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The series finale of The Simpsons already happened and it was wonderful

Let's not forget 'Holidays of Future Passed'<p>I wrote earlier today about my frustrations with <i>The Simpsons</i>' voice work, which has become the least interesting part of a show that's doing its best to creatively tread water. A number of people have already responded that the solution to the show's …

What would you pay to be happy?

The source of our happiness is closer than ever to being located, measured and commodified. Alex Renton meets the ‘psychoeconomists’ and asks, have they created a monster?<p>The happiest man in the world is a 67-year-old Buddhist monk called Matthieu Ricard. He starts his day sitting in a meadow in …

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Capital Gains: Sprinklr and Tanium Join the Unicorns, Disney Backs DraftKings and More

And a new reveal about one of Cyanogen's investors.<p>Yet another company hit the billion-dollar mark, and a different one took on millions in investment promising to return the favor with millions in advertising. Here’s the funding news from Silicon Valley this week:<p>Disney is investing $250 million …

Making Better Charts And Graphs Is Easy With One Of These Javascript Libraries

In terms of descriptive statistics, perhaps one of the most modern branches of this is data visualization. Using infographics and charts, descriptive …

Facebook’s Newest App Riff Lets Friends Add Clips To Collaborative Videos

You could start the next Harlem Shake-style crowdsourced video phenomenon with Facebook’s new app Riff, out today worldwide in 15 languages on iOS and Android.<p>Shoot a video of up to 20 seconds in Riff, and give it a title that instructs others what they should add to it like “Make A Funny Face” or …

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300+ Awesome Free Internet Resources You Should Know

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Our 86 Favorite Weeknight Dinner Ideas

Monday-Thursday you need dinner and you need it fast. We've got all the recipes you'll need.<p>These are our most popular, best-loved, and greatest weeknight dinner recipes of all time—and we're coming up with even more as we speak.

Intel's Curie Module lets anyone build wearables the size of a button

Intel spent most of 2014 shifting its focus to wearables by buying fitness band company Basis Science and creating partnerships with fashion companies. But CEO Brian Krzanich just announced a major extension of that focus at the company's CES keynote presentation with the Intel Curie Module. It's a …

Intel's RealSense technology taught a drone to fly itself

And the same technology can help the blind see<p>Four men — one in a suit, three in black shirts — stood around a single drone, buzzing restlessly in the middle. One man rushed at the drone, which quickly veered out of the way... right into the waiting arms of another. The four men passed the drone …

Neil deGrasse Tyson Selects the Eight Books Every Intelligent Person on the Planet Should Read

In December of 2011, <b>Neil deGrasse Tyson</b> — champion of science, celebrator of the cosmic perspective, master of the soundbite — participated in Reddit’s Ask Me Anything series of public questions and answers. One reader posed the following question: <i>“Which books should be read by every single</i> …

Is Apple about to launch a totally redesigned, 12-inch MacBook Air?

Codename: MacBook Stealth<p>Every year, Apple does some counterprogramming at CES. This year, whether it meant to or not, it may have some big news: <i>9to5Mac</i> has some new details that say there's a 12-inch MacBook Air with a completely new design, a higher-resolution display, and few of the trappings …

The next version of USB is the key to Apple's new MacBook

Is Apple finally making a cheaper laptop?<p>Apple appears to be working towards a thinner and totally redesigned MacBook. A curiously timed report from <i>9to5Mac</i>, just as the Consumer Electronics Show opens today with lots of thin and light Windows laptops, claims Apple’s next notebook will be a 12-inch …

Intel’s 5th Gen Core processors are finally, really here

Better graphics and much better battery life are leading to the best laptops we've yet seen<p>The Broadwell codename has been on Intel's lips for many months now. The big chipmaker's move to 14nm production has proven bumpy and delayed the anticipated launch of its latest processor family, but today …

Five Mags: The Art of Analogue Film

MagMaker / December 17, 2014<p>Why shoot on film? Anyone with either an entry-level DSLR or smartphone camera can snap some beautiful shots and share …

We interviewed the man investing Google's billions on tech, healthcare, and immortality

Google Ventures' chief Bill Maris believes life science and health are tech's most exciting sectors<p>Google Ventures, the investment arm tasked with spending the search giant's billions on exciting new companies, released its annual report last night. Interestingly, the majority of its money did not …

Skype founder backs Wire, the 'best possible communication tool'

Backed by Skype co-founder Janus Friis and a team of tech veterans, the freshly launched Wire aims to be more than a regular chat service. It is a marriage of its competitors' most popular features, including the ability to "ping" contacts. In an interview with <i>The Guardian</i>, Skype co-founder and …

The designers behind the Nike FuelBand are working on old-school watches

So why do they exist? Why now, in the shadow of Android Wear, the Apple Watch, and countless fitness bands? Part of it is old-fashioned indulgence on the part of Astro. "From a pure design standpoint, it’s sort of like doing that classic chair, that piece of furniture, that eyewear, the bag, the …

The 25 Best Inventions of 2014

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Come On, Put This Google-Owned Surveillance Device in Your House. It'll Be Great!

Google's Nest is running its first TV ads. They're good, in a self-conscious, winking way.<p>How do you convince regular people to buy Google-owned monitoring gadgets and install them in their homes?<p>First, don’t mention Google in your nationally televised ads.<p>Next, make those ads pretty funny.<p>That’s …

Inhalable Chocolate? Ingestible Ideas From A Lab For The Senses

David Edwards has been called a real-life Willy Wonka. The biomedical engineer has developed, among other things, inhalable chocolate, ice cream spheres in edible wrappers, and a device called the "oPhone," which can transmit and receive odors.<p>Edwards is based at Harvard, but much of his work has …

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