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Second machine age: Will robots put us all out of work?

Humanity is entering a second machine age. During the first, driven by the industrial revolution, machines took over all the muscle jobs. In their place though, technology created huge numbers of jobs where you had to use your brain.<p>But a new book suggests that machines, in the shape of robots and …

Robots

Pure Storage puts away $225M to deliver data super-fast

The flash-storage mob has returned.<p>Investors have dropped $225 million into Pure Storage, a company that sells fast-acting flash-storage boxes for data centers. And now Pure carries a pre-money valuation in excess of $3 billion, the company said in a release it issued tonight.<p>The new funding could …

5 Social Technology Game Changers That Touch Every Aspect of Busines

When people think of how social technology relates to business, they mainly see it as a way for marketers to make more noise. While marketing is usually the first department to adopt innovations that scale reach and impact, other areas of business like HR, sales, and product development should …

Marketing

Beneteau Swift Trawler 50

How Do You Smoke with a Tiny Grill?

<i>I purchased a Q-series Weber grill recently and would love to know how to smoke meats on it. I bought a smaller model because my deck is quite small, but since it doesn't have the "flavor bars," I haven't been able to figure out a smoking technique. —Mary Catherine, Austin, Texas</i><p><b>In barbecue, size</b> …

BBQ

Holiday Reflection

Warm and Friendly Feel Defining St Mary’s Infant School in Oxfordshire, England

The recently renovated <b>St Mary’s Infant School</b> located in Oxfordshire, England puts value on warmth and friendliness. Jessop and Cook Architects, an …

Cliff House by MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects is perched over a rocky outcrop

This boxy wooden house by Canadian studio MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects extends over the edge of a rocky outcrop on the Atlantic coastline of …

West African fishing communities drive off 'pirate' fishing trawlers

A group of 23 impoverished west African fishing communities has driven off a fleet of illegal, unreported and unregulated "pirate" trawlers by filming and reporting them when they are found in their waters.<p>In the 18 months since the London-based Environment Justice Foundation (EJF) raised the …

Family trawler business still going strong after four generations

THE family-owned Craig Group is doing so well it has bases in Houston, Cape Town, Ghana and Poland and has a turnover of £110million.<p>IT’S 80 years …

Hull seeks designer for a memorial to its lost trawler crews

Artist or architect wanted to provide a fitting tribute to 6000 people lost at sea in what was the UK's most dangerous peace-time profession. Alan Sykes reports<p>A competition has been launched to design a permanent memorial to the over 6000 trawlermen who lost their lives in the deep sea fishing …

Pilot House Trawler (aka Fishing Boat) Converted Into Adorable Tiny Home (PHOTOS)

From tiny homes measuring 120-square-feet to school buses converted into comfortable abodes -- we’ve seen a lot of unusual living spaces. But we’ve never seen one quite like this.<p>Originally used as a pilot house trawler, or fishing boat, this vessel has been completely converted into a …

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