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The killer flood made of molasses

Nearly 100 years ago, a Boston neighbourhood was swamped by a tidal wave of molasses. BBC Future looks at a design defect that created a bizarre – and deadly – flood.<p>As we go about our daily lives, we have a fairly reasonable expectation that the objects around us will continue to maintain their …

West Indies

Save more by tricking your brain: How to hack your money mindset

Embarrassingly low bank account balance?<p>For a couple reasons, your savings rate, or lack thereof, might feel out of your control.<p>One problem is that …

How to Function at Work When You Get Almost No Sleep | Inc.com

My wife and I are new parents. (Yay!) That means we get--no joke--maybe 50 percent as much sleep as we used to, if we're lucky. (Boo!)<p>That's not sustainable, and I know it's not healthy. Yet we all know that there are some times when you have no choice in the matter--you didn't get anywhere near …

OpenOffice

Microsoft’s Very Good Day

This morning, at Moynihan Station, in midtown Manhattan, the C.E.O. of Microsoft, Satya Nadella, offered a crowd of reporters and fanboys a little nugget of Zen: “As devices come and go, you persist.” Nadella, dressed in dark jeans and a dark T-shirt, was speaking to people who’d been knocked into …

The most uplifting playlist ever, according to a neuroscientist

RCA<p>If you ever need a little pick-me-up, one neuroscientist says he has the playlist for you. Dr. Jacob Jolij, of the University of Groningen in the …

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Evernote, the first dead unicorn

According to famed Silicon Valley investor Bill Gurley, 2015 will be the year of at least one dead unicorn.<p>"I do think you'll see some dead unicorns this year," said Gurley earlier in 2015 at SXSW.<p>For all the talk in technology about embracing failure, we've seen relatively little among the highly …

VMware vows holy grail for cloud

On Monday, VMware showed off technology that it says will move working computing jobs between private and public clouds provided all the clouds …

Acer has an amazing new modular PC

Acer unveiled an amazing new PC at IFA 2015 today, called the Revo Build.<p>It’s a modular computer that allows you to build your own computer by magnetically adding components. If you want to add a new hard disk, graphics card or other add-on, you just snap them on.<p>There are no cables and the device …

Kash Now Offers Faster And Cheaper Alternative To Old Payment Networks

Payments, the final frontier. These are the voyages of the starship Kash whose multi-year mission is to “clear financial transactions instantly (like cards) and have much lower fees and fraud rates (like ACH.)” Her captain, Kaz Nejatian, wants to reduce transaction costs – for retail payments, …

Scaleway Now Provides Crazy Cheap VPS-Like Servers For $3.40 Per Month

Online.net’s Scaleway is an interesting beast in the cloud hosting world. Instead of building a virtual cloud hosting infrastructure that competes directly with Amazon Web Services, DigitalOcean and other VPS providers, the company designed its own ARM-based servers.<p>And that’s why the company can …

Cloud Computing

Michael J Fox on Back to the Future fans: ‘The most genuine people I’ve met’

Actor and fellow cast members celebrate movie’s 30th anniversary with thousands of fans and draw parallels between its baddie and Donald Trump<p>The cast of time-travelling adventure Back to the Future have paid tribute to the thousands of fans who turned up – many of them in costume as skateboarding …

Michael J. Fox

Twitter just made every public tweet findable … here's how to delete yours

New tool means tweets are no longer gone forever but don’t worry there are ways to get rid of those embarrassing old tweets<p>Twitter has made every public tweet made since the service started in 2006 available through its search engine, making everyone’s first, second and third embarrassing tweets …