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How To Make A Working Cell Phone Out Of Cardboard

There’s no device more simultaneously intimate and mysterious than the cell phone. It’s in your front pocket, carrying private texts and emails—and yet it’s also a voluntary tracking device and a technological black box. “There’s little DIY culture around them, at least in the west,” notes David Mellis, MIT professor and co-creator of Arduino, a popular DIY hardware platform.

But Mellis wants to change that.

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A Map Of Distinguished Places To Get Drunk In NYC
There are easily thousands of bars in New York City. And while there are maps of historic watering holes, and lists of the city’s best new bars, there has yet to exist a savvy map of the new drinking staples in town. Luckily, Pop Chart Lab’s latest print, The Distinguished Drinkeries of New York City, is a handy compendium of New York’s most refined places to go when you want to get a buzz on.
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A Map Of Distinguished Places To Get Drunk In NYC

There are easily thousands of bars in New York City. And while there are maps of historic watering holes, and lists of the city’s best new bars, there has yet to exist a savvy map of the new drinking staples in town. Luckily, Pop Chart Lab’s latest print, The Distinguished Drinkeries of New York City, is a handy compendium of New York’s most refined places to go when you want to get a buzz on.

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New Yorkers could see a free-floating public pool pilot that filters water from the East River as early as 2016.

Two blockbuster Kickstarter campaigns and more than $300,000 later, +Pool is testing the waters for a real 2016 launch. Its creators have gained the support of key political figures, donors, community groups, environmental watchdogs, and even Jay-Z (via tweet). This week, at a meeting held at Kickstarter’s East River waterfront headquarters, +Pool announced the next phase of its development, as well as a new feature: A partnership with Google.

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"CANNOT UNSEE: the Brazil 2014 logo has been criticized for "looking like a facepalm." - @hollybrocks
Thoughts? What do you think of the logo?

"CANNOT UNSEE: the Brazil 2014 logo has been criticized for "looking like a facepalm." - @hollybrocks

Thoughts? What do you think of the logo?

When the auction and marketplace that once led the online shopping charge started to fall behind, eBay started looking for the next big thing: recording what you look at, touch, and take into a dressing room.
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When the auction and marketplace that once led the online shopping charge started to fall behind, eBay started looking for the next big thing: recording what you look at, touch, and take into a dressing room.

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In a bid sure to lure binge watchers of quality programs like The Sopranos and The Wire, a new deal will bring HBO series to Amazon Prime streaming and Fire TV.
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In a bid sure to lure binge watchers of quality programs like The Sopranos and The Wire, a new deal will bring HBO series to Amazon Prime streaming and Fire TV.

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Psychologists have some theories. The leading one is known as the “information-gap” theory. George Loewenstein, of Carnegie Mellon, believes that curiosity proceeds in two basic steps: First, a situation reveals a painful gap in our knowledge (that’s the headline), and then we feel an urge to fill this gap and ease that pain (that’s the click).

Upworthy’s Headlines Are Insufferable. Here’s Why You Click Anyway

The future of higher education is a constantly moving target.
Everything from the emergence of MOOCs to new learning styles and mounting financial and sustainability pressures are impacting the education landscape. Every day higher education leaders are developing new strategies to leverage across these developing challenges and opportunities.
The common denominator amidst all this change: students. What should they learn? How can institutions best attract them? How do you best empower their learning? How do you keep them safe? What do they value? These aren’t new questions but the answers are shifting rapidly. The questions are also becoming more critical for our educational institutions given the National Center for Education Statistics report revealing in 2012, for the first time in three decades, demographics predicted a diminishing population for college age students in the United States.
Here are five bold predictions for how the answers to those questions will define the future of education.
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The future of higher education is a constantly moving target.

Everything from the emergence of MOOCs to new learning styles and mounting financial and sustainability pressures are impacting the education landscape. Every day higher education leaders are developing new strategies to leverage across these developing challenges and opportunities.

The common denominator amidst all this change: students. What should they learn? How can institutions best attract them? How do you best empower their learning? How do you keep them safe? What do they value? These aren’t new questions but the answers are shifting rapidly. The questions are also becoming more critical for our educational institutions given the National Center for Education Statistics report revealing in 2012, for the first time in three decades, demographics predicted a diminishing population for college age students in the United States.

Here are five bold predictions for how the answers to those questions will define the future of education.

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parislemon:

Yes, that’s Tim Cook narrating. As Rene Ritchie notes:

My best guess as to why Tim Cook narrated the “Better” video is because it speaks to Apple’s core values, and speaking to Apple’s core values is both deeply important to Tim Cook, and how he’s been positioned atop and within Apple.

You can say Tim Cook is not a product guy, but there’s no question that he knows better than anyone how Apple does what it does. And because he cares about it, he’s made that process… better.