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PS4 Rift by Oculus EXCLUSIVE CONCEPT

Fan conspiracy theories reach a whole new level of complicated with the Pixar Theory, which postulates that every Pixar film makes up the history of the universe - Tom Lamont explains all on the film blog: http://t.gu.com/n3Bjc Photo: A still from the new Pixar film Monsters University

16 Insights That Will Change The Way You Think About Money

They take advantage of our misunderstanding of the time value of money, of our aversion to reading the fine print, of our childish need for instant gratification and most of all, our conflicted emotional connection to money.<p>Confusing customers about money can be quite profitable if that's the sort …

Brainstorming New Ways To Test If Cosmos Is One Big Computer Simulation

In the dog days of summer, when a gush of hot air from a Fifth Avenue subway grate can feel as real as it gets, take heart that the downtown traffic nipping at your heels may just be part of a cosmic-scale computer simulation.<p>The idea that the cosmos and everything in it could be a super-advanced …

The less-than-glamorous life of a young entrepreneur

<i>This is the first in a PandoDaily weekly series that chronicles the experiences of a young entrepreneur as he bootstraps his startup. Come back next</i> …

Instead of a Watson in every home, we should start with a smarter coffee pot

Consider this. An alarm clock that knows when to wake you up without being set. A coffee machine that knows when you will wake up late and brews …

L.A.-based GRP Partners closes new $200M fund, rebrands as Upfront

GRP Partners is doing the L.A. thing and getting a “facelift.” The Los Angeles-based VC firm has raised a new $200 million fund and is rebranding as Upfront Ventures.<p>GRP Partners was founded in 1996 and primarily makes seed and early-stage investments, focusing on startups in Southern California. …

51 Uses for Coca-Cola – the Ultimate List

I was trawling the Internet recently searching for a way to remove a grease spot from a favorite shirt of mine. How it got there, well, I blame a faulty fork and not my clumsy mouth. Anyway, time and again sites would reference a can of Coca-Cola as a way to remove the grease spot. I tried it, …

Zumbl.com Is Like Chatroulette Without The Privates

Remember Chatroulette? That was a good time. Anyway, two IIT Delhi computer science students, Abhishek Gupta and Saurabh Kumar have created a chat system that allows you to find random people based on your interests. Unlike competitors like Omegle, Zumbl.com aims to match people with rooms …

Man and Robot: where will the story end?

They can already perform operations, provide companionship and fight wars. But should robots be given the power of thought? And rights? Will Storr reports.<p>There are three of us in the laboratory: Jules, me and Dr Ute Leonards. Leonards asks me to sit in front of Jules. As I do, he looks me in the …

How to earn money fast? Build a Windows Phone app and get £60,000 | Trusted Reviews

<b>Microsoft is looking to encourage developers to produce apps for its Windows Phone platform, paying out vast amounts of money to get devs on …

Xbox One can simulate 35,000 light-years of space

The Xbox One has been taking some serious flak this week, but it had something to show off at E3 2013 that no one else could come close to.<p>Over at …

Take That, NSA - Scientists Hide Communications Using A Hole In Time

With the revelation that the NSA has been collecting phone call data about Verizon users, it’s a good time to think about new ways to secure data communications. And researchers at Purdue have developed a fascinating type of security that has the potential to be implemented on a large scale: …

The 4 People You Need For An Awesome Network

How many of these types do you know?<p>How can you tell if a project is going to be successful? Look at the people involved–and their networks.<p>Larry Miller, CEO of Activate Networks, once gave us a telling case study. His consultancy was hired by an engineering company to map metrics of success–things …

An Elegant, Simple Cure for China's Debt Addiction

Higher property taxes.<p>Sick of the bad China news? Here's a little silver lining for you. Officials in the National Development and Reform Commission, the body that's responsible for drawing up urbanization plans, just proposed some measures that could help end China's cycle of local government debt …

Aaron Swartz: hacker, genius… martyr? http://gu.com/p/3g75v Photograph: Chris Stewart/San Francisco Chronicle/Corbis

These Are The Top 20 Tech Investors You Should Follow On Twitter

PeekAnalytics, a social media analytics company, ranked the top tech investors on Twitter based on influence.<p>PeekAnalytics did this using its PullQuotient metric.<p>"Influence, for the purposes of this calculation, is gauged by how well connected someone's Twitter followers are not just on Twitter, …

University of Glasgow makes 3D models with single-pixel sensors, skips the cameras (video)

Most approaches to capturing 3D models of real-world objects involve multiple cameras that are rarely cheap, and are sometimes tricky to calibrate. The University of Glasgow has developed a method that ditches those cameras altogether. Its system has four single-pixel sensors stitching together a …

Four Financial Steps to Wedding Bliss

An incredible 43% of the general population admitted to not talking finances before marriage, according to a study by American Express. With all the emotion surrounding money, it’s no surprise that financial issues cause trouble once the honeymoon is over.<p>I recommend newlyweds tackle financial …

27 Better Ways To Eat Ramen

It should be its own food group.

How Funding Works – Splitting The Equity Pie With Investors

A hypothetical startup will get about $15,000 from family and friends, about $200,000 from an angel investor three months later, and about $2 Million …

Entrepreneurship According To Drucker: Your 12 Keys To Success

No question Peter Drucker is a legend.<p>A man with a seriously keen eye for business — his insights still apply to entrepreneurs everywhere.<p>And even though Drucker is deceased, you can hear his words of wisdom calling from the grave if you listen closely.<p>In fact, I finally had the opportunity to open</i> …

The Number-One Secret for Social Media Success

Over 1 billion people in the world are on Facebook, including more than 175 million Americans—or one in two adults. Twitter recently surpassed 400 …

Quantum Internet Is Real And The U.S. Government Is Using It

If you’re not familiar with the concept, “quantum internet” is essentially a perfectly secure connection. As you probably familiar, observing a quantum event changes the results. So, with a quantum internet connection, if you try to intercept it or read it, the message is an impossible hash. You …

20 Must-See Places Before The World Ends

It's 2012. And it seems like something much, much worse than what the Mayans predicted is coming--and much sooner than you'd think. These are the twenty places you definitely want to see before it's all over.

The 33 Most Beautiful Abandoned Places In The World

Can't wait until the world ends and EVERYTHING looks like this.

Security alert: notes from the frontline of the war in cyberspace The battle for control of cyberspace is turning nasty, with young hackers, pirates and activists facing long prison sentences. We report from the frontline: http://gu.com/p/3ffnv/tw?CMP=NECNETTXT766 Photograph: Mark Mahaney for the Guardian - Andrew Auernheimer: 'Powerful people want to throw you in jail when you humiliate them. And I'm going to do it again and again, even from a prison cell.'

8 Things You Never Knew Your iPhone's Headphones Could Do

They look simple enough, but they allow for a wide variety of control over your iPhone or iPad.<p>Over at the Tekserve blog, they recently shared eight great tips on how to tap into some of its lesser-known abilities.