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Bigfin reef squid, Coastal Waters, Octopuses & Kin, Sepioteuthis lessoniana at the Monterey Bay Aquarium

At the Aquarium<p>Is this a visitor from another planet? Very few aquariums in the world are displaying this bizarre species, which we first exhibited …

Cargomatic's mobile technology connects truckers to short-range jobs

Truckers who own their vehicles loathe trips with an empty truck bed. But when Mishael Israel faced the money-sapping bind on a recent morning, he had a solution. An Uber-style solution.<p>Israel's first freight pickup awaited in La Mirada, about 60 miles from his Perris home. Before leaving, he …

Android this week: Galaxy Alpha look; big Nexus 6; Google’s Android control

Samsung has finally changed to a metal edge for one its Galaxy phones, leaving the plastic behind. With a 4.7-inch screen the Galaxy Alpha isn’t as …

Oregon State Athletics Redefining College Football Fans' Game Day Experience

How can an athletic department bring the social media conversation to life, where fans are not necessarily just receiving content, but rather, contributing to the conversation in a meaningful way?<p>It was a question asked by the Oregon State University Athletic Department this past summer as it …

To Help the World's Poor -- Start With Data?

Fundraising appeals to help the world's poor usually focus on compelling causes that tug on our heartstrings, such as sending children to school or feeding them nutritious meals. It is harder to build a compelling case for "improved data collection." Yet, health, education, microfinance and land …

Vine now lets you use your Android phone's existing video clips

Not too long ago Vine blessed iOS users with the ability to import pre-existing videos into the app, and now Google fans can get in on the action. Any clips in your Android camera roll are viable subjects to be trimmed down to six seconds or shorter now, and you can activate your device's …

7 Skills All Digital Marketers Need to Succeed (Infographic)

If your digital marketing team isn't adding these new skills, chances are your business will soon be playing catch up.<p>In the near future, marketing teams will require a broad selection of new digital skills to stay competitive.<p>Technical skills such as basic coding and video production, for example, …

Stroll through Egypt's pyramids on Google Street View

If you're leery about taking a trip to Egypt just now, Google can at least give you part of the experience with new Pyramids of Giza Street View imagery. That includes the Great Pyramid, the only remaining ancient wonder of the ancient world that's still standing, along with the Great Sphinx and …

Chrome 35 Launches with More Developer Control over Touch Input

Google today released Chrome version 35 for Windows, Mac, and Linux (Update: Android as well). The new version is mainly for developers, especially those building Web content and apps for mobile devices – this release doesn’t appear to have any new features targeted at the end user. You can update …

​Overwatch: a smartphone app that makes airsoft more like a video game

Prefer the physical activity (and force feedback) airsoft, paintball and laser tag provide, but miss the peripheral luxuries of the virtual battlefield? Well, now you can have both -- we found a new app at TechCrunch Disrupt makes physical warfare games a lot more like video games. It's called …

Showcase Flipboard Magazines on Your Website

MagMaker / September 4, 2014<p>You’ve dedicated time and effort into making your magazines awesome. Now don’t forget to show them off! If you are a …

The Tech Rapture? Why Tuesday Sept. 9 is the nexus of all things high-tech

Everything is happening on Tuesday Sept. 9 in the world of technology and gaming. It feels like a nexus of events that are somehow all tied together.<p>And while days like this used to seem busy for just tech journalists or Silicon Valley, now the whole world is watching. I think of it as the Rapture …

The Everything Guide to Twitter Cards

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>Here’s a riddle: When is a tweet more than a tweet?<p>Hard Fork?Hard Fork.HARD FORK<p>We’re all pretty familiar with Twitter’s 140 characters—and of course, a photo is always an eye-catching addition. But what if your Twitter audience could sign up for …

How to Turn Your School Into a Maker Haven

"The student shouldn't have to report which step they are on or always make a brain map," Martinez said. But they should be given lots of room to try …

The Ultimate Guide To Fighting Procrastination

But whether you need to remove all distractions, take a walk, or revisit your daily goals, there's bound to be a productivity hack to help you get motivated.<p>In honor of National Fight Procrastination Day on September 6, we've gone through the BI archives to find the best insights on how to beat …

What a Teenage Boy Needs Most from his Mom

Over the next week, two of my boys have birthdays that end in “teen.” Today, Jonah stepped fresh and eager into his thirteenth year. Next Saturday, …

32 Incorrectly Used Words That Can Make You Look Bad

While I like to think I know a little about business writing, I often fall into a few word traps. For example, "who" and "whom." I rarely use "whom" when I should. Even when spell check suggests "whom," I think it sounds pretentious. So I don't use it.<p>And I'm sure some people then think, "What a …

6 TED Talks to kickstart your creativity

Out of fresh ideas? These inspiring talks offer the kick-in-the-pants you need to unleash your creative spirit.

Here's a story about what foster care is like for an abused child removed from her home.

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It's Official: Networking Makes People Feel Sleazy

No, it's not just you--research suggests networking really makes everyone feel like a used car salesman. Here's why.<p>Admit it: The idea of networking has always made you cringe. But you made yourself do it, shaking hands and forcing a smile, even though deep down you felt like a sleazebag. Now …

Puerto Rico Announces Plan To Promote Itself As Medical Tourism Destination | Fox News

Puerto Rico on Tuesday presented its strategy for promoting itself as a medical tourism destination, especially among the Hispanic population of the Caribbean and the East Coast of the United States, offering medical care ranging from dental treatment to liposuction and weight-loss surgery at …

Feed.fm picks up $1.2M to inject music into your marketing campaign

Marketers spend gobs of money and even more time trying to devise ways to engage people with a particular brand. Not enough of them realize music might be the best way to do that — and that Feed Media could be music to their ears.<p>Feed Media (aka Feed.fm) launched a “music-as-a-service” platform …

I explored the dark side of the network behind the nude celebrities hack

An interesting aspect of information security is how it periodically collides with other industries and subcultures. This was the case this week as dozens of celebrities fell victim to hackers who leaked hundreds of private photographs and videos stolen from web based storage services.<p>A number of …

How your electronic DNA could be the secure login of the future

New research could allow our physical behaviour to be used as a secure way of logging in to our computers and smartphones, a team at the University of Oxford say, claiming that they can also detect when a person is drunk or has had sex.<p>Researchers have identified that every individual creates a …

MatterFab Launches To Make Metal 3D Printing Affordable

When most people think of 3D printing, they usually think of the plastic trinkets that come out of Makerbot machines. But increasingly, there’s interest in being able to 3D print items out of metal, which allows for more heavy-duty industrial applications of the technology.<p>Metal 3D printers exist …

Dough, an investment training startup, takes a fresh $25M to the bank

Dough, a startup that provides educational content on personal investing, just got some new money of its own to play around with.<p>Of course, Dough already knows what it wants to do with the money. The new $25 million round will go toward hiring more people who can narrate videos on-air and bringing …