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If it’s free online, you are the product
Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg’s recent testimony to congress highlights one of the key issues of our time – data acquisition by digital corporations and its lack of regulation. The kernel of the issue is in this exchange:
Senator Orrin Hatch: ‘How do you sustain a business model in which users don’t pay for your service?’
Zuckerberg: “Senator, we run ads.”
Soylent and the Future of Hunger
You‘ve probably heard about Soylent by now. If not, it’s a nutritionally balanced, total meal replacement in liquid form. And by “total meal replacement” we mean something that replaces eating. Entirely.
Its inventor, 24 year old former Software Engineer Rob Rhinehart, claims that those who use it feel better, stronger and faster. And, for the record, the real Soylent is beige, not green.
Community based food hacking has a noble aim. A spin off of the bio-hacking and self-quantification movem...
Sunshine State: The University of California's Solar Breakthroughs ...
Sunshine State: The University of California's Sola...
Whatever happened to PC soundcards? | News | TechRadar
How this once essential component became a niche product
How to be a YouTube millionaire | Wish.co.uk Blog
Last year, 24 year old Felix Kjellberg made $4 million from playing video games. To be more precise, Felix made $4 million from playing video games really badly.
What time should designers get up in the morning?
Are you a night owl or a lark? We look at which is best for creative work.
9 lessons Mad Men can teach freelance designers | Career ...
9 lessons Mad Men can teach freelance designers | C...
The man who lived at Google HQ | Wish.co.uk Blog
Google does everything it can to keep employees on site... Perhaps too much.
What would Bill Murray do?
Want a life that’s more interesting? Follow the way of Bill Murray, a man whose real life is every bit as mental as the manic roles he’s played.