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The humble office-supply item that can explain humanity’s imminent doom

In 2018, the word “algorithm” has become an evil agent.<p>Facebook’s algorithm sells our fear and outrage for profit. YouTube’s algorithm favors conspiratorial and divisive content. We’ve anthropomorphized the word so much that Gen Z children might start checking for algorithms under their beds.<p>But …

Artificial Intelligence

The WyzeCam gets a smarter sequel that still costs only $20

That the $20 WyzeCam worked as well as it did is still kind of a surprise. It's no wonder then that the Amazon alums who created it have been working on a sequel: the WyzeCam v2. It'll still cost $20 when it starts shipping at the end of February, but don't let yourself be fooled by its …

Gear & Gadgets

Apple's 'white ring' problem reflects a surprising lapse in quality control, but industrial design experts say it shouldn't be too hard to fix

The "white ring" problem affecting Apple's new HomePod speaker is an embarassing snafu for a company that prides itself on its design and quality bona fides, say several industrial design experts that Business Insider spoke to.<p>But the problem is likely not very costly or time consuming to fix, …

HomePod

.tech could be the next big domain extension — and you can get on board now

Heads up: All products featured here are selected by Mashable's commerce team and meet our rigorous standards for awesomeness. If you buy something, …

Subpar

Why your home is a worse investment than you think

<i>Corrections & Clarifications: An earlier version of this column about homes as investments left out data and used the wrong time frame in the example given. Because of those errors, the annual return on that home investment appeared smaller than it would have been</i>.<p>Are you as foolishly lavish as me? …

New York Times

10 Egg Recipes That Will Make You Skip the Snooze Button

Breakfast

Startup cofounders who sold their first startup to Google for $70 million and their second for $1.9 billion reveal how they built wildly successful businesses twice

Nat Turner is quick to point out that this didn't happen overnight.<p>Turner's the CEO of Flatiron Health, a company that the Swiss pharmaceutical giant Roche on Thursday agreed to pay $1.9 billion for, valuing the company at $2.1 billion. It's the second major acquisition for the serial entrepreneur …

Venture Capital

22+ Epic Long Exposure Experiments

Thank you to all the photographers that shared their best long exposure photos in the Long Exposure Experiments Photo contest with chances to win …

Landscape Photography

Here's What to Do If You Absolutely Must Pull an All-Nighter

Always optimize, even if you know you won't be at peak performance<p>Let's get the disclaimer out of the way first: All-nighters are terrible for you. The sleep deprivation they require is liable to make you irritable, impair your thinking, and diminish your productivity and creativity. And the more …

Sleep

Watch this hybrid Range Rover Sport take on the most dangerous road in the world

Land Rover shows its mettle by driving the Range Rover P400e up to China’s Heaven’s Gate<p>In a bid to prove the Range Rover Sport plug-in hybrid (PHEV) …

Land Rover Range Rover

Startups are (still) making weird name choices

If the latest seed-funded startups have their way, this is what your future will look like.<p>You’ll find your mortgage through a company named Morty, refill your contact lenses with Waldo and get your cannabis news from Herb. (Which is not to be confused with Bud, the startup that handles your …

Why This CEO Started a Secret Company to Compete with His Existing One

A masterclass on creating the conditions for innovation from Freshbooks CEO Mike McDerment.<p>Eighteen months ago, FreshBooks CEO Mike McDerment did something that might blow your mind. In secrecy, he started a brand new company to compete with his existing one.<p>Finding Space to Experiment.<p>In my recent …

Business Strategy

Steelcase's VP of Design on Designing a Carbon Fiber Alternative in a Startup Environment

James Ludwig discusses the unique design process behind new office chair SILQ<p>Steelcase recently announced SILQ, an office chair inspired by the …

Product Design

The 50 Best Life-Improving Things for Less Than $10 on Amazon Prime

A perfect list for if you have anywhere between $9.99 and $500 handy.<p>Solutions abound on Amazon. Sure, there are obvious solutions like getting a …

Shopping

Over 33 Percent of Shoppers Don't Finish Their Online Order Because of This Issue (and it's Their Own Fault)

Let's just say customers want convenience, even when they don't realize it.<p>Did you know that 62% of online shoppers have experienced a late or failed delivery in the last year and that 57% of shoppers would feel reluctant to use a retailer again if their delivery didn't arrive on time? Or that 77% …

eCommerce

Steelcase's New, Inexpensive Polymer Behaves Like Costly Carbon Fiber

Stick your hands under whatever task chair you're currently occupying and you'll find at least a few levers. One for height, one for sliding the seat …

Carbon Fiber

Here Are the Best Inspirational Quotes for 2018

Another year, and another 365 quotes--the most inspirational things anybody ever said.<p>Want inspirational quotes? Each year for the past several years, I've gathered the best inspirational quotes, one for each of the coming 365 days. Here's our latest installment: the top inspirational quotes for …

Jony Ive is once again leading Apple’s design team

Jony Ive is reportedly returning to hands-on design duties at Apple, two years after being promoted to the role of Chief Design Officer.<p>According to an Apple spokesperson, “With the completion of Apple Park, Apple’s design leaders and teams are again reporting directly to Jony Ive, who remains …

Google’s AI builds its own AI child and it’s better than anything humans have made

Is this the begining of the end for humanity?<p>Google’s AI-building AI actually went ahead and built a fully-functional AI child that, as it turns out, …

The reason why race car driver Danica Patrick doesn't drink — or eat sugar

Pro race car driver<p>Danica Patrickis accustomed to the euphoria that comes with a triumphant spin around the track. As one of the sport’s highest-profile members, she has raced on speedways around the country, including Talladega and Daytona.<p>But a couple of years ago, Patrick's post-race celebration …

Danica Patrick

A tale of two bells: Spurcycle vs. the counterfeiters

<i>Spurcycle launched its bicycle bell in August 2013 as so many companies do these days: via the crowdfunding web site, Kickstarter. When the campaign</i> …

San Francisco Bay Area

House MW / The House by the Lake by Ralph Germann architectes

Located in Vallée de Joux, Switzerland, the House MW / The House by the Lake was designed by Ralph Germann architectes for a couple with a child. …

Architecture