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Why Some part-time Uber drivers are earning less money

In some cases, drivers must pay bigger fees to the ride hailing service.

Uber drivers must give the ride sharing service a bigger cut of their fares, under a new test by the company.

Some new UberX drivers in San Francisco and San Diego now work under a tiered-fee program that requires them to hand …

Money

Tech Giants Tell Obama To Resist Calls For Backdoor Access To Encrypted Data

Apple, Google, Yahoo and more than 140 other tech industry companies have written to President Obama urging him to shoot down demands for ‘backdoor’ access to user data on smartphones and other communication devices and platforms, the Washington Post reports.

Update: You can now see the letter …

Privacy

10 Fun Facts!

Beach Cocktail: Citrus Salty Dog [Recipe]

@beautifulbooze May 15, 2015

Vancouver, British Columbia is an awesome city with amazing views, cocktails and cosmopolitan ambiance. It’s a city that …

Recipes

Our Family's Favorite Fart Story

First of all I want to make it perfectly clear that I don't like the word "fart." I'm a southerner from the Bible belt and my mother raised me to believe it was a dirty word. We were instructed instead to use the word "poot" and until I went away to college I thought that only crude people used the …

Beans

In open letter, female founders push for positive women-in-tech stories

The dearth of women in leadership roles, the glass ceilings, the gender discrimination — Sukhinder Singh Cassidy had heard it all.

As founder of online video shopping start-up Joyus, she was well aware of the biases against women and minorities in her industry, and understood that diversity remained …

Women's News

How a 17-year-old entrepreneur in Poland accidentally made the Apple Watch easier for deaf people

Like a lot of Polish 17-year-olds, Mateusz Mach is into hip-hop.

"It is something I identify with," Mach says.

Unlike a lot of Polish 17-year-olds, he decided to turn his appreciation into an app business. After six months of work, he released Five, a messaging app for Android, iPhone, and Apple …

Apple Watch

[Video Games 101] What Is Minecraft and Why Do Kids Like It So Much?

This post is part of a series that addresses the needs of the parent who “just doesn’t get video games.” I’m here to catch you up, Clueless …

Kids

Uppingham Community College teacher brings Minecraft to the classroom

Minecraft is a videogame that has taken the world by storm with its mix of addictive non-linear gameplay and charming, back-to-basics graphics.

It has …

Education

How we’re using Minecraft to engage pupils in our school

I have been teaching for 17 years at St Joseph's Boys' School, Derry, a non-selective Catholic Post primary school of 900 pupils in the Creggan area …

Minecraft

Minecraft Introduces The First Playable Female Character In The Game’s History

Brian Thornsburg
May 11, 2015
Filed in: Games

Great things are coming to the world of Minecraft.

A new update for the open world sand box game was …

Minecraft

Pixelmon Mod Brings Playable Pokémon to Minecraft

Users have recreated all kinds of worlds within the PC game Minecraft including Tokyo Disneyland, the setting of Spirited Away, and one of the …

One-eyed 'cyclops' kitten born in Sichuan

A kitten was born in Neijiang, Sichuan province with only one eye in the middle of its head and no nose, Huaxi Metro Daily reports.

The cyclops cat …

TiVo Developing ‘Legal’ Version of Aereo

Though it was short on specifics, TiVo confirmed that it is working on a legal version of Aereo, the failed service that sold access to a cloud DVR …

TV

The Golden Gate Bridge Almost Ended Up With a Bumble Bee Paint Job

The Golden Gate Bridge’s iconic “International Orange” paint job was a bit of a happy accident. If the United States Navy got its way, the landmark …

Golden Gate Bridge

7 Clever Loft Spaces for Small Places

Crunched for space, the residents of these homes—mostly under 1,000 square feet—have the same ideas: look upward and compartmentalize. Lofted sleeping areas, closets, and reading nooks are among the smart space-saving solutions.

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New York

The reasons why Sweden is a hotbed for digital innovation

With almost as many tech startups as Silicon Valley, Stockholm in Sweden is fast becoming one of the global IT hubs. Internationally successful …

Sweden

Big Sur Airstream Renovation

"I found the Airstream in the high desert of Anza, California, and thought it was a pure TLC job. Wishful thinking!" says interior designer Caroline Brandes, who also rents renovated Airstreams on her property in Big Sur through Big Sur Getaway. "Even though the interior looked decent, once back …

Interior Design

A fart-tracking Kickstarter wants you to stop cutting the cheese

Are you tired of constantly cutting the cheese? Unsurprisingly, there's an app for this.

A little device called the CH4 is named after the chemical compound CH4, or methane, which is found in natural gas. Har har.

Funding for the fart-tracking wearable is underway on Kickstarter, where a pledge of …

Kickstarter

Midcentury Gem in Canada Saved from the Wrecking Ball

A 1940s lake house was given new life and an open-plan update thanks to architect Alain Carle.

In the 1940s, the distinguished Canadian architect John Bland designed an elegant vacation house near Lake Masson in Quebec. Seven decades later, the midcentury gem was at risk for demolition due to …

Architecture

Eco-Luxury Redefined: The Remarkable Portable Hotel Suite

jimdobsonblog

I was fortunate to have recently experienced one of the most unique eco-friendly hotel suites in the world. Several of the prototype suites were purchased privately by a hotel developer I had met in the Caribbean. The DROP eco-hotel is a removable modular hotel room and will quickly …

Hotels

5 Hot Tubs We Love

We celebrate the magic of a good soak in nature with a look at our favorite hot tubs beneath the stars.

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Hot Tubs

How friendship became a tool of the powerful

Imagine walking into a coffee shop, ordering a cappuccino, and then, to your surprise, being informed that it has already been paid for. Where did this unexpected gift come from? It transpires that it was left by the previous customer. The only snag, if indeed it is a snag, is that you now have to …

Psychology

8 Luxury Camping Trips That Are Worth It | FWx

Patagonia Camp, Chile

At this South American camp, accommodations include circular, covered tents on stilts, complete with heat and electricity. You'll enjoy views of the shimmering Toro Lake and the Cordillera del Paine mountain range. By day, you can embark on excursions like horseback riding or …

Outdoors

Mid-Century Mash-Up

Although postwar California modernism is generally associated with Southern California, the Bay Area’s own tradition has begun in recent years to be more widely acknowledged, and its surviving treasures have gained an appreciative audience. San Francisco’s modernists were faced with the issue of …

San Francisco Bay Area

How to Make the Most of a Tiny Bathroom

Bathrooms

5 Favorite Cinco de Mayo Cocktail Recipes

Gearing up for a Cinco de Mayo fiesta? While you can never go wrong with a margarita, there are plenty of other tequila and mezcal cocktails that highlight Mexico's beloved agave spirits. The editor's of Imbibe recently rounded up five favorite, Cinco-inspired sips to make your celebrations as …

Mixology

Minecraft Identity: Who We Are In-Game

Unrelated: developmental hazards of Minecraft development sometimes produce odd results... via Jeb_

While some sites have been applauding the addition …

Minecraft