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The 7 Books Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella Says You Need to Lead Smarter

The well-read CEO recommends books that have informed his own thinking and that of his team at Microsoft in formulating the company’s turnaround.<p>If you spend time with Satya Nadella—as I did on several occasions this year while researching our new cover story on the dramatic impact he’s had on …

Satya Nadella

Satya Nadella Rewrites Microsoft’s Code

Microsoft’s CEO has stopped infighting, restored morale, and created more than $250 billion in market value. All it took was focusing on what matters most.<p>Satya Nadella’s corner office, on the fifth floor of Building 34 at Microsoft’s Redmond, Washington, headquarters, features a can’t-miss 84-inch …

Microsoft

Advertisers are upset with Safari's new anti-tracking features

One of the lesser talked about announcements from Apple's WWDC event is that High Sierra's Safari will have something called "Intelligent Tracking Prevention," which uses machine learning to identify ad tracking behavior. Specifically, it'll stop you from being tracked by advertisers as you go from …

Privacy

Recipe: The Only Pad Thai Recipe You’ll Ever Need

From Jet Tila’s new book ‘101 Asian Dishes You Need to Cook Before You Die’<p>“There are kind of two types of cookbooks out there,” chef Jet Tila, frequent Food Network contestant, host, and judge says. “There is the ‘Yo, slap a bunch of this on this, pow, bang, zoom,’” the succession of onomatopoeias …

Recipes

How a Simple Hack Can Take Over Amazon Echo or Google Home Devices

Here's something gadget freaks might want to know: Researchers in China and the U.S. have found that hackers can take control of Amazon Echo, Google …

Amazon Echo

Have Designers Lost Control Of Design?

Design is everywhere and more influential than ever. But that power has come at a cost, says designer and technologist Matt Webb.<p>Do designers have an ethical responsibility toward their users? It’s a question that designers struggle with, as the products and interfaces they help bring into the …

UX Design

Whole Foods is already hawking Amazon Echo speakers

Amazon isn't wasting any time now that its Whole Foods acquisition has gone through. Sure enough, visitors to Whole Foods stores have noticed that the grocery stores are already pitching discounted Echo speakers ($100 for the regular model, and $45 for the Dot) at very prominent stands. They're …

Whole Foods

Peek Inside This $875K Seattle Island Treehouse

Given the ever-increasing popularity of shows like Treehouse Masters, and Instagram accounts dedicated to all things Cabin Love and Rustic Houses, …

1965 Ferrari 330 GT 2+2 Shooting Brake

When you think of Ferrari, you think of sleek red automobiles and purebred racing machines — not station wagons. But if Scuderia were ever going to …

Helen Street House

Situated around a central courtyard, the Helen Street House is a small piece of nature in the middle of downtown Seattle. At the heart of the urban …

A Minimalist Mexican Retreat Uses an Array of Strategies to Beat the Heat

Comprised of four modules arranged around a central courtyard, this home is a fresh take on the casa de fin de semana.

Cabins

Londoners Can Live in This Scandinavian-Inspired, Converted Barge For $424K

In the Poplar Dock Marina of London sits a 1924 barge that has been transformed into Beecliffe, a contemporary floating home with simple, sophisticated interiors.<p>Recently converted for domestic use, the historic Humber Keel cargo boat now contains two bedrooms, two baths, open living space, and …

Lofts

Michelin's 3D printed VISION Tire first look

US trade commission looks into Qualcomm's patent fight with Apple

Qualcomm's patent beef with Apple just took an important step forward. The US International Trade Commission has decided to investigate Qualcomm's complaint that some iPhones violate six of its patents. If the chip maker has its way, the ITC would ban imports and sales of Apple's handsets. Not …

Patents

Sony will use blockchain to beef up school cybersecurity

The folks at Sony Education are worried that some schlubby kid that's gonna fail gym could hack their school and change their grade to a pass. It's why the company is teaming up with IBM to use blockchain to create a secure academic platform for storing records. The idea is that every scrap of data …

Education

Infiniti prototype melds a 1940s race car with EV power

As a rule, electric car concepts embrace the future. Even those with a retro flavor are clearly products of the 21st century. Don't tell that to Infiniti, however -- it's going deep into the past. Nissan's luxury badge has unveiled the Prototype 9, an EV whose design unabashedly recalls 1940s race …

Electric Vehicles

Sony and IBM created 330TB data tapes for a massive analog archive

Storing data on magnetic tape is back, baby. Sony has announced that thanks to a partnership with IBM Research in Zurich, the pair have developed a magnetic tape cartridge capable of storing 201 gigabytes of data per square inch for a total of 330 terabytes per cartridge. Previously, IBM's analog …

Magnetism

Top Ten Beginning Backpacker Tips by Author of Backpacking 101

Heather Balogh Rochfort, the woman behind the adventure blog JustaColoradoGal.com, was once a dance specialist whose interest in nature fell well …

Camping

Forest House

The Forest House is a spectacular family retreat in Northern California. Nestled among tall trees in a forested hill area, the unique house features …

Porsche 911 Safari

Meet the jacked-up Porsche 911 rally car of your dreams! This 1978 Porsche 911 has recently been modified into a tribute of the car its builder Erik …

New Map Reveals Ships Buried Below San Francisco

Dozens of vessels that brought gold-crazed prospectors to the city in the 19th century still lie beneath the streets.<p>Every day thousands of passengers on underground streetcars in San Francisco pass through the hull of a 19th-century ship without knowing it. Likewise, thousands of pedestrians walk …

San Francisco

Here’s What It Would Feel Like to Pet a T. Rex

In a surprise win for Jurassic World fans, fossil skin samples suggest that several tyrannosaurs were scaly rather than feathered.<p>What would it feel like to reach out and touch a <i>Tyrannosaurus rex</i>? Would the beast be covered in hard armor like an alligator or smooth feathers like an ostrich? Or …

Dinosaurs

Americans Don't Use Their Vacation. How Does Your State Rank?

You'll be surprised.<p>Are you taking enough vacation? According to science, probably not.<p>A new reportby Project Time Off found Americans took an average of 16.8 vacation days in 2016 (up from only 16 days in 2014). Although we’re on an upward trajectory, we have a long way to go: <b>54 percent of</b> …

Sociology

Why This Island Is at the Center of the Search for Amelia Earhart

Nikumaroro Island, Phoenix Island Protected Area, Kiribati<p>Forensic dogs are sniffing for bones at a campsite where the pioneering pilot may have died 80 years ago.<p>An expedition bringing bone-sniffing dogs to search for traces of Amelia Earhart has arrived on this remote, uninhabited outpost after a …

Aviation

We Could Resurrect the Woolly Mammoth. Here's How.

It's now possible to actually write DNA, which could bring an iconic Ice Age herbivore back to life.<p>Jurassic Park imagined a future in which it was possible to bring dinosaurs back to life. Now, that fiction may become reality as geneticists seek to resurrect the woolly mammoth.<p>These Ice Age …

Paleontology

Overland Experts (OEX)

This Is How You Send a Cold Email

<i>This article originally appeared on Uncubed.</i><p>Allison Esposito gets a lot of cold emails—between five and ten every day, she estimates. People want to …

This Just Became the World’s Cheapest Form of Electricity Out of Nowhere

Solar power is becoming the world's cheapest form of new electricity generation, data from Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) suggests.<p>According to …

Here's your guide to all 22 versions of the Porsche 911

There are few vehicles in the automotive universe more iconic than the Porsche 911.<p>Over the years, the rear-engine sports car has gotten bigger, faster, and more technologically advanced. But its spirited driving dynamics and on-track capabilities have continued to make it a favorite among …

Porsche

A $7 Trillion Passenger Economy Market? Intel Thinks So -- The Motley Fool

Big changes are coming down the pike for trucking, traffic safety, commuting, and the culture of car ownership, Intel asserts.<p><b>Intel</b> (NASDAQ:INTC) …