James Evans

1,208 Flips | 8 Magazines | 2 Likes | 5 Following | 355 Followers | @jre0015 | I am a Longhorn. My father worked for the US government for 30 years, so I grew up all over the US. I lived in Mexico & Germany for 5 years, studied languages & international business as an under-grad, and worked for Wall Street darling/vampire--Goldman Sachs for several years, which was actually an awesome experience though I'm hyper-critical of investment banking now. I work for an awesome, Austin-based, SaaS start-up and was one of its 1st employees. I just received my Master's from the McCombs Business School at UT--studying technology commercialization, innovation, & entrepreneurship. Now I'm jumping into technology-focused, management consulting in Dallas. And I'll end here--I've got an awesome life--I have 2 amazing little kids but I don't have to put up with a wife since luckily enough... I'm divorced. Best of both worlds right? ;)

Big vs. bigger: Which iPhone 6 deserves a place in your pocket?

The chart above shows that when you discount the size differences, both iPhone 6 variants are incredibly similar. However, there are some important differences in key areas that may sway your decision. As you might expect, the larger, more expensive iPhone 6 Plus has the upper hand with the sharper …

Phones

What Happens To Your Body When You Get Drunk And Stoned At The Same Time?

The science of the spins<p>The intoxicating effects of alcohol and of marijuana have been widely studied, but their combined effect—getting "cross-faded"—is woefully underexplored scientific territory. Here's a look at what we know about how pot and booze together affect the brain.<p>First, the basics: …

Cannabis

The evolution of PMS: It may exist to break up infertile relationships

A brave scientist has sought to answer a question that has baffled for centuries: why do women get premenstrual syndrome (PMS)?<p>Professor of Molecular …

Hints of elusive early stars found

<b>Astronomers may have discovered the signature of one of the Universe's earliest stars.</b><p>Theoretical models predict that some of the very first stars were hundreds of times larger than the Sun.<p>But no clear evidence of this had been found so far.<p>Scientists writing in the journal Science have discovered …

Six months of legal marijuana: Colorado Thriving

With the passage of Amendment 64 in November 2012, Colorado made history and became one of the first two states to approve legal regulation of the …

Awake within a dream: lucid dreamers show greater insight in waking life

People who are aware they are asleep when they are dreaming have better than average problem-solving abilities, new research has discovered.<p>Experts …

Toyota's first hydrogen car is priced to go head-to-head with Tesla

Sure, Elon Musk is giving away Tesla patents, but don't be surprised if more established manufacturers politely decline his offer. Instead of batteries and electric charging stations, players like General Motors, Mercedes, Honda and Toyota are focusing their efforts on a very different sort of fuel …

New Vision-Correcting Display to Replace Glasses

Image: zhangyang13576997233/Shutterstock<p>Researchers in the US have developed a screen technology that uses algorithms to alter an image based on an …

University of California

Bid book shows Ballmer overpaying

Drafts of the Los Angeles Clippers' sale bid book show exactly how much Steve Ballmer is willing to overpay for the team.<p>The bid book was entered as …

Bank of America

BBC trials TV innovations at Commonwealth Games

<b>The BBC is using the Commonwealth Games to experiment with new ways of delivering TV coverage of live events.</b><p>High-frame-rate (HFR) and ultra-high-definition (UHD) streams of the tournament will be publicly tested in London and Glasgow, alongside regular broadcasts.<p>Other innovations include a "venue …

10 tips on how to make slides that communicate your idea, from TED’s in-house expert

When your slides rock, your whole presentation pops to life. At TED2014, David Epstein created a clean, informative slide deck to support his talk on …

NASA: Humans Will Prove 'We Are Not Alone In The Universe' Within 20 Years

<b>Cambridge, Mass. (CBS CONNECTICUT) —</b> NASA predicts that 100 million worlds in our own Milky Way galaxy may host alien life, and space program …

Scientists Just Discovered A New Key Reason Why Cities Get So Hot

Scientists have long been aware of the “urban heat island” effect — the tendency of large cities to get 1.8 to 5.4°F warmer than surrounding areas in …

Do We Choose Our Friends Because They Share Our Genes?

People often talk about how their friends feel like family. Well, there's some new research out that suggests there's more to that than just a feeling. People appear to be more like their friends genetically than they are to strangers, the research found.<p>"The striking thing here is that friends are …

Accidental Orgasms

Viagra didn’t start out as a treatment for erectile dysfunction; it was originally developed to treat hypertension. In a similar twist of medical …

15 billion frames per second

0<p>SHARES<p>A camera fast enough to see light travelling through the air and even see around corners has been developed by researchers at Heriot-Watt …

America's Drug Companies Are Bankrolling The Crusade Against Legal Weed

Last week, The Nation published an interesting look at who's driving the fight against the legalization of marijuana.<p>Pharmaceutical companies that make billions off painkillers and police unions are two big heavy hitters in the fight against marijuana legalization. They throw their monetary support …

Cannabis

BRICS bank to defy Western clout in global finances

Leaders of the BRICS emerging market nations meet next week to launch a development bank and emergency reserves fund, an ambitious challenge to …

Whistleblower: NSA stores 80% of all phone calls, not just metadata - full audio

At least 80 percent of all audio calls are gathered and stored by the NSA, whistleblower William Binney has revealed. The former code-breaker says …

Group Representing Half A Billion Christians Says It Will No Longer Support Fossil Fuels

A large umbrella group of churches representing more than half a billion Christians worldwide announced Thursday that it would pull all of its …

7 highlights from Washington's first day of legal pot sales

The first day of legal pot sales in Washington came and went without much of a hitch.<p>Given the interest in how legalization is working out in Colorado and Washington, here are seven highlights on how Washington's first day of retail sales went.<p>1) There were massive lines, and stores were fairly …

Harmful hookahs: Many young smokers aren't aware of the danger

Despite warnings from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that hookah smoking can be just as dangerous as cigarettes, many young adults …

Bloomberg.com

Stephen Gandel and Brian Chappatta<p>GDP Isn’t Growing Fast Enough for Markets<p>Stock and bond investors have been expecting more.<p>Timothy L. O'Brien<p>Trump …

LG unveils child-tracking Kizon device

<b>LG has announced a wrist-worn device designed to let parents keep track of where their child is and listen to what they are up to.</b><p>The Kizon uses GPS and wi-fi signals to identify the wearer's location and sends the information to an Android app.<p>LG is targeting the device at families with pre-school …

What is LeBron James' real value?

Over the past four years, the Miami Heat have paid LeBron James $64 million. A maximum deal over the next, say, three years will cost the Heat $66.7 …

Basketball

The New Fast Food

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Matt Mireles</i> <i>is a serial entrepreneur and technology executive. His first company, SpeakerText, was acquired by CloudFactory in 2012 after raising $1.1MM from Google Ventures, Mitch Kapor and others. Matt also created SWIG!, a booze delivery marketplace, and EasyFridge, a subscription</i> …

Chimpanzee language: Communication gestures translated

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/science_environment/1089000/1089136_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534379883_78a635c6ee90f5b01539c4ddcd6fa490<p><b>Researchers say they have translated the meaning of gestures that wild chimpanzees use to communicate.</b><p>They say wild chimps communicate …

St Andrews

'Remote control' contraceptive chip available 'by 2018'

<b>A contraceptive computer chip that can be controlled by remote control has been developed in Massachusetts.</b><p>The chip is implanted under a woman's skin, releasing a small dose of levonorgestrel, a hormone.<p>This will happen every day for 16 years, but can be stopped at any time by using a wireless …

These Skyscrapers Will Clean Pollution From The Surrounding Water And Air

Two towers almost a kilometer high have been announced for Wuhan, China. But they won't just be special because of their height - the towers will …