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Zuckerberg denies that his new organization is a tax dodge

Mark Zuckerberg is well aware that a lot of people think he's giving away $45 billion worth of Facebook shares to dodge taxes. That's why he's taken to Facebook yet again to clarify that the Chan-Zuckerberg Initiative is a limited liability company (LLC) and not a traditional charitable …

GrabCAD’s Workbench Aims To Ride The Hardware Renaissance

We’ve previously described GrabCAD as a ‘GitHub for mechanical engineers‘. It offers an online community and marketplace for CAD engineers, along with collaborative tools to share designs and 3D models as ‘work in progress’ with engineers, clients, customers and other stakeholders in the design …

Should Apple Extend Its iPhone Trade-In Program to Other Phones?

Apple’s long-rumored iPhone trade-in program kicked off last month, offering customers up to $280 of in-store credit toward a new iPhone for used …

Physicists Pursue the Perfect Lens by Bending Light the Wrong Way

From ribosomes assembling proteins to viruses attacking cells, the main dramas in biology happen on a scale that is, tantalizingly, just one order of …

Rebooting Science Museums for the 21st Century

City of London halts recycling bins tracking phones of passers-by

The City of London is halting a scheme that used recycling bins to track people as they walked by with their smartphones. The head of Renew London, which was behind the operation, wrote in an email, “I can confirm that we are not currently running any trials.”<p>Quartz was the first to report on the …

Privacy

Faster Forward, Together

An Introduction Into Passive Income <i>bookmark_border</i> SubHub<p>​If you've been hanging out on the internet for any length of time, you've probably heard …

For Key Grips, Some Choice Gear: Ben Mesker's Modular, Portable Jokerbox Storage System

Ben Mesker's Jokerboxes combine three of my favorite things: Industry-specific tools, objects designed to hold stuff, and the DIY ethos. Director of …

Portable

Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile: are early upgrade plans a good deal?

These plans aren't a rip-off anymore, but they're not for everyone<p><i>Editor's Note: Since we first compared each of the early upgrade plans, carriers have significantly changed how they work. Verizon recently overhauled its Edge program with its new</i> <i>"More Everything" plans</i><i>, and Sprint has replaced its</i> …

DIY Webbing Tutorial on a Budget, Part 3: How to Set Up Your Sewing Machine for Webbing

In Part 1 we covered basic webbing materials for the design student on a budget.<p>In Part 2 we covered the tools you'll need to work the webbing.<p>Here …

Sewing

frog

COLLECTION NO. 9SXSW 2016Follow frog as we cover the South by Southwest Interactive Festival live from Austin, Texas.4 Stories 2 Contributors …

Watch A New Prefab Building Rise In NYC, Stack By Stack

Gluck+ will soon complete the most challenging construction phase of their new modular residential structure, the Stack. Turns out, it wasn’t all that difficult.<p>In the 1920s, modular, prefabricated housing was at the forefront of modernism’s cause, the clarion call that galvanized avant-garde …

Prefab Homes

Yahoo Acquires Xobni for Upward of $30 Million

Yahoo said it has bought Xobni, as <b>AllThingsD</b> had previously reported it was planning to do.<p>According to numerous sources close to the company, Yahoo …

Likemind Wants To Help You Meet Local People By Posting Virtual Flyers Through Its iOS App

Likemind is another take on solving the ‘how to meet local people with shared interests’ problem. The iOS-only app, with an Android version to follow, lets you post and browse geo-fenced virtual ‘flyers’ outlining what you’re looking for based on topic, interest or activity. It’s a nice visual and …

Leopoly Web-based 3D modelling tool for 3D printing #3DThursday #3DPrinting

article<p>https://blog.adafruit.com/2013/07/04/leopoly-web-based-3d-modelling-tool-for-3d-printing-3dthursday-3dprinting/<p>Leopoly Web-based 3D modelling …

Movidius gets $16M for a chip that gives your device always-on vision

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: Sergey Nivens<p>What if your cell phone camera was always on? If something like constantly capturing images didn’t suck …

Matterform crowdfunds a simple, well-designed 3D scanner that could arrive this summer

MakerBot has been the trailblazer when it comes to bringing 3D printing to the masses, but another company may beat it to the punch before it can do the same for 3D scanners. Matterform is looking to produce a simple, low-profile 3D scanner, and it's launched an Indiegogo campaign in support of the …

Why Clothing Is The Next Frontier Of Responsive Computing

Roosegaarde is the creator of the conceptual Intimacy 2.0 dress, the getup that made news in February by initiating a transformation into …

Google Glass

Photon 3D Scanner: A Scanner Cheaply - Technabob

Slowly but surely, 3D printers are becoming more user-friendly and affordable. The Photon is proof that 3D scanners are following suit, thanks in no …

Computers Made Out of DNA, Slime and Other Strange Stuff | WIRED

Everybody knows a computer is a machine made of metal and plastic, with microchip cores turning streams of electrons into digital reality.<p>A century …

Drugs, porn, and counterfeits: the market for illegal goods is booming online

New stores are launching every month to serve the internet's illicit underground economy<p>In the beginning of February a remorseful Paul Leslie Howard, 32, stood in front of a judge in Melbourne and pleaded guilty to charges of selling meth, LSD, amphetamines, and pot, as well as importing …

The walls have ears: Samsung and Intel bet big on a startup that searches every word you say

A future where machines track our conversations to offer us advice and info<p>Back in October of last year, <i>The Verge</i> wrote about the app MindMeld, a sort of Siri on steroids that could listen to an eight-person conversation and suggest information the speakers involved might want to see. Today …

Microsoft IllumiRoom Project: Same Display, Bigger Screen - Technabob

Earlier this year Microsoft introduced IllumiRoom, a prototype technology that augments TVs and other displays by projecting room-filling visuals …

The Coolest and Most Terrifying Biomimetic Robots | WIRED

Building a better bot sometimes means looking outside the shop for inspiration. Borrowing from the characteristics and abilities of insects, birds, …