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17 Websites That Will Make You Smarter

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>Tired of wasting your time watching cat videos or scrolling through your Facebook newsfeed? Want to be more productive next time you go online?<p>Here's a list of websites that will actually make you smarter:<p><b>1. Digital Photography School —</b> Read through …

New PlayStation 4 Wireless Headsets Incoming From Turtle Beach

Considering the PlayStation 4′s default compatibility with standard headphones via its DualShock 4 controller, companies like MadCatz, Astro, and Turtle Beach have to come to market with features, price points, and aesthetics to distinguish them from the competition. That’s precisely what Turtle …

Facebook’s $19 Billion WhatsApp Acquisition, Contextualized

Facebook just announced it’s buying WhatsApp, a global messaging platform with 450 million MAUs, for approximately $19 billion. It’s one of the biggest tech acquisitions since HP bought Compaq for $25 billion in 2001.<p>It means that WhatsApp, which raised a comparatively measly $8 million since its …

Your Body Can Kill Cancer. It Just Needs Better Instructions.

Researchers have been programming peoples' immune systems to recognize and destory cancer.<p>Part of what makes cancers so insidious is that they’re not invaders: They’re our own cells turned against us. That means the body usually doesn’t see them as a threat. But over the last few years, teams at …

Algebra-cadabra! Here's a classic magic trick, and the mathematical secret behind it

You only need a cursory familiarity with the work of magicians like Derren Brown and David Blaine to realise that at the heart of many illusions lies a piece of rock-solid mathematics.<p>Sometimes tricks require fooling people with probability, as Brown expertly did in The System, his classic show …

Donald Trump Explains Apple’s Stock Dip

Noted Apple analyst and Birther Movement enthusiast Donald Trump has taken to Twitter, voicing his concerns over Apple’s lack of “vision” and “momentum”. On the heels of yesterday’s earnings report, which included record iPhone and iPad sales, Apple’s stock dropped about 8 percent in after-hours …

Intel's smart headset understands you even when you're offline

Intel claims that its Jarvis headset's voice recognition makes it smart, but we've seen voice commands on Bluetooth earpieces before -- what's so special this time around? It's all about offline support, the company tells <i>Quartz</i>. Unlike many wearables, Jarvis can process complex voice requests …

The Week in Review: A Window Seat on the Aviation World

Inside Flipboard / July 12, 2013<p>Asiana Flight 214 crashed while attempting to land at San Francisco International Airport on July 6, and while the …

Watch A Drone Launch A Rocket

Put a flying thing on a flying thing so you can blast off while you take off.<p>This is a quadcopter that launches rockets. According to Scottsdale, Ariz.-based ukarmy04, the Flitetest forum member behind the project, it's more of a proof of concept than anything else. The body is mostly wood, with …

Samsung's Next Galaxy Phone Will Probably Have A Fingerprint Sensor Just Like The iPhone 5S

According to a research note from KGI Securities, which has a great track record of predicting future products, the two Galaxy S5 phones will be designed to attack both the high and low ends of the market. 9to5Google first had the report.<p>The entry-level device will have a 5.2-inch screen, 16 MP …

Threat of cybercrime heightened for Main Street

As the data breaches at Target, Neiman Marcus and now potentially Michaels have unfolded, large retailers naturally are paying more attention to securing data, but the threat may be heightened for small to midsized businesses.<p>Smaller ventures are particularly vulnerable because cybercriminals know …

Google posts Chrome iOS update with translation feature, data compression and more

Two weeks ago, Google announced it would be releasing a new Chrome version with a built-in translation feature and data compression engine capable of …

Bitcloud wants to replace the internet

"We want to replace YouTube, Dropbox, Facebook, Spotify, ISPs, and more with decentralised apps based on proof of bandwidth."<p>This was the bold …

Dark Sky update brings iOS 7 design, beautiful 3D radar maps and more detailed forecasts

The Forecast team today released their iOS 7 update for Dark Sky ($3.99), the ‘down-to-the-minute’ weather app. The update strips back the bevels and gloss to fit the iOS 7 aesthetic. The new design puts the most important information — the current weather conditions — front and center. A graph …