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Hila Raam's 'Rhinoskin' Kevlar Protective Backpack for Civilians

As an individual with the good fortune of being born and raised in the United States of America, I can't say that I've ever witnessed a bombing or …

21 Nearly Identical Pairs Of Movies That Came Out Around The Same Time

Action thriller "White House Down" came out over the weekend, debuting to less than favorable box-office numbers.<p>The film earned nearly $10 million less than the $35 million analysts predicted the Channing Tatum, Jamie Foxx hostage crisis would make.<p>Surely this wasn't because Channing Tatum's …

Box Office

Google Teases The Moto X, A Fully Customizable Smartphone From Motorola

Ever since Google bought Motorola almost two years ago, people have speculated what the two companies’ first jointly developed smartphone would look like. Looks like we’re about to find out.<p>According to a report from AdAge, Motorola will publish the first advertisements for its coming “Moto X” …

White House petition backs direct sales of Tesla cars

None of Tesla's all-electric vehicles are sold in car dealerships, which could be a problem in states that are looking to ban auto manufacturers from selling directly to customers.<p>A Tesla fan is asking the White House for help. He wants the federal government to stop states from requiring that cars …

Tesla

Which States Are Winning the Recovery?

The same ones that won the recession, mostly.<p>The Great Recession was not an equal-opportunity disaster. Some states (Nevada, Florida, California, Michigan) got absolutely mauled in the downturn. Others (Texas, New York), came out bruised, but not really bloodied.<p>As researchers from the New York …

China’s ghost cities epitomize the problem with printing money Paul Krugman-style

In a recent article in Quartz, Gwynn Guilford made the crucial point that the turbulence in China’s financial system is a debt crisis, not a liquidity crisis. She explains:<p>What it means is that China’s massive stimulus from 2009 to 2011 sunk money into projects that are generating little or no …

Economics

Clippers rumors: Chris Paul upset over Doc Rivers debacle

The Clippers continue looking for a new coach while their free agent point guard watches every move.<p>The Los Angeles Clippers were unable to close a deal the NBA would approve to bring in Doc Rivers as their head coach and free agent guard Chris Paul isn't happy about how the situation played out, …

Typeface Memory Game

For everyone who wishes to enhance their skills at recognizing typefaces in a playful manner. A typeface memory game. With twenty-five pairs of cards, each presenting a different type family, this is a very stylish and interesting typographic concentration game. The kit includes a typographical glossary with the main terms used in typography as well as a text about the evolution of type design, locating in history each one of the fonts used in the game. <b>Get it here.</b>

Associated Press News

Cheney: Snowden Might Be Chinese Spy

Microsoft Wins Mobile Design Battle, Loses War

In 2006, Microsoft introduced the Zune, its ill-fated portable music player. But the Zune legacy lived on with a fresh approach on interface design that led to the launch of Metro, the interface now prevalent in everything Microsoft does, from its mobile efforts, to its flagship Windows operating …

Post-Apocalyptic Britain And Other Amazing Images From This Week

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 …

The world’s worst college entrance exam is getting a little more fair

Starting tomorrow (June 7) about 9.2 million Chinese high-school students will take nine hours of tests that will determine where they go to university. Taxis have been ordered to be silent near testing centers and construction crews have been sent home. To prevent cheating via listening devices, …

China