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Coachella: Surviving members of N.W.A reunite, and artists pay tribute to Prince

<b>Fashion gallery of desert looks, what's the floral crown of 2016?</b><p>Apr. 24, 2016, 12:51 p.m.<p>At the end of 1,200 feet of wire and 120 balloons was 5-year-old Avel Gonzalez.<p>Official Coachella "balloonatic" Brandon Kuhens monitored the strand of floating spheres as concert-goers amid the endless string …

24 Of Design’s Most Important Principles, Animated

Although not anyone can be a designer, everyone who wants to can learn the elements of visual design: contrast, transparency, hierarchy, randomness, and so on. In fact, it doesn’t even take all that long. Just watch this 50-second video.<p>Animated by Toronto-based art director and motion designer …

Forget The Hyperloop: Larry Page Wants Google To Build A Super-Efficient Airport The Rest Of The World Can Copy

Larry Page's ambitions are huge and grow bigger every day.<p>Already, he has Google working on self-driving cars, artificial intelligence, robots, aging, and drones. At Google, they call these efforts moonshots.<p>The latest problem Page wants to solve: inefficient airports.<p>In an excellent report, The …

The Design Process: A Pyramid

Questions to answer before nailing your next design project.<p>Almost two years ago, I got to sit down with Ryan Germick, the lead of the Google Doodle …

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YouTube Considering An Ad-Free, Subscription-Based Version

Google’s YouTube online video service might soon provide a way to do away with those increasingly annoying pre-roll ads forever: The network is considering the adoption of a new version, says the Wall Street Journal, that would get rid of ads altogether, and introduce subscription-based billing for …

Note To The Skeptics: The World Will Change For Self-Driving Cars

Every new technology has skeptics at first, and self-driving cars are no exception. I am fully willing to hear these skeptics out, but the most common complaints today are just far too short-sighted to be taken seriously. What they miss is that big new technologies don’t just adapt to the world, …

Zaha Hadid Designs Five Interlocked Wooden Buildings for Cambodian Genocide Research Center

World-renowned architect Zaha Hadid has unveiled designs for for the new Sleuk Rith Institute, a leading center for genocide studies in Asia to be located in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Conceived by activist Youk Chhang, the Director of the Cambodian Documentation Center, the new institute will not only …

How 21 Big Tech Companies Got Their Names

Tech company names<p>The expression ‘what’s in a name’ – or the slightly more poetic ‘a rose by any other name’ – means, essentially, that a name doesn’t matter. It suggests that it’s the attributes of a person or object that will dictate what it truly is and how it is seen by the world.<p>However, in …

Google search finally adds information about video games

Google has expanded its search engine with the capability to recognize video games. If your query references a game, a new Knowledge Graph panel on the right-hand side of Google’s search results page will offer more information, including the series it belongs to, initial release date, supported …

Humans Aren't Creating Superintelligent Machines For Scientific Reasons — We Are Making Them For Love

Modern science fiction fans are not the only ones enthralled by the prospect of intelligent machines; the idea of intelligent robots has been a part of human culture since ancient times, going back to Greek mythology, and actual automatons have existed ever since the ancient Egyptians created …

How computers change the way we learn

Can technology improve the way we learn and think? Google’s head of research argues we're headed into a new era of education.<p>“This discovery of yours will create forgetfulness in the learners' souls, because they will not use their memories,” a concerned commentator once spoke of a new technology. …

Apple Pay is double charging some customers

I was among the first people to try out Apple Pay the moment it came available on Monday. It was convenient, fast, and it seemingly worked without incident ... until I logged in and checked my debit card bill.<p>As it turns out, I've been charged twice for every single purchase I've made with Apple …

NASCAR Turns To Microsoft And Windows 8 To Streamline Race Operations

Have you ever experienced the chest-rattling thrill of a NASCAR race up close and personal? There is a lot of effort involved before the green flag drops to start the race to make sure all of the vehicles comply with NASCAR rules, and—most importantly—that the vehicles are safe. The pre-race …

Hollywood, Silicon Valley make $542-million bet on curious Magic Leap

Virtual-reality headsets block out the real world and transport them into a digitally created one. But what if the digital stuff could simply pop into people's normal view of the reality?<p>That's the goal of a Florida company that said Tuesday it has raised $542 million in investment because of …

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The Forgotten Female Programmers Who Created Modern Tech

If your image of a computer programmer is a young man, there's a good reason: It's true. Recently, many big tech companies revealed how few of their female employees worked in programming and technical jobs. Google had some of the highest rates: 17 percent of its technical staff is female.<p>It wasn't …

Nobel Prize in medicine honors discovery of the brain's 'inner GPS'

Groundbreaking research could shed new light on Alzheimer's disease<p>Dr. John O'Keefe, May-Britt Moser, and Edvard I. Moser have been awarded the Nobel Prize in medicine for their discovery of cells that form an "inner GPS" in human brains. O'Keefe will share the 8 million Swedish krona ($1.1 …

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Richard Branson on Challenges: It's More Fun Being David Than Goliath | Inc.com

Beyond being adventurous, fun and affordable, the Virgin brand is fearless when it comes to taking on giant challenges, Sir Richard Branson says.<p>"We take on organizations much bigger than ourselves," Branson says in an interview with <i>Inc.</i> president and editor-in-chief Eric Schurenberg. "It's a lot …

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Fitbit Won’t Work With HealthKit Because It’s Building An Apple Watch Competitor

A few weeks ago, Fitbit publicly admitted that it had no plans to follow the growing crowd of fitness trackers and apps that are rushing to integrate with Apple’s HealthKit and Health app. In response, it seems, Apple has pulled Fitbit devices from its retail stores. And now we know why — because …

Dropbox for iOS Updated with Touch ID Integration, iPhone 6 and 6 Plus Support

File-sharing service Dropbox has updated its official iOS app with a number of new features, including full optimization for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus as well as integration with Touch ID for more convenient unlocking. The app also includes a fix for previewing rich text format files and general …

Gmail for Android could become a hub for all your email accounts

A leaked video spotted by <i>Android Police</i> appears to show sweeping changes for Gmail 5.0 on Android, including integration with Yahoo, Microsoft and other email services. We say "appears," because the strangely formatted video came from an anonymous user on a little-known upload site. Still, it looks …

Microsoft to enter wearable computing with smartwatch that includes fitness features

Microsoft is about to become the latest tech giant to step into the wearable computing category.<p>The company plans to unveil its own smartwatch in the coming weeks, according to a report from Forbes.<p>“The gadget is a smart watch that will passively track a wearer’s heart rate and work across …

Apple’s biggest security threat is you

Eric Schmidt: The Next Google Is Out There In A Garage Somewhere

“The next Google won’t do what Google does, just as Google didn’t do what AOL did.”<p>On Monday, Google chairman Eric Schmidt stopped to give a talk in front of a bunch of hardware engineers at Native Instruments in Berlin, a company that specializes in software and hardware for computer-based audio …

Powerful quantum computers move a step closer to reality

Researchers at the University of New South Wales have pushed quantum computers a step closer to reality, which one former NSA technical director says calls for a rethink in how the whole security of the internet is managed.<p>The Australian researchers claim to have developed two new types of quantum …

Apple and Facebook are now paying for women employees to freeze their eggs

Attempt to delay childbirth and recruit a more diverse workforce is both encouraging and dystopian<p>It sounds like a plot out of a <i>Gattaca</i>-like dystopian movie: giant corporations that pay for the women on their workforces to freeze their reproductive eggs, allowing them to spend more of their most …

How My 98-Year-Old Grandfather Embraced The Internet

And what I've learned as a result.<p>That was the email I received on the afternoon of Sept. 14 from my grandfather. He was forwarding a message he'd gotten from Twitter, where he has an account that he doesn't often use. But he wasn't content to let the email sit there filed away. He demanded to …

Developers Can Now Get the Full Android 5.0 Lollipop SDK

A couple of months ago, Google released the Android L Developer Preview to give devs a first look at what was coming in the next version of its operating system. As of today, the full release of the Android 5.0 SDK has now gone live.<p>In the blog post, the company also mentioned that the newest …

5 ways OS X Yosemite will change the way you work

The most interesting thing about Apple’s newest OS X update? It goes way beyond the desktop.<p>With OS X Yosemite, which was officially released yesterday, Apple is beginning to unify its desktop and mobile computing platforms. You still won’t be able to run your iPhone apps on your Mac, but there are …

Nvidia's Tegra K1 brings 64-bit computing to Google's Nexus 9 tablet

Nvidia scored a point for its Tegra K1 “superchip” by getting into Google’s Nexus 9 tablet. With that, Google is is the first to bring out a 64-bit Android device.<p>The Nvidia Tegra K1 is an all-in-one processor for mobile devices, but it has desktop-like features thanks to its 192 processing cores …