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A Sociology of the Smartphone

<i>Adam Greenfield</i> | Radical Technologies: The Design of Everyday Life | <i>Verso | June 2017</i> | <i>27 minutes (7,433 words)</i> <i></i><p><i>Below is an excerpt from</i> Radical …

Los Angeles

12 Easy Solutions to Your Biggest Fridge-Organizing Problems

There are three main reasons you'd want to organize your fridge: You either need to maximize your storage space, you're trying to waste less food, or …

Cleaning

In an extract from his new book, Brian Merchant reveals how he gained access to Longhua, the vast complex where iPhones are made and where, in 2010, unhappy workers started killing themselves<p>The sprawling factory compound, all grey dormitories and weather-beaten warehouses, blends seamlessly into …

Tim Cook

How Samsung plans to rise from the Note 7 disaster with the Galaxy S8

Samsung rises again<p>The Note 7 disaster threatened to burn Samsung's brand to the ground. How the company plans to renew itself with the Galaxy …

IPhone 7

The 50 Best New Travel Apps for 2017

Choosing the right app can be just as confusing as deciding where to stay or how to get there. So we’ve combed through dozens of the latest travel …

Apps

Don’t Leave Your Performance Review Without Asking This One Question

When you’re heading into your performance review, you probably come armed with a few questions (“What am I doing well?”, “Is there anything I could …

Concrete

This Is How To Stop Checking Your Phone: 5 Secrets From Research

How long do you think the average work email goes unread? 10 minutes? 5 minutes? <i>1 minute?</i>Try 6 seconds.From Irresistible: The Rise of Addictive …

How two companies hooked customers on rarely used products

Larry Page, CEO of Alphabet (the company formerly known as Google), has a quirky way of deciding which companies he likes. It’s called “The Toothbrush Test.” According to the New York Times, when Page looks at a potential company to acquire, he wants to know if the product is, like a toothbrush, …

The complete guide to spring cleaning your computer

Blow away those digital cobwebs<p>If you want to keep your house clean, you need to dust it regularly; if you want your car to run well, you should service it annually; and if you want your computer to stay speedy and responsive, it needs its own maintenance—a digital spring clean.<p>We're not just …

Operating Systems

Inside the Hunt for Russia's Most Notorious Hacker | WIRED

Inside the Hunt<p>for Russia’s Most<p>Notorious Hacker<p>Inside the Hunt for Russia’s Most Notorious Hacker<p>by Garrett M. Graff | illustrations by Chad …

Boeing may be building a new passenger plane that takes off and lands vertically

Boeing may be building a new commercial passenger plane that can take off and land vertically, according to a patent awarded to the company on Tuesday.<p>The aircraft features two tilt-rotors on each wing that can rotate to a vertical or horizontal orientation, depending on the circumstances. Vertical …

These Are the World's Most Innovative Architecture Firms

<i>This article was originally published by Archipreneur as "5 of the Most Innovative Architecture Firms."</i><p>The AEC industry is notoriously slow to adopt …

If You Have $5 Billion and 60,000 Tons of Steel, You Can Build Your Own Aircraft Carrier

Oh, you'll also need 2,500 workers and four acres worth of flight deck.<p>Aircraft carriers are undeniably impressive. Essentially floating airports on the sea, they are the structural backbone of the U.S. Navy and are engineering marvels in their own right. But what does it take to actually build one …

Military

Duterte says Philippines could join sea exercises with Japan, again vents anger at U.S.

YOKOHAMA, Japan (Reuters) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said on Thursday his country could join naval exercises with Japan, but repeated there would be no more war games with long-time ally the United States and again gave vent to his anger against Washington.<p>Philippine President Rodrigo …

You Might Want To Avoid Finnair's New York Flight This Winter

Finnair ordinarily flies the A330 between New York and Helsinki, which features their staggered, fully flat business class seats.<p>Unfortunately they …

Say Goodbye to Google Cast and Hello to Google Home

You are using an <b>outdated</b> browser. Please upgrade your browser to improve your experience.<p>The app has been rebranded to focus more on Google's Amazon …

Peter Higgs Says He Wouldn't Have Predicted The Higgs Boson in Today's Academic Climate

Times are tough for young researchers.<p>On the eve of receiving his 2013 Nobel Prize, famed physicist Peter Higgs told <i>The Guardian</i> that he wouldn't be …

The Russian Expat Leading the Fight to Protect America

In a war against hackers, Dmitri Alperovitch and CrowdStrike are our special forces (and Putin's worst nightmare).<p>At six o'clock on the morning of May 6, Dmitri Alperovitch woke up in a Los Angeles hotel to an alarming email. Alperovitch is the thirty-six-year-old cofounder of the cybersecurity …

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We Were Wrong About Limiting Children's Screen Time

How much time should kids be allowed to stare into their screens like zombies? New guidelines issued by the American Academy of Pediatrics upturns …

Behind Duterte’s Break With the U.S., a Lifetime of Resentment

“I’ve realigned myself in your ideological flow,” Mr. Duterte said in the Beijing speech, “and maybe I will also go to Russia to talk to Putin and tell him that there are three of us against the world—China, Philippines and Russia.”<p>Mr. Duterte also set aside his country’s territorial disputes with …

Asia