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Test Drive: Toyota Mirai Fuel Cell Vehicle: Japan hopes to revolutionize the auto industry once again with the world’s first consumer level hydrogen-powered engine

Test Drive: Toyota Mirai Fuel Cell Vehicle

by Justin Kaehler

People often say the next generation of automobile must offer a “magic bullet” solution to our current energy needs, which really means we need vehicles that eliminate our need for gas completely. There’s a lot of talk about the……

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Inside Nashville’s Sherrick and Paul Gallery: Contemporary art takes centerstage with hopes to broaden the city’s cultural landscape

Inside Nashville's Sherrick and Paul Gallery

Nashville, Tennessee truly embraces its place as the heart of the country music industry, and doesn’t take its reputation as Music City lightly. Art dealer Susan Sherrick—after working at some of the most influential galleries in the world—tells……

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Smithsonian redesign hopes to give DC’s National Mall a futuristic facelift

The Smithsonian Castle and its surrounding museums are skipped altogether by many tourists visiting Washington, DC. But a reimagined layout for the Smithsonian Castle campus — said to be the most significant change to the National Mall in a century — seeks to change that. The new design, unveiled this week, plans to open up the campus around the Smithsonian’s adminstrative building, which includes the Freer Gallery, the Hishhorn Museum, the (currently empty) Arts and Industries building, and the underground Sackler Gallery and African Art Museum.

The Smithsonian’s cultural hub is located in the middle of the National Mall, between heavyweights like the US Capitol, the Washington Monument, the Lincoln Memorial, and the White House, which…

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Rohan Anderson’s The Nursery Project: The Australian author and real food enthusiast hopes to open a rural farm to educate others on his honest way of life

Rohan Anderson's The Nursery Project


After being faced with a laundry list of health issues stemming from a life lacking luster and a diet full of processed foods, Australia’s Rohan Anderson decided to make a comprehensive life change. As documented on his ever-inspiring blog ,…

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Ikea hopes its new motorized standing desk will get you out of your chair

Study after study reveals the same thing: it simply isn’t healthy to sit for extended periods of time every day. But making the switch and buying a standing desk is a big commitment. That’s where Ikea comes in: the company has brought its stylish looks, reasonable prices, and goofy Swedish names to its very own adjustable standing desk. The “Bekant” isn’t terribly special, but it’s the company’s first line of automatically adjustable standing desks. That means you can go from sitting to standing with the press of a button. Maybe that convenience will be enough to get you out of that chair. There are a few models available, starting at $ 489.99

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Microsoft hopes an incredibly cute cat video will convince you to buy its phone

A list of questions I have about this cat video, created by Mia Mullarkey for a Microsoft social media contest meant to advertise the Lumia 930:

  • How do these cats button their shirts?
  • Who are we to believe filmed this video, a cat?
  • Why do cats use military time?
  • Is Cat English different than Human English?
  • And if so, does Cat English use the letter -z in place of the letter -s, similar to the way British English makes excessive use of the letter -u?
  • Are these cats bad parents? They spend most of their time talking about the kittens, but not actually engaging the kittens in a productive or nurturing manner.
  • Most importantly, is a cat video  — sorry, a “catz” video — enough to convince you to buy a Windows Phone?

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Damon Lindelof hopes ‘The Leftovers’ won’t end like ‘Lost’

Fans of cult television series Lost were not the only ones affected by its ending. The New York Times’ Taffy Brodesser-Akner writes that showrunner Damon Lindelof spent years agonizing over the response the finale received. The article explores Lindelof’s personal history, drawing comparisons between the man and the characters he would later create. Brodesser-Akner also looks at Lindelof’s worries that The Leftovers may follow in the same path as Lost. “Where did I go wrong? What can I learn from Lost? How can this not happen again?” Lindelof tells The New York Times.

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Instant, Fresh Tortillas at Home with Flatev: Offering the first ball of dough in a convenient pod, this machine hopes to be the Nespresso of flatbreads

Instant, Fresh Tortillas at Home with Flatev


For most, tortillas are often bought in bulk from the supermarket in cold, stale shape. A warm, freshly made tortilla is hard to find—a simple fact that led Mexican-born Carlos Ruiz to create the Flatev (short…

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GoPro’s $100 million IPO pins big hopes on small cameras

Some of the most successful businesses in history were born from early failures. With Apple, it was Steve Jobs being fired and coming back years later to lead the company to fortune. For Microsoft co-founders Bill Gates and Paul Allen, it was a failed business that crunched traffic data into reports for transit engineers. And for GoPro, it took one failed startup attempt and multiple wipeouts face-first into the ocean.

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Facebook hopes AI can help it better understand the content of your posts

Facebook is using an artificial intelligence method called deep learning to analyze data collected from its 1 billion users in a new way. The goal of the project — which is run by an eight person group known as the “AI team” — is to understand the meaning and importance behind the things users share on Facebook, according to a report from MIT Technology Review. If the team can do that, the social network might be able to predict our actions online, show us content that is more relevant to our interests, and better target advertisements, the report says.

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