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Former GM Exec Envisions A Grim Future Of Self-Driving Cars

Bob Lutz pulls no punches about the fate of his own industry.<p>Eat your heart out, <i>New York Times Magazine</i>: the best design fiction about self-driving cars circulating the internet this week didn’t come from your issue dedicated to that topic. It came from <i>Automotive News</i>, a trade publication that …

Transportation

RoadHaus Wedge

The tiny house trend is officially here to stay. Tiny houses are relatively easy to build and move from place to place, and many people are rejecting …

Design

Billionaire Ron Baron Offers Advice For Millennials On Getting Rich

New York City—At Baron Funds’ annual investment conference at Lincoln Center on Friday, firm founder and CEO Ron Baron took the stage throughout the day to opine on politics, economic trends and his investing philosophies.<p>In the afternoon, he offered advice for millennials (few of whom were in …

Wealth

What is the Bitcoin "Lightning Network?" | Investopedia

August 24, 2017 was a big day for Bitcoin, it was on this day that SegWit was implemented on the Bitcoin network. SegWit is a protocol which will …

Bitcoin

E30 M3 does hill climb with screaming 440-HP E46 M3 engine

You'll often find builders of hot rods and muscle cars talking about upping the displacement on a given engine.<p>Taking a Ford 390 and turning into a …

Superbikes

Longbranch Cabin

The stunning Longbranch Cabin is our latest dream retreat, a 240 square meter weekend house nestled into a dense forest, near the small community of …

Cabins

VW California XXL Camper

Based on the Crafter commercial van, the VW California XXL is a larger, smarter version of the popular California camper. This luxurious apartment on …

Winnebago Revel

The all-new Winnebago Revel is designed specifically for active outdoor enthusiasts, an adventure-ready 4x4 off-road camper with some nice interior …

Hood Canal Boathouse

Located along the Hood Canal, a scenic waterway in northern Washington, this stunning retreat is the reimagination of an existing boathouse that had …

Wine Country Farmhouse

Designed by the Bohlin Cywinski Jackson architecture studio, this stunning country farmhouse is located in Napa Valley, California. The talented team …

Houses

Earthroamer XV-HD

Earthroamer are global leaders in Expedition Vehicles, their spectacular campers are in a class of their own and combine off-road and off-grid …

Off-roading

Are You Really a Leader? This Simple Test Lets You Know

How to know if you really are the leader you think you are.<p>We have all worked for really bad bosses at least once in our life. My worst boss ever was both clueless, and mean. Not only did she think she was some sort of incredible leader, but in reality, no one trusted her nor liked working for her. …

Leadership

BMW Concept Z4 Photo Gallery

BMW

How to get around in Europe

In Europe, getting from Point A to Point B is a snap. The train system shrinks what is already a small continent, making a whirlwind or far-reaching tour a reasonable possibility for anyone. For me, trains remain the quintessentially European way to go, and the best option for romantics. However, …

Europe

2017 Porsche 911 Targa 4 PDK Photo Gallery

Porsche

Biofuel Stoves: Emberlit Original Stove

After tinkering with tin cans and a mess of other commercially-available stoves, inventor Mikhail created the Emberlit stove. It's basically seven …

Off-grid camping just got so much better with these solar-powered teardrop trailers

Explorers could venture way off the grid thanks to a new collaboration between teardrop trailer maker Vistabule and solar power company Sunflare. …

Clean Energy

25 of Our Favorite Quick-Cooking Soups

One of the best things about fall is the return of soup season. There are few things more comforting on a chilly evening than a warm bowl of soup …

Chicken Soup

How To Make the Best Macaroni and Cheese on the Stove

<b>Cook the pasta.</b> Bring about 4 quarts of salted water to a boil over high heat in a large pot. Add the pasta and cook according to package directions …

Recipes

Steve Jobs' BMW Z8

We all know what Steve Jobs was known for, and it wasn't for being an automobile enthusiast. While Jobs did show an inclination for German cars, …

Genius

How to Design Streets for Humans—and Self-Driving Cars

Urban planners talk about two visions of the future city: heaven and hell. Hell, in case it's not clear, is bad—cities built for technologies, big …

Transportation

1950s cargo ship transforms into bright modern home

The formerly rusting hull now holds a sweet floating abode<p>While most boat-to-house conversions keep the linear shotgun-style layout of rooms onboard, this stunning renovation in Amsterdam completely reimagined the interior of a 1957 cargo ship. The result is a spacious and open modern home with all …

Interior Design

Why You Shouldn’t Buy New Outdoor Gear

In 2017, Americans spent $184.5 billion on outdoor products. That’s more than home entertainment, movie ticket and video game sales combined. In …

Camping

20 Side Dishes to Serve Alongside a Juicy Steak

Once you've mastered the art of cooking the perfect steak in the oven, you can start to think about finding your perfect seasonal side dish. There …

Vegetables

An Email From Elon Musk Reveals Why Managers Are Always a Bad idea

Elon Musk says putting managers in the middle of communications is "incredibly dumb". He's not alone.<p>Survey.com's annual <i>Wasting Time at Work</i> report revealed that if you eliminate managers completely, you remove 75% of the reasons someone will leave your company. There is a simple reason for that. …

Management

CONNECT THE DOTS

Why blockchains: an eli21<p>My answer to:<p>When you send 100 bucks via paypal/Venmo to your friend in ohio, paypal isn’t literally putting a $100 bill on …

How Will Digital Transformation Change the Marketing Funnel

The marketing funnel goes something like this: Awareness, interest, consideration, intent, evaluation, decision. Normally, marketing is responsible for the first part of the funnel, and then sales takes over toward the end. However, the digital transformation has changed—and is continuing to …

Marketing

Meet The Best Investor You've Never Heard Of: How She Stuck With Amazon, Netflix And Tesla For Years

Nancy Zevenbergen operates her market-beating $2.4 billion-in-assets investment firm from a canned-sardine-tight corner office overlooking Seattle’s Space Needle and the Olympic mountains. Inside this 400-square-foot “war room” is a pentagonal desk where she and the four other members of her …

Finance

Try Training This AI To Respond To Your Face

Google’s latest AI Experiment lets anyone teach a neural network in seconds.<p>Machine learning is a complex topic, and it requires specific expertise to build products using this form of AI. That’s a serious problem for designers, who have no easy way of experimenting with this new technology. But a …

Machine Learning

Designers Aren’t Prepared To Make AI–Here’s How To Get Ready

According to interaction designer John Zimmerman, design education needs to adapt to the AI age.<p>AI can offer amazing user experiences when it’s well designed–from more effective spam filters to digital assistants that understand the nuances of your voice. But according to interaction designer and …

Machine Learning