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Mind-Blowing LEGO Recreation of LOTR's Helm's Deep Battle

We've all seen some incredible LEGO builds before, but this one, by Rich-K & Big J, takes the cake as one of the most impressive pop culture recreations of all time! About 150,000 LEGO bricks and 1,700 mini-figures were used to recreate the Helm's Deep battle scene from Peter Jackson's <i>The Lord of</i> …

Lego
Photography

Meet eVe, the sun racer from down under

High-performance Italian sports cars have been the inspiration for Australia’s latest solar-powered racing vehicle. With a carbon fibre shell, the racer, dubbed eVe, is a prototype propelled by four-square metres of silicon solar panels, which cover its roof and hood.<p>They are thin, flexible and …

Clean Energy

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Why Startups Fail: A Postmortem For Flud, The Social Newsreader

In late July, news broke that Flud, the social news reader for iOS, Android and Windows Phone, was headed to the deadpool. Startup failure is an all-too familiar, even cliche, story in Silicon Valley. But when San Diegoan co-founders Bobby Ghoshal and Matthew Ausonio officially shuttered the Flud …

Snaps Lets You Mashup And Share Branded Photos, Raises $2.3M From S2K, And Google And Vevo Execs

Instagram has yet to make a formal push into using its platform for paid advertising and marketing purposes (although its co-founder is certainly putting out some signals for what it might do when it goes there). But in the meantime, Snaps — a startup, platform and app based around a photo network …

Will Technology Save Public Education?

There's no doubt that technology is the new "panacea du jour" for public education in America today. Hundreds of millions of dollars (and much more on the way) are being spent on getting iPads and other tablets into the hands of teachers and students all over the country in classes as early as …

Egypt’s tech innovators seize opportunity from turmoil

Since 2011, Egyptians have had to deal with unrest and political disorder. But the upheaval has also spurred a new wave of tech start-ups eager to restore the social order.<p>Cairo’s traffic jams are a bit like a zombie horde; no sooner have you dealt with one than another pops up. By some estimates, …

Innovation

Google taps former Genentech CEO to lead Calico, its new health & antiaging initiative

Google chief executive Larry Page just announced a new venture, Calico, to challenge aging and associated diseases.<p>Biotech pioneer Art Levinson has been named Calico’s chief. Levison is the former CEO of life sciences giant Genentech and a chairman at Apple. Calico will be based in the Bay Area, …

Don Dodge on The Next Big Thing

Indoor Location and Positioning technology is the Next Big Thing. It is bringing the power of GPS and Maps indoors. We spend most of our time …

Where visual search happens in the brain - Futurity

UC SANTA BARBARA (US) — When we look for something, we rely on environmental cues …

The Brain

Is the Internet of Things the future of narcissism?

I'm surprised that Time didn't force the selfie-taking millennial on its cover about the "ME ME ME" generation to wear a fitness tracker, the new …

John Doerr: "Venture capital has changed and I need to adapt"

Regular readers know I am a total geek when it comes to the ins and outs of the venture capital business. So while we spent the bulk of our time with …

Streaming video killed the cable star

When cable television made its first appearance in the 1950s it revolutionized the entertainment industry. The new technology brought the excitement …

Bowling with God: Vint Cerf Talks Time Travel, Porn, and Web Addiction

They say that success has many parents but failure is an orphan. Judged by that standard—or any other—the Internet is a success. Al Gore invented it. …