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Microsoft's Selfie app has been downloaded by over half a million iPhone users in 2 weeks

The app, which seemingly came out of the blue, is iPhone-only and does exactly what it says: Takes selfies, offers editing options, and can upload to social media.<p>"Within two weeks after releasing, our app has achieved more than half a million downloads, which is a lovely surprise for our team," …

21 images that showcase Earth's stunning diversity

DigitalGlobe is a provider of high resolution satellite imagery that is used by government agencies, economic forecasting firms and of course, Google …

Your Old Smartphone Could Be a Brand New Security Camera

A new project on Kickstarter seeks to recycle for an old Android or iPhone.<p>Around 44 percent of Americans upgrade their phones roughly every two years. That's a lot of e-cycling waste, or a lot of phones sitting at the bottom of a drawer. But Olmose, a new home security platform, wants to take …

GE’s Relocation: Great for GE, Not as Great for Boston’s Taxpayers

The generous subsidies that led the company to move its headquarters will use up funds that could have been put toward anti-poverty programs and education.<p>General Electric is the latest company to give up the suburbs for the city. News of GE’s move from its 1970s-style corporate campus in suburban …

A Prehistoric Mass Grave Suggests Hunter-Gatherers Weren’t So Peaceful

The discovery of 27 skeletons in Kenya hints that warfare has been with us for a very long time.<p>When it comes to the origins of warfare, there are two main schools of thought. One school believes the propensity for violence is embedded deep in human nature; the other believes that it arose in …

Lansing man kept alligator in home for 26 years, police say

Police say a south suburban Lansing resident kept an alligator at his home for 26 years without his neighbors knowing.<p>Sgt. Bill Shannon, of the Illinois Department of Natural Resources' conservation police, said Saturday that owner Charles Price "put it out periodically in his back yard. No one …

Sundance Preview: 19 Films That Could Be the Next Oscar Breakouts

From Daniel Radcliffe as a dead body to young Barack and Michelle in love.<p>Though we’re still not done with this year’s Oscar movies, the start of the 2016 Sundance Film Festival, on January 21, does technically mark the beginning of <i>next year’s</i> Oscar race. Though Sundance is largely made up of small …

Sundance

McDonald's 'Latest Fry Innovation' Is Either Genius or Insane

Brace yourselves, french fry fans. McDonald’s has something new up its sleeve.<p>The company on Tuesday introduced the “McChoco Potato,” which are just …

Wall Street is cashing in on Silicon Valley's biggest problem

Lately, it seems to be a big source of agitation for top venture capitalists and CEOs. Venture capitalist Mark Suster, recently called "BS on 50 new billion-dollar US companies in just 18 months," but later admits he thinks "there is nobody to blame for this abandonment of common sense."<p>But there …

Venture Capital

It's been impossible to make people understand how cool virtual reality is until now

Despite companies like Google, Facebook, and Sony getting involved with virtual reality, you don't see company executives walking out on stage at press events with VR headsets on, demonstrating the latest and greatest in VR applications. Beyond the fact that they have to see where they're going, …

Virtual Reality

Leaked advert shows off Microsoft's big plan to turn your smartphone into a PC

A leaked advert (via Neowin) gives the world a closer look at Continuum, one of the new marquee features in Windows 10.<p>Continuum can, when paired with a $99 (£64) dongle, transform a compatible smartphone into a desktop-like computer thanks to Windows 10's "Universal Apps" and the power of …

Colonial-era church emerges from the water in a reservoir in Mexico

Leonel Mendoza fishes every day in a reservoir surrounded by forest and mountains in the southern Mexico state of Chiapas. But in recent days, he …

11 Things All Introverts Should Know

There's more than one meaning of "introversion", and it's not the same as being shy.

Psychology

Connecticut, America’s Richest State, Has a Huge Pension Problem

The state with the richest population may not have enough money in its own pockets<p>The state with the richest population may not have enough money in its own pockets.<p>Connecticut has roughly half of what it needs to pay future retirement benefits for its workers, meaning the home to scores of hedge …

Retirement

Details Songbook: 11 Tracks We're Listening to Right Now

Check out the music that’s spinning in the Details offices.

31 dazzling sunsets from around the world

Even the most mundane destinations turn into dazzling dreamscapes at sunset.<p>And when the sun sets on the world's most beautiful landmarks? We'll let …

Why do women live longer than men?

All across the world, women enjoy longer lifespans. David Robson investigates the reasons why, and whether men can do anything about it.<p>As soon as I was born, I was already destined to die earlier than half the babies in my maternity ward – a curse that I can do little to avoid. The reason? My sex. …

Newcastle University

The Monumental Painting That's Breaking Boundaries in Raleigh

Artist Sarah Cain is making moves in the art world with her largest on-site work yet.<p>"It’s an absolutely insane way to work that most people wouldn’t do," explains Sarah Cain of her painting practice in the week leading up to her solo exhibition, "The Imaginary Architecture of Love," on view at the …

Art

The Blockchain Might Be The Next Disruptive Technology

Florian Graillot Contributor<p>Florian Graillot is a VC investor at AXA Strategic Ventures.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>Bitcoin Might Be The Next Big Thing In The Remittance Market<p>To process a transaction, you need first to make sure the sender owns the asset he wants to transfer, and make sure he …