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25 Artists You Need To Start Listening To In 2015

2015 should be an amazing year for music. Between expected releases from Kendrick Lamar, Modest Mouse, Kanye West, Radiohead, Drake, Adele, Chance The Rapper, Frank Ocean, James Blake and Fleetwood Mac, to name but a select few, this year should make up for the lack of impact albums that marked …

Your Creativity Might Be Stifled By Your Expertise

It's great to be an expert, right? Of course it is. But is it possible that your expertise is actually undermining your ability to think creatively and be open to new ideas? Recent research has revealed that this is exactly what can happen.<p>Innovation--by definition--includes an element of newness. …

Management

Seeing Through the Illusion: Understanding Apple’s Mastery of the Media

<b>“Beautifully, unapologetically plastic.”</b><p><b>“Feature for feature, it’s identical to iPad Air in every way.”</b><p><b>“Just avoid holding it in that way.”</b><p>Apple’s public relations (PR) department is probably the best in the world — certainly more impressive at shaping and controlling the discussion of its products …

If 3D-printed carbon fiber is the future, it's already here

3D printing is transforming manufacturing. Can it work for cars?<p>At the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show, Nissan suggested an idea at once futuristic and intuitive: Automotive components should be quickly and easily replaceable with the help of a 3D printer. The IDx NISMO concept featured removable fenders …

Anti-skateboarding architecture – in pictures

In the week that spikes and other hostile architecture devices have been in the news, photographer Marc Vallée has a book of striking images documenting the obstacles put in the way of skateboarders. The second edition is out now.

Jaguars selling $12.5K poolside cabanas, innovative seating

The Jaguars got creative with their redesign of Everbank Field, installing poolside cabanas in both end zones and offering innovative seating designs …

Selling

Golf GTI Battle at the Track! - Motor Trend presents The Golf GTI Project - Captured With GoPro

World's most exotic cars rally in Chicago

To see a Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera is to behold something special. To hear it rev with an added twin turbo kit that generates 1,200 horsepower is otherworldly. And to see it as part of a parade of 93 other exotic fine tuned sports cars worth over $50 million is where fantasy collides with …

70 Inspirational Quotes for Photographers

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. But I wonder, what else do “they” say? In order to find out I’ve culled together the best quotes on the …

Design For Emotion: The Next Big Challenge For Consumer Technology?

<b>@giorodriguez Will consumer technology ultimately help or abandon human beings? Don’t we have a choice in the matter?</b><p><b>[A five-part series on the use of emotion in consumer technology product and service development. For a podcast series on the general topic of "design for emotion," go here].</b><p>In the …

You won't need roads with this $85,000 hoverbike

With Hyperloop still a twinkle in Elon Musk's eye, we've got to look elsewhere for our futuristic transport. Thankfully, Aerofex has stepped up with its Aero-X, a hoverbike that is finally scheduled to launch in 2017. Two users can ride this motorbike-like vehicle, where the wheels have been …

Mike Ryan drifts a 200,000-pound dump truck

Some vehicles are better suited for drifting than others. Light weight, rear-wheel drive and a manual transmission make for a good hoonage platform, but that doesn't mean you couldn't get an all-wheel drive, automatic family sedan like, say, my mom's Passat into a four-wheel drift (which this …

The Rise of Nintendo: A Story in 8 Bits

From ‘Donkey Kong’ to the NES — how a Japanese company took over the American living room. An exclusive first serial from ‘Console Wars.’<p><i>The</i> …

Retrogaming

Recondite - Abscondence

NCAA Tournament 2014: Florida's Scottie Wilbekin Is Key to Gators' Title Hopes

Back in November, Florida head coach Billy Donovan was not sure what kind of team he had.<p>The Gators started the 2013-14 season without senior point guard Scottie Wilbekin, who was serving an indefinite suspension that began in June.<p>Without Wilbekin at the controls, Florida would have had to rely on …

Basketball

Leica’s ‘Let Us Roam’ Film Series Looks at the Lives of Skateboarder/Photographers

An incredible short film series is coming to life thanks to the production prowess of Helio Collective and iconic camera brand Leica. Called “Let Us …

Humor: Funny TED Talk Spoof for an App that Turns Photos Into Music

Have you ever taken a photograph, just to look at it and be disappointed that you can only enjoy it with your eyes? Well, to your rescue is an …

This Martini-liveried LEGO Porsche 911 RSR is awesome

Classic Porsche racing lines, recreated with interlocking bricks.<p>If you haven't yet seen <i>The Lego Movie</i>, go out and get yourself inspired to build something. Take this, for instance: Malte Dorowski's exacting tribute to the Porsche 911 RSR. Built in 1974, the actual race car was a privateer racer's …

The Science of Selfies: A Five-City Comparison

Where do they smile the most? The least? Who poses most expressively?<p>When the magisterial Oxford English Dictionary crowned "selfie" the word of the year in 2013, it only affirmed what anyone with a smartphone has known since the first photo with the hashtag selfie was posted on January 16, 2011: …

Monkey Gets His Ninety Seconds of Fame When He Steals and Dismantles a GoPro

I’m all for a little monkey business when it comes to taking photos and playing around with your gear, but this guy here might’ve taken it a bit too …

42, An Online Platform Bringing Big Data To Brick-And-Mortar Retailers, Makes Its Debut

Y Combinator-backed online retailer platform and former TechCrunch Disrupt participant, 42, is today making its official debut. The company, founded only a year ago, is working to turn raw point-of-sale data into actionable insights for brick-and-mortar businesses that can help them boost their …

"The Moon Song" from "Her" Performed by Karen O, Spike Jonze and KK Barrett

Recommended Dose: The Best Dance Tracks Of The Month

Welcome to the first edition of Recommended Dose, a monthly mix series for <i>All Songs Considered</i> that will collect our favorite new electronic music at the end of every month.<p>Our inaugural mix actually looks back at December and January. Unlike other corners of the music industry, the dance world …

6 Famous Thought Experiments Explained in 1 Minute Each

Einstein once said, “If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.”<p>The Open University, an online educational institute, took …

American Philosophy

Photos: Daytona after dark

New Music: Pete Rock, Lecrae & Rapsody “Be Inspired”

Jamla is looking like the rap game Miami Heat with all these Big Threes they’re assembling. Earlier this week, we heard Talib Kweli, Elzhi and Phonte …

Portraits of Americans Who Have Converted to Islam

Boston-based photographer Claire Beckett‘s <i>The Converts</i> is a series of portraits of individuals who have converted to Islam. A mix of recent converts …

Zidisha Launches A Kickstarter-Style Micro-Lending Platform For Low-Income Entrepreneurs In Developing Countries

When it comes to lending and borrowing money, banks have long been at the center of the equation. However, with the proliferation of new information technologies, mobile devices and the good old Web, new methods of borrowing and lending have emerged that are slowly toppling the bank-centric model. …

What an eyeful: the world's most beautiful buildings

Straight away we'll say that this isn't a top 10 list. There are just far too many styles of buildings, each worthy of a top 50: sacred buildings, homes, skyscrapers, theatres...<p>Instead, this is a list showing the variety of architectural beauty across the globe - and pointing you in the direction …