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5 Apps Will Kickstart Your Spring Cleaning

Getting organized is the hardest part of life. Or maybe it’s staying organized. No matter where you fall on the organizational spectrum, we can all agree that life constantly gets in the way and things that you always mean to do get brushed aside. Cue: technology. This week, we’ve got five brand …

Federal policy for self-driving cars pushes data sharing

Self-driving cars are expected to radically transform transportation as we know it.<p>But the tech-filled vehicles will become data goldmines for governments, manufacturers, and hackers — and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is making sure it gets access to the rich repository of …

Busting the billion-dollar myth: how to slash the cost of drug development

A non-profit organization is proving that new drugs don't have to cost a fortune. Can its model work more broadly?<p>First, there was the pitching and …

How technology disrupted the truth | Katharine Viner

Social media has swallowed the news – threatening the funding of public-interest reporting and ushering in an era when everyone has their own facts. But the consequences go far beyond journalism<p>One Monday morning last September, Britain woke to a depraved news story. The prime minister, David …

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Keeping Guns Away From Angry People

Programs that limit those with a documented history of expressing rage from accessing firearms could help stop the next massacre.<p>Long before he shot and killed 49 people in an Orlando nightclub, Omar Mateen had established a reputation as a person to avoid.<p>In high school, during the early 2000s, he …

A 30-year-old Saudi prince could jump-start the kingdom — or drive it off a cliff

The tensions unsettling the Saudi royal family became clear in September, when Joseph Westphal, the U.S. ambassador to Riyadh, flew to Jiddah to meet Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef, nominally the heir to the throne. But when he arrived, he was told that the deputy crown prince, a brash 30-year-old …

You won't believe how Nike lost Steph to Under Armour

<b>IT'S OCT. 7</b>, 2015, and the Cavs are hosting the Hawks in Cincinnati. It's the NBA preseason, a nothing game, really -- save for one detail: LeBron …

Russian government hackers penetrated DNC, stole opposition research on Trump

By Ellen Nakashima<p>, Reporter<p>Russian government hackers penetrated the computer network of the Democratic National Committee and gained access to the entire database of opposition research on GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump, according to committee officials and security experts who responded …

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Jewelry Doubles As A Hearing Aid For Inconspicuous Help

An inconspicuous hearing aid design that can be fashionable and practical.<p>With the help of her NYU professor Eric Rosenthal, designer Michelle Temple …

Why Retail Is Returning To The Brick-And-Mortar

Analog retail models are being updated with the speed and efficiency of digital retail.<p>While online shopping has added convenience and efficiency, it …

Electronic surveillance | The Economist

IN RECENT months revelations about the extent of American snooping—both on its own citizens, and on world leaders—have sparked a global debate. But …

Art as Therapy: Alain de Botton on the 7 Psychological Functions of Art

The question of what art is has occupied humanity since the dawn of recorded history. For Tolstoy, the purpose of art was to provide a bridge of empathy between us and others, and for Anaïs Nin, a way to exorcise our emotional excess. But the highest achievement of art might be something that …

NBA Superstar Chris Bosh: Here's Why You Should Learn to Code

I get it. There seems to be something silly about asking everyone – from the homeless to really young kids – to learn to code. There are deeper …

Maybe It's a Bad Idea to Resolve Arguments by Texting, Says Science

But sending “I love you” makes you feel good.<p>If your relationship involves a lot of texting, it may not be the happiest of unions.<p>That’s the most significant finding of a study published this week on how serious couples use digital technology to communicate. Conducted by researchers at Brigham …

Online retailer ModCloth adds crowdsourced apparel fittings

Online apparel store ModCloth is turning to its user data to solve one of the biggest problems with buying clothes online -- ordering clothes that fit the first time.<p>The popular vintage-inspired retailer launched a new feature for its iPhone app Friday that surfaces products for you based on the …

Hackathon Offers More Than $1 Million in Prize Money

The total prize money up for grabs at next week's Launch hackathon is $1.6 million.<p>Yes, you heard that right.<p>The three-day event runs from Nov. 8 to …