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Connor goes to Hollywood

Chasing stardom in YouTube's crowded universe<p><b>Valley Village is located</b> next to North Hollywood, which isn’t very close to Hollywood at all. The Santa Monica Mountains, plus a handful of neighborhoods and freeway exchanges, separate Hollywood from North Hollywood. For the past several months, it has …

Daily Edition Travel Gets Boost from Lonely Planet

Planning your next vacation is the perfect way to avoid the end of summer blues, and The Daily Edition is here to help. Over the next four weeks, Friday’s Daily Edition travel section will feature the work of expert travelers and writers from Lonely Planet. The largest guide book publisher in the …

Travel

This Self-Powered Video Camera Can Keep Recording Forever

Long after human civilization has crumbled, the cameras documenting the aftermath might remain.<p>A new type of video camera is entirely self-powered. …

Rechargeable Batteries

Upper Terrace at Mammoth Hot Spring, Yellowstone

27 Tips for Mastering Anything

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like Albert Einstein, …

Creativity

Abends im Grenzland

Take the Plunge: 11 Swimming Holes Around the World

Lounging poolside is one thing, but nothing beats the childlike allure of splashing around in a swimming hole. The lake near your parent's home may top your typical list, but there are plenty of other swimming holes around the world that will capture your heart.<p>So, pack your swimsuit (and a sense …

Swimwear

17 Swimming Pools That Make Us Wish Year-Round Summer Was A Thing

But like, why isn't it?<p>From a Tuscan-style retreat to a rustic farmhouse swimming pool, these pools will make you want to dive right in. If you need more inspo, try our favorite patio and landscaping ideas. Now your backyard is summer (and party!) ready.

The Best Beaches in The World

40 reasons to start planning your winter getaway ASAP.<p>Whether you're looking for a quick weekend getaway, the ultimate surf or are planning the trip of a lifetime, a beach vacation is always a good idea. To get you inspired, here are some of the world's most beautiful beaches from South Beach to …

How Van Gogh's Sunflowers came into bloom

At first nobody wanted them. Van Gogh painted four images of sunflowers in a pot, and then three copies that depart in many details from the originals. Together, they amount to an iconic body of work, representative of his creative powers at their height. Yet the first time one was exhibited in his …

How Silicon Valley Became The Man

Silicon Valley has been taking a lot of heat lately for its power and elitism. That’s only natural for a region that has rapidly gained enormous economic and cultural clout. But it seems especially ironic that this is happening in the San Francisco Bay area, that one-time headquarters of flower …

Ivee Sleek is a voice assistant that controls your connected home via WiFi

By this point, most of us are accustomed to being able to talk to our laptops and phones to get them to do what we want (some of the time, at least). Now, Ivee Sleek is here to give you the same control over all those WiFi-equipped lightbulbs, thermostats and door locks we've been seeing lately. …

CEO Says BlackBerry Sued Typo Because The Keyboard 'Is Our Identity'

BlackBerry is fighting for its rightful place in in the smartphone market, especially when it comes to keyboards.<p>Last Friday the company filed a lawsuit against Typo, an LA-based startup that makes a physical keyboard accessory for the iPhone. Co-founded by American Idol presenter Ryan Seacrest, …

Exclusive: PMD's CamBoard Pico XS is the tiniest gesture camera we've ever seen (video)

Just as we were wrapping up CES today, we caught up with our friends over at PMD Technologies who surprised us with a little exclusive. What you see above is the new CamBoard Pico XS gesture camera that's dwarfed by the Pico S -- the one we saw at Computex -- next to it. This tiny module is only …

CES robots take on cleaning, fun and personal assistance

After a visit from home entertainment robot Keecker last week, it was obvious that CES 2014 would host some exciting robots. Here are a few that …

Bill Gates Is Not The Next CEO Of Microsoft, But His VC Investments Are Picking Up

Bill Gates may be one of the world’s most famous philanthropists, entrepreneurs, and guest editors, but could he be adding venture capitalist to the list? Over the past few years it seems that Gates has, in fact, been increasing his investment in startups.<p>Though not as active in venture capital as …

The MetaPro glasses do some pretty amazing things with augmented reality

Yeah, I went through the whole "not another wearable" thing when the folks from the Meta team showed up sporting an early prototype of a device tethered to a small animal-style backpack. But one rep started namedropping some of the parties involved in the AR glasses -- names like Steve Mann. The …

Martha Stewart Shops CES

For many of us, CES is a massive conference filled with the world’s most innovative technology. To Martha Stewart, the world’s largest Consumer Electronics Show represents a day of gadget shopping.<p>So what is Martha on the market for?<p>The lifestyle guru and DIYer had a few specific products in mind …

Why Philips Flattened The Light Bulb

Introducing the SlimStyle, a pancake-shaped light bulb that represents the LED industry’s latest attempt to court skeptical consumers.<p>Yesterday, a federal ban on production of 40- and 60-watt incandescent bulbs went into effect, forcing consumers to switch to more efficient (if less aesthetically …

Why hackers want your phone number

Though most people wouldn’t give their phone number to a stranger on the street, they’re happy to share their digits with Google GOOG, -0.92% , …

Cyberbullying

BlackBerry's latest casualty: Two unreleased phones

2013 continues to be a downer year for the company formerly known as Research In Motion. The <i>Wall Street Journal</i> has just uncovered a tidbit in BlackBerry's latest earnings report that states <i>two unreleased phones</i> had to be cancelled due to poor sales of its existing handsets. Apparently code-named …

Why Disney just added Jack Dorsey to its board

Why would an entertainment and media company like Disney add a technologist like Jack Dorsey, one of the inventors of Twitter and the founder of Square, to its board? Disney chalked it up to Dorsey’s talent and ingenuity. But before getting all hand-wavey about this—every company needs a …

Amazon Offers $5 to Android Appstore Customers

Amazon is stepping up its efforts to woo new customers this Christmas after announcing it will give $5 of credit for its app store to Android users who download a game or app from the Amazon Appstore between now and December 28.<p>The offer is good for existing or new users of the latest version (7.5) …

BlackBerry calls off 'Live' conference, cancels two low-cost phones

On Friday, BlackBerry delivered its Q3 financial report, and the numbers weren't pretty. But lost inside all that data was yet another worrying development: BlackBerry's current predicament has forced the company to abandon work on two unreleased smartphones. Citing its own sources, <i>The Wall Street</i> …

Yes, It’s Real: Tim Draper Gives Details On Ballot Initiative To Make Silicon Valley A State

Silicon Valley is no stranger to unusual ideas, and today the world got to witness another: noted investor Tim Draper is proposing a ballot proposition to split California into six separate states. There were obviously a lot of questions raised by Draper’s “Six Californias” proposal after we first …

Mac Pros start shipping with delivery date of December 30, demand outstripping supply (again)

The first Mac Pro orders have started shipping, according to reports across Twitter. It seems that for now only off-the-shelf configurations are shipping, while built-to-order machines will ship early next month.<p>The Texas-built computer now lists shipping and delivery dates going into February on …

Google previews a new way for cloud customers to track their spending

Earlier today Google showed it’s serious about handling big public cloud deployments, just like Amazon Web Services. In a blog post, Google product manager Rae Wang announced the preview of a feature that pushes a big file containing cloud usage data to Google’s cloud storage, which customers can …

Bill Gates Funds A Smartphone Battery That Runs On Human Urine

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is on a mission to improve human sanitation, particularly in areas of the world that don't have a reliable water supply. Much of that effort is about reinventing the toilet but the foundation has also challenged scientists to find ways to turn human waste into …

Bill Gates