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How to Make a DIY Dyson Bladeless Fan with a Water Jug and a Plant Vase

Dyson’s Bladeless Fans are wonderfully awesome but also ridiculously expensive. Am I really going to spend 300 bucks on a fan? Nah. Thankfully, Rulof …

We Played Apple's New Game That Teaches Kids How To Code

One recent evening, I spent my 40-minute commute guiding a friendly cyclops around a maze in search of gems. After moving the creature with a series …

Why Ford's CEO invested $182 million in the $2.8 billion startup that teaches how to be more like Google

It's in good company: Titans of industry like Microsoft, GE, and EMC, the tech company soon to be subsumed by Dell in its own mega-deal, all own sizable stakes in Pivotal, too.<p>Ford is also a Pivotal customer, announcing back in December 2015 that the two had teamed up to build the software that …

Startups

How Playing the Long Game Made Elizabeth Holmes a Billionaire

Steve Jobs had massive ambition, but Holmes's is arguably larger. While revolutionizing consumer technology is formidable, Holmes believes her company will actually save lives. Her diagnostic lab test upstart is aiming to disrupt a $75 billion industry, and to help grow it by another $125 billion. …

Genetic Engineering

Apple could choose Intel over Qualcomm for future iPhone modems

Qualcomm will be providing 100 percent of the modem chips for Apple’s iPhone 6s, but Apple may ditch it in favor of Intel for future handsets, claims a new report.<p>Qualcomm is said to have teamed-up with TSMC to build the modem chips for the iPhone 6s, using TSMC’s 20nm process.<p>For later iPhones, …

How This Google Veteran Quit Her Job to Launch One of America's Fastest-Growing Businesses | Inc.com

For Kamakshi Sivaramakrishnan, getting a PhD in information theory from Stanford was merely a "stint" on the path to something greater. Her true passion, she says, is honing data to decrypt consumer purchasing behavior.<p>Today, Sivaramakrishnan heads up the fastest-growing woman-led company on the …

Startups

Ingenious SunPort plug lets you use solar energy even if you don’t have solar panels

If you want to use clean solar energy in your home, your only option is to get some solar panels installed — right?<p>Wrong.<p>Contrary to what you might …

Solar Power

8 Surprisingly Unhealthy Drinks You Should Avoid

Some of your favorite drinks are actually a lot less healthier for you thank you think. See which ones you should give up immediately.

The vital importance of woodland gardens

Gardeners can learn a lot from the mini woodland the Chelsea Physic Garden has created using plants from all over the world<p>Woodland gardens are very much of the moment. But despite our dependence on trees for oxygen, food, clothes, heat and housing, we do very little, beyond tutting into our …

10 Reasons Sarcastic People Are Smarter Than You Think

Some people choose being sarcastic because beating someone up can probably get you arrested in today’s society. Some say being sarcastic is an …

How the iPhone 6 compares to its biggest rival, the Samsung Galaxy S6

Earlier this month, Samsung officially launched the Galaxy S6 — which is arguably its best phone to date. Some may even call it the best Android phone on the market right now.<p>Samsung has improved its latest Galaxy phone in all the right ways — from the way it looks and feels to the software and how …

Phones
Internet of Things

No More Physics And Maths, Finland to Stop Teaching Individual Subjects

The future is all about learning by topic, not subject.<p>Finland, one of the leading educational hotspots in the world, is embarking on one of the most …

Education

Why iPod And Nest Creator Tony Fadell Thinks Like A Child

For one thing, it helps fight against habituation. And that’s no small feat.<p>Habituation is the idea that the more we experience something, the more we get used to its quirks and inconveniences, and the less we question it. One example of this: having stickers on fruits that we must peel off before …

Wearable Tech

Why You Need To Unplug Every 90 Minutes

You’re an organism. And organisms run in cycles. Here’s how to work with yours.<p>Since sprints get us to focus in and finish our tasks with crisp consciousness, we know they’re the most effective way of working. But what’s fascinating is <i>why</i> they make us work so well.<p>For Leo Widrich at Buffer, it’s in …

Time Management

Can't send or receive SMS text messages on iPhone? Here's the fix!

Not able to send or receive SMS text messages on your iPhone? Here are some things you can try!iPhone letting you text your blue-bubble iMessages …

The Extinction of Fruits & Vegetables in 80 Years

<b>By Dr. Mercola</b><p>Seeds represent the foundation of life. We depend on them for food, for medicine and for our very survival. In many ways, you can trace …

Boost Your Memory 23% With This Easy Trick

Age-related brain lapses might be unavoidable, but that doesn’t mean you can’t fight back. The next time forgetfulness strikes, try closing your eyes.<p>…

11 Ways to Maximize a Small Space

Mirrors and double-duty furniture are your best friends.<p>Whether you live in a cozy studio apartment or want to get more out of a small room or tiny nook in your house, use these small space design ideas to help you decorate.

Magnesium: Meet the Most Powerful Relaxation Mineral Available

I’m talking about magnesium.<p>It is an antidote to stress, the most powerful relaxation mineral available, and it can help improve your sleep [1].<p>I …

A Man's Incomplete Brain Reveals Cerebellum's Role In Thought And Emotion

Since his birth 33 years ago, Jonathan Keleher has been living without a cerebellum, a structure that usually contains about half the brain's neurons.<p>This exceedingly rare condition has left Jonathan with a distinctive way of speaking and a walk that is slightly awkward. He also lacks the balance …

The Brain

This Amazing Airplane Seat Could Change Everything About Luxury Flying

Designers at Hong Kong-based PaperClipDesign have come up with a concept — called the "Butterfly Seat" — that affords passenger airlines an unprecedented level of flexibility in arranging the premium sections of their cabins.<p>Airlines in search of increased profits have been investing heavily in …

Business Class

Design Dilemma: Another Look at Small Space Living

There’s been A LOT of talk of small space living these days. In fact, “micro apartments” have gotten a lot of buzz in places like Boston, San …

Interior Design

Small Apartment Interior Design: Working With Just 40 Square Meter (431 Square Feet)

• 1 |<p>The small living room offers enough space for this minimalist sofa and chaise, but it’s the Flos Toio lamp in the corner that you can’t help but …

Stunning 312 square feet (29 sq meter) Micro Apartment

• 1 |<p>The key to any small apartment is making sure that you make use of vertical space. By tucking a bedroom up a set of narrow stairs, the designers …

First new antibiotic in 30 years discovered in major breakthrough

The first new antibiotic to be discovered in nearly 30 years has been hailed as a ‘paradigm shift’ in the fight against the growing resistance to drugs.<p>Teixobactin has been found to treat many common bacterial infections such as tuberculosis, septicaemia and C. diff, and could be available within …

People with autism have uniquely synched brains - Futurity

Brain scans of people with autism show idiosyncratic patterns in brain connectivity. The same is not true for people without the disorder.

Microsoft's HoloLens explained: How it works and why it's different

Has Microsoft suddenly pushed us into the age of "Star Trek" and "Minority Report"? For those confused about what's actually going on with the company's new head-mounted gadget, here's the rundown.<p>Microsoft has a vision for the future, and it involves terms and technology straight out of science …

Augmented Reality