Peter Freiberg

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These 6 jaw-dropping cliff homes will take your breath away

If you’ve ever wanted to live life on the edge, you’ll love these adventurous cliffside homes. From a vertiginous Chilean home accessible only by …

19 Ingenious Design Books to Inspire You in 2017

• Author: Margaret Rhodes. Margaret Rhodes Design<br>• Date of Publication: 01.01.17. 01.01.17<br>• Time of Publication: 7:00 am. 7:00 am<p>The best design books have …

The 10 most innovative homes of 2016

Although there was no shortage of out-there ideas, a few trends took shape. Architects emphasized designs that made for low-cost and fast construction, minimalist aesthetics, increased mobility, and the use of more renewable power sources.<p>Check out our favorites below.

Vladimir Putin may have done us a big favor

It may be wishful thinking, but it’s just possible that Vladimir Putin has done us a great favor. He has alerted us to the true threat of cyberwarfare in a way that — again, just possibly — might prompt us to view it as a serious national danger and begin to take effective countermeasures.<p>Of …

Could online tutors and artificial intelligence be the future of teaching?

Online maths company has partnered with scientists to identify what makes lessons successful - and to see if AI can be used to improve teaching<p>Ambar presses her hand to her forehead, nose crinkled in concentration as she considers the question on her screen: how many sevens in 91? The ten-year-old …

Artificial Intelligence

Prefab cabins in the wild

Published 6th December 2016

Prefab Homes

A Sculptor’s Home With Roots In The Forest That Surrounds It

This beautiful house in the middle of the forest belongs to sculptor Jacek Jarnuszkiewicz from Poland. The project was a collaboration between the …

This Los Angeles Home is Driven by Automotive Design

The creative force behind Faraday Future’s otherworldly automotive designs takes on a new medium—his own residence.<p>*<i>This story has been edited.</i><p>Cars and residences both serve as shelter, albeit at vastly differing degrees of scale—and commitment. "Let’s say you want to drive a Ferrari. You reason, …

Sleek Low Cost Cabin Construction

The Glass and Wood House<p>The Neiling House, located in Berlin, was designed by Peter Grundmann in collaboration with Thomas Pohl. The project was …

Researchers sabotage 3D printer files to destroy a drone

Researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU), the University of South Alabama, and Singapore University of Technology and Design have successfully injected malicious code into a computer which, in turn, added invisible commands to a file containing a 3D model of a drone propeller. When …

Drones

Report Slams Snapchat, Skype Over Encryption

The organization is calling on companies to enable end-to-end encryption on their messaging apps by default.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but …

Privacy

How the web became unreadable

I've caught myself squinting and holding the screen closer to my face. I've worried that my eyesight is starting to go.<p>These hurdles have made me grumpier over time, but what pushed me over the edge was when Google's App Engine console — a page that, as a developer, I use daily — changed its text …

5 Top Designers On How To Create The Ultimate PowerPoint Presentation

Slide presentations usually suck–but a good designer can turn that around. Here are four tips for selling your ideas.<p>PowerPoints are awful. Long and uninteresting, they are the corporate drone of visual media–synonymous with endless meetings, academic conferences, and corporate retreats.<p>For graphic …

Public Speaking

These Shape-Shifting Solar Panels Can Be Disguised As Tile Or Shingles

The technology would let historic or protected buildings install “invisible” solar panels.<p>Solar panels can drastically bring down the energy footprint of any building on which they are installed. But existing solar panels can’t be used just anywhere. These flat, fragile, and transparent panels are …

Clean Energy

5 Ways to Deal With a Psychopath

I know what some people are thinking: <i>I’m never going to deal with psychopaths. This is just more sensational clickbait junk.</i><p>Wrong. The experts are …

Psychology

Google's 'DeepMind' AI platform can now learn without human input

DeepMind is now capable of teaching itself based on information it already possesses.<p>In a significant step forward for artificial intelligence, Alphabet’s hybrid system — called a Differential Neural Computer (DNC) — uses the existing data storage capacity of conventional computers while pairing it …

It’s Okay to Take it Easy

Personal story about productivity, burnout and why I stopped enjoying the cult of success<p>When you’re in tech, you most likely already noticed we all …

Productivity

America's Richest Tech Titans Drive Up Total Wealth Of The Forbes 400

Talk about upsetting the apple cart. The surge in the price of two tech stocks – Amazon and Facebook – rejiggered the highest ranks of The FORBES 400 this year. For the first time since 2000, a tech billionaire is the second richest person in America: Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, with a net worth of $67 …

Talent Matters Even More than People Think

Why are some people more successful than others? Leaving aside luck, which equates to confessing that we don’t really know, there are really just two explanations: talent and effort. Talent concerns the abilities, skills, and expertise that determine what a person <i>can</i> do. Effort concerns the degree …

Management

Oliver Stone Calls Pokémon Go “Totalitarian”

Director Oliver Stone appeared at San Diego Comic Con on Thursday to promote his film <i>Snowden</i>. While on the topic of surveillance, the panel, also …

27 Gorgeous Front Entry Doors That Make A Strong First Impression

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Kenchikukagu: 3 tiny portable rooms from Japan that open like a suitcase

Many of us associate Japan with robots and gadgets, but few of us have ever seen small and abstract boxes transform into elegant and practical …

Portable

3 Skills That All Emotionally Intelligent People Master

There are very many benefits to EI.<p><i>How can we improve our emotional intelligence, and what are the benefits? originally appeared on Quora--the knowledge-sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Chade-Meng Tan, co-chair of a Nobel Peace</b> …

Emotional Intelligence

The 7 Microwave Hacks You Need to Know

<i>This article is part of</i> Epi Loves the Microwave, <i>our exploration (vindication?) of the appliance everybody loves to hate.</i><p>If the kitchen was a middle …

The Food Lab's Complete Guide to Sous Vide Pork Chops

If you're like me, you grew up thinking that pork chops were the dry, tough cousin to steaks. Cheaper, sure, but as grueling to eat as the most overcooked chicken breast around. It was partly a problem with the pork back then. In the days when "the other white meat" was still the slogan, pork …

BBQ

Microsoft apologizes for its racist chatbot's 'wildly inappropriate and reprehensible words'

In a blog entry on Friday, Microsoft Research head Peter Lee expressed regret for the conduct of its AI chatbot, named Tay, explaining that the bot fell victim to a "coordinated attack by a subset of people."<p>"We are deeply sorry for the unintended offensive and hurtful tweets from Tay, which do not …

Microsoft axes chatbot that learned a little too much online

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — OMG! Did you hear about the artificial intelligence program that Microsoft designed to chat like a teenage girl? It was totally …

This 3D-printed automatic gun is semi-automatic, untraceable, and totally legal

In the case of a YouTube user known simply as Derwood, he'd prefer spending his weekend 3D printing a working semi-automatic weapon; within the boundaries of the law, of course.<p>Shown off via a YouTube video published late last month, Derwood's creation is self-described as a "mostly" 3D-printed …

Combining Human Neurons With Machines Makes A Truly Powerful Computer

Adding a little human biology to a computer can improve artificial intelligence.<p>The silicon computer chip changed the world. Room-size computers shrank, and the smartphone in your pocket is now more powerful than all of NASA’s computers, combined, in 1969. Now the chip might change again by adding …