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Economic models are broken, and economists have wildly different ideas about how to fix them

Ten years after the global financial crisis, economists are still puzzling over how they (mostly) failed to predict such a massive crash. Given all the data and experience at their disposal, how did they miss something so consequential?<p>In a new paper (pdf) entitled “Where Modern Macroeconomics Went …

Machine Learning

Marijuana legalization may have an unexpected result: Drug smuggling into Mexico

Next month, Californians will vote on a raft of propositions, including one that would legalize recreational production and consumption of marijuana.<p>Proposition 64 would allow Californians over 21 to have up to an ounce of cannabis and permit people to grow up to six plants. It would put a 15% tax …

Cannabis

11 city secrets from New York tour guides

As New Yorkers, we tend to avoid the city's tourists. On the other hand, tour guides not only embrace them, but also make a career out of them. These …

Surface Pro 4 review: Yes, it can really replace your laptop

With the Surface Pro 4, Microsoft's surprising hybrid tablet journey finally makes sense. It's as if Microsoft was laser-focused on fixing the issues we had with the Surface Pro 3. We liked that device quite a bit, but its Type Cover was endlessly frustrating, with a sloppy keyboard and wonky …

The Sensel Morph Is A Keyboard On Steroids

In the world of technology, change happens with the blink of an eye. But one thing that has remained relatively constant throughout the years is the good old mouse and keyboard.<p>The Sensel Morph, freshly unveiled on Kickstarter today, is looking to change that.<p>The Sensel Morph is a touch-input …

InterAct

When Maps Lie

Tips from a geographer on how to avoid being fooled.<p>Maps are big these days. Blogs and news sites (including this one) frequently post maps and those maps often go viral—40 maps that explain the world, the favorite TV shows of each U.S. state, and so on. They’re all over Facebook, Twitter, and …

We come from the future.

Shared from Earther<p>The two most important words you need to know to understand the fate of our coastlines are “grounding line.” Those words describe …

Mark Zuckerberg

World's biggest economies throughout history | The Economist

19 Of The Best Snow Scenes In Art

Today marks the official start of winter in the Northern Hemisphere, otherwise known as the Winter Solstice. Or, if you prefer, the most wonderful time of the year. 'Tis the season of rosy cheeks, icy sidewalks and hot chocolate, all the makings of a spectacular Bing Crosby holiday movie.<p>But winter …

Meet Jawbone’s new wearable, the Up3

Gallery: Meet Jawbone’s new wearable, the Up3<p>Gallery: Meet Jawbone’s new wearable, the Up3<p>+ 3<p>+ 2<p>+ 1<p>We tend to talk about wearables with a sense of …

The Big Password Mistake That Hackers Are Hoping You'll Make

<b>You're smart.</b><p>You don't use passwords like the perennial <b>123456</b> and <b>qwerty</b>. Or even slightly better ones, like <b>Cassie86</b> or <b>Cubs1908</b>. Because you put some <i>thought</i> into them, your passwords are better than those, right?<p>Maybe. But unless you avoid a <i>little-known mistake</i> recently uncovered by password …

Information Systems

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Online Security Is a Total Pain, But That May Soon Change

Staying secure online is a pain. If you really want to protect yourself, you have to create unique passwords for every web service you use, turn on …

The Psychology of Fonts

Apple Explains Exactly How Secure iMessage Really Is

Millions and millions of people use iMessage every day. But how many people know <i>exactly</i> what’s going on behind the scenes, or what happens to a message once you send it?<p>Maybe a handful. Up until now, the vast majority of what we knew about iMessage’s inner workings came from reverse engineering and …

Everything You Need to Know About the Bitcoin Protocol

<i>This research is courtesy of Sander Duivestein, professional speaker and trendwatcher at VINT, the International Research Institute of Sogeti, and Patrick Savalle, founder and technical director at Mobbr crowd payments.</i><p>Bitcoin is big news again. The digital cryptocurrency is on the frontpage of …

Bitcoin's Legality Around The World

Last November, the U.S. Senate dove head-first into the world of Bitcoin, prompted by Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Chairman Tom Carper, a Democratic senator from Delaware who has become very interested in the digital coin. Representatives from law enforcement and financial agencies …

After Passing 1M+ Users, PasswordBox Closes $6M Series A To Scale Its Team & Hook Into Biometrics

PasswordBox, a password manager startup that lets users generate, store and protect multiple strong passwords to skip the need to memorise them, has closed a $6 million Series A round, led by Omers Ventures.<p>The round also includes strategic Silicon Valley angel investors Mark Britto, CEO of …

Find Exactly What You're Looking for With Google's Custom Search Feature

If you find yourself searching the same sites and using the same criteria over and over, you can simplify things and save yourself a lot of time by …

Tennis Lesson: Hitting Cross-Court vs. Hitting Down The Line

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Bunkr Is The PowerPoint Killer We’ve All Been Waiting For

French startup Bunkr is focused on one simple task: killing PowerPoint. To achieve this goal, the company’s well-designed web app will help you collect visual content and organize it into slides. The result is a very visual HTML5 presentation that works on your computer, phone or tablet. You can …

[Point Mac Lesggy] Jouer à StarCraft permet de booster ses fonctions cognitives | Journal du Geek

Une étude menée conjointement par une université du Texas et une université de Londres (UCL) montre que jouer à <b>StarCraft</b> (et les STR en général) …

Typographie – Elle est gratuite et elle s’appelle “Dense”

12 août 2013<p>Voilà en cette belle journée une typographie qui fait plaisir.<p>Et bien oui, car elle est gratuite dans sa version “<i>regular</i>” pour un usage …

PirateBrowser : le navigateur anti-censure de Pirate Bay

A l’occasion de son dixième anniversaire, le site de partage de liens BitTorrent a annoncé ce week-end la création d’une nouvelle plateforme de …

Video: Precision Toss

Hey guys,<p>The grass-court season is well underway and as we are getting ready for Wimbledon, we are reminded of how important holding serve is in …

Twitter Tries Harder to Explain Itself

It’s common knowledge — Twitter is too tough for the average, non-techie person to pick up. Even CEO Dick Costolo agrees.<p>That’s part of why Twitter …

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How Technology is Transforming Live Concert Bootlegging

“If you put your cameras down you might be able to live in the moment,” chided Ian Brown, frontman of iconic Mancunian indie band The Stone Roses.<p>Those were among the first words uttered by Brown during the band’s first comeback gig in May 2012, after a 16-year hiatus. But the singer wasn’t so much …