Steve Miramontez

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Yep, Being a Young, American Adult Is a Financial Nightmare

Here are the graphs to prove it.<p>Poverty is an astonishingly common experience here in the world's richest country. As I wrote this morning, almost 40 percent of American adults experience it for at least a year by age 60.<p>But you know who poverty is especially common among? Young adults.<p>Based on the …

Concentrations of warming gases break record

<b>The levels of gases in the atmosphere that drive global warming increased to a record high in 2012.</b><p>According to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), atmospheric CO2 grew more rapidly last year than its average rise over the past decade.<p>Concentrations of methane and nitrous oxide also broke …

Climate Change

Blockbuster’s Demise Puts to Rest the Movie-Rental Store Era

It’s been years in the making, but DISH has finally pulled video store rental chain Blockbuster off life support. The company announced today that it will shutter Blockbuster’s remaining 300 retail stores in the US and cease its DVD mail distribution service.<p>Blockbuster by Mail will halt in …

No Room For Erasers, As Technology Deletes Pen Businesses

We tweet. We text. We email. But how often do we really write anymore? Not much, if you look at the business of selling pens — or "fine writing instruments," as shop owners call them. With their writing tools becoming obsolete, pen stores have folded, including a century-old shop in New York.<p>But …

Thailand's Bubble Economy Is Heading For A 1997-Style Crash

Thailand is part of the overall emerging markets bubble that I have been warning about in recent years, along with Indonesia, Malaysia and other Southeast Asian countries.<p>The emerging markets bubble started in 2009, when China launched a bold stimulus-driven economic growth strategy to counter the …

MIT Scientists Create 3D-Printed Artificial Bone

Scientists at MIT have figured out a way to produce a 3D-printed artificial bone that is just as lightweight and durable as the real thing. By …

3D Printing

This Machine Lets You 3D Print Your Home

We’re endlessly impressed by the advances in the world of 3D printing. But this latest innovation is legitimately mind-blowing. Now there’s machine that can “print” a 2,500 square foot home in roughly 20 hours. WTF.<p>The fabrication process known as Contour Crafting streamlines the process of …

3D Printing

Emerging Objects Plans to 3D-Print Entire Rooms and Buildings

At first 3D-printing was used to create small plastic objects, but it has rapidly emerged as a technology capable of creating pieces of furniture and …

It’s the end of Walmart—and mass-market retail—as you know it

For a long time, having the best supply chain was enough. This is how Walmart became the powerhouse retailer it is: by building the largest, broadest, most efficient system for moving products across the United States. Then along came advanced analytics, which allowed companies to determine what …

eCommerce

Urbee 2, the 3D-Printed Car That Will Drive Across the Country

It may look like a bean, but the hybrid car Urbee 2 can get hundreds of miles to the gallon—and it's made mostly via 3D printing. In two years, it could become the first such vehicle to drive across the United States.<p><b>In early 1903, physician and car enthusiast</b> Horatio Nelson Jackson accepted a $50 …

3D Printing

4-D Printing Means Building Things That Build Themselves

<i>In our</i> Weekly Innovation series<i>, we pick an interesting idea, design or product that you may not have heard of yet. Got an innovation you think we should feature? Fill out our form.</i><p>The advent of 3-D printing brought on a number of innovations worthy of news coverage. Printers have created …

Amazon to mint virtual coins for Kindle Fire users

The currency will offer Kindle Fire owners a different way to buy games, other apps, and in-app items.<p>Come May, Kindle Fires users can pocket virtual coins to spend on their favorite apps.<p>Announced today, Amazon Coins is a new type of virtual currency developed by the retail giant. The coins will …

Aaron Swartz's suicide continues to ripple through Congress

Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Vista), leader of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, has opened an inquiry into Swartz's prosecution by the U.S. Attorney's office in Massachussetts. Issa told the audience, "We suspect some of it had to do with ambition, big prosecutions, smart people being …

Darrell Issa

Samsung to launch Android-powered fridge

Samsung will launch a fridge with a built-in Android tablet and an internet-connected washing machine by the end of the year.<p>The Samsung refrigerator with built-in Android tablets will help people keep track of ingredients, order groceries and act as baby monitors using built-in cameras. The …

Smart Homes

BlackBerry Z10 “Off to a Better Start Than Lumia 920”

More preliminary evidence that the new BlackBerry Z10 is off to a better start than some had foreseen: A pair of research notes lending further …

Consumer Tech

Useful Photography Tip #7: Cross Your T's and Dot Your I's

Don't wind up behind bars<p>In light of the most absurd photography lawsuit I’ve ever heard of, I thought this might be a good time to remind you to …

Trick Photography and Special Effects Ebook | Photography Ebooks

1<p>Create Light Painting Images<p>Fellow Photographers, Have you ever seen an amazing photo but could never figure out how it was taken? How would you …

Tutorials

Useful Photography Tip #9: Get the Most Out of Your Mac

Mac users enjoy a level of virus free stability Windows users can only dream of. A poorly written app might crash but it’s unlikely to shut your …

The Secrets to Compelling Black and White Portraits

Black and white photographs can portray a higher level of timelessness than color images. The lack of color also gives us a better sense of the time …

Landscape Photography

@redbull took it's Triple Set contest to the roof of the San Diego Hard Rock this weekend. Check the video & photos at twskate.com. @alecmajerus is a beast! 📷: @blairlylegal

Happy Halloween from the staff of TransWorld & some of your favorite pros. Check the spooky edit at twskate.com! 📷: @davidjnook

A broken board never stopped @billy_marks from rolling away. @streetleague best of 2013 dropping tomorrow.

Carson Lee @falcor408 in synchronized pursuit of @leeyankou in the Georgian suburbs working on a #TWSinThaDurty related vibe.

@anthonyshetler Smith grind, San Francisco, California. 📷: @davechami #Sightings

#tbt with @mark_appleyard nollie frontside heelflip in Spain 2007 photo @oliverbarton

Elissa Steamer @gnarhunters Backside 180 Copenhagen, Denmark 2007 photo @oliverbarton