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Sense: A gadget to change the way we sleep

British entrepreneur James Proud, 23, presents a white sphere the size of a tennis ball covered in a criss-cross pattern. “It is beautiful,” he says, when asked to describe it. “It doesn’t look like a piece of technology. We wanted to make something people actually want to put on their bedside …

The Dutch don’t think it’s racist for Santa to have black slaves

Every year around this time, people in the Netherlands paint themselves in blackface and go around pretending to be Santa’s African slaves. According to polls, 92% of Dutch people think this is just fine.<p>They call themselves <i>Zwarte Piets</i> (Black Petes). According to Dutch legend, they are the …

Europe

The SAT has a cheating problem in Asia

Responding to allegations of cheating based on “specific, reliable information,” ETS, the company that administers the SAT college admissions exam, will delay scores for all students living in South Korea and China who took the test on Oct 11.<p>The company referred (paywall) to “organizations that …

A London school teacher pays more UK tax than Facebook

Facebook’s corporation tax in the United Kingdom for 2013 came to a grand total of £3,169 ($4,005). The company also received £185,196 in credits from previous years, leaving it with a credit balance of £182,027, according to documents filed with Companies House on Tuesday, Oct. 21.<p>The income tax …

This is DC's plan to beat Marvel: 10 superhero films through 2020 including two all-star 'Justice League' films

More standalone Batman and Superman films on the horizon, too<p>DC Comics (and parent Warner Bros.) would like you to know that it, too, is 100 percent serious about creating an expansive, interconnected superhero film series. Today, the company mapped out eight films due out between now and 2019. …

Leadership

While her proposal might be politics as usual, the idea behind it isn't<p>While her proposal might be politics as usual, the idea behind it isn't<p>Maples …

The White House

You're an idiot if you like this phone

Want to rile up an iPhone owner? Tell her you have an Android phone.<p>Smartphone owners are extremely protective of their gadgets. Any hint that they might not have the best of the best is akin to a declaration of war.<p>Unsurprisingly, most of the battles between owners of rival devices take place on …

Jeremy Lin Has Become Not Only Kobe Bryant's Teammate, but His Pupil

LOS ANGELES — On the one hand, they are two global icons.<p>On the other hand Thursday night at Staples Center, they were just teammates talking on the bench, almost no one noticing them furthering a new relationship that is meaning more and more on a private level to both mentor and student.<p>Kobe …

This is Tesla's D: an all-wheel-drive Model S with 'autopilot'

A new top of the line<p>It's a typically warm fall night in Los Angeles, and just after sunset Elon Musk takes the wraps off "the D." This isn't a lewd joke much of the internet imagined: it's the company's new dual-motor, all-wheel-drive version of its Model S sedan, one that promises faster …

Mark Cuban on How to Fix the U.S. Economy

The billionaire entrepreneur explains why solving the student loan crisis is the best way to grow the U.S. economy.<p>Mark Cuban has a plan to save the U.S. economy, and it has nothing to do with taxes or even job creation.<p>The best way to get the economy back on track, according to Cuban, involves …

DeMarcus Cousins Catches Kings Teammate Nik Stauskas Taking Picture of His Money

Rookie mistake, Nik. Never take a picture of your money in public.<p>Sacramento Kings big man DeMarcus Cousins caught his 21-year-old rookie teammate taking a shot of a handful of Benjamins. Poor Ulysses S. Grant wasn't able to make the cut and had to sit in Stauskas' lap.<p>The Michigan product appears …

Office’s Place In The New Microsoft

In a recent Vanity Fair feature on Microsoft that you should certainly read, a comment from former CEO Bill Gates is worth considering: “[T]he original idea of having great software people and broad software products and Office being the primary tool that people look to across all these devices, …

Ballmer, Gates no longer pals; blame Nokia, Vista

It seems the Nokia deal former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer pulled off right before leaving the company had a strong ripple effect. Not only is …

Chris Bosh Reveals That He Hasn't Talked to LeBron James Since 'Big 3' Broke Up

LeBron James spent four great seasons with the Miami Heat, but it doesn't appear that he has stayed in touch with some of his former teammates since he signed with the Cleveland Cavaliers.<p>Chris Bosh joined Dwyane Wade in Miami with James back in 2010. The big man was a part of the Heat's "Big …

Apple fan who mocked ‘Bendgate’ finds that his iPhone 6 Plus bent during regular use

There’s a real question about whether or not bent iPhone 6 Plus models are actually a common occurrence but there’s no doubt that some models do seem …

What happened when a bunch of over-30s found out how Millennials handle their money

This morning, one of us posted a link about the announcement of a new bluetooth-based payments app into one of Quartz’s editorial chat rooms. We often use these chats to discuss how to cover news. This time, however, the result was a rather revealing clash of generational cultures about money, …

Social Media

Paul Pierce's Boston legacy frees him to spread his message

Boston will always be Paul Pierce's NBA home, but now that The Truth is two years removed from the Celtics and apart from Kevin Garnett and Doc Rivers, his true journey may begin.<p><i>Caine: Is it good to seek the past, Master Po? Does it not rob the present?</i><p><i>Master Po: If a man dwells on the past, then</i> …

VIDEO: 5-year old JP Gibson plays for the Utah Jazz in scrimmage

The Utah Jazz let 5-year old JP Gibson play in their team scrimmage and he threw down a big two-handed dunk.<p>On Monday, the Utah Jazz announced they …

Life after Sony: Vaio shows off hybrid laptop prototype

Lenovo proved that its possible to buy an unwanted business (PCs) from a giant company (IBM) and turn it a massive success. After buying Sony's portable PC business, Vaio is hoping for the same and just revealed its first prototype: a 12.3-inch hybrid tablet that would cost at least 200,000 yen …

Microsoft Launches OneNote Class Notebooks for Teachers

Microsoft is combating Google Classroom with its own education platform for teachers and students, called OneNote class notebooks.<p>The service allows teachers to set up OneNote accounts that are synced online using Office 365 and SharePoint Online. Students use the “notebooks” for all of their …

Japanese company creates the most awesome accessory for iPhone 6 Plus owners with tiny hands

Do you love the giant display on your iPhone 6 Plus or Galaxy Note 4 but hate how hard it is to properly use the device with your small hands? Well …