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Read Netflix’s Fantastic Customer Service Response To One User’s Complaint

I feel a little uneasy praising the customer service department of a multi-million dollar company for doing exactly what they’re supposed to — help people. But as anyone who’s ever spent three hours trying to get in touch with Time Warner knows, it’s rare to be treated like a human when you have a …

US fears back-door routes into the net because it's building them too

At a remarkable conference held at the Aspen Institute in 2011, General Michael Hayden, a former head of both the NSA and the CIA, said something very interesting. In a discussion of how to secure the "critical infrastructure" of the United States he described the phenomenon of compromised computer …

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Ten hidden gems of Europe

There’s no place like Paris, Barcelona or Rome - but Europe has untouched corners that match the big hitters on beauty and charm, and with far fewer tourists. Take the road less travelled with these ten hidden gems of Europe.<p>1. Burg Satzvey, Germany<p>Whisper it: this fairytale castle is a short ride …

European Travel

10 Questions Startups Use to Make Change Happen

Change is hard. I see entrepreneurs every day who are trying to change the world with a new idea, and startups that are trying to survive their hyper-growth phase by changing processes to meet demand. In both cases, it’s easy for them to become frustrated and give up, since most have never been …

Now That We Have All These Devices, It’s Time For Them To Truly Work Together

Cross-platform is the buzzword of all the big tech companies now. During every Google earnings call, like clockwork, CEO Larry Page dedicates considerable time discussing the company’s focus on making sure users have a seamless experience and equal access to services as they switch between devices. …

The Continental: Design Talk, Powertrains from Europe, and Praise for Jaguar

<i>Each week, our German correspondent slices and dices the latest rumblings, news, and quick-hit driving impressions from the other side of the pond. His byline may say Jens Meiners, but we simply call him . . . the Continental.</i><p><b>A Take on the WRX</b><p>Subaru is removing the WRX from the Impreza lineup, as …

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The prospect of an off-kilter romcom directed by troublesome auteur David O Russell and dealing variously with bereavement, mental illness, marital …

Urban Vertical Garden Built From Hundreds of Recycled Soda Bottles | Colossal

<p>As part of an innovative partnership called Home Sweet Home (Lar Doce Lar) between multidisciplinary design firm Rosenbaum and TV producer Luciano …

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Ally McCoist calls on Charles Green to sort out scout Neil Murray's suspension

THE Rangers boss admitted that his role was enough of a challenge without internal controversy such as his top talent scout being relieved of …

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Ally McCoist on Jon Daly's signing for Rangers: 'I don’t give a monkey’s about any player’s religion or place of birth'

THE Ibrox gaffer says there's no room for prejudice in his side, as he defended the signing of the Irish SPL hitman Daly.<p>ALLY McCOIST last night …

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The Secret Formula

F__ormula One,__ the sexiest motor sport in the world, has grown into a $3 billion global jug­ger­naut. And yet, there’s a problem: 62 years after its founding, F1 is still a puzzle to American audiences. F1—born in the jet-set redoubts of Monaco, San Fermín, and Spa, and with a history more …

Recipe Showdown: The Ultimate BLT

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Easter Egg Cake Recipe

This recipe is inspired by a 1950s Swan's Down Cake ad I discovered via Pinterest. The beauty of it is that you can make it however you please, just choose your favorite cake and frosting recipe; it's all about how you assemble and decorate the cake. If your Easter cooking time is already booked up …

Best Donuts Recipe—Better Than Dunkin' Donuts!

2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid

Replacing Fred Armisen as Portland's favorite adopted son.<p>It’s been 13 years since Toyota put hybrids on U.S. car-buying charts, and while the Prius has become the benchmark for this new class—as well as a hybrid-system resource for others through licensing—Subaru has been standing on the …

This Insane "Flip Car" From Fast And Furious 6 Attacks And Murders Innocent Vehicles For Fun

A couple weeks ago, I was invited to inspect the few cars that survived the filming of the <i>Citizen Kane</i> of driving-fast-to-fight-crime-or-something …

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General Manufacturing Wilson Keyring

Recently launched with the mission to produce beautiful, simple objects for everyday use, General Manufacturing Concern is the latest project by former Best Made Co. designer Hunter Criaghill. The Brooklyn-based brand translates the refined design aesthetic of Best Made to practical objects like …

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Brave the Woods: Camp NaNoWriMo Brand Identity

About Courtney<p>Courtney is the founder of Design Work Life and Seamless Creative, a small design studio she runs with her husband Brian. She now …

What's in a Name? Advice for Companies Expanding to China

<i>Note: The Latin script versions of Chinese names contained in this article are for illustrative purposes only and are not intended to be accurate</i> …

Artist Jason Hackenwerth Unveils Massive New Balloon Sculpture at Edinburgh International Science Festival | Colossal

<p>New York artist Jason Hackenwerth, known for his organic and biological forms made from latex balloons, just unveiled his latest work at the …

2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid finally adds gas-electric option to the brand [w/video]

For a company that does a pretty great job of tying its vehicles to the environment – or, better said, to people who like to actually get out <i>into</i> the environment – Subaru hasn't exactly been a leader in green vehicle production. In fact, it's 2013 and the company is finally releasing its first-ever …

New York Auto Show: Subaru Unveils The New Subaru WRX

Subaru of America unveiled the next-generation Subaru WRX model today, March 28 at the New York International Auto Show.<p>“Subaru is all about capability on one hand and performance on the other. This car is all about the performance end of that spectrum,” said Tom Doll, president of the U.S. sales …

A Brief History Of The Subaru WRX

The Subaru WRX has been around since the early 1990s, and while 50 percent of the world's population wanted one of these daily usable rally cars …

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