Alan Pontes

39 Flips | 6 Magazines | 2 Likes | 1 Following | @aspacepig | Keep up with Alan Pontes on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Alan Pontes”

7 Body-Language Tricks To Make Anyone Instantly Like You

And according to Leil Lowndes in her book "How To Talk To Anyone," you can capture — and hold — anyone's attention without saying a word.<p>We've selected the best body-language techniques from the book and shared them below.<p>"Don't flash an immediate smile when you greet someone," says Lowndes. If you …

Body Language

Giant leap for Pi-powered teddy bear

<b>A soft toy controlled by a Raspberry Pi computer has recreated Felix Baumgartner's record-breaking skydive.</b><p>Mr Baumgartner made the furthest freefall in October 2012, from a balloon almost 39km (24 miles) high.<p>A bear called Babbage has now leapt from a similar height after ascending beneath a …

Raspberry Pi

The perfect picnic

A couple of weeks ago, as weak sunshine dribbled through gusty clouds, I walked through a park at lunchtime. The grass, straggly and still damp after …

The 20 best restaurants: part one

How to sum up a decade's shameless eating in just 20 restaurants? After all I've written about well over 500 and gorged in a whole bunch more out of …

Wine Review: New Zealand pinot noir

New Zealand wine? It's complex, in a good way.<p>It's easy to generalise about New Zealand wine – all super-fruity and brightly perfumed, the famous sauvignon blancs buzzing with lime and gooseberry; the pinot noirs all light and cherryish. Actually, it's got a lot more complex than that in recent …

Famous food trends in British history - Telegraph

BeagleBone Black packs 1GHz ARM CPU, 512MB RAM for just $45 (video)

The BeagleBone might be just the piece of kit for the DIY set itching to boot Linux in 10 seconds, but the freshly unveiled BeagleBone Black packs an even greater punch -- and the same speedy start times -- at just half the price of its predecessor. The $45 credit card-sized package totes a 1GHz …

Apple's iPhone 5S launch 'delayed by fingerprint scanner'

The iPhone 5S could be delayed until after June because of problems with a new fingerprint-scanning feature designed by Apple to replace the passcode-based unlocking system on previous models.<p>A supply chain source in Taiwan said Apple was trying to find a coating material that did not interfere …

AppShopper returns to iOS App Store with more Social approach

Even before AppGratis was famously removed from the iOS App Store earlier this month, AppShopper, a similar app discovery service, had already been …

Difference Engine: Unplugging the cables

THE tangled web of wires beneath computer desks could soon be a thing of the past. The same goes for the jumble of cables that feeds audio equipment …

I'd like to return these: Apple said to dump millions of iPhones on Foxconn

Apple must have bought into Foxconn because the company has returned 5 to 8 million iPhones to the Taiwanese manufacturer, according to a report …

Meet The Greenest Home In America

In the surrounding hills of Silicon Valley stands the impressive Tah.Mah.Lah, the “Greenest house in America.” The home is also the brainchild and abode of Foundation Capital partner and longtime VC Paul Holland and his wife, Linda Yates. We were lucky enough to be invited into their home to hear …

Older model iPhones are more popular than ever

The big number everyone’s going to be watching for during Apple’s(s AAPL) earnings announcement on Tuesday is how many iPhones it sold during its …

Leap Motion puts Google Earth at your fingertips

Leap Motion and the latest Google Earth update provide a new way to appreciate planet Earth on Earth Day by allowing you to hold the whole world in …

PSA: First Firefox OS developer phones on sale now, open standards start at $119

As promised, Geeksphone is offering both of its Firefox OS smartphones starting today. While the Firefox orange-tinged Keon will set you back $119, the slightly more upmarket Peak is priced at $194 -- check out both of them in action after the break. The online retailer is willing to send both …

As Internet gets faster, Hong Kong & South Korea lead the broadband speed derby

The internet saw its average peak connection speed jump almost 35 percent at the end of last year, even as more and more people started accessing …

Apple's iPhone: a definitive history in pictures

LifeHub : One Device to Rule Them All

One gadget rules them all, this is what <b>LifeHub’s</b> all about. It’s a watch, smartphone, headset, key, wallet, speaker and projector. It’s your ideal …

Gear & Gadgets

David Foster Wallace on Ambition | Blank on Blank

Behavioral finance explains bubbles - http://tcrn.ch/11RkwmE

How to Make Friends in a New City | The Art of Manliness

Every year, roughly 15% of the population of America relocates. If we expand that to a five-year period, that number balloons to 40%. Most moves are …

Outfitted & Equipped: Weekend Getaway | The Art of Manliness

<i>This post is brought to you by Trunk Club. Trunk Club takes the hassle out of shopping for higher-end clothing by pairing you up with a personal</i> …

How to Wrap Your Extension Cord Like a Contractor and Eliminate Knots | The Art of Manliness

Do your extension cords look like this when you’re unraveling them, no matter how nicely they were wrapped up?<p>Today I’m going to show you a tip that …

The Mesmerizing Skyscrapers Of Hong Kong In Eerily Beautiful Close-up

For four years, photographer Michael Wolf explored life in Hong Kong by studying the exterior of its apartment towers. When cropped and textualized, facades of residential buildings become something other than architecture, but grids of information, charts, data, colorful patterns.<p>He writes in an …

14 Festivals and Events Worth Traveling for in 2013

There's nothing quite like visiting a place when it's in the middle of a party -- especially if it's the kind of celebration that doesn't happen every year. In addition to the many festivals and events that occur annually around the world, there are some that are on a far less frequent schedule -- …

Festivals

Thom Yorke and Nigel Godrich Give Relationship Advice to Teens

In a new video interview for Rookie’s “Ask a Grown Man” series, Thom Yorke and his Atoms for Peace bandmate Nigel Godrich sit down to answer …

Articles about material focus copper on Dwell.com - Dwell

Dwell editor-in-chief Amanda Dameron talks us through Dwell's October 2016 issue.<p>Idaho-based architect Susan Desko—previously a senior design architect for Frank Gehry—created a house built of untreated steel...<p>A Boston couple with a big extended family wanted to enlarge their brick neo-Georgian …

Furniture Design

Cellphones Through History: Motorola DynaTAC, iPhone & More (PHOTOS)

BRICK TO CHIC<p>It’s the 40th anniversary of the device 6 billion people can’t live without. See its evolution since 1973.<p>04.03.13 4:45 AM ET<p>Getty (4); …

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Travel & Eats<p>Skip Cape Cod this summer.<p>By The Editors of GQ1 day agoView More<p>Entertainment<p>At 25 tracks long, there’s at least one banger on there.<p>By …