JJ

231 Flips | 7 Magazines | 14 Following | 28 Followers | @doublej812 | Keep up with JJ on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “JJ”

Small Loft in Manhattan, New York by Specht Harpman

The clever and beautifully furnished Manhattan Micro-Loft.<p>The team of Specht Harpman had to deal with a very special challenge. The renovation of …

Manhattan

Sony And EA Experiment With New Business Models For Older Games

This week, both Electronic Arts and Sony revealed or began to roll out new services that have been described to various degrees as “Netflix for gaming.” That description, while catchy and useful for getting the gist of what each does across, doesn’t really capture the impact that either service …

The Seventh Next Gen GPS Satellite Is Now In Orbit

On August 1, a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket successfully launched an Air Force GPS-IIF satellite in the orbit. This is the seventh GPS-IIF satellite launched into orbit of a planned constellation of 12 satellites. This satellite is the third launched in 2014, with one more launch planned …

EmDrive Is an Engine That Breaks the Laws of Physics and Could Take Us to Mars

An experimental engine is gaining acceptance among scientists, and could introduce a new era of space travel — it only had to break a law of physics …

Runtastic Gets Into Wearables With Orbit Fitness Tracker

While many wearable tech companies focus on hardware first before developing a supporting app ecosystem, Runtastic is taking the opposite …

Exclusive Interview: Best Buy CEO Says Tablet Sales Are “Crashing,” Hope for PCs

The PC may be having a slight revival, but tablet sales are a big worry. Oh, and Best Buy will match Amazon's prices "with a smile."<p><b>Re/code</b> has landed in Minneapolis to talk to the folks at Best Buy — the last standing nationwide big-box, bricks-and-mortar consumer electronics retailer, with over …

Amazon Jumps Into 3D Printing Game With On-Demand Store

Amazon has always been an on-demand marketplace of sorts; it can ship virtually anything in two days. But now, the online retail giant is taking "on …

10 Rising Social Networks You Should Explore

Had enough of Facebook and Twitter? It may be time to switch up your go-to social network.<p>With the daily explosion of startups, there are plenty of …

Battery scientists boost lithium-ion capacity 7X by adding cobalt

All electric vehicles currently in production use some form of lithium-ion chemistry in their battery packs.<p>Finding ways of improving that chemistry is therefore very important — the aim being to make future electric car batteries cheaper, more stable and more energy-dense for longer …

Apple's MacBook Pros with Retina display now have faster processors and more memory

High-end 15-inch model and non-Retina Macbook also see price cuts<p>Apple's just updated its top of the line MacBook Pro with Retina display lineup with speedier chips, right in the middle of the back to school season. New today are three updated 13-inch models, and two 15-inch notebooks that have …

LinkedIn Redesigns Mobile Profiles to Put Relationships Into Context

LinkedIn's flagship app has gotten a major overhaul.<p>The company rolled out an update to its app Tuesday morning, unveiling completely redesigned user …

Solar-Powered 3D Printer Turns Desert Sand Into Glass Bowls and Sculptures

The sun's rays can be harnessed to power everything from homes to gadgets, but one graduate student is using the sun to create a super-printer …

Watson's First Consumer Role: Helping Military Vets Become Civilians

The USAA has announced that it's recruiting IBM's Watson for its first-ever consumer-facing application—and it'll help military members transition …

Good news for electric cars: New battery tech uses peroxide to boost energy density by 7X

All electric vehicles currently in production use some form of lithium-ion chemistry in their battery packs.<p>Finding ways of improving that chemistry is therefore very important — the aim being to make future electric car batteries cheaper, more stable and more energy-dense for longer …

Electronic aura could be answer to lost passwords

You are trying to book theatre tickets online with a rarely used credit card. Prompted to give a password, you find you can no longer remember it. The result is a failed transaction and a minor rise in blood pressure.<p>It gets worse. While shopping later on, you drop your car keys. An opportunist …

New Microsoft ad touts Cortana, slams Apple’s Siri

Siri vs. Cortana might just be an updated version of the PC vs. Mac showdown.<p>Microsoft just debuted a new video ad touting Cortana, its virtual …

Some of the happiest states in the U.S. are the most ‘connected’

What makes you happy?<p>Sunshine. Long walks on the beach. A cool mountain stream.<p>How about Internet connectivity?<p>A poll conducted by the …

These young people are pioneering Appalachia’s post-coal economy

In the <i>Hunger Games</i> novels, heroine Katniss Everdeen comes from a coal mining region known as District 12. Her people are poor and looked down upon, …

11 Smartphone Home Screens From Some Of The Biggest Names In Tech

Verizon will soon throttle LTE data: here's what you need to know

The days of truly unlimited LTE data on Verizon Wireless are coming to a close. Today, the largest US carrier announced that it will begin applying its "network optimization" practices, which previously only affected the 3G network, to unlimited 4G LTE customers starting October 1st. Beginning on …

Obama to sign cellphone unlocking bill

President Barack Obama pledged Friday to sign a bill passed by the House and Senate to legalize cellphone unlocking, in a rare example of tech policy advancing in Washington.<p>The House passed the legislation just hours earlier, and the Senate approved the measure last week. The bill reverses a …

Five Best Smartphone Car Mounts

You nominated many dashboards full of smartphone car mounts, and we’ve dug through to come up with the five most popular. Now it’s time to <b>vote by</b> …

Gallery: Beats’ exotic 105,000 sq ft office in California

Early last year, Beats announced it would be renovating an abandoned warehouse in Southern California to become its newest office. Located in Culver City, just minutes from Los Angeles, the area purchased measures in at a whopping 105,000 square feet and reportedly sold for upwards of $20 …

Ivy League Schools Are Overrated. Send Your Kids Elsewhere.

In the spring of 2008, I did a daylong stint on the Yale admissions committee. We—that is, three admissions staff, a member of the college dean’s …

College & University