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Soda bottles & trash bags could one day come from natural gas, if a startup has its way

The dirty secret of almost anything made out of plastic — from your soda bottle to a trash bag — is that there’s a good chance it was made with …

Why car & energy companies have a hard time experimenting like Google does

There seems to be a misunderstanding out there about why Google (s GOOG) and some other internet companies do so much experimentation and innovation …

Internet ad sales climb to $10.7 billion

Advertisers spent $10.69 billion on Internet advertisements in this last quarter, breaking an all-time record on ad spending, the Interactive Advertising Bureau reported Monday.<p>The trade group tracked a 15 percent year-over-year growth in ad dollars in the third quarter of 2013. In the third …

Spotify goes free on mobile devices through the magic of shuffling

Today's Spotify announcements are all about free - but it's not only tablets that are getting some love from the company. CEO Daniel Ek took the stage to announce that there will be a free version for any device that can access the service. The caveat here is that this is a new version of the app …

Amazon Prime Air: Delivery by Drones Could Arrive As Early as 2015

For the next few weeks UPS, FedEx and the U.S. Postal Service will be working overtime to make sure you get your holiday gifts on time, but if Amazon …

Camera patent granted to Apple reflects Steve Jobs’ promise to “reinvent iPhone photography”

A patent granted to Apple today for a Light Field camera – a camera with zero shutter delay and where the focus point can be changed <i>after</i> taking the photo – covers the precise technology Steve Jobs told biographer Walter Isaacson he wanted to use to “reinvent photography.”<p>He had three things that …

Learning To Code On The Street

It’s 7:33 AM. Leo is leaning over his laptop writing some practice lines of code while I sit nearby on leftover sandbags from Hurricane Sandy. It’s cold, but it is a great morning.<p>A little less than three months ago, Leo became an Internet icon when he declined my offer of $100 in cash in favor of …

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10 Simple Things You Can Do Today That Will Make You Happier, Backed By Science

Happiness is so interesting, because we all have different ideas about what it is and how to get it. It's also no surprise that it's the Nr.1 value …

How Coffee, Citrus And Nuts Help Cut The Risk Of Diabetes

If you go back to the 1970s, people with a serious coffee habit often had an accompanying habit: smoking.<p>And that's why early studies gave coffee a bad rap. Clearly, smoking was harmful. And it was hard for researchers to disentangle the two habits. "So it made coffee look bad in terms of health …

Have at it, programmers: IBM makes Watson available via API

IBM didn’t have to flaunt its debatable cloud dominance over Amazon Web Services on the sides of public buses if it wanted to upstage the cloud …

Google Street View Lands In Venice

Tourists all over the world have fallen in love with Venice’s waterways, its beautiful architecture and charming atmosphere — and now you can sail down the canals of the Italian city via Google Street View.<p>It wasn’t easy for Google to capture images of Venice. The Street View car and trike had to …

Google voice actions got smarter, can now ask for clarification, just like Siri

There’s a debate going on between fans of Apple’s Siri and those of Google’s voice command system, about which assistant is better. Until now, Siri had a slight edge, as it was able to talk back to the user in order to clarify a request, whereas Android users had to frame their questions more …

The iPad finally gets a great productivity suite — and it’s not from Microsoft

A new, free productivity app for iPad enables you to create and edit Microsoft Word and Excel documents with a gorgeous user interface rebuilt for the iPad. It’s the app Microsoft wishes it built — but it’s actually from a small, publicly traded company called HopTo.<p>The Campbell, Calif.-based HopTo …

Former Stray Becomes First Dog to Climb Mt. Everest

Meet Rupee, he's a former stray dog that just made history by becoming the very first dog in the world to climb Mount Everest! Found starving in a dump in Northern India, his owner, Joanna Lefson, decided to rescue him and nurse him back to health by feeding him a high protein diet that consisted …

Google Maps real-time incident reports rolling out to 46 new countries starting today

Back in June, Google officially purchased Waze for $1 billion, in a move that would bring real-time traffic incident data over to Google Maps just a couple of months later.<p>While the initial rollout was impressively quick, it was also limited to Android and iOS users in just thirteen countries: …

Capture 360-degree panoramas with the throwable Panono ball

Two years ago, Jonas Pfeil posted a video to YouTube about a funny-looking ball he’d created that was filled with cameras and could capture panoramas of the entire world around it. Three and a half million people have watched that video in the time since, and with all the attention, Pfeil has been …

Founders And VCs Reveal 25 Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read

That's why we've rounded up the favorite, career-shaping books of well-known entrepreneurs and venture capitalists, from Amazon's Jeff Bezos to Microsoft founder Bill Gates.<p>The business leaders who picked them call these books revelatory, inspirational, and intelligent.<p>From Ayn Rand's "The …

Princeton University

15 free online courses that are actually worth your time

There are now hundreds of free courses available online, which can vary significantly in quality. That makes it essential to pick the right course.<p>We've found some of the most fascinating, highly regarded, and useful courses around, taught by some of the most accomplished professors at the best …

These Robots Will Save Your Life When Disaster Strikes

Search-and-rescue operations are delicate, time-sensitive, and intense. That's why researchers are always looking for new ways to unload some of the …

Carnegie Mellon University

Your Productivity Sucks? 10 Tips to Rejuvenate Your Workflow

<i>Ilya Pozin is an entrepreneur, writer and investor. He is the founder of Open Me, a social greeting card company, and Ciplex, a digital marketing agency. He’s a columnist on entrepreneurship and marketing</i><p>Productivity is a hot topic for just about everyone in the working world. But when it comes to …

Articles about 10 spectacular dream homes on Dwell.com - Dwell

Paris, also known as "The City of Light", is a breathtaking city.<p>With streets lined with historical structures from multiple time periods—including Georgians, Edwardians, and neo-Gothics—London...<p>As cities grow denser, the popularity of infill development rises.<p>Industrial structures can be …

Storage Ideas

Samsung is planning its own custom chips and 4k phone displays

After building processors based on ARM Holdings(s armh) intellectual property for years, Samsung says it will create its own 64-bit core for mobile …

Amazon CTO: Open Source Software Helps Startups Focus on Innovation

Amazon’s CTO Werner Vogels has said that the use of open source software and the immediate availability of scaleable cloud technology underpins the innovation now being seen in tech startups.<p>However, Vogels, who made the comments at The Financial Times Innovate conference in London today, said that …

Apple says missing iWork features will return within six months

When Apple took the wraps off a brand new version of iWork last month, it unfortunately had to cut a few features on its way to a 64-bit codebase and drastic redesign. Predictably, more than just a few users cried foul. Thankfully, Cupertino plans to bring those missing features back. It's just …

Google Maps adds Waze traffic data to the desktop, brings back Pegman

The dramatic overhaul of Google Maps on the desktop saw the world lose a good friend. That friend: Pegman. The tiny yellow avatar that you could drop almost anywhere to get instant access to Street View disappeared. Instead, the ground level perspective was accessed by first clicking on a point on …

Record Numbers Of Elite MBAs Are Ditching Finance For Tech

In the aftermath of the financial crisis, finance has lost its luster for many elite MBAs, and a record number of graduates are heading to the white-hot tech sector instead.<p>According to data assembled by The Wall Street Journal, the percentage of graduates who went into finance dropped by 12% from …