Robert Messick

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Greycork, furniture startup, says it's 'winding down operations'

The cofounders weren’t able to offer "revolutionary quality at a revolutionary price.”<p>Greycork, a furniture startup based in Providence, Rhode Island, that sought to create a stylish, easy-to-assemble alternative to Ikea, appears to be closing up shop, according to an email sent yesterday by the …

10 celebrities who have zero interest in computers, social media, or the internet

While the rest of Hollywood is sparking and squashing Twitter beefs, a small band of celebrities want no part of the social-media circus.<p>Some want nothing to do with technology at all.<p>Christopher Walken, for instance, recently told Newsweek that he's never had the temptation to do the "masochistic …

Social Media

Chromecast in a '70s TV is wonderful and weird

It's a clever, highly automated blend of kitsch and cutting edge.<p>You've no doubt seen some interesting attempts at melding vintage tech with the modern world, but few of them are likely to be as fun (and vaguely practical) as this. Gadget tweaker Dr. Moddnstine has modified a 1978 General Electric …

General Electric

What video games get wrong about love and sex

As a medium, games are only really now getting to grips with romance and relationships, but they’re still too goal-orientated<p>Let’s say I want to know what love is ... and I want something to show me. I could listen to pop music. I would discover that love is the greatest thing. It’s a drug. It’s …

Why China Shifted Its Strategy for the Yuan, and How It Backfired

Investors pounce on the central bank’s efforts to steer the currency lower<p>When the International Monetary Fund added the Chinese yuan to its elite basket of global reserve currencies in late November, officials at China’s central bank patted themselves on the back.<p>“There was a sense of mission …

IMF

Malala Shuts Down Donald Trump In The Most Elegant Way Possible

"The more you speak about Islam and against all Muslims, the more terrorists we create."<p>Malala Yousafzai offered up a reality check for Donald Trump and any other politician attacking the entire Muslim faith.<p>"The more you speak about Islam and against all Muslims, the more terrorists we create," …

Learn How to Tie 12 Useful Knots with This Visual Guide

If the only knot you know involves tying your shoes, then this infographic provides clear, step-by-step instructions on tying some of the most useful …

YouTube Music isn't perfect, but it's still heaven for music nerds

The new, ad-free YouTube Red subscription service that just arrived is only one part of Google's big re-imagining of YouTube taking place this year. The odd-duck YouTube Music Key service has graduated from beta and is being re-introduced as YouTube Music. The new app is available today for Android …

YouTube Music

Build Your Own Teardrop Camping Trailer by Yourself

We introduced Happy Camper’s H1 travel trailer last week. Right, impressive, but expensive. Need some alternative? If you know some hands-on skills, …