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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 …

Investing

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

Rolls-Royce predicts robotic ships will be on the water by 2020

According to Rolls-Royce, the ships of the future will have as much in common with the ships of today as the Santa Maria has with HMS Queen …

Robotics

Mock space capsule lands in Kansas to study astronaut fitness

Among the plains and cornfields of Kansas, a mock Orion space capsule is helping to ensure that astronauts return safely to Earth. The full-scale …

Exploration

Astronaut Chris Hadfield on SpaceX's ambitious plans - BBC Newsnight

Chris Hadfield

Live: Everything Elon Musk just unveiled about his plans to colonize Mars

Excitement Down Under<p>Every year, the who’s who of the space industry gathers at the International Astronautical Congress (IAC) to celebrate all …

Elon Musk

SpaceX unveils Mars city plan, will fly two cargo missions by 2022

SpaceX hopes to land at least two cargo missions to Mars a mere five years from now. The aerospace company's chief, Elon Musk, discussed its plans at the International Astronautical Congress (IAC) in Australia. He talked about how SpaceX intends to use the BFR, the massive rocket it's developing, …

Exploration

Elon Musk proposes using SpaceX's 'BFR' to travel around Earth

A rocket built for traveling throughout our solar system could revolutionize travel on Earth, according to Elon Musk. Using a "BFR" flying at a max speed of 18,000 mph, he says we could fly anywhere on Earth in under an hour. Musk revealed the plan during tonight's speech at the 68th International …

SpaceX

Dubai is building a mock Martian city

Someday, you could take a flying taxi from Dubai to a Martian city in the middle of the desert right here on Earth. In preparation for its plans to establish a settlement on the red planet, the United Arab Emirates has announced that it's building a 1.9 million square feet simulated Mars …

Middle East

Lockheed Martin unveils Mars space station and surface lander

Elon Musk wasn't the only one dishing new details on a mission to Mars at the International Astronautical Congress in Adelaide, Australia. Lockheed Martin, which too plans to send humans to the Red Planet in the next decade, also dropped a bunch of new info about its ambitious project. The defense …

Exploration

Elon Musk's Mars dream hinges on a giant new rocket

Last night, Elon Musk dumped more futuristic space tech ideas at the International Astronautical Congress (IAC) than we've had possibly over the past decade. That includes a new spaceship, Mars and Moon missions, and even using rockets for high-speed trips here on Earth. "The future is vastly more …

SpaceX

Tesla is shipping hundreds of Powerwall batteries to Puerto Rico

Tesla is sending hundreds of its Powerwall battery systems to storm-ravaged Puerto Rico. The commonwealth has been almost entirely without power since after Hurricane Maria made landfall on September 20th and tore up its energy infrastructure. Once the storm passed, Tesla started sending hundreds …

Puerto Rico

Recipe: The Best Chicken Zoodle Soup

The Best Chicken Zoodle Soup<p>Serves 4; makes about 2 quarts<p>2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (about 1 pound total) <br>2 cloves garlic, smashed<br>1 bay …

Chicken Recipes

How To Make French Onion Soup in the Slow Cooker

When I discovered that you can make caramelized onions in the slow cooker with no stirring and virtually no work, it was only a small step from there …

Cooking

How To Make Kombucha Tea at Home

I've been addicted to kombucha from first sip. It wasn't really the probiotics or other health promises that did it for me — although I'll take …

Recipe: Lemony Tortellini Spinach Soup

Lemony Tortellini Spinach Soup<p>Serves 4 to 6<p>2 tablespoons olive oil <br>1 medium onion, diced <br>2 medium stalks celery, cut into 1/4-inch-thick pieces <br>2 …

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

This 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 …

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 …

Classic Cars

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 …

Architecture

Stay in a Modern Tin Cottage on Scotland’s Isle of Skye

On the northwestern tip of Scotland’s Isle of Skye is a vacation rental that's inspired by the region’s traditional “crofter style” cottages, but covered with a skin of tin.<p>Smith and Dickson constructed the house using corrugated metal sheeting, which is commonly used for agricultural sheds or …

Architecture