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How we end up marrying the wrong people

Anyone we could marry would, of course, be a little wrong for us. It is wise to be appropriately pessimistic here. Perfection is not on the cards. Unhappiness is a constant. Nevertheless, one…
LENGTH: 13 minutes (3255 words)

Shut up and spend: inside the electronic music money machine

There was a time, not many years ago, when people used to ask each other what type of music they liked as a way of finding common ground. Genres meant something! You would walk into a record store…
SOURCE:The Verge
PUBLISHED: July 1, 2014
LENGTH: 10 minutes (2602 words)

The Power of Two

In the fall of 1966, during a stretch of nine weeks away from the Beatles, John Lennon wrote a song. He was in rural Spain at the time, on the set of a movie called How I Won the War, but the lyrics…
LENGTH: 15 minutes (3951 words)

Visualizing Algorithms

The power of the unaided mind is highly overrated… The real powers come from devising external aids that enhance cognitive abilities. —Donald Norman Algorithms are a fascinating use…
LENGTH: 25 minutes (6330 words)

Stash Pad

One57, on West 57th Street, where a penthouse is reportedly in contract for $90 million.  (Photo: Rendering Courtesy of Extell Development) Additional reporting by Michael Hudson of the…
PUBLISHED: June 29, 2014
LENGTH: 3 minutes (886 words)

A Rare Peek Inside Amazon’s Massive Wish-Fulfilling Machine

The vast intake bay, where products come to Amazon for sorting, storing, and delivering. Photo: Ariel Zambelich/WIRED The first thing I saw when I walked into Amazon’s Phoenix warehouse was a…
PUBLISHED: June 16, 2014
LENGTH: 12 minutes (3124 words)

We’re losing all our Strong Female Characters to Trinity Syndrome

DreamWorks’ How To Train Your Dragon 2 considerably expands the world introduced in the first film, and that expansion includes a significant new presence: Valka, the long-lost mother of…
LENGTH: 7 minutes (1942 words)

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Only Apple

1. “Only Apple” has been Tim Cook’s closing mantra for the last few Apple keynotes. Here’s what he said at the end of last week’s WWDC keynote: You’ve seen…
PUBLISHED: June 13, 2014
LENGTH: 12 minutes (3229 words)