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Early start on Halloween costume? Lyric Opera holds sale

If you're planning to dress as a character from the 19th-century Austrian operetta "Die Fledermaus" for Halloween and you've found the inventory at local costume shops unsatisfactory, you may be interested in an upcoming costume sale.<p>The Lyric Opera of Chicago will hold a high-culture rummage sale …

13 Ways to Find Good Twitter Usernames When Your 1st Choice is Taken

One of the first things you do when registering a Twitter account is choose a Twitter username.<p>Your username becomes your Twitter handle -- the word …

When It Makes Sense to Take a Private Jet

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Marketing private jets as the affordable option might seem crazy, but a new fleet of charter jet operators are attempting to do just that in a push to 'democratize' luxury travel.<p>JetSuite, a private jet airline that charters …

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Codecademy Releases Its First Educational App, A.K.A. My New Subway Time Killer

Although I write a lot about apps and Internet stuff, I never really learned to code.<p>I threw the “really” in there to soften the blow, but the fact is, I straight up don’t know how to do it. I started learning at one point in middle school, but my high school didn’t push CS, and by college I spent …

Newly discovered greenhouse gas '7,000 times more powerful than CO2'

A new greenhouse gas that is 7,000 times more powerful than carbon dioxide at warming the Earth has been discovered by researchers in Toronto.<p>The newly discovered gas, perfluorotributylamine (PFTBA), has been in use by the electrical industry since the mid-20th century.<p>The chemical, that does not …

The Insanity Of Bitcoin, Explained

There’s no better way to appreciate the trippiness of the digital currency Bitcoin than this hallucinatory animated video.<p>If you’ve been paying attention to the news, you might have heard that digital currency Bitcoin is currently the talk of Wall Street after skyrocketing in value to trade at over …

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Roewe Mobiliant Single-Seat Vehicle from SAIC Motors

SAIC Motors <b>Roewe Mobiliant single-seat vehicle</b> is inspired by ant’s unique body structure as well as the relationship between ants and trumpet trees. …

“Grand Theft Auto V” Made $800 Million In 24 Hours

Take-Two Interactive Software’s highly anticipated video game <i>Grand Theft Auto V</i> went on sale Tuesday at midnight, but it has already broken records by surpassing $800 million in global sales in its first 24 hours, setting a new record for the highest-grossing launch day sales of any entertainment …

Treasury Monthly Statement Shows the U.S. Deficit Is Melting Away

Still complaining about the deficit? The latest monthly statement from the U.S. Treasury shows that even without destroying the social safety net or …

Logo Design Guidelines

Design a logo and a visual identity goes way beyond the free form and artistic side of what most people think. There is all the rational part …

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Apple sued because its devices display porn

And now for a steamy lawsuit.<p>A lewd, lascivious lawsuit that, though it lacks naughty close-ups, makes up for them in, some might say, naked gall.<p>For here is a legal demand that Apple should sell its products with a built-in antiporn filter.<p>Yes, a Tennessee lawyer is suing Apple because its …

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10 Things The Samsung Galaxy S4 Can Do That The iPhone Can't

When the phone first came out, reviewers criticized Samsung for shoving too many complex and glitchy extras in the phone.<p>But there are some features in the GS4 that do work well and could be useful, and you won't find them in the GS4's chief rival, the iPhone.<p>Let's take a look at some of the best …

Forget sex: how the idea behind Bang with Friends could revolutionize social interaction

Apple's Find My Friends, a mostly-unrelated concept.<p>Perhaps you've heard of Bang With Friends. It's a rather controversial thing. Simply put, it's a Facebook and mobile app that lets you pick which of your friends you'd like to "bang." Oh, but it's more clever than that: the app won't reveal your …

This Is A Gorgeous Redesign Concept For Apple's iPhone Software

This year's iOS is widely reported to be getting a the first major redesign in the history of the software. The new look is said to be lacking in the glitz and the gloss that's been prevalent throughout iOS's life.<p>Instead, we're supposed to get a cleaner, simpler design.<p>Simply Zesty decided to whip …

Celebrities With Weird Body Parts: 11 Stars With Unusual Features

Sometimes, celebrities really <i>are</i> different from us. Megan Fox has a clubbed thumb? Halle Berry and Kate Hudson have extra toes? And Ashton Kutcher is verifiably proud of his webbed feet?<p>Here's a toast to the wild and weird body parts famous people are rumored to have, via our slideshow below.<p>PHOTO …

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 …