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What I've learned after using the Apple Watch for three days (AAPL)

It's still the early days of the Apple Watch. Besides a select group of journalists and celebrities, most people didn't get to start using one until last Friday. I started using one on loan from Apple. It's the steel model with a sports band that costs $599. Show More Summary

Watch these scientists freak out when they encounter a rare whale

At 1,962 feet below the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Louisiana, a remotely operated underwater vehicle (ROV) Hercules encountered a magnificent sperm whale. The whale circled the ROV several times allowing cameras to capture this spectacular footage. Show More Summary

Here's what getting fired from their own companies taught these famous founders

Imagine being the founder of a company. You start it from scratch, work like a dog, and deal with all kinds of trouble before finally taking it to the next level. But what if you were told one day that you will no longer be involvedShow More Summary

The Apple Watch has been a massive success. It's just a pity Apple screwed up the launch.

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What it's like to work with Apple and compete against it at the same time, according to a CEO who's doing just that (AAPL)

You could argue that Pebble is responsible for starting the smartwatch craze back in 2012. Its first smartwatch was the most-funded Kickstarter project of all time until the Coolest Cooler surpassed it in 2014. Its newest smartwatch, the Pebble Time, also skyrocketed on Kickstarter, and is now the website's most funded campaign ever. Show More Summary

Stunning time-lapse shows what LA skies would look like without pollution

"Skyglow" shows what Los Angeles skies would look like without light pollution. The film is a part of a Kickstarter project to raise awareness about light pollution and the ways we can reverse it. The project was put together by time-lapse artists Gavin Heffernan and Harun Mehmedinovic. Show More Summary

What does the internet 'look' like? 17 pictures that show how people visualize it

The internet is such a huge part of our lives, but because it's intangible, borderless, ever-changing, it can be hard to describe. Kevin Kelly, executive editor of Wired Magazine, wanted to know how people pictured it, so he started collecting submissions back in 2009. Show More Summary

I only used the Apple Watch for five minutes, and I'm already impressed

Last week, I had the chance to play with the Apple Watch for all of about five minutes. I had just enough time to get the hang of how to use it, see what apps look like, and mess around with the digital crown. Within that short period of time, there were two things that really stood out as impressive: the watch's screen and its digital crown. Show More Summary

The cofounder and CFO of Box once made an awkward appearance on a reality TV show

Aaron Levie and Dylan Smith, cofounders of newly public cloud software company Box, are now worth more than $100 million combined, the Wall Street Journal reports. Before they achieved fame in the tech world, however, Smith made an appearance as an eligible bachelor on Bravo's "Millionaire Matchmaker" reality show. Show More Summary

Facebook has a brilliant feature that can help anyone who may be in danger from the Nepal earthquake (FB)

Facebook wants to use its massive network to help those who may be in danger from the Nepal earthquake with a feature called Safety Check. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced on Saturday that the company activated Safety Check for those affected by the earthquake. Show More Summary

Why Google+ failed, according to Google insiders (GOOG)

Last month, Google announced that it's changing up its strategy with Google+. In a sense, it's giving up on pitching Google+ as a social network aimed at competing with Facebook. Instead, Google+ will become two separate pieces: Photos and Streams. Show More Summary

It looks like the Apple Watch's screen is nearly indestructible (AAPL)

If you're thinking about shelling out $550 for the mid-rang Apple Watch, you can rest assured that it's going to take a lot to scratch up its screen. Consumer Reports just performed a scratch test with the watch, finding that the only...Show More Summary

Elon Musk's Twitter account has been hacked (TSLA)

Elon Musk's Twitter was hacked late Saturday afternoon. So was the website and Twitter account for Tesla Motors. While Tesla's Twitter account has apparently been restored, its website still appears to be down, and now its CEO's Twitter account is hacked, too. Show More Summary

Tesla's website has been hacked (TSLA)

Tesla Motors' website was hacked on Saturday afternoon. Its Twitter account has been hacked as well. This is what you see on right now. While a group called "RIPPRGANG" claims responsibility for the Twitter hack, theShow More Summary

Tesla's Twitter account has been hacked (TSLA)

Tesla's Twitter account was hacked on Saturday afternoon. The group claiming responsibility calls itself "RIPPRGANG." The hack appears to have occurred shortly before 5 p.m. Eastern. This twitter is now ran by @chf060 and @rootworx — #RIPPRGANG (@TeslaMotors) April 25, 2015 We've reached out to Tesla Motors. Show More Summary

How Jack Ma is making millionaires in rural China where there’s no internet (BABA)

With an estimated net worth of $23 billion, Alibaba CEO Jack Ma is one of the richest people on earth. His e-commerce company is now worth more than $200 billion. But Ma’s success didn’t just fall from the sky. He grew up poor and was rejected from dozens of jobs before fighting his way to founding one of the largest internet companies in the world. Show More Summary

Google executive among those killed on Everest after massive Nepal earthquake

Google executive Dan Fredinburg was among 13 people killed on Mount Everest after a 7.8 magnitude earthquake ravaged Nepal on Saturday, CNN is reporting A woman who identified herself as Fredinburg's young sister, Megan, posted on Fredinburg's Instagram page that he suffered a major head injury after the avalanche and didn't survie. Show More Summary

Why this Google exec would always keeps 200 random resumes lying around his office (GOOG)

Google values and invests in its employees. It provides resources like free meals and in-house dry cleaning to save their time and improve their health and productivity. It "defaults to open," to prove it trusts employees, and encourages them to work on projects they feel passionate about. Show More Summary

Here's how Apple plans to prevent 'DeformGate,' 'DiscolorGate,' or 'ScratchGate' from happening to the Apple Watch (AAPL)

The Apple Watch casing has proven to be pretty strong, but it's apparently normal for the various watch bands to become deformed, discolored, or scratched over time, according to Apple blog 9to5Mac. Citing sources briefed on internal...Show More Summary

Amazon's true brilliance shone this week in a tale of three clouds (AMZN)

This was earnings week in the tech industry, but the one report everybody was waiting for came out on Thursday. That's when Amazon broke out detailed financial results from Amazon Web Services, its cloud computing business, for the first time. Show More Summary

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