As part of a global effort to school art-world professionals in the recovery of art and other cultural treasures that were looted during the Nazi era, experts from museums, auction houses and government agencies are meeting this week for a six-day conference in Magdeburg, Germany, the Associated Press reports.
The world's central bankers are gearing up to provide liquidity in the event that Greek elections Sunday cause a free fall in markets, Reuters is reporting, and you know, again (and again) after that.
It was only this weekend, of course, that a plan to rescue the Spanish banking system with $125 billion in European funds, news that soothed investors for about five minutes before markets turned back again Spain's government bonds.
You know how you don't bike to work because you get hot and sweaty and gross? A group of MIT graduates has stolen that excuse. They copied technology from spacesuits and used it to make what BikeBlogNYC has rightly dubbed "the TANG of dress shirts" -- a sharp-looking top that regulates your body heat. No sweaty pit spots! No overheating before your meeting!
The dropouts, the misfits and wunkerkinds. The young and the fearless. They come every year to Silicon Valley. And mostly, they have come on their own.
It wasn't until last year there that was a dedicated program for them. The famously contrarian and libertarian investor Peter Thiel created a fellowship for twenty people under the age of 20. The mission was to find uncommonly brilliant young people and get them to forgo the traditional path of college.
What do you get when you put an AIDS activist, an actor and two technologists in a coffee shop? An idea to make the world a better place. Their project, part of this year's TechStars, is called Smallknot and it lets you invest a small amount into local businesses. When the business has made its improvements or bulked up its whiskey collection, you can request a gift or repayment in return.
Technology is all about looking to the future, but with so many different virtual identities and social networks it's tough to keep track of who you've spoken with and where you've been. The Rewind.Me iOS app, however, lets you dive into your past experiences by pulling in your social network data and organizing it for you.
The idea is simple. Imagine you went to a delicious Greek restaurant in March around one mile from your apartment but you can't seem to remember where it is.
Sometimes an idea is so out there that it's hard to even explain clearly without sounding like a crazy person. Kurrenci is one of those ideas.
Kurrenci is money for the Internet. You "buy" Kurrenci (or earn it through browsing and other interactions) and then you can use it at various locations on the Web, including ecommerce sites, gaming services, and peer-to-peer payments.
Now that we've all been provided the opportunity for a good, long think about the zombie apocalypse, perhaps its time to consider some of the overlooked skills that would come in handy and seek out some new mentors. And while most of us wouldn't have the stomach to get hone some parkour skills, rolling a bike through an urban obstacle course could one day save your life.
HBO has apologized after a scene in Game of Thrones featuring the disembodied head of George W. Bush on a pike was uncovered. HBO told the website io9: "We were deeply dismayed to see this and find it unacceptable, disrespectful and in very bad taste"; the scene will be removed from future releases of the episode on DVD.
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If you've enjoyed the game Portal in the past, you understand the allure of being able to open wormholes in space. Filmmaker Jason Craft decided he wanted to recreate that experience with his goofy friends so he created a CG movie that is on par with anything you can see at the theatre these days. His short, Portal: Terminal Velocity, shows us what would happen if a bunch of dudes had a gun that could instantly transport you through space and time.
A dude in St. Louis SAN LUIS OBISPO is giving up on his hipster dreams, and therefore on his fixie. Result: one of the funnier bike-for-sale Craigslist ads we've seen.
I tried so hard. I dated a girl from Portland. I criticized cheese. I applied the term artisanal to every inanimate object that went in or on my body. I burned and singed my forearms just to make it look like I was going to culinary school.
by Evan Bindelglass
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) - A nearly five-minute-long video featuring stunning time-lapse photography of Manhattan has been making its way around the Internet.
The video, called "The Manhattan Project," (not to be confused with the project that created the atomic bomb) was created by photographer Cameron Michael.
One of the cool things about this video is that the camera moves each time a new photograph is taken.
In the midst of Greece's economic crisis, one entrepreneur has come up with a novel way to earn extra cash: He's renting out farmland. Dimitris Koutsolioutsos started gineagrotis.gr to connect city dwellers to rural farmers. The urban resident rents out a section of the farmer's land to grow whatever produce is desired, which is then delivered to the city each week -- either to the resident or, if desired, a local soup kitchen.