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35 things you should do for your career by the time you turn 35

We're all for flexibility. Going your own way. Paving your own path. Doing what works for you (and not doing what doesn't).<p>We're also big fans of not …

Hardline Australia, confused Scandinavia and tense Russia: the global immigration picture

Few issues excite politicians’ and voters’ passions as much as immigration. For decades now, the world has been on the move: last year, according to the United Nations Population Fund, the number of people living outside their country of origin reached 232 million – 50% more than in 1990.<p>That may …

How 21 Big Tech Companies Got Their Names

Tech company names<p>The expression ‘what’s in a name’ – or the slightly more poetic ‘a rose by any other name’ – means, essentially, that a name doesn’t matter. It suggests that it’s the attributes of a person or object that will dictate what it truly is and how it is seen by the world.<p>However, in …

29 Free Internet Tools To Improve Your Marketing

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>Aren’t shortcuts just the best?<p>While everyone else takes the long way, you and your shortcut get to breeze right through, skipping a few steps and feeling pretty smart doing it.<p>Finding a good marketing shortcut feels especially great, considering all …

Scientists Have Found A Crystal That Can Let You Breathe Underwater

It’s a great scientific irony that water is full of oxygen yet none of it is breathable to humans. But that might be about to change, thanks to a research team in Denmark and a bizarre crystal they’ve discovered.<p>Carrying the catchy label of [{(bpbp)Co2II(NO3)}2(NH2bdc)](NO3)2 * 2H2O, and what we’re …

4 Wearables That Give You Superpowers

Super strength. Super hearing. Super artistry. Super expression. The future of wearables is really a quest for human enhancement.<p>Mark Rolston used to be CCO at Frog Design. Now he runs his new consultancy, Argodesign. And as part of our Wearables Week, his firm generated a series of concepts based …

This Robot Can Load A Dishwasher — Thus Solving A Massive Mathematical Problem In Robotics

"Boris 2" was first showcased at the British Science Festival in Birmingham last Thursday. Boris's blue arms and silver hands allow him to grasp objects like a human can.<p>The machine cost £350,000 ($570,000) and took five years to develop. Once its development is complete, it will represent the …

5 Robots Booking It to a Classroom Near You

Robots are the new kids in school.<p>The technological creations are taking on serious roles in the classroom. With the accelerating rate of robotic …

Clash of Clans: Top 8 tips, tricks, and cheats!

If you're not familiar with Clash of Clans, it's a game where you build forts with gold and elixir resources. Buildings are dragged and dropped, …

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Acid victims' photo shoot draws attention in India

NEW DELHI (AP) — A fashion photo shoot featuring five victims of acid attacks is drawing wide attention in India. While the country keeps no official …

Mystery solved: The sailing stones of Death Valley

The sailing stones of the Racetrack Playa, a dry lakebed in Death Valley, have been the subject of a mystery since the 1940s. The playa is dotted with stones, some as large as 700 pounds (320kg), with long tracks behind them, as though they have been performing a synchronised dance.<p>Although there …

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How to Ask for Help (and Not Feel Bad About It)

<i>This post originally appeared on the Crew blog.</i><p>I used to work for this company that had one of those infamous open-door policies.<p>“Europe's leading digital technology conference”It's happening, Join 15k digital minds to shape what's next for your businessI'm interested<p>Our office manager told the …

Secrets of amazing teachers: What both sides of the education reform debate get wrong about autonomy and accountability

Everyone knows teachers are key. But the debate over reform and Common Core has stalled. This is a way forward<p>The common view of great teachers is that they are born that way. Like Michelle Pfeiffer’s ex-marine in "Dangerous Minds," Edward James Olmos’s Jaime Escalante in "Stand and Deliver," and …

Microsoft Scraps Windows 8 Major Updates. Bets The Farm On Windows 10

It’s official, Windows 8 is a write-off . Sales for the operating system have been poor and now it is even starting to lose market share to Windows 7. To Microsoft’s credit it has bravely persisted addressing issue after issue. Most notable was the major Windows 8.1 Update 1 patch released in April …

Brain-Inspired IBM Chip Puts Traditional Computers To Shame

Crossing a traditional computer with a biological one, the brain, is no easy task — but researchers at IBM have been hard at work doing just that. On Thursday they announced the results of 10 years of research and $53 million in DARPA funding. The company's new brain-inspired chip achieves …

33 Pictures Taken At The Right Moment

We Bored Pandas are huge fans of perfectly timed photos that capture perfect (and usually funny or unexpected) moments that come and go with a blink …

The First Man-Made Biological Leaf Turns Light and Water Into Oxygen

If humanity hopes to realize its dreams of exploring the stars, we're going to need to find ways to recreate life on Earth aboard a spaceship. Simply …

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Google, DropBox, and others team up to cut patent trolls off at the source

Despite its high profile in the tech world, patent trolling — in which companies sue for damages over patents they don't intend to use — has been difficult to address. Reform efforts in Congress stalled earlier this year, when Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) failed to broker an agreement that would have …

Read J.K. Rowling's new post for the latest Harry Potter 'gossip' - TODAY.com

<i>Can’t get enough of Harry Potter? Then this is for you.</i> <i>Since March, best-selling author J. K. Rowling has been writing original stories about the imaginary 2014 Quidditch World Cup Finals for</i> Pottermore<i>, the online home for the world of Harry Potter.</i><p><i>Rowling shared her latest Pottermore.com</i> <i>story</i> …

This giant robot is designed to let you juggle cars (for real)

Ex-NASA engineer has a dream to let anyone control a robot that throws VW Beetles into the air<p>Science fiction is filled with giant robots that people can control like extensions of their own bodies. Dan Granett wants to build one for real, as <i>Gizmodo</i> originally reported. Granett, a former technician …

Amazon gives 30 Android apps away for free

The Amazon app store is hosting an app giveaway for Android users.<p>Even if you don’t have a Kindle Fire, you can still take advantage of this giveaway.<p>This generosity isn’t surprising from Amazon, considering the company already gives away a free app from its app store every day. But now it’s giving …

How to travel around the world in 80 days

In Jules Verne's classic adventure novel, Phileas Fogg had a devil of a time trying to travel around the world in 80 days. But in the 21st century, circumnavigating the globe has become a bit of a breeze: all you need is a round-the-world (RTW) ticket. In fact, a dedicated (if masochistic) …

The Top Five Most Innovative Tech Projects Of 2014 So Far

As the world sits in awe as another smartphone is launched, a gaggle of engineers and bright-eyed entrepreneurs have been quietly innovating behind the scenes. Want a natural alternative to street lighting? Or how about driving – via your iPhone – a free-roaming scalextric toy car that can blast …

Google turns on its crazy modular phone in public for the first time

Project Ara is alive, sort of<p>Speaking today at Google I/O, the technical lead for Project Ara, Paul Eremenko, showed off the progress his team has made since we saw the very early first prototypes this past April. He showed off a functional, form-factor prototype. Which is a nerdy way of saying …

Super Mario Bros. Beaten In Under Five Minutes, A New World Record

You've gotta watch this impressive <i>Super Mario Bros.</i> playthrough by speedrunner "Blubbler." Blubbler beats the game in a bewildering …

Scientists simulate time travel using light particles

We may never see practical time travel in our lifetimes, if it's possible at all. However, a team at the University of Queensland has given the Doc Browns of the world a faint glimmer of hope by simulating time travel on a very, very small scale. Their study used individual photons to replicate a …

Minecraft: how a change to the rules is tearing the community apart

For the past few years, Gregory Bylos has been doing pretty well out of Minecraft. His company, Mineplex, runs a server network for fans of the massively successful construction game. As well as giving players all over the globe the chance to build in the same worlds together, Bylos and his staff …

27 Tips for Mastering Anything

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like Albert Einstein, …

Potholes are caused by the economic recovery, a Transport minister has said

Damage to Britain's roads is getting worse because fuller employment means more people are driving to work, Robert Goodwill says<p>More potholes are appearing on Britain’s roads because the recovering economy means more people have jobs and are driving to work, a transport minister has said.<p>Roads are …

Possible Proof That the iPhone's 'Kill Switch' Stops Thieves

Apple's iPhone "kill switch" is apparently making would-be thieves think twice.<p>The switch locks up iPhones running iOS 7 unless the authorized user …