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15 simple things you can do to stay happy at work

The key to happiness at your job isn't about the big stuff — it's all in the details.<p>Whether it's finding the perfect desk plant, eating a delicious …

Mayo Clinic

Why So Many Articles Have Terrible Headlines Online

Gabe Rivera runs a website the tech world knows well called Techmeme. It's a bootstrapped operation that aggregates top tech stories from around the web with a small staff and directly links out to the publications.<p>Since its founding in 2005, Techmeme has always used headlines written by the …

Vibrating pen checks your spelling as you write

The Lernstift Linux smart pen on Kickstarter monitors your spelling as you write, vibrating when you make a mistake.<p>Spell-check can be pretty …

10 Cloud Startups Changing The Data Landscape

While the term “cloud computing” has become trendy and perhaps overused, what many people don’t realize is that it is because of cloud startups that our experience of data has become intuitive and effortless. Below are 10 startups which have had significant impact on the data landscape:<p><b>1)</b> …

Royalty disputes strike sour note in streaming music

Streaming music is growing in popularity, but some artists are feeling short-changed in the new digital music ecosystem.<p>Consumers are getting in tune with streaming music, but the artists who produce the tunes are growing louder in their complaints about the music services.<p>Most recently, Radiohead …

Apple Ramping Up For Stylish iWatch, Curved Casing Could Be Liquidmetal

Reports this week indicate that Apple is building a substantial team of veterans from multiple industries to build a stylish, multi-functional iWatch. The timing of the hires points to a late 2014 release, according to an analyst report and a story in the <i>Financial Times</i>. Far from being a bad sign …

SIM Cards Have Finally Been Hacked, And The Flaw Could Affect Millions Of Phones

Smartphones are susceptible to malware and carriers have enabled NSA snooping, but the prevailing wisdom has it there’s still one part of your mobile phone that remains safe and un-hackable: your SIM card.<p>Yet after three years of research, German cryptographer Karsten Nohl claims to have finally …

More Companies Encourage Workers To Volunteer, On The Clock

You're not likely to find many bankers wearing those old stereotypical green visors these days. But at U.S. Bank, some employees sport hairnets — at least when they're serving breakfast.<p>Every Friday morning, a group of U.S. Bank employees stands elbow to elbow at a Minneapolis soup kitchen, doling …

Seattle's 'Hempfest' will feature munchies courtesy of the cops

A marijuana-centric festival in Washington state this weekend will have a heavy police presence, but the cops will be a little friendlier than one might expect.<p>Instead of handing out summonses at Hempfest 2013, Seattle police have announced plans to hand out bags of snacks— with a message.<p>Seattle …

Google: don't expect privacy when sending to Gmail

People sending email to any of Google's 425 million Gmail users have no "reasonable expectation" that their communications are confidential, the internet giant has said in a court filing.<p>Consumer Watchdog, the advocacy group that uncovered the filing, called the revelation a "stunning admission." …

Extreme heat waves to quadruple by 2040, study says

People crowd at the beach at Coney Island in the Brooklyn borough of New York amid a record heat wave in 2012.<p>The type of heat waves that wilt crops, torch forests — and kill people — are expected to become more frequent and severe over the next 30 years regardless of whether humans curb emissions …

Climate Change

Disney’s Crazy Invention Lets You Feel Phantom Objects Floating In Air

You know how Kinect lets you interact with virtual objects? A groundbreaking project called Aireal lets you feel them, too.<p>Microsoft’s Kinect is an amazing device. It can track virtually any motion you make, allowing your real body to interact with an amazing invented world. There’s just one catch: …

Plastic skin lights up on contact, may lead to touchscreens everywhere (video)

Flexible circuitry is frequently a one-way affair -- we've seen bendy displays and touch layers, but rarely both in one surface. UC Berkeley is at last merging those two technologies through a plastic skin whose display reacts to touch. By curing a polymer on top of a silicon wafer, the school's …

3D Printing liquid metal at room temperature!

3D printing in metal is one of the hottest pursuits of 3D printer researchers and manufacturers. That’s why the recent IPO’s of metals printer …

3D Printing

Dude, this skateboard of the future rocks. Thanks in part to 3D printing.

This story is not completely about 3D printing, although it played a big role in allowing some brainy Southern California kids come up with the …

3D Printing

iWatch’s novelty emerges as Apple taps sensor and fitness experts

Apple has begun assembling a team of hardware and software engineering, medical sensor, manufacturing, and fitness experts, indicating the company is moving forward with a project to build a fitness-oriented, sensor-laden wearable computer, according to our sources.<p>Over the past half-decade-or-so, …

'Excel killer' Tableau moves to the cloud

Tableau Software made an announcement today it feels is its most significant since going public: It is moving to the cloud.<p>Seattle-based Tableau originally filed for its IPO in early April and promptly became a Wall Street darling. The company held a press conference to unveil its “Tableau online” …

frog

COLLECTION NO. 9SXSW 2016Follow frog as we cover the South by Southwest Interactive Festival live from Austin, Texas.4 Stories 2 Contributors …

Origami-Inspired Furniture Snaps Together With Magnets

Aside from putting together those IKEA bookcases, when was the last time you were involved in the making of your home’s furnishings? The Playtime …

Maj Isabelle Olsson, Lead Industrial Designer of Google Glass, on Wearable Technology

“Perfection is attained not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away,” wrote Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. At last …

Design Entrepreneurs: Jonathan Olivares

<i>This is the fifth profile in our series on American design entrepreneurs, looking at how they got where they are, what they do all day, and what</i> …

15-Year-Old Ann Makosinski Invents Body-Heat-Powered Flashlight

Canadian citizen Ann Makosinski has been interested in alternative energy sources for at least four years. Which is to say, since the sixth grade. …

Manually Cranked Wood Toy Performs Sleight-of-hand Magic | Colossal

<p>Designed by Swedish artist Per Helldorff, this amazing little wooden automata performs magic with three cups and a ball that seems to teleport …

Articles about 6 amazing repurposed designs on Dwell.com - Dwell

Five American studios and one university exhibited their newest wares at Milan’s 2013 Salone Satellite.<p>Nestled along the banks of rivers throughout the United States, these modern homes take full advantage of their locations in...<p>Although she probably hasn’t told you, we’re pretty sure she has …

Articles about 10 radical ideas improving our environment on Dwell.com - Dwell

In the face of often pessimistic news screens about leaking oil pipelines, clear-cut forests, and unsustainable farming, it’s...<p>We've come a long way since the clawfoot.<p>When Pamela Butz and Jeffrey Klug, principals of Butz + Klug Architecture, began renovating the master bathroom of a …

How To (How To): The AIGA Research Project, by Ziba Design

<b>How To (How To): The AIGA Research Project by Ziba</b><i><br>Part 1</i> · Part 2 · Part 3 · Part 4 · Part 5 · Part 6<p><b>Introduction: The Beginning is a Good Place to</b> …

Vessel Bathtub Features Hammock Style Bathtub from Splinter Works

<b>Vessel Bathtub</b> features hammock style tub that blends the 2 iconic symbol of relaxation, yes, a hammock and a bathtub. The attractive shape makes …

Kickstarting: A Skateboard Engineered For Surfing Stairs

Re-introducing the Stair-Rover, an eight-wheeled board that scuttles over urban obstacles with ease.<p><i>[This project is an entrant in our Innovation By Design Awards. Stay tuned for the announcement of winners on October 10.]</i><p>A year ago, we wrote about the Stair-Rover, a novel skateboard in the early …

Donut Folding Bicycle by Arvind Mahabaleshwara

<b>Donut folding bicycle</b> is aesthetically pleasing concept bike which folds completely into circular frame, you won’t find any protruding parts outside …

Block House: Deformed Facade for Views & Visual Interest

Floating ribbons of concrete wrap a glass volume within, periodically pushed in, out or down to create a connection between the main volume of the …