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Findery, from Flickr co-founder Caterina Fake, is betting big on in-depth location-based content. It's part of a new wave of companies who think mobile and social users want more substance.

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If all the crappy photos of the moon were printed out and stacked them on top of one another, they would reach to the moon and back. For something that (1) does not emit its own light and (2) begs to have its picture taken, the moon is surprisingly hard to photograph. Why is it so tricky?

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When everything is available on demand, we've entered the days of future past. Tavis Coburn When I was a kid, I'd walk out the front door every Tuesday and bring in glass bottles of fresh milk from our porch. Then supermarkets and single-use containers planted a dead-end sign on our milkman's route. Cold efficiency always […]

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Everyone loves George Takei. Well, almost everyone. Maybe not William Shatner. Or same-sex marriage opponents. Whatever. Most people who like Star Trek or solid Facebook jokes love George Takei. And thanks to a new documentary, they'll get to know (and love) him even more.

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Sliced bread is synonymous with innovation, but really, how wonderful is it if a chilled pat of butter can trash a piece of pumpernickel toast?

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A new study published today in PLOS One shows that golden orb weaver spiders living near heavily urbanized areas in Sydney, Australia tend to be bigger, better fed, and have more babies than those living in places less touched by human hands.

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Colin Raney's mission is to use the design thinking and business model innovation skills honed at Ideo to help Formlabs reach its true potential.

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Twitter plans to suspend any accounts spreading graphic imagery from a video that appears to show photojournalist James Foley being beheaded by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, or ISIS.

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The biggest change is that people can now dip into their camera rolls and use existing videos they've recorded for Vines.

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The aim is a simple one: 25-year-old software developer Max Ogden wants to make it easier for governments to share their data with a world of software developers.

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Creator Robbins believes this new breed of communicator can fill the large gap left by the demise of the old Nextel network, which once provided a kind of wide-area walkie-talkie for businesses.

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Additionally, they found that they could infect the scanner with malware---most practically for an attacker by picking the lock on the scanner's cabinet and physically installing the malware on the PC inside.

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Think Mark Duplass and Elisabeth Moss' new film The One I Love looks like another rom-com? Think again.

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Every year, we see cars get smarter and more capable of driving themselves. Even some down-market models are now loaded with cameras and radars so they can watch the road for themselves. That allows them to do things like stay in their line on the highway, maintain a safe distance from other cars while in […]

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The processes Martin Kimbell uses to make his stunning images involves lobbing a hula hoop with LEDs on it into the air.

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It's cliche to gripe about style over substance, but that's CounterSpy's problem in a nutshell.

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McLaren is running a program for super-wealthy car lovers who want to learn how to race like a pro.

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Felix Pfäffli We see the middle-aged man crouching in pain, alone. His clothes are torn, and one eye is swelling shut, but his fists are clenched. He is a hero. He is the Batman, as drawn by Frank Miller, and he is on the T-shirt that Frank Miller is wearing. Miller smiles. He's sitting in […]

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The first thing you do when someone asks if you’ll design a satellite dish for them is say, “yes.” The next step: “Feign confidence,” jokes Geoff Baldwin. Baldwin is head of industrial design at Code and Theory, a creative studio best known for revamping media websites for the likes of the Los Angeles Times and Vanity […]

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If you’re a millennial like me, you remember the Nickelodeon show Are You Afraid of the Dark?, in which kids sit around a campfire (or flickering stage lights or whatever), taking turns giving each other anxiety disorders with scary stories. The title is a bit of a silly question, though. Everyone is to some degree […]

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Before launch, this long-running Fox series looked like a disaster waiting to happen: a weekly drama that recasts Sherlock Holmes as a doctor, except he's a modern-day American as played by that guy who used to hang out with Stephen Fry all the time? Surprisingly, House was fun, and stuck around a lot longer than anyone anticipated. Here's our prescription for the perfect House binge regimen.

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There are infinite uses for the mobile phone. At any given moment it can act as a camera, a game console, a GPS, and, of course, a telephone. But Max Perelman wants to add one more function to the ever-growing list.

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Getting any startup off the ground is difficult, but things are particularly dicey when governments across the globe are working to make your app illegal. Such is the challenge facing Uber. Each time it spreads to a new city, it faces a new front in its politically charged battle to undermine local taxi monopolies in […]

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When Steve Ballmer resigned as CEO of Microsoft last February, he didn’t leave the company entirely. The 58-year-old executive retained his seat on the Microsoft board. But now, after 34 years with the company, Ballmer is finally moving on. “Microsoft has been my life’s work and I am proud of that and excited by what […]

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How does the meteorologist know what the temperature feels like to me and you?

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