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From Digital Disappointment ToThe End Of The App Era, Here Are Eight Trends For 2016

Tom Goodwin Contributor<p>Tom Goodwin is EVP, head of innovation at Zenith Media and the co-founder of the Interesting People in Interesting Times podcast and event series held at Soho House in New York.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>The battle for consumers gets physical (instead of virtual)<br>• In the …

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16 Dresses That Have No Business Being Called Dresses

All sheer everything.<p>Sheer dresses, short dresses, barely-there dresses -- when it comes to red carpet attired, we've seen it all. Literally.<p>That's because sometimes celebrities leave too little to the imagination. Below, we've rounded up 16 dresses that have absolutely no business being called …

Dolly In Nashville: Authenticity That Makes Room For Rhinestones

When the renowned radio personality and Grand Ole Opry fixture Bill Cody walked onto the stage at the Ryman Auditorioum to welcome Dolly Parton there for the first time in twelve years, he called her "the most beloved artist of all time." Then he quickly, almost imperceptibly, corrected himself, …

25 comic books for nerdy newbies to read first

Every comic book nerd has an origin story, and it starts with opening that first book.<p>There are so many titles with so much history, so it's natural …

Our startup got rid of email, meetings, and managers — and thrived

Our company has just turned eight years old, has a presence in all of Latin America, and currently has 36 members on its team. Our biggest obsession: productivity.<p>Since 2007 we have analyzed in detail each one of the tasks we carry out with the goal of scaling our earnings exponentially while …

5 Countries Leading the Way to a Fossil Fuel-Free Future

A decade ago, the renewable energy movement faced an uphill battle. Today, environmentally-minded nations of the world increasingly embrace …

The SunPort lets you support solar power any time, anywhere

A little company called SunPort has launched a crowdfunding campaign that could change the clean energy game in a new way. SunPort is a smart device …

Renewable Energy

Build to Learn: Why You Should Make Things No One Will Use

<i>This post originally appeared on the Crew blog.</i><p>If you’ve ever built something for other people you’ll know the buzz that comes from having real users. There’s nothing quite like knowing you made something from scratch that helped or entertained another person.<p>“75% of European digital ecosystem is …

Frank Zappa’s Final Album ‘Dance Me This’ Plots Release Date

The last album that guitarist Frank Zappa worked on prior to his death in December 1993 will finally be released this June. Titled <i>Dance Me This</i>, the …

Frank Zappa

How to be a Brit

• <b>Auteur:</b> George Mikes<p><b>The indispensable manual for everyone who longs to attain True Britishness</b><p>George Mikes's perceptive best-seller provides a complete guide to the British Way of Life. Having been born in Hungary, he eventually spent more than forty years in the field, and the fruits of his labour …

Joni Mitchell Growing ‘Stronger Each Day,’ Still Hospitalized

Four days after Joni Mitchell was hospitalized after being found unconscious at her home in Los Angeles, the <i>Blue</i> singer’s official website issued an …

Los Angeles

WikiLeaks redesigns its homepage to look exactly like Google’s

WikiLeaks has rolled out a new homepage today, one that takes more than a little inspiration from a certain search engine you all know.<p>Visitors to the whistleblowers’ website were greeted with this familiar sight today, and likely succeeded in confusing many at first. However, there is an ulterior …

You Can Now Use Your Cellphone As A 3D Modeling Tool

Researchers have created a new technology that uses the camera and accelerometers in an average cellphone to measure real objects in 3D space. Created at Carnegie Mellon University, you can use the system to build “3D models of the world” just by waving your phone around an object or scene.<p>The …

Educatieve game over verborgen verhalen uit de Tweede Wereldoorlog

AMERSFOORT, 20150309 — <b>In de nieuwe educatieve game Wartime Stories kruipt de speler in de huid van journalist en gaat op zoek gaat naar waargebeurde</b> …

Computational thinking en programmeren voor kinderen

door<p>Een van de leerarrangementen die wij in het iXperium hebben ontwikkeld heeft te maken met programmeren voor kinderen.We deden dat natuurlijk niet …

The Deconstruction of the K-12 Teacher

When kids can get their lessons from the Internet, what's left for classroom instructors to do?<p>Whenever a college student asks me, a veteran high-school English educator, about the prospects of becoming a public-school teacher, I never think it’s enough to say that the role is shifting from …

6 Ways EdTech Can Knock Your Principal's Socks Off Infographic - e-Learning Infographics

6 Ways EdTech Can Knock Your Principal’s Socks Off Infographic<p>Posted on March 9, 2015<p>Investments in educational technology need to show results. As a …

Education Technology

Eve the robot scientist discovers new drug candidate for malaria

Meet Eve: she's darn smart, can make the process of finding new drugs a lot faster and cheaper -- and she costs around $1 million. That's because Eve is a robotic scientist developed by researchers from the Universities of Aberystwyth and Cambridge, the same team who created her predecessor (you …

Cops Have Used a Secret Radar That "Sees" Through Walls for Two Years

A new device that can "see" through walls using radio waves started stirring up privacy concerns in a federal appeals court just last month. And it's …

Privacy

Creating An iPad Workflow For Teachers, Students, And Parents

<b>Creating An iPad Workflow For Teachers, Students, And Parents</b><p>Using tablets in the classroom–whether iPads, Androids, or surging Windows devices–is …

Education Technology

Why the modern world is bad for your brain

Photograph: Alamy<p>‘Because it is limited in characters, texting discourages thoughtful discussion or any level of detail, and its addictive problems are compounded by its …

IQ

Learning a second language after age 10 boosts brain, study finds

Plenty of research has shown that learning a second language can boost brainpower, but a new study out Monday suggests that the effects extend to …

This Maker Created a Different Origami Figure Every Day in 2014

We’re big fans of all things making, especially paper art. But when makers take on a daily challenge involving one of the most complex forms of the medium — origami — we have to stop and stare (in admiration, of course). That’s exactly what origami artist Ross Symons made us do with his 365 Days of …

Got a Roku in Your Stocking? Here's How to Make the Most of It

The best thing about a Roku box (or stick) is how many channels it puts on your TV at little to no extra cost. The second best thing about it is how …

Unexpected Life Found In The Ocean's Deepest Trench

The Mariana Trench cuts a 1,500-mile incision in the bottom of the Pacific Ocean near the island of Guam. That's where an international team of scientists has just spent over a month sending probes down to the deepest place on Earth.<p>The scientists were stunned by the amount of life they found …

Rescued scientists bring back a warning from the Antarctic

Photograph: Unimedia/Barcroft Media<p>Passengers aboard Akademik Shokalskiy were successfully transferred by Chinese helicopter to the ice surface near Australian rescue ship Aurora Australis in …

Hate paying for return shipping? There's a subscription service for that

We've all been there. You order a shoe organizer for $11.99 on Amazon. But it doesn't work with your shoes, which means you're either stuck with it or you have to pay $4.99 just to ship it back. So what do you do? Pay nearly half of the product's price to return it?<p>One company thinks US consumers …

What is a robot? The answer is constantly evolving

Most people would say that a Roomba is a robot. But what about a Nest thermostat? Or an ATM or GPS?<p>People tend to think of robots in the image of …