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Alternative Android OS CyanogenMod Launches 'One-Click' Installer

CyanogenMod, a replacement Android distribution for smartphones, has released a ‘one-click’ installer to lower the barrier of entry for Android handset owners looking for a more open-sourced and feature packed version of Google’s mobile OS.<p>Based on Android’s Jelly Bean 4.3 release, CyanogenMod is a …

​The Best Condoms for Her

​These condoms protect you without sacrificing your pleasure.<p>You probably don’t give much thought to condoms when it comes to your pleasure. After all, you use them to protect yourself from STIs and an unintended pregnancy, and their effectiveness is priority number one.<p>While condoms usually do …

How Converse went from bankruptcy to a $1.4 billion business

As its parent company commands, Converse is just doing it.<p>The 105-year-old brand has grown at breakneck pace since Nike rescued the company in 2003, two years after it filed for bankruptcy. Since its cultural heyday in the ’80s, the hip sneaker has experienced a rebirth.<p>On Thursday, Converse posted …

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The iPhone Is a Bigger Business Than Coca-Cola and McDonald's Combined

And Google. And Microsoft. And Home Depot.<p>Eric Chemi, head of research for <i>Bloomberg Businessweek</i>, pulls an amazing stat. iPhone sales in the last year exceed <i>all revenue</i> to Microsoft, Amazon, Comcast, or Google. The iPhone alone outsells Coca-Cola and McDonald's, perhaps the world's two most famous …

Why Do Skyscrapers Melt Things?

How did a London skyscraper melt a parked car?<p><b>What happened?</b><br>Talk about a hazardous parking job. Last Thursday, Martin Lindsay parked his Jaguar XJ across the street from the curvy 37 story, glass-and-steel skyscraper at 20 Fenchurch Street in London, and walked away. When he came back, his car had …

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Kimi Räikkönen Is the Most Interesting Man in Formula 1

The Iceman doesn't care about politics—he just wants to race.<p>“Sometimes in Formula 1 there is politics, and the shit there is stupid,” Kimi Räikkönen says as we sit in the Lotus Formula 1 team’s hospitality tent, sheltered from the drizzle that hangs over most of the Canadian Grand Prix weekend. “I …

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A guide to the world's biggest drug cartels

The capture by Mexican marines of Miguel Angel Treviño Morales, AKA Z-40, leader of the Zetas, is a big victory against the drug cartels who …

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How To Make Money Without A Job

Before joining the staff of Forbes in July of 2011, I was happily self-employed for 23 years. For much of this time my husband and I ran two mostly unrelated home-based businesses. He worked in his office in the front of the house, while I was in mine across the hall. Our office doors were usually …

Germany's Solar Industry Is Imploding

Germany produced a record 23.9 gigawatts of electricity yesterday from thousands of solar photovoltaic systems, according to SMA Solar Technology.<p>Despite setting yet another solar world record, the collapse of Germany’s solar energy industry seems to be spreading downstream from manufacturers to …

15 TED Talks That Will Change Your Life

Feel like getting inspired, motivated or just looking for a feel-good cry? Then look no further. There's no better way to start your day than with a …

Italian Mafia Goes Green

When Italy’s legendary organized crime groups are not dumping illegal waste or extorting money from local business owners, they are likely laundering the illicit profits they made from doing so through bogus solar energy and wind power companies.<p>That is the troubling take away from a new report by …

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Ever Wish You Could Dim Your Screen Below "0% Brightness" Sometimes? There's An App For That

<b>Update:</b> As has been brought to our attention, there are other apps that do this, like Screen Filter and Lux.<p>When you're scrolling through a feed …

The Science Of How Applause Spreads In An Audience

Clapping is just as infectious as a disease, according to a new study.<p>Sorry, Toastmasters. When people clap at a performance, they're not really driven by how much they enjoyed what they saw, according to a new study. Instead, they decide how long to applaud based on the applause they hear around …

Medellín, Colombia: reinventing the world's most dangerous city

The cable car floats over the mountainside above rickety rooftops, labyrinthine streets, palms and pylons of a barrio built by, and named after, the …

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Rosehip Seed Oil: Why This Miracle Skincare Product Will Be The Next Coconut Oil

We often come across the words "rosehip seed oil" while reading the ingredients list on skincare products. But it wasn't until former Victoria's Secret Angel Miranda Kerr name dropped it as the secret to her radiant complexion that we explored further.<p>Harvested from the seeds of rose bushes …

Dollar Shave Club Releases New Product And Video -- And They Have Nothing To Do With Shaving

There’s no delicate way to say this. So I’ll let Dollar Shave Club CEO Michael Dubin explain, via his blog post on the topic:<p>“Today I’m proud to announce DollarShaveClub.com’s first non-shave product, One Wipe Charlies. It’s a butt wipe for men.”<p>This is not a joke. Over breakfast—yes, breakfast—one …

Europe's 50 Best Footballers of the Season

The 2012-13 season is at an end at the top European club level, with all the major trophies having been handed out, including domestic league titles and Continental honours.<p>So which players had the biggest seasons and made the best contributions to their teams? Treble-winning Bayern Munich …

10 Best Soccer Movies Ever Made

As arguably the world's most popular spectator sport, and a game watched by billions across the world, it should come as no surprise that filmmakers have for years tried to capture the essence of football onto celluloid.<p>The results, however, have been rather mixed.<p>For every classic piece of cinema …

Spotting Market Peaks & Valleys

The starc bands are a technical tool that I use frequently in my daily column. They help me determine whether a market is in a high-risk buy area (overbought) or a low-risk buy area (oversold). It is important to understand that just because a market is at its starc+ band, the market can still go …

What Science Says About Arousal During Rape

Yes, orgasms can happen to rape victims.<p>Rape. Most of us don't like to talk about it. We don't like to think about it. But when we do think about it, or at least when I do, it is always violent. I am struggling and overpowered. I am screaming. And I am certainly not getting off.<p>Although in the …

Goats detained in India for damaging car

Three goats were caught and detained by police in the southern Indian city of Chennai after they allegedly vandalised a new police patrol vehicle, the <i>Times of India</i> has reported.<p>The trio were held as "scapegoats" for the crime which reportedly involved a dozen of their tribe trampling over the car …

Thinner Than MacBook Air, The New Razer Blade Wants To Be 'The 4th Gaming Console'

While Intel‘s HD 4600 integrated graphics in Haswell will raise the bar for what ultrabooks are capable of, discrete GPUs will always reign supreme for gaming enthusiasts. Thinness is an expected staple in the gadget world, but gaming laptops have traditionally sacrificed power for pounds. That …

How Engineers Are Building a New Railroad Under New York City | WIRED

Workers inspect the “shock tubes” that set off blasting caps, which detonate the charges. More than 2,400 blasts have been conducted on the project. …