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7 Simple Ways to Make Every City Friendlier to Pedestrians

San Jose is expected to grow faster than any city in the Bay Area in the next few decades. The local government is working to meet that demand with …

How to Learn: Lewis Carroll’s Four Rules for Digesting Information and Mastering the Art of Reading

Long before he met the real-life little girl who inspired him to write <i>Alice in Wonderland</i> under the pseudonym <b>Lewis Carroll</b>, Charles Lutwidge Dodgson was a prominent mathematician and logician. In addition to his scientific bend and his love of language, Carroll also had strong convictions about …

Mountain Simulator

is a new game where "you get to do all of the things that a mountain does, which I’m sure appeals to all of your darkest and most disgusting …

How Starbucks, Apple, General Motors and AT&T Are Preparing The World For Wireless Energy

If you visited a Starbucks in Boston or Silicon Valley during the last year or so, you may have noticed black circles embedded in the coffee bars and tables. You may have even glimpsed an early adopter with a special cellphone case charging an iPhone or a Samsung Galaxy simply by resting it on a …

Ciudades que pinchan

La arquitectura defensiva ofrece bancos incómodos, fuentes secas y plazas sin sombra<p>Las púas antimendigo de Londres no son una excepción<p>Dieciséis …

Google My Business: Connect via Search, Maps, Google+

Google today launched Google My Business, a new free tool available at google.com/business. As its name implies, the tool allows small business to connect with their customers.<p>It does this by putting all Google services useful to businesses in one place:<p>Update your business info on Search, Maps, …

10 Lessons I Learned from a Year of Productivity Experiments

Over the last 12 months I have conducted countless productivity experiments on myself, interviewed some of the most productive people in the world, …

Time Management

Un político de izquierdas para la televisión de masas

Pablo Iglesias aplicó sus estudios de comunicación a la acción política<p>Podría decirse que Pablo Iglesias Turrión (35 años) es de izquierdas antes de …

CSS Shapes 101

Rectangles inside other rectangles: this is what our webpages have always been made of. We’ve long tried to break free from their restrictions by …

Emotion in Marketing: How Our Brains Decide What's Shareable

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog and has been republished with permission.</i><p>Every day it seems like we feel hundreds of different emotions – each nuanced and specific to the physical and social situations we find ourselves in.<p>According to science, it’s not that complicated by a long …

Google | The Next Web

All stories in Google<p>Google Photos is adding 'Favorite' and 'Like' buttons to your pictures<p>Google is updating its Photos cloud storage service with a star-shaped button to mark selected pictures as your Favorites. ...<p>Abhimanyu Ghoshal<p>YouTube's streaming music service is launching next week<p>YouTube …

Apps

Orgasm Without Release: Alan Watts Presages Our Modern Media Gluttony in 1951

<i>“If the remission of pain is happiness, then the emergence from distraction is aesthetic bliss,”</i> Saul Bellow wrote in his poignant 1990 essay “The Distracted Public.” Nearly a century earlier, in his funny and wise reflection on feeding the mind, Lewis Carroll admonished that <i>“mental gluttony, or</i> …

So You Need a Typeface

Is your idea of mixing up the type treatment for your projects involve clicking bold, italic, or wait for it...bold and italic? It might be time to …

Mapping Differences In America's Musical Tastes, State By State

Are you streaming music right now? If you're in America's Pacific region, there's a much better chance you're nodding along with Cat Power rather than grooving to Fantasia, which you'd be more likely to be doing if you were across the country in the South Atlantic. Those observations come from a …

This Simple Data-Scraping Tool Could Change How Apps Are Made

The number of web pages on the internet is somewhere north of two billion, perhaps as many as double that. It's a huge amount of raw information. By …

Life is a game. This is your strategy guide

Real life is the game that – literally – <i>everyone</i> is playing. But it can be tough. This is your guide.<p>Basics<p>You might not realise, but real life is a …

Announcing Guides

Today we’re announcing something new: GitHub Guides.<p>We’ve got four guides up right now:<p>Guides are designed to help with concepts that are a bit too …

Supercharge your Android Device's Abilities with Tasker

Recently, we took a look at five apps to augment your Android experience with the help of a little artificial intelligence and automation.<p>All of those apps were nifty little utilities that targeted a particular area of smartphone usage and added some heuristics to it to make your phone smarter …

Engineering Students Built a Face-Tracking Marshmallow Cannon

A group of four Olin College engineering students decided they wanted to build a pneumatic-powered face-tracking marshmallow cannon. The goal? Get the gelatin treat inside the target’s mouth. Introducing the Confectionery Canon:<p>The majority of the device is made out of acrylic, but there are also a …

Stratasys Announces Objet500 Connex3 - First Multi-Color and Multi

At the start of this month we saw close to a dozen new 3D printers announced at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, NV. That was the week for …

Exclusive: Watch Steve Jobs' First Demonstration of the Mac for the Public, Unseen Since 1984

It’s January, 1984. Steve Jobs, nattily attired in a double-breasted suit, is demonstrating Apple’s breakthrough personal computer, Macintosh, before …

How Google Could Make Almost Everyone a Chrome OS User

I’ve spotted an interesting change in the way I use my MacBook Pro recently– I’m using Chrome to do increasing amounts of work. I’d say a good 90 percent of my computer usage now happens inside of Chrome.<p>Pretty much the only non-Chrome apps I use most days are Skype (although I try to push people …

Google Releases Music Timeline, a Visualization of Music Genres

Google today released a new spiffy page called Music Timeline. The visualization tool uses aggregated data from Google Play Music to show how artists and genres have gained and dropped in popularity over the decades, as well as how genres and artists have risen and fallen in popularity.<p>Not only can …