Victor Santiago Estrada

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Samsung’s new Gear 2 smartwatches are basically an apology for the Galaxy Gear

Only six months after Samsung released its failed Galaxy Gear smartwatch, with all the faux fanfare of a product that was supposed to change the world, the company announced its new smartwatches in the lowliest of ways: with a press release.<p>Samsung officially announced the Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo …

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Wallpaper of the Week by Saad Moosajee

The wallpaper of this week is an image created by our friend Saad Moosajee, a young self taught freelance Illustrator and Art Director from Denver, …

Why the 9-to-5 Day Is So Tough on Creative Workers

"Knowledge workers" tend to be more unfocused in both the early morning and mid-afternoon. Why force them to work when they're least productive?<p>Today, workers are putting in increasingly more hours—so much so that the 40-hour week has become a relic of the past. But pushing employees to clock up …

The World's Largest Vessel Enters The Water In South Korea

Shell has just floated the hull of the world's largest vessel out of its dry dock in South Korea. It's so massive that if you stood it up, it would be 1,601 feet tall, reaching higher into the sky than the Empire State Building.<p>The vessel, called the Prelude, will actually be used more as a …

Beautifully Intimate X-Ray Portraits of Different Couples

Artists Saiko Kanda and Mayuka Hayashi have taken photos of couples to an entirely new level with these incredibly intimate <i>X-Ray Portraits</i>. The two student artists used CT scans and X-ray machines to document pairs of people within very close proximity. The skeletons seem cold and lonely, yet the …

Art

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A College Kid Made More Than $24,000 Yesterday Just By Waving This Sign On ESPN

A college student quickly made over $24,000 just by waving this sign on TV.<p>Here's the deal: Yesterday on ESPN's "College GameDay" (an ESPN college football show that's filmed at a different college campus each week) some student held the above sign that has both the Bitcoin logo and a QR code.<p>A QR …

College & University

Stop Buying Fruitcakes. These Culinary Experts Have the Best Foodie Gift Ideas

Not sure what to get the traveling foodie on your list this year? We’ve called in ten culinary experts to help you find the perfect gift.<p>Not sure what to get the traveling foodie on your list this year? We’ve called in chefs, artisanal shop owners, and sommeliers to help you find the ultimate gift …

Australia’s Infinite Stairway to Heaven

<i>Diminish and Ascend</i> is a sculptural installation by artist David McCracken that, from certain angles, looks like a never-ending staircase. Part of the annual event known as Sculpture by the Sea in Bondi, Australia, the staircase is one of the most eye-catching pieces at the outdoor exhibition this …

Australia

Google Wants To Make Your Passwords Obsolete

<i>Update to add comment from Google on U2F technology.</i><p>If there’s one thing that decades of computer use have taught security experts, it’s that most of us are really bad at creating good passwords. After the recent data breach involving Adobe’s customer accounts, security researcher Jeremi Gosney …

Tech News & Analysis - Wall Street Journal

Dow Jones, a News Corp company<p>News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information …

Mount Huashan Is One Of The Most Dangerous, Terrifying Hikes In The World

Does that photo make your stomach drop?<p>Redditor AdventurousHuman posted the photo of hiking China's Mount Huashan. The trail is one of the most dangerous in the world.<p>The trails up Mount Hua Shan involve steep staircases, vertical ascents, and a plank trail consisting of wooden platforms bolted …

What the World Would Look Like If Countries Were As Big As Their Online Populations

Helloooooo China!<p>The Internet we each see every day is an infinitesimally tiny sliver of the whole—the parts we have curated for ourselves, the parts our network of friends and family sends to us, and the sites that we have made parts of our routines.<p>But beyond this micro-level editing, there are …

Peak-population investing

2013-09-13T13:54:19.000Z<p>By: Izabella Kaminska<p>There’s an interesting debate going on between Steve Randy Waldman, Karl Smith, Scott Sumner, Evan …

Windows Phone continues crusade against Apple with mocking videos (update)

Microsoft isn't done taunting Apple about those new iPhones. Not by a long shot. After trying to seize publicity immediately following Apple's latest hardware unveiling, the company is back with seven — yes, <i>seven</i> — "fly on the wall" videos that ridicule both new iPhone models. The clips bash …

Bezos And Buffett, Are They Right About Newspapers?

“Zombie Newspapers – not dead after all?”<p>The Internet killed newspapers. Everyone seems to agree on that.<p>Well, almost everybody.<p>Not Warren Buffett who is generally accepted as the smartest value investor in history. He has recently bought more than two dozen local newspapers.<p>Not Jeff Bezos, a man …

Android phones are everywhere, and are easier to hack than ever

Security researchers have long maintained that malware is a problem on Android, the Google operating system that's on 80 per cent of the world's smartphones. In extreme cases, hackers with malicious intent can do more than send premium text messages – they can turn a phone into a spying tool too. …

Apple’s iPhone charger take-back program is genius PR—and it may even boost the bottom line

It wasn’t too long ago that a scandal like the Chinese woman who was killed by a faulty, probably counterfeit iPhone charger would have been met with total silence by Apple, a notoriously close-lipped company whose crisis management playbook was usually to stonewall as long as possible, then …

Court stops scientists from publishing codes that could wirelessly lockpick Porsches

Three cryptography experts from a Dutch university have cracked the codes used to start luxury cars such as Audis, Bentleys, Porsches, and Lamborghinis, knowledge that could allow anyone with the right tools to wirelessly lockpick a $300,000 car. The researchers were preparing to publish a paper in …

Everything You Didn't Know You Could Do with Google's Voice Commands

Voice search is one of those features that seems silly, but is awesome once you start using it. Not convinced? Here are a few ways to turn voice …

Gmail reportedly receiving new tab-based user interface for web and mobile version

After seeing in a series of images potential changes for Google’s mobile email app, a new screenshot seem to reveal that the Gmail’s web user interface will also be overhauled.<p><i>The Next Web</i> has an image that indicates a tab-based UI is coming to Gmail at some point in the near future. As you can see …

Waitress's $1,000 Tip From Stranger Funds Dream Vacation To Italy (PHOTO)

We've all had moments at work and thought, "I need a vacation." And fortunately for one over-worked waitress, a dream vacation just became reality, courtesy of a stranger's kindness.<p>Per the Tumblr of "Casual Cynic," a photo of a restaurant receipt shows a $60.42 charge for the diner's meal. Below …

The Air Travel Rights You Aren't Aware of (and How to Get Them)

If you've ever sat in a plane on the tarmac only to have the flight cancelled, been bumped just before boarding, or landed at your destination only …

The first GIFs? Prehistoric rock carvings become 'animated' under sunlight

Prehistoric human artwork is simple but breathtaking, as anyone who has seen some up close or in movies such as Werner Herzog's 2011 documentary <i>Cave of Forgotten Dreams</i> can attest. But now archaeologists say that there is more to it than meets the eye: a group of rock carvings in the Italian Alps …

¿Escuchando nuestra música favorita rendimos más?

Tanto si te gusta la música clásica como si lo tuyo es el rock, el funky o el pop, <b>escuchar tus canciones favoritas cuando practicas un deporte</b> …

9 Most Colorful Beaches in the World

The classic beach scene is beige sand, blue water. Yawn. On these nine beaches, you'll find sand ranging from purple to green to orange, plus one …

Beaches

A Coffee Addict's Guide to the World

Would you mix your joe with cheese? Butter? Whiskey? Most of the world loves coffee, but you might be surprised by how they take it. Bring your …

Coffee

Plane Etiquette 101

Flying can feel like torture.<p>The bone-dry cabin air is recycled. Spaces are ridiculously cramped. Passengers don’t always have ready access to food, water, and restrooms. It’s a fight waiting to happen—and happen it does.<p>Flash points include seat territory disputes, scuffles over luggage space, and …