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A City View Of The Sharing Economy

Brooks Rainwater Contributor<p>Brooks Rainwater is the director of the Center for City Solutions and Applied Research at the National League of Cities.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>Do cities still want a sharing economy?<br>• As tech startups surge in cities, inclusive economic growth must be a …

Sharing Economy

Seven key trends which are shaping the workplace of the future

The way we work is changing. Collaboration technologies are ushering in a next-generation workplace that is more productive, efficient, and delivers …

60 Years of Urban Change: Midwest

Cincinnati, 1955 to 2013<p>The images of Cincinnati show incredible destruction of dense urban neighborhoods to the west and south of downtown caused by …

Welcome to the first issue of the New Way to Work Magazine

We’re excited to introduce the New Way to Work Magazine, by Unify. You can rely on us to get you the top articles on the technologies and work …

15 Maps That Don't Explain the Middle East at All

The region as it never was, could have been, and sort of is<p>Violent upheaval in the Middle East has recently spawned all manner of maps purporting to explain how the region got this way. Here, instead, are 15 maps that don’t claim as much. Or rather, they do not seek, like many other maps, to …

Do Our Kids Really Need To Learn How To Code?

Some months ago, I downloaded the Kodable app for my 4 year-old, which boasts that it can teach toddlers how to code before they can read. My programming skills are pretty basic, but I like the idea of giving my child a head start.<p>Many of today’s business and political leaders stress that coding …

Funded by Bill Gates, this remote-controlled contraceptive chip could be available in 2018

Imagine pushing a button on a remote control and having a computer chip disperse a hormonal birth control drug through your body — it could happen …

CartoDB’s Odyssey.js Is An Open-Source Tool For Telling Stories With Interactive Maps

Everything happens somewhere. That’s the logic behind Odyssey.js, an open-source tool that utilizes maps to help turn data into interactive multimedia stories without the user needing coding skills.<p>With a $35,000 grant from the Knight Prototype Fund, creators of the cloud-computing platform CartoDB …

In the Details: Building a 3D Sketchpad That Lets You Draw Objects in Midair

With the rise of augmented reality (AR) technology, virtual reality headsets like the much buzzed-about Oculus Rift aren't just for playing games in …

The Super Bowl in one face http://t.co/Az3i2jB1vm

About — Information is Beautiful

Data, information, knowledge: we distil it into beautiful, useful graphics & diagrams.<p>Founded by David McCandless, author of two bestselling …

The Simplest “Internet Of Things” Product Yet

The Spotter, a consumer-friendly product from Quirky and GE, gets us one step closer to the connected home.<p><i>Happy Black Friday! We’re taking the day to republish some of our most popular Wanted posts of the year. For a complete roundup, go here.–Eds.</i><p>The Internet of Things is an exciting frontier, …

The Best Of Fritz Kahn, Grandfather Of Data Visualization

Before infographics were even a thing, Fritz Kahn turned scientific facts into stunning, surreal illustrations.<p>We’re in the golden age of infographics. Everything from the death toll in <i>Breaking Bad</i> to the sinking of the Titanic to trends in men’s jewelry has been rendered in fancy little charts, …

Maps of What the Earth Would Look Like If All Ice Melted

Global warming is a pressing issue that affects everyone. Though it may be hard to tell right now while we still have polar ice caps, National Geographic recently created a series of maps that illustrate how visually different the Earth would look if all the ice on the planet melted. The maps …

How Flipboard Keeps You Glued To The Page

The new Flipboard app, released this week, looks similar to previous iterations. And for good reason.<p>Several years ago, Flipboard CEO Mike McCue was searching for the company’s soul. He and cofounder Evan Doll had been playing with the idea of a magazine app for the age of the iPad, but they hadn’t …

Infographic: Just How Roaring Was 1920s New York?

An interactive map of jazz-era New York packs the sights and sounds of neighborhoods new and old, from Chinatown to Harlem.<p>A typical wander through New York’s Upper West Side in 1929 would have left the pedestrian virtually deaf, assailed by the blasts of street construction and traffic horns. …

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Forget Terabit networks; new multicore fibers could signal the Petabit age

Some interesting experiments in fiber optics could dramatically improve the data rates of our backbone internet networks. Researchers at the …

#infographic 40 percent of world will be online by years end: UN. But connection worldwide is v.uneven @AFP

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