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Stop Being A Loner, It’ll Kill You

Our friends are as important to our health as diet and exercise, a new study finds.<p>Thinking of staying home this Friday night and wallowing on your couch? It’s not just the tub of ice cream that you’ll consume that’ll do you in. It turns out maintaining friendships is equally important to long-term …

Iconic Simplicity. The Vital Role of Icons

They are small but vital for the efficiency rate of any application or website. They look simple but take loads of time and effort to feel that way. …

Editor's Letter: The Most Important Car Redesign of the Decade

Call it the beginning of the end.<p>From the December 2015 issue<p>I’m probably out here all alone on this one, but I believe that the most important car redesign of the decade, now that we’re midway through it, is the current Mercedes-Benz S-class sedan’s.<p>I take little pleasure in claiming credit for …

Plug-in Hybrid EVs

Internet of Things App Developers' Update, 2015

• A third of all Internet of Things (IoT) developers are primarily focusing on Big Data and analytics projects today.<br>• 42% of IoT developers are currently writing software that uses sensors.<br>• 23% of IoT developers are currently working with or incorporating in-memory databases into their development …

Internet of Things

$2 billion startup GitHub's next mission: Turn you into a programmer

To date, GitHub has racked up 11 million registered users, over 36 million unique visitors every month, $350 million in venture funding, and a $2 billion valuation.<p>With over 21.1 million code "repositories" at last count, GitHub hosts more software source code than any other single service in the …

Nine massive banks just teamed up to take the technology behind bitcoin mainstream

Barclays, BBVA, Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Credit Suisse, JPMorgan, State Street, Royal Bank of Scotland, and UBS have all formed a partnership to draw up industry standards and protocols for using the blockchain in banking.<p>The partnership is being led by R3, a startup with offices in New York …

Kobo's GloHD May Be The First Device For eReading's Second Generation

Anyone looking for an eReader—with all the benefits that come from having an e-ink single purpose device—will need to choose between Kobo and Amazon Kindle. There’s not much else left on the market these days. To me, the choice has always been clear.<p>Kobo builds reading devices; Amazon builds …

eReaders

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Streamline your home and life with Chamberlain.<p>Bees have always been admired for their industrious nature and intricate honeycomb architecture; Charles Darwin called the...<p>A traditional floor plan gets a minimalist update, complete with a classic porch.<p>Feeling the squeeze from Hong Kong's …

500 Startups And Malaysia’s MaGIC To Run Post-Funding Startup Growth Program In Southeast Asia

U.S.-based VC firm 500 Startups is launching a new accelerator program in Southeast Asia that is designed to help companies in the region that have raised money take their business to the next level.<p>The firm, which recently topped up its ‘500 Durians’ fund for Southeast Asia with an additional $5 …

Startups

Top tools to get your startup off the ground

Which comes first – the apps or the business? It might sound like a dumb question, but the consequences of building a business on the wrong software tools can be serious. What if your customer database can’t talk to your accounting system? Or your resource planning is in chaos because everyone’s …

From Social Networks To Market Networks

Most people didn’t notice last month when a 35-person company in San Francisco called HoneyBook announced a $22 million Series B*.<p>What was unusual about the deal is that nearly all the best-known Silicon Valley VCs competed for it. That’s because HoneyBook is a prime example of an important new …

Construction Industry

The definitive guide to the best cloud photo storage services in 2015

This year is the year of the cloud-based photo library, with Apple, Google and Facebook all now pushing to be the place you choose as home for your photos.<p>Now that there are so many great places to keep your photos safe, it was about time to compare them and look at where the best place to put your …

What You Need to Know About Barack Obama's WTF Podcast With Marc Maron

The comedian interviewed the President on Friday, and you'll be able to hear it Monday. Here's a sneak preview.<p>After Barack Obama did a flurry of interviews with websites earlier this year (here’s Kara Swisher’s sitdown; here’s one with our new corporate cousins at Vox), we wondered which digital …

Malcolm Gladwell's 5 Best Life Lessons for Entrepreneurs

Budding entrepreneurs can learn a thing or two (or three, or four... ) from this master debunker of conventional wisdom.<p><i>New Yorker</i> writer Malcolm Gladwell is the master of dissecting conventional wisdom and coming up with powerful conclusions that challenge what we think we already know. Over his …

Business Strategy

Mentors Are The Secret Weapons Of Successful Startups

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Rhett Morris is the director of Endeavor Insight, the research arm of Endeavor, a nonprofit that supports high-impact entrepreneurs across the world.</i><p>“I’ve probably revised this investor pitch deck 200 times,” a founder told me recently. She’d met with more than 50 potential investors …

Startups

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A third story packs a wealth of new spaces and functions into this renovated Toronto home.<p>Surrounded by cattle-flecked plains smack in the middle of America, Wichita generally has a reputation as a sleepy,...<p>Brian Keaney of TonfiskDesign may be Irish, but his Finnish is flawless; he guides us …

American Cities

The top 10 interior designers in Toronto

The top interior designers in Toronto can help simplify getting your current crib looking posh if you don't know where to start. There is certainly …

Top 10

Don't Miss These Great iPhone Apps on Sale This Weekend

Paul Thompson—FPG/Getty Images<p>Keystone/Holton/Getty Images<p>Kypros/Getty Images<p>Lyn Alweis—Denver Post/Getty Images<p>Bill Dow—NBC/Getty Images<p>Mark …

iPhone Apps

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A design-build firm with a flair for modernism creates a stylish indoor/outdoor living space in Winter Park.<p>Once ashamed of his lackluster Chicago abode, architect Brad Lynch tore it down and started over with a family home that’s part...<p>An old barn in a Beverly Hills canyon inspires a new, …

Do You Think Like an Entrepreneur?

<i>Ilya Pozin is a serial entrepreneur, writer, and investor. He is the founder of online video entertainment platform Pluto.TV, social greeting card company Open Me, and digital marketing agency Ciplex.</i><p>Entrepreneurs are a breed of their own. While many people fantasize about breaking free from their …

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An architect's creative reinterpretation of a traditional pitched roof sets a property apart from its neighbors.<p>An in-progress 3-D printed house could impact the future of urban housing.<p>O’Neill Rose Architects designed each unit of this modern Queens compound based on the personality of the family …

Ron Conway’s Advice For Young Founders At YC’s Startup School

The first panel of today’s Startup School event at the Flint Center for the Performance Arts had Paul Graham interviewing SV Angel’s Ron Conway. Given the audience — which based on some chatting before the event, consisted of many Stanford students and high schoolers in the South Bay Area — …

Apple Pay And Digital Currency Mean Time Is Running Out For Physical Cash

<b>Editor’s Note:</b> <i>Ilya Subkhankulov is the COO of BTX Trader, the digital currency trading platform. He has also recently launched a consumer-friendly bitcoin and dogecoin buying service called Celery.</i><p>Since the advent of electronic payments, there has been a clear shift away from cash and checks. …

Evernote

“Create an external brain where you write down every idea you have regardless of whether or not you think it's good,” says serial entrepreneur and productivity guru, Ari Meisel. “Clear your mind. My favorite tool? Evernote,” he adds.

House Brunner by Architect Norbert Dalsass

House Brunner by Architect Norbert Dalsass, an old farm transformed into a modern three family home.<p>Architect Norbert Dalsass was responsible for the …

Before You Hire Anyone, Ask These 2 Questions

Yes, you want to grow. But you want to do it smartly. These questions will help.<p>Building a business is scary, challenging, frustrating, but above all, ultimately fun. It's a rush to know your company is getting bigger.<p>And because it is, and because the work tends to pile up so far so fast, you …

Leadership

The Week in Review: Value of Sleep

We blame it on laziness, too much socializing or a late bedtime, but there is also some science involved in why teens just can’t wake up in the …

MacTrast Deals: IDrive: 1 TB Of Online Backup With Military-Grade Encryption

- Sep 17, 2014<p>Your personal information is spread all over the place. Files in one location, photos in iCloud, Word docs in Dropbox… Sure free …