The Future According to Google; Apple Loses Appeal; Sexiest Job of the 21st Century

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Sorry, Apple

In July, a U.K. ruling decreed that Samsung had not infringed Apple's design rights with its Galaxy Tab computers. The judge said that Samsung devices just weren't as "cool" as Apple's. Now, the BBC reports one more blow to Apple, which lost its appeal against that ruling.

The Future According to Google

What would a day look like if Google's vision for the future comes true? The Atlantic Wire runs down the super high-tech and somewhat creepy days that lie ahead of us, if Eric Schmidt has his way. For more, check out the latest issue of Google's Think Quarterly.

What Are They Up To?

Kotaku scooper Superannuation got the dirt on what Microsoft, EA and Activision's gaming departments are up to. Recently, Microsoft posted job openings that provide some insight into the future of Xbox, while it looks like EA is working on, of all things, a mobile Scrabble game.

Behind the $1 Kickstarter Campaign

Who, in their right minds, would ask for just $1 on Kickstarter, the crowdfunding website for personal projects? Wired profiles the least ambitious players, and finds out why they do what they do.

Geeks Inherit the Earth

HBR lays it out: The sexiest job of the 21st century is a "data scientist." This new player has only been around for a few years, but is key in light of the fact that companies are more data- conscious than ever, and need someone to sort it all out for them.