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Our Fraught Relationship with Time, in Clever Minimalist Illustrations

<i>“I can see no reason to be bound by chronological time,”</i> Jeanette Winterson wrote in her spectacular essay on time and language. <i>“As far as we know, the universe is not bound by it.”</i> And yet ever since Galileo invented modern timekeeping, the tyranny of the clock has not only bound but shackled us …

The Human Behind 'Humans of New York'

Brandon Stanton has talked with 10,000 strangers and shared their stories with millions of people across the Internet. The 29-year-old photographer …

Bluetooth 4.2 is faster, safer, and lets lightbulbs connect to the internet

The Bluetooth Special Interest Group — the not-for-profit collective responsible for the development of new standards for the wireless technology — has just officially adopted version 4.2 of the Bluetooth core specification. The new Bluetooth has measures to increase privacy and speed, and it also …

The problems with capitalism, as explained by a Minecraft hedge fund manager

<i>Minecraft</i> is a video game about placing blocks, but when Microsoft paid $2.5 billion for its developer Mojang, it wasn't just buying virtual Lego. It was buying a tool powerful enough to map entire countries, it was buying a way of involving citizens in public space design, and it was buying a …

5 Sky Events This Week: Moon Hits Bull's-Eye and Cosmic Crab

A bull jumps over the moon, and a crab recalls an ancient explosion this week for stargazers.<p>Overhead in the heavens, the moon hits the celestial bull's-eye this week, while sky-watchers hunt down a distant crab.<p><b>Moon meets green giant.</b> After darkness falls on Monday, December 1, look for the waxing …

How to Train Your Voice to Be More Charismatic

Scientists Analyze Public Leaders’ Voices to Discover the Basis for Charisma<p>Scientists are tuning in on the power of the spoken word, seeking the secrets of charisma.<p>By analyzing the harmonics of pitch, frequency and timbre, researchers at University of California, Los Angeles are discovering how …

Charisma

Ex-Graffiti Artist Cuts Paper Into Delicate Art

“Paper is a noble material,” says Aurel Rubbish, a former electronic musician and graffiti artist. For the past four years, this 33-year-old Frenchman has dedicated himself to the delicate art of paper-cutting. Inspired by street art, tattoo design and the American Pop Surrealism movement, Rubbish …

Art

Gay Pride in New Delhi: In Pictures

Six 'Star Wars' Technologies That May Not Be So Far, Far Away

From landspeeders to lightsabers<p>The trailer for <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i> may be just 88 seconds long, but it still manages to pack a punch. (Some of us have even spent <i>way</i> too long dissecting the entire thing.) Personally, among my favorite parts of <i>Star Wars</i>—and there are many—is the amazing …

Space Travel

Chris Rock: 'When we talk about racial progress in America, it’s all nonsense'

Ahead of the release of his new film Top Five, the comedian Chris Rock has offered a wide-ranging critique of contemporary America with acerbic takedowns of the Republicans, race relations in the US and perceptions of Barack Obama’s presidency.<p>In a conversation with New York Magazine columnist and …

Apple's iOS Has Once Again Decimated Android When It Comes To Data That Matters

Apple's mobile operating system is once again dominating Google's operating system when it comes to online shopping.<p>Adobe, which is tracking online …

Impressive 3D Street Art Created with Recycled Materials

Portuguese street artist Artur Bordalo, aka Bordalo II, uses mixed media to create his own interpretations of the urban landscape and environment. He often composes his works using various found items that he merges together into beautiful forms. In that sense, his street art is unique because it …

Streetwear

'Eye of Sauron' Opens Galactic Vistas to Astronomers

Gigantic black holes provide a new cosmic yardstick for charting far-off stars.<p>Monster black holes lurking within the core of galaxies offer a new way to measure how far many objects in the universe are from Earth, astronomers report on Wednesday—and with much better accuracy than ever before.<p>The …

Week's Best Space Pictures: A Rocket Roars, Saturn Mixes, and Titan Mimics

A rocket roars off the launchpad, Saturn mixes its upper atmosphere, and Titan mimics the crescent moon in this week's best space pictures.

Spain World Cup hopes in disarray as Madrid mess costs Lopetegui his job

The Basque coach was removed on Wednesday against the players' wishes and leaves La Roja in turmoil ahead of their opener against Portugal on Friday<p>Spain's World Cup preparations are in chaos. The president of the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF), Luis Rubiales, announced on Wednesday that coach …

Sony's e-paper FES watch turns the strap into a screen too

Watch and learn: a new smartwartch from Sony brings the whole watch to life -- because both the face <i>and</i> the band change and react to you.<p>The FES watch is the product of Fashion Entertainments, which describes itself on its website as a "startup project" but is in fact, according to the Wall Street …

Europe has good reasons to fear Google

With great power comes great scrutiny<p>What the European Parliament is proposing sounds like Ayn Rand’s worst nightmare. Let’s take Google, one of the best and most cohesive set of web services we have, and fragment it into smaller businesses. Let’s introduce friction and bureaucracy between the …

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OnePlus and Cyanogen on brink of breakup after India fight

Poor OnePlus just can't take a break. Just as the company's busy taking care of its Black Friday promotion, its store opening in Beijing and its India launch with Amazon next week, a close partner decided to drop a hurtful bomb. Cyanogen Inc., the maker of OnePlus One's Android ROM, announced that …

Artist Spends Over a Decade Carving Out Elaborate Caverns By Hand

Artist Ra Paulette has hand-carved elaborate and awe-inspiring caves deep into the rock faces of New Mexico for more than a decade. Making a daily trek into the sandstone mesas of New Mexico, Paulette crafts these magnificent caverns completely on his own with only simple hand tools. To adorn the …

New Mexico

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AIRCEL-MAXIS CASE'No FIR, Yet an Investigation Against Me': Chidambaram Slams ED After 6-Hour Questioning<p>in a fix<p>Rahul Gandhi's Headache: How to …

Xiaomi plans to launch own e-commerce website in India- Technology News, Firstpost

Following it's trend of selling their smartphones exclusively via online retail stores, Xiaomi has now expressed plans to launch it's own retail …

India

The iPad-like Nokia N1 tablet is so good, I'd move to China for it (hands-on)

The iPad-lookalike Nokia N1 appears on the MWC show floor and it's a beaut -- but we'll likely never see one outside of China, the only country where it's currently sold.<p>BARCELONA -- Nokia surprised us all in November with the Nokia N1 tablet, an Android-based slate that starkly contrasts with the …

Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro review: slim and sexy comes with some trade-offs

I haven't reviewed an Ultrabook in months. It's not because I've grown lazy; it's because there just haven't been many new models to test. Nearly every laptop that crosses Engadget's reviews desk these days is a gaming notebook, a Chromebook or maybe one of those super-cheap netbook things. So here …

10 unique iOS apps that Android users can't enjoy- Technology News, Firstpost

The battle of the major OSes doesn't seem to end. While Android occupies a gigantic market share in terms of the number of smartphones running its …

Apps