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Smartphones and tablets harbour more germs than toilet seats

Smartphones, tablet computers and office keyboards are riddled with more dangerous bacteria than toilet seats, it is claimed.<p>Watchdogs said routine swab tests revealed "hazardous" levels of germs that can cause vomiting, diarrohea and even harbour infections such as e.coli.<p>Which? took swabs from 30 …

Tablets

Facebook explains secrets of building hugely scalable sites

Facebook, which joined up with Ericsson, MediaTek, Nokia, Opera, Qualcomm, and Samsung to launch Internet.org a few weeks ago, has already produced something for the ostensibly public-minded initiative.<p>It has published a white paper detailing some of its secrets to success.<p>Internet.org launched on …

A Map Of America's Future: Where Growth Will Be Over The Next Decade

The world’s biggest and most dynamic economy derives its strength and resilience from its geographic diversity. Economically, at least, America is not a single country. It is a collection of seven nations and three quasi-independent city-states, each with its own tastes, proclivities, resources and …

Google teams up with Harvard and MIT to help boost free online courses

Google said today that it will develop software for edX, a nonprofit created by Harvard and MIT that solicits and distributes online courses for free. Open edX, as the effort is called, is a platform for creating courses that can be taken by anyone with internet access. The move builds on Google's …

Smart watches: what are Apple, Samsung, Google and Microsoft up to?

With the Galaxy Gear expected to be unveiled this week, Samsung's rivals are thought to be working on their own wrist-worn devices<p>"The wrist is interesting," said Apple chief executive Tim Cook at the All Things Digital D11 conference in May 2013, when being quizzed about his company's potential …

Brian K. Vaughan And Fiona Staples' 'Saga' Wins Hugo Award

<b>Brian K. Vaughan</b> and <b>Fiona Staples</b>' <i>Saga</i> continues to be honored in the awards circuit. After picking up three Eisner Awards at this year's Comic-Con …

Ten Paragraphs About Lists You Need in Your Life Right Now

Recently, a close friend sent me an e-mail with the subject line “Things I’ve Noticed As I Get Older.” The ten numbered observations ranged from the mundane (politics is getting stupider) to the poignant (the distant melancholy of Facebook’s News Feed, with its dispatches from lives that were once, …

The Sweater Curse

As a child, I thought of knitting as a kind of magic, in which a one-dimensional object became two-dimensional or even three-dimensional. While you watched, a very long piece of string somehow turned into a hat or a sock or a mitten, something with shape and weight, an inside and an outside. …

The Great Internet Land Grab

It’s not easy to get a short, crisp Web address. In the twenty-eight years since the now-extinct computer maker Symbolics registered the first .com address, symbolics.com, the most economical and memorable Internet addresses have mostly been claimed. Even longer addresses, or domains, like a …

Hello Kitty Themed Planes Are Coming To The U.S.

The Taiwanese airline EVA Air is making every 4-year-old traveler's dream come true, announcing they are bringing a Hello-Kitty themed plane to the United States.<p><i>Business Traveller</i> magazine broke the news, saying the undeniably cute plane will begin flying the Los-Angeles-to-Taoyuan route in …

The seven-point plan to save Microsoft, as told by veterans who abandoned the company

Yesterday Quartz outlined the reasons for Microsoft’s “lost decade.” But now that CEO Steve Ballmer is on his way out, it’s time to talk about the way forward.<p>The web is already full of experienced Microsoft watchers’ opinions. Some of them, like IDC analyst Al Hilwa’s dive into how Microsoft needs …

Windows Phone

The Truth About Marissa Mayer: An Unauthorized Biography

On the morning of Thursday, July 12, 2012, Yahoo's interim CEO, Ross Levinsohn, still believed he was going to be named permanent CEO of the company.<p>He had just one meeting to go.<p>That meeting was a board meeting, to be held that day in a room on the second floor of Yahoo's Sunnyvale, Calif., …

Advertising

Where Was That Shirt Made? Do You Care?

When a clothing factory in Bangladesh collapsed in April, killing more than a thousand workers, global apparel companies such as Walmart, J. C. Penney, H&M, and Gap were forced to admit—once again—that their supply chains are so long and twisted that they often can’t trace their products back to …

Yahoo Is The Number One US Website Again, Beating Google

This is an interesting little number showing that something is going right at Yahoo. The latest Comscore numbers show that it’s the leading destination for US based internet users once again.<p>OK, that’s interesting in itself, that the various things Yahoo has been doing recently have propelled it up …

Colonel Sanders Dressed Up Like Never Before

In Japan, Kentucky Fried Chicken is an institution. So is putting Colonel Sanders in a variety of different outfits, including anime characters, …

Japan

Swedish women don headscarves after assault on Muslim

<b>Swedish women have been posting photos of themselves in traditional Muslim headscarves in solidarity with a woman attacked apparently for wearing a veil.</b><p>Among the protesters from various faiths were politicians and TV hosts.<p>The "hijab outcry" campaigners urged the government to "ensure that Swedish …

Extremism

UK has lost '40%' of its banks and building societies

<b>Communities across the UK have lost more than 40% of their bank and building society branches since 1989, according to a new report.</b><p>The study, by Nottingham University, found that nearly 7,500 branches closed between 1989 and 2012.<p>However, it said that the rate of closure had been slower since the …

Royal Bank of Scotland Group

Male bosses' bonuses are double those of female colleagues in identical jobs

Report reveals men in UK management roles earned average bonuses of £6,442 last year, compared with £3,029 for women<p>Male bosses are being paid bonuses double the size of those given to female colleagues in identical jobs – a disparity that means men enjoy salary top-ups of £141,500 more than women …

The Work of Art in the Age of Amazon

There’s still something magical, even supernatural, about Internet retail, which is now well into its second decade. On Amazon in particular, one-click shopping and next-day delivery form a kind of Penn & Teller of impossible-seeming convenience, with a tap of the finger transforming a spontaneous …

Geometric Pattern in Illustrator

Last weekend I was playing in Illustrator trying to create a simple wallpaper to use on my phone and tablet. I love geometric patterns, but I hadn't …

Graphics

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All Time Favorites<p>We put Shark Tank's bizarre and amazing products to the test<p>4:02<p>The tech 'Back to the Future' predicted for 2015 -- and what it missed<p>5:50<p>Emoji dos and don'ts<p>2:49<p>Super-creepy 3D-printed cape responds to onlookers (Tomorrow Daily 248)<p>7:53<p>Behind-the-scenes of Disneyland's 60th …

Back to the Future

Thailand's economy falls into recession

<b>Thailand has fallen into recession after the economy shrank unexpectedly in the second quarter of the year.</b><p>The 0.3% contraction in gross domestic product between April and June followed a previous fall of 1.7% during the first quarter of 2013.<p>Previously, Thailand had been recording strong economic …

Economics

Smashburger wants to be 'Starbucks of burgers'

Smashburger thinks it can become a fast-food force by being the un-McDonald's of burger joints. It's all about better burgers, unconventional sides and savvy social media marketing.<p>When your name is Smashburger, you'd better have a pretty nifty game plan to compete with McDonald's.<p>This is one of …

OpenDesk.cc Is Like Ikea For Open Source Zealots

Furniture is probably the last thing on the mind of most open source proponents but now it doesn’t have to be. OpenDesk is a free, open source line of furniture that you can make yourself or order unassembled from a maker with a CNC machine. Not only is the furniture cheap – free if you have the …

Sansa Stark Actress Adopts Her Direwolf from Game of Thrones

<i>Game of Thrones</i> character Sansa Stark had a pet direwolf, and now so does the actress who plays her. Sophie Turner adopted the dog who played “Lady” …

Coca-Cola Debuts “Life” Brand, Highlights Deadliness Of Regular Coke

The red splash of Coca Cola is one of the most recognizable pieces of branding across the globe. It’s stamped on cans, bottles, and polar bears of every nation. But for the soft drink giant’s Argentinian spinoff, Coca-Cola Life, the new label is green.<p>Now the green label is an absurdly obvious bit …

Coca-Cola

Bad guys use 3D-printed bank card skimmers to steal $100K

For every good use of 3D printing, there are a half-dozen bad ones.<p>The latest in the latter camp comes from Sydney, Australia, where bad guys have used 3D printing to create custom bank card skimmers. The devices, which are used to snatch card numbers, affected tens of thousands of people and …

Gmail Opens Drop 18%: Are Tabs to Blame?

Over the past few months we’ve heard a lot of buzz surrounding the release of Outlook.com and Gmail’s new tabbed inbox. It’s likely that we’ve seen …

X-Men Days Of Future Past Image – Hank, Logan And Charles Line Up In The Shiny Hall

Here’s Charles Xavier and a couple of his fellow mutants in the oh-so-shiny corridor that did, does or will lead to Cerebro. Prequels can be wriggly …