Michael Rudd

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When AI rules the world: what SF novels tell us about our future overlords

Science fiction has offered many visions of a computer-controlled future, and the future doesn’t look good for humanity<p>It’s only March and already we’ve seen a computer beat a Go grandmaster and a self-driving car crash into a bus. The world is waking up to the ways in which a combination of “deep …

Artificial Intelligence

The 20 best craft beers in the western US

1. Pine Mountain Pilsner, Deschutes Brewery, Portland, Oregon.<p>Pine Mountain is a Pilsner that actually has some character to it. German style and …

12 Perfect Hours in Park City, Utah

Because with 7,000 acres of world-class slopes, you won't want to waste a minute.<p>Big changes have swept Park City, the Utah ski town best known for …

The Week in Pictures: January 7 - 14

Cities from the air by night – in pictures

Leaning from helicopters, supported by a body harness, photographer Vincent Laforet took thousands of pictures of 10 cities to produce a stunning photoportrait of the modern city by night

Cities

The 7 most luxurious safari lodges in Africa

We recently published a list of the 30 best hotels in the world, and many of the properties that made the list are are luxury safari lodges in Africa.<p>Considering that an African safari is a once-in-a-lifetime trip during which most people spare no expense, it should come as no surprise that these …

A former Apple executive is selling his incredible $35 million California smart home

He started designing the contemporary home with a bevy of automated features in 2005, according to The Wall Street Journal.<p>But by the time it was completed — just a few weeks ago — he no longer needed the 10,000-square-foot mansion, as his kids are all grown up.<p>Located in Santa Barbara, California, …

Celebrate summer with a healthy fresh cherry smoothie recipe

If there’s a bowl of ruby red cherries in front of me, chances are I’ll just sit and eat the whole thing. But occasionally I’ll restrain myself long enough to actually pit the cherries and use them in a recipe (see the video below for the easiest way to pit cherries).<p>How to order a healthy …

Nutrition

Chicken Noodle Casserole Is a Back-To-School Win

<i>Chicken noodle casserole - was there ever a more comforting dish? As school approaches, you've got to put this one on the menu!</i><p>Let’s get real for a minute, guys.<p>I am married. To a man. Who does not like soup.<p>Normally, this isn’t much of an issue.<p>I mean, have we met? Do I look like the type of girl …

How to Handle Negative Feedback

There’s no shortage of advice about how to react to negative feedback. Whether the critic is a boss or a co-worker, the same familiar guidance is consistently presented: Listen carefully, don’t get defensive, ask for time.<p>There’s nothing wrong with these three suggestions, of course. But at the …

Self-help

Can you solve it? Are you smarter than a Japanese schoolchild?

Hello Guzzlers.<p>It is with huge pleasure that I introduce today’s puzzle, which is already a big deal in Japan. It’s called Menseki Meiro, or Area Maze, and I hope you find it as brilliant as I do.<p>Can you solve it? How can you engineer a country with more girls than boys?<p>Read more<p>Area Maze is the …

15 Swimming Holes You Need to Visit ASAP

If the summer heat has you stuck inside clinging to your air conditioning, this list was made for you. Whether you want to sweat a little before your swim, or jump straight in from the parking lot, we've got you covered. Get outside this summer and beat the heat at one (or all!) of these beautiful …