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The Human Body As You Know It Is Over

Humans invent technology.<p>Then technology re-invents humans.<p>According to NewScientist, most humans were pretty lousy at using hand tools when they were first invented 1.7 million years ago.<p>The reason: primitive wrists that were "good for hanging from branches, but too weak to grasp and handle small …

Turn Signal Gloves Vastly Increase Your Chances Of Surviving an Urban Bike Ride

Your average motorist is more used to sharing the road with other vehicles than cyclists. So instead of just relying on your arms to safely signal an …

6 ways to survive (and thrive) at your next networking event

There are two kinds of people in the world: Those who look forward to networking events and those who would rather have a root canal than attend …

Ten websites that teach coding and a bunch of other things

Seemingly every day there’s a new article or blog post imploring you to learn how to code. “Those who code have the power to transform their dreams …

North Korea's Twitter and Flickr accounts hacked by Anonymous

<i>Uriminzokkiri</i>, the North Korean central news agency's website, has been hacked, along with with its Twitter and Flickr accounts. The hacktivist collective Anonymous has claimed responsibility for the hack. As of this morning, the site is offline, and its Twitter account has ceased posting the …

Apple's Spaceship HQ Is Getting a Downgrade From Absurd to Just Plain Extravagant

Back in 2011, when Steve Jobs announced his plans to build a spaceship-like Cupertino HQ for Apple, we all knew it was going to be one ridiculously …

Our Future Will Be Brighter Than You Think, but More Disruptive

Many people believe that the future of mankind is bleak because the planet can’t sustain its growing population. They fear we are running out of …

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Use 5 or More Social Networks? You're a Better Employee

Hey, bosses who block employees from using social media at work: You're doing it wrong.<p>That's one conclusion that can be drawn from new data on the …

Reinventing You

First time author Dorie Clark has hit the ball out of the park with her new book, <i>Reinventing You.</i> So much so, that I couldn’t help but send off several e-mails to friends who are a bit lost these days suggesting that they immediately download this book. Actually this book is a great reminder of how …

Google privacy director Alma Whitten is stepping down from the hardest job in the world

Alma Whitten’s job as Google’s privacy director is not one that I would wish on my worst enemy.<p>When Whitten took the helm in 2010, Google was still dealing with the fallout from its Street View scandal, which is costing it over $7 million in fines. Whitten was also there as Google codified its …

No, your website is not getting traffic from the International Space Station

It’s the ultimate rush. You post some hot content, get a few links and a rush of traffic, and, when checking your Google Analytics traffic logs, realize you had some otherworldly traffic: visitors from the International Space Station.<p>At least, so Sergey Lossev thought.<p>Google seems to have gone all …

Texting in traffic: Adults worse than teens

Forget teenagers. Adults are the biggest texting-while-driving problem in the USA. What's worse — they know it's wrong.<p>Almost half of all adults admit to texting while driving in a survey by AT&T provided to USA TODAY, compared with 43% of teenagers. More than 98% of adults — almost all of them — …

Gmail for iOS: One simple update makes it awesome

Google updated Gmail for iOS today with one simple update that might just have won me over.<p>Now, you can move between messages without returning to your inbox simply by swiping left or right. It’s the sort of innovation that is incredibly obvious — in 20/20 hindsight — but just as incredibly useful …

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Instagram Photos Now Affect Your Klout Score

Now your Instagram photos will play a role in your Klout score. Klout has allowed users to connect their Instagram account to Klout for some time, …

Nike’s Kinect-Powered Window Displays Are Watching You

Are a Dutch firm’s interactive installations for Nike in London the future of a dying ad medium?<p>Window displays seem like one of those mediums destined to fade away: they’re too static, too flat, and reach too few people in the grand scheme of impressions. But certain situations–the Olympics, for …

CHART OF THE DAY: How People Use Facebook On Smartphones

IDC conducted a survey in conjunction with Facebook to find out how people are using smartphones. It surveyed 4,446 people aged 18-44 who use iPhones or Android-based phones. In this chart you can see how people are using Facebook on smartphones.

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Why Did Google Fight So Hard To Erase A Swedish Word From An Official List?

Every year the Swedish Language Council releases a list of new words that Swedes are using. One word from the 2012 list has caused a bit of an issue. ‘Ogooglebar’, translated as ‘ungoogleable’ was disputed. By Google.<p>Their problem was the definition of the word was to describe something that you …

Forget about the CyberBunker attack—here’s how to take an entire continent offline

At its peak, CyberBunker clogged up a mind-boggling 300 gigabits per second of the Internet in what’s being called the biggest cyber-attack in history. But what if you could switch off 1.28 terabits—four times as much bandwidth—with nothing more high-tech than an axe?<p>That’s what three men tried to …

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Apple Patents iPhone With Wraparound Display, Including Designs That Plug Together Voltron-Style

Apple has a new patent filing just published by the USPTO today, first spotted by AppleInsider, which details a wraparound-style AMOLED display that could make it possible to create an iPhone that’s almost entirely screen, with touch gestures and virtual buttons replacing physical ones completely. …

Humanity's Final Game: a titanium board game buried in the Nevada desert

Now in its 10th and final year, the Game Design Challenge here at GDC is a competition that pits gaming's most innovative minds against each other to come up with a game based upon a particular theme or concept — and this year developer Jason Rohrer won for creating a game that he hopes people …

CHART OF THE DAY: The Difference Between What You Share And What People Want To Read

The stories people share aren't necessarily the stories their friends want to read, according to data from 33Across, which tracks links for online publications.<p>It found that people are sharing science related content more often than any other content category. However, science content is clicked on …

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