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Google's Internet Balloons Have Already Traveled 3 Million Kilometers

The balloons now last more than 100 days thanks to refined manufacturing processes. Google's Internet balloons, part of an ambitious experiment called Project Loon to bring web connectivity to remote areas, have cumulatively traveled 3 million kilometers since 2013, the company said Thursday. Read Full Story

Marijuana Is The World's Most Lucrative Cash Crop

But ironically, the more legal weed gets, the more its value to today's growers will plummet. Wheat is the most planted cash crop in the world. Sugar cane has the highest yield, and it's the most popular based on gross yearly production. Show More Summary

How A Top Creative Director Learned To Embrace The Chaos Of Creativity And Make Great Work

72andSunny partner and executive creative director Jason Norcross's five tips for finding great work and building a career in advertising. In our series, Then & Now, we track the professional paths and key career decisions of the people with the coolest creative jobs around. Read Full Story

Uber Hires IBM's Former Chief Privacy Officer To Review Its Practices

Harriet Pearson worked at IBM for nearly two decades, overseeing security and data protection. Uber is in damage-control mode. To mitigate the offhand remarks an Uber exec made last week about potentially digging up dirt on journalists,...Show More Summary

This Map Of London's Surveillance Is Incomplete (Because They Wouldn't Let The Mapper Finish)

Are you even allowed to know who is watching you? British artist James Bridle is fascinated by surveillance technology. Once, he photographed 140 CCTV cameras on the walk between his London flat and the tube. This past year, he installed a white surveillance balloon above an abandoned East London parking lot. Show More Summary

Quiz: Which New App Will Solve Your Productivity Problems?

Stressed? Forgetful? Losing your sanity? Take our quiz to find out which apps can help. Ever feel as if one more meeting is the only thing standing between you and a nervous breakdown? Fret not—we've curated the best new apps to help. Simply click below on your specific productivity problem and follow our interactive quiz to find the solution. Read Full Story

Billboard To Add Streaming Data To Its Weekly Album Charts

Better late than never. Billboard, publisher of the music industry's scorecard of record, is finally catching up. Starting in December the company will include data from more than 1,500 music-streaming services in its weekly album charts, the biggest update to the ranking formula since 1991, when it started using SoundScan data. Read Full Story

This Device Creates A 3-D Soundscape To Help Blind People Navigate Through Cities

Pulling location data from streetlights, stores, and buses, it translates them into sound. For someone who can't see, meeting a friend on the other side of town can mean step after step of stressful navigation: Finding a bus stop, figuring...Show More Summary

Dropbox Finally Adds Photo Albums To Carousel. What Took So Long?

The photo backup app is also expanding to iPads, Android tablets, and the web. In the first major update to its Carousel photo backup app, Dropbox is adding albums and expanding the app's presence to iPads, Android tablets, and the web. Read Full Story

Building The Epic "Dragon Age: Inquisition," One Character At A Time

The creators of Dragon Age: Inquisition and actor Freddie Prinze Jr. talk about the making of the game's key character. Dragon Age: Inquisition is the vast new installment of the fantasy roleplaying game series from BioWare. It's a multi-layered...Show More Summary

Nasty Gal's New Shopping Bags Are NSFW-ish

Fans, so far, seem to dig it. Online retailer Nasty Gal debuts its flagship brick-and-mortar store in Melrose tomorrow and the company has treated us to a taste or what we can expect on the store's dedicated Instagram account: Read Full Story

The Secrets To Successful Networking From The Most Connected Women

Ten successful women share how they've mastered the art of meaningful networking. Until the age of 40, Judy Robinett thought she was shy. As a result, she'd go to corporate events and stand in a corner because she felt awkward around others. Show More Summary

"Normal Barbie" Will Have Stickers For Scars, Cellulite, And Acne

The Lammily doll's sticker pack was inspired, at least in part, by Demi Lovato. The "Normal Barbie," Lammily, does not officially ship until January 2015. But in her short time in the public sphere, she has attracted gobs of attention for ditching the mutated proportions of "Barbie" Barbie for the body shape of the average 19-year-old American woman. Read Full Story

This New Restaurant Is A Lab To Help Find Ways The Food Industry Can Fight Climate Change

Anthony Myint's new San Francisco restaurant will find ways for a not-super-sustainable industry to change. For most restaurants, "sustainable" food means some combination of organic and local and seasonal. And while that's not a bad thing, a new restaurant shows how much farther the food world can go in fighting issues like climate change. Show More Summary

Sony Pulls The Plug On Steve Jobs Movie

The biopic's fate is unclear. Ten years ago we had Steve Jobs, Bob Hope, and Johnny Cash… and now, we might not even have a second Steve Jobs movie. Read Full Story

This Video Game Proves That Telepathy Is Possible

A new experimental video game uses brain-computer interfaces to make telepathy real. A team of computational neuroscientists and psychologists at the University of Washington have managed to create telepathy in their lab, enabling one test subject to use his thoughts to control another test subject's body as he played a video game a mile away. Show More Summary

Brands Are Wasting Time And Money On Facebook And Twitter, Report Says

"Stop making Facebook the center of your relationship marketing efforts," says Nate Elliott, VP and principal analyst at Forrester. Today market research firm Forrester published a report for brands titled "Social Relationship Strategies That Work." Read Full Story

You Not Thinking Enough About Getting Fat Is Why You're Fat

Envisioning the long-term consequences of overeating is the best way to prevent it in the first place. Everyone has food cravings, but some people are better at fighting off temptation than others. What's the best mental strategy to use when the urge comes upon us to eat all those leftovers or dive into that tub of ice cream? Read Full Story

Playstation Teams Up With The New York City Ballet For A Victory Dance

The pirouette meets the PS4 in this new Sony campaign. The odds anyone ever wondered why there isn't more crossover between video games and ballet, are about as high as some n00b getting to Prestige Mode in one sitting. But in a new campaign, Sony and agency BBH New York enlisted the New York City Ballet to compose some serious moves for Playstation. Read Full Story

The Original Tweeting: This App Is Like Shazam For Bird Songs

Warblr will let you identify birds by their warbles. Music identification service Shazam has helped many of us become a little more musically literate. Now, a similar sound-recognition service is set to do the same for other hard-to-identify sounds: the calls and songs of birds. Read Full Story

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