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A New Human Species

A team of experts discovered the fossils of 15 individuals in a cave in South Africa. These fossils have been determined to be of a previously unknown hominin species, which has been named <i>Homo naledi</i>.

Report: AT&T Had Long, 'Highly Collaborative' Partnership With NSA

<i>The New York Times</i> and ProPublica report that the National Security Agency's ability to spy on Internet traffic "has relied on its extraordinary, decades long partnership" with AT&T, according to documents leaked by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden.<p>According to the reporting, the NSA documents …

Here are all of the wild projects Google is working on

The tech giant announced in a press release that it had created a new public holding company called Alphabet, which is now the parent company of all of its businesses.<p>The new Google, which consists of search, ads, maps, apps, Android, Chrome and YouTube, is a subsidiary under Alphabet. Google …

Google Fiber

After 2 months off the radar, Bill Simmons is going scorched earth on everybody involved in Deflategate

Bill Simmons is back, and he is laying waste to everybody involved in building the Deflategate case against Tom Brady and the New England Patriots.<p>It was announced in May that Bill Simmons was done at ESPN and that his contract would not be renewed. Still under contract with ESPN until September, …

6 Incredible Entrepreneurs and Their Journeys to Success

These 6 revealing videos of Elon Musk, Angela Ahrends, Steve Jobs, Daymond John, Reid Hoffman, and Arianna Huffington will Inspire your entrepreneurial journey.<p><b>“Pessimists spend a lifetime waiting for perfection while finding imperfections in everything. Entrepreneurs commit to something imperfect</b> …

Law of Attraction and Love: No, You Are Not Destined to Be Alone Forever

Freedigitalphotos.net<p>When it comes to what draws people to give this whole law of attraction thing a whirl, I would have to say finding a relationship is right up there near the top, along with getting more of that sweet, sweet cash. And people seem to really struggle in the love department. But …

Happiness

Motorcycle running on Water can travel 310 MILES on a single litre

A water-powered motorbike with the ability to travel up to 310 miles on a litre of water is turning heads in Brazil.<p>The 'T Power H20’ motorcycle was …

This is Tesla's plan for a cheaper car

Tesla’s road to a cheaper electric car has always appeared to lead straight to Reno, where the electric automaker is building a $5 billion …

Periscope: what's the point of the new video app?

Periscope, a mobile app for Android and iPhone that lets users live-broadcast video, has been hailed by the technology and entertainment industries, …

Rentmeester v. Nike Jumpman Logo Lawsuit to be Heard in June 2016

Source: court documents<p>Just one week after Nike filed to dismiss Jacobus Rentmeester’s lawsuit, a proposed schedule was filed on Tuesday in a …

Facebook's WhatsApp isn't opening up, much to developers' chagrin

What does $19 billion buy you? Sometimes, it's a spot of trouble.<p>That's what Facebook found out at its F8 developer conference in San Francisco on Wednesday when executives tried to explain to an eager crowd of app developers why it wasn't going to offer a way for them to plug their programs and …

German airline crash: 'You can hear he is trying to smash the door down'

The mystery surrounding this week's crash of a German airliner into the French Alps deepened Wednesday with a report suggesting the pilot may have been locked out of the cockpit before the crash.<p><b>UPDATE: French prosecutor says Germanwings copilot appeared to want to destroy the plane</b><p>The New York …

The 3 Most Important Building Blocks of Your Personal Brand

In the Social Age, your personal brand – both online and off – <i>is</i> your reputation.<p>You either have a favorable one or not, based on the promises you …

Climbing in St Lucia: the best view in the Caribbean

After flying west, you wake early. For a night owl like me, this is a wonderful bonus. On my first morning in <b>St Lucia</b>, with my body clock five hours ahead of local time, I was wide-awake soon after 4am. By well before six I had wandered out on to the balcony of my room to enjoy the warm air and …

Face Value: Restaurant in China Gives Free Meals to Hottest Customers

<i>Photo from Shanghaiist.com</i><p><b>(SPOT.ph)</b> Remember that old Rob Scheider movie, <i>Hot Chick</i>? Rachel McAdams’ character, Jessica, was so attractive, she never …

15 Creative Long Exposures Capture a World Unseen

Firefly trails. Fireworks that look like balloons. These are just some of the long exposure photos we've seen over the years that opened us up to a whole new world. Today we're taking a look at 15 photos that took long exposure to a whole new level. These photos captured movement unseen by the …

Photography

These 36 questions can make you 'fall in love with anyone'

A simple test claims to be able to make two people fall head-over-heels in love, by helping them seem vulnerable to each other. Why not give it a try?<p>The path to true love just got a whole lot smoother.<p>The key? To ask someone the 36 questions below - and answer them yourself. Doing this, …

How “Doing What You Love” Can Be A Realistic Career Option

Here’s a quote from a recent article I read titled “‘Do What You Love’ Is Horrible Advice“: “It’s easy to confuse a hobby or interest for a profound …

'Hatred' Lands Rare 'Adults Only' Rating In North America

Color me unsurprised, but Hatred has come back from the ESRB with a very rare “Adults Only” (AO) rating, something the industry rarely ever sees in favor of the far more common “M for Mature,” that most violent titles receive, including the likes of Grand Theft Auto. It’s similar to the also-rare …

11 Things Successful People Do On Sunday Night

In fact, a 2013 poll conducted by Monster.com found that a whopping 78% of surveyed adults worldwide experience the "Sunday-night blues" on a regular basis.<p>Sundays are the dreaded conclusion to a relaxing reprieve from our chaotic workweeks — and many of us get a twinge of melancholy just thinking …

Success

Whitney Houston’s Family Slams Lifetime, Angela Bassett Over Unauthorized Biopic

While Lifetime’s Whitney Houston biopic was packed with many hell-to-the-yes moments, not everyone was happy to see a skewed version of the singer’s …

Measuring The Impact Of Social Media On Your Business

<i>This post was co-authored with Becky Ross and Shannon Gorman, both MBA students at the Fuqua School of Business, Duke University.</i><p>Spending on social media continues to soar, but measuring its impact remains a challenge for most companies. When The CMO Survey asked marketers how they show the impact …

Why the modern world is bad for your brain

Photograph: Alamy<p>‘Because it is limited in characters, texting discourages thoughtful discussion or any level of detail, and its addictive problems are compounded by its …

IQ

Google launches Chrome remote desktop app on iOS

Controlling your computer with an iPhone just got a lot easier.<p>Google launched an iOS version of its Chrome Remote Desktop app Monday, which allows …

Spike Lee is selling his new movie on Vimeo one month before it hits theaters

Spike Lee's latest movie wouldn't exist without the internet, and now Lee is going online to distribute the film, too. Lee's new film, <i>Da Sweet Blood of Jesus</i>, is today being made available to rent and buy on Vimeo, a full month ahead of the film's planned theatrical release. In a video announcing …