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How Google Finally Got Design

Google’s transformation into a company that creates beautiful software is the story of how tech itself has evolved in the mobile era.<p>It would have been crazy to say just a few years ago. But today, Google produces better-designed software than any other tech behemoth. If you don’t believe that, …

Why the man behind $2.8 billion Slack says the best thing to happen would be a ‘giant crash’

A lot of Slack's value is derived from its exceptional product, which is drawing in tens of thousands of new users every week. In February, it was adding $1 million in annual recurring revenue every 11 days.<p>But Slack is also the beneficiary of one of the warmest VC markets ever.<p>In fact, Slack CEO …

Startups

How The Raspberry Pi Sparked A Maker Revolution

A Q&A with the inventor of the the cheapest hackable computer on the planet<p>Three years ago, Eben Upton needed a cool gadget to lure students to his computer science program at the University of Cambridge. So he invented the Rasberry Pi. It has since become the cheapest hackable computer on the …

Raspberry Pi

The 50 best burger joints in America, ranked

Our friends at Foursquare dug through their troves of user data to compile the list. Because the site now allows users to save and favorite venues they love, Foursquare was able to track down which burgers diners are raving about most across America.<p>To create this list, Foursquare included the …

Los Angeles

The Untold Story of Silk Road, Part 1 | WIRED

<i>“I imagine that someday I may have a story written about my life and it would be good to have a detailed account of …

Why Oliver Sacks Always Goes Too Far

The neurologist’s new memoir, On the Move, is a celebration of the fullness of human experiences.<p>When the celebrated neurologist and writer Oliver Sacks was a schoolboy, a teacher noted on his report card: “Sacks will go far, if he does not go too far.” It was a perceptive comment, for as it turned …

The Brain

The Golden Ratio: Design’s Biggest Myth

The golden ratio is total nonsense in design. Here’s why.<p>In the world of art, architecture, and design, the golden ratio has earned a tremendous reputation. Greats like Le Corbusier and Salvador Dalí have used the number in their work. The Parthenon, the Pyramids at Giza, the paintings of …

What Leaders Can Learn from a Long Run

With the 2015 Boston Marathon coming Monday, the world’s attention will be on the 30,000 runners as they endure the highs and lows of running 26.2 miles.<p>Hiding your shortcomings is virtually impossible in long-distance running. More than in any other athletic endeavor, a marathon forces you to …

Boston Marathon

This 11-Year-Old Video Shows A Young Marissa Mayer And Other Google Employees Goofing Off In The Office

Google's chairman and former CEO Eric Schmidt wants everyone to know that Google employees have a sense of humor.<p>On his Google+ page, Schmidt recently shared a video from 2003 made by Google employees that hasn't been published outside of Google until now, as 9to5Google first spotted.<p>In Google's …

Pocket Roundup: The Best of The New Yorker

Great news! Starting today, <i>The New Yorker</i> has made its online archive free and open to all for the summer.<p>To help you get the most out of this …

Lance Armstrong in Purgatory: The After-Life

After a great fall, what do we remember? We remember the cheating, and the lies. We remember the cult of personality that we eagerly embraced, and then felt betrayed by. But what of the man who fell? What about the work he didn't cheat at? What about the 16 years Lance Armstrong spent building a …

Why you really want India to join the US and China as a superpower

• “Minimum government, maximum governance;”<br>• “basic infrastructure such as roads, shelter, power and drinking water” in rural areas;<br>• helping farmers to farm better in order to raise yields;<br>• pursuing irrigation projects;<br>• more use of massively open online courses (MOOCs) for education with the most bang for …

India

India’s path from poverty to empowerment

India has made encouraging progress in reducing its official poverty rate. But the nation has an opportunity to help more than half a billion people …

World Economy

The Mystery of Go, the Ancient Game That Computers Still Can't Win

TOKYO, JAPAN — Rémi Coulom is sitting in a rolling desk chair, hunched over a battered Macbook laptop, hoping it will do something no machine has …

George R.R. Martin: The Rolling Stone Interview

On a cold night in January, George R.R. Martin sits inside the Jean Cocteau Cinema, a revival theater that he owns in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where he …

How Chipotle transformed itself by upending its approach to management

During a busy lunch rush at a typical Chipotle restaurant, there are 20 steaks on the grill, and workers preparing massive batches of guacamole and seamlessly swapping out pans of ingredients. Compared to most fast-food chains, Chipotle favors human skill over rules, robots, and timers. Every …

Employment

The Daily Routines of Geniuses

Juan Ponce de León spent his life searching for the fountain of youth. I have spent mine searching for the ideal daily routine. But as years of color-coded paper calendars have given way to cloud-based scheduling apps, routine has continued to elude me; each day is a new day, as unpredictable as a …

Wu-Tang, Atomically

Twenty years after the Wu-Tang Clan invaded and radically altered hip-hop, Shaolin’s finest are struggling to reunite for one more album. Here, a …

10 Life Lessons to Excel In Your 30s

A couple weeks ago I turned 30. Leading up to my birthday I wrote a post on what I learned in my 20s.<p>But I did something else. I sent an email out to …

Cosmologists Finally Capture an Elusive Signal From the Beginning of Time

A team of scientists may have detected a twist in light from the early universe that could help explain how the universe began. Such a finding has …

Apple Designer Jonathan Ive on What's Next

'Hello. Thanks for Coming'<p>We use Jonathan Ive’s products to help us to eat, drink and sleep, to work, travel, relax, read, listen and watch, to shop, …

The Habits of Successful People: They Start Small

The other day I was listening to Dale Carnegie’s <i>How to Win Friends and Influence People</i> and and I found it amazing how this book, which has now sold …

An Explanation of Water and Your Body

A look at how water works in your body, and how to make it work better.<p>Update March 2015 — Due to how many of you read this article and left comments …

A Short Guide to a Happy Life: Anna Quindlen on Work, Joy, and How to Live Rather Than Exist

The commencement address is a special kind of modern communication art, and its greatest masterpieces tend to either become a book — take, for instance, David Foster Wallace on the meaning of life, Neil Gaiman on the resilience of the creative spirit, Ann Patchett on storytelling and belonging, and</b> …