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Google just bought a startup that specializes in 'instant object recognition'

On Wednesday, French firm Moodstocks announced on its website that it's being acquired by Google, stating that it expects the deal to be completed in the next few weeks. There's no word yet on how much Google is paying for the company.<p>Moodstocks' "on-device image recognition" software for …

A mountain turned runway at 17,000ft

Always in awe of the landscape, bush pilot Paul Claus dares to go places and do things that few aviators would even dream about.<p>Paul Claus dares to go places and do things that few aviators would even dream about.<p>"Wanna land some cool places?" is his opening line to those arriving at his lodge deep …

National Parks

VC funding hits $13.88B in Q2, highest point since 2001

Total venture funding goes gangbusters in the second quarter with companies like Airbnb, Pinterest, Uber, and Lyft raising billions.<p>The money is flowing in the venture capital world.<p>In the second quarter of 2014, an extraordinary $13.88 billion was invested across 974 deals, according to a new …

4 Motivating TED Talks to Help You Bounce Back From Failure

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We’ve all heard the preachy platitude “Failure isn’t an option.” And, generally speaking, it’s not. At least not an option most would purposely choose. But failing is inevitable. Everyone eats humble pie in some way at some point, …

9 Things Rich People Do Differently Every Day

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What you do today matters. In fact, your daily habits may be a major determinant of your wealth.<p>"The metaphor I like is the avalanche," says Thomas Corley, the author of "Rich Habits: The Daily Success Habits Of Wealthy Individuals." "These habits …

27 Tips for Mastering Anything

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like Albert Einstein, …

12 New Ways to Eat Corn This Summer

If you haven't noticed, we talk a lot about nose-to-tail eating. Pork tenderloin for dinner? We want offal and <i>sanguinaccio dolce</i>, too. Roasting a whole chicken? We’ll have wings one night and drumsticks the next, then use the bones for stock when we're done. We waste not; we want not -- and that …

Cooking

Are butter, cheese and meat that bad?

"To eat, or not to eat?" For many people these days, that really is the question.<p>For the past four decades, we've been told to stay away from red meat, dairy and cheese -- foods high in saturated fats -- because saturated fat is bad for the heart.<p>But investigative reporter Nina Teicholz says that …

Did You Know We Kill Sharks So We Can Put Their Livers In Moisturizer?

Millions of sharks are killed each year for the valuable substance in their livers called squalene. Now a startup has developed an efficient way to produce squalene from tobacco plants–and help farmers in a struggling industry at the same time.<p>Every year, up to 6 million sharks are “livered”–they …

Forestry

6 Mysterious Airplane Disappearances in Aviation History

The shocking disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 has captured the attention of millions around the world as the search for the airplane …

Airplanes

100 Books Everyone Should Read Before They Die

Many of the books are 20th century classics or recent bestsellers — the oldest book on the list is Jane Austen's 1813 masterpiece "Pride and Prejudice." It also spans multiple genres, with adult fiction, nonfiction, children's, and young adult novels such as "The Hunger Games" and "Harry Potter" …

Books

OnLive Creator Launches pCell To Speed Up Your Wireless (Video)

OnLive creator Steve Perlman has a new project called pWave which is apparently designed to speed up your wireless, and the device claims that it …

Telecoms

11 Game-Changing Chips and Dips

Game day is fast approaching. Yes, we're talking about football. But, we're <i></i>also <i>not talking about football</i>. This is about the other playing field; this is about your kitchen. Most of us will watch to see who reigns victorious on that fateful Sunday (whether in sport, advertising, or cuteness), but …

Cooking

13 GIFs That Show You How Everyday Items Are Made

Some we use everyday, others we only ever see the final product - but how exactly are things like forks, crash barriers, springs and even camouflage …

10 New Books You Need to Read This Year

From biographies to technical studies and step-by-step guides, here are 10 books that you should look for in the next few months.<p>Of course, we think you can learn a lot online. But, if you’re looking to take a deeper dive, there is often no substitute for the kind of thoughtful analysis you can get …

This Infographic Will Help You Remember the Ten Must-Have Wedding Shots

Wedding photography gets a bum rap among many photographers, but the thing is, it gets that bum rap because it’s hard! You’re working in a …

StrongVolt SmartCharger With Patent-Pending SunTrack Technology (video)

Ian Sells has created a new type of solar charger in the form of the StrongVolt SmartCharger that he been designed to help keep your gadgets powered …

Gear & Gadgets