Ed Ferrell

58 Flips | 4 Magazines | 27 Likes | 1 Follower | @Bigodog83 | Keep up with Ed Ferrell on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Ed Ferrell”

Gorgeous glass objects created with a 3D printer

Researchers from MIT have created a 3D printer that is able to create objects out of glass.<p>Once the basics for 3D-printer technology were established with plastic filament, the next step was experimenting with a variety of materials, which sees us pretty much smack-bang where we are now. Metal, …

3D Printing

How to Raise Your Credit Score by Labor Day

The first step: know your weaknesses.<p>It’s summer, and now hardly feels like the time to “work” on anything. But some things — like boosting your …

Uber drivers are employees not contractors, California rules

Uber to appeal California Labor Commission ruling that it is ‘involved in every aspect of the operation’<p>Uber has appealed a California labor commission ruling that declared employees of the ride-sharing company are employees and not contractors.<p>In its ruling, the California labor commissioner said …

San Francisco

Why is a Chinese tycoon building a $50 billion canal in Nicaragua that no one wants?

A Chinese billionaire is building one of the world’s largest engineering projects, a canal in Nicaragua that is three times the size of world’s largest, the Panama Canal, and is estimated to cost at least $50 billion. Of the many Chinese infrastructure projects spanning the globe, the new canal …

China

Elon Musk's SpaceX Announces Design Competition for Hyperloop | Inc.com

Billionaire Elon Musk wants to jump-start his Hyperloop high-speed transit system.<p>Musk's rocket-building company, SpaceX, announced Monday that it plans to build a 1-mile test track next to its headquarters in the Los Angeles suburb of Hawthorne and will hold a competition there next year to test …

Elon Musk

Rams DEs Chris Long, William Hayes confront homelessness in St. Louis

<b>THE IDEA WAS</b> hatched as the St. Louis Rams' team bus inched through a rugged part of downtown St. Louis, and, like many of the plans William Hayes …

Google bursts into the wireless industry

The search giant unveils a new service that switches between cellular and Wi-Fi signals and lets customers pay for only what data they use.<p>Google wants to be your wireless carrier.<p>The search giant on Wednesday announced its long-anticipated wireless service in the United States, called Project …

Wi-Fi

Tesla's $13,000 battery could keep your home online in a blackout

Elon Musk is a man who likes to make waves. Whether it’s privatizing space exploration or shaking up commuting with the Hyperloop high speed transport system, the billionaire technocrat aims big. Now his electric car company, Tesla, is planning to change the way people power their homes.<p>In a tweet …

Tesla

How Two Entrepreneurs Turned Foreclosure Flipping into a $3.5 Million Business | Inc.com

As real-estate agents, Josh Collins and John Sears knew that banks, to maximize resale value, frequently need to renovate the foreclosed properties they acquire. They also knew that neither the banks nor the real-estate agents they rely on to sell those properties understand much about construction …

Real Estate

Fortune.com

• 1. To license Fortune articles, excerpts, or headlines for republication in various media (including books, eBooks, film, web, newsletters, …

House Approves Bill Allowing Businesses To Deduct $500,000 Of Asset Purchases

While the tax industry spent today raucously rejoicing at the thought of hundreds of Form 3115s disappearing from their to-do lists, Congress quietly entered unchartered territory by reaching an agreement for a second consecutive day.<p>Yesterday, the House voted to make permanent three charitable …

Finance

Scientists Have Figured Out a Way to Convert Solar Energy Into Liquid Fuel

Researchers at Harvard have discovered how to convert solar energy into liquid fuel, potentially accelerating our switch to the alternative-energy …

22 tips, tricks and shortcuts for Android Lollipop

<b>1. Settings Search Bar</b><p>Settings now has its own dedicated search bar. While this may seem like a very minor addition, it’s actually a great timesaver when you know exactly what you’re after. For example, let’s say you want to change your network settings, but you don’t know where to look. Just head …

Android News

Americans don't like Obamacare, even if enrollees do

A record number of Americans are giving Obamacare two thumbs down, even though enrollees like it and plan to renew their insurance coverage.<p>Some 56% of Americans disapprove of Obamacare, the most ever, a Gallup poll released Monday shows. A record-low 37% of those surveyed support the health reform …

Agents, lenders fill niche as Chinese money floods housing market

When Alisha Chen first got into real estate 10 years ago, she didn't really plan on becoming a gatekeeper for a global housing market.<p>But a housing crash and a flood of Chinese money later, she's part of a growing cottage industry of real estate agents, bankers and attorneys who specialize in …

Real Estate

A Conversation on Future Urbanism, Tech Hubs

It was a really interesting selection of panelists with San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee, Yelp CEO Jeremy Stoppelman, former New York City director of planning Amanda Burden and Zappo’s CEO Tony Hsieh, who has been struggling to revive downtown Las Vegas, at Vanity Fair’s New Establishment summit …

Get Google Now reminders for multiple calendars

Want to get reminders for events that aren't on your primary Google calendar? Check out these tips for troubleshooting which events appear in Google Now on Android.<p>Google Now is your helpful Android assistant that can remind you of upcoming events like birthdays, sports scores, movies and calendar …

Android News

Never Do Laundry Again With These 4 Gee-Whiz Gadgets

Clean towels in seconds! A global design competition reveals our shared frustration with smelly socks.<p>Hoarding stacks of quarters and schlepping bags of dirty laundry may soon be footnotes in the history books, if product designers can realize their visions for better fabric care.<p>This year the …

California's top experiences

From towering redwood forests in foggy Northern California to perfectly sun-kissed surf beaches in the south, this 'Golden State' alongside the Pacific simply begs to be explored.<p>Come for the landscape, stay for the sensational meals, and glimpse the future in the making on America's creative coast.<p>…

From Utah Beach to Kabul: How Army gear changed since D-Day

The basics are the same: A uniform, a helmet, boots, a rucksack, and a rifle. But that's about the only similarities between what a D-Day soldier and one in Afghanistan took into combat.<p>At a distance, the two soldiers look pretty much the same. But up close, the parallels fall away as what was new …

Military

Aerofex hoverbike could be yours by 2017

The Aero-X hoverbike from Aerofex is slated for a commercial release in 2017 for just $85,000. Chump change, right?<p>Aerofex's hoverbike made a pretty big splash when the Californian company showed off its working prototype all the way back in 2012, but then it went eerily silent. Now, Aerofex has …

Carbon Fiber

Facebook Really Is Building The Metaverse

Facebook paid $2 billion for a virtual-reality headset maker. Now we learn why: The social network wants to build the first billion-person game.<p>A few months ago, jaws dropped as Facebook shelled out $2 billion to purchase Oculus VR, a virtual-reality headset company started on Kickstarter. Nobody …

Rancher Holds Up Dead Calf on "New Day"

Cliven Bundy, the Nevada rancher turned conservative folk hero, joined "New Day" Friday morning to respond to the controversy surrounding comments he made about minorities and the federal government.<p>During the exchange with CNN's Chris Cuomo, Bundy remained steadfast in his views and used a number …

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos: We're Getting Closer to Delivery by Drone

Amazon apparently is making progress on its goal of eventually delivering small packages to your home by drone.<p>In his annual letter to shareholders, made public Thursday, CEO Jeff Bezos provided an update on the company’s accomplishments and projects over the past year. That included a brief …

Drones

California City Eyes $12.30 Minimum Wage, Highest In Nation

(Changes dateline to Richmond, adds City Council postponed vote)<p>By Laila Kearney<p>RICHMOND, Calif., April 1 (Reuters) - A California city in the pricey San Francisco Bay Area postponed a vote on Tuesday to raise its minimum wage to $12.30, which if passed would be among the highest municipal "living …

Foodini Machine Promises to 3-D Print Dinner

Spending hours in the kitchen may be a thing of the past once the fabulous Foodini goes on sale.<p>The sleek silver machine uses 3-D printing technology …