Archive for January, 2019
In The First Conspiracy, thriller writer Brad Meltzer uncovers a real-life story too good to turn into fiction
Facebook’s own employees worried they were bamboozling children who racked up hundreds, and sometimes even thousands, of dollars in game charges.
I’ve been a designer for nearly twenty years now (
Quitting Facebook. Renouncing Uber. Avoiding Amazon. There have never been more or greater reasons for turning your back entirely on much of Big Tech. The last few years have brought an endless stream of scandals and unflattering revelations. There aren’t many starry-eyed optimists left who still believe that Silicon Valley is just here to build…
Three years ago we embraced an exciting new publishing platform called Medium. It felt like a new start for a writing community, and we benefitted immensely from the boost in reach and readership those early days brought. But alas it was not to last. When we moved over, Medium was all about attracting big blogs…
A Jewish tailor was advised to flee Denmark in 1943 by a German client. But why would this leading Nazi defy Hitler?
William John Chute – ‘not known for his academic prowess’ – is believed to have scribbled in the margins of a Euripides book when he was 15
Is it possible that we've been wrong about sunscreen all along?
In a particularly touching clip from the television series Ozzy and Jack's World Detour, an excited Jack Osbourne surprises his father Ozzy Osbourne with
Over here at Hello Weather HQ, we strive to be a counterexample to the dishonest tactics that many software companies use to boost their metrics and revenue (like UI dark patterns, or selling user…
Basecamp is hiring a data analyst to help us make better decisions in all areas of the business. This includes everything from running A/B tests with statistical rigor to forecasting revenue for the…
The case of a New Hampshire man raises questions about criminal libel laws, which about half of states have and under which prosecutions are not uncommon.
Raising children has become significantly more time-consuming and expensive, amid a sense that opportunity has grown more elusive.
Craft bartenders, the extra crazy ones who think nothing of spending their rent money on cocktail thermometers and pyrex mixing glasses, are oft-compared to...
Samsung’s 2018 and 2019 range of televisions will be able to access and play your iTunes movie and TV show library, the company has announced. The TVs will also include support for AirPlay 2, Apple’s wireless streaming standard.
From glowing rockets to the swirling storms of Jupiter, the past year brought us many awe-inspiring views of the cosmos.
CHICAGO — It is one is the largest initiatives yet to find and expose the identities of hundreds of Illinois priests, bishops and other clergy members accused of sexual abuse.
At BCMT, Joshua Vogel has brought an improvisational, sculptural sensibility to high-end furniture-making. GQ Style's Noah Johnson visits his factory in the Catskills to see the master at work.
Look around YouTube at car reviews, and you’ll a lot of people standing in front of cars. Below I’ve snapped captures of early frames in six car reviews. These represent the first time the car is…
Blake Nordstrom, the 58-year-old heir to the Nordstrom Inc. fortune who ran the department-store chain with his two brothers, died unexpectedly Wednesday morning.
Derek Sivers: I was doubtful, but everyone kept telling me it’s awesome, so I reluctantly read it. Holy crap! It’s GREAT! Feels like the definitive masterpiece on the subject of how to make good habits and break bad ones. Very focused on helping you take action. Very relatable and inspiring.
Cities, including some far from the coasts, are vying to use technology to guide services. But the race toward âsmart citiesâ is raising privacy worries.
How Boards of Canada's 'Music Has the Right to Children' Quietly Changed the Course of Music | Billboard
Music Has the Right to Children might not have shattered the Billboard charts, but in the 20 years since its initial release the album has proven to be a most crucial ingredient in the advancement of creative pop music heading into the 21st century.
Physicists engage in a strange debate about whether time really passes