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The Most Creative People In Social Good, 2014

From our Most Creative People 2014 list, meet the people whose sole mission is making things better.<p>Theaster Gates (No. 11)<p>Theaster Gates, a Chicago-based potter turned conceptual artist with a background in urban planning, is using ­culture as a strategy to improve poor neighborhoods. He’s turned …

Cloudera is rebuilding machine learning for Hadoop with Oryx

Hadoop software vendor Cloudera didn’t make a lot of waves when it bought a London-based startup called Myrrix last year, and it hasn’t made a lot of …

Big Data, Big New Businesses, by Nigel Shadbolt & Michael Chui

LONDON – Many people have long believed that if government and the private sector agreed to share their data more freely, and allow it to be …

Tor developing anonymous instant messenger

Tor has been making it easier and easier over the years to anonymously browse the web, and now it's working to make it just as easy to chat anonymously too. Tor is currently working on a secure instant messaging app for the desktop that will automatically route encrypted messages through its …

Meet the seven people who hold the keys to worldwide internet security

In a nondescript industrial estate in El Segundo, a boxy suburb in south-west Los Angeles just a mile or two from LAX international airport, 20 people wait in a windowless canteen for a ceremony to begin. Outside, the sun is shining on an unseasonably warm February day; inside, the only light comes …

Articles about top 10 houses dwell week 16 on Dwell.com - Dwell

From a home designed by David Chipperfield in London to WORKac's New York duplex, here is what caught our eye over the last few...<p>From floating student dorms to concrete homes, catch up from the week with these abodes from around the world.<p>John Pawson's minimal home and an experimental residence by …

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How to Quit Your Procrastination Habit Once And For All

The first step is awareness–the rest will follow. Here’s how to own up to you procrastination habits, and correct them for good.<p>We all procrastinate, and by and large, we all know the solutions to our procrastination.<p>I put off writing this article (ironically, I know, and yes I know you’ll put off …

The Origin of 'Liberalism'

When Adam Smith and a group of fellow Scots first used the word in a political sense, it meant something very different than it does today.<p>It's easy to feel lost in information today, but “big data” can also help us understand the formulations we use in interpreting information, including politics. …