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2013: Year in Review

Inside Flipboard / December 20, 2013<p>With 2013 about to be inscribed in the history books, we’ve curated several collections to commemorate what went …

James Bond is an 'impotent drunk'

<b>Vodka martini, "shaken not stirred" - often said as part of a bad Sean Connery impersonation - is one of the most quotable lines from Bond.</b><p>Yet Her Majesty's top secret agent's love of the bottle would leave him impotent and at death's door.<p>Doctors analysing the Ian Fleming novels show James Bond …

Alcohol

Entrepreneur finds remedy for water-damaged phones

Ever dropped your smartphone down the loo? Last year, 900,000 people did just that, according to gadget site Gizmodo. But water-damaged phones will soon be a thing of the past.<p>Oliver Murphy, a 20-year-old inventor turned entrepreneur has devised an ingenious system for bringing phones that have …

Google Pulls Privacy Feature it Says Wasn’t Supposed to Be in Android in First Place

With the latest update to Android, Google has removed a hidden feature that had been used to allow phone owners to more tightly control which …

Local Delivery Startup Postmates Introduces Uber-Like Blitz Pricing During High Demand

Local delivery startup Postmates has been growing fast, which is a good problem to have. That is, unless demand is completely outstripping supply. With that in mind, the company is taking a big step toward regulating demand with the implementation of a new Uber-like Surge Pricing program called …

Why Dengue and Yellow Fever Could Be Coming to a City Near You

The End of the Wii and What It Means for Nintendo

Looking back at a system ahead of its time<p>Nintendo will no longer manufacture the Wii, and the company may stop selling the system entirely. With the …

The NSA’s Massive Computer Clusters In Utah Are Failing Due To “Arc” Explosions

The super-secret NSA Utah Data Center is suffering from a number of massive electrical jolts which, in turn, have melted hundreds of thousands of dollars of equipment. According to a WSJ report, the explosions, called “arc failures,” are like “lightning” inside a computer case.<p>The systems, built in …

Shutdown Anger Aimed Mostly at GOP

The political consequences of a government shutdown are bad, and they're bad for everyone. But there's good evidence that it may be far worse for …

Staples Buys Personalization Startup Runa To Square Up To Amazon In Office Supplies

Staples is today announcing an acquisition of San Mateo-based Runa, a specialist in e-commerce personalization technology — one of a series of recent moves the company has been making to compete better with Amazon and others in the online sale of office supplies. A spokesperson for Staples confirms …

Senate votes to avert government shutdown

The Senate will vote to move ahead with a bill to keep the government running through Nov. 15.<p>WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate voted 100-0 Wednesday to clear a key procedural hurdle toward passing a stopgap funding bill to avert a government shutdown in six days. The vote occurred after a dramatic …

Wrike Raises $10M In Funding For Service That Helps The Work Get Done

Since its start seven years ago, Wrike has been entirely bootstrapped. It has built a project management SaaS company that has helped it win clients such as headset maker Beats and Ecco, a well known-sandal company. Today, the company has taken a new direction in its effort to scale its business. …

Google Starts Supporting Google+ Hashtags In Search Queries

Google+ started supporting hashtags in May, and today the company announced that Google Search will now allow you to search for Google+ posts by using these hashtags. Given that there’s a little bit of Google+ in every Google product now, it’s no surprise that these Google+ hashtags are now finding …

Amazon's first CFO Joy Covey dies in bicycle accident

The tech entrepreneur who oversaw the online retailer's massive expansion and masterminded its IPO has passed away at age 50.<p>A self-made woman, tech entrepreneur, and intellectual powerhouse, Joy Covey died in a bicycle accident on Wednesday. She served as Amazon's first chief financial officer and …

Harvard Law School

The American dream has become a burden for most

As wages stagnate and costs rise, US workers recognise the guiding ideal of this nation for the delusional myth it is<p>The final chapter of America's Promise, a high-school textbook on American history, ends with a rallying cry to national mythology. "The history of the United States is one of …

Merkel closes in on a super majority

The German chancellor is celebrating a third term in office<p>Not only is German Chancellor Angela Merkel set to win her third term in office after today's elections, exit polls suggest her conservative party may have achieved an absolute majority -- a historic event that hasn't occurred in almost …

Natural Fixes for Low Energy

Digital Vision/Thinkstock<p>Sight<p>Yellow is the color most closely linked with a healthy mood; other positive hues include orange and lilac. Try using these tones on your walls or fill some vases with similarly shaded blooms. You can also get an energy kick from sitting near a light box for 45 minutes …

地球还有17亿年可居住:末日时海洋先消失

由于地球处于太阳周围的可居住带附近,因此地球的温度正好适合液态水的存在,这个状态可以再持续大约17.5亿年,也就是说地球文明的存在与太阳有着密切的关系。<p>科学探索 来源:腾讯科学<p>这颗充满液态水的行星还有十多亿年的可居住期,如果我们要移民其他星球,首选很可能是火星<p>据国外媒体报道,来自东英吉利大学(UEA …

Introducing Apple’s New “Kids” App Store

Apple has finally take steps to better cater to the children who have adopted its devices, and especially family favorite the iPad, with the launch of a Kids App Store. Arriving this week alongside the launch of iOS 7, the Kids App Store store is not a separate mobile application, to be clear, but …

Test Driving The Evelo Aries, An Electric Bicycle For Commuters From A Bootstrapped Startup

When co-founder Boris Mordkovich and his team at Evelo were ready to launch their electric bicycle company in April 2012, they took an unusual approach: They rode electric bikes from New York to San Francisco, stopping frequently along the way to demo their bikes to prospective bicycle dealers and …

Here is the dream iPhone 5S CNET readers want

There's the next iPhone you want, and the one you're actually going to get. We mocked up your dream iPhone, and had industry experts weigh in on whether or not your wishes will actually become reality.<p>Earlier this month we asked you, the esteemed CNET reader, to tell us the features you most wanted …

Gear & Gadgets

Let’s Have General Solicitation As Congress Intended It

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>William Carleton practices law in Seattle, blogs daily at Counselor @ Law and writes a weekly column on implementation of the JOBS Act for VC Experts. Follow him on Twitter at @wac6.</i><p>Everyone passionate about the startup company funding ecosystem was overjoyed by the news last week …

Big bang theory: how dinosaurs had sex

<b>DINOSAURS WERE THE LARGEST</b> animals to ever walk Earth, and they ruled the planet for more than 160 million years. The long-necked <i>Argentinosaurus</i>, …

What Games Are: The Culture Gap In Mobile Games

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Tadhg Kelly is a veteran game designer, creator of leading game design blog What Games Are and creative director of Jawfish Games. You can follow him on Twitter here.</i><p>This week was very sad because of the unexpected death of Ryan Davis. Only 34 years old and very recently married, …

New Wild Strawberry Species Discovered

It's super-tiny, about the size of your thumbnail.<p>Can I get this job? Researchers have discovered a new species of wild mountain strawberry. It grows in the Cascade Mountains of Oregon, at elevations of 3,000 feet to about 5,000 feet.<p>The U.S. Department of Agriculture has already squirreled away a …

[少儿科普]爱惜羽毛,鸟儿的护肤术

“山寨”有理:抄袭乃创新之母

本文作者:WUBO<p>抄袭,然后创新。《外交事务》刊文,评析中国“山寨经济”的创新实力。图片来源:knowledge.ckgsb.edu.cn<p>(文/Kal Raustiala & Christopher Sprigman)没有人知道为什么有的社会比其他社会更能创新。美国是一个极富创造力的社会,飞机、原子弹、互联网等众多改变了世界的技术都发源于此。相比之下,现代中国却常常为其大范围地仿制国外的发明和创新而为人所诟病。曾经诞生了火药、活字印刷术和其他变革型发明的中国,如今更为人所熟悉的形象却是山寨大国,在这里几乎所有你能想到的东西都能找到山寨版:汽车、服装、计算机、快餐、电影、药物,甚至整个欧洲小镇。 …