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Weekend Viewing: BBC Empire – Episode 4 – Making a Fortune – Jeremy Paxman

Jeremy Paxman continues his personal account of Britain’s empire, looking at how the empire began as a pirates’ treasure hunt, grew into an informal empire based on trade and developed into a global financial network. He travels from...Show More Summary

Apple tells developers not to sell consumer health data

Apple's HealthKit API has the ability to hold extremely important personal health data like heart rate, exercise habits, and blood pressure, but the company is now clarifying its guidelines on what third party developers are allowed to do with that...

Quirky drops pursuit of GE appliance unit

Quirky Inc., a startup specializing in crowd-sourced development of small household products, dropped out of the pursuit for General Electric Co.'s appliances unit, a person with knowledge of the... To view the full story, click the title link.

Australian Federal Police Redaction Failures Expose Targets, Officers And Investigations

2 days agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Australian intelligence and law enforcement agencies are pushing for access to more personal data and other records with a minimum of court oversight. The most recent development tells us they should be trusted as much with this additional info as the guy standing in front of an empty barn asking for more horses. Show More Summary

WildStar Developer's President Steps Down

WildStar developer Carbine Studios is undergoing a leadership change. President Jeremy Gaffney announced today that he's stepping down from his post for professional and personal reasons.Click To Continue Reading

The Protocols For Surviving As A Black Man

by Dish Staff Jelani Cobb brings a personal perspective: I spent eight days in Ferguson, and in that time I developed a kind of between-the-world-and-Ferguson view of the events surrounding Brown’s death. I was once a linebacker-sized eighteen-year-old, too. What I knew then, what black people have been required to know, is that there are […]

Pillar, a collection of 'psychological minigames' is coming to PS4

Developer Michael Hicks has announced a new project for the PS4 -- it's called Pillar. It will consist of a collection of minigames, each modeled after a different personality type. Examples given are introverts, logical people, andShow More Summary

A Post-Summer Budget Plan for Building a Healthy Christmas Fund

Although the development of excellent budgeting skills is important throughout the year, utilizing restraint and prudence with respect to personal finance is particularly important during the months that proceed the Christmas season. As the summer comes to a close and December looms near, individuals who want to be able to spend freely during the holidays […]

3 Tips for Inspiring Your Kids to Volunteer

Giving back to your community is a gift that gives right back, and habits and viewpoints instilled at a young age are much more likely to stick with a person than those developed later in life. Because of this, it's great for kids to get used to the idea of being involved in their community through volunteer work and other types of service. Show More Summary

Bombarded by explosive waves of information, scientists review new ways to process and analyze Big Data

Big Data presents scientists with unfolding opportunities, including, for instance, the possibility of discovering heterogeneous characteristics in the population leading to the development of personalized treatments and highly individualized services. Show More Summary

XRay software reveals how Gmail, Amazon and YouTube leverage your personal data

A new software tool developed at Columbia University is providing valuable insights into how some very popular websites make use of the sensitive data they collect from their users. The software could help sniff out potential abusesShow More Summary

Everyone API Puts Valuable Telephone Data at Developers' Fingertips

Having a better knowledge of who it is that marketing efforts are being aimed at is imperative for the success of any product or application. Telephone data that provides accurate information, such as a person's name, address and gender, gives the marketer or developer a real advantage and a much better chance of hitting the mark.

‘Swing Copters,’ the New Game From ‘Flappy Bird’ Developer, Is Live

Workplace productivity and personal relationships the world over could soon be taking a hit: The man behind the world-wide mobile gaming sensation "Flappy Bird" has unleashed his newest effort.

Does Living in the Moment Mean Forgetting the Past?

Let it go. Move on. Live in the moment. These are valid sentiments — words of wisdom that are featured in self-help books and spoken by personal development gurus. And I honestly adhere to those notions; moving forward from certain chapters and releasing old ghosts is freeing. And healthy. Staying present encourages appreciation, of beauty, […]

Penn Medicine Opens Center for Advanced Retinal and Ocular Therapeutics (CAROT)

The Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania has launched the Penn Center for Advanced Retinal and Ocular Therapeutics (CAROT) to build on its previous success developing novel therapies for the personalized diagnosis and treatment of retinal and ocular disorders.

Quiz: Are You A Narcissist?

last weekHealth : Healthland

Take the Narcissistic Personality Inventory, developed by Robert Raskin and Howard Terry.

The Doctor Told Her Parents She Would Never Play Sports, Now She’s a Rodeo Queen

According to the Center of Disease Control, Cerebral Palsy is the most common motor disability in childhood and causes abnormal brain development or damage to the developing brain that affects a person’s ability to control his or her muscles. In the United States, 1 in 323 children have cerebral palsy. Although Cerebral Palsy is known […]

This beautiful Facebook Cards concept is inspired by Google Now

Designer and Web developer Amine Zafri has created an absolutely beautiful Facebook concept inspired by Google Now. In short, he has taken the cards that power Google’s intelligent personal assistant and applied them to the Facebook Timeline. Show More Summary

Tumblr Images to Be Scanned For Brand Sentiment

Regarding its deal with Ditto Labs to help it scan all the images on its site for insight into a person's affiliation with a brand, Tumblr Head of Business Development T.R. Newcomb said, "Right now, we're not planning to do anything ad-related." And "right now" would be the key word in that phrase. Show More Summary

3D-printed Wind Turbine Fits in Your Backpack!

Portable solar power has already taken off, but what about when the sun goes down? Could massive wind turbines be scaled down for personal use? Poznan, Poland-based 3D printer manufacturer Omni3d has developed a 3D-printed, foldable wind turbine that can generate

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