Julia Sugier

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Japanese engineers say their flying cars will be in the air by the Tokyo Olympics

A team of young Japanese engineers is developing a flying car with the goal of launching it in time for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.<p>The futuristic vehicle – dubbed Skydrive – is fitted with three wheels, a motor and four rotors, enabling it to take off and land vertically from public roads without the …

How to be human: how do I find emotional intimacy without a relationship?

<i>Leah Reich</i> <i>was one of the first internet advice columnists. Her column "</i><i>Ask Leah</i><i>" ran on IGN, where she gave advice to gamers for two and a half years. During the day, Leah is Slack’s user researcher, but her views here do not represent her employer. You can write to her at</i> <i>askleah@theverge.com</i> <i>and</i></i> …

Relationships

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There is something special happening in a generic office park in an uninspiring suburb near Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Inside, amid the low gray …

Virtual Reality

The Architecture of

<b>a Data Visualization</b><p><b>Multilayered Storytelling through “Info-spatial” Compositions</b><p><b>Information Design</b> is playing an increasingly critical role in …

Data Visualization

Learning to See: Visual Inspirations and Data Visualization

<b>How Abstract Art Can Help Understanding the Global Brain Drain</b><p>Only apparently unrelated, <b>abstract art and data visualization actually have a lot more</b> …

Marketers: Personalization will become a science this year

It’s 2016, and marketers still have trouble personalizing their outreach to customers. Only five percent of marketers have a predictive understanding of the customer journey, and only 31 percent say they use customer data to provide better experiences.<p>Just 19 percent of marketers personalize their …

I Know What You’ll Do Next Summer: Why Marketers Must Embrace Predictive Analytics

We’ve all met a few: the master sales person. Armed with the same product and the same audience, these people outsell their peers by orders of …

6 Steps to Build a Data-Driven Marketing Department

CMOs want to be data-driven marketers. That’s clear. A recent survey conducted by the Association of National Advertisers and McKinsey & Co. found …

Marketing

Oculus Rift Takes You Inside the Wild Mind of Salvador Dalí

When you first parachute into the virtual reality landscape of <i>Dreams of Dalí</i>, you find yourself in a vast desert, staring up at two impossibly tall …

Feature: This is your brain on running

By Dan Way<p><i>“When I first started running cross country in Grade 5, I was told that running was 10 percent physical and 90 percent mental. I thought</i> …

Is anti-consumerism the secret weapon of advertising? – Adam Corner

In 1796, the English physician Edward Jenner injected an eight-year-old boy in Gloucestershire with cowpox. Reasoning that absorbing a small amount …

Advertising

20 More of the Best Things I've Read on the Internet

“Sit in a room and read—and read and read. And read the right books by the right people. Your mind is brought onto that level, and you have a nice, …

Psychedelic Drugs, Art, Music, and Other Drugs: An Interview with Finn McKenna

I talked to Terence McKenna's son, Finn, about a wide range of topics including LSD, H.P. Lovecraft, London, visionary art, and "a revolutionary musical video game that will immerse players in a psychedelic experience."<p>Last week in this column, I interviewed Terence McKenna's daughter, Klea. This …

Psychedelia

Why Are Psychedelics Illegal?

Terence McKenna viewed cannabis, psilocybin, DMT, LSD, and other psychedelics as "catalysts of intellectual dissent."<p>Terence McKenna viewed cannabis, psilocybin, DMT, LSD, and other psychedelics as "catalysts of intellectual dissent." He wrote in The Archaic Revival (1991) that his assumption about …

Consciousness

The Rise Of The Alpha Stoners

From Seth Rogen to Zach Galifianakis to the Broad City women, pot-powered productions are dominating the cultural landscape.<p>Consider <i>True Romance</i>.<p>The Quentin Tarantino-penned movie still holds up, but a few elements have aged poorly since its debut in 1993: Aerosmith on the soundtrack; the excessive …

Cannabis

Why being lazy and procrastinating could make you wildly successful

Bill Gates said he would always 'hire a lazy person to do a difficult job' at Microsoft 'because a lazy person will find an easy way to do it'<p>As children we were told that we would never amount to anything if we were lazy and that hard work was the key to success. But what if laziness and …

Is Athenahealth CEO Jonathan Bush in a bubble?

Jonathan Bush is having a lot of fun for a guy under attack. As he barrels around his 387-acre Maine resort at night in an all-terrain vehicle, …

A Single Guy Quit His Job And Spent A Year Interviewing Couples In Love — This Is The Best Relationship Advice He Learned

So he started a Kickstarter and used his life savings to tour the country and interview couples in happy, long-term relationships.<p>He then took to Reddit's /r/IAmA to share what he learned (just in time for Valentine's Day), and to post podcasts of the couples' journeys and advice.<p>"I've interviewed …

Relationships

HoloLens: mix the real and the virtual in a mind-blowing new world

From games to Skype to TV, Microsoft’s trailer for HoloLens promises a future where you can add a layer of computer-generated information to your vision<p>Towards the end of last month, Microsoft released a trailer for a new device it has in the works – HoloLens. Declaring “the era of holographic …

Augmented Reality

The dawn of marketing’s new golden age

Marketers are boosting their precision, broadening their scope, moving more quickly, and telling better stories.<p><b>Science has permeated</b> marketing for …

Lego — Silicon Valley entrepreneur's building block to technical innovation

Shubham Banerjee created a low-cost Braille printer with a toy. Now, the 13-year-old’s startup is attracting investors and shaking up an industry<p>When not disrupting an industry, growing his company or pitching prospective clients, Shubham Banerjee can be found meeting his board, brainstorming with …

Silicon Valley

TeraDeep wants to bring deep learning to your dumb devices

Image copyright Gigaom / Derrick Harris.Open the closet of any gadget geek or computer nerd, and you’re likely to find a lot of skeletons. Stacked …

Internet of Things

Why An Apple Employee Created A Company To Help Him Lose Weight

To hit his New Year’s weight loss resolution, this ex-Apple employee and journalist became a tech CEO.<p>A little over a year ago I was a much bigger guy than I am now. And when I say “big” I mean <i>big</i>. To be exact, I weighed 280 pounds. The U.S. Center for Disease Control says a person of my height …

Fitness

At 90, She's Designing Tech For Aging Boomers

In Silicon Valley's youth-obsessed culture, 40-year-olds get plastic surgery to fit in. But IDEO, the firm that famously developed the first mouse for Apple, has a 90-year-old designer on staff.<p>Barbara Beskind says her age is an advantage.<p>"Everybody who ages is going to be their own …

Design

Hacking the Tripping Mind: A Fantastic Voyage Through Inner Space

Pay attention. What if you could focus and control your consciousness when under the influence of psychedelics? Cognitive roller-coasters may be upon …