Joseph W. Redmond

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Inside the Project Ara Design Process

The beginning of any design project starts with ideas. To help get the best ideas out of a team, you give them the freedom to go a bit crazy with those initial thoughts. The results, while a bit far fetched, can be the kernel that grows into the final product. For instance, one of the first ideas …

The Rules: Jeans

<b>Don't:</b> Be a Clean Freak<br>The less you launder frayed and distressed denim, the better. The processing that creates the whiskering effect and fading degrades the integrity of the fabric, so your jeans can wear out quickly with excessive laundering. And when you do wash them, don't toss them in a dryer …

The event

Will Netflix numbers confirm cable cutting?

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Why Solid State Drives Are Your Best Performance Upgrade And They're Getting Cheaper Too

Nothing and I mean literally nothing, has done more for general computing performance in the past 3 – 5 years, than the SSD or Solid State Drive. Faster processors, more memory, and even faster graphics cards don’t offer the kind of instantaneous and observable boost in system responsiveness, …

Confessions of a Putin Spin Doctor

This publicist’s firm took millions from Russia to soften its image, but “we were utterly powerless to affect the way the Kremlin news machine works.”<p>…

The real reason some nations are more violent than others

We’ve written a lot about why some cities, metros areas, and states are more violent than others. I even posted a while back comparing gun homicide rates in United States cities to those of the most violent nations in the world. Today, I turn to the question: Why are some nations so much more …

Income Inequality

Why We Need To Sleep In Total Darkness

The modern bedroom is full of lights, from glowing computer monitors and clock radios to any number of blinking and glimmering electronic devices. …

The American cable industry’s cunning plan to save itself: Make TV work like it should

People don’t tend to say nice things about their cable box. But listen to this: “I have an X1, the Comcast box, at home. It’s got apps and I listen to Pandora on it…. [It’s] a great product.”<p>That rare bit of praise for America’s biggest cable company comes from Netflix CEO Reed Hastings, speaking …

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