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Calico: How Google’s stab at the fountain of youth could transform health care

Google is back in the health business with a mysterious new initiative to combat death itself.<p>Google’s top executives didn’t say much about the biotech venture, called Calico, when they announced it on Sept. 18, except to say that it would focus on health, wellness, and the challenge of aging and …

Meet Grove, Sequoia Capital’s New Startup Events And How-To Content Hub

VCs are starting to get into content. First Round debuted its own version of Harvard Business Review. Andreessen Horowitz recently brought on Wired editor Michael Copeland to lead its content strategy. And Sequoia, who earlier this year hired Ben Worthen away from the Wall Street Journal, is …

There are 629 words you won’t be allowed to register as a web address

For the past year, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), a non-profit entity that runs the web’s naming system, has been wading through proposals for over 1,400 new generic top-level domains (gTLDs). These are the end bits of a web address, such as the .com in qz.com. …

20 Greatest World Cup Goals

This article explores the 20 greatest World Cup goals in history. There are many pieces out there that present the most wondrous goals on a purely aesthetic basis, based on technique, finesse, power or unpredictability.<p>This editorial doesn’t ignore the beauty of a moment or the sheer delight of a …

Soccer

Tech’s Rising Stars Push Into the Online-to-Offline Era

Although startups like Pinterest, Uber and Airbnb may not seem to have much in common except their lofty valuations, they share a similar purpose …

Consumer Tech

Jeff Bezos confirms salvaged engine came from historic Apollo 11 mission

The serial number 2044 may not mean anything to you, but it’s made Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos very, very happy.<p>Bezos’s side project, Bezos Expeditions, confirmed today that it’s recovered a F-1 Engine from Apollo 11, the spaceflight that helped land humans on the moon in July of 1969. While the parts …

America the Beautiful: 50 States in 50 Photos

At 3.79 million square miles (9.83 million km2) and approximately 315 million people, the United States is the third largest country by land area and …

Biggest-ever Chinese internet takeover: Baidu shells out $1.9B for app distributor 91 Wireless

The Chinese search giant Baidu(s bidu) has been looking to diversify its business, and it seems to be achieving this goal in style – the company is …

Prismatic Layers of Air in Tuscany

Though not much is known about photographer Adnan Bubalo, his stunning nature and landscape photos speak for themselves. His most captivating works feature the hills of Tuscany in central Italy. With its spectacular rolling hills and surrounding scenery, Tuscany is one of Italy's top vacation …

Italy

Pay-what-you-want GoBank puts mobile users first

A new player has emerged at the forefront of mobile banking with the hopes of capturing the nation's youngest banking audience and setting the tone for what it means to bank virtually.<p>Launched to the public on Tuesday, GoBank is the first bank designed specifically for mobile use. All functionality …

Timehop Debuts Sync, A Way To Time Travel Through Your Offline Photo Archives

Timehop, the startup dedicated to helping you remember your past in an ever more fast-paced world, is taking its first major step beyond collecting content solely from social media services. The company is now debuting Timehop Sync, a desktop client for Mac and Windows which uploads your photo …

Master These Five Lightroom Sliders and Your Photos Will Pop

Have you ever opened up Lightroom (or any other professional level editing program) and said, “Oh my – where do I start?” If so then this post is …

Commercial High-Speed Photography Demonstrations

Beautiful, Clean, Simple, and Bold: These are a few of the words that describe Karl Taylor’s photographic work. For over 15 years, Taylor has been …

Mind-Blowing Supercell Thunderstorm Filmed Near Booker, Texas

It took Mike Olbinski 4 years of failed attempts before he actually got his dream: on June 3rd he and Andy Hoeland managed to capture an unworldly …

A Good Dad Is Worth $23,344

Insure.com crunched the numbers associated with the tasks involved in daddy-duty, and came up with a figure of $23,344 a year.<p>Bloomberg explains that the annual index uses Bureau of Labor Statistics wages to figure out how much all that barbecuing, driving, soccer coaching, and spider killing add …

Spiders

MACH system from MIT can coach those with social anxiety

Plenty of people out there have a serious phobia of public speaking and there are tons of other disorders, such as Asperger's, that severely limit a person's ability to handle even simple social interactions. M. Ehsan Hoque, a student at the MIT Media Lab, has made these subjects the focus of her …

Google unveils its Project Loon Wi-Fi balloons - in pictures

http://www.theguardian.com/technology/gallery/2013/jun/16/google-project-loon-wi-fi-balloons-pictures<p>720<p>Google is releasing 30 hi-tech balloons in a …

Smile! Hackers Can Silently Access Your Webcam Right Through The Browser (Again)

You know those people who put tape over their laptop’s webcam to keep digital peeping toms at bay? They’re not crazy.<p>A new proof of concept is making the rounds today that demonstrates how a hacker can snap pics off your webcam, right through the browser, with no consent required.<p>Well, technically, …

Twitter Opens Up Its Analytics Platform To The Public

Twitter has quietly opened up its various analytics tools to the public, giving everyone access to in-depth data about the people and brands who follow them, as well as the performance of their most recent tweets.<p>The change was spotted by Christopher Penn, vice president of marketing technology at …

Scientist Figures Out How Those Big-Ass 'Sailing Stones' Move Themselves Across Death Valley

"Racetrack Playa" sounds like the screenname of an online teenager you're competing against in <i>Need for Speed</i>, but scientists recognize it as the name …

Death Valley

Photography & Travel Product Reviews

How Google’s Acquisition Of DNNresearch Allowed It To Build Its Impressive Google+ Photo Search In 6 Months

During its I/O developer conference, Google quietly introduced a massively improved version of its photo search feature in Google+, which now uses advanced computer vision to let you search your personal photos. The company didn’t make a big deal about this tool, but it works extremely well. Today, …

What we learned from Zach Sobiech’s death: The emotional side of big data

Zach Sobiech used his songs to say goodbye to the world. The world, it seems, is still not quite ready to let go.<p>A few years ago, Sobiech was diagnosed with osteosarcoma, an aggressive form of bone cancer. Last year, around his 17th birthday, doctors told him that he didn’t have long to live. His …

Cancer

Splendid Landscapes Photography

The weekend is about to begin and it's time to check some super splendid photography, just for fun! I thought it would be great to share with you …

7 financial terms every serious entrepreneur should know

<i>Jed Simon is the chief executive officer of FastPay, an online finance company focusing on digital businesses.</i><p>There are brilliant technologists and business leaders in today’s tech world, but while startups have their own, great talents, we’re seeing one common weakness: lack of understanding …

Report: Tech companies didn’t allow feds “direct access” to their servers, but they agreed to help

Several major internet companies may not have given the federal government “direct access” to their servers to facilitate snooping for personal data, …

YouTube founders create a Chinese carbon copy of Vine

YouTube founders Chad Hurley and Steve Chen have had an obviously influential role in streaming video, but their latest app doesn't exactly speak to that pedigree. Hurley and Chen's new company, Avos Systems, has built a Chinese-language clone of Vine, which appears to be called Wan-Pai. Aside from …

Will Wright at Augmented Reality Conference: Don’t Augment Reality, Decimate It

“More than augmented reality, I want customized reality.”<p>— Will Wright, creator of Sim City and The Sims, speaking at the Augmented World Expo Jun. …