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Here Are (Approximately) 3000 Free Data Sources You Can Use Right Now

If you need data about government activity, the welfare of Mother Earth and her children, finance, economies, industry, weather and climate, or any of a myriad of social and scientific concerns, you can get it right now, free of charge.<p>Thousands of municipal, state, and national governments now …

Open Data

Calling All iOS Devs! Join Live Office Hours with Troy Brant, Head of Flipboard Client Engineering

Join us for online office hours with Troy Brant, Head of Flipboard Client Engineering.<p>Flipboard was born on iOS, and the iOS community here is thriving with magazines like Apple Uprooted, iPhoneLife’s iOS Development Guide, iOS Portable Gaming, and more. Our iOS head engineer Troy Brant is happy to …

Not a minimalist? Startups will gladly store, manage and deliver your items

If our civilization collapses and archaeologists return centuries later to excavate our ruins, what will they make of our storage facilities? Will they see these compact cubicles stuffed with old furniture and memorabilia as a testament to our prosperity? Or will they see in our compulsion to store …

Startups

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 …

Innovation

A Cyberattack ‘the World Isn’t Ready For’

NEWARK — There have been times over the last two months when Golan Ben-Oni has felt like a voice in the wilderness.<p>On April 29, someone hit his employer, IDT Corporation, with two cyberweapons that had been stolen from the National Security Agency. Mr. Ben-Oni, the global chief information officer …

Cybersecurity

The Kingsnake of Queens: Inside the Investigation That Brought Down a New York Reptile Trafficker

Jerry Kruse had a reputation for selling sick snakes. In the honor-bound world of herpetoculturalists, or reptile collectors, that was a bad enough sin, but Kruse was guilty of worse. In March of 2011, he announced on Facebook that he planned to breed several Oregon zonatas—shorthand for California …

The Screwed Generation Turns Socialist

The Depression and WWII shaped the greatest generation, and postwar prosperity shaped the Baby Boomers. Millennials, battered by capitalism, move …

The High Cost of a Home Is Turning American Millennials Into the New Serfs

This isn’t about lifestyle choices. It’s about a system in which the boomers are protecting their wealth and views at the expense of the rest of …

Drain the swamp

Katelyn Donnelly Contributor<p>Katelyn Donnelly is the managing director at Pearson Affordable Learning Fund.<p>Arvind Nagarajan Contributor<p>Arvind Nagarajan is the investment director at Pearson Affordable Learning Fund.<p>Let us tell you about a recent day in New York City.<p>We left a meeting and opened our …

Venture Capital

How These First-Time Entrepreneurs Launched a $15 Million Watch Company

You need to try and fail a few times before you succeed in business, at least that's how the story usually goes.But for the founders of one Company …

Welcome to the hardtech era

Good news, my friends! The day we have all ostentatiously longed for has arrived. I come to announce that the days of sugar water are over. The era of SoLoMo photo apps, messaging copycats, new niche social networks, “Uber for X”, and on-demand delivery of artisanal civet coffee is behind us at …

Apps

55 Logo Templates

55 modern and minimalist logo templates for Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop.Handcrafted with love and attention, this exceptional set of modern logo …

Finders, Keepers: Five of the Best Places to Go Gem Hunting in the U.S.

Do you dream of the good life? For a lucky few, treasure may lie hidden beneath your feet. Across the United States there are dozens of public mining …

23 Amazing Facts About HubSpot's Dharmesh Shah

How much do you know about super successful entrepreneur and angel investor Dharmesh Shah?<p>He's a successful entrepreneur whose Boston-based company has raised over $65 million in venture capital and was the subject of tech writer Dan Lyons' book <i>Disrupted</i>. But what helped shape Dharmesh Shah into an …

Genius

The Ultimate Guide To Data Visualization Wireframing And Mockup Tools On The Web | Articles | Big Data

Your next big analytics project depends on accessible data visualizations. Here is a list of some of our favorite wireframing/mockup tools to help …

Now Anyone With $2,000 Can Invest in a Startup

You don't have to be a venture capitalist -- or even an accredited investor -- any more.<p>If you’ve ever wished you could invest in cool startups like …

Top programmer describes Android’s nuts and bolts in Oracle v. Google

On cross, Dan Bornstein is asked about scrubbing the "J-word" from source code.<p>The <i>Oracle v. Google</i> trial rolled into its fifth day on Friday, …

Hammer Blow: The True Story of the Carderock Killing

Geoffrey Farrar was a highballer, a climber who would routinely take on 30-foot bouldering problems without a rope. His track record helps explain why there was confusion at first when the 69-year-old Farrar was found with a crushed skull, barely breathing, at the base of a climb at Carderock, a …

Is organic agriculture really better for the environment?

The whole point of organic agriculture is soil. Farm in such a way that your soil stays healthy — rich in organic matter, nutrients and microbial activity — and you can grow crops without the synthetic fertilizers and pesticides used in conventional farming.<p>Organic farmers employ lots of techniques …

Sunken Cities: the man who found Atlantis

One day in 1999, the French maritime archaeologist Franck Goddio went diving off the coast of Egypt. He was poised to make the most important discovery of his life.<p>That day, the visibility of the waters in <b>Aboukir Bay</b>, at the north-western edge of the Nile Delta, was terrible: at a depth of around …

12 Business Ideas You Can Start Working on Right Now | Inc.com

You've got the itch. You're fed up with your day job. You're totally self-motivated and willing to work a ton. You don't mind taking a little risk if it could lead to something great. You can network like a fiend.<p>In other words: You've got nearly everything it takes to be an entrepreneur--except …

Small Business

How to become a highly paid freelancer while keeping your day job

Since I began freelancing just over a year ago, I've had the opportunity to work with nearly a dozen high-growth startups and world-class experts.<p>What's more, I've never had to negotiate for the premium prices I charge for my content marketing services.<p>Because I've done such an effective job of …

MIT's new visualization tool is a goldmine for data nerds

Love impressing your pals with all there is to know about computer science? Or perhaps state geography is more your thing?<p>MIT Media Lab, in partnership with Deloitte and the data visualization startup Datawheel, has just gone live with perhaps the most extensive tool ever created for mining and …

10 amazing CSS snippets for your next Bootstrap project

CSS3 has been a great weapon for frontend developers thanks to its versatility and support for modern web browsers. With the ever changing design …

Facebook had to change its newsfeed because some people were using it like email

A small subset of Facebook users, though, had been treating Facebook's newsfeed more like an email inbox — a problem when it comes to the way the social network decides to show you stories.<p>In a deep dive by Slate's Will Oremus into who controls your feed, Facebook engineers told Slate that a large …

Google’s ‘Project Sunroof’ tells homeowners if solar panels are cost-effective

The company that lets you compare air fares and translate foreign languages online wants to make it easier to weigh the costs and benefits of installing solar panels on household rooftops.<p>Google is rolling out a new online service that quickly tallies up considerations of going solar and whether …

The company that was supposed to take 3D printing to the masses has laid off a huge chunk of staff

Jaglom writes that the company has struggled to meet "ambitious goals" thanks to the "broader challenges" in the industry.<p>Right now, according to Gartner's annual Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies report, 3D printing has been out of the "hype" stage (when everyone gets really excited about a new …

A Bill Gates-backed Canadian company opened a plant that sucks carbon from the air

Carbon Engineering, backed by Bill Gates and other investors, unveiled a test facility able to extract carbon dioxide from the atmosphere using giant fans.<p>That carbon goes through a series of chemical processes and emerges as pellets, which can be used to make fuel — or simply be stored underground.<p>…