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Google Quarterly Results Mixed as New Threats Swirl Around Company | Inc.com

Google has been looking more vulnerable as a technological upheaval nibbles at its dominance in Internet search, while the company also deals with a potentially massive regulatory headache in Europe. But those threats haven't done much to undercut Google's power or profits yet.<p>Google's …

Southwest Airlines Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed By Flight Attendant After Husband Dies On Plane

A Southwest Airline flight attendant claims the carrier is responsible for her husband’s death. Kelly Ilczyszyn has accused airline staffers of …

The NSA wants tech companies to give it 'front door' access to encrypted data

NSA director suggested tech companies could provide an encryption key in pieces<p>The National Security Agency is embroiled in a battle with tech companies over access to encrypted data that would allow it to spy (more easily) on millions of Americans and international citizens. Last month, companies …

The economy has given the Fed an 'epic, historic window' to raise interest rates

Since the depths of the financial crisis in December 2008, the Fed has kept interest rates pegged near 0%, and it hasn't actually <i>raised</i> rates since July 2006.<p>Now, the Fed has made pretty clear that it intends to begin raising rates — what it calls "policy normalization" — some time this year.<p>Though …

Ten Writers And Their Interaction With Indian Thought And Spirituality

Ten acclaimed writers from across the world, and their interaction with Indian thought and spirituality<p><b>1) Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)</b><p>American …

Showcasing UI Interaction Design with Animated GIFs

The humble animated GIF has become a popular tool for designers to share their UI designs. How a web or app interface works is just as important as …

Inside Google’s Insanely Popular Emotional-Intelligence Course

How one of Google’s original engineers became a self-help guru, and why thousands are on waiting lists for his course.<p>In 2006, Google engineer Chade-Meng Tan decided he no longer wanted to feel like a cog in the great machine, and set out to create a program that would train people to be more …

T-Mobile Offers One Free Year Of Netflix For Buying A Samsung Galaxy S6

Today T-Mobile announced that its customers will get one year of Netflix for free if they buy the Samsung Galaxy S6 or Galaxy S6 Edge. Perhaps this may be a better reason to buy the Galaxy S6 from T-Mobile rather than the other carriers. T-Mobile’s promotional offer is equal to the value of 12 …

The amazing algorithm behind Google Maps and Apple Maps

Even before the advent of Google Maps, folks were using programs like MapQuest to print up directions and figure out the shortest route between any …

Maps

SpaceX Photos Free to Use for Anyone

Free is the magic number.<p>Private space organization SpaceX has started a Flickr account, and the for-profit agency has made available for free the …

How 5 Entrepreneurs Made Billions, Lost It And Made It Back Again

It’s difficult enough to make a billion bucks – and even harder to earn it back once you have lost it. But several members of the Forbes Billionaires list have made a ten digit fortune not once but twice. Among them, Iceland’s Thor Bjorgolfsson, who returns to the ranking this year for the first …

Entrepreneurship

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How to Use Kimchi

<b>For more food drink and travel videos visit www.potluckvideo.com</b><p>Kimchi is a staple of Korean food. You'll find the fermented vegetable dish at almost any Korean restaurant or meal.<p>But just because the ingredient is Korean doesn't mean it can't be added to less traditional dishes. We went to Mama …

iPhone Encryption 'Petrified' NSA: Glenn Greenwald

Stronger encryption in Apple's iPhones and on websites like Facebook has "petrified" the U.S. government because it has made it harder to spy on communications, Glenn Greenwald, the journalist who first reported on Edward Snowden's stolen files, told CNBC.<p>Former National Security Agency (NSA) …

I paid a virtual assistant 34 cents a minute to Google things and make my phone calls

Fancy Hands unveils Orri, an on-demand assistant you can pay as you go<p>Fancy Hands is a New York startup that provides a subscription service for virtual assistants. They do chores like book your appointments, find you a dog sitter, or reschedule an airline flight. Today the company is rolling out a …

Google will fly a crazy, plane-like, 84-foot wind turbine next month

Astro Teller tells the crowd at SXSW that the 28-foot versions didn't crash<p>Google plans to fly an 84-foot wind turbine next month, according to Google X's Astro Teller, who spoke at SXSW today.<p>Google's wind turbines don't look like the ones you might see along the US coastline. They're more like …

Articles about 5 urban apartments we love on Dwell.com - Dwell

Dwell editor-in-chief Amanda Dameron talks us through Dwell's March 2016 issue.<p>It’s been awhile since we last visited the City of Light, so here’s a jaunt to five modern abodes we adore.<p>Somewhere between the fanciful beasts of Where the Wild Things Are and the hand-drawn charm of Marimekko, the …

4 Reasons Why Design Is Taking Over Silicon Valley

VC design partner John Maeda says that the most successful tech companies of the future will really be design companies. Here’s why.<p>Are the fortunes of design on the rise in Silicon Valley? A resounding yes, says John Maeda, design partner at the venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers. …

The Top Rapid Prototyping Programs And Techniques For Designers

Rapid prototyping is a method of quickly creating an early version of a final product. This allows the creators of the product to test their ideas …

Could We Design A Skyscraper That Casts No Shadow?

NBBJ’s concept for a shadowless tower could brighten the streets of tall, dense cities everywhere.<p>The taller the skyscraper, the longer the shadow. Walking along a street surrounded by big skyscrapers can feel like entering a world that’s permanently overcast–one reason most cities have zoning laws …

Tiny Sensor Package Will Let Students Design Their Own Physics Experiments

Measure everything from acceleration to magnetic fields<p>From what I remember of my high school physics class, we spent a lot of time rolling marbles down inclined planes. Today's kids are used to a little more tech, so the Pocket Lab project on Kickstarter wants to spice up science class by …

How New Bosses Can Lead Without Experience

Trusted leadership is built upon your track record. But what if you don’t have one?<p>One of the biggest tasks a new boss has is building trust quickly. This is no easy feat; by its very nature trust is developed over time, sometimes years.<p>But when you’re thrown into a management position without much …

4 Animated GIFs That Reveal The Secret To Great UX Testing

All designers should use these techniques to test their designs.<p>Great designs don’t just fall out of a designer’s brain. More often than not, they’re the result of rigorous testing, using a nebulous mix of scientific and not-so-scientific techniques. But if you’re not sure what the difference …

Keurig accidentally created the perfect business model for hardware startups

It’s no secret that investors don’t like hardware businesses. Despite the eternal frustration of startup founders, investor distaste in physical …

Business Strategy

To The Girl Who Cheated On The Love Of My Life

You broke him. He loved you, you lived with him, you were going to get married and then you f**ked up. You cheated on him, multiple times, and now he …

Designing Navigation On Mobile: Prototyping With Keynote

Navigation is such a critical component of a website that when it’s poorly designed, the entirety of the website suffers. The process of crafting a …

Web Design

How To Change User Habits With Interaction Design

As Duhigg suggests, here’s a simple framework for designing new habits:<p>Find the cue and the reward<br>• Don’t modify the cue or reward. Create a new routine.<p>For example, let’s look at Groupon as an example. Before the company came along, if users saw a product they liked (cue), they would need to scour …

UI Design

How to Manage Someone Who Can’t Handle Ambiguity

Joan, a senior executive I coached once, had many excellent leadership qualities. She was creative, hardworking, and extremely knowledgeable about her industry. But most people working with or for her also found her impossible to deal with.<p>Rigidly opinionated and prone to angry outbursts, she was …