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Amazon may have just dropped a clue about the home of its new headquarters

Amazon may have just dropped a clue about where it will build its next headquarters.<p>The retailer registered a lobbyist, Jacob Oster, on December 7 with the Georgia State Ethics Commission, ahead of the start of Georgia's legislative session in January, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.<p>The …

Watch astronaut Scott Kelly struggle to walk on Earth after a year in space

As if his legs are made of jelly<p>Spending a year in space takes such a toll on the human body that astronauts literally have to learn how to walk again once they’re back on Earth. At least, that’s what seems to have happened to Scott Kelly — the American astronaut who spent 340 days on the …

Space Science

There’s A Blood Type So Rare, Only 40 People Have Had It. They Call It ‘The Golden Blood’

A, B and O.<p>These are the most common blood types. The ones we all know. Then there's one called the Bombay Blood group which is considered extremely …

Medical Research

MIT develops new Wi-Fi that's 330% faster and twice as big as existing tech

The latest development from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) is a breakthrough we can all get excited about. A new …

Remodeling 101: Architects’ 10 Favorite Vent and Register Covers

We admit it: We’re obsessed with the details. Case in point: heating vent covers. You too? We turned to members of the Remodelista Architect/Designer …

New skyscrapers vie for West Coast's 'tallest' title

At 1,018 feet high, the 73-story U.S. Bank Tower in downtown Los Angeles holds title to the West Coast's tallest building, a crown it is now destined to lose. Over the next few years, at least three other coastal skyscrapers under construction or on the drawing board are set to soar past the bank …

Webinar

Has your app taken off? Are you thinking about scaling? MongoDB makes it easy to horizontally scale out with built-in automatic sharding, but did you …

Databases

Can Regenerative Design Save the Planet?

A Vancouver building illustrates how architecture can make an active, positive contribution to the environment.<p>It’s probably too harsh to say that green building has jumped the shark, but triple-glazed glass, natural ventilation, and low off-gassing carpeting are no longer news. In a sense, green …

Say goodbye to your clunky air conditioner — this kitchen table uses no electricity to regulate the temperature of your apartment

Consisting simply of a surface and legs, the table is one piece of furniture that has remained largely the same for thousands of years.<p>But now, a French design duo has come up with a way to turn the humble table into a means of climate control that doesn't use any electricity.<p>Paris-based industrial …

New Snowden documents show that the NSA and its allies are laughing at the rest of the world

'I drink your milkshake'<p>A team of nine journalists including Jacob Appelbaum and Laura Poitras have just published another massive collection of classified records obtained by Edward Snowden<i>.</i> The trove of documents, published on <i>Der Spiegel,</i> show that the National Security Agency and its allies are …

A Google Employee Says Google Employees Are Too Confident, And Too Isolated From The Real World

At his blog, Apenwarr, Google Fiber engineer Avery Pennarun is largely complimentary of Google and its employees: "I continue to be amazed at the overall smartness of people at this place. Overall, very nearly everybody, across the board, surprises or impresses me with how smart they are."<p>However, …

The IPO is dying. Marc Andreessen explains why.

Today, Andreessen is a prominent venture capitalist at the firm Andreessen Horowitz. I asked him to talk about how the stock market has changed over the last two decades. In the 1990s, it was common for small companies to have initial public offerings (IPOs), in which they offer their shares for …

It all converges in the Podpad, "all your tech in one place."

Years ago, as computers were turning into entertainment centers, I looked at the issue of how they could be integrated into furniture that you would …

Living Rooms

PGP creator’s new ‘Blackphone’ is a secure Android phone that may protect you from the NSA

It was only a matter of time until someone developed a smartphone entirely focused on security.<p>Phil Zimmermann, best known among techies as the creator of the email encryption tool PGP, announced his latest security effort today: Blackphone, a smartphone powered by a custom secure version of …

Conan, Ice Cube and Kevin Hart catch a Lyft

Ice Cube, Kevin Hart and Conan O'Brien get into a stranger's car. This isn't a setup for a joke, it's the premise of a video from O'Brien's TV show, which sees the late-night host paired with comedian Hart and rapper-turned-actor Ice Cube to test out Lyft, an increasingly popular ride-sharing …

Take a tour of Paul Walker's car collection

In October of last year, Matt Farah, host of <i>The Smoking Tire,</i> toured a seriously impressive car collection that included a number of Saleen Mustangs, some very rare German sports cars and a few gray-market Japanese imports. At the time, there was no mention of who this extensive and impressive …

MongoDB performance bottlenecks, optimization Strategies for MongoDB

I will try to describe here all potential performance bottlenecks and possible solutions and tips for performance optimization, but first of all – …

Tech News & Analysis - Wall Street Journal

Dow Jones, a News Corp company<p>News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information …

Wall Street

Apple, Google, Facebook don't pay the highest engineer salary

For software engineers, life must seem like it keeps getting better. Not only are salaries on the rise as companies compete for talent, but there are also lively job markets in cities across the US.<p>While big-name companies, like Google, Apple, and Facebook, tout their engineers as the best and the …

Employment

How to turn a developer into a founder: Advice from those who’ve done it

For six years, Peter Relan specialized in turning developers into founders. At his YouWeb incubator, the investor/tech veteran found talented developers such as Jason Citron and turned them into the creators of companies.<p>It isn’t easy to make that switch. Citron did, founding OpenFeint, a social …

Nanjing Road / Oriental Pearl Tower

Don't believe your eyes! 9 Must-see table top nature photographs (including 'making of') http://www.treehugger.com/slideshows/natural-sciences/dont-believe-your-eyes-9-must-see-nature-table-top-photograph-making-of/

Yogurt parfaits in a mason jar for breakfasts on the go [Vegetarian] http://www.treehugger.com/easy-vegetarian-recipes/yogurt-parfaits-mason-jar-breakfasts-on-the-go-vegetarian.html

7 Eco-Friendly DIY Summer Crafts for Creative Adults (and Kids!)

It's mid-summer. The days are long and hot, and the nights, while cooler, can still be pretty hot. When people are hot and bored, things escalate to …