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How to Improve Your Night Photography with Light Painting

Historically, night shooting has fascinated, yet intimidated photographers. Thereʼs always been a perception that itʼs a difficult discipline to …

Light Painting

Infographic: Top colleges and highest salaries in gaming industry

Video games are not a waste of time if you’re a programmer who studied at the University of California and you work for Bethesda Game Studios (Skyrim, Fallout). At least according to this data.<p>Casual-game developer Big Fish put together a giant infographic that lists the best schools for gaming, …

Bill Gates Has Secretly Invested In A Social Network For Scientists, Reports Say

Neither Gates nor the company would confirm his involvement but it is the kind of company that would take Gates' fancy.<p>ResearchGate is a Berlin-based, five-year-old social network for scientists. It wants them to find breakthroughs faster by helping them work together.<p>The company never officially …

Bill Gates

There Are So Many Reasons Why New Grads Should Join Startups

A crowd of a few hundred was there to support VFA, which has become one of the most important nonprofit organizations in America since Andrew Yang founded it two years ago.<p>Huffington told Yang on stage: "You were one year old when I met you, and my god, how you've grown. You are now a phenomenal …

Startups

Wonder Drink Explodes On Crowd Funding Campaign

When Rob Rhinehart sought to raise some money to expand production of his self-made superfood drink, Soylent, he asked for a humble $100,000. A little over a week into the 30-day campaign he’d raised almost $400,000. The initial goal was met within two hours. Wow!<p>“People were really wondering if …

The 12 Smartest People On Wall Street

Of course, the best insights always come from the people who really know their stuff - and that knowledge and experience typically lends to a unique perspective that is hard to find anywhere else.<p>We've compiled a list of the analysts, economists, and managers we consider to be some of the smartest …

Markets

Why Better Place failed with swappable batteries—and your cars might just use them one day

Elegies for high-profile tech startups typically depict their failure as oh-so-predictable. So it is with Better Place, an electric-car venture on which some of Wall Street’s most seasoned hands lost a spectacular $812 million. But it is worth pausing over this Israeli company, which offered a …

Electric Vehicles

Why startups should embrace intrapreneurship

Intrapreneurship (entrepreneurship within a larger company) is taking off as companies look to innovate and experiment with new products. For startups, the idea of devoting time to such projects might feel like a distraction; but if done right, these small, scrappy efforts can offer big rewards.<p>Is …

Hiring With Science: Big Data Brings Better Recruits

Analytics fans say big data is the key to <b>hiring great talent</b> and <b>reducing attrition</b>.<p>It can also help you pay <b>real market salaries</b>, and <b>increase your diversity</b>.<p>So what should you know before you turn recruitment over to the robots?<p>As the U.S. economy improves, private-sector employee-quit rates are …

Google and competition: Google and competition: as users we can give our own verdict

Back in February, I wrote for Comment is free about the Google investigation being undertaken by the European commission. I emphasised the importance …

Can You Outthink Apple CEO Tim Cook? Probably Not -- And That's Why America Is Doomed!

People ask me why I am so negative on America. Not the least of my concerns is that U.S. corporations have long been splurging so much on buying back their own shares.<p>Of course, investors love the trend and, as an investor myself, I know that buybacks often do wonders for a share’s short-term …

Why East Timor’s GNP is four times as high as its GDP

That extreme outlier in the chart above, the one throwing off the entire scale—that’s East Timor. The value shown is the percentage difference between the gross national product (GNP) and the gross domestic product (GDP), two slightly different measurements of the strength of a nation’s economy.<p>For …

Economics

Mobile app monetization: Think business model, not ads

<i>Oliver Roup is the CEO and founder of VigLink.</i><p>According to statistics released from the Interactive Advertising Bureau, mobile advertising spend rose to $3.4 billion in 2012, up 111 percent from the prior year’s record levels, and mobile advertising now accounts for 9 percent of all digital revenue.<p>…

Three Reasons The Economy Is Sicker Than You Think

Some economic indicators are showing signs of life, but real growth, it seems, is getting harder to find.<p>To recap the, er, good news:<p>— Home prices are up 10% from a year ago.<p>— Car and light truck sales climbed 7%.<p>— New jobless claims are at a 5-year low (though the unemployment rate is still a …

Wall Street pay for Stanford MBAs is exploding, while Silicon Valley salaries plateau

Not that the tests matter, but Stanford’s soon-to-be MBA holders will be taking their final set of final exams this week. The exams are irrelevant for at least one reason: most second-year students have jobs lined up by now. Stanford’s Graduate School of Business reported that 78% of last year’s …

Silicon Valley

Chocolate Strawberry Nutella Cake

I made this cake on a whim. I didn’t feel like making ganache, so in desperation, I reached for the the half-eaten tub of Nutella I’d hidden on the …

How Samsung Got Big

The cellphones were stacked up high in the Gumi factory yard and more were coming out every minute. Phones, TVs, fax machines, and other gear shattered as it hit the concrete and Samsung CEO Kun-hee Lee and his board cracked the screens and cases with heavy hammers. Then they lit a bonfire and …

How to Create an Estimate for Corporate Photography Jobs

It seems there was a golden age of corporate photography in the 80s and early 90s when corporations were flush with cash and photographers flew …

30 Must-Have iPhone Apps For Frequent Flyers

Your iPhone could be your most valuable travel companion. It can help you get the best seats on and off the plane, get you to the gate on time, find convenient airport lounges, avoid weather cancellations and even help you find the bathroom in a pitch dark hotel room. All these apps are available …

The 13 Best Hiking Trails in the World (Photos)

Summer is finally here! Take advantage of the beautiful weather and hike one of the world’s best trails.

What is a Dyson sphere?

Are some advanced civilizations in our galaxy now collecting all of the energy emitted by their stars? If so, we would call their energy-collecting …

Universe

50 Drives You Must Take In Your Lifetime

Ranging from the mountains of Montana and Wyoming to a breathtaking salt flat in Bolivia, the drives aren't to miss.

Hiking

Canvas Chairs: 2D Fabric “Paintings” Hide Real 3D Seats

It looks so realistic you could almost sit in it … and, it turns out, you can. But the trick is no mere optical illusion – the painting really does …

August Smart Lock : Smart Door Lock for The Future!

Many of us have experienced losing keys and I guess I don’t have to remind you the stress and panic not to mention the cost of calling a locksmith. …

Gold prices are heading towards $1,000

The runup in gold prices in recent years – from $800 per ounce in early 2009 to above $1,900 in the autumn of 2011 – had all the features of a …

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