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The 16 Most Interesting Things To Come Out Of Bill Gates' Reddit AMA

Everything from the name of Warren Buffett's plane to what kind of computer he uses. He replied to an "ask me anything" thread for a few hours today.<p>When Microsoft founder and billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates speaks, people tend to listen — more so these days as he is taking an increasingly …

The Myth of the Brainstorming Session

<i>This post was originally published on the ooomf blog.</i><p>Over dinner a couple months ago, one of my friends said he needed some help coming up with a name for a new website.<p>He told me a bit about the site and asked if I could help think of something over dinner. He also asked my other friends to join …

H2 oh my: NASA's Curiosity rover finds water in Mars dirt

Future Mars explorers may be able to get all the water they need out of the red dirt beneath their boots, a new study suggests.<p>NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has found that surface soil on the Red Planet contains about 2 percent water by weight. That means astronaut pioneers could extract roughly 2 …

We’re on the cusp of deep learning for the masses. You can thank Google later

Advertisement<p>22 Comments<p>Credit: Google's new deep learning architectures<p>Google (s goog) silently did something revolutionary on Thursday. It open …

9 Easy-To-Steal Habits Of The Super Successful

We wish there was a handbook for success, but there isn’t. Here’s the next best thing: a list of ways you can realize your dreams–and be a more productive person in the process.<p>Wouldn’t it be great if success was simple?<p>But it isn’t.<p>There’s no one-size-fits-all answer for success in work and life, …

Three things you need to understand about 3D printing to talk about it intelligently

Several of the biggest brains in 3D printing joined Quartz for a discussion about the future of the technology at General Assembly in New York City on July 16. Here are the three most interesting things we learned.<p>1. Customization is effectively free with 3D printing<p>The upsides of 3D printing are …

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Your App Is Slow Because Our World Is Ending

The meatiest article I ran across on the Internet this week was also–maybe–a harbinger of doom for life as we know it. I mean Drew Crawford’s superb piece <i>Why mobile web apps are slow</i>. It’s long, and somewhat dense, but definitely worth reading if you’re technical enough to follow along.<p>Its upshot: …

How To Be An Optimist: 10 Habits That'll Help You Look On The Bright Side

It pays to have a sunny disposition.<p>Optimistic people have been shown to have healthier hearts, better stress-management tendencies and lower risk for stroke compared to their glass-half-empty-seeing counterparts.<p>Looking on the bright side is easier said than done, of course. Fortunately, there are …

Online Learning Is Broken, And Versal Wants To Fix It

What’s wrong with online learning companies like Udemy, Lynda and their ilk? According to a new company called Versal, it’s that their lectures are boring. Low-tech, even.<p>“Existing courses are really just PowerPoints or videos,” said Versal CEO Gregor Freund. “They’re really only taking advantage …

Apple unveils iOS 7, iTunes Radio, new MacBook Air and Mac Pro sneak peek

On Monday at Apple's annual Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco, CEO Tim Cook hosted a keynote that saw the unveiling of a sharp new Mac Pro, new MacBook Air models with better battery life, a streaming Internet radio service and the next operating system for the Mac. But the biggest …

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No redesigned iPhone expected this year, report says

Apple's next smartphone won't be much different from the current model, The Wall Street Journal reports.<p>If you were holding your breath for a redesigned iPhone this year, it appears you are going to have to wait a bit longer.<p>The next iteration of Apple's smartphone, which is expected to launch in …