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Building Up Design With Architizer on Flipboard

Inside Flipboard / May 6, 2013<p>The inspiration for Architizer, a modern design blog, came from the need to respond to one of architecture’s biggest …

The Difference Between Freshman Year And Senior Year In College

A lot of things change over four years.

10 top time-saving tech tips

Tech columnist David Pogue shares 10 simple, clever tips for computer, web, smartphone and camera users. And yes, you may know a few of these already …

APIs

The Shorter Your First Name, The Bigger Your Salary

Shorten it to Bill, Bob, Marc or a Cindy, if you want to work in the executive suite.<p>That's the message from a new study by TheLadders, an online job matching site, which says every extra letter in a person's first name may reduce her annual salary by $3,600.<p>Since short and sweet may equal a bigger …

Research

Hackers Are Trying To Create An Untraceable And Comprehensive Financial System Using Bitcoin

As virtual currencies grow, that could have profound implications for governments trying to keep track of and regulate the flow of money across their borders. What's more, this ghost of a banking system is key to understanding that there's a real demand for bitcoin—just not as a currency in the …

Bitcoin

Obake stretchy touchscreen concept lets you pinch, prod and pummel data

A 3D touchscreen display prototype that can be pinched, pulled, and pushed around might represent the future of digital interaction, allowing …

Samsung to use flexible OLED screen on Galaxy Note 3?

Samsung is getting closer to commercializing the first devices featuring a plastic-based (flexible) display. According to a report from the OLED Association, the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 will be on show at the IFA 2013 Berlin show in September, and its plastic screen could be one of the phone’s most …

Galaxy Note

Ten Years Later: Lessons From the Applied Semantics’ Google Acquisition

Image copyright undrey<p>Ten years ago today, my business partners and I sold Applied Semantics to Google. At the time, it was Google’s largest …

More Claims of 'Delays' for iPhone 5S Over Fingerprint Sensor Issues

Earlier this month, KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo reported that various production issues will likely result in launches of Apple's iPhone 5S, lower-cost iPhone, and second-generation iPad mini coming somewhat later than many observers have been expecting. In particular, Kuo claimed that …

10 Apps That Made My Life Better

Apps

Apple and Volkswagen team up on iBeetle, but it's no iCar

Steve Jobs never got around to building the iCar, but Apple has worked with Volkswagen on its new iBeetle. The German carmaker teamed up with Apple to design what it calls a "genuine integrative interface" for the smartphone, pairing them using the peculiarly named smartphone app <i>Volkswagen Car Net</i> …

Are Student Loans Destroying the Economy?

No. But by trading cars for college (and homes for homework), some young people are investing in themselves rather than in the economy's biggest-ticket items<p>Reuters<p>Recoveries are powered by two things. Houses and cars. And young people aren't buying either.<p>That's the conclusion from a new study out …

grain editThe Beauty of Letterpress

Neenah Paper recently launched The Beauty of Letterpress, an impressive online resource and showcase. The site features valuable links, educational …

Dennis Rodman speaks to FBI

The United States government has apparently changed its tune toward Dennis Rodman.<p>Rodman, who visited North Korea and leader Kim Jong Un in February, …

It’s time for Microsoft to give up on consumers

Microsoft’s current business model is inertia. And it’s a surprisingly good one: Despite free-fall in demand for PCs, analysts are expecting that when Microsoft announces earnings after markets close tomorrow (April 18), the company most closely identified with the PC will report a jump in revenue …

Software

Twine review: the little blue box that hacks the world around you

It's hard to remember life before we were bombarded with notifications throughout the day on all manner of devices, for everything from Twitter replies to earthquake alerts in Japan. With very few exceptions, though, these all have one limiting factor in common: you're relying on someone else's …

For Gold, Moment To Shine Is Over

You want to buy gold on the dips. But don’t.<p>So warn the contrarians at The Daily Reckoning on Wednesday, 48 hours after emailing a similar daily newsletter saying gold “is finished”.<p>“I can’t make this any clearer: You shouldn’t even consider trying to buy gold right now,” said Greg Guenthner of the …

The class of 2013 is seeing the highest salaries since the Great Recession (even sociology majors)

It’s about time.<p>American graduates are seeing better salaries and first-job prospects than any year since the recession wiped away millions of jobs, according to a new report by the National Association of Colleges and Employers.<p>Health-science majors, from public health to physical therapists<b>,</b> are …

College & University

6 Types of Light Every Photographer Should Be Prepared For

Light is one of the most important elements in any photograph. Whether a grand landscape or an intimate portrait, light can make or break an image. …

Understanding Camera Lenses

When shopping for a DSLR camera, people often overlook or skimp on lenses. Lenses serve as the camera’s “eye.” They determine what and how your …

Cameras

Golden Gate 136M Yacht: A Luxury Yacht Designed for Parties by Bongyoel Yang

<b>Golden Gate 136M Yacht</b> is a luxury yacht designed for parties. Yacht charters are usually used to host small party or gathering, but this concept …

The Photon 3D Scanner: Nearly Funded

"We've visited various makerspaces," write Adam Brandejs and Drew Cox, "and we were surprised to find a lot of people that had bought 3D printers …

Internet Explorer 10 almost doubles its users thanks to Windows 7 release | Ars Technica

Proving once more that automatic upgrades are effective.<p>There were no big changes in the browser landscape in March. The top three held their …

Biz Stone’s New Startup Jelly Sounds Like A Home For Do-Gooders On The Go

AllThingsD reported last week that Twitter co-founder Biz Stone was working on a new mobile startup called “Jelly.” Today, a company blog post has emerged that gives us a few more details as to what Jelly might focus on, but it’s still hazy on details.<p>In the post, Biz Stone, who is co-founder and …

Chinese Student Who Carried Bricks To Earn Money To Buy Apple Gadgets Says It Wasn't Worth It

This is why Wall Street is hoping that Apple will release a cheaper version of the iPhone this year--so the company can more fully participate in the explosive gadget growth in emerging markets.<p>Journalist Adam Minter tweeted a link to the article below, which captures a vivid image of Apple's …

Gear & Gadgets

12 Useful 'Easter Eggs' Hidden In Your iPhone

Apps

The Most Common Leadership Model - And Why It's Broken

When organizations’ hire, develop, and promote leaders using a competency-based model, they’re unwittingly incubating failure. Nothing fractures corporate culture faster, and eviscerates talent development efforts more rapidly, than rewarding the wrong people for the wrong reasons. Don’t reward …

New Twist (& Slide) on Classic Convertible Couch Paradigm

Most fold-out sofas work on essentially the same schematic, or one of a few traditional modes of operation – few of these are as mechanically simple …

Furniture

$400 Million Later and L.A. Is the First Major City With Synchronized Red Lights

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Los Angeles is a great city for a lot of reasons. Traffic is not one of them. So, over the past …

design