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A Dangerously Convincing Google Docs Phishing Scam Is Spreading Like Crazy [Updated]

Oh God, a hacker’s on the loose with a new (but familiar) Google Docs phishing scam, and journalists (among many others) are in the crosshairs.<p>On …

Google Docs

New type of cell that clears waste from the brain discovered

Scientists have found a previously unknown type of cell that clears waste away from the brain. They suggest that their findings will increase our …

Google is making it easier for anyone to design beautiful apps

New collaboration tools for designers embrace the Material Design philosophy<p>Google is launching a new suite of tools meant to make it easier for designers and app makers to collaborate. It’s partially an expansion of Google’s Material Design efforts, which launched two years ago as a way to rethink …

Apps

The Ultimate Guide to Cleaning Your Home in an Hour

Have you ever gotten the “I’ll be at your place in 30 minutes” text when meanwhile your home is in a complete state of disarray? Us, too. We know all …

The 23 Coolest Restaurant Trends We Spotted In 2016

Restaurant wallpaper worth stealing, new ways of cooking with fire, next-level banchan, and lot more<p>Pho beats ramen, eggs Benedict bows to khachapuri, doughnuts still rule, and 20 other discoveries we made while searching for this year’s best new restaurants.<p>Is There Anything You <i>Can’t</i> Milk?<p>The …

Poäng: The Little-Known History Of Ikea’s Most Famous Chair

Here’s what made the Scandinavian design emporium’s chair an instant classic 40 years ago.<p>With its bentwood frame, cantilevered seat, and curved backrest, the Poäng chair is one of Ikea’s most recognizable pieces. The Swedish furniture maker has produced over 30 million Poäng chairs since it …

Furniture

Uber wants to take over public transit, one small town at a time

Welcome to Uberville<p>Uber wants to take over public transit, one small town at a time<p>By Spencer Woodman | Illustration by Jude Buffum<p><b>My first morning</b> in Altamonte Springs, Florida, I was faced with a dilemma: how to travel the two miles from my hotel to city hall without a car. Walking would take …

Transportation

Is This Sustainable Village The Future Of Retirement?

Serenbe, a planned sustainable community, is a new village designed to help its residents gracefully age in place.<p>Fifteen years into an unplanned second career as a real-estate developer, Steve Nygren has timed his latest project perfectly. Nygren is the cofounder and developer of Serenbe, a …

Exclusive: How Elizabeth Holmes’s House of Cards Came Tumbling Down

In a searing investigation into the once lauded biotech start-up Theranos, Nick Bilton discovers that its precocious founder defied medical experts—even her own chief scientist—about the veracity of its now discredited blood-testing technology. She built a corporation based on secrecy in the hope …

Genetic Engineering

Burning Man in Pictures

The Arts

Wacom's latest smartpads marry pen and paper with digital notes

Despite the many high-tech devices on display here at IFA, sometimes all you want is a pen and paper to jot down notes or draw a quick sketch. Still, there's no reason not to marry ink and tech, which is the driving idea behind Wacom's latest line of smartpads that let you capture handwritten notes …