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In Spanish Basque Country, Sampling Cider and an Ancient Ritual

No one really tells you what to do when you first arrive at a sagardotegi, or traditional Basque cider house, especially if you don’t speak Basque. You’re simply given a glass, led to one of the long wooden tables in a vast room, and immediately served a plate of chorizo, followed by a cod omelet. …

Stunning home by Frank Lloyd Wright apprentice asks $1.2M

Austinite John Covert Watson’s organic architecture shines in Lakeway two-story<p>A dramatic hillside home in Lakeway, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright apprentice John Covert Waston, takes the breath away with both its one-of-a-kind form and its views. Watson studied under American’s favorite modernist …

The Revolving COLOREVOLUTION Watch

A glance at the face of Winter Design Group's COLOREVOLUTION watch won't ever be the same twice in one day. With each passing minute, colors evolve and shift. Cyan, magenta and yellow form the base and overlap to yield an array of charming colors across the spectrum. The stainless steel case, with …

Accutron II Alpha Watch

More than featuring an uncommon, space-aged design, Bulova's Accutron II Alpha collection references their historic "tuning fork" powered Spaceview watches from the 1960s—a groundbreaker in the early electronic watch movement game at the time. Inside, the Accutron II comes complete with a …

10 Cool Shipping Container Homes

Innovative shipping container homes show just how good sustainable architecture can look.<p>Beach Box<p>1/12<p>Its location in the Hamptons may be flattering, …

BeeLine brings easy GPS navigation to your bike

It's easy to get navigation on your bike through dedicated GPS or a smartphone cradle, but that doesn't mean that navigation is easy. How are you supposed to pay attention to turn-by-turn directions when you're busy dodging potholes? BeeLine thinks it can help. It's crowdfunding a navigation device …

Craftsman Fills Chicago's Potholes with Playful Mosaics of Ice Cream

Recently, colorful works of art have been appearing within potholes along Chicago's deteriorated roadways. To make these scarred areas beautiful, artist Jim Bachor has started filling cracked asphalt with mosaics of ice cream for a project known as <i>Treats in the Streets</i>. Each piece perfectly blends …

WATCH: When Ideas Have Authority, We Learn, Profit, and Grow

We're thrilled to be bringing The Floating University to Big Think: It's some of the most vital, timely, and mind-changing video content anywhere on …

How to cook a Thanksgiving turkey

<b>(CNN) —</b> Thanksgiving comes but once a year, but the stakes couldn't be higher for making the pièce de résistance -- a perfectly bronzed and juicy turkey.<p>Don't take chances by making guesses on how to prepare the bird. We'll show you exactly how to cook it for the best Thanksgiving ever.<p>Make this …

Facebook wants to bring back the anonymous chatroom

Remember in the late '90s when you would kill time in AOL and IRC chatrooms or post on Usenet? You'd strike up conversations with strangers about subjects you were all interested in, say "The X-Files," container gardening or The Fugees.<p>Facebook wants to bring some of that community back with a fun …

This app will hack Continuity to work on your older Mac

Continuity is one of the best features of iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite, allowing your iPhone, iPad, and Mac to all operate more seamlessly together than ever before. But there’s a problem: Continuity requires Bluetooth 4.0 LE to work, and many older Macs don’t have it.<p>But don’t despair. A new tool has …

When China stops copying Western tech giants is when they should start worrying

Why do some of China’s biggest tech companies engage in the sincerest form of flattery? This week Lei Jun, the chief executive of Xiaomi—recently rebranded internationally as Mi—stood on stage in a black T-shirt and jeans and announced a new smartphone with a notable resemblance to the iPhone in …

China

How Market Basket's Deposed CEO Earned Employee Loyalty

It's rare for people to fiercely protest the firing of their boss. Employees at the New England supermarket chain explain what sets ousted CEO Arthur T. Demoulas apart.<p>Question for you, dear leader: If you lost your job--if your board ousted you--would your employees and customers really care? …

marketbasket

More than 90 people nabbed in global hacker crackdown

It is nicknamed "creepware," and more than half a million people around the world have been prey to its silent computer snooping.<p>Miss Teen USA Cassidy Wolf was one of them in a well-publicized case of hacking associated with the malware called Blackshades.<p>Now, an international crackdown by the FBI …

One Habit That Will Instantly Jump-start Your Creativity

Creativity is the currency of modern success. By building this one simple habit, you can ensure you'll never be at a loss for ideas again.<p>The days of a company riding for decades on the strength of a single product are long gone. With technology trends, tastes, and available knowledge changing …

Creativity

The next big step for cellular networks isn’t 5G. It’s the cloud

At Mobile World Congress next week we’re going to hear a lot about 5G, that amorphous term for the next generation of cellular network technologies. …

This iPhone-Sized Device Can Hack A Car, Researchers Plan To Demonstrate

Auto makers have long downplayed the threat of hacker attacks on their cars and trucks, arguing that their vehicles’ increasingly-networked systems are protected from rogue wireless intrusion. Now two researchers plan to show that a few minutes alone with a car and a tiny, cheap device can give …

Melbourne's all-night White Night festival back in the swim with bigger footprint

The festival will have two main hubs – one to the north of the city around the State Library, RMIT and Melbourne City Baths, and the other at the …

Top 10 Predictions for Technology in 2014

Microsoft may get its mojo back, smartphones will get cheap, and we’re about to enter the Year of Encryption. A look at what to expect in telecom and …

How Digital Startups Will Develop the World

Local entrepreneurs are driving Internet growth in emerging markets, and that's a good thing. Here's how policy makers and telecom operators can help.<p><i>This column is part of an ongoing series, originally published by McKinsey & Company, about how entrepreneurs are making a societal impact around the</i> …

Innovation

Banksy in NYC

At the beginning of October, the famous street artist known as Banksy announced an upcoming "residency" on the streets of New York City, titled "Better Out Than In". Nearly every day this month, Banksy's website announced the appearance of a new piece somewhere in New York's five boroughs. New …

Using Giant Mirrors to Light up Dark Valleys

The villages of Rjukan, Norway, and Viganella, Italy, are both situated in deep valleys where mountains block the sun's rays for up to six months every year. To illuminate those darker winter months, the two towns have built gigantic mirrors that track the sun and reflect daylight downwards. …

OS X Mavericks Review: Apple’s Mac Operating System Has A Need For Speed

OS X Mavericks, the first of Apple’s post-big cat OS updates, is named for one of the nicest spots on Earth. Mavericks is a surf beach in California, and the operating system that takes its name definitely represents a new wave in Mac software, even though it isn’t a drastic change from OS X 10.8. …

10 Innovators Who Changed the World in 2013

These brilliant engineers, designers, and dreamers captured our imagination by creating swarms of smart rescue robots, cars that drive themselves, and a rugged rover that could change the way we think about exploring the Red Planet.<p>These brilliant engineers, designers, and dreamers captured our …

The Interview Question That Reveals a True Leader

Is that executive right for your start-up? Here's how to tell.<p>Building a great leadership team is one of your most important jobs as CEO. But it can also be one of the hardest.<p>What makes it so hard is that you not only have to find a domain expert but a strong leader who inspires results far beyond …

Employment

Street Smarts

How intelligent roads—not just cars—will change transportation.<p>Every year, cars become more sophisticated. They can adapt to the speed of traffic, generate power from braking, and even park themselves. But the roads are pretty much made of the same stuff that was under your grandparents' wheels, …

We Need a New Approach to Solve the Innovation Talent Gap

My brother-in-law, Joel Murphy, and his brother Erik run a family business called Murphy & Associates in Seattle. It’s an IT and business consulting staffing business that: (a) recruits top programmers and program managers; (b) identifies key projects at large tech companies; and (c) makes a match. …