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10 Inventions That Shaped The Workplace

From cubicles to comfy chairs, these innovations had a lasting impact on office life.<p>1. Otis Elevator, 1857<p>The Otis Elevator Company installed the first public version of its newfangled invention inside New York department store E.V. Haughwout, which helped convince people it was safe to use.<p><b>The</b> …

Ted Chiang’s Soulful Science Fiction

With just fourteen short stories and a novella, the author behind the recent film “Arrival” has gained a rapturous following within the genre and beyond.<p>In the early nineteen-nineties, a few occurrences sparked something in Ted Chiang’s mind. He attended a one-man show in Seattle, where he lives, …

Christo’s ‘Floating Piers’ Installation in Italy: Pictures

Italy

Man who claims he invented iPhone in 1992 sues Apple for $10bn

A man in Florida is suing Apple for $10 billion (£7.5 billion), claiming Apple stole his idea when it released the iPhone nine years ago.<p>Thomas S Ross filed a patent for an “electronic reading device” (ERD), a rectangular, hand-held gadget with a screen, in 1992.<p>His lawsuit says he was “the first …

What is this 'Carrier Settings Update' on my iPhone, iPad?

Getting a "Carrier Settings Update" message on your iPhone or iPad, but not sure what it's all about? Read this FAQ to learn more.<p><i>Are you getting that carrier settings notification on your phone? We know you are. So here's former Recode staffer Bonnie Cha's explanation of this peculiar missive.</i><p><i>Oh</i> …

A huge team of Apple veterans is now making smart accessories for your car

Pearl is trying to upgrade older automobiles with connected hardware<p>For a while now there have been rumors that Apple is working on a car. The company still hasn't publicly acknowledged this project, but a startup coming out of stealth today provides a nice taste of how a car might look and feel if …

Autonomous Cars

A group from Silicon Valley has a serious plan for creating a totally new US stock exchange

A startup backed by prominent Silicon Valley names is moving toward creating a new US stock exchange, one with additional rules for companies and investors designed to reward long-term shareholding and business strategies to generate long-term results.<p>Eric Ries, a San Francisco entrepreneur and …

Silicon Valley

It’s been one year since Dick Costolo’s departure and Twitter’s stock is still a mess

Twitter has lost nearly 60 percent of its value in the past year.<p>Close your eyes, Twitter shareholders.<p>Yesterday, June 11, marked the one-year anniversary of the date former Twitter CEO Dick Costolo unexpectedly announced he was leaving the company, passing the reins to current CEO and co-founder …

These 360-Degree Cameras Capture Everything Around You

How VR-ready cameras like Samsung’s Gear 360 and LG’s 360 Cam can change photography<p>When you’re feeling like king of the world after a vertical mountain hike, a phone snapshot might not do the moment justice. How about a virtual-reality selfie instead?<p>I climbed in Yosemite National Park this month …

Mobile Photography

Inside Project Ara, Google's Lego-like plan to disrupt the smartphone

Next year, Google will sell a smartphone that lets you swap in interchangeable parts to get new abilities.<p>Rafa Camargo is playing ping-pong. Thirty minutes ago, he placed the world's most interesting smartphone into his jacket pocket. Now that jacket and its precious contents are lying on the …

Mobile Technology

Parents could get sued by their kids for putting baby photos on Facebook

Parents in France are being warned that their love of posting intimate photos of their young children on Facebook could land them with a fine and jail time.<p>Thanks to the country’s strict privacy laws, reports the Guardian, French authorities have forecast a legal patricide and said if children …

Social Media

Bezos Prime

<b>By Adam Lashinsky</b><p>Photograph by Wesley Mann<p>March 24, 2016, 7:30 AM EDT<p><i>Amazon’s CEO has driven his company to all-consuming growth (and even, believe</i> …

Alphabet's Sidewalk Labs wants to build the city of the future

Back in June last year, Google launched Sidewalk Labs with the intention of bringing technological innovation to urban areas and improving the quality of life in big cities.<p>Since then – with the exception of the company’s announcement that it wants to set up free public Wi-Fi booths in New York …

Smart Cities

How an internet mapping glitch turned a random Kansas farm into a digital hell

An hour's drive from Wichita, Kansas, in a little town called Potwin, there is a 360-acre piece of land with a very big problem.<p>The plot has been …

Security

The Silicon Valley Boys Aren’t Just Brilliant—They’re Part of a Comedy Revolution | WIRED

The games begin—as they so often do—with a poop joke. ¶ It’s a late-January morning and we’re on a giant back-lot soundstage in Los Angeles, where …

Comedy

How my Kickstarter blew up my life

In October 2014, I raised nearly $150,000 on my first crowdfunding campaign. Three months later, when I was in my final year of college and 21 years old, I wished I’d never heard of Kickstarter. I’d committed the cardinal sin of crowdfunding by shipping a shit product to over 2,500 people who’d …

Startups

Apple signs up for Google's cloud services: Re/code | Reuters

(Reuters) - Apple Inc recently started using Google’s cloud service even as it simultaneously builds its own data centers to reduce its reliance on third-party service providers, technology news website Re/code reported, citing sources familiar with the deal.<p>An Apple iPhone is pictured next to the …

IT

Google's robots teach themselves to do things and it's terrifying

When it comes to robots replacing humans, we might think we have the upper hand since we’re the ones who build and program them but that’s not neccesarily the case anymore.<p>Google is taking a different approach to training its robots – it’s letting them teach each other.<p>Researchers at Google have …

Robotics

Japanese Twitter users had the most creative ways to say 'no' to this wedding invite

What happened to a simple "yes" or "no" RSVP reply?<p>Japanese Twitter user Toshihiro Anzai posted a picture of a wedding invite with the outline of a …

The roof on Apple's new 'Theatre' is an amazing one-piece design that weighs 80 tons

Apple’s new ‘spaceship’ campus is set to debut in early 2017, but the company is showing off one impressive piece of the puzzle (literally) early.<p>The roof of Apple’s new “Theatre” is a one-piece, 80-ton behemoth that is 140 feet in diameter. It’s also made of carbon fiber, and Apple believes it’s …

Amazing

After raising $13 million, Coolest Cooler tells backers it needs another $15 million to complete orders

In a recent Hangouts chat with backers, Coolest Cooler CEO Ryan Grepper says his company needs another $15 million to fulfill all orders.<p>Should Coolest LLC get its $15 million, Grepper says it will be split evenly between production and shipping of existing orders, building out Coolest inventory …

Crowd Funding

Infants Understand More Than You Think, Study Shows

By the time she is 20 months old, your baby can use a spoon and a fork. She can throw a ball. She can find your favorite lipstick and feed it to the …

A new drone video of Apple's spaceship campus shows a 10,000-square foot fitness center

Sinfield just posted another one that shows the building site as of March 3.<p>When completed it will include 2.82 million square feet of office space that can house over 12,000 employees.<p>It's curved design means that the building will use the largest panes of curved glass in the world. It also …

Email inventor Ray Tomlinson dies

It's a sad day for the Internet: Ray Tomlinson, widely credited with inventing email as we know it, has died from a suspected heart attack at 74. In 1971, he established the first networked email system on ARPANET (the internet's ancestor), using the familiar user@host format that's still in use …

Animals Are Taking Selfies At The L.A. Zoo Starting Today

Google Photos is putting cameras with motion sensors in animal pens, and the results are roughly adorable as you'd imagine.

Google Photos

Snapchat Raises $175 Million, But At A Flat Valuation

Snapchat just picked up more money–and a warning sign along with it.<p>A report on Thursday from The Wall Street Journal says Snapchat has raised $175 million in new funding from mutual fund giant Fidelity. Under normal circumstances, such large fundraising would be heralded. But in this new …

Venture Capital

Google accuses 9to5Google website of trademark violation

<i>Update February 25th, 1:52 PM: The ads have now returned. A statement attributed to Google says "Our Policy Team has taken another look at this and decided to reinstate ad serving to [9to5Google]. No further action is needed."</i><p>After five years of continuous operation, Google has reportedly decided …

Dead Unicorns Are Warning Silicon Valley Workers

For Silicon Valley’s “unicorns,” the writing is on the wall—literally, flyers warning of their plummeting values are appearing on walls.<p>On Wednesday, …