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An interview with Alex Gibney, director of Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine

When Alex Gibney premiered <i>Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine</i> at SXSW, a group of Apple employees in the audience walked out. That's okay with him — the director behind 2005's Enron exposé <i>The Smartest Guys in the Room</i> and Scientology documentary <i>Going Clear</i> isn't known for shying away from complex …

Everyone Has Been Drinking Guinness Wrong, Including Guinness

...But it's still as insanely drinkable as ever.<p>Tilt a twenty-ounce tulip pint 45 degrees, let the 6°C draught beer flow down the glass's side until filled three-quarters of the way to the harp logo, then let that settle for 86 seconds before topping it off. Exactly 119.53 seconds later, you have a …

Alcohol

Wearables will explode after Apple Watch debut

Wearables, and the apps that will make them useful, are set to go mainstream thanks to the expected launch of Apple's smartwatch on March 9.<p>Yes I know, wearables like Google Glass didn't do very well in their initial launch. The current crop of smartwatches and fitness bands are good, but they're …

Apple Watch

The classic iPhone ringtone gets a sweet remix

There have been a lot of remixes of the iconic iPhone ringtone over the years, and this one may be the best. The guitar solo at the end is an unexpected twist.<p>The remixer goes by the name MetroGnome, and his YouTube account features countless remixes of popular songs. He’s got some original stuff …

Remixes

Facts Behind Studying Abroad

More Amer­ic­an col­lege stu­dents than ever be­fore choose to study abroad. Still, Amer­ic­an stu­dents aren’t nearly as glob­al-minded as their …

Apple Reportedly Developing Large Curved Screen iPhones For Late 2014, Better Touchscreen Sensors

Apple is said to be working on two curved display iPhone models for the “second half of next year,” according to a source speaking to Bloomberg, with a likely release planned for the third quarter, as well as better touchscreen sensors that introduce fine pressure sensitivity for later devices to …

Inside Google’s new 1-million-square-foot London office—three years before it’s ready

Google’s new London office, scheduled to open in 2016, will have an open-air swimming pool, an indoor football pitch, a climbing wall and a roof garden from which to watch trains glide out of Kings Cross station towards Cambridge or Hogwarts. Googlers can cycle right into the building and to the …

Swimming Pools

An army of robot baristas could mean the end of Starbucks as we know it

Starbucks’ 95,000 baristas have a competitor. It doesn’t need sleep. It’s precise in a way that a human could never be. It requires no training. It can’t quit. It has memorized every one of its customers’ orders. There’s never a line for its perfectly turned-out drinks.<p>It doesn’t require health …

Coffee

Why Americans fetishize Paris

In 1923, the International Research Kinema, a powerful Hollywood film agency, sent a telegraph to three brothers in Paris. Photographers Jules, …

France

Apple to pay $40 to iPad 3G owners shut out of all-you-can-eat data plans

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Credit: Sergey Mironov<p>Apple(s aapl) and AT&T(s t) are set to resolve a long-running class action suit over the companies’ …

The Legend of Giants: A New Mural by Natalia Rak | Colossal

<p>This is a great new mural by Polish artist and graphic designer Natalia Rak that was painted as part of the Folk on the Street art festival in …

Asus RT-AC68U Dual-band Wireless-AC1900 Gigabit Router review: A cutting-edge Wi-Fi router that has it all - CNET

<b>The Good</b> The <b>Asus RT-AC68U Dual-band Wireless-AC1900 Gigabit Router</b> features powerful hardware, faster Wi-Fi technology, and useful features. The router delivers in all categories.<p><b>The Bad</b> The Asus RT-AC68U is expensive, not wall-mountable, and not everyone will immediately benefit from its new and …

Wi-Fi

15 Photos Looking Straight Up the Eiffel Tower

Built in 1889 as the entrance arch to the World’s Fair, the 320 meter (1,050 ft) tall Eiffel Tower, located on the Champ de Mars in Paris, is …

Tour de dessert: Europe’s most delicious pastries, cakes and tarts

American cafe culture has come a long way in the last two decades: corporate coffee has spawned near two generations of independent cafes that offer more than the old standby of roadside diner joe and pie. But in Europe, grand salons with wrap-around pastry cases have more in common with jewellery …

Google+ iOS App Update Replaces Messenger, Adds Google Drive Support

On the heels of its Android update from earlier this week, Google has released version 4.5 of its Google+ app for iPhone and iPad, to phase out its older Messenger protocol, which has been replaced by the Hangouts app, and add support for accessing photos and videos from Google Drive.<p>Users hoping …

Startups Apparently Do Not Care That Android Is Better

In a must-read post for the tech industry, Twitter experience designer and serial startup founder Paul Stamatiou writes: “Android is Better.” His op-ed serves as something of a wake-up call for the industry, where developers building the next generation of mobile applications still heavily prefer …