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Apple’s 2014 Supplier Responsibility Report Earns Greenpeace Praise On Conflict Materials

Apple has released its annual Supplier Responsibility report, detailing its monitoring of supply partner labor practices, compliance with regulations and Apple’s standards of business, the environmental impact of its product components and more. Apple highlighted its ongoing education investments …

Flag, An App That Prints & Mails Your Photos For Free, Takes Off On Kickstarter

Thanks to smartphones, digital photography has essentially become free – after the cost of the initial phone purchase, that is. You no longer have to buy bulbs or film or batteries to have access to an unlimited camera roll. You can snap photos at will, and store everything the cloud. But one thing …

Facebook announces Paper: a 'distraction-free' news-reading app for iOS

Facebook is making its own play in the news app category, going up against incumbents like Flipboard and Google's own Newsstand service. It's called Paper and it promises a "full-screen" distraction-free layout, with the app separating out your own Facebook News feed to begin with. You can then add …

Caffeine Enhances Memory

That morning cup of coffee or lunchtime soda might serve a purpose beyond giving you a jolt of energy. According to a new study by researchers at Johns Hopkins University, caffeine enhances memory.<p>Participants in the study took placebos or 200-milligram caffeine tablets—the same amount of the …

Consumed by Desire: Why It's Not Easy Being Green

We're a society of addicts. From porn and drugs to food and drink, Americans are suffering from dysfunction in record numbers. After all, it takes one to know one. I'm a recovering addict to comfort.<p>Hello, my name is Anna and I am a consumer. Or I was one until 2005, the year I had my first child. …

Intel's smart headset understands you even when you're offline

Intel claims that its Jarvis headset's voice recognition makes it smart, but we've seen voice commands on Bluetooth earpieces before -- what's so special this time around? It's all about offline support, the company tells <i>Quartz</i>. Unlike many wearables, Jarvis can process complex voice requests …

Rap Genius Gets Lyrical on iOS with its First Native App ‘Genius’

Rap Genius, the service that allows users to view, annotate and discuss the meaning behind song lyrics to their hearts’ content, has just released its first app for iOS devices, called simply Genius.<p>With Genius, users can get lyrics for any song that’s currently playing, has recently been played, …

Jimmy Fallon scrambles to hide his MacBook during Bill Gates interview (Video)

Bill Gates stopped by Late Night with Jimmy Fallon last night to talk about his various charitable endeavours and to promote the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s annual letter published today. Despite the serious subject matter, Jimmy still managed to squeeze in a few laughs including apologizing …

Who is Elon Musk? Tech billionaire, SpaceX cowboy, Tesla pioneer – and real life Iron Man

By the time Elon Musk founded the company that would become PayPal, in 1999, he had already built and sold one internet business. But this time he hit the jackpot.<p>Already wealthier than most of us will ever dream of being, he netted close to $180 million from PayPal’s sale to eBay, enough to retire …

Brain Freeze: Why Climate Deniers Flail in a Cold Snap

With the precise predictability of an atomic clock, climate change deniers break out like a bad rash with irrational exuberance each time we see a snow flake. With the onset of winter's cold each year we can look forward to the reliable appearance of <i>Skepticana deniacus</i>, an increasingly popular bird …

By dissing smart watches, luxury watchmakers are acting really really dumb

Almost exactly a year ago, my Kickstarter edition Pebble smart watch arrived. I had ponied up the cash the first week that the founders posted the product on the crowd-funding website.<p>Already the Pebble has become my primary time-keeping device. This comes as a surprise. I like to think of myself …

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Yuneec's E-Go Cruiser electric skateboard is a 'light' 13.9-pounds

Sure, we've seen a number of electric skateboards out there, but we certainly won't be turning down the chance to check out one more anytime soon. According to its creators, the E-Go Cruiser is the "lightest" electric longboard out there, and while 13.9 pounds is hardly featherweight, compared to …

The Complete List: All the New Netflix and Hulu Releases

It's an all too familiar situation: You went to the grocery store to make sure that your fridge was stocked for this snowstorm, but now you're stuck …

Most fascinating green car of 2013: Volkswagen XL1

For all the XL1’s otherworldliness – hyper-aerodynamic shape, carbon-fibre architecture, rear-view monitor screens – its neatest trick may be how familiar it feels to drive.<p>Piloting the 261mpg marvel through Volkswagen’s corporate base of Wolfsburg, Germany, the XL1 behaved more like the Golfs and …

After reading this, you’ll never look at a banana in the same way again

This is interesting. After reading this, you’ll never look at a banana in the same way again.<p>Bananas contain three natural sugars – sucrose, fructose …

Your Data Gets Lost Or Stolen Online Frequently. Do You Even Care?

2013 was filled with even more large service providers, government departments and enterprises getting hacked or otherwise loosing your data. Your data was likely lost on multiple occasions just from the breaches in the news, let alone the ones that never made the headlines. Reputation or direct …

'Home Alone' Is 'Die Hard' For Kids, As Explained By This Handy Graphic

One of the more underrated aspects of the holidays is people having added time to sit around and think deeply and abstractly about important things, namely Christmas movies that inhabit the pop culture zeitgeist.<p>While we’ve been busy digging up facts you didn’t know about films like <i>Die Hard</i> and <i>Home</i> …

NY Times vocabulary quiz determines where you are from

<i>The New York Times</i> has a 25-question, multiple choice survey about word usage and pronunciation (e.g., "How to you pronounce "aunt?").<p>I took the test …

One Scene In 'Home Alone' You've Probably Never Noticed That Explains The Entire Movie

Since it's Christmastime, airings of "Home Alone" are in abundance on TV right now. In between watching childhood star Macaulay Caulkin destroy burglars played by Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern, there's probably one huge thing you've been missing every time you watch.<p>Reddit user matt01ss discovered a …

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New e-waste map shows the global toll of electronics

All of our used electronics are here to stay — unfortunately, we haven't figured out what to do with them yet. A new interactive e-waste map, created by the UN partnership organization StEP Initiative, shows that the volume of our e-waste, or any disposed item with an electrical cord or battery, is …

GIF Of Jennifer Lawrence's Photoshopped Cover Of "Flare" Magazine

I mean she's ALREADY PERFECT, for cryin' out loud.<p>If we're digitally editing perfection, what hope is there for the rest of us?!<p>[Sophspriation via Jezebel]

Humans Make Up Less Than 40 Percent of the Internet’s Traffic

The human race is a minority on the Internet. And no, it's not because your pets have all of a sudden gotten computer-savvy.<p>A recent report published …

A gorgeous, colorful look at the cellphone signals we never see

Invisible signals are all around us, and now we can finally see what we've been missing. Data visualization artist Nickolay Lamm created psychedelic images of the cellphone signals that live in the air, but are invisible to us.<p>At first glance, the visualizations look like tiny mountains illuminated …

You Will Be Mesmerized By These XBox And PlayStation GIFs

As much as the consoles change, the controllers really stay pretty much the same. These hypnotizing GIFs from the folks over at Gadget Love prove it.<p>Many gamers will remember the monolithic controller of the original Xbox that shipped with the system in 2001. Microsoft slimmed it down for Xbox 360 …

Insane cyclist rides down wet mountain road at 50 mph... backward

As fans of twisty mountain roads, it looks like this Norwegian mountain road near Trollstigen would be an absolute blast. Eskil Ronningsbakken seems to agree, but rather than opting for a Mazda MX-5 Miata or an E30 M3, he tackled the steep, winding fjord road on a bicycle... sitting on the …