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These apps were made to share your secrets, and that’s why they couldn’t last

Yik Yak, the fratboy-founded campus-gossip app that’s riled colleges across the U.S., wishes you’d kindly move past the fact that it was ever anonymous.<p>Yes, its founders did once market their app as “a place to share your thoughts” while “keeping your privacy.” Sure, users have flooded Yik Yak for …

Social Media

This Berkeley Hills Dream House Is Everything We've Ever Wanted

Deck with outdoor fireplace overlooking Berkeley.<p>The 4,000 sq. ft. house features four bedrooms, four and a half bathrooms, five decks, an outdoor …

SF Guide

​Appliance Science: How the Amazon Dash button works

Push button, order stuff. The Amazon Dash Button makes ordering things as simple as pressing a button when you realize you are running low. Here's how it works.<p>Push a button, order potato chips. Push another, order diapers. Really, who wants to bother with all of that tedious web browsing, let …

Smart Homes

Black Ceilings: Do or Don't? You may think 'cave', but I see 'nice and cozy'. I think this works best in rooms with taller ceilings, so you don't get a 'sky is falling' kind of feel... but take a look at the images below, and then judge for yourself.

Google and NASA's Quantum Artificial Intelligence Lab


10 Ingenious Bike Hacks

Upgrade your cycle with some of our favorite add-onssome silly, and some essential.

American Cities

National Geographic Photo Contest 2013

National Geographic has once again opened its annual photo contest, with the deadline for submissions coming up on Saturday, November 30. One first-place winner will be chosen from each of the three categories, and the winning photographs will be published in National Geographic magazine. The …

You Are What You Eat, and You Eat What You Earn

By<p>and<p>There are plenty of reasons why Americans eat the foods they do, but two of the most important factors in determining diets are income levels …

There's More to Life Than Being Happy

Meaning comes from the pursuit of more complex things than happiness<p><i>"It is the very pursuit of happiness that thwarts happiness."</i><p>In September 1942, Viktor Frankl, a prominent Jewish psychiatrist and neurologist in Vienna, was arrested and transported to a Nazi concentration camp with his wife and …