Justin Philip Purkey

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WWJND? (What Would Jesus Never Do?)

I wish there were more evangelicals who were preoccupied with figuring out how Jesus might respond to the world we live in.<p>Remember when “WWJD?” was a thing? What would Jesus do? Remember that? It was supposed to be a reminder to people (evangelicals mostly) to stop and ask themselves how Jesus …

Expedia CEO: Hopefully we'll live to see the end of the year

Some CEOs live for a better bottom line. Expedia's CEO just hopes we live, period.<p>Expedia (EXPE) CEO Dara Khosrowshahi ended an otherwise routine conference call about the company's fourth quarter earnings with a gloomy comment on our fragile mortality.<p>"Just a big thank you to our global employee …

To Conquer Fear, A Man Turns Rejection Into A Game

<b>Editor's note:</b> <i>This</i> <i>story first ran on Jan. 16, 2015, as part of</i> <i>NPR's Invisibilia podcast. It's about a man who decided he no longer wanted to be ruled by fear. Without realizing it, he used a standard tool of psychotherapy to help him stop dreading rejection.</i><p><i>And if you've been dreading a future</i> …

Google’s Project Blackrock sought to bring autonomy to drones w/ computer vision [Video]

Many of Google’s internal projects go unannounced for a variety of reasons, but now we’ve uncovered one of them thanks to a year-old video hidden deep in the archive of a Silicon Valley filmmaker’s Vimeo account. Called Project Blackrock, this initiative from Google sought to make quadcopters …

Here's what happened when I started doing 40-minute meditation sessions every morning

Stressors include travel, family, and the early onset of all that year-end noise. Daily exercise can help you feel better, but a recent injury has limited what I can do.<p>So about one week ago, I started meditating before work each day. Friends from my yoga community had been encouraging me in this …

These 8 in-demand programming languages are the ones to have on your resume in 2016

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Tech Hub/flickrIn early 2015 Glassdoor.com made a list of the 25 highest paying in-demand jobs in the country. Of the 25 careers …

The dangers of texting while parenting

Picture this: A family vacation in the Caribbean. Powder white sand, turquoise waves. Eraina Reed’s son plays in the surf as the water washes over …

Scientists are training computers to ‘think' by simulating brain processes

Scientists are now racing to sequence the genomes (all the genes) or proteomes (all the proteins) of various organisms - and in the process are compiling massive amounts of data.<p>For instance, a scientist can use "omics" tools such as DNA sequencing to tease out which human genes are affected in a …

95-year-old yoga guru Kazım Gürbüz shares secrets of active sex life and how everyone can live to 130

A 95-year-old yoga master from Turkey has said he still enjoys an active sex life and believes everyone can live to be 130. In an interview with the …

Parenting the Long Game

Parenting, the verb, makes me nervous. It suggests doing things, taking action, actively guiding and cultivating and lecturing. And so we parents today, we do things. A LOT of things.<p>We sign our kids up for stuff. We push them to get their homework done. We drive them around. We stalk them on …

The Science of Baking Bread (And How to Do it Right)

Welcome back to Breadmaking 101. For those of you just tuning in, this column is all about bread, and how to make it yourself in your own home.<p>If you haven't read our previous posts, you can check out the recipe for the workhorse loaf here. Earlier, we discussed how to mix dough with confidence and …

Developer losing his vision launches campaign to jailbreak iOS 7

Three years ago, my friend Chris Maury, 27, realized he was straining his eyes to read words on a computer screen.<p>After paying a visit to his doctor, Maury was diagnosed with a rare genetic condition called Stargardt’s Macular Degeneration. Maury was told he would steadily lose his vision. No cure …

Build Your Own Photo Booth

Plus! A 1932 DIY pocket camera from the pages of Popular Science"<p>NOW: INSTAGRAM PHOTO BOOTH<p>Alexander Morris lugged a camera around everywhere during high school, making him the unofficial class photographer. Even after he graduated last year, his alma mater in Antrim, Northern Ireland, asked him to …

Silicon Valley investor wants to split California into six states

SAN FRANCISCO -- Technology investor Tim Draper is trying to drum up support to split California into six states, one of them being Silicon Valley.<p>His argument for redrawing the California map: The state is underrepresented in Washington. He's looking to get an initiative on the California …

Learning to code? EngineHere can connect you with devs in a virtual classroom

Want to learn to code? You’ll have plenty of options to choose from, with dozens of providers promising to teach you computer programming skills in no time.<p>But Benjamin Plesser, founder of EngineHere, believes he’s found the optimal “learn to code” model. Plesser is a software developer who …

Rumor: T-Mobile Uncarrier 4.0 to award subscribers that switch carriers up to $350 for their ETF

T-Mobile will soon announce a new step in its Uncarrier initiative – dubbed as Uncarrier 4.0 – maybe as soon as CES 2014, which may be offering cash to subscribers that ditch their current mobile operator in order for them to make up for their Early Termination Fees.<p>The news is not confirmed yet, …

Startup Utilidata’s algorithms could make the power grid smarter

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Picture an electric grid as streets that connect power plants to your home: if you aren’t familiar with the landscape, traffic …

North Carolina has morphed into a solar power leader this year

Advertisement<p>7 Comments<p>Credit: Courtesy of Apple<p>Yes, North Carolina is home to Apple’s two recently finished massive (40 MW total) solar panel farms. …

Retrofit saves employers millions in obesity related healthcare and productivity costs

Retrofit is packing on the dollars to help you shed the pounds.<p>The provider of corporate weight loss programs closed $5 million in new funding.<p>Retrofit works one-on-one with employees to help them achieve their weight loss goals, and keep those pounds off over time. It takes a data-driven approach …

T-Mobile Plans to Talk "Un-Carrier" 4.0 at CES

T-Mobile is ready to make another big move, announcing plans for a media event at January’s CES to discuss the next step in its “un-carrier” …

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Get an HTC Evo 4G and one year of service for $159

I've always said that I don't mind spending a couple hundred bucks for a smartphone -- it's the service that kills me. Paying $80 per month for a mandatory minimum of two years is not my idea of a great deal.<p>There are, of course, less expensive alternatives, but you're always going to be on the …

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Surge This: Ideas and Economics on Uber

The Uber car service’s practice of “surge pricing” garners attention, it seems, at every snowstorm, flood, or other act of God, such as a Jay-Z …

Wickr 2.0 makes self-destructing SMS more fun

When it comes to secure text messaging, you're often entirely dependent on the whims of the message server. Wickr goes to great lengths to flip that paradigm around, handing control back to you, the sender.<p>Wickr 2.0's debut on Friday makes it much easier to invite friends to use the app, thanks to …

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Tinder Creator Justin Mateen Defends App: 'Women Aren't Wired That Way, Right?'

By now, online dating has lost a lot of its creep-factor. We are more and more connected to our devices, humans are getting savvier at reading between the lines of online profiles and the internet provides us with enough sites for every type of person out there -- from JDate to Farmers Only.<p>But the …

Google Glass: What You're Not Supposed to Do

There are certain things you won't be encouraged to do wearing one of these. Those are the things I did.<p><i>Published in the December 2013 issue</i><p><b>Google Glass</b> mayor may not transform the future. But one thing is beyond question: It elicits mighty strong reactions in the present.<p>The first week I got my …

The Always-On Auto Shazam

Today, Shazam is rolling out Auto Shazam, an upgrade that allows users to collect all songs they hear throughout the day- no more rush to pull phones from pockets or purses. The new feature can be turned on to identify all songs over a set course of time and shuts itself off when battery runs low. …

This t-shirt will tell your phone how healthy you are

Last month, Quartz wrote about Scanadu Scout, a nifty little device that can measure your vital signs—temperature, heart rate, blood pressure and more—simply through contact with your skin. The catch was that you have to hold it up your forehead to get a reading. Stephane Marceau, founder of the …

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Surprise! Woman finds out Bill Gates is her Secret Santa

Most Secret Santas are average gift givers, but one woman got a big holiday surprise this week when she participated in an online gift exchange and received a package from none other than Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates.<p>The lucky recipient, who identified herself online as Rachel and who goes by …

Nextdoor Talks Growth, Now Being Used In One In Six Neighborhoods In The US

Nextdoor, the fast-growing startup that has been compared to a Facebook for your neighborhood, has revealed some new numbers today in a TCTV interview with co-founder and CEO Nirav Tolia and Greylock partner and Nextdoor investor Josh Elman. As Tolia tells us, Nextdoor just launched its 25,000th …

Veedeo for iPhone allows you to create and share custom video clips with animated text, music, and effects

A new app called Veedeo launched on the iOS App Store today that allows you to create video clips with custom text and a blur effect similar to what you see throughout iOS 7’s new design. The short video clips are designed to be shared via social networks like Twitter and Instagram.<p>The app doesn’t …