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This $3.5 million yacht is the Bugatti of boats

Luxury yachts are nice, sure — but we haven't seen one like this before.<p>Bugatti signed an lifestyle license with the world's largest producer of …

Kano OS empowers kids to create the future on $5 Pi Zero

We love Kano. We’ve talked about the computer kit, — a DIY collection that allows children to take a nuts and bolts approach to building and operating a PC — and just over a week ago, the screen kit, an HD LCD screen that that kids can build themselves.<p>Now, the London-based startup has done it …

Kids

This guy just built a working miniature Death Star

The latest creation from a German laser hobbyist on YouTube threatens to create a terrible disturbance in the Force.<p>It could be that the Death Star, of Star Wars fame, doesn't only exist in a galaxy far, far away.<p>German inventor and laser fanatic Patrick Priebe equipped a large, disco-ball-size …

Miniature

CourseBuffet serves up a free DIY degree in Computer Science or Management

CourseBuffet understands that while college may be a rite of passage, it’s certainly not the only way to get the knowledge you need to succeed in the ever-changing tech or business world.<p>Look, school is expensive.<p>Even worse, we’re now finding out that the degrees that set us back years to obtain …

Computer Science

How to Use Mind Maps to Unleash Your Brain's Creativity and Potential

Mind mapping is one of the best ways to capture your thoughts and bring them to life in visual form. Beyond just note-taking, though, mind maps can …

Creativity

DragonFruit Raspberry Pi 2 Coding Solution Created By 13 Year Old Programmer (video)

Raspberry Pi enthusiasts that are looking for a compact computer system that will allow you to program and use your Raspberry Pi 2 single board mini …

Raspberry Pi

5 ways mobile can help brands boost customer loyalty

iStock In today's device-driven age of texts, tweets, and Snapchats, it's hard to grab consumers' attention. So brands looking to build customer loyalty should consider one of the most popular marketing trends: mobile.<p>Mobile strategies may include push notifications about in-store sales and mobile …

Customer Experience

The American Nationalism Problem

America has a nationalism problem. The U.S. has been described as the melting pot, a nation of immigrants and the Land of Opportunity. Indeed, the story we tell ourselves is that the American identity is rooted not in place, but in the acceptance of a common set of ideals, irrespective of race, …

Political Science

11 facts about Houston that make it the best city in America to build wealth

If you want to build a fortune, you may want to consider Houston, Texas — Bankrate recently ranked it as the best big US city for accumulating wealth.<p>With its thriving economy and abundance of Fortune 500 companies, it's no surprise Houston secured the top spot.<p>We rounded up 11 facts about the …

Urban Planning

When Discrimination Is Baked Into Algorithms

As more companies and services use data to target individuals, those analytics could inadvertently amplify bias.<p>A recent ProPublica analysis of The Princeton Review’s prices for online SAT tutoring shows that customers in areas with a high density of Asian residents are often charged more. When …

Computer Science

7 Paths to Development That Bring Neighborhoods Wealth, Not Gentrification

<i>This article was adapted from Cities Building Community Wealth, a project of The Democracy Collaborative, for New Economy Week.</i><p>In cities across the …

What Apple employees say about the company's secretive internal corporate culture

We know it's intense.<p>But we wanted to hear what it was like from the employees themselves, and not just those picked to be at the centre of its flagship projects.<p>What is it like in the cafeteria, walking the halls? Are staff really encouraged to let their creativity flow?<p>Luckily, there is a Quora …

Security

12 Meters Tall & Set to Print Houses

Over the past couple of years, we have seen our fair share of mammoth sized 3D printers, but perhaps none quite as intriguing as the one which WASP …

America’s silent-but-deadly billionaires: How our tight-lipped overlords are waging stealth campaigns against the middle class

New research reveals the surreptitious ways in which the richest of the rich try to influence politics<p>Teddy Roosevelt famously argued that, when it comes to foreign policy, one should “Speak softly, and carry a big stick.” Similarly, an apt summation of the political inclinations of billionaires …

Middle-class
Raspberry Pi
Raspberry Pi

Acclaimed filmmaker explains how Apple operates like the Church of Scientology

Filmmaker Alex Gibney has won wide acclaim for his in-depth documentaries about the collapse of Enron, the use of torture by American officials in …

Church of Scientology

Javvy is an interactive app that teaches you Java

Learning computer programming is hard, but Javvy wants to make it fun.<p>Learning a programming language is an intimidating experience. The terminology, semantics and rules can be to beginners. I know, I've tried to learn several times only to give up.<p>Javvy is a new app made by the same team behind …

Apps
Raspberry Pi

2,000 cases may be overturned because police used secret Stingray surveillance

A motion filed Friday says the State’s Attorney’s office colluded with police to withhold ‘discovery’ material obtained via Stingrays from defendants<p>More than 2,000 cases could be overturned in Baltimore as the first motion for a retrial is filed accusing the state’s attorney’s office and the …

Surveillance

Airconsole beat Apple to making great multiplayer mobile games

There are plenty of phone cases that turn your smartphone into a game controller, but how about an app that lets you play games in your computer’s Web browser?<p>Airconsole is a website that syncs your smartphone as a controller for the collection of Web games it offers. All you need to do to turn …

WAKE UP AMERICA! 19 Shocking Conspiracies Uncovered By Tumblr

America is asleep at the wheel. Secret organizations are controlling our economic system, governments, and pop music scene. The worst part is, no one …

Conspiracies

Dutch architect envisions self-sufficient desert cities constructed from salt

A brilliant new building material designed by a recent architecture graduate of TU Delft could solve several pressing environmental challenges at …

This personal submarine can dive 984 feet deep and takes up almost no space on your superyacht

The same Netherlands-based builders that introduced the C-Explorer 3 last year have billed their latest addition as the most compact three-person submersible on the market—besting their smallest previous offering, the HP Sport Sub 2.<p>The approximately 10-foot × 8-foot craft weighs less than 8,300 …

Super Yachts

China just unveiled a new missile known as 'assassin's mace' that can travel 10 times faster than the speed of sound

The Beijing display reportedly featured 12,000 troops, about 200 planes and helicopters and around 500 troop carriers, rocket launchers, missiles and tanks.<p>President Xi Jinping also made a surprise announcement during the parade that the size of the Chinese military would be reduced by around …

Military

The Safest Place to Escape the New World Order

There are many of us who are all to well aware of the dangers that lie ahead for those people who speak out against the tyranny that is sweeping our …

'Solar suflower' array generates 60 times more power than a typical solar panel

An innovative concentrated solar power design called the “Solar Sunflower” was recently demonstrated by Swiss researchers at Airlight Energy and IBM …

Quantum dot solar windows could turn any window into a power source

A sunlight-harvesting technology created by researchers in Los Alamos and Italy could turn any window into a solar energy source. The technology is …

Clean Energy

New federal requirements on cellphone surveillance

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal law enforcement officials will be routinely required to get a search warrant before using secretive and intrusive cellphone-tracking technology under a new Justice Department policy announced Thursday.<p>The policy represents the first effort to create a uniform legal …

Surveillance

New FCC Rules Block Development of Prototyping Board Tessel 2

<i>Note: This story has been updated from the original to clarify the effect the FCC’s rulings have on projects like this one.</i><p>From the beginning of June new FCC rules came into effect in the United States for Wi-Fi devices such as Access Points. The rules were designed to ensure that devices were …

Net Neutrality