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2018 Toyota Century is a $180,000 Japanese Rolls-Royce

It first broke cover at the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show, but now, Toyota has finally attached a price tag to its first new mega-fancy limousine in 20 years, and it ain't cheap.<p>Toyota announced this week that the 2018 Century will set buyers back a cool ¥19.6 million, or about $180,000 at today's exchange …

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Everimal: An adorable new take on pop-up books

My baby boy loves pop-up books–they’re a permanent source of joy, from <i>How Many Bugs in a Box</i> to this special edition of <i>The Little Prince</i>. But as fun as they can be, most pop-up books are too complex and fragile in the hands of a toddler. That’s one of the many reasons why I love the simplicity and …

Books

How an 18-Year-Old Uncovered Tim Ferriss's Secret Cold Email Template to Reach CEOs and VIPs

Never email someone and ask to 'jump on the phone,' 'get coffee' or 'pick your brain.'<p>7 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>My journey began when I was an 18-year-old college freshman. The day before my final exams, I hacked The Price Is Right, won a sailboat, sold</i> …

Self-improvement

Japan is making a push to stop the stigma against crying babies

A group of 13 politicians in Japan have banded together to support an unusual cause: The right of babies to cry in public spaces.<p>Broadly speaking, Japan tends to be more intolerant of crying children than other cultures. The government has struggled to open enough sufficient day-care centers …

Pregnancy

Let's Talk About Net Present Value and Solar Panels

Without understanding it, you’ll never know if putting solar panels on your roof (or buying a share of stock) is a good deal or not.<p>In 1202, the Pisan customs official’s son who has come to be known as Fibonacci gave the world the mathematical tools to calculate the present value of a future stream …

Data shows bulldogs are by far the most overrated breed

David McCandless meticulously charted dog breeds by six scores: intelligence, costs, longevity, grooming, ailments, and appetite. The big loser: …

How One LA Restaurant Recreates the Wreckage of World War

One advantage the San Fernando Valley has over much of the rest of Los Angeles is space. Owners have room to breathe, to grow and build a place as they see fit, without running up against some other competing business or office building.<p>Owner David Tallichet took to Van Nuys to open his World …

Los Angeles

A hot startup is using $12 million from Andreessen Horowitz to pursue a 'holy grail' of web technology

<b>* The startup is on the cutting edge of web development, letting programmers instantly deploy super-fast websites with a click.</b><p><b>* Andreessen Horowitz General Partner Peter Levine will join the company's board.</b><p>Sometimes, less is more.<p>For the last decade or more, most major webpages have been designed …

This Google Engineer Taught An Algorithm To Make Train Footage, And It’s Hypnotic

Sit back and enjoy the serenity of this scenic (machine-generated) ride.<p>In the opening scene of a strangely serene YouTube video posted this week, colors slide, merge, and morph on screen. Set to an undulating Steve Reich score, the visuals seem appropriately loose and abstract, until around a …

This Google-Backed Data Viz Platform Was Designed For Non-Coders

Flourish is meant to give journalists a way to work with data, no matter their technical skills.<p>Here’s a little known fact about data journalists: While they are masters at creating compelling stories with data and making that information accessible, they are not, by and large, coders. That means …

Prepare Yourself For Super-Powerful Photoshop AI

Adobe and Cornell show off a way to automatically copy the stylistic details of any one photo to another–and it teases a wave of AI Photoshop to come.<p>It can turn a cityscape from day into night, or paint a green forest with the warm colors of fall. It can make your drab kitchen look like it’s …

Contemporary Custom Clothing: Suits, Tees, Shirts, & Essentials

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Test your sensitivity to ASMR with this skin-tingling sound generator

ASMR, or autonomous sensory meridian response, is a pleasant physical or emotional feeling (not based in science) triggered most often by soft sounds such as vocal fry, rustling leaves, crinkling paper, or scratching dry skin. It’s become a huge YouTube genre, and popular accounts like ASMR Darling …

There are 12 Dots But You Can’t See Them All at Once

Created by Jacques Ninio An optical illusion from 2000 by Jacques Ninio has recently gone viral after being posted to Facebook yesterday by …

Your guide to Orange County food halls

Say what you will about the culinary landscape in Orange County: It may be home to strip malls packed with chain restaurants, but it's also where the artisanal food hall scene is taking off like nowhere else in California.<p>Angelenos may not think twice about driving from East Pasadena to Venice …

Here's your chance to tour homes designed by some of L.A.'s architectural legends

For its fall home tour and fundraiser on Oct. 2, the MAK Center for Art and Architecture will highlight the roots of modern architecture in Los Angeles by offering tours of homes designed by some of the city's most noted architects.<p>Modernist buffs can tour nine modern homes by R.M. Schindler, …

Architecture

This Data Scientist Has Mapped the Ultimate National Parks Road Trip

Just in time for the National Park Service's 100th anniversary.<p>We already know the most efficient and sight-packed route to drive to see all the continental states, but what if you only wanted to focus on seeing the most beautiful nature in America? A map for that exists now too.<p>Randy Olson, senior …

National Parks

Learn how to rotoscope with Paint of Persia, a new animation tool

Before motion capture was a thing, there was rotoscoping. Sure, it’s wasn’t quite as entertaining as strapping middle-aged actors into black …

A driverless Rolls-Royce means you can fire your chauffeur

While other electric or autonomous vehicle companies might be content to build a sensible, everyday mode of transport, noted luxury automaker Rolls-Royce is rejecting that notion entirely with its first driverless vehicle concept. In a decidedly lavish announcement, Rolls-Royce says its new Vision …

Red Carpet

Microsoft Uses Machine Learning To Construct The Perfect Sky

It’s the most archetypal sky you could imagine–as seen by an artist, coder, 7 billion people, and one smart algorithm.<p>On any given night, 7 billion people might look into the sky and see things from a slightly different perspective. Or as artist Maja Petrić puts it, “we have one sky, but the …

The Questions to Ask When Deciding to Work for Free

No one likes the idea of not being paid for their time and effort, but there is a case to be made for working for free. Maybe you gain experience and …

This Startup Is Renaming Every Place On Earth

The company what3words assigned every 10-square-foot block of space in the world a new name. It makes more sense than you’d think.<p>Like many startups, what3words, a London-based company offering a new approach to global addressing, was born out of a frustration. Having worked in the music industry …

Internal newsletters from the NSA are now publicly available

It’s been years since whistleblower Edward Snowden first pulled back the curtains on the NSA’s mass surveillance program, and we still haven’t seen the entire trove of documents he discovered. Today, a new cache is being made available to the public.<p>The Intercept has released the first of several …

The Scientists Who Simulate The End Of The World

The scientists at the National Infrastructure Simulation and Analysis Center model cyberattacks, global pandemics, and megastorms.<p>September 11 transformed the global economy, the way wars are fought, and how the United States keep tabs on citizens. But it also revealed just how complex our world …

HP's new logo is the awesome one it never used

An abandoned brand redesign project from 2011 is brought back to life<p>HP is launching a global brand offensive today with the ultra-thin Spectre 13 laptop, and one of the subtler changes the company is making is to its logo. Where last year's Spectre x360 had the full "Hewlett-Packard" written out, …

Designing The Best Board Game On The Planet

The game ends in nuclear war only about 5 percent of the time. That’s a good thing. It gives Ananda Gupta faith in humanity.<p>The game is called …

BMW wants to build 'the most intelligent car'

BMW is looking to the future. For the German automaker, that means a research and development team that's as well versed in artificial intelligence as it is wind-tunnel testing. It's a future where the competition isn't Cadillac or Audi, but Uber and car-price comparison site TrueCar, according to</i> …

Artificial Intelligence

Someone teach this fox that bed sheets aren't snow

Perhaps Kaitlyn<p>My main feeling when first watching this fox struggle to understand the difference between two common white substances — snow and cotton / poly blend fabrics — was that I wanted this fox very badly. I shouldn't have this fox, because I live in a small apartment and foxes pee on stuff …

Here’s What Happens When You Train A Neural Network To Design Typefaces

This neural network, developed by a former Spotify engineer, knows 50,000 fonts–and can create its own.<p>Typography has its roots in the earliest days of machines, yet type <i>design</i> is deeply personal. So can a machine–a <i>very</i> smart one–design a font? Or even understand the basic qualifications of a …

A Square executive’s simple formula for making tough decisions

In the tech industry, where companies pride themselves on solving problems quickly, it can be frustrating for projects to hit a standstill because of decisions that need to be made.<p>Gokul Rajaram—considered the Godfather of Google Adsense and currently a Square executive who oversees the company’s …