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Steve Jobs didn't care if people thought he was an asshole. Why should we?

A new biography is intent on taking the sting out of the prickly genius<p>In the final chapter of the new biography <i>Becoming Steve Jobs,</i> authors Brent Schlender and Rick Tetzeli recount a time when the legendary Apple founder had to cancel an important meeting. Jobs confessed he was grappling with …

Steve Jobs

Tinder Hack Matches Unaware Straight Men, Odd Conversations Ensue

Flirting can be hard, especially through a screen. But these guys never had a chance, considering they were chatting with other heterosexual male users as part of a clever technological ruse.<p>A hack on Tinder isn’t anything new. More tech-savvy folks have actually dug into the app to automatically …

H2 woah! Apple’s new spaceship campus will use recycled water

Tim Cook wasn’t lying when he claimed Apple’s new spaceship-style Campus 2 would be the company’s most cutting-edge, environmentally friendly construction to date.<p>A new $17.5 million project — approved by the Santa Clara Valley Water District board Tuesday night — will involve the laying of 13,300 …

Levi'S

​The Most Overrated "Healthy" Foods (and What to Eat Instead)

Sometimes a food becomes trendy based on health claims that, as it turns out, the food can't really support. Here's a look at a few superfoods that …

Nutrition

A Drinking Glass That Can Prevent Sexual Assault

Three years ago Michael Abramson was at a nightclub in Boston. Shortly after taking a sip of his drink, he knew something was wrong. It was his first …

Good deal: 5-inch Kobo Mini E-reader for $39 in US and Canada

Vox Media has affiliate partnerships. These do not influence editorial content, though Vox Media may earn commissions for products purchased via affiliate links. For more information, see our ethics policy.<p>If you’re willing to forego Amazon’s Kindle bookstore, you can get a good E-reader for …

New Yorkers Get Free Power In The Parks

Months after Hurricane Sandy left New York scrambling for power, the city is unveiling 25 solar powered charging stations in parks and public spaces throughout the five boroughs, starting today.<p>The pilot project between AT&T and the city of New York is officially called AT&T Street Charge. (DUMBO …

Generate a Monthly Calendar from the Command Line

OS X and Linux: Need to quickly check calendar dates and don't have an app at the ready? You can generate calendar data for any month in an instant …

Save Web Files Instantly Saves Online Files to the Cloud

Generally speaking, if you want to save a file from the internet to a service like Dropbox, Google Drive, or Skydrive, you have to download it to …

Software

iPhone's New iOS7 Design Is Flat as Hell and You Can't Stand the Wait Anymore

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>After hearing a lot about the "flat" new look of iOS 7 that may or may not be revealed at Apple's …

Steve Jobs' Family Has Secretly Been Giving Away Money For 20 Years

While he became a billionaire thanks to Pixar, he wasn't known as an activist like Bill Gates, who pledged to donate the bulk of his fortune to causes he believed in.<p>Well, it turns out, Jobs' family has been donating money for the last 20 years to various causes. They've just been doing it …

Bill Gates

Creatively Defaced Textbooks

One of the things I miss most about being in art school was... the casual graffiti. Students of all stripes have a tendency to make flyers, deface …

Apple’s iOS 7 Team in Deadline Crunch Mode, Adding Engineers

Apple’s iOS 7 is so significant a reimagining of the mobile operating system that the company is mustering additional engineering resources to get it …

iOS

Wi-Fi and cell service comes to 30 more subway stations in New York City

After testing service at six lucky subway stations, New York City is now introducing Wi-Fi and cell service at 30 stations around the city as part of an effort to get the entire underground connected by 2016. The city didn't have to spend a dime: Transit Wireless and the carriers are covering the …

T-Mobile

Google closes Facebook's loophole, bans non-Play store app updates in Android

After Facebook was found to be updating its Android app without using the Google Play store's update mechanisms, Google has clarified its terms and conditions to ensure no other developers attempt to circumvent its store. While Google has always outlawed "applications that cause users to …

Image leaks of lower-cost iPhone with plastic case

The alleged image shows a white iPhone with a plastic backing, following earlier reports that Apple might try to sell a cheaper handset without the aluminum finish in its previous devices.<p>A plastic, cheaper iPhone might be a reality, after all.<p>After rumors surfaced recently suggesting Apple would …

Mobile Technology

iPad 5 said to be 15 percent thinner, 25 percent lighter

The next iPad will be both thinner and lighter, according to an analyst with a very solid track record of Apple tea leaf reading.<p>Apple's next iPad will be both thinner and lighter than its predecessor, bringing back the company's old habit of iPad shrinkage.<p>That's according to KGI Securities …

RT @Movilh: "Yo también soy pro familia, pero de todas las familias". Todas las familias y personas merecen respeto e igualdad! http://t.co/zAhdudFYr7

La verdad no se promete, se cuenta – Novedades en Chile

¿Conoces a Umberto Eco y sus <b>libros epub gratis?</b> Este autor nació en Italia, en 1932 es un teórico ecléctico cuyo trabajo en la semiótica ha …

NYPD in force at Grand Central Terminal tonight after the cowardly Boston bombings. #nypd #grandcentralterminal

NY ♥ Boston. Beautiful light projection by @illuminator99 at @BAM_Brooklyn: http://t.co/yTz2uZO9mR (Photo by @dtlawson)

Netflix switching to HTML5 video from Silverlight

When Microsoft announced that Silverlight would be coming to an end in 2021, it gave companies that utilize the video technology less than a decade …

Software

Solar Panels Now Make More Electricity Than They Use

And by 2020, the solar industry will have completely "paid back" the energy it took to produce the world's panels.<p>Solar panels make energy, but they take energy to make, too. And, until about 2010 or so, the solar panel industry used more electricity than it produced, according to a new analysis. …

Apple denied iPad Mini US trademark

<b>Apple has been denied a trademark for the popular iPad Mini by the US Patent and Trademark Office.</b><p>The trademark application for the tablet was turned down because the name was "merely descriptive" and did not create a unique meaning, it said.<p>But Apple still has until July to persuade the Patent …

iPad Mini

How The iPad Mini Became A Stealth Success

When the iPad Mini was released in November of last year, there were few opening-bell lines at Apple stores, few foaming-at-the-mouth fanboys crossing out the days on their calendars, and few folks who viewed the device as much more than Apple getting in the seven-inch tablet game because, well, …

Facebook to reveal custom version of Android on new HTC device at upcoming event, says NYT

Rumors indicate that Facebook's upcoming event scheduled for April 4th will reveal an HTC-made phone running a version of Android customized to deeply integrate the social network's services. <i>The New York Times</i> reports that the main announcement at the event will be this Facebook-focused version of …