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This Gadget Makes Gallons of Drinking Water Out of Air

Water is in the air nearly everywhere on earth, even in the most parched desert. But that doesn’t help much when you’re thirsty because most of that …

Water

How to Write a Blog Post Every Single Day

Struggling to blog consistently? Here are some tips that'll help you get motivated, focused, and prepared to blog every day.

Lose yourself to dance with this 'Happy' and 'Get Lucky' mashup

Mashing up Pharrell Williams' "Happy" and "Get Lucky," music-making duo Pomplamoose has come up with one of the more original music videos we've seen. Shot in a single take and employing just one projector, the video uses a variety of surfaces and objects in the 3D world as a stage for a series of …

Why Google doesn’t care about hiring top college graduates

Google has spent years analyzing who succeeds at the company, which has moved away from a focus on GPAs, brand name schools, and interview brain teasers.<p>In a conversation with The New York Times’ Tom Friedman, Google’s head of people operations, Laszlo Bock, detailed what the company looks for. And …

Employment

2013 was a lost year for tech

All in, 2013 was an embarrassment for the entire tech industry and the engine that powers it—Silicon Valley. Innovation was replaced by financial engineering, mergers and acquisitions, and evasion of regulations. Not a single breakthrough product was unveiled—and for reasons outlined below, Google …

Obama caught taking selfie at Mandela memorial

We laugh at the kids.<p>They're so silly. They have no sense of decorum. Sometimes they're just plain embarrassing.<p>Why, just a few breaths ago, we were wondering what possessed so many young minds to post selfies from funerals.<p>Then the world's leaders gather for Nelson Mandela's funeral and they do …

Nelson Mandela

25 Books That Changed The Course Of History

But what about the lives of an entire generation? Can a book change the future?<p>Miriam Tuliao, assistant director of central collection development at the New York Public Library, helped us come up with a list of 25 books that changed the course of history.<p>From the Torah to Orwell's "1984," these 25 …

Books

10 Surprising New Twitter Stats To Help You Reach More Followers

<i>This post was originally published on the Buffer blog.</i><p>Since social media is changing so often, it can be hard to keep up with stats and trends that affect how you use it. I quite often forget the facts that I’ve read, or I use Twitter based on stats that are outdated now.<p>In fact, when I recently …

38 ways to truly feel thankful this Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is my favourite American holiday, because in its essence it’s an officially recognized celebration of that great universal truth: It’s …

George Clooney's Rules for Living

No one does the fame thing like Clooney. He floats above it even as he uses it to embellish his influence. He understands his place in the pantheon even as he remains hidden from the inquisitive lens. He's the master.<p><b>You must love him.</b><p>For one thing, he's lovable, professionally so. For another, he …

How to buy a smartphone: a guide

Our smartphones are at once the most personal, useful, and most-used device in our lives. Yet with rare exceptions, we buy a single phone and stick with it for two years or more, making that initial purchase a somewhat daunting task. Choose wrong, and you're stuck with your clunker for at least the …

21 Signs You're A Traveler, Not A Tourist

It may seem like splitting hairs, but there are major differences between being a traveler and being a tourist.<p>Being a traveler is sort of like being a part of a Newtonian law: A traveler in motion stays in motion, yada yada yada. While being a tourist is sort of like intentionally plopping …

Underwater Room At Pemba Island's Manta Resort Unveiled (PHOTOS)

If you've ever dreamed of sleeping under the sea, à la The Little Mermaid, your dreams can soon become reality at the Manta Resort's new underwater room.<p>The Manta Resort is located on Pemba Island, part of the Zanzibar archipelago off the coast of East Africa. The resort's newest feature allows …

27 Surreal Places To Visit Before You Die

This is when a savings account would really come in handy. All travel destinations were suggested by these answers on Quora.

The 10 Greatest Books Ever, According to 125 Top Authors (Download Them for Free)

Earlier this month, we highlighted The 10 Greatest Films of All Time According to 846 Film Critics. Featuring films by Hitchcock, Kubrick, Welles and …

Thanks, Snowden! Now All The Major Tech Companies Reveal How Often They Give Data To Government

<b>Graphic credit: David Lada.</b><p>Google has been pumping out a transparency report for years, telling its users how often the feds and local law enforcement ask for information about its users. Up until this year, it was one of the few companies that did so. Then NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden …

The Tony Blair 'selfie' Photo Op will have a place in history

Tony Blair grins for his photograph as he holds up his smartphone to take a selfie. He's delighted with himself and what he's done. Behind him, black smoke and hellish flames bloom over an arid landscape. To many people, this grotesquely comic moment says it all – only Blair would think that's a …

What’s it like to sell your company to Google? | Financial Times

Print this page<p>OK, this isn’t actually my question but one posted on Quora, the question-and-answer website. Helpfully, Sam Schillace offers an …

The 24 Most Adorable Kids Halloween Costumes

As we continue on the hunt for the perfect Halloween costume, we turn our attention to adorable costumes for kids. Little ones have it pretty good in the costume department, mostly because they can turn even the more grown-up costumes (read: Lady Gaga or Edward Scissorhands) into absolute cuteness. …

This Insane One-Handed Touchdown Is The Catch Of The Year So Far

Wow. Just wow.<p>Toledo and Central Michigan faced off this afternoon in what promised to be a matchup between MAC rivals that you paid zero attention to. Alonzo Russell had other plans.<p>While being held by a Central Michigan defender, the sophomore Toledo receiver reeled in this CRAZY one-handed …

Modern Double Helix Bookcase Inspired by DNA Structures

Designed by Italian company Cattelan Italia, <i>DNA bookcase</i> is a unique and stylish way to display your intrinsic love of reading. Crafted out of steel, this nearly 6-foot-tall tower features two platforms that slowly rotate around a central column that is 13 shelves high. The carefully plotted design …

Pizza, programming, and starting an industry: Bill Gates, the college years

Bill Gates' presence as a titan of the computing industry is now taken for granted, but before all that he was just a (rather extraordinary) college student. Biographer Walter Isaacson takes a look at the software mogul's earlier years at Harvard for the <i>Harvard Gazette</i>. It's a look back at a human …

Fighting fire with data: how mapping tech helped beat back the Rim Fire

The past month's Rim Fire blazed through more than a quarter million acres of land in California, but the tensest moment came on August 27th, when the fire came close to threatening San Francisco's water supply. If the blaze had advanced any closer than it did, it would start dumping ash into …

Must Read: ‘70 iOS 7 And Legacy Tips, Tricks & Secrets’

Apple just unveiled the official iOS 7 guides. The publishing houses will soon get involved and release their own how-to tomes for the new operating …

32 Books That Will Actually Change Your Life

And all you have to do is read them!

The Best Time to Post Tweets, Facebook Posts and More

<i>This post was originally published on the Buffer blog.</i><p>We’re pretty keen on optimal timing for social media here at Buffer, and I figured it was high time I collected all the information we have about online communication into one place. I’ve collected research and stats on Twitter, Facebook, email …

Elon Musk's New Project: Iron Man's Gesture-Based Interface

Tuck away inside the SpaceX labs, Elon Musk has been building his version of Tony Stark's design tech.<p>Elon Musk is just toying with us now. The geek superstar already has his hands and calendar full running a private space company that's traveling to the International Space Station and a car …

50 Greatest Live Acts Right Now

Who rules the road in 2013? To find out, <i>Rolling Stone</i> asked a panel of writers, industry figures and artists – from Lars Ulrich of Metallica to …

Music

15 Creative & Multi-Functional Desks

You spend a good portion of your day at your desk. Why not make it a creative space that reflects your personality? We’ve rounded up 15 of our favorite creative and beautiful desks to make your home office a space you actually want to spend time in. And if these aren’t your speed we have DIY …

Illustrations of 11 Untranslatable Words

Some words can't be translated into other languages without a lot of explanation. Ella Frances Sanders illustrated 11 such terms that won't render in …