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17 Ridiculous Questions Google Has Stopped Asking During Interviews

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>Sometimes the hiring practices of even the biggest and most successful companies can be outright ridiculous.<p>There can be bizarre interview questions that seemingly have no answers. There can be standards -- like not hiring anyone who attended a …

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Why Britain Has The Best Wall Sockets On Earth

The rest of the world has a lot to learn from the design of the U.K. wall plug.<p>Anyone who has traveled to the United Kingdom has probably marveled at the imperial bulk of the standard U.K. wall plug. With three chunky, rectangular pins, the design at first glance seems almost ridiculously …

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Nasa’s out-of-this-world plan to rescue a Space Shuttle

A retired Nasa engineer reveals details of a daring plan that could have been used to rescue a shuttle crew facing certain death stranded in orbit.<p>The fate of the seven members of STS-107’s crew was sealed within 90 seconds of launch. As Space Shuttle Columbia rose through the perfect clear sky …

Tiny Wireless Earbuds Could Be Damn Near Invisible When In Use

Two tiny, cylindrical earbuds that could be great–if you don’t lose them.<p>Earin, currently attracting tons of money on Kickstarter, is a tiny wireless earbud product that’s a bit different from anything currently on the market–and by doing things so differently, it might be the first pair of …

The Freedivers Who Eavesdrop on Whales

I’m in the passenger seat of a white van, on a dusty, potholed road somewhere along the northeastern coast of Sri Lanka. It’s 9:00 p.m. and the stars are out. “Is this the right way?” I ask our driver.<p>He’s a local named Bobby; that isn’t his real name, but that’s what he wants me to call him. Bobby …

New 36-core chip takes design clues from internet routers

Researchers at MIT are experimenting with a radically new design for multicore microchips that takes hints from the way internet routers work to make …

A startup is pushing an alternative to Facebook by showing how much info we really share

A social media startup called Five wants to give us a new way of communicating with our friends that’s more akin to a dinner table conversation than …

10 Lessons I Learned from a Year of Productivity Experiments

Over the last 12 months I have conducted countless productivity experiments on myself, interviewed some of the most productive people in the world, …

FCC takes aim at local laws that limit broadband, but faces states’ rights pushback from Republicans

The cable industry and telcos regularly pour money into lobbying campaigns that aim to persuade state governments to thwart community broadband …

The Web Cookie Is Dying. Here's The Creepier Technology That Comes Next

It may raise hackles to think that U.S. intelligence officials might be monitoring your telephone and Internet communications, but for most of us it’s only the marketers who are really interested in our everyday online activities. And with many billions of dollars at stake, companies are …

Intelligent AC Control

With heat season right around the corner, it’s time to get the AC up and running for those hot summer days! However, the luxury of cool air also …

100-Year-Old Negatives Discovered in Block of Ice in Antarctica

For the past 100 years, a box of never-before-seen negatives has been preserved in a block of ice in Antarctica. Recently, Conservators of the New Zealand Antarctic Heritage Trust came across the 22 exposed, but unprocessed, cellulose nitrate negatives during an attempt to restore an old …

A Brief History of the Chocolate Chip

Celebrating National Chocolate Chip Day—not a federal holiday, at least not <i>yet</i>—should be easy enough for all the classic dessert lovers and cookie …

10 Portrait Tips to Take Your Photography to the Next Level

You have all the makings of a beautiful photograph: the perfect client, an overcast day for soft natural lighting and a gorgeous landscape as the …

How does an octopus avoid tying itself in knots? - video

Research conducted at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem has revealed how octopuses avoid getting their arms in a tangle. An octopus's eight arms are covered with hundreds of suckers that will stick to just about anything, except themselves. The study has demonstrated how the skin of the octopus …

Poor, Lonely Celebs Can Finally Find Solace on Tinder

Celebrities have it rougher than you think.<p>In what just might be the ultimate "first world problem," famous people apparently have a difficult time …

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Fugitive and whistleblower Edward Snowden to speak from Russia at SXSW

Even though he can't set foot in the United States for fear of arrest, fugitive National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden has joined the speakers' roster at this year's South by Southwest Interactive Festival.<p>Snowden, who fled the United States in June with thousands of top-secret …

Closing Windows: Microsoft and its platforms are nowhere to be found at CES

For over a decade, Microsoft was the dominant presence at CES. But since pulling out of the show in 2013, the company has faded almost completely from view this year: the biggest Microsoft story at CES 2014 is that first-choice CEO candidate Alan Mulally has declined the job.<p>Since it’s not at the …

Lumus turns its military-grade eyewear into a Google Glass competitor (video)

Lumus has long developed heads-up displays for the US military, but now it's using a developer kit called the DK-40 to bring its HUD tech to wearables outside the battlefield. The contraption's first stop was the CES show floor, so we couldn't resist putting our fingerprints all over it. The key …

15 Nerd-tastic Robots From CES 2014

Robots at CES 2014<p>Rydis H68 Pro Vac<p>Ozobot<p>Pleo Robot Dinosaur<p>Grillbot<p>PIRO's Windoro Bot<p>Dalek on the Loose<p>Raspberry Pi Robot<p>iRobot Scooba Update<p>AIMe …

A Year After Aaron Swartz's Death, Lawmakers Still Demand Answers

On the eve of the anniversary of Aaron Swartz's tragic death, a group of eight lawmakers from both sides of the aisle are still looking for answers …

10 Takeaways From CES: iPhone Stun Guns, Iris Scanners, A Camera-Shy Movie Director And Crazy Party-Crashing CEO

With more than 20,000 new products expected and 300 presentations delivered at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this week, putting together a definitive list of noteworthy products, trends and happenings is no mean feat.<p>Which is why I’m not even going to try.<p>Instead, let me confirm what …

DuckDuckGo’s Popularity Exploded In 2013 Following The NSA/PRISM Leaks

See that graph up there? Thats a chart of how many queries the privacy-minded search engine DuckDuckGo has seen each day since early 2010.<p>See that <i>massive</i> growth near the end? That’s when details of the NSA’s PRISM program first leaked. Pretty much overnight, DuckDuckGo more than doubled its traffic.<p>…

As laptop SSDs hit 1TB in capacity, we see whether they're worth the cash

After reviewing Apple's latest MacBook Pro I noticed something very interesting: its performance versus my two-year-old model felt far more …

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