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Google Employee Explains Why Working At Google Is So Great

Working there was even the subject of a 2013 Hollywood comedy, the "Internship."<p>So someone posed a question on Quora recently that asked if working at Google really was like a recruitment video, where one person described it "like a big playground."<p>Or was working at Google was "over-rated"?<p>Answer: …

Genius

The days of credit card fraud are numbered

In 1960, an IBM engineer named Forrest Parry was developing a new type of ID card for the CIA when he had an epiphany: Why not make each card a tiny …

BEFORE & AFTER: An Empty Loft Becomes Warm and Inviting

A peek at one of our favorite makeovers from this week's American Dream Builders.<p>On Sunday night's episode of Nate Berkus's new show, <i>American Dream Builders</i>, we were introduced to a pair of post-industrial lofts in Downtown Los Angeles. The spaces were completely blank canvases and it was up to the …

There's a Secret Behind IKEA's Catalog Photos

And you're not going to believe what it is.<p>When you open a fashion brand's catalog or shop for a new dress online, you probably assume that the models wearing the clothes don't look like that in real life. Photoshop is everywhere in fashion (and sometimes it's rather egregious), but did you know …

Mila Kunis is Selling Her LA Bachelorette Pad

Her Mediterranean-style house is up for grabs. This article originally appeared on ELLEDECOR.com.<p><i>Photo: Getty Images/Zillow</i><p>Mila Kunis has put her single-girl house on the market. Since the pregnant actress and her fiancé Ashton Kutcher reportedly bought a new mansion in Beverly Hills back in May, …

Why Apple could break up with Intel over the Mac

When Apple announced its 64-bit A7 processor, I dismissed the speculation that this could lead to a switch away from Intel chips for the Macintosh line for a homegrown “desktop-class” chip. I might have been wrong.<p><b>“I don’t know exactly when, but sooner or later, Macs will run on Apple-designed ARM</b> …

MacBook Pro

Disneyland's original prospectus revealed!

Thanks to an anonymous benefactor, Boing Boing is pleased to present the first-ever look at the original Disneyland prospectus.<p>Thanks to an anonymous …

Beyoncé's Sister Solange Reportedly Attacks Jay Z In Shocking CCTV Footage (VIDEO)

Shocking video footage has surfaced online which seems to show Jay Z being physically attacked in a lift by his wife Beyoncé’s sister Solange Knowles.<p>…

How to Make an Incredible Burger, According to 6 Meat-Masters

Have you ever gone to a restaurant, had an amazing burger, and then tried to replicate it at home only to have disastrous results? That's what you get for trying. But in the spirit of spreading knowledge and leveling the playing field for meat aficionados everywhere, we consulted six burger experts …

BBQ

5 Incredibly Effective Ways to Work Smarter, Not Harder | Inc.com

Regular readers know I definitely believe in the power of hard work. As Jimmy Spithill, skipper of Team Oracle USA, says, "Rarely have I seen a situation where doing less than the other guy is a good strategy."<p>But we can all work smarter, too. And clearly we all want to, as evidenced by the …

Time Management

Square notifying existing customers to update to new card reader for free

Last year we reported how Apple’s former accessory hardware division leader Jesse Dorogusker redesigned the Square reader to make it 45% thinner than the original version. The updated card reader will be replacing the previous model soon, with the older version no longer being supported by the …

12 Exquisite Kitchen Designs Celebrating Innovation by HI-MACS

Functionality, comfort and aesthetics are the cornerstones of every kitchen. In this post we will feature 12 exquisite kitchen designs celebrating …

The World’s Most Talented Barista Is Drawing This Year’s Best Picture Nominees In Coffee

Mike Breach, barista extraordinaire, is stepping up his game as the Academy Awards approach. He’s in the process of “painting” this year’s Best Picture nominees — in lattes. So far he’s finished <i>Dallas Buyers Club</i>, <i>Gravity</i>, <i>Her</i>, and <i>The Wolf of Wall Street</i> (see below).<p>Lest you think this is all just …

How Lego Become The World's Hottest Toy Company

They will add to the already gigantic heap of Lego bits: 86 for every person on the planet. The toymaker has enjoyed ten years of spectacular growth, almost quadrupling its revenue.<p>In 2012 it overtook Hasbro to become the world's second-largest toymaker. The number one, Mattel, is now seeking to …

Lego

Could this app allow you to read War and Peace in a day?

A new app called Spritz claims to be able to increase users’ reading speed to as much as 1,000 words a minute. Will it revolutionise how we read?<p>Spritz, a new speed-reading app, claims to allow users to take in up to 1,000 words per minute – more than three times as much as the average adult …

Apps

Physicist proposes huge walls across Tornado Alley

The threat of tornadoes in America's midwest could be eliminated by building three huge walls, according to physicist Rongjia Tao.<p>Tao, from Temple …

Writer’s Shed: Relaxing Modern Backyard Retreat

A relaxing getaway conducive to creative thinking is just steps from an author’s back door with this lantern-like design tucked away in a fenced …

We carved a custom bottle opener with the free Easel web app

Inventables' Shapeoko 2 desktop computer controlled (CNC) milling machine just got a whole lot more attractive. The company's new Easel tool is a free design and fabrication web app designed for the $650 open-source kit, which launched last October. The new duo will enable you to design objects in …

What to watch

PICKING out the new technologies that will have a big impact on society is notoriously tricky. Sometimes inventions that do not seem to be important …

30 Luxe Hotels for Hitting the Slopes

The best ski lodges are idyllic escapes where after a day of hitting the slopes, you come back to cozy fireplaces, gourmet food, and relaxing spa treatments. Even if you’re not a hardcore skier, these winter accessories and stylish boots will ensure you’re the cutest lodge bunny on the hill. …

Skiing

Google Smartwatch Unveiling To Take Place In March 2014?

It is being reported today that the Google smartwatch which has been rumoured to be in development for some time maybe unveiled together with a …

Luxury Submarine Hotel Offers Romantic Undersea Getaway

Lovers Deep is a luxury submarine offered by Oliver's Travels for couples to go on a romantic getaway, deep in the ocean, and perhaps join what they're coining as the “Mile Low Club” (an undersea alternative to the Mile High Club that so many have participated in on airplanes). Each watercraft in …

Luxury

If Twitter isn’t the most valuable data source around, it’s at least the most flexible

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: Pond 5/Cienpies<p>The amazing thing about Twitter (s twtr) is how fast its day-to-day users became the group that<p>stands to …

What's the future for Facebook as it turns 10?

The social network has confounded its critics and delivered growth but must add users<p>It takes a fairly precocious 22-year-old to turn down an offer of $1bn for a loss-making company. But that was Mark Zuckerberg’s reaction when Facebook was just two years old.<p>Yahoo! wanted to buy the burgeoning …

Colorful and Playful Toy Chest and Storage Ideas For Beautiful Play Rooms

The mysterious, treasure-filled toy box is always an irreplaceable object in any playpen. Growing up with more Lego blocks than Barbies, I’ve always …

Amazon is thinking about shipping you packages you haven't ordered yet

Looking forward to buying the next season of <i>Game of Thrones</i> on Blu-ray? Amazon may already be preparing to send it to you. The retail giant is working on an idea it calls "anticipatory shipping" as a way to reduce package transit times. It's everything the name implies -- according to a December …