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Inside Google’s culture of relentless self-surveying

When Google recently admitted that the baffling brainteasers it posed to interviewees were utterly useless at predicting which ones would make good employees, it was another example of the power of what Google calls “people analytics”—the mixing of Big Data with management science to come up with …

Amazon Storyteller Wants To Help You Produce Your Next Movie Hit

Amazon wants to help you produce your next indie movie hit.<p>Today, Amazon announced Storyteller, a free online tool that will automatically turn movie scripts into storyboards – with characters and dialogue – that can be shared with others for feedback.<p>Storyteller works by uploading a script to …

PRISM Fallout: In Cloud We Don't Trust?

U.S. tech firms who have built their business on a free-flowing Internet just got a huge smack in the face. Leaked government documents seemed to reveal the existence of a top-secret program with the capability to mine their users’ data at will.<p>Right now, the debate is over exactly what data’s …

PRISM Fallout Part 2: Companies Will Store More Data Behind The Firewall

The controversy surrounding the U.S. government’s reported monitoring of online data via FISA court orders and projects like PRISM may have far-reaching implications for users of public cloud computing. Specifically, it could drive more enterprise customers towards storage solutions that are held …

How To Download And Install Apple's iOS 7 Beta

About this time every year, Apple gives a gift to mobile developers: the newest version of iOS. Developers then have most of the summer to play with the beta version and ready their apps for the full release of the operating system when the new iPhone is launched later in the year.<p>This year Apple …

How To Downgrade The iOS 7 Beta Back To iOS 6 The Easy Way

<i>Update 9/24/2013: It appears Apple has blocked iOS 7 downgrades. The company has apparently stopped “signing” older versions of iOS—versions 6.1.3 and 6.1.4—which means they no longer have the permissions required for installation. For more, visit “Why You Can’t Downgrade iOS 7 Back to iOS 6” for</i> …

This Is What Happens When Publishers Invest In Long Stories

By Chris Dannenlong Read<p>As web publishers we’re obsessed with analytics. Any strategy that moves the needle gets our attention. So you can imagine my …

The Open Source CEO: Jim Whitehurst

If you read the Red Hat website, you’ll find pages describing their attitude toward open source, collaboration, and more. It reads pretty much like every other marketing spiel from every company online today. There’s something different about Red Hat, though: they actually believe this stuff. Not …

Has Open-Source Ideology Blinded Us To Danger?

Open-source software has paved the way for “open” everything. Is it always to our benefit?<p>Generally speaking, we applaud things that are open and look askance at things that are closed. In the tech world, open source software has done a lot to cement this thinking. What could be nobler than …

The Energy Fix: Engineering Triumphs Over Wave And Tidal Forces

How water could be harnessed for roughly a third of U.S. annual electricity usage<p>The Bottom Feeder<p>Water is 800 times denser than air, and building a gen­erator able to withstand the tremendous force it generates has hampered the development of next-gen hydropower. If engineers can harness its …

What Can We Learn From Spying On Our Own Metadata?

Why let the NSA have all the fun?<p>Okay, so the National Security Agency is sitting on a treasure trove of all your metadata. What exactly can they learn about you from something as vague as the time and duration of your calls?<p>That's what Gabe Stein, resident news hacker at Co.Labs, aims to find …

Survival horror is making a big comeback

This post has not been edited by the GamesBeat staff. Opinions by GamesBeat community writers do not necessarily reflect those of the staff.<p>Many fans of true survival horror are disappointed with the way the genre has changed over the years. Classic series such as Resident Evil have turned into …

'The Last Of Us' Review: This Is The End, Beautiful Friend (PS3)

<i>‘The Last of Us’ is one of the best games of 2013 and the perfect swan song for the PlayStation 3.</i><p><i>The Last of Us</i> is a tense, brutal vision of the future.<p>This sense of dread and violence is present throughout the game, both in terms of its story and gameplay. Everything from the graphics to the …

Beautiful strange and rare cloud formations

Various cloud formations might be one of the most beautiful and romantic sights in nature, but these masses of liquid droplets is also a complex and …

David Foster Wallace's Legendary Graduation Speech Is Now An Awesome Short Film

Novelist David Foster Wallace gave a speech called "This Is Water" to the 2005 graduating class at Kenyon College.<p>The speech, which has become legendary, discusses how meaningless daily routines take over our lives and that we have to choose how we think, and what we pay attention to.<p>"This Is …

Architizer Journal: The Official Architizer Blog

Discover the endless design possibilities of metal cladding.<p>“I try to make poetry. Not minimalism. Not purism. Just poetry.”<p>Find the best brands for every architectural product and material.<p>Millions of metal petals make Bloomberg HQ the world's "most sustainable office building."<p>The architect walks …

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Digital Artworks by Adam Martinakis Explore Photo Realistic Surrealism | Colossal

<p>Digital artist Adam Martinakis (previously) was born Poland in 1972 and currently lives and works in in Cannock, UK. His computer-generated artworks …

The Most Influential Gear of All Time

After months of research and countless meetings and back-and-forth emails between <i>Outside</i>'s editors, writers, and gear testers, we've assembled our first-ever list of the most important gear ever created. These are the products and innovations that have made it possible for those who inspire us and …

The 21 Coolest Things Ever Made Out Of Lego

And by "coolest," I mean "nerdiest."

The Best New Architecture

Design’s Big Night<p>From ‘snow architecture’ in Austria to a Chinese theater that resembles a butterfly, see recipients of the 2013 Architizer A+ …

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If you don’t have video in your content mix, you’re missing out. It’s simpler to make than ever, ...<p>November 1, 2017<p>Want to know how to make …

Vertical 'Pinkhouses:' The Future Of Urban Farming?

The idea of vertical farming is all the rage right now. Architects and engineers have come up with spectacular concepts for lofty buildings that could function as urban food centers of the future.<p>In Sweden, for example, they're planning a 177-foot skyscraper to farm leafy greens at the edge of each …

GIGS.2.GO USB Sticks : Tear It Off to Share

A pack of <b>GIGS.2.GO USB flash drives</b> which you can tear off to share them. The compact size (a credit card sized pack) makes it easy to carry and …

NASA is funding a 3D food printer, and it'll start with pizza

NASA is funding research into 3D-printed food. As <i>Quartz</i> reveals, mechanical engineer Anjan Contractor received a $125,000 grant from the agency to build a prototype 3D printer with the aim of automating food creation. It's hoped the system could provide astronauts food during long-distance space …

Inside The World's Most Ambitious Eco-City

Why would a petro-state erect a solar-powered eco-metropolis in the middle of the Arabian desert? To change the world.<p>At first glance, Masdar City appears a mirage. From a distance it looks like a single multicolored building, standing lonely on the horizon. Part of the illusion is due to the …

Megapixels: A Parasitic Worm Infects An Ant

In the jungles of Belize last January, entomologist Alex Wild noticed something odd about the trap-jaw ants passing through his outdoor insect photography class: They all had shrunken heads and swollen abdomens. A day after making the observation, Wild and his students came upon an ant with a worm …

Google on Glass: You'll Just Know When Someone's Spying on You

Yesterday saw Google face a lot of questions over Google Glass privacy: not only was it grilled by developers at I/O, but Congress also sent it a …