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How the Tech Behind Bitcoin Will Change Your Life

It appears that once again, the technological genie has been unleashed from its bottle. Summoned by an unknown person or persons at an uncertain time …

Confessions of a menopausal nymphomaniac

Single, menopausal and fed up with living without sex, Laurett Fenn downloaded several dating apps. In a series of adventures, she found all that she’d hoped for – and more<p>I am the poster girl for the menopause, despite the fact that there is absolutely no good news about the menopause. Its path is …

When robots do all the work, how will people live?

Technology is bringing profound, unstoppable change to society. It is vital that government faces this – and comes up with a new industrial strategy<p>George Osborne is expected to announce in his budget next week that driverless lorries will be tested on UK roads. By doing so he will herald the …

Different paths could lead to autonomous cars

GENEVA (AP) — Cars that drive themselves would mean a revolution in how people get around.<p>But they might arrive just as much by evolution, with everyday cars getting gradually smarter, as by sudden shifts to fully self-driving vehicles.<p>Autonomous driving — and its potential for sweeping change — …

What Assembling Ikea Furniture Taught Me About User Experience

In an increasingly complex and unequal world, there is one experience that is almost universal, speaking to both the agony and the ecstasy of the human experience. I’m talking of course, about the assembly of Ikea furniture.<p>We all know the story. You spot an affordable, well-designed piece of …

UX Design

The Most Important Design Jobs Of The Future

Designers at Google, Microsoft, Autodesk, Ideo, Artefact, Teague, Lunar, Huge, New Deal, and fuseproject predict 18 new design jobs.<p>Yesterday’s graphic designers are today’s UX designers. Will tomorrow’s UX designers be avatar programmers, fusionists, and artificial organ designers? Yes, according …

Letter to Emily White at NPR All Songs Considered.

<i>Recently Emily White, an intern at NPR All Songs Considered and GM of what appears to be her college radio station, wrote a post on the NPR blog in</i> …

Google's vision for the future of smartphone design

Google's Matias Duarte has a problem. In the next ten years he wants to replace the computer on your desk and the phone in your pocket with a smart, …

How the most expensive structure in the world was built

The International Space Station is a masterpiece of engineering and human ingenuity. But this $100bn project has been beset by politics, compromise and tragedy. Richard Hollingham, who witnessed the launch of the first section of the station for the BBC in 1998, investigates how we ended up with …

8 Things We Simply Don't Understand About the Human Brain

Despite all the recent advances in the cognitive and neurosciences, there’s still much about the human brain that we do not know. Here are 8 of the …

The Electric Turing Acid Test

If we want machines to truly think—a behavior that involves perspective and intuition and empathy—we need to help them hallucinate.<p><i>Parts of this essay by Andrew Smart are adapted from his book</i> Beyond Zero And One (2015)<i>, published by OR Books</i>.<p>Machine intelligence is growing at an increasingly rapid …

Why the modern world is bad for your brain

Photograph: Alamy<p>‘Because it is limited in characters, texting discourages thoughtful discussion or any level of detail, and its addictive problems are compounded by its …

IQ

“The truth is unspeakable”: A real American sniper unloads on “American Sniper”

<b>Bradley Cooper and Madeleine McGraw in "American Sniper" (Warner Bros. Entertainment)</b><p>“The truth is unspeakable,” says real-life American sniper who wants nothing to do with a dangerous propaganda film<p>Dennis Trainor Jr.<p>February 4, 2015 9:15pm (UTC)<p>Hearing Garett Reppenhagen describe how he felt the …

How Systems Thinking Makes You An Effective Leader

Growth November 10, 2014 32 Reads share<p>There was a time when people thought of businesses as some sort of machine. However, people are not very good …

Living in Switzerland ruined me for America and its lousy work culture - Vox

I was halfway through a job interview when I realized I was wrinkling my nose. I couldn't help myself. A full-time freelance position with a long commute, no benefits, and a quarter of my old pay was the best they could do? I couldn't hide how I felt about that, and the 25-year-old conducting the …

Income Inequality

Bridge of Spies review: Oscar bait season begins

Hanks plays James Donovan, an insurance lawyer who in the late 1950s is asked to take on the defense of Soviet spy Rudolf Abel (Mark Rylance). Donovan’s the kind of lawyer that’s able to cloak his negotiating hucksterism in a sheen of golly-gee all-American goodness, which makes him all the better …

Bumblebees Have A New Job: Delivering Organic Pesticides

If you’re already out pollinating, why not just carry a little extra?<p>The humble bumblebee might help disrupt the multi-billion dollar synthetic pesticide industry. A new system uses bees to help deliver natural pesticides and beneficial fungi directly to plants–and because bees are so much more …

Laughable Anti-Marijuana Propaganda From 1930's

Ah the trusty Devil's Weed, women cry for it, men die for it! Don't you realise that smoking Marijuana will unleash your inner vices, turning you …

Cannabis

What Makes Uber Run

The transportation service has become a global brand, an economic force, and a cultural lightning rod.<p>Jordan Kretchmer remembers what Travis Kalanick was like before Uber was Uber.<p>Kretchmer was a 25-year-old college dropout with a lot of ideas, and Kalanick had even more. He was in his early …

This Is Your Brain On Google's Deep Dream Neural Network

Ever since Google unveiled its Deep Dream algorithm, people have been having a blast feeding all manner of images into the program. It was only a …

Can you make a river come alive? The long, dry quest to find the Saraswati

The quest to find the Saraswati is up against historical evidence, but the government has pitched in with a lot of enthusiasm.<p>Written by | New Delhi |<p>…

India

Why You're Pretty Much Unconscious All the Time

Your body has a lot of nifty parts, but it’s the brain that’s the <i>it</i> organ of the summer. The brain’s all-the-rage moment is mostly a result of the …

Does Pixar's 'Inside Out' show how memory actually works?

Disney/Pixar’s newest film, Inside Out, tells the story of 11-year-old Riley and her difficulty dealing with a family move to San Francisco. The film …