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After The Social Web, Here Comes The Trust Web

Decentralized consensus breaks the old paradigm of centralized consensus, i.e. when one central database used to rule transaction validity. A decentralized scheme (which the bitcoin protocol is based on) transfers authority and trust to a decentralized network and enables its nodes to continuously and sequentially record their transactions on a public “block,” creating a unique “chain” — the blockchain. Cryptography (via hash codes) is used to secure the authentication of the transaction source and removes the need for a central intermediary. The combination of cryptography and blockchain technology together ensures there is never a duplicate recording of the same transaction.

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Every X-Man Ever - IGN

Yes, we love the X-Men . Who doesn’t? But there are so many of them... It’s hard to keep track! And that’s one of the reasons we put together this video timeline and infographic (watch it above!) detailing the long and storied membership of Professor Xavier’s merry band of mutants. This was no easy task, as there have been so many offshoots and side teams and kinda-sorta-teams over the course of the X-Men’s 50-plus year history. But we channeled our mutant power of OCD and did our best to nail down a complete membership history of the core X-Men team (in the comics only). Oh, and we’re also including a written version of this feature below for those of you who don’t have video capabilities in your X-Mansion yet…

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Miss Lebanon gets slammed for selfie with Miss Israel, says she was photobombed

To all my supporters and Lebanese citizens, I would like to thank you indeed for your continuous support of Miss Lebanon at the Miss Universe contest... The truth behind the photo, since the first day of my arrival to participate to Miss universe,I was very cautious to avoid being in any photo or communication with Miss isreal, who tried several times to take a photo with me. I was having a photo with Miss Japan, Miss Slovenia, suddenly Miss Israel jumped in and took a selfie, and uploaded it on her social media. This is what happened and I hope to have your full support in the Miss Universe contest

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Steve Jobs's childhood garage is being prepped for latest biopic

Steve Jobs' childhood home in Los Altos, California — which became a historic site in 2013 — is opening up for cameras once again. Film crews began setting up shop there today to begin dressing the location in anticipation of shooting the latest film about Apple's co-founder, reports CNET. The house and its garage served as Apple's early and rather humble beginnings, and were depicted briefly in 2013's film Jobs . In this case, it's for the second, unrelated film, penned by Aaron Sorkin and based off Walter Isaacson's authorized biography of the late technology pioneer. Some of the early adornments spotted in the garage include things like a Bob Dylan poster and an ad for a Braun coffeemaker.

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Hands On With Xiaomi’s Mi Note Phablet

The Mi Note uses curved glass to give it graceful edges, the phone actually has glass fronts on both sides, and its camera — which sports an OIC — doesn’t stick out as it does on the Apple device. There’s also a whopping 3,000 mAh battery to help the phone last as long as possible, though we haven’t had a chance to do a takeaway review of its capacity at this point.

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New Samsung fingerprint scanners may be more like Apple Touch ID

Samsung has been including fingerprint scanners inside the home button on its high-end devices since the Galaxy S5 launched, but there’s been one major difference between the Samsung scanners and Apple’s Touch ID: On a Samsung phone, you’ve got to swipe your finger over the reader, as opposed to Apple’s implementation in which users simply place their finger on the home button.

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Photographer captures rare, breathtaking images of recently flipped iceberg | Empeopled

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What You Need to Know About SEO Going Into 2015

Any good marketer or business owner trying to leverage the Web to connect with more prospective customers knows that SEO is always changing. As the new year approaches, it’s a good idea to to study up on current and future marketing, advertising, and SEO trends.

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Magical images from the illustrated 'Harry Potter' books appear - CNET

The first of seven fully illustrated versions of the "Harry Potter" heptalogy is set for release in October. Here's our first look at some of UK artist Jim Kay's incredible illustrations.

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31 Rolls of Undeveloped Film from a Soldier in WWII Discovered and Processed

Can’t help but notice that it seems the undeveloped film is sitting on a light table – a major no-no. Film must always be kept away from light sources, especially sunlight, strobe and…light tables! There are serious light leaks on the edges of several of the images here and I would put money on it that it is due to such handling, if the rolls in the photo are actually the rolls the story is about.

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8 Foods You Didn't Know You Could Make in a Waffle Iron

Mac ‘n cheese is delicious all on its own, but your waffle iron can elevate it to the kind of crispy-edged, gooey-centered delicacy that people write songs about. Cake already has an enormous fan base, but its waffle form is quicker to bake and individually sized. The mighty waffle iron can reheat, caramelize, or bring together a new dish. It’s easy to use and always forms ideal pockets for collecting syrup or sauce. All hail!

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Why did Japan surrender?

For nearly seven decades, the American public has accepted one version of the events that led to Japan’s surrender. By the middle of 1945, the war in Europe was over, and it was clear that the Japanese could hold no reasonable hope of victory. After years of grueling battle, fighting island to island across the Pacific, Japan’s Navy and Air Force were all but destroyed. The production of materiel was faltering, completely overmatched by American industry, and the Japanese people were starving. A full-scale invasion of Japan itself would mean hundreds of thousands of dead GIs, and, still, the Japanese leadership refused to surrender.

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7 Cities That Are Starting To Go Car-Free

Have you ever worked as an urban planner? It is very easy to say that "Urban planners are finally recognizing ..." when you are not actually responsible for an urban planning project. UP have been trying to make our cities more pedestrian for decades, but when you are planning a city politics comes around, and several stakeholder, to who car free cities does not stand among their top priorities. What have actually changed is the public opinion and the pressure over the politicians and stakeholders in order to prioritize the pedestrianized city. If this did not happened before we are all to blame, we still bought many cars. If this happens now we are all also responsible and is our common victory!

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All That Glitters Is Not Gold

Carpenter’s little project (which saw 2,200 orders in a few hours) couldn’t stand up under the weight of demand. He had to take down the order form and is now working, alone, to fulfill the backlog of orders. In other words, Glitter bombs could arrive at your doorstep months from now. Remember that.

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2016 Ford GT Preview - CNET

The Ford GT enters production in 2016, and while the company didn't give any hint at pricing, it's safe to say the thing won't be cheap. The previous GT hit dealers with a $140,000 price tag and often sold with a much higher premium, so don't be surprised if this one comes in even higher.

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Flexible implant shows promise for paralysed humans - CNET

"Our e-Dura implant can remain for a long period of time on the spinal cord or the cortex, precisely because it has the same mechanical properties as the dura mater itself," said study co-author and EPFL Bertarelli Chair in Neuroprosthetic Technology Stéphanie Lacour. "This opens up new therapeutic possibilities for patients suffering from neurological trauma or disorders, particularly individuals who have become paralysed following spinal cord injury."

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This iMac concept is ridiculous in the best possible way

You don't need to have been around 31 years ago to appreciate the enduring legacy of Apple's Macintosh computer. While it lives on today in the form of Apple's latest iMac desktops, the original's look and endearingly chunky shape have unfortunately been lost, eroded away by the passage of time and evolution of design. That's been noticed by the designers at Curved Labs, who have produced a delightful concept for an iMac that gives "a facelift" to its decades-old progenitor.

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What it takes to be a great leader

The world is full of leadership programs, but the best way to learn how to lead might be right under your nose. In this clear, candid talk, Roselinde Torres describes 25 years observing truly great leaders at work, and shares the three simple but crucial questions would-be company chiefs need to ask to thrive in the future.

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The secret of the bat genome

In Western society, bats are often characterized as creepy, even evil. Zoologist Emma Teeling encourages us to rethink our attitude toward bats, whose unique and fascinating biology gives us insight into our own genetic makeup. (Filmed at TEDxDublin.)

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The Free Encryption App That Wants to Replace Gmail, Dropbox, and HipChat | WIRED

Cryptographers devote their careers to the science of securing your communications. Twenty-four-year-old Nadim Kobeissi has devoted his to the art of making that security as easy as possible. His software creations like Cryptocat and Minilock encrypt instant messages or shared files with three-letter-agency-level protection, with user interfaces that require Lincoln-Log-level skills. Now he’s combining elements of his dead-simple apps into what he’s calling his biggest release yet, a single platform designed to encrypt everything you and any group of collaborators do on the desktop.

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Built in Brooklyn | Categories | TechCrunch

Built in Brooklyn showcases the intersection of talent, location and hustle of this iconic NYC borough. |

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How to save Facebook content for later

is a leading source for news, information and resources for the Connected Generation. Mashable reports on the importance of digital innovation and how it empowers and inspires people around the world. Mashable's record 40 million unique visitors worldwide and 20 million social media followers are one of the most influential and engaged online communities. Founded in 2005, Mashable is headquartered in New York City with an office in San Francisco.

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Where Cellular Networks Don't Exist, People Are Building Their Own | WIRED

Despite its problems, an increasing number of communities in Oaxaca are eager to be part of Rhizomatica’s experiment, attracted by the low price and the promise of complete control over their networks. Keyla Mesulemeth Ramírez, who helps run the community network in Talea de Castro, a town of 2,000 that volunteered to be a Rhizomatica pilot project in the spring of 2013, fields one such inquiry in her office the day before the Yaee installation. Four men from a town called Yalahui have heard Bloom is in the area and they want to talk to him about installing a network in their village. They grow coffee, sugar cane, corn, and beans, and they’re tired of not being able to call home when they’re out in the fields. It’s annoying not to be able to call when you’ve forgotten your lunch, they say, but it’s downright dangerous when someone has an accident and needs help. Plus, everyone in Yalahui has family in Mexico City and the US, and they want to be able to call them without worrying about how much it costs. They’ve driven for 5 hours to talk to Bloom about a possible solution.

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Why does the universe exist?

Why is there something instead of nothing? In other words: Why does the universe exist (and why are we in it)? Philosopher and writer Jim Holt follows this question toward three possible answers. Or four. Or none.

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Be suspicious of stories

Like all of us, economist Tyler Cowen loves a good story. But in this intriguing talk, he asks us to step away from thinking of our lives — and our messy, complicated irrational world — in terms of a simple narrative. (Filmed at TEDxMidAtlantic.)

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How This Teen Turned Her High School Internship Into A Game Design Career

She started building out the concept in her own time, using what she had learned on the job to piece together a 30-page design document. She showed the idea to the studio’s curriculum designer, who really liked it and passed it up to her boss. Who then passed it to the CEO of the company. “Suddenly,” Raguimov says, “it was a top priority to get it out.” As this was happening, the studio promoted her from intern to production assistant.

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14 international coffee recipes for a double shot of culture

is a leading source for news, information and resources for the Connected Generation. Mashable reports on the importance of digital innovation and how it empowers and inspires people around the world. Mashable's record 40 million unique visitors worldwide and 20 million social media followers are one of the most influential and engaged online communities. Founded in 2005, Mashable is headquartered in New York City with an office in San Francisco.

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A call to men

At TEDWomen, Tony Porter makes a call to men everywhere: Don't "act like a man." Telling powerful stories from his own life, he shows how this mentality, drummed into so many men and boys, can lead men to disrespect, mistreat and abuse women and each other. His solution: Break free of the "man box."

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Colliding black holes could warp space-time itself - CNET

Unfortunately, astronomers hoping to witness such an event are out of luck, as the predicted union won't take place for about another million years -- a long time in human standards, but not cosmic ones. Of course, the universe itself already knows whether the theory is correct because the light we're seeing from this system, located in the Virgo constellation, comes from 3.5 billion light years away -- meaning everything we're witnessing already took place billions of years ago. But until we come up with our own way to warp the space-time continuum, I guess we'll just have to wait and see.

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Deer are invading New York City, and we don't know how to stop them

It’s a pattern that has unfolded across the American Northeast and Midwest over the past 30 years. White-tailed deer — once on the brink of extirpation in the United States — find refuge in the parks, backyards, and golf courses of suburban and exurban America. Humans are largely at fault: the way we develop things, with our fondness for cultivated, abrupt treelines, wide-open soccer fields, and the absence of hunters and predators are ideal for deer. As far as they are concerned, Staten Island — best views of the Manhattan skyline in the tri-state metropolitan area! — is as nice a place to live as any. Unmanaged, however, the population will become an increasingly expensive problem, with any semblance of balance difficult to restore. That one of New York City’s five boroughs will soon be overrun with hundred-pound pests (some with horns), at this point, seems inevitable.

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How to build a real energy revolution in Africa

Recently, we’ve seen a wealth of stories about entrepreneurs who promise clever solutions for these unhealthy, smoke-belching products. The replacements may differ, but all seem to agree: Installing actual electricity infrastructure in Africa would take too long and be too expensive to be practical. So instead there’s a focus on products that, while often very smart, and certainly well-meaning, serve only one single use. I’m talking bike-powered mobile phone chargers, solar-powered lamps, “pot-in-pot” refrigerators .

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When the rats are away, Galapagos tortoises can play | Henry Nicholls

Owing to rat predation, it’s thought that no tortoises have hatched out on Pinzón in 150 years or more. But baby giant tortoises are notoriously difficult to spot, often concealed beneath loose lumps of lava so there were probably very many more. “I suspect there were 100 to 300,” says James Gibbs, who has written a lovely piece for the Galapagos Conservancy blog about his recent survey of Pinzón.

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The TheTechNewsBlog Daily

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An Actual Teen Wrote About Apps, And You’ll Never Believe How Many Pageviews It Got

Medium.com is a blog that enables users to share and experience knowledge, ideas and stories. It is a personalized blogging site that allows users to post their writings of more than 140 characters with embedded images. Users ranging from journalists to amateur cooks create, post, leave notes and add recommendations on medium.com. The site also helps users find their targeted audience with less effort. Medium.com …

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Why the modern world is bad for your brain

Until recently, each of the many different modes of communication we used signalled its relevance, importance, and intent. If a loved one communicated with you via a poem or a song, even before the message was apparent, you had a reason to assume something about the nature of the content and its emotional value. If that same loved one communicated instead via a summons, delivered by an officer of the court, you would have expected a different message before even reading the document. Similarly, phone calls were typically used to transact different business from that of telegrams or business letters. The medium was a clue to the message. All of that has changed with email, and this is one of its overlooked disadvantages – because it is used for everything. In the old days, you might sort all of your postal mail into two piles, roughly corresponding to personal letters and bills. If you were a corporate manager with a busy schedule, you might similarly sort your telephone messages for callbacks. But emails are used for all of life’s messages. We compulsively check our email in part because we don’t know whether the next message will be for leisure/amusement, an overdue bill, a “to do”, a query… something you can do now, later, something life-changing, something irrelevant.

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Mark Cuban Negotiated A New 'Shark Tank' Deal With Sony Entirely Over An App That Deletes All Messages

The proposed deal that Cuban rejected called for a salary of about $30,000 per episode from Season 5 through Season 7, required Cuban to promote the show on any channel it was syndicated on, and even suggested that Sony could copyright Cuban's "catchphrases" and gestures. Much more important, according to our interview with Cuban, was the way that Sony wanted to restrict entrepreneurs' use of the "Shark Tank" brand in their marketing.

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7 Simple Things We Should All Say Every Day

I’m not saying you should throw this one around too much at work, but you catch my drift. Loving others gives us courage. Being loved gives us strength. The opposite of love is not hate; it’s indifference. And you don't have to wait for the four days of the year that are officially okay for you to say, "I love you" to significant people in your life via ready-made cards. Use the other 360 days! Surprise them.

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The World's Most Beautiful Box Of Chocolates

Nendo created the chocolates for Maison&Objet, after being declared M&O's Designer of the Year. As part of the honor, Nendo was asked to design a lounge for visitors of the upcoming furniture and design show, and also an array of nine designer chocolates, which will be handed out to visitors. They range in shape from a wireframe cube to a dappled visualization of a soundwave.

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How Amazon Tricks You Into Thinking It Always Has the Lowest Prices

The study was part of a white paper Boomerang released on Tuesday to bring attention to the idea of price perception in e-commerce. The startup has created a “price perception index,” which it described as “a numerical pricing model that captures customer psychology of price perception. It does so by providing a tangible statistic of how a company’s products … are priced, relative to the competition, weighted by customer interest.”

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Over 80 percent of Americans support “mandatory labels on foods containing DNA”

The Oklahoma State survey result is probably an example of the intersection between scientific ignorance and political ignorance, both of which are widespread.The most obvious explanation for the data is that most of these people don’t really understand what DNA is, and don’t realize that it is contained in almost all food. When they read that a strange substance called “DNA” might be included in their food, they might suspect that this is some dangerous chemical inserted by greedy corporations for their own nefarious purposes.

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White House Backs Cities That Want to Build Their Own Super-Speed Internet | WIRED

Five years before Google Fiber came to Kansas City, the residents of Chattanooga, Tennessee were already enjoying the ultra-fast speeds of gigabit internet speeds. But those connections didn’t come from a private company like Google. They came from the municipally owned utility.

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10 virtually indestructible cases to protect your iPhone 6 Plus

We've found 10 cases designed for the iPhone 6 Plus that offer some durable protection to keep your beloved smartphone in pristine condition.

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How to Get Your First 1,000 Followers on Every Social Network

Here are some key learnings I’ve drummed up about how to get that first initial batch of followers on each of the six major social media networks.

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How autism freed me to be myself

“People are so afraid of variety that they try to fit everything into a tiny little box with a specific label,” says 16-year-old Rosie King, who is bold, brash and autistic. She wants to know: Why is everyone so worried about being normal? She sounds a clarion call for every kid, parent, teacher and person to celebrate uniqueness. It’s a soaring testament to the potential of human diversity.

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Los Angeles may ban app's users from selling parking spots

The way in which people have to look for parking today is just not working and everybody can perceive it every time we are obliged to go in circles. This practice has indirect costs in the fuel we burn and the time we spend just driving around. Paying few dollars to know when/where there is an open parking spot is just getting rid of those indirect costs moving the parking ecosystem to the next step.

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Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare top selling game of 2014, Destiny number three

It appears the only thing people like to do more in video games than run around shooting each other, is to play football or run around on planets shooting Hive scum, and sometimes each other.

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That '60s show: What American high school students dressed like in 1969

When it came to style, this meant individuality and customization over mass production: long hair for men, little makeup for women, bras optional. By 1967, a raft of publications and handbooks explained exactly how to dress like a hippie. Ruth Bronsteen's "The Hippy's Handbook" even included graphics on how to rock the look.

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Watch a four-finned robot fish swim in any direction

There's now at least a few robots that swim like fish , but they have their limits: they still take time to turn around, and they're not exactly precision instruments. Researchers at ETH Zurich are well on their way to solving those problems with their Sepios robot, though. As you'll see in the video below, the cuttlefish-inspired creation undulates its four fins in tandem to move in any direction, even through obstacles (such as seagrass and metal frames) that would trip up other animal-like automatons. It's quiet, too, so it can float near real fish without immediately causing a panic.

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tiimgreen/github-cheat-sheet

diff --git a/README.md b/README.md index 88fcf69..8614873 100644 --- a/README.md +++ b/README.md @@ -28,6 +28,7 @@ All the hidden and not hidden features of Git and GitHub. This cheat sheet was i - [Merged Branches](#merged-branches) - [Quick Licensing](#quick-licensing) - [TODO Lists](#todo-lists) +- [Relative Links](#relative-links) - [.gitconfig Recommendations](#gitconfig-recommendations) - [Aliases](#aliases) - [Auto-correct](#auto-correct) @@ -381,6 +382,19 @@ When they are clicked, they will be updated in the pure Markdown: - [ ] Sleep (...)

51 How The Sharing Economy Will Impact Marketing
52 How to Restart iPhone, iPad without Power and Home Button
53 FOX Considering a New 24 Season Without Kiefer Sutherland / Jack Bauer - IGN
54 Body parts on a chip
55 For geese, the Himalayas are basically a roller coaster
56 Samsung Launches Its First Tizen-Powered Phone, The Z1, In India For $92
57 iJustine loves fitness wearables as much as Taco Bell
58 See the beautiful, nightmarish patent illustrations for a Google-funded augmented reality device
59 How You Really Sound In Job Interviews
60 Motorola and Dodo launch line of $59.99 leather bands for Moto 360
61 We are all cyborgs now
62 ​Drone goes inside fireworks for 360-degree explosions - CNET
63 Google drops more Windows 0-days. Something’s gotta give
64 How Bitcoin’s Blockchain Could Power an Alternate Internet
65 The Real Kings of Chess Are Computers
66 The Verge Playlist: Best of Britain
67 Sea turtles navigate home using Earth's magnetic field
68 What the Wild Swiss Franc Appreciation Really Means
69 BlackBerry gets caught tweeting from an iPhone | Cult of Mac
70 A Mysterious Twitter Whistleblower Is Trying to Take Down the President of Turkey | VICE News
71 Let's save the last pristine continent
72 Google Glass experiments are done, Nest CEO now in charge
73 Finally, San Francisco Is Dealing With Its Poop Epidemic
74 A Designer's Guide To Setting The Mood With Lines
75 The Three Breakthroughs That Have Finally Unleashed AI on the World | WIRED
76 Parachuting Beavers Into Idaho's Wilderness? Yes, It Really Happened
77 2016 Ford F-150 Raptor Preview - CNET
78 8 Gorgeous Old-School Motorcycles Rebuilt Into Modern Classics | WIRED
79 This Week On The TechCrunch Bitcoin Podcast: The Crash
80 Why Uber and Lyft Drivers Are Crazy About This Dude's Blog | WIRED
81 Super-Simple Podcasting App Opinion Comes to the iPad
82 The New York City subway, through the eyes of Stanley Kubrick
83 What to do, see, and read this weekend
84 7 Smart Ways To Use Unexpected Free Time
85 8 easy feng shui changes to make right now
86 How The Writer Of "American Sniper" Went From Failed Actor To Oscar Nominee
87 THE APP-STORE MARKETING REPORT: User Acquisition, Retention, And Strategies For Getting Apps To Stand Out
88 Artist illustrates the hilarious frustrations of being a tall person
89 Modern security tactics fail to protect against malware, study finds - CNET
90 Social Hacks Show Twitter Needs Better Security for Teams
91 3D-printed 'Star Wars' Buddhas: Zen and the art of the Force - CNET
92 7 smartphones with at least 4,000mAh batteries
93 US E-commerce Giants Compared Across the Web and Apps
94 The Burden of the Budget on An Entrepreneur
95 Hate Your Open Office? This Simple Do-Not-Disturb Light May Help You Focus
96 Heat Death: Venture Capital in the 1980s