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The Inbox that works for you

We’re introducing something new. It’s called Inbox. Years in the making, Inbox is by the same people who brought you Gmail, but it’s not Gmail: it’s a comple...

Guy Fieri Eating Pizza in Slow Motion to 'Killing Me Softly' [VIDEO]

Guy Fieri eat like you've never seen him eat before: In slow motion to the sensual sounds of Roberta Flack's "Killing Me Softly With His Song."

Watch High Winds Reverse the Course of a 98-Foot Waterfall

As the remnants of Hurricane Gonzalo reached northwestern England on Tuesday, winds reaching speeds of up to 50 mph hit Kinder Downfall in England.

Debris From Stadium in Ukraine Just Misses Girl

Shocking video from eastern Ukraine shows debris from a soccer stadium narrowly missing a young girl.

Filling Your Ice Machine With Candy Is the Only Kitchen Hack You Need

Forget ice -- fill that ice machine in your freezer with candy.

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Fake LED Flames Indicate How Hot Samsung's New Induction Stove Gets

Induction stove tops might be more energy-efficient than electric or gas burners, but many chefs miss the obvious visual cues about what temperature they're cooking at—a red-hot burner is hard to misinterpret. So for its new Chef Collection Induction Slide-in Range, Samsung is introducing a clever new feature that uses LEDs to project fake flickering flames onto the side of a pot.

The 'Internet of Things' Will Be The World's Most Massive Device Market And Save Companies Billions Of Dollars

The 'Internet of Things' Will Be The World's Most Massive Device Market And Save Companies Billions Of Dollars

Hands On With Google Inbox: Useful Email Triage Tools For A Mobile Workflow | TechCrunch

Google’s Inbox email app is now available, and we have access to the limited release, which is being distributed via Google’s tried-and-true invite system. While many will have to wait to check it out for themselves, our first impressions might help you decided whether you want to even try chasing down an invite.

Take A Rare Peek Inside The Massive Data Centers That Power Google

But not Google. The search giant has shared with the world photos that lift the veil off its massive and beautiful data centers around the world, in places both domestic, including Iowa, Oregon, Georgia, South Carolina, and Oklahoma, and abroad, in Finland and Belgium.

iPad Air 2 review

I'll get onto the design in a moment - but it's worth noting that the design alone is a good reason to pick up the new iPad Air 2. It's super light, amazingly slim and will delight over and over again for the first fortnight of ownership, before you slip back to the standard tech nonchalance that creeps over us all eventually.

Behind Twitter’s Move to Become a Mobile-Services Shop

Twitter’s toolbox for app makers is designed to help mobile developers deal with common headaches such as fixing bugs, figuring out how to monetize their apps and easing pains around confirming user identity on mobile devices. One feature called “Digits” will give app makers a way to verify users by phone number. Sending a text message to “verify” users can become expensive, with users or developers bearing the cost of each text. With Digits, Twitter will leverage its existing network of relationships with wireless carriers to provide the service for free.

Glamsquad Raises $7 Million For On-Demand Hair Styling And Beauty Services | TechCrunch

New York-based Glamsquad , an on-demand beauty business now headed by Gilt Groupe co-founder Alexandra Wilkis Wilson who joined earlier this year as co-founder and CEO, has now raised $7 million in Series A funding in a round led by SoftBank Capital. The company launched in January of this year in New York, and is now one of several services that bring professional hair stylists and makeup artists to wherever the customer is – at home, at work, at your hotel, or elsewhere.

Former NASA Engineer Uses iPhones To Make Creepy Halloween Costumes

Mark Rober, the man whose iPad "hole in the chest" costume (above) went viral a few years ago, has quit his job as a NASA engineer and devoted himself full-time to making costumes that use smartphones and tablets. To create his original designs, Rober teamed up with Gregor Lawson of MorphCostumes -- the retailer of the full-body spandex suits you may have seen college kids wearing at sports games.

Spot.IM Turns Any Site Into A Social Network | TechCrunch

Facebook and Twitter are essential tools for social marketing, but user engagement on those networks doesn’t necessarily translate into more visitors to a site. Created by the founder of a former TechCrunch Disrupt winner, Spot.IM wants to solve that problem by making it possible to turn any site into a social network with two lines of code. The company says this gives site owners more control over the management and monetization of their traffic.

Intel Capital dishes out $28M to Chinese wearable, mobile makers | ZDNet

According to Intel, among the companies that received the first batch of investment include EyeSmart Technology, which manufactures iris recognition products and technology for mobile terminals, smart phones, wearables, and mobile payments, among others. IoT market player, Shenzhen Fibocom Industrial Development, also received funds as well as Guangdong Appscomm Digital Technology, which specializes in smart wearable devices and cloud applications in elder care, health management, and fashion. 

The Evolution of Women's Workwear Through the Decades

Clothes say a lot about women's evolving roles in the workplace. A history of 20th century office fashion in photos.

Drones are going to be a part of your day-to-day life very soon. And you'll be bored stiff by them - Telegraph

We've reached a tipping point – overexposure to groundbreaking technology has made the extraordinary very ordinary . While working on my last piece about robots, one robot designer at the University of Leeds idly said to me as his creations scurried about, "We only call things robots when we're afraid of them. A dishwasher is a robot in your home, but no one thinks it's unusual." The particular robot he was working on was one which aimed to help the disabled grab, lift and manipulate things. You could take one look at it and see how it would improve people's quality of life. But it wasn't a "wow" moment – just a helpful application of a proven technology.

Samsung's Galaxy Tab 4 Nook goes big-screen - CNET

One question with the 10.1-inch Galaxy Tab 4 Nook is what kind of shelf life the "introductory" price of $300 has. In an e-mailed statement to CNET, a Barnes & Noble spokesperson said only that the company has "not announced anything at this point" on future pricing.

Sprint undercuts AT&T, Verizon with $20, 1GB family data plan - CNET

The move is part of Sprint's "double-the-data" campaign and the latest step in its plan to draw attention to its services through lower prices and an offer of more data than the competition. The company, which has been bleeding customers for the past several quarters, has been hampered by a network that's not yet up to par with those of its rivals. New CEO Marcelo Claure has been charged with turning things around.

IFTTT’s paid premium services will appear in the “coming months”

Tibbets, whose company picked up $30 million in Series B funding a couple months back, said IFTTT hoped to “charge consumers for premium services on top of what we do now,” and intended to start doing so in the “coming months.” He also said IFTTT saw opportunities “on the channel side,” though he didn’t go into much detail. He previously hinted at paid-for plans in a New York Times interview.

Little Girls Drop F-Bombs for Feminism in New Fckh8 Ad [VIDEO]

"It seems like this censorship ... is because of user complaints about kids saying fuck," Montgomery told Mashable via email. "The video does not violate any user guidelines and with all the sexist content on both sites that is allowed to stay up, as well as content that uses this simple four-letter word, we are surprised that they chose to censor it. This censorship gets to the exact point that the girls in the video are making ... that society finds it more offensive for a girl to say fuck than they do the fact that 1 out 5 women are sexually assaulted and raped."

Red Cross: Ebola Could Be Contained Within 6 Months

BEIJING — A top Red Cross official said Wednesday that he is confident the Ebola epidemic that has killed thousands of people in West Africa can be contained within four to six months.

Lessons from the CEO of Sonos on how to build a billion dollar hardware company

“Hardware is, as everyone says, hard,” said MacFarlane. He explained that hardware makers have to stay on top of the supply chain, and the quality of the supply chain, at all times. Before Sonos he worked at a software company. Sonos makes connected wireless speakers and audio devices.

Android 5.0 Lollipop to launch November 3 -- report - CNET

Of course, not all eligible Android owners will receive Lollipop first thing November 3. Given the number of players involved in pushing out an Android OS update, the rollout will instead play out overtime. Typically, Google sends the latest Android update to its own Nexus devices. Then the other mobile device makers start to prep the updates for their own devices. And that may take some time.

Taylor Swift is #1 on Canadian iTunes chart with eight seconds of white noise

Last night, Taylor Swift used Canada in a test of her power. Be it an accident or just a show of force, the singer released eight seconds of white noise for $1.29 — and subsequently topped Canadian iTunes charts. Number one. You can listen to the song in its entirety above.

Amazon Gets More Enterprise-Friendly With Launch Of AWS Directory Service | TechCrunch

The second option provided with the new AWS Directory Service is a Samba-based directory in the cloud, which is set up via the “Simple AD” directory option. This supports common AD features like joins to Windows domains, management of Group Policies, and single sign-on to directory-powered apps. This option would let system administrators and developers sign into the AWS Management Console with directory credentials to manage resources, and it would allow for the administration of EC2 instances running Windows to be managed en masse. Zocalo and WorkSpaces could also take advantage of the directory, in this case.

Apple-1 computer fetches over £560,000 at auction - Telegraph

The relic, which sparked a revolution in home computing, is thought to be one of the first batch of 50 Apple 1 machines assembled by Wozniak in Job's family garage in Los Altos, California in the summer of 1976.

The First 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' Trailer Is Finally ... Scheduled

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PSA: There is no beta for GTA5 on PC, PS4, Xbox One

Heads up: if someone claiming to represent Rockstar offers you beta access to the upcoming PC, PlayStation 4, or Xbox One versions of Grand Theft Auto 5 , they're trying to scam you. Rockstar has officially stated that it has no plans to offer a public beta test in the weeks leading up to GTA 5 's next-gen console debut. "Please note: There is no pre-release 'beta' test for Grand Theft Auto 5 ," the developer's statement reads. "If you see ads or solicitations to join a beta program, beware as this is likely some type of online phishing scam." It's an understandably tempting offer, and scammers are likely hoping that the game's notoriety will cloud player judgment. Stay safe out there, folks. Grand Theft Auto 5 will hit the Xbox One and PS4 on November 18 , and a PC release is slated for 2015. [Image: Rockstar]

Travelers to the UK Can Get Free Wi-Fi — if They Have a MasterCard

“The App The Cloud has developed allows our cardholders not only to benefit from free Wi-Fi when they travel to London, but also access a wide range of offers and experiences available on the Priceless London program,” Charles Clement-Cottuz, MasterCard's digital marketing program manager in Europe, said in a statement .

Progress Software to Acquire Telerik for $263 Million

Progress Software Corp. agreed to acquire privately held Telerik AD for $263 million, a deal the company says will allow it to form a comprehensive cloud platform for developers to create applications for any device.

Apple Stock Hits All-Time High

Two days after reporting strong fiscal 2014 fourth-quarter earnings, Apple 's stock price hit a new all-time high of $103.99 on Wednesday, topping the previous high of $103.74 on Sept. 2. The movement came after a rare 7-to-1 stock split in June.



This App Will Solve Math Problems For You

Despite initially passing Apple's standards, the allegedly anti-gay messages promoted by the app "Exodus International" outraged thousands of customers. The Exodus International ministry, from which the app takes its name, promotes "freedom from homosexuality through the power of Jesus Christ." After more than 150,000 signatures were gathered for an online petition, Apple removed the app from the App Store entirely.

Soda May Age You As Much As Smoking, Study Says

She also didn’t see a significant link between non-carbonated sugary beverages, like fruit juice, which Epel says surprised her. But she thinks the results might be different if the data were more modern. “We think that the jury’s still out on sugared beverages—theoretically they’re just as bad,” she says. “But 14 years ago people were drinking a lot less sugared beverages…they were mostly drinking soda.” At the time of the study, 21% of adults in the study reported consuming 20 ounces or more of sugar-sweetened soda each day, but soda consumption has been on the decline for years.

The hidden force in global economics: sending money home

In 2013, international migrants sent $413 billion home to families and friends — three times more than the total of global foreign aid (about $135 billion). This money, known as remittances, makes a significant difference in the lives of those receiving it and plays a major role in the economies of many countries. Economist Dilip Ratha describes the promise of these “dollars wrapped with love” and analyzes how they are stifled by practical and regulatory obstacles.

Why privacy matters

Glenn Greenwald was one of the first reporters to see — and write about — the Edward Snowden files, with their revelations about the United States' extensive surveillance of private citizens. In this searing talk, Greenwald makes the case for why you need to care about privacy, even if you’re “not doing anything you need to hide."

How schools kill creativity

Sir Ken Robinson makes an entertaining and profoundly moving case for creating an education system that nurtures (rather than undermines) creativity.

The NYC Cook Who Turned a Tiny Food Cart Into His Biggest Dream

Thiru Kumar, better known as the "Dosa Man," opened his celebrated South Indian food cart in New York City in 2001. The award-winning business owner has since amassed a cult following, as well as a few international fan clubs.

Soylent - Free Your Body

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The Internet Is Officially More Popular Than Cable in the U.S. | WIRED

What this means for the future of TV is still tough to predict. While these figures may suggest the inevitable transition to an internet-dominated future, nearly 50 million cable subscribers don’t appear ready to cut the cord just yet. Even with a plethora of on-demand options, people are still watching TV like they used to, which means a business model still based around ads and subscription fees. But that’s still a loss of millions of cable subscribers over the past half-decade, while the number of broadband subscribers has climbed at a much faster clip.



What the gay rights movement learned from the civil rights movement

As a member of both the African American and LGBT communities, filmmaker Yoruba Richen is fascinated with the overlaps and tensions between the gay rights and the civil rights movements. She explores how the two struggles intertwine and propel each other forward — and, in an unmissable argument, she dispels a myth about their points of conflict. A powerful reminder that we all have a stake in equality.

10 Ways to Boost Your Wireless Signal

Whether your surfing has slowed to a crawl, your network is plagued by dropped Wi-Fi signals, or you have dead zones that receive no signal at all, our tips can help.

Google Nexus 6 Preview - CNET

During an Android Lollipop demo with Google, I was able to spend some brief time with the handset. The display is bright and vibrant, and the new size can be unwieldy for those with a small grip like mine. At the same time however, it's surprisingly light and the build quality is elegant and solid. In addition, the curved backing makes it comfortable to hold. VP of engineering of Android Dave Burke told CNET that when it comes to the Nexus 6, the question is not, "What is the right size for a phone?" but rather, "What is the right size of a pocket internet device?" Indeed, with the device's bigger display, I got the impression that media consumption and productivity became more immersive and engrossing.

Google announces Inbox: A more intelligent way to handle email - The Next Web

Google today announced a new take on email, dubbed Inbox. The free app/service includes reminders, bundles similar messages together and highlights important messages. Inbox looks like a cross between Mailbox and Google Now.

How solar energy storage could make Tesla much more than an automaker

That’s according to Morgan Stanley, which this week placed a figure—$2 billion—on how much it thinks Tesla could make in annual revenue from solar energy storage. That’s assuming that its “gigafactory”—a massive lithium-ion battery production facility, which is currently still in the planning stages—is up and running by the end of the decade.

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The Psychology of Web Design

A great website design is so much more than just delivering content and making it look good. When visitors come to your site, they produce a set of feelings about your website and your organization. The type of feelings they produce – positive or negative – are entirely in your hands and should not be overlooked when designing content.

Lowly DSL poised for gigabit speed boost - CNET

In many countries, though, particularly the United States, cable TV wiring has led the way for high-speed broadband. And when Google decided it wanted to accelerate the arrival of this high-tech future, it picked an even faster fiber-optic lines for 1Gbps today. That's all given a bad rap to DSL, which uses the phone systems' twisted pairs of copper wires that are more susceptible to radio-frequency interference.

Apple Pay Rolls Out, With Limits

Starting Monday, Apple Inc. will begin its bold undertaking to add a wallet to its iPhones. The iPhone already has pushed aside many once-independent devices, including music players, cameras and GPS navigation systems. Now, Apple’s new payment service will enable shoppers to buy items at more than 220,000 stores or inside apps using an iPhone...

The Weather Channel's Secret: Less Weather, More Clickbait

Katz calls these types of stories “weather adjacent,” and during the last two years he’s peppered with thousands of them. He’s changed the way the Weather Channel’s website presents the weather, doubling the site’s traffic even as viewers drift away from the TV network. People come to his website or mobile app looking for the local forecast; it’s Katz’s job to keep them there with headlines such as “12 Spooky Abandoned Hospitals and Asylums” and “What Does Mars Smell Like?” (Answer: We don’t know yet, but NASA is trying to find out.) Something similar has happened to the Weather Channel itself, where reality programs and morning talk shows have superseded weathermen giving old-fashioned forecasts. Amid all this, the company has ventured into new territory: using its massive collection of weather data to help companies sell products based on the weather. “People’s relationship with weather is changing,” says David Clark, president of the Weather Channel Network. “We have to build products that people really want to consume.”

Sunken World War II German U-boat and freighter found off coast of Cape Hatteras

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They’re Tracking When You Turn Off the Lights

Four percent of Manhattanites go to bed before 7:30 p.m. on weeknights. Only 6% turn off the lights after midnight. For more fine-grained data on what makes New York City tick, ask researcher Steven Koonin. Hidden on a Brooklyn rooftop, his wide-angle infrared camera peers at windows of thousands of buildings across the East River. The camera detects 800 gradations of light, a sensitivity that lets his software determine what time...

Women of the World: Dump Kimye, Tackle Climate Change

Bloom believes Western society's current preoccupation with trivial celebrity gossip and insipid social media — and the time we waste with it — will be its downfall. As our fascination for easy entertainment increases, our investment in global affairs decreases. In particular, women should do more to fight climate change; it is a uniquely women's issue, she says. They are innately suited to battle climate problems, some would argue better than men.

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52 We remixed John Oliver's all-dog Supreme Court footage with actual audio from the Aereo case
53 How safe is mouldy food to eat?
54 Twitter Introduces Fabric, its New Modular SDK
55 Fitness Tracker Moov Raises $3 Million For Its Wearable A.I. Coach | TechCrunch
56 How do we stop the spread of Ebola? A Q&A at TEDGlobal 2014
57 Pioneering procedure helps paralyzed man walk again - CNET
58 Tested - The Show
59 Apple iPad Mini 3 review - CNET
60 Michael Zehaf-Bibeau: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know
61 MicroBlink Launches PhotoMath To Solve Math Equations With A Phone | TechCrunch
62 6 Tips for Simple, Space-Efficient Home Decor
63 Vintage Apple computer built by Woz sells for whopping $750,000 - CNET
64 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.': Photos of Adrianne Palicki as Mockingbird
65 5 Weak Words Writers Should Avoid (And What to Use Instead)
66 Man Convicted for Webcam Sex With Virtual 'Underage Girl'
67 Google Is Leading A $542 Million Investment In Magic Leap, A Crazy-Sounding Startup Building A New Way To See The World
68 IGN Mobile App Console Giveaway - IGN Community Central - IGN
69 Camera made from one tiny Lego brick actually works - CNET
70 Inside San Francisco's housing crisis
71 Parliament Hill attack: 1 gunman dead after soldier shot at National War Memorial
72 Groupon Goes After Yelp And Google With Millions Of Individual Business Pages | TechCrunch
73 From Friendster to Facebook: Social networking do's and don'ts
74 U.K. Government Keeping An Open Mind On Bitcoin, Says Digital Economy Minister | TechCrunch
75 Genius app instantly solves math problems by using a phone's camera
76 Redfin buys Walk Score, marking first acquisition in company history - GeekWire
77 Free Shipping Is Going to Cost You More
78 New Tablet Case Recognizes Sign Language and Translates It Into Text | WIRED
79 Google unveils Gmail alternative: 'Inbox' - CNET
80 Harmonix Offers A Long, Satisfying Answer To The Question 'Where's Rock Band 4?'
81 iMac with Retina display review: A best-in-class screen makes it worth the high price
82 Hackers: the Internet's immune system
83 Twitter's Audacious Plan to Infiltrate All Your Apps | WIRED
84 7 Daily Tasks You Can Put on Autopilot
85 Carvey Is A Powerful CNC Machine For The Rest Of Us | TechCrunch
86 This is how NASA banishes odors in space - CNET
87 2015 Challenge Cup Kicks Off in Washington, DC
88 Cree 100W Replacement LED review - CNET
89 Carmel Ventures Raises $194M From Investors Including Baidu | TechCrunch
90 Hot Chip: I Feel Better
91 POLARBEAR Sniffs Out Cosmic Clues About The Universe, Dark Matter And Neutrinos
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