Murage Gichuki

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Two writers on Rachel Dolezal: "What is she getting from all this?"

Where do we even start with Rachel Dolezal? The former (?) leader of the Spokane, WA chapter of the NAACP, came under fire last night for what we can …

Pictures of the Week 3.19.15

Blind Artist Relies on Touch and Texture to Create Stunningly Vivid Paintings

While art has always been a major part of John Bramblitt's life, it wasn't until he completely lost his sight that he tried to paint for the first time. From the age of 11, Bramblitt's vision was gradually stolen from him by epilepsy. By the time he was 30, seizures had rendered him completely …

Art

Don't Relax: Uncomfortability Is The New Convenience

To stop humanity from turning into useless, pleasure-seeking blobs, some designers are abandoning the quest to make everything easy, and introducing a little extra difficulty into our lives.<p>When you step into the “Intervator“–a hacked elevator in Essen, Germany–and push a button for the fifth …

SXSW: AeroMobil aims in 2 years to have wealthy car buyers flying high

AUSTIN, Texas — Many of us dreamed of flying cars as children because that’s how science fiction envisioned the future.<p>Juraj Vaculik dreamed of them as a way to escape communism.<p>Vaculik, CEO and co-founder of AeroMobil, grew up in Czechoslovakia in an area that now is Slovakia. When he was young, …

The man who mapped the world

While some bleary-eyed New Yorkers stumbled home from bars and graveyard shifts, Elliot Cohen walked the streets of Manhattan taking names. Not the …

What's The Future Of Cognitive Computing? IBM Watson

We are entering a new period of computing history — the cognitive computing era.<p>Cognitive computing offers fundamental differences in how systems are built and interact with humans. Cognitive-based systems, such as IBM Watson, are able to build knowledge and learn, understand natural language, and …

Cognitive Computing

The Key To Creative Insight Can Be Simpler Than You Think

It’s called incubation in the research world, and it can work wonders.<p>Sometimes a creative breakthrough comes when we’re not doing anything creative at all. Maybe we’re taking a walk, or standing in the shower, or awakening from a nap. The mathematician Henri Poincaré may be king of what we …

Street Portraits Document the Unique Style of a Fashionable Homeless Man

Ukrainian photographer Yurko Dyachyshyn's series <i>Slavik's Fashion</i> documents the daily sartorial choices of Slavik, a 55-year-old homeless man living in the city of Lviv. Although Slavik's wardrobe is made up of worn pieces pulled from city trash bins and homeless aid centers, his unique, …

Homelessness

This Maker Created a Different Origami Figure Every Day in 2014

We’re big fans of all things making, especially paper art. But when makers take on a daily challenge involving one of the most complex forms of the medium — origami — we have to stop and stare (in admiration, of course). That’s exactly what origami artist Ross Symons made us do with his 365 Days of …

Startup success factors: Short names and an office in Silicon Valley, study finds.

Writing a recipe for startup success is like trying to bottle lightning. Estimates, after all, put the startup failure rate as high as 90 percent; …

Photoshop wizard bends reality with hundreds of photographs

These pictures are not animations or complex drawings.<p>Self-taught photographer and retoucher Erik Johansson explains on his website that "he doesn't …

Apple Watch: everything you need to know

The Apple Watch is due for release in April, and will be further showcased at the company's March 9 event. Read on for everything you need to know about specs, pricing, features and release date<p>Cometh the hour, cometh the Watch, and Apple are finally on the verge of releasing theirs following years …

Smartwatches

Year of the Goat: 11 Chinese smartphone brands to watch

2014 had been a wonderful year for the ever-competitive Chinese smartphone market. We saw the birth of new brands, the record of world's thinnest phone broken three times, and a couple of companies entering India with great reception (although not without some struggle). So with MWC following right …

This Cake Contest Has The Most Amazing Cakes We’ve Ever Seen

The Threadcakes online cake competition, which wrapped up on November 3rd this year, features some of the most stunning works of cake art we’ve ever …

Apple Watch will eventually replace your car keys

During his whirlwind tour of the Middle East and Europe, Apple CEO Tim Cook has been leaving little breadcrumbs of Apple Watch revelations.<p>There was the confirmation that the Watch will be showerproof in Germany, and now Cook has said it will eventually replace your car keys.<p>Cook was greeted with a …

Apple Watch

This Idea Must Die: Some of the World’s Greatest Thinkers Each Select a Major Misconception Holding Us Back

From the self to left brain vs. right brain to romantic love, a catalog of broken theories that hold us back from the conquest of Truth.<p><i>“To kill an error is as good a service as, and sometimes even better than, the establishing of a new truth or fact,”</i> asserted Charles Darwin in one of the eleven …

Consciousness

What is the Creative Economy - and Why You Should Care

The Creative Economy is exploding - leading economic growth, innovation, and entrepreneurial opportunities. So, what is it? And, how does your work fit?

Apple to build 100 percent renewable energy-powered data centers in Denmark and Ireland

Apple just announced plans to construct two new data centers in Europe – and like all current Apple data centers, the facilities will be powered by …

Apple is Talking to TV Programmers About Its Own Web TV Service

Dish and Sony are already doing "over the top" Web TV service. Apple may want to do its own.<p>Apple has spent years circling the TV business, without ever really getting into the TV business. Now it may be ready to try again.<p>Industry executives say Apple is in talks with TV programmers about deals …

7 Reasons Why YouTube Kids Is Better Than YouTube

We like YouTube’s new Kids-only app more than their official one. Here’s why.<p>I want to tell you about a special place on the internet. It’s free to attend, fun to navigate, trolls don’t exist, and there are LEGO movies on tap. It’s YouTube Kids–Google’s new app for iPads and Google Tablets that …

Your Tweets Will Soon Show Up on Google Search Results

Our 140-character tweets will appear more prominently on Google searches in coming months thanks to a deal reportedly signed between the search …

The World’s Most Talented Barista Is Drawing This Year’s Best Picture Nominees In Coffee

Mike Breach, barista extraordinaire, is stepping up his game as the Academy Awards approach. He’s in the process of “painting” this year’s Best Picture nominees — in lattes. So far he’s finished <i>Dallas Buyers Club</i>, <i>Gravity</i>, <i>Her</i>, and <i>The Wolf of Wall Street</i> (see below).<p>Lest you think this is all just …

FLOTUS Brings Her Reign of Greatness to New Levels

Michelle Obama got together with the boys of the Miami Heat to discuss how healthy eating can help you perform like a champion. Then this happened:<p>via whitehouse.tumblr.com<p>LeBron looks particularly proud—who wouldn't be?! Watch the full video in all its fruit-eating glory, here: