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Building blocks: how Project Ara is reinventing the smartphone

In a spare, drab office park in Sunnyvale, California, a bunch of two-by-fours and foamboard have been nailed together into a makeshift model of a shipping container. Inside, a bare, unlit Edison bulb hangs from a wire, over some simple IKEA furniture and a table with Lego blocks on it. The blocks …

Citi's Customized Marketing Approach

I chatted with Barton Hill, managing director, chief marketing officer for Citi Treasury and Trade Solutions, about marketing’s impact on business development.<p><b>Dan Simon:</b> Tell me a little bit about your background and your function at the firm.<p><b>Barton Hill:</b> I began my career in transaction processing …

Inside The Pixar Braintrust

In this exclusive excerpt from Creativity, Inc., Ed Catmull unveils one of his key management tools–the Pixar Braintrust, which has helped the animation powerhouse score 14 box office hits in a row.<p>A hallmark of a healthy creative culture is that its people feel free to share ideas, opinions, and …

The Long Fall of One-Eleven Heavy

September 2, 1998, Swissair Flight 111, en route from New York to Geneva with 229 souls on board. No one would ever put it back together again.<p><i>This story was originally published in the July 2000 issue of Esquire.</i><p><b>It was summer; it was winter.</b> The village disappeared behind skeins of fog. Fishermen …

President Obama Lost A Hockey Bet To Canada's Prime Minister — Now He Owes Him Two Cases Of Beer

Canada's men beat their fierce local rivals 1-0 in the semi-finals in Sochi, Russia last month while the women's team stormed back to see off the US 3-2 and snatch gold.<p>"Hey, @connect2canada! Look forward to delivering two freshly brewed cases of WH beer on Monday for @pmharper from POTUS," the …

Canada

The Pentagon Has A Team Studying The Body Language Of World Leaders To Predict Their Behavior

The project, previously conducted under the State Department, is now backed by the Defense Department's Office of Net Assessment. Putin's psychological profile was last updated in 2012, a Pentagon official said.<p>Advocates of such studies argue that it could help US officials anticipate the Russian …

Game over for MtGox as Bitcoin exchange files for bankruptcy protection

The pioneering yet much-reviled Bitcoin exchange MtGox has officially filed for bankruptcy protection. According to a report in the <i>Wall Street …

Bitcoin Anonymity Upgrade Zerocoin To Become An Independent Cryptocurrency

When a group of cryptographers launched Zerocoin last year, they hoped their cryptography project could upgrade Bitcoin to be as anonymous as its most privacy-focused users have always wanted it to be. Now, after six months of waiting in vain for their code to be adopted by the Bitcoin community, …

Typhoon Wipha wreaks devastation on island south of Tokyo

A powerful typhoon has battered the area south of Tokyo, but side-swiped the city itself as it moved up the coast towards Fukushima.<p>At least 13 people were killed and dozens wounded on Izu Oshima island – where the typhoon triggered landslides and the huge winds flattened dozens of homes.<p>Wipha has …

Linkin Park x Transformers SOUNDWAVE Special Edition Action Figure

Linkin Park has long been a collective aficionado of novelty items such as limited edition toys.<p>Linkin Park has long been a collective aficionado of …

This bracelet could replace your passwords, your car keys, and even your fingerprints

Fingerprint readers. Face Unlock. Retinal scanners. They're all no better than your average password, at least the way Dr. Karl Martin sees it. "Your face, your iris — they're all physical features that can be stolen, that you leave everywhere."<p>Luckily, Dr. Martin has a better idea. He's planning …

WHOA: What Just Happened To Oil Prices

Oil prices spent most of the day climbing steadily.<p>But then in the last few minutes of the NYMEX session, prices tanked.<p>The October futures contract ended closing down 1.2% for the day.<p>One of our oil trader contacts says there was no obvious trigger, but that it was likely to have been someone with …

Oil

Steve Jobs Never Wrote Computer Code For Apple

"Steve didn't ever code," writes Wozniak. "He wasn't an engineer and he didn't do any original design, but he was technical enough to alter and change and add to other designs."<p>This is a characteristic that we see referenced time and time again in Walter Isaacson's biography on Jobs. He was …

A tale of two Lambos

Veneno, meet your elder, the one and only 350 GTV.<p>Exactly 50 years ago, Lamborghini debuted its first-ever prototype at the 1963 Turin Auto Show. The car was called the 350 GTV, and aside from the fact that Lamborghini's genesis was on display in Turin that year, its auto-show debut is probably …

Electronic Cash Kings 2013: The World's Highest-Paid DJs

It was a few minutes after midnight when the models walked in—a signal that the party at Las Vegas superclub Hakkasan was just beginning. About two dozen of them took their places along the banquettes behind the DJ booth, dancing and smiling at the 3,000 gyrating bodies on the floor before …

EDM's $46 Million Man: How Calvin Harris Became The World's Highest-Paid DJ

Less than a decade ago, Adam Wiles was working the aisles of a Scottish grocery chain. Living out of his parents’ house without a college degree, he had all but given up on his dreams of making it as a musician, consigning himself to stock food items on store shelves for the rest of his …

35 Random Corners Of The Internet You Should Visit When You Need A Break

Bookmark this for when you're having a bad day or when you just need a distraction and want to play. There's something so soothing about these single-serving sites.<p>Major h/t to this post by Tumblr user Writing Weasels and the website The Useless Web for providing me with endless hours of amusement.

5 Simple Things You Can Do To Get People To Speak Up In Meetings

I can’t tell you how many times, over the years, managers have complained to me that their folks don’t speak up in meetings. They lament the fact they don’t get creative ideas, useful pushback to their own ideas, or meaningful conversation about important issues.<p>More problematically, the managers …

Cirque du Soleil Acrobat Falls to Death on 'Vertical Stage'—Is It Too Dangerous?

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>A Cirque du Soleil performer died Saturday after slipping out of her safety wire and dropping into …

Why you’ll share this story: The new science of memes

More and more of the things that set the internet on fire are of that species of charmingly moronic pairing of text and image that allows even the post-literate to feel like they have partaken of a shared cultural moment. And now, scientists are beginning to understand how the curiously addictive …

Memes

Tiesto: ‘I Need to Make What I Like’

Just how busy is Tiësto these days? Plenty, thanks to EDM’s ongoing Stateside surge in popularity. For example: After playing a mainstage show Friday …