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What If The Data Science “Skills Gap” Is Just A Hiring Hot Mess?

One veteran data scientist explains why asking for advanced degrees and X years of experience is creating artificial scarcity.<p>I honestly feel for recruiters who are tasked with filing data-science and machine-learning job openings. The list of requirements that employers draw up for those roles is …

Big Data

Coyle Cabins

Overlooking the Hood Canal, the Coyle Cabins are a Washington retreat with Danish roots. Clean lines and simple forms dominate the three gabled …

Architecture

Meet The Man Who Turns Commercial Jets Into Airborne Palaces

It’s a thriving, little-known industry catering to the planet’s richest and most demanding travelers—European billionaires, Arabian heads-of-state, …

Aviation

13 Common Sense Items you Need in a Winter Vehicle Emergency Kit

As I type this, an “arctic air invasion” is pushing its way south to us in Texas, leaving much of the country feeling as cold as a mid-winter’s day. …

Fifth Element Camping

When I first fell in love with mountain biking I was living in San Francisco. Before too long I found myself spending more and more time driving …

Vehicle Medical Kits and options

Here's How Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s Secret NASCAR Graveyard Works

Sometimes NASCAR’s race cars get into collisions that put them out of operation for good. But what becomes of these retired pieces of potential …

Using a 3D render as a French ID card 'photo'

Everybody wants a decent photo ID, but French artist Raphaël Fabre took the quest to a new level. Rather than just having someone snap him, he built a 3D model of his head and torso, then created a nearly photorealistic rendering of himself for a new project called <i>CNI</i>. He submitted that to the …

Driver's Licenses

Apple’s Obsession With Secrecy May Be A Self-Fulfilling Prophecy

A new report today describes how far Apple has gone (think ex-NSA and ex-FBI employees) to make sure nobody finds out about new products.<p>Secrecy is like a religion at Apple. It’s baked deeply into the DNA and culture of the company. So, when the <i>Outline</i> got its hands on a (leaked) recording of a …

Apple

7 Steps To Survive Your Company’s Re-Org

The re-org is over, and you still have a job. Here’s how to shed the survivor’s guilt and make the most of the opportunity.<p>While it may seem like remaining employed after a company’s reorganization is reason for celebration, the reality is often not so rosy. A 2015 survey by research and training …

Leadership

Now That Whole Foods Belongs To Amazon, What Happens To Conscious Capitalism?

Whole Foods CEO John Mackey was at the vanguard of a movement to make businesses more ethical. Where does his philosophy stand now?<p>Since Whole Foods CEO John Mackey agreed to sell his company to Amazon last week, he’s been telling friends he’s excited by the “cultural fit,” and that he’s optimistic …

Capitalism

Ikea And Apple May Be Cooking Up The Next Big Thing In Retail

Ikea is developing an app that puts virtual furniture right in your home. And it could be big.<p>Ikea knows that its highly profitable model of physical stores needs to evolve in the digital age. And now, according to a report in the <i>Wall Street Journal</i>, the company is making a big bet on a new way to …

Pokémon Go

Slack invests in 11 bot startups to seed its platform

Slack announced today that it has invested in nearly a dozen new bot startups to bolster its Slack App Directory.<p>The team collaboration chat app has invested in 25 startups thus far with money from the Slack Fund, an $80 million investment fund backed by venture capital firms like Index Ventures …

Andreessen Horowitz

Google Voice is getting an upgrade

Google’s somewhat aging VoIP calling service, Google Voice, is preparing to roll out a significant update, the company has confirmed. Several Google Voice users this week reported seeing an upgrade link touting “the new Google Voice” on the web version of the service, along with a link that would …

Google

Republicans are reportedly using a self-destructing message app to avoid leaks

Trump administration members and other Republicans are using the encrypted, self-destructing messaging app Confide to keep conversations private in the wake of hacks and leaks, according to Jonathan Swan and David McCabe at <i>Axios</i>. <i>Axios</i> writes that “numerous senior GOP operatives and several members …

Don't Know Much

Working Ranch

Surrounded by cattle pastures and groves of aspen, the Working Ranch uses an oversized roof to add space to its compact interior. The home is …

Architecture

1963 Shelby 289 Cobra CXS 2075

The first Shelby Cobra delivered with the 289 cid engine and one of just 21 independent competition cars built, this 1963 Shelby 289 Cobra CXS 2075 …

Houses

OS House — Jacobsen Arquitetura

We chose the most elevated part of the property to create a large plane on which we would have a greater visual amplitude and lower interference from …

Architecture

15 Modern Additions to Traditional Homes

We believe that building a new addition (or many) to your home is exciting. Not only do they create extra space, but additions also add character to your humble abode. Mix it up - preserve the originality of your home, while also building an epic extension that stands out from the rest.<p>Take a look …

Architecture

The World's Most Unconventional (and Beautiful) Doors

What's a door? If you ever gave any thought at all to this question, you would probably say something like: a door is a tall, thin, rectangular piece …

Houses

Lecture 2 : What is the Design Process?

<b>We want to see your design process.</b><br>— Said every interviewer, their voices echoing into the abyss.<p>A d<i>esign process</i> defines every designer’s journey to …

UX Design

Porsche accused of using steering inputs to cheat on emissions tests

Last week, the German transport authority KBA announced it was investigating Porsche and Audi for cheating on emissions tests. <i>Wirtschaftswoche</i>, a German economic publication, says the KBA's investigation focuses on a system that uses steering inputs to determine whether or not the car is being …

Autos

These 3 Emails--From the CEOs of Starbucks, Microsoft, and Amazon--Teach Extraordinary Lessons in Leadership

3 top CEOs. 3 extraordinary emails. 3 brilliant lessons in leadership.<p>How would you describe an effective leader?<p>There are many ways to answer that question, but most would agree that true leadership involves the ability to practice what one preaches, to set the example, and to inspire others.<p>Over …

Leadership

A New Cancer Drug Helped Almost Everyone Who Took It. Almost. Here's What It Teaches Us

Derek Laurie was working as a tow truck driver, living in a suburb outside Rochester, New York, and supporting two small children. It was tough work. He climbed under wrecked vehicles, or swam into ponds. So he thought the pains were pulled muscles. Maybe he was drinking too much beer. He stayed in …

Cancer

The $14 million McLaren F1 supercar is now 25 years old

Last Sunday, the legendary McLaren F1 supercar turned 25.<p>For most, it's hard to believe the iconic marvel of engineering is a full quarter century old.<p>To this day, the F1's modern design and speed demon performance stand up to the test of time.<p>"The F1 is a technological tour de force and a real …

Trucks

How Google And Others Are Plotting The Revenge Of The Web App

Evolving technology and app store frustrations could give the once-overhyped web app another shot at relevance.<p>For Alex Russell, a developer at Google, making web apps better isn’t just a job: It’s a personal belief.<p>Since last year, Russell has been championing a new breed of web-based apps that …

Apps

Service Workers: an Introduction

Service Workers: an IntroductionRich offline experiences, periodic background syncs, push notifications—functionality that would normally require a …

Progressive Web Apps with React.js: Part 2 — Page Load Performance

Progressive Web Apps with React.js: Part 2 — Page Load Performance<p>Part 2 of a new series walking through tips for shipping mobile web apps optimized …