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Topsy, The Popular Social Analytics Service Bought By Apple, Closes Down

Topsy, the Twitter and general social media analytics service quietly bought by Apple for more than $200 million two years ago, closed its doors today.<p>That’s according to the company itself, which announced the shutdown in what is ironically its first tweet since being bought by the …

U.S. jets intercept Russian planes near aircraft carrier

<b>(CNN) —</b> The U.S. Navy launched four armed fighter jets to intercept two Russian Tu-142 Bear aircraft that were flying near the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan in the Pacific Ocean, the Navy said Thursday.<p>The four F/A-18 fighter jets were sent as "standard operating procedure" to escort planes …

Military

A Printer For Circuit Boards

One of ten brilliant innovations from our 2015 Invention Awards<p>2015 Invention Award Winner<p>Category: Electronics<p><b>Inventors:</b><p>Katarina Ilic, Alroy Almeida, Jesus Zozaya, James Pickard<p><b>Company:</b><p>Voltera<p><b>Invention:</b><p>V-One<p><b>Development Cost To Date:</b><p>$200,000<p><b>Maturity:</b><p>5/5<p>While studying mechatronics at the University …

Prototypes

The Top 50 ‘Pictures of the Day’ for 2013

At the end of every quarter the Sifter will highlight the top 25 ‘Pictures of the Day‘, culminating in an epic <i>Top 100</i> at the end of the year (check …

Affordable Solar-Powered Floating Village Planned for Edinburgh

While floating homes have been the norm in the Netherlands for many years, they’re just starting to gain in popularity in the UK. Houseboats are …

Can a blood test detect autism? Google Ventures is betting it can

As autism grows more prevalent, early detection is crucial<p>The chances a child will receive a diagnosis of autism has increased 72 percent over the last five years, a dramatic rise that has stumped many health care experts. While there is no cure for autism, early detection and treatment in the form …

In Its First Acquisition, StumbleUpon Buys Video Recommendation Startup 5by

Content discovery service StumbleUpon is announcing that it has acquired 5by, a video startup based in Montreal.<p>The financial terms of the deal aren’t being disclosed, but the companies say the entire six-person 5by team will be moving to San Francisco to work out of StumbleUpon’s headquarters, …

Teardown Shows iPhone 5S Costs at Least $199 to Build, $173 for the 5C

New iPhones always gladden the hearts of the analysts at the research firm IHS, because it means it’s time to tear the phones apart.<p>This year’s …

iPhone

World's Fastest Computer Will Operate Like a Human Brain

A large group of scientists and researchers is working to develop the fastest computer known to man that would operate much like the human brain.<p>The …

How to beat procrastination – 6 simple tips

Procrastination is a habit common to many people. Surely you have catch yourself postpone important tasks again and again! Many people are shifting …

Procrastination

10 Steps to Find Out What You Want

<b>Now that you know what to do, click on the steps to find out how:</b><p>1. Find out who you are. <br>2. Choose. <br>3. Be present to what you are creating. <br>4. Do …

Negativity Sticks to You Like Glue - How to Set Yourself Free

When we don’t like someone the feeling sticks to us like glue. We get hooked, thoughts of the person come thick and fast, feelings of dislike, …

8 Most Beautiful Water Landscapes in the World

<b>This post is brought to you by Poland Spring Brand 100% Natural Spring Water.</b><p>When you first hear the word landscape, what comes to mind? Do you think of mountains, hills or the general countryside? In fact, landscape is more broadly defined as “all the visible features of an area of land” which …

National Parks

You Are Not Stuck! 8 Steps to Feeling Momentum

You feel stuck. I know. I often do too.<p>You are stuck in a relationship, a job that just isn't fulfilling, a poisonous situation, an unhealthy mindset, or a pattern that some days makes you feel like you are circling the drain.<p>You fear you will never get unstuck. Or, worse yet, you have started to …

Study: Unattractive People Are Targets For Cruelty At Work

Your workplace probably differs from the social scene of a typical high school in significant ways, and most would agree that’s a good thing. But a recent study reveals that when it comes to how attractive and unattractive people are treated, your office and your high school aren’t so far …

6 Simple Tips to Be More Mindful in Everyday Life | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

As a psychiatrist and meditation practitioner, I work with many people who have heard of the benefits of meditation, and want to commit to a daily …

Mindfulness

Want To Read Others' Thoughts? Try Reading Literary Fiction

Your ability to "read" the thoughts and feelings of others could be affected by the kind of fiction you read.<p>That's the conclusion of a study in the journal <i>Science</i> that gave tests of social perception to people who were randomly assigned to read excerpts from literary fiction, popular fiction or …

Dual-SIM version of Galaxy Note 3 launches in China

The Galaxy Note 3 became available unlocked (well, sort of unlocked) and at carriers from around the world over the past couple of weeks. Now it’s time for the dual-SIM version of the device, and, as usual, Samsung first released it in China, a market where devices with dual-SIM capabilities are …

World's First 3D Scanner for iPad Triples Kickstarter Goal in One Day

Yesterday morning San Francisco-based Occipital launched Structure Sensor—the world’s first 3D scanner for iPad—on Kickstarter with a fundraising …

3 Details All Women Notice

Basic style rules to keep in mind to impress your lady<p>Every impression counts when you're wooing a woman. Whether you're in a new relationship or with a longtime love, it's always important to look your best. But the first impression is especially important—and trust me, women aren't known to miss …

Personal Hygiene

Delhi gang-rape trial: death sentence inevitable, says Indian minister

An Indian government minister has said four men found guilty on Tuesday of the gang-rape and murder of a woman in Delhi last year will be hanged.<p>Sushilkumar Shinde, India's home minister, told reporters in Mumbai that a death sentence was inevitable. "We have strengthened the law. [The] death …

New York unveils 'text stops' to curb crashes by distracted drivers

You're probably familiar with highway rest stops, but drivers might soon be seeing something a little less ordinary along the road: text stops. New York plans to establish 91 "Texting Zones" along state highways, encouraging drivers to wait until they can safely pull off the road to respond to a …