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Bill Gates Just Revealed His Goal For The Rest Of His Life

For the past five years, Bill and Melinda Gates have published an annual letter, modeled on Warren Buffett’s legendary Berkshire Hathaway shareholder missives, which help set the global philanthropic agenda. This year, they’ve taken a different tack: rather than list their foundation’s wins, losses …

Single bitcoin will be worth $100,000 says Silicon Valley VC

Just a year ago, a bitcoin was worth $13 (£8). And today, the same piece of digital currency is valued at more than $800 (£489) on popular online …

19 Tiny Lifestyle Changes You Can Make To Get Healthier

The suggestions came pouring in. We've selected our favorite small lifestyle tweaks, which over time, should lead to larger personal changes.<p><b>1. Learn to drink your coffee black.</b><p>Coffee is good for you (in moderation). Eliminating milk, cream, sugar, or flavorings will cut calories and maximize …

Nutrition

Samsung 8K TV Is Apparently Designed Just To Depress 4K Early-Adopters

Samsung has decided to mess with everyone still marvelling over the benefits of 4K TVs - you know, those ultra-high res displays that you've been …

US grapples with snow as 'polar vortex' of subzero temperatures approaches

• 16 dead after storm drops heavy snow along north-east<p>• Midwest braces for 'life-threatening' winds and cold<p>At least 16 people died as a result of the winter storm which hit the north-eastern US on Friday, authorities said. But as the cleanup from near-blizzard conditions continued, in …

The year ahead: ten amazing science and technology innovations coming up in 2014

From the world's largest underground hotel to Star Wars-style holographic communication, the coming year is set to unveil an array of incredible advances in science and technology<p><b>Beam yourself across the world</b><p>The growth in video communication has been exponential. Skype now boasts 300 million …

12 New "It" Social and Content Careers for 2014

2013 has been quite a year for the startup community and social and technology-related businesses in particular. In just a few months, Twitter went public, Google Glass showed up on our train route to work, and YouTube hosted ‘live’ music video awards.<p>Clearly, social media (and all the content …

10 Web Design Trends You Can Expect to See in 2014

This will be the trend that we hope never ever dies. As the Web grows and becomes more involved, and as more things are developed, designers and Web developers are going to get their hands on them. If you thought parallax scrolling techniques were cool, just you wait.<p>Expect to see many more things …

Training: Go Beyond The Bare Minimum

<i>Doing the mileage is one thing, but adding the little things to your training will help you reach your goals.</i><p>In the movie <i>Office Space —</i> one of my …

Why the 9-to-5 Day Is So Tough on Creative Workers

"Knowledge workers" tend to be more unfocused in both the early morning and mid-afternoon. Why force them to work when they're least productive?<p>Today, workers are putting in increasingly more hours—so much so that the 40-hour week has become a relic of the past. But pushing employees to clock up …

A Mistletoe Drone Just Flew Over San Francisco

Who needs a controller? 'Republique' is iPad gaming without compromise

"Console quality" is a phrase that gets tossed around quite a bit in mobile development. Both players and creators seem eager for something a bit bigger and more substantial than <i>Angry Birds</i> — but we've yet to really see a game that meets those lofty standards. Titles like <i>Deus Ex: The Fall</i> and</i> …

This t-shirt will tell your phone how healthy you are

Last month, Quartz wrote about Scanadu Scout, a nifty little device that can measure your vital signs—temperature, heart rate, blood pressure and more—simply through contact with your skin. The catch was that you have to hold it up your forehead to get a reading. Stephane Marceau, founder of the …

Personal Data

Art & Painting

Bayern smash seven past Bremen

<b>Bayern Munich</b> continued their incredible form as Franck Ribery scored two in a 7-0 rout of <b>Werder Bremen</b>.<p>The German champions are now 40 games …

How Music Affects and Benefits Your Brain

I'm a big fan of music and use it a lot when working, but I had no idea about how it really affects our brains and bodies. Music is such a big part …

Flute

Photo Series Compares the Body Types of Elite Athletes

From lean and svelte to muscular and defined, the myriad of body types are practically endless. Whether mesomorph, ectomorph, or endomorph, we all …

The Observer's 20 photographs of the week

The best photography in news, culture and sport from around the world this week

Instagram Competitor Mobli Gets $60M From Carlos Slim To Build A Visual Search Engine

Mobile picture and video sharing platform Mobli, a competitor to other image-sharing services like Instagram, is today announcing a strategic investment that it hopes will help it catapult itself into the big leagues of mobile apps. Today, it is announcing that América Móvil, the Latin American …