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Blue Bottle Coffee

You drink coffee every day. Make sure it's worth your time with a subscription to Blue Bottle Coffee. This subscription service/cafe network visits …

Sites of the Week: TOWA, Tile, Compass Cultura and more

Today we're sharing amazing products, services and portfolio on this post. At first, have you already heard about Tile, so go check it out! Also take …

Chargeboard : A Longboard with Built-in Charger by Bjorn van den Hout

As a fanatic longboarder and an industrial designer, Bjorn van den Hout decided to design a multifunction longboard for his graduation project:</b> …

The 11 Untold Secrets of Menu Design

<i>Credit: Flickr/Basheer Tome</i><p>Restaurants think about more than just whether to add pretty pictures when they're designing a menu. Except at Denny's, where the primary focus is Photoshopping Grand Slams to look less like strike-outs.<p>To give a better understanding of how restaurateurs craft their menus …

Denny's

In the Details: Building a Better Plastic Coffee-Cup Lid

Anyone who has experienced the wrath of a malfunctioning takeout coffee cup will be relieved to hear that a new alternative is coming to the market. …

Ad of the Day: Maxwell House Says Its Coffee Is Good, Not Great, and Means It

In an age where you can find a Starbucks on every block and a trendy café frequented by coffee snobs who wouldn't be caught dead in a Starbucks on …

Stimulating Work: 5 Careers in Specialty Coffee

Thinking about breaking into the coffee biz? Here are five gigs that have the potential to become the best part of waking up.<p>Coffee Roaster<p>Turning green beans brown is the ultimate act of coffee alchemy, and it's a job that requires an intimate understanding of coffee chemistry and the …

What Do Coffees from the Major Growing Regions Taste Like?

In my last post, we explored a little bit of the idea of terroir, and whether it might or might not impact (or at least predict) the flavors certain coffees from around the world might have.<p>All things considered equal for a second, we <i>can</i> generalize a little bit about how coffees from different …

Where to Buy Coffee on the Internet

For many who read food blogs and magazines, the exercise is one of frustration as much as inspiration. While the fine people of Asheville may be able to get a bacon, bratwurst, and pulled pork hoagie with cheese, the rest of us may not be quite so fortunate. And the same can be said for coffee: in …

50 Websites to Waste Your Time On

Bored with your usual digital stomping grounds?<p>Don't fret! There are plenty of sites other than Facebook or Tumblr for you to waste countless hours. …

GoPhone turns the iPhone into a hard-mounted GoPro viewfinder

Despite the incredible popularity of the GoPro Hero actioncam, it still lacks one very basic feature – a viewfinder. You <i>can</i> use your smartphone as a …

Cameras

Narcissists Make Better Leaders

A touch of narcissism (but not too much) tends to make for better leaders, a new study finds.<p>What qualities do we look for in a business leader? Confidence is obviously important, as is the ability to communicate and persuade, so a certain degree of extraversion is generally considered a plus. You …

Incredible 3D GIFs Created with a Simple Visual Effect

Animated gifs seem to be everywhere these days, but some gif creators are taking the visual experience of viewing quick clips of silent motion to another level. By carefully adding a couple of solid-colored (typically white), vertical lines to the moving images, an incredible three-dimensional …

GIF Animations

4 Reasons We Love the New Vifa Wireless Loudspeaker

We just got word about the new Vifa wireless loudspeaker and we love it so much we wanted to count the ways.<p><b>#1. It’s Danish</b><p>We give up. We love …

A billion smartphones were sold last year, says IDC

A billion smartphones were sold in 2013, according to IDC data, the first time the milestone has been hit. The number represents one smartphone sale for every seventh man, woman and child on the planet.<p>IDC says that price has been the main driver for growth, putting yesterday’s market share stats …

iPhone Replaces Hotel Room Keys in New Pilot Program

Starwood Hotels & Resorts is implementing a new pilot program that will see two key hotel locations in Manhattan and Silicon Valley allowing guests to enter their rooms with their smartphones, reports <i>The Wall Street Journal</i>.<p>After installing the Starwood Preferred Guest (SGP) App, guests will …

Lessons From Airbnb's Investor Pitch Deck

Recently a startup founder reached out to me about his investor pitch deck. While it covered all the main topics, it was actually too wordy.<p>And this probably hurt his chances for getting funding. Keep in mind that investors see tons of deals – making it tough to get their attention.<p>So to help out …

7 Steps To Delivering A Powerful Elevator Pitch

<b>1. Know and define your purpose.</b> Chris Westfall, the 2011 national elevator pitch competition champion and author of "The New Elevator Pitch," says "an elevator pitch or speech is the best way to start off a persuasive conversation." You could be trying to convince someone to invest in your idea or …

Three Dudes Turned the Friends Theme Song Into a Mournful Irish Ballad - PAPER

Here's the <i>Friends</i> theme song as a slightly mournful Irish ballad. [via Hyper Vocal]<br>Justin Bieber does something douchey again and this time he gets called out by teen stars past and present. Awesome. [via Tall Whitney]<p>Blaze the Husky gives zero fucks and is NOT going in his kennel. [via Tastefully …

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Copy & Paste

Copy & Paste is a portable scanning and printing tool with which you can literally perform the said function. You don’t need your heavy printer or a …

29 Clever Gifts For People Who Love To Drink

So, like, gifts for everyone!

After 2,500 Years, The Paper Airplane Goes Digital

Now on Kickstarter, a simple kit turns any paper airplane into something that can be remotely flown using your smartphone.<p>If it seems like kids have been flinging paper airplanes at each other since the beginning of time, you’re not far off: paper airplanes actually predate the Wright Brothers …

Uncovering a More Useful Android Lock Screen

Nowadays, there’s a smartphone app for just about everything. Need to hail a ride? There’s an app for that. Need a game for your cat? There’s an app …

Apps

The 50 Worst Food Gifts in the World

From bacon mugs and fat magnets to pizza forks and motorized ice-cream cones, 50 food-related gifts no one should be giving this holiday season<p>One hazard of being a so-called food person—or “foodie,” if you must—is that everyone buys you food-themed presents. Some of them are great; most of them …

Take Better iPhone Selfies with iSnapx Remote Shutter Controller

It’s the year of the selfie and now you can take much better selfies (and photos in general) with the iSnapx Wireless Remote Shutter Controller. This …

50 Best Albums of 2013

50<p>Beck, ‘Song Reader’<p>There's old-school, and then there's "Man, it would rule if someone would invent electricity" old-school. Beck's "album" of …

10 Tips to Consider Before Manufacturing Your Product Overseas

Q. What’s one tip you’d give an entrepreneur who is considering manufacturing their product overseas? Any major considerations not to overlook?<p>The …

10 Simple, Science-Backed Ways To Be Happier Today

Did you know that the perfect temperature for happiness is 13.9°C? Adjust your thermostat, then check out these quick tips for maximizing mirth.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This is one of the most-read leadership articles of 2013. Click here to see the full list.</i><p>Happiness is so interesting, because we all have …