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The 11 Most Influential Sci-Fi Films of All Time

Ever since the rocket ship flew into the man-in-the-moon’s eye in George Méliès’s 1902 film, <i>A Trip to the Moon</i>, the movies have been fascinated by the conflict of man and machine, especially in some imaginary future. That conflict is the theme of both this year’s Met Gala and the Costume …

Science Fiction

Fairtrade: how a few pence can make a big difference

What's the cost of your conscience? Very little, if you buy Fairtrade coffee, tea, cocoa, oranges and bananas<p>What's the cost of your conscience? About £1.18, according to my calculations. That's how much extra it cost me to buy Fairtrade coffee, tea, cocoa, bananas and oranges, compared with the …

To Get the Most Out of LinkedIn Groups, Follow These Guidelines

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>LinkedIn groups can be a great resource for people looking to network on the career-social platform. Not only do they connect you with other like-minded people but also provide a bevy of information small-business owners and …

Entrepreneurship

42, An Online Platform Bringing Big Data To Brick-And-Mortar Retailers, Makes Its Debut

Y Combinator-backed online retailer platform and former TechCrunch Disrupt participant, 42, is today making its official debut. The company, founded only a year ago, is working to turn raw point-of-sale data into actionable insights for brick-and-mortar businesses that can help them boost their …

Beautiful Houses: Loft Conversion

This week we will show you the beautiful transformation loft conversion in Terrassa, Spain, a project by Egue & Seta. The details of the project on …

Samsung Lets Smart TV Apps Control Household Appliances

LG just revealed plans to let you control household appliances via chat app Line, and now it’s Samsung’s turn. The Korean firm is giving developers the keys to build apps that control products in the home from a TV, through a new version of its Smart TV software development kit (SDK).<p>The company …

eBay Christmas Listings Reveal UK Consumers are Selling iPads, but Keeping Android Tablets

Christmas Day 2013 has come and gone, and it looks like Santa might not have brought everyone exactly what they wanted. At least, that seems to be the case according to the number of tech listings on eBay.co.uk in the last 24 hours.<p>According to data sent to The Next Web today by eBay UK, the …

10 Ingredients for the perfect presentation

A while ago I wrote a story here titled ‘10 things you should NEVER say during presentations‘. It was shared a lot and received plenty of comments and feedback. Since then I have been to numerous presentations where I could see people making the same mistakes over and over again. Two times I heard …

Here's What A Quadcopter and GoPro Camera Captured In San Francisco

Christmas time is truly a majestic time no matter where you are, but one photographer wanted to share his experience in the city that he loves. Using a radio-controlled quadcopter along with a GoPro camera, Beto Lopez navigated through the City by the Bay on Christmas Eve to capture what San …

89 of the Best iOS Apps Launched in 2013

In a year that saw Apple finally pass the one million milestone in terms of live applications in the App Store, it’s fair to say there’s a deluge of file-managers, smart calendars, budgeting tools and funky cameras to sift through to get to the real gems.<p>Here’s a quick snapshot of some of the more …

Mind-Bending iPad App Channels M.C. Escher

Co.Design gets an early look at Monument Valley, an Escher-esque computer game set for release next year.<p>Sixty years after creating landmark works like <i>Relativity</i>, M.C. Escher’s impossible architecture continues to bend our minds. But what if Escher were around today? Would he still work in …

Walt Mossberg's final Wall Street Journal column looks back on two decades of tech

After 22 years of insightful and important commentary on consumer technology, Walt Mossberg has written his final column for <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> and its <i>All Things D</i> tech blog. In it, Mossberg picks out the twelve most influential products from his time as the newspaper's tech reviewer, …

10 money-making ideas for 2014

Slide 1 of 12<p>After a stellar year for stocks in the U.S. and other developed markets, what can investors expect in 2014?<p>If the Federal Reserve’s …

12 business books you will need to read in 2014

<i>This originally appeared on LinkedIn. You can follow Adam Grant here.</i><p>One of the highlights of becoming an author is getting to read some exciting books in advance, and hearing early buzz about others. It’s the book nerd’s version of seeing sneak previews of movies before they hit the silver …

Self-improvement

10 Ingenious Bike Hacks

Upgrade your cycle with some of our favorite add-onssome silly, and some essential.

Moot

Geeksphone's OS-agnostic Revolution smartphone to use Intel chips

We're not yet done with 2013 and already handset manufacturers are tempting us with the products that we'll see in 2014. Geeksphone, the outfit behind the Peak+ and Keon, has released the spec list for the third of its Firefox OS devices. The two notable things about the Geeksphone Revolution, of …

Tim Cook tells employees Apple has ‘big plans’ for 2014 that ‘customers are going to love’

This morning, Apple CEO Tim Cook sent a lengthy memo to employees as a reflection of the soon-ending 2013 and the upcoming year of 2014, according to multiple sources. In the letter, Tim Cook discusses people experiencing Apple products this holiday season, the Apple products launched throughout …

The 10 techies to watch in 2014

Some are familiar faces, others less so -- but each in their own way is trying to shake up the status quo.<p>The problem with any Top 10 list is that it's subjective and you're afterwards bound to think up more candidates who deserve consideration in the ranking. We plead guilty on both counts. But as …

Andy Rubin

Apple Reportedly Launching Larger iPad in October 2014, Larger iPhone in May 2014

Following a report last month stating that Apple supplier Quanta Computer had landed the contract to mass-produce a larger-sized iPad for late 2014, <i>Digitimes</i> is reporting that the 12.9-inch tablet will be released in October 2014 and will target North America's educational market. Apple is also …

Atari pioneer and Pong creator launches Kickstarter for mobile game

Al Alcorn, the Atari pioneer and creator of the first commercially successful video game, Pong, has launched a new Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign to raise money for a new mobile game called Seriously?!.<p>Alcorn has teamed up with Silicon Valley game veteran Roger Hector (who has worked on more …

Crowdsourcing Startup CrowdFlower Says Its Contributors Have Completed 1 Billion ‘Judgments’

CrowdFlower, which helps businesses manage crowdsourced tasks, announced that contributors have completed 1 billion “judgments,” which is the basic unit of work on the platform.<p>The company says those judgments are “the crux of microtasking,” with businesses asking CrowdFlower contributors to do …