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The 50 best apps of 2013

The stats around mobile apps remain startling. There are now more than 1m apps apiece in both Apple's App Store and Android's Google Play, with tech research firm Gartner estimating that 2013 saw 102bn app downloads across the various stores. It's big business too: the company reckoned that …

5 Ways To Reframe Your Thinking To Be More Like Elon Musk

How do innovative minds like Elon Musk and Steve Jobs come up with their groundbreaking ideas? Here’s five ways they think differently.<p>Drawing parallels between Elon Musk and Steve Jobs is irresistible, but how do big thinkers like them come up with their innovative ideas and how can we reframe our …

Male and female brains wired differently, scans reveal

Scientists have drawn on nearly 1,000 brain scans to confirm what many had surely concluded long ago: that stark differences exist in the wiring of male and female brains.<p>Maps of neural circuitry showed that on average women's brains were highly connected across the left and right hemispheres, in …

Amazon 'Prime Air,' an autonomous delivery service that would use GPS coordinates to navigate, could be the first step toward a postal service free of surveillance. Here's why drone delivery will be a nightmare for cops: http://onforb.es/186KsBQ

Banking malware and fraudulent dating apps drive surge in mobile threats

After decreasing slightly in the first three months of this year, mobile malware has rebounded, with 17,000 new samples of Android-based malware detected in the second quarter of 2013.<p>The rebound is due to a proliferation of SMS-stealing banking malware, fraudulent dating and entertainment apps, …

Facebook opens up embedded posts to everyone

Now that Facebook has let media outlets try their hand at embedded posts for a few weeks, it's opened up that door to the rest of us plebeians. Everyone, and yes we mean everyone, can now embed any public Facebook post, complete with images, links, text and hashtags, on to their own site. Your …

40 Maps That Will Help You Make Sense of the World

If you’re a visual learner like myself, then you know maps, charts and infographics can really help bring data and information to life. Maps can make …

The submerging economies

A FEW weeks ago we identified an ongoing "Great Deceleration" across the emerging world. A new Bridgewater Associates analysis seconds our …