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10 Best French Fashion Blogs

Valentine Vanesse is a tea drinker, bicycle rider, the definition of Parisian chic. Her blog could be described in few words as “pure delight in …

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 …

Gliders

Modern Masterpieces of Comedic Genius: The Art of the Humorous Amazon Review, Part Deux

Many moons ago, I wrote about the art of the humorous Amazon review as a modern masterpiece of parodic genius, embodying Arthur Koestler’s seminal “bisociation” theory of how humor and creativity work. It turns out this peculiar micro-genre of satire is surprisingly expansive — here is a …

commonopoly

A New Version Of Monopoly That Isn’t About Getting Rich And Bankrupting Your Friends

Commonopoly asks: What if the goal of the game wasn’t to crush other players under the boot heel of capitalist greed?<p>A now-defunct German art collective that went by the name of Big Hope has revolutionized the Monopoly board, making the goals less about accruing wealth and more about collective …

Games For Change |

EMPOWERING GAME CREATORS AND SOCIAL INNOVATORS TO DRIVE REAL-WORLD IMPACT THROUGH GAMES<p>We convene our community through the Annual Games for Change …

New York City

Native Instruments Maschine: How To Import Audio Samples | WinkSound

Don’t call it mobile: most iPad TV viewing happens at home

Advertisement<p>9 Comments<p>Netflix, (s NFLX) Hulu Plus and TV Everywhere apps make it possible for iPad owners to watch TV, well, everywhere – but most …

Disruptive technologies: Advances that will transform life, business, and the global economy

Twelve emerging technologies—including the mobile Internet, autonomous vehicles, and advanced genomics—have the potential to truly reshape the world …

At the altar of the Big Green Egg: How a product becomes a cult

The sociologist Robert Bellah once wrote that the real purpose of Memorial Day, a US holiday that’s celebrated this Monday and commemorates those who have died in battle, is to re-indoctrinate the American public into the “national cult.”<p>His point is that federal holidays serve to reinforce …

BBQ

Read This Now: The Drunken Botanist

<i>The Drunken Botanist</i> by Amy Stewart is not the book I was expecting it to be. I don't know whether I misread the press materials, or simply jumped to a wrong conclusion when hearing the title, but I was expecting to find a book about using seasonal ingredients to make cocktails, infusions, bitters, …

What Will Apple Use Flexible Displays For? Everything!

Apple is working on the use of flexible-glass touch displays. Which products will Apple use flexible displays in?<p>The answer is: all of them.<p>When people think about flexible displays, they think about small-screen gadgets like iWatches and curved-glass iPhones. What most don’t realize is that …

How Kaggle Is Changing How We Work

Like it or not, hyper-efficient job markets are on their way.<p>The technology industry loves its laws. There's Moore's Law of processing power, Metcalfe's Law of networks, and Gilder's Law about bandwidth.<p>And then there's Joy's Law, a more obscure truism named after Sun Microsystems co-founder Bill …