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21 Films to Look Forward to in 2014

World War II dramas, dystopian teen trilogies, time travel, Bible stories, and more<p>The coming year in cinema is shaping up to be strikingly symmetrical: As one major dystopian YA franchise arrives, another winds down. As one World War II drama kicks off the year, another caps it off. The first …

Former Windows Leader Steven Sinofsky Presents 10 Mega Trends In Tech For 2014

Sinofsky is one of the smartest people in tech. He's currently working a partner with venture firm Andreessen Horowitz, and as an executive in residence at Harvard Business School.

The 50 best apps of 2013

The stats around mobile apps remain startling. There are now more than 1m apps apiece in both Apple's App Store and Android's Google Play, with tech research firm Gartner estimating that 2013 saw 102bn app downloads across the various stores. It's big business too: the company reckoned that …

The shakeup of Kleiner Perkins exposes the short comings of venture capital

Valley venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins’ aggressive bet on cleantech has turned out to be a major driving force behind its struggles and recent …

The Sartorialist Tells Us How to Get the Perfect Shot - PAPER

We spent an afternoon with superstar street style photographer, <b>Scott Schuman</b> (a.k.a. The Sartorialist), as he took the <i>Canon PowerShot S120 camera</i> out for a day of shooting. Amidst filming, photographing and uploading photos to social media, we talked to Schuman about how to get the perfect</i> …

TIME's Best Photojournalism of 2013

Jan. 21, 2013. U.S. President Barack Obama places his hand on two bibles as held by first lady Michelle Obama as his rec<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Brooks …

The 10 Best Books Of The Year (So Far), According To Amazon

Back in July, we wrote about Amazon editors' selections for best books that were released between January and June. Now, Amazon is back with an updated list of the Best Books of 2013 (so far).<p>Here are the top 10 books from this year, according to Amazon editors.<p>1. "<b>The Goldfinch"</b> by Donna Tartt: …

Articles about 10 spectacular dream homes on Dwell.com - Dwell

The vacation location of choice of the Obama family, you really can't go wrong choosing to spend some downtime on the Hawaiian...<p>From gabled homes to forest dwellings, here's what to catch up on from the week.<p>First impressions are lasting.<p>It's a dream for many to own a beach home, but an …

12 Must-Read Books For Fall

From the true story of a woman's 15 months in captivity to Oprah's Super Soulful Book of the Month, these reads will amaze you.<p><b>Enon by Paul Harding</b><p>Paul Harding’s novel <i>Tinkers</i> won the Pulitzer Prize; its stunning successor, <i>Enon</i> (Random House), only raises the bar. In this strangely beguiling story, …

More professors using social media to teach

According to a study released in October, 41% of college professors use social media as a teaching tool, up from around 34% in 2012.<p>A month before they walked into her classroom last fall, Krista Jackman told her freshmen writing students to join Twitter.<p>Their assignment: get to know each other.<p>"My …

Intel Has Acquired Kno, Will Push Further Into The Education Content Market With Interactive Textbooks

We had a tip about, and have now confirmed, Intel’s latest acquisition: Kno, the education startup that started life as a hardware business and later pivoted into software — specifically via apps that let students read interactive versions of digitized textbooks.<p>“I can confirm Intel has purchased …

Betable raises $18.5M for real-money gambling mobile platform

Betable, which makes a platform to convert mobile social casino games into real-money gambling titles, announced that it has raised $18.5 million in a new round of funding led by Venture51.<p>The San Francisco company said it will use the capital to fund its plan to build the future of “real-money …

Nike's Move app brings Fuelband skills to your iPhone 5s

During the iPhone 5s launch, Apple decided to show off its fancy new M7 co-processor with Nike+ Move. The free fitness app brings FuelBand-esque features to your smartphone, without the need to buy a $150 wearable. Of course, Nike was keen to stress that the app is only an "introductory …

Google Helpouts to provide expert consultations over video chat

Google has announced a new service called Helpouts to help people connect with experts over video chat to solve their problems.<p>A ‘Helpout’ is like a Hangout video chat, but instead of speaking with a friend the user is connected with a purported expert in whatever field they need help with. Google …

Why Line Could be Worth $28 Billion

Yesterday there were reports that Line, a messaging company that has gained strong traction in Japan and other parts of Asia, is planning an IPO at a rumored valuation of $28 billion. That figure certainly surprised a lot of people, in particular us at TNW who believe it to be somewhat inflated, …

Meet Nexmo, The Telecom API Firm On Track For $40M In 2013 Revenue

Given the massive global popularity of messaging, the market in play is enormous. Nexmo is a quickly growing company that provides carrier-direct SMS and Voice APIs that developers can use to reach phones around the world. Vying for traction in the space with competitors like Twilio, Nexmo has …

How Super-Achievers Do What They Do

For their new book <i>The Art of Doing</i>, Camille Sweeney and Josh Gosfield interviewed 36 super-achievers at the tops of their fields. They started seeing patterns emerge. These are the 10 most common practices of the highly successful.

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Locca Wants To Stop You Losing Stuff — Or Your Kids — With Its SIM-Packing GPS Trackers

You wait ages for a lost-item tracker hardware startup, and then loads and loads pile on at once. There have been a spate of such startups cropping up on crowdfunding sites in recent times — notably Tile, which raised $2.6 million via Selfstarter back in July, although it won’t be shipping product …

Samsung's Messaging Service Passes 100M Users

Samsung has today announced that ChatON, its cross-platform mobile messaging service, has passed 100 million registered users. The company claims it has added 50 million new sign-ups over the last four months.<p>ChatON offers free messaging and is available across Android, iOS, Blackberry and Windows …

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 …

Some of the 25 Beautiful Rainbow Pictures assembled by Ants Magazine

Some of the <i>25 Beautiful Rainbow Pictures</i> assembled by Ants Magazine. Click on the images for captions and visit the gallery for more rainbows.

Fall Movie Preview: 16 Oscar Contenders to Watch For

That time of year when studios bring out their most award-worthy films<p>If you're a filmmaker looking to attract smart, adult audiences and award-show buzz this fall, it seems your best bet may be to set your movie in one of the following settings: out at sea, out in space, or in any year before …

Film recommendation site Movievisor has some ideas for your next movie night

Don’t trust Netflix’s (s NFLX) movie recommendations? Or maybe you’re looking for something that’s not in Netflix’s catalog? Then you might want to …

Skaffl Launches To Help Teachers Get More Out Of Mobile Technology In The Classroom

Today at TechCrunch Disrupt SF, a young, teacher-led education technology startup called Skaffl announced the impending launch of an iPad app that aims to help teachers make better use of technology in the classroom. Its first product, “Braket” allows teachers to plan lessons, manage document …