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Yahoo Co-Founder Jerry Yang Says He's the Luckiest Person Alive

The rise of Chinese Internet giants like Alibaba and Tencent happened as the U.S. tech industry largely ignored that market, Yahoo co-founder Jerry …

China

AudioKit Synth One is a free feature-packed synth for your iPad

The AudioKit Synth One is a professional-level open-source synthesizer for your iPad. It has features that match or even rival the ones on iOS synths from Korg, Electro-Harmonix and Moog, which can run upwards of $25. This one, however, was created by a team of more than 100 volunteers around the …

Synthesizers

Mondly uses speech recognition to fast-track your language learning

popsci shop<p>Get lifetime access for only $39.99.<p>Learning a new language can seem pretty daunting when your inch-thick textbook arrives in the mail. Thankfully, there is a smarter way to learn. Mondly is a highly-rated app that helps you master grammar and pick up vocabulary through fun mini-games. …

Language

Author who studies millionaires: 240 minutes a day separates the rich from everyone else

There are 1,440 minutes in each day. That is the one common denominator we all share. With respect to time, we are all on equal footing. And most …

Self-improvement

Life in the Most Polluted Capital in the World

It’s 11 below (-24C) outside but the stove is burning and baby Almasbek Toltalkhan is warm in his family’s yurt. His mother, Nursaule, scoops him …

Pollution

This Tiny 140-Square-Foot Apartment Boasts Comfort and Function

Carefully crafted adaptable furniture makes this 140-square-foot London home chic and functional.<p>Although some people might quiver at the idea of living in only 140 square feet, Studiomama co-cofounders Nina Tolstrup and Jack Mama saw the opportunity as an exciting design challenge.<p>By carefully …

East London

Udemy: Our top 10 instructors together made $5M

Online-learning platform Udemy has just released some rather astonishing statistics. The startup said it’s closing in on a big user milestone with 800,000 students and serves up more than 8,000 courses.<p>But the real stunner is the money earned by the site’s top instructors. Collectively, the 10 most …

Online learning startup Udemy: Rookie teachers make big money teaching online classes.

Victor Bastos was making $20,000 a year as a freelance Web developer in Lisbon, Portugal, when he started posting videos to YouTube. Already fluent …

Udemy Rolls Out New Publishing Platform To Help Teachers Create Quality Online Courses

Online video education is a hot space right now, thanks to the likes of Khan Academy, Coursera, Udacity, StraighterLine, Lynda.com, CreativeLIVE (and many more), which are collectively on a mission to democratize education and bring affordable, online learning tools and courses to a global audience.<p>…

Windows 10 will give you more control over app permissions

Microsoft is aware that there are still concerns about Windows 10's privacy, and it's trying to put some of them to bed with the Fall Creators Update. As part of a post detailing the imminent update's privacy improvements, the software giant has revealed that you'll get much more control over what …

15 Great TED Talks for Sparking Creativity (Infographic)

From graphic designers to painters to writers, these TED Talks are bound to give your creativity a boost.<p>2 min read<p>Need a creative booster? One of your best resources is just a click away. TED Talks provides a variety of inspirational and creative videos from some of today’s most successful …

Creativity

How to go to college for free in America

Bachelor’s degrees from some universities cost more than $250,000 in their entirety. College education in America is so costly that students have begun putting their grandparents in debt. For many people, it makes sense to consider alternative routes in life. (See: Our guide to not going to …

College & University

21's $400 computer lets you mine Bitcoin and sell digital goods

If you’ve ever wanted to get into the Bitcoin game for fun and profit, this new $400 gadget could be the best way to do so.<p>21 Inc.’s Bitcoin Computer is a tiny Linux-based box that lets you mine the cryptocurrency and buy and sell digital goods for Bitcoin, either independently or plugged into a PC.<p>…

KeepKey is a $240 hardware wallet for your Bitcoin

While it’s getting easier to spend Bitcoin on the Web for physical and digital goods and services, keeping your cryptocurrency safe still remains a challenge — you either have to entrust your private key to an online wallet or store it on an offline computer in your home or office.<p>KeepKey hopes to …

Why Blockchains Has The Potential To Revolutionize The World Economy

What is the blockchain? If you don’t know, you should; if you do, chances are you still need some clarification on how it actually works. Don …

This Is Your Brain on Exercise

Human beings evolved to move. Our bodies, including our brains, were fine-tuned for endurance activities over millennia of stalking and chasing down prey. “We’ve engineered that out of our lives now,” says Charles Hillman, a psychology professor at Northeastern University who has spent decades …

The Brain

The Visual Guide to Mastering Pacelines

One of the biggest forces holding you back as a cyclist is the air that surrounds you. The faster you go, the harder you hit the air—and the more resistance you feel. That’s why increasing speed becomes exponentially harder the faster you go and why you’ll always be faster (not to mention fresher) …

Cycling

Secrets of the man who went from living in a homeless hostel to setting up £1million tech business

An entrepreneur has revealed how he went from living in a homeless hostel to creating a £1 million business. Mylo Kaye's remarkable journey began 10 …

How to print a house

‘Everybody's dream is you hit the button and boom, your house pops out’<p>At home late one night, an energy drink in one hand, the 3Doodler pen in the other, Platt Boyd had his breakthrough. Like hot glue from a gun, the molten plastic secreted by the 3Doodler hardens as it cools, which allows the …

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Cold Trumpet: Chet Baker in surreal short film from 1963

“Tromba Fredda” (“Cold Trumpet”) is a 1963 short surrealist film directed by Italian filmmaker Enzo Nasso.<p>In it Chet Baker silently wanders through …

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<b>THE GLOW IS A BLOW…</b><p><b>Freddie Hubbard</b>, in concert

didierleclair:

It’s taken me all my life to lean what NOT to play<b><br>Dizzy Gillespie</b><p>Ça m'a pris toute ma vie pour apprendre quoi NE pas jouer<b><br>Dizzy Gillespie</b>

The John Coltrane Quartet: 1962

David Brent Johnson casts 1962 as the year that the John Coltrane Quartet crystallized. It’s true that Jimmy Garrison became the permanent bassist and that Eric Dolphy left to pursue his own music. But the dye was cast with the quartet’s first sessions in October 1959. Johnson devotes his radio program to ’62, with some of the last appearances with Dolphy, the first quartet album with Jimmy Garrison (<i>Coltrane</i>) and his unique summit meeting with Duke Ellington.<p>-Michael Cuscuna

themaninthegreenshirt:

<b>“People said I’d never make 35, then I’d never make 40, 45; now I’m almost 50, so I’m beginning to think they might be wrong” Chet Baker</b>

CES 2017: Intel's ultra-slim Compute Card to ease upgrades for IoT devices

Roughly the size of a credit card, the super-tiny PC can fit a Kaby Lake processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and more in a package that's just 5mm …

Computer Hardware

Ampd Energy hopes to make pollution-prone diesel generators obsolete

Under normal circumstances, I would have assumed the gleaming white, person-sized box standing next to me was some kind of high-end appliance. Things are rarely so straightforward at CES's Eureka Park, though. It was actually what Hong Kong startup Ampd Energy calls a "silo." Turns out, the thing …

'Link' packs a 2TB SSD and LTE hotspot into a 2-inch cube

Amidst the CES madness, a company called Fasetto has unveiled a pretty interesting mobile storage product. The Link, first seen in prototype form at CES last year, gives you up to 2TB of storage via an app and WiFi connection to your smartphone, camera or other device. It can also stream video, …

Wi-Fi

Nemonic is like Post-It notes with IoT smarts

Mangoslab, a company spun out from Samsung’s innovation division back in June 2016, showed off its first product today. Nemonic is a $120 thermal printer that prints on sticky notes from your phone. That’s right – everyone’s favorite tool for passive-aggressively leaving notes on a colleague’s …

Tablets

Sunflare unveils sticky and flexible solar panels

Sunflare has unveiled flexible solar panels that can be stuck onto walls and roofs.<p>The new thin-film solar product is flexible, light, and affordable. The company made the announcement at CES 2017, the big tech trade show in Las Vegas this week.<p>The National Renewable Energy Laboratory declared in a …