Colin Mackintosh

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When It Comes To Sexiness, The Way You Move Is As Important As How You Look

Here’s the trick, apparently: Just walk normally.<p>Just looking hot isn’t enough to make you attractive to other people. It’s also about how you move. What’s sexy to you (even though you don’t know it) is a pleasing combination of body shape and movement–and our brains are wired to spot if anything …

Bitcoin Comes To A Fork In The Road, And Takes It

Bitcoin’s developers are at odds over its future. But a clear path forward has already been charted.<p>On Saturday, Mike Hearn, a key developer of Bitcoin software, posted a blunt essay on <i>Medium</i> explaining why the cryptographic currency’s underlying open-source core software is now proceeding along …

Find Out What Colors Sound Like Through One Man’s Incredibly Rare Condition

The only time you’ve probably thought about the idea of “hearing colors” is when some medical expert talks about synesthesia or your friend regales you with their magical adventures on psychedelics. But one man’s story of his incredibly rare condition will open your eyes and ears to a new way of …

Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz has published an op-ed about the 2016 presidential race

In his op-ed, Schultz calls on the current field set aside party lines, writing that, "the challenges facing us today are too dire for another status-quo election."<p>Schultz also calls for the values of what he terms "servant leadership" to "emerge from every corner of American life."<p>Schultz's post …

Pornhub Wants To Be The “Netflix Of Porn”

Pornhub is debuting a subscription-based streaming platform modeled after Netflix, featuring high-quality videos and exclusive content free of ads.<p>Called Pornhub Premium, the new paid tier will charge users $10 a month in exchange for HD streaming of the site’s existing content, as well as a …

SoulCycle Files For IPO

SoulCycle, the fitness chain known for its highly produced indoor cycling classes, has filed for an initial public offering, Reuters reports. The company’s filing did not include information about the number of shares for sale or their expected price, though it tentatively plans on raising $100 …

Is Space About To Experience A Design Renaissance?

Will SpaceX and Virgin Galactic push the boundaries of space exploration? Two aerospace experts weigh in.<p>Getting human beings off the planet is the hardest design challenge mankind has ever undertaken. Yet it’s also a solved problem: we’ve been sending people into space since 1961.<p>50 years later …

Facebook Rakes In $4 Billion, Thanks To Our Smartphone Addiction

Facebook held its second-quarter earnings call Wednesday afternoon, and mobile continues to be a huge focus for the social networking giant. For the first time, Facebook broke $4 billion in quarterly revenue. Of that, $3.8 billion came from advertising revenue specifically, with an ever-growing …

Square Reportedly Files For IPO

Mobile payment company Square quietly filed for an IPO, <i>Bloomberg</i> reported on Friday. The news was disclosed by confidential sources, and follows previous reports that Square was beginning to file last month.<p>Square, which offers credit card payments to small businesses, has become an increasingly …

You Control This New VW Ad By Making Your Own Ridiculous Car Noises

If there’s one thing that unites us all, it’s that at one point in our lives, we assumed the persona of a motorized vehicle by making some kind of RRRRRR sounds. Now, whether you were five in the back seat of your car, or 35 recounting a particularly exhilarating afternoon of rush hour traffic at …

Mapping The Ever-Increasing Divide Between America’s Rich And Poor

The rich and poor are living farther and farther apart. These segregated enclaves mask how people perceive inequality and reduce the chance they will overcome it.<p>In the last two decades, the United States has not only become a more unequal place, it’s also become a place where the richest and …

Income Inequality

Upgrade Your Mornings With This Gorgeous, Blinged-Out Coffee Set

Coffee can be as mundane as a to-go cup of murky swill from a deli or as civilized as copper-clad service courtesy of Tom Dixon.<p>The British designer describes his Brew collection as “a celebration of the coming together of heat, steam, water and coffee grounds.” While that may sound like a jaunt …

A Heartbreaking Memorial For An “Honor” Killing Victim, Created With Tweets And 3-D Printing

A U.K. National Day of Memory for the victims of so-called “honor” killings was marked with a 3-D printed sculpture, powered by supporters’ tweets.<p>The charity, Karma Nirvana, which supports victims and survivors of forced marriage and honor-based abuse, ran the campaign to help build public …

Netflix’s Second-Quarter Earnings Are In, And International Viewers Matter

Netflix reported its quarterly results today–and it’s good news for the company. The streaming platform’s subscriber numbers, both in the U.S. and in foreign markets, indicate the direction the company’s original content will take in the face of competition from Amazon, HBO, and other on-demand …

Drone Periscope: GE Launches #DRONEWEEK, A 5-Day Livestreaming Bonanza

A live peek inside the industrial workshops behind the brand’s jet engines, wind turbines, locomotives, and more.<p>Whether it’s a Jeff Goldblum/Tim & Eric lightbulb informercial, inviting Matthew Dear to make music out of industrial machines, or just an arty Instagram shot a of jet engine, General …

General Assembly Cofounder Raises $7.3 Million For Housing Startup

Common is taking the coworking model to housing.<p>The rent is too damn high, and a wave of startups wants to fix this problem for young professionals by coordinating group living situations. One of them, Common, announced on Thursday that it has raised $7.35 million in series A funding.<p>Founded by …

Why Honeybees Are Dying, Explained In Just 6 Minutes

After tens of thousands of studies about why honeybees are disappearing, researchers still don’t know exactly why it’s happening–but they have a better idea. A short new animated video, complete with cartoon bees, lays out the basics of the current science.<p>One problem is the tiny varroa mite, which …

Insects

The Inner Workings Of An Airport, Captured Beautifully In Tilt-Shift

Sixty million passengers arrive to and depart from Tokyo’s Haneda Airport each year, on any one of 490 different planes. The scene should be total chaos. Of course, it can’t be, or air travel as we know it would die.<p>In this video, the prolific Tokyo videographer darwinfish105 captures the Haneda …

How 4 Designers Built A Game With 18.4 Quintillion Unique Planets

<i>No Man’s Sky</i> is an impossibly large game. You take on the role of a space explorer flying around a universe that’s filled with 18,446,744,073,709,551,616 unique planets, each possessing their own terrain, animals, and plant life. As Polygon points out, if you were to spend just one second visiting …

This Super-Strong 3-D Printer Material Lets You Print Tough Stuff Like Chains And Cogs

The next step in 3-D printing our entire world.<p>You can switch out the ink in your fancy photo printer, and now you can switch out the resin in your 3-D printer. Want something a little more heavy duty than your standard 3-D printed object? FormLabs’ Tough Resin is a new printer material for making …

3D

Street Artist and City Worker Spend a Year Having a Fun Graffiti Conversation

On his way to work in the morning, street artist Mobstr would cycle past an average, graffiti-covered red wall in London. For years, he noticed that a city worker would paint over the graffiti with red paint, when it was below a certain line. For any graffiti above this predetermined line, the …

Graffiti

Farming Without Water

In late June, Mike Cirone began harvesting the apricot trees on his farm set in the dry hills of narrow See Canyon, a short, windy drive from San …

Farming

Keep Your Voice Down: Unofficial NSA “Agents” Are Recording You In Public Spaces

These volunteer intelligence operatives want to help the NSA do its job even better–unless you stop them.<p>“You’ll find it taped under the third table on the right,” the end of the email read.<p>I went to a lunch cafe in midtown Manhattan, the kind where respectable business types go to grab quick bite …

How Bold Entrepreneurs Are Breaking $1 Million In One-Person Businesses

Allen Walton, 27, lives a life many Americans can only dream of: He is on track for seven-figure revenue in a business that has been a one-man show until very recently, when fast-growth made it necessary to hire someone to answer the phones. Walton manages his year-old online store, …

Entrepreneurship

Amazon is testing Tesla’s new energy storage batteries in California

Amazon Web Services, the largest public cloud around, has started a pilot of the new stackable battery units Tesla unveiled today, under the new Tesla Energy brand.<p>“We’re excited to roll out a 4.8 megawatt hour pilot of Tesla’s energy storage batteries in our US West (Northern California) Region,” …

Tesla

Warby Parker Founder: Why Everyone Should Know Everyone Else's Business

Before eyeglasses company Warby Parker moves into a new workspace, the first thing it does is tear down the walls.<p>An open office setup lets everyone see and hear what other departments are up to. And it's is hugely important for all employees to be in the know, especially for job satisfaction …

Warby Parker

Judge throws out United Airlines lawsuit against 22-year-old

A Chicago judge dismissed a lawsuit filed by United Airlines against a 22-year-old.<p>United Airlines (UAL) and Orbitz (OWW) had filed a civil lawsuit in November against Aktarer Zaman, a young computer whiz from New York City, who launched a website called Skiplagged.com to help people buy cheap …

Flying

Christie's might smash art world records with these works

Pablo Picasso's colorful "The Women of Algiers (Version 0)," depicting a scene from a harem, will be up for grabs when Christie's puts it on the auction block May 11.<p>The same goes for Alberto Giacometti's bronze statue "Man Pointing," of which there are only six casts in the world.<p>"Those two works …

President Obama Finally Used Key & Peele’s Obama Anger Translator At Correspondents’ Dinner

President Obama was finishing his remarks at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner on Saturday night when the topic shifted to ongoing tensions between himself and the press. In order to adequately convey just how this dynamic makes him feel, the Chief Executive of the United States brought out …

Flowchart: How To Choose A Typeface

Once you really understand them, typefaces can be powerful. A properly chosen font can either give your words authority, or totally undermine them. Even a typeface as openly reviled as Comic Sans, which is ludicrous in the context of an email from your boss or as the typeface on a business card, …