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Money has corrupted us. We no longer understand what it's worth

The house across the street has just gone on sale for £850,000. A bog-standard, late-Victorian, ex-council terrace house in the rough part of Islington, with a yard billed as a garden, costs as much as a street in Middlesbrough or Stoke.<p>When Marx wrote, in his Economic and Philosophic Manuscripts …

Following evasi0n jailbreak release, A4 devices on iOS 6.1.5 also untethered via “p0sixspwn” Cydia package

Yesterday the iOS jailbreaking community was caught off-guard by the sudden release of an updated evasi0n tool compatible with iOS 7. Now, users with an iPhone 4 or fourth-generation iPod touch on iOS 6.1.3 through 6.1.5—versions previously impervious to the iOS 6 jailbreak—can also get an …

Earth Singing, The Most Surprising Sound Of 2013

It’s Christmas, so a little less of the serious business, a little more pleasure. If you are looking for an awesome video to send to a friend over the Christmas period, then this one has to be up there. It will surprise you and it will probably make you feel good too.<p>A couple of years ago I used …

Creative Eye Makeup Illustrations by Tal Peleg

Israeli makeup artist Tal Peleg, aka Scarlet Moon, uses eyeshadow and eyeliner to do more than simply shade in her eyelids. Instead, the creative makeup genius turns eyelids into her own personal canvas for clever mini paintings. She takes the small patch of skin that surrounds the eye and …

Associated Press News

An astronaut's view on Gravity

I'm in Houston at the moment, training with Nasa for a mission to the International Space Station. I'll be blasting off in 2015! Before I saw this film, about two astronauts on a not entirely dissimilar mission, my friends warned me not to take it too seriously – since the astronauts end up …

How Small Is Small? The Nanoscale Explained in One Chart

At a certain point, very small is just very small—at least to the naked eye. But on the nanoscale, much smaller than the width of a human hair, scientists are setting itty-bitty world records and creating tiny works of art.<p><b>Nano art has come a long way</b> since researchers arranged atoms to spell IBM …

Graphic content: do Xbox One and PS4 games really look better?

The words "next generation" have always held a lot of promise — and a lot of hype — in the world of video games. Consoles like the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 that herald the arrival of a new generation are said to offer stunning graphics that unlock gaming experiences like never before. That’s an …

Microsoft video attacks Google's Chrome as surveillance technology

A leaked internal Microsoft video attacks Google's Chrome Everywhere campaign, drawing pointed attention to Google's program of monetizing personal …

Nuts For Longevity: Daily Handful Is Linked To Longer Life

Americans have not always been in love with nuts.<p>Think about it: They're loaded with calories and fat. Plus, they can be expensive.<p>But Americans' views — and eating habits — when it comes to nuts are changing. Fast.<p>There's a growing body of scientific evidence that's putting a health halo over …

Are India's IT Managers Holding Back The Country's Startup Growth?

In June this year, N.R. Narayana Murthy pulled a Michael Dell when he called time on his two-year-long retired life and retook charge at Infosys, the Indian information technology (IT) giant he had founded three decades ago in a small apartment with six others.<p>The reason? An SOS sent out by …

Kip and Mona Lisa Harding Have 10 Kids and Six Were in College by Age 12

They’re a family full of overachievers!<p>Kip and Mona Lisa Harding of Montgomery, Ala., have 10 children – and six of them started college by the age …

27 Awesome Easy Lunches To Bring To Work

Deep down, you know the truth: Any lunch you make yourself will taste 17 times better than the slimy chopped salad you'd end up buying. Also, save your money for booze.

Cracking up: a brief history of BlackBerry's fall from smartphone dominance

BlackBerry is in dire straits. The smartphone maker was riding high in market share and profits just a few years ago, but it's now having trouble securing rescue money. It's yet again pinning its hopes on a new CEO who's tasked with saving a struggling industry giant. How did BlackBerry decline so …

How General Motors Was Really Saved: The Untold True Story Of The Most Important Bankruptcy In U.S. History

<i>Editor’s Note: Lots of people–including President Obama–have trumpeted their role in the success of the government-backed turnaround plan that saved General Motors, the most important industrial company in the history of the United States.</i><p><i>But on the fifth anniversary of the crisis, Forbes presents</i> …

10 Expert Tips for Aspiring Landscape Photographers

Surrounded by the beauty of nature, many photographers experience a longing to capture those stunning vistas, towering mountains and waterfalls, …

Landscape Photography

Understanding The Basics of SLR Photography

Knowing how to use your SLR is not as awkward as it would seem. Imagine that your camera is a box that lets in light. On top of that box is a …

11 Or 12 Things I Learned About Life From Day Trading Millions Of Dollars

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>James Altucher is an investor, programmer, author, and several-times entrepreneur. His latest book, is “Choose Yourself!”</i> <i>(foreword by Dick Costolo, CEO of Twitter). Follow him on Twitter @jaltucher. I was a day trader for many years and it almost killed me.</i><p>I was a day trader for many …

Candy Crush Just Got Even Sweeter! The Game's Official Candy Is Available At Dylan's Candy Bar

If playing Candy Crush Saga isn't quite sweet enough for you, here's something that will really give you a sugar rush: Candy Crush Candy. Inspired by …

The 40 Must-Have Android Apps for the Power User

For the longest time, Android was an operating system that eschewed visual flair in favour of giving flexibility and power to the user, and since third party developers took their cues from the OS itself, their apps tended to be complex and unabashedly ugly.<p>Somewhere along the way, right around the …

Glooko Diabetes Management Service Now Supports Android Devices

Glooko helps diabetics to record and monitor their blood sugar levels by connecting one of 17 FDA-approved glucose meters with their smartphone. The two devices are paired with a Glooko MeterSync Cable and the resulting data is then stored and shown to the user through the Glooko app.<p>Until now …

Mobile app search engine Quixey finally has a mobile app

Fresh off of a new $50 million round of funding, the mobile app search engine Quixey is releasing its first app for consumers.<p>Quixey has made a name for itself with its “functional search,” which enables you search for mobile apps based on what they actually do. It’s been licensing that technology …

Sony: High PS4 Price In Brazil Is Bad For Gamers

Gamers in Brazil (and around the world) were more than a little frustrated to learn about the exorbitant, $1,800 USD+ price tag that the Playstation 4 will carry in Brazil and, apparently, they weren’t the only ones. Sony itself has weighed in on the subject, and provided a detailed graph about …

12 Years Ago: 'Apple's iPod Spurs Mixed Reactions'

Hindsight, but little else, is 20/20.<p>On October 23, 2001, Steve Jobs convened a group of tech reporters and Apple fans at the company's Cupertino headquarters to announce a new product: the iPod. It was a launch that would lead the company, six years later, to drop the "Computer" from "Apple …

As top tablets reach ‘Retina’ resolutions, which has the sharpest screen?

The new iPad Mini puts the same number of pixels as a larger Retina iPad into a smaller space, making for a "denser" display.<p>Apple's iPad announcements on Tuesday renewed a conflict that has smoldered since the announcement of the iPhone 4: When it comes to "Retina" displays, who has the sharpest, …

The 20 Most Amazing PCs Ever Made

The personal computer has been a popular household tool for several decades. I’ve been building my own for nearly as long, but aside from being powerful devices for all-manner of tasks, the ability to customize a PC to your personal needs is something that fascinates millions of people the world …

Army lets air out of battlefield spyship project

Near the height of the Afghanistan war, the Pentagon spent $297 million on a seven-story blimp-like aircraft — as long as a football field — that would hover over the war zone for weeks at a time, beaming back crucial intelligence.<p>But as the military wound down its presence in the Middle East, …

Aviation

Essentials to Getting Started with Low-Light and Night Photography

Low-light and night photography follow the same basic fundamentals of photography but there are some techniques that are more prevalent and worth …

Landscape Photography