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Second World War camp survivor and wife both die on 76th wedding anniversary

War veteran Clifford Hartland died aged 101, hours before wife Marjorie, 97, died 'of a broken heart'<p>A Second World War prisoner camp survivor and his wife of 76 years died within hours of each other on their wedding anniversary.<p>Veteran Clifford Hartland died at the age of 101, 14 hours before his …

Almost all of the world’s biggest cities will be in Asia and Africa by 2030

Tokyo is the undisputed champion of mega-cities. With a population of 37.8 million, it dwarfs second-place Delhi. The Japanese capital has such a big lead in population that even though it’s expected to lose about half a million people over the next 16 years, it will still be the world’s biggest …

Urbanization

27 Tips for Mastering Anything

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like Albert Einstein, …

Creativity

Pixar Cofounder Ed Catmull on Failure and Why Fostering a Fearless Culture Is the Key to Groundbreaking Creative Work

<i>“Make New Mistakes. Make glorious, amazing mistakes. Make mistakes nobody’s ever made before,”</i> Neil Gaiman urged in his commencement-address-turned-manifesto-for-the-creative life. <i>“The chief trick to making good mistakes is not to hide them — especially not from yourself,”</i> philosopher Daniel …

Inside The Pixar Braintrust

In this exclusive excerpt from Creativity, Inc., Ed Catmull unveils one of his key management tools–the Pixar Braintrust, which has helped the animation powerhouse score 14 box office hits in a row.<p>A hallmark of a healthy creative culture is that its people feel free to share ideas, opinions, and …

Animation

Photos Of Waikiki's Homeless Reveal What It's Like To Live On The Streets In Paradise

A good night’s sleep in Waikiki is hard to come by for Roberta Huddy.<p>She became homeless about a year ago after losing her job as a guest services agent at one of the hotels.<p>Now Huddy, who was born and raised on Kauai, lives in a worn-down Chevy Astro with her husband, Greg, on Kalakaua Avenue next …

Will North Korea release kidnapped Japanese citizens? | North Korea

On 29 May it was announced that the Japanese and North Korean government had made an important agreement. North Korea promised to create an investigation committee to look into the fate of Japanese citizens who were kidnapped by North Korean agents in the 1970s and 1980s. In exchange, the Japanese …

15-Minute Morning Workout Routine | The Art of Manliness

Adrian Peter Schmidt was born in the Alsace-Lorraine region of what is now France in 1872. His genetics and circumstances did not point to a future …

Pew: One in Three Americans have Tablets, One in Four have E-Readers

One in three Americans now owns a tablet, or 35 percent of the population aged 16 and older. At the same time, one in four US citizens at least 16-years-old now owns an e-reader. Mixing up these two device types, 43 percent of adults in the country have a tablet or an e-book reader.<p>The latest …

The best Elon Musk quotes from this morning’s Google hangout on entrepreneurship

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Credit:<p>Elon Musk and Sir Richard Branson got together this morning on Google Plus for a Google-hosted hangout focused on …

AMMO: Cross Section Photos of Bullets

In October of 2012, LA-based photographer Sabine Pearlman found herself ensconced in a Swiss WWII bunker photographing 900 different “specimens” of …

Apple Unveils iTunes Radio, A Streaming Music Service With The Full Power Of The iTunes Library

Apple had no shortage of new things to announce at WWDC 2013 today, and iTunes Radio is one of the highlights. The company’s new music service has been long-rumored, but now the curtains are drawn and we can see what the Pandora-like streaming radio offering actually looks like.<p>iTunes Radio is …

Average American Spends an Hour a Day of Quality Time With Their Smartphone

There’s no question that we spend a lot of time staring at our phones, but just how much?<p>Well, on average, it’s about an hour, according to a new …

The 11 Most Fascinating Charts From Mary Meeker's Epic Slideshow of Internet Trends

Facebook is the only major social network in decline. Saudis share more online than anyone. You check your phone 150 times a day. And more.<p>Every year, Mary Meeker and the team from KPCB unleash upon the world the mother of all slideshows, which aims to sum up The State of the Internet. This year's …

The future of video monetization is unlike anything we’ve seen yet

Today, 89 million people in the U.S. will watch 1.2 billion online videos.<p>By 2016, online video viewers are expected to double to 1.5 billion. Naturally, companies are looking for a way to monetize this influx of activity.<p><i>The New York Times</i> recently announced plans to allow non-subscribers to view …

Maybe It’s Time For Apple To Go Back Behind The Curtain

Like most people, I was following Tim Cook’s talk at the D11 conference with great interest. And while it generated a lot of headlines, it became apparent quickly that not much was actually being said. Just to make sure, I went back and watched the entire interview. One thing stuck out above all …

Mobile Ads That Use Location Data Are Much More Effective

<i>Mobile Insights is a daily newsletter from BI Intelligence delivered first thing every morning exclusively to BI Intelligence subscribers. Sign up for a free trial of BI Intelligence today.</i><p><b>Location-Aware Mobile Campaigns See Eye-Catching Metrics (Internet2Go)</b><br>Greg Sterling breaks down a new report …

Wearable Tech

10 Mind-Blowing Facts About Google

Given the size and scope of such a company, the Quora community had no problem providing a number of little-known yet surprising tidbits.<p>With all its tech excellence (which runs from Google Glass to the self-driving car to the internet's most beloved search engine), here are 10 mind-blowing facts …

Google Glass

Amazon Is Working On A Plan To Deliver Your Groceries

Although Amazon Fresh has been around since 2007, it has never expanded beyond a few Seattle zip codes.<p>It's an experiment that hasn't gone any further.<p>And yet Amazon still appears to be working on a plan to roll out grocery delivery nationwide, according to a number of recent reports.<p>The logic …

Enterprise Tech

iPad Video Ad Volumes Explode 10x in A Year, Due To Surpass PC Usage Inside 2 Years

If there’s one thing we know about the explosion in the use of tablets like the iPad, it’s that people have been increasingly using them to consume video content. However, hard data on this has come in only dribs and drabs. Now a video platform that works with major publishers has released data …

Swipely Raises $12m To Expand Its Payment Marketing Platform

Swipely, a marketing platform that uses credit card payment data to help businesses understand, retain and engage customers with powerful analytics, has raised a $12 million Series B round of funding to help expand its network of merchants in the United States.<p>Shasta Ventures led the round and was …

A month after launch, have we forgotten about Twitter #Music?

Twitter's music discovery app enters a crowded field with just design and data on its side<p>A little over a month ago, Twitter launched #Music, its take on what a truly social music discovery service might look like. It was strategic, leveraging Twitter's enormous user base and vast amount of data, …

'Tumblr is David, and David is Tumblr:' the man behind Yahoo's new blogging platform

At age 20, high-school dropout and startup industry veteran David Karp co-founded Tumblr, the now six-year-old blogging platform that was just bought by Yahoo for $1.1 billion. But who is he? <i>The New York Times</i> profiles Karp, who left school at age 14 to focus on programming and web design and …

Apple testing 1.5-inch display for iWatch, claims report

A couple of tidbits making the rounds Monday suggest that development of Apple's so-called iWatch is ticking ahead.<p>Apple may be checking out displays for its much-rumored smartwatch.<p>The company has reportedly been examining 1.5-inch OLED screens built by Ritek subsidiary RiTdisplay, a Taiwan-based …

Mockups

Amazon Studios Picks Up “Alpha House” Comedy Series Starring John Goodman, Gives “Zombieland” The Axe

In the wake of releasing eight comedy series pilots into the wild last month, Amazon is starting to make decisions concerning which pilots will be purchased for development and which will get the axe.<p>According to Reuters, the company has chosen to build out Alpha House, a show featuring John …