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Infographic of the Origins of Common User Interface Symbols

Ever wonder why the symbol for Bluetooth is made of triangles or why the USB symbol is a trident? Designer Sofya Yampolsky in partnership with Warm …

InterAct

How Emotionally Intelligent Are You? Here's How To Tell

What makes some people more successful in work and life than others? IQ and work ethic are important, but they don't tell the whole story. Our <i>emotional</i> intelligence -- the way we manage emotions, both our own and those of others -- can play a critical role in determining our happiness and …

How to protect yourself: 2 million Facebook, Google accounts compromised

More than 2 million Facebook, Google and other accounts have been compromised, security experts warn, compromising countless accounts and leaving Internet and financial companies scrambling.<p>Some online networks responded by disabling the affected passwords, or requiring affected accounts to choose …

Microsoft labels US government a ‘persistent threat' in plan to cut off NSA spying

Microsoft is unveiling an aggressive plan today to combat government surveillance. Brad Smith, Microsoft’s general counsel, says the software giant shares the concerns of its own customers about government surveillance of the internet, and is planning to address them with improved encryption, legal …

Most Popular DIY Projects of 2013

We cover a ton of DIY projects here on Lifehacker and they're easy to miss or forget about unless you're working on a project right then and there. …

Lars Von Trier's Nymphomaniac arouses debate as a 'really bad porn movie'

Threesomes, sadomasochism and a penis montage … outspoken Danish director skips Copenhagen screening of sex addict film, as actor Stellan Skarsgård speaks up for long-time collaborator<p>• What do you think of the trailer for Nymphomaniac? • Nymphomaniac still hardcore, even as Lars von Trier gives up …

How I Became the Kind of Person Who Can Work a Room | Inc.com

I did it. I went to a cocktail party where I didn't know anyone, and successfully chit-chatted for two hours. (Not to myself. I actually spoke with other people.)<p>I have never been good at the kind of networking where you're supposed to walk into a room full of strangers and walk out with …

Self-awareness

Chipolo Is Another Thing That Lets You Track Lost Items Using Your Smartphone

Slovenia has became a hotbed for hardware startups during the past year and the newest one to come out of this Southeast European country is Chipolo – a simple to use Bluetooth-based item finder for iPhone and Android.<p>Designed and developed by two startups, Geartronik and Nollie Apps, Chipolo is a …

Gravity and other films that changed Hollywood for ever

Gravity is a game-changer that makes a swath of films seem redundant. Here are seven earlier movies that broke the mould – and one that didn't<p>Every now and then a film comes along that totally changes everything: whether it is expensive new technology or a cute talking pig, nothing can be the same …

An Economist’s Proposal for Abolishing Daylight Saving Time and Reducing the Number of U.S. Time Zones

In this intriguing Quartz article, economist Allison Schrager argues that—for reasons including health, efficiency, and simplicity—the U.S. should …

Economics

Tech Companies Write Congress Begging For Surveillance Reform

A day after the Washington Post reported that the NSA has infiltrated the links between Yahoo’s and Google’s data centers where data travels unencrypted, six tech heavyweights wrote a letter to Congress begging for surveillance reform. Apple, Microsoft, Google, Yahoo, Facebook and AOL signed their …

There’s one key difference between kids who excel at math and those who don’t

“I’m just not a math person.”<p>We hear it all the time. And we’ve had enough. Because we believe that the idea of “math people” is the most self-destructive idea in America today. The truth is, you probably <i>are</i> a math person, and by thinking otherwise, you are possibly hamstringing your own career. …

Education

Will Samsung always be Pepsi to Apple's Coke?

October 25, 2013 | 7:40 AM<p>Embed Code<iframe src="https://www.marketplace.org/2013/10/25/business/will-samsung-always-be-pepsi-apples-coke/popout" frameborder="0" width="100%" height="240px"></iframe><p>Copy<br>• Close<p>Embed Code<iframe …

Advertising

Google Autocompletes The World’s Opinion Of Women–And It’s Not Pretty

Here’s one easy way to determine how rampant sexism is across the globe: run a Google search. To prove that masses of Internet users have worrying opinions on what women should–or cannot–do, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) tested the search …

Ogilvy & Mather

A New Chrome Add-On Will Protect You From Any And All Spoilers On The Web, You Big Babies

Because we live in a world where people will miss the live broadcast of a television show they enjoy for reasons that are rarely anyone else’s fault or problem, and then get upset at other people for discussing said show three or four full days later on social media or on a pop culture website that …

Wolfram Alpha Launches Problem Generator To Help Students Learn Math

If you’re studying math or science, you are probably pretty familiar with Wolfram Alpha as a tool for figuring out complicated equations. That makes it a pretty good tool for cheating, but not necessarily for learning. Today, the Wolfram Alpha team is launching a new service for learners, the …

Latino Groups Urge California To Investigate Herbalife As A 'Pyramid Scheme' | Fox News

A coalition of Latino and African American civil rights organizations is urging the state of California to investigate Herbalife, a popular and controversial seller of nutritional products accused of being a pyramid scheme that takes advantage of minority communities.<p>The League of United Latin …

10 Movies With Casting Gimmicks

Can you believe "Escape Plan" marks the first time we're seeing Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger co-starring in a movie together? Sure, they shared some screen time in the first two "Expendables" movies, but Arnie is only a guest star there in support of what's really Sly's franchise. …

Why iPhone longevity means iOS carrier activation share doesn’t resemble sales

There was a lot of confusion yesterday when Verizon’s results were discussed, with more than one commentator confusing activations and sales. For the record, what Verizon announced was that 51 percent of its <i>activations</i> were iPhone, not 51 percent of its phone <i>sales</i>.<p>If you doubt the importance of …

Windows 8.1 review

A year ago, Microsoft "reimagined" the look and feel of Windows, and placed a risky bet on the future of computing. Touch is everything, it said, and nearly everything about Windows 8 was designed to be used in a world without laptops and desktop PCs. But most people still use laptops and desktops, …

Brazilian doctor investigated over 300 hospital deaths

A Brazilian doctor who has been charged with the murder of seven patients is being investigated in almost 300 other cases, according to health …