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Photographing Tokyo's Coolest Escalators

How to Decorate a Bookshelf

Have you ever moved to a new home that had an expansive built-in bookshelf? Maybe you wondered, “How will I ever fill that space?” Or perhaps you’re …

Cars Made In Brazil Are Deadly

<i>AP IMPACT: Global automakers' deadly cars drive up Brazil's traffic fatalities</i><p>SAO PAULO (AP) — The cars roll endlessly off the local assembly lines of the industry's biggest automakers, more than 10,000 a day, into the eager hands of Brazil's new middle class. The shiny new Fords, Fiats, and …

Automotive Industry

Hands-on with Google Glass: Limited, fascinating, full of potential - CNET

<i>Editors' note (August 12, 2013): Google has announced a new software update for Glass that allows voice commands for Path and Evernote.</i><p>The very first question we at CNET get about Google Glass is: "What <i>is</i> it?" The next two are "What's it like to wear?" and "Why would you <i>want</i> to?"<p>The frothing …

Sister Corita Kent’s Timeless Rules for Learning and Life, Hand-Lettered by Lisa Congdon

Last year, while knee-deep in the fantastic recent John Cage biography, a stray strand of related research led me to a wonderful ten-point compendium of advice for students and teachers, misattributed to John Cage but in factuality created by artist and educator Sister Corita Kent for a class she …

How Wearable Computing Will Change Everything, Including Apple

Listen, you tech-savvy, trend-resisting cynic you. I want you to stop dismissing wearable computing as a pointless, narcissistic fad.<p>Wearable computing is not for people too lazy to look at their phones. It’s not a trendy toy for wealthy yuppies. And it’s not about joining Robert Scoble in the …

Get a lifelog

WILL future historians ever understand how dull and pointless life was in the 21st century? Yes, if a new wearable camera catches on. Memoto, a …

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David Foster Wallace's Legendary Graduation Speech Is Now An Awesome Short Film

Novelist David Foster Wallace gave a speech called "This Is Water" to the 2005 graduating class at Kenyon College.<p>The speech, which has become legendary, discusses how meaningless daily routines take over our lives and that we have to choose how we think, and what we pay attention to.<p>"This Is …

David Foster

Top 21 under-the-radar destinations

From Canada’s Yukon wilderness to the mountaintops of India, these unconventional holiday destinations will lead you off the beaten path and onto an adventure all your own.

Project Wordsworth

I've told you my story. If you like, tell me yours.<p>Home Alone<p>By Simone McCarthy<p>A mother's death, her children's limbo.<p>Inside Out<p>By Katie …

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Olympus PEN E-P5 Camera

The company claims that "the only thing about it that's retro is its looks", and we tend to agree. Inside the classy, compact silver, white, or black …

Darwin’s Daily Routine

In between weighing the pros and cons of marriage, grumbling to his friends, and changing our understanding of human emotion, <b>Charles Darwin</b> spent a decade perfecting a radical scientific theory of how the world worked. In part because it demanded intense intellectual investment and in part because …

Now You Can Plug Things Into Your Window?!

Okay fine, maybe you can’t actually do this *yet* but this design concept is a doozy, and one that actually seems like it could come to fruition in the not-too-far future. Presenting The Window Socket, a device that uses the sun’s rays to power your things.<p>Just like it sounds, the Window Socket is …