airplane that could revolutionize humanitarian aid

Paper planes aren't just for passing secret notes across the classroom anymore. Now, they can even save lives.<p>Otherlab, an engineering research and development lab based in San Francisco, has created the world's most advanced industrial paper airplanes. The paper gliders look almost like stealth …

Drones

MV House

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Why Apple's $246 Billion in Cash Might Be Good for Your Startup

Apple CEO Tim Cook has said, "We generally acquire a company every three to four weeks. And so it's a rare month that there's not a company being bought." Here's how to get some of that cash.<p>Apple is by far the most valuable company on the planet--with a total market cap of $693 billion (as of Feb. …

Johnson & Johnson

25 Free Things to Do in San Francisco in February

Free Things to Do in San Francisco in February<p>25 Top Events, Attractions, & Activities<p>Free things to do in San Francisco in February include fun …

Volkswagen I.D. Buzz Concept: Taking the Bus to an EV Future

VW's an(TDI)dote.<p>Volkswagen management board member Herbert Diess recently declared that VW’s future will be powered by electricity. To back up that brave assertion and to rid your thoughts of past TDI nastiness, the world’s second-largest carmaker has offered three pieces of evidence. The first is …

10 San Francisco Bay Area hikes with scenic endings - Curbed SF

While the rains have (temporarily) passed and the forecast calls for a sunny weekend, don't put away those Tretorn boots just yet. Many Bay Area denizens have been cooped up for the last week while the recent storms bombarded us, so now is the time to take to the hills to see what verdant results …

Trails

In-House Counsel: A Grounding Force Of Change And Leadership In Turbulent Times

As long-time residents and employees in Silicon Valley, we realize that we live in a “bubble” full of promise-driven optimism, an unabashed …

Where to Eat in Reykjavik Iceland (and what to order!)

Where to eat in Reykjavik, Iceland, and what to order!<p>When we started planning our trip to Reykjavik, Iceland, in the dead of winter, we weren’t …

Restaurants

Fake news is 'killing people's minds', says Apple boss Tim Cook

Apple chief calls on governments and technology companies to crack down on misinformation in public discourse<p>Fake news is “killing people’s minds”, Tim Cook, the head of Apple, has said. The technology boss said firms such as his own needed to create tools that would help stem the spread of …

Fake News

This blimp that looks like a butt is the largest aircraft in the world

It's a bird, it's a plane, oh nope, hold on... it's that aircraft that looks like a butt.<p>Airlander 10, the world's largest aircraft — appropriately nicknamed the "Flying Bum" for its resemblance to a rear end — is back in action following a crash that took place in August 2016.<p>According to a news …

Aerospace

New Dead Sea Scrolls cave discovered

<b>(CNN) —</b> Excavations on the storied Judean cliffside revealed a new Dead Sea Scrolls cave, full of scroll storage jars and other antiquities, the first such discovery in over 60 years.<p>The discovery upends a decades-old theory in the archaeological community that Dead Sea Scrolls were only found in …

Archaeology

SLOVENIA: The Perfect Pocket Travel Guide - The European Country That Should Be Top of Your Bucket List

<b>Bordered by some very well-known neighbours the likes of Italy, Croatia, Austria and Hungary, it would be easy to overlook or at least underestimate</b> …

Passwords for social media accounts could be required for some to enter country

A password may soon be required to enter the country — the applicant’s Facebook password, that is. Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly suggested the measure to the House Homeland Security Committee today during talks around Trump’s embattled executive order on immigration.<p>“We want to get on …

U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security

15 Fun and Fantastic Asian Snack Shops in San Francisco - Eater SF

Welcome to the wonderful world that is Asian snacks — an emporium of hidden treasures that somehow groups steamed rice rolls, moon cakes, shrimp chips, and even salad-flavored crackers under the same umbrella. It's a peculiar group filled with more Pocky flavors than you can imagine, but damn is it …

Restaurants

Ginsburg talks partisan rancor, Electoral College and kale

<b>(CNN) —</b> As Washington prepares for the contentious hearings of Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch, a wistful Ruth Bader Ginsburg lamented Monday night on how the confirmation process has changed, recalling that one Republican senator who supported her back in 1993 "today wouldn't touch me with a …

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Someone built a 60-hour 'Pokémon' game into 'Minecraft' and it's beautiful

There's a <i>Pokémon</i> game on PC now. Sort of.<p>For all the ways that <i>Minecraft</i> has been twisted and transformed over the years, <i>Pokémon: Cobalt and Amethyst</i> is something new. It's a full-blown game built inside of <i>Minecraft</i>, with what developer Phoenix Projects says is "60 to 80 hours" of gameplay.<p>At its …

Minecraft

Facebook lost its Oculus lawsuit and has to pay $500 million

A jury ruled Oculus founder Palmer Luckey violated a non-disclosure agreement.<p>Facebook has been ordered to pay $500 million as the result of a successful lawsuit by gaming company ZeniMax that claimed Oculus co-founder Palmer Luckey violated an NDA agreement in order to build early prototypes of …

Facebook

ACLU enrolls in startup school Y Combinator

The American Civil Liberties Union will learn how to turn the $24 million it raised over the weekend into growth and progress with help from top Silicon Valley startup accelerator Y Combinator. The ACLU will be part of the winter batch of companies in YC, where it will receive mentorship, a network …

Startups

Tesla Just Added a Huge Stack of Batteries to the California Power Grid

Impressive as they are, the giant lithium-ion batteries probably aren’t the key to our energy future.<p>Tesla has just given California’s power grid a …

Energy Storage

The Lawyers Showed Up

Lawyers at LAX.Kathleen Cullinan For weeks, we have been wondering about the lawyers. What suits would they file? Would they have standing? Could …

National Parks

Cafe X opens in San Francisco, bringing robots to the coffee shop

The world’s first coffee shop opened in Constantinople in 1555. Four hundred and some years later, Cafe X is putting a twist on that old barista model. Opening in San Francisco today, the startup is opting instead to have a large robotic arm craft your caffeinated potions.<p>Founder Henry Hu noticed …

Robots

Amazon and Netflix are spending money like drunken sailors at Sundance

<i>The Big Sick</i> was the big prize at Sundance Film Festival this year — and with two fresh, hungry and deep-pocketed heavyweights now slugging it out in Park City, it's a <i>great</i> time to be an indie darling.<p>In the end, it was Amazon, just two years ago a small fish in the big Park City pond, that nabbed …

Netflix

The Terra Nova Expedition

A desperate race to conquer the South Pole<p>In 1910, British explorer Robert Falcon Scott embarked on an ambitious expedition to Antarctica, aiming to explore uncharted wastelands, conduct scientific studies and above all else, become the first person to reach the South Pole.<p>He had competition. …

University of Cambridge

Scientists Create A New Kind Of Matter: Time Crystals

The crystals' patterns repeat not in space, but in time.<p>Crystals are structures in which a pattern of atoms or molecules repeats in space. Now, two teams of researchers have figured out that crystals' repeating patterns can also exist through time. These "time crystals," detailed in a new paper in …

Quantum Mechanics

This Simply Daily Habit Will Raise Your IQ By 23 Percent, According to Neuroscience

In less than the time it takes you to have breakfast, you could be raising your intelligence. Sound too good to be true? You might want to read …

Meditation

Three Insane STAR WARS Origami Tutorials to Help You Learn the Ways of the Fold

If you’re going to learn the ways of the Fold, whether you intend to follow the darkness or the light, you’ll doubtlessly want a good teacher to lead …

Star Wars

This Is What Hippie Architecture Looks Like Photos

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