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“So Badass You Can’t Believe It” Magic Leap Raises $542 Million To Launch The Future Of Computing

An ambitious, stealthy startup recruits Google, Qualcomm, and VC and Hollywood A-listers to build next-gen augmented and virtual reality.<p>If you’re a card-carrying member of the <i>Where’s my jetpack?</i> school of innovation, lamenting every new messaging app as a sign of the bankrupt imagination of the …

A New College Textbook Makes It Impossible To Cram

Cramming for tests is a hallowed tradition–but it doesn’t help you learn. McGraw-Hill Education’s SmartBook is out to remake study habits.<p>Ulrik Christensen was a medical student in Denmark in the late 1990s with a dream of doing scientific research that would change the world. But he also had an …

This New Moleskine Is Like An iPad Made Of Paper

Like to be creative on paper but hate the thought losing your best ideas? Moleskine may have a solution.<p>Ask companies like Adobe and Fiftythree, and they’ll tell you that tablets are the future of drawing. Give in, and get used to the concept of touching a stylus to your screen. Because as hardware …

The $1.5 Million Project To Promote Organic Seed In The Face Of Remorseless Uniformity

We can feed the world and save seed diversity without GMOs, says Seed Matters founder Matthew Dillon.<p>We’d be nothing without seeds, and yet, generally, we spend very little time thinking about them. They’re something we take for granted–as if plants came falling from the sky.<p>Today, there are …

Agriculture

Here's How the 3rd Most Funded Kickstarter Literally Became the Coolest

Invention and innovation is what makes America great. The ability to see a problem, work towards resolving it and sharing the resulting product with all of mankind is why I fell in love with entrepreneurship. It's about the constant pursuit of pushing mankind forward that makes me feel all gooey …

5 Startup Lessons From America’s First Cofounders

The United States was built on an entrepreneurial spirit. Here’s how the country’s first leaders paved the way for modern-day entrepreneurs.<p>In the late 18th century, a motley crew of lawyers, farmers, merchants, and disruptive freethinkers had an idea for a startup. Few of them figured the …

The Secret Service Is Seeking Sarcasm-Detecting Software For Social Media

Adding to its image as humorless agents in suits, the Secret Service is on the market for a snark detector.<p>The agency is seeking proposals and quotes for social media software to automate its monitoring efforts and analyze large data sets. Vendors have until June 9 to submit their ideas.<p>Specific …

The Hanger Chair is a wooden chair based not on a larger armchair design but on the humble clothes hanger. Equipped with a hook on its top, the Hanger Chair folds up to be as thin as a clothes hanger, albeit a couple feet tall. Drape your jackets or shirts over it and store it on a clothes rod in your closet. http://f-st.co/zWmAYQc

Five Key Properties of Interactive Data Visualization

According to renowned AT&T Bell Telephone Laboratories statistician John Tukey, “data may not contain the answer. The coordination of some data and an aching desire for an answer will not ensure that a reasonable one can be extracted from a given body of data.” While Tukey (1915-2000) is correct in …

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CoinSummit San Francisco, Day 2<p>CoinSummit is hosting a Bitcoin conference. Fast Company's Alice Truong will report live from the second day of the conference on Wednesday, March 26th.<p>Virtual currency Bitcoin has seen its share of ups and downs. After soaring past $1,000 a Bitcoin in the fall, the …

5 Ways To Inspire And Encourage Everyone You Work With

You have an all-star team and vision for miles–What’s missing? Bring your focus back to your people’s potential with these tips from the authors of Everything Connects.<p>“Nobody succeeds in a silo. Whatever we venture–personal, professional, philanthropic, political, or private–we must remember the …

This Beer Cooler Cuts Off All Mobile Signals, Forcing You To Actually Talk To The People You’re With

It’s a problem that plagues restaurants and bars the world over. People sitting together, staring at their phones, living the moment through their Instagram filters instead of as a shared social experience among friends IRL. But a regional Brazilian beer brand came up with a clever solution. A beer …

Alcohol

Inside DuckDuckGo, Google’s Tiniest, Fiercest Competitor

By John Paul Titlowlong Read<p>When Gabriel Weinberg launched a search engine in 2008, plenty of people thought he was insane. How could DuckDuckGo, a …

Konrad Wójcik, a Denmark architecture student, has reimagined how people might live outside cities--away from noise and pollution, but without the environmental impacts of typical suburbia. His solution: Tree-shaped houses packed with every conceivable sustainable design element, located in the middle of a forest biking distance from a city. http://f-st.co/dZ27KDc

Black and White Photography of India

Austrian photographer Josef Hoflehner brought from his many trips all around the world, a series of Indian landscapes’ photos in black and white. The …

What The Internet Would Look Like As A World Map

The world of the Internet mirrors the real-world in myriad ways: there are members (we call them populations), websites (destinations to visit), acquisitions of companies (redrawn political boundaries). So what if the Internet could be visualized like our global politics?<p>That’s exactly what …

But how?