Chuck Sammons

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Elegant and Minimalist Web Design Ideas

I am always trying to redesign or improve Abduzeedo's web design. At least once a year it becomes reality but that doesn't mean I just tried one …

Graphic Design

Why Elon Musk is an alternative to Donald Trump

Democratic politicians will do their democratic duty and now maintain that we must stand together and heal the divides that were opened by the campaign. President Obama has been a relentless Trump detractor, but even he will — at least temporarily — need to serve the transition.<p>There is one …

Tesla

A mid-century modern penthouse in magical Istanbul

How algorithms rule our working lives

Employers are turning to mathematically modelled ways of sifting through job applications. Even when wrong, their verdicts seem beyond dispute – and they tend to punish the poor<p>A few years ago, a young man named Kyle Behm took a leave from his studies at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, …

Employment

Now You Can Chart a Medieval Map of Mars

Be sure to bring Eleanor Lutz's scientifically-accurate map next time you're out trekking the dry dunes.<p>Feast your eyes on the first-ever scientifically-accurate Medieval Map of Mars, fashioned by modern day Ptolemy, Seattle-based designer and infographic engineer Eleanor Lutz. This hand-drawn …

Maps

Grown-Ass Man: Why an Old Fashioned is the best drink

Cocktail bars are everywhere. All my favorite dives and the new upscale spots alike are constantly dipping their bar spoons into some new concoction …

Time I

Band in a Bubble

3 Reasons American Water Works Company, Inc.'s Stock Could Soar

Image Source: American Water Works<p><b>American Water Works Company</b> isn't a household name. And while it's a utility, this water company seems to get hidden under all of the electric providers that hog the utility spotlight. But that shouldn't stop you from paying close attention to its stock, because …

20 Amazing Under-the-Radar Albums of 2015

Keep on enjoying Adele's album, but here are 20 lesser-known masterworks that you might not have heard about during the last 12 months.<p>I listened to …

Mainstream Media

Scientists Say This Strategy Can Help You Learn Anything Fast

We've been studying all wrong.<p>In his book <i>Fluent Forever</i>, opera singer Gabriel Wyner suggests that one of the best ways to learn a new language is to …

Eddie Izzard

1980 presidential candidates

For the 1980 presidential campaign, staff photographer George Rose photographed the candidates against a plain white background.<p>Rose writes about his portrait series:<p>The Los Angeles Times National Desk was looking to illustrate its series of 1980 presidential candidate profiles. There were 13 …

Your holiday reading list: 58 books recommended by TED speakers

From tech to self-help via poetry, fiction and graphic novels, here are the books you need to read.<p>What’s the one book you’re always thrilled to …

Books

Epson wants to put a paper recycling center right in your office

Even if you don't own a printer or use one all that much at work (you probably don't), the fact is: We're still using <i>a lot</i> of paper.<p>In 2013, the …

CourseBuffet serves up a free DIY degree in Computer Science or Management

CourseBuffet understands that while college may be a rite of passage, it’s certainly not the only way to get the knowledge you need to succeed in the ever-changing tech or business world.<p>Look, school is expensive.<p>Even worse, we’re now finding out that the degrees that set us back years to obtain …

Computer Science

How One Nerd Used Wikipedia to Sneak into a Band's VIP Area

Turns out Wikipedia has uses beyond helping you summarize your way through college.<p>We've heard stories about tricksters sneaking into places they're not meant to be. Last year we interviewed a guy who broke into Coachella, Glastonbury, and The Grammys by printing off replica passes and having balls …

Wikipedia

BlueStacks now lets you run multiple Android apps on Windows at the same time

While Google has been slowly working on bringing Android apps to Chrome OS, another company has had those apps up and running on the desktop for several years now. That company, BlueStacks, is today launching the second version of its Android emulator for Windows, adding in the ability to run …

Apps

Does America Deserve Malala?

There were many men with guns before one shot Malala.<p>Long before she was known to Americans, or the Taliban that would target her, Malala Yousafzai was already being cast as a dead girl. When choosing a student to diary about life in Swat for the BBC in 2009, the commissioning journalist posited …

Pakistan

Suspended – Medium

Mobile Photography: 20 Gadgets to Take Better Photos

Photography is no longer restricted to members of the trade or professionals that make a living capturing the beautiful memories of others. Taking …

Mobile Photography

The Car Of The Future May Look Nothing Like A Car

A new definition of "I'll take that to go"<p>The next big thing in transportation may be Next. The modular electric car design looks really nothing like a car, more like a boxy room on wheels, but it runs on roads just like any other car.<p>At least, that's the idea. There are no prototypes of Next yet, …

Driverless Cars

How ISIS Spread in the Middle East

And how to stop it<p>“It is perfectly true, as the philosophers say, that life must be understood backwards. But they forget the other proposition: that it must be lived forwards.” This observation was made in 1843 by the Danish philosopher Søren Kierkegaard in a journal entry, but it might have been …

Middle East

Deep listening with the ultimate Noble Audio Kaiser 10U in-ear headphones

The Audiophiliac reports on his close encounter with Noble Audio's flagship in-ear headphone.<p>The Noble Audio Kaiser 10U is the most beautiful in-ear headphone I've ever seen. The two-tone red and silver earpiece is a precision machined aluminum housing that's designed and manufactured in …

Audiophile

5 amazing predictions by futurist Ray Kurzweil that came true — and 4 that haven't

He's so influential that Google (now Alphabet) hired him to lead its artificial intelligence efforts.<p>Kurzweil is known for making predictions about the future, which are right about 86% of the time.<p>Here are a few of the predictions he's made about life up to 2015. They're shockingly accurate.<p>And …

Singularity

Dufl, A Service That Packs And Ships Your Suitcase, Is A Traveler’s Dream

The absolute worst part of traveling, whether it’s for business or for pleasure, is packing and unpacking a suitcase. The work it takes to pack a bag is negligible, but having a clean inventory of clothes each time you pack takes far more planning.<p>Dufl, a service that launches today, is looking to …

Seed Funding

A Columbia Student Opened a Restaurant in His Dorm Room

And he’s booked through December.<p>Pith is a newcomer to New York’s restaurant scene. It’s very intimate and very exclusive, with only four diners …

College & University

'Saved by the Bell' Cast: Where Are They Now?

If there's one show that fills our '90s hearts with neon bursts of nostalgic glee, it has to be "Saved By the Bell." The gang from Bayside High filled us with life lessons about everything from dating to not getting addicted caffeine pills to why you shouldn't pretend your friend is an alien so you …

Glee

Have We Detected Megastructures Built By Aliens Around A Distant Star?

Or just a cloud of comets? Scientists want to investigate further<p>The Kepler space telescope's job is to find faraway planets that could potentially support life. But as <i>The Atlantic</i> reports, scientists are exploring the possibility that the telescope may have detected something even more …

App-controlled habitat grows just about anything in your home

You can already get smart gardening gear and smart aquariums, but wouldn't it be nice if you could get one box that handles just about anything you'd care to grow in or around your home? Jared Wolfe thinks so. His crowdfunded, internet-connected Biopod can nurture many kinds of plants and animals …