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The Best of Sketching in 2016

From traditional to digital and everything in between<p>We noticed a popularity in sketching articles this year, ranging from traditional pen and paper …

Sketching

Someone Is Finally Streaming The Expanse, the Best Scifi Show of the Year

We love Syfy’s <i>The Expanse</i>, based on the books series by James S.A. Corey. And now we’re so happy that there’s finally a way to stream the show before …

Books to buy for your smart friend

Fill their holiday season with reading material.<p>Need a last-minute gift for your favorite smartypants? These science and sci-fi books should do the trick.

Amazon Has Chosen This Framework to Guide Deep Learning Strategy

As artificial intelligence advances, the goal for modern tech companies is to build AI software that thinks for itself without human …

Tesla's powerful new battery, and more in the week that was

In other news, solar-powered offshore gardens and desalinization plants may help draught-stricken areas.<p>Tesla makes the world's best electric cars - but they're not content to rest on their laurels. The company just launched a powerful new battery that makes the Model S the fastest production car …

Our Favorite Tools for User Research

A growing list of awesome tools for user-centered design.<p>Before building anything, it’s critical to understand the the story behind the product: who …

Cashless societies: The pros and cons | The Network | The Network

The days of holding cold hard cash in our hands may soon be coming to an end. Paper bills are tangible and reliable. They’re also analog and rapidly becoming antiquated, due to the penetration of IoT enabled devices in the payments industry. Entrepreneurs have been anticipating a societal shift to …

This Gorgeous, Sustainable “Leather” Is Made From Pineapple Waste

Your future handbag will be made from fruit–not cow or petroleum.<p>When leather expert Carmen Hijosa visited the Philippines to consult with the leather industry there, she discovered two big problems: The leather was poor quality, and producing it was bad both for the local environment and the …

Researchers discover new state of water molecule

Neutron scattering and computational modeling have revealed unique and unexpected behavior of water molecules under extreme confinement that is …

A Scheme to Encrypt the Entire Web Is Actually Working

Apple's move to encrypt your iPhone and WhatsApp's rollout of end-to-end encrypted messaging have generated plenty of privacy applause and law …

There would be 2 major downsides if Apple made iCloud literally impossible to hack

From the Financial Times:<p>Apple is working on new ways to strengthen the encryption of customers' iCloud backups in a way that would make it impossible for the company to comply with valid requests for data from law enforcement, according to people familiar with its plans.<p>What Apple is expected to …

How To Succeed When Facing Digital Disruption

In a digital economy, companies are constantly faced with opportunities, challenges and threats. Business changes are critical to successfully navigate in this environment, but there are plenty of pitfalls to watch for along the way.<p>Some companies, like those in the media space, are probably closer …

15 Habits That Will Totally Transform Your Productivity

From decluttering your desk to letting yourself complain, these 15 easy behavior changes can change how much you accomplish each day.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This article is one of the top 10 Leadership stories of 2015. See the full list here.</i><p>People who manage to get a lot accomplished each day aren’t …

Handheld DNA reader revolutionary and democratising, say scientists

New palm-sized, MiniION sequencer, costing around $1,000, designed to analyse DNA to help track disease outbreaks, check food and offer ‘the democratisation of sequencing’<p>An inexpensive handheld device that can read strands of DNA has been hailed as revolutionary by scientists who tested the …

How Apps are Changing Chinese Attitudes to Splitting Bills and Borrowing Money

Recently, the Alipay (支付宝) payment app introduced a new function called Lease Note (借条). Lease Note not only allows people to loan money to friends, …

The “Sharing Economy” Is Dead, And We Killed It

Five years ago, everybody was excited about the idea of using tech to borrow things like power drills. In practice, though, not so much.<p>“How many of you own a power drill?” Rachel Botsman, the author of the book <i>The Rise Of Collaborative Consumption</i>, asked the audience at TedxSydney in 2010. …

These 6 Devices Could Shape The Future Of Protest

For every technological advance that enables social movements to wield more power, there is an opposite–and often unequal–reaction. Repressive …

iOS Apps

In the Future, Music Will Be Played Through Your Skull, Not Your Ears

Tangled headphone cables and having to listen to other people's poor music choice through their shoddy earphones are two perennial problems facing …

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Comment on Gene Editing Is Now Cheap and Easy—and No One Is Prepared for the Consequences by Mike Taylor

Isn’t it funny, those who claim to know the most, end up talking the least sense.<br>You’re a prime example of that.