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Dubai Fireworks Break Record

70 Hurt In Argentina Piranha Attack

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — An attack by a school of carnivorous fish has injured 70 people bathing in an Argentine river, including seven children who lost parts of their fingers or toes.<p>Director of lifeguards Federico Cornier said Thursday that thousands of bathers were cooling off from …

Argentina

Netflix Flirts With a New Idea: “Big” Movies at Your House, the Same Day They’re in Theaters

Netflix made a splash this year by creating its own TV shows and delivering them over the Web. Now it’s toying with the same idea for movies.<p>This …

Facebook lets beheading clips return to social network

<b>Facebook is allowing videos showing people being decapitated to be posted and shared on its site once again.</b><p>The social network had introduced a temporary ban in May following complaints that the clips could cause long-term psychological damage.<p>The US firm confirmed it now believed its users should …

Social Media

An army of robot baristas could mean the end of Starbucks as we know it

Starbucks’ 95,000 baristas have a competitor. It doesn’t need sleep. It’s precise in a way that a human could never be. It requires no training. It can’t quit. It has memorized every one of its customers’ orders. There’s never a line for its perfectly turned-out drinks.<p>It doesn’t require health …

Coffee

Dash is a free coding course that'll teach you how to make CSS robots

General Assembly has launched a new online service that teaches basic web development for free, in your browser. It's called Dash, and it lets users learn how to use HTML, Javascript, and CSS by working through four projects of increasing difficulty.<p>As you progress through the projects — starting …

Disney's latest research could let you feel a jellyfish on your iPad

Disney Research, responsible for futuristic feedback systems like an earlobe speaker and a touch sensor that can work on water, is working on a new way to let people feel what's on their screens. The group will soon release a paper describing how to turn geometric figures on a touchscreen into …

17 Essential Items Every Guy Should Own

We know that many men find shopping challenging, which is why we've whipped up clothing guides for everything from pants to suits to shoes to shorts (yes, we're OK with guys wearing shorts -- sometimes). But at the end of the day, it's easiest to just have a simple, go-to list: What does a guy need …

Cota By Ossia Aims To Drive A Wireless Power Revolution And Change How We Think About Charging

Wireless power. It’s less sci-fi sounding than it once was, thanks to induction charging like that based on the Qi standard, but that’s still a tech that essentially requires contact, if not incredibly close proximity. Magnetic resonance is another means to achieve wireless power, and perfect for …

Almost seven years ago I posted something to my personal coffee blog proposing a Barista Creed. That post fostered a lot of debate when it first came out and continues to do so occasionally today.

The Barista Creed - Seven Years Later<p>The creed came about because of a theory I had back in 2004/2005 regarding the true craftsperson barista. The …

Syrian activists offer harrowing accounts of alleged chemical attacks

CAIRO -- Syrian opposition activists reached in the suburbs of Damascus provided harrowing accounts of what they said were chemical attacks unleashed by the military early Wednesday.<p>Although descriptions varied, they generally said that the chemical agents were deployed using rockets that landed …

Middle East

40 Maps That Will Help You Make Sense of the World

If you’re a visual learner like myself, then you know maps, charts and infographics can really help bring data and information to life. Maps can make …

The Innovation of Loneliness

Sony, Disney Are Testing Streaming Films Online While They're Still In Theaters

"Coming soon to a theater (and home streaming device) near you."<p>Hollywood behemoths Sony and Disney have begun testing an unorthodox business model in South Korea: Releasing major films for on-demand home viewing shortly after their theater release, according to a report by The Wall Street Journal. …

A Checklist for Personal Efficiency

At the end of the day, there are two ways to excel in business: Right strategy and personal effectiveness. Strategy is often a complex matter, and personal effectiveness is simpler, but very few do it well.<p>Yet the potential gains when you maximize how efficiently you perform can be astronomical. …

Coffee vs. beer: which drink makes you more creative?

I didn’t know what I was going to write about today.<p>When this happens, normally I grab a coffee to help get the ideas flowing, but for the last few …

Mars-bound astronauts will print food & tools, NASA says

NASA will transport 3D printers to space so astronauts can print tools — and potentially even food.<p>NASA’s chief administrator Charles Bolden discussed the role of 3D printers during a recent press tour of the Ames Research Center. According to <i>ComputerWorld,</i> Bolden believes the technology could be …

'Bioprosthetic' artificial heart combines synthetic materials and cow tissue

A French company will be moving forward with implanting a new artificial heart that incorporates biological tissue from a cow. Earlier this month Carmat won approval from four different cardiac centers in Saudi Arabia, Slovenia, Poland, and Belgium. While synthetic hearts aren't new, what sets the …

Pictures: Top 10 Newly Discovered Species of 2012

Glowing cockroaches and a destructive fungus make the grade in Arizona State's list of top 10 new species of 2012.

How To Fast-Track Your Way Up The Corporate Ladder

You may have to take a more roundabout path to get to the top today—but if you want to arrive quickly, there are a few things you can do. Here’s what the experts suggest.

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Google Presents Biggest Threat to Banking

The Google Wallet product announcements at I/O 2013 present a perfect illustration of how disruptive the company has become. While the Gmail …

Google Wallet

Flawless Dream Home: Two Storey Promenade Residence by BGD Architects

The Promenade Residence is a two-storey luxury home envisioned as the perfect “resort-like” house. The project was designed by BGD Architects in …