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Take a look at Samsung’s insane Galaxy S7 edge billboard [Video]

We all know that Samsung likes to do crazy stuff of all kinds. From its immense product lineup down to some of the keynotes held in recent history and even Galaxy S5 airport terminals, the Korean giant has shown that it is not afraid to do things a little out of the ordinary.<p>Today, however, Samsung …

This website shows how long it would take for a hacker to break your password

Using data benchmarks from Intel and the password cracking tool John the Ripper, the site gives an eye-opening view for average users wondering whether they may have a strong password.<p>Many people still resort to weak passwords, which hackers can easily guess using free software tools like John the …

The Peril of Working with Psychoactive Drugs Is Accidentally Tripping

When working with potent psychoactive drugs, whether in a professional or illicit setting, you are likely to experience accidental exposure on occasion.<p>When working with potent psychoactive drugs, whether in a professional or illicit setting, you are likely to experience accidental exposure on …

Natural Happiness: The Truth About Exercise and Depression

We all <i>want</i> to be happy.<p>But is there anything you can actually do to feel happier more often? Or at the very least... can you limit the likelihood that you'll feel sad and depressed?<p>There isn't a single perfect answer, of course, but research is starting to reveal the incredible connection between …

11 Financial Books Every Young Person Should Read

Those of you who are seeking investing enlightenment are not going to find much of it on the web.<p>I suggest you log off, power down your computer, and read some books. Take your time. The months you spend perusing this list will be well spent.<p>I'd recommend reading at least the first four books …

Start A Fire Helps You Take Credit When You Turn Stories Into Viral Hits

If you’re the kind of person who shares TechCrunch articles on social media, a) thank you, and b) do you ever wonder how much traffic you’re bringing us?<p>Oren Barzilai, co-founder and CEO of Israeli startup Start A Fire, presented a more-or-less analogous situation to me. He said that when someone …

Social Media

This free Google Chrome extension provides one of the most essential parts of learning a new language

The extension translates portions of whatever you're reading into the language you're trying to learn.Flickr / Ed YourdonScience suggests that the best way to learn a new language — especially as an adult — is through immersion.<p>For example, you might spend an extended period of time in a foreign …

Watch Disney Animation legend behind Aladdin and Ariel draw in VR

Chances are Glen Keane has made an impact on you. As an animator at Disney, he brought to life iconic characters like Aladdin, Ariel from <i>The Little Mermaid</i>, and everyone's favorite furry grump, Beast from <i>Beauty and the Beast</i>. But after spending nearly four decades at the house of Mickey Mouse, …

Choosing font pairings just got easier: Meet ‘Tinder’ for typefaces

Picking font pairings can prove to be incredibly difficult, particularly if you’re not a top-notch designer. Even now, many of us developer types just pick some fonts and jam them together.<p>There are a few different sites and blogs around for finding acceptable fonts to slap next to each other, but …

7 Timeless Tips to Learn Any Language in Days, Not Years

If you feel like you’re the awkward person at social events or you struggle to enter into conversations because you’re shy, it can impact your social …

Self-help

Infographic Maker Guide: 20 Cool Infographic Creator Tools That Will Turn You Into A Designer

Imagine you are an infographic maker god who can take 1,000 words and help people digest that information in only a few seconds.<p>An infographic, put …

Entrepreneurs Ask: When Is the Right Time to Delegate Decision Making?

<b>The Question:</b> As my business grows, how can I make sure it can run day to day without me making most decisions?<b>The Advice:</b> On the surface there …

How to install Lollipop-based CyanogenMod 12 on the Galaxy S2 (I9100)

The Samsung Galaxy S2 was released on February 13th, 2011, and was the predecessor of the first Android device to truly rival the iPhone in both sales and popularity. Four years is almost an eternity in the world of tech, but that hasn’t stopped the <i>XDA Developers</i> community of finding a way of …

Juvet Landscape Hotel is set on a jaw-dropping nature reserve at Valldal near Andalsnes in Norway.

Joining Sweden’s Treehotel in my pantheon of Nordic escape fantasy destinations is the Juvet Landscape Hotel at Valldal, near the town of Andalsnes …

WhoSampled for Android Reveals Remixes, Samples & Covers

London-based startup WhoSampled answers music’s most frustrating question, as we wrote back in 2009: Where <i>DO</i> I recognize that song from?<p>In a nutshell, the service scans the music on your device to tell you who has sampled, remixed and covered each song. And now, two years after it arrived for …

It’s Tim Cook’s Apple Now

The Tim Cook era at Apple emerged onto the public stage today in full force, and it bears subtle differences from Steve Jobs's Apple.<p>The Tim Cook era at Apple emerged onto the public stage today in full force, and it bears subtle differences from Steve Jobs’s Apple.<p>Jobs liked to say that Apple …

4 Strategies For Remembering Everything You Learn

• knowledge about the subject at hand, like math, history, or programming<p>• knowledge about how learning actually works<p>The bad news: Our education system kinda skips one of them, which is terrifying, given that your ability to learn is such a huge predictor of success in life, from achieving in …

WHERE ARE THEY NOW? The Kings Of The '90s Dot-Com Bubble

The dot-com crash was nearly 15 years ago. We thought it might be interesting to find out what happened to the startup founders who defined an era of unparalleled ambition and excess.<p>These were the guys who declined to buy a new company called "Google" for $1 million because it seemed too …

Dot-Com Bubble

Watch Cortana, Siri, and Google Now Yell at Each Other and Go Insane

Cortana is the newest member of the virtual assistant family, so we thought we'd get the whole crew together for a chat. Turns out getting a sit-down …