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Why Location Is (Still) Everything

In his forthcoming book, Wharton professor David Bell reveals how location still matters in surprising ways, even in the supposedly "flat" world of e-commerce.<p>What's your favorite brand of instant coffee? Do you prefer Folgers or Maxwell House? Believe it or not, that answer has little to do with …

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Google Struggling With Influx Of “Right To Be Forgotten” Requests

The company’s chief legal officer outlines the difficulties Google is facing in order to comply with European Union’s mandate.<p>After Europe’s highest court ordered Google to delete search results at the request of its users, Google’s team is now feeling the enormity of “the right to be forgotten.” …

Google’s Skybox Releases Stunning Images From New Satellite

Skybox, the satellite mapping company Google bought for a cool $500 million in cash, just released the first images taken from SkySat-2. These shots of Bangor, Maine, and Port-au-Prince, Haiti, were taken within 48 hours of the satellite’s launch on July 8.<p>Orbiting Earth at 4.3 miles per second, …

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Tesla’s chargers now moving a gigawatt hour of electricity a month

There are now enough Tesla (s tsla) Model S electric cars — as well as the company’s electric car chargers that keep them going — out there driving …

iWatch Will Prove Apple As A Luxury Brand And A Brand Powerhouse

Two recent developments suggest that Apple will use and extend its brand power as the primary engine of adoption for its forthcoming iWatch. The first is the launch of the first smartwatches with the new Android Wear OS highlighted at Google I/O. Although many early reviewers have complained of the …

Why We Crave Human-Curated Playlists

<i>Justin Fowler is the co-founder of Audio Press – a way to consume news and content through audio.</i><p>When Pandora Radio launched in January of 2000, it didn’t seem to catch on until that half of the decade. By using algorithms, Pandora was able to make a personalized radio station based on a song or …

​Aerosmith made more money from video games than from any one of its own albums

Planning to make it big in the music industry by releasing a hit album? <i>Dream On</i>. A long forgotten PC Mag article resurfaced this week to remind us that the music industry had changed drastically over the last decade. According to Activision chief Bobby Kotick circa 2008, <i>Guitar Hero: Aerosmith</i> …

Zero To $360M: How Check Won At Mobile

One of the first apps on Apple’s iOS platform was Pageonce, a service to help keep track of usernames and passwords. Yet the company would eventually change its focus to personal finance and billing. To this end, there was a new name for the service as well: Check.<p>It was not easy getting traction …

Colorful Pipes In The Dalles

These pipes carry water in and out of Google's The Dalles, Ore., data center. The blue pipes supply cold water and the red pipes return the warm water back to be cooled.

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Post-apocalyptic thriller 'Snowpiercer' available for download just two weeks after release

You can now watch acclaimed South Korean director Bong Joon-ho's slick, post-apocalyptic sci-fi film <i>Snowpiercer</i> right at home — just two weeks after it hit US theaters for the first time. That's an extremely rare move for a film such as this, which has a sizable budget ($80 million), rave reviews …

Windows Phone 8.1 brings a new look and a Siri rival named Cortana

Update coming in "the next few months," though new Windows Phone 8.1 phones should be on sale in April<p>"I'm thrilled for you all to now meet our truly personal digital assistant for Windows Phone," says Joe Belfiore as he introduces the Bing-powered Cortana voice assistant. Belfiore is demonstrating …

Jetpacks Are Set to Arrive Next Year

Let’s be honest with each other – we’ve both daydreamed about zipping through the skies on a futuristic jetpack. That dream is now very close to reality, as Martin Aircraft claims it will have a jetpack ready for sale starting next year.<p>NPR chatted with Martin Aircraft CEO Peter Coker to get the …

The World's 20 Hottest Startup Scenes (Infographic)

1 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Sure, Silicon Valley is still No. 1, but some surprising cities like Sao Paulo, Brazil and Bangalore, India have become successful startup hubs over the past decade. Startup Genome's Startup Ecosystem Report 2012 ranked the top …

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20 Historic Black and White Photos Colorized

One of the greatest facets of reddit are the thriving subreddits, niche communities of people who share a passion for a specific topic. One of the …

How A 'Deviant' Philosopher Built Palantir, A CIA-Funded Data-Mining Juggernaut

Since rumors began to spread that a startup called Palantir helped to kill Osama bin Laden, Alex Karp hasn’t had much time to himself.<p>On one sun-baked July morning in Silicon Valley Palantir’s lean 45-year-old chief executive, with a top-heavy mop of frazzled hair, hikes the grassy hills around …

The Man Who Saved Apple Isn't The Subject Of Major Motion Pictures

The Steve Jobs biopic (<i>Jobs</i>) premiers August 16th, lionizing the late Apple CEO, who revolutionized every field he touched, founded the legendary Apple Computer, and made it the most valuable company in history.<p>But Jobs’ legacy would be very different without one man: Gilbert Amelio. Because there …

Microsoft Calls Foul After Google Yanks YouTube Access In New Windows Phone App

This morning Google admitted that it had yanked access to YouTube from Microsoft’s brand-new Windows Phone application. This came fewer than 50 hours after the launch of the application. Windows Phone users were predictably disappointed.<p>What happened? In the intervening hours I’ve learned enough to …

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Google Now's voice query support gets ported to Google Search: ask, and you shall receive

Google Now's a solid product, but it's reach is also fairly limited... compared to Google Search, anyway. Now, the company's voice element in Search -- which was updated in a major way back at I/O in May -- is gaining some of that Now flair. In the coming days, Google will be rolling out a smarter …

EDM's $46 Million Man: How Calvin Harris Became The World's Highest-Paid DJ

Less than a decade ago, Adam Wiles was working the aisles of a Scottish grocery chain. Living out of his parents’ house without a college degree, he had all but given up on his dreams of making it as a musician, consigning himself to stock food items on store shelves for the rest of his …

SpaceX's Reusable Rocket Hits Another Milestone

Yesterday, SpaceX hit another milestone in its ongoing research effort to build a reusable rocket. That rocket, dubbed “Grasshopper,” has so far had several successful tests, with each successive test putting the rocket further and further up in the air, then returning safely to Earth.<p>The test …

Apple Acquires Matcha

Earlier this summer, video-discovery outfit Matcha disappeared without explanation, leaving behind just a “this service is no longer available” …

A century-long debate: are 'intelligent' people less likely to hold religious beliefs?

Over most of the past century, researchers have been trying to determine whether there's any link between religion and intelligence. The studies haven't all come to the same conclusion, but a group of researchers led from the University of Rochester decided to look at a large number of them …

How Android Grew To Be More Popular Than The iPhone

Google's smartphone operating system now powers a whopping 80% of devices worldwide. Apple's iOS operating system for iPhones only powers 13% of smartphones. iOS controlled about 16% of the worldwide smartphone market a year ago, according to IDC.<p>Apple should be freaking out, Jay Yarow says. (So …

Breaking Bad’s science advisor fact checks some of the show’s greatest chemistry moments

Throughout the five seasons of AMC’s <i>Breaking Bad</i>, Walter White, or as he’s known to the underworld, Heisenberg, and Jesse Pinkman have relied on …

iDoorCam shows you who's at your door, helps you hide from unwanted visitors

If you've ever gone on a long vacation (or hidden from someone at least once in your life) there's a chance you'll find high-tech doorbells useful. A new device called iDoorCam, in particular, claims to be able to notify you via iPhone or iPad whenever there's someone at your door -- even if you're …

'League of Legends' gamer granted US visa recognizing him as professional athlete

One month after US immigration services cleared <i>League of Legends</i> as a professional sport, Danny "Shiphtur" Le has become the first pro gamer to receive a visa acknowledging him as an "internationally recognized" athlete. For Le, a native of Canada, the visa allows him to come to the United States …

See The Surprisingly Human Process Of Making Action Figures In “The Secret Story of TOYS”

Ever wonder where toys come from or how they’re actually manufactured? It’s not all computers and assembly lines. A lot of the work is done by hand–the hands of toy sculptors and toy prototypers. Yup, those are real job titles. Emmy-winning filmmaker Anthony Ladesich goes inside a toy design studio …