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10 apps that make Chromebooks feel like a real desktop

Google Chromebooks are growing in popularity, but the experience can feel foreign to some. Here are some apps to make it feel like home for desktop …

Apps

How to run both Chrome OS and Ubuntu on a Chromebook

You've probably heard a lot about Chromebooks. These affordable computers are manufactured by companies like HP, Acer, Toshiba, and Samsung, among others, and run Google's cloud-based operating system known as Chrome OS, which relies on an Internet connection to run most apps.<p>The big appeal for …

Linux

Create Ebooks in Half the Time With These Essential Resources

Government debt and deficit explained with coloured sweets

What do words such as deficit, debt and borrowing actually mean?<p>BBC chief economics correspondent Hugh Pym explains the terms and how they are related - with the help of sweets.

Pan-European Rail Travel Booking Service, Loco2, Gets Renfe On Board For Full Spanish Coverage

Pan-European train travel booking startup, Loco2, will add another chunk of coverage to its website tomorrow, when a partnership with Spanish state-owned rail carrier Renfe goes live — enabling users to book any Spanish rail tickets via the service and print them at home.<p>This also applies to …

Finally, an Architect's Renderings That Don't Look Like Crappy CGI

You've probably seen architectural renderings at some point. They're those weird composite images that show what proposed buildings or plazas could …

Former Apple CEO John Sculley recalls the Macintosh launch

<i>John Sculley was recruited from PepsiCo by Steve Jobs and the board of directors to become the CEO of Apple. He joined the company 10 months before the 1984 launch of the Macintosh and remained CEO for a decade. Sculley shares his recollections of the day the Macintosh made its public debut.</i><p><i>This</i> …

Sprint’s Framily plan isn’t Amway, but it’s a distant cousin of multilevel marketing

Since writing my post about Sprint’s interesting spin on the family plan on Tuesday, I’ve received a bunch of comments about how similar Sprint’s(s …

How Costa Coffee Used Data To Drive Loyalty And Sales

U.K. chain Costa Coffee use customer data from multiple sources to create sharply targeted communications that drive a loyalty program that actually works for buyer and brand.<p>With a coffee shop, maybe two, on every street corner, coffee has become the ultimate takeout commodity. Yet despite coffee …

How to Make Your Own Luck

<i>“You are what you settle for,”</i> Janis Joplin admonished in her final interview. <i>“You are ONLY as much as you settle for.”</i> In <b>Maximize Your Potential: Grow Your Expertise, Take Bold Risks & Build an Incredible Career</b> (<i>public library</i>), which comes on the heels of their indispensable guide to mastering …

This Is Bo, Who's Putting New Beats In New Places. You Should Meet Him

Every so often — and it isn't often, because while I'm always looking, always hoping, it's so rare to find — but this week it happened. A friend sent me an email that said, "You've got to check out this video."<p>I did. And what I saw was somebody doing something new in the world, something deeply …

If you put all Earth's water In one place, it'd look like this

While it looks like the planet's surface is covered mostly in water, the fact is there is very little water on this planet when you compare it to the …

10 CrossFit Workouts to try at home over the holidays -- no equipment needed!

For those of you who dislike that general feeling of flabbiness and laziness that comes after a week of holiday decadence – eating rich meals, …

Edible Landscaping

Since Rosalind Creasy popularized the concept of landscaping with edibles a quarter-century ago, interest in eating healthy, fresh, locally grown …

9 Garden Books to Give This Holiday Season

From flower porn, to guerrilla gardening, kids activities, and growing your own food, a garden book is the perfect gift for more than just …

Swingrest lets the whole family lounge in a swaying nest-like perch in nature

If you dream of swinging among the trees in a perfectly comfy, relaxing nest inspired lounger, then Swingrest may be the perfect perch for you and …

How Kitchen Design Has Evolved Over the Last Century

Over the last 50 years, cooking has very much become a social affair. Guests who once sat snacking and chatting away on the couch are now convening …

Trippy Clocks That Challenge Your Perception Of Time

These simple 12-hour timepieces will make you look at time in a whole new way.<p>We all know that “time flies when you’re having fun.” In other words, even though time is a constant, your mental state can seem to bend the laws of physics to make it flexible.<p>Tel-Aviv design firm Studio Ve is a bit …

Tel Aviv

10 Winter Holiday Movies to Add to Your Family's Tradition

Reading Time: 5 minutes<p>There are quite a few classic winter holiday movies: old ones like It’s a Wonderful Life to (relatively) newer ones like A …

Smart cities growth expected to be near $20 billion by 2020 | CivSource

on July 18, 2013 at 11:30 am<p>A new report out from Navigant Research shows that spend on smart city initiatives is expected to be approximately $20 …

Burnout is the consequence of a broken way of work

It’s the time of the year where we can start to feel overly stressed by the demands of work, family, and community. But for some of us, the stress at …

Oliver Byrne. The First Six Books of the Elements of Euclid

Euclid in living color<p>“Spectacular to both behold and absorb, offering superb stimulation for both sides of the brain.”<p>— Brainpickings.org, New …

Find a Classic Book From Taschen for Everyone on Your Shopping List

Reading Time: 4 minutes<p>When I unwrapped the books, my wife exclaimed, “I love that smell.” Forget that new car smell. For a geek, it’s that new book …

The Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen

Hans Christian Andersen’s world-famous fairy tales<p>“<i>The Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen</i> is absolutely exquisite, both as a typical TASCHEN …

Best stocking stuffers for Christmas

Upworthy: I Thought This Website Was Crazy, but What Happened Next Changed Everything

The Internet's latest viral wizard matches smart technology and lily-white earnestness to market "stuff that matters" online, and the Gates Foundation is buying.<p>The first blockbuster hit came from an unlikely source: Irish talk radio.<p>In 2010, Michael D. Higgins, then a foreign-policy spokesperson …

Animated history of the English language

If you've got 10 minutes, you can learn the history of English — including some interesting background on where specific words and phrases came from. …

Forget LED bulbs—the future of interior lighting is lasers

Steven DenBaars, a research scientist at UC Santa Barbara, has been working on LED lights for 20 years. He has been instrumental in pushing them to the point that they are the true heir to Edison’s electric bulb. But in his own head, and in his lab, DenBaars is already onto the next big thing: …

Engineering