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Complex Life Could Have Existed on Earth at Least Once Before

We might not be the first.<p>Complex life might have come and gone on Earth long before the multicellular organisms we're familiar with today arose, a …

This is why I quit an incredible job at a top VC firm to become a programmer

Today was my last day at Andreessen Horowitz.<p>I feel deeply fortunate to have worked with some of the smartest people in technology — people like Marc Andreessen, Ben Horowitz and Chris Dixon among others — and to have learned so much from them while serving the a16z mission of helping entrepreneurs …

Computer Science

What If Apple Bought Tesla?

Rumors about Apple showing interest in buying Tesla have resurfaced after the SF Chronicle reported that Apple’s M&A chief met with Elon Musk last spring. Considering Tesla’s market capitalization of more than $24 billion, such a deal would be unprecedented for Apple, but the two companies do …

Possible specs for Sony Xperia tablet Z2 leaked, Triluminos display touted

Original Sony Xperia tablet Z, new version coming soon!<p>The Sony Xperia Tablet Z is an excellent tablet and we awarded it second place in our Best Android Tablets of 2013 roundup for the big tablet category. However the Xperia Tablet Z is in need of an update and it looks like one is …

Mobile Technology

Report: Apple moving into health monitoring

<b>A number of rumours are circulating that suggest Apple could make a big push into mobile health monitoring in the near future.</b><p>The …

GoldieBlox’s Super Bowl Ad Is A Counterbalance To Rampant Sexism

On Sunday night, about 110 million people turned on their TVs to watch a series of lavish, expensively produced 30-second skits interspersed with live footage of men throwing a ball around. Fox Sports charged up to $4.5 million for each ad spot this year, with companies like Anheuser-Busch, …

Wearable book lets readers feel the fiction

When I finished reading "The Road" by Cormac McCarthy, I cried what seemed like an endless river of grief-stricken tears. If an innovation called "Sensory Fiction" ever takes wide hold, I could go back and read the post-apocalyptic father-son tale -- this time adding physical sensations of anguish …

Disruption at the core: How the cloud will commoditize the upper middle-class

A combination of the rise of software as a service and the increasingly complex analytics available to companies will commoditize an increasing …

EU said to be developing system for police to remotely disable any car

<i>The Telegraph</i> reports that European Union police officials are quietly meeting to develop a system that would allow law enforcement to kill any car's engine from a central control facility. The fundamental technology already exists and is deployed with some auto manufacturers — GM, for example, …

Apple reportedly testing inductive, solar and motion charging for its unannounced smartwatch

We've heard that when Apple reveals its first smartwatch product, there's going to be a heavy focus on health and fitness, but there might also be a way to charge the wearable without plugging it in, according to a report from <i>The</i> <i>New York Times</i>. Inductive charging came in a wave of smartphones last …