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Timberleaf Camping Trailer

Weighing in at under 1,200 pounds yet still offering everything you need for a short stay in the wilderness, the Timberleaf Camping Trailer is a …

What I learned by reading Businessweek's incredible 38,000-word article on code

I read the whole thing online this afternoon, and it's remarkable. I could see it being taught in journalism classes years from now, like Gay Talese's "Frank Sinatra Has a Cold" or John Hersey's "Hiroshima."<p>It takes something both very important and hard to understand, and makes it understandable …

Steve Ballmer

Atomic interface design tool makes collaborating easy

Earlier this year we wrote about Atomic, a startup that’s building a browser-based tool for designing high quality, interactive prototypes of apps and websites.<p>The company’s public beta, which launches today, aims to get more designers onboard to understand how they use the tool and begin testing …

InterAct

Sloan Kettering and Pandora Music Genome architect to ‘prescribe’ music for cancer patients

Pandora’s chief musicologist Nolan Gasser has made a career of tailor-fitting streams of music to listeners’ tastes.<p>Now, Gasser is taking the body of knowledge he gained as the architect of Pandora’s Music Genome Project and focusing it on helping ease the suffering of cancer patients.<p>The Music …

Flute

Facebook's Atlas takes digital advertising beyond the cookie — here's how

For years, digital marketers have been shackled to an increasingly outdated technology known as cookies, which are still used to measure and target digital ads.<p>Cookies — bits of code dropped into web browsers — are known to generate poor approximations of how many people view a digital ad, …

Digital Advertising

Where to store all your iPhone photos when you run out of space

Photos & Videos routinely show up in the top two to three apps when it comes to how much storage space is being used on my iPhone. If you happen to …

Western Digital

The Strangely Competitive World of Sci-Fi Writing Workshops

Author: Geek's Guide to the Galaxy. Geek's Guide to the Galaxy Culture<p>Date of Publication: 01.24.15.<p>Time of Publication: 7:00 am. 7:00 am<p>Each summer …

Speed Of Light

Tom McCarthy · Writing Machines

The paragraphs that follow are a little disappointing, as Ballard unquestioningly endorses some rather conservative beliefs about writing: first, a …

17 Brilliant Short Novels You Can Read in a Sitting

This week author Ian McEwan expressed his love of short novels, saying “very few [long] novels earn their length.” Certainly it seems like a novel …

Stream Fugazi's First Demo in Full

Fugazi have shared a stream of their first demo tape, which was recorded in 1988 at Inner Ear Studio after Fugazi had only played 10 shows. Now, 26 years later, you can stream <i>First Demo</i> in full, below.<p><i>First Demo</i> is out November 18 via Dischord. Check out the track list below.<p>The LP/CD/MP3 reissue …

Virtual Reality

Parkay Quarts Perform "Content Nausea" on "Le Grand Journal"

Earlier this week, Parquet Courts followed up their recent, great album <i>Sunbathing Animal</i> with a new long-player titled <i>Content</i> <i>Nausea</i>, which they released under the name Parkay Quarts. Last night, the outfit appeared on French TV show "Le Grand Journal" to do the LP's title track. PC Worship's Justin …

Journalism

Adding The Easy Button To Conference Calls

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Isabella Chiu is a sophomore at Harvard College studying linguistics and computer science.</i><p>We’ve all experienced the painful execution of conference calls with the uncomfortable dialing of codes, never-ending instructions and announcements when you join. There are two approaches to …

Google Hangout

William Gibson Talks Life on "The Peripheral"

Managing Talent In A Networked Age, Part 2

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Jeff Markowitz joined Greylock as a partner in 2011 and focuses on managing executive talent relationships both in and outside of the portfolio.</i><p>In Part 1, my colleague Reid Hoffman said that recognizing that top talent may someday want to leave can lead to more honest conversations at …

Management

Death should be optional

As we march into the technological frontier, new possibilities for humanity are emerging — along with new questions<p>Now more than ever, the topic of death is marked by no shortage of diverging opinions.<p>On the one hand, there are serious thinkers — Ray Kurzweil, Hans Moravec, Michio Kaku, Marshall …

Security app automatically encrypts your shared files so you don't have to

In this post-PRISM world, basically everyone is worried about privacy (and rightly so!) -- especially when it comes to cloud-based storage. Offloading your files to the likes of Dropbox doesn't come without a share of caveats regarding security, so that's where Places comes in. What sets the …

Smart driving assistant Automatic partnering with Ford Motors through its in-car Sync platform

Automatic Labs and Ford Motors are announcing today a new partnership to bring the Automatic Link accessory to more people and add more functionality to the platform. Ford Motors and Automatic Labs will work together to develop features to both the Automatic platform and Ford Sync, the automaker’s …

Bishop Nehru and MF Doom's latest single as NehruvianDOOM, "OM," is murderous. Listen here: http://bit.ly/1nGTj3P

6 Summer Salads You'll Actually Crave

<b>1. Black Bean, Corn & Avocado Salad with Chipotle-Honey Vinaigrette</b><p>With black beans, sweet corn, crisp bell peppers and creamy avocado, this is one of those crowd-pleasing, make-ahead recipes that everyone loves. You can serve it as a side dish, salad or dip. The vinaigrette is similar to the …

APP REVIEW: Splice Is A Godsend For Music Producers

Splice helps electronic dance music creators save, share, collaborate, and remix music by working alongside professional music creation tools like Ableton Live.<p>For one, Splice offers musicians access to all of their revisions in the cloud.<p>Let's say you made an awesome song using Ableton Live, but …

Music Production

We strongly recommend listening to Blackbird Blackbird's dreamy, summery new album, 'Tangerine Sky.' Listen here: http://bit.ly/1qHtNcP

10 Books That Could Change the Way You Understand Modern Cities

Books

Modeselektion Vol. 03 - 01 Fennesz "TOM" (MTR045) Out June 27, 2014

De La Soul – Smell The Da.I.S.Y. Mixtape (AUDIO).

For all of those patiently waiting, the De La Soul x J Dilla mixtape is finally here. Thank you De La and Jay Dee.<p><b>CLICK THE THUMBNAIL ABOVE FOR A</b> …

ListenUp

Todd Terje: It's Album Time<p>Next week dance fans will finally be able to get their hands on the highly anticipated debut album from the self-dubbed "remaster of the universe," Todd Terje. The aptly titled LP, <i>It's Album Time</i>, arrives 10 years after the Norwegian DJ and producer dropped his first 12" …

New Music

41 Quick & Easy School Lunch Ideas to Pack for Your Kids

It's back-to-school time, and we've got 41 quick and easy lunch ideas to keep your kids happy—or at least relatively so.

Cooking

Big in Japan: A Guide to the Films of Animation Master Hayao Miyazaki

The revered director earned an Oscar nomination for his controversial 'The Wind Rises'<p>On February 21st, <i>The Wind Rises</i>, director Hayao Miyazaki's …

Anime

David Attenborough Narrates An Olympic Curling Match

This is a video of everybody's favorite nature documentary host David Attenborough narrating a women's Olympic curling match. You know, David …

Curling

'Tron' designer creates a real-world superbike

Lotus has a new superbike called the C-01. Designed by Daniel Simon, whose work you'll know from <i>Tron: Legacy</i>, <i>Oblivion</i>, and <i>Captain America</i>, the bike balances the Lotus form of old with a decidedly modern finish.<p>Although Simon is better known for his concept work, and the C-01 certainly looks like a …

Superbikes