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Watch Tech’s Takeover of San Francisco’s Office Space In This Visualization

Here’s a visualization of all the major commercial real estate deals involving the tech industry and San Francisco’s SOMA district over the past three years, thanks to Stamen Design and broker Kalin Kelly, who finds space on behalf of tech companies and nonprofits.<p>The point of this visualization is</i> …

Hyperloop Construction Starts Next Year With the First Full-Scale Track

Hyperloop Transportation Technologies, the company that wants to move the revolutionary transit system out of Elon Musk’s brain into the real world, …

Harrison Ford to reprise role as Deckard in 'Blade Runner' sequel

The original Rick Deckard returns in a sequel to Ridley Scott's sci-fi classic. Scott will executive produce while "Prisoners" director Denis Villeneuve has been tapped to helm the new film.<p>"Blade Runner" wouldn't be the same iconic sci-fi noir film of replicants, synthetic owls, origami unicorns …

Science Fiction

Leonard Nimoy's final tweet is beautiful, and it broke my heart

My dad was — and is — a huge <i>Star Trek</i> nerd, and when I was a kid he'd excitedly show me episodes of the original series in syndication. It was a show that he watched in college, he'd say, explaining why Kirk was Kirk, Bones was Bones, and most importantly, why Leonard Nimoy's Spock was Spock. One …

He Was, And Will Always Be, Our Friend: Remembering Leonard Nimoy

In 1966, when Leonard Nimoy was offered a minor role on a new space drama, he was thrilled. As he told <i>Archive of American Television:</i> "You have to understand that prior to <i>Star Trek</i> I never had a job that lasted longer than two weeks in any TV show or movie. Never. Two weeks — max. And here I was, …

Star Trek

What Have We Learned From Titanfall, Watch Dogs, And Destiny?

The reviews are in and Destiny appears to be something of a disappointment for fans and critics alike. The game has received rather low review scores from many major outlets, 6 out of 10s and the like, and its all-important Metacritic rating is hovering at a troubling 75.<p>Past that, it’s a strange …

How to Motivate Yourself: 14 Easy Ways | Inc.com

Here's a column that I guarantee will make you more more successful in both your professional and personal lives.<p>Here are 14 quick strategies to get and keep yourself motivated:<p><b>1. Condition your mind.</b> Train yourself to think positive thoughts while avoiding negative thoughts<b>.</b><p><b>2. Condition your …

Motivation

Self-Sufficient Sub-Biosphere 2 Can House 100 People Under the Sea

London designer Phil Pauley is a modern day Jules Verne who has spent the past 20 years designing an underwater city . For Pauley, Sub-Biosphere 2 is …

Jules Verne

There Are (Probably) Billions of Earth-Like Planets in the Universe

New research, courtesy of NASA's Kepler telescope, suggests that there's no dearth of pseudo-Earths.<p>"When I began searching for exoplanets," Geoff Marcy told me last year, "everybody said I was crazy." Back then—in the 1990s, when "planet hunting" was new and, as its name might suggest, somewhat …

Watch this: the influence of cinema and technology on 22 years of video game titles

<i>Art of the Title</i>'s latest video takes a walk through 22 years of video game title screens, showing sea changes in game design in the process. Some of these changes came about as a result of loftier storytelling ambitions: <i>Full Throttle</i> uses lingering character shots to indicate its narrative …

Buffett's top 'picks': Wedding licenses, investor 'bible'

Oracle of Omaha dispenses investing, wisdom advice to college students in Washington, D.C.<p>Warren Buffett, 83-year-old billionaire, met a roomful of twenty-something Georgetown University students Thursday,and gave them simple investment advice: You can get wealthy with just a few good investment …

Miranda Kerr Looks Positively Angelic in a Winter-White Cutout Dress

Looks like this is the week for sexy-sophisticated dresses, starting with Blake Lively and her applause-causing yellow leather yesterday. Today, behold Miranda Kerr, who totally nails a white hot-but-elegant look despite the presence of racy sheer panels and cutouts.<p>The silhouette of Miranda's J. …

5 Free Apps That Will Talk To You, Make You Smarter, Solve Online Shopping, And Much More

If it’s Friday, it must be time to celebrate with these (free!) apps.<p>If you’re totally sick of missing your packages (and online shopping in general), need someone to talk to, or take so many photos of your food that it’s annoying your friends, this edition of Free App Friday will improve your mood.<p>…

Outlook, Office, Skype, Bing, Breaking News, and Latest Videos

Join Rewards and earn points when you explore and search on MSN.<p>See your recent documents, or start one for free with Office Online.<p>Sign in to your …

Tiny Lab-Grown Heart Beats On Its Own

Cardiovascular disease is the most common cause of death worldwide, and doctors have struggled to find effective treatments. Heart failure, an …

Follow Your Nose: Five Small-Batch Colognes to Try Now

From the factory to the olfactory.<p>Look on your bookshelf, in your armoire, wherever you stash your toiletries. We’d bet a shiny buffalo nickel you’ve …

9 Easy-To-Steal Habits Of The Super Successful

We wish there was a handbook for success, but there isn’t. Here’s the next best thing: a list of ways you can realize your dreams–and be a more productive person in the process.<p>Wouldn’t it be great if success was simple?<p>But it isn’t.<p>There’s no one-size-fits-all answer for success in work and life, …

10 Heartbreaking Photos That Might Reduce You To Tears

They say a photo speaks a thousand words, so with the greatest respect to these heartbreaking moments from our history & the photographers that have …

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12 Great Motivational Quotes for 2013 | Inc.com

At the start of every year, I create a list of quotes to guide and inspire me for the next 12 months. Here are the quotes I've selected for 2013:<p>"Cherish your visions and your dreams as they are the children of your soul, the blueprints of your ultimate achievements." <i><br>Napoleon Hill</i><br>• "The key to …

Motivation

Warren Buffett, age 44, explains the futility of playing the market

In 1975, shortly after joining the board of the Washington Post Company, Warren Buffett wrote a letter to the chairman and chief executive, Katherine Graham. He had some advice as to how the company should invest its pension accounts.<p>All 19 pages were recently published by Fortune, and are well …

Investing

Is Elon Musk’s Hyperloop a Pipe Dream?

The best thing about Elon Musk’s Hyperloop project was the anticipation. He promised to unveil plans for a system that would whisk passengers from Los Angeles to San Francisco in half an hour, using a “fifth mode” of transportation—one that would supplement and perhaps even replace cars, boats, …

5 Body Parts Scientists Can 3-D Print

12 Guys of Christmas: The Dapper Man

Nothing sets the teeth to rattling like the task of gift buying for a style zealot (except maybe an in-law’s icy glare). Rolled or cuffed? …

How Long Before Our Cars Can Talk To Each Other?

The National Transportation Safety Board is pushing for an accelerated rollout of vehicle-to-vehicle communication systems.<p>We've spilled a lot of virtual ink over vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-grid communications. Both are promising technologies that could substantially reduce the number of …

Imagining A Future City Filled With Driverless Cars And Without Any Parking Spaces

Driverless cars won’t just make life easier on stressed-out drivers. A project called Shuffle City imagines how they will transform urban landscapes, increasing the amount of green spaces, local businesses, housing, and more.<p>As self-driving cars move from fantasy to reality, what kind of effect …

Urban Design

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