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Smarter than you think: the internet isn't dumbing us down after all

Clive Thompson argues technology is helping us learn faster<p>A writer for publications including <i>The New York Times</i> and <i>Wired</i>, Clive Thompson is used to defending the latest trends in digital technology from naysayers and skeptics. In 2008, he was one of the first to describe how sites like Twitter …

Aereo reportedly coming to Android in September

Aereo is heading to Android. The company that has ruffled feathers in the TV industry by letting consumers stream live, local programming without a cable subscription will launch an app for Google's mobile operating system in September. That's according to CEO Chet Kanojia, who spoke to <i>The</i> …

How-to: Setup and use Dropbox to manage and share photos, files

Before Dropbox became popular, there was iDisk, which was Apple’s cloud storage system. iDisk allowed you to store documents, pictures, QuickTime files, and PDFs in one cloud-based “drive.” This was accessible on all of your Apple products as well as at me.com on a PC. It was practically like …

Right Brain, Left Brain? Scientists Debunk Popular Theory

Maybe you're "right-brained": creative, artistic, an open-minded thinker who perceives things in subjective terms. Or perhaps you're more of a "left-brained" person, where you're analytical, good at tasks that require attention to detail, and more logically minded.<p>It turns out, though, that this …

Why Do So Many Incompetent Men Become Leaders?

There are three popular explanations for the clear under-representation of women in management, namely: (1) they are not capable; (2) they are not interested; (3) they are both interested and capable but unable to break the glass-ceiling: an invisible career barrier, based on prejudiced …

Reuters Profile of Tim Cook – No Nonsense Leader of a Quiet Cultural Revolution

- Aug 22, 2013<p>A new profile of Tim Cook shows a no nonsense leader of a kindler, gentler company than it was when led by Steve Jobs. However, Cook …

Bruce Weber’s Adventures in Hollywood: The 2013 Vanity Fair Hollywood Portfolio

See Halle Berry, Selena Gomez, Eddie Redmayne, Tom Hanks, and more in Bruce Weber’s Hollywood Portfolio.

What Does It Really Matter If Companies Are Tracking Us Online?

A scholar argues that the core issue is protecting consumers from corporations that are developing ever more sophisticated techniques for getting people to part with their money.<p>Say you, like me, went to bed a little early last night. And when you woke up this morning, you decided to catch the …

Area 51 Revealed in CIA Spy Plane Documents

Area 51 in Nevada has long been the subject of wild conspiracy theories about extraterrestrials, time travel and alien autopsies, but newly released …

Timekeeping Icon | Volume 6: Rolex GMT-Master

Introduced at the dawn of the jet age, the Rolex GMT-Master has become an enduring symbol of a time when travel was both more glamorous and more …

Spotify, Pandora and the profits problem for streaming music

Streaming music service Spotify reported its financial results for 2012 this week, and they're a useful way to take the pulse of a business model – the combination of ad-supported and subscription-based streaming music – that the music industry is looking to for a revival in its fortunes.<p>Spotify's …

How to Buy a Vintage Watch

<i>Last Updated April, 2018.</i><p>A vintage 1966 Rolex GMT-Master is far from perfect. The painted markers may be discolored, cracked or, at the very least, …

Deal of the Day: 37% off the BodyGuardz Armor Carbon Fiber Full Body Film for iPad mini

Today Only: Purchase the BodyGuardz Armor Carbon Fiber Full Body Film for iPad mini and save $10.95!<p>The BodyGuardz Armor is designed to custom fit …

iPad Mini

6 Features We Want To See In The Next Mac OS

We’ve all seen what’s coming in OS X and iOS 7. Here’s what we’d like to see as those two platforms evolve into one.<p>Apple has shown their cards, for now. And even in light of all the hysteria around Jony Ive’s first new products and iOS 7’s unicorn icons, not much is different in Apple’s upcoming …

Solstice Supermoon Fills Sky This Weekend

This weekend's full moon will be the biggest and brightest of 2013.<p><i>Editor's note: Share your best #supermoon photos with us and our editors may include one in a NationalGeographic.com gallery.</i><p><b>This weekend, skywatchers looking up at the full moon may sense it's a bit more striking than usual—and</b> …

Up in the Air

When online accommodations service AirBnB first launched, its primary mission was to find all you urban sophisticates an affordable crash pad in a cool city center. Now, with a $2.5 billion valuation and 200,000 active listings, AirBnB has seen property owners—“hosts”—push it into the realm of …

The Money Shot

The sale of Instagram to Facebook for a cool billion in the spring of 2012 was the ultimate Silicon Valley fairy tale: 18 months from launch to offer. But, for co-founder and C.E.O. Kevin Systrom, it was more of a roller-coaster ride, with several missed opportunities, at least two “aha” moments, …

Shigeru Miyamoto Shares Nintendo Secrets

Nintendo visionary Shigeru Miyamoto, known as the "Godfather of Video Games," is one of the most influential entertainment figures of all time. He's …

Retrogaming

A Mickelson shot you won't want to try

<b>By John Strege</b><p>How good is Phil Mickelson with a lob wedge? Good enough to execute this shot without executing Roger Cleveland, chief of golf club design for Callaway Golf:<p>A young Tiger Woods used to conduct clinics with his father Earl at which he would hit similar shots over Earl's head, though …

Efficiency experts

<b>By E. Michael Johnson</b><p>One of the reasons is that despite the endless hours pros spend getting "dialed in" to their equipment, not all players have reached their maximum efficiency off the tee. One only needs to look at Tiger Woods as an example. Although much has been made of Woods' resurgence with …

With SEO Linking Strategies, Gaming The System Is So Last Decade

Back in the early days of the commercial internet era, when specialists in SEO really could “trick” the search engines into giving particular websites a results boost, one of the tricks of the trade was executing a “linking strategy.” Google and other search engines gave websites higher marks if …

The iOS 7 Jailbreak Might Already Be In The Chamber

We’ve openly speculated that the Evasi0n jailbreak might be the last public jailbreak now that Apple has closed the security holes that makes evasi0n work, but maybe we spoke too soon: well-known jailbreaker posixninjasays he’s collected enough new exploits in iOS 6.1.3 to patch together another …

The Secret Formula

F__ormula One,__ the sexiest motor sport in the world, has grown into a $3 billion global jug­ger­naut. And yet, there’s a problem: 62 years after its founding, F1 is still a puzzle to American audiences. F1—born in the jet-set redoubts of Monaco, San Fermín, and Spa, and with a history more …