Dan Jamieson

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The Two Forces Driving The Internet Of Things

The two forces—digitization and networking—that have rapidly expanded the universe of opportunities created by the invention of the modern computer are behind the emergence of the Internet of Things (IoT).<p>Digitization can be described as the representation and augmentation of our physical world in …

Stephen Glass' New Republic Scandal Still Haunts His Law Career | The New Republic

The last time I talked to Stephen Glass, he was pleading with me on the phone to protect him from Charles Lane. Chuck, as we called him, was the …

Journalism

HTC Follows BlackBerry to Smartphone Dead-End: Chart of the Day

HTC Corp., the smartphone maker that’s lost 90 percent of its market value since 2011, is still too expensive for potential buyers following …

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THE atrocity visited on Nairobi’s Westgate shopping centre by al-Qaeda’s Somali affiliate, the Shabab, was a bloody reminder that reports of the …

Terrorism

The Shadow Commander

Qassem Suleimani is the Iranian operative who has been reshaping the Middle East. Now he’s directing Assad’s war in Syria.<p>Last February, some of Iran’s most influential leaders gathered at the Amir al-Momenin Mosque, in northeast Tehran, inside a gated community reserved for officers of the …

IPhone 5c Sales Seen Tepid as Contracts Shunned: Corporate India

Apple Inc., ranked a distant eighth in India’s smartphone market, may fail to narrow the gap with leader Samsung Electronics Co. as a lack of subsidy …

Supermarket Concierge Will Enable Shoppers To Place Online Orders

Available to Premium &<br>Purple Members<p>PSFK’s CXI 2018 conference brings to life key trends in customer experience through talks and activations by …

The Team That Summited Everest Dosed Two Sherpas With Amphetamines

Eager to be the first to the top, these brave adventurers briefly turned to ... Adderall.<p>The only outstanding question was how -- and whether -- the mountaineers would be able to travel between the camps. They would need, above all, to be quick about it.<p>And here's where things get kind of crazy.<p>To …

What If Men Stopped Chasing Much-Younger Women?

It would benefit everyone, of all ages and genders.<p>If there's one tangible thing that men can do to help end sexism—and create a healthier culture in which young people come of age—it's to stop chasing after women young enough to be their biological daughters. As hyperbolic as it may sound, there …

Building the Future, One Crazy Idea at a Time

Here’s what Los Angeles might look like in seven years: swamped by a four-foot rise in sea level, California’s megalopolis of the future will be crisscrossed with a thousand miles of rail transportation. Abandoned freeways will function as waterslides while train passengers watch movies whiz by in …

Is It Too Late for the Knicks to Learn Who They Are?

After losing to the Indiana Pacers last night, the New York Knicks find themselves in a familiar predicament: in the midst of a tough and untimely losing streak, with isolation offense and Carmelo Anthony serving as scapegoats for their failures. The road ahead is murky, and, at this point, likely …

The Design That Conquered Google

Google used to divine good design through data. Fred Gilbert, the lead designer of Google’s social products, says that when he joined the company in 2006, as an intern, and again in 2007, as a designer for Google Maps, “You had to pass tech interviews and be a good front-end coder to be a designer …

Tsarnaev Women and Chechnya: They Tell The Country's Story

There were three important women in Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s life—five, if you count his sisters—and each is a window into the culture to which he seemed …

Think Outside the Box to Find Extraterrestrial Life

A researcher argues that habitable exoplanets could come in many different flavors.<p><b>Our Milky Way galaxy, and the billions of others beyond, is chock-a-block with extra-solar planets, scientists have learned in recent decades. But whether any of them can support life is a far more complex and</b> …

The Money Shot

The sale of Instagram to Facebook for a cool billion in the spring of 2012 was the ultimate Silicon Valley fairy tale: 18 months from launch to offer. But, for co-founder and C.E.O. Kevin Systrom, it was more of a roller-coaster ride, with several missed opportunities, at least two “aha” moments, …

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THESE have been heady days for Chen Sisi, star of a song-and-dance group run by China’s nuclear-missile corps. For weeks her ballad “Chinese dream” …

China

Titans of innovation

AS A technical feat, ATLAS takes some beating. It is the world’s biggest microscope, used by physicists at CERN, a large laboratory near Geneva, to …

The Real Story Behind the Beatles’ Last Days

Sunday marked an anniversary most Beatles fans would rather forget: the day in 1970 when Paul McCartney announced to the world that the Beatles were …

Music

Chemical Weapons and Assad’s Game

When Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel said on Thursday that American intelligence agencies believed, with varying degrees of certainty, that Bashar al-Assad’s regime has used chemical weapons—Hagel mentioned sarin gas—against its enemies in Syria, the moment had a sense of the inevitable to it. It …

Clean, safe and it drives itself

SOME inventions, like some species, seem to make periodic leaps in progress. The car is one of them. Twenty-five years elapsed between Karl Benz …

Natural Gas

Stunning Video: 3 Years Of The Sun In 3 Minutes

We all deserve a break from the past week's news. This NASA video could be just the right thing.<p>According to the space agency, NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) "captures a shot of the sun every 12 seconds in 10 different wavelengths." The video features images from the past three years, "at …

To Be Authentic, Look Beyond Yourself

Authenticity — what is it, who has it, and how do you get it? Most people associate authenticity with being true to oneself — or “walking the talk.” But there’s a problem with that association; it focuses on how <i>you</i> feel about <i>yourself</i>. Authenticity is actually a relational behavior, not a …

The Last Great Race on Earth

“Let me start by saying that I am not much of a sports fan,” the Toronto-based photographer Aaron Vincent Elkaim told me while recounting his experience photographing for Ben McGrath’s piece about the Iditarod, a thousand-and-forty-nine-mile race across Alaska, the self-proclaimed “last great race …

Did the Iraq War Bring the Arab Spring?

Guess what? The war in Iraq had a bright side. It created the Arab Spring.<p>That is the theory that proponents of the invasion are peddling on the tenth anniversary of the toppling of the statue of Saddam Hussein in Baghdad, on April 9, 2003. They are trying to persuade whoever will listen that the …

The economics behind Amazon's possible set-top box gambit

Yes, Amazon makes the successful Kindle Fire tablet computer. And yes, it's reportedly considering offering a smartphone.<p>But a streaming video set-top box? Bloomberg reported Wednesday that Amazon plans to dive into that hardware business, citing "three people familiar with the project who aren't …

James Murphy hasn’t changed his mind about reuniting LCD Soundsystem

Two years ago this month, LCD Soundsystem played their final show at New York City’s Madison Square Garden. Since then, James Murphy has celebrated …

Top 10 US travel destinations for 2013

Every year our US-based editors team up with Lonely Planet’s expert authors to compile a list of US destinations that are prime for the next year. <i>Best in Travel 2013</i> already covered two places we think the world should be looking at – San Francisco and the Gulf Coast – but here we wanted to dig …

National Parks

The Joy, and the Agony, of J. R. Smith

J. R. Smith, the New York Knicks’ backup shooting guard, is the most entertaining player in the N.B.A. with no shot at making the Hall of Fame. My favorite J. R. moment—among many worthy candidates—came late last December, during a timeout. The Knicks were losing to the Phoenix Suns by two, with …