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This Couple Makes Up To $9000 Per Instagram Photo While Traveling, And Here’s How They Do It

Jack Morris and Lauren Bullen have been living what most people on Instagram would call “life goals” since they met in Fiji last year. Not only do …

Apple Fellow Rich Page on ‘stealing jobs’ and Chowbotics’ salad-making robots

When we first wrote about Chowbotics, their salad-making robot, which was then just a prototype, stirred a bit of controversy. The company promises to bring nutritious dining options to offices that don’t have a big cafeteria and budget to employ full-time chefs. But, like other food automation …

Robots

AWS launches Amazon Connect, productizes Amazon’s in-house contact center software

AWS continues to add yet more software and services to build out its revenues and touchpoints with businesses that already use its cloud infrastructure for storage and to host and administer services and apps. The latest product, launching today, is Amazon Connect, a cloud-based contact center …

Cloud Computing

Big Thinkers on the Only Things Worth Worrying About

In his famous and wonderfully heartening letter of fatherly advice, F. Scott Fitzgerald gave his young daughter Scottie a list of things to worry and not worry about in life. Among the unworriables, he named popular opinion, the past, the future, triumph, and failure “unless it comes through your …

An undergrad, a drone and a dream: New FAA rules have a UNLV student smelling opportunity

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Some people are just born to build stuff.<p>In his sixth-grade yearbook, Greg Friesmuth answered the question of what he wanted …

Software to control a Mac or PC from iOS is coming from Google

Advertisement<p>7 Comments<p>You’ll eventually be able to control a remote computer from your iOS(s aapl) device with a new app from the unlikeliest of …

Artist's Physical Gestures Produce Beautiful Charcoal Drawings

Using just her body and a piece of charcoal, New Orleans-based performance artist Heather Hansen bends and twists in fluid motions across the surface of paper to create beautifully rough symmetrical shapes and patterns. Her captivating performances involve dance-like movements that are just as much …

11 Minutes Well Spent: Adam Magyar's Slow Motion Shots Capture Public Transit Like You've Never Seen It Before

The last thing some of us urbanites might want is someone getting a close-up of our face while we're waiting (most likely impatiently) for a train …

New York City

'Small typo' mars teacher evaluations

A single missing suffix among thousands of lines of programming code led a public school teacher in Washington, D.C., to be erroneously fired for incompetence, three teachers to miss out on $15,000 bonuses and 40 others to receive inaccurate job evaluations.<p>The miscalculation has raised alarms …

Apple Soars On Tim Cook's 2014 'Big Plans', China Mobile Deal

Apple stock jumped on Monday, finishing up over $21 and 3.8%, as investors reacted to good news from China and hints from CEO Tim Cook about what the new year will bring for Apple.<p>As explained by my Forbes colleague Connie Guglielmo, Apple inked a deal with China Mobile, the world’s largest …

Why Disney just added Jack Dorsey to its board

Why would an entertainment and media company like Disney add a technologist like Jack Dorsey, one of the inventors of Twitter and the founder of Square, to its board? Disney chalked it up to Dorsey’s talent and ingenuity. But before getting all hand-wavey about this—every company needs a …

Walt Disney Company

The Year TV Got Small

Was the Breaking Bad finale the last gasp of the monoculture?<p>On Sunday, September 29, 2013, more than 10 million people tuned in to the series finale …

There Is A Giant Wind Farm Hiding Inside This Supertall Skyscraper

The 99-story Pertamina Energy Tower in Jakarta plans to generate all its own energy from wind, solar, and geothermal energy.<p>When Indonesian energy company Pertamina decided to build a new headquarters, it went big: Not only is the design 99 stories high, but it will be the first supertall tower in …

Why The Pull-To-Refresh Gesture Must Die

Instagram cofounder Kevin Systrom says that he doesn’t “believe there should be refresh” interactions any more. Even the guy who invented “pull-to-refresh” thinks it needs to die. Do you agree?<p>Last week, at a company event in New York City, Instagram unveiled Direct, a private-messaging feature for …

Apps

Friday Fresh Free Fonts - Hallo Sans, CM Tiempo, Clear Sans

Friday fresh free fonts is a series of free fonts posted every Friday, yes I know it's awesome. I will look forward to bring a lot of great fonts …

Typography

An iPhone Accessory To Make You Stop Using Your iPhone

This holiday concept from Wolff Olins reminds us to back away from our phones and spend some time with our loved ones.<p>If we had one mass societal realization in 2013–beyond the fact that privacy as we know it is dead–it’s that we need to unplug. All of these convenient screens have sucked our …

iPhone

Birdbnb

Airbnb, a service just five years young, has rapidly become the largest lodging brand in the hotel industry and somehow, it's managed to fly under the radar for so many in the traveling world. The hugely successful, highly unconventional brand hosts a platform for people to lease their homes to …

Hospitality

TIME's Best Portraits of 2013

Kathryn Bigelow. From "Art of Darkness," Feb. 4, 2013 issue.<br>Paola Kudacki for TIME<p>1 of 40<p>In a year when the still image maintained its unparalleled …

Tablet takedown: the best (and worst) of 2013 – video review

It's been a bumper year for tablet devices, with new and improved products released from established technology giants Apple, Microsoft, Google and Nokia. But there have also been some surprise new budget entries on the scene from high-street retailers Argos and Tesco. So, just in time for …

The Best Books and Non-Books of 2013

Why you should Facebook stalk your new favorite writer and read more poetry in 2014.<p><i>Justin Taylor is the author of</i> Everything Here Is the Best Thing Ever <i>and</i> The Gospel of Anarchy. <i>His next book,</i> Flings<i>, will be published in August 2014. Find him online at</i> <i>http://www.justindtaylor.net/.</i> <i></i><p><b>Tampa</b><b>, by</b> …

Books

Bill Gates Shares The 7 Best Books He Read In 2013

Commenting on the lack of novels on the list, Gates writes:<p>That's an interesting statement coming from Gates, especially in light of recent posts on using literature to study decision-making under ignorance.<p>With that said, Gates is an excellent source of reading material for me. His top reads of …

Bill Gates

Market Insights

JFK: A Look Back

Inside Flipboard / November 21, 2013<p>Fifty years ago, John Fitzgerald Kennedy was slain by a madman’s bullet. The assassination of the popular and …

2013: Year in Review

Inside Flipboard / December 20, 2013<p>With 2013 about to be inscribed in the history books, we’ve curated several collections to commemorate what went …

Supervolcano Under Yellowstone is Bigger Than Previously Thought

Not 20 percent larger, or 50 percent larger, but a full two and a half times bigger than earlier estimates suggested.