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Would you take a 'cruise' on a cargo ship?

The 'slow travel' aspect might be the best way to see the world.<p>Much of the fun of commercial cruises — the overabundant food, the goofy nightly …

A top strategist explains who — if anyone — can threaten America's status as the global economic superpower

Viktor Shvets is Macquarie's head of global equity strategy and Asia-Pacific equity strategy.<p>We recently spoke with him about who, if anyone, can threaten the United States' status as the global economic superpower.<p>This is part three of a series. Part one was a discussion on the populism that's …

Economics

Top 19 geovisualization tools, APIs and libraries that will let you create beautiful web maps

Creating a good web map is not an easy task but over the years we’ve seen plenty of amazing geovisualization examples. Almost all of them have been …

Data Visualization

Plunging solar equipment prices fuel trade complaints

BEIJING (AP) — Use of solar power is soaring, but Europe's biggest solar panel manufacturer, SolarWorld, took the surprise step last month of cutting 500 jobs from its workforce of 3,000.<p>The reason? Global sales are on track for a record year but prices are plunging due to a glut of supply. That is …

First Solar Inc.

This massive farm grows 15% of Australia's tomatoes without soil, fresh water or fossil fuels

Did you know there is a way to grow tons of fresh fruits and vegetables with saltwater and solar energy? The good people at SunDrop Farms are doing …

Farming

Build This Beautiful Modern Bench Using Nothing But 2 x 4s

This lovely bench seat only looks expensive.<p>"Less is more" definitely applies to modern furniture. But despite its simple lines, modern style furniture can be expensive. This well-designed bench, on the other hand, looks great and only takes a few hours to build while costing less than $50 in …

Woodworking

The Best Operating Systems for Your Raspberry Pi Projects

GIF<p>If you’re new to the Raspberry Pi, that tiny $35 computer we all love, there’s a good chance you’ve downloaded (or purchased an SD card that …

How to find out everything Google knows about you

In exchange, you agree to share information about yourself that Google can share with advertisers so their ads are more effective. For instance, airlines want to target people who love to travel. Children's clothing makers want to target parents.<p>Google uses a lot of methods to learn about you. …

Maps

Goldman Sachs launches GS Bank, an Internet bank with a $1 minimum deposit

Goldman Sachs has traditionally functioned like a run-of-the-mill investment bank. Minimums to open an account were in the range of $10 million, and returns were not guaranteed.<p>While that will still remain true for the firm’s wealth management arm, Goldman is opening its doors to the masses with …

Build a Little Desktop Widget That Displays Live Info From Various Sources

Sometimes you just want a simple way to glance at data when you’re away from your computer. Sure, you probably have your phone on you at all times, …

Houses made from cardboard? Really? It's true, and these people are making them

Would you believe us if we told you that this little home, named the <i>Wikkelhouse</i>, was actually made out of cardboard? That’s exactly what the Dutch …

How to Build a Raspberry Pi Retro Game Console

Since its release, the $35 Raspberry Pi mini-computer has been hailed as the perfect all-in-one retro game console. Now, it’s easier to do than ever, …

Can’t Program? Now There’s A WYSIWYG For Designing With Code

A new tool from Framer makes it easy to design with JavaScript–even if you don’t know a lick of code.<p>Gone are the days when designers did all their UI/UX concepts in Photoshop. Now, they’re being called on to code their mockups.<p>But how do you introduce designers to code if they’ve never programmed …

Don't Try This at Home: Design Student DIYs His Own Invisalign Braces

One desperate student with zero dollars and a dream<p>Open sourcing as a result of the proliferation of digital fabrication may be a big part of the …

A Guide To Incorporating A Business

Many businesses today are established as corporations. Corporations are separate legal entities that are typically used to operate a business. Corporations give you the advantage of limited liability—meaning that you risk only the amount you invest in the company, provided that you properly operate …

Small Business

The Eleven Best Chinese Restaurants in Denver — 2016 Edition

<b>11.</b> <b>China Jade</b><b><br>12203 East Iliff Avenue, Aurora<br>303-755-8518</b><br>China Jade, a stalwart in an ever-changing Aurora strip mall on East Iliff Avenue, has been a …

All the Hidden, Unexpected Costs of Buying a Home

Your home is probably the most expensive thing you’ll ever own, and that expense goes beyond the closing price. There’s the cost of the house, but …

The Zebra, A “Kayak For Auto Insurance,” Grabs $17 Million To Better Educate Drivers About Rates & Coverage

Austin-based The Zebra, a startup that’s something of a “Kayak for auto insurance,” has been working to bring the process of shopping for insurance online, where consumers can more transparently compare quotes and understand how insurance companies determine rates. Now the company has raised an …

Google just published a free, three-month course on deep learning

Get ready to do some deep dreaming of your own<p>Google wants to teach you deep learning — if you're ready that is. The tech giant has launched a free course explaining the machine learning technique that underpins so many of its services. (Google uses deep learning for everything from speech …

Noria : Modern Window Air Conditioner Features Slim and Compact Design

The world is getting hotter. During a heat wave you would feel miserable if you didn’t have an AC in the room. Some people prefer a window air …

Industrial Design

8 Companies That Help You Beautifully Hack IKEA Furniture

Change up a basic looks with these clever, ready-to-use embellishments.<p>Even though we're all about personalizing IKEA furniture with a little DIY savviness, we get that it can be a huge time suck. And some very smart companies understand that too — which is why they went into business to sell …

Make a Super-Bright LED Lighting Fixture You Can Dim to Your Preference

If you need a solid lighting solution for your home workspace or workshop, this custom build uses super-bright, dimmable LEDs that don’t use very …

One-Pan Pasta Is Easy to Make, Filling, and Requires Next to No Cleanup

Weeknights are busy enough without having to spend hours planning, cooking, and cleaning up dinner. Try this one-pan pasta for a fresh meal that’ll …

This Video Explains the Basics of Investing in Stocks and Bonds

Stocks and bonds are fundamental investing terms, but if you’re new to investing, you might not have any idea what these terms mean. This video …

How to get rich renting instead of buying a home

In an earlier post, I assessed home ownership from an investment perspective and found that homes are terrible investments that barely keep pace with inflation.<p>This poor investment, however, does force the average American to save the money they'd otherwise spend.<p>The result? The median net worth of …

Real Estate

360fly Pushes Into Virtual Reality Sports And Gives A Sneak Peek At Its 360-Degree Camera Drone

The 360fly camera, a small, sturdy ball with panoramic views we first discovered at CES 2014, is back again and buddying up with sports brand BRG to bring us live or recorded, 360-degree, stitchless, 4k video for sports enthusiasts – and with all that, a plan to push into virtual reality.<p>GoPro has …

Where to Find Denver's Best Chinese Food

One of the fourteen Chinese restaurants on this list is likely to come in handy this holiday season. Whether you and yours hold Christmas dinner at your neighborhood Chinese spot every year, or your holiday roast suffers a Griswold-esque comic tragedy, from cart service dim sum to trusty takeout, …

Ten Only-in-Colorado Holiday Traditions

<b>10) Leaving Santa edibles instead of cookies</b> <br>Santa puts Colorado last on his route these days because he knows he will find cannabis-laced edibles …

Finally, Someone Does Something Sensible: Finland To Bring In A Universal Basic Income

There’s rather a lot of discussion around these days about the merits of a universal basic income. We have, for example, those who tell us that the robots are about to steal all our jobs and therefore we need to tax the capital owners in order to provide that basic income for all. Well, maybe, but …

Economics

CourseBuffet serves up a free DIY degree in Computer Science or Management

CourseBuffet understands that while college may be a rite of passage, it’s certainly not the only way to get the knowledge you need to succeed in the ever-changing tech or business world.<p>Look, school is expensive.<p>Even worse, we’re now finding out that the degrees that set us back years to obtain …