Francisco Huerta

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Auto-forward important mail to your phone as a text message

Set your email app to forward messages from a particular sender to your phone's SMS address automatically.<p>How many urgent emails have you received today? This week? This month? For most people, the answer is "not many."<p>Last week's "Brevity is the soul of email" recommended disabling all email …

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Emerging Markets Are Crashing: Should We Be Worried?

Developing countries used to be sources of stability for the global economy. Now they're its biggest threat.<p>Emerging markets can be a lot like teenagers: prone to accidents. They fall, get pushed by others, take reckless risks, and experience mood swings that make them hard to read and …

Fracking in Water-Stressed Zones Increases Risks to Communities – and Energy Producers

Changing Planet<p>Nearly half of the wells hydraulically fractured (indicated by black dots) in the United States are located in areas of high or extremely high water stress (shown in red and dark red). Graphic courtesy of Ceres<p>Even as concerns arise about the threats hydraulic fracturing poses to …

Study: Listening to Morrissey can brighten your mood

New research suggests sad music will lift you out of a funk — if you can truly immerse yourself in its beauty<p>Many of us instinctively turn to sad music when we’re feeling down. We may not be sure precisely why, but we do so with the unspoken belief that sorrowful sounds will lift our spirits.<p>Does …

Pixel art: 30 great examples

Pixel art is a type of digital art where artists specify the location of individual pixels, which are built up to create intricate scenes, game …

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Paging Mythbusters Again: Did Microsoft's Windows Phone Really Grow More in 2012 Than Android or iOS? - How to Lie Creatively with Statistics: The Canalys Are Deliberately Misleading and Utterly Untrustworthy Edition (PS: Not first time for Canalys)

Mark Twain quoted Benjamin Disraeli saying that there were three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics. This is the mythbusters edition …

The Next Big Thing In Music? Apps That Read Your Mind

Inspired by radio’s killer app, The Echo Nest thinks tomorrow’s music services will be mind-reading personal DJs.<p>If you watched the Super Bowl on Sunday, you might have caught Ellen DeGeneres’s Goldilocks-inspired ad for Beats Music. A new streaming service a la Rdio or Spotify, Beats Music …

10 Playing Card Decks That Are Too Pretty For Your Poker Table

For graphic designers, playing cards are a playground: The simple constraints of four suits and thirteen different cards accommodate tons of …

Move Over Product Design, UX Is The Future

Rick Wise, CEO of Lippincott, says experience innovation is the next design imperative. Here are five things you can do this year to make that happen.<p>Editor’s Note<p>2/17/14<p>Happy Presidents’ Day! To celebrate, we’re revisiting some of our most popular stories of the year. Enjoy.<p>For decades, the most …

A Motorcycle Helmet For The Digital World

The P-1's head-up display is a live GPS.<p>At a time when screens are being integrated into everything, Skully engineers saw an opportunity to upgrade something that’s remained largely unchanged for decades: the motorcycle helmet. The P-1 is the first helmet with a digital head-up display. The …

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How your memory rewrites your past

Your memory isn’t like a video camera. Instead, your memory plucks fragments of the present and inserts them into the past to create a story to fit …

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Astronomers Find Trio Of 'Super-Earths' Around Nearby Star

New observations of a fairly well-studied star have revealed a system with at least six planets, three of which are in the star's habitable zone. This is the first time that three such planets have been spotted orbiting in this zone in the same system.<p>At just 22 light years away from Earth, Gliese …

Archaeologists find 'Chactun,' a long lost Mayan city in eastern Mexico

A team of archaeologists have found a long lost Mayan city in the rainforests of eastern Mexico, and they're hoping the discovery will help them figure out what led to the ancient civilization's rise and fall centuries ago. The city, which archaeologists have dubbed Chactun or Red Rock, was in its …

The Red Wedding is based on a…

The Red Wedding is based on a couple real events from Scottish history. One was a case called The Black Dinner. The king of Scotland was fighting the Black Douglas clan. He reached out to make peace. He offered the young Earl of Douglas safe passage. He came to Edinburgh Castle and had a great feast. Then at the end of the feast, [the king’s men] started pounding on a single drum. They brought out a covered plate and put it in front of the Earl and revealed it was the head of a black boar — the …

Shutterstock launches new learn-to-code site, Skillfeed

Skillfeed is the latest site to capitalize on the white-hot learn-to-code trend.<p>This new contestant hails from the bowels of stock photography site Shutterstock, an online behemoth with a $1.5 billion market cap.<p>Skillfeed’s curriculum covers such topics as CSS and MySQL. It also has some basic …