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Nest gets into the home security game with the Nest Cam

The legacy of Dropcam lives on<p>It's been almost a year to the day since Nest purchased Dropcam for $555 million, and today we're seeing the first real fruits of that acquisition. At an event in San Francisco this morning, Nest unveiled the new Nest Cam — a home security and monitoring device that …

Smart Homes

Electronic Dance Music Is Hot, And Here’s the Data To Prove It

Hundreds of thousands will flock to the Electric Daisy Carnival this weekend. They stream a ton of dance music, but don’t buy so much.<p>When electronic dance music heavyweights like Calvin Harris, Martin Garrix, Bassnectar, Afrojack, and dozens of others take the stage this weekend in Las Vegas in …

Palm Springs

Five Non-Awkward Ways To Ask For A Recommendation

If requesting a testimonial is stressful, then your approach is wrong. Here’s how to make it painless.<p>You can sell yourself and tout the benefits of what you do, but a testimonial from someone else will get you further. Word-of-mouth recommendations drive 20% to 50% of sales and serve as social …

Framing

Your Late-Night Emails Are Hurting Your Team

Around 11 p.m. one night, you realize there’s a key step your team needs to take on a current project. So, you dash off an email to the team members while you’re thinking about it.<p>No time like the present, right?<p>Wrong. As a productivity trainer specializing in attention management, I’ve seen over …

Employment

Bud Light Built a Human-Sized Pac-Man Maze For Its Super Bowl Ad

Say what you will about the actual beer, but Bud Light has made some pretty memorable Super Bowl commercials over the years. And for this year's big …

17 Ways to Age-Proof Your Brain

What’s good for your body is good for your brain. That means eating a balanced diet with lots of fruits and veggies and not much sugar, saturated …

The Brain

Strange Magic at Skywalker Ranch

Reading Time: 4 minutes<p>On Tuesday, I spent the day at Skywalker Ranch in Marin County, where I watched the new Lucasfilm animated musical Strange …

What Maslow’s Hierarchy Won’t Tell You About Motivation

At some point in their careers, most leaders have either consciously — or, more likely, unwittingly — based (or justified) their approach to motivation on Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs. Maslow’s idea that people are motivated by satisfying lower-level needs such as food, water, shelter, and security, …

I Drifted Like a Madman on the Adult-Sized Crazy Cart XL

Last year's Crazy Cart gave kids the ability to drift to their heart's content, but there was one catch: with a maximum weight capacity of 140lbs, …

Most Expressive Pumpkin Faces Ever!

Just when we thought our pumpkin carvings were creative, we ran across these! We've seen Ray Villafane's expert hand at sand sculpting, but his original expertise lies in pumpkin carving. With Halloween creeping up on us, the New York native's pumpkin sculptures are in season. Each wrinkly, orange …

Sculpture

Weekend Project Idea: Scan your 35mm film with the iPhone and Android compatible film scanner so you can tumbl your best shots. Then send us a link, we want to see! Grab a Smartphone Film Scanner

Weekend Project Idea: Scan your 35mm film with the iPhone and Android compatible film scanner so you can tumbl your best shots.<p>Then send us a link, …

Scanners

The Latest LinkedIn Features You Should Start Using Today

The folks at LinkedIn are busy. They are rolling out refinements and new features at an unprecedented rate. Staying on top of these opportunities is the key to staying on top of your online personal branding. If you want your profile to stand out, start using my five favorite LinkedIn upgrades.<p><b>1.</b> …

Interested in documentary photography or photojournalism? As of today, MIT is offering their Documentary Photography and Photojournalism course for free through their online hub. Check it out...

Interested in documentary photography or photojournalism?<p>As of today, MIT is offering their Documentary Photography and Photojournalism course for …

How to Delegate Your Email to an Assistant

In the early days of the internet, email natives loved to trade tales of executives who asked their assistants to print out emails so they could read and respond to them on paper. Now we all use email, and assistants are a seemingly rare commodity. But they can still play a useful role in managing …

Escape Mobile Cabin

Ever dreamt of escaping to one of the wonderful remote cabin´s we have featured before? Meet "Escape", a beautifully crafted and efficiently designed …

Cabins

Machine Era Wallet

After an amazingly successful Kickstarter campaign(raised almost $250,000!), the Machine Era Wallet is now available for purchase. The minimalist …

Crowd Funding

Healthier Workstation

"Sitting is the new smoking”, how many times have we heard that… We all know a sedentary lifestyle is bad for us, we just don’t realize how bad it …

Harley-davidson Livewire Electric Motorcycle

Harley-Davidson is about to change. The iconic brand have introduced the LiveWire, a step toward the future. The Project LiveWire Experience is a …

Here's How All 50 State Flags Would Look As App Icons

Flat design is everywhere these days, almost to the point of parody. Now, even state flags have been given a flat makeover, courtesy of a creative …

How to Stop Facebook From Using Your Browsing History

Earlier this week, Facebook announced that it was going to start using all of that ever-so-illuminating app and website data it collects to serve us …

The More Walkable a City Is, the More Money It Makes

A focus on dense, walkable development allows cities to pack more economic punch per square foot, according to a new study. In Washington DC, deemed …

A Guide to the FBI's Guide to Twitter Slang

The FBI cares what you have to say on Twitter. It cares so much that it created an 83-page document about "Twitter Shorthand." The guide includes …

A Brief History of the Videophone That Almost Was

From the 1950s until the 1970s Bell Labs spent over $500 million developing the videophone. But the technology failed to achieve mainstream success. …

Here's What All Those New Emoji Actually Look Like

On Monday, the internet was all kinds of excited over the fact that hundreds of new emoji were soon to arrive. Now, the Unicode Consortium has …

New King Of Ad Tech: How AppNexus CEO Brian O'Kelley Went From Fired To First

Employees at AppNexus, a bustling advertising technology firm near New York City’s peaceful Madison Square Park, don’t often interact with the boss. The five-year-old company, with 547 employees, has been growing too fast for that. Plus, its 6-foot-5, 240-pound CEO, Brian O’Kelley, can be, well, a …

Disney’s 12 Principles of Animation (Pay Attention, App Designers)

Author: Kyle VanHemert. Kyle VanHemert Design<p>Date of Publication: 05.07.14.<p>Time of Publication: 12:30 pm. 12:30 pm<p>New mediums give birth to new …

This Disney World Monorail Car Can Be Yours For Just $200k

Are you a Disney fan with $200k burning a hole in your pocket? Then why not buy this authentic Walt Disney World monorail car, which was in operation …

Disneyland in 1955 and in 1988

<i>July 18, 1955: Disneyland opens among orange groves. In foreground is the still-unfinished Santa Ana Freeway. The Harbor Boulevard intersection is on the extreme right. Below is a similar photo from 1988.</i><p>These two photos were published in the June 2, 1988, Los Angeles Times. They accompanied an …

Facebook developers conference: It's a mobile, mobile, mobile world

Remember in the olden days, when people used Facebook on their desktop computers? Those ancient times of two-plus years ago were barely acknowledged on Wednesday at the company's annual developers conference.<p>The only thing on the mind of Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg and his minions was …