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The End Of The Print New York Times

The acknowledgement in the paper's "Innovation Report" that too much time and energy is focused on its front page portends a seismic shift in both the Times's cultural and business approach to news.<p>Of the many startling claims and findings contained in the <i>New York Times</i>' Innovation Report perhaps …

Starck and Axor Dematerialize the Sink Faucet

We thought the PermaFLOW transparent sink trap was a pretty brilliant innovation, allowing you to see and clear those pesky under-basin clogs. But …

10 Brilliant Books That Will Grab You From Page One

<i>Originally posted on Kirkus:</i><p>We expect true crime books to draw us in from page one. But when a vast, epic novel or nonfiction book about the details of an international news story smartly seduces us from page one, count us impressed. Here are some titles that hooked us from the beginning but kept …

The Azure Window and the Blue Hole - Gozo, Malta

<b>The Azure Window and the Blue Hole</b> - Gozo, Malta<p>Two geological wonders sit side-by-side on the Maltese island of Gozo: the Azure Window and the Blue Hole.<p>The window is a towering rock formation reaching 328 feet high with a precarious table structure that makes it popular for cliff divers. Yet below is another wonder with a collapsed underwater limestone cave known as the Blue Hole. It’s accessed by divers through a 262-foot tunnel, and underwater you can find a beautiful array of marine life …

Revealed: Apple And Google's Wage-Fixing Cartel Involved Dozens More Companies, Over One Million Employees

Back in January, I wrote about “The Techtopus” — an illegal agreement between seven tech giants, including Apple, Google, and Intel, to suppress wages for tens of thousands of tech employees. The agreement prompted a Department of Justice investigation, resulting in a settlement in which the …

Baselworld 2014: Omega Speedmaster Professional Apollo 11 45th Anniversary

Among the new Omega watches at Baselworld 2014 — several of which we have covered previously on WatchTime.com — was a limited-edition Omega …

The 10 greatest works of art ever

Leonardo da Vinci – The Foetus in the Womb (c 1510-13)<p>Leonardo expresses the human condition in a nutshell – indeed, his rendition of the womb resembles an opened horsechestnut casing. Inside is the beginning of us all laid bare. Five hundred years ago, this artist and scientist could portray the …

Obscura Society New York Presents: Invisible Trash - Exploring New York City’s Garbage

<b>Obscura Society New York Presents:</b> <i>Invisible Trash - Exploring New York City’s Garbage</i><p><i>**We’re giving away two free tickets to this event! Ask/Message us expressing interest and we’ll notify the winners on Monday!!**</i><p>New York city produces 11,000 tons of household trash on a daily basis, all conveniently whisked away from our curbs and removed from sight with little to no thought required from us.<p>The flow of a city’s garbage is an integral part of urban life: the more efficient waste management …

10 New Books You Need to Read This Year

From biographies to technical studies and step-by-step guides, here are 10 books that you should look for in the next few months.<p>Of course, we think you can learn a lot online. But, if you’re looking to take a deeper dive, there is often no substitute for the kind of thoughtful analysis you can get …

Four Light Packable Down Jackets

Big, bulky down jackets are reassuringly hefty in the harshest winter weather. But they all have one critical design flaw: It's less less likely that you would bring such a jacket along on a camping or climbing expedition if it doesn't fit in your backpack—and the warmest jacket in the world can’t …

A Hair Product for Those With No Time for Primping

<i>Today's Editor's Pick comes from Racked SF editor Kristen Philipkoski</i><p>Kevin Murphy Motion Lotion, $30<p>I refuse to spend time on my hair. It's long, I wash it as infrequently as possible and I never blow it dry (I leave that to others, and only on very special occasions). So I need to use products …