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Your face on your espresso? Highlights from tech show

NEW YORK (AP) — Imagine staring deep into the foam of your favorite espresso drink and seeing a face looking back at you. Or how about using the …

How I made sure all 12 of my kids could pay for college themselves

My wife and I had 12 children over the course of 15 1/2 years. Today, our oldest is 37 and our youngest is 22. I have always had a very prosperous job and enough money to give my kids almost anything. But my wife and I decided not to.<p>I will share with you the things that we did, but first let me …

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James Murphy

The LCD Soundsystem mastermind talks to Ryan Dombal about his latest creative endeavor-- a short film for Canon-- along with details about his "pretentious and annoying" high school directorial debut, and his dreams of writing a feature.<p>James Murphy on age, being a music fan, appropriating the …

How A 'Deviant' Philosopher Built Palantir, A CIA-Funded Data-Mining Juggernaut

Since rumors began to spread that a startup called Palantir helped to kill Osama bin Laden, Alex Karp hasn’t had much time to himself.<p>On one sun-baked July morning in Silicon Valley Palantir’s lean 45-year-old chief executive, with a top-heavy mop of frazzled hair, hikes the grassy hills around …

30 Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Die.

<b>How much have you loved?</b> Count the people. Add it up. When it comes to love, I’ve always felt in red numbers. I’ve been so focused on the minuses — …

How to Find Your Purpose and Do What You Love

<i>“Find something more important than you are,”</i> philosopher Dan Dennett once said in discussing the secret of happiness, <i>“and dedicate your life to it.”</i> But how, exactly, do we find that? Surely, it isn’t by luck. I myself am a firm believer in the power of curiosity and choice as the engine of …

Game of Thrones Cookie Cutters Depicting Sigils & Tyrion Lannister

3D Artist Athey Moravetz created a custom series of 3D printed <i>Game of Thrones</i> themed cookie cutters depicting sigils of various houses and character …

17 Cover Songs That Are Better Than The Original

This list invites debate. Come to think of it, many of our lists do. Such is the nature of an inherently subjective form of journalism. But we're …

15 More Tech Skills That Can Instantly Net You A $100,000+ Salary

Now we've got 15 more to add to the list, from a salary survey done by Global Knowledge and TechRepublic. The research was conducted in late 2012, based on a survey of 9,500 tech professionals.<p>This survey asked these folks how much they earned and which IT certifications they had. That's a little …

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