John DuPre

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School is a prison — and damaging our kids

<b>(wavebreakmedia via Shutterstock)</b><p>Longer school years aren’t the answer. The problem is school itself. Compulsory teach-and-test simply doesn’t work<p>Peter Gray<p>August 26, 2013 11:45am (UTC)<p>Parents send their children to school with the best of intentions, believing that’s what they need to become …

I Hate Boats

When you spend years and years immersed in any genre, I think it’s inevitable that you will come to develop prejudices. Patterns will begin to emerge …

Bushwick Artists Ponder Ways to Fight Gentrification

“I’m getting tired of watching my friends leave because they can’t afford to be here. I’m getting tired of contemplating moving because I can’t …

Japan raises Fukushima radioactive water leaks to 'emergency' status

The troubles at Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant are far from over. On Monday, the nation's Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) told <i>Reuters</i> that an "emergency" has arisen after it found that highly radioactive water had leaked from the plant and into the Pacific Ocean. The NRA said that the …

Zeiss f/0.7: You Can Now Rent Two of the Largest Aperture Lenses Ever Made

Want to capture images of a scene that’s lit purely with candlelight? You can now rent a pair of Zeiss f/0.7 lenses — two of the largest aperture …

The Hole in Our Collective Memory: How Copyright Made Mid-Century Books Vanish

A book published during the presidency of Chester A. Arthur has a greater chance of being in print today than one published during the time of Reagan.<p>Paul J. Heald<p>Last year I wrote about some very interesting research being done by Paul J. Heald at the University of Illinois, based on software that …

Time Warner gobbles up more cash from customers by raising modem fees

Monthly modem rental fee goes from $3.95 to $5.99, could give TWC $150 million.<p>Time Warner Cable informed customers today that it is raising the …

Roku CEO On Google’s Chromecast: Who Wants Their Phone To Be A Remote Control?

Chromecast may be a fresh take on television streaming, but Roku isn’t worried that it will take over the market.<p>“There are many of these dongles out in the market but they are not gaining consumer adoption because they don’t provide a good experience,” says Anthony Wood, the CEO of Roku.<p>Google’s …

With Loeb off Yahoo’s board, the company loses needed investor pressure

Yahoo announced today that it was repurchasing 40 million of its shares from activist investor Third Point, bringing the hedge fund’s Yahoo stake to below 2%. That means that Third Point head Dan Loeb, along with two other directors who were brought on because of a push for change by Loeb, will be …

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Keep your Users Happy When they Log Into your App

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>This is a guest post by Lasse Clausen, co-founder and CEO of FOUNDD, a Berlin based discovery engine. You can follow him on Twitter here. This post originally appeared on his blog.</i><p>I just installed Pocket on my iPad. It’s well designed product that takes you elegantly through a …

Internet Icon Season 2 finale finds the two qualities that make a YouTube star

In the television world, reality competition series like <i>Project Runway</i> and <i>Survivor</i> struggle with their finales; after all, since the only thing …

Made in America 2.0: behind Google and Apple's sudden patriotism

Tech giants are making innovative electronics in the US again, but why?<p>The Moto X is on its way. The long-anticipated Android phone — expected to be the first truly Google-influenced product from Motorola since Google acquired the company back in 2012 — is due to be unveiled in New York City on …

EA's biggest retail partner last quarter? Apple

For the first time ever, Electronic Arts (EA), the world's third-largest gaming company, gained more revenue through Apple than any other single partner. All-told, the company's mobile and tablet revenue hit $90 million last quarter, representing 18 percent of its overall takings. Digital revenue …