Katie Laidler

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A farewell to art: NY eatery's big Picasso to move

NEW YORK (AP) — For over half a century, the Four Seasons restaurant has been the place where Picasso meets the power lunch.<p>But the pairing between …

Friends mourn woman who died napping between jobs

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — In news reports, Maria Fernandes was the hardworking New Jersey woman who died in her car when she pulled over for a nap between …

Powerful Photo Series Documents the Final Generation of Foot Binding in China

For <i>Living History</i>, photographer Jo Farrell paints a stark yet complex portrait of China’s now-illegal practice of foot binding. Fueled by her desire …

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The only thing missing from Tile, the Bluetooth tracking gadget, is more users (review)

In 2013, a crowdfunded project known as the Tile became a smash hit, racking up over $2,500,000 in funding from nearly 50,000 backers. The secret to its success? Simple: The Tile promised to help users locate any object attached to the coin-sized Bluetooth-connected tag priced at $20.<p>I signed on as …

Labours of love in the garage – in pictures

In Greek mythology, Sisyphus was condemned for eternity to push a boulder up a hill only for it to roll down again. Over in San Francisco, artist Lee Materazzi decided to create her own mini version of the myth in her garage. She painstakingly created installations and as soon as they were done she …

The iWatch won’t be what you expect it to be…

They say that the only thing we learn from history is that we never learn anything from history.<p>With the highly anticipated and expected launch of the ‘iWatch’ (or whatever it ends up being called) next week, everybody has an idea of what to expect, and competitors are already rushing products to …

Minecraft: here's one I made earlier

"Let your surroundings load a bit," said Adam, a 27-year-old from New Jersey. "This thing's big." I stared at the fortress he was building as my laptop purred, loading details: the towers and battlements and a giant front door.<p>During the day, I knew, Adam was Adam Shefki, a lawyer. He wore a suit …

What Buying Twitter Bots Will Do For Your Following

One data scientist experimented on himself to find out and visualized the results here.<p>Got a few bucks to spare? It’s never been easier to buy a booster shot of social influence on Twitter, Instagram, and other platforms.<p>“It’s somewhat of a taboo topic, yet everyone does it,” Gilad Lotan, chief …

Play an Adorable Pixel Art Recreation of Star Trek

If you love Star Trek, you’ll love Pixel Trek, a recreation of the beloved TV series in adorable, playable pixel art.<p>Pixel Trek is a small web-based game that allows you to explore the Spaceship Enterprise freely. The Pixel Trek website boasts that you can “explore areas and angles that were not …

Vanadium: The metal that may soon be powering your neighbourhood

<b>Hawaii has a problem, one that the whole world is likely to face in the next 10 years. And the solution could be a metal that you've probably never heard of - vanadium.</b><p>Hawaii's problem is too much sunshine - or rather, too much solar power feeding into its electricity grid.<p>Generating electricity in …

7 Hidden Google Gems – Number 5 Took My Breath Away

We all know that Google’s pretty great. From searches to email to managing your contacts for you, Google basically covers every aspect of your online …

This Is the Most Beautiful Game You'll See All Year

This year’s E3 generated a huge number of exciting announcements and jaw-dropping reveals. For the first time in the new console cycle, there appears …

10 Scientifically Proven Ways to Be Incredibly Happy

Try one. Try them all. They work. Science says so.<p>It's easy to think of happiness as a <i>result</i>, but happiness is also a <i>driver</i>.<p>One example: While I'm definitely into finding ways to improve personal productivity (whether a one-day burst, or a lifetime, or things you should <i>not</i> do every day), probably …