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Facebook is actually out to kill the web as we know it

Last year, around this time, I wrote about Facebook’s secret plan to kill Google and become the second trillion dollar company in the process. It generated <i>lots</i> of conversations. But I was wrong. Facebook’s plan is actually much bigger than that. This week, unless you’ve been playing Candy Crush …

Mobile Technology

These online maps let you find the quietest spots in big cities

We were also able to identify quieter areas that featured more sounds of nature than traffic/people.<p>So in essence, Chatty Maps becomes an awesome tool for finding a place to disappear on a hectic day.<p>Urban sound has a huge influence over how we perceive places. Yet, city planning is concerned …

Understand the payments industry in one hour with this report

BI Intelligence<p>The modern smartphone is a remarkable device. A single device that fits in your pocket can do all the tasks that once required cameras, camcorders, GPS devices, watches, alarm clocks, calculators, and even TVs.<p>But the next change might be the most radical of all—it could eliminate …

FinTech

Japanese Twitter users had the most creative ways to say 'no' to this wedding invite

What happened to a simple "yes" or "no" RSVP reply?<p>Japanese Twitter user Toshihiro Anzai posted a picture of a wedding invite with the outline of a …

The Pay-What-You-Want White Hat Hacker Bundle

Learning to become a hacker without spending a fortune in questionable-legitimacy training can be difficult and dangerous, but the fundamentals of hacking are now securely available from reliable sources with a great new offer from TNW Deals.<p>The White Hat Hacker Bundle can be yours for however much …

Scientists find evidence of mathematical structures in classic books

Researchers at Poland’s Institute of Nuclear Physics found complex ‘fractal’ patterning of sentences in literature, particularly in James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake, which resemble ‘ideal’ maths seen in nature<p>James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake has been described as many things, from a masterpiece to …

Literature
Nobel Prize

We Know The Late Alan Rickman Had The Perfect Voice – But Here’s The Science To Prove It

Alan Rickman has died at the age of 69. A fabulous actor, he was renowned for playing roguish baddies we couldn’t help but love, from the slick Hans …

Movies

Is Enron Overpriced? (Fortune, 2001)

<i>Editor’s note</i>: This holiday week, Fortune is publishing some of our favorite stories from our magazine archives. This article from March 05, 2001 …

Markets

Google's vision for the future of smartphone design

Google's Matias Duarte has a problem. In the next ten years he wants to replace the computer on your desk and the phone in your pocket with a smart, …

Bill Gates

This Startup Is Trying To Revolutionize Your Morning Coffee

Judging from the numbers, you probably enjoy your morning cup of coffee as much as I do. Global coffee consumption has doubled over the last 40 years. An estimated 2.25 billion cups of coffee are consumed around the world each day. Americans alone drink about 400 million of those.<p>And chances are …

Coffee

100 Best Songs of the 1960s

The swinging 60s might be more than half a century ago now, but their revolutionary impact still remains to this day. Whether you were Team Beatles …

The Isley Brothers

How Apple stays on top of the tech world

For a long time, Microsoft held Windows up as the center of its universe, ruthlessly killing any project that might decrease people's reliance on its cash cow operating system.<p>In the short term, Microsoft enjoyed a solid decade and a half of massive success and became to a lot of people synonymous …

App Store

14 ways 20-somethings should invest their time to set themselves up for long-term success

It was good advice when Ben Franklin said it, and it's good advice now, no matter your age.<p>But your 20s are a particularly crucial time in life. Many call these the "formative" years, and the habits you form can carry you through the rest of your life.<p>So what's the best way to spend this time?<p>We …

Self-improvement

Playing these 6 video games could help improve your problem-solving skills

"My number one goal in life is to see a game designer nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize," McGonigal writes on her website.<p>She tells Business Insider she wants people to realize that games can be "powerful tools to improve our attention, our mood, our cognitive strengths, and our relationships."<p>And …

North Carolina

Two Nobel Prize winners figured out the perfect salary for happiness

His work investigates how humanity's overall quality of life has surged in the past 100 years, thanks to global advancements of tech and healthcare, as well as Asia's incredible economic growth.<p>But he's also dug into the ways that Westerners relate to money. In a popular 2010 paper, he partnered …

Happiness
Film Industry

The Ultimate Guide to Researching a Company Pre-Interview

You know that weird feeling between excitement and dread that accompanies an invitation to interview? It’s especially strong when you know next to …

Ingenious giant phone case makes one-hand usage a snap

A simple, ambidextrous case makes using giant phones with one hand easy for everyone.<p>Although initially subject to some mockery when first introduced, the larger-sized phone -- 5.5 inches and above -- is now par for the course. For better or for worse, big screens are here to stay.<p>They do have …

Galaxy Note

Casino Poker for Beginners: Your First Round of Play

March 06, 2015 <i>Robert Woolley</i><p>In the first two installments of this series, I have tried to guide those who are new to live poker through the process …

Ground Up: 7 Stimulating Coffee Hacks

Coffee is an essential part of most people’s daily routine. We’re highlighting some coffee hacks that will help you enjoy every aspect of coffee, from roasting the beans yourself in a converted washing machine, to using your computer to keep your coffee warm while you tear out your hair over a …

Super-Cheap Gadget Tests For HIV Using Your Smartphone

Testing for HIV just got a whole lot easier.<p>A team led by Samuel K. Sia, associate professor of biomedical engineering at Columbia University, has devised a smartphone accessory that can test for HIV and syphilis in 15 minutes. The dongle plugs into the phone's headphone jack and uses an app to …

Insecure People Use Facebook More, Science Confirms

Is Facebook posting all shameless attention-seeking? Well, it depends on your personality type.<p>A new study confirms that people who tend to feel insecure in their relationships are more active on the social networking site, posting status updates and writing on walls, commenting on posts and …

Social Media

Crucial New Career Advice From LinkedIn's Billionaire Founder Reid Hoffman

For the past couple years, Hoffman has been on a quest to teach the workers of the world that they need to think about their careers differently.<p>"The notion of a career ladder is broken," says Hoffman.<p>"As a student or as a young professional or even as a midcareer professional you need to look at …

Careers

7.1 Steps to Create Multiple Streams of Income

Author of 'The Miracle Morning,' Serial Entrepreneur<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>“Don't let the opinions of the average man sway you. Dream, and he thinks you're crazy. Succeed, and he thinks you're lucky. Acquire wealth, and he thinks you're greedy. Pay no …

Entrepreneurship

This USB wall charger secretly logs keystrokes from Microsoft wireless keyboards nearby

Privacy and security researcher Samy Kamkar has released a keylogger for Microsoft wireless keyboards cleverly hidden in what appears to be a rather large, but functioning USB wall charger. Called KeySweeper, the stealthy Arduino-based device can sniff, decrypt, log, and report back all keystrokes …

Lessons from a 17-year-old investor (who has doubled his money in 14 months)

Brandon Fleisher is part of a new wave of teenagers braving the stock market. Aged 17, he has made £24,000 so far<p>Most 17-year-old schoolboys settle down to their homework when they come home. But Brandon Fleisher prefers to manage his investment portfolio.<p>Brandon, who lives in Toronto, Canada, said …

10 things you should never buy again

<b>1. Cable TV</b><p>Though cable providers still have plenty of subscribers — roughly 101.7 million Americans, in 2014, according to research firm IBISWorld — …

Televisions