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Sources: Coin Is Raising More Cash

Coin, a YC-backed company looking to thin down your wallet, is currently in the process of raising around $15 million in Series A funding, according to multiple sources familiar with the matter.<p>Led by Kanishk Parashar and K9 investor/board member Manu Kumar, Coin offers a replacement for every …

13 Incredible Natural Wonders That Deserve A Spot On Your Bucket List

As humans, we built a Great Wall. We built some pyramids. We also built a lighthouse and a temple and some hanging gardens.<p>...but we can't just <i>build</i> an underwater river. It's time to make way for Mother Nature's craftsmanship on your list of must-see world wonders.<p><b>1. Pink lakes</b><p>A breed of tiny algae …

Nomad ChargeKey review: An iPhone charger you won’t leave home without

Advertisement<p>10 Comments<p>Credit: Alex Colon<p>I usually leave my iPhone(s aapl) plugged in to a power source right up until the moment I leave my …

Canon's latest Selphy printer adds Instagram-sized square stickers

We'll forgive you if you've never heard of Canon's Selphy printer. It's an adorable little $100 printer that, in its latest iteration, has an especially zietgeist-y new feature: square sticker printing. "For the Instagram crowd," a Canon rep laughingly explained as we checked out the Selphy CP910 …

James Franco: master of sex

If you're an A-list Hollywood actor you need to have a "thing"; something beyond being just really, really good looking. For George Clooney it's politics, for Leonardo DiCaprio it's saving the tigers, Gwyneth Paltrow has her quinoa muesli, and as Mark Ruffalo's Twitter reveals, he's very much …

Homeschoolers Anonymous

CC image courtesy of Pixabay, Animus Photograpy. By Shade Ardent, HA Editorial Team ‘A woman’s place is in the home’ ‘We were created to be his …

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Smarter People Stay Up Later, Do More Drugs and Have More Sex

It's science.<p>Sex. Drugs. Late nights.<p>You may be reading the first four words of my memoir. Or you could be simply listing three things that show signs of being a genius, according to various studies. There's evidence that shows that if you're spending less of your nights hitting the books and more …

5 Hotels To Literally Be Surrounded By Nature

Sometimes you just feel the desire to be immersed in the natural world.<p>If camping isn't your cup of tea, these gorgeous hotels will let you experience both luxury and the zen wonder of being totally surrounded by nature.<p><b>Juvet Landscape Hotel, Norway</b><p><b>Kakslauttanen Igloo Village, Finland</b><p>Can you even</i> …

America's legendary drives

With over four million miles of highway, the USA offers more road trips than anyone could tackle in one lifetime. Whether you’re itching to peek into Wild West history, or just longing for a big ol’ soulful dose of nature’s vistas, you’ll find them along America’s backroads and byways. Here are our …

Henry Miller’s 11 Commandments of Writing and His Daily Creative Routine

After David Ogilvy’s wildly popular 10 tips on writing and a selection of advice from modernity’s greatest writers, here comes some from the prolific writer and painter <b>Henry Miller</b> (December 26, 1891–June 7, 1980)<p>In 1932-1933, while working on what would become his first published novel, <i>Tropic of</i> …

Professional Glass Porn Is Here And Google Can't Stop It

Google doesn't want porn on Glass, the company's hotly anticipated (and mocked) eyewear-computer combination.<p>However, we all know that where there is technology there will be porn.<p>Earlier this week, Motherboard announced that adult app company MiKandi recently sponsored a professional pornographic …

Donald Trump Reportedly Spends $1 Million Exploring 2016 Presidential Bid

Real estate mogul Donald Trump has spent over $1 million exploring a potential presidential bid in 2016, the New York Post reports.<p>The billionaire, who repeatedly teased running for the 2012 Republican nomination only to stay out of the race, has reportedly spent the cash to research interest in …

Krugman called 'spectacularly uncivil'

It’s more like a mixed martial arts brawl than an economic discussion.<p>Two Harvard academics are accusing Paul Krugman of “spectacularly uncivil” behavior, and The New York Times columnist is punching back.<p>Harvard’s Carmen Reinhart and Kenneth Rogoff finally lashed out at Krugman after enduing his …

My Teenage Son Does Not Know How To Mail A Letter, And I Blame Technology

I’m not sure who to blame. His mother, perhaps, or the public school system. But it turns out that my son—days away from graduating from high school—does not know how to send mail through the U.S. Postal Service.<p>I am not making this up.<p>The boy has a smartphone, a tablet and a laptop, does some …

Protestors All Over The World March Against Monsanto

People carry signs during a protest against Monsanto in Montpelier, Vt. on Saturday, May 25, 2013.<p>AP<p>LOS ANGELES (AP) — Protesters rallied in dozens of cities Saturday as part of a global protest against seed giant Monsanto and the genetically modified food it produces, organizers said.<p>Organizers …

So Far, There Are Only 3 Big Winners in the Smartphone Market

Apple, Samsung, and Google.<p>Benedict Evans<p>Benedict Evans has a great post describing the market for smartphones (and phones more broadly) in three charts and about 600 words. Admirable economy! Let me try to compress the argument even further.<p>If one looks at profits, only two companies make a …

DIY: How to Make a Wallet Out of an Old Cowboy Boot!

14 Comments<p>We are thrilled today to share with you another lovely tutorial from the talented Alicia Jepsen of Jepsen LeatherGoods LLC. Last month she …

Thousands Run Last Mile of Boston

The worst possible cybersecurity breaches could be far worse than you imagined

The cyber-ruffians who briefly tanked the stock market recently by faking a news tweet about an attack at the White House showed how much damage can be done with a few well-placed keystrokes. Those who hacked into a Department of Labor website earlier this week could have wreaked even more havoc, …

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Meet The Guy Who Helped Google Beat Apple's Siri

For all the attention lavished on Siri, the often-clever voice-driven virtual assistant on Apple’s iPhone, Google’s mobile search app lately has impressed a lot more people. That’s partly thanks to Google Now, its own virtual assistant that’s part of that app, which some observers think is more …

Watch Metallica perform The Star-Spangled Banner at San Francisco Giants game

Yesterday was Metallica Night at the San Francisco Giants-Los Angeles Dodgers game. James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett were on hand to perform The …

Against Banning High Capacity Firearms? Then Watch This

Yesterday, police in Middlefield Ohio released shocking video of a routine traffic stop on March 10. When police pulled James Gilkerson over, he climbed out of his car with an AK-47, rapidly firing 37 shots before his gun jammed or he ran out of ammunition. Officer Erin Thomas then fatally wounded …

Apple's iPhone Software Has Flaws, And Just Changing The Design Won't Be Enough

If Apple doesn't do more than just superficially update the way iOS looks, it puts itself at risk of seriously falling behind Google's Android.<p>The new iOS look will be "flatter," supposedly abandoning the familiar design style that made the iPhone a multi-billion success. Instead of glossy icons …

Google’s Cloud Is Eating Apple’s Lunch

A new front has opened in the smartphone war, and for the first time in many years, Apple is both outnumbered and outgunned.<p>I’m not talking about the phones themselves. iOS is still better than Android, although the gap has narrowed. The next iPhone will doubtless be the best phone in the world …