Uri Ferruccio

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With IPO Hopes Fading, Square And Box Face Reality Of Commodity Products

Square and Box would seem to be the very epitome of every startup founder’s dream of reaching the pinnacle of entrepreneurial success. Take a kernel of an idea and turn it into a massive, multi-billion-dollar company that publicly debuts in an IPO. For the founders involved, the exhilaration and …

Graphene 'wonder material' made with kitchen blender

<b>Scientists have outlined how they managed to make the "wonder material" graphene using a kitchen blender.</b><p>Graphene is thin, strong, flexible and electrically conductive, and has the potential to transform electronics as well as other technologies.<p>An Irish-UK team poured graphite powder (used in …

Top ten emerging technologies which will change your life

Computers controlled by thought and other cutting edge developments have been named in a list of the top ten technologies which could shape our future<p>Computers operated by the power of thought, wearable technology and advanced cancer treatments are among the top ten emerging technologies which will …

The Highest-Flying Wind Turbine

It will float 1,000 feet in the air in the name of cleaner, cheaper, and mobile energy.<p>Prototypes of the high-flying Bouyant Air Turbine. Images: Altaeros<p>In far-flung rural Alaska, where electricity can cost as much as $1 per kilowatt hour—more than 10 times the national average, according to the</i> …

Samsung claims a graphene breakthough — which may be huge for future wearables

Get to know the name “graphene,” as it’s primed to be one of the most important materials for the technology industry over the next few years.<p>The ultra-thin material is around 200 times stronger than steel — and most importantly, it’s flexible, unlike the fragile silicon we rely on today. Graphene …

Paris Review - Don DeLillo, The Art of Fiction No. 135

Interviewed by Adam Begley<p>Issue 128, Fall 1993<p>Don DeLillo, ca. 2011. Photograph by Thousandrobots<p>A man who’s been called “the chief shaman of the paranoid school of American fiction” can be expected to act a little nervous.<p>I met Don DeLillo for the first time in an Irish restaurant in Manhattan, …

Paris Review - William Gibson, The Art of Fiction No. 211

Interviewed by David Wallace-Wells<p>Issue 197, Summer 2011<p>William Gibson, ca. 2007. Photograph by Fred Armitage<p>Vancouver, British Columbia, sits just on the far side of the American border, a green-glass model city set in the dish of the North Shore Mountains, which enclose the city and support, most …

Paris Review - Paul Bowles, The Art of Fiction No. 67

Interviewed by Jeffrey Bailey<p>Issue 81, Fall 1981<p>The Tangier that once greeted Bowles in 1931, promising “wisdom and ecstasy,” bears little resemblance to the Tangier of the 1970s. The frenetic medina, with its souks, its endless array of tourist boutiques, its perennial hawkers and hustlers is …

Paris Review - Milan Kundera, The Art of Fiction No. 81

Interviewed by Christian Salmon<p>Issue 92, Summer 1984<p>Milan Kundera, ca. 1980. Photograph by Elisa Cabot<p>This interview is a product of several encounters with Milan Kundera in Paris in the fall of 1983. Our meetings took place in his attic apartment near Montparnasse. We worked in the small room that …

Live Hangout On Air with Alice Munro in Conversation with Margaret Atwood

article<p>https://plus.google.com/events/c8v997v26816i52g3dk7p0k4onc<p>Google+<p>In its enormously popular Selected Shorts live series, +Symphony Space …

Gartner Says by 2017, Mobile Users Will Provide Personalized Data Streams to More Than 100 Apps and Services Every Day

Press Release<p>STAMFORD, Conn., January 22, 2014 View All Press Releases<p>Gartner Says by 2017, Mobile Users Will Provide Personalized Data Streams to …

The Six Things That Make Stories Go Viral Will Amaze, and Maybe Infuriate, You

When Jonah Berger was a graduate student at Stanford, in the early aughts, he would make a habit of reading page A2 of the <i>Wall Street Journal</i>, which included a list of the five most-read and the five most-shared articles of the day. “I’d go down to the library and surreptitiously cut out that …

Paris Review - Ha Jin, The Art of Fiction No. 202

Interviewed by Sarah Fay<p>Issue 191, Winter 2009<p>Ha Jin in 2004.<p>Ha Jin is known by his legal name, Xuefei, to friends and colleagues. In contrast to the dark tenor of discontent that distinguishes his fiction, he is a genial man, at home in his own skin. He is almost ebullient as he gives a tour of …

Paris Review - Stephen King, The Art of Fiction No. 189

Interviewed by Christopher Lehmann-Haupt and Nathaniel Rich<p>Issue 178, Fall 2006<p>King in Bangor, Maine, 1994.<p>Stephen King began this interview in the summer of 2001, two years after he was struck by a minivan while walking near his home in Center Lovell, Maine. He was lucky to have survived the …

Paris Review - Paul Auster, The Art of Fiction No. 178

Interviewed by Michael Wood<p>Issue 167, Fall 2003<p>In 1985, after seventeen New York publishers had rejected <i>City of Glass</i>, the lead novella in The New York Trilogy, it was published by Sun and Moon Press in San Francisco. The other two novellas, <i>Ghosts</i> and <i>The Locked Room</i>, came out the next year. Paul …

Literature

eBooks vs. Print: Actually a Nonissue

When I picked up the current <i>Scientific American</i> my eye was immediately drawn to the cover line, "Google Is Changing the Way You Think." Given the sensationalist tone that often accompanies explorations of how Internet use affects cognition (even Nicholas Carr's sedate 2007 discussion of the topic …

Best designed Android apps – Google’s new picks

The Android Design team from Google HQ published a new list of Android apps that “go above and beyond the guidelines” when it comes to design.<p>Google first published a Beautiful Design collection in July, praising apps like Pattrn, Pocket, Flipboard, or Pinterest, for their masterfully crafted …

Apps

Paris Review - Jerzy Kosinski, The Art of Fiction No. 46

Interviewed by George Plimpton and Rocco Landesman<p>Issue 54, Summer 1972<p>Jerzy Kosinski, ca. 1973. Photograph by Rob Mieremet<p>Editor’s Note: <i>The following conversation with Jerzy Kosinski, which does not contain the customary interviewer’s headnote, is a much expanded version of the one that appeared …

Paris Review - Joan Didion, The Art of Fiction No. 71

Interviewed by Linda Kuehl<p>Issue 74, Fall-Winter 1978<p>Joan Didion, ca. 1977. Courtesy of the Associated Press<p>It is usual for the interviewer to write this paragraph about the circumstances in which the interview was conducted, but the interviewer in this case, Linda Kuehl, died not long after the …

Completely Without Dignity: An Interview with Karl Ove Knausgaard

By Jesse Barron December 26, 2013<p><b>All this week, we are bringing you some of your favorite posts from 2013. Happy holidays!</b><p><i>Of the two people who have written books called</i> My Struggle<i>, Karl Ove Knausgaard is the less notorious. In Scandinavia, where the tradition of memoiristic writing is less</i> …

The City of Tomorrow Exists Today—in South Korea

Twenty miles west of 2000-year-old Seoul, South Korea, lies a brand-new city built on algorithms and LEED certifications. Already populated by more than 25,000 people and set to be completed by 2015, Songdo International Business District is a rare exampl<p>Twenty miles west of 2000-year-old Seoul, …

South Korea

Why Can’t We Walk And Wear Google Glass At The Same Time?

New research explains why such a seemingly simple task is so hard to do.<p>The era of distracted walking is certainly upon us. Dividing attention between cell phone and sidewalk leaves an estimated 1,500 people a year in the hospital with an embarrassing story to tell. Controlled experiments have …

Paris Review - Joyce Carol Oates, The Art of Fiction No. 72

Interviewed by Robert Phillips<p>Issue 74, Fall-Winter 1978<p>Photograph by Marion Ettlinger<p>Joyce Carol Oates is the rarest of commodities, an author modest about her work, though there is such a quantity of it that she has three publishers—one for fiction, one for poetry and a “small press” for more …

What Games Are: The Wacky World Of Convergent Divergence

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Tadhg Kelly is a veteran game designer and creator of leading game design blog What Games Are. He has recently moved into managing developer relations at OUYA. You can follow him on Twitter here.</i><p>Unlike most other media sectors, the games industry has always tended to diverge rather …

What Games Are: The Future Of Pervasive Games

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Tadhg Kelly is a veteran game designer and creator of leading game design blog What Games Are. He has recently moved into managing developer relations at OUYA. You can follow him on Twitter here.</i><p>Pervasive gaming is a well-worn idea that’s drifted through the pages of design theory for …

Moon Mining Rush Ahead?

A commercial space company wants the U.S. government to give it lunar mining rights.<p><b>The Man Who Sold the Moon? A private space company's chief, Robert Bigelow of Bigelow Aerospace Inc., called for the Federal Aviation Administration to allow property rights for lunar mining, at a Tuesday NASA</b> …

The Internet of things, stalk by stalk

Bob Dible is an electrical engineer that works on his family farm in Kansas. He describes the productivity strides made in agriculture. “We generate …