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9 Ways 3-D Printing Makes The World Better

At last, the oh-cool at-home manufacturing toy turns into an important tool–offering people (and animals) aid on-demand.<p>You’ve heard it before:<p>201120122013 is the year of 3-D printing. The future is here! The individual will wrench manufacturing power from the global industrial complex! Basement …

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Company that wants to be an “online Harvard” finds path to accreditation

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: Maxx-Studio<p>Minerva Project, a startup aspiring to build an online Ivy League-caliber university from scratch, just …

Meet the Company Making $1.4 Billion a Year off Sick Prisoners

Frankie Barton's son has Hepatitis C. It's treatable, but she says the for-profit Corizon Prison Health Management has skimped on giving him the …

Should It Cost Less to Get Out of Jail if You're Rich?

Eric Amparan likes the system the way it is now. As a bail bondsman, he's part of an industry that pulls in $2 billion in revenue every year. Eric …

The best piano apps for iPad

Whether you have taken it upon yourself to learn piano for the very first time or you simply want to see what interesting tunes you can come up with …

How to search Google Maps for upcoming events near you

Google Maps can now display Upcoming Events cards so you can quickly check which performers or shows will be playing near you.<p>Select one of the venues to display the venue's card. If that venue supports the Upcoming Events card, you'll see "Upcoming Events" at the bottom, along with the name of the …

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What we know (and don’t) about eBay founder Pierre Omidyar’s ambitious new media startup

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: Honolulu Civil Beat<p>This week, it leaked that star <i>Guardian</i> reporter Glenn Greenwald, who broke the news on the NSA …

Big-5 publisher Macmillan makes many more ebooks available to libraries

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Flickr user Eric Mueller<p>Less than a year after launching a pilot to make about 1,200 crime and mystery books available …

NewsCred launches NewsRoom, a freelance-based newswire service

<i>Disclosure: NewsCred has a syndication partnership with VentureBeat.</i><p>While the majority of demands for syndicated content comes from well-established publications like the <i>New York Times</i>, media outlets also need content that’s a bit more niche — either in subject matter or in the depth of reporting. …

Edward Snowden's father says he has more secrets to share

Edward Snowden's father advises the former NSA worker to stay in Russia and away from the US<p>The father of Edward Snowden said on Wednesday that the former <b>US</b> spy agency contractor has more secrets to share and should stay in Russia "to make sure the true story is told."<p>Father Lon Snowden spoke at …

Pakistan bomb: Imran Khan condemns murder of Israrullah Gandapur

<b>Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party (PTI) leader Imran Khan has condemned the killing on Wednesday of a provincial law minister and at least seven others in the north-west of the country.</b><p>Mr Khan said that he was "devastated" by the suicide bomb attack which killed Israrullah Gandapur.<p>The PTI governs …

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NSA chief Keith Alexander to step down

Keith Alexander, the head of the NSA, is stepping down after a tumultous years for the spy agency<p>The director of the US National Security Agency and his deputy are expected to depart in the coming months in a development that could give President <b>Barack Obama</b> a chance to reshape the eavesdropping …