Alex Jacobson

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11 Living Room Decorating Ideas Every Homeowner Should Know

<b>Lost when it comes to creating a visually cohesive, lived-in space? Learn how to decorate like an interior designer.</b><p>Decorate for Your Lifestyle<p>Interior designer Gillian Segal truly believes that "living in an environment you respond positively to will improve your quality of life." For her, that …

The Fermi Paradox

<i>PDF: We made a fancy PDF of this post for printing and offline viewing. Buy it here. (Or see a preview.)</i><p>Everyone feels something when they’re in a …

The Artificial Intelligence Revolution: Part 1

<i>PDF: We made a fancy PDF of this post for printing and offline viewing. Buy it here. (Or see a preview.)</i><p><i>Note: The reason this post took three weeks</i> …

Singularity

Buy A Rental Property To Pay For College: Save On Taxes And Tuition With No Room And Board

With the cost of the priciest colleges now over $65,000 a year, and room and board costs increasing faster than tuition at many colleges, buying a rental property for your child and a couple of good roommates to live in can be a savvy college funding, tax and retirement move.<p>You can pick up all of …

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8 Common Design Mistakes (and How to Avoid Them)

What makes a design good or bad? True, it’s subjective to some degree — but ultimately, good graphic design will inspire responses and clearly …

Background Check Tool. Run People Searches on Anyone.

Instant Checkmate is a public records search service that gives you the power to perform online <b>background checks</b> instantly. Search anyone in America, …

How to fix limited or no connectivity Wi-Fi issues in Windows 8

What happens when Windows 8 or 8.1 shows the following arcane message whenever you try to connect to your wireless network:<p>Or maybe you’ve seen this …

These Hilarious Harry Potter Comics Show How Irresponsible Dumbledore Was

Albus Wulfric Percival Brian Dumbledore was actually the master of the "Dumbleburn."

Kendrick Lamar's In-Depth Interview With N.W.A Is a Must-Watch

With <i>Straight Outta Compton</i> premiering in theaters nationwide tomorrow, <i>Billboard</i> recruited the one and only <b>Kendrick Lamar</b> to interview the core, …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Mike Hosking Breakfast

The world economy explained with just two cows.<br>You've got to love the definition of the Irish economy!

'Be picky and have high standards': new dating apps cater to the elite and the rich

It used to be that if you wanted to meet someone of a certain caliber, you would venture to a particular bar. There would be a line at the door with a strict doorman and inside would be a collection of beautiful people, all deemed special because they’d made it past the velvet rope. Now there’s an …

How to Convert a USB Charger Into a Linux Computer

<i>Short Bytes: This DIY from Chris Robinson of NODE will show you how to make your own Linux computer from a USB charger. This uses Raspberry Pi</i> …

N.W.A. May Be Going On A Reunion Tour With Eminem, So Get Excited Now

Back in the late ’80s, the original rebels of rap emerged: N.W.A. With a raucous sound, and a spirit that sprouted the middle finger to anyone who disagreed, the hip-hop group championed the gangsta rap aesthetic. Fast forward a decade, and a skinny white kid from Detroit named Eminem held the …

Edge of Stability: A Time-Lapse of Severe Weather and Natural Wonders

Photographer Jeff Boyce of Negative Tilt recently took an epic photography journey across the United States, shooting 70,000 photos across 15 states …

The 8 Dying Trends In Website Design To Stay Away From

When redesigning your website, it’s important to create a digital storefront that is, above all, usable and appealing to your ideal customer.<p>It’s …

Motorcycle running on Water can travel 310 MILES on a single litre

A water-powered motorbike with the ability to travel up to 310 miles on a litre of water is turning heads in Brazil.<p>The 'T Power H20’ motorcycle was …

The 12 disruptive tech trends you need to know

By<p>People pay plenty of money for consulting giants to help them figure out which technology trends are fads and which will stick. You could go that …

'Trillion Dollar Baby' Asteroid Has Wannabe Space Miners Salivating

A large asteroid making a pass by Earth this weekend is believed to be worth more than the entire economy of Japan. That’s got observers of the space mining industry (still more of a concept than an actual industry, really) looking to a near to medium-term future when we might be able to do more …

Scientists are on the cusp of these 11 discoveries that will transform the world

• All of the mistakes people make when buying, ordering, and drinking wine — and what to do instead<br>• The EU will reject Theresa May's single market for …

The Turing Phone Is Built to Be Unhackable and Unbreakable

SYL Chao opens his silver briefcase and lays it on the table. He deftly puts on white gloves and begins to unwrap white cloths from three rectangular …

Project Fi Review: Google Masters Wi-Fi Calling, but Needs Better Phones

Can the search giant change the wireless business like it’s changed high-speed Internet?<p>For millions of us, Google is the backbone of our digital lives. So it’s a little incongruous that to get to its many services, we generally go through carriers such as Comcast, Verizon or AT&T. In a few towns …

Telecoms

Here’s What Google’s Trippy Deep Dream AI Does To A Video Selfie

Totally mind-bending.<p>A few weeks ago, Google created algorithmic feedback loops in the artificial neural networks it uses to power Google Photos’ image-searching abilities. The result was a series of hallucinogenic still images that looked like a trippy mash-up between <i>Neuromancer</i> and <i>The Electric</i> …

Mashups

27 Amazing Charts That Will Turn You Into A Baking Whiz

Your sweet tooth can thank us later.

7 Things To Remember If You Dream To Have Your Own Business

It is about 7:00 PM Sunday now, and you are getting a sick feeling about going to work tomorrow. You must get up early on Monday morning and get …

6 Scientific Advances Bringing Us Closer to a Real Terminator

After four movies and a TV series—and 31 years after Ahnold first told us he'd be back—Terminators are returning to theaters in a fifth installment:</i> …

4 Powerful Upgrades For Your Online Image

Written By Dale Partridge ·<p>I have over 1,000,000 people who follow me on social media. But it wasn't always that way. Every "Dale Partridge" account …

Olympus Air crams a mirrorless camera into a smartphone-controlled lens

If your favorite camera is the one on your smartphone, Olympus' latest mirrorless camera may be the perfect way to step up your selfie game.<p>The …

Olloclip’s new modular case turns your iPhone into a mini photography studio

A company that got started on Kickstarter returns for a new product<p>In the last few years, Olloclip has become the GoPro of clip-on lenses for your phone. You can find the company's products in so many places — even in Apple stores — that it's hard to remember that Olloclip got its start on …