Scott Kleist

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Tiny House Movement: A New Age of Housing

The purchase of a house is a great social indicator that you have been at least moderately successful in your endeavors. Although there are …

Housing

“Facebook’s power is to sort what people see and to screen information. That’s basically what Google does, too”

Savvy tech critic talks outrage culture, surveillance and the power we give Google & Facebook to moderate our lives<p>“Terms of Service,” the first book from the young cultural critic Jacob Silverman, is less an argument than a tour. Its subject is the Internet—or, more accurately, what Silverman …

Will Turning Seawater Into Drinking Water Help Drought-Hit California?

Last week, Governor Jerry Brown made water conservation mandatory in the drought-stricken state of California. "As Californians, we have to pull together and save water in every way we can," he said.<p>But if the four-year drought continues, conservation alone — at least what's required by the …

Roku upgrades players, adds more ways to discover and search content

It's been a while since Roku updated its set top streaming boxes. Today its two highest-end models, the Roku 2 and 3, are getting a minor hardware revision, but it's the accompanying software upgrade that's adding some welcome new features. Firstly, the Roku 2 is getting the same processor and …

Three things you should know about USB Type-C

Whether you're excited about today's news from the Apple event, or you are looking toward the future of USB technology, there's a handful of exciting new features packed in this tiny cable. The MacBook is the first notebook to use the connection, but it's likely we'll see many other devices …

Rodent recall: false but happy memories implanted in sleeping mice

Researchers at CRNS in Paris create artificial positive feelings in mouse’s memory for first time during sleep, highlighting possible new treatment for depression<p>Scientists have succeeded in creating false but happy memories in mice, in the first demonstration of memory manipulation during sleep.<p>In …

Demonstration

Hard Liquor, Pet Care and Other Job Creators

The monthly employment reports issued by the Bureau of Labor Statistics contain vast troves of industry-level data that is usually almost entirely …

Employment

World's Most Romantic Hotels (PHOTOS)

A good hotel, much like a good relationship, has that perfect alchemy of comfort and excitement, intrigue and indulgence. The trick is in finding your match.<p>Fancy a heart-pounding hike followed by a hot mud bath? California's Calistoga Ranch may be your hotel soul mate. If frozen margaritas in a …

Eero is a little white box that aims to change Wi-Fi forever

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Headphones

Source: FCC will reclassify Internet as public utility; AT&T and Verizon will immediately sue

With Federal Communications Commission chairman Tom Wheeler about to release a new regulatory approach to the Internet — one that would reclassify it as a public service — people in Washington are bracing for a legal and political fight that may leave all sides unhappy.<p><b>UPDATE Feb. 4:</b> Wheeler has …

Hive

"What inspires people at Hive is a deep desire to go do something of value for the world. I teach Rapid Prototyping to help these folks get more done …

Google wants more services to take advantage of Now and Inbox Highlights

Google has been making it easier for more and more third-party companies to take advantage of its products' features recently. For instance, it's now taking airlines, restaurants and event venues (among others) by the hand, showing them how to use the new Inbox app's Highlights feature to their …

FreeCharge, Which Gives Users Coupons For Charging Their Mobile Plans, Raises $33M Series B

FreeCharge, an India-based online platform that lets user earn coupons when they add money to their prepaid mobile phone plans or pay utility bills online, has raised a $33 million Series B from returning investor Sequoia Capital, as well as Sofina, and RuNet.<p>The money will be used for marketing …

Listening to the crowd proves a slippery slope for Soap

Alexander Jones believes the home router market is ripe for a shakeup.<p>Jones is the founder of Soap, a new product making its way through the crowdfunding community, and he is right when he says that typical home routers are complicated affairs that few people know how to manage and fewer still use …

Facebook Buy Button Could Be Amazon Reviews On Steroids

News that Facebook is testing a “Buy” button in its ad space is interesting but nonetheless predictable. Even though Facebook announced this as a test, it has to happen. As retail continues its long decline, the future of much of our online shopping lies inside communities, even though Amazon might …

A startup’s success rate falls by 19% if the investors are college buddies

“If you’re so smart, why ain’t you rich?”<br>— an ancient retort<p>What’s a better way to hire? I don’t know. What I see are design bugs standing in the way of finding out. Actually getting good at something requires practice, measurement, and a chance to learn from failure. Practice alone doesn’t work if …

Talk Shows

Google’s Schmidt Predicts Government Censorship Can Vanish In A Decade

“I believe there’s a real chance that we can eliminate censorship and the possibility of censorship in a decade,” Google Chairman Eric Schmidt said recently at Johns Hopkins University. “The solution to government surveillance is to encrypt everything.”<p>Currently, citizens of oppressive regimes have …

7 Essential Rules for Finding Good, Local Food and Drink in Paris

While France is the revered place of "eating well," the reality isn't as glorious. French food might be protected by UNESCO World Heritage status, and for many of the millions of people that visit France each year, dining is a priority, but that doesn't mean that everything on the plate in front of …

Why Verizon’s Ellipsis could be the first in a new wave of cheap 4G tablets

If you’re in the market for a connected tablet and you haven’t taken investigated Verizon’s(s vz)(s vod) new Ellipsis 7, the slate is definitely …