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Francis Chan: "How to Get to Heaven from Silicon Valley" | Talks at Google

The 12 disruptive tech trends you need to know

People pay plenty of money for consulting giants to help them figure out which technology trends are fads and which will stick. You could go that …

Innovation

You Can Finally Afford A Tesla

A Tesla Powerwall, that is<p>Installing solar power at home is good for your wallet and the environment, but storing it is no easy feat. Until recently, the process involved connecting a series of finicky, fragile, glorified car batteries. The Powerwall, unveiled by Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk earlier …

The 22 Biggest Yachts In The Seas

At 590 feet in length, the German-built Azzam is actually 23 feet longer than a U.S. Navy missile cruiser.<p>How does Azzam stack up against the competition? Here are the 22 largest yachts in the world, according to Superyacht Times.

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This Electric Bicycle Could Be The Future Of Transportation

The bike wasn't just moving, it was <i>pushing</i>, adding extra propulsion to my own pedaling, giving me a boost with every revolution of the pedals. Faster than expected, I reached the end of a quiet block leaning into a corner. I took a straightaway for a few blocks and pushed 20 miles an hour without …

Electric Vehicles

What architects don't get about Steve Jobs' spaceship

For reasons that would take too long to explain I find myself in Durban, South Africa, this week at a gathering of 6,000 architects from around the …

Inflation Is Counterfeiting

Most people have a basic idea that inflation is when prices rise, and that this is caused by an increase in the money supply. Since the Federal Reserve is rapidly increasing the money supply, it is only common sense to expect this will hurt us sooner or later. It is absolutely wreaking havoc, …

What to Do if Your Home Button Doesn't Work on iPhone

Home button or Sleep/Wake button not working properly? (Maybe you had some kind of iPhone misfortune involving water or a drop?) You're probably planning to take your phone in to get fixed; but in the meantime, Assistive Touch is a great work around to this problem. Here’s what you can do as a …

iPhone

Apple Designer Jonathan Ive on What's Next

'Hello. Thanks for Coming'<p>We use Jonathan Ive’s products to help us to eat, drink and sleep, to work, travel, relax, read, listen and watch, to shop, …

Product Design

Why SolarCity and Tesla are going to replace your utility

Millions of California homeowners and businesses have installed solar panels on their roofs to generate their own electricity. Now a small but growing number of them want to pull the plug on their utilities by storing that energy in batteries and tap that power when the sun isn’t shining. And that …

Solar Power

These Are The Secret Little Tools Apple Uses To Repair The iPhone 5s

A lot of fuss has been made about the iPhone’s lack of repairability ever since it debuted in 2007 without <i>*gasp*</i> a removeable battery. Six years of design updates later and the iPhone is still as hard to tinker with as ever, unless of course you work at Apple.<p>Yesterday, Cult of Mac revealed a few …

Mobile Technology

Half Of The World's Richest People Come From Just 2 Families

Here's a fact that will make any liberal cringe.<p>Seven of the 12 richest people in the world have names ending in Koch, Walton or Adelson, according to a new calculation by Bloomberg Markets magazine.<p>Of course, extreme wealth gives you a lot of political power. Here's how these folks wield their …

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24Jan/18<p>To see the full list of this year’s Top Women in Retail honorees, click here. What do you enjoy most about working in the retail industry? …

The Steve Jobs Nobody Knew

How an insecure, acid-dropping hippie kid reinvented himself as a technological visionary - and changed the world<p>When I first met Steve Jobs, I …

Silicon Valley

My Company Has No Value. Does Yours? | Inc.com

When I got back from vacation last week, I was kind of depressed. But not for the reasons you may think.<p>I took a Royal Caribbean cruise to Bermuda with my family. Royal Caribbean is a most excellent cruise line, which I highly recommend. Just don't linger too long at the buffet or you may get …

Business Strategy

WWDC wrapup: iOS 7, iTunes Radio's value, and a newly confident Apple

Apple's WWDC announcements – and particularly the unveiling of iOS 7 – have already reverberated around the tech industry. Here's your guide to what …

It's time to bring lilac back

Once a garden favourite, this scented flower has fallen out of fashion but Sarah Raven has hopes for a revival.<p>If you ask people to name their favourite scented flower, lilac is almost always mentioned. But, if so many of us like lilacs, why do so few of us grow them? It's true they can be accused …

IBM’s solar tech is 80% efficient thanks to supercomputer know-how | Ars Technica

Water that cools photovoltaics gets used for other purposes, upping efficiency.<p>By borrowing cooling systems used in its supercomputers, IBM Research …

The E-Myth Principle is Still Alive and Flourishing

Over 25 years ago, Michael E. Gerber wrote a best-selling business book called The E-Myth: Why Most Businesses Don’t Work and What to Do About It. The E-Myth (“Entrepreneurial Myth”) is the mistaken belief that most businesses are started by people with tangible business skills, when in fact most …

Container Gardens: 5 Tips for a Perfect Window Box

The best window box is the one you can’t see. Whatever you planted in there should be so happy that it cascades down the wall to spill onto the …

DIY: Stylish Raised Bed Kits for the Garden

For procastinators (myself included), there is now no excuse not to put in that raised garden bed. Scout Regalia in LA has put together a stylish …

Why supermarkets are jumping on the gardening bandwagon

Big retail chains such as Waitrose, Morrisons and Next are lining up to take custom from longer-established garden centres.<p>A quiet revolution is taking place. Supermarkets and other retailers are realising there is a market for them to offer plants and gardening products, instore and online. Garden …