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How the Daily Fantasy Sports Industry Turns Fans Into Suckers

Full disclosure: I am a 36-year-old dude who bores easily, drinks I.P.A.s and wears sports-themed T-shirts, especially ones with faded, nostalgic logos that suggest better times. In my early 20s, I developed a gambling problem that I’ve since learned to spread out over a variety of low-stakes games …

10 Must-Listen Architecture and Design Podcasts for the Holiday Break

Is there a form of media that compliments city living better than podcasting? Whether it keeps commuters company during a morning train ride or provides a soundtrack for a stroll through city streets, the ubiquity and portability of podcasting can make a favorite show seem like a constant …

How to Apply Design Thinking—to Your Own Life

A review of Ayse Birsel's "Design the Life You Love: A Step-by-Step Guide to Building a Meaningful Future"<p>A New Year's resolution is the easiest …

Why Podcasting Is Going To Sound Totally Different In 2016

It’s not an exaggeration to say podcasting just had its best year ever. From President Barack Obama appearing on “WTF With Marc Maron” to “Serial” …

Nike has a big plan to boost its ecommerce sales from $1 billion today to $7 billion in 2020

It's an ambitious target for the world's largest sportswear business but by no means unrealistic. Not when considering Nike's broader bid to more than double its direct-to-consumer (DTC) sales by 2020, from $6.6bn to $16bn. The reason is mainly an economical one; DTC revenues earn higher margins …

Let’s Build A Simple Interpreter. Part 6.

Today is <i>the</i> day :) “Why?” you might ask. The reason is that today we’re wrapping up our discussion of arithmetic expressions (well, almost) by adding …

The long, incredibly tortuous, and fascinating process of creating a Chinese font

The story of Chinese characters begins with, of all things, turtle bellies.<p>The kings of the Shang Dynasty—which ruled from the 16th to the 11th centuries BC—had questions. Questions about what the king should do, like whether to “perform a ritual for Father Ding and offer to him thirty captives …

Artist Humorously Illustrates the Events of His Flight That Every Traveler Can Relate To

Renowned New York Times illustrator Christoph Niemann recently took a transatlantic flight from New York City to Berlin (with a layover in London), and documented the journey in his sketchbook. The trek itself was typical for your average flight of this distance, but this is precisely what makes …

George Hotz Is Taking on Tesla by Himself

The First Person to Hack the iPhone Built a Self-Driving Car. In His Garage<p>George Hotz is taking on Google and Tesla by himself.<p>By Ashlee Vance | …

Untangling the Tale of Ada Lovelace

(New York Public Library)Ada Lovelace was born 200 years ago today. To some she is a great hero in the history of computing; to others an …

The cyborg chess players that can’t be beaten

Computers have revolutionised the way chess is played – and the best chess programs are impossible to beat. But could a player that’s part human and part computer be even more powerful?<p>It all started back in 1968 with a simple bet. A 23-year-old Scottish chess champion called David Levy was at a …

Artificial Intelligence

Why Content Reigns Supreme In UX Design

Lorem ipsum dolor son of a…<p>It’s been nearly 20 years since Bill Gates declared that “content is king.”<p>His original 1996 article reads like a manifesto, calling for sites to deliver quality and entertaining content to their customers, explaining why content-providers must be compensated, and making …

Apple Posts New 'Ridiculously Powerful' and 'Hey Siri' Ads for the iPhone 6s

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Google is ramping up hiring for its ambitious plan to make 'energy kites'

In the past few months, Google has posted more than 30 Makani job openings ,and a recent posting on the company's LinkedIn page boasts that the team is "growing rapidly."<p>The division has said that its experimental technology can produce 50% more energy with 90% less materials than traditional wind …

Yeezy Season: Kanye West And The Art Of Design Thinking

On December 2nd, Footwear News will honor Kanye West with the “Shoe Of The Year Award”, acknowledging the success and cultural imprint of his Adidas Yeezy Boost. “The sneaker releases dominated the market in 2015, as demand for the product crashed servers, sparked extraordinary resale value, and …

The Utopian UI Architect

An ex-Apple interface designer’s 40-year plan to redesign not just the way we use computers, but the way we think with them<p>When Bret Victor came in …

Computer Science - Brian Kernighan on successful language design

Einstein’s First Proof

On November 26, 1949, Albert Einstein published an essay in the <b>Saturday Review of Literature</b> in which he described two pivotal moments in his childhood. The first involved a compass that his father showed him when he was four or five. Einstein recalled his sense of wonderment that the needle always …

A hot London startup announced the first step in its wild plan to 'give a city an operating system'

Put simply, Improbable wants to make it far easier to simulate complex systems. "Today in computer science, people have mastered apps how to build things for a single computer," CEO Herman Narula tells me.<p>"And all the power of a single computer people can use it to do really good things. But …

Doctor dubbed 'the father of cyborgs' tested implants in his own brain

How far would you go to create a brain-controlled speech decoder? Doctor Philip Kennedy already helped blaze a trail in brain-computer interfaces back in the 80s. Now, a report in <i>MIT Technology Review</i> explains how the neurosurgeon decided to crank his research up a notch. Well, several notches, …

Articles about family starts fresh seattle home stunning lakeside views on Dwell.com - Dwell

About three hours northwest of Stockholm, Villa Sunnanö is a Scandinavian escape that frames a waterfront tableau.<p>We want 2017 to be your best year yet: a year of health, wealth, good vibes and great Bedding.<p>After rescuing an aging structure, a mid-century home’s views are reborn.<p>After a …

How Ikea Designs Its (In)famous Instruction Manuals

Love ’em or hate ‘em, a lot of thought goes into that Ikea stuff you throw away after assembly.<p>Everyone has an Ikea horror story. My wife’s work desk, for instance, took her and my mother-in-law an entire day to assemble, moving forward only in fits and starts with frequent intermissions for …

The Future of News Is Not An Article

In May of this year, Facebook announced Facebook Instant Articles, its foray into innovating the Facebook user experience around news reading. A …

Disabled Guinea Pig Gets Custom Mini Wheelchair Thanks to Internet’s Support

Earlier this year, guinea pigs Estella and Pip were found on the side of the road in California's Calaveras Country. They were then dropped off at an animal shelter, which is where caretakers noticed that Estella's back was broken–most probably due to the previous owner squeezing her too hard. This …

A developer’s introduction to 3D animation and Blender

Creating 3D animations is like writing software. Both processes require<br>knowing certain industry terms. Some animation terms …

Man Pens Open Letter to Woman Who Reported Him for ‘Taking Pictures of Children’

The problem of photographers being seen as “pedophiles with cameras” is widespread and is a subject we’ve reported on and written about many times …

Big Beer's 5-Point Plan to Crush the Craft Beer Revolution

A monster merger is just one step<p>When the massive Anheuser-Busch InBev-SABMiller merger is complete, the resulting company will own over 400 beer …

Microsoft: ‘All virtual reality platforms will converge to mixed reality’

SAN FRANCISCO – Virtual reality is just a stepping stone for augmented reality.<p>This was a conclusion a group of panelist reached during a breakout session discussion about the future of video games at GamesBeat 2015. Game developers today may still be trying to figure out how best to integrate …

The Fading “Grands Ensembles” of Paris

Laurent Kronental’s Souvenir d’un Futur photos capture these stigmatized housing experiments and their aging residents.<p>From the 1950s to the 1980s, Paris erected a series of massive apartment complexes to address a burgeoning housing crisis and accommodate an influx of foreign immigrants after …