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The solar-panel market is ready to heat up

The solar market hasn’t been doing so hot. But the market for solar panels could start heating up soon.<p>Falling prices for industrial commodities used …

Natural Gas

The 16 best science movies and shows on Netflix

1/<p>"Blackfish" (2013)<p>YouTube<p><b>What it's about:</b> This film highlights issues with the sea park industry through the tale of Tilikum, a killer whale in …

National Parks

Microsoft's Sway storytelling app now available for the new Windows 10

Microsoft's latest example that it can make a cool app: A new presentation program.<p>Called Sway, the free app is a modern take on slideshow software that lets you drop in photos, text and videos from your personal collection or from social networks like Twitter into an interactive deck. It's a fresh …

28 Things You Should Learn To Make If You Love Chinese Food

Your taste buds deserve so much more than orange chicken and fried rice.

Mobile web market will triple in size to $850B by 2018, says Digi-Capital

Mobile phones and mobile networks will be growing just 10 percent and five percent per year, respectively, by 2018, but mobile web services will continue growing like crazy.<p>Digi-Capital, which advises mobile apps and services companies in the U.S., Europe, and Asia, now forecasts that mobile …

Mobile

Wunderlist integrates with Slack so you can create to-dos while you chat

After launching its public API recently, Wunderlist announced today that it’s integrating team communication app Slack into its task management service, allowing users to create tasks while chatting with their colleagues.<p>You’ll need to follow a few simple steps outlined on the Wunderlist blog to …

Apps

AdBlock Plus secures another court victory in Germany

<b>AdBlock Plus has successfully defended itself in court for the second time in five weeks.</b><p>The service prevents ads from appearing on websites unless it has given them permission to be displayed.<p>German broadcasters RTL and ProSiebenSat.1 had argued that browser plug-in was anti-competitive and …

Digital Advertising

Twitter unveils Audience Insights to detail follower demographics, interests and behaviors

Twitter is unveiling a new analytics tool that should provide marketers with a deeper understanding about the people interacting with them on the social network<p>Called Audience Insights, the dashboard can provide information about a variety of characteristics, categorized into demographics, …

These Incredibly Thin, Simple Headphones Don’t Use Any Wires

Traditionally, making headphones is a complex process. The devices are commonly made up of at least 50 parts, and the production process is lengthy. But a new kind of headphones, created using a technique called roll-to-roll processing, are thin, simple, and easy to produce.<p>With roll-to-roll …

Articles about homes make multigenerational living look good on Dwell.com - Dwell

For many baby boomers, "retirement" is just a long way to spell "the end." This wasn't the case for Mike and Fiona Goodchild, a...<p>Recently, Dwell had the opportunity to tour the San Francisco’s Public Utilities Commission headquarters, which seemed...<p>An adventurous indoor-outdoor home by the Boston …

Home Tours

Architizer

Giant Solar Floating Farm Could Produce 8,000 Tons of Vegetables Annually

The world is less than 40 years away from a serious problem: producing enough food for 9 billion mouths. But with climate change cutting more than a …

Rename your Mac screenshots into something useful with Tiny for Mac

If you’re like me, you take a lot of screenshots on your Mac as you work throughout the day. Taking screenshots is as easy as Cmd+Shift+4 and click and drag.<p>But when you take these screenshots, the file name is simply something like “Screen Shot 2015-05-25 at 9.29.43 AM.” In other words, the name …

Android's factory reset has a security problem. Here's how to fix it

How do you sell a phone without giving away the data on it? If you've used a phone even briefly, it's filled with all kinds of sensitive data, including passwords and login tokens alongside personal texts and photos, all of which need to be erased before you can safely put the phone up for sale. …

Vivint Launches A New Home Automation System Complete With A Tiny Doorbell Camera

Home security and automation starts and ends with the front door. It needs to keep the bad guys out yet let the good guys in without hassle. Either a system gets it right or it doesn’t, and, until now, I had yet to see a system that’s truly impressive. Meet the Vivint Sky Smart Home — a home …

RANKED: The hottest pre-IPO ad tech startups of 2015

This ranking looks at the hotter companies subject to IPO (or at least big exit deal) rumors right now. Our data comes from CrunchBase, LinkedIn, our own reporting, and that of other business publications. We've tried to rank them by revenues, but have also taken into account headcounts, venture …

AdTech

Morning People Vs. Night Owls: 9 Insights Backed By Science

Night owls are drunker, smarter, and get more booty–but morning types may be happier.<p>Chances are you already know whether you’re a morning person or a night person (and if you don’t, just ask your significant other). What you might not know is that social scientists use pretty specific—and, by …

University of California

Linda Sax, professor of education in UCLA’s Higher Education and Organizational Change Division, is leading a multi-institutional effort to examine how effective computer science departments at 15 colleges and universities are at recruiting and retaining women and underrepresented minority students …

Dietary Supplements: Can You Separate Fact from Fiction?

<i>Dr. John Swartzberg is an internist and specialist in infectious disease and is chair of the editorial board of the UC Berkeley Wellness Letter and</i> …

Is organic food worth the higher price? Many experts say no

Kristin DiMarco was heading into a Trader Joe's in West Los Angeles the other day and knew for sure what she <i>wouldn't</i> be buying: anything organic.<p>"I just feel like I've already built up an immunity to anything that might be in my food," the 26-year-old told me.<p>Besides, she said, why would she want …

Mayo Clinic

7 habits of great Web designers

Get developers involved in the design process as early as possible. Invite them to meetings, user research tests, brainstorming sessions, etc. Their input, after all, determines whether your vision actually comes to life. At the very least, they can warn you if your ideas are a technical nightmare, …

Framing

The WORST Place to Store Your Cell Phone | EMF Dangers

<b>By Dr. Mercola</b><p>If you think the jury's still out on whether cell phones can be dangerous to your health, then you might want to take the time to …

11 Vegetables Anyone Can Grow on Their Own

1. <b>Sprouts</b><p>Growing your own sprouts is quite easy, and you don't need a whole lot of space either; they can even be grown indoors. Sprouts may be …

Meet Kaya Thomas: Founder of ‘We Read Too’ - An App Showcasing Literature For & By People of Color

<b>Meet Kaya Thomas: Founder of ‘We Read Too’ – An App Showcasing Literature For & By People of Color</b><p>If you visit your local library, you are likely to …

Race & Ethnicity

How to Hold Onto Inherited Wealth

(Excerpted from newly published <i>Master Class for Investors</i>)<p>First, a brief history of financial markets:<br>• Stocks beat bonds over a 25 to 50 year time span.<br>• Volatility of fixed income investments can equal that of equities in both directions.<br>• The market (S&P 500 Index) can sell at book value, …