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Dronies Are The New Selfies

1 hour 31 min ago

Make way in your Instagram feed for flying-camera panoramas.

Squishing yourself into a cameraphone frame with your bestie is so early 2014. Why rely on your outstretched arm when you can include a sweeping vista and aerial approach to your selfie?

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China's Baidu Is Developing A Self-Driving Car

2 hours 35 min ago

The search engine giant says the technology is "at a very early stage."

So far, Google has dominated the conversation surrounding self-driving cars, but now China's search engine equivalent Baidu has something to say: A rep for Baidu confirmed to Tech in Asia that the company is developing its version of a self-driving car, but it's "at a very early stage."

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Wikipedia Bans Congress From Editing Pages For 10 Days

2 hours 45 min ago

Wikipedia cites "persistent disruptive editing" from computers at the House of Representatives.

A Twitter bot called @CongressEdits did the Internet a fun and illuminating service by highlighting anonymous Wikipedia edits made from inside the halls of Capitol Hill. This was accomplished by identifying the IP addresses behind any changes.

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No Glasses Needed: Prototype Smartphone Display Accounts For Your Bad Vision

4 hours 3 min ago

Tell it your prescription, and the experimental screen makes blurry images clear for you.

People with vision problems, rejoice: A team from Microsoft, U.C. Berkeley, and MIT has created an experimental screen technology that would allow you to view your devices clearly without your glasses. The technology is still far from a commercial product, but the prototype--which uses an iPod Touch--is able to account for a viewer's specific vision problems in real time.

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A Smartphone Remote For Nerds, With All The Power Of IFTTT

4 hours 35 min ago

Unlike most "notification" wearables, a new device called Qblinks lets you set up powerful rules for how those notifications are handled.

This article contains an interview with Qblinks CEO Samson Chen.

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Google X Moonshot Wants To Map A Perfectly Healthy Human Body

4 hours 40 min ago

Baseline Study, a new Google X project, wants to unearth the secrets hidden in our biology.

Google X's ambitious moonshot projects have included fantastical visions of space elevators and Back to the Future-style hoverboards. But its latest mission might be the stealthy research lab's most important work yet: creating a detailed picture of a truly healthy human body.

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The Bike Fits In A Backpack, So It's Super Easy To Bring On Trips (Some Assembly Required)

6 hours 21 min ago

This design envisions a bicycle that can be simply assembled or taken apart in 10 minutes. Hope you're good with a socket wrench.

If you've ever brought a bike along on a flight or packed up the parts to ship across the country, you know that trying to move a bike around is expensive. It also tends to slightly offset some of the environmental benefits of riding, since a box holding a bulky frame takes up a lot of space on a delivery truck. That's why this new design concept shrinks down a bike so it fits in a backpack.

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Forget Cubicles: This Office Replaces Desks With A Giant Rock To Climb

6 hours 56 min ago

With nooks and crannies to help you get creative with your positioning, you'll no longer have to choose between sitting or standing while you work.

Even if you're disciplined enough to spend an hour at the gym every day, the depressing fact about office jobs is that sitting at a desk the rest of the time will still put you at risk of dying early. Getting a standing desk could help, though no hard proof yet that standing all day is much better; what really works is moving around more often. Maybe what we need aren't redesigned desks, but completely redesigned offices that help us move.

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7 Questions For Logo Design Legend Ivan Chermayeff

7 hours 5 min ago

The 82-year-old designer of logos for everyone, from NBC to MoMA, on difficult clients, graphic design's boom, and his fear of painting

If you've ever watched Showtime or NBC, visited the Museum of Modern Art or the Smithsonian, read National Geographic or a Harper Collins book, or shopped at Barneys or Armani Exchange, you've seen the graphic design of Ivan Chermayeff. Since starting his design firm, Chermayeff & Geismar & Haviv (then just Chermayeff & Geismar), in 1956, he's created countless logos that are, to this day, ingrained in western visual culture.

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Randi Zuckerberg's Deep-Dive Creative Month

8 hours 29 min ago

How taking monotasking to an extreme can help you tackle ambitious projects.

Every March, Randi Zuckerberg goes on a spring break. Last year she went to New York; the year before she went to Tokyo. But unlike your standard vacation, Zuckerberg, founder and CEO of Zuckerberg Media (and sister of Facebook CEO Mark), spends little time relaxing. Instead, she uses the time to focus exclusively and intensely on one project. This year she spent the month of March on Broadway, performing in Rock of Ages. In Tokyo, she holed up with her family to work on her book Dot Complicated.

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How A Balanced Workplace Culture Can Support Your Mission

8 hours 29 min ago

Leila Janah runs three social enterprise companies simultaneously by applying the same "grit, grace, and optimism" to both work and life.

Leila Janah is founder and CEO of three San Francisco-based companies: Samasource, which connects people in developing countries with digital work; SamaUSA, which replicated the model in the U.S. and has increased the income of people in the program by 20%; and Samahope, which crowdfunds medical treatments for safe births and has funded over 500 patients.

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Meet UAV's Little Brother: The Unmanned Military Convoy

8 hours 35 min ago

TerraMax kits turn ordinary military trucks into self-driving road warriors.

When you think of self-driving vehicles, you probably think of Google, Audi, and Daimler. Although the research underlying all of their advances was funded by DARPA, it's somewhat surprising that the military isn't already way ahead of everyone else when it comes to remote-controlled ground movement.

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4 Employee Engagement Secrets From Millennials

8 hours 37 min ago

The fastest-growing demographic in the workforce knows a few things about motivating and leading others.

With their widespread entrance into the workplace, millennials are bringing new requirements of employee engagement that include creativity, entrepreneurialism, and accelerated career growth. Research by Deloitte is projecting that millennials will make up 75% of the global workforce by 2025. They are supportive of--and engaged with--companies that care about more than a high-profit margin.

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The New Habit Challenge: Use An Email Autoresponder Every Day

9 hours 14 min ago

We once dubbed the autoresponder "The Greatest Productivity Tool You Never Thought Of." But were we just being hyperbolic? You tell us.

Inbox zero is a myth, an urban legend relayed by merry pranksters who want you to go crazy trying to respond to every email you ever receive.

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9 Women Respond Brilliantly To A Sexist Question

9 hours 16 min ago

These women took a stupid sexist question and turned it on its head to show how they are effecting change in their industries.

The more we look into what it means to be a woman in the corporate world, the more stories come to light--and it's been a frustrating time in the world of women in leadership.

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With Square Integration On IFTTT, Merchants Can See Transaction Data On Google Glass

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 22:10

Square joins IFTTT's interconnected ecosystem.

Square merchants have more ways to analyze and interact with their transaction data thanks to integration with automation service IFTTT.

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Comic-Con Bans Google Glass During Screenings

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 19:19

But is anyone even wearing Google's head-up display at the convention?

Despite its reputation as a geek confab, even Comic-Con isn't welcoming Google Glass.

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Is Instagram Prepping Its Own Snapchat Rival?

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 18:52

The photo-sharing app appears to be taking a page from its parent company.

Like Facebook, like Instagram.

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The Surprisingly Emotional Story Of The Man Who Invented The High Five

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 18:50

One-time Los Angeles Dodger Glenn Burke is credited for the universal gesture for a job well done. His own life was more complicated.

At the very end of the Los Angeles Dodgers's 1977 season, Dusty Baker hit his 30th home run. As he ran triumphantly across home plate, enthusiastic rookie Glenn Burke, waiting on deck, held his hand up high, signaling for Baker to give him the first-ever high five.

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Venezuela Begins Evicting Residents From Torre David, The World's Tallest Squat

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 17:30

The thousands of residents of Venezuela's infamous vertical slum are being moved to a new housing complex by city authorities.

The thousands of squatters in Torre David, a half-built 52-story skyscraper in Caracas, Venezuela, are being relocated. City authorities are moving a total of more than 1,150 families into a new social housing complex in Ciudad Zamora, more than an hour's drive from their illegally occupied home.

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