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- Google Cloud Platform Blog: Correlating the Patterns of World History With BigQuery
- Black Friday. Sofa Sunday. Cyber Monday. Are you ready for a week of shopping hell? | Life and style | The Guardian
- The gender imbalance in IT is real, ongoing and ridiculous • The Register
- If Dr. Seuss Books Were Titled According to Their Subtexts
- Neurons light up Times Square for Midnight Moment – 25 November 2014 – New Scientist
- Muzei on Product Hunt
- Wagatwe Wanjuki on Twitter: "This #Thanksgiving, I am thinking about how this nation was founded and built on racism. #DayofMourning http://t.co/N0V4LhbPRw"
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- Garlic with Everything – The New Yorker
- For Keyssa, Faster File Sharing Starts with a Kiss | MIT Technology Review
Keyssa, whose board is led by Nest CEO Tony Fadell, expects the first products containing its connectors to be released in the second half of next year; it isn’t divulging how much it will cost for manufacturers to add the chips to devices.
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- The frog with kaleidoscope eyes: psychedelic close-ups of nature | Art and design | The Guardian
- The 25 Best Inventions of 2014
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- Help Right Now in Ferguson
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- Louie Schwartzberg: Nature. Beauty. Gratitude. | Talk Video | TED.com
- The Hedonic Treadmill – If Only Happiness Were As Easy As Marriage, a Big House, and Kids
- The Internet of Anything: A Smartphone App That Lets You Control Your Office Environment | WIRED
Those motion sensors that automatically turn on the lights when you walk into a corporate office? Vivian Loftness doesn’t like them. And she’s doesn’t like those thermostats that only answer to some computer sitting on the other side of the internet.
“The trend is to take control away from users, because the thought is that users mess things up,” says Loftness, a professor of architecture at Carnegie Mellon University who explores the modern office through the university’s Robert L. Preger Intelligent Workplace project. “We don’t like this. We want to reverse that trend.”
Loftness and her fellow researchers have built a mobile app designed to give office workers more control over their environments—without sacrificing what comes from automated tools. Known as IDO—short for Intelligent Dashboard for Occupants—it provides a way for office employees to take hold of automated building systems and actively oversee things like lighting and temperature from their smartphones. It’s part of a collection of workplace technologies the project will sell to both businesses and government agencies in the coming months.
- The tech industry is in a bubble—but not the one you’re thinking of
The tech industry is in the midst of another troublesome bubble, but this time it has little to do with monetary excess.
For years, technology companies have brought us devices and products that, in many cases, improved our lives. What has gone unfixed is the culture, however, and it seems we may have finally reached the breaking point. The rampant sexism and sexual harassment, the lack of diversity and cultural awareness, and the severe lack of respect for the public (who, for instance, may not want to be experimented on by a social network) continue to propagate the industry, nearly unchecked.
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