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Alibaba Soars In Largest IPO In U.S. History

Founder Jack Ma now stands as China's richest man with an estimated net worth of $21.9 billion.Alibaba made its debut September 19 on the New York Stock Exchange as the largest initial public offering. […]...continue reading

Google Passed Its Nevada Driving Test With Flying Colors--And Control Of The Road Conditions

DMV logs obtained by IEEE Spectrum suggest a slightly more complicated story.Google's self-driving cars are adorable as hell. And for all the good they'll one day do for our congested roadways, the ve. […]...continue reading

Inside Private(i), An Immersive Surveillance Art Project

The Always-Online Dystopian Future Comes to Brooklyn.The presentation started like a typical technology conference. A sprightly, well-dressed man stood behind a podium in front of a small crowd gather. […]...continue reading

Can Jibo, The Family Robot, Make The World More Beautiful?

Jibo's creator, Cynthia Breazeal, and L'Oreal are collaborating to imagine how tomorrow's robots will meet women's beauty needs.Cynthia Breazeal, creator of the world's first family-centric robot, Jib. […]...continue reading

Watch This Poor Kid Drop His New IPhone 6 On Live Television

He was the first one in line at the Apple Store in Perth, Australia. Then this happened.This is Jack. Jack was the first person in line at the Apple Store in Perth, Australia, to buy a new iPhone. He. […]...continue reading

What PBR Says About America... According To The Russian Company That Just Bought It

"Pabst Blue Ribbon is the quintessential American brand--it represents individualism, egalitarianism and freedom of expression."Pour a warm one out for Pabst Blue Ribbon, which was just acquired by Ru. […]...continue reading

Big Data's Next Challenge: Heart Failure

Using sensors and predictive analytics, data scientists are tackling one of America's biggest killers.Nearly 6 million Americans are afflicted with congestive heart failure, which is when the heart do. […]...continue reading

A New Startup Finds Money in Email Bounce-Backs

Do you open a message that has bounced back? A shocking number of us do, which is why there's treasure in that virtual trashEvery email inbox is a minefield.Read Full Story ...continue reading

This Portable Standing Desk Lets You Stand And Work Anywhere You Bring Your Laptop

Picture yourself being "that standing desk guy" not just at the office, but at a coffee shop, library, and wherever else you happen to be.There are a lot of standing desks on the market these days. Bu. […]...continue reading

How Top Startups Pay Designers

Are you being fairly compensated? Google Ventures' Daniel Burka dives into the data.A few weeks ago I had coffee with an experienced product designer. Let's call him Carl. He'd been working at a respe. […]...continue reading

You May Be Thirstier Than You Think

From frazzled office workers to famous rock stars and water-starved communities, DripDrop has the potential to be a game changer.What do athletes, famous musicians, water-deprived parts of the world,. […]...continue reading

Buyers Guide: The Best $300 Over-Ear Headphones

Great looks, great sounds, and portability: The Wirecutter picks the best headphones for your buck.If I was looking to buy over-ear headphones for $300 or less, I'd get the PSB M4U 1, our recommendati. […]...continue reading

How TaskUs Bootstrapped Its Way From 2 To 1,200 Employees

The startup founder went from living with their parents and feeling dejected, to running a much-needed, industry-respected service.Bryce Maddock was 22 when he left his Wall Street finance job to star. […]...continue reading

Productivity Hack Of The Week: Keep A More Organized Notebook

Nothing trumps good, old-fashioned pen and paper when it comes to taking effective notes. Except maybe this trick.Taking notes during meetings and throughout the day is a great way to stay organized a. […]...continue reading

The New Habit Challenge: Work The Exact Amount Of Time Science Tells Us To

You know you should take regular breaks during the workday, but did you know they should be exactly 17 minutes long?It turns out going hard for eight hours straight every day isn't the best way to get. […]...continue reading

15 People Who Are Taking Networking To A New Level

Meet the Superconnectors: How the new mavens of networking are playing a different (and more generous) game.The art of networking changes every time a new Snapchat is born.Read Full Story ...continue reading

NVIDIA Takes On Apollo 11 Moon Landing Deniers--With Technology

Three prominent moon-landing conspiracy theories are debunked using the latest in dynamic-lighting technology.In 2002, Buzz Aldrin, the second man to walk on the moon, punched Bart Sibrel in the face.. […]...continue reading

Microsoft Shutters Silicon Valley Research Lab

We hope the coolest part of Microsoft doesn't go next.As part of a plan to cut 18,000 jobs, Microsoft is closing their Silicon Valley branch of Microsoft Research.Read Full Story ...continue reading

Facebook Will Surface Timely And Trending Stories Earlier

As Twitter becomes more Facebook-like, Facebook becomes more Twitter-like as well.During the summer, the outrage over the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, and subsequent protests in Ferguson, Missouri. […]...continue reading

A YouTube Movie Is Headed To Theaters Soon. But Don't Expect This To Be A Trend

Lionsgate's release of The SMOSH Movie represents a new embrace of digital stars. At least stars that are really, really popular.The mainstream-ification of YouTube stars continues--but how far will i. […]...continue reading

Microsoft Cuts Another 2,100 Jobs

The company pledged to cut $600 million in expenses when it acquired Nokia.Microsoft, currently undergoing the biggest job cuts in the company's history, laid off 2,100 employees on Thursday.Read Full. […]...continue reading

Forget The Skyscrapers, Check Out New York City's Basements

A photo series reveals the hidden underground world of New York's basements, where building superintendents often live with their families.Most visitors to New York City see its underground by way of. […]...continue reading

Asthma? High Blood Pressure? You Can Still Go To Space

A new study finds that even people with common medical issues can tolerate space travel.Just a few decades ago, astronauts were our best and brightest--elite heroes in every sense of the word. Then NA. […]...continue reading

Boeing Wants To Send You Into Space With NASA

The aerospace and defense contractor's deal with NASA includes room for tourists.Boeing hopes to include a seat for space tourists as part of its new contract with NASA to shuttle U.S. astronauts betw. […]...continue reading

This Kinetic Wall Of Clocks Is Utterly Hypnotic

In A Million Times, the hands 288 analog clocks dance and twirl, animating themselves into a digital watchface.Some things are just meant to be seen in motion. That's certainly the case with A Million. […]...continue reading

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