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CubeSat's at SRI (small satellites are dramatically lowering the cost of experiments in space)

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Tim Ferriss Shares How to Master Any Skill by Deconstructing It

Tim Ferriss, the guy behind The 4 Hour Work Week, The 4 Hour Body and The 4 Hour Chef, took the stage at TNW Conference in Amsterdam to discuss how you can master almost any skill through the process of deconstructing it.<p>In case you haven’t heard of Ferriss, he has essentially turned himself into a …

The Future of Wireless Power

We live in a wireless world. Cell phones, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 2G, 3G, 4G — the always on, always connected world of digital devices is driven by the magic of wireless. But all our devices, from smart phones to laptops, still rely on cords and plugs for charging. Everyone’s had their cell phone become …

You need to see this incredible music video from the International Space Station

Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield has charmed us from the International Space Station with music before. But his latest (and last) song from the ISS is a rousing cover of David Bowie’s classic “Space Oddity,” and the visuals alongside it match the tune perfectly.<p>Hadfield has been commanding the ISS …

Video News Specialist Wochit Raises $4.75 Million From Redpoint, Cedar Fund, And Greycroft

Video is becoming an increasingly important part of news coverage online. But it’s also expensive and time-consuming to produce, and many publishers don’t have the resources to create them on their own. A startup called Wochit is changing the economics around video production for breaking news, and …

Kik ups the stakes in the consumer Web's most important battle: mobile chat

Today marks the culmination of Kik’s two-year project to build an HTML5 platform, heralded by the arrival of push notifications into its messaging …

Flipboard Adds 3 Million Users Since Launch Of Personalized Magazines, Over 500,000 Magazines Created To Date

Mobile magazine Flipboard revealed today that over half a million personalized magazines have been created on its platform since the launch of the new feature just two weeks prior. During this time, the company also added 3 million new users to its service, bringing its total user base to now 53 …

Ribbon Regains Access To Twitter's Product Cards After Removing In-Stream Payments To The Microbloogging Service

Social payment service company Ribbon announced today that it has been granted permission once again by Twitter to use its Product Cards. Yesterday, hours after the company launched in-stream payments within Twitter, the social networking company put an end to it for unknown reasons. Now it’s back, …

The Libertarian Party Now Accepts Political Donations in Bitcoin

Right, Bitcoin, it’s not doing well at the moment, shedding valuation at a precipitous rate. Bitcoin peaked recently at $266 per unit, and now rests comfortably below the $100 mark. The sudden rise in the profile of Bitcoin, however, has brought out the usual suspects on the hunt for cash: …

Articles about six book reading nooks on Dwell.com - Dwell

This modern log cabin from architecture students at Auburn University was designed to be completed for $20,000—an admirable...<p>Architect Deborah Berke has maintained a ledger full of ephemera that details memories of every dinner party she’s hosted for...<p>One of our New Year's resolutions? To read …

Los Angeles

Ten websites that teach coding and a bunch of other things

Seemingly every day there’s a new article or blog post imploring you to learn how to code. “Those who code have the power to transform their dreams …

Rumor: Apple television with 'iRing' motion controller to launch this year

After meeting with Apple suppliers in a tour of China and Taiwan, one analyst now believes Apple will launch a television set this year with a new …

Video Conferencing

Facebook Home offers a fresh take on Android UI (Photos)

It should come as little surprise to industry observers that Facebook plans to unveil both a rich, skinned version of its Android app at a press event tomorrow, along with the first hardware to run that experience out of the box. The phone, by HTC, is appropriately named “First”—appropriate because …

Meet Gabriel Weinberg, the man taking on Google and Bing

In 1998, two college friends decided to build a method of analysing every website on the Internet to find the most relevant information when a user …

Here’s Why You Hate Your Cable Company

Hate your cable TV (or satellite TV, or telco TV) company? Here’s why — and why it’s not going to change anytime soon — explained in 98 concise …

Kara Swisher

Disqus CEO Daniel Ha on How Web Comments Will Change

Last week, research from content analytics company Chartbeat confirmed a secret I’ve known for some time: readers are spending most of their time on the south side of web pages. 66% in fact according to their data. The takeaway could not be more important for revenue hungry publishers: reader …

How smell might be the next big thing in advertising

Smell-O-Vision may be coming to a billboard near you<p>A team of Japanese researchers has been working on developing a new system, the "smelling screen," that releases scents into the air with directional accuracy. Augmenting our audio-visual experiences with odor isn't a new idea — theaters …

12 Useful 'Easter Eggs' Hidden In Your iPhone

Apps

Precious Family Moments by Pascal Campion

Illustrations of Pascal Campion is really touching. Illustrator and animator from San Francisco makes and appreciate the fleeting moments of life. …

Twitter may generate $1b in ad revenue in 2014

Twitter’s ad revenue is expected to skyrocket in 2014. The social network has seen a huge rise in mobile advertisement revenue, and is expected to …

28 Incredibly Beautiful Places You Won't Believe Actually Exist

I want to go to there.

Ask A VC: AngelList’s Naval Ravikant On The Currency Of Silicon Valley And More

AngelList’s Naval Ravikant joined us in the TechCrunch TV studio for our Ask A VC series, where we put VCs in the hot seat.<p>Ravikant talked about the currency of Silicon Valley, which he says is deals shared, talent referred, and acquirers introduced. He explains that AngelList, a service he …

The Next 10 Tech Markets That Will Be Worth $1 Billion Or More

And sometimes it takes years — like with the dumb phones that grew like mold from the mid-1990s through the late 2000s.<p>And now, for example, the prevalence of smart mobile devices has spurred the mobile app industry, an entirely new piece of infrastructure which supports thousands of companies and …

Artificial Intelligence

Nextdoor Hits 10K Neighborhoods, Gets Me To Stop Running At Night

After I had been running at night for more than a decade, a relatively under-the-radar startup called Nextdoor got me to start running during the day.<p>Almost nobody likes to exercise, and for many, overcoming the motivational hump of putting on your shoes and gym clothes can be trying on even the …