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Modern Eco-Friendly Homes Set Amongst the Trees

<i>Primeval Symbiosis (Single Pole House)</i> is an architectural design project by architecture student and interior designer Konrad Wjcik that seeks to organically install living spaces in forests without disrupting the innate beauty of nature. Wjcik's detailed presentation lays out the many benefits of …

Architecture

Google partners with international development agencies to make internet cheap

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: Flickr / ToastyKen<p>Google(s goog) is teaming up with the World Wide Web Foundation, U.S. and U.K. government …

Nate Silver on Finding a Mentor, Teaching Yourself Statistics, and Not Settling in Your Career

Perhaps no one has done more for the cause of data-driven decision-making in the minds of the public than Nate Silver. His book, The Signal and the Noise, explains the power of statistical modeling to improve our predictions about everything from the weather to sports to the stock market. Data …

Introducing Project Loon: Balloon-powered Internet access

“Jony Ive Redesigns Things” Is The Best Tumblr This Week

By now we know that iOS 7’s abstract icons and fantastical color palette were likely inspired–at least in part–by Apple’s marketing department. But it’s just more fun to put all the blame on Jony Ive.<p>At least that’s the perspective of Jony Ive Redesigns Things, the funniest new tumblr this week. …

The Unwritten Rules of Management

William Swanson's unwritten rules of management is full of pithy advice. Swanson is the Chairman and CEO of Raytheon.<p>Originally a part of a …

Robert Frost's answer to What happens if you commit a crime in space?

<b>You get arrested when you return to Earth.</b><p>The principal basis of determination is the Outer Space Treaty of 1967.<p>Article VIII of that treaty says:<p>A …

Space Exploration

Daft Punk

<i>Photos by Nabil</i><p>Daft Punk are standing on a helipad overlooking downtown Los Angeles as fireballs make their sequined suits glisten with hot heat. It's a few days before this year's Coachella, where the duo's shiny new duds will premiere by way of a Jumbotron trailer for their new album, <i>Random</i> …

Warren Buffett Shared Some Great Career Advice For Millennials

During the live stream video chat, the Berkshire Hathaway CEO told women to "stop holding yourself back" and shared personal stories — including how he overcame his fear of public speaking — to highlight universal career lessons.<p>We've included a few key takeaways from Buffett's interview below:<p><b>1.</b> …

Self-improvement

Robert Scoble's answer to How useful will Google Glass be?

Update. It's now almost a year since I got mine and I find my utility going down because Google has not yet fixed the major problems.<p>Voice response …

Google Glass

Google Lets Users Plan ‘Digital Afterlife’ By Naming Heirs

Google on Wednesday became one of the first major Internet companies to put control of data after death directly into the hands of its users.<p>The Internet giant unveiled a dashboard for users of its Gmail, Google+, cloud storage Drive, Picasa albums, YouTube and other services that lets people …

I do not fear death

I will pass away sooner than most people who read this, but that doesn’t shake my sense of wonder and joy<p>I know it is coming, and I do not fear it, because I believe there is nothing on the other side of death to fear. I hope to be spared as much pain as possible on the approach path. I was …

Gigaom | Generation Mooch? Why 20-somethings have a hard time paying for content

Advertisement<p>I distinctly remember learning how to read, and it wasn’t from a book or in a kindergarten classroom.<p>It was sitting at the breakfast …

The way we think about charity is dead wrong

Activist and fundraiser Dan Pallotta calls out the double standard that drives our broken relationship to charities. Too many nonprofits, he says, …

Michael Wolfe's answer to Why do people hate Windows?

People hate Microsoft Windows for the same reason they hate Comcast, United Airlines, or PayPal.<p><b>Once Microsoft gained a dominant market position, it</b> …

The power of the RSS reader

I’m Marco Arment: a programmer, writer, podcaster, geek, and coffee enthusiast.<p>With the decreasing use of RSS readers over the last few years, which …