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The Soul of the Metallica Lover

What our music tastes say about our personalities

For anyone who has ever caught some treacly adult contemporary on the radio and wondered “Who on earth likes this stuff?” while twisting the dial, a new study might have an answer. A bunch of softies, that’s who.

In the paper, published recently in …

Soul Music

Anti-Drone Systems Are Starting to Take Off

Camera drones have opened a whole new world of possibilities for photographers looking for a way to capture aerial images, but the meteoric rise in …


40 maps that explain the Middle East

Middle East

Sony Posts $780M Profit On Strong PlayStation And Sensor Businesses

Sony today reported a $780 million operating profit for Q1 2015, up 39 percent annually, as the company’s camera sensor business and PlayStation 4 arm pushed it past analyst expectations.

The Japanese firm posted quarterly revenue of $14.5 billion, down a mere 0.1 percent year-on-year. Back in …


10 things in tech you need to know today

One of Google's Project Loon balloons.

Good morning! Here's the tech news you need to know this Thursday.

1. Facebook beat earnings expectations, but its stock sunk. Despite revenue growing 39% year-on-year, its share price dropped around 3.4%.

2. GitHub has landed $250 million in new funding and is

Project Loon

Adobe ends Camera Raw support for Creative Suite 6

Users of Adobe’s Creative Suite 6 — the last version sold before the company switched to Creative Cloud subscriptions — knew it was coming sometime, but did not know when. Now they know.

An Adobe blog post announced that Camera Raw 9.1.1, which was released today, will be the last one available for …

Adobe Photoshop

Uber denies it shows fake cars in app to trick customers

Uber is denying research which asserts the number of available drivers you see on the in-app map view is padded. According to the company, it always reports the accurate number of cars available in an area, but there are instances where it may be a touch off.

The original report was circulated by …


Apple invents texture-sensing stylus for future iPads

Steve Jobs was famously opposed to including a stylus with the iPad, but even he might have changed his mind had he caught a glimpse of the futuristic texture-sensing input device Apple just patented.

According to a pair of patent applications published today, Apple is working on stylus with …

Steve Jobs

Galaxy S6 price adjustments incoming as Samsung looks to boost sales

2015 has been a tough year so far for the established Android smartphone manufacturers, as market shares shift and revenues remain sluggish. As part …


A US-Turkey Sponsored "Islamic State Free Zone" within Syria

An article in the New York Times was published recently discussing that the US and Turkey had agreed to create a ‘safe zone’ in Syria. Specifically


27 startups in Asia that caught our eye

Fintech company Fastacash provides a B2B payment platform that can be used by partners to enable value transfers (such as money, mobile credit, or …


NATO Split: Germany Wants to Withdraw Patriot Missiles From Turkey

The expert believes that Germany and Turkey have less and less in common due to attacks of the Turkish forces against the Kurds in northern Iraq.

© …

Google AdWords Testing Home Service Ads

Google is clearly moving into the home service professionals recommendation space with a new advertising product called Home Service beta ads.

Dr. …

Google AdWords

Facebook beats earnings expectations, but the stock sinks

Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook just reported its Q2 earnings, with a beat on both the top and bottom line.

Here are the numbers:

Revenue: $4.04 billion vs analyst expectations of $3.99 billion. That's up 39% year-over-year.• 
: $0.50 vs analyst expectations of $0.47

Despite the beat, …


One of tech's biggest investors told us why he thinks the interest rate bubble might cause a new tech crash

Kevin Kinsella

Unicorns are supposed to be rare beasts. But in tech — where a "unicorn" is defined as a private startup company valued at more than $1 billion — at least 100 of them have been spotted so far.

At Business Insider we have been discussing whether the unicorn glut is an indicator that the …

Economic Bubbles

How To Break The Internet With Your Art

Anish Kapoor Ditry Corner (2011) Photo: The Guardian

By Amah-Rose Abrams

This piece originally appeared on artnet News

In the digital age we live in, it can be hard to get your break in the arts. But harness the power of the internet, and you can move forward by leaps and bounds.

Whether it be with …


Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) 2Q15 Jumps 43% From Online Advertising Industry Domination

Social networking major Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) reported its 2Q15 earnings update on 29th July after market closure. Co-founder, Chairman of the …


Turkey onslaught on Kurds, after IS attack, fuels anger

DIYARBAKIR, Turkey (AP) — Just when it seemed Turkey was getting serious about the fight against IS, it has turned its military focus to pounding its old foe: the Kurdish rebels.

In Turkey's Kurdish heartland, the government's renewed military onslaught against the rebels has left many people crying …


Moto G 2015 36-hour review: This is the perfect $179 smartphone…for my kids

I’ve long been a fan of what Motorola has been doing with their smartphones and peripherals, and this week’s announcements are no exception. Both of the headphones Moto released, the Moto Surround and especially the Moto Pulse are top notch. I’ve been using the Pulse exclusively since the event and …


Turkey Is on the Road to Armageddon

ISTANBUL -- The current situation in Turkey is nothing short of apocalyptic. Radical Islamists who have turned the country into a "jihadi highway" to Syria -- while Ankara has looked the other way -- are now carrying out attacks within Turkey itself. Following last week's ISIS-linked bombing in the …

Middle East

The post-recession economy is worse than we thought

Revisions in previous years’ data show that the economy has grown more slowly following the recession than we originally thought.

Economists usually like to give you your good news and bad news in one dose.

The most recent report from the Bureau of Economic Analysis showed that the economy actually …


These Are The World’s Leading Startup Cities


This story originally appeared on Citylab.

Silicon Valley and the San Francisco Bay Area have long been the world leaders in high-tech startups, giving rise to cutting-edge companies from Apple and Intel to Google, Facebook, and Twitter. But recent years have seen the rise of an …

Startups (India)

How Turkey will change the war against ISIS

In this photo taken from the Turkish side of the border between Turkey and Syria, in Akcakale, southeastern Turkey, a Turkish soldier on an armoured personnel carrier watches as in the background a flag of the Kurdish People's Protection Units, or YPG, is raised over the city of Tal Abyad, Syria, …


Twitter Monthly Active Users Crawl To 316M, Dorsey: “We Are Not Satisfied”

Twitter reported that its monthly active user count has reached 316 million, up a paltry 15 percent compared to the year-ago quarter, and up from 308 million in the preceding quarter.

The company indicated that it sees 80 percent of its monthly actives as monthly mobile actives.

Its interim CEO, Jack …


Which Programming Languages Get Used Most At Hackathons?

Picking a programming language to learn can be a stressful task. The trendy language at any given time isn’t necessarily one that anyone will care about in a year, much less the one that’ll get you the best gigs.

It’s interesting, then, to see what language programmers turn to when they’ve got their …


Andy Warhol’s Celebrity Polaroids Are Like Retro Instagrams

From 1958 until his death, Warhol took hundreds, if not thousands, of instant photos, including selfies.The post Andy Warhol’s Celebrity Polaroids …


A Brief And Gloriously Naughty History Of Early Erotica In Art (NSFW)

In the words of almighty queen Audre Lorde: "The erotic is a measure between the beginnings of our sense of self and the chaos of our strongest feelings. It is an internal sense of satisfaction to which, once we have experienced it, we know we can aspire."

In other words, eroticism is powerful. It …


BP reveals $6.3bn quarterly loss due to Deepwater Horizon bill

BP has moved to draw a line under the Deepwater Horizon disaster after slumping to a $6.3bn (£4bn) loss for the second quarter owing to costs linked to the oil spill.

The UK oil company slid into the red after taking an extra $10.8bn charge relating to the accident in the Gulf of Mexico five years …

Oil Spills

15 simple things you can do to stay happy at work

The key to happiness at your job isn't about the big stuff — it's all in the details.

Whether it's finding the perfect desk plant, eating a delicious snack or doling out a few well-deserved compliments, you'd be surprised how fast the little things can turn your day around. And who doesn't want a …


Why I won’t run another startup

Earlier this year, I closed my startup. So now I get to reflect on what I’d have done differently. Hindsight is unfair and inaccurate, but I still enjoy its lessons. This is one, a note to my future self: Don’t call your projects ‘startups’. It’s a semantic trick, but a really important one. Here’s …