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This Online 30-Day Sex Challenge Has Gone Viral ... But Would You Be Able To Handle It?

Just reading the rules is exhausting.<p>An online sex challenge to have sex every day for 30 days is gaining steam, but to many, it also sounds …

The Madridification of Barcelona: How Barca went from 'Més que un club' to just another global superbrand

Part 1 - Empire State<p><b>“Barça is a global club. But the world is a big place, and right now we are occupying very little space.”</b><p><i>Josep Bartomeu, Barcelona president</i><p>Last September, Barcelona opened their first office in New York, and they decided to make a bit of an entrance. Outside the Waldorf …

Soccer

Tink Labs raises $125M to put its free-to-use smartphone in more hotel rooms worldwide

If you travel a lot, or even just a little, you’ll be sick of roaming bills, or frustrated by the inconvenience of the cheaper alternative: buying a local SIM and switching it with your regular one. Hong Kong-based Tink Labs believes it has a better solution, a designated mobile device in your …

11 basic Excel tricks that will change your life

Microsoft Excel is an amazing piece of software, and even regular users might not be getting as much out of it as they can. Improve your Excel efficiency and proficiency with these basic shortcuts and functions that absolutely everyone needs to know.<p>Of course you can move from cell to cell with …

Ten of the Best One-Off Automobiles

Want to see some of the rarest, most unique cars in the world? There's only one of each of these.<p>Sometimes an automaker designs an incredible car and only builds one example, whether it's for a show, a special event, or at the request of a wealthy collector. Here are 10 of the best, according to …

Six Senses Qing Cheng Mountain, Chengdu, China: in pictures

China

Why No One's Reading Your Boring Sustainability Report

"It's all in our Sustainability Report."<p>That's a phrase guaranteed to strike fear in the hearts of even the hardiest sustainability wonks.<p>The fact is, companies keep packaging their diligent, necessary and informative sustainability reporting in dense corporate documents that no one cares to read. …

11 Crazy Cool Luxury Hotels That Will Give You Insane Wanderlust

Ever wanted to sleep in a tree house? What about an igloo? It’s pretty clear that travel these days can get a bit monotonous — land, arrive at hotel, unpack, go to the beach, eat at said hotel, sleep and repeat. That’s why we’ve rounded up some extravagant travel accommodations that will scare, …

Costa Rica

Control your Mac by pointing your finger with ControlAir

If you're sitting at your Mac right now, there's a fairly high chance that you'll be listening to music. Normally, if you want to skip between tracks, you'd use the keyboard shortcuts that line the top of your Apple keyboard. But what if you could could control music and movies without touching …

Apps

A Former CIA Agent Explains How To Advance Your Career Like A Spy

They have to gain their opponent's trust and respond to a crisis quickly.<p>In the book "Work Like a Spy: Business Tips from a Former CIA Officer," J.C. Carleson writes about her experience as an undercover agent for the Central Intelligence Agency and the business and career tips she gained during …

Microsoft makes Office mobile editing free, launches separate iPhone apps and preview for Android tablets

Microsoft today announced a significant change to its Office strategy for mobile devices: creating and editing is now free. The company also released standalone Word, Excel, and PowerPoint apps for the iPhone, as well a new preview of these apps for Android tablets.<p>Starting today, whether you’re …

WD My Passport Wireless: The Personal Cloud You Can Take With You

One of the lessons people are taking from the recent celebrity photo hack, rightly or wrongly, is that you can't trust the cloud. Of course, the …

'Holy Grail' Battery Scientist Explains Incredible Breakthrough

Yi Cui might just change the world. Last month the Stanford University professor of material science and his 50 strong team of researchers published a paper on the biggest battery breakthrough in decades – a self proclaimed ‘Holy Grail’. Now I speak to Cui to discover the real world practicalities …

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Australia selectors still scared of record-breaking Phil Hughes

On 29 July, an Australian batsman broke the record for his country’s highest List A score. That category is the 50-over counterpart to first-class cricket, covering one-day internationals and the tier of domestic games below. No Australian men’s team had ever seen a List A double century; our man …

How to Create a Social Media Marketing Plan from Scratch

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>When I went rock climbing for the first time, I had no idea what I was doing. My friends and I were complete newbies about ropes and rappelling and every other bit of jargon and technique that goes with climbing. We saw others doing it spectacularly …

With no 'amazing' devices due at WWDC, Apple's Tim Cook feels the heat

Apple CEO Tim Cook hasn't been shy about teasing that "amazing" new products will come to market in 2014. But with the year nearly half gone -- and speculation that new gadgets won't be part of the lineup at the company's Worldwide Developer Conference next week -- the patience of even the most …

Tim Cook

What you need to know about online advertisers tracking you

Spend lots of time online? Then perhaps you've heard of targeted advertising, "Big Data" analysis and complaints of privacy violations by advertising companies. The ads above your Gmail inbox? Yeah, those. As it turns out, most people don't like being tracked by advertisers. Surprise! As such, a …

Mellow Is A Foolproof Sous-Vide Machine For The Busy Chef

Sous-vide is a cooking method that allows you to make amazingly tender vegetables and meats by cooking food in a warm water bath. It’s risen in popularity in the last few years and home machines like Anova have driven down the price of a good machine in the past year. Now there’s the Mellow, a sort …

Piggybacking: Marketing for The Age of The Network Effect

<i>Sangeet Paul Choudary is the author of the blog Platform Thinking. Patrick Vlaskovits is a NYT bestseller author and CEO of Superpowered.</i><p>Welcome to the age of the zero-dollar marketing startup. WhatsApp, and earlier Instagram, have officially become a permanent part of startup lore for having built …

Rent This Futuristic Smart Home In Los Angeles For $2,995 A Night

This five-bedroom house is located on a hilltop in Studio City, Calif., a neighborhood just outside Los Angeles in the San Fernando Valley. The home is visually stunning, but the technology inside is equally impressive.<p>The house is divided into zones where temperature and audio can be controlled …

Twitter superstar: Win friends and influence followers

<b>Whether you are new to Twitter or a seasoned pro, this week's announcement of the rollout of a revamped look for the social network was a reminder that you need to make the most of the options it offers if you want to build up your number of followers and keep them hooked.</b><p>Success is valued so …

Breaking Up with Facebook: Where Are Brands and Young Users Going?

“We’d love to say ‘It’s not you, it’s us’ but it’s totally you. Not to be rude, but you aren’t the smart, funny social network we fell in love with several years back. You’ve changed. A lot,” wrote delivery service Eat24 in its breakup letter with Facebook.<p>Eat24 is one of the many brands …

How Whatsapp beat Facebook

<i>This article was taken from the April 2014 issue of Wired magazine. Be the first to read Wired's articles in print before they're posted online, and</i> …

The World’s Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Social Media

From proving the power of brevity to providing a secret place in an age of unprecedented public exposure, here are Fast Company‘s Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Social Media.<p>1. Twitter<p><b>For proving the power of brevity–this time with video.</b> Video sharing and social media were two separate things …

Why Office for iPad Took 4 Years to Get Here

Microsoft just unveiled Office for iPad. The move makes complete sense. The iPad, after all, is by far the strongest and most popular tablet platform …

2014 Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG 6x6 First Drive

Putting the G in Unglaublich: Ridiculous toys don't get more fun than this<p>The most flabbergasting aspect of the 2014 Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG 6×6 isn’t that it exists, but that it’s a production vehicle. As in, you can buy one. AMG has already built nearly 60 units so far this year. I just spent a …

Luxury Submarine Hotel Offers Romantic Undersea Getaway

Lovers Deep is a luxury submarine offered by Oliver's Travels for couples to go on a romantic getaway, deep in the ocean, and perhaps join what they're coining as the “Mile Low Club” (an undersea alternative to the Mile High Club that so many have participated in on airplanes). Each watercraft in …

8 Strategies To Improve Your Memory

We become more forgetful as we age. By age 45 the average person has a measurable decline in their memory ability, but we have more control than we think.<p>Ever misplace your keys, forget someone’s name, or lose your train of thought? Of course you have. Everyone struggles with their memory from time …