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will.i.am - home

Technology is infused into the world of will.i.am as an essential element.  It powers everything that he does. As the Director of Creative Innovation for Intel, will.i.am conceptualizes the next frontier of interactive technology by acting as an idea generator.  Earlier this year,  will.i.am debuted the first song on another planet, premiering his song, “Reach for the Stars” from Mars to mark the successful landing of NASA’s Curiosity rover.  His interest in the interplay between digital photography and augmented technology, will.i.am also created the i.am+ foto.soho, an iPhone case that dramatically improves the quality and social aspects of the built-in camera.    

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Scarlett Johansson will star in the live-action Ghost in the Shell movie

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This is the new Sony Walkman

To be sure, the ZX2 isn't an all-in-one device. It's running years-old Android — 4.2 Jelly Bean, to be exact, which first debuted in November 2012. And while you can download and play apps from Google Play, this isn't meant to match wits with today's smartphones. Everything around the device is meant for an optimal audio experience. Specs-wise, the new Walkman supports DSD, WAV, AIFF, FLAC, Apple Lossless, and more. It supports Bluetooth for wireless streaming and NFC for one-touch connection to speakers and headphones.

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Monster sues Beats and co-founders Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine for fraud

In this case, Monster and company say that very thing happened when Beats inked its deal to provide some of the sound technology in products with HTC. Monster says it was in the dark about the deal, despite assurances that Lee would be able to refuse new investments as a stakeholder. A month later, Beats ended up killing the deal with Monster, with Iovine saying that HTC was buying a large chunk of interest in the company.

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2015 is getting an extra second and that's a bit of a problem for the internet

On June 30th at precisely 23:59:59, the world’s atomic clocks will pause for a single second. Or, to be more precise, they’ll change to the uncharted time of 23:59:60 — before ticking over to the more worldly hour of 00:00:00 on the morning of July 1st, 2015. This addition of a leap second,  announced by the Paris Observatory this week , is being added to keep terrestrial clocks in step with the vagaries of astronomical time — in this case, the slowing of the Earth’s rotation. And it's a bit of a headache for computer engineers.

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10 Web Design Trends You Can Expect to See in 2015

Every year, Web design grows and so many awesome things are being published daily. I can only imagine that the best is yet to come in 2015, including many of the trends we predicted for 2014 .

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How to spot a liar

On any given day we're lied to from 10 to 200 times, and the clues to detect those lie can be subtle and counter-intuitive. Pamela Meyer, author of Liespotting, shows the manners and "hotspots" used by those trained to recognize deception — and she argues honesty is a value worth preserving.

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10 Social Media Statistics That Might Make You Rethink Your Strategy

If you’re managing  social media for your business , it might be useful to know about some of the most surprising social media statistics this year. Here are ten that might make you rethink the way you’re approaching social media.

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Nike's self-lacing Back to the Future sneakers are still coming this year

Last year Nike designer Tinker Hatfield revealed that the iconic sneakers from Back to the Future Part II — you know, the ones that lace themselves —  would eventually be a product you could actually buy . While we haven't heard much about the shoes since then, Hatfield took the stage at the Agenda Trade Show in Long Beach to confirm that the 2015 edition of the Nike MAGs are still in the works,  reports Nice Kicks . While the designer didn't reveal an exact date for the shoes, he did say that the team is working hard to get them out this year, noting that there still are "11 and two-thirds months left in 2015." (This year also happens to be the year in which the second film was set.) In 2011, Nike auctioned off 1,500 pairs of the shoes raising more than $4.7 million, though that version (pictured above) didn't include the futuristic self-lacing technology.

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Neil Young: We Have a Chance to Bring Back High-Quality Audio

Neil Young thinks the iPod shares a good deal of the blame for putting the music industry’s glory days behind it. The legendary singer-songwriter shared his theory with the Journal at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas:

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The Future of Medicine Is in Your Smartphone

TOPOL for shining light into the future of medicine. My first heart attacks came in 1993 at age 43.  I "died" twice, then repeated the drama two days later.  So damaged was my heart, that my ejection fraction was in the 30s and hit 26 once (normal is 50 to 55 or so). Yet at each crisis stage with this heart, new technology to keep me pumping has arrived. Much of it is carried in the device in my chest that is tracked wirelessly by a receiver at home or cell phone. Docs can extract data and adjust my heart at any time. Off site monitoring in a moving car? No problem. The last time EMS took me to the hospital, data was flowing from my body through my devices and sensors on the vehicle in less than two minutes of arrival!  Doctors were tweaking my heart function and calling meds while I was in unconscious transit. Wonders beyond hope have kept me alive and will continue for all if the govt. will just get out of the way. Now, where did I put my smartphone?

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The Verge Awards at CES 2015

Here’s the thing about CES: it is exactly what you want it to be. There are hundreds of companies and thousands of people here, all trying to stake a claim to parts of the future big and small. You can mix and remix these elements into any story you want, and most people choose the most cynical reading: the tech industry, endlessly spiralling down into a desperate acronym soup that has nothing to do with reality.

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This router can power your devices wirelessly from 15 feet away

Wireless charging hasn't really set the world on fire. Since the Palm Pre first introduced us to the idea at CES 2009 , a few companies have added similar functionality to their phones and smartwatches. Power without wires is undoubtedly useful, but none of the solutions have ever set our devices free from a charging pad, which is tantamount to plugging them in, really. Energous is one of a handful of companies hoping to change that. It claims its technology can charge your phone and wearable from up to 15 feet away, no wires required.

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This is your future smart home — and no, it doesn't look like 'The Jetsons'

It actually debuted at last year's show, but Sony's Life Space UX gets a big upgrade at CES 2015. It goes way beyond Internet-connected power outlets: With its elegant LED-bulb speakers, video projectors that turn walls into screens, and interactive tabletop, the new Life Space UX is one of the most attractive smart home demos we've seen. It's a little nebulous at this point how all the individual components will work together, but people won't buy into the smart home concept until they can look at the products and ideas and think, "I want that." Sony's minimalist system certainly qualifies.

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This is the year you should buy a new laptop

Dell’s XPS 13 is a visual and physical delight. It has an edge-to-edge screen that screams of future technology, and its top and bottom are reinforced with machined aluminum and carbon fiber elements. It’s built like a rock, saves a bunch of space relative to any other 13-inch laptop, and even its touchpad is fast, responsive, and pleasurable to use. The best thing about the XPS, though, is that this computer will be far from alone. Dell’s managed to squeeze all of those good things into a package it’s pricing at $799, so we’re not talking about the extreme, inaccessible peaks of high-end mobile PCs. Dell’s clamshell is simply the harbinger of a new generation of devices that will be immediately, recognizably better than their predecessors. The almost bezel-free display uses Sharp's IGZO technology, though LG Display has shown similar designs in laptops from LG and Acer in the past, and we should see even more of them as the year rolls on, with Dell’s pricing suggesting they’ll be more affordable than before.

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Living beyond limits

When she was 19, Amy Purdy lost both her legs below the knee. And now ... she's a pro snowboarder. In this powerful talk, she shows us how to draw inspiration from life's obstacles. (Filmed at TEDxOrangeCoast.)

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Rest up in a 'Doctor Who' Tardis bed for sleepy Time Lords - CNET

Does your guest room have a time machine disguised as a bed? Crafty Whovian Jennifer Tuttle tells us how she built a Murphy bed to save space and impress geeky visitors from any galaxy.

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Watch the first full trailer for Ant-Man

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Apple TV is part of Apple's smart home — but it's not the hub

CES 2015 has given us a deluge of new HomeKit announcements. Thus far, we’ve seen several smart outlets, a garage door opener, light bulb adapters, a door lock, and a power strip from vendors such as iDevices, iHome, GridConnect, Chamberlain, Schlage, and  Incipio .  Elgato announced an entire range of HomeKit sensors while  Insteon introduced a full-on hub that bridges HomeKit-compatible devices with Insteon’s vast catalog of otherwise incompatible smart home accessories.

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The Algorithm That Unscrambles Fractured Images | MIT Technology Review

And Zhang and co hope to make the software more useful. In its current incarnation, the software can only unscramble images placed in the exact location of the test images. But in theory, the test images should provide enough data to unscramble images from any part of the light field. “Thus, our system could be naturally extended to work as a lightfield camera,” they say.

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A Vegas cab driver teaches me about CES

Driver : Why is it that these people here are trying to sell you the same crap every year? Why can’t we have something like — take the era of the 1940’s, for example. When they built cars, they built them to last. There’s a living testament: Go to Cuba. You know what I mean? Why is it that we can’t do it now? You know what I mean?

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5 Social Good Business Trends To Watch In 2015

More and more restaurants are using food that previously might have been thrown away, or they're reducing their waste to zero. What's more they're making a marketing point out of it. "Consumers are more aware than ever of the food chain and its impact on the environment, and are starting to adjust their habits. Smart hospitality brands are making reuse not only palatable but aspirational," the report says.

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10 fun facts about Amy Poehler and Tina Fey's 20-year friendship

From Yes Please : [When performing at ImprovOlympic]: "Soon after, we performed the Del Close-invented long-form structure called 'The Dream.' In it, you interviewed a member of the audience about their day and performed what you though their dream would look like at night. And the gentleman in the audience who raised his hand? A young Seth Meyers. I don't remember one thing about meeting him but I'm sure in Seth's memoir he will describe it as the night he saw god."

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The Creative Benefits Of An Intense Morning Coffee Routine

His coffee routine is time- and concentratio- intensive for so early in the morning on a work day. But not only does it result in "superior coffee," according to Galligan, it forces him to focus intensely on one thing for a moment. That thoughtfulness, in theory, translates to the rest of his day. If he can train his mind to focus on coffee, once he sits down to work he will better concentrate on building product for his popular news app, he says. Psychologists say that we can train our brains to focus better, like any muscle. And Galligan isn't alone in using coffee to this end: Design genius Jony Ive also has a very intense, detail obsessive coffee routine .

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Let in the Light: Ancient Roman Fort Designed for Celestial Show

The gateways of an ancient Roman fort in Britain are roughly aligned with the light from the sun during the summer and winter solstices — a design that would have resulted in a striking scene on the shortest and longest days of the year, a researcher says.

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None of the Fitness Wearables Figured Out How to Beat Apple

In the absence of Apple’s wearable, fitness makers like Jawbone, Fitbit, Withings and others have seen a boon of popularity as they race to tell the world that wearables are here to stay.

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Robot Writing Moves from Journalism to Wall Street | MIT Technology Review

All those companies are so far focused on serving businesses. But Hammond says that as cars, health gadgets, and home appliances become connected to the Internet, the simple charts and symbols they use to communicate with humans may not be enough. “Most households are not going to be able to do the data science to make to their thermostats and cars and other data intelligible,” says Hammond. “This technology is going to be a descriptive voice of everything that has data.”

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Reg Saddler on Twitter

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Cruise around hands-free on Solowheel's Segway-like Hovertrax - CNET

LAS VEGAS -- At CES 2015 's Showstoppers event, I went hands-on (well, feet-on) with Solowheel's crazy Segway-like Hovertrax, a two-wheeled personal motorized transport system that you control by leaning. The Hovertrax is self-balancing, so it should keep you upright as long as you're relaxed. With no hands needed, you can ride around holding a drink in one hand and food in the other (handy at CES ), for example, and still operate the vehicle.

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The birth of the computer

Historian George Dyson tells stories from the birth of the modern computer — from its 17th-century origins to the hilarious notebooks of some early computer engineers.

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USB Type-C hands-on: It's here and it's great - CNET

At CES 2015, USB Implementers Forum demoed USB Type-C, while MSI announces its first gaming laptop and motherboard that support this new connection standard.

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Why Our Brains Don't Respond To Our Attempts At Habit Change

Although you may sometimes go out of your way to create a habit (like when you practice a musical instrument or sport), most of the time these habits are formed in the course of your daily routine. You sit at your desk each day at work with your email open. The icon at the bottom of the screen for the program is the same, and you probably put the email window in the same place on your screen. Because you check your email repeatedly throughout the day, you develop habits to look for a badge saying you have new email and to interrupt what you are doing periodically to check your email.

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The Best And Worst Things About Turning 30, Visualized

Turning 70 in August. Some of your age 20 statistics may apply again, except I make my own huaraches, make my own dumpster furniture, have no TV, weddings pfff do they still exist, and still don't know what I'll do when I grow up. And of course I listen to my parents a lot less.

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Lessons In Innovation From Six Of The World's Most Creative Thinkers

Bezos, from Amazon’s inception, has been clear about his long-term strategy. In fact, he frequently tells his loyal team that every day is Day One at the company, suggesting that they are in for the long-haul. This serves two purposes: 1. it develops long-term commitment to Amazon’s goals, and 2. it protects the team against hasty short-term decisions. Together with the company’s marshalling of large investments into projects, it’s no wonder that Bezos and his team have caught the ire of investors looking for a quick return on their dollars.

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Infographic: See 31 Of The Most Popular Coffee Concoctions From Around the World

You may think that Starbucks does coffee every conceivable way, with its endless flavor combinations, milk options, and Italian-sounding cup sizes. But from Senegal to Cyprus, coffee gets infinitely more creative. "Around the World in 31 Coffees," an infographic by British airline search engine CheapFlights , tempts you to travel based on the myriad ways to drink your dose of daily caffeine. In Austria, for example, they drink Wiener Melange, which involves espresso, egg yolk, brown sugar, and whipped cream. In Vietnam, there's Ca Phe Da, which layers ground coffee, condensed milk, boiling water, and ice in a tall glass. Starbucks may be more convenient than, say, Germany. But it's worth the flight to sip in style.

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This portable printer works like a Roomba for documents

Imagine you could carry around a little teardrop-shaped robot that could print out a document on a moment’s notice by zipping across an odd piece of paper like a Roomba cleaning your floors. An invention like that might be worth some recognition.

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5 ways to take control of your Facebook News Feed

You'll then have 15 screens to click through and give a rating in order to — again, in theory — improve your future Facebook experience. It's worth a try, right? We tested it out and it does seem to remove some of the more spammy posts we used to see — but maybe our more annoying friends are just having a quiet couple of weeks.

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Childish Gambino's 'Sober' music video is a stoner romance

For most people, Donald Glover is a comedian and actor who happens to have a gift for killer one-liners, which he happens to use on stage under the name Childish Gambino. But maybe his side gig deserves more credit: the new video for his single, "Sober," hits all the right notes. There's a romance, dance moves, fast food — and, small spoiler, an unexpectedly melancholy ending.

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Canary Launches To Bring The Uber Experience To Medicinal Marijuana

“The greatest challenge ahead is navigating legal ambiguities and regulatory push-back,” said Josiah Tullis, Canary co-founder. “We’re dedicated to operating in full-compliance with state and local laws, but in many markets legislators haven’t even addressed what we’re trying to do. We’re entering an emerging market with an innovative solution, and we hope that regulators will see the advantages of a service like Canary.”

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3-D Printing Helped These Teens Build a Smarter Wheelchair | WIRED

The project is just one way that 3-D printing is remaking the way we build—and modify—the stuff we use in our daily lives. This includes everything from wheelchairs to musical instruments to guns. Using cheap 3-D printed parts, Sayed and his classmates transformed a simple wheelchair into something very different—not to mention far more valuable—and they’re open sourcing their work, so that anyone can 3-D print the components themselves.

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A New Kind of Buddhist Altar for a Changing Japan | WIRED

In Japan, Buddhism frequently caters to funeral prayer. Even though a majority of Japanese people more or less claim agnosticism, ceremonies surrounding deaths have long been Buddhist ones, held in Buddhist temples and homes. These days, for a number of reasons, that tradition is endangered. Younger generations living in cities not only have different value systems than their rural grandparents, they have much, much smaller apartments. (Remember the $500-and-up a month “coffin” apartments in Tokyo?) Which means no room for altars.

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Your New Coffee Cup Fits In Your Pocket

If you work in an office and you drink coffee, you probably throw out around 500 disposable cups in a year. Across the U.S., over 23 billion paper cups end up in the trash annually, along with another 25 billion made from Styrofoam. And while travel mugs can solve the problem, they’re not very convenient—especially if you commute to work on the train or by bicycle rather than in a car.

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Reg Saddler on Twitter

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The Secret Talents Who Make Portlandia and Workaholics So Hilarious | WIRED

Krisel: The format of the show has morphed into this more narrative season, so there’s definitely more emphasis on storytelling. Usually we have an idea that kind of tells a story over three sketches, but now each episode this whole season has a single narrative. The ambition for me is keeping it as funny as possible and keeping the style of the show the same, but expanding it to tell a little story that’s just a fun journey to go on with these characters that you’ve gotten to know over these last four seasons.

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Setting Up Google Analytics and Heatmap to Track Conversion

What I’m about to show you has saved me more hours of testing and guessing that you can imagine.Many of you have probably heard of Google Analytics already. It tracks the basic website activities of your blog/website, such as unique traffic, traffic channels, visitor demographics, and more.

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Here's what I learned by trying on almost every single wearable on the market

But, by subjecting myself to a torrent of trackers, Android wrist computers, and even a smart sweatband, I came to a few conclusions that you might find helpful — if you’re buying a wearable, or if you get a kick out of gadget-watching.

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Lego Rube Goldberg machine tackles physics through plastic - CNET

The set is intriguing for a lot of reasons. It's not based on a popular-culture movie or a television icon. It's just pure physics play that looks like it would have a lot of room for customization, redesign and experimentation. The complexity of the kit may put off some Lego fans, but others will find the design inspiring. It may not be a shoe-in for a production kit, but it should give builders plenty of ideas for ways to play with the Rube Goldberg concept within the Lego universe.

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A Clever Plan to Teach Schoolkids New Languages With a Free App | WIRED

As big as Duolingo—and indeed, the entire online learning market—has become outside the classroom, von Ahn knows that language education still has a crucial place in schools. That’s why, on Thursday, the Pittsburgh-based startup is launching a new platform called Duolingo for Schools, which will help teachers track student activity on the app and tailor their lectures in the classroom, accordingly.

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Jazzercise Has A Hardcore New Logo To Shake The '80s Vibe

Jazzercise’s new branding has a serious fitness look—like something you’d see on a CrossFit club or a piece of fitness equipment (really, just Google "fitness equipment logo" and you’ll see that same bold italic look repeated again and again). In this sense, the Jazzercise logo is remarkably generic, but also strongly differentiated from its chief competitor, whose logo has more of a fun, whimsical vibe . It implies that Jazzercise is real exercise, and Zumba is just a good time.

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Can You Distinguish Fake Coffee From The Real Stuff?

Nixdorf has developed a test for enforcement agencies to spot impostor coffee, which she debuted at the American Chemical Society conference earlier this year. She’s essentially created a graphical thumbprint of what pure coffee should look like. (For the geeks in the audience, that thumbprint is based upon its carbohydrates, or sugars.) Then she can compare that baseline to other "coffees" with enough accuracy to identify the common additives. Even if you don’t quite understand the chemical intricacies at play, the graphics she’s developed tell the story. The fakes stand out like a sore thumb.

51 FAA Allows First Real Estate Company To Use Drones For Aerial Photography
52 Elio Motors Elio Preview - CNET
53 10 'Cat Fancy' covers to celebrate an immeowculate magazine
54 This autonomous robot draws sand art and looks like a turtle
55 We Attempted To Control These Cars With Our Minds, And It Kind Of Worked
56 This Chameleon Teacup Will Match Any Saucer
57 Kickstarter Drops Amazon Payments For Stripe
58 Shaquille O’Neal Helped Build A Water-Proof Floating Speaker Called The SuperStar BackFloat
59 13 Stories You Don’t Want To Miss This Week
60 Nordic Noir: A Viewer's Guide to Binge-Watching Northern Europe's Chilly Thrillers
61 Marvel Comics Released The Best Calendar for 2015 Way Back In 1981
62 2,000 Ping-Pong Balls And Mouse Traps Create An Extreme Chain Reaction In New Pepsi Ad
63 The many looks of each 'Friends' character over 10 seasons
64 Mercedes-Benz unveils connected, self-driving concept car - CNET
65 The Official #CES2015 Selfie Stick Review
66 VR is front and center at #CES2015, but we're still waiting for the good stuff
67 One Man's Epic Quest To Sanitize Your Filthy, Germ-Riddled Coffee Cup Lid
68 CES 2015
69 Reddit launches Upvoted podcast to 'dig a little deeper' into stories from the site
70 Google Wants to Sell You Auto Insurance
71 The Science Behind Why Content Gets Shared
72 Getting More Cash Out Of SaaS: Timing Is Everything
73 New NPR show Invisibilia explores the mysteries of human behavior
74 The 10 Best Books of 2014, According to Everyone | WIRED
75 Take The Fast Company News Quiz: Amazon's Reshuffle, Zuck's Book Club, And More
76 Flurry CEO: The end of PCs is coming
77 How To Deal With A Coworker You Can't Stand
78 The Healing Center on Twitter
79 Emoji is Finally Coming to Google Chrome
80 Does Your Business Have A Conscience?
81 rust-lang/rust
82 5 Steps To Building A Thriving Tech Talent Ecosystem
83 700,000 march across France in memory of terror attack victims
84 PayPal launches its mobile app on BlackBerry
85 Hackers steal $5M in bitcoin currency during Bitstamp exchange attack
86 Q&A: Tencent's SY Lau Tells Us How The Chinese Internet Giant Plans To Conquer The West
87 Twitter might be taking its ads into the wild on apps and websites
88 Take The Sting Out Of Bee Stings, With The Magic Of Sugar
89 Newcastle Crashes Doritos' Party, Boys Are Asked To Slap a Girl: The Top 5 Ads Of The Week
90 Nick Denton says the traffic game is over, and BuzzFeed has won
91 What’s big in venture capital: Security, security, security
92 Preventing Digital Memory Loss
93 If Apple's Software Is Getting Buggier, It's No Wonder
94 Thom Yorke made as much as $20M from his BitTorrent experiment