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Men Are More Satisfied By ‘Bromances’ Than Their Romantic Relationships, Study Says

Young men get more emotional satisfaction out of “bromances”—close, heterosexual friendships with other males—than they do out of romantic …

How an inmate hacker hid computers in the ceiling and turned his prison upside down

In the summer of 2015, Stan Transkiy was 16 years into a life sentence, and he had finally found a way to occupy his time. Inside the Marion Correctional Institution, which sits on green farmland off a series of quiet roads in rural Ohio, he had carved out a job running a recycling program, a gig …

Is Internet Porn Making Young Men Impotent?

One afternoon last March, Tony, 27, logged onto PornHub to jerk off, as he usually did when he came home from work. He had just broken up with his …

A Team of Their Own

<b>Kate Maston takes off</b> from third base, barreling toward home plate. Waiting for her arrival is the opposing catcher, a 12-year-old boy who is a year older and almost a foot taller than she. He's also in her way. No big deal. She's quick and she's nimble. She's also unafraid. In a race to beat the …

Florida

Globalisation: the rise and fall of an idea that swept the world

It’s not just a populist backlash – many economists who once swore by free trade have changed their minds, too. How had they got it so wrong? By Nikil Saval<p>The annual January gathering of the World Economic Forum in Davos is usually a placid affair: a place for well-heeled participants to exchange …

Economics

Did Airbnb Kill the Mountain Town?

Brian Barker was living in Portland, Oregon, with a well-paying union job as a spokesperson for the fire department. But despite having “a job you don’t leave”—he had an itch. “I wanted to go live in the mountains,” he says. “I didn’t want to sit in traffic all the time. I was tired of living in …

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Apple now lets you pay for digital goods using PayPal

Apple is opening up its digital ecosystem to PayPal from today, with customers now able to use the omnipresent payment platform to purchase goods through iTunes, iBooks, Apple Music, and the App Store.<p>Kicking off in Canada and Mexico, PayPal payments will be slowly rolling out to other markets — …

Tech giants rally today in support of net neutrality

Amazon, Reddit, Facebook, Google, and Twitter are fighting the FCC’s changes<p>Technology giants like Amazon, Spotify, Reddit, Facebook, Google, Twitter, and many others are rallying today in a so-called “day of action” in support of net neutrality, five days ahead of the first deadline for comments …

Net Neutrality

Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau will give keynote address at US governors summit

Trudeau said in a statement on Friday that he plans to deliver the keynote address at the National Governors Association meeting that begins Thursday in Providence.<p>Foreign dignitaries have attended the association's meetings in recent years, though not heads of state.<p>Trudeau says he wants to …

AlphaBay, Biggest Online Drug Bazaar, Goes Dark, and Questions Swirl

SAN FRANCISCO — The largest online black market for drugs, AlphaBay, has been down for nearly two days, raising questions about whether it was seized by law enforcement authorities or taken down in a swindle.<p>The administrators of AlphaBay have posted on the social network Reddit that they are doing …

Inside The 2017 Battle For Song Of The Summer

DJ Khaled, Luis Fonsi, Diplo, Zedd, and Carly Rae Jepsen explain how random chance — and careful planning — fuel an annual midyear tradition.<p><b>The contestants for</b> the 2017 Song of the Summer — that ceremonial sonic signpost that conjures mutual history and the slurp of a well-frozen cocktail — swear …

I Just Want to Meet the Packers at Lambeau Field

<i>Peter King is on vacation this week. Our guest MMQB columnist is the political director for NBC News</i>.<p>By Chuck Todd<p>So I have a confession to make: I’m …

Inside Microsoft's AI Comeback

<b>Yoshua Bengio has never been one</b> to take sides. As one of the three intellects who shaped the deep learning that now dominates artificial …

Strike a Pose on International Yoga Day: Pictures

The 4 Types of Innovation and the Problems They Solve

One of the best innovation stories I’ve ever heard came to me from a senior executive at a leading tech firm. Apparently, his company had won a million-dollar contract to design a sensor that could detect pollutants at very small concentrations underwater. It was an unusually complex problem, so …

A 'cutting-edge' Confederate death trap inspired today's sub

When the crew of the USS Housatonic looked out into the water on the night of February 17, 1864, they weren't entirely sure what they were seeing.<p>There was something moving toward them, just four miles off the shore of Charleston, South Carolina. It might have been a log -- but logs don't drift …

Five building blocks of a data-driven culture

How can organizations leverage data as a strategic asset? Data comes at a high price. Businesses must pay for data collection and cleansing, hosting and maintenance, salaries of data engineers, data scientists and analysts, risk of breach and so on.<p>The line items add up. However, if done well, a …

Amazon’s appetite for disruption is a warning to Canada’s grocers

<i>Sylvain Charlebois is professor in food distribution and policy and dean of the faculty of management, Dalhousie University. Mike Smit is associate professor, school of information management, faculty of management, Dalhousie University.</i><p>For some industry observers, the takeover of Whole Foods is …

Kodi: Everything you need to know about the streaming app

Kodi is an open-source media center app that's been developed and built out over the past decade. Its latest build is one of the most complete media …

Raspberry Pi

SoftBank is buying robotics firms Boston Dynamics and Schaft from Alphabet

Here’s a surprise turn of events: SoftBank — maker of the friendly Pepper robot and a major M&A player in the tech world — has just announced that it is acquiring two more robotics companies from Google owner Alphabet as part of its own deeper move into the field: it is buying Big Dog developer …

9 Stylish Sneakers You Can Sneak Into Your Business Casual Office

If you're lucky enough to punch your time card at one of America's great casual-friendly offices, you should take full advantage of its relaxed stance on office style. But if you're office's dress code doesn't call for sneakers, that still doesn't mean you can't wear them at work. Because not every …

How the Self-Esteem Craze Took Over America

In 1991, a children’s book called <i>The Lovables in the Kingdom of Self-Esteem</i> was published. Written by Diane Loomans and illustrated by Kim Howard, <i>The</i> …

Psychology

The world is running out of domain names—what will we do when they’re all gone?

The world is nearly out of good “.com” domain names—and even the fourth circuit of the United States Court of Appeals agrees.<p>As global internet usage rises, .com naming is going to get more and more complicated. Our languages only contain a finite number of meaningful words, so brand naming is …

Domain Names

These 11 People Watch Every Movie, Especially the Gross Bits

Hollywood’s ‘raters’ consult parental surveys to decide whether films deserve a ‘G,’ an ‘NC-17,’ or something in between; potato chips and ‘torture porn’<p>LOS ANGELES—In a nondescript building attached to an outdoor mall, Joan Graves and her colleagues sit down each day to talk about the movies they …

South Park

A former Wall Street banker is building India’s largest clean energy company

By the time he finished high school in the 1980s, Sumant Sinha thought he knew what he wanted to do in life.<p>Like his father Yashwant Sinha, then a bureaucrat yet to move into politics and serve as India’s finance minister—twice—Sumant was set on joining the Indian Administrative Service.<p>He had even …

Renewable Energy

The final days of Kimbo Slice

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. -- Rosemary Clarke is a soft-spoken, slight woman. The kind who makes you naturally lean forward when you first meet, so as to …

The World Is Wasting Our Irreplaceable Helium, And Nobody Cares

When Helium was discovered on Earth, its unique properties immediately lent itself to scientific uses. As a lighter-than-air gas, it could be used for buoyancy or even levitation. Since it’s both non-reactive and inert, it can be used at high temperatures and in oxygen-rich environments without a …

How to Re-Ignite Your Passion in Photography

Dear friend,<p>I think a lot of us are hungering after passion in our photography and life.<p>I think I’m a quite passionate person. Let me share my …

Elon Musk, Google, Microsoft, and more decry Trump’s withdrawal from Paris accord

President Trump announced he will withdraw the United States from the Paris climate accord, a move that will weaken efforts to fight climate change and raise tensions in an already uneasy relationship with technology companies that have vocally opposed such a move.<p>In a speech delivered in the White …