Daniel Burrus

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The Craziest Hotel Concierge Stories You'll Ever Hear

There's a real-life version of the Society of Crossed Keys! At least concierge life is nothing like a Wes Anderson movie... sorta.<p>Concierges have to deal with a lot of sh*t. I have a theory that we reveal the true versions of ourselves when we travel. Wait, let me rephrase that because I think it …

Senate fails to override Obama's veto of Keystone XL pipeline

The Senate failed Wednesday to override President Obama's veto of Keystone XL pipeline legislation, ending for now attempts by Congress to speed up approval of the controversial energy project.<p>Falling short of the two-thirds majority needed, Republicans backers of the pipeline could not peel off …

I ditched my wedding ring for a silicone band

QALO wants to save your flesh and your cash with these medical-grade silicone rings. I spent a week with one. Is it time to ditch the traditional gold band?<p>When my wife and I were shopping for wedding rings, my eye wandered toward anything that wasn't a traditional gold band. When the girl behind …

Ford Explains the Focus RS's "Drift Mode"

The Geneva auto show brought confirmation that the new Ford Focus RS will feature what the company is calling “drift mode.” This immediately triggered thoughts of wannabe Hoonigans wrapping their cars, and possibly themselves, around solid objects as they tried to make their own gymkhana …

Jawbone of early human puts evolution in a whole new light

Has climate change made us who we are today? A broken and fossilized jawbone found poking up amid sediment in an East African hill is rewriting a significant chapter of human evolution — and adding weight to the argument that a hot, parched climate guided the development of our ancestors.<p>In a pair …

The World's 5 Craziest Airport Runways

That moment when the landing gear begins to rumble, the pilot signals for the cabin crew to strap in, and the fuselage of the plane begins to drop between the clouds towards the glowing runways in the distance, is arguably one of the most nerve-wracking of flying overall. But when that runway is …

Mount Everest

Why you really do get that from your father

We may look like our mothers but our genes have more in common with the paternal line, study finds<p>It is good news for put-upon husbands who fear their wife will turn out like their mother-in-law: scientists say that, genetically, we are more like our fathers.<p>A study has found that although we might …

What could kill Obamacare

Republicans have tried to kill Obamacare more than 50 times. But the Supreme Court couldactually do it with a single ruling.<p>Justices will hear arguments Wednesday on whether most Obamacare enrollees can keep their subsidies.<p>A ruling against the Obama administration could send Obamacare into a death …

Health Care

Weekly Recap: Ford gets serious in Silicon Valley

Plus: Notes On Ferraris At Auction, Jeff Gordon And The Mercedes C-Class Coupe<p>Ford opened a new research center in Silicon Valley this week to spur development of cutting-edge technologies like autonomous driving and connectivity.<p>The lab will have 125 engineers, researchers and scientists by the …

Silicon Valley

Microsoft HoloLens goggles captivate with holograms

The glasses, which the US technology titan sprang on an unsuspecting press this week, elicited descriptions such as "magical" and "unbelievable," the first time in a while such praise was heaped on a Microsoft creation.<p>The augmented reality goggles are a step in a different direction from virtual …

Augmented Reality

11 Reasons You Should Keep Feeding Your Cheese Obsession

Since January 20 is National Cheese Lover's Day, you may find yourself thinking about cheese more than usual. More specifically, you may find yourself thinking about how much cheese you consume on a daily basis.<p>Are you feeling guilty? Don't be! Cheese is a beautiful and wonderful thing that does …

Uber CEO Reveals Mind-Boggling New Statistic That Skeptics Will Hate

One of the most commonly invoked takedowns of the ever-increasing and mind-blowing valuation levels the company has achieved — $40 billion at last count— is this:<p>"Investors are valuing Uber as if it's bigger than the whole taxi market!"<p>The implication?<p>Investors are nuts.<p>Well, investors are indeed …

Transportation

APR Audi RS7 Stage 1

More power for your insanely powerful car.<p>From the February 2015 issue of <b>Car and Driver</b><p>Tuner cars, those science projects engineered to make already-fast cars truly berserk, are often more trouble than they’re worth. But what if you could make a two-ton-plus sports sedan run a sub-11 quarter-mile …

10 Things In Tech You Need To Know Today

Here's the tech news you need to know today.<p><b>1. Google is interested in investing in Elon Musk's SpaceX.</b> The tech giant is keen on the idea of using satellites to bring the internet to people around the world.<p><b>2. Twitter has acquired Indian mobile marketing startup ZipDial.</b> The company gives clients …

App Store

5 Tricks That Make Your Slow Cooker Even More Useful, If That's Even Possible

The slow cooker is a magical device. Put a couple ingredients in it, turn it on, leave for work and return to a fully cooked, flavorful and tender meal. You can make everything from French onion soup to carne asada nachos in your slow cooker, but its almost mystical powers don't stop at dinner. You …

Cooking

I Hate 'The Internet Of Things' -- But I Love The Internet Of Things

<b>The “Internet of Things”—powerful trend, but misunderstood buzzword</b><br>Your boss or your peers are probably asking you about <i>the Internet of Things</i> (IoT). Or they soon will be.<p>But what <i>is</i> it?<p>It’s hard to find a sensible definition of IoT. After all, the Internet has always been made up of <i>things.</i> And if …

Tesla destroys Dodge Challenger Hellcat at dragstrip

But you can bet on a rematch for this one.<p>This matchup was bound to happen.<p>In the near lane, you've got a 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat, a 707-horse dream machine seemingly built as the vehicular embodiment of "AMERICA, F**K YEAH"—a retro-styled ICBM on wheels, one that Dodge says will do the …