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Data might be the new oil, but a lot of us just need gasoline

Image copyright Shutterstock / alice-photo.One of the biggest tropes in the era of big data is that data is the new oil — it’s very valuable to the …

Big Data

Xbox games are coming to Microsoft's augmented reality headset

If you watched Microsoft's announcement of its Hololens augmented reality headset and wondered if you'd play Xbox games with it, well, wonder no longer. Today at its Game Developers Conference presentation, Redmond announced that games would be en route to the device and that the SDK should be …

Paperspace Lets Anyone Access A Better Personal Computer That Lives In The Cloud

Imagine never having to buy new and expensive hardware to upgrade your personal computer with more speed and storage space. That’s the vision behind Y Combinator-backed Paperspace, a new company launching today, which is building a full, personal computer that lives in the cloud, which you access …

University of Michigan

Google's internet balloons have stopped falling out the sky and suddenly look like they're going to be a huge business

Project Loon could be a $10 billion (£6.5 billion) per-year enterprise, the Verge writes. The balloons are an alternative to cell towers and other infrastructure that telecommunication companies would normally have to build to provide internet to remote segments of the planet. According to the …

Telecoms

Putting Sensors In City Buildings Could Make Their Walls Talk

Giving structure to a city's infrastructure<p>Trying to get a building to tell you how it’s feeling is, well, like talking to a brick wall. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Researchers with the GENESI project want to make it so walls can talk back, by creating various sensors to fit inside …

Sony plans to launch Project Morpheus virtual-reality headset in 2016

Sony plans on putting its virtual-reality headset on consumers' noggins next year.<p>The gaming and electronics company announced Tuesday at the Game Developers Conference that its VR system nicknamed Project Morpheus will debut in the first half of 2016.<p>Sony Corp. originally unveiled a prototype of …

7 Discount Shopping Sites We Love (Plus the Best Things to Get On Each)

Like a sample sale only at home in your pajamas with a glass of wine.<p>I <i>never</i> buy anything at full retail value. It's a principle I live and swear by, thanks to a frugal upbringing. Before moving to New York I dreamed of attending Barneys' infamous warehouse sales, but in a bittersweet moment the …

DIY Gift – Handmade Honey Soap Tutorial

Handmade gifts are always a favorite and they’re so much fun to make! <b>Handmade Honey Soap</b> is simply perfect for hostess gifts, teachers, neighbors and …

Clever Literary Coffee Poster

Food illustrator Gianluca Biscalchin has combined two of our loves – coffee and books – into one fun illustration. Called <i>Literary Coffee</i>, it shows famous authors like Bram Stroker, Jane Austen, and William Shakespeare as cups of hot java (or other drinks). While many of these you'll know right off …

Coffee

Say Hello to Urb

Urb-Garden brings gardening into small, indoor urban environments in a sculptural and aesthetic way! The unique form is actually the result of a …

DIY Basics: Make Pom Poms with a Fork

These amazing little yarn pom poms are sure to amp up your gift wrap this holiday season. So what are you waiting for? Grab a fork and get to wrapping!<p>WHAT YOU’LL NEED<p>Read More<p>scissors<br>• yarn<br>• fork (with 4 prongs)<p><b>Ready to make?</b> Find out how on Small Good Things

Crafting

These So-Called Men's Clothes Look Way Better On Women

We'd like to permanently banish the phrase "borrowed from the boys" when it comes to style -- hey, if we're wearing a trend better, we at least deserve some ownership.<p>While items like blazers, white button-down shirts and brogues were initially brought into fashion by men, these days women are …

English Sunday Roast: Decor, Menu, & Music

(Image credit: as linked above)<p>The Sunday Roast is a traditional British meal and get together at a local pub, but it can easily be replicated in …

Sunday Roast