Rarest Stamp in the World May Sell for a Record $20 Million

A rare stamp from British Guiana is expected to break world records when it is sold as part of an auction of the estate of a multi-millionaire and convicted murderer on Tuesday.The "world's most famous stamp," according to Sotheby's in New York City,

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Rarest Stamp in the World May Sell for a Record $20 Million

A rare stamp from British Guiana is expected to break world records when it is sold as part of an auction of the estate of a multi-millionaire and convicted murderer on Tuesday.The "world's most famous stamp," according to Sotheby's in New York City,

How a Moth's Eye Could Help Improve the Efficiency of Solar Cells

Inspiration lies in the strangest of places—and for researchers at the Agency for Science, Technology & Research in Singapore, that includes the eye of moth. A new antireflective coating inspired by the creature's ocular faculties could help bump up the efficiency of solar cells.Read more...

Report shows QA budget is now being spent primarily on new apps, not legacy software

Companies are also spending more on quality assurance, with the realisation that in our increasingly connected world, negative word of mouth spreads fast.Read more: http://www.itproportal.com/2014/10/07/report-shows-qa-budget-is-now-being-spent-primarily-on-new-apps-not-legacy-software/

Windows XP has finally been laid to rest – but it will haunt us well into the future

Redmond pulled the plug on support for XP today – but it really isn’t as simple as just forgetting about the old OS. Far from it…Read more: http://www.itproportal.com/2014/04/08/windows-xp-has-finally-been-laid-to-rest--but-it-will-haunt-us-well-into-the-future/

Slashing pirates' revenue streams, one ad at a time

ITProPortal spoke to Duncan Trigg, the man behind Project Sunblock, about the new initiative to display police warnings on illegal sites. How big is the problem, and will this have any effect?Read more: http://www.itproportal.com/2014/07/29/slashing-pirates-revenue-streams-one-ad-at-a-time/

Thoughts for Your Penny: The One-Cent Piece Is Worth a Century of Type

Every few years, there are calls to retire the American penny (as cumbersome and too expensive to produce), and rebuttals to preserve it (for posterity and price stability). I don't know how or when this question will be answered. Personally, I would not miss the gobs of metal in my pockets,

Everledger Is Using Blockchain To Combat Fraud, Starting With Diamonds

The wild valuation swings of Bitcoin are something of a sideshow when compared with the potential of the underlying blockchain engine. Focusing on the utility of this distributed, consensus-based technology is exactly what London-based startup Everledger is doing. Read More

Two Leading Biologists Discuss The Next Step In Saving The Planet

Edward O. Wilson made his name by arguing that human society and the natural world are governed by the same principles. Sean B. Carroll made his name by unifying the study of humans and animals, showing that development in both is driven by the same fundamental molecular and genetic processes.

How to Save the Planet: An Interview With Two Iconic Scientists

What happens when two iconic scientists talk about saving our planet? Read on to find out what happened when E O Wilson and Sean Carroll—two giants in their field—sat down to discuss just that.Read more...

How Leather Is Slowly Killing the People and Places That Make It

Though we may consider ourselves intellectually and technologically superior to our cave-dwelling ancestors, we still adorn our bodies, transports, and homes with the skin of conquered animals. But unlike the wholly organic methods used by our forebears,

Departing the U.S. from an airport? Your face will be scanned.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is set to expand the use of facial recognition tech to identify just about every person leaving the United States on a commercial flight.As Quartz reports, the CBP already uses facial recognition technology at 15 U.S. airports.

Crazy Flipping Selfie Camera

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Elon Musk calls self-driving laser sensors 'lame' at Tesla's Autonomy Day

As Elon Musk made clear Monday, the technology most of his competitors in the self-driving car space use to help vehicles detect what's around them is lame. And his option is way better. "LiDAR is a fool's errand," he quipped about the laser-emitting tool that, in the simplest terms,

Video about swiping guys on Tinder is so real it hurts

If you've ever had the misfortune of swiping on men on Tinder, you can probably relate to this video. A skit by writers Jon Foor and Luke Strickler poked fun at the overplayed trend of everyone on Tinder having exactly two personality traits: Liking The Office and loving dogs. "Where'd you grow up?

Elon Musk says Tesla robotaxis are coming — and soon

Look out, Uber. Tesla CEO Elon Musk plans to turn the electric car company's fleet of vehicles into a massive autonomous ride-hailing network. 

These gorillas take better selfies than any influencer can

Can we just take a moment to appreciate how well these gorillas know their angles?Ndakazi and Ndeze, two orphaned gorillas who were raised at Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo, posed for a selfie that went viral over the weekend. 

Everyone is using Blink-182 as their password and the band is not cool with it

The world is awash in '90s nostalgia — and it's even showing up in our passwords.A new study from the UK's National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has revealed the world's most easily hacked passwords, CNN reports. The top no-brainer passwords overall are impersonal number combinations, like 12345.

What We Know About the Benghazi Suspect

Just a few weeks after the deadly attack on the American consulate in Benghazi, Ahmed Abu Khatallah, the suspected mastermind of the assault, could be found at a luxury hotel in the Libyan coast town,

Film Your Life Like a First-Person Shooter With This Autonomous Drone

Many gamers have fantasized about seeing the first-person, top-down view shown in many video games in real-life. Now a new autonomous camera drone promises to deliver just thatCreated by a team from France,

51 Sportacular World Cup Instagrams From the Brazil vs. Mexico Match

Brazil and Mexico met at the Estádio Castelão in Fortaleza, Brazil, on Tuesday for a physical, grueling battle of goalkeeping that ended in a draw.The two teams, which had both won their previous matches, failed to score on goalkeepers who performed flawlessly. Mexico's Guillermo Ochoa,



Hey! You! Get Off Of Our Bandwagon

The Book of Berners-Lee And lo, it did come to pass, as prophesied by the geeks of yore, that in the twenty-fifth year of the Web, the world entire, from Kathmandu to Timbuktu to Zanzibar to New York, began to notice its devouring by the Law of Moore.

How Dropbox Knows When You’re Sharing Copyrighted Stuff (Without Actually Looking At Your Stuff)

Late last night, a tweet was spread far and wide showing that a DMCA notice had blocked a file from being shared on a Dropbox user's account. What was going on? Was Dropbox suddenly doing something sketchy? Were they suddenly lurking around their users folders,

Samsung upgrades the selfie on new NX3000 smart camera

The new camera features a flip-up display that comes with Wink Shot technology that lets users take selfies by either winking or smiling at the display.Read more: http://www.itproportal.com/2014/05/08/samsung-upgrades-selfie-new-nx3000-smart-camera/

原创UGC声音媒体“喜马拉雅”获1150万美元A轮融资,投资方包括SIG、KPCB、Sierra Ventures


Resident Evil to get re-make treatment again for next-gen consoles and PC

Capcom has announced that an HD-version of the first entry in its popular survival horror series will be coming to Xbox One, PS4 and PC, as well as last-gen consoles, in 2015.Read more: http://www.itproportal.com/2014/08/05/resident-evil-get-re-make-treatment-again-next-gen-consoles-and-pc/


当以智能手表为代表的可穿戴设备市场不温不火,业内将期望寄托在明年上市的苹果Apple Watch之时,微软近日相当低调地发布了其智能腕带Fitness Band,之所以低调,是因为之前业内并未听到和透露任何有关微软要发布智能腕带的消息,但让业内感到意外的是,就是这样一款低调的产品竟然在正式上架之后受到了众多消费者青睐,在疯抢的过程中公司线上和线下商店迅速宣告售罄,而从eBay网站罗列清单显示原价为1

Snapdragon 810: Your Next Phone's Brains Are Way More Than Just Fast

A new year means a new flagship smartphone brain, and Qualcomm has detailed some of the most fun features of its upcoming Snapdragon 810 chip, which will start popping up in phones next year. It's faster, and it supports better graphics sure, but it also has other tricks up its sleeve.



This advertisement for plus-sized leggings is totally baffling

Plus-sized women are forced to endure a myriad of bizarre injustices when it comes to clothing advertisements, but this definitely takes it to a whole new levelA website associated with Alibaba is advertising a pair of colorful, poly-blend leggings as "plus-size." See also:

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